Friday 28 February 2014


Just wanted to pop in announces some winners…
First up, the winner of the simon Says Stamp Goody Bag from the Blog Hop is:
  Coralynn Murray. 
Woo hoo!! Enjoy. Simon will be in contact with you soon. :)
And next, thanks to all who played along with my sketch challenges. It was lovely to see what you created.
 I chose 3 winners… 
The first two entered all 5 challenges so I decided they deserved a special prize for commitment.
 They are: 
And the third winner - chosen by from all entries submitted:
Ladies - email me using the email address on my sidebar and I'll send you a prize.
Thanks again for joining in.

Thursday 27 February 2014

Coming Soon...

In the next few days...
So excited!!!

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Monday 24 February 2014

Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit

This week I am playing with Simon Says Stamps' March Card Kit. It's GORGEOUS. If you like colour, this is the kit for you.
E.T.A - I am entering this card into the Moxie Fab World Styling with Stencils challenge. :)
My card today features just the adorable rainbow stencil and some of the stamps (both also available separately). It is a super CAS card, but was pretty fiddly to make. But I thought it was worth the effort to get that gorgeous glittery rainbow. To make my rainbow, I first adhered the stencil to white card with some washi tape, then added some Translucent Embosasing Paste. When the paste was dry, I applied Glossy Accents very carefully over the paste, before adding some Doodlebug fine glitter - one rainbow colour at a time.
I adore rainbow cards, and I adore glitter! Yay.
My daughter has decided this card is hers. She also loves rainbows (or "reed-buns" as she calls them… I'm never going to correct her, it's too cute.)
Back soon with more cards created with this gorgeous kit.

Friday 21 February 2014

Simon Says Stamp Spring 2014 Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Spring 2014 Release Blog Hop.
If you have arrived from the incredible May Flaum's blog, then welcome. If not, I suggest you head to the Simon Says Stamp blog and start at the beginning. There's going to be a LOT of inspiration AND a TON of prizes.
So… today's the day SSS release their new products. And it's another FAB release. I've come to expect great things from them and have never been disappointed! I just love everything they make. :)
So, on to my card. I used a number of new products on this one. First I used the new Large Dots Stencil. I taped it to some Khaki Cardstock then misted it with White Mister Huey's. After adhering the panel to a card made from Sea Glass Cardstock, I stitched vellum over the top for a softer effect.
Next, I created my shaker balloon. I used one of the AMAZING Ballon dies and cut a balloon from both Sea Glass Cardstock and vellum. Then I cut a load of tiny stars from white card using the Star Border die. After stamping and heat embossing the birthday sentiment from the new Birthday Balloons stamp set, I stitched the balloons together, leaving an opening, then filled with the stars and some chunky white glitter. Finally, I die cut the Daughter (from the new Sisters, Daughter, Niece die set) from glitter card stock and adhered to the balloon. Some silver thread finished it all off.
This is one of those "better in  real life" cards. You can't see the glitter so well in the photos but it's a lovely soft effect under the vellum.
------------ GIVEAWAY ----------
Time for the giveaway news. Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a goody bag to one commenter on every blog. That's 17 different chances to win! Make sure you leave a comment below by 6:00pm EST on Thursday February 27, 2014… their goody bags are pretty awesome.
And now it's time to hop on.
Next up is super talented Suzanne Dahlberg.
Bye for now.
P.S. If you get lost on the hop, a full list of blogs is available on the Simon Says Stamp blog. :)
P.P.S. Check out the new line of inks and cardstock they are releasing today too… mine are on the way already!!! All my favourite colours… so excited about these.  You can get them individually or in multi packs like these: