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Sunday, November 11

Saturday, November 3

To The Best Father

It's no secret I think my mother is wonderful, but it's not often I mention my father, who is equally wonderful.  I thank my lucky stars everyday that I have such a close knit and supportive family :)

Stamps - Fall Flowers, Fall Flowers II, Modern Calligraphy, Modern Calligraphy Additions & Happy Birthday All / Dies - Fall Flowers Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Papertrey Ink Hybrid

Happy Saturday everyone!  We have a friends fireworks party to look forward to night, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, whatever you're up to :)

Stephanie xxx

Thursday, November 1

November Release New Products

Sorry to suddenly spring our November release on you today haha!  We haven't had a countdown for this months new products because it's primarily an assortment of sentiment sets, but there is one image set on the way tonight and it's called Precious Trimmings...

Stamps - Precious Trimmings & Merry Calligraphy / Dies - Merry Calligraphy Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Precious Trimmings & Merry Calligraphy / Dies - Precious Trimmings Die Collection & Merry Calligraphy Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Precious Trimmings, Pirates At PlayLaugh Out Loud / Dies - Precious Trimmings Die Collection & Pirates At Play Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Precious Trimmings & All I Want / Dies - Precious Trimmings Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento London Fog; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder
Stamps - Precious Trimmings / Dies - Precious Trimmings Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

I also made an assortment of invitations, aided marvelously by the use of a stamping platform...

Stamps - You're Invited; Rockin' Robin II; Party Tine Again; Elegant Butterflies / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - MIST Stamping Platform

And now onto the full reveal, the following products will be available in our store and also at Simon Says Stamp at 8pm (GMT) tonight...


My lovely friend and Design Team member Michelle Short has made one of her fabulous videos for this release, so please take a look :)

As always, for a chance to win all the stamps from this months release, please head on over to our Facebook Page and leave a comment on today's post.

Thank you so very much for looking and I hope you have a fabulous Thursday! :)

Stephanie xoxo

Friday, October 26

Congratulations on Your Engagement

I think these silly little sausage dogs are super sweet...

Stamp - Silly Sausage, Scene It Again, Occasion Calligraphy & Miniature Type / Dies - Silly Sausage Die Collection & Scene It Again Die Collection / Stencils - Snow Day Stencil / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen; Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

I am in full on Christmas preparation mode and have compiled a to do list as long as my arm.  Last Christmas we were abroad, which was fabulous, but didn't feel quite the same on the day so after a year off, I'm going to really enjoy the preparations again :)

Happy Friday, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, October 24

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle All The Way

I actually made these cards last Christmas but never got round to sharing them...

Stamps - Jingle Bells & Say It's Christmas / Dies - Jingle Bells Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops Gingerbread, Red Magic & Tea Leaves

That's all from me today, thank you very much for looking :)

Stephanie xxx

Let's Celebrate

I look forward to using these robins every year because they make me chuckle haha...

Stamps - Rockin' Robin, Scene ItModern Calligraphy (coming soon) & Modern Calligraphy Additions (coming soon) / Dies - Rockin' Robin Die Collection & Scene It Die Collection / Stencil - Snow Day Stencil / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

The children are now on half term break from school so crafting will have to take a back seat for a couple of weeks, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's good to take a break from it now and then :)

Thanking your stopping by, I appreciate it very much!

Stephanie xxx

Sunday, October 21

To A Very Special Daughter

Growing up, I was a real girly girl who loved clothes, shoes and make up.  All I wanted was to meet the man of my dreams, get married and have children.  My daughter is quite the opposite and I couldn't be prouder.  She is stubborn, thinks she knows it all and is prone to epic tantrums *shudder*  She is also extremely confident, intelligent and knows her own worth.  I'm optimistic about the upcoming generation of girls, I believe they can make this world a better place :)

Stamps - You're So Tweet, Woodland Plushies & Happy Birthday All (coming soon) / Dies - You're So Tweet Die Collection & Woodland Plushies Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

I must also mention that I have a son who is kind, affectionate, too sensitive for his own good and a real stickler for the rules.  I am very proud of him too.

I have date night with my husband tonight so we'll be dumping both our children with my brother while we swan off for dinner, followed by a comedy show at the Royal Albert Hall.  Thank you for taking the time to look at my card and read my waffle, it is appreciated :)  Happy Sunday!

Stephanie xoxo

Saturday, October 20

Sending Pugs and Kisses

It's a bit chilly here in the UK this morning, the central heating is on but I may have to get a fire going, so I can get cosy in front of it with a good book...bliss!

Stamps - Bah Hum-Pug! & Cosy Christmas / Dies - Bah Hum-Pug! Die Collection & Cosy Christmas Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen

Happy Saturday everyone, I hope you're having a wonderful weekend :)

Stephanie xoxo

Thursday, October 18

To The Best Brother

I really am blessed to have an amazing brother, he plays a huge part in our lives...the children and I see him almost every single day :)

Stamps - Woodland PlushiesModern Calligraphy (coming soon) & Modern Calligraphy Additions (coming soon) / Dies - Woodland Plushies Die Collection Modern Calligraphy Die Collection (coming soon) / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Thank you very much for looking and I hope you have a fabulous Thursday! :)

Stephanie xx


Wednesday, October 17

Joyuex Noel

My favourite type of cards to make are clean and simple ones, primarily because they're quick and easy!

Stamps - Snowflake Trimmings & Christmas Calligraphy / Dies - Snowflake Trimmings Die Collection & Christmas Calligraphy Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Encore Metallic Gold & Silver / Other - White Gel Pen

Happy hump day, it's a downhill roll to the weekend now! :)

Stephanie xoxo

Tuesday, October 16

Celebrate Christmas

I dusted off and had a play with one of our older Christmas stamp sets yesterday and here's what I came up with...

Stamps - All In Onesie Christmas, Modern Calligraphy (coming soon) & Merry Calligraphy Additions / Dies - All In Onesie Christmas Die Collection & Modern Calligraphy Die Collection (coming soon) / Stencils - Snowflake Flurry Stencil / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMagic Dew Drop Red Magic / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos; Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Stamps - All In Onesie ChristmasScrumptious Holidays & Say What? / Dies - All In Onesie Christmas Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black; Versamark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

I have to admit, now that the children are getting older and almost entering their teenage years *gasp* I'm not as enthusiastic about Christmas preparation as I once was.  There's no substituting that magic of them genuinely believing in Father Christmas and the utter delight on Christmas morning that comes with it *sigh*  I love that my children are growing up and becoming young adults but I do miss those early years...I'm getting a bit emotional now so I think I'll leave it there ;)

Happy Tuesday, I hope you have a great one! :)

Stephanie xxx

Monday, October 15

Sincere Thanks

You may have to pop your sunglasses on for this card, it's a little bright!...

Stamps - Woodland Plushies & Scrumptious Thank You / Dies - Woodland Plushies Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers

I hope you had a great weekend, such a pity they go by so quickly though...I think I have a spot of the Monday blues but hopefully some time spent in my craftroom will cure that ;)

Hope you have a great day!

Stephanie xo

Saturday, October 13

Joy To The World

I have another Christmas card to share with you today...

Stamps - Merry Christmoose, Winter Plushies & Merry Calligraphy Additions / Dies - Merry Christmoose Die Collection & Winter Plushies Die Collection / Stencils - Snow Day Stencil / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Only half a day of school for the children this morning and then the weekend really begins :)  Hope you have a fantastic Saturday and thank you for dropping by!

Stephanie xxx

Friday, October 12

All I Want For Christmas Is You

I know there are many who think it's still far too early to be thinking about Christmas, but I'm guessing none of those people are crafters...for us, it's never too early ;) hahaha!

Stamps - Gorgeous Gifts & All I Want / Dies - Gorgeous Gifts Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Hearts / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos

I can't tell you how happy I am that it's Friday!  My husband returns from his business trip tonight so I'm looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend with him and the children :)

Happy Friday and I hope you have a truly wonderful weekend!

Stephanie xoxo


Thursday, October 11

Sparkle & Shine

Without a doubt, my go to stamps for quick and easy last minute Christmas cards are the Christmas Sparkle sets...

Stamps - Christmas Sparkle, Christmas Sparkle Again & Hang Around / Dies - Hang Around Die Collection / Ink - VersaMagic Dew Drops; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

I'm sorry if I've been a nuisance today with my multiple postings, it's so quick and easy to upload pictures to Facebook and Instagram that I mainly forget to update here.  Despite the extremely low (and getting lower by the day haha!) number of visitors, I still think it's worthwhile keeping it going :)

Thank you so much for looking and I hope you have a lovely Thursday :)

Stephanie xo

The Secret to Staying Young

I have made another birthday card, because you can never have too many birthday cards!  You never know when you may need one...says the lady who never sends them ;)  It was nice to ink up these little flamingos again...

Stamps - Fluffy Flamingos & Laugh Out Loud / Dies - Fluffy Flamingos Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils

One more post coming up shortly, hopefully you'll stick around to have a look :)

Stephanie xxx

Have A Very Happy Birthday

I am a little bit behind on my blogging again so I'll be posting a few times today, starting with these birthday cards...

Stamps - Sailing Away & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Sailing Away Die Collection & Scalloped Edges Die Collection (retired) / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Sailing Away, Modern Calligraphy (coming soon) & Modern Calligraphy Additions (coming soon) / Dies - Sailing Away Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

Stamps - Sailing Away & Say Something / Dies - Sailing Away Die Collection & Scalloped Edges Die Collection (retired); Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

I'll be back in a moment with more cards to show :)

Stephanie xxx

Saturday, October 6

To The Best Brother

Just popping by quickly this morning to share a little card I made last night...

Stamps - Builder Beaver, Against The Grain, Modern Calligraphy (coming soon) & Modern Calligraphy Additions (coming soon) / Dies - Builder Builder Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Papertrey Ink / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your weekend :)

Stephanie xxx

Monday, October 1

October Release Countdown Teasers Day 5 New Products

Tonight's the night all our new October products go live but before they do, I have a few more cards and tags to share, as do the fantastic Design Team who have been incredible this month!


Additionally, the wonderful Michelle Short has a video showcasing the new stamps, it really is so kind of her to take the time to produce this every month :)

Introducing Christmas Hoot (mini A7 set):

Stamps - Christmas HootHang Around, Christmas Sparkle Still & Basic Spots / Dies - Christmas Hoot Die CollectionHang Around Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Frames / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Red Magic; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Black Twine


Stamps - Christmas HootTrimming The Tree & Just Saying / Dies - Christmas Hoot Die Collection & Trimming The Tree Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Christmas HootScrumptious Holidays & Scene It / Dies - Christmas Hoot Die Collection & Scene It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Christmas HootJust Saying & Basic Stripes / Dies - Christmas Hoot Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Introducing Hang Around (A6 set):

Stamps - Hang Around & All Year Round / Dies - Hang Around Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Red Magic; VersaMark / Other - Gold Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Hang Around & Christmas Calligraphy / Dies - Hang Around Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Other - Gold Embossing Powder; Gold Gel Pen

Stamps - Hang Around & Christmas Calligraphy / Dies - Hang Around Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Red Magic & Tea Leaves; VersaMark / Other - Gold Embossing Powder; Black Gel Pen

Stamps - Hang Around, Basic Stripes & Many Mini Messages / Dies - Hang Around Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Ink - VersaMagic Turquoise Gem; Simon Says Stamp WHite Pigment; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder; Black Gel Pen

The following products will be available in our store and also at Simon Says Stamp at 8pm (BST) tonight...


For a chance to win all the stamps from this months release, please head on over to our Facebook Page and leave a comment on today's post.

I hope one or two of our new stamp sets take your fancy, if not, I hope that you have at least enjoyed our teasers this month - I certainly enjoyed making them :)

Happy Monday, thank you so much for joining me throughout the countdown and I hope you have a fantastic week!

Stephanie xxx

Sunday, September 30

October Release Countdown Teasers Day 4

Thank you for joining me on day 4 of the October Release Countdown Teasers.  There are a lot of new stamp sets on the way this month so I apologise if you're getting a bit fed up with the amount of cards I'm sharing!

Introducing Hippo Christmas (mini A7 set):

Stamps - Hippo ChristmasHang Around & Basic Stripes / Dies - Hippo Christmas Die CollectionHang Around Die Collection, Flag It Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMagic Tea Leaves & Red Magic; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; Black Twine

Stamps - Hippo Christmas, Trimming The TreeJust Saying / Dies - Hippo Christmas Die Collection & Trimming The Tree Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Frames / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Hippo ChristmasHang Around & Christmas Cheer / Dies - Hippo Christmas Die CollectionHang Around Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Frames / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMagic Red Magic; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; Black Twine

Stamps - Hippo Christmas & Scrumptious Holidays / Dies - Hippo Christmas Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder

Introducing Merry Mouse (mini A7 set):

Stamps - Merry MouseHang AroundJust Saying & Basic Stripes / Dies - Merry Mouse Die CollectionHang Around Die CollectionFlag It Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Frames / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Red Magic; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos  / Other - White Embossing Powder; Black Twine

Stamps - Merry Mouse & Cosy Christmas / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos  / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Merry MouseJust Saying & Basic Stripes / Dies - Merry Mouse Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Frames / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos  / Other - White Embossing Powder; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Merry MouseCosy ChristmasAll I Want & Basic Diagonals / Dies - Merry Mouse Die Collection & Cosy Christmas Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Red Magic; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

I tend to make the same style of cards over and over again so if it's originality you're after, you can't go wrong by visiting the marvellous Design Team, who possess a lot more creativity than I do...


Thanks again for stopping by today, I'll be back tomorrow with more teasers, along with the full reveal of all the new products.

I hope you have a nice and relaxing Sunday :)

Stephanie xxx