Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Furry Friends


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

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

We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher

This week the challenge is

Furry Friends

We are showcasing Newtons Nook 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


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Honey Bee Stamps Ombre Christmas.

I hope you are all having a great day ?

I don’t know about you but I love all things ombre, especially in card making and i feel its often overlooked as a fun and easy way to create a clean and simple card.

As soon as I saw one of the stamps from the latest Honey Bee Stamps release Ombre instantly popped into my mind, and I wanted to go with slightly non traditional Christmas colours. 

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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 #414 Anything Goes


Hiya lovelies, I do hope you are all having an amazing week. It is Wednesday which means new Challenge time over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

This week our theme is-

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Stampendous products this week, You don’t have to use them to join in, but we would love to see what you create with them. 

As always when you enter the challenge you have a chance to win $50 to spend on the Simon Says Stamp Store. 

I have had this stamp set for a little while and it is so pretty, so pretty in fact it had become one of those “I don’t ever want to ink it and just stroke it” sets.

But I made myself ink it and I am so glad I did because it was lovely to stamp.

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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. 
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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 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – STAMP it

Hey ! I have been sitting on this news for a little while now and can finally tell you all….
I am a guest designer for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for the whole of September !!!!
You all know by now I am a huge Simon Says Stamp fan, there was cheering….and maybe a little dancing when I got the email !! And still cannot believe it, September is my birthday month so this has really made it extra special for me. 
Anyone onto the challenge !
The theme for the challenge is Stamp it ! (use a stamp) And for those who don’t know (where have you been hiding !!) It is STAMPtember this month with Simon Says Stamp, so a brilliant theme to start the month.
The winner of the challenge will win a $50 voucher to spend at the store !

 I created two cards for this challenge.
The first one I created using just the leaves from the beautiful Hydrangea Blooms Stamp set (all supplies are listed and linked below) and the sentiment is from the Autumn Greetings set.

 I used a fun technique with ink pads for this card.Check out the video below where I show you both sets, and also how I created the card.

For the second card I used the Hydrangea Blooms set but this time I have used the main flower. In this set they have included the flowers open, like I have used below so you can colour them, or they have also included them solid so you can ink them up.

 I have heat embossed the flowers and then water coloured the whole piece using my Mission Gold water colours. I then heat embossed one of the sentiments from the set and die cut the piece out using a Stitched rectangle die. I then adhered it too a matching card base and added some sequins.

 Both of the stamp sets I have used are part of the big release for STAMPtember. 
 Speaking of STAMPtember, make sure you click on the banner to check out all the awesome STAMPtember products…be warned you will probably want it all !
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

You’re One Of A Kind

Morning ! I hope you are all ready for the weekend ? I have a full weekend of crafting planned and i might even sneak in some movie time. 
I wanted to share a card with you today that I created using the Simon Says Stamp May kit (link is below) 
This was a totally unplanned card and i just knew i wanted to do some quick and easy watercolouring with my Mission Gold watercolours, and I wanted to use the stamp set from the kit and this is what I came up with. 
I really wanted to use the one of a kind sentiment so decided to do some muted flowers along with a bolder multi coloured rainbow flower….The rainbow idea came from the fab Pretty Pink Posh team who are currently running a rainbow challenge..I have a ton more rainbow ideas planned, you have been warned lol and they want you too pick one of the images below for inspiration. 
Now I got mine from Vera because i thought rainbow clouds are so pretty, but sadly we dont get them, a rainbow flower would be so pretty, but again we don’t get them…doesn’t mean we can craft lots of rainbow clouds and flowers though 🙂 
Pretty Pink Posh: Rainbow Challenge
I have used some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins….I know I have a sequin addiction but hey what can i say I like pretty things ! 
The backing paper just kind of fell into place with this card and was not the original piece I picked, but went so much better. 
I have also added some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to the rainbow flower but you cannot really see it. 
So All in all a really fun card that I enjoyed creating, so thank you to Paulina and team for the inspiration, you guys rock ! 
Make sure you head on over to the Pretty Pink Posh Blog to check out the challenge.  
I hope you have an amazing day. Thank you for stopping by, and happy crafting 

Hot Stuff Clearly Besotted

Hiya lovelies, I hope you are all well 🙂 
The card I am sharing today was meant to have a video with it, but when i went to edit it there was some sort of strange light thing going on, so no video today ! 
I have used the Hot stuff Stamp set from Clearly Besotted (all links are below) for this card. 
I was VERY lucky to get an awesome gift from hubby last week. A gorgeous set of Mission Gold Water colours, people who know me well know how much I love water colours ( I used to water colour before i got into paper crafting) and the Mission Gold have been at the top of my want list for a long time, but at £200 a set I just couldn’t justify buying them, but Amazon has recently dropped the price on them and hubster grabbed them for me….I was like a kid at Christmas when they arrived. 
I have said I will do a short review on them when I get chance, but I did use them for the first time to create the background of this card and have to admit I really am loving them so far. 
I have linked below, I know they are still on offer at the moment, but obviously I am not sure when that will change. 
I have coloured this little cutie using my Spectrum Noir Markers and added some of the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to his little horns. I added some dot detail to give some texture and couldn’t resist adding some white gel pen dots to his cheeks. 
 I fussy cut him out and adhered him to the water colour background using 3D foam Tape. 
The sentiment is from another stamp set, I wanted a simple sentiment and as he looks like he is waving i thought this one was perfect. I white heat embossed it onto some Matt black card stock. I then used So to Speak dies from Clearly Besotted and run that through my Die Cutting machine. 
To give some dimension, and to keep the water colour panel flat I adhered it too some fun foam. 
I used a sheet of paper from Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka In The Meadow and die cut using Stitched Rectangle die to match the water colour piece. I then created a card base the same size..It is slightly larger than A2 and adhered everything onto the base. 
Me being me I couldn’t resist adding some sequins to finish the card off. 
I am thinking of making several more of these but in different colours and all saying something different. 
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you liked the card. 
As always a full product list along with direct links is below. 
Have a great day & happy crafting 
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