Simon Says … use your favourite products or technique


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

Thank you for joining us for the Friends/Superhero Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is


What is YOUR favorite technique ? Do you like to stencil, paper piece, splatter,watercolor and what is your favorite product ? Do you like sequins, twine, ribbons, charms, die cuts ? We would love to know a few of your favorite things !

We are showcasing RANGER 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


At the moment I’m in love with all things “water-coloury”!  I have lots of different mediums (Kuretake Gansai thingies, Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, the new Zig Clean Colour markers) and of course one of my favourites, Distress pads and markers.  As we’re featuring Ranger products this week I decided to play with my Distress markers and indulge in a bit of water-colour therapy!  I stamped the gorgeous magnolias from Altenew in Versamark ink and embossed them in Ranger gold embossing powder.  I then used a combination of Distress markers (scribbled on to a sheet) in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry.  I flooded the area inside the embossing with water and then just let the ink do it’s workby picking it up with a paintbrush and dropping the colour in.  Once I let it air dry I stamped the greeting from the brand new Big Scripty Greetings set from the Simon Says Stamp Color of Fun Release in Versamark and again, embossed it in gold.  I mounted the panel onto the front of an A2 card leaving no edge – a nice, clean and simple card to send someone a much needed hug.

fave technique

Sadly, this card is for a friend of mine who has just lost her husband – an amazing man who was suddenly taken from us last Sunday.  You may remember I made a card for them when they celebrated their “joint 40th” birthdays a few months ago (HERE).  Danny was just 40 and was taking part in a Triathlon in North Wales when he collapsed and tragically passed away.  He was a great guy and you can read about his story here  – and if you feel like you want to help Nicki continue to raise money for his beloved charities then that would be awesome too.  The links are HERE and HERE.

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

Do you use Instagram?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

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. Libby S. says:

    Sweet, delicate, and lovely. Thank you for detailing how you made this pretty card, too.

  2. Dr Sonia S V says:

    What an absolute beauty. Love the coloring and the embossing…stunning!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  3. Cathy R says:

    Beautiful card, such pretty colours, Cathy x

  4. Ruth G says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be keeping the family in my prayers.

    Your card is so lovely! The gold embossing is wonderful with the water-coloring (I’m a Yank, so I apologize for the spelling!)

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. hello Caryn! this is precious…so soft and sweet….luvin the CAS design! hope you have a wonderful week!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  6. Beautiful card Caryn! So elegant! Love the embossing!!


  7. Bonnie says:

    Your watercoloring is awesome both on this card and the card at SSS Wednesday! Makes me itch to get out my Distress Markers! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Dori J says:

    Elegant and stunning! I just love this card!

  9. Your pinks along with the gold embossing make a beautiful marriage, Caryn! Love how this turned out!

  10. Stephanie says:

    Elegant and beautiful card, Caryn!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. Heather says:

    A beautiful card Caryn – so pretty with the delicate gold embossed flower coloured so gorgeously!!

    Heather xx

  12. Lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card Caryn 🙂 the gold embossing with the delicate pink is so pretty, the whole design is beautiful 🙂

    Lols x x x

  13. Virginia Lu says:

    Love your ink blending with the Distress Markers! Totally gorgeous, Caryn!

  14. Jingle says:

    This is beautiful! I love the delicate feel it has!

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