Friday, 24 April 2015

Simon Says Stamp Falling for You Blog Hop

Today I am thrilled to be participating in the Simon Says Stamp Falling for You blog hop, along with a huge host of other designers.
You should have arrived from the blog of amazing Nichol Magourik. If not, head to the Simon blog to start at the beginning.
The gorgeous Falling for You release contains lots of sweet stamps, dies and stencils, and my favourite of them all is the adorable Baby Party Animals stamp set. Yes, I just love critter stamps. :) So I made a pair of cards featuring these sweet sweet little animals. 
First up, a simple birthday card. I stamped the new Falling Snow stamp in Cotton Candy ink on Cotton Candy cardstock before die cutting with the Stitched Shapes frame die. Then I stamped my little monkey on some watercolour paper on which I'd painted a wash of brown paint. I cut him out, added a white face and pink cheeks then stamped the matching sentiment and banner on the pink panel before adding the monkey.
Birthday Monkey by Lucy Abrams
Some Moonshine sequins finished it off. So simple.
Birthday Monkey 2 by Lucy Abrams 
And next, a little baby girl card… because that bunny... eeek. Too cute.
For this one, I used some Lawn Fawn patterned papers, and the Stitched Squares and Stitched Circles dies. And the Hello There stamp is from the fabulous Circle Sayings set. I've another card to share with this set soon...
Hello There Baby by Lucy Abrams 
Love the way it looks like this little guy is waving hello!!
Hello There Baby 2 by Lucy Abrams

Generous as ever, Heidi from Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize package on every stop of the hop. That's a LOT of prize packages. Leave a comment here by April 28th to be in with a chance of winning. And be sure to comment on EVERY stop!

And now it's time to hop on. Next up, it's the wonderfully talented
Thanks so much for visiting.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Mr & Mrs

This weekend I managed to find time to create another card with the May Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. I just had to create at least ONE wedding card with it, right?? :)
To make this card, I die cut a Large Tag from some of the beautiful My Mind's Eye foil paper in the kit, then stamped the sentiment from the Congratulations stamp set. Next, I die cut some butterflies from vellum, using Simon's Paulina and Chrissy butterfly dies, and layered them up before adding a My Mind's Eye sticker. I embellished the tag with Lawn Fawn twine (again - but it's such a perfect match!) and more of those gorgeous Pretty Pink posh gold sequins.
Mr and Mrs by Lucy Abrams 
And as if it wasn't shiny enough, I added a strip of gold glitter tape to the side. The more sparkle and shine the merrier, as far as I am concerned. :)
Mr and Mrs 2 by Lucy Abrams
Oh how I love that polka dot paper… isn't it just perfect??!
I hope your week has started well. I''ll be back soon.
Bye for now.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Beautiful Baby

Happy Saturday!
Today I have a second card to share with you that I made with the May Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. And this one is a new baby card. The colours in this kit are perfect for baby girl cards… pink and gold… yum. This was a super simple card to create - just some die cutting, more gorgeous My Mind's Eye stickers and some sequins and twine to finish it off.
Beautiful Baby by Lucy Abrams
Just LOVE the gold foil when it catches the light… delicious.
Beautiful Baby 2 by Lucy Abrams
OK - I'm off to enjoy my weekend.
Have a great one.

Friday, 17 April 2015

A new colour

Just popping in to let you know I just added a new colour of Sparkly Shaker Selection to my shop. Introducing…
Cherry Blossom Announcement

I hope you like it. :)
If you'd like to order any, either email me using my email address on the top of my sidebar, or go to my online shop HERE where you can see postage rates too.
Bye for now.

Thursday, 16 April 2015


Have you seen the beautiful May Simon Says Stamp Card Kit yet? Well, it was released yesterday, and mine happened to arrive yesterday too. Yay! So, once my babies were asleep last night, I just HAD to have a play. I love the wedding theme of the kit as I adore making wedding cards, but I decided to show you the kit's versatility and make a non wedding card instead. I used some of the gorgeous My Mind's Eye papers, which I die cut with Simon's Butterflies dies, then created a sentiment by masking a stamp from the fab Congratulations stamp set from the kit (love love love this set - more to come with it soon), and some of the lovely gold foil alpha stickers. 
Sister by Lucy Abrams
For extra dimension, I actually die cut three butterflies - two black and one pink - then layered them together with foam adhesive so the pink one is only just visible. Then I added some of the gorgeous My Mind's Eye stickers and some gold thread.
Sister 2 by Lucy Abrams
So much gorgeousness in one kit! Love everything in it. And there's also a brand new shade of Simon ink in the kit - yummy Pale Blush Pink: a truly peachy pink that is absolutely delicious.
Here's the kit, in all its beauty:
Ok - that's all for today but I have another kit card to share with you very soon - and it's another non-wedding card. :) 
I hope you're having a great week. We are!
Bye for now.