August 8, 2017

A Rainbow Birthday card!

Hey everyone,

Hope you are all doing well. I have a rainbow shaker card to share with you today. I signed up for Rainbow Online card class last month when I first got the email. So glad I did then as it is such an inspiration to craft again.

I made this rainbow background shaker card using Taylored Expressions dies and inks.

The background rainbow coloured are sponged using Taylored Expressions dye inks. The inks I used are Cookie Monster, Mint Julep, Granny Smith, Lemon Meringue, Candy Corn and Cherry Pop. The dies I used are Happy Birthday Cutting plate and Stitched Frame 1 both from Taylored Expressions as well. For the shaker elements I used Snow Flurries sequins and Little Bits Birthday Confetti die cut using white glitter cardstock.

No stamping whatsoever! Just dies and the rainbow inked background that highlights the detailed die. I have all the supplies I have used to make this card below.

Thanks for visiting again 🙂

August 7, 2017


Hey all,

 So excited to be able to make a card and share today.  I have not been able to craft for almost a month because I was away in India. I lost my father to Interstitial Lung Disease. It took a while for me to get back to normal routine.  So sitting down this morning to watercolour and make a card has been very relaxing and therapeutic.

This is a quick post to share a watercolour card using Simon Says Stamp Dancing Fruits and Big Greetings 1 stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp One of a Kind release.

I used masking technique to stamp, mask and stamp the images into a cluster using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and mini MISTI. Then I used Zig clean colour brush pens to colour my images and background. I used Bristol paper here. I then used one of the brown colours to spatter on the panel. I trimmed the panel, roughed the edges and adhered on a kraft card base using foam adhesives. I also wrapped natural twine into a bow on the panel. Then used matt brown enamel dots to embellish. The sentiment is from Big Greetings 1 stamp set which I simply stamp on a strip of the Bristol paper I cut from the main panel, roughed the edges and adhered using foam adhesive. Here is a closeup.

Here are all the supplies I used to make this card.

Here is a long pin for you to add to your Pinterest Board.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

August 2, 2017

Simon Says Splatter It!

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

Before moving on to the challenge we are sad to say that our lovely and super talented teamie, Caryn, has stepped down from the team. We are  all very sorry to see her go but would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU Caryn, not only for your fabulous creations over the past few years, but also for your team spirit and willingness to always be so helpful. We wish you the very best for the future, love from us all xx

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

This week the challenge is

Splatter It 

This week we are showcasing Ranger 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 a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

Here is my take on the challenge. I have generously splattered Black Soot distress oxide ink on the card front to add interest to the background of the card.


The flowers are from Simon Says Stamp Florals stamp set from One of a Kind collection released recently. I stamped them using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink on bristol paper and water coloured them using Ranger’s distress oxide inks. The inks I used are Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover. Love the chalky finish. The watercoloured cluster was then die cut using the coordinating die. I did couple of them to layer.

On the card front which is Fog cardstock from Simon Says Stamp, I spattered Black Soot distress oxide inks generously. This adds visual interest to the background. I layered and adhered the watercoloured flowers on the cardfront. The first using glue and the second using foam adhesives. The sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamp Thanks die. I die cut the shadow die using black cardstock and the word die using white glitter paper and glued on top of the shadow. Finally embellished the card using matt black enamel dots from Your Next Stamp.

I have used Ranger products to both watercolour the focal point as well as add interest to the background. Hope my card inspires you to make your own and participate in the challenge.

So now it’s YOUR turn to splatter!!

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.

If you like to pin my card on your pinterest board, here is the photo.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.