As the New Year approaches we often reflect on the past year and so here’s another #tbt – last December I shared these projects on the Simon Says Stamp blog using a bunch of dies including that gorgeous Clustered Leaves die :D What were you blogging about this time last year? Fancy joining me with a #tbt?


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Winter birthday card. For more please visit ‎Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #winter #birthday #card #fox

Sometimes I feel flowers and bright colours are out-of-place for a winter birthday. It’s nice to give a card which reflects the season and so I drew on some traditionally holiday supplies for this card.

The card is based on a tag (what a surprise hehe) – one of the Large Tags from Simon Says Stamps cut from Neenah solar white. Also cut from white are a couple of Stitched Slopes and Hills which were then ran through the die cutter again with the Large Tag die to create snowy slopes which fit the tag perfectly :D Before the slopes were adhered with foam adhesive I gave the base tag a little colour with some Sea Glass ink gently rubbed in with a Mini Ink Blending Tool. All of the background details let the star of the show shine, the long-time-no-see little fox from Lawn Fawn’s Into The Woods – as cute as ever and still a firm favourite :D He’s stamped in Memento tuxedo black, Copic coloured and a touch of Zig wink of stella added before die cutting with the matching dies. The sentiment is from the Chit Chat set stamped in Fresh Peach and cut out. An Abby snowflake cut from glitter card accentuates the winter theme.

Winter birthday card. For more please visit ‎Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #winter #birthday #card #fox

I’m not sure why I associate foxes with winter; they are around all year-long but in my mind they are a traditional winter animal :D I’ve a number of winter birthdays coming up so will be developing this frosty theme again soon.


Stamps – Lawn Fawn into the woods, chat chat; Dies – Lawn Fawn into the woods, chat chat, Simon Says Stamp stitched slopes and hills, large tags, calliope flourish; Inks – Simon Says Stamp sea glass, Hero Arts fresh peach, Memento tuxedo black; Card – Simon Says Stamp fog, Neenah solar white 110b; Accents – Zig wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Lawn Fawn coral twine; Copics – YR21 YR23 YR24 YR27 R11, N4, C0 C3

  • Rhonda J - December 17, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    Really enjoy your cards! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Tess Hackett - December 17, 2014 - 6:22 pm

    I love this card. What a great idea, I have a lot of birthdays in January and one of my sisters last name is Fox so this is perfect for her birthday. I just wish I had beautiful snowflake die to use on a card for her like you did.ReplyCancel

    • Debby - December 18, 2014 - 8:27 pm

      Oh lots of lovely foxes around for you to make cards for your sister :DReplyCancel

  • Dotty Jo - December 17, 2014 - 7:05 pm

    Just too, too lovely! Jo xReplyCancel

  • Yuki - December 17, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    Super cute!ReplyCancel

  • Nina-Marie Trapani - December 18, 2014 - 4:05 am

    I love your card Debbi! And yes, you are right… the fox just seems to be a more winter-themed animal then for other times of the year. Wonder why!? :)ReplyCancel

    • Debby - December 18, 2014 - 8:25 pm

      I know weird isn’t it. I can understand a white arctic fox being winter themed but even the traditional red fox seems to be associated with winter too.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H. - December 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm

    What a sweet birthday card! Sure to make anyone smile.ReplyCancel

  • Celia - December 18, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    Me too! No flowers for December or January birthdays, and I don’t really want Christmas either. Especially for January birthdays. And I love the tag theme on cards. I think it’s a phase that you’ve brought to all of us BEAUTIFULLY. I’m certainly loving the 110# weight white papers. They’re heavy weight and can stand up on Dimensionals, but the white is so much more bright white than what I’ve used in the past. Just beautiful, Debby!ReplyCancel

    • Debby - December 18, 2014 - 8:27 pm

      I do love a good white Celia :DReplyCancel

  • Becky Reynolds - December 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm

    I agree. Winter cards need winter scenes. Great card. Love Lawn Fawn critters!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - December 18, 2014 - 3:44 pm

    Sooo CUTE!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Vanskiver - December 18, 2014 - 5:02 pm

    Awww Sooo cute:)ReplyCancel

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Winter thank you card. For more please visit…sending-thanks/ Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #simonsaysstamp #card #kit #thank

I’m really enjoying playing with the new January Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. The neutrals with the gorgeous Bo Bunny papers particularly appeal to me. Today I pulled in just a touch of that rich purple cardstock I’m savouring!

Simon Says Stamp January card kit

The window is cut with a Stitched Circle die from Smoke card and the sentiment from the Winter Wishes set is stamped in Versamark and white heat embossed. I used the Grape Fizz included in the kit and also Perfect Pearls to make a solutions of the two colours and then splattered them over the panel. The panel is foam mounted over one of the Bo Bunny papers and an Abby snowflake cut from white card tucked in to the window. The Sending die is cut twice; once each from the Marshmallow and the Velvet cardstock and then then one adhered over the other. This gives a fun white shadow to the darker die cut. A few sequins finished off the panel which is then foam mounted on a Fog card base.

Winter thank you card. For more please visit…sending-thanks/ Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #simonsaysstamp #card #kit #thank

With Christmas and a birthday in January it is always good to have a few winter themed thank you cards ready :D

Winter thank you card. For more please visit…sending-thanks/ Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #simonsaysstamp #card #kit #thank


Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit; Stamps – Simon Says Stamp winter wishes; Dies – Simon Says Stamp stitched circles, sending, abby snowflake; Card – Simon Says Stamp fog, smoke; Ink – Versafine; Embossing Powder – Simon Says Stamp white; Perfect Pearls perfect pearl, grape fizz; Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear 4mm, 6mm

  • JOAN SMITH - December 15, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    OMG Your card is so Gorgeous!!! You totally did on outstanding super creative job with the new SSS Jan. Card Kit!! I love it and your Shaker is just fabulous!! Love!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Holt - December 15, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    Beautiful card! I can’t wait to get my January kit!ReplyCancel

  • Tami B - December 15, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    This one made me go “ooooo” as soon as I saw it….very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - December 15, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    Gorgeous card.I am not a purple person be I can’t wait to get this kit. Love the colors. Your card is awesome. TFSReplyCancel

  • Jackie - December 15, 2014 - 2:44 pm

    That’s a beautiful card. I love the colors in this kit. The snowflake paper behind the circle is s pretty and I love the way you layered the Sending die.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Vanskiver - December 15, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    This card is sooo beautiful!I love the way you did the sentiment, the font on the Sending Die is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Justine - December 15, 2014 - 3:42 pm

    oh how I wish delivery was instant! Can’t wait for the kit. Your cars is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Ann K - December 15, 2014 - 4:53 pm

    The colors in this kit are GORGEOUS! I love your shaker card – so pretty for a winter theme.ReplyCancel

  • Dotty Jo - December 15, 2014 - 5:53 pm

    This is simply adorable! I must stop wanting to CASE all your cards… but then they are all so glorious, Jo xReplyCancel

  • Sara Behrens - December 15, 2014 - 9:59 pm

    You always make such gorgeous cards!! (just when I can’t afford the card kit anymore…I want it!!)ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows - December 15, 2014 - 10:41 pm

    Stunning card! I love this kit so much.ReplyCancel

  • Trish - December 15, 2014 - 11:51 pm

    I think I will channel you when I make my Christmas thank you cards! This one is soo very pretty- the purple and white is luscious!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne C - December 16, 2014 - 2:33 pm

    Another lovely card and those colours! Beautiful.thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Nina-Marie Trapani - December 16, 2014 - 5:57 pm

    WOW! Your card is simply BEAUTIFUL Debbi! I LOVE it!!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Darlyne Wagner - December 17, 2014 - 10:08 am

    This card kit looks so great and this card you made showcases it so beautifully, Debby. The sentiment die cut and the circle cut out just add to the perfection. You made another superlative card.ReplyCancel

  • Linda F - December 17, 2014 - 11:25 am

    Gorgeous card. I love the purple and grey together.ReplyCancel

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January Card Kit. For more please visit Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #card #kit #winter #christmas

The Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit has just been revealed and it’s a gorgeous collaboration of purples, blues and neutrals. The first colour that hits you is that pop of purple but as you browse the gorgeous papers the deep blues draw your eye and all on a backdrop of subtle neutrals :D

January Card Kit

It was the latter colour-way which I wanted to explore first with this simple card to showcase the fabulous script sentiment from the Winter Wishes set. The sentiment is stamped with elements from last months kit; Tim Holtz distress embossing ink and Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder on the included Marshmallow cardstock.

January Card Kit. For more please visit Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design #card #kit #winter #christmas

To complement the sentiment a couple of strips of the gorgeous Bo Bunny Altitude papers are layered and sewn with a few of the many coordinating Bo Bunny elements. A little more stitching grounds the sentiment and finished with a splattering of sequins, stars and touches of Star Dust Stickles. The panel is then foam mounted on a Fog card base :D

The new January Card Kit can be bought for $29.95 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 $24.95 – what a perfect gift for Christmas:D


Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit; Ink – Tim Holtz distress embossing ink; Embossing Powder – Ranger liquid platinum; Accents – Simon Says Stamp clearly beloved sequins, Basic Grey stars, pearls, Gutterman sulky silver thread, Ranger star dust stickles

  • Celine Blacow - December 14, 2014 - 11:16 am

    Ohhh this is pretty! Love the colours and the card is perfect. I believe SS is looking at the shipping of these, so that if you subscribe, you can also add in other items so you can take advantage of paying the shipping … great for those of us outside the US!ReplyCancel

    • Debby - December 14, 2014 - 3:21 pm

      Oh yes that would be good!ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows - December 14, 2014 - 11:44 am

    love this kit! your card is gorgeous! The price has gone up to $24.95 for subs and $29.95 for non-subs. Still a bargain.ReplyCancel

    • Debby - December 14, 2014 - 3:22 pm

      Hi Joy, yes I just spotted the change in price and have adjusted my post accordingly :D And as you say, still excellent value :DReplyCancel

  • Pam - December 14, 2014 - 11:53 am

    Gorgeous! Love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • diana - December 14, 2014 - 12:50 pm

    Lovely card and another great kit! ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Trish - December 14, 2014 - 1:04 pm

    Gorgeous kit, gorgeous card from gorgeous YOU! Thanks, Debbie!ReplyCancel

  • andreea - December 14, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    This kit is absolutely gorgeous! And you card is simply wonderful. I love how you concentrated your design on the top side of the card:)ReplyCancel

  • Diane - December 14, 2014 - 1:28 pm

    Your card is gorgeous. Love the colors in this card kit.ReplyCancel

  • Anne H. - December 14, 2014 - 1:50 pm

    Such an incredibly festive kit! Love your card sample!ReplyCancel

  • vicki dutcher - December 14, 2014 - 2:12 pm

    I haven’t popped in for awhile, but I sure love getting your posts! What you do with paper is down right amazing! :)ReplyCancel

  • janet - December 14, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    So lovely, Debby – beautiful collection of elements ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - December 14, 2014 - 4:12 pm

    This is a lovely kit. Your card is just stunning, I love it!ReplyCancel

  • conil - December 14, 2014 - 4:37 pm

    Just love how you layer elements to create this eclectic look. Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Ann K - December 14, 2014 - 5:11 pm

    Fabulous new card kit – outstanding once again.ReplyCancel

  • kazoomi - December 14, 2014 - 5:28 pm

    Wow, that is truly gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Standard - December 14, 2014 - 5:55 pm

    Fabulous card Debbi! Love this!ReplyCancel

  • magaly - December 14, 2014 - 6:09 pm

    Your cards are always so beautiful Debby!
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • Darlyne Wagner - December 14, 2014 - 10:00 pm

    What a pretty, frosty, wintry card. The card kit looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie J - December 14, 2014 - 10:41 pm

    Simply beautiful, love the stamp set.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - December 15, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    Love this card. I need a good winter birthday card and I think this one will help me to figure out just what I need. Thanks Debbie. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Linda F - December 17, 2014 - 11:23 am

    I love the colours in this kit. Gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

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Punny Valentines. For more please visit Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - #punny #valentines #pillow #box

The Better Together release from Simon Says Stamp is live! The release is filled with everything from punny valentines to all year round stamps and dies. It’s a busy time of year I know and for those that celebrate all our focus is on this Holiday Season, but once those Christmas gifts have been opened we look to the next Holiday event. Perhaps a little something from the new release might find it’s way into your Christmas stocking ;)

Simon Says Stamp Better Together

Adorable right? I’ve used the Fun Images and Sentiments set today but I will certainly be wanting to colour the Little Monsters set too. The Danish Hearts dies are really unique as is the Sketch Heart die and a fabulous all year round set is the Love Makes A Home; so many things I want time to play with!

I love a good pun and straight away reached for the Quite The Pear set with matching Pear Images dies :D Having stamped the cat in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured him black and white with Copics I chose a neutral and red colour scheme with accents of aqua using the Something Wonderful paper pad from Teresa Collins. The paper plane went well with the colours too but the Quite The Pear set has 6 images in total to choose from. In the set is also the most adorable little heart which I coloured, added Zig Wink of Stella glitter pen and Glossy Accents. Having stamped, coloured and cut out the images, the matching sentiments are stamped on the banner from the Holidays At Home dies. Everything is then layered over two tags cut with the Valentines dies, hole punched and threaded with twine around a pillow box.

 Punny Valentines. For more please visit Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - #punny #valentines #pillow #box

The Better Together release has something for everyone, why not pop a little something in your basket for you or a crafty friend this Christmas :D

Punny Valentines. For more please visit Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - #punny #valentines #pillow #box


Stamps – Simon Says Stamp quite the pear, Dies – Simon Says Stamp pear images, valentines, holidays at home, Sizzix pillow box; Paper – Teresa Collins something wonderful; Card – Neenah solar white 80lb; Ink – Memento tuxedo black; Accents – Zig wink of stella clear glitter pen, Ranger glossy accents, Hemptique black twine; Copics 0 R02 R05 R08 R11 T0 T1 T3 T5W1 W3 W5 W7

  • anja curvers - December 12, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    There you have it I have looked. OMG this release is awesome love them all. It’s my birthday soon so maybe who knows???? Awesome projects again Debby.ReplyCancel

  • Michele F - December 12, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    There’s no better card than a pun-y one for me, Debby. Not sure if there’s any room on the other “card” for additional shopping at the moment, but you’ve got me yearning…thanks?
    =] MicheleReplyCancel

  • Deepti - December 12, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    These are amazing :)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - December 12, 2014 - 5:01 pm

    I’m not even finished making Christmas cards yet! I love that little kitty in the set. I wish Simon Says Stamp would release a set with just cats.ReplyCancel

  • Yuki - December 12, 2014 - 6:38 pm

    Both of your Valentine’s are adorable! Love them :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Lara - December 13, 2014 - 2:49 am

    Super cute Debby. Love your pillow boxes.ReplyCancel

  • Linda F - December 13, 2014 - 8:43 am

    These gift boxes are so sweet. I love a great punny sentiment – these are definitely up my ally.ReplyCancel

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