126 posts categorized "Pam Simpson"


Mon 04

Fairy Magic.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone are you nearly ready for the Christmas Season! wish I was.


Now I thought these cute tiny fairies would come in handy! "Magnificent Mini Fairies"  think they make a cute filler for my "Floral Candle" display and perfect for the New Poppystamps "Large Window Cutout"

This is how I did my Window..from a card size 51/4" x 61/2".


Place the Window die as shown.


Using the Snowscape die ..coloured with inks and sprayed with a mix of water/bleach..this I adhered to my main card 5 3/4" x  6 3/4".

I have used foam tape to the reverse of my card with the window cutout..onto this I placed a piece of Velum paper. Next adhere to the main card, so you have a small equal margin around.


Window complete with velum and cute fairy,  another from the set of three fairies added her wings ..placed with the script Fairy Magic.


Third Fairy among these beautiful "Floral Candles" " Poinsettia Mini" and "Greenery Bundle"  finished with a few random dots of gold liquid pearl drops.


Hope you like this card style as much as me, something I will create again.

Thank you for stopping by and any comments you leave. 





Tue 21

Classic cottage.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, we are having a Blog Blitz, show casing Poppystamps New  Winter 2017 die release.. That means you can win a prize! just by commenting here.


On offer today..Classic Cottage..

I die cut in the centre of a rectangle with Poppystamps Open Hillside die. Next using Memory box Winter Snowflake Stencil..I random added Glitter paste through for some texture. 


When dry...and BEFORE you adhere the Crooked Fence in place.  This is how I got my red inner mat. place your decorated card, face down onto wrong side  of red card..draw around the inner with pencil.. Next use a ruler to add a small margin inside edge..This will give you a red inner trim. 


Close up of the decorated snowy scene ..Classic Cottage and Crooked fence, 


Finished my card with Stamping and shadowed "Sparkly loose Script" ..Random "Shiny Snowflakes"



The Blog Blitz 20th-30th November.. so make sure you come back and comment to win the prize of the day.


1961 Classic Cottage craft die Todays Prize..


Thank you for stopping by and good luck Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy








Thu 09

Chinese Lanterns, with embossed background.
by Pam Simpson

Pam here today, I have created  an open card  with  "Hello" sentiment, which you can personalise inside with a greeting.


How delicate are these pretty "Chinese Lanterns" from Poppystamps.  I have placed them onto my embossed background. this is framed with a  frame I found in my bit box.

How I created my embossed background..using "Brilliant Leaf Frame".


Card size 6"x 71.2" I taped this in place..next ran through my die cutting machine! using a silicone/rubber mat you use to emboss your dies.


This is how it came out of my machine. I decided not to add any colour! as I wanted my Chinese Lanterns to be the focal point of the card.


White cut out of these Chinese Lanterns have been adhered as shown, then I then coloured in each cut out using my Pro Marker pens.


Then I cut these again in green card and adhered onto the whit ones on my card. 


Next, my bit box frame I added orange detail with a pro marker, adhered flat to make a frame.  Sentiment also by Poppystamps with shadowed green Hello die cut. Foliage "Perfect Pine Needles", hessian bow cut with "Bow and String" die. added some dried foliage from a tree! no idea what though.

Pretty sequins are from https://birchpressdesign.com/No-So-Heavy-Metal.html    

   Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy







Thu 02

Pinecone Branch
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, Hope you are making your Christmas cards! November already..


Quick make card design..using this beautiful Pinecone Branch Collage die.. 

How I created this design to give Dimensions to these beautiful Pinecones. 

Poppy 1-crop

As shown with the Pinecone die in place to cut in my die cutting machine.

Poppy 2 (2)

I used double sided tape to hold the leaf in place! as this cut out of your card, using a ball tool I pushed the lacy cut out, left picture..  I then adhered brown card pieces over these, again using ball tool pushed against this.


From Poppystamps clear stamps "Little Kindness" CL445.. I used these swirl dash lines in red ink..



Stamped in red ink.. from Poppystamps.. "Do You Believe" CL456 clear stamps. mat and layer coloured card and finish with a strip of red card with green ribbon. 

Thank you for stopping by Pam ..

Pam Floral Signature copy




Fri 20

Pumpkin & Ghost
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, my Halloween! card today, not something I normally make, out of my comfort zone this one.


Love these cute ghost by Poppystamps, they cut out in a frame, I have removed them! so they float from  Swirl Pumpkins, these I have coloured with Distress Oxide inks..markers and yellow stickles glitter.


Frame I have used inner "Brilliant Leaf Frame" cutaway outer leaves from the bottom section..  with outer cut "Pointed Rectangles"  wrong side strips of foam tape underneath for depth. dont you just love these "Dangling Spiders".


"Hip Halloween Circle Frame" used for text only..black card shadowed with white..


Finished with black Crooked fence.. pearls for spiders ..glossy accents ghost eyes and wooden spider from my stash.

Finished card 5.3/4"x 6.3/4"

Thank you for stopping by Pam.

Pam Floral Signature copy




Thu 05

Evangeline Floating Square..
by Pam Simpson

Hello Pam hear today, I thought this "Evangeline Floating Square" from Poppystamps, perfect for a shaker card.. Mine does not shake!!!.


For the shaker part I have used viol material  with these beautiful sequins from Birchpress Designs.. http://birchpressdesign.com/Festival-of-Lights-Premium.html   such pretty colours and lovely mix.. they are perfect colour match for  my no shred glitter card.


These are the dies I used to create my shaker part. 


Mesh doubled ..held in place with 3d foam tape, left open at the top, to sandwich sequins, this I then sealed  more tape..


My none shaker square  filled with pretty sequins and decorated on the outside..4"x 4"


I have used an embossing folder from my stash, red ribbon with Poppystamps "Merry Christmas Banner" die along the top. Finished card  61/2" x 61/2" 

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy



Fri 29

Halloween card
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today..


Something I do not normal make is "Halloween cards" we do not celebrate this occasion here in the UK! as our oversea`s friends do, although it is becoming more popular now.

I think these ghost`s are really cute!

This is how I have placed them in this "Creepy Forest collage"


I have cut these Ghost in a piece of scrap card! placed onto my main card I will be using.


This is my "Creepy Forest" cut out of black card, I have placed this where I want my ghost to appear! 


Remove the black forest card..Leaving the cut out in place.. place the die onto the cut out and using a poky (pricking)  tool..mark the card through  the holes..Center & 4 outside holes. Remove the die and cutout, now place the die back in place..If you hold your card and die up together you can see the holes you have made with your poky tool.


 This is the finished topper, I have used dark purple as the backing card, foam tape used to add depth  to the layers..

Got my old Frantage out and did some distressing on "Stitched Maple Trio" with bronze/ black and chunky purple bits, also on the "Happy Halloween".love these googly eyes! "Witch Collage" comes in a circle when cut, I just cut her out and placed as shown.  


"Happy Halloween" text removed from "Hip Halloween Circle" 

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy



Fri 22

Autumn Fairies..
by Pam Simpson


Hello everyone, Pam here sharing my "Fall card" today..   prize today "Crooked Fence" from the new release by Poppystamps ..as it`s a blog blitz.. Sorry I have not used this die on my project! I was going to decorate this acetate jar at the bottom with this fence...but still  in the post somewhere.



My fairies and leaves Poppystamps "Autumn Fairies stamps and matching dies, coloured using pro markers and touch of glitter glue.


I have used Acetate from an old package, die cut the jar, then taped this to my old wooden rolling pin, heat with my heat gun and shaped around the rolling pin! worked a treat!


Natural moss  placed in the bottom of the jar, using hot glue.


Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the beautiful and versatile "Crooked Fence" die!  During the fall blitz, Poppystamps will be giving away a prize on each blog post.  The blog blitz runs from September 16-26, 2017. 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.  One prize per person per blog blitz. A random number generator is used to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST September 29 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 2.


Thank you for stopping by Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy






Mon 11

Bashful Fawn. pull slider card.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying seeing these wonderful cards using these New Slider Dies from our parent company Memory Box. I have used "Straight Slider Grooves"

You have until 12 am US EST September 13 to leave comments on these posts, to be in with a chance to win dies & stamps.


My first ever slider card! as I only received this die a few  days ago, kind of wondered what to create, I went with this cute Poppystamps Bashful Fawn. 


Start of my card..Poppystamps  Open Hillside & Pointed Rectangle Frame.  these I taped down to die cut together through my machine..


Added some shading with distress inks, adhered to a larger white card shape.


Hidden pull slider! hope you understand what I have done.. I have used the smallest die from Memory Box. Straight Slider Grooves set of three. card size around 4.1/4"x 1.1/2"  I cut roughly in the centre. On the reverse I used thick foam tape strips.. Make sure you leave room for the slider strip to run smooth(mine is 3/4") Leave one short edge NO tape! to pull your hidden message.

My Bashful Fawn die cut in fawn card colour I have glued this to acetate for strength. leaving plenty down the bottom to adhere as shown onto tiny piece`s on foam tape.. dust this with statistic powder   OR (Baby powder works great) make sure nothing is going to stick and your pull slider runs smooth.


Close up how I decorated the card front! did you notice I cut another "Open Hillside" adhered to the front with "Dotted Curve"to this.  where Bashful Fawn starts. 


He`s half way along now!.




Almost gone! 

Thanks for stopping by and don`t forget to comment..you have a chance to win a Slider Groove" die and stamp set of your choice! ..

Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy




Thu 24

Sending Sparkle Your Way..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today sharing my Christmas card I made using Poppystamps dies and stamps..  


I have used Navy Blue & white colours. finished size 5.1/2"x 7".

Some photo shots! how I made this card topper.




Back panel and frame adhered to silver glitter card.


I used double sided sticky sheet onto navy card, then die cut Poppystamps "Crystal Ornaments" ..adhered as shown.




Corner decoration using

ribbon with beads..



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

Pam Floral Signature copy