Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Add A Sentiment

Hey guys it is Wednesday which means….


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

Thank you for joining us for the Patterned Paper Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Add A Sentiment

We are showcasing Clearly Besotted Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #395 Christmas Critters

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well 🙂 
It is Wednesday which means it is time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
It is time for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
This week the challenge is

Christmas Critters

This week we are showcasing Stampendous   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 $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


And here is my card for the challenge. 
Ok so don’t judge but this is the first ever House Mouse Stamped card I have made, I have always loved the little mouse and used to make a fair few cards featuring the pre coloured images years ago, but this is my first that I have coloured, I loved it ! he really is such a cutie and so much fun to colour
For the image I have coloured it using my Spectrum Noir Markers and added some extra sparkle using Spectrum Noir Gold Sparkle pen. I also used my white gel pen to add some “snow” and detailing. 

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait to see your entries for the challenge. 

Happy Crafting 

Simon Says Stamp – You are loved

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
A huge thank you for all the comments on my last post & video…You guys rock ! 
I wanted to share with you a card I made today using a fab stamp set & die from Simon Says Stamp 
called You. 
Simon Says Stamp YOU Craft Die S146 Preview Image
They are sold separately but as you can see they work perfectly together. 
As always I have linked below all products used. 
I also wanted to give my new Clarity Stencil Brushes a whirl. 
If you haven’t tried these then you HAVE too !! they give AMAZING ink blending which is soft (you can easily build it up) and no marks like the ink blending tools leave sometimes…don’t get me wrong I still love my ink blending tools but these brushes will make things SO much easier, they are slightly expensive but definitively worth it.  
Anyway onto the card.
I used the stamp set and arranged it onto my misti to create a background stamp effect onto some Neenah card, and then heat embossed using Simon’s White Fine Detail Embossing powder.
This is another way to get more out of your sentiment sets and can be done in so many different ways. 
I then used Clarity Stencil Brushes to swirl over Simon’s Dye Ink in the following colour’s- 
Island Blue
Coral Reef
I die cut the panel out using a stitched rectangle die from MFT Blueprints 29 set. 
I then used the You die to die cut some Neenah 3 times and then heat embossed one  twice using Fine detail gold embossing powder. I then adhered this on top of the two other dies to give it some dimension. 
For the sentiment “are loved” I heat embossed it using the same white detail embossing powder onto some Kraft card and trimmed it to fit against the die cut. 
I felt it still needed something, so I die cut a circle of vellum and trimmed the edge and adhered it to the panel with the sentiment die and strip on top. 
I used an A2 top folding card base to adhere this all too and finished the whole thing off with a gold heart from Pretty Pink Posh. 
This card would be perfect to send to so many different people, and I love how different the inks look when used with the brushes. 
I hope I have inspired you to try something slightly different with your sentiment sets. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing day ! 
Happy Crafting 

Simon Says Stamp & Mission Gold

I cannot believe it is Friday already ! I had to double check the calendar this morning as this week seems to have flown by. 
The good thing though is that I am having a total crafting day & weekend.
For the card I am sharing today I have used a love themed stamp from Simon Says Stamp called Roses for you. 
Simon Says Clear Stamps ROSES FOR YOU sss101582 zoom image 
It is a beautiful set, but since it popped through my door I have been looking at the heart cluster of roses thinking it could be used as background stamp with a little careful placement. 
So this morning I cracked out my Mission Gold watercolours and decided to give it ago. 
Now it did take some working out, and I was left with some small open areas but I used the individual roses & leaves to fill them in. 
I was really happy with how it turned out, and it gives another way to use this lovely set. 
I heat embossed the images onto some Strathmore Watercolour cardstock using Simons fine detail embossing powder. 
I then did a very very light pink wash over the whole piece and allowed to dry, once it was dry I then did some loose watercolouring. 
I was going to leave the leaves, but decided to water down one of the greens and use that and I am glad I did because it has broken up the pink.
For the sentiment I die cut Simon Says Stamp painted Friend die several times out of Neenah and then once out of the silver card I had in my stash. 
The happy Birthday sentiment is from another Simon set and I heat embossed that and trimmed it to fit against the friend die. 
To finish off I die cut the panel using Blueprints 29 and mat and layered onto the same pink card I used for the sentiment. 
I then added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and Nuvo Crystal Drops…these are new to me and so far I am liking them ! 
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you all have an amazing day and a great weekend. 
Happy Crafting
I’d like to enter this into the Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp, the theme is Think Pink