Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well  and all had a lovely Christmas ? 
This is a scheduled post as I am going into hospital today to have an operation so I am sorry that I would be able to visit your blogs for a little while, but as soon as I can I will 🙂 

I would like to take the chance to wish you all a very Happy 2017 and thank you all for your support during this year, you guys are awesome and I am very blessed to have some many kind friends. I hope 2017 is an amazing year for you all. 


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

Anything goes

This week we are showcasing
Lindys Stamp Gang 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 make a Happy 2017 card for this weeks challenge and I did some ink smooshing using my Spectrum Aqua Markers.

 This is such a fun technique….I even got Mr Inky doing it with me. If you haven’t tried it then I highly recommend it.

I used my Aqua Markers but it can be done with with Distress Inks and watercolour paints.

I created several panels but decided to use this one which I due cut using Stitched Rectangle die.

The Happy sentiment I die cut from some black card and then when over it with my Spectrum Noir Sterling Silver Sparkle Pen.

I then die cut the numbers from some Silver Glitter card.

 I adhered everything to the panel using some Multi Medium Matte, and once it was dry I added some shadows to the numbers using a black gel pen. 
I then added some sequins and adhered to a black A2 note card. 
 This picture shows some of the sparkle on the Happy Die cut. 

I really had lots of fun getting inky with this card.   

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 



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.
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 
Supplies used