Simon Says ,,, STAMPtember® ‘Stamp-It’ Challenge and Blog Hop


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.

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,

STAMPtember® ‘Stamp-It’ and Blog Hop

You must create a project using a rubber or clear stamp, no digi images allowed, add your creation to the linky AND hop around the designers blogs leaving comments along the way.  We are only showing sneak peeks of what we made so you need to visit our blogs to see our creations in all their glory 🙂

You should have arrived here from LAURA’S  blog – if not then CLICK HERE to go to the start of the hop on the  Simon Says Stamp Store Blog 

TODAY is Heidi’s Birthday, as you know Heidi is the owner of Simon Says Stamp and we would like you all to join us in wishing her a very Happy Birthday

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In honor of Heidi’s Birthday we are showcasing the new STAMPtember® products that have just been released. CLICK HERE to see them all. It is a HUGE release with loads of fabulous stamps, dies, stencils and much more !

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


STAMPtember blog hop 1For my creation today I used the gorgeous new stamp set from the the STAMPtember release called You’re So Sweet and a FANTASTIC new background stamp called Leaf Background.  I love fruit images and particularly love pears – so that was the first image I was drawn to when I saw this set.  The panels on the top and bottom of the card have been stamped  in Versamark on Tim Holtz watercolour card and then heat embossed in white.  The pears were masked to form a row and also heat embossed.  I’ve used watercolour to add the colour details and highlighted the pears with a touch of gold sparkle using the gold Wink of Stella brush.  The sentiment is from the Thanks card die – I just trimmed off the card bit!!  This was heat embossed in Ranger Gold Tinsel embossing powder.

From here you need to hop on over to Cheiron’s blog to see her amazing creation!!
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 🙂


The holidays are coming….

Ok – it’s still August but for a papercrafter that means it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming festive holidays such as Halloween and Christmas.  I have to admit that this last three months of the year is my MOST favourite season – I love the Autumn, Halloween, 3 of my children (and myself) have birthdays and then IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!  It’s a wonderful time of year in our house.  So in the spirit of the festive season (soon) I have a dainty little Christmas card to share!!


Today also sees the start of a new challenge today over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog and this week theme is everyone’s favourite… ANYTHING GOES!  The design team are featuring products from Memory Box but you don’t have to to enter.

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Lately I’ve seen Debby Hughes making lots of cards in a smaller scale (4 bar size) which really appeals to me and is perfect for this little deer die.  I’ve used the Mini Stardust Stencil with some gorgeous silver-glitter sparkle medium with the Leaping Deer die both from Memory Box.  I covered the die cut deer in Versamark and then embossed him in silver fine embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Pretty Poinsettia from Clearly Besotted and is also embossed in silver.


Please pop along to the blog and check out the rest of the design teams fabulous creations and hope you can join in the fun and play along.  As always, one lucky randomly drawn entry will receive a $50 store credit – woo hoo!!  With STAMPtember just a few days away you’re going to want to get that prize for sure!!!




Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Back To School


Hi – today sees the start of another new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.  The theme of this week’s challenge is BACK TO SCHOOL and we’re showcasing products from My Favourite Things.


II can’t believe the summer is almost at an end – it always makes me a little sad but the start of a new term is always exciting so lets see how you mark the occasion!!

I love the MFT background stamps – they’re so detailed yet stamp perfectly.  I used the Typewriter Text backfround stamp from MFT and some other stamps from Clearly Besotted.  I also had my first play with Distress Markers – and then ordered a whole heap more!!!

back to schoolDon’t forget Simon Says Stamp have a $50 gift voucher for one one lucky, randomly drawn participant!  Yay!!


For lots of fabulous inspiration from the design team and all the challenge details please visit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.

Happy crafting!!!