Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #lawnfawn #giftbag

I needed a little gift bag for some crafty goodies to give a friend this weekend and what better way than a cuteness overload with this Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens set – such fun to colour and perfect for creating a little scene for the front of the Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag.

I started out by stamping (Memento Tuxedo Black on White), die cutting and Copic colouring a bunch of the images from the Gleeful Gardens set with their matching dies.  They are then mounted on a Stitched Circle of patterned paper. I added a little strip for the ground cut with the Stitched Slopes and Hills dies and then ran through the Stitched Circles so it all lined up nicely. The sentiment is stamped in Black on a Sketchy Banner.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #lawnfawn #giftbag

Everything is then mounted on a Goodie Bag cut from Fog card tied up with Sweetheart Twine and a few Sunshine sequins tucked in here and there. Quick, cute and easy :D


Stamps – Lawn Fawn gleeful gardens; Dies – Lawn Fawn gleeful gardens, goodie bag, Simon Says Stamp stitched slopes and hills, stitched circles, sketchy banners; Paper – Lawn Fawn let’s polka mon amie, Amy Tangerine stitched; Card – Simon Says Stamp fog, Neenah solar white 80lb; Ink – Memento tuxedo black, Simon Says Stamp black; Twine – Lawn Fawn sweetheart; Sequins – Lawn Fawn sunshine; Copics – 0 E50 E51 E53 E21 E23 E25 E27 R22 R24 R27 R29 E37 R12 G00 G03 G05 G07

  • conil - March 27, 2015 - 3:32 pm

    This is so adorable it makes my cheeks hurt from smiling. Terrific coloring and the design is perfect for the gift bag.ReplyCancel

  • Ros Crawford - March 27, 2015 - 5:15 pm

    So very beautiful!! I really love this!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - March 27, 2015 - 8:47 pm

    Soooo CUTE! Love!ReplyCancel

  • Celeste Goff - March 27, 2015 - 10:50 pm

    What an awesome little treat bag!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Standard - March 27, 2015 - 11:40 pm

    Such an adorable card! Too cute!ReplyCancel

  • TK - March 28, 2015 - 12:14 am

    Your little scene is just adorable on that treat bag!ReplyCancel

  • Corilyn Noreen - March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am

    So beautifulReplyCancel

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Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design

I have really enjoyed colouring in the cracking images within the Hop To It! release from Simon Says Stamp. Take this fabulous girl from the Work Out set – so easy to colour and thoroughly enjoyable doing so :D I started by stamping her in Memento Tuxedo Black on White card and cutting out with the matching Exercise Girl dies. I prefer cutting out before colouring as I’m fussy about getting the image centred on the die so would hate to colour and then mess the die cutting up by a fraction. This way I know I’ve got a well cut image when I start colouring :D

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design

Having finished Copic colouring, she’s foam mounted onto a collage of patterned papers and sentiment panel all cut with Stitched Rectangle dies. The sentiment is stamped in Soft Navy to match the papers and everything is mounted on a White top folding card base.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design

Finally, I added a swoosh of sequins and touches of Zig Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, which never shows up in the photos LOL but is lovely subtle sparkle in real life.

By now I should, if everything has gone according to plan, be journeying to meet up with a fabulous group of crafting women. I am so looking forward to spending time with like-minded people, having a good giggle and recharging my batteries :D I have the odd post to share, but things will likely be a bit quieter here for the next few days. Back soon!


Stamps – Simon Says Stamp work out; Dies – Simon Says Stamp exercise girls, stitched rectangles; Ink – Simon Says Stamp soft navy, Memento tuxedo black; Card – Neenah solar white 80lb, 110lb; Paper – Lawn Fawn pint sized patterns; Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh aquamarine, Lawn Fawn sunshine, Little Things star shine; Zig wink of stella clear glitter pen; Copics 0 C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 E50 E51 E53 E55 E57 E59 R30 R32 R37 R39 B01 B02 B05 R12 W1

  • Susie Sonnier - March 25, 2015 - 1:34 pm

    Awesome !ReplyCancel

  • Michele F - March 25, 2015 - 2:10 pm

    Fabulous, Debby!

  • TK - March 25, 2015 - 2:29 pm

    Your card is wonderful, and enjoy your coloring too. Enjoy your time away; can’t wait til you get back with fresh batteries.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Chaussee - March 25, 2015 - 2:47 pm

    What an adorable image and you colored her beautifully! Enjoy your adventure!ReplyCancel

  • Nina Christin Braaten - March 25, 2015 - 3:48 pm

    I just love these stamps. Kristina Werner designs some great obes too ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Lara - March 26, 2015 - 2:37 am

    So fun Debby.ReplyCancel

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Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #planner #color #crush #filofax

My planner doesn’t have a lot on this week as most of my time is going towards preparing for a trip away. However, I wanted to pop in and share the ‘Today Noted’ page I use. This is where I pile on the post it notes, odds and ends and lists for the day. It can get as full as I need by just clipping notes or stickies on there and is a great place for daily to dos.

The base of this page is some patterned paper from Amy Tangerine, trimmed and punched to fit in. Another strip of paper from the same pad grounds a white circle stamped with the typewriter from Hero Arts Moments To Remember set in Orange Peel. Layered over this is the Today die from Simon Says Stamp cut from Slate card. From the same Hero Arts set is the ‘noted’ flag stamped in Smoke. Onto this page I clip all my daily notes and scribbled messages; anything and everything that needs attention that day.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #planner #color #crush #filofax

Bringing up our family is a partnership between my husband and I and I’m lucky that he is a Dad who takes an active role with the children and the home. The note on my Today page to write out the schedule for while I am going to be away – over 3 A4 pages so far! Take child A to place 1, drop of child B and get child C to place 2 … prepare on the go tea for child A before taking him to place 3 … get up at the crack of dawn pick up 3 other kids and take them to place 4 … and so it goes on. I so appreciate that I am able to take a few days away and that he has everything in control (even if he needs a schedule to achieve it LOL) and when I get home, I’m sure he will appreciate why my car clocks the miles it does!

OK, off to make sure I’ve got everything I want to pack clean and ironed :D


Stamps – Simon Says Stamp life planning, plan on it! Hero Arts moments to remember; Dies – Simon Says Stamp today; Inks – Simon Says Stamp smoke, orange peel; Card – Simon Says Stamp slate, Neenah solar white 80lb; Paper – Amy Tangerine stitched

  • Donna Dacy - March 23, 2015 - 2:06 pm

    I have been looking for a planner like this. I know they are sold out but hope they will be in before too long. I need a planner like this, in this price range. Can you tell me if the planner can be refilled with new pages for the next year or is it necessary to get a whole new kit? Thanks for sharing your planner.ReplyCancel

  • Leni - March 23, 2015 - 4:23 pm

    Ooooh, I see just the colors I love! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Reynolds - March 23, 2015 - 7:01 pm

    Love these planners. Beautiful colors. I’ve outgrown mine (a pocket sized planner) so I’m looking for a new and bigger system. Also, FYI: I’m right with you on the driving kids around and packing snacks, etc. When I leave town, I have to make a calendar too for my hubby or caregivers. Have a good trip.ReplyCancel

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Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #sssck #card #kit

How about another Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit card today? The kit has two gorgeous rub ons sets from Pink Fresh Studios. I was particularly drawn to the gold ones with this fabulous cloud image. I wanted to play to the quirkiness of the image so after rubbing it on Paper Vellum cut with a Large Tag, I lightly coloured a few of the triangles with Gansai Tambi watercolours to match the fabulous washi in the kit.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #sssck #card #kit

I used the washi to adhere the tag to a panel of White Woodgrain card. The sentiment from the kit set, Big Birthday Wishes, is white heat embossed on Black card, trimmed into two pieces and added over the washi in a loose, random way. I do find random hard, wanting to keep all those lines straight LOL.

Finally I added one of the gold brads, some Sequins and Twine before layering the panel over a card base with a strip of the gorgeous kraft and foil papers from Bazzill :D

The April Card Kit is available for reserve at the moment – the West Coast dock issues caused a slight delay in some of the kit supplies arriving but shipping of the kit will begin on March 23rd :D You can also get a subscription to the Card Kit and so make sure you get a kit each month :)


Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit; Stamps – Simon Says Stamp big birthday wishes; Washi – Pink Fresh Studios; Gold Rub Ons – Pink Fresh Studios; Card – Simon Says Stamp woodgrain, black, Simple Foundations paper vellum; Paper – Bazzill gold & kraft; Inks – Versamark; Embossing Powder – Simon Says Stamp white; Twine – American Crafts basics; Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh; Gold Star brad

  • Michele - March 21, 2015 - 12:37 pm

    Alas, I wouldn’t have a clue what to do with a “rub on” – yes, still under that rock apparently… Love what you’ve done with it! I also love that darling little melon clip! Gorgeous…
    =] MicheleReplyCancel

    • Laura - March 22, 2015 - 7:41 am

      That clip is from Making Memories. They stopped making collections years ago, but embellishments pop up in big box craft stores occasionally still. I miss their stuff.ReplyCancel

      • Debby Hughes - March 23, 2015 - 7:52 pm

        Ah Laura, thank you for solving the clip mystery! I had a pack of these from years ago and couldn’t remember who’s they were – I use them in my planner mostly :DReplyCancel

  • aaga - March 21, 2015 - 1:30 pm

    You never fail to amaze me, Debby.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Chaussee - March 21, 2015 - 2:27 pm

    Gorgeous card! Love the soft colors and the touches of gold are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Celeste Goff - March 21, 2015 - 2:45 pm

    Such a beautiful card! Love all of the shimmer you added with the gold!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Lara - March 22, 2015 - 4:49 am

    So soft and lovely Debby.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley - March 23, 2015 - 9:34 am

    I love the colors in your card, and I like how you use the rub on.ReplyCancel

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Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #planner #stamps #month #colorcrush #websterspages

When planning for the week, I’m happy to pretty much stamp and write in my planners without really worrying about things changing too much; I just cross out if needs be. However, when planning for a longer period such as over the month it can be handy if my planning can be removable/repositionable; as plans change I can lift and move things around. That’s where removable stickers, washi tape and frixion erasable pens come into their own :D

I’m using the Simon Says Stamp/Waffle Flower Planning Ahead set here; I’ve stamped images from the set on thin computer paper and punched them out with a circle punch. Repositionable sticker paper might be better for this but as I didn’t have any the computer paper with a little repositionable adhesive dabbed on the back did the trick :D My favourite thing to mark on a month spread are the birthdays I need to remember and the balloon image in Sunshine was perfect :D I added in music notes to denote the youngest’s party in Orange Peel, reminders to top up with fuel in Smoke, a note to make sure all the laundry is sorted for my trip away (Fern) and of course a day to pack and get ready (Maliblue) among other things.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #planner #stamps #month #colorcrush #websterspages

Having placed the removable icons I then jotted underneath where necessary a note using a matching Frixion pen colour. These pens erase by rubbing them with the end of the cap so if my plans change I can erase and rewrite them; I keep a bunch of different colours in the Light Teal Craft Folio which matches my planner :D The final item I find very useful in a monthly spread are these MT washi tapes. They are thinner than normal washi and great for marking out trips and such and again, if plans change the washi can be lifted and moved :D

You can find my earlier post on how I use the new Plan On It! to map out the week here. I also use an extra add in for daily notes which I will share with you soon :D


Planner – Webster’s color crush planner kit light teal; Craft Folio – Webster’s Pages color crush light teal; Stamps – Simon Says Stamp planning ahead; Inks – Simon Says Stamp hybrid inks (teal, fern, coral reef, orange peel, smoke, cotton candy, sunshine, maliblue), lipstick red; MT washi tape; Frixion erasable pens

  • conil - March 20, 2015 - 5:15 pm

    Have to say, this is the prettiest & neatest planner I’ve ever seen.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Lara - March 21, 2015 - 3:27 am

    So smart Debby.ReplyCancel

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