April 5, 2017

Simon Says Happy Birthday!


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

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes 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

Happy Birthday!  

We are celebrating the Wednesday Challenge’s 8th Birthday his week! Where has the time gone!  They do say that time flies when you’re having fun and we hope that you have as much fun with the challenges as we do! We all really appreciate YOU for joining in with us and we look forward to seeing your birthday themed entries!

This week we are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

A birthday is always special and the lovely and very generous Heidi will be giving away not one, not two but EIGHT, yes EIGHT $50 Vouchers to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. Woo Hoo!!


I made a magical birthday card for the challenge.

I created my background by sponging distress inks – Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. I started with a light hand with all the inks, then came back thrice to get a good blend and intense colour. I then spattered the panel with water and copic opaque white. Love spatter on the background.

I then stamped the images from Secret Garden stamp set and copic coloured the image. Die cut them all out using the coordinating dies. I then adhered the images on the panel. Some flush glued and others using foam adhesive for dimension. I used Sakura white gel pen to add some interest to some of the coloured areas. The Nuvo Crystal Drops on the centre of the flowers and on the toadstool. Then I stamped the sentiment on the top right using MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Finally embellished with the sparkly clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Love how this card turned out. Honestly I made this card last minute. I am waiting for my New Beginning release goodies to arrive. I wanted to use them to make my take for the challenge. So that why I had to do this last minute and pretty good huh! lol!

So now it’s YOUR turn to join in with our birthday celebrations!!

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

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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Thanks so much for stopping by. See you soon with another post.


  1. So super sweet!! Love!

  2. So so sweet and I LOVE the background, gorgeous!
    Sending hugs xxx

  3. Lorraine A says

    Gorgeous card Gayatri 🙂 the little fairy is adorable and I love the little toadstool house and background, so pretty 🙂
    I have had this stamp and die set for ages and have never used it! shame on me, I am going to get it out now and ink it up 😉

    Lols x x x

  4. utterly adorable Gaytri!!! and I LOVE the colors you used! TFS

  5. What a darling card, Gayatri! Someone special will adore it!

  6. I love the background and the color combination!Beautiful card,Gayatri!

  7. SOOO cute! Love the blending and the colors!!!!!!!!!

  8. Lisa Maxner says

    The little mushroom house is just sweet. Very beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Migdalia Rodriguez says

    Magical & Beautiful! I absolutely LOVE this!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  10. So pretty, love the colour of your background and super fun scene you have created.

    Jo x

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