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We are thrilled to bring back another favourite for this week’s Featured Company: 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.  And this week we are giving away a $25 US Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp.  (Details at the end of the post.)

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Simon Says Stamp Designer – Debby Hughes

Today we welcome Debby Hughes. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Debby’s fabulous projects below, but first, here is a little more about her:

DebbyHughesProfilePic-02112015 jpgHi, 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 blog, Lime Doodle Design, as a place to share my creations. Nowadays you can also find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Since those first days, when I wondered if anyone would pop by my blog, it has been a wonderful creative journey involving Challenge Blogs, Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen, Company Design Teams, Online Classes and the thrill of seeing my cards in print. Currently I design for Simon Says Stamp, Online Card Classes and Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Now that we’ve learned a little about Debby, let’s take a look at her awesome projects!

Sending You Love and Hugs Cards

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Hi, it’s Debby here and I’m delighted to be joining you at Paper Crafters Library today taking a little look at using non-traditional colours for Valentines and utilising those products all year round! There are so many gorgeous Valentine’s products on the market such as the Better Together release from Simon Says Stamp which I will be using today. We all love delving into crafting for this holiday with traditional hearts, pinks, reds and black for the love in our life. However, Valentine’s can also be an opportunity to send love to someone who might need a boost of support, you know that extra pick me up, and using non-traditional colours is a great way to utilise these products but in a more general way.

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My first card uses cool greys, yellows, blues and a little layering to give an overall soft and calming feel. A panel of paper from Amy Tangerine’s Stitched 6×6 pad is mounted on a white card base. Layered on top is a Stitched Rectangle cut from vellum, a calendar piece and some paper flags and banners cut from the same 6×6 paper pad. I also die cut a tiny heart using the Falling Hearts die and added that on the appropriate spot on the grid. The sentiment is a combination of the Sending die cut from Sea Glass card and a complementary sentiment from the Sending & Wishing set stamped in Black on a scrap of Neenah solar white card.

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For my next card I  blended a backdrop of Audrey Blue and Mint inks on a Neenah solar white panel before running it through with the Super Heart Border die. The sentiment is the same combination as above; the Sending die this time cut from a scrap of white card along with the rest of the sentiment from the Sending and Wishing set stamped in Versamark on Slate card, white heat embossed and trimmed out. These were layered on the panel above the die cute border and then the panel was added to a white card base. Finally to add a little more interest to this CAS card I wrapped fine silver thread around the card, threaded with a few Sparkling Clear sequins.

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This card could be used for Valentines (perhaps you guy/girl doesn’t like the red/white/black combo) but equally could be used at any time of year to send a message of support.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you look at your Valentines products with fresh eyes and use them all year round. Finally, a big thank you to Paper Crafters Library for having me over today 😀

Supplies

Card 1: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp sending & wishing; Dies – Simon Says Stamp sendingstitched rectanglesfalling hearts; Ink – Simon Says Stamp black; Card – Simon Says Stamp sea glassNeenah solar white 110lbBazzill vellum 40lb; Paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine stitched

Card 2: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp sending & wishing; Dies – Simon Says Stamp sendingsuper heart border; Ink – Simon Says Stamp audrey bluemintVersamark; Card – Simon Say Stamp slateNeenah solar white 80lb110lbEmbossing Powder – Simon Says Stamp white; Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear 4mm6mmSilver thread

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We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Debby 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! You can also find Debby on PinterestFacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!

323 replies on “Featured Company: Simon Says Stamp”

  1. I love the layering look on the first card- I have a hard time with layering but I love it here with the vellum! The second card with the beautiful colors all shaded and blended nicely with the hearts is sooo pretty!! Thank you Debby, your cards are always so pretty and very stylish 🙂

  2. Both Debby’s cards are awesome!!! At last some non-red Valentine’s cards! I love this color combination, it is so joyful, and I love the “Sending” die cuts, they add so much to the cards. Thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win. 🙂

  3. Debby is one of my very favorite card artists. Her style is lovely and simple, and she really shows off new products to their best advantage.

  4. I always love Debby’s cards, these two today are no exceptions. the colors are beautiful and I love how she threaded the sequins through the silver thread! A fun twist on product use!!

  5. Wonderful cards! I love how much white you used in them. I particularly like the light, wispy feel of the first.

  6. I love Debby’s creation and visiting her blog. These 2 cards today are beautiful. I love the soft clean look of them both. The layering on the first card and the touch of vellum are perfect. The diecut hearts and the colours on the second one are just gorgeous. Thanks for a chance to win this SSS giveaway.

  7. Beautiful cards! Love the soft colors and layout of the first card! The second one….just so sweet! I love it….beautiful ombre ♥

  8. Beautiful cards. I have always loved non traditional card colors for holidays and special occasions. These both use such soft, subtle colors. I love the combinations. The use of a die for the sentiment is so nice and I love the border die too. Debby, you did a fantastic job! Thanks for sharing your work. I love it

  9. Thanks for showcasing Simon Says Stamps and Debby!! I have always loved SSS blog and products and found Debby’s awesome blog through them:) Beautiful cards too!!!

  10. Debby’s cards are always inspirational! I love visiting her blog regularly to see what she’s making!

  11. Debbie you are one of my all time favourites – your cards are ALWAYS so
    beautiful. Thanks for sharing and never stop creating – we need you!

  12. They’re both so beautiful, Debby. I love the layering and the silver thread with the sequins. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love the mixed media feel that she created with these cards, and the soft colors are so lovely for spring.

  14. Love both these cards – Pretty colors and great design layout – very unusual and inspirational. Thank you for sharing these with us:)

  15. Lovely cards by Debbie. Simon Says has a very talented Design Team and I always love seeing what they have been up to. I also enjoy shopping at Simon Says, they are great at keeping the current lines of product in stock and shipping is always done in a timely manner. Have a great day.

  16. Oh these cards are so wonderful. The light color is pleasing to the eyes. Thank you so much for sharing your idea. =)

  17. Love Debby’s artistic ability. Her cards and tags are always beautiful and inspiring. I especially love the soft colors and the simplicity of the designs she creates. Those showcased today, are great examples.

  18. Love that die cut sentiment on this pretty card and always enjoy Debbie’s work! Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. I’ve recently become addicted to SSS! Debbie, I absolutely LOVE the second card (the first one’s great, but the second one literally took my breath away!!). Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. I love Debbie’s style and I love SSS. Thanks for featuring her. I follow her blog and am always inspired by her talent.

  21. I’ve followed Debbie for a long time. Always adore her work. I love Simon Says Stamp! Their products are fabulous.

  22. Thank you, Debby, for sharing your lovely cards! Simon has wonderful designers, and they always offer great products! Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  24. I am a Debby groupie also, and loved both cards!! I bought the sending and wishing dies and used them over and over!! In fact I loved them so much I ordered them twice without realizing it, and had to send them back!!! LOL!!!

  25. two beautiful cards. . . the layering. . . and the turquoise ombre with cut out hears. . . . Debby is amazing!

  26. Love the pretty colors which look wonderful together. The softness of the cards are so so pretty. Love them. Lucky you living in Scotland. Wonderful country. You have gorgeous views all the time. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us in Blog land.

  27. Oh, I love Simon Says Stamp! Debby’s cards are gorgeous – I’m a fan of hers too! I really like the ombre effect on the blue card! SSS is a wonderful company to feature!

  28. Where ever you see that precious pup, you will see the best of the best in this industry! Debby …what amazing cards from layers of color and pattern, to the perfection of adding the die cuts to make gorgeous messages of love!

  29. Debbie’s blog is one I follow religiously as she is one of my very favorite designers. These cards are the perfect example of why I aspire to grow up to “be like Debbie”!

  30. Debby is one of my top five favorite designers. Her cards never fail to inspire and I love her mastery of layers and soft pastel color palettes. I love how she sees unique possibilities in stamp sets, using the shapes to create images that go beyond the set’s intent. She’s just amazing.

  31. LOVE the card with the die cut hearts and the blue/green fade at the bottom. This would be a good card for husbands, not too girly!

  32. Love the layers on the first card and the ink blending of Audrey Blue and Mint on the second card are fabulous!

  33. I loved the soft colours Debby used and great creativity. She has her own unique style. I’m still working on my style. LOL! I love Simon Says products and have had very good luck and service when I’ve ordered from them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. What beautiful cards. I really like the design of the non-traditional cards. It’s a really nice change from red and white. Beautiful colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

  35. I love Debbie’s card all of her creations are beautiful and I always shop at Simon says stamp for all my crafting needs

  36. Wonderful cards! Debby always makes the most amazing cards. Fantastic inspiration! SSS is a favorite of mine… Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. Debby’s cards are fabulous! I adore how she adds just the right amount of everything to make you go “Wow!”

  38. Hi Debby,

    Love the colours on both of these cards! So feminine and cool looking! With the top card, you do so well to bring all those pieces together – wish I had that talent – mine would look like my discarded rubbish pile!

  39. I absolutely love these cards! The colors are beautiful together. I am a big fan of Debby’s. I love everything she does ~ she is my inspiration whenever I see her work. Love her style.

  40. Both cards are beautiful, I really like how you combined the blue and green with the hearts on the second card! I look forward to seeing more!

  41. I love both cards!! Now I realize that I should send out some Valentine cards to my sister’s and friends!!

  42. Such beautiful cards. I have been admiring this stamp set and dies from afar, this may be the push for me to order. Thank you for sharing.

  43. I always love Debbie’s cards and have been following her blog for a long time. The color combinations on these cards are beautiful!

  44. I love the blue and green card a lot. So very different from the Reds of the usual valentines cards.

  45. I wish you would do videos. I have difficulty following instructions.
    Love your work and have followed it since OnLine Card classes featured you with videos.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Dot

  46. Debby, I love your cards and am a huge fan of your blog Lime Doodle Designs (love the name). These cards are fanastic! I especially love the great ombre effect on the second card!

  47. Debby’s enormous popularity is so well deserved! She is a true artist who creates something beautiful with every card.

  48. Debby always makes such interesting and beautiful cards. I love the use of the super heart border die on the second card. The color choices on the cards are beautiful. Thank you Debby!

  49. Very beautiful cards. The colors are absolutely gorgeous and calming. I always enjoy seeing Debby Hughes work.

  50. Debbie always makes cards that make me want to run to my craft room and get inky, I love the color combo on these cards. Makes me think of the ocean

  51. Lovely work. I just adore the soft colors and non traditional style. I have become a big fan of Simon Says Stamp in the last year due in part because of your artwork. Found you on pinterest and started an immediate wish list that just keeps growing. Thanks for sharing.

  52. I, too love Simon Says Stamp. thanks for the inspiration using some of their product and the chance to win a gift certificate!

  53. I love Debbie’s cards all of her creations are beautiful and I always shop at Simon says stamp for all my crafting needs

  54. I am a huge fan of Debby’s! Her work is outstanding!! These cards are adorable! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  55. Lovely cards! I really like the first card and all the layering. I like layering. Some days it’s easy and others are challenging. thanks for the inspiration. Also love all the colors used.

  56. I always ADMIRE and LOVE Debby’s cards and these cards also highlight her style beautifully. Great job and thank you for sharing with us!

  57. I’ve been a big fan of Simon Says for a couple years now and of Debby’s work as well. She always comes up with something unique and this post is no different! I find that SSS and their talented designers are in front of the trends and I have learned so much from their blog as well as their designer’s blogs!

  58. Debby is my favourite card maker and inspiration source. her cards are always original and elegant and just plain inspired. Love the heart border card, stunning!

  59. Love Love Love the card with the ombre effect and die cut hearts, might have to run with the idea and make a version of my own 😉 the other one is fab too I really love pastels so right up my alley , well done!

  60. Beautiful cards, Debbie, as always. Love your wonderful creations!The soft colors on these are great & I’m in love with the heart border card. Must get that die!

  61. Cards are so pretty. Love the colors. The stamps and dies sending and wishing are a must have! Fantastic!!

  62. Debby as always you made beautiful cards. Love the non valentine colors and the ombre on the second card. Love your clean and simple style!

  63. I absolutely adore that heart border die!! Wonderful clean and simple card. The shades of blue really stand out. Thank you also for a chance to win! I would love to add these dies/stamps to my collection! 🙂

  64. Beautiful cards (though I personally prefer the second one). The color combos are just lovely. I really like the heart border.

  65. Oh my goodness! How creative! I just love both of these awesome cards. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

  66. I love the dies that cut sayings – they are so versatile. I love mixed media work as well as cards and use them or pieces of them a lot. Love the card with the blended green to blue with the heart cut outs.

  67. Debby, your cards are lovely! The color combinations are great – thanks so much for the inspiration!

  68. Your work is beautiful and these color combinations are amazing. I can’t wait to dig in and make some “love” cards.

  69. I’ve had my eye on the Sending stamp set & die since they first debuted. Every time I see a sample, I want to rush right to the website and order them! And, these cards are no different! I hope I win so I can finally afford to get them!

  70. It’s so refreshing to see the nontraditional colors on your Valentine cards, Debby! The ombre colors and heart die cuts took my breath away. So much wonderful inspiration! ♡

  71. Debby has a style that is so different from everything else I see. She always creates the most beautiful cards and I appreciate that while she stays on trend, no one else has her style!

  72. Lovely cards. I enjoy so much your creations, you’re a true inspiration for me. Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentines Days.

  73. Oh my gosh, I love everything Debbie Hughs makes, ha! Love the soft colors in these cards. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win something from Simon Says Stamp. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  74. Debby’s work is always so fresh and clean, like it just rained and the sun came out to make everything shine! Beautiful cards, as always – thanks for sharing!!

  75. I love the cards Debby has demonstrated here. Such a beautiful clean style. The heart card is amazing and I hope to use it for my own inspiration. I have not been familiar with SSS, until this week, while visiting a stamping friend who has lots of SSS dies. I will definitely be ordering some of my own!

  76. Debby’s cards are always amazing…. love the “Sending You Love and Hugs” card. The soft colours are beautiful.

  77. Love these cards. They are versatile and non-traditionali could see either of them going out as Birthday cards or general “just because” cards. Thanks for sharing!

  78. I make no secret of my love of Debby and all things Debby Hughes created! If not for her, I never would have considered starting my own blog – thanking you every day since and will soon celebrate my first year! Every card is a stunner, 😀
    =] M

  79. Beautiful cards! I love the softness of them. Great job Debby, thanks for sharing!
    ps… I also love Simon Says Stamps! 🙂

  80. I like the soft colors you used with the heart die card. I tend to only think red or pink with hearts. Thanks for making me see outside the box!

  81. I LOVE the audrey blue and mint color combination! I absolutely am adding them to my ink collection – that card is so beautiful!

  82. Thank you for helping me think “outside the box”! I love those colors that you used – but I admit to being a bit of a scaredy-cat when it comes to trying unconventional color combos for things. Thanks for showing me the way!

  83. i LOVE this set and recently purchased it! (with the sending and wishing dies as well)
    It just inspired me to use good old snail mail as opposed to electronics.
    Simon says stamp is my FAVORITE place to purchase supplies.

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