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Saturday, March 31

April Release Countdown Teasers Day 4

It's day 4 of the April Release Countdown Teasers and not long until all of our new products become available :)  Here's a little look at a set called Best Balloons...

Stamps - Best Balloons & Scrumptious Script / Dies - Best Balloons Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen; White Embossing Powder; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Best Balloons & Happy Birthday All / Dies - Best Balloons Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen; White Embossing Powder; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

If you would like to see more, please pay a visit to the following Design Team members who I'm sure have created something utterly delightful...


I hope you're enjoying your Easter weekend and if it's not too much trouble, I'd love it if you could come back tomorrow, when I'll be revealing all the new April products in full.  Thank you in advance!

Stephanie xx

Friday, March 30

April Release Countdown Teasers Day 3

I'm so happy you're joining me for day three of the April Release Countdown Teasers and today and I'm introducing a mini set called Under The Sea...

Stamps - Under The Sea & Tiny Type / Dies - Flag It Die Collection & Decorative Edges Die Collection (retired) / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Under The Sea / Dies - Under The Sea Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Star Dies / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen 

Stamps - Under The Sea & Scrumptious Script / Dies - Under The Sea Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Under The Sea & Say What? / Dies - Under The Sea Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

The wonderful Design Team have shared some incredible cards for this release so far and there's even more to see so please don't wait, pop over there right now for more amazing inspiration...


Thank you a million times over for taking the time to look in on me today, I'll be back tomorrow and would love it if you were too ;)

Stephanie xoxo

Thursday, March 29

April Release Countdown Teasers Day 2

Welcome back to day two of the April Release Countdown Teasers, as usual, I have a lot of cards to share, whether the cards are any good is not for me to say but I hope you like them!

Firstly, I'd like to introduce Go Wild Again...

Stamps - Go Wild Again & Trouble In A Tutu / Dies - You Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Go Wild Again, Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments & Party Time Again / Dies - Party Time Again Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Go Wild Again, Say It's Your Birthday & Be Lucky / Dies - Go Wild Again Die CollectionYou Said It Die Collection & Be Lucky Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen

Stamps - Go Wild Again / Dies - Go Wild Again Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Also introducing Fairy Tale Bears...

Stamps - Fairy Tale Bears & Basic Spots / Dies - Fairy Tale Bears Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Stamps - Fairy Tale Bears & A Little Sentimental / Dies - Fairy Tale Bears Die Collection, Garden Fence Die Collection, Cloudy Days Die CollectionYou Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Pebbles Ink Chalk; White Embossing Powder

I am so excited to see what gorgeous creations the gorgeous Design Team ladies have come up with today, if you are too, then please head in the following direction...


Thank you very much for joining me today, it would be pretty lonely without you ;)  Really hope you come back tomorrow!

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, March 28

April Release Countdown Teasers Day 1

I had completely forgotten how quickly each new release comes round when they are monthly, it was quite the rude awakening when I found myself with only a couple of days to complete my samples!  I guess some things never change ;) haha

There are seven new stamp sets, five with coordinating dies, on the way this month (April 1st at 8pm UK time) and today I'm showcasing a mini set called Panda Perfection...

Stamps - Panda Perfection, Tiny Type & Playground Pals / Dies - Panda Perfection Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Panda Perfection & Tiny Type  / Dies - Panda Perfection Die Collection, Tag Along Die Collection, With All Your Heart Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder; Black Twine

Stamps - Panda Perfection & Say It's Love / Dies - Panda Perfection Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

Stamps - Panda Perfection & Laugh Out Loud / Dies - Panda Perfection Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

Those are my samples for today, but if you would like to see more, please head on over and say hello to my talented friends, who also happen to be on the design team...


I didn't expect Rubeena to join in with the teasers because she's just has a beautiful baby girl!!!!  The fact she's already crafting is incredible, I am in complete awe!

Thanks a million for stopping by and looking, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day! :)

Stephanie xxx

Monday, March 26

Thank You

The sun is still shining here in the UK, although there are rumours that the snow will return this weekend *groan*

Stamps - Sunny Days, Against The Grain & Flag It / Dies - Sunny Days Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - MISTI

Happy Monday, hope you have a fantastic week! :)

Stephanie xxx

Friday, March 23

You Are The Sweetest

Where has this week gone?  How can it possibly be Friday already?  Answers on a postcard please ;) haha

Stamps - Hoppy Easter & Fruitful / Dies - Hoppy Easter Die Collection, Cloudy Days Die Collection & Garden Fence Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Pebbles Ink Chalk Palette

You are the sweetest for visiting me today, I hope you have a hoppy Friday and an even hoppier weekend! :D

Stephanie xxx


Thursday, March 22

Have A Magical Day

Always look on the bright side, the glass is half full, when it rains look for rainbows...I try to live by positive mottos wherever possible, just to keep my anxiety at bay.


The rainbow card was created by cutting / die-cutting strips of colour card and sticking them together on the back with washi tape...

Stamps - Fairy Tale Unicorns / Dies - Fairy Tale Unicorns Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Heart Dies / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Zig Clean Color Real Brush / Other - Assorted Colour Card

Stamps - Fairy Tale Unicorns & Sweetest Sentiments / Dies - Fairy Tale Unicorns Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Heart Dies / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Zig Clean Color Real Brush / Other - Assorted Colour Card; White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Fairy Tale UnicornsSweetest Sentiments & Trouble In A Tutu / Dies - Fairy Tale Unicorns Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Chalk; White Gel Pen

I hope you have a magical day, not long until the weekend! :D

Stephanie xoxo

Go Wild on Your Birthday

I've had a very productive few days in my craft room and have made a lot of cards!  No doubt it will now take me a week to make just one card, that seems to be the way my mojo works ha!

Stamps - Go Wild & Be Lucky / Dies - Go Wild Die Collection, Garden Fence Die Collection & Be Lucky Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Thanks a million for looking!

Stephanie x

Wednesday, March 21

Thanks For Being Younger Than Me!

The sun is shining, I have a clean house and no outstanding washing or ironing...it is a good day indeed! ;)

Stamps - Hot Stuff & Laugh Out Loud / Dies - Hot Stuff Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

I hope you are having a good day too! :D

Stephanie xxx

Tuesday, March 20

Swing By Anytime

I'm swinging by with a simple card today...

Stamps - Cheeky Monkey / Dies - Cheeky Monkey Die Collection, Flag It Die Collection & Small Frames Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Thank you very much for looking! :D

Stephanie xoxo

Monday, March 19

Just For You

I'm trying to evoke Spring (where are you? you should be here by now! haha) by using bright colours for these tags, which I have attached to little Easter treat bags (filled with chocolate eggs) for my daughters friends...

Stamps - A Little Something & A Little Sentimental / Dies - A Little Something Die Collection, Tag It Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection / Ink VersaMark; Papertrey Ink / Kraft Bags - Amazon / Other - White Embossing Powder; Twine; Ribbon; Mini Pearls

I hope your Monday goes well and that you have a wonderful week ahead :)

Stephanie xx

Saturday, March 17

Happy Easter

I can't believe it's snowing again here in the UK, looks like Spring has not yet sprung!

Stamps - All In Onesie Easter & Basic Spots / Dies - All In Onesie Easter Die Collection & You Said It Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares Dies / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

The children have half a day of school left this week and then the weekend really begins - bring it on!  I Hope you have a wonderful one :)

Stephanie xxx

Friday, March 16

Teaching is a Work of Heart

I have the upmost respect and admiration for teachers and my children are lucky to have some amazing ones :)

Stamps - A Class Act & An Apple A Day II / Dies - A Class Act Die Collection, Tag Along Die Collection & Duly Noted Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder; Mini Bulldog Clip; Ruled Paper

As unpleasant as this week has been, it has fortunately whizzed by and I'm very much looking forward to the weekend, and to seeing (and spending time with) my husband and children!  Happy Friday everyone :D

Stephanie xxx

Thursday, March 15

Thank You For Your Kindness

I've not been in the mood to craft this week but I was unable to sleep last night so I made this card, which looks a little like every other card I make...think I need some new ideas! haha

Stamps - Bug's Life & Sweetest Sentiments / Dies - Bug's Life Die Collection & Small Frames Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Doodlebug / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

My son has a teeny tiny part in the school production of The Sound of Music, and I've calculated that with rehearsals and performances, he'll be clocking up 68 hours at school this week...a tad excessive!!!  I think I'll take a little power nap so that I can stay awake this evening to pick the children up from school at 10:30pm *groan*

I hope you have a wonderful day, thank you so very much for looking in on my blog :)

Stephanie xoxo

Monday, March 12

Merci Beaucoup

Another simple card that required no colouring, but lots of fussy cutting!

Stamps - Fresh Flowers & Fancy Sayings / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

After a super hectic weekend, I'm rather exhausted today and not happy about the fact my husband is jetting off again tomorrow (on business) for the rest of the week...ignore me, I'm just feeling sorry for myself! lol

Stephanie xx

Saturday, March 10

No Probllama!

I've been wanting to use this sentiment on a card since the Little Llama stamp set was released, it makes me chuckle!

Stamps - Little Llama & Basic Spots / Dies - Little Llama Die Collection & Shape Up Die Collection / Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; VersaMark; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Have a fabulous weekend everyone! :D

Stephanie xx

Friday, March 9

Some Birdie's Sending Love

There's possibly far too much white space on this card, but I think that's not necessarily a bad thing...

Stamps - Bird Bath & Tiny Type / Dies - Bird Bath Die Collection, Shape Up Die Collection, Flag It Die Collection & Tag Along Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Dean and I have an empty nest this weekend, with both children having sleepovers elsewhere, so a night away in London, lots of eating (of course!) and some retail therapy awaits us :)

Happy Friday, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Stephanie xoxo

Thursday, March 8

Thank You

A small note card that was super quick and easy to make, if you don't mind a little bit of fussy cutting...

Stamps - Fresh Flowers, Basic Grids & Flag It / Dies - Fresh Flowers Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

My husband has been away on business this week (what's new?!) but he's back this evening so I'm in a great mood today :)

Happy Thursday and thank you so, so much for looking in on me!

Stephanie xxx

Monday, March 5

Sending You Love

Sending you love on this dreary (where I am anyway!) Monday morning...

Stamps - All In Onesie Easter & Tiny Type / Dies - All In Onesie Easter Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Heart Dies / Pattern Paper - Echo Park Dots & Stripes 6x6 Pad / Ink - Memento Black Tuxedo; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder

Thank you for your visit, now that the snow has thawed here in the UK, let's hope the weather becomes more spring-like in the days to come!

Stephanie x

Sunday, March 4

Birthday Balloons

Balloons are my go to stamps for male birthday cards, as are cheeky birthday sentiments ;)

Stamps - Party Time Again, Tiny Type & Say It's your Birthday / Dies - Party Time Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection / Ink - VersaMark Onyx Black; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

I used the same colour ink pads to layer these balloons, for a more subtle look that emulates shading...

Stamps - Party Time, Tiny Type & Say It's your Birthday / Dies - Party Time Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection / Ink - VersaMark Onyx Black; VersaMark / Other - White Embossing Powder

I hope you have a nice and relaxing Sunday :)

Stephanie x

Saturday, March 3

Dancing Queen

I wish I was as light on my toes as this little hippo ballerina, when I stomp around the house, the walls shake!

Stamps - Trouble In A Tutu & Building Blocks / Dies - Trouble In A Tutu Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Thank you for looking, I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Stephanie xx

Thursday, March 1

March New Products

Thank you so very much for all your enthusiasm and support during the countdown teasers, it's the first of the month which means new products will be popping up in the store very soon!

Although I'm all teased out, the following flirty ladies are still in the teasing mood (ha!), so please pop on by to see what delights they have to share ;)


The following new stamp sets (and coordinating dies, where applicable) will be available in our store, and at Simon Says Stamp tonight at 8pm UK time (GMT)...


A huge thank you to the Design Team, who have put on a superb show for this release :)  There is a giveaway on our Facebook page where you can win all 8 new stamp sets, so please join in if you can :)

I'm going to close the door to my craft room for the rest of the week and perhaps catch up on some ironing...or not! lol

Thank you again and have a fabulous Thursday everyone :D

Stephanie xoxo