Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy 7th Birthday Simon Says...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

As it's the first challenge of the month and it's also Simon Says Stamp 7th birthday the design team are showcasing our very own Says Stamp Products! and the theme this week is...
We would like you to create something to help with our birthday celebration! It could be a card, a tag to attach to a gift, a gift or maybe a birthday banner or cake topper! Whatever you decide to make we will be looking forward to seeing how you join us for the party!
This month we are welcoming the lovely and super talented Simona Rebecchi  aka Ginny and the Sheep so make sure you pop by her fabulous blog and leave her some special Simon Says Stamp love.

I made a card using some of my favourite Simon Says Stamp products....

I started off by creating a background with Distress Oxide all know the drill by now...lots of smooshing, drying, spritzing etc etc. I then applied Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste through the gorgeous Circular Lace stencil from Simon Says...
The texture paste as it dries will absorb some of the ink from the background so once the paste was thoroughly dry...I gently scribbled over the surface with the Picket Fence Distress Crayon to whiten it up again.

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and you all have the chance to win not ONE but TWO $50 gift vouchers to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...
You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
and if you use Instagram...
please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Amazing background, the colors an splashes and the stencil! Such a perfect look. I love the flowers so much and I guess I need to have them! Love all the layers you gave them too. Have a happy week! Hugs, Marzena

  2. Gorgeous card Kath :-) the background is so pretty and I love the flowers, I think like Marzena, I need to get these flowers too, :-)

    Thanks for being such a great teamie! you are such a great help and inspiration to me, LOVE your creations and your fun attitude :-) Hope we get to have another coffee and girly day again, Amy is probably going to be in London for a year and then maybe back to Aberdeen, we will have to wait and see :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Stunning background Kath...beautiful card!!! Lots of Hugs xxx

  4. Fabulous background, loving the textures and colours. A wonderful birthday card.
    Linda xxx

  5. Oh, Kath, your card is beautiful! I love the colors and the background is amazing. That floral stamp is one of my all time favorites and you showcased it beautifully.

    Cathie ♥

  6. So beautiful! I love the colors, the texture paste through that stencil, everything!

  7. The lace stencil is gorgeous and really adds the wow factor. Adore the colourway and texture. Tracy x

  8. Kath, your card is stunning, love the background you created (can you believe I am still waiting for my Oxides...) and the flowers are just gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. It is a stunning card, Kath. I love your technique! The colours and the flowers are so pretty! Kisses, my friend.

  10. Well Kath it has taken me a day to get here but I think blogger has been sorted....
    Gorgeous card and I really love the flowers, so pretty....x

  11. Beautiful Oxide distress background - glorious like a summer's day. Fabulous celebration card!
    Alison x

  12. Such an awesome card, Kath! Love, love the gorgeous background you created and the flowers and textures are beautiful! Stunning!! hugs, Maura

  13. Gorgeous card, Kath! The background is STUNNING!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  14. Amaaaaazing card! love every single detail, from colors by design, the way you used flowers, alphabet and stencil is stunning!Barbara

  15. Gorgeous card,'s just so pretty and I adore the background which works so well with the flowers! Beautiful work, as always! Hugs xx

  16. This is such a fabulous birthday card, Kath. The colors and texture on the background are amazing. :)

  17. This birthday card is so pretty Kath! I love the background with the stenciling and all the ink and the flowers are so pretty.

  18. I am drooling over this background! It is so pretty with those splotches and I really love the way you blended things so subtly. Every time I look, I feel like different things emerge and I adore the way it turned out!