Gorgeous card stock colours from the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/2014/11/card-stock/ Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - #cardstock #card #sparkleThe December Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp comes with a beautiful array of winter blue and grey card stock. I really wanted to make a card which utilised the colours and contemplated a few cascading banners but then I started playing with the idea of strips of card around the edge of a circle which leaves a sort of camera shutter type effect. I’m sure there is a very precise way of doing this but I simply cut a ½ inch strip from each of the colours added glue around the back of a circle die cut from the 120lb white card from the kit and started laying down one colour over another. As each strip went down I trimmed any overlap from the panel edges and added more glue so that the next strip had something to adhere to. The layers of strips behind the circle were enough to raise the panel from a card base cut from the lovely silver card in the kit and I added a few pieces of foam adhesive around the rest of the edges. Before adhering though I stamped and heat embossed with the gorgeous Liquid Platinum the Sparkle and Shine sentiment on a piece of the vellum and popped that behind the opening in the circle.

Gorgeous card stock colours from the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/2014/11/card-stock/ Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - #cardstock #card #sparkle

A very clean and simple card and all I added were a couple of the fab gold and silver sequins from the kit. This is my third card from the kit and I have one more for you tomorrow! See you then :D

Simon Says Stamp December 2014 Card Kit

The new December 2014 Card Kit can be bought for $24.95 as a one-off or if you fancy getting a lovely Simon Says Stamp box filled with goodies every month then you can pick up a Subscription for $19.95 :D


Simon Says Stamp December 2014 Card Kit; Circle die

  • JOAN SMITH - November 24, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    OMG Debbie OMG what a gorgeous, unique and stunning card.
    When I saw it I was totally in awe of it. Girl you so outdid yourself …. what an outstanding clever and oh so creative job!
    WOW!! You are so extremely talented. WOW!!ReplyCancel

  • Petra - November 24, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    WOW, what a stunning card, Debby!!! Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • janet - November 24, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    LOVE this, Debby – I’m fascinated out you did the whole “lens” thing :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kristie G. - November 24, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    Love this! Such a cool effect!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Vanskiver - November 24, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    Wow what an awesome card! So cool! It looks amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Tess Hackett - November 24, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    What a neat idea for small leftovers of colored paper! I really like how it brings color to the card right a round the focal point.ReplyCancel

  • Milla - November 24, 2014 - 2:45 pm

    This is so gorgeous, Debby! Such a great design and I simply love the colours!ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy C. - November 24, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    This is such an incredible design! The sequins were the perfect accent.ReplyCancel

  • conil - November 24, 2014 - 4:58 pm

    The aperture effect is stunning…lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • Bobby - November 24, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    What a great way to showcase those papers, Debby. You have made wonderful use of that kit.ReplyCancel

  • Marianne - November 24, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    How fun! Such a fabulous way to use your cardstock.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Nesheim - November 24, 2014 - 6:39 pm

    This is such a neat card!!I love the idea of the *camera shutter* style of window opening! The added sequins add just the right sparkle! I really enjoy your suggestions for taking pictures of cards, too, although I don’t have your camera skills or the nice equipment.ReplyCancel

  • Dotty Jo - November 24, 2014 - 6:52 pm

    Totally beautiful! You are so clever, Jo xReplyCancel

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Congratulations go to Ellie as the winner of the Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer cards and papers! Thanks to everyone who took part and I plan to do more of these giveaways soon. It feels good to get supplies I have too much of to someone who will love them and a great way to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to call by here; I really appreciate it :D

  • Ellie - November 23, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    Wow! Thank you. This is amazing. I am currently recovering from a serious illness so to win this is just the boost I needed. Thank you so much.

    • Debby - November 23, 2014 - 1:43 pm

      Congrats Ellie!

  • janet - November 23, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    Yay, Ellie !!- enjoy and get well soon!ReplyCancel

  • nancy faith - November 24, 2014 - 7:26 am

    Congratulations Ellie!!! What a great prize. Hope you feel better soon!ReplyCancel

  • Viktoriya - November 24, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    congratulations to the winner! Thank you for drawing!ReplyCancel

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Vellum love with the new Dec Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/2014/11/vellum/ Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #vellum #cardkit

I am loving the December 2014 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp! One item in the kit has particularly surprised me – the vellum. Normally I’m a great proponent of the thick, sturdy vellum which holds up well to heat embossing so I wasn’t sure what I was going to think of the paper vellum … but I really love it! It is very much a paper and not a card but this leaves it flexible and despite being handled lots it did really well – no annoying little white marks which you can get with the thicker vellums. But the big question, how did it hold up to heat embossing? Well, really well too! The powders melted beautifully and the flexibility of the paper meant that it didn’t really warp. The only issue I had was supporting it when embossing as the paper moves in the waft of the heat gun. I fixed this by taping the paper to a piece of card while I was embossing :D

So having given the vellum a good workout, what did I do with it; well, first I stamped both the gorgeous ‘sparkle and shine‘ sentiment and the circle image and then cut with a circle die. I also cut some more circles from the two blue (Sea Glass and Surf Blue) and silver card from the kit. The circles are all loosely layered over each other using discreetly hidden adhesive for the vellum and then I tucked in an Abby and Melody die cut snowflake cut from glitter card.

Vellum love with the new Dec Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/2014/11/vellum/ Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #vellum #cardkit

There’s a sprinkling of the gorgeous sequins from the kit along with a few of the tiny heart pieces which are the negative little bits from the Abby snowflake :D The final touch was a flourish of Lawn Fawn twine.

Simon Says Stamp December 2014 Card Kit

The new December 2014 Card Kit can be bought for $24.95 as a one-off or if you fancy getting a lovely Simon Says Stamp box filled with goodies every month then you can pick up a Subscription for $19.95 :D


Simon Says Stamp December 2014 Card Kit; Dies – Simon Says Stamp Abby snowflake, Melody snowflake Twine – Lawn Fawn

  • JOAN SMITH - November 22, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    Your card is so gorgeous!! I just love the look you created with all of the awesome goodies in this kit and you really did share the magic of vellum. Girl you are so clever, creative and a whole lot of talented YOU so ROCK!!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - November 22, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    Oooooohhhhh, aaaahhhhhh, Oh My, I love this card. I can’t wait to get my kit and CASE this card. Debbie, you are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Tess Hacket - November 22, 2014 - 1:50 pm

    Pretty card. Love that card kit, wish I had it. But those snowflakes they are stunning. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Pooja - November 22, 2014 - 2:12 pm

    Awesome card !ReplyCancel

  • Joyce mc - November 22, 2014 - 2:28 pm

    Love the card! As always thank you for sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - November 22, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    Your card is beautiful. I didn’t know there was such a thing as paper vellum, I thought there were just different weights of vellum. Hmmm. I may have to give this stuff a try.ReplyCancel

  • Marisa G - November 22, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    This is gorgeous! Of course I always love your beautiful cards…ReplyCancel

  • Andrene - November 22, 2014 - 3:04 pm

    Gorgeous card! Waiting on my kit…cant wait to try that vellum and those teeny tiny sequins!ReplyCancel

  • Dotty Jo - November 22, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    Totally smitten with this one, what a beauty! I love your signature -style-twist of tucking one embelishment behind another: pure crafting magic, Jo xReplyCancel

  • conil - November 22, 2014 - 5:39 pm

    Magical…just magical. Excuse me while my mouth hangs open.ReplyCancel

  • Marcee Rodgers - November 22, 2014 - 6:13 pm

    Gorgeous!! I am so excited for this kit.ReplyCancel

  • Carol MJS - November 22, 2014 - 7:18 pm

    I’m really looking forward to receiving this kit! Your card is simply fabulous, Debby. You always have such amazing designs for your cards – always an inspiration to me. Thanks too for the critique of the vellum paper.ReplyCancel

  • Richard - November 22, 2014 - 8:52 pm

    Your placement of things is really marvelous, and so are you photos. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne - November 22, 2014 - 9:15 pm

    Gorgeous card, Debby. Love this new card kit.ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows - November 22, 2014 - 9:19 pm

    SO beautiful, Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Lee - November 22, 2014 - 11:19 pm

    Fantastic card….as always!!ReplyCancel

  • marg irvine - November 22, 2014 - 11:51 pm

    As always love your card,and the kit is awesome.Hugs Marg.ReplyCancel

  • debbie standard - November 23, 2014 - 12:36 am

    Gorgeous card DebbY! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Vanskiver - November 23, 2014 - 7:11 am

    So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Darlyne Wagner - November 23, 2014 - 10:35 am

    Oh, this card is so lovely and elegant, like all your cards. I love the sentiment and snowflake, and the soft circles. Everything just WORKS! Please do more videos of your cards. We need that sort of teaching.ReplyCancel

  • Leni - November 23, 2014 - 2:53 pm

    Very beautiful card! Love everything about it! Just perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Holt - November 24, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    Great card! I can’t wait to get my kit to start getting creative. Thanks for your example – I love all of your work!ReplyCancel

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Yay, let

Oh my the December 2014 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp is gorgeous! I love the sentiment elements of the Sparkle and Shine stamp set and there are great accent images too. In addition the kit has two full size Ranger embossing powders, a mini embossing ink pad, gorgeous card colours and sparkly, shiny sequins!

Simon Says Stamp December 2014 Card Kit

This kit is primed for embossing and my heat gun has been earning it’s keep the last couple of days! However, to kick-start things I just fell in love with that ‘yay’ image and had to get inky with it :D I pulled three ink colours which matched some of the card in the kit – Sea Glass, Soft Navy and Slate Gray, and stamped the yay three times in a little block in the corner of a white panel cut from the lovely thick 120lb white card in the kit. One of the rock stars from this kit are those gorgeous sequins, which are dotted around to accent the stamping and twine bow.

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The panel is foam mounted on a top folding card base using more of the white card but before adhering the panel I stamped the sentiment using the mini embossing pad from Ranger and sprinkled with the Liquid Platinum powder before getting busy with my heat gun. I still remember the first time I watched the magic of embossing powder melting; I think that pretty much sums it up, magic as those little granules of powder melt and smooth into the perfect shine :D Adding the embossing just catches the eye and takes this simple card up a notch :D

Simon Says Stamp December 2014 Card Kit

The new December 2014 Card Kit can be bought for $24.95 as a one-off or if you fancy getting a lovely Simon Says Stamp box filled with goodies every month then you can pick up a Subscription for $19.95 :D

Finally, if you’ve not entered yet, you have just a few hours from when this post goes up to enter my giveaway here if you’ve not already done so :D

Giveaway Last Chance


Simon Says Stamp December 2014 Card Kit; Inks – Simon Says Stamp sea glass, slate, soft navy; Twine – Lawn Fawn

  • Lenora - November 21, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    Wow… I knew this would be beautiful from the sneak peek!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Holt - November 21, 2014 - 1:47 pm

    Love your creation! I can’t wait to get my December card kit to play with!ReplyCancel

  • Petra - November 21, 2014 - 2:58 pm

    WOW, what a stunning card, Debby!!!! Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Grá O'Neill - November 21, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Beautiful card, love the colours :)ReplyCancel

  • TamiB - November 21, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Fabulous card today!! Can’t wait to get my kit and ‘get busy’! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Norma Ferrari - November 21, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    Great card. Can’t wait for this kit.ReplyCancel

  • M. Schuering - November 21, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    Love the graphic look of this card!ReplyCancel

  • conil - November 21, 2014 - 9:24 pm

    Amazing wha tyou do with the simplest products. LOVE the colours you’ve chosen on this card and the clever focal point of repeating the “yay” stamp.ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows - November 21, 2014 - 9:52 pm

    Gorgeous card! I love this kit.ReplyCancel

  • marg irvine - November 21, 2014 - 10:32 pm

    AWESOME card Debbie and I love the kit cant wait to get to work. Hugs Marg.ReplyCancel

  • Carol MJS - November 21, 2014 - 11:07 pm

    Love this card, Debby. Wish I had my kit now!ReplyCancel

  • janet - November 22, 2014 - 1:45 am

    Fabulous, Debby – Ultra cool design and lovely embossing :-)ReplyCancel

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Christmas snowflakes. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/2014/11/christmas-snowflakes-new/ Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - #christmas #card #snowflake #glitter #sparkle #sequin

That Jennifer McGuire is a smart cookie; always using that engineers brain to come up with great tips, tricks and techniques! Last weekend was really busy and tiring for me with a hotel stay for a swim meet and I was feeling a little jaded when I sat down at my desk yesterday. I wanted to make something but was just staring into space when I remembered one of Jennifer’s recent posts where she used a favourite card from the past for inspiration – just what I need to get a kick start :D Thanks Jennifer! I chose to combine elements of these two cards – the sparkle, vellum and kraft from the first with the frame elements and embossing paste from the second.

It’s interesting to see how my photographs have changed over the year from one card to the next; I like both styles but for different reasons. Anyway, back to today. To start I swiped Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste through the Falling Snow stencil onto kraft card and left to dry. Meanwhile I cut the Holiday Frame from white card and then used the Abby snowflake die to cut two snowflakes from glitter card and a third from vellum. The vellum one I layered over a RyLynn snowflake cut from some of the same glitter card. The larger snowflake is backed by a twine bow and all three snowflakes had a little extra sparkle added with some sequins. Then it was simply a case of pegging the frame to the kraft panel and dotting the snowflakes around. The panel is mounted onto a top folding white card base. Such a quick and easy card and yet there is lots going on with the layers and sparkle :D

Christmas snowflakes. For more please visit http://limedoodledesign.com/2014/11/christmas-snowflakes-new/ Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - #christmas #card #snowflake #glitter #sparkle #sequin

In other news, did you see that Simon has just had a new special release?!

Simon Says Stamp In Stitches release

In Stitches is a wish come true for me! Double stitched stacking dies? Yes please! Although there are other goodies too; you can check them all out here :D


Dies – Simon Says Stamp holiday frames, abby snowflake, RyLynn snowflake; Stencil – Simon Says Stamp falling snow; Card – Bazzill marshmallow, 40lb vellum, Neenah desert storm 80lb, glitter card from stash; Twine – May Arts; Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh 4mm, 6mm sparkling clear; Ranger glossy accents; Embossing Paste – Wendy Vecchi white; Clothes peg from stash

  • Jan G - November 19, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    Beautiful card! I love your style.ReplyCancel

  • Tess Hackett - November 19, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    I adore this card, it is stunning. I love everything about from the colors and textures. One of my favorite Christmas cards all year.ReplyCancel

  • JOAN SMITH - November 19, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    OMG Your card is gorgeous You really did give yourself lots of inspiration hey I do this too for Layouts it is one awesome idea and you are so right Jennifer is full of them bless her heart for always sharing. You are one super talented gal and thanks girl for sharing all of your outstanding creative projects!!
    YOU so ROCK!!ReplyCancel

  • Betty - November 19, 2014 - 1:35 pm

    gorgeous card Debby – loved your card from the past and this one is just as fantastic!! this one is going on my pinterest board too!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - November 19, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    That’s beautiful. I love the white and sparkly elements with the kraft, it’s a wonderful combination.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H. - November 19, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    Debbie, your Christmas card is really so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Celia - November 19, 2014 - 2:03 pm

    Wow! Vellum and glitter paper together with those sequins makes this a gorgeous card, Debby! I’m looking for embossing paste now, because the one you have listed here is out of stock. What are your recommendations for deciding which white paste to use?ReplyCancel

    • Debby - November 20, 2014 - 6:52 pm

      I must admit that I’ve loved and stuck with the Wendy Vecchi. I think Jennifer McGuire has reviewed some others though.ReplyCancel

  • janet - November 19, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    Stunning “re-do” of a previous design!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - November 19, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    So pretty!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katy Donaldson Taylor - November 19, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    LOVE the softness of the Kraft and the white snowflakes on the first card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - November 19, 2014 - 3:17 pm

    I wanna be you when I grow up! Lol! Your style is so amazing, Debby! All three cards are just gorgeous! Love how you are always able to layer your elements so perfectly! Stunning work! ♥ReplyCancel

  • anja curvers - November 19, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Yes another awesome card and that first one I have lifted already maybe I am going to steal the idea of your new card too.ReplyCancel

  • Robin in WA - November 19, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    Beautiful card!!!ReplyCancel

  • TamiB - November 19, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    Just beautiful Debby!! Thanks for sharing it and your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Yukari Y - November 19, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    Beautiful cards! I absolutely love the white on kraft look ♥ReplyCancel

  • Bobby - November 19, 2014 - 7:57 pm

    Just lovely, Debby.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie J - November 19, 2014 - 11:02 pm

    Stunning card, great idea for the inspiration too.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Clay - November 20, 2014 - 1:00 am

    Ah, Debra, you never disappoint! This card is so stunning. Thank you for your inspiration. I truly appreciate you!ReplyCancel

  • Darlyne Wagner - November 20, 2014 - 9:24 am

    True to your form, Debby, these cards are so lovely and elegant. You have a soft style that I admire so much. Keep showing us your handiwork and we’ll keep sighing with pleasure.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - November 20, 2014 - 6:54 pm

    The card turned out awesome I love the second go around. Good job.ReplyCancel

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