Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Simon Says Stamp Teacher

Have you seen that Simon Says Stamp are having a mini release today?! Called Teacher’s Pet it is a fabulous collection of back to school and teacher themed products :D

I couldn’t resist the cute images in the Lunch Box Notes set and the frame in the matching dies is a must have! The cookie and smiley face are stamped in Memento tuxedo black and Copic coloured (use code SHADE for 25% off Copics at SSS through until August 10th) with the sentiments in Black. Where as the ‘You Rock!’ is stamped in Olive ink. All three labels were die cut with their matching die and mounted onto that cute frame die, cut from Simple Stories patterned paper. I tucked a few goodies into clear bags and kept them clipped with Maggie Holmes clothes pins.


Debby Hughes – Lime Doodle Design – Simon Says Stamp Teacher’s Pet


So what is in the little packages? My daughter made some cookies for the cookie note – yum ;) In the You Rock parcel was a cute magnetic clip, a role of numbered washi and a large paperclip. In the final package I found a pack of wood pencils fitted just right along with some cute owl stickies. Perfect little gifts for back to school :D


Stamps – Simon Says Stamp lunch box notes; Dies – Simon Says Stamp lunch box notes; Inks – Simon Says Stamp olive, black, Memento tuxedo black; Card – Neenah solar white; Paper – Simple Stories snap color vibe; Copics – 0, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, YR21, Yr23, YR24; Pegs – Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Clothes Pins; Washi – Kelly Purkey numbers; Magnetic Bookmark – iclip; Owl Post It notes – Jstory

  • Lisa Lara - August 1, 2014 - 8:55 am

    Totally cute and smart Debby. Love that die.ReplyCancel

  • Deepti - August 1, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    These are so very cute :)ReplyCancel

  • Michele F - August 1, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    So cute, Debby. What a great Mum =]ReplyCancel

  • Marianne - August 1, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    So cute, love the contents too.ReplyCancel

  • conil - August 1, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    How cute are these little treats? A-dor-a-ble. You’ve certainly made good use of these new products.ReplyCancel

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Simon Says Stamp

My card from yesterday came together in a lickety split; happily stamping away and liking things as they came together. I’ve been meaning to do more videos for my blog but never get around to it. So I thought, you know what, lets just set the video camera up and film my next card for better or worse. No preparation as I do for classes, just sit down and see how things go. And yup, you guessed it, I jinxed myself LOL. My original plan was to try a technique demonstrated by the fabulous Jen Rzasa in the last Online Card Class, Watercolor for Card Makers - water colouring a panel and then laying a stencil over, weighting it down and leaving to dry. I loved the example Jen showed in class where the watercolours pool in the gaps in the stencil and leave a cool pattern.

I knew the stencil I wanted to use, I had been dying to use the gorgeous Ledger Drops since I saw the This Is The Life release from Simon Says Stamp. I really wanted to create a soft water coloured rain drop look with it. I also knew that it was perhaps a bit too ‘open’ for the technique I was going to try but hey I didn’t let that stop me! I set to and with stops for letting things dry … stops for family stuff … stops for house stuff … more stops for letting things dry … a bit of lunch thrown in there somewhere … reworking things as I went along … well you get the drift! So for a ‘real life’ view of making a card and perhaps gives you a good look at why I can be such a slow crafter here’s the video :D

I used Winsor & Newton watercolours on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor card and then placed the Ledger Drops stencil on top and weighted it down. The result was a subtle but rather too indistinct pattern. So I replaced the stencil and splattered some paint with a paint brush. I was really starting to like the watercolour at this point but you wouldn’t really say there were any raindrops. I started with a fresh piece of card and water coloured through the stencil. OK, I didn’t like this one so much but the smudgy raindrops were cool looking. So I reverted to my original water coloured piece and painted through the stencil in blue, then white then squirted some Shimmer Spritz because, well, why not LOL. At last I was beginning to feel this had the look I was going for. Finally I drew around the edge of a couple of the drops with a Weathered Wood Distress Marker and softened the lines with a damp brush. In the end the watercolour did have a very layered and soft watercolour raindrop look so I suppose I got there in the end just in a rather round about way!

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Simon Says Stamp

I die cut a Tag from the piece, strung with Grey Twine and layered Vellum clouds cut and embossed with the Chevron Clouds die (another of the new products which was top of my hit list), a second Tag stamped with a partial sentiment from Bring The Sunshine and some Silver Glitter Card die cut Hearts. A few Sparkling Clear sequins added to the raindrop look and everything was mounted onto a Fog panel and then onto a White card base.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Simon Says Stamp

Phew! OK, so if this hasn’t put me off doing more videos, I do plan to set up the camera every now and then and make these ‘hey this is how it rolled’ type of videos. I’m all for keeping it real!



I mentioned Online Card Classes above, well the next class is almost here and I am so honoured that Kristina & Jennifer asked me to join in the fun! Having seen peeks from the other class participants it really is jam-packed full with awesomeness!

Look at your stamps in a whole new way! Back by popular demand, join Online Card Classes for another great installment of Stretch Your Stamps!

Join instructors Kristina WernerJennifer McGuireDebby Hughes, and friends, to discover just how far you can stretch your stamps—whether you’re an expert stamper or just getting started. In Stretch Your Stamps 2, you’ll learn how particular styles of stamps can be used in a variety of creative ways to expand your card-making skills. Over the course of this two-week session, you’ll be introduced to techniques and concepts through expert instructor videos, and then build on your new knowledge with the help of inspiring guest artist examples. Stretch Your Stamps 2 includes over 30 videos and 40 card ideas, along with instructional PDFs, a forum, galleries, shopping discounts, prizes and more.

For more information Stretch Your Stamps 2 from Online Card Classes, click HERE. Class starts August 4, 2014, but you will have lifetime access to the content and can view it anytime. It is not necessary to take Stretch Your Stamps 1 first.

I have 3 spots in the class to giveaway! Leave a comment here by Friday 11:59pm EST for a chance to win :D


Stamps – Simon Says Stamp bring the sunshine; Stencil – Simon Says Stamp ledger drops; Dies – Simon Says Stamp chevron clouds, frames, medium tag, large holiday shapes, Wplus9 timeless tags 2; Ink – Simon Says Stamp smoke; Card – Simon Says Stamp fog, Tim Holtz distress watercolor, Bazzill vellum, Neenah solar white, DCWV glitter; Twine – Lawn Fawn cloudy; Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear; Distress Marker weathered wood; Shimmer Spritz – Imagine Crafts silver; Brushes – Claudine Hellmuth; Watercolours – Winsor & Newton

  • Jo - July 29, 2014 - 10:54 am

    Just discovered your amazing blog… and I’m thinking how has it taken me soooooooo long??? Your work is fabulous, simply stunning. I’d love to take this class but am not sure I can justify the cost, so thanks for a chance to win, Jo xReplyCancel

  • Thordis - July 29, 2014 - 11:02 am

    I loved watching your video and I hope you will make more of them. Your card is stunning, like always…
    I have taken a few classes before, and they always amaze me, so I would love to win a spot in this one. Thank you so much for the chance :)ReplyCancel

  • Susan - July 29, 2014 - 11:21 am

    Awesome and helpful video! I loved watching work through what you did not like! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Efrat - July 29, 2014 - 11:27 am

    Beautiful!! Thank you for the chance to win an OCC spot. Love those classes.ReplyCancel

  • Tesa - July 29, 2014 - 11:41 am

    Oh, i would love to win a spot:) Three of my favourite designer in one place❤ReplyCancel

  • Small T - July 29, 2014 - 11:52 am

    This class sounds amazing! I can’t wait for it to start! Thanks for the chance! :-) xoReplyCancel

  • Lena - July 29, 2014 - 11:58 am

    The card is very amazing. I like it :)!
    Thank you for the video and the chance to win.

    xoxo LenaReplyCancel

  • Kara - July 29, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    can’t wait to watch your video. i’d love a spot in the class:)ReplyCancel

  • Neha - July 29, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    I would love…love to win a spot in this classes. You are my one of the biggest inspiration. Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Anita in France - July 29, 2014 - 12:10 pm

    Thanks for such a great video, Debby … love to see how your gorgeous cards evolve! Thanks for a chance to win a spot at class … would love to! Anita :)ReplyCancel

  • Hanny - July 29, 2014 - 12:13 pm

    Beautiful card.. Thank you for the chance to win a seat :) i woulf really love to be in the class..ReplyCancel

  • Anika F - July 29, 2014 - 12:42 pm

    Beautiful card as always, thanks for the great giveaway. Would definitely love a chance to win a spot.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - July 29, 2014 - 12:53 pm

    I have never done an on-line card class before but this one looks gorgeous, so I would love to win a free spot!ReplyCancel

  • Katie {choc0holic} - July 29, 2014 - 12:58 pm

    I do hope that you will do many more videos. I really liked how you showed the process. So often in the videos I watch, the card/project is preplanned. That’s not how I roll, and I loved watching this gorgeous project come together. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the OCC class!ReplyCancel

  • Karen King - July 29, 2014 - 1:04 pm

    Great to watch “the process” on your video. It’s nice you finished in a day. I often have to come back the next day, but luckily an idea has popped into my head by then on how to finish my card. If I won this class, maybe the ideas wouldn’t take so long to pop! I love your card.ReplyCancel

  • Jayell - July 29, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    I’m so happy that you are an instructor on this online class and can’t wait for it to start.ReplyCancel

  • Anja - July 29, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    OCC are a great source of inspiration, a fantastic place to learn and share! That’s why I would LOVE to win a spot in the upcoming class! Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Alanna - July 29, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    This is so beautiful. And thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • maria f. - July 29, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    Love it, Debby. Thanks for sharing with us. I’m all about detours in cardmaking! Thanks for the class chance too – sounds like a great topic and one of your fortes.ReplyCancel

  • Judyt - July 29, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    I love your card Debbie and all the wonderful elements to it. Thanks for sharing your video and a chance to win a spot in the upcoming OCC.ReplyCancel

  • Jean K - July 29, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    I am so glad you are teaching this next class! My fingers are crossed that I win a spot.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Doggett - July 29, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    LOVE the card…I’m such a big fan! I am all signed up for the class!! Looking forward to it!ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows - July 29, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    love this card and your video was so fun to watch, Debby! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class.ReplyCancel

  • Dana W - July 29, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    Fabulous card!! Awesome way to use a stencil and i love how you cut a tag from the panel!!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie Sharp - July 29, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    I really love this card. The greys and blues work so perfectly together!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H. - July 29, 2014 - 1:44 pm

    That was so cool to watch you making decisions while creating a card. Love your beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Lori B - July 29, 2014 - 1:49 pm

    Love your card-the colors are great together! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in OCC. I have learned so much from taking these.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - July 29, 2014 - 1:50 pm

    Your card is beautiful and thanks for the video. I really want to take this class!ReplyCancel

  • Tess Hackett - July 29, 2014 - 1:50 pm

    I like how you turned around a creative idea that didn’t come out right on paper; but that didn’t stop you from using it. You reworked it and it looks amazing. Thank you for a chance to win the card classes, I would be thrilled to take those classes, funds are tight so maybe a giveaway would be my chance?ReplyCancel

  • Betty - July 29, 2014 - 1:53 pm

    it was fun to watch you create your lovely card – the thought processes on where to add or not was greatReplyCancel

  • mary pat - July 29, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    oh i have been looking at this class- it sounds amazing. thanks for the opportunity to win a spot. that would totally make my summer! thanks againReplyCancel

  • Wanda Cullen - July 29, 2014 - 2:07 pm

    Oh, I LOVE this card and appreciate seeing and hearing your process! Love that you keep it real rather than all staged!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Keen - July 29, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    I would love to win a spot in the upcoming “Stretch Your Stamps 2″ online card class. Thank you for the opportunity. Also, please don’t stop doing this sort of video. It’s nice to see that it doesn’t always come together with the first thought.ReplyCancel

  • Anne - July 29, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    Hi Debby super technique, thanks for sharing.
    Would LOVE to get the chance to take this class, thanks for the chance to winReplyCancel

  • Jessica Monte - July 29, 2014 - 2:10 pm

    Wow I love your card it is beautiful. I always look forward to see what you do in class thank you for the chance to win a spot.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Rinckel - July 29, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    What an awesome card! Thanks for the video! I just love to see how others do their creative process. I’ve seen this class advertised on other sites. It looks like a wonderful class and I’d love to be a part of it. Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Bev - July 29, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    You have such artistic ideas! I really enjoy your blog.ReplyCancel

  • joyce willy - July 29, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    I’ve been a longtime fan of your website, and am anxiously awaiting your creative and imaginative designs for the class.ReplyCancel

  • Andrene - July 29, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    Beautiful card and a great video. I love the watercolor/stencil tag – very artistic looking. I have too many cloud dies now but I must have the chevron clouds – thanks for enabling!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Ferguson - July 29, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    A daily video would be priceless… this is amazing!!

  • Sue in Canada - July 29, 2014 - 2:33 pm

    Great video and awesome card. You are always so inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - July 29, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    Great card, love the classes have done a few now. Thank you for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Monique - July 29, 2014 - 2:38 pm

    Loved seeing the process, Debby! I’m already signed up for class, but would love to win!ReplyCancel

  • nicolaC - July 29, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    Love the card, will watch the video later..when im not at work :) thanks for the chance to winReplyCancel

  • Michele Clay - July 29, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    I am so drawn to your cards, Debby! I adore your style. I would be so honored to be in class with you talented, lovely ladies!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V. - July 29, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    Just love the blue and grey on your card…wonderful. I would love to attend this class thanks for the chance to win a seat.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Saveur - July 29, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    Gorgeous card
    look so much forward to this class..would love to win a spot….ReplyCancel

  • Pooja - July 29, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    I too loved this technique of using stencil with water colors ,but mine never turned fab like yours ! Awesome card !ReplyCancel

  • Indy - July 29, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    Love your work! Fabulous card and tag!ReplyCancel

  • Chera - July 29, 2014 - 3:18 pm

    Beautiful card! And thanks for the chance to win the online card class!! I’m excited!ReplyCancel

  • Gail - July 29, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    Love the card and colors….thank you for a chance to win a spot in this class!! sounds like fun!ReplyCancel

  • Pat - July 29, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    I have followed you on my blog reader for a long time and I have to say I love your cards. Today’s video was Awesome. I enjoyed watching every minute of it. Your typed in comments and your re-dos were just great to see. Your card’s final results was just Terrific!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Chaussee - July 29, 2014 - 3:26 pm

    Hi Debby’s! Love your work-you are so very creative and inspirational! Loved everything you created for TAWS! Would love to win a spot in this class. It sounds awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne - July 29, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing the process,Debby. It really helps to be allowed to look over your shoulder to see which decisions you make and to understand why.
    Thanks for the chance to win a free spot in this new class. I’m always trying to restrain myself to take yet another class, but I usually end up signing up at the last minute (if I don’t win a free spot, that is LOL), because I’ve been hooked ever since the first class I took. Besides, they are worth every penny.ReplyCancel

  • Mateja P - July 29, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing this beauty and for a chance to win a spot in this class :)ReplyCancel

  • Tami B - July 29, 2014 - 3:37 pm

    I enjoyed watching your process and the results were great. Thanks for the chance @ the class.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen - July 29, 2014 - 3:46 pm

    oh, Debby! This is just darling and I love your video! I just started the online stencilling class and am dabbling in mixed media! Thanks for the inspiration! oxReplyCancel

  • Roberta Barfield - July 29, 2014 - 3:50 pm

    OMG! How I would to win a spot for the online class. I love them and taken them all. I haven’t signed up for the new class hoping I can win a spot from someone. Thx for the offer & your cards are beautiful as always.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel K - July 29, 2014 - 3:50 pm

    Loved your video! Reminds me a great deal of how I make cards, so that was comforting. :) I’m excited for this class. It’s going to be a good one!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Nguyen - July 29, 2014 - 3:54 pm

    Love, love how you showed us your thought process. Your cards are always such a delight -it’s encouraging that you take a couple of tries. :) Thanks for a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • StephH - July 29, 2014 - 3:55 pm

    This is an awesome card! And I love your “honest” story of what did and didn’t work and how you finally got the effect you were after. Thanks for the class drawing opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Toni at FHC - July 29, 2014 - 4:01 pm

    What a great workaround! I tried that technique myself and didn’t like the results but it never occurred to me that my stencil might be too open. I’ll need to rewatch the video and try again. thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Swagler - July 29, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    Loved watching the video and how you go through your process of making a card. Would love to win a spot in this class. Thank you for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Cornelia (fun stamping) - July 29, 2014 - 4:07 pm

    Hi Debbie – we have a similar work style I discovered – fun to see the process! Great card! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • StephH - July 29, 2014 - 4:07 pm

    It is so interesting to watch an accomplished designer work thru her design process. Thank you for sharing this and for the chance to win a spot in the next OCC!ReplyCancel

  • Anika - July 29, 2014 - 4:20 pm

    1. I love that you have a video. Eek. I adore your cards and I love seeing you make them step by step.

    2. I can’t wait to join you in the online card class next week. :)ReplyCancel

  • RedGem - July 29, 2014 - 4:20 pm

    What a great card and I just loved the video. I love how you started one way and then switched paths, I often do this as I’m creating a card and thought I was the only one. haha!ReplyCancel

  • Cissi DS - July 29, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    Hi, I loved watching you make the card and your process. And I love how the card turned out!ReplyCancel

  • Barb Ghig - July 29, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    Beautiful card, Debby! I love watching your thought process as you go along, so this type of video is my favorite! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

    So happy that you’ll be back again as a Guest Artist at OCC! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Snazzy JJ - July 29, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    Love your online classes and can’t wait to see what fun things you’ve come up with.ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner - July 29, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    Such a pretty card and I would love to win a seat in class!ReplyCancel

  • NanW - July 29, 2014 - 5:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing your whole process. It’s fun to watch a “pro” in action and redoing just like I have to.ReplyCancel

  • Sarita - July 29, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    Tim did a wonderful tutorial in the online watercolor class.ReplyCancel

  • Diane - July 29, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    Loved your video and card and watching your process of creating. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sallee P. - July 29, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    Great card as always, Debby! Was so excited to see an accompanying video, too :) Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the upcoming card class! Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • cindy c - July 29, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    would love, love, love to win a spot in this class–
    thanks for the give away–ReplyCancel

  • Bev - July 29, 2014 - 5:45 pm

    I so appreciate your videos, Debby. I hope you them more frequently. For visual learners, they are a great tool. I love your style in card making.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen F - July 29, 2014 - 5:48 pm

    You are such an inspiration…so love the Online Card Classes!ReplyCancel

  • Heather P. - July 29, 2014 - 5:49 pm

    I LOVE Online Card Classes. I have taken a lot of them and even asked my husband to buy me a few for Christmas this past year. I really enjoyed the first Stretch Your Stamps class and I can’t wait for the next one. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - July 29, 2014 - 5:54 pm

    I loved watching your process! Thanks for sharing the video!ReplyCancel

  • Carole H - July 29, 2014 - 6:01 pm

    I am so thrilled that you will be instructing in the class. I love your work and I am delighted that you are now doing some videos.ReplyCancel

  • Angelique - July 29, 2014 - 6:21 pm

    I loved watching your creative process! I am a slow crafter myself and for many of the same reasons so can relate. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - July 29, 2014 - 6:28 pm

    Love your card and love seeing the process you went through to create it. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the Online Card Class. They are great!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne in NI - July 29, 2014 - 6:37 pm

    Beautiful card, love how you used your stencil … I quite often go through that design process too LOL
    Great giveaway too :)ReplyCancel

  • Carol MJS - July 29, 2014 - 6:40 pm

    I am delighted to know that you will be part of the fun at the “Stretch Your Stamps” Online Card Class! I really love your style Debby. I thoroughly enjoyed watching your video and loved watching your creative process. I tend to work in a similar way, adjusting things and reworking them until I am satisfied. I can also relate to the way you made a second attempt and then reverted back to the original piece. This has happened to me more than I care to admit. LOL I also wanted to mention to you that I love the photographs you show of your work – they are fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Leni - July 29, 2014 - 7:14 pm

    Beautiful card. Love to get a spot in class!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan - July 29, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    Gorgeous card. I just love the colours you used! Can’t wait to see what you’ll be showing us in the class!ReplyCancel

  • Petra - July 29, 2014 - 8:18 pm

    Oh, what would I give to win one of the spots in the OCC, Debby!!!
    Thank you so much for the video – would love to see more in the future!!! I love your work!!

    Greetings from Africa!!ReplyCancel

  • Yiming Hao - July 29, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    Enjoyed the video, love to watch how this card came together. You should do more Debby! Thank you for a chance to win a spot in OCC.ReplyCancel

  • diana - July 29, 2014 - 9:12 pm

    Great card!
    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the new class. ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Jessica S. - July 29, 2014 - 9:28 pm

    Very pretty! I love that you used water color. I am really enjoying the water colors on cards.ReplyCancel

  • Ange B - July 29, 2014 - 9:28 pm

    Your card is absolutely stunning Debby! I would love to win a spot in this class so thanks for the chance to win :-)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah G - July 29, 2014 - 9:35 pm

    Love the layered watercolour on your card – beautiful with the soft grey! These online classes are fab – I would love to win a place as I have lots of stamps to stretch :)ReplyCancel

  • Sue Brannan - July 29, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    How wonerful, a video tutorial…mistakes and all, now that cheered me up and taught me a lesson ..don’t throw the not so perfect out, play around and eventually it may come right …fabulous thanks for the glimpse into your world…inspiring xReplyCancel

  • Jasmine Patrick - July 29, 2014 - 9:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing your video with us, it is nice to see the process of making this card, which is lovely, Thanks again for the chance to win a spot in the class!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra - July 29, 2014 - 9:56 pm

    Glad to see it’s not just me that can sometimes take a while on a card! Can’t wait for this class! Thanks for the chance to win…ReplyCancel

  • Paula Ponton (PEP) - July 29, 2014 - 10:34 pm

    Thanks for a superbly informative video – particularly about your thought process in making the card, it encouraged me hugely for I seem to work similarly, without planning that is but with a rough idea which evolves as I go along. I’d love to win a place in this Class – I’ve been having a very fallow period in terms of creating so this would help enormously.
    Paula (PEP)ReplyCancel

  • Dottie J - July 29, 2014 - 10:40 pm

    I am so looking forward to class and love that you are one of the main teachers this time. Loved the video and seeing your process.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieJ - July 29, 2014 - 10:42 pm

    Love watching your creative process. The new class looks like it will be great! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in the class.ReplyCancel

  • sheila - July 29, 2014 - 11:38 pm

    I would love to take this class! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot.ReplyCancel

  • Betty Meyskens - July 29, 2014 - 11:47 pm

    I loved watching how you create and pull a card together. I think it was really beneficial for me to see how you play around with the elements to make it work. Thank you for the chance to win a spot in an awesome class.ReplyCancel

  • Terri Emanuel - July 30, 2014 - 12:09 am

    Oh, this card is amazing. Oh, and I love your video with the text captions. Please continue showing us how you keep it real. ha ha ;)ReplyCancel

  • GINA WILSON - July 30, 2014 - 12:20 am

    What a beautiful card, with all my favorite colors!! THANKSReplyCancel

  • Pam - July 30, 2014 - 12:22 am

    Gorgeous card! Loved watching you make it. I love OCC and would be thrilled to win this one.ReplyCancel

  • Deb A. - July 30, 2014 - 1:01 am

    You definitely need to do more videos! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in OCC!ReplyCancel

  • Susanne V. - July 30, 2014 - 1:55 am

    That was fun to watch you make this gorgeous card! Thank you for the video and for a chance to win a spot it a very interesting class!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Hayes - July 30, 2014 - 2:18 am

    Loved your video, Debby. Please do more.ReplyCancel

  • Jill Y - July 30, 2014 - 2:18 am

    The card is stupendous as usual. Hoping that taking the online card classes can help me improve my card making. Would love to win a spot. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - July 30, 2014 - 3:11 am

    Love the way the card came out. And it’s nice to know even the pros struggle and change up their plans soapy times while trying to make a card. Thanks for such a great opportunity! Hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Linda N. - July 30, 2014 - 3:49 am

    I am already signed up for Stretch Your Stamps 2, and I’m looking so forward to it! I am also very happy that you will be part of the class, Debby. I really love your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Terri E. - July 30, 2014 - 4:12 am

    Love the classes and your videos!ReplyCancel

  • Diane (fionna51) - July 30, 2014 - 4:17 am

    Hi, Debbie! I should probably be trying to use everything just once instead of trying to use everything in different ways, but this class sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

  • Lynn Noe - July 30, 2014 - 4:24 am

    I love the layered tags and beautiful water coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Amber Sheaves - July 30, 2014 - 5:53 am

    Oh I loved the video Debby and all the turns you took getting to the final destination! And what a wonderful giveaway! I’d love to win a spot in this fabulous class. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • ann-marie wilson - July 30, 2014 - 6:54 am

    Debby you are a true inspiration and would love to win a place on the class. Been wanting to try a class xReplyCancel

  • Josiane - July 30, 2014 - 7:45 am

    I would love to win a spot – the class looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Morag - July 30, 2014 - 8:00 am

    I am looking forward to the class – thanks for a chance to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine - July 30, 2014 - 8:11 am

    This card is stunning! I’ve just watched the video and want to say a big thank you! I found it inspiring to see you go through the process of completing the card, of not being happy with elements and then changing them, adding to them until you came up with the look that you were after. I find this type of approach very encouraging especially from accomplished card makers such as yourself. Thank you and please, please create more videos like this.

  • Therese - July 30, 2014 - 8:22 am

    This looks like another fabulous class, I would love to win a place thanks so much for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - July 30, 2014 - 8:26 am

    This is like watching the wizard of oz and seeing the real person behind the curtain!!!!! I loved it!!!!! It is amazingly helpful to see someone do their process. I always love your cards and think you do amazing work. Thank you for giving us a peek behind-the-scenes. More videos more videos more videos!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jo - July 30, 2014 - 11:13 am

    Such patience ….until it’s perfect and that it is. Love all your cards, thx :DReplyCancel

  • Murtuza Charania - July 30, 2014 - 1:08 pm

    This is such an awesome opportunity, hope i am one of the winners of this class. Thank you for sharing the opportunity to learn from the experts like yourself who I admire and follow.ReplyCancel

  • Linda H. - July 30, 2014 - 1:17 pm

    Great looking card! I enjoyed your video too. I love seeing your process in coming up with this card. I also felt reassured that I am not alone in the hours I spent on a card. :-). Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Hussena - July 30, 2014 - 1:51 pm

    What a stunning card ..Thank you so much for sharing the video ..loved it !!..would love a chance to win a spot in this class :)ReplyCancel

  • Pat Lundberg - July 30, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Thank you for sharing your video. I enjoyed watching how you created your card. You are so talented. You are the best at clean and simple!!ReplyCancel

  • Tatiana Yemelyanenko - July 30, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Lovely card. It would be so great to win a spot in the class! Thank you for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Amy s K. - July 30, 2014 - 2:32 pm

    Love your card! Your work is always inspiring and wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Terry - July 30, 2014 - 4:06 pm

    I loved the video – and your accent!ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Penner - July 30, 2014 - 4:37 pm

    Oh, I love your card — it’s fantastic!
    And thanks so much for the chance to win a spot in this class!ReplyCancel

  • Robin in WA - July 30, 2014 - 5:32 pm

    Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class!!ReplyCancel

  • Ulli - July 30, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    Oh I would so love one of those spots.. the class would be the perfect distraction from my studies for the upcoming final exams here in Germany.

    Thanks for the opportunity and thanks for YOUR always so lovely craft-ideas.


  • Elle - July 30, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    Love the card! Really enjoyed watching your process:)ReplyCancel

  • Kristinkat2 - July 30, 2014 - 6:58 pm

    Love these classes! Thanks for the offer.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen V - July 30, 2014 - 7:41 pm

    I would love to win a spot in this class! Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Nikkia - July 30, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    Stunning card! Love the online card classes, thanks for a chance to winReplyCancel

  • Larissa Heskett - July 30, 2014 - 9:02 pm

    WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! LOVING this card!! SO FUN!! YIPPEE for the Video too!! =) I LOVE watching your videos!! You ALWAYS make me SMILE!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to win!! =) I’m SUPER EXCITED about the New Class and I’d LOVE to win a Spot!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle R - July 30, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    i would love to win a, love your cards/tags etc. you have such a clean, simple yet elegant look to all your projects you do. two thumbs upReplyCancel

  • Lucy E. - July 30, 2014 - 9:31 pm

    It’s nice to hear that someone so talented has times where their project doesn’t work like it’s supposed to. I think sometimes it works out better because you have to come up with a creative way to rescue it :-)
    Your card turned out lovely!
    Thanks for the chance to win a spot-I’d love to win :-)ReplyCancel

  • Denisse Cherry - July 30, 2014 - 10:38 pm

    This class sounds so awesome! I have learned so much from previous ones!!ReplyCancel

  • ~amy~ - July 31, 2014 - 12:35 am

    sigh, I LOVE your card and your style. That tag is wonderful!
    Would love to win a spot in the new class!ReplyCancel

  • Carolina - July 31, 2014 - 2:03 am

    Thank you Debbie!!!! I love your videos :)ReplyCancel

  • deb pereira - July 31, 2014 - 2:09 am

    This looks awesome! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • rachel - July 31, 2014 - 3:05 am

    gorgeous card!! as usual!ReplyCancel

  • katevdp - July 31, 2014 - 3:23 am

    I really want to make more use of my stamps. Thanks for the chance to win a place to come play with all you amazing stampers!ReplyCancel

  • Amber P - July 31, 2014 - 4:08 am

    Cute card! I love the embossed clouds! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Maye M.L. - July 31, 2014 - 4:42 am

    Debby: Love your cards! There is something. They are elegant, yet filled with happiness and a sense of tranquility. Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Johnson - July 31, 2014 - 5:14 am

    I love the way you do a card. It’s like I can see you saying “humm”!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Kolling - July 31, 2014 - 5:23 am

    Your card is absolutely amazing Debby! I don’t know how you always achieve perfection with every card but you do!! As for the class…..I’d LOVE to take this one!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey L - July 31, 2014 - 5:23 am

    Beautiful card, Debby! I have no doubt this class will be amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie W - July 31, 2014 - 6:24 am

    Love all your cards and appreciate this video to show your creative process. Want to take this next online card class.ReplyCancel

  • Kerian Burris - July 31, 2014 - 6:24 am

    Great card…love seeing how things are done, it helps a lot…oh, I need this class a lot, thanks for chance to win….looking forward to more creative ideas/videosReplyCancel

  • Tanja - July 31, 2014 - 8:57 am

    I enjoyed watching the video and I love the final result. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Linda F - July 31, 2014 - 10:57 am

    Fantastic video. Love seeing the creative process in all its glory. Thank you for the chance a win a spot in this great card class.ReplyCancel

  • Irene - July 31, 2014 - 11:27 am

    Lovely card!! I am so reassured to see your process…I sometimes get frustrated at how long it can take me to come up with a card that makes me happy!ReplyCancel

  • jodpea - July 31, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    Jennifer McGuire has mentioned a few times that she never throws her work away, she will always find a way to rescue it so I’m wondering what ur gonna do with that panel u didn’t like? I chuck about 60% of my stuff away!ReplyCancel

    • Debby - August 1, 2014 - 12:28 pm

      I use the round filing cabinet a lot of the time @jodpea ! Having said that I usually keep anything which still has enough clean space that could be used for a die cut or similar. ReplyCancel

  • Diana - July 31, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    I would love a chance to win a spot in this class! I have followed your work for awhile now, you truly inspire me :).ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Trupp - July 31, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    What a delightful card! Love the mix of textures! I may have to consider getting that sentiment set, I really like the cheer up sayings included!

    Thanks for a chance to win the class!ReplyCancel

  • Laurynn Elise - July 31, 2014 - 5:06 pm

    Would love a spot in this class. OCC rocks!ReplyCancel

  • lindsay w - July 31, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    I would love to win a spot! Thank you for the chance. :)ReplyCancel

  • Heather North - July 31, 2014 - 7:31 pm

    Your card is breathtaking! I haven’t watched the video yet, but had to comment first and tell you how excited I am that you have a video showing how this masterpiece was formed. <3 Please do make more. :)ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Robson - July 31, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    Debbie, I Loved watching your video and creative process!!! Hmmm I’m off to case, this was just the creative inspiration I needed right now ;) And thanks for the chance to win a seat in your class!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jeannie - July 31, 2014 - 11:17 pm

    I love the rainy day take on the Sunshine stamp set!ReplyCancel

  • Milla - August 1, 2014 - 9:25 am

    Your card is such a beauty, I love the watercolour background! I’d love to win a spot in the new OCC class, thanks for the chance :)ReplyCancel

  • Renuka - August 1, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    Loved your video and loved previous classes. Would love to take this class. thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Papale - August 1, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win a spot in the class! My fingers are crossed!!ReplyCancel

  • Mink - August 1, 2014 - 3:09 pm

    Adorable card – and great video! I really enjoyed watching the creative process and see how different media from the same colorfamily came to action. thanks so much for sharing! Love, MinkReplyCancel

  • Jen Rzasa - August 1, 2014 - 3:48 pm

    Gorgeous card! Sorry the technique with the stencil didn’t work for you, but you sure managed to get creative and make something beautiful! It was great to see your process (very similar to mine…I change my mind many times as I create), and your typed narration was cute :)ReplyCancel

  • Bobby - August 1, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    I love to see how some of the more advanced card makers can turn things that they don’t like into a fabulous creation. Thanks for sharing this as a real time video.ReplyCancel

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Clearly Besotted Stamps, Simon Says Stamp inks

Teens are awkward little devils aren’t they! All those hormones rushing around, don’t want to be treated like a child but don’t want to be forgotten either LOL. Hopefully this card will hit the mark for a teen back to school card – not childish or even typical colours but a nod to the occasion and just letting them know that they are being thought of :D

I used three different apple designs from Clearly Besotted Stamps’ An Apple A Day set, stamped in Simon Says Stamp’s Mint, Sunshine and Fog – love these colours together. The little leaves were given more definition stamped in Smoke. The sentiment is from July’s Journal It set stamped in Versamark on Slate card and White heat embossed. A little washi and enamel dot help to make a subtle cluster of interest meanwhile the Diagonal Stripes stamped in Smoke ground the panel.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Clearly Besotted Stamps, Simon Says Stamp inks

We still have three weeks left of the summer break so it feels good to be ahead of the game! For now though it’s time to grab the suntan lotion and make the most of this uncharacteristically gorgeous summer we have been having :D Oh I think I might indulge in an ice lolly too ….


Stamps – Clearly Besotted Stamps an apple a day, journal it, diagonal stripes; Inks – Simon Says Stamp fog, smoke, sunshine, mint, Versamark; Card – Simon Says Stamp slate, Neenah solar white; Embossing Powder – Hero Arts white; Washi – Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey; Enamel Dot – Basic Grey

  • conil - July 28, 2014 - 4:58 pm

    Have a ice lolly on me…you deserve it for making this great card. Perfect for any hormonal teen…I find they appreciate them even though they are basically noncommunicative.ReplyCancel

    • Debby - July 28, 2014 - 5:01 pm

      Oh we have non-communicative in spades at times Conil LOL. Heading to the garden now to make the most of the last of the sun for the day :D

  • Troy Louise - July 28, 2014 - 8:01 pm

    This is so fresh & fun, I’m sure your teen will appreciate it. You are such a good Mom! I love the colors you used. Enjoy your nice weather. I personally could use a little cooler weather right now. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - July 28, 2014 - 8:53 pm

    So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • caryn - July 28, 2014 - 9:02 pm

    Love this Debby – gorgeous colour combo – can’t get enough of that lovely grey!
    Hope you’re keeping well??
    Caryn xxxReplyCancel

  • Barb Ghig - July 29, 2014 - 12:06 am

    Such a great idea, and I love the color combo, Debby! A really thoughtful card for a team, too…Love it!ReplyCancel

  • […] card from yesterday came together in a lickety split; happily stamping away and liking things as they came together. […]ReplyCancel

  • maria f. - July 29, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    Absolutely love this CAS design! I have the three pack of gray tone SSS inks waiting for me at my folks’ when I get there next month. Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Pooja - July 29, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    Its lovely !ReplyCancel

  • Sarah G - July 29, 2014 - 9:38 pm

    Love the colour combo and cool CAS design! Enjoy the next 3 weeks :)ReplyCancel

  • jodpea - July 31, 2014 - 1:20 pm

    Jennifer McGuire has mentioned a few times that she never throws her work away, she will always find a way to rescue it so I’m wondering what ur gonna do with that panel u didn’t like? I chuck about 60% of my stuff away!ReplyCancel

    • jodpea - July 31, 2014 - 1:22 pm

      Oh darn, this is the wrong post!ReplyCancel

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - The Alley Way Stamps, Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts inks

Seriously is it the end of July already? The summer is just flying by, I suppose it shouldn’t be a surprise as it always does! With this being the last Sunday in July it is also my last post as Guest for The Alley Way Stamps :( I have really enjoyed playing with these fab graphic sets and it was the lovely graphic feel to one of the leaf images from the Pick One set which got me stamping a repeat pattern on a piece of white card just to see what it looked like. I chose inks in Fog, Smoke, Fresh Peach and Soft Brown and although I did clean the stamp between colours there was at times a little colour mixing going on which I actually quite liked :D Once I’d stamped the pattern, it was a case of deciding what to do with it. I could use it as a background on a card …. I do love my tags, so I could cut one of those … and then I remembered the new Bookmark It dies from Simon Says Stamp – perfect :D

I cut the main bookmark panel from the stamped piece and then the hole reinforcer from some Slate card. I like how clean, graphic and totally flat this bookmark is. Although I was tempted to embellish more, I actually like a bookmark to be flat so it sits nicely within the book pages and doesn’t damage them.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - The Alley Way Stamps, Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts inks

I made the tassel from some Lawn Fawn twine using Stephanie Klauck’s easy to follow video to help me and tied it onto the bookmark. To keep things tidy I used a thick needle to thread all the ends through the centre of the tassel so the binding kept everything together. This is such a simple project but one I have already had a lot of use out of :D

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - The Alley Way Stamps, Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts inks

I want to thank so much Alison and Chrissie for inviting me to guest this month – ladies, you are awesome :D


Stamps – The Alley Way Stamps pick one; Dies – Simon Says Stamp bookmark it; Inks – Simon Says Stamp fog, smoke, Hero Arts fresh peach, soft brown; Card – Simon Says Stamp slate; Neenah solar white; Twine – Lawn Fawn

  • Kristie - July 27, 2014 - 3:50 pm

    Love this!! I thought it was patterned paper, not a stamped design. Wow! I will have to dig through my stamps to see if I can do something similar.ReplyCancel

  • conil - July 27, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    This turned out beautifully. Really impressed with the pattern you’ve created. Clean, graphic and colorful. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - July 27, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    Love this beautiful bookmark, Debby! Awesome pattern and colors!ReplyCancel

  • Martye - July 27, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    That turned out so pretty. Love the peaceful colors you chose — they work so nicely together. Would you have the dimensions of the cut bookmark. The SSS site doe not list the dimensions of their dies.ReplyCancel

    • Debby - July 28, 2014 - 5:00 pm

      Hi Martye, the bookmark measures just over 4 inches tall by a tad under 1.5 inches wide (4 1/16 x 1 11/16) Hope that helps :D

      • Martye - July 28, 2014 - 6:01 pm

        Thanks do much.ReplyCancel

  • Barb Ghig - July 28, 2014 - 8:54 pm

    Beautiful bookmark, Debby! I love the graphic pattern and the color combo is so pretty!ReplyCancel


For the first time ever, you can take any (or all) past Online Card Classes at a discount! We’re offering $5 off each of our previous independent card classes — no coupon code needed, just register for the classes of your choice. Tell your friends! Now is the perfect time to stock up on inspiration! Visit Online Card Classes to join us.

Yep, you read that right, Online Card Classes are having a sale this weekend :D Seriously if you have ever thought about trying a class, or already have and know what great value these classes are at their normal prices, well you really should head on over there! Such a fabulous offer :D On top of that Jennifer and Kristina always work so hard to bring quality classes jam-packed with videos from a range of different artists in a range of different styles, they really are in a class of their own (pun intended LOL).