Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Emboss Resist


I have just received this Simon Says Stamp "Star Flower Background" as a recent prize and I just had to ink it up straight away.  This is the perfect stamp for the emboss resist technique (one of my favourites)  For this first card I have used a piece of patterned paper and stamped in white before distressing with Tea Dye ink.  I then highlighted the hearts and dots with a gold pen.  The sentiment is Hero Arts which I have layered up and added some wire detail.


 For this second card I have stamped and embossed in gold and the distressed with Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon inks.




I shall add these cards to the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge#71  which is "Favourite Technique".

Hugs
Sally

Friday, 12 May 2017

Birthday Roses.



I was lucky enough to win a gift card for Simon Says Stamp at the Love Handmade Cards Flickr Group challenge and my goodies arrived this week.  I couldn't wait to try them out and here is the card I made.

I have used the Altenew "Painted Flowers" which I have stamped and fussy cut, the scalloped die and sentiment are from Simon Says, I then added the pearls and gold thread before layering up on the spotty patterned paper I found in my scraps box.

I am adding this to two challenges, Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Going Dotty" and The Love Handmade Cards Flickr Group May challenge "Bring on the Flowers"

We are set for good weather again this weekend so its out in the garden for me, hope you all enjoy your weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Pink Flowers

I had chance to make another card for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge and the Simon Says Flickr group challenge.  This time using the Spring Flowers stamps from Simon Says which I have stamped and embossed in gold and coloured with Zig Markers, I have then fussy cut ready to adhere  to my panel.  I coloured the panel by putting Zig markers on some acetate and spritzing with water before smooshing it on my watercolour paper panel. The sentiment is Hero Arts,

Its a lovely Spring day here and we are off for a walk, hope you have a great Sunday.
Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 4 May 2017

In the Pink!



I have been playing again with the "Simple Flower" stamps from Altenew, love the modern look to these flowers.  This is a very simple card stamped and an added Simon Says sentiment and sequins.

Another card for my daughter, as a teacher she is always asking for "Thank You" cards.

I am adding this to three challenges,  the Simon Says Flickr group challenge#70 "Anything Goes" , the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "A Hint of Pink" and the Love Handmade cards Flickr Group May Challenge "Bring on the Flowers"

Hugs
Sally

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Shaker Birthday.


Its been a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK so our daughter and son cam,e to visit and we have been out and about.  My daughter wanted a Birthday card for a friend so I quickly put this Shaker card together for her.  The stamps are the "Simple Flowers" from Altenew  and the square frames have been cut using Simon Says "Stitched Square "Dies.  It was hard to get a decent photograph as the acetate was very reflective.

I am adding this to the current Simon Says Flickr challenge#70 which is "Anything Goes."

Have a great week.

Hugs
Sally

Sunday, 23 April 2017

More Flowers!



I have had time to play with my new stamps again and have created these two small cards,  this first one used an old Spellbinder die to make the shaped card.  The stitched circle die is by Avery Elle, I have stamped the Painted Flower in black randomly over the circle, the background is coloured with Zig Brush Markers.  The sentiment is by Simon Says,  to add some sparkle I have added a Wink of Stella to the rose blooms although I can't get a good enough photo to show you the shimmer.

Both my cards are for two challenges the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Sparkle and Shine" as in real life it has a definite sparkle and also the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Showers and or Flowers"




My second card used the same Altenew "Painted Flower" stamp, this time onto a die cut  "Stitched Square" from Simon Says , I have layered this up on foam tape for dimension and added the sentiment and lots of pearls.

Hope you are having a fun weekend.

Hugs
Sally


Friday, 21 April 2017

Another shaped card.



I wanted to play again with the "Painted Flower" stamp set from Altenew, I really like the soft effect you can create with this stamp.  I have used the same method as for this card only I decided this time to make a shaped card.  I have coloured the flowers with Zig Brush Markers as you can create a very delicate colour.

I am adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge"Showers and / or Flowers"

Just a short post as I  need to get into the garden, have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Painted Flowers


I have two new stamp sets to play with after winning over at Virginia's Blog, this set from Altenew is called " Painted Flowers", I love the delicate looking blooms.  I have stamped and embossed in gold before lightly colouring with my Zig markers.  Added the embossed Die Cur sentiment from Simon Says, plus some Nuvo drops and gingham ribbon.

I am adding this to two challenges, the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Sparkle and Shine" and the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Showers and/or Flowers".

Have a great week.
Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Simple Flowers.



I was lucky enough to win a gift voucher for Altenew on lovely Virginia's blog (thank you again Virginia) and my new stamps arrived this morning.  I got the Simple Flowers and Painted Flowers stamp sets and couldn't wait to ink one of them up.  Made this card using the colour inspiration at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog.  All the inks I used are Hero Arts, love the vibrant colours and the sentiment is from the Beautiful Day stamp set from Altenew.

We have a busy weekend as the family are visiting for Easter so stamping may have to take a back seat.

Hope you all enjoy the Easter break.

Hugs
Sally

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Lambing!!



This card is based on the card in my last post, I so liked the smaller size that I decided to try and make a round version.  I didn't add a sentiment this time as I shall save it  for a specific event and add one then.  I am adding this card to this months challenge at the LOVE handmade cards Flickr group  "Anything Goes".





I also wanted to share these photos, we have a large field in the front of our house which my craft room looks out over, so exciting as  this afternoon this cute lamb was born before our eyes !!  Its still wet in this photo and mum is busy licking her dry.






It was about an hour before the lamb got to its feet, very wobbly still .  Spring is definitely here in Dorset !

Hugs
Sally