Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Simon Says............Anything Goes


Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Our theme this week is the ever-popular Anything Goes, and the design team are all playing with Stampendous products.  I made 2 cards for you today, both of them flowers and both of them in shades of purple.

Lilacs are probably my favorite flower, so when I saw this cling set, I jumped!

supplies: white cardstock and Bristol paper, Stampendous Cling Lilac, Zig watercolor markers and water,  Signo white gel pen, The Crafter's Workshop Mini Cubist stencil and tumbled glass distress ink, sentiment from (retired) Mama Elephant/Simon Summer Garden, adhesive foam squares

We always had lilac bushes growing up, and they bring back fond memories of home.  I colored these a pinky purple to mimic a transplant that my Dad gave us, and fussy-cut my flower and leaves, then glued the leaves over my stencilled panel and popped the flower up a bit with foam squares - I like the dimension. 

My 2nd card uses a Stampendous set I got a few years ago, which is one of my favorites because of all the different flowers that are in it, along with 2 jars/vases to put them in!  I think the flowers that I used today look like spring violets, and I love seeing them in this canning jar,  also in the set.  And I love how they look mixed with the gingham!

supplies: Bristol paper, lilac cardstock, gingham dp from My Favorite Things Farm Fresh Gingham, Stampendous Build a Bouquet cling stamps, Zig watercolor markers and water, Winnie & Walter Big Bold Seasons cutaway, Simon Scallop Stitches die, adhesive foam squares

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher


to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!


  1. Two beautiful cards Lin. The lilac is gorgeous especially with the dimension and I love the green gingham. Sending hugs xxx

  2. both cards are wonderful Lin - especially love the green gingham with the purple!

  3. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both are so pretty! I love the lilacs, an old man used to give me a bunch to give to my teacher( when I was about 7 years old ;-)) when I walked to school and I just love the smell of them :-) this really brought back some lovely memories :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. I love the beautiful flowers on both cards! Gorgeous cards.

  5. Two beauties, Lin - especially love the stencil behind your lilacs!!

  6. Two gorgeous cards Lin. Love the greens and purple together one of my favorite combinations.

  7. Love this card, Lin! Love the greens and purple together. So springy!!

  8. Loving the POW of purple in both cards, Lin! One of my fave colors :)

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  9. Oooooh I love lilacs too Lin and this one on your card is gorgeous!! I can just smell it now. Both are pretty spring cards, thanks for sharing them with us!

  10. What beautiful cards Lin - love them both

  11. Gorgeous cards Lin. Love your purple flowers.

  12. What pretty cards - I love lilacs too - these flowers look real!! Thanks so much!

  13. Love the colors and the "Hello Spring" card is perfection!

  14. These are both gorgeous, Lin, and I love lilacs too! Wish we could grow these here in hot South Florida! Hugs!

  15. the flowers on that second card are just stunning!


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