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

Stamptember is here !!

Hey guys, I couldn’t wait and had to share that Stamptember from has started !! 
It is a month long event and is full of tons of releases, collaboration and giveaways.
All the Simon products can be found here and there really is something for everyone. 
I thought i’d share some of the goodies I have my eye on.

I love that they now have shimmery cardstock AND envelopes !!! and some of their dies are beautiful, and those inks !!! It is a good job it’s my birthday soon !!
Make sure you check it out, they really have released something for everyone and I LOVE this release.
Happy shopping and make sure you let me know what you brought.
Have a great day ! 

Clearly Besotted With some Sparkle

Hey, I hope everyone had a nice weekend ? 
We did some planning for the garden and also for the remaining rooms in the house we have left to decorate, and dare I say it….Christmas ! 
Those who are on my Facebook know one of my favorite stamp companies are Clearly Besotted and their last release was, in my opinion one of their best. 
From their last release was this super cute and fun set called “Be Lucky”.
Be lucky
As soon as I saw the samples using it I knew I HAD to get it….you all know what it is like. 
My first card with the set had to be that cute unicorn.  
My original thought was to colour using my pencils, but a few people have asked about blending with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens, so I thought a sparkly unicorn was too good not to do. 
In the video below I show how I blend the pens, and also how I created the whole card, which includes using the Clear Sparkle Pen with Water based markers. I have also shown a way to use Press’n Seal when Ink Blending.
I hope you enjoyed the video. I changed the video and went for a lot less text…let me know what you think, I REALLY do value your opinions.

If you want a set that is fun and easy to colour then I highly encourage you to get this one, and how could you resist the cuteness !!! 
As always I have linked all the supplies used below. 
Thank you so much for stopping by. 
I hope you have an amazing day & Happy crafting 

Festive Card Series #2 – Using non holiday/festive stamps

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
When I started my Youtube Channel I wanted to start a festive card series where each month I posted something I had created for the holiday season…Part 1 can be found here
Due to all the computer issues I had Part 2 has been very delayed, but as they say better late than never ! 
I think most crafters like to make their stash go further if they can, so I wanted to show that you don’t have to buy, or use festive/holiday themed stamps to create a holiday card. 
The stamp I have used is by Hero Arts and is called Kelly’s Background Star (all supplies are listed below with links) and I thought the stars worked well for a festive card. 
The sentiment is from a fab sentiment set from Hero Arts that has tons of everyday sentiments on, and again I thought it worked well for this card, it is a great sentiment if you want a general holiday card rather than a Christmas themed one, but would work just as well for a Christmas Card. 
Below is the Video of how i made the card, Enjoy. 
I hope you enjoyed the video. 
I really do encocurage you to check through your stash for items you could use for different holidays, I was surprised how many I had, it makes them so much better value for money 🙂 
  This card could also easily be used to produce a batch, and that is what I am planing on doing with them, maybe try out some different colours.
If you do create something with items that were not intended for that occasion please share them with me, I’d love to see what you create. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing day. 
Happy Crafting 

Spectrum Noir Colorista Blog Hop

Hey lovelies. As you know I was asked to be part of the team working on the new range from Spectrum Noir called Colorista. 
Colorista Is based around adult colouring books and there is some amazing products which I will tell you about below. 
To celebrate the new range Spectrum Noir are doing a blog hop from 23rd August (today)- 29th August. There is going to be an amazing Colorista bundle for you to win (trust me it is awesome), as well as seeing what my amazing teamies have been creating.
 If you are here from the blog hop you should have arrived here from the lovely Lori Barnett.
For those in USA Colorista Is launching on HSN on 30th August and below is the all the show details. 
For those outside of USA the range will be launching around September 🙂 
 I wanted to share a quick picture of one of the card kits…Yep it isn’t just for colouring books 🙂
There is several card kits and they are beautiful, they come with your cards ready to colour, inserts & envelopes. I worked with one of the foiled cards kits. 
I do have have to say sorry for the picture but I really wanted to show you the amazing foiling. 
For most of the cards I used the NEW pencils, but for the card on top I coloured completely with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and as you can see the card tock is amazing and didn’t pill or anything. 
The foiling is in gold & silver and really is beautiful. 
One of the things I think is brilliant about the range is to go along side it Spectrum Noir are offering a FREE online colouring course !! Whilst it will be based around adult colouring I highly encourage anyone to sign up, it is free and includes 8 weeks free downloadables, e-books and lots of hints & tips. 
For more info about the course just click on the image below. 
If you have any questions about the course, or once you have signed up then make sure you join us on the course chat event which can be found here
If you would like another chance to win some Colorista Goodies then click on the image below to enter our competition thats running over at Facebook. (this closes 26th August 2016)  
If you would like to check out some more inspiration and any of the latest news then check out all the links below: 
And finally onto the blog hop list. 
Your next stop on the list is Giovana. 
Below is a full hop list just in case you need it:
Tracey Freeman **You are here**
Thank you so much for hopping along. 
Happy Crafting