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Simon Says Anything Goes!

Second post for today. HERE is my first post!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Christmas To Die For Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Anything Goes


This week we are showcasing Concord & 9th Products.  You don’t have to use them for 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
I love Concord and 9th products. They are very unique and innovative. My first stamp set from Concord and 9th is Brushed Blossoms stamp set. I not only LOVE the painted flowers and layers but the handwritten sentiments are gorgeous. Such a beautiful stamp set. 
I decided to use the painted flower and leaves images from the stamp set and stamp a pretty background for my card. I used Fresh Peach ink from Hero Arts and Jelly Bean ink from Simon Says Stamp to stamp the flowers, buds and leaves. I used Versafine Black Onyx ink to add accents to the flowers and the background. I die cut the panel using the largest of the Wonky Stitched Rectangle die from MFT. The wonky stitches adds details. I die cut a circle in the top middle of the panel. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap white cardstock. I adhered the top panel on the sentiment panel using foam adhesives I adhered this panel on a Fog card base. To bring the black accent from the background and the black sentiment together, I added Onyx sequins.

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Hope you like my take on the challenge. All the products I used to make this card is listed below. So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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Wishing You Joy! Winnie & Walter November release

Hello everyone,

 I am here sharing my project using Winnie & Walter’s newly released November products. The new products did not arrive on time, hence was not able to participate in the premieres and blog hop. So I will be sharing my projects I made using the new products over a few days this week.
The stamp set and coordinating cutaway I am showcasing today are Frenchy’s Festive Florals.

This set is very pretty. Love the delicate images. And it is always great to have coordinating dies for every image. Here is my card.

I stamped the images from the stamp set using a mixture of pigment and dye ink and die cut them all out. I gold heat embossed the “JOY” sentiment and die cut. The two rectangles are die cut using Essentials: Katherine Cutaway. I sponged Peacock Feathers distress inks on top of the smaller white rectangle panel.

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I clustered glued the die cut images on the top right corner of the smaller panel. Then below to the cluster to the left I adhered the “JOY” die cut sentiment using foam adhesives. Then I stamped the smaller sentiment on strips of white cardstock. I adhered these strips using foam adhesives.

I adhered the smaller panel over the larger panel using foam adhesives and the whole panels to the card base flush using scor tape. The larger panel is pattern paper from My Mind’s Eye Charmed collection. I finally embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkly Clear sequins.

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Hope you are inspired. Both the Frenchy’s Festive Florals and coordinating Cutaway are available for purchase from Winnie & Walter Store.

I will share more projects using the new release in the coming days.
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Merry Christmas card

Hello friends, I have been dying to play with this gorgeous detailed cutting plate from Taylored Expressions called Merry Christmas. 
This cuttle plate is perfect to mass produce your Christmas cards this year. Here is my card using this Merry Christmas Cutting Plate.
I have kept it simple. I sponged distress inks Candied Apple, Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany on watercolour panel. Then spattered some clear water to add texture. Once dry, I die cut using the Merry Christmas cutting plate. Before die cutting I added Stick It adhesives on the back of the panel. I also add stick it on the back of two more white panels. So I die cut two more using the white panel. Then I stacked and glued them with the red die cut on top of the stack.

I wanted this to pop out of the card. So I sponged the card front with Salty Ocean distress inks. I did sponged a load of the colour. I then adhered the dimensional die cut on the card front. WOW! LOVE how the red pop against the blue background. I LOVE contrast and this is awesome. I added some highlight details using white gel pen. Thats it!

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Winnie & Walter Sending Cheer card.

Hey everyone!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American and Canadian friends all over the world!

I am here to share a card I made using Winnie & Walter’s In Bloom: Julie’s Roses stamp set. This is a new stamp set and it is free with purchase of $35 or more on Black Friday Sale! There is more details later in the post. But first here is my card.

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsI white heat embossed a few roses and leaves from the stamp set and watercoloured them using Zig Clean brush pens and Gansai Tambi watercolour as well. Then I hand cut them all. For the background I die cut a watercolour panel using the largest rectangle die from Essential: Katherine Cutaway. I then smooshed distress inks Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry.

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsSentiment is from The Big, the Bold and Greetings cutaway which I die cut using gold foil cardstock. I adhered the sentiment on the centre of the watercolour wash panel. Then I clustered and glued down the roses and leaves. Finally I added the smaller sentiment from The Big, the Bold and Greetings stamp set stamped on a strip of white cardstock. I adhered this panel on a light grey card base. Embellished with Tonic Nuvo Crystal drops and Sparkly Clear sequins.

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsHere is the Thanksgiving sale details from Winnie & Walter.

 I am thankful to have all of you as friends. I am very very grateful to be part of the design teams and thankful for the owners and coordinator for having me on their teams. These are just a few I am thankful for this apart from having a wonderful supportive husband, beautiful well behaved smart children and a cute fluffy doggie. Truly blessed. Have a wonderful thanksgiving dinner and time with your family.

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Simon Says Christmas To Die For!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Christmas Critters Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Christmas To Die For

Use any die cut on your creation and if you don’t have one you can use a punch instead. The main thing is to make something for Christmas and have fun!
We would also like to wish all of our friends in the United States a Very Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you have a lovely time with your family and friends.
This week we are showcasing our very own  Simon’s Exclusive Products.  You don’t have to use them for 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
Simon Says Stamp Corbel Tree die caught my eye the moment I saw it on the release. It is so pretty. I have used this die to make my card for the challenge today.
I die cut two small stitched rectangle panels using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die set and white cardstock. I die cut the Corbel Tree die on one of the rectangle panel and sponged Pine Needles and Forest Moss distress inks on the other. I spattered some clear water on the sponged panel and dabbed the excess off. Then adhered the die cut panel on the sponged panel using foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment from an older stamp set from Simon Says Stamp on a smallest stitched rectangle die cut and adhered on the bottom centre of the tree panels.
For the card base, I used Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock. My favourite card stock base colour next to white. I stamped the card front with the images from Simon Says Stamp Winter Flowers stamp set. I used Soft Granite ink from Hero Arts. I used Sakura White gelly roll pen to add white to the dots on the berries. This adds interest to the card instead of it being just solid grey. Finally I embellished the card with Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw
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I have listed all the supplies I used to make my card below.


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Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone,
A quick post this morning sharing a Christmas card I made last week inspired by Debby Hughes’s Believe in the Magic card. I love the intense red colour and the gold. So rich and festive. I decided to use those colours to create a card of my own.
On a watercolour panel cut to the size of the card front, I white heat embossed the sentiment from Merry Christmas stamp set released during Stamptember. Then on the edges of the panel I white embossed the poinsettia flower and leaves from the Winter Flowers stamp set from Believe in the Season collection. Both the stamp sets are from Simon Says Stamp. Then I sponged Aged Mahogany distress inks on the centre of the panel. I went all out with it and applied a LOT of the ink. Then I used brush and water and spread the colours out evenly on the background avoiding the flowers and leaves. I added more colour to the nooks and crannies to add depth. I let the colour dry. Then I went on to colour the flowers and leaves using Finetec Gold Mica watercolour. I let the gold watercolour dry. I spattered some gold all over the panel. I wanted subtle spatters as I was afraid of ruining my card by adding a lot of spatters.  Debby is a pro in watercolouring and she knows what she is doing. Me? I am learning. Better to keep it subtle when trying for the first time. Will experiment with more spatters with time and practice 🙂 Anyway, I added gold sequins to finish of my card.

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Sending Warm Wishes!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Thanks/Thanksgiving Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Christmas Critters


This week we are showcasing Stampendous Products.  You don’t have to use them for 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
This is my take on the challenge. I have used Winter Birds stamp set from Stampendeous.
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I black heat embossed the image on watercolor paper and coloured using distress inks. How sweet are the birds? I enjoyed colouring this image. I also added a bit of yellow on the background to highlight the image.

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I trimmed the panel and added a thin strip of gold foil paper and a red and white striped pattern paper. I embellished the cardfront with Sparkly Clear sequins and the sentiment is from Arctic Christmas stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

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Hope you are inspired. So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.
Card Supplies:

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With all my heart!

Hello everyone! Happy Monday! I am sharing a card using the Simon Says Stamp November card kit. This kit is out of stock but all the items in the kit are available for purchase separately from Simon Says Stamp Store.
This card kit came only end of last week to me. So I made couple of cards over the weekend. Here is one of them.
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I used the pattern paper from the card kit and the Stitched Leaves Trio die set from Simon Says Stamp to die cut a few leaves. I sponged the edges of the leaves with a darker colour distress ink to the die cut leaf colour to add depth. Then I also sponged the copper ink from the card kit to add some shimmer.

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The base of the card is made using the blue cardstock from the kit. The wooden plank pattern paper also from card kit is die cut using the largest stitched rectangle die from Stitched Rectangle die set from Simon Says Stamp. I adhered the leaves in a circular pattern like a wreath. I added a tad glue at the centre of the back of the leaves so the edges are raised. The sentiment from the stamp set in the card kit is white heat embossed on black card stock, die cut using a stitched circle die. I adhered this sentiment circle using foam adhesive on the centre of the wreath. Then I added drops of gold stickles that came in the kit.

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Hope you like my card. I love the stamp set in the kit. Such a gorgeous bold font and sentiment. My next card showcasing the sentiment. I will share it later this week.

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Simon Says Thanks!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Thinking Of You Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Thanks/Thanksgiving

This week we are showcasing Tim Holtz Products.  You don’t have to use them for 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.
I used the new Autumn stencil from Tim Holtz to make my cards. Yes I have three cards. Three different ways to use the stencil. So grab a cuppa and enjoy!
My first card showcasing the stencil using watercolour technique.

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I placed the stencil on the watercolour paper and dusted some Color Burst watercolour pigment before straying with water. I let it sit for about 30 to 40 seconds before I pat the watercolour with a towel. Love the effect this gave. Some of the leaves have full colours on them, some partial and some literally a dash of colour. The variation is awesome. I stamped some text on the background randomly using a brown ink. Trimmed the panel smaller than the card front, roughed the edges with scissors, sponged the edges with Gathered Twigs distress inks. I adhered this panel on a kraft card base using foam adhesives. Sentiment is SSS Grateful die. The outline is diecut using brown card stock and the Grateful die is die cut using white card stock and brushed with Copper shimmer ink. I tied natural twine below the sentiment and embellished with Gold sequins.

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On my second card, I sponged distress inks on the stencil, applied translucent embossing paste and glitter on top of the embossing paste before the paste dried.
Because the embossing paste is translucent, the sponged distress inks shows through and the glitter makes the texture glittery 🙂 Beautiful texture and colours. 

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I trimmed the panel, added a thin strip of woodgrain pattern paper before adhering on the card front. I then white heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set from November card kit on green strip of card stock and adhered on the top centre of the panel. embellished with Espresso sequins and orange twine on the card fold.
The third card uses a technique inspired by Heather Telford’s Stained Glass card. Thanks Heather for sharing the wonderful technique.

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I applied the translucent paste on the stencil and white still wet I sprinkled some Color Burst watercolour pigment. I used four different colours of Color Burst – Allzarin Crimson, Burnt Orange, Yellow Ochre and Ultramarine Blue. Then sprayed with water. Not a lot of water just a couple of sprays to get the pigments dilute and blend. I removed the stencil and let the panel dry. I kept the rest of the card simple so make the brilliant blend of colours make the impact.

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Here you go. Three ways to use a stencil! Hope you are inspired.

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out.

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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Winnie & Walter Rerun Feature

Hey everyone,

I am terribly late with this post. I thought I had scheduled it but this morning when I came to check, I didn’t have any post published! Then I realised I did not schedule this post! My apologises. It is here now!

Winnie & Walter celebrate every month! Each month a product is featured with plenty of inspirations from designers using that product, a month long sale of that product and a challenge. There is also a new giveaway. You will not want to miss it. 

This month’s featured stamp set is called Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs.
Love the handwritten sentiments and hand drawn images on this set. Here is my card using the images from the stamp set.
I made the sentiment from the stamp set the focal point and highlight of my card. I die cut my kraft panel using the largest rectangle die from Katharine Cutaway. I gold heat embossed the sentiment from Happiest Holidays with Evelin T Designs on the centre of the panel. Then I used Scenery: Big Bang Circle Creative Screening and  Novo Glimmer Paste Moonstone to add some snow and texture to the background. I felt both the snow and the sentiment were not making any impact. They kind of blended into the kraft cardstock. So I sponged some Gathered Twigs distress ink on the edges of the kraft panel and went around the sentiment with white gel pen. That brought out the sentiment. I black heat embossed the robin bird from the stamp set, watercoloured the image and handcut out to add on the panel.

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My card base is made out of red cardstock die cut using the largest scalloped rectangle die from Noelle Cutaway. Love the kraft colour matted with red colour. I adhered the kraft panel using foam adhesives. I embellished with Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins to tie in with gold sentiment.

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Check out Winnie & Walter Blog for more details on the rerun feature and also details on how to play the challenge.

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