Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes

Hey guys, I hope you are all having a great week ? A huge sorry for my lack of posts and visiting we have been having major internet problems which have just been sorted, thank you for sticking with me whilst they were sorted.

It’s Wednesday which means……


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Back To School challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE or on the logo to go directly to the challenge page


We will be back soon with the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher

This week the challenge is

Anything Goes 

This week we are showcasing Hero Arts Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


For my card this week I have used the beautiful A Bit Of Kindness Die by Hero Arts, this is such a fab die and I nabbed it as soon as it was released.

I created this card for a friend and wanted it to be quite bright and cheery and decided to create an Oxide Ink background.

I have to confess when I first saw the Oxide Inks I was SO excited but my first time using them they just didn’t grab me like when first used the original Distress Inks and I felt a bit deflated with them, this time rather than ink blending I decided to do some ink smooshing and i LOVE them, for me they really lend themselves perfectly to this as they layer so much better than Distress inks and I think this is mainly how I will use them.

Anyway the card ! (I started typing away and forgot to add any pictures !)

I used Simon’s Wonky Rectangle dies (the largest one) to die cut the piece out once it was fully dry.

I used some plaid paper and adhered that to an A2 top folding notecard. I was going to pop the panel up with some foam tape but decided not to.

The sentiment I cut from some of Simon’s fog Grey card stock as white just seemed to get a little bit lost.

Once I adhered this to the piece I took my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen to add some shimmer to the sentiment.

I then finished the whole card off with some of Studio Katia’s Clear Drops.

 So now it’s YOUR turn!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw




Don’t forget this Friday see’s the start of STAMPtember and there is going to be tons of new releases, Social media events, blog hop & giveaways so make sure you check out the Simon Says Stamp Blog for all the info.


Tara Prince

Very nice!!

Gorgeous card Tracy 🙂 I love the oxide inks for creating just this sort of background, my ‘go to’ inks now! Love the colours and die cut sentiment and wonky stitches. The whole design is absolutely fabulous! 🙂

Lols x x x

Thanks so much Lols xxx yes for this they are perfect ! I am going to play around with them a lot more as I don’t think i was fair to them at first xxx

Thank you so much Tara xxx

Virginia L.

Love the artsy background that you created, Tracey! The Wonky Die is perfect for this ,too. I got this die and have yet to create with it….thanks for the inspiration!

Stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie)


Thank you so much Jeanie x

Hey my lovely thank you so much. It’s an awesome die I have to admit since I’ve got it I’ve not stopped using it x

Mandy Stacey

Gorgeous card Tracy! The background you’ve created looks wonderful xx

Lin Brandyberry

What a pretty way to show off that sentiment die, Tracy! Love your pretty colors!

Thanks so much lovely xxx

Thank you so much Lin xxx

Love how your smooshing matches the plaid paper, Tracy! The gray sparkly sentiment is perfect! Hugs, Greta

annie sharland

Lovely card Tracy the die is gorgeous.x [aNNie]

That’s gorgeous! I will be checking out the clear drops, not heard of them before. I think some shopping will be in order next month xx

You will love them lovely. I have seen so many STAMPtember products and thought of you xxx

Melissa Bove

Beautiful card Tracy! Love that pretty background!! Great design!


Thanks so much lovely

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