Monday, November 16, 2015


Time to be thankful at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week the challenge is to use thanks or thankful as your inspiration.

I am both thankful and giving thanks for our family and friends.  This Thanksgiving we are going to my SIL for dinner which makes the day a nice restful day for us.  We only have to bring a dish to pass and my hubby has already volunteered to create it! 

I decided to show my appreciation to my SIL and create a card for her.

 The background is stamped with a mix of Tea-Dye and Antique Linen dye inks with the Peeled Paint stamp.

I then die cut a mix of the  Sizzix Autumn Gatherings and used the Ranger Distress Stain Sprays (Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive) along with the Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Mustard
  to color the leaves.

I traced a circle on my background to keep my wreath in shape and then layered the leaves into a wreath.  I added a touch of seed beads to the leaves and voila a wreath.

Products:  Darkroom Door - Peeled Paint, Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Tea-Dye, Brown Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Thanksgiving Table

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

So now it's YOUR turn, come play along and show us what you are thankful for. This challenge will run for two weeks on Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in


If you use instagram add  #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!



  1. Your leaves look so real, Sue - love them made into a wreath!

  2. Gorgeous card Suzz, the wreath is fabulous and I love the bow and the background, very pretty and I am sure your SIL will love this :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Really like this card!!! Looks like a lot of work! :)

  4. Suzz, this is such a pretty wreath! I love the dimension it gives to your card, and I am sure she will love it! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Wow, Suzz! This is so gorgeous! I love the leaf wreath! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Absolutely stunning Suzz, love your wreath! The background looks super already but I just love how you used the leaves, - so much work no doubt, but so worth it. The addition of the little berries looks fantastic too!

  7. Wow, this is just gorgeous Suzz! Love how you used all the leaves to make a wreath and your wood background turned out so fantastic!! Love it! hugs :)

  8. Wood background is stunning! I admire your patience to cut all these little leaves! Gorgeous card! Barbarayaya

  9. Absolutely stunning Suzz!

    Lesley Xx

  10. Beautiful card, Suzz! The background is stunning and the wreath is just gorgeous...I love it! :)

  11. Your card is totally gorgeous! Suzz. Love the fantastic wreath. :)

  12. This is STUNNING! And as always, your techniques are impressive! Love the way you see the world and how you're always able to translate that vision into something lovely. You nail the balance between elegant and happy and traditional on this and it's really beautiful. Excellent, excellent, EXCELLENT work yet again!

  13. Wow, this is so pretty, Suzz! Love the wreath and the background is really stunning! Gorgeous! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs, Sandra

  14. This card is so pretty Sue!! I love that textured background and the wreath is amazing!


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