Featured Company: Simon Says Stamp! – 11 11 2015

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For today’s featured company we are thrilled to welcome back  Simon Says Stamp!. Not only are they one of our favorite online stores to shop at, but they have an awesome line of products of their own branded under their name – Simon Says Stamp.

Simon Says Stamp Designer – Debbie Hughes

Today we welcome back a familiar and well-loved designer:  Debbie Hughes. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Debbie’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

DebbyHughes-250W-11112015Hi, I’m Debby Hughes, first off let me tell you a little about myself. I’m a stay at home Mum to three great kids.

Born in England, I now live in Scotland where the scenery still takes my breath away even after living here for years.

I have a science background but I have always enjoyed creating and it was in 2005 that I found paper crafts.

My love of the hobby grew and in 2010 I started my blogLime Doodle Design, as a place to share my creations. Nowadays you can also find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube

Currently I design for Simon Says Stamp, Online Card Classes and Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Warm Winter Wishes

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Hi Debby here. I love the look of falling snow in the backdrop of a scene so I had great fun with this card.

However, I’m getting ahead of myself, to start I stamped the cute little girl and boy and a few accessories for them from Ready Set Snow by Simon Says Stamp with Memento tuxedo black and colored with Copics before die cutting with their matching Ready Set Snow dies. I accented the ear muffs and coat buttons with Stickles and the shoes with Glossy Accents.

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While leaving those to dry I cracked on with the background, taking a piece of Lawn Fawn patterned paper and swiping Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste through the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp. While the paste was still wet I sprinkled it liberally with Rock Candy Distress Glitter.

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For the sentiment panel I cut the Snowflake Border die from white card, rubbed Ranger Multi Medium matte over the snowflake part and dunked in more of the Distress Glitter. Meanwhile I stamped a sentiment from Ready Set Snow in Lipstick Red on the rest of the die cut and when everything was dry it was just a case of adhering the pieces with foam adhesive.

Thank you for joining me today and a big thank you to Paper Crafters Library for having me over 😀

Supplies

Ready Set Snow Stamps
Ready Set Snow Dies
Snowflake Border
Falling Snow
Tuxedo Black
Lipstick Red
Neenah – 80LB, 110LB
Let’s Bokeh in the Snow
Copic Markers – 0 E50 E51 E53 E55 E57 E59 E49 E37 W3 W5 W7 W9 R12 R22 R24 R27 V12 V15 V17
V09 B93 B95 B99 G12 G16 G17
White embossing paste
Rock Candy distress glitter
Star Dust Stickles
Glossy Accents
Multi Medium Matte
Uniball signo white gel pen
Sakura glitter pen

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Debbie Hughes for her fabulous project and Simon Says Stamp for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Simon Says Stamp to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration!

Happy Crafting!

162 replies on “Featured Company: Simon Says Stamp! – 11 11 2015”

  1. Debbie I love it. My very favorite part is how you colored the fur on the boy’s hat, wow it looks so real. Great card. : )

  2. This is a lovely card! I have not use paste on a card creation yet – and love the Rock Candy Distress Glitter – Great for a winter theme – and the snow is about to fly here in Michigan! Brr – but just right for kids that love all of the Snow activities available here in Michigan – TFS your lovely creation and how you put it together – have a blessed day!

  3. Love how you colored in these two images and thanks for the copic coloring number guide. The background is so inspirational and looks like the images are ‘walking’ towards you:)

  4. Debby Hughes & her card making just make me so full of glee. Be sure to check out her blog for wonderful inspiration & happiness galore.

  5. Debbie, this card is so adorable. I love everything about it-the colors, the snowflakes, the background, the accessories!

  6. What an adorable card. Love the use of the stencil and glitter on the patterned paper for the background. Your coloring of these precious images is marvelous! Great design! TFS

  7. We’ve been lucky that we’ve not needed that many layers yet.
    The kids look like they’re ready for anything.
    Great coloring.
    thanks for sharing

  8. I love how you used that snow border. Makes it look like it is really piling up, but in a more artistic way.

  9. Debbie, your card is adorable! The detail & awesome coloring is wonderful. Love the added glitter to the background!

  10. I admire Debby’s work so much….she is an amazing talent. The attention to detail, such as the snow background, the beautiful coloring of the children, the glossy accents and stickles for some sparkle, all add up to a beautiful design. Wow! Debby, just fabulous.

  11. Oh my….I can only DREAM of being able to color like this! I would bet that your coloring projects in grade scool earned you a whole whack of gold stars! Thanks for sharing your talent with us 🙂

  12. What a sweet card. Sad that it has to get so very cold to enjoy the beauty of snow. Love the coloring and sparkle. Thanks for all the project tips and ideas.

  13. As always a beautiful and classy card, wonderful colouring on the characters and gorgeous texture exactly what I would expect from Debby. Debby is one talented paper crafter. Super cute characters and thanks for sharing too Karen x

  14. I love your card and the way you used the pattern paper with the stencil and embossing paste. Your coloring is outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  15. I’m already a big fan of Debby’s! She is a very inspirational and talented crafter! Her winter card is gorgeous! Simon Says Stamp is a wonderful store – they always have what I’m looking for!

  16. I always love Debbie’s cards. Her style is my favorite and this card is so cute with the kids all dressed up cozy warm.

  17. Debbie, I have admired your talent for a long time and follow your blog. I love your take with colors and CAS cards, but I also love to hear you describe how you make them in your videos. Please continue to amaze me.

  18. Debbie is so talented. Those images are adorable. I’m need to head over to SSS and get that Falling Snow stencil, love it 🙂

  19. Debby, you make me spend so much money! Another beautiful card from you from a set that I didn’t think I needed until now. There’s something about your clear, clean and gentle style that really inspires me, and you always take such tremendous photos too. Thanks as ever for the inspiration, you rock!!

  20. This cute couple is awesome. I am from Michigan and the little boy is wearing a hat that reminds me of one of our Michigan companies called Stormy Krommers . It happens to be in a small town called Ironwood which is in our Upper Peninsula. I love the card and Debbie always does great shading

  21. What an honor it is for you to have Debby as your guest artist. And….artist she is. I found Debby and her blog two years ago and visit it daily. She is just so artistic , I can’t miss a thing she posts. I learn so much from her.

  22. Debby, Your card is so colorful and fabulous! I love how you put the snowflake edge behind the children to look like there’s snow all around them! Excellent card!

  23. Cute card, Debby. Thanks to SSS for an opportunity to win a gift card for $25 of their products. I LOVE SSS!!

  24. Debby, you always create such beautiful cards. I just love the snowflakes behind the children and the embossed snow. Such beautiful coloring. A Lovely card. Thanks

  25. This is a great card Debby! I love the bright colors you used on the girl and boy. These stamps are so cute, and can be used for so many things. TFS with us today!

  26. So adorable! I just love the touch of plainly on his hat and scarf! They both are reminiscent of the days I was growing up and wore those winter galoshes! Now I live in sunny Az. So my toes are always warm! I look forward to seeing your future work as well and hopefully purchasing some stamps!

  27. Oh, I just love those cute little earmuffs and the wonderful coloring! The plaid cap and scarf are just the perfect touch!

  28. These are really cute and I love all the details like the plaid hat and fur trim! Thanks Debby for sharing with us

  29. This is a cute card! Debbie’s creations are always fabulous! She has done a great job with the coloring and the details!

  30. Thank you for sharing the very talented Debby with us today. Her cards always have that special something that puts them over the top!

  31. These little guys are as cute as can be and I love the way you colored them. Beautiful shading and adorable design!

  32. SUPER CUTE card Debby!!!
    LOVE your ADORABLE snow day pair and GORGEOUS colouring, LOVE your SWEET scene too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

  33. Debby Hughes is so talented and this card is super sweet! Love her coloring and the use of both sticklers and glossy accents. She always knows how to make a card shine.

  34. I’ve been following Debbie for a long time and she is a creative genius! So glad she is working with my favorite company Simon Says Stamp!

  35. Awesome coloring. I wish I had half your talent. LOVE the falling snowflakes and the little boy and girl are just adorable.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  36. They are just the cutest…love the snowflake border…will have to look into that…let it snow, let it snow…let it snow…LOL….just love me some snowflakes…

  37. I love the look & feel of the snow background, I just wish we could see the rock candy distress better in the photos. It sounds pretty but hard to see. Thanks for sharing!

  38. Thanks for sharing your work, very nicely done! I wonder which product is better, the Sakura glitter pen you’ve used here or the clear Wink of Stella marker? They seem like similar products so I’m not sure which to purchase.

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