Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Add A Sentiment

Hey guys it is Wednesday which means….

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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

Honey Bee Stamps Fall Release Blog Hop

The Honey Bee Stamps Fall Release has been happening all week, the fantastic fall products are now available in the shop.
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This release is a gorgeous release and I LOVE all the sets….especially the coffee ones 🙂
To celebrate the new release, we are having the Happy Fall Y’all Blog Hop. So grab your cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte, or whatever cozy drink you love and hop along with us to get you in the fall frame of mind!

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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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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Gift Card with Clearly Besotted.

Hey guys, I cannot believe it is Wednesday again already ! I hope you have had a great week. 
It’s time for another challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.
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The theme this week is Gift Card/card and the team have been working with Clearly Besotted
The winner of the challenge will win a $50 voucher to spend at the store !
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As you know I am VERY lucky to be guest designer for the whole month of STAMPtember. 
I am getting sad that my month is nearly up !
For my card for the challengeI have created a trifold card that has two simple Vellum Gift card holders. I have used the Hot Stuff stamp set for this….you guys know I love this set. 
I wanted to create a new baby card, but I wanted to add two gift card holders..one for baby and one for parents. 
And here is a video showing how I created the card.
I hope you enjoyed the video, it was so much fun creating it and really wanted to show that you can create something like this quickly and with no fuss…it doesn’t always have to be tricky ! 
Now for the Vellum Envelopes the pieces of Vellum are cut to – 
4.1/8″ x 2.1/4″ and then scored at 1cm on each side and the bottom, I thought I had included this in my video but obviously didnt. 
Also my auto focus was apparently having the day off ! So the Spectrum Noir Colours used are- 
For the dragons- BT9,IB3, IB2, IB1, FS8, FS6 & FS2 
For the egg- TN1, TN2,GB1,GB2 & Blender 
For the ground & shading- EB1,EB2,BGR1,BGR2 & Blender.
As you know Simon Says Stamp is currently having their STAMPtember event, click on the banner below to check out all the STAMPtember products, I know a few of the exclusives have sold out already !So if you see something you want make sure you grab it, I know I have missed out on most of the items I wanted by waiting. I have spoke to Simon Says Stamp who have confirmed that the Simon Releases will be restocked.
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And Simon is also paring with various companies for an AMAZING giveaway.


  Make sure you head on over to check the giveaway out, just click on the image above.

Thank you for stopping by.

 Make sure you hit the banner below to check out the challenge, including all the amazing creations by the Design Team.
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I hope you all have a great day and I cannot wait to see what you create for the challenge.
Happy crafting
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Colorista is coming…

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well ? 
Some of you might have seen that Spectrum Noir is launching  new range called Colorista. 
This is a range of coloring books, pencils & pens and I was very lucky to be able to play with the goodies before their release. 
Before I show you some of my coloring I also wanted to let you know that Spectrum Noir are offering an 8 week FREE coloring course where you will receive e-books, downloads & video content, whilst this is based around the Colorista Range it will cover coloring basics that can be used within card making, and hey it is free so what do you have to lose ? 
You can sign up for the course here
The Colorista range is something I have to be 100% honest about, I have tried the adult coloring books…infact I have a few, but didn’t like them as I found the paper quality was poor. 
Me and the rest of the team working with the books have all commented on how amazing the cardstock in the books are….honestly its like coloring with butter on it, such smooth blending with pens & pencils ! 
The books also come in a variety of different finishes including Foil (for use with pencils) and also colourable glitter ! (for use with markers). They also come in A4 and smaller A5 size and with a number of different themes. 
Anyway here is some of my colouring that I have done with the range. 
With the range you can also buy a USB stick which is preloaded with tons of printable pages for you. 
I printed one out, coloured the flowers and then made a card. 
This is one of the A4 Foil books, I colored it using my pencils and then went over the top with my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle. I have not used any blending solution, this shows how fab the pencils and also the paper are. 

This is another one of the foiled books, but this is smaller A5…perfect for taking out and about. 
For this one I again coloured with pencils but then one the butterflies I went over them with my Black Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and using a clean cloth I dabbed the color which left this effect. 
This was a total fun, going in with lots of random colors type coloring. 
This is an A5 Glitter pad. Most of the flowers and house are glitter so you can see how well it allows you to blend with your markers. 
I loved colouring this one….but then I am a huge fan of lilies. It is from the USB and printed onto Neenah and coloured using the new Colorista Markers. 
 This is A4 from one of the larger books, and although it took me ages it honestly was so relaxing and i really enjoyed it.
 For this one I wanted to show the how the pages looked coloured, against uncolored.
Along with the books Spectrum Noir are also launching a new range of pens and pencils specifically for the range. 
The pens are Alcohol based Markers but come with a bullet nib and an ultra fine nib for all those tiny areas. 
The range will be launching on HSN in USA at the end of August and then launching here in the UK soon after. 
To be kept upto date with everything make sure you check out the Spectrum Noir Facebook page where there is also a ton of sample pics being shown from my amazingly talented teamies. 
I will also have some more samples coming soon to show what you can do with your pages when you have finished colouring them. 
I hope you all have a great day, thank you for stopping by. 
Happy Crafting 
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