106 posts categorized "Pam Simpson"


Fri 04

Holiday Blog Blitz.. Peaceful Dove.
by Pam Simpson

Hope you are enjoying our Holiday blog blitz! on offer today "Peaceful Dove" .. I have made a   Wedding card! see not just for Holidays!..


My card colours I decided to use are white and silver pearl.

How I did this below, sharing some photos.


I have used Poppystamps Peaceful Dove Collage to cut out this dove, then using Peaceful Dove die I have cut two in white card and adhered  onto the cutout leaving the wing with no glue on, as I wanted to add some shape.





My frame from above, with Peaceful Dove in the centre, back onto silver pearl card. 


This I have adhered to a card size 6.1/2" x 8" and decorated as shown. 

Close up of this beautiful Peaceful Dove..





Would you like to win this beautiful Peaceful Dove, will give details below.

Thank you for stopping by and good luck..Pam x.

The blog blitz runs from August 2-August 14, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST August 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 18. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

Pam Floral Signature copy





Mon 31

Floral Dancer.
by Pam Simpson

Pam here today,  sharing a birthday card I made for a sweet girl who loves dancing.. 


I have tried to make the "Floral Dancer" look like she is on a stage..

This is how I started my card.. 


On the left  you can see the frame I made with my die placed for cutting..right  after cutting in my die cutting machine.

This is the main card..


.I have cut and scored two concertina strips, these will be attached with glue to either side of this card.. right as shown.


Background for the dancer, using distress oxide inks  and clear embossing so it looks light shiny lights.


Silver curtains made using "Stitched Hills"  Pink embroidery thread for tie backs.. adhered to the card sides of the dancer cut and adhered in the middle section of the concertina..


Next I adhere the frame to the left and right concertina sides, finished with "Happy Birthday Melody"  "Angwin Corner with "Blooming Blossoms"  flowers. 

Decorations Liquid Pearlescent and gems ..


Thank you for stopping by today..Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy



Thu 20

Little Kindness.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today, sharing  a card using these new Poppystamps "Little Kindness" clear stamps and matching die set.


I have used heat embossable  Velum, clear Veramark ink pad, with "Stamp N Stuff"  Winter Wonderland embossing powder..Wish you could see the sparkle on these flowers and leaves.


Sentiment from the stamp set, Wow white embossing powder.


How I used my Misti for the placement of these stamps.


Showing you how these new "Pointed Oval Frames"  cut...I decided not to use this white and went with blue..(said before I tend to change my mind).. oval placed in the centre of a 6" square.


This is the card that has been die cut in my die cutting machine..Love the way these New Poppystamp Frames give you three possibilities to use on your projects.. 


I used just the white frame on my project.


"Delicate Stitches" make  lovely detail around your card, as they do not have a cutting edge! so can be placed anywhere you decide to use them.    


I have used "Butterfly Sprinkles"...Novo Jewel Drops around the border and in the oval, flowers I used some gems.

Pam Floral Signature copy



Wed 12

Peony Stems and Blossoms
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone,  I love flowers..Have you seen these beautiful "Peony Stems and Blossoms Stamps and Die set" from the New Holiday 2017 Release from  Poppystamps..



I have stamped these two flower sprays in versamark clear ink, then sprinkled white embossing powder over and heat embossed with my glue gun, next I used the matching dies to cut in my die cutting machine.


These Peony`s have been coloured with my Pro Marker pens.. I have added some background shading with Distress Ink Bundled Sage, the random dots are in the stamp set. 

I foam taped these flowers, onto an Open Studio "Stitched Oval" 


This is the Scallop  Stitched oval you can see in the background ..... I die cut "Pretty Stitches" snipped with scissors so it will go around a curve, adhered with strong sticky tape.. 



Finished with Bow.. butterfly sprinkles... gems.. Sentiment from "Fairy Greetings" CL452 clear stamps.  5.1/2" x 7" card size.

Thank you for stopping by today...Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy



Wed 05

Just Bling It.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today..

Sharing my card I made for our Poppystamps Challenge Blog this month..  Would love you to play along with us.


Sure you all love bling and sparkle on your projects



I have used Martha Stewart Glitter`s,   I first saw Dave Brethauer from Memory Box using this technique ..

like to watch..http://davebrethauer.typepad.com/outsidethebox/2017/03/glitter-inlay-technique.html   


I first adhered  double sided sticky sheet onto white card..remove the backing from the sheet, put aside.

Next I have cut  Poppystamps "Floribunda Collage die"  with white card.

Attached this to the sticky sheet on your put aside card.

I added one colour  Martha Stewart Glitter at a time (4 colours altogether) till my pattern was complete. 

I next added a purple card mat..

Next put strips on strong red tape on the reverse to add my ribbon as shown. this bow I tied with my Zutter Bow It All. leaving tails to adhere around the card corner.


I have done the same technique on my Poppystamps "Devyn" & "Emelia" Butterflies.. 


Sentiment from my stash and   "To Your Next Chapter" which is from "Sentiments Of Hello CL451" by Poppystamps. Using Encore Metallic Ink Enchanted Evening..

Main card shape is called a Trifold Card, I have used a die from my stash for mine.
I have finished with a few gems and pearl hearts.

Hope I have given you some ideas and you`ll join us over on Poppystamps challenge Blog with your card designs..Details are here and of course there`s a prize for the winner.


Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy




Sat 01

PSC#34 Just Bling It!

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wiWelcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge "Rainbow Wishes" is Donna @ Room in a Cupboard!

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Greta H

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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PSC#34 Just Bling It!  - Who doesn't love a little bling - sequins, glitter, gems - all the little things that make us happy!  We're looking for projects with a little glam this month - so Just Bling It!

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some amazing projects from our design team!  Want a closer look?  Just click on their name to jump to their blog! 

Lezlye Lauterbach

 Pam Simpson

 Jinny Newlin

Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on July 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on August  1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 



Wed 21

Just Saying Hello.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, my favourite flowers are Poppies! red or any colour, love the delicate petals on these flowers..I have tried to capture this on these petals..using Poppystamps "Blooming Poppy die"


Hope you do not think these Poppies  look messy!! lol.. to me that`s  how our Poppies  look in the UK..

I normally use a crepe paper. you have to be careful as this is not colour fast with water..

OK this is the product I have used..had in my stash for years..Good old Coffee Filters!!! bet your thinking I`ve gone mad!!!  here is how..


Leave the coffee filters as they are double, ink with a blending tool, I used distress "fired brick"  ink both side.

Spray with plenty of water and dry with a heat tool.. Next cut out just the petals from Poppystamps. Blooming Poppy die.

This is how I add shape.. moulding mat and ball tool..I separated the two of each from the coffee filter..top are ones as they have been cut..bottom petals have been shaped, it is a strong paper even when wet..


 One set of petals on the left..right side flower made ..I dipped just the  centre of the petal in the glue.. adhered as shown..before you add the last bottom petal, glue the black stamen in.

I also added some glossy accents to the back, gave more stability to the flower.

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 Close up of Blooming Poppies on dark green stems.. Gental Leaf Collage for the background, shaded with distress ink Tumbled Glass, dot of green are from Poppystamps New "Studio Blotter" CL449 clear stamps, infilled with "Heart Screen" die cuts.

Just Saying from "Sentiment Of Hello" CL451 stamps with "Little Luxe Hello" die cut in white card shadowed with green card.


Hope you like my take on Poppy flowers..

Thank you for stopping by Pam x..

Pam Floral Signature copy



Wed 07

Happy Birthday Tag Card
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today, sharing a birthday tag card.



Feminine Card using delicate colours for my friend.

I had an idea of the layout for this card! I have used it a few times, I just vary it.

I started by die cutting these new Poppystamps "Tender Tulips", top picture shows a bit of shaping to these petals one white and one peach colour, next using distress ink  Tattered Rose, Next using a finger dauber I inked along the edges, then adhered together as shown bottom photo.


I have made my card base 6.1/2" square using white and peach card.. I have cut the "Happy Birthday Tag in peach,  next using the same size from Memory Box..Open Studio.. "Stitched Main Street Tags" this I cut in white, shaded  with green ink.. I have adhered this together, then adhered to the card as shown with a bow. Next I have added a border using these "Pretty Stitched" boarder dies along one edge. this I placed as shown. 


Below I have shown how I work!! I cut most of what I am going to use in two colours!! what I do not use will get used some other time.. I used the peach Happy Birthday Tag,.. White Tulip flowers.. White Chiffon ribbon, not peach.. 



Close up of the layout for these flowers, I have used a distress marker on these Tulips and random dots on the tag.



Finished card with sequins and white chiffon bow.


Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy




Tue 30

Sweet Pea Flowers.
by Pam Simpson

Hello Poppystamp friends,  beautiful "Sweet Pea Flowers" on this card today, this latest collection  from Poppystamps sure has some gorgeous floral dies.



This Sweet Pea die is large, you could easily use just one die cut on your card, me being me had to use two!.

This is how I created my flower, but they look just as pretty flat for posting.

I have cut in green card for my flower outline,  Next using doubled up heavy paper, I embossed in my die cutting machine, this leaves me whole flowers.

Cut & emboss

Next. remove from your die and I coloured as shown using pro markers, you can use any colouring medium .. I made sure I coloured in pink on the inside as well as outside.


Next I adhered the green outline flower shape to this embossed/coloured flower, cut around the outline with scissors. to keep my centre flowers raised I used a blob of hot glue! watch your fingers! 


I love a shine and sparkle on flowers, I have used "Wink Of Stellar" Clear Glitter Pen,  Nova Jewell Drops, Hessian bow.. peeking though my oval shape, in pink I have used Tulisa Collage die. Pink tiny frame cut with Memory Box.. Open Studio..  Stitched Oval Layers..


Main card shape in oval, Top opener card, cut with my dies from my stash.  with Poppystamps "Thank  You Streamer" die.

Tip.. to make you card stand and NO wobble! I take from the back card only around 1/2" from the bottom of my card, I also do this with Circle cards.


Thank you for stopping by today Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy



Mon 22

Princess Faerie Silhouette.
by Pam Simpson

Hello Poppystamps friends, sharing a  card with you today, I must confess I was not a fan of  Fairies, WOW change my mind since these pretty dies came along from Poppystamps May release.


Thought I would create a woodland scene with "Princess Faerie"  as a silhouette.. I`m sure she would look  just as pretty with no wings, as a child dancer.


I have die cut three fairies to add depth, wings have been cut with sparkly black card.. I used foam sticky tape  on the back.


In this photo is my very old "Angelina Fusible Fibre"  you get in a  packet, you pull some fibres out and lay a thin layer onto half a sheet of folded copy paper, sandwich the fibres by folding the  paper over, then using a med heat iron onto the paper, iron the fibres together, this makes it fuse together.. I adhered my wings with pva glue and cut around with scissors.


Added a touch of blue ink to the white background.

These fibres give a lovely delicate look to her wings. I adhered them to the silhouette with pva glue.


I grounded her onto the Dotted Curve, stamped with the new Fairy Greetings.. Swaying Birch has been cut in grey card and inked some shading in grey, Chirping Birds in the branch`s. 

Magnificent Mini Faeries  with Mushrooms and Toadstools .

dotted a few crystal gems. finished card size 5.1/2" x 6.1/2".

Hope you like this card..my first attempt with Faerie`s..

Thank you for stopping by Pam x. 

Pam Floral Signature copy