Simon Says … Happy Birthday!


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

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

We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher and the winner of the Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers Set

This week the challenge is


please make a happy birthday celebration creation !

We are celebrating our 6th Birthday ! WOO HOO ! Our 1st ever challenge was on Wednesday 1st April 2009, hasn’t time flown ! We would like to take this opportunity to thank YOU all for joining in with the challenges !

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

To mark this special occasion Simon Says Stamp will be giving away not 1 but 6 $50 vouchers to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store !



I’m so thrilled to be able to celebrate the 6th birthday of Simon Says Stamp with them!  I don’t think there is a better company out there in terms of supply, (they always have the latest products available),  customer service (this is just second to none in my experience), value (I frequently order from the UK and the prices and shipping costs are great) and just general “niceness” (I can’t express how fabulous they are to work with – every one of the team is a total pleasure!).  There are are just so many good things I can say about them.

I created a birthday card in they’re honour using some of their newest products and what is becoming one of my favourite dies!  I stamped the three different outline flowers from Artful Flowers onto Tim Holtz water colour card using Versamark and then heat embossed them in white.  I then chose three colours from the Kuratke Gamsai water colour palette and simply coloured three flowers in each colour.  I don’t yet own the dies to co-ordinate with this set so I cut each one out and then just arranged them (I TRIED to be as random as possible) on the card and stuck them in place using glue dots.  I die cut the Wishing sentiment using Fog SSS card and stamped the sentiment in black under neath.

Happy Birthday SSS

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 !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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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. This is beautiful! TFS!

  2. this card is beautiful caryn! i just love the colors and how realistic the flowers look!

  3. fiore says:


  4. fiore says:

    wow è bellissima!

  5. Tricia Ann says:

    You did such a beautiful job. I love the color combination you chose and the shadowing.

  6. Rose J says:

    This card is so beautiful! Love the colours & layout.

  7. Lee-Ann says:

    This is beyond GORGEOUS!!!!

  8. sherry butcher says:

    Great job, love the flowers, the colors and your style. TFS.

  9. Yay it’s spring, love the card, thx

  10. Stephanie says:

    Talk about a watercolored beauty! Love the layout of this card too 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. Debby says:

    Gorgeous card Caryn, such pretty colours.

  12. Lagene says:

    WOWZERS! Gorgeous flowers & I love the arrangement!

  13. This is STUNNING!!! I just bought this stamp/die set and now I am going to have to use them. Your coloring is oh so spectacular. Thank you for the inspiration!

  14. Kay Miller says:

    Caryn this is absolutely stunning! I subscribe by email to your blog, so I get to see all of your lovely creations, but I had to pop in and comment on this beauty!! Really WOW!! Your watercoloring is amazing!!

  15. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! ♥

  16. Lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card Caryn 🙂 the flowers and colours are so pretty, I need this stamp and die set too now !! 🙂

    Lols x x x

  17. Gorgeous Caryn, I love these Artful Flowers and your have used a lovely design and a beautiful palette!!

    Heather xx

  18. This is very pretty, Caryn! I love the colors!

  19. Amy A. says:

    I love this set. So happy I got it. Now wish I had the dies to go with it. Your card is just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  20. You have moved these flowers to the top of my wishlist! LOVE the colors you put together!

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