Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Stephanie's Birthday Blog Hop

Celebrate release Hop





Stephanie Leykauf, Marketing Director at Simon Says Stamp, is celebrating her birthday today !! Woo Hoo !!

Simon wanted to make this day extra special and developed this fabulous Surprise Party Stamp and Die Set in Stephanie's honour :-)

You should have arrived here from the lovely and super talented Heather's blog. If not you need to head back to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to start.

Heidi, Stephanie and I were in London recently and we met with the UK based Wednesday Challenge Design Team girlies and also the wonderful Debby Hughes and Stephanie Wincott. A fabulous day was had by all, it was such a pleasure to meet everyone IRL :-)

Anyways ,,,  when Birthday Girl Steph wasn't looking, Heidi gave everyone a set to use for this Surprise Birthday Hop :-) 

This is the whole group at Simon's Lunch at Simpsons on the Strand,,, the food and the company were wonderful :-) 

Debby Yates, Heidi, Heather, Debby Hughes, Caryn, Mandy, Stephanie Leykauf, Jo, Stephanie Wincott and Me :-)

(Lady Mary, from Downton Abby, had lunch here the day before us ,, shame we missed her ;-))

Happy Birthday Steph, WE LOVE YOU XXX :-)

I used the sentiment stamps to create a 'Subway Art' style background using various Simon Ink Pads and then made a vellum banner to go over the top, this muted the shades a little and gave a bit more interest I thought :-)

I die cut the balloons from coordinating cardstock and smothered them in Prisma Glitter. 
tip : press the die cuts into clear pigment ink pad, smother with Judikins Sticky Stuff, heat to melt and then sprinkle with glitter. Much easier and less messy, than using glue. 

and this is the inside view. 

Thanks for looking :-) this is the last stop on the hop ! From here you can head on back to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to leave a comment. We would love to hear what you think ! :-)

For a chance to win a fabulous Simon Says Stamp Grab Bag just leave a comment on every blog, including this one :-)

You have until Sunday 9th November 12 midday EST to join in.

Happy Hopping !!


Hope you all have a great week :-)
Luv Lols x x x

Papertake Weekly ,,,,, Anything Goes !! :-)

Hi all :-) I am back from my trip to the UK and will be popping round to see you all asap :-) Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments while I was away. I really appreciated them :-)

This week on the Papertake Weekly Challenge we are back with the old fave,,,,

Anything Goes

the optional extra is to include lots of sparkle or glitter .

I made this quick and easy card using a fab new Row Of Baubles die from the Wild Rose Studio 

This was so quick and easy to make. I just added some Prisma Glitter and a few sequins and voila ! 

We are sponsored by the lovely peeps over at 

And they have given us a …
… to give to one lucky winner :-)

Challenges :
Card Mania ,,,, Dies
Craft Your Passion ,,, Bright and Sparkly
Sparkle and Sprinkle ,, A/G with glitter, EP or Flocking
Pile It On ,,,, Feeling Cool
Crafty Calendar ,,,,, Christmas
CHNC ,,,, Sparkle

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x