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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Something New - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps & Happy New Year!
I am hoping this year will allow me a little more crafty time as 2018 wasn't the best of years for my family! I've been needed to help more in my daughters pub while she is still recovering from being so ill, & as well as working my job that has taken up my spare time.

I am kick starting the New Year with a couple of Christmas cards to try & get ahead again as I send a lot of hand made Christmas cards to friends & family & somehow never have quite enough!


This week our challenge is
Something New!
If Santa brought you some new crafty goodies we would love to see them! You could also make something for a New Baby, New Job, New Home, New Life Adventures etc.
The design team are featuring our very own fabulous


products on our cards this week.
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. 

This week I am featuring some New Supplies which is my Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit.

The cute image has been coloured with my copics & I have created my background using Simon's white glitter card stock, Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders dies & a selection of distress inks. The sentiment and snowflakes are from the Snow Much Fun stamp set included in the kit, and this set can also be bought individually. 
I have stamped my sentiment & snowflakes using Simon's White pigment ink pad & added a few splats of watered down gesso to my background, some Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops & a pom pom from the kit to add a little more dimension. 

I've also created another little card using my January card kit but with a sentiment from the Christmas Cheer stamp set which was in my December Card Kit.
The lovely sparkly silver glitter paper was recycled from one of my Christmas crackers! After pulling the crackers I was about to bin them & suddenly my inner magpie kicked in & I was drawn to the sparkle & saved the crackers paper & also some of the embellishments on them.

***Edited *** I've had lots of emails asking about the shape of my card so apologies for missing that out! The scalloped card base has been created using Simon Says Stamps 3 Sided Scallop Die. This is just one of Simon Says Stamps fabulous own brand products so is only available to purchase from Simon Says Stamp.

 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,  Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Crafty Sentiments - anything goes, Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes, Try It On Tuesday  - Thank you, Unicorn Challenge - use a sentiment


  1. 2 gorgeous cards Mandy :-) I love the night sky on the first one, so pretty and the snowfamily is adorable and the little penguin on the 2nd is just so cute too! :-) Very lovely showcasing of the kit <3

    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year, I hope 2019 is a fabulous one for you
    Lols x x x

  2. Your cards are adorable. A penguin at the North Pole is far from home though. Wish there were a South Pole stamp.

  3. Gorgeous cards Mandy
    I wish you all the best in this new year

  4. Hi Mandy, I just love both your oh-so-cute cards. I'm crazy about snowmen and penguins, so you hit the jackpot with me. Thanks so much for sharing. Good luck with the competition!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR.

  5. How did you create the card base with the large scallops ?

  6. Do you get comments? I tried earlier and it doesn’t show. Wondered about your scalloped card due on your blue card—the one you used a cracker wrapper on—genius!!!

  7. Do you get comments? I tried earlier and it doesn’t show. Wondered about your scalloped card due on your blue card—the one you used a cracker wrapper on—genius!!!

  8. Stunning cards using the new card kit! I love both so much but so cute how you made snowballs for the penguin scene :D

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. Happy new year!
    these are so very pretty!


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