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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Add Some Texture & New Fluttering By Release! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
I have two very different cards with you today, my DT card & a card featuring a new die from Simon Says Stamp's new Fluttering By release which has just been released today.

It's Wednesday which means -

& this week our challenge is
Add Some Texture

& this week the design team are featuring


products on our cards.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 

As you can see I wanted to show the "softer" side of using Tim Holtz products & have teamed them with some pretty Prima Ashby Heaven Sent 2 Flowers,  & I also added a couple of Prima flowers from other sets that I had in my stash. The sentiment is from Simon's Bouquet Of Love stamp set which I have stamped in Simon's Black pigment ink.

 Other supplies used -

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - anything goes, Crafting From The Heart - anything goes,  Inspiration Destination - anything goes - twist use a real stamp (sentiment), Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Create & Makes - anything goes, Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday April - say it with flowers, The Paper Shelter - flowers, Pause Dream Enjoy - anything goes, 

Simon Says Stamp has a brand new release out today called Fluttering By.

I have created a card featuring one of the gorgeous new dies in this release called
 This pretty die can be used to create cards for so many different occasions, weddings, anniversary's, sympathy, birthdays, thank you, thinking of you etc, I just wish I had had more time to create them for today's release.

I have reversed roles of using patterned paper on this card and used some Kaisercraft papers for matting & layering instead of using plain card stock as I normally do. I have used Simon's Woodgrain card stock, a stamp from Simon's Handwritten Greetings stamp set, & added a couple of Tim Holtz punched butterflies & clear gems to finish.

That's me finished for today, I am having a nice lazy day as I'm back at work after having the flu but finding it exhausting & really need my energy to go to a craft show tomorrow :)
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Two utterly gorgeous projects lovely. I Am in love with the first one, so beautiful xxx

  2. Gorgeous cards Mandy :-) I love the shabby chic look of the first one, so pretty, those flowers are stunning!
    Love your new Twinkle Flower die card too! I am definitely going to need to get me that die! It's beautiful! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Oh my goodness, Mandy! Can't stop staring at the first card--stunningly gorgeous! Love that new die & how you used it!

  4. Mandy, this is so beautiful! A lovely shade of pink, so delicate and feminine! And your green subtle background on the 2nd card is perfect with the new die!

  5. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. Such pretty cards, loving the flowers and wonderful colors on the first one but the second set of cards is just as beautiful with the gorgeous dies and CAS design.
    Many thanks for playing along this month at Ellibelle's crafty Wednesday challenge - say it with flowers.
    "Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

  7. Really cute cards for our anything goes challenge. Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  8. Such a gorgeous card, i really like the flowers on it, it's so beautiful :)

  9. Total stunners, Mandy! Love your card using new Fluttering By die and the card for the challenge is gorgeous with the bold flowers and love the embossing folder!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Beautiful card Mandy, love the pretty embossed background and flowers. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  11. Hi Mandy, two stunning cards. The flower arrangement on the first one is fabulous, and love the background embossing.
    Hugs Sue W.

  12. Beautiful cards! The embossed background with the pretty pink shading looks so elegant ๐Ÿ˜. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy and creative week! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  13. Amazing creation, I love the flowers and spray combination, it is stunning. Thanks so much for playing along in our Flowers challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs:) Audrey DT

  14. Two beautiful cards Mandy, I'm in love with that gorgeous big flower on the first card and also the die on the second :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  15. Wonderful cards! Love all the detail on the first one!

  16. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  17. Wow! Stunning cards!! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card and talent with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!!


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Mandy xx

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