Simon Says Stamp

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Yay! You did it!

Hello everyone!

For today’s quick card, I used a Studio Carabelle embossing folder together with a Cathy Zielske/Simon Says Stamp die.

I added lots of Nuvo Jewel drops but felt my card still needed a little something extra, so I added a Neat & Tangled sentiment which I embossed onto black card using some Hero Arts white detail embossing powder.

I’m entering this into the latest Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – ‘Emboss like a boss’!

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Let’s eat cake

Hello Everyone!

For this card, I stamped and cut some Simon Says Stamp cupcakes which I then coloured using my Twinking H2Os. I stuck them to a few layers of My Mind’s Eye papers and finally added a ‘Happy Birthday’ die cut also from Simon Says Stamp.

Side note: I popped into my favourite cupcake shop last week – the Primrose Bakery in London. I can honestly say they have the best cupcakes I have ever tasted and they always have ‘special’ varieties on the counter. Last week’s special was ‘rhubarb and custard’ and was my colour inspiration:





I’m entering this into a number of challenges: the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the Casology challenge (cake).

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Autumn in the air

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. The days are getting shorter and the weather is definitely crisper – yes, autumn is in air here in the UK so it seems apt that this fortnight’s theme is ‘Autumn Colours’. Uniko is our sponsor.

For my card, I used a stamp from my favourite Simon Says Stamp set (Fractile Leaves) plus a sentiment from Winnie & Walter which I inked up with Delicata brown shimmer ink which I covered in clear embossing powder.

Can we just take a moment to admire that Delicata ink? It is soooo shimmery! Absolutely gorgeous!

Anyway, I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencil and then blended with baby oil. First time doing that and I love the effect – will be using it again! Anyway, I resisted the urge to add some bling. I think this could make quite a good maculine card, do you?

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – clean and simple.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by our Guest Designer, the super-talented Hannelie from Desert Diva. I’m sure many of you already know her and her amazing creations – but for those of you who don’t, you should definitely drop by her site – you are in for a treat!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!


Fabulous You!

Hi everyone!

So today I stepped away from the Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves set and played with some of my other new Stamptember goodies – including the gorgeous Fabulous You set by Altenew for Stamptember.

I must say, I found this set very easy to use and just created this very quick card using Altenew inks, some distress inks and my Twinkling H2Os, stickles and some sequins to add a bit of sparkle. Looking at it now thought, I’m wondering if I added too many ink splatters to the background?

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – ‘stamp it’.

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Repurposing fractile leaves


I really think that the Fractile Leaves stamp set is my favourite Stamptember set so far this year. I could not wait to ink it up and start playing when it landed on my doormat yesterday!

As I was playing, I was thinking about how I could use the set in different ways – I find Simon Says Stamp sets lend themselves to repurposing very nicely – I’ve already shared some cards where I used the Artsy Flower Parts in a different way – here and here.

Anyway, for this card, I thought one leaf could be easily converted into a petal – so here is my Fractile Flower card. Embossed in silver and coloured as ever with my Twinkling H2Os!

I couldn’t resist using one of my new Simon Says Stamp background stamps as well – I embossed it in white and then lightly smooshed on some distress ink.

I’m entering this into the current SSS Flickr challenge – ‘stamp it’.

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Simple one layer Happy Birthday card

Hi everyone

I’m very excited that my Stamptember goodies came today!!!!! Before I open them up and start playing, I thought I’d share this card which I created for the current Less is More challenge – which has a theme of ‘colouring in/one-layer card’.

I stamped an image from the Simon Says Stamp Spring Seeds set and then added a sentiment from the Sketch Ranunculus set. Thank goodness again for the MISTI – I was able to position the sentiment in exactly the right spot! Would have taken ages in the pre-MISTI days!

Anyway, I dry-embossed a Spellbinders die around the image and then coloured using my Twinking H2Os. I added a touch of stickles to finish it off.

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – both have the theme of ‘Stamp It’.

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