Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Happy Birthday

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Hiya lovelies, it is Wednesday which means a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge   This week the challenge is

Happy Birthday!  

It is our 8th Birthday this week !! Simon’s Challenge blog is amazing and I am not surprised that they have been around for 8 years. I consider myself extremely lucky to be part of the Simon Says Stamp family and have to say they are amazing. This week we are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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Spectrum Noir May Challenge- Flowers

Hiya lovelies, I hope you have all been having a good week ? 
I haven’t done much crafting this week, but been doing lots of house stuff, which has been lovely. But i do have tons of crafty projects planned so i cannot wait to get back into my craft room today.
But before I do it is new challenge time over at Spectrum Noir, the theme this month is Flowers, perfect theme for this time of year. 
Here is my design team card for the challenge. 
I have used Stamps from Lawn Fawn (supplies are listed below) And coloured using my Spectrum Noir Markers & Sparkle Pens. 
 
For the background I used Wood grain stamp from Lawn Fawn and stamped it with Hero Arts Wet Cement Shadow Ink, it is quite a narrow stamp so using my Misti I lined it up and stamped it cross the card. 
The stamp set for the flowers is called Blissful Botanicals and has co-ordinating dies which once I coloured a selection of the flowers and leafs I die cut them all out and arranged them on the card, my original plan was to only have them in one corner, but the top corner look a bit bare so i added some there too. I used some foam tape to give them some dimension and added some clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to some of the flowers. 
The pink paper is from My Minds eye and I looked and looked for the pad online but cannot find it so i am guessing it is no longer available. 
I tried a few different sentiments but decided a simple Happy Birthday one was best….especially as this was sent to my Great Aunt for her birthday…The happy die is from MFT and comes as a trio and is a really handy set to have. 
I then stamped the birthday using Versafine Onyx Black. 
And of course I had to add some sequins !! 
The card base was created using some Kraft card to match the Happy die. 
So there we have it, a nice flowery birthday card. 
To check out the rest of the design teams amazing cards and enter the challenge click on the banner below. You could win $30/£30 of Spectrum Noir goodies. 
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Thank you for stopping by and also a huge thank you to everyone who takes the time to leave comments and check my out my videos it really does make my day. 
Have a great day and happy crafting 
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Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp

Hiya ! I hope you are all well ? I have had a little bit of a blogging break, thank you for the emails wondering where i was 🙂 I am fine just been doing some other bits and bobs. 
Anyway onto today’s post. As some of you may know it is Simon Says Stamp 7th Birthday, so sending a huge Happy Birthday to Heidi and all the team at Simon Says Stamp.
I have a few of Simons Simon & Dexter Stamp sets so I decided to use one for a birthday card for the occasion. 
I decided to do a clean and simple card with some no line water colouring. 
 
I stamped the Simon stamp using some Old paper Distress ink and using my Misti tool….Trust me if you don’t have a Misti then you NEED one, they are amazing !…I then watercoloured him using my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils. 
I die cut the watercolour panel using a awesome stitched scallop die from the Sunshine Layers die set from Wplus9 (all links are below).
I then stamped the sentiment onto some Matt Black cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed using white embossing powder. 
I finished off with some sequins and popped the whole panel onto a 4×51/4 top folding card. 
This was lots of fun to colour and i am totally hooked onto watercolouring again, I used to watercolour many years ago and forgot how relaxing it is so i am excited to be rediscovering my love of it again. 
I would like to enter this into the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the theme Is Happy Birthday ! 
I hope you all have a great day. 
Happy Crafting 
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Quick no fuss Birthday card

Hello lovelies…I hope you are all ok and getting ready for the man in the red suit ? 
I won’t lie i am the least prepeared I have ever been ! 
Which leads me on to todays card…Now I have a couple of birthdays around the holiday season and also just after, so today I have made a quick no fuss (and also no colouring for the non colouring crafter’s) birthday card. What is even better is that it has been made using this months free Club Inspire Download from Crafter’s Companion. 
All you need to do is click here to either join, or sign in and the downloads are on the Club Inspire main page. 
The download comes with several papers and a sheet of sentiments and embellishments. 
I used the cupcake and the Happy Day sentiment. 
The kraft card I have used the Hessian embossing folder from Crafter’s Companion Inspiration 6 magazine. 
I trimmed it down to fit onto a 4×5 card. 
The papers I trimmed down to 1″ wide to just under 5″ to fit the Kraft card and overlapped them. 
The cupcake I have used Spectrum Noir Clear sparkle pen and then added some sequins. 
I then mounted the cupcake and sentiment using 3d foam to give some dimension. 
To finish i rounded off the bottom corners and adheared to the card base. 
So there you go a nice simple and fun birthday card for any age. 
I know a lot of my blogger friends won’t be around now, so i will take this chance to say have a very Merry Christmas, and thank you for all your contiued support. 
Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays 
Items used: 
http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/crafters-inspiration-magazines-c3/crafters-companion-crafters-inspiration-issue-6-spring-edition-p26778https://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/register?referer=%2Fmembershttp://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/paper-and-card-c52/essential-cardstock-c271/crafters-companion-kraft-cardstock-a4-pack-of-50-p24959http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/papercraft-c2141/colouring-c5/spectrum-noir-c1423/spectrum-noir-sparkle-pens-c7689