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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Simple wedding Card.

Good morning friends, followers and visitors,  warm welcome to Gayle new follower, thank you for joining me..

Beautiful day here today, nights are really chilly now..sure into Autumn..

My husbands niece is getting married on Saturday, its her second marriage so I did`nt want to make to fussy a card.. This "Taylored Expressions" die is just enough on its own or made into a larger card..
card size 7"x 7"..colours Ivory pearl and Pinkie/Lilac pearl card...thought best not to do White...

I die cut the Spellbinder Grand Nestabilities Labels 1... Using two dies to make this  frame... adhered the Mr & Mrs to the back and the  ribbon bow ....Then used 3d foam tape to raise onto  an embossed Grand Labels 1.....This was the adhered to grand Decorative Labels 1..(sorry lot of Labels) LOL.
Next added stamped sentiment die cut hearts and pearls..


close up of the raised panel...

items used available from  please phone if out of stock..01634 686823  ...
Taylored Expressions Mr & Mrs die. here
.Grand Labels 1. &  
Decorative Labels 1.      here
Grand Nestabilities Labels 1.  here 

Heartfelt creations. Timeless Amour small heart and spellbinder scallop heart.  here
Memory box. Precious Hearts.   here      
Couture Creations. Extra Loren. e/f.
justrite Sentiment. Celebrations Labels One.
ribbon & pearls.

thank you for calling by and any comments you care to leave
enjoy your day...pam x

Sunday 21 September 2014

Sparkling snowflakes

Hi everyone, friends, followers and visitors. warm welcome to Kirstie my latest follower thank you for joining me.

This is my first DT card for Poppystamps.

I have given instructions on there blog how I made the  card.

sneaky peek for you.. not a lot of depth on this card for posting...

would be lovely if you left me a comment  on my first blog post over on Poppystamps blog

Sparkling Snowflake corner  here
"Merry Christmas"..from Merry Christmas background die. here
Ice diamond.
pearls/ribbon/ my own stick pins.

                                                                       Thank you pam xxx

Friday 19 September 2014

Poppystamps and Cardmaker Blog Hop

Hi everyone, friends, followers and visitors...

The CardMaker   blog design team  is joining together today with Poppystamps  design team  to show you some beautiful projects made with gorgeous Poppystamps dies.. sure you know Poppystamps, they`re  parent company is Memory box....
You know how intricate and detailed these USA dies are..

If you are hoping  along you should have come from
 you are here  with me      pam simpson

you`re next stop Mae Nazareth  

You can get all the details  and a complete list of all the designers at the  

Before you leave I hope you leave me a comment..
There is some hidden candy on this hop..Two beautiful dies!!!..perfect for autumn card making.
I have no idea which blog  the winner will be selected from so visit as many blogs as you can to increase your chance of winning.
you have one week 9th-26th to leave a comment.
Winner will be posted on the Poppystamps blog 29th 
Good luck and happy hopping.

Finished card size 7"3/4 x 7"3/4
dies poppystamps.  
Heart lattice
Small Luxe poinsettia 
Small luxe outline.
Blooming poinsettia.

justrite heirloom flourish one.
vintage labels seven 
friendship vintage labels seven
heartfelt classic leaf
ink distress Victorian velvet 

Thank you  &  Good  Luck...Pam xxx

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Rubbernecker stamp.. Poppies

Good afternoon, friends..followers and visitors.. warm welcome to Mary new follower, thank you for joining  me..

card size A4 folded in half
This is my first attempt at using "Rubbernecker" stamps..  "4 poppies".. it is a blank stamp to watercolour with..
you have to do your own shading..don`t know if its ok or not...
I used watercolour card and "Inktense pencils" with a water brush...

behind the poppies I used a grass stamp and shaded with DI bundled sage ink..

spellbinders Floral ovals and Grand decorative ovals used to cut navy card.

Memory box "butterfly Vine border" and "Kensington border" I used for the cut out  layered butterflies..
stamped sentiment  ..Ribbon..Gems to finish..

close up of the poppies..

items used available from 

Rubbernecker 4 Poppies stamp.. here
Water colour card 
Ink tense pencils.

spellbinder oval`s plain/scallop/floral ovals..  here 
grand Decorative ovals /plain ovals.  here phone 01634686823

Memory box.
Kensington border & butterfly Vine..  here    phone 01634686823    here

DI Bundled sage.

thank you for any comments you leave, will return them to you...pam xx

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Christmas reindeer's..

Good morning, friends, followers and visitors,

DT card for  oyster stamps..

Using "Frantic Stamper Inc" dies..

Thought I would do these reindeer's "Reindeer Duo" in some trees trees, handy die this "Horizontal Birch Panel" ..cut the small border away to fit the spellbinder Decorative labels eight frame around, after I cut the centre out by hand..
Think you can just see a twinkle behind the trees, I used a snowflake stamp and wow twinkle embossing powder, just to take the plainness from the background.

I used Distress ink to colour the deer`s Antique  linen & Gathered twigs.
Holly and Merry Christmas both Frantic Stamper Inc..
embossed background Tattered Lace 8x8 "Holly flourish embossing folder.

items used available from 

Frantic Stamper Inc..
Horizontal Birch Card panel..09225  here
Reindeer Duo..09083.     here
Jolly holly Sprigs..09080.  
Mix N Match..09066.. (merry Christmas).   here

spellbinder. Decorative labels eight. 
A2 matting basic.

Distress inks. Antique Linen & Gathered Twigs.  here
Ribbon / pearls..

my snowflake stamp and wow powder

tattered lace ..Holly Flourish..embossing folder.

thank you for stopping by and any comment you leave I will return your call to an active blog.. pam xxx

Monday 15 September 2014

Some exciting news to share

Hi everyone, friends, followers and visitors..

Some exciting news to share...

I am now on the  design team for  Poppystamp dies for 12 months...

Here are the other  team members..  ..

Think you all know how I love to create with cutting dies, have been using Poppystamp and Memory box for years now, for my DT  cards at  for the lovely Tracey.. so happy I will still be on her DT Teamies.. lovely friends all of them..

will sign of now as I have a post to write up..  back later   pam xxx

Sunday 14 September 2014

Grandson 13th Birthday.

Hi everyone,  friends..followers and visitors,   warm welcome to new followers.. Bibiana..Astrid.. and Lise.. thank you for joining me..

Struggled  with ideas for my Grandsons 13th birthday card this year.. decided to create a background in   "Tagxedo" here if you are interested..
then I took into MCS did a punch out of the biker..

You can do a lot with this program Tagxedo .. helpful if you are stuck for idea`s..

I die cut a circle 4"1/4 using spellbinders in a square 5"x 5" card, placed onto the image then matted layers in black..white..main card black 6"x 6"..
Birthday text is the negative. from "Little B" ..Block out Sentiments.. Also Arrows..Party..
Memory box.. "Parker Numbers" 13 .. Tattered Lace "Grandson..

items used here at

Little B  block out
Party..  here 

memory box.. Parker 

Tattered lace.. relations sentiments ..

thank you for calling by my blog.. lovely of you to do so..pam xxx

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Crossover Birthday Card with tags.

 Hi Everyone, friends..followers & visitors..

Beautiful day here after a chilly misty start..

UPDATE have now replaced the "Y" right way...LOL

This card is for my Grandson, for his girlfriend, she is finishing her course work working  in France 4 months then Barcelona  to finish her exams..she was at college in Spain for 6 months.. that was`nt so bad as he could hop on a plane to see her, not so easy now as there is no direct airport where she is..

Anyway he asked for a card with a Paris them, he is surprising her by taking her there for her birthday this month.. she is really lonely this time as there is no English in the work place and they have there own friends..really feel for her..after all the years of work.. she will be a translator in Spanish and French...

The paper I have used is free download from the generous Astrid..
I took it into MCS altered the size to what I needed added birthday text.. I also used justrite "greetings From Paris" stamps with Versafine onyx black ink ...

he asked for no insert as he wants to write himself.. so I have made three tags..added photos of them together  on two, there is plenty of space for him to put his own messages.. you can also see I have made this a card that opens at the back..for the insert..

Guess who had no "Eiffel Tower Die" had to go shopping quick...Marianne one.

also used Memory box/Poppystamp dies.. Cheery Lynne..Spellbinder..

Finished card..hope he like`s it...

items used ...

Memory box..
Silverdale heart.
Precious hearts.  here phone 01634686823
Norrland flower.
Typewriter lowercase.. here  01634686823
Marianne.Eiffel Tower.
Spellbinder. Bitty Blossom.
Cheery Lynn..  Flourish leaf..     here
Justrite..Greetings from Paris..stamps..

thank you for calling by and any comment if you leave one....pam x

Sunday 7 September 2014

Rosette Easel Christmas Card and tutorial.

Hello everyone, friends..followers and visitors..
Lovely  sunny day here, nights sure are drawing in and a bit chilly...

Had a request from a lady for ideas how to  use standard circle dies  to make an easel card..

I first made this style card in December 2011.. so thought I would do a tutorial how I made one..not new it has been around since 2011, think it was Melanie on create and craft using circle cutter who I first saw do this style..

Sorry will be picture heavy... will show you the finished sample first..

A4 card cut down to 7" short edge....
 6" if you have not got A4 cutting machine.. score MS board 2"7/8 &5"7/8..

find the middle..I used a 4" circle die tape as seen..will not move.

place your cutting plate along your 2"7/8 score line.. this works for any card weather easel or standing on long edge..only difference your fold goes opposite way..(hope you understand)  

This is the half cut circle for an easel..if you stood on your long edge you.. you fold the opposite way..

cut 2 x 12"x2"3/4  strips... I did 3" punch took this to 2"3/4 wide I then scored  between each scallop..
accordion fold both strips..

 glue with pva one of your edges.

then the edge to form a circle..
punch side down

push the top towards the centre your punched edge will b on the outside.. hot glue to keep this shape..PLEASE be careful with  hot glue & fingers..wonder how I know that..LOL.

Finished decorated card..

hope this has given you some ideas for using your circle dies..

all items used available from    except paper pad.. do-crafts papermania  "First Noel" and stick pins I made..

Spellbinder..classic and stately circle dies.  here
Memory box / Poppy stamp dies..
Twenty Fifth Celebrations.  here  
Peaceful Merry Christmas.  here
Small Blooming Poinsettia.  here
paper pad.
my own made stick pins / ribbon /pearls / glitter.
martha Stewart score board.   here 
Zutter bow it all.      here  

sorry for the long post .. lovely of you to call  and thank you for leaving a comment if you do..will return to you.. pam xxx

Friday 5 September 2014

Wedding plaque vintage car.

Hi everyone, sorry been gone a while, have been a bit busy..

This  MDF wedding plaque, is for my Granddaughters work college, she asked if I could do this plaque like the Wedding card I made 17th June...

It is fiddly to do..all the die cutting and layering the car and flowers dies up..

Tried painting the blank mdf with paint, did not like this, so I glued with  pva paper on..

green leaves has been done with stencil..I inked through first with DI bundled sage.. then  used transparent embossing paste and lastly glitter.

Frantic stamper Vintage car.. flower spray memory box/ poppy stamp dies..Honey blossom sprig with lavish branch, added the FS petite layering posies and petite leaves..
Heart Heartfelt creations "Timeless Amour, stamp old one, sorry don't know who`s.
initial  Memory box Typewriter alphabet.
seam binding used the Zutter bind it all.


all available from
Frantic Stamper Vintage car 09169  here
petite layering posies 09193  here
petite leaves 09194   here
Memory box/poppy stamp . Honey blossom  sprig  here
lavish branch
typewriter alphabet. here 
heartfelt creations timeless amour  here
stencil/DI bundled sage ink/ embossing paste/glitter.

thank you for calling by my blog, appreciate you doing so..   pam x