Simon Says… Something New


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

We hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

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

This week the challenge is


This can be New Home, New Baby, New Job, New Crafty Stash, New Technique, whatever you can think of.

We are showcasing our very own SIMON SAYS STAMP EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some 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


So did you miss us??  It’s been a whole 2 weeks since the last challenge – where did Christmas go??  I’m still in the process of packing away the last few things – with a very heavy heart 🙁

For my card today which celebrates the “new” I’ve used some gorgeous new Simon Says Stamp goodies that I got in my last order.  The beautiful Delicate Thistle die was sent to me from my lovely friend and team-mate Melissa Bove – thank you so much Melissa.  I am a originally from Glasgow (but have lived in England for the past 20 years) so the thistle (which is Scotland’s national flower if you didn’t know) is a special symbol for me and I just adore this die.  I die cut it twice and then coloured it with Distress Markers before finally giving it a sheen with a good coat of Studio Calico shine spray.  For the background to my card I used the Tiny Dots stencil from Simon with some embossing paste.

Something new

I created the sentiment using the new Elle’s Alpha’s from Avery Elle (which I didn’t line up all that well) and just in case you didn’t know – Hogmanay is what we Scots call New Year!!!

Thanks for popping by – I’m looking forward to visiting your blogs this weeks and getting lots of lovely inspiration!!

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw



  1. Mandi M says:

    I love your card so much Caryn! I must get that die it is so pretty thistles craft things are hard to find. I am from Glasgow too 🙂 Mandi x

  2. Misty B. says:

    The dots really set off your card. Sweet!

  3. precious card, I adore the embossing…hope your weekend is FAB!

    add a little glimmer to your life….sparkle & shine *~*

  4. Beautiful card Caryn! You did an amazing job with that Thistle Die!! So pretty!

    You’re welcome, my friend! 😉


  5. Anonymous says:

    This is just gorgeous 🙂 xx

  6. Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous card Caryn, so sweet and pretty
    Mandy xx

  7. Anonymous says:

    Caryn, I love your card! Did you know I supposedly have some Scot in me from waaaaay back? So this is very special to me!

  8. A gorgeous card Caryn, I love your paste embossed spotty background and beautifully coloured thistle!!

    Heather xx

  9. Anonymous says:

    Such a sweet card, Caryn! I missed the challenge last week! 🙂

    I love that I got a little history lesson in with your card today! Fabulous!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Caryn, this is stunning! I love the background and you just made those die cuts look AMAZING! Brilliant work!

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