Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Happy Birthday

Hey lovelies, i hope you are having a great week ?

It is Wednesday which means....


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

Before moving on to the challenge we would like to remind you that we have a Design Team Call. If you are interested in joining us then CLICK HERE for more details!

Wednesday Challenge Design Team Call

This week the challenge is

Happy Birthday!

We are celebrating our 9th birthday this week so its time for a special celebration!! 🎉

The last 9 years have flown by so quickly and I know that many of you have been joining in with the challenges side the very beginning! This challenge would not be here without YOU and your support. So we would like to say a HUGE thank you and give you the opportunity of winning not one but one of NINE $50 Gift Vouchers to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store How AWESOME is that!!

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used.

For my card this week I have used some of the cute Picture Book dies.

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I used the Happy Penguin and wanted it to look like he had his wings/arms around the other two. I know none of these animals "go together" But they joy of crafting is you can put anything together and i thought they looked super cute :)


The background I created with Distress inks and Clarity Stencil brushes to give a softer look and added some water droplets.

Once I had stamped the sentiment it kinda blended in a bit too much so I used a white gel pen to add some highlights to it.


I also added some details to the animals with the gel pen.

I added the clouds randomly with some adhered with foam tape for some dimension and added some shimmer to them with Tonic Glitter Brush pen.

A fun card to create, I really do recommend the Picture Book dies to anyone.


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

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don't link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing day.

Happy crafting.


  1. What an adorable mix, Tracy! Those happy clouds made me smile!

  2. inkyfingersandribbon4 April 2018 at 15:30

    Thanks so much Lin ❤️

  3. aww Tracy, this is so cute! the little critters together are adorable and I love the happy clouds and the colourful rainbow, absolutely gorgeous :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. inkyfingersandribbon4 April 2018 at 16:25

    Thanks so much Lols had so much fun creating it xxx

  5. Tracy, your card has planted a mega-watt smile allllll over my face! How adorable are those critter friends - and in card-making land, they go together perfectly (just like the foursome in the Best Friends set)! Beautiful background and the smile-face clouds! EEK! Cuteness to the nth degree! I thought about entering the DT call, but when I saw the names of the others applying...well, let's just say my confidence turned to mush. Some amazing designers will be joining the Simon Says family and I look forward to seeing their creativity while I work on polishing my own!

  6. inkyfingersandribbon4 April 2018 at 16:41

    Carol thank you so much for your kind comment.
    I really hope you enter the call, your work is lovely and you shouldn't undersell yourself x

  7. You're so sweet and encouraging...I'll give it some thought!

  8. inkyfingersandribbon4 April 2018 at 17:21

    Yay lots of hugs x

  9. This is beyond adorable, Tracy! The background is fabulous done with the brushes!

  10. inkyfingersandribbon6 April 2018 at 10:02

    Thank you so much my lovely

  11. This is just a super super cute card !

  12. What a sweet trio of animals on your card! I agree totally with taking creative license in the crafting world - that's what makes it FUN! So excited for Simon Says Stamp celebrating 9 years - woo hoo! They are awesome for offering 9 gifts for this challenge and a favorite company of mine!

  13. inkyfingersandribbon6 April 2018 at 19:25

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment :)

  14. Beautiful card! The animals are adorable and I love those happy smiley clouds too - perfect 😀. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊


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