Valentine's day cards

Simon Says Stamp – You have my Heart card!

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Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I am excited because tomorrow school starts for the brand new year. I have my son in grade 11 and daughter in grade 9. Everything is organised – books, folders, pencils, pen, uniforms and shoes. So from tomorrow onwards, there will be a routine. Yay! It is going to be busy but organised busy. I love that.
I have a valentine’s day card to share today using Simon Says Stamp You have my Heart collection goodies.
Love the Heart Vent Wafer die from You Have My Heart Collection by Simon Says Stamp. I wanted to get some beautiful pink to red ombre colours behind the stripes on the card. So I sponged Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries distress ink on the white card panel.. Then spattered gold Colourshine from Heidi Swapp. While this was drying, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die set and die cut the Heart Vent die on the top centre of the panel. I layered this panel on top of the sponged panel. And you can see the beautiful colours with gold spatter through the vents ūüôā I adhered this layered panel on Fog card base.

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The sentiment is from Roses for You stamp set which I stamped on a strip of white cardstock. Trimmed fishtail ends and adhered belween the Heart Vent using foam adhesives. It needed some more embellishments. So I inked some scrap white cardstock with Spun Sugar and Abandoned Coral distress inks, die cut the paper using Stitched Heart Collage die. I used the smaller dies on the card in set of three. I added some glossy accents on them. Simple, easy and pack some pretty colours. Hope you like it.

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Simon Says Anything Goes!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Create with Critter Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too

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This week the challenge is Anything Goes!

We are showcasing Simon Says Stamp Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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This is my take on the challenge.
I have used one of ¬†Suzy’s Watercolour Love Notes watercolor paintable prints. I coloured the print using Zig watercolour pens. After I coloured the print, I layered the print with pattern papers from one of Simon Says Stamp October 2015 card kit. I die cut them using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. The layers are adhered to the black card base. I love the contrast on the back card base. To the top right I added a cluster of golden arrow with two heart shaped die cuts. The arrow is from Roses for You coordinating die set and the hearts are from Stitched Heart Collage die set. I inked the arrow with gold pigment ink, the hearts with Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral distress inks. I added a tiny peg to hold them in place. Then embellished with gold enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye!

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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Pretty Pink Posh

Simon Says Stamp – I Love You card!

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I really love Roses for You stamp set for its whimsical doodle images. I stamped the whimsical heart shape on watercolour paper using versamark and white heat embossed them. I stamped three or four images at a time and heat emboss. I then can see where to stamp the next few to get the random look. Versamark on white is hard to see. Once the entire panel is stamped, I watercoloured the hearts using various shades of red and pink Zig Clean Brush watercolour pens.  I used the grey pens to add shading and depth to the heart shapes. Once dry, I die cut this panel using the largest of the stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die set.  Love the stitched detail on the panel. This has pretty much become my staple for all my cards lol!

For the focal point, I black heat embossed the flower and leaves heart image from Roses for You stamp set on watercolour paper and coloured the image using Zig Clean Brush watercolour pens. Once dry, I die cut the image using the coordinating dies. I also die cut I Love You from watercolour paper. I wanted to do ombre shading on it initially but then I ditched the idea. So now it is time to assemble the card. I adhered the watercoloured background panel on Fog card base using scor tape in the middle of the panel. I wanted the edges of the panel to be raised and fold a bit. Then I adhered the sentiment die cuts on the die cut flower and leaves heart. Adhered this on vellum using foam adhesives and finally the vellum on the centre of the watercoloured background panel on the card front. No card of mine will be finished without Pretty Pink Posh sequins. And the Sparkly Clear sequins are another staple of mine on most card. Here I have used the 10mm, 6mm and 4mm sequins. I also brushed Wink of Stella clear shimmer on all the hearts on the background and on the die cut sentiment.
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I really love how pretty this card turned out. With the lots warm red and pink colours, using a light shade of grey for shadow and for the card base lightens up the entire card and gives a fresh colourful look. The white sentiment die cut now makes pops along with the sparkly clear sequins. The vellum soften the whole card.

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Penny Black

Another Penny Black card – LOVE!

Hello! Welcome back. Today’s card share is one of my favourite card I made using Penny Black stamp sets.¬†
I have used the new release stamp set called Summer Love from Penny Black. 

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I ADORE this image both the boy and girl arm in arm with ice cream in their hands. Absolutely adorable! So I stamped the image on a white card panel. Then made a mask of this image by stamping the image on masking paper, cutting out the image. I masked the original image using the mask. Then sponged Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber and Twisted Citron distress inks around the image. I sprayed some clear shimmer to add texture and shimmer to the background. I then stamped the bricks on either side of the image using an older Penny Black stamp set called  Brick Wall. Similarly I stamped the two foliage on either side of the focal masked image in black. The foliage are from an older stamp set called Sprigs.

I then removed the mask and coloured the image using copic markers. I also grounded the image and foliage using grey copic markers. The sentiment is from a new release stamp set called Critter Love. I coloured the heart shape in the sentiment with red and pink glitter pen and added some glossy accent. This is all one layer. I die cut this panel using a stitched rectangle die and adhered the panel on to a kraft card base using craft foam. For more texture, I wrapped a jute thread around the top of the card base and made a bow. Finally added a few drops of glossy accent here and there for added texture and interest.

Love the colours, depth, texture and the adorable scene on this card. Thrilled that I was able to put my thoughts exactly on paper. Penny Black stamp sets have so much detail to their designs. LOVE it! More of the Valentine’s Day Penny Black designs are available for purchase from Penny Black store.

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Simon Says Create with Critters!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Ombre Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too

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This week the challenge is Create with Critters!

We are showcasing Lawn Fawn Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I love the cuteness of Lawn Fawn stamp sets. And I really adore the cute otter in the Otterly Great Birthday stamp set and dies. This is my card using the adorable otter image from Lawn Fawn!

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I black embossed the otter and watercoloured using Zig Clean Brush watercolour pen. Then I die cut the otter using the coordinating die. Then stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and trimmed the edges.

For the background, I stamped the new Stepping Stone background stamp from You have ¬†my Heart collection from Simon Says Stamp in versamark and white heat embossed the image on watercolour paper. Then I coloured the inside of the stones in various shades of blue and aqua using Zig Clean Brush Watercolour pens. The background I shaded in grey. Once dry, I used the largest Stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die set to die cut the watercoloured background. I adhered this panel to Audrey Blue card base using craft foam. Then added a layer of vellum which I die cut using the third largest stitched rectangle die. On top of the vellum panel, I adhered the die cut otter and the sentiment using foam adhesives. To bring the card together, I used Pretty Pink Posh’s Cobalt, ¬†Sea Breeze and Sparkly Clear sequins.¬†
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The shades of blue watercolour on Stepping Stone background give the look of water on the background. Love that stamp set. Just change the colour and you have brand new background every time. Must have background stamp set. Hope you like my critter card!
So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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A Penny Black card – LOVE!

Hello everyone,
Welcome back to my blog. With Valentine’s day in the vicinity, I have a pretty Valentine’s day card to share today. I have used Penny Black’s Valentine’s Day New Release stamp set and die to make this card.

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All Abloom stamp set from Penny Black is a pretty stamp set. LOVE the detailed pretty images in the stamp set. This beautiful heart image is my favourite of all in the set. So I decided to black heat emboss the image on watecolour card panel.Then used Zig Clean Brush watercolour pens to colour the image. Similarly used the grey watercolour pen to shade the outside of the image. Once dry, I used Wink of Stella shimmer pen to add shimmer to the flowers.

I adhered the panel on a pink card base to coordinate with the big flowers on the image. For the sentiment I die cut True Love die using gold foiled cardstock and adhered on the card front. Finally embellished with gold 6mm and 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I let the watercolour highlight the image with a touch of gold on the sentiment and sequins. Here are the Penny Black stamp set called All Abloom and True Love die I have used on this card.

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All the new Valentine’s Day stamp set and dies are available for sale at Penny Black shop!

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Pretty Pink Posh 2nd Birthday Blog Hop!

I am so privileged to be part of Pretty Pink Posh team from the beginning! Paulina is such an amazing person. She is hard working, approachable, sweet, organised and enthusiastic! I love working with her and her amazing designs of dies and stamp set. Not to mention the beautiful colourful sequins and confetti!  So thank you for having me on your team, Paulina! All the very best for the future and wishing Pretty Pink Posh many more birthdays in the furture.

This is the second day of the birthday celebrations. Yesterday was the first. If you missed it, head over to Pretty Pink Posh Blog and hop the hop! There are plenty of prizes to be won. For today’s blog hop you should come from¬†Melody Rupple‘s blog. If not don’t worry, I will list all the designers participating in the today’s blog hop later in the post.

I have two cards using Pretty Pink Posh dies and sequins and a video to share today. Hope you enjoy my projects.
This is my first card using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo die set and Sweet Pea sequins mix!

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My card is inspired by Sweet Pea sequins mix by Lisa Elton! I love the pinks, greens and white sequins in the mix. So pretty! I decided to layer the Stitched Banner dies add a big bold sentiment and embellish with the sequins from Sweet Pea mix.

I die cut four stitched banner from white cardstock and one using gold mirror cardstock. I sponged Spun Sugar, Worn Liptstick and Abandoned Coral distress inks on the four white die cuts. Spattered them with water and set aside to dry. I stamped the sentiment from the new Roses for You stamp set by Simon Says Stamp on the bottom of  the white card base. Coloured the sentiment with copic markers. Then stamped the leaves and coloured with copic markers again.

Then I layered and adhered the stitched banners on the top of the card front and embellished with sequins from Sweet Pea sequins mix.

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I have a video tutorial showing how I made this card. You can watch the video in HD on my You Tube Channel.

If you like my video please give me a thumbs up! Also subscribe to my channel. I will have more videos coming every week.

Here are the both the cards together.

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As a bonus, I have another card using the free stamp set called Birdie Notes. If you purchase more than $60, this stamp set is free. No code nor die you have add this stamp set to your order. This set will be added automatically to you order if your order is $60 and more. Details later in the post.

I love love the chick in the Birdie Notes stamp set. Absolutely adorable. In fact the entire stamp set is very cute. This is a card I made using the stamp set.

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Background is pattern paper from an old Pink Paislee paper pad. I think it was last valentine’s release paper pad. I then used Scallop Frame die cut in black to frame the chick and the envelopes. The chick and the envelopes are copic colouored, fuzzy cut and adhered suing foam adhesives. I made ¬†a slit on the beak of the chick and slid the smaller envelope inside. The sentiment is simply stamped on a piece of white cardstock, trimmed and adhered. I brushed the envelopes with Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen. Finally embellished with Lemon Drop 6mm and 4 mm sequins.
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Hope you enjoyed my projects today! You next stop in the hop is to¬†Maureen Merritt‘s blog.

Here are the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop today!

There is a lot of prizes. I mean LOTS, Paulina is giving away!
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So make sure you leave comments on all the blogs on the hop. Happy Hopping!
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Simon Says Ombre!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Something New Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme!
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

OMBRE

We are showcasing¬†HERO ARTS PRODUCTS¬†this week. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them used!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Here is my take on the Ombre challenge!
I had a few ideas in my head. I decided to go with this one. Getting the ombre effect with copic markers on this design took me forever. A lot of work but that is how I work. I take the harder route to the easy one always lol! So to make this card, I used Hero Arts Tea Flowers stamp set to stamped all the images in black on white card panel. Then I used BG11 BG13, BG15 and BG34 to colour the background to get the ombre effect. Blending large area with copics is not easy especially if there are to many nooks and corners. Like I said I spent about 20 minutes get it looking good. I LOVE the effect especially with the details on the flowers and leaves.

Then I used the largest and the third  largest rectangle dies Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die set to emboss on the stamped and coloured panel. Embossing gives finer details on the coloured panel and also frames the die cut sentiment. The die cut sentiment is called Painted Thanks from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut three using black cardstock, stacked and glued together. Brushed the die cut with Wink of Stella clear pen. Finally embellished with gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!

So now it’s YOUR turn. ¬†Happy Crafting
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Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit Card #1

Good morning!
I am sharing with you my first card using Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit!
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This kit is pretty with the blues, purples and grey hues. Love this kit. And as always, Simon Says Stamp card kits are so easy to work with. After I opened my box and went through the goodies in them, popped the lollipop in my mouth, I made the most simplest card I have ever done.
I made the card base using the Audrey Blue cardstock from the kit. Then die cut this pattern paper from Polar Pals double sided 6×6 pattern paper from Doodlebug using the largest Stitched Rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies set. This stitched rectangle die is my staple to use on most of my cards. The stitched detail instantly adds sophistication to the diecut. This pattern paper has the big bold sentiment printed with the cute snowman. So there is nothing much to do to the card. I adhered this die cut to the card base with foam for dimension.

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The kit also comes with the sticker from Polar Pals collection. So I added the snowman sticker over the printed snowman on the pattern paper using foam adhesives. Then embellished with the snowflakes sequins and doodlebug sprinkles enamel dots also from the kit. That’s it! How simple is it to make a card from the kit? This is my first card suing the kit. Will keep sharing more projects during this month.

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You can find more inspiration using this kit in the gallery! If you like the kit, you can purchase from Simon Says Stamp store. Subscription to the card kits card be done here!

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