Thursday, 20 October 2016

Think Pink!

I wanted to take part in the " Think Pink" challenge over at Simon Says this week, October is Breast Cancer awareness month, its very important to check yourself for any signs of cancer.  This year a close friend went through this, she is only 36, it can strike at any age!  Luckily she is out the other side after a year of treatment and operations, I made this card thinking of her.

I am also entering this card in the a2z Scrapbooking October challenge "Layer it".

A very CAS design just stamped and die cuts using the HA Hibiscus flower set and my new " Holiday Messages and Frames set" some of the sentiments are suitable for non Holiday cards.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Sneak Peek !!!

2016 HAHosti Hop sneak peek

Just to let you know that the Hero Arts Hostesses are having a reunion Blog Hop next Monday 24th October and Tuesday 25th October.  I am really looking forward to taking part and am busy working on my cards, here is a small sneak peek , Hero Arts have generously provided prizes! so mark your calendars and remember to Hop with us next week.

Friday, 14 October 2016

More Snowflakes

While my Hero Arts "Snowflake Dies" were on my desk I decided to have another play using a background I had made using this Gina K "Waxed paper resist technique".  After ironing the waxed paper I used Peacock Feather distress ink to make this, I then cut with an Avery Elle die.

Next I positioned the snowflake dies and held in place with some washi tape. I then added the sentiment stamped, gold embossed and fussy cut using the Hero Arts"Holiday messages and frames "set.
I am adding this card to two challenges Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Totally Resistable" and the Hero Arts "Holiday Cardmaking" challenge.

I am off back to Surrey this weekend to see a show with my best friend, celebrating her Birthday.  We are seeing a dancing show featuring ex dancers from Strictly Come Dancing and I am very excited!!  Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Super Snowflakes.

One of my new purchases to make this years Christmas cards is this fabulous Snowflake Die Set from Hero Arts.  As soon as it arrived I couldn't wait to get started, I love the layering effect the dies create.

Here is a close up, and so pretty.    For my card base I layered up a die cut square that I had stamped and embossed with white, the stamp is a really old Hero Arts cling "Flourish Background"I then used Peacock Distress ink.  Layered onto Glitter card I then added my snowflakes and the sentiment is from the new "Holiday Messages and Frames" set from Hero Arts.
I am adding this card to two challenges Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Totally Resistable" and the Hero Arts "Holiday Cardmaking" challenge.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

White Poinsettia.

 I had fun with the last card I posted using alternative Christmas colours that I decided to have another go, this time I used some wax paper embossed backgrounds that I had made and had in my stash. Here is an article on how to achieve the look , I love the effect that it creates. I have cut with my Avery Elle rectangle die a frame in the pink and adhered it to the red background, clashing colours I know but I really like them together.  I have then added a die cut poinsettia made with the Hero Arts "Peace Poinsettia " stamp and die.  The tag is made from a patterned paper scrap I had in my basket.

I am adding this to two challenges, firstly the "Geometric "challenge at A Blog Named Hero (hope it qualifies)!! and also the Love Cards challenge over at flickr which is for alternative Christmas

Have a great week.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Christmas Poinsettia.

I wanted to enter the current Wednesday Challenge over at the Simon Says blog but as we don't send Halloween cards here in the UK I decided to use the colour option and make a Christmas card. I had this lovely patterned paper in my stash that was the perfect colours so used that for the backing.  The poinsettia is a Hero Arts stamp and die set that I have stamped and embossed in gold on Vellum and layered up, I have then added some die cut tags. Hopefully this card qualifies for the challenge.  I shall also add it to the a2zScrapbooking October challenge "Layer it".

Hope you are having a good week, the weather is still really sunny here but the temperature has turned colder and it feels like Autumn has arrived.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

A Pink Christmas!

After seeing some of Shari Carroll's inking techniques I decided to have a play with my Distress inks and some water colour paper, this is the result which I thought looked a bit like twinkly Christmas lights.  A very simple card  as I have just added the die cut bauble and an old Hero Arts sentiment, I am pleased with the alternative Christmas colours.  I am adding this to the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says and also the "Thread" challenge at Less is More.

 I also had time to play with my cute snowman again, I have layered him up on some glitter card for added sparkle.  The sentiment is a really old Hero Arts stamp.

Looking forward to the weekend as we have our family visiting.  Hope you have a great weekend.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

"Gift Card"

While I had my Hero Arts Snowman die and stamp on my desk I decided to make a card for the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Gift It" . I used my Avery Elle tag die for the card base, I also used another panel of  a Waxed paper embossed background that i had in my stash (see here for the details on how to make this ) Next I cut a piece of card big enough to hold my coffee gift card and also added a glitter card panel to that.  My stamped and die cut snowman is raised up on foam tape for added dimension.  I shall also add this to the a2z scrapbooking challenge "Make it a Tag". All ready now to give at Christmas!!

Its a beautiful sunny Autumn day here in Dorset , I hope the sun is shining where you are.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Shaker Snowman!

Seeing the challenge over at CAS-ual Friodays is " shaker cards" I decided to play along as I enjoy making shakers, the challenge was to make it "clean and simple" I hope this qualifies!! The p[ool background is made using the "wax paper embossed background" technique shown here by Gina K.  The snowman is an old Hero Arts stamp that I love , I have paper pieced his scarf and holly, the message is cut on my Silhouette machine.

Did you see my snowdrop bauble another I couldn't resist when I went to Liberty's in London.

Here is a close up of the shaker, lots of glittery goodness !!!

Have a great weekend,

Friday, 16 September 2016

Christmas is coming!! Let the card making begin !!!!

Last week I traveled to London for some wedding Dress shopping with my soon to be daughter in law,  her mum and my daughter Francesca. Woo Hoo !! We stopped of at Liberty's and there Christmas shop was in full swing.  It was magical they really know how to dress to impress !!!

Lots of amazing baubles all colour coded.

Its a very special place.

Such an historic building too!  I have been inspired and here starts the Christmas great card make!

This CAS design ( picture with a bauble I couldn't resist lol) .  I used a cuttlebug frame embossing folder and the Hero Arts "Colour Layered Christmas Tree".  I am adding this to the "Clean and Simple" challenge over at Simon Says. Also the "Texture"  challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

After months away from blogging at last I can enter challenges again. 

This second card is also CAS just made with Die Cuts and a Tim Holtz embossing folder. I will also add this to this weeks Simon Says Challenge and the Merry Monday Challenge 213. ( thanks Betty ).

And if you are wondering we found THE dress and its stunning!!