Saturday, 17 February 2018

Spring Birthday.

Just a quick post today as its a lovely Spring like day and I want to get in the garden.

I am in the colouring mood and had fun with my Zig Brush Markers and the "Artful Flowers" stamps from Simon Says.  After adding the flowers direct to the base card I then coloured more and cut them out to layer up on foam to create dimension.  Then added the gold embossed "Happy" die cut onto vellum.  The die cut base is also by Simon Says.

I am adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  "Add a Die Cut"  and also the SSS Flickr Group Challenge "Anything Goes".


Monday, 12 February 2018

Valentine 2

Unfortunately we are still having issues with our computer and its so frustrating, I have lost my photo editing program so the photos I am using are not that good.  Also can't add my watermark.  Never mind here is another Valentine card I have made for the challenge on the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and also the flickr group challenge

Have used various Die Cut Hearts stamped and embossed in white with the SSS Kaleidoscope Background stamp.  I then water coloured with Zig Markers.

Enjoy your week.


Thursday, 8 February 2018


At last I am able to blog again, we have had a major computer failure and its taken a while to rectify.  I have lost my faithful old photo editing program , its not now compatible with our new operating system.  I have found a temporary one to use but its not as good , need to find a better one!!

I did have chance to make this card today using the Simon Says Kaleidoscope Background stamp and a Memory Box Heart die.  The Word die is also Simon Says.

I am adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog and also the Flickr Group Challenge.

I am off back to Surrey this weekend to meet up with some friends lets hope its a little warmer!!


Monday, 29 January 2018

CAS card today!

Had a little time to craft today so went for this CAS card using on of my favorite Honeybees stamp"Country Blooms"  and lots of dies.  The circle die is layered onto foam to create some dimension to the card, also added lots of pearls for some sparkle. A much simpler card than the last post, back to my comfort zone lol!

Lots of layers here so I am adding it to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Layer it up".

Have a great week

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Stretching myself!!

I have been inspired by some cards on  Sharon's Pinterest page, she does some amazing colouring with Zig Brush Markers and I wanted to have a go at her style.  This is my finished card and I am not sure if I have over worked it but I am pleased for a first try.  Need lots more practice!!

The stamp is Tim Holtz Flower Garden and the rectangle die is from Simon Says, I cut the vertical Birthday image with my Silhouette. There are a few layers here so I am adding this to the current challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday Blog.

Its another wet and dreary day here so colouring flowers helps to brighten my mood !!

Hope you are having better weather.


Thursday, 25 January 2018

Colouring Challenge.

I have been taking part in Kathy Racs 30 Day colouring challenge and yesterday I coloured this image from Honeybees stamps.  I used distress inks as water colours added some highlights with Zig Markers and then edged  the image with a grey copic pen.  The Square dies are from Simon Says Stamp.

So today I finished my card, adding some more highlights to the image and then mounting on a square card.  I then added some pearls and the silver embossed sentiment.
 Adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Layer it up ".

Its my Birthday today and hubby is taking me out for lunch, looking forward to a Crab Linguine !!

Have a great day.


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Thinking of Summer!!

This cute "Artful Flower" stamp from Simon Says reminds me of the Clematis I have in the garden, such a pretty flower that's why I chose this colour combination for my card.  I am still trying to take part in Kathy's 30 Day colouring challenge and this is my card for Day 9.  Used the flowers I watercoloured yesterday and added them to the card after stamping some leaves and flowers from the Altenew "Beautiful Day" stamp set.

I am adding this card to the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and their Flickr Group Challenge.

This card makes me think of Summer and it seems a long way off at the moment, the weather here is dull wet and very dreary.  Hope you are having better weather!!!


Sunday, 21 January 2018

Happy Birthday!

In between decorating our bedroom ( and waiting for paint to dry) I found a little time to make a card.  Used the Beautiful Day Stamp set from Altenew and Square die and sentiment from Simon Says.  I coloured the flowers with Zig Brush markers , my favorite colouring medium. The sentiment is stamped and embossed in gold.

I also layered up the flower and also layered up the square onto craft foam for more dimension.

I am adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Blog "Add a Sentiment" and also the Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge "Friendship".

Off to put the second coat on the walls now !!


Saturday, 20 January 2018

Friends Card!

Still practicing with my Zig Brush Markers, they really are fun to use and you can create lots of great effects.  This time I have stamped and embossed in white the "Kaleidoscope leaves " background from Simon Says onto water colour paper. Next I randomly added colours and then added lots of water, easy to do and a pretty finish.

I cut the sentiment with my Silhouette machine and just added some sequins for sparkle, I am really pleased with the final card and know just where its going !

I am going to add this to two challenges, first on the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog " Add a Sentiment" and also the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Friendship". 

We are busy decorating at the moment but I have still found some time to create while the paint is drying.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend.


Friday, 19 January 2018

Two New Cards

This card is so out of my comfort zone as I much prefer flowery, girly cards but after seeing these new Picture Book Animal dies over at Simon Says I really wanted to have a go with them  Luckily I won a gift card and added this monkey die to my basket.  The Quadrangle Frame die is also by Simon Says. I did add some colour to the monkey with my Zig Marker as I thought the image needed lifting a bit. Really pleased with the result (may have to get more of these dies lol).

I shall add this to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge blog "Add a Sentiment".

 I am trying to take part in Kathy's 30 Day colouring challenge and this is a stamp from Tim Holtz that I coloured with my Zig Brush Markers. I definitely need some more practice with my water colouring!!
I shall also add this card to the Simon Says challenge this week.

Have a fun weekend.