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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

All That Glitters Is Gold! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps! 



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This week our challenge is
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD!
The design team are featuring 

Lawn Fawn logo

exclusive products on our cards this week.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 


This week I am featuring Lawn Fawn's adorable Winter Skies stamp set on my card.
I stamped the cute bears from this set onto X Press It copic blending card and coloured them with my copics.



I also stamped the adorable flying Santa from the Winter Skies stamp set above my sentiment stamp using Simon Says Stamp's Black Pigment Ink Pad and then added some flicks of watered down white Gesso to my background for that lovely falling snow effect. 


 Other supplies used -
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 




I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - anything goes,  Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Crafty Sentiments - anything goes, Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes, Try It On Tuesday  - Thank you, Unicorn Challenge - use a sentiment


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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Thanks / Thanksgiving! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps! 
I actually got to spend a whole day in my craft room on Monday & really enjoyed it, & better still it was a really productive day :)



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This week our challenge is
THANKS / THANKSGIVING!
The design team are featuring 

Altenew logo

exclusive products on our cards this week.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 


This week I am featuring Altenew's gorgeous Perfectly Perfect clear stamps set & Watercolour Pan Set on my card.

I stamped the images onto Canson XL watercolor paper using Simon Says Stamps embossing ink pad and heat set it with white embossing powder. I watercolored the images using Altenews watercolor pan set and once dry fussy cut my images.

For my background I simply added some flicks of the watercolour paint onto white card stock and once dry mounted it onto Simon's Fog Grey card stock.

I die cut a frame with MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies in White Woodgrain card stock & foam mounted it onto my card, then added a sentiment from Simon's Sketched Flowers stamps set. I then added my fussy cut flowers & leaves, & a few simple embellishments to finish.

 Other supplies used -
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 




I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - anything goes,  Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Crafty Sentiments - anything goes, Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes, Try It On Tuesday  - Thank you, Unicorn Challenge - use a sentiment


Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp DT

Happy Halloween lovely peeps! 


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This week our challenge is
ANYTHING GOES!
The design team are featuring 

Simon Says Stamp

exclusive products on our cards this week.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 


This week I am featuring a few of Simon Says Stamp's exclusive products on my card. The pretty floral stamps set I have used is Simon's Winter Flowers which I have water coloured using Altenew 36 Watercolor Pan Set & Tonic Nuvo paintbrushes.

The cute little stars are from die cut using Simon's Mini Stars die set & the  pretty snowflakes are from Simon's Stitched Flakes die set.

The sentiment is from Simon's Winter Scene stamp set and was stamped in Simon's Black Pigment Ink.

 Other supplies used -
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 




I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - anything goes,  Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Halloween / Spooky! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps! 


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This week our challenge is
HALLOWEEN / SPOOKY!
The design team are featuring 

Echo Park logo

products on our cards this week.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 


This week I am featuring Echo Parks Creepy Bats 6x6 stencil which I have stenciled onto white card using Black Soot Distress Ink & an ink blending tool.

The inky orange background was created using the alcohol inks I received in Simon Says Stamps October Card Kit. I'm definitely not an inky girl but I enjoyed having a go at using alcohol inks & I love that this card kit got me to step outside my comfort zone & try something new! I didn't have any of the alcohol blending solution to add to my background so I used my copic colourless blending solution as I figured they would probably work the same being as both are alcohol based & it worked a treat!

The image is from Simon's adorable Hey Pumpkin stamp set & I coloured it with my copics and fussy cut it, then added it to a die cut of one of Simon Says Stamps large tags.

The sentiment is from the same Hey Pumpkin Stamp Set and was stamped in Simon's Black Pigment Ink.

 Other supplies used -
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 




I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - anything goes,  Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Create & Makes - anything goes

I also have a very quick card to share which I created using one of the pretty images from Simon Says Stamps October Card Kit & has been coloured with my copics.


I love the cleanness of this card and literally created it in minutes!


Life has been extremely hectic the past couple of weeks so I've not had any time to create until yesterday when I made sure that for the first time in what feels like ages I had a whole day at home so I could relax & play my craft room.

My daughter Jodie was very poorly in hospital for a while & is now thankfully resting & recovering slowly at home. 
It will be a long time before she is well enough to go back to running her pub so in the meantime the rest of our family are all taking it in turns to learn how to hold the fort & keep the pub open for her. I always knew it wasn't an easy job to do but I had no clue about all the "behind the scene jobs" involved! I've learnt how to do a line clean, change a barrel, order the beer, change the gas for the pumps etc, & what with still doing my own job as well a day at home yesterday was very much needed! 
The pub trade is definitely not a profession for me but I am quite enjoying working some shifts there, I would just like a bit more energy & a few more hours in the day so I still have some "me time" to create!

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Anything But A Card! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps! 
Today I am back with my Simon Says Stamp teamies & Simon Says Stamp also has a brand new release for you today so I have an extra card to share in my post!


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This week our challenge is
ANYTHING BUT A CARD!
The design team are featuring 

My Favorite Things logo

products on our cards this week.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 


This week I am featuring MFT's Pure Innocence Happy Birthday To You clear stamps which I have coloured with my copics & used to create a Christmas tag as this stamp is so versatile & can be used for any gift giving occasion just by changing the sentiment. 

To create my tag I die cut a Simon Says Stamps large tag  using white card stock twice and trimmed the edges of one slightly to enable me to create a matting effect & then blended Stormy Sky Distress Oxide over them & added a few flicks of water to create a subtle falling snow effect. Once I had adhered them together I matted them onto silver glitter card stock and cut around them to create a sparkly backing.

I die cut the cute small tag from Simon Says Stamps Bundle Of Stitched Shapes wafer dies set twice, once in silver glitter card stock & once in white card stock & added a sentiment from Simon's Holiday Circle Sayings stamp set.

 Other supplies used -
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 



Simon Says Stamp has a brand new release out today called 

Fun and Festive

I have created a card for the new release using the adorable 
Winter Scene stamp set.



There are so many different scenes that can be created using this lovely stamp set, different times of the day & night, different placement of stamps, & different combinations of stamps, so tons of cards can be create using this one set without duplicating any cards!

winter scene
Supplies used-
SSS White Woodgrain Card Stock, SSS Black card stock, SSS Stitched Flakes wafer die, Hemptique Twine, Pearls, Copics, SSS White Glitter Card Stock.



I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - anything goes,  Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Create & Makes - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by

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