Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Simon Says ,,,,, Sporty and/or Patriotic :-)

This week we have another great challenge for you !!
With the 4th of July celebrations around the corner and the Olympics just about to start too we thought we would combine the 2 this week and give you a choice :-)


We are showcasing Cuttlebug Products on our cards this week and if you have them we would love to see them used but you don't have to use them to join in :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!!!

I decided to go the ‘Sporty’ route and chose Weightlifting :-) I used this super cute Muscle Mouse image ,,, LOVE ‘im :-) You may need your shades on to scroll down ,,, this is BRIGHT!! :-)

I coloured with Copics and sparkled with Star Dust Stickles. The green spotty paper is from an Amy Tangerine Sketchbook pack and I made a panel using a Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder. I coloured the raised design with my new Pan Pastels ,, LOVE them !! I chose the ‘Pastel’s’set for my first try, yummy colours and I sprayed with Fixative to seal. All the yellow mounting cards were plain white Neenah, coloured with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink from the Spring Seanonals set, such a lovely colour ! :-)

I used a couple of the new Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Dies, I used ‘Strong’ from the Brilliant and Strong dies and a Star Border. I loved the tiny star confetti and coloured a few to pop back into the holes and added a few on the image too :-) I also used a MFT Stacking stars die and some Hemptique twine to finish :-)

I finished the inside and used a new Simon Says Stamp sentiment from a You Can Do Anything set, this was also in the May Card Kit.

Thanks for looking :-) It is Liz Marsden’s last week in the spotlight and I would like to thank her for her wonderful creations over the past month :-) Liz and the DT have made some fabulous creations for you this week so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Challenges :-

Crafty Boots ,,,, Sports

Daring Cardmakers ,,,, You’re so Sweet

Stempelsonne,,,,, Sport and Games

Paper Play ,,,, Use a Die

Pan Pastel UK ,,,,, Anything Goes

‘M’ for Make a Gift :-)

Hi all :-) I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer :-) Can you believe we are already up to ‘M’ in the alphabet !! , the weeks are rolling by ,,,, :-)

This time our lovely teamie Kelly is hosting the challenge :-)

‘M’ for Make a Gift !

This can be something you have made to give as a present or something you have made to give the present in e.g. bag, box or a gift tag.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Stamp and Create, owned by another lovely teamie ,,, Lacey !

Lacey also has a sale on at the moment, everything is 10% off !! Woo Hoo !! :-)

I decided to make a tea dispenser, I made one of these before and it was so quick and easy to do and as one of my best friends LOVES tea I made this for her :-) I will buy her a nice mug and some dunking biscuits to go with it !! :-)

The whole thing was cut out on the Silhouette Cameo, I used blue coredinations and the snowflake paper is from Craft Creations. I punched a few Martha Stewart snowflakes and used Crystal Glitter for twinkle. I added a Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener on the top and I tied a tag and using some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

Thanks for looking :-) Our lovely GD’s Annette, Claudia and the DT have made some gorgeous creations for you to see so hop on over to the ABC Christmas Challenge to see them ! :-)

Challenges :

City Crafter,,, Make a Gift

Jolly Holly Christmas ,, Bingo , Glitter/Free/Blue

Party Time Tuesday ,,,, Anything Goes

Unstampabelles ,,,,, Ribbons ( no stamping)

52 Christmas Throwdown ,,,,, Sparkle ( are non cards allowed?)

One Stop Craft ,,,,,, Christmas in June

Sparkles Christmas ,,, Monochromatic

Crimbo Crackers ,,,, Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Good Morning all :-) I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed a little crafty time :-)

This week on the Papertake Weekly Challenge we have one of Dawny’s fab sketches to follow :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp Challenge so a fab $20 voucher to the store on offer :-)


I used this very cute Happy Hopper stamp, this one is called Tall Tales

I coloured with Copics and mounted on Grand Oval and Grand Scalloped nesties. The papers are from a Pink Gelato pack and I used a white gel pen around the edges. I found some mesh that I have had forever and used a Martha Stewart border punch, some Saddle Stitch ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and a few Robins Nest Dew Drops. I used a Heart Swirl die and a few Prima roses, and finished with ‘Happy’ cut using one of the fab new Simon says Stamp Exclusives ‘Oh Happy Day ’ die :-)

I finished the inside and used a Hero Arts sentiment :-)

Thanks for looking :-)our fab GD’s and the DT have made some gorgeous cards so hop on over to the PTW to see them :-)


Incy Wincy ,,,,, Anything Goes

Love to Create ,,,, Anything Goes

Make It Mondays ,,,, Anything Goes

The Cutie Pie ,, One for the Boys

Victorine ,,,, Birthday/Happy Everything

Fussy and Fancy ,,,, Boy Attitude

CCEE Stampers,,,, Masculine

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tilly with Presents ,,,,, :-)

Hi all :-) I hope you’re all enjoying a lovely weekend,, we are having a heatwave ,,,,, lovely !!! :-)

I made this card using a new Tilly with Presents image from the Wild Rose Studio

I coloured with Copics and inked the edges with Victorian Velvet DI. The papers are from a Strawberry Picnic pack and I used some white coredinations and a Swiss Dots folder for the half circle in the background. I used a Grand Calibur Circle die to cut the circle and I also used a Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Circle Border die.

I cut the banner from one of the papers in the pack, mounting it onto card for extra strength before cutting it out. The vintage bias tape is from The Ribbon Girl and I used a Prima heart gem, lots of star dust stickles and a little Hemptique twine to finish.

Thanks for looking ,,,, I am writing this while watching the England /Italy match ,,, come on Engerland ,,,,,, :-) Will pop round to see ya'll later :-)

Challenges :

Sketch Saturday ,,,,,, Sketch

Allsorts ,,,, Die’s to Die For

Sweet Stampin, Ribbons and Bows

Craft Punked ,,, Strawberries and Cream ( the paper has strawberries printed on it and I used the colours)

Crafty Catz ,,,,, Pastel Colours

Moving Along with the Times ,,,, Happy Birthday

Paper Play ,,,, use a die

Diva’s By Design ,,,, Diecut

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Winner of the Simon Says Stamp Exclusives die !

Who is the lucky winner of this fab Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Fresh Daisies die from the blog hop ,,,,,

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2012-06-27 21:01:46 UTC

The lucky winner is Deidre :-) Please email me with your address and the die will be sent out to you :-)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Clean and Simple ! :-)

A new theme has just started over on the Crafty Ribbon Challenge, chosen by the lovely Carol ,,,

Clean and Simple !

I really love these text ‘With Love’ ribbons available from Crafty Ribbons and used one as a basis for the card.

I saw this flower card by Shari Carroll and CASE’d it. I l really liked the simple LO :-)

I used a UnitySending My Love’ set and coloured with copics. The pink card was plain white, coloured with a pink copic marker and I used some chevron design paper from an Amy Tangerine Sketchbook pack. I added a tiny punched butterfly using a Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch.


I decorated the inside using a spellbinders die and stamps from the set.


Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous cards so hop on over to the Crafty Ribbons Challenge to see them.

This is the gorgeous prize on offer from the lovely Ali and Tony, owners of Crafty Ribbons !

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You have until 6pm 4th July( UK time) to join in

Also don't forget if you popover to the Crafty Ribbons Blog here you can enter the Friday Freebie,every Friday Ali and Tony offer ribbon for some lucky person to win,all you have to do is leave a comment on the Friday freebie post it's easy so why not check it out as well....

Challenges :

Stampavie and More ,,,,, Things With Wings

Try it on Tuesday ,,, Anything Goes

Do You Stack Up ,,,, Inspired by a Movie ,,, ‘You’ve Got Mail’

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Please scroll down for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and

Simon Says Exclusives Dies Launch Blog Hop :-)

For my Simon Says Stamp Challenge and ABC Christmas Challenge posts please scroll down, for some reason my blog os only allowing 2 posts on this page. I will try to fix asap :-)

Hi all !! Isn’t this hop exciting !! Smile

If you arrived here from the super talented Linda Trace’s blog then you are going in the right direction, if not then you may need to go to the start at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

I know that by now you will have hopped around the world visiting so many FABULOUS and SUPER talented designers ! To be honest when I saw the line up for this hop I was quaking in me flip flops !! :-)

I chose to showcase this gorgeous Fresh Daisies die, so pretty !!

I made 2 cards to show the die as the focus of a card and as an embellishment :-)

There are 11 dies in the series and you can see them all HERE :-)

I made the first one using the lovely papers and sentiment stamp that came with the July Card Kit.

I cut out several daisies, using the Fresh Daisies die, and made a mask on some white neenah card. I then sprayed with my copic air brush and a BG00 marker to create the background. I then cut out 2 more from the neenah card and coloured them with copics. I trimmed the die cut so I had 3 flowers and I used my Mc Gill Tool Kit and Moulding Mat to ‘round’ them. I used a Grand Calibur and Grand Oval Nestibilities to make the frame and used a Circle Border Die to cut the red paper ( from the kit) to make to make the background strip. I made a butterfly using Memory Box Kaleidoscope and Moonlight die and I finished with a few Robins Nest Dew Drops and some Hemptique twine.

Inside View

Next up ,,,, well ,,, I just HAD to use a House Mouse stamp !! This is called Throwing Daisy Petals ,,,, PERFECT !!!! :-)

I coloured with copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. The papers are from Lawn Fawn and I used a lovely doily from the June Card Kit. I embossed some whitewash coredinations in a new Whimsy M-Bossibilities folder I used the Simon Says Exclusives Fresh Daisies die to cut out plaon white card and coloured with copics. I finished with some purple polka dot washi tape and I used a MFT Die-Namics Button Quartet die to make the button. I finished with some Hemptique twine and Hero Arts Gems.

Inside View

The sentiment is in thre July Card Kit

I hope you have enjoyed the hop !! Now you need to head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog !! :-)

Heidi has very generously given me a candy to give away !!!

If you would like a chance to win this fabulous Fresh Daisies Die then leave me a link to your blog and I will draw the winner on Wednesday 27th June at 3pm CET ish Smile


Thanks for looking Smile I hope you enjoyed the hop !!

Please add a link to your blog with the blue frog if you would like a chance to win the lovely Fresh Daisies die :-)