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Monday, December 31

January Release Countdown Teasers day 4

It really has been so uplifting to read all your lovely comments on the release so far.  It's no secret that we aren't very good at promoting our brand and that our engagement with the crafting community leaves a lot to be desired, so it means the world to us that we have a few loyal, kind and generous supporters who stick with us, encourage us, and keep us afloat despite this.  Please know we appreciate you so very much :)

Today I'm introducing a little set called Twinkle Toes, yes, the hippos are back haha...

Stamps - Twinkle Toes / Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Card - Neenah Solar White / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Twinkle Toes / Dies - Twinkle Toes Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Card - Neenah Solar White / Other - Black Twine; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Twinkle Toes & Sweet Sentiments Plus / Dies - Twinkle Toes Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Pierced Rectangles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Card - Neenah Solar White

Another reason we are still in business is because we have such an amazing Design Team, I am in no doubt that without them, we would have closed up shop a long time ago!  Please stop by and show them some much deserved love...


However you're seeing in the New Year, stay safe and have a wonderful time, and I will see you in 2019 ;)

Stephanie xxx

Sunday, December 30

January Release Countdown Teasers day 3

Welcome back to day three of the January Release Countdown Teasers, today I'm introducing a set called Snail Mail...

Stamps - Snail Mail / Dies - Snail Mail Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Card - Neenah Solar White

Stamps - Snail Mail / Dies - Snail Mail Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Card - Neenah Solar White / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Snail Mail / Dies - Snail Mail Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers

Stamps - Snail MailOn The Shelf & A Little Sentimental / Dies - Snail Mail Die Collection & On The Shelf Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers / Card - Neenah Solar White / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Snail Mail & A Little Sentimental / Dies - Snail Mail Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Card - Neenah Solar White / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Snail Mail / Dies - Snail Mail Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Card - Neenah Solar White

Please head on over to the following blogs to see more from the talented Design Team, I don't know how they do it, but they just keep getting better all the time...


I don't know about you, but I'm all in a muddle at the moment, it's that time during Christmas and New Year where I have no idea what day or time it is...it will be a relief to get back to normal in the new year haha!

Happy Sunday, thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again tomorrow :)

Stephanie xxx

Saturday, December 29

January Release Countdown Teasers Day 2

Thank you very much for all your lovely feedback on yesterday's teasers, I'm so happy that you decided to return to see more :)  Today I'm showcasing a fruity set called Apples & Pears, and yes I know the cards are extremely simple but in my defense, Christmas got priority over crafting ;) haha!

Stamps - Apples & Pears & Miniature Type / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Apples & Pears & Miniature Type / Dies - Apples & Pears Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Stencils - Basic Spots II Stencil / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Stamps - Apples & Pears, Miniature Type & Basic Text / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Apples & Pears & Miniature Type / Dies - Apples & Pears Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Stencils - Basic Stripes Stencil / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Stamps - Apples & Pears / Dies - Apples & Pears Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Following their unbelievably amazing creations yesterday, I'm very excited to see what my lovely friends, aka the Design Team, have come up with today...


Thanks a million for taking time out of your precious weekend to look in on me today!  If it's not too much to ask, I'd love for you to return tomorrow :)

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Stephanie xx

Friday, December 28

January Release Countdown Teasers Day 1

What with the excitement of Christmas and upcoming new year celebrations, I almost forgot that I had to start the countdown teasers today!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you're not feeling too sad that it's all over for another year.

We have five new stamp sets on the way in January and today I've used a couple of them that work perfectly together, introducing Picture It Ocean (mini A7 set) and Water Plushies (A6 set)...

Stamps - Water Plushies & Picture It Ocean / Dies - Water Plushies Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Water PlushiesPicture It Ocean & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Water Plushies Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Water Plushies & Picture It Ocean / Dies - Water Plushies Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Water Plushies & Best Birthday / Dies - Water Plushies Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Water PlushiesPicture It Ocean & Under The Sea / Dies - Water Plushies Die Collection & Under The Sea Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos; Copic Sketch Markers

Stamps - Picture It Ocean & Cool Dude / Dies - Cool Dude Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Picture It Ocean, Fairy Tale Mermaid & Just Saying / Dies - Fairy Tale Mermaid Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen; Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Despite the busy holiday season, the wonderful Design Team managed to find some time play with the new stamps, no doubt elevating them to greater heights so please head on over to take a look...


I can't tell you how grateful I am that you stopped by today, you really are so very kind and I appreciate you immensely :)

Happy Friday and I hope you have a magnificent weekend!

Stephanie xoxo

Thursday, December 20

New Baby

It feels really strange to be posting anything other than a Christmas card on December 20th.  I can't remember the last time I made a baby themed card and decided that needed to be rectified...

Stamps - Little Onesie, Little Onesie II, Bunting Basics & On The Shelf / Dies - Little Onesie Die Collection & On The Shelf Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers

Only five more sleeps until Christmas and I am super excited to the point of Dean and the children commenting on how much I'm smiling and laughing...apparently it's really out of the ordinary ;) haha

I hope you have a great Thursday and try not to go too crazy with your last minute Christmas shopping ;)

Stephanie xoxoxo

Friday, December 14

Best Friend in the World

These cards were super easy and only took 10 minutes to make...

Stamps - Simply Quilled & Happy Birthday All / Dies - Simply Quilled Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Papertrey Ink Hybrid Ink

Stamps - Simply Quilled & Fancy Sayings / Dies - Simply Quilled Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Papertrey Ink Hybrid Ink

I'm really looking forward to this weekend, my husband and I are having a nice meal in London tomorrow and on Sunday we're watching Jasmine in a theatre production of Elf :)

Happy Friday everyone and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Stephanie xoxo

Be Merry

I think these may be the last Christmas cards I make this year...

Stamps - Warm Wishes, Warm Wishes II, Cheerful Calligraphy & Christmas Type / Dies - Warm Wishes Die Collection & Tag It Die Collection (retired) / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops Red Magic & Tea Leaves / Other - Black Twine

Stamps - Warm WishesWarm Wishes IICheerful Calligraphy & Christmas Type / Dies - Warm Wishes Die Collection & Tag It Die Collection (retired) / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops Red Magic & Tea Leaves / Other - Black Twine

Believe it or not, I have finished all my Christmas preparations for this year...cards have been sent, decorations are all up and presents are all wrapped.  This is where I hand the baton over to my husband who takes charge of food and drink :)

Hope your holiday preparations are going well too and more importantly, that you're enjoying them!

Stephanie xxx

Mother's Day

At this time of the year, it's always quite nice to take a break from making Christmas cards!

Stamps - Perfect Peonies & Say What? / Dies - Perfect Peonies Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils

I'm such a terrible blogger, never mind the lack of posts, when I do post they are generally quite bland...I promise to try harder next year!

Stephanie xxx

Friday, December 7

'Tis the Season to be Jolly

It's been a while since I inked up these tiny little Santa's, but I'm glad I did...

Stamps - Santa Baby, Cheerful Calligraphy & Christmas Type / Dies - Santa Baby Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Santa Baby & Say What? / Dies - Santa Baby Die Collection & Small Frames Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

I'm accompanying my husband to his Christmas party weekend and I am feeling particularly anxious.  Two days of mingling with 250 of his employees and clients is my worst nightmare :(  Dean is usually quite good at letting me skip his work functions and overseas trips but this weekend is important so I'm going to have to overcome my social anxiety fears and hopefully do him proud - wish me luck!

Happy Friday everyone and I hope you have a fabulous weekend :)

Stephanie xoxo

Monday, December 3

There's Snowbody Like You

I have to admit that the sentiment on this card makes me smile...

Stamps - Winter Plushies / Dies - Winter Plushies Die Collection / Stencil - Snowflake Flurry Stencil / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

My Christmas trees are now decorated and my excitement level has gone up a notch, still lots to do but for the first time in years, I seem to be on top of things :)

Happy Monday and I hope you have an amazing week!

Stephanie xoxo

Saturday, December 1

December Release Countdown Teasers Day 5 New Products

It is so kind of you to join me this Saturday, I have one final set to share with you before all of this months new products goes live tonight...

Stamps - Shake It Up & Say What? / Dies - Shake It Up Die CollectionTag Along Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Shake It Up, Merry Calligraphy & Christmas Type / Dies - Shake It Up Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Shake It UpMerry Calligraphy & Christmas Type / Dies - Shake It Up Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Shake It UpMerry Calligraphy & Christmas Type / / Dies - Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

A huge thank you to the marvellous Design Team for their incredible creativity this month!  I believe the fabulous Keren Baker has one last teaser to share with you today and of course the amazing Michelle Short has produced one of her fantastic product reveal videos :)

The following products will be available in the store, and at Simon Says Stamp, tonight at 8pm (GMT) UK time...


Thanks a million for joining me throughout our countdown teasers, 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.

It's December 1st which mean's that despite my husband maintaining it's still far too early, I get to put the Christmas trees up today :)  I hope you have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Stephanie xoxo

Friday, November 30

December Release Countdown Teasers Day 4

Thank you for stopping by on day four of the December Release Countdown Teasers, today I'm introducing a mini floral set called Just A Drop...

Stamps - Just A Drop & Say What? / Dies - Just A Drop Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Just A Drop & Happy Birthday All / Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Stencils - Basic Stripes Stencil / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Stamps - Just A Drop & Modern Calligraphy / Dies - Just A Drop Die Collection & Modern Calligraphy Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Stencils - Basic Diagonals Stencil / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils / Other - Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Stamps - Just A Drop & Modern Calligraphy / Dies - Just A Drop Die Collection & Modern Calligraphy Die Collection / Stencils - Basic Stripes Stencil / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils / Other - White Embossing Powder; Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Stamps - Just A Drop & On The Shelf / Dies - Just A Drop Die Collection & On The Shelf Die Collection / Stencils - Snow Day Stencil / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils; Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Stamps - Just A Drop & Miniature Type / Dies - Just A Drop Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Just A Drop & Miniature Type / Dies - Just A Drop Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection / Ink - Memento London Fog; VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

For more inspiration, please visit the following inspirational ladies...


Happy Friday everyone!  And if you could spare some time from your weekend, I'd love it if you could pop back tomorrow :)

Stephanie xxx

Thursday, November 29

December Release Countdown Teasers Day 3

Welcome back to day three of the December Release Countdown Teasers, I can't thank you enough for all your lovely feedback so far :)

Today I'm introducing a few more new stamp sets - Head Over Heels (mini A7 set), Super Pug (mini A7 set) and On The Shelf (mini A7 set)...

Stamps - Head Over Heels, On The Shelf & Christmas Type / Dies - Head Over Heels Die Collection & On The Shelf Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Heart Dies / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers; FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Head Over Heels, On The Shelf, Modern Calligraphy & Miniature Type / Dies - Head Over Heels Die CollectionOn The Shelf Die Collection & Modern Calligraphy Die Collection / Stencils - Basic Diagonals Stencil / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Stamps - Head Over Heels & On The Shelf / Stencils - Basic Diagonals II Stencil / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Stamps - Super PugSet The SceneModern Calligraphy & Modern Calligraphy Additions / Dies - Modern Calligraphy Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops Red Magic / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Super Pug & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments / Dies - Super Pug Die Collection / Stencils - Birch Background Stencil / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Stampendous Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Stamps - Super Pug & Laugh Out Loud / Dies - Super Pug Die Collection & Setting The Scene Die Collection (retired) / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

I'm sure you would agree that the Design Team have been unbelievably good this month, so please don't miss out on their latest creative offerings and pop over to say hello immediately! ;)


It was so kind of you to drop by today, I do hope you will come back tomorrow to see more and I thank you in advance :)

Have a great Thursday!

Stephanie xx