December 13, 2017

Simon Says Stitch It!



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

Thank you for joining us for the Gift It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Stitch It

real or faux, you can even use stitched dies

We are showcasing  We R Memory Keepers  Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in 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 have used faux stitching on my card. I love the texture of faux stitching on my cards. The Memory Box die I have used is called Snow Drift Breeze die. This die has faux stitching on it. To add more faux stitching, I embossed the largest of Simon’s Wonky Stitched Rectangle die.

The background is sponged with distress inks. The colours are inspired by the current Blush Pink trend among home interior decor and the Pantone 2018 colour of the year Ultra Violet. The distress inks I have used to sponge and blend on the backgrounds are Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserve, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire. I absolutely love these colours. So pretty. Not a big fan of violets and purples but together with the blush pink they look gorgeous.

For texture, I spattered clean water and dabbed off the excess.Then I added some white spatter using Copic Opaque white. I embossed the Wonky Stitched Rectangle die and die cut the Snow Drift Breeze die. I saved the tiny snowflakes die cuts.  I also die cut the Snow Drift Breeze die using silver cardstock and saved all the tiny snow flakes die cuts. Using the same silver cardstock, I die cut some larger snow flakes using Simon’s Big Bliss die.

I adhered the sponged panel on a white card base, inlaid the sliver snowflakes dies and adhered the larger sliver snow flakes as well as the sponged negative snow flakes as shown. I also embellished the card using Moonshine Confetti sequins from Simon which I topped it off with Nuvo White Blizzard crystal drops. The sentiment is from Simon’s Give Thanks stamp set. I stamped the banner using Simon’s Deep Purple dye ink and sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

So now it’s YOUR turn to take out your crafty supplies and join in!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

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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.


If you like to bookmark my project, here is my pin.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

December 7, 2017

You are out of this world!

Hey all! Welcome back. Today is the release day for Taylored Expressions December release. All the new release stamp set, dies and colouring panels are available for purchase now from Taylored Expressions store.

I am sharing with you two more projects today using two new stamp sets. The first one is called Mandala Background 1 stamp. This is another gorgeous stamp I love in this release and a must have in your collection in my opinion.

I used emboss resist technique to make my card.

I white heat embossed Mandala background stamp on watercolour paper and smooshed Worn LIpstick, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey distress oxide inks to create this background. I trimmed this panel and adhered to the Oreo card base.

I then used the second stitched rectangle stacklet die and the third Inside scallop rectangle stacklet die to die cut a frame out of Oreo cardstock and adhered on the card front using foam adhesive. The sentiment is Hello Script die which I die cut three times, stacked and glued and adhered it to the centre of the card front. I brushed the sentiment using Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer pen.


The second project for today showcases One in a Buzzillion stamp set and coordinating die set.


I used the hot air balloon from the stamp set along with the Inside Scallop Stacklet die to make my card.

I created the background using Build a Scene: Rolling Clouds die, die cut out of masking paper and sponging Sprinkles TE dye ink. Then I used the largest stitched rectangle die to emboss the edges of the panel and Inside Scallop Square die to die cut the  centre panel. I adhered the frame using foam adhesives and the inside piece flush to the Sugar Cube card base.

I then stamped the hot air balloon image thrice, coloured the image using copic markers and die cut them using coordinating die. I adhered them as shown in the picture.

The sentiment is white heat embossed on Oreo cardstock and die cut using Double Ended Flag die and adhered as shown in the picture. Finally embellished the card suing sequins from Snow Flurries with Nuvo White Blizzard crystal drops in the middle.


Hope you enjoyed all my projects for this release. Check out Taylored Expressions Blog for more details and inspirations from other designers. All the new products are now available for purchase from TE store. Happy Shopping!

December 6, 2017

Sending You My Love

Welcome back! This is my second post. My first post is HERE.

Today is day #3 sneak peek at Taylored Expressions. I am very excited to share my project especially today because I love love these stamp sets. As always I am showcasing two new products. Both are stamp sets. The first one is called Big Blooms: Succulent.

Love how big and gorgeous this succulent is! Just gorgeous. Fills an entire card front. Here is card using this stamp set.

I stamped the image using Oreo hybrid ink and coloured using copic markers. Then hand cut the image out using scissors. I added some glossy accent for dew drops. My favourite thing to do at the moment 🙂

For the background, I stamped the new Mandala Background 2 stamp set using Toffee dye ink on Buttercream Frosting panel. I roughed the edges and adhered this panel on Toffee card base. Then the succulent on the middle of the stamped image using foam adhesives. Just beautiful! I love succulents and this one is a beautiful one. The sentiment is from the new You Have my Heart stamp set black heat embossed on a strip of Toffee cardstock with edges roughed with scissors.


If you like to bookmark the card, here is the image to pin.

The next project showcases another new stamp called Mandala Background 2 stamp.

Gorgeous background stamp. I am in love. Must have in your collection. I went to town with it. Made couple of projects but I am sharing with you one today.

I used MISTI to stamp the image using versamark on watercolour paper and white heat embossed. Then I used Zig clean colour brush pens to colour the image. I chose warm muted colours. I am obsessed with these colours as I am using these colours for my bedroom decor.  Here is the closeup of the Mandala 2 image fully coloured.

This turned out so gorgeous that I did not want to cover the image in anyway using the sentiment. I adhered this panel on a Blue Corn card base. For the sentiment I white heat embossed the sentiment from Simply Said- Valentine on a strip of heavy weight vellum and made a band. This band can be slide on the card to hold the card together and removed to open the card. This way I am not covering the gorgeous Mandala background 2 image.


If you like to bookmark this project, here is the image to pin.

I hope you like me love these two stamps I showcased today. Put them on your wish list because it is a must have in your collection. These stamps along with other new goodies will be released tomorrow Thursday 7/12.

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our All Tucked In die! If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll earn 74 Crafty Points on the purchase of our All Tucked In die! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, December 10, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site:

Check out Taylored Expressions Blog for more details and inspirations from other designers. I will see you tomorrow with day #2 sneak peek projects.

Have a lovely day!