January 11, 2019

Simon Says Stamp You are Loved Blog Hop and a Free Gift Code!

Welcome to my blog. I am so excited to be part of Simon Says Stamp You are Loved collection blog hop. You are Loved Collection was release in December 2018. You can find all the products in the collection here. Today is day #2 of the two day event. Hope you had a fantastic hop yesterday on day one with plenty of inspirations. I bet today’s hop will be similar. You should have arrived from the talented Heather Ruwe’s blog. If not do not worry, I will list all the designers participating in today’s hop later in the post.

I have a layered card using the new Outline Clustered Leaves die and Ornate Love stamp set and coordinating dies to share with you today for the hop.

I love love the new Outline Clustered Leaves Die.They are perfect layering die cut over the previously released Clustered Leaves die. I could not wait to play with it and make this card. I made a video tutorial of this card below.

Hope you enjoyed the video. Here are the closeups of the card.

I love the colour combination and the layered clustered and outline clustered leaves. The font of the sentiment is beautiful against the subtle ornate heart.

I have a free code for you. Use LVE584 with any purchase and received Tim Holtz Festive Berries distress Oxide ink pad free. The code will expire Sunday, 1/13 at 11:59 pm EST or while supplies lasts.

There was also BRAND NEW set of watercolor prints from Suzy debuted yesterday. It is called Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s SENDING LOVE Watercolor Prints.

The full You are loved collection products are available at Simon Says Stamp Store. You next stop is to the very talented Ankita Gupta’s Blog. Here is the list of all the designers participating in today’s hop.

Make sure you stop every blog above and leave comment on all the blogs. There is $25 gift coupon giveaway on every blog. The winner will be chosen over the weekend and winner list will posted on Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday the 16th of January. Make sure you check Simon’s blog on Wednesday.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.

Hope you enjoyed my project today and got inspired. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment. Appreciate your time and motivation very much. Have a lovely weekend.

January 11, 2019

Winnie and Walter January Rerun!

New year and new start to Winnie and Walter’s Rerun Feature.

Every month there is one products that is selected for the rerun feature. W&W designers will feature this product and share inspirations using this product on their blogs as well as Winnie and Walter blog. This product will be on sale that month. There will also be a challenge and giveaway. This is monthy feature so every month there is a new feature product and new challenge.

This month the featured product is called Happy Dance with Evelin T designs stamp set.

This is such a cute set with so many adorable animals. Great for colouring and making a happy and cheerful card. This is my card using this Happy Dance stamp set.

  • I stamped the images on watercolour paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and coloured them using Zig clean colour brush pens.
  • Then die cut the images using coordinating cutaway.
  • For the background, I sponged Peacock Feather, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserve, Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple distress inks on white panel.
  • I die cut this panel using Essentials: Noelle Cutaway to get the scalloped border panel with dot details.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on top of the panel using Versafine Onyx black ink.
  • Adhered the die cut images using glue and foam adhesives for depth and dimension.
  • I brush the hat, cake decorations and flowers with clear shimmer from Nuvo aqua shimmer pen.
  • Then added some White Blizzard sparkly dots all over the top of the panel.
  • The panel is adhered to the black card front using foam adhesive.

Here are some closeups of the card.

Check out Winnie and Walter Blog for more details on the Rerun feature, design team inspiration as well as challenge details. All the supplies I used to make this card are listed below. They are affiliate link but with no cost for you.

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Thank you very much for take the time to visit my blog. Have a lovely weekend!

January 8, 2019

You light up my life!

If you have been following me on my social media, you know the holiday season break drained my creativity. I am totally mojoless. Just could not bring myself to make a card. It was frustrating. Until today! I brought myself to make a card this morning. I decided it does not matter how it turns out, I will make a card in full. Not give up half way or walk away. And it did work. Here is the result of my determination and perseverance.

I used the new products from Simon Says Stamp You are Loved collection products. The stamp set is called Always and Forever stamp set. The die is called Windows to my Heart. I started with stamping the light bulb image and colouring using copic markers. It was light and easy to do 😉

Then I had to think about what to do for the background. That was hard considering I had no creativity flowing. It took me for ever to come up with this. I decided to use the Windows to my Heart die but the ink colours for the background was daunting. I sponged four ink colour combination. The first three combination did not work with the light bulb although they were beautiful colours. Finally the warm colours coordinating with the light bulb colours worked. The coloured I used are Barn Door, Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed distress inks.

I used Simon’s Wonky stitched rectangle die to die cut a fog panel and then the Windows to my Heart die to die cut the heart shape windows.I adhered this panel over the sponged background panel using tape adhesives. I clustered three of the light bulb and adhered to the centre left of the panel. The sentiment is white heat embossed on black cardstock, trimmed and adhered as shown. A few white Nuvo cyrstal drops to finish off my card.

I am so happy with this card. Certainly motivated to make more now. It’s a start. Hopefully I can make more cards tomorrow. All supplies used to make the card is listed below.

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