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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Stitches Real Or Faux! - Simon Says Stamp DT & New Release!

Good afternoon lovely peeps!


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This week our challenge is

Stitches Real Or Faux!

The design team are featuring

Art Impressions logo

 Art Impressions 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. 


I wanted this card to be loosely water coloured and & try & get out of the habit of colouring with water colours very precise the way I colour with my copics, so I very roughly put down some background colour using Bundled Sage & Stormy Sky Distress Ink onto Canson XL Watercolour paper before stamping the birdhouse in Pumice Stone Distress Ink

I coloured the birdhouse using Pumice Stone & Walnut Stain distress inks & then added a little water to my background before stamping the foliage & floral stamps in Mowed Lawn, Dusty Concord & Broken China Distress Inks.


My base card has been created using Simon's 3 Sided Scallop Die & I've added some Twine, Pearls, Simon's Flickering Butterflies & Simply White Crystal Drops to embellish.

 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,  Crafting From The Heart - anything goes, Get Creative Challenges - anything goes.

Simon Says Stamp has a brand new release out today called 

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with lots of lovely new products which are now available to purchase.

I have two CAS cards to share using the new Rounded Alphabet Dies from today's Celebrate You release.


I had created a couple of inky backgrounds last weekend while experimenting with my new Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Pearls which I received in my Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit  so I decided to create some cards with them using the new Rounded Alphabet Dies.

The letters on both cards have been die cut and popped up using fun foam for some added dimension and as I didn't have any black fun foam I coloured mine using a sharpie to avoid the obvious signs of fun foam. I die cut the letters in black glitter card stock & have added a few of Simon's Flickering Butterflies which I die cut from a practice sheet of Yupo which was also in my SSS May card kit.


My last card today has also been created using the Alcohol Ink Pearls & I have simply added some Nuvo Ebony Crystal Drops to embellish.



Wednesday, 8 May 2019

For A Special Lady - Simon Says Stamp DT

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This week our challenge is
For A Special Lady!

The design team are featuring

Altenew 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. 

I have again been productive in my craft room this week & have two cards to share. On my first card I am featuring Altenew Build A Flower Gardenia stamps & dies set, Watercolour Stripes Stencil Altenew Watercolour Pan Set

I heat embossed my flowers and leaves onto Canson XL Watercolour paper with white embossing powder & then water coloured them using my Altenew watercolour paint pans which I am really enjoying using at the moment. 

For my background I blended some Bundled Sage distress Ink over my Altenew Watercolour Stripes Stencil & also used some pretty Moda Scraps Let Your Soul Bloom paper & as you can see my card is very green today which I hadn't originally intended but it just happened! 

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps Sketched Flowers stamps set & I have stamped it using Simon Says Stamp Black pigment ink I did regret sewing my papers as I am still having problems with my thumb & tying the knots with cotton proved impossible!

As the flowers are so big and pretty I have simply added some Twine, Pearls, Simon's Flickering Butterflies & Simply White Crystal Drops.

 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,  Crafting From The Heart - anything goes, Get Creative Challenges - anything goes.

My second card today has the flower on it that I originally intended for my card above but changed my mind about the colour of the flowers I wanted on the above card & it has been heat embossed & water coloured as before.


I have used the same stamps & dies from the Build A Flower Gardenia set to create a shaker card using Altenews Watercolour Stripes Cover Die and have added an assortment of different sets of sequins to my shaker. 

I have die cut Simon Says Stamps large Devonshire & Paulina butterfly dies, the Paulina butterfly was die cut using Canson XL Watercolour paper & then given a wash of paint from my Watercolour Pan Set to match the flower. These butterflies have featured many times on my cards over the years & are still firm favourites of mine.

The sentiment is from Simon's Beautiful Flowers stamps set & has been heat embossed onto SSS Fog Gray card stock.



Wednesday, 1 May 2019

It's Our Birthday! - Simon Says Stamp DT

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This week our challenge is 

Happy Birthday!

We are celebrating our 10th birthday

Woo Hoo!! It’s time to PARTY!! and we are inviting all of you to join in with the celebrations!

The design team are featuring

Simon Says Stamp

fabulous own brand 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. 


Today's card features lots of lovely Simon Says Stamp own brand products

I originally die cut lots of the Celebration Time balloons in different pattern papers but changed my mind & used the matching stamp set on one of the balloons & sentiment & blended distress oxides over the smaller balloons. Apologies I must have forgot to check that the matching stamps were available before I used them but there are lots of other birthday stamp sets here

For the background I have blended Tumbled Glass, Broken China & Stormy Sky Distress Oxides over Simon's Triangle Blast Stencil & re positioned it each time I changed colour distress oxide. To embellish I added some Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins & some Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops.

 Other supplies used -

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away not one but 10 FABULOUS $50 vouchers to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

How AWESOME is that!!! 





 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, Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes,  Crafting From The Heart - anything goes, Get Creative Challenges - anything goes.

My card making mojo was with me on Monday & I actually created 3 cards in one day & this one also fits today's challenge theme of Birthday so here is another!



I die cut Simon's Happy Birthday die out of my coloured background and foam mounted them before popping them back into place for some added dimension.

My card is mounted onto Simon's Fog Gray card stock & I have kept embellishments minimal & just added some Flickering Butterflies & Moonshine sequins.


Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Anything Goes! - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good afternoon lovely peeps!



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This week our challenge is 

Anything Goes!

The design team are featuring

Concord & 9th 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. 


Today's card features Concord & 9th's Happy Day clear stamp set & the coordinating Happy Day dies set. I love colouring this stamp & have used it once before here. I've added the coordinating die set to my collection now which made it much easier to team the pretty image with a textured background without covering too much of the background.



 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, Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes,  Crafting From The Heart - anything goes, Get Creative Challenges - anything goes.


I have had an incredibly busy week & almost missed writing my post in time as I only realised it was Wednesday today about 9.30am this morning! 

It was my 50th birthday last Wednesday & it literally feels like it's lasted a week & I've had 4 birthday's! I've had so many different lovely surprises from various friends, colleagues & family with one of them being a surprise party & I've even had 4 different beautiful birthday cakes.

It has been really lovely but I'm so ready for some time to relax & play in my craft room now.


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Spring Mood Board - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!



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This week our challenge is 

Spring Mood Board! 


The design team are featuring

Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products

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. 


Today's card features Simon Says Stamps Spring Flowers stamp set which I have heat embossed onto Canson watercolour paper and then coloured it with my Altenew watercolour pan set. I added lots of water to my paper before colouring the flowers and leaves to make my colouring not as precise as I'm used to doing & I watched the water do it's work. I stamped & coloured a few of the leaves onto another piece of watercolour paper & then fussy cut them & popped them onto my card to add some dimension.

The sentiment is from Simon's You Got This clear stamp set & I have added a few Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops to embellish.

 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, Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes,  Crafting From The Heart - anything goes, Get Creative Challenges - anything goes, Stamps & Fun - anything goes.


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