Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SSS November Card Kit Challenge Week - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of my Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit challenge week.
Day 2:


The cute Be Joyful stamp set that comes with the kit has a polka dot style stamp in it. I was challenged by one reader to use this stamp so, I chose to create a snowy sky with it. I used the Cotton Candy card in the kit, and Simon's new White Ink Pad.
My snowman is from the Snowman Parts die collection, and I added a load of Rock Candy glitter, and a ribbon scarf.

Monday, 20 October 2014

SSS November Card Kit Challenge Week - Day 1

Last week I asked you what you wanted me to create with my November Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp… and you gave me some great suggestions. So, I got busy this weekend, using as many of your ideas as I could. 
So - Day 1's challenge:

Scenic Patterned Papers

Quite a few of you said you find it tricky using patterned papers that have a scene on them. And I know what you mean…
But this adorable bunny paper in the Lawn Fawn Snow Day collection that comes with the kit makes a PERFECT focal point for a Christmas scene. It requires little else really. I used the little bottle of Multi Matte Medium that comes in the kit to add some dots to the snowy skies, then sprinkled them with Star Dust glitter.  This technique is a fun and easy way to customise patterned papers.
Snowy Bunnies 2 by Lucy Abrams
Love this frame die - it's perfect for scenic cards like this.
Snowy Bunnies by Lucy Abrams
So - that's my first challenge done - and someone else mentioned the Multi Matte Medium - so that's that done too. :)
I hope you like it.

Before I go, I have to announce the winner of my Getting to Know You Blog Hop giveaway. And it is…
I will email you Caroline. :)

Back tomorrow...

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Birthday Penguin

Today I have a clean and simple masculine birthday card to share which features a cute penguin stamp from Avery Elle's More Stories stamp set. I combined it with a sentiment from THIS set and a balloon from THIS set.
birthday penguin by Lucy Abrams
See that cute stitched ground under my penguin? That's made with the end of one of Simon Says Stamp's new Stitched Slopes and Hills dies. Love these. :)
birthday penguin 2 by Lucy Abrams
That balloon?? Seriously, I tried about a gazillion different colours and patterns. Then I went with white. :) I'm still wondering what colour it should be…
Have a great weekend. I'll be getting busy with my Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit. Thanks for the suggestions!!!
Bye for now.

Thursday, 16 October 2014


Today I have a celebration card for you. I created it with a mixture of fun products.
I'm still really loving these Pandamonium stamps from Mama Elephant. They just seem to suit any occasion… and they are adorable. And I love pandas. I combined them with these tiny star dies from Simon Says Stamp, a Cosmo Cricket sticker, silver glitter card, and yummy Audrey Blue cardstock.
Celebrate by Lucy Abrams 
I used the tiny star dies to surround my happy panda with star confetti. :) 
Celebrate 3 by Lucy Abrams
I hope you are having a lovely day.
Oh, and don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE!!
Bye for now.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit and something a bit different...

I just got back from a little vacation to find the Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit on my doorstep. Yay. And as it has been revealed in full today, I thought I'd do something a bit different. (I am hoping you might humour me…)
Take a look at the kit. Yum, right?
So… I have decided to ask you, my kind readers, if you have any requests. Do you have anything in particular you would like to see me attempt with this kit? Maybe there is a technique you would like to see me try... Maybe you've seen something in the kit that you are wondering how to use... Maybe you'd like me to combine the kit with something specific from Simon's latest release… whatever it is, leave me a comment and I will TRY to have a go this weekend during my crafty time.
So, if the kit is already heading your way, or you are thinking about getting it, give me a challenge. :) (I love a good challenge!!)
Have a great day!
Bye for now.