Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge| Animal Magic with Gina K

Hey lovelies I hope you are all having a great week ?

It is Wednesday which

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

This week the challenge is

Animal Magic   

We are showcasing Gina K  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.

As always the lovely Heidi and team Simon will be giving away a $50 Voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store ! 


Before moving on to what I created for the challenge this week I am very happy that I shall be staying on the Simon Says Stamp Design Team, I truly love being on the team and I am so excited to have some new design team sisters. Make sure you stop by the Simon Blog where the team has been announced and leave the amazingly talented ladies some love.

Now this weeks card was a nightmare because my cat decided to EAT the first attempt !!

However luckily I decided when redoing it that I wanted to do something more clean and simple so it worked out for the best in the end :)


I used the butterflies from Gina's Heartfelt Hydrangea set and stamped them onto some Strathmore Grey Toned paper using Simon's Black ink.


I haven't used my Prismacolor pencils for a while so I decided to colour with them today and wanted a colour theme going from light colour to a darker colour...somehow that ended up being Yellow, Orange & red.


I added some shading around the butterflies to add a bit of dimension as I knew this was going to be a flat card. I then heat embossed the beautiful sentiment and used Simons Wonky rectangle die cut to cut the piece out.

For the card base I used Simon's Ivory cardstock and the card was done.


So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

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 a great day.

Happy crafting.


  1. Your pencil coloring on these butterflies is flawless, Tracy. Love how you gave some dimension around them, which made the buttetflies look poped up . Beautiful CAS design♡♡
    Thanks for your warm welcome on my blog :)♡

  2. inkyfingersandribbon2 May 2018 at 15:45

    Thank you lovely and you're very welcome ❤️

  3. […] Tracy used Heartfelt HydrangeaClear Stamp Set […]

  4. Oh my goodness Tracy! I could have sworn that those butterflies were popped on top of the card! The are practically flying off it! Beautiful colouring!! WOW!!! :-)

    aww pity you didn't manage to take a pic of the kitty chewed project 😜
    Lols x x x

  5. inkyfingersandribbon2 May 2018 at 16:50

    Thanks so much Lols. I dug it out but it had other stuff on it and wasn't a pretty site lol

  6. Such a beautiful card Tracy! I am such a huge fan of your work and I am so honored to be on the same team as you. The butterflies are so pretty! The coloring is just perfect! Bright like they are meant to be. The placement and the use of kraft cardstock as a base is indeed a neat thought! A perfect card with a perfect sentiment, all in all.

  7. inkyfingersandribbon2 May 2018 at 17:39

    You have made my day with your kind and lovely comment thank you so much xx

  8. Hi Tracy! Gorgeous card -- I love your coloring and how you added that little shadow -- at first I thought the butterflies were popped off the page. I'm so excited to be on the Simon Says Stamp DT with you! ♥

  9. inkyfingersandribbon2 May 2018 at 19:51

    Thank you so much Mindy ❤️

  10. Those butterflies are simply gorgeous! I am so looking forward to working with you :)

  11. inkyfingersandribbon2 May 2018 at 20:48

    Thank you so much ❤️ the feeling is mutual 😀

  12. Gorgeous card Tracy! I love the pretty butterflies & you have coloured them so beautifully.
    I'm so pleased we are teamies for another year lovely xxx

  13. Sweet sentiment and beautiful butterflies, Tracy!

  14. Wow, I would have sworn those were popped up too!! What a gorgeous card. I love the Strathmore grey toned paper. I can't get over how beautiful those butterflies are!! Very clever shading to make a one layer card look dimensional. I'll have to remember that one.

  15. Beautiful butterflies, Tracy & love the white sentiment! Saw the new DT--familiar names as expected.

  16. What a lovely card!!! Butterflies are really gorgeous!!!

  17. Swooning over your lovely butterflies, fluttering off the page (or so it about impressive colouring to create that effect!). The sentiment is heart-warming; a friend receiving this card would feel mighty special, indeed! I've joined the challenge, too...with a host of Fingerprint Doodle critters.They're such fun (although the DT task of designing a one-layer card had my nerves jangled. I'm not skilled with, I love my die cut panels way toooo much *grin*).
    Hope you're having a wonderful Thursday!

  18. Those butterflies re sooo beautiful and look so real! Love your card! I am so happy and honored to be on the same team as You! Lots of love, Karin

  19. Gorgeous design, Tracy! I love how the bright and bold butterflies POP off the page :)
    Simon Says Stamp!

  20. So beautiful Tracy, your butterflies are stunning x

  21. inkyfingersandribbon4 May 2018 at 14:54

    Thank you so much Jo xxx

  22. inkyfingersandribbon4 May 2018 at 14:55

    Thank you so much lovely mwah ❤️

  23. inkyfingersandribbon4 May 2018 at 14:55

    Aww Karin ditto and thank you xx

  24. Tracy Hawkins5 May 2018 at 11:39

    This is stunning lovely Inky! Love how the butterflies appear to be floating! Just wonderful! You obviously couldn't be too cross with your furry friend for eating the 1st one lol xxx

  25. inkyfingersandribbon5 May 2018 at 14:04

    Thanks so much my lovely and nope he did me a favour in the end 😀

  26. This is a very elegant card !


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