18.05.2016

Simon Says … Fun With Felt

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

Thank you for joining us for our Flowers Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme!

This week the challenge is

FUN WITH FELT

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp ‘Spring Plush Release’ Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, 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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My inspiration this week came from a bottle of one of my favourite blush sparkling wines!  I loved the design on the label so thought I’d make a little felt hanging decoration that you could use to jazz it up if you were giving it as a gift.  I stuck with the red and black theme and used the Black and Cherry felts available from the Spring Plush release.  Now it needs to just get popped back in the fridge ready to enjoy on a lovely summer evening in the garden!

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
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16.05.2016

Avery Elle … Special Delivery

Hey there, just popping in with a card I created using the fun Special Delivery stamp set from Avery Elle.  One of my favourite papers from the Everyday Paper Collection is this gorgeous yellow gingham – and it’s just the perfect backdrop for any baby card!  I stamped the two different storks, booties and baby bundle in New Moon dye ink and coloured everything with Copics.  I then die cut the images, some Pierced Clouds (in Vellum) and the sentiment (from black card).  I love the little pierced scallop die from the Dotted Border Elle-ments collection which I think adds just the right amount of cuteness to this card!

Special Delivery

Thanks for stopping by xxx

11.05.2016

Simon Says … Flowers

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

Thank you for joining us for our Stencil It Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme!

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

This week the challenge is

FLOWERS

With or gardens, pots and parks now coming into bloom we thought our blogs should join in. Whether you choose to use die cuts, stamps or ready made flowers we are sure that they will all be pretty and we are looking forward to seeing what you make!

We are showcasing Prima Flowers Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, 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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I love this Prima stamp set called Bayou Flowers.  It has a lovely sketchy design and stamps beautifully.  I used the purple inks from Altenew for the different layers and love how they turned out.

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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09.05.2016

Avery Elle … Be a Unicorn

I have a card using one of my favourite sets from the CHA 2016 release from Avery Elle up today – Be A Unicorn.  This set was designed by my fellow teamie, Heather and I just love it.  I paired it with a few other Avery Elle essentials to create this card from my niece’s first birthday.  I love the Avery’s Alphas dies for personalising a special birthday card.

Be a Unicorn

 


04.05.2016

Simon Says … Stencil It

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

Thank you for joining us for our Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme!

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

This week the challenge is

STENCIL IT

We are showcasing Stencil Girl Stencils this week. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, 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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I used the fabulous Starlight stencil from The Stencil Girl to add a subtle texture to my base card before layering on some gorgeous blooms from Altenew’s Layered Lily set.  I adore the images in this stamp set and the love how they look against the pretty background (created with Avery Elle Lemon Grass ink – my current favourite colour to use).  I made good use of my MISTI for this card too – it really helps me when creating layered images and placing sentiments too – can’t live without it!!

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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02.05.2016

Avery Elle … Banner and Wreath and Best Ever

Hey there!  I have a couple of cards up on the Avery Elle Design Blog today.  The first is a card I made for my Daddy’s birthday way back in March!  I love the Best Ever stamp set – the size and mix of fonts is just awesome (and of course I couldn’t help pairing it with my favourite little shark pal!!).

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Next up is a simple little card using the Banner and Wreath stamp set.  I am in LOVE with the Lemon Grass pigment ink from Avery Elle – I have used it on so many cards recently.  It is such a fabulous colour and seems to complement anything else you put it with!!  The pigment inks are amazing at blending too – love them!!  The sentiment is from the Sentimental die collection.

Banner and Wreath


30.04.2016

Simon Says Stamp MAY 2016 Card Kit

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Popping with a quick card I made using the new May 2016 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp.  This kit just shouts SUMMER (which we need some sign of here in the UK).  It’s got a fabulously fun stamp set full of cute little images and sentiments.  The LAwn Fawn papers are so pretty and the colours are gorgeous.  Hope to get more time to play with this awesome kit over the next week so I’ll post some more when I do!

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Thanks for stopping by.

27.04.2016

Simon Says … Anything Goes

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

Thank you for joining us for our Make It Girlie Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme!

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

This week the challenge is

ANYTHING GOES

We are showcasing STAMPENDOUS PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, 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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I decided to create a floral Mother’s Day card for the challenge this week.  It was last month here in the UK but I know elsewhere in the world it is in May so I’m not entirely behind with this card!!!  I used the pretty Fronds stamp set from Stampendous to create a simple bunch of flowers – they could have been picked fresh out of any English country garden!!  I stamped them in a light ink then used Zig Clean Colour Markers to colour loosely over the image.  To give it a more water coloured appearance I went over the ink with a water brush.  I die cut the panel with the Scalloped Dotted Border die from Avery Elle and finished with some twine and a few sequins.

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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25.04.2016

Avery Elle … Stoked

Hello and HAPPY MONDAY!  Hope it’s nicer where you are than here in the north of England!!  Today I’m sharing the card I made for my little nephew Alex not so long ago.  I used the fantastic “Stoked” stamp set from Avery Elle and gave him a shock of blond hair – just like the real thing!  I am getting down to last few bits and pieces of my Everyday paper pad (don’t worry – I have brand new one waiting to be devoured) so thought I’d put the scraps to good use and add some funky patterns to the background.

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To personalise it for him I used the ever-so-useful Elle’s Alphas to put his name onto the front of the drum kit!

Thanks for stopping by.


20.04.2016

Simon Says … Make it Girly!

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

Thank you for joining us for our Lets Do The Polka Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme!

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

This week the challenge is

MAKE IT GIRLY

We are showcasing HERO ARTS PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, 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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As soon as I saw this Hero Arts stamp set in action I knew it needed to go right into my basket!  I tried lots of different colour combos but the one I favoured was this one using a mixture of Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp and Ranger dye inks (listed below).  The top layer was also restamped using Versamark and clear embossed to add even more dimension.  I love the final look of these gorgeous orchid images.  To colour match the sentiment I used the Wild Orchid dye ink from Ranger and coloured a piece of card before die cutting with the “birthday” from A Tag For All from Avery Elle.

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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