Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – New Somethings

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well
A very Happy New Year ! And a huge thank you for all the emails etc I received about my surgery, it went well and I am now at home recovering. 
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

New Somethings…this could be new car, new baby, new job, new home..New anything ! 

This week we are showcasing
Simon Says products You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see what you create with them.

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


I decided to go for a You will be missed card and have used one of my favorite Simon Die & Stamp Sets.
   I used the die to emboss the white panel and then using Simons Glimmering cardstock…trust me you need this it is gorgeous !!! I die cut the You die and then adhered it over one of the embossed You’s. 
I then heat embossed the Will Be Missed sentiment from the same set using Simons Fine detail Gold Embossing Powder. 
I then added some gold dots with a gel pen and some Doodlebug sequins. 
Lots of fun creating this and a different way to use your dies. 
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 Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

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.
The theme this week is Anything Goes and the team have been working with Spellbinders products, you don’t have to use them to enter but we would love to see what you can create with them.
The winner of the challenge will win a $50 voucher to spend at the store !
Before I get onto my card I am really sad that this will be my last week as Guest Designer, it been amazing to be part of the team for a month, and also for that month to be STAMPtember made it even better, I really have loved every minute of it and cannot thank everyone for having me. 
For my card I have used the Hipster 1 die set from Spellbinders, I am a HUGE coffee nut so it just had to be this set for me as it contains a fab coffee cup in the Starbucks style, it even comes complete with a little die so you can create the wraps that put round them ! 
This was another total non planned and just sat down and see what happened card….seem to do them a lot lately. I decided to create a shaker using the die cut cups. 
The sentiment is just perfect and is from the Choose Happy Stamp set by Simon Says Stamp (all supplies are listed and linked below). Sadly the papers I used are no longer available ! Although I am going to try and hunt some down because I LOVE this pad. 
If you want to see how I created the card in more detail then check out the video below. 
I hope you enjoyed the video, as you can see the dies are lots of fun to work with and I think they have become a firm favorite with me already ! 
I wanted to show a bit closer of the detail I added with the pens and Distress ink and also the embossing detail from the dies. If I had planned it better then I would got some coffee beans and added them to the shaker but we only have ground ! 
I also wanted to show that you don’t just have to use Sequins or beads in a shaker card and I am really pleased with how it turned out. 
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.
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.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
I hope you all have a great day and I cannot wait to see what you create for the challenge.
Happy crafting

I would like to enter this into the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop which can be found here



A little Snail Mail

Hey all, I hope you are all well ? 
I’m sharing a card today featuring stamps from Sunny Studio Stamps, If you have never heard of them then make sure you head on over to their website and check them out. They are cutesy stamps, but slightly different and I LOVE their style they produce some awesome stamp sets, they also do some fab dies too so make sure you check the out.

I have used their Backyard Bugs set which I will confess I purchased as soon as I saw the snail in the set. 
 Sometimes something just needs googly eyes and this guy for me was crying out for them.
I created the main background by stamping onto some Simon Says Stamp card stock (all links are below) in Simon Says Stamp Fern ink with some of the smaller stamps in this set, I then coloured them and went over them my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen and die cut along the edges using  Lawn Fawns Stitched border die.
I coloured the images using the following Spectrum Noir Markers- 
And fussy cut them out. 
I applied some glossy accents to the toadstools spots and windows, and whilst I waited for that to dry I created the background. 
I took some Neenah and using Twisted Citron & Tumbled Glass Distress inks and blended them to create a simple Grass-sky background. 

The cloud is from the Mama Elephant Landscape trio set and I die cut some Neenah and stamped the “A little snail mail” sentiment along with two of the heart stamps using Simon Says Stamp Cobblestone ink….I did originally try this with vellum and embossing powder, but for this card it just didn’t look right to me.  
I adhered the cloud to the background and then decided to using some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle over it…confession time, I squeezed the pen when I really shouldn’t have and ended up with a big drop on my distress ink background, I REALLY didn’t want to do the background again so I just flicked the pen across the background to give a sparkle splatter look…I am really not sure I like it, but I just went with it. 
I then die cut the Stitched Square frame from Neenah and using some foam tape I adhered it to the inked square. 
I then adhered the rest of the elements to the card, I decided to put the snail on the edge of the square and used some foam tape on him. I then adhered those googly eyes along with enamel dots and the card was done. 

This card was a total non planned go with the flow type card, and I smile every time I look at it because that snail is just so much fun ! 
The toadstool house was brilliant to colour and you can see in the picture above the dimension from the Glossy Accents. 
I have sent this card to a friend in the states and I hope it makes her smile. 

Thank you all for stopping by my blog today. 
I hope you all have an amazing day
Happy Crafting 

Spectrum Noir July Challenge Summer

Hiya lovelies, I do hope everyone is well ? 
Before I dive into my card I wanted to say sorry, my blogging/visiting the last few months has been awful. We have been doing some stuff to the house and also I have had a few health scares….Everything is finally sorted out now and I am doing good 🙂 
We are 100% back on track now, we have even finished my craft room ! So once all my crafty bits are unpacked I can go back to crafting everyday and blogging/visiting/creating more videos a lot more regularly. Thank you to everyone for sticking with me, and also the emails I have got from a few of you asking if everything is ok, it really does mean a lot and I am very blessed to have such great friends. 
The challenge for Spectrum Noir for July is up and running and the theme is Summer …anything summer themed can be used so lots of fun can be had with this theme. 
I have used a few bits from Simon Says Stamp….Everything is linked below, Including a really fun Ice Cream themed stamp set.
 I randomly stamped the ice cream cone image using Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing ink onto some Strathmore Watercolour Card and then sprinkled over some white embossing powder and heat set. I used my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils to colour them, these are watercolour pencils but instead of using water to blend them I used my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen. 
You can see in this picture how fab the sparkle is, and it blends the pencils really well. 
I used Simons Scalloped Stitches wavy border die to cut off the bottom section and then used some Doodle Bug paper that I thought looked a bit like ice cream sprinkles….here in the UK we call them hundreds and thousands, not sure if you guys get them where you are. 
I stamped the You’re so cool sentiment, but the curly ends didn’t go fully across the card, so I took a gel pen and extended them myself.
I mounted the whole card front onto some Fun Foam and adhered it to an A2 top folding card. 
I then went in and added some Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins to finish the card off. 
If you want to enter the challenge then click the banner below. You have to use at least one Spectrum Noir product, but you could win some fab Spectrum Noir Goodies. Plus all the Design Team love seeing what everyone creates for the challenges.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have an amazing day. 
Happy Crafting 
Supplies used: 

Paper Smooches You’re a Good Egg

Hello lovelies. I hope you are all well ? 
I wanted to share a card I made today using the super cute stamp set from Paper Smooches called Wake Up I am a huge Paper Smooches fan, and this is possibly one of my favorite sets. 
I wanted to do a card that looked like pictures hanging on a wall….what do you think ? 
 How adorable is that little cockeral ? he made me smile so much colouring him. 
The set comes with a couple of faces that you can add to the elements, I went for a simple smiley for Mr. Egg there. They was coloured with my Spectrum Noir Markers.
I wasn’t going to add any embellishments to this card, but ended up adding some twine and enamel dots.
On Mr. Eggs “face” and Cockerals beak I added some Glossy Accents. 
I used some Stampin Up White Embossing Powder for the sentiment. 
I hope you like the card 🙂 I am entering this in the current challenge over at Paper Smooches Blog , the theme is 4 Colours- I have used Yellow, Red, Brown & Orange. 
Click on the badge below to check out the blog and all the fantastic design team creations. 
 I hope you all have a lovely weekend, with lots of crafting. I know some of you are expected some bad weather so stay safe and warm. 
Happy Crafting and thank you for all your lovely visits and comments
Items used :
The Enamel Dots Are Doodlebug but I cannot find them online so I am guessing they are no longer for sale, same goes for the Embossing powder which is by Stampin Up. If I do manage to find them anywhere I will add the links 🙂