Monday, 27 February 2017

Mothers Day!


I was asked by a friend to make this card after seeing my other Spring Flower cards.   This time I have been inspired by all the snowdrops that are springing to life in the village I live.  I think this stamp makes a brilliant snowdrop.
I have stamped and embossed in gold onto white paper and fussy cut the flowers to form a tuft of snowdrops. Here is a photo I took last week such pretty flowers.

Its not the best photo as the weather has been really bad in the last few days and I needed to get it in the post to my friend.



Here is a photo I took last week in the woods near our house.


Hope you have a great week.

Hugs Sally

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Birthday Flowers.



Another quick play with that "Spring Flower" set from Simon Says, there really are so many possibilities!!  This time I have stamped and embossed in gold onto watercolour paper before colouring with my Zig Brush markers.  The purple flower has been fussy cut and pop dotted for some added dimension. I then added the die cut sentiment and some pearls, simple but effective.

Such a lovely day here, we have just been out for a 3 mile walk in the countryside and spotted these beautiful snowdrops, Spring is on the way !!!



I shall add this card to the Wednesday  challenge at Simon Says "Fantastic Florals" and the "Anything Goes" challenge at the Simon Says Flickr page.

Have a great week

Hugs
Sally

Saturday, 18 February 2017

More Spring Flowers.



We have had some lovely crocuses arrive in the garden ( as we have moved I am not sure what is already planted here) a lovely surprise , so I was inspired to use my "Spring Flower"s stamp again.  This time colouring the flowers a lovely shade of purple.  I have fussy cut all the flowers and stems and pop dotted for dimension . Its based on my last card but using a Kraft background.

The weather is lovely this weekend so we are off out in the garden to do some tidying, its great to be back out there again.

I am adding this card to two challenges, the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Fantastic Florals" and the Simon Says Flickr group challenge "Anything Goes".

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sally

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Spring Flowers



I have been absent from my craft room for a week as our daughter has been visiting during half term.  I did get to play today and as this stamp set from Simon Says was still on my desk I had to ink it up.  I have stamped and embossed the flowers in white, then coloured with my Zig Brush markers.  Then I fussy cut all the flowers and leaves.  I added a die cut frame and popped it on foam for dimension then individually added the flowers and leaves plus some pearls to finish,

Its warming up a bit in Dorset and there are signs of spring arriving, looking forward to all the Spring flowers.

I am adding this card to the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Fantastic Florals".

Hugs
Sally

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Love Heart!



Had some fun with my Kraft paper again making this Valentine card,  I have die cut the Heart and then stamped in white with "Canvas Stripes" from Hero Arts,  The square die and sentiment are both from Simon Says.  The flowers and leaves are from the "Spring Flowers set ,also from Simon Says, I fussy cut the small flowers and leaves and coloured with Zig Brush Markers.  Some of the flowers are raised on pop dots for added dimension.

I am adding this to three challenges Die Cut Divas "Red or Pink " Challenge and two challenges over at Flickr.  Simon Says  "Love is in the air" and LOVE handmade cards challenge"Hearts and Flowers"

Hugs 
Sally

Monday, 6 February 2017

New Stamps!!






I have a new stamp set from Simon Says called Spring Flowers and I have been having fun all weekend playing with it.  Here is a simple design that I have coloured with Zig Brush markers, the flowers also have lots of sparkle as I have added a Wink of Stella to them (hard to see in the photo).  I have also added some splashes of colour and sequins.  The love sentiment is also from Simon Says.

This card is for both the Simon Says current Flickr challenge "Love is in the air" and the Wednesday Blog challenge "Colour of Love".

This red heart is from a gorgeous box of chocolates I received last year from Hubby, I had to save it as it is so pretty and perfect as a prop for Valentines!!

Hugs
Sally

Friday, 3 February 2017

Love you!


I was lucky enough to win some goodies from Simon Says last month and as soon as they arrived I had to have a play.The flower are made using the Simon Says "Spring Flower " set inked and embossed in white and the coloured with Zig brush markers.  I then fussy cut them out.  The striped on the Kraft card is a really old stamp from Hero Arts called "Canvas Stripes" I have stamped it using white pigment ink.  The square dies and the love die are all part of my prize.  I have just added some white dashes to the Love word using a white gel pen to match the dashes on the flowers.





I have curled the petals for some added dimension before gluing to my card.

I am adding this card to two current challenges.  The Flickr "Love Handmade Cards" groups February challenge (Hearts and Flowers) and also Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Colour of Love".

Hope you have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sallyx

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Thank You!


I needed a couple of Thank you cards to send, I have used old and new stamps for these cards but both have a flowery theme.  This first one is using the Country Blooms set from Honey Bee Stamps, I have stamped in black coloured the leaves with my Zig Watercolour markers, then just added a round of Distress ink to the flowers, An abstract design, but I am pleased with it.  The sentiment and tag dies are by Avery Elle.




This second card uses a Hero Arts stamp and die set that I have had for a while but love, Its the colour layering Hibiscus flower, I have also added some splatters and sequins.  I shall add both these cards to the "Anything Goes" challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Have a great week

Hugs
 Sally.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Thanks!


I only have a limited  selection of Simon Says Stamp products but I am keen to enter their flickr group challenge.  I always love a challenge as it often stretches my creativity and makes me try different things.  The latest challenge is to use your favourite technique well if you follow my blog you know I love this wax resist background technique, I have really used it alot if you want to try it yourself look here for all the details.  For the bottom of the card I have used a stamp from Honey Bee Stamps and the Black "Thanks" die is from Simon Says. I have just added a few sequins to finish it off, I love black and pink together always a great combination.

Its a beautiful day here, cold and sunny so we are just off for a walk in the sun.  Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Sally

Monday, 16 January 2017

Winter White Birthday



I had time to make another card for the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Winter Birthday"  again I have used my new stamp from Honey Bee Stamps. I have stamped it and embossed in Gold onto some die cut white card, added the glitter strip and layered it up on some coffee coloured card.  The Birthday sentiment die is from Avery Elle, lastly added some pearls.
Have a great week
Hugs
Sally