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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Gift It! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
The weather has definitely turned chillier in the South West in the last few days & I even gave in & switched the heating on for a while yesterday evening! Hubs will no doubt have the house like a sauna now as he really feels the cold since his stroke so that means I'll be spending the next few months dressed like I'm living in the Bahamas when I'm at home as I find it unbearable.

I am back with my lovely Simon Says Stamp teamies this week after needing to take a week off due to being ill, so lets get down to business!

It's Wednesday which means -
& this week our challenge is
This challenge we would love to see you create a gift card or a gift for someone.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
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. 

My fabulous teamies & I are featuring Clearly Besotted products on our cards this week. You don't have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we'd love to see them.
For today's card I have die cut Simon's Gift Card Envelope & stamped on it the first part of my sentiment using a sentiment from Simon's Holiday Circle Sayings stamp set, & I've used Clearly Besotted You & I stamp set to stamp the remainder of my sentiment & then framed it with a Prima resin frame.
I've stamped some snowflakes & cute little hearts on my gift envelope in distress ink using stamps from Simon's Winter Warmth & Holiday Envelopes stamp sets. My die cut snowflakes are from Simon's Stitched Snowflakes & the Snowflake Banner dies, they are so pretty & a must have for me now when creating Christmas cards.
The flowers have been whitewashed with watered down gesso & then sprinkled with glitter as they were more brightly coloured than I wanted for this card, & as you can see I have popped a gift card & money in the gift envelope.

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

Simon Says Stamp

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
  Not Just Cards - anything goes. Creative Moments - anything goes, Inspiration Destination - anything goes,  The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes.

The STAMPtember® celebrations continue over on the store blog & don't forget to enter the competition for a chance to win a fabulous Dream Craft Room Makeover AND loads of products!!??
Click HERE for details of how to enter & watch a presentation to see what YOU could win!

My poor little Etsy shop is almost depleted of cards again so thank you to my lovely customers & I will be adding new stock again asap :)
 That's me finished for today, thanks for stopping by


  1. Hey lovely, I hope you are feeling better ? Missed seeing your lovely creations. This is beautiful !! Such pretty colours and i love the snowflakes !
    Sending hugs my lovely xxxx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  3. What a fab card and gift in one, Mandy! Love the blue and white colour combo (I prefer frosty colours for Christmas rather than the traditional red and green) Beautifully embellished, as you always do! Hugs, Lisa x

  4. Stunning design, Mandy! LOVE how you framed the "from" part!! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  5. This is a gift in itself, Mandy ... such wonderful frosty texture and fabulous dimension ... looks as though it should be framed it's so pretty! Anita :)

  6. I know I'm in for a treat every time I come to your blog, Mandy! One very lucky child is going to get this incredible creation--love the resin frame, glittered flowers--every detail perfect! I'm so sorry you were sick--just getting over a cold myself. You made me laugh talking about heat in the house. I'm at the point where one minute I'm in shorts & the next I have on my wool sock--haha!

  7. This is so beautiful as always your creations are stunning and well thought out xx


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