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



March Spectrum Noir Challenge – Show us your sparkle.

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend ? 
A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog yesterday and left lovely comments, blogger seems to have deleted some ?!? not sure what has happened there. 
It is new challenge time at Spectrum Noir and the theme this month is Show us your sparkle…so easy this one, all you have to do is use a Spectrum Noir Product on your project along with some sparkle…this can be glitter, sequins etc. And you can win some fab Spectrum Noir goodies.
For my DT make for the challenge I have used the super cute Love you Tons stamp set by Lawn Fawn. This card is actually my anniversary card for my lovely other half…he has survived 8 crazy years with me, not sure how but he deserves some sort of medal ! 
I have coloured these cuties with my Spectrum Noir Markers. 
I stamped them in Memento London fog grey ink to give a nice soft look. For the background i have used Distress Inks. The sparkle is on those cute hearts which i die cut from glitter card and then put a coating of Glossy Accents over the top. 
I heat embossing the sentiment which is from the Happy Everything set. 
For the frame I have die cut some Neenah Solar white and some fun foam and adhered them together to give some dimension.
I finished the card off with some My Minds Eye patterned paper and created a A2 size Kraft Card base. 
Thank you for stopping by today and seeing my card. If you click the link below it will take you to the Challenge. Supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.
Have a great day and happy crafting

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 🙂 

No.2 Pencil & a dream…

Hiya lovelies, Hope everyone is well ? 
I hope all my friends are safe and warm also as I know a few of you have been getting hit a bit hard with the weather. 
I wanted to share my latest make with you. It is using an image by Sassy Cheryl Called No2. Pencil & a Dream and I have been dying to colour it for ages now. 
What do you think…..
I have of course used my Spectrum Noirs (list is below), for her hair I have used colours that was done in this tutorial which is on the Spectrum Noir Blog, there is always lots of tutorials being added so make sure you check it out. 
I went for a brightish theme…I even used some of my stroke only papers !! 
I also created 3 “mini pencils”……… 
I didn’t want to add too much detail to the card as I think the image needs to be the focal point, so I just added some Seam Binding, Sequins, Button and twine. 
I am going to be entering this card into Kraftin’ Kimmie’s GDT call on Facebook, I adore Kim’s Stamps and would LOVE to be on her amazing team, so fingers crossed ! 
The details for the GDT are here , Even if you don’t plan on going the call why not stop by it is a really friendly group and always lots going on. 
Items used
Spectrum Noir Pens and pencils- 
Skin- FS2,FS4,TN3,TN4.
Hair- GB1,GB4 & GB7
Clothing etc- PP1,PP5,IG1,LG4,GG3,GG4,GT1,GT2,IB1,BG1,CT3,CR7,CR3,CR1
Papers are My Minds Eye Find your wings and fly 
Sequins, Button, Gem & Twine all from my stash. 
I hope you all have a lovely, crafting weekend. 
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting 

Heartfelt Love

Afternoon lovelies, hope you are all ok and looking forward to the weekend 🙂 
I wanted to share my latest card with you today. I have used Tiddly Inks Wryn – Heartfelt love and coloured her using just my Ice Grey Spectrum Noirs with a tiny bit of red. 
What do you think…
I have had this idea for a while after looking through the Tutorial over on the Spectrum Noir blog and knew this would be the perfect image for it. I wanted to keep the rest of the card nice and simple because i think this image really doesn’t need much else with it, so all I have done is added some ribbon and wood hearts which I coloured using my Spectrum’s. 
I hope you like it 🙂 
Items used:
Spectrum Noirs- 
Papers- My Minds Eye Rosy 
Red is from Papermill Direct 
Hearts are from Globecraft & Piccolo 
Ribbon is from my stash. 
Have a lovely weekend everyone, and happy crafting