Simon Says Stamp February 2015 Card Kit



I got home to some gorgeous happy mail today … my Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit!  This is one of my favourites yet – the colours are perfect and the stamp set is just gorgeous.  I didn’t waste any time getting stuck in – here’s what I’ve created so far:

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I don’t think I’m done with this kit by any means – I absolutely LOVE IT!  Looks like hubby will be getting a few extra Valentine’s this year, lol!


Simon Says … Have a Heart


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

Thank you for joining us for the It’s a Guy Thing Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is


We are showcasing GLITTER RITZ AND WINK OF STELLA 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


When I saw the featured companies this week were Glitter Ritz and Wink of Stella how could I not be more thrilled.  Glitter just makes EVERYTHING BETTER!  I created this little 4-bar sized card (my new favourite size) with just a few gorgeous supplies – the Mini Hearts die from Simon Says Stamp (probably one of the items that would be on my desert island assuming there was a Big Shot too!!), some narrow double sided tape, glitter and a stamp!  I love the fine glitter from Glitter Ritz and the Robin’s Egg colour is just STUNNING!  The red hearts are actually cut from my everlasting sheet of red glitter wrapping paper I bought about 2 years ago!  I love these two colours together – so pretty!

have a heart

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
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





Hello and happy new year!  I’m here with my first post of 2015 and it happens to be day one of the January 2015 release teasers from Clearly Besotted.  The release goes live at 10pm on 5th January but Steph and the rest of the design team will be sharing some projects up till then featuring the fabulous new stamps and dies.

Today I’m focusing on the gorgeous Je’taime stamp set and dies.  This set has so many uses – I LOVE the Eiffel Tower image and champagne bottle images!

Teaser Time

J'taime 1

I used a Tim Holtz sponge applicator with Gold Delicata ink and sponged an area on the card panel and then added a few drops of Heidi Swapp Gold Lame spritz to add big dots of gold (it’s meant to represent the champagne bubbles!!).  The bottles are a 2-step design so I stamped them first in Jungle pigment ink (Avery Elle) and then the labels in Gold Delicata.  This scene is a good representation of a typical Valentine’s day for hubby and me – plenty of Prosecco flowing!!  (The “hic” by the way is stamped using the Avery Elle Ell’s Alpha’s stamps – it’s not in the set).

My second card features the Eiffel Tower image and bit more more ink blending!  This time I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress inks and some Stuio Calico spray shine .

J'taime 2 copy

I’ll be back tomorrow with more sneak peeks at this month’s fantastic line up of new products but in the meantime make sure you visit the rest of the design team to see their amazing creations.  We are also being joined this month by the sweet Anita Bowden (Neet and Crafty) so please pop by and see her stunning samples too x