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Featuring Simon Says Stamp products

In the frame

Hello everyone!

My latest Simon Says Stamp order arrived this morning! Always a good way to start the day!

Anyway, I had resisted buying the Outline Floral Frame at the start of Diecember and my resolve lasted all of 28 days when I snapped it up in the Simons Diecember sale. I couldn’t wait to play with it!

I decided to colour it using my Twinkling H2O watercolours! This is seriously shimmery in real life!

I added a Happy Birthday die cut, also by Simon Says Stamp, and a few Nuvo glitter drops to the centre of the flowers to finish off my card!

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday challenges where the theme is ‘something new’.

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Ornate Trims

Good morning everyone and welcome to the first AAA Cards Challenge of 2019.

We have a fun sketch challenge for you today. You don’t have to create a square card – in fact most of my teammates haven’t done so, but I really like square cards and so I stuck pretty closely to the sketch!

Anyway, as soon as I saw the sketch, I thought of another never been used stamp set – the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Ornate Trims set. I masked off an area on the front of my card and got to work with my Distress Oxides.

You’ll see this year we are introducing ‘optional twists’ and this fortnight the twist is pastel colours. As this card was super quick to create, I did another one with pastels. The sentiment stamp is by Simon Says Stamp.

My teammates have made fantastic CAS cards with this sketch and we are also joined my the talented Maria from the White Mood blog.

I do hope you can play along with us – the winner will receive a stamp set from our sponsor Happy Little Stampers and the opportunity to be a guest designer.

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Festive thanks

Hello everyone!

I’m not quite ready to put away my festive supplies! I love using them for thank you cards that I hand out after Christmas.

This is the card I made for my lovely mum using Simon Says Stamp Winter Flowers stamps and matching dies. I embossed, cut and coloured all the images with my Twinkling H2Os and then created a see-through card front using Jennifer McGuire’s press n seal technique. Time consuming but totally worth it! The sentiment is by Winnie and Walter.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (something new – the matching dies were a new purchase).

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Snowflakes Christmas Wishes

Happy Christmas Sunday!

Do you ever see a stamp and think it’s definitely going to be your go-to stamp for Christmas cards this year? Well that’s exactly what happened to me when I saw the Hero Arts Delicate Snowflakes background stamp in October! And you know how many times I’ve used it before today? Once. yep, that’s right people, ONCE.

So I was determined to use it again before I pack away my festive supplies. I heat embossed the image and then used the ‘plastic bag technique’ to colour the background with distress markers and water.

I then die cut a Hero Arts ‘Christmas’ several times and stuck them together to create a thick sentiment. Finally I stamped ‘wishes’ onto a separate banner and added it beneath the 3D die cut.

It turned out to be a super quick make – hopefully I’ll use the stamp more before next Christmas!

I’m entering this into the current A Blog Named Hero challenge – the theme is ‘winter’.

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Snowflakes all around

Hello Everyone!

So my Christmas cards are all written/sent, but that doesn’t mean my festive supplies are getting put away just yet! Here’s the card I made for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. The DT call is still ongoing, so I’m throwing my hat into the ring with this one as well and keeping my fingers crossed!

I used a great 3D embossing folder from Crafter’s Companions – Sparling Snowflake – to create my centre panel. I love how this folder embosses snowflakes with differing depths. Quite unique I think! I haven’t got any other folders like this! Some snowflakes are really raised but others are very subtle. So clever!

Anyway, I added the Alicia snowflake die cut by Simon Says Stamp and stamped a small sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

To finish off the card, I added a few Nuvo glitter drops.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is die cutting.

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Mixed winter berries

Hello There!

There’s a cool colour combo over at the Color Throwdown this week – coral, red, green and grey. Not necessarily the most traditional festive combo, but I knew I wanted to create a festive card with them, so I pulled out an older Woodware stamp and got to work.

I used a light grey card base to stamp the image in green ink; I added some clear embossing powder on top to give the image a little more ‘body’. Then I coloured each dot using my prismacolor pencils before I added some Nuvo Jewel drops on top. To finish off the card I added a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp/Gina K Stamptember collaboration set.

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