Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Autumn Birthday


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Thinking of You Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Photo Inspiration

and here is a fabulous mood board created for us by the lovely Jenn Shurkus 

We are showcasing Paper Smooches Products this week! You don't have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have some we would love to see them used!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I didn't want to make a Halloween card its not something we send to each other here in the UK although they are fun to make. As soon as I saw the Silhouette Flowers from Paper Smooches I knew I was going to use them. At the time I hadn't worked out how.

In the end I got out the Oxides and used my favourite technique since its easy to do. I stamp a craft Sheet with the inkpad and mist some water and smooch the cardstock in the ink. I made 3 different colourways and then used dies to cut them out. I then blended ink in places where the initial ink smooching missed or to bring out more colour, for example the purple flowers.

I love those dragonflies couldn't believe my luck when I saw them in the die set. I decided to cut out the word Autumn with Paper Smooches Sassy Letters  well I thought it was Doodlebug Booville but then I worked it out it wasn't so it could be I Love Family by Echo Park both are out of stock now they weren't when I made the card. To be honest as long as its an Autumn orange or yellow any make would do.

To finish I added Birthday Wishes using Simon Says Stamp Best Hugs.

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.


  1. Happy Birthday Debby! I hope you are having a wonderful day.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love those cute little dragonflies too

  2. Lovely, Debby - it's a sweet transition from summer to fall!

  3. It's lovely Debby, the dragonflies are perfect and the colours are so pretty. Hope you are having a nice birthday x

  4. I love the colors you've used, Debby. The purple flowers remind me of the Widows Tears that are still blooming in my garden and are so pretty amongst all the other flowers that have come to seed. This card is so pretty with the wonderful layout.

  5. Very cute message idea!! TFS!

  6. What a wonderful card for an auntmn birthday... so much inspiration ... I have never thought to use fall colours or anything fall for the birthdays we celebrate ... thanks for sharing

  7. What a fabulous die cut scene Debby and I love the cute little dragonflies and the prettily coloured flowers, and a great idea to make the three colours of smooshed card and then die cut out of them. I love that dp in the background and for the sentiment too. x

  8. Lovely card for an Autumn birthday Debby


  9. So beautiful Debby is your card x

  10. Absolutely gorgeous Debby, beautifully designed and coloured card, Kate x

  11. Gorgeous card. Hope you have had a lovely Birthday x

  12. Gorgeous, Debby! I love that sassy font... it really POPS! : )

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Love your card. Those dragonflies are awesome!

  14. A brilliant card Debby xx

  15. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  16. Beautiful autumn card! I love the colour of the spotty card you used and those die cut flowers 😁. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

  17. I am looking for my memories through the stories, the narrative of people. I feel it is difficult but I will try.


Please note that in line with European Data Protection Laws (GDPR), by commenting you know that your name and comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of your personal information for this specific purpose. For more information, please see my Data Protection and Privacy Policy tab.