Welcome Baby – Simon Says Stamp Falling For You Release

I recently became an Aunty for the 10th time!!  My gorgeous little niece, Chloe was born on 6th April and she is just GORGEOUS.  Today I’m sharing a card I made to welcome her into the family.  I used the new Baby Party Animals set from the fabby Falling For You release along with the new Diagonal Stripe background stamp, Stitched Circles dies and Stitched Slopes and Hills.  The gorgeous sequins in the shaker are the Phosphorescence Mix from Lucy’s Cards – LOVE them!


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You can see all of the products in the Falling for You release over at the Simon Says Stamp store.



Simon Says … Anything Goes


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

Thank you for joining us for the Have a Heart 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

This week the challenge is


We are showcasing CLEARLY BESOTTED  AND LIL’ INKER DESIGNS  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


Of course I HAD to work with some of my gorgeous Clearly Besotted products for this challenge – how could I not??  I used one of the new stamp sets from the January 2015 release – Baby Shower.  I stamped the elephant on linen cardstock with Raspberry pigment ink from Avery Elle.  I love the textured effect – it looks like the elephant is made of fabric!  I made this card for a friend who recently had his frst baby so to personalise it I used the new Elle’s Alphas stamps for the date and Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC’s for the name.  I created the aperture using the Simon Says Stamp stiched circles.


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Can’t wait to see what you all come up with this week!

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



Avery Elle – Storybook

I am proud to be showcasing my favourite set from the current release over at Avery ElleStorybook.  It was designed by the gorgeous and very sweet Heather Campbell and features the cutest little critters ever!  I have three cards to share today so I’ll get on with it shall I?

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I know this set has been extremely popular since it was released and I am not at all surprised.  Heather has created such a special set and I am thrilled everyone loves it as much as I do!

Well, I better get myself off to bed – can’t handle these late nights any more (must be getting old!!).



Case Study Challenge guestie week 3!

Good morningl.  I’m back with my third card as guest designer over at Case Study hosted by the amazing Iwona.  I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your attention but the muse providing all the inspiration this month is the gorgeous and uber-talented Danielle Flanders – LOVE!  I think of the 4 cards being featured this month, THIS week’s is my favourite – it’s so soft and pretty!  The pastel colours reminded me of babies so that’s where I went and used the wonderful new Clearly Besotted set – Special Delivery.


Here’s my take on Danielle’s beautiful card.

CFC179I hope you can play along with the challenge – please check out all the other DT’s blogs – they are AHHH-MAZING!!

Have a great day.

Caryn xxx


Clearly Besotted teasers continue!

Teaser TimeI told you this month was going to be another awesome release at Clearly Besotted didn’t I?  Have you been following the teasers over at Steph’s blog?  Tempted yet? I have a couple of cards to share with you today using three of the new sets being released this month.

First up is this one featuring Dandelion Dreams.  The flowers are white embossed onto a vellum panel overlaying a sponged layer I did with a combination of distress inks and dye inks.

wish big (unknown-04-54-53-06-b6-5b.home's conflicted copy 2014-02-01)My second card features a new set called Little Onesie and has this very cute little baby vest and some little icons that can be stamped onto the front.   The sentiment I have used is from another set being released in February called Special Delivery – a great complimentary set.  I thought the onesie would be perfect for paper piecing so managed to use up a little bit more of my humungus paper supply!

girl onesieMake sure you pop back tomorrow for even more sneaks of this month’s release.