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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas & got to spend time relaxing with your loved ones.
I am still full of this horrible cold that is doing the rounds & had a lovely Christmas Day but was also very happy to see everyone leave by 7 pm as I was desperate for a hot bath & snuggle in my pj's.


It's Wednesday which means -
 at
& this week our challenge is
Anything Goes
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. 

My fabulous teamies & I are featuring
Lindy's Stamp Gang logo

 goodies on our cards this week. You don't have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we'd love to see them.


This week I have chosen to feature the Lindy's Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz which I have spritzed over the whole card for that lovely silver shimmer.
I started creating this card a couple of weeks ago but what with Christmas & being ill never got around to finishing it so I changed my plan & created it really simply as the last thing I wanted to do was force my aching body to sit at my desk & finish making this card, but I managed it, eventually!

After having the pretty Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die for a few years & not using it I am getting my money's worth this year & have used it again :) 
 I coloured the Poinsettia using a selection of pink distress inks & then die cut it a second time and inked some additional large Poinsettia leaves with pinks & grey inks to build it up more.
I die cut SSS's Believe & glittered it, & also die cut a few of the pretty Maryanne snowflakes. I used Simon's Falling Stars stencil over the whole background before adding the embellishments & then added a few pearls to finish.

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 -
 Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Shopping Our Stash - Winter Wonderland, Sunny Day Crafting - anything goes, Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes, Unicorn - add glitter, Crafty Boots - Winter Wonderland, Incy Wincy - non traditional Christmas colours, Stamps & Fun - Christmas, The Crazy Challenge - anything goes, 613 Avenue Create - anything goes, Addicted To Stamps - snowflakes, {PIN}inspirational - photo inspiration





That's me finished for today, thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Make It Sparkle - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
It's only 4 more sleeps until the big day & hubs has been suffering with a cold the past few days & now I've come down with it too :( I was fine yesterday morning but as the day went on I started to feel grotty so now we are both stinking of vapour rub & hoping it passes very quickly!

Today I have two masculine Christmas cards to share with you.
It's Wednesday which means -
 at
& this week our challenge is
Make It Sparkle
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. 

My fabulous teamies & I are featuring

Hero Arts logo

 goodies on our cards this week. You don't have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we'd love to see them.

This week I have chosen to feature the Decks The Halls stamp set along with a couple of my old favourites which often appear on my cards, ultra fine Prisma Glitter & Clear Gemstones.
This is the card I gave to hubby for Christmas so I wanted it to look quite masculine. 


I have dug out some guilding flakes which I have had for 3 or 4 years & never actually used until now & I love the effect of them, it's just a shame my camera isn't picking up the shine very well.
The pretty Simon Says Stamp snowflakes have of course been glittered, the lovely Nordic Holiday embossing folder is by Taylored Expressions & the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps Retro Holiday stamp set.

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 -
 Crafting By Designs - here come the holidays, Creative Moments - anything goes, Inspiration Destination- anything goes, A Snowflakes Promise - Winter, Creates & Makes - anything goes.



I also have another masculine card to share which I created for a customers husband.
I absolutely love this image which is by Stamping Bella & as always has been coloured with my copics.
The large snowflake is a Christmas tree decoration, the paper is from my stash & is by Magnolia, & the cute scrabble tiles are by Bottle Cap Ink. I've added glossy accents to all the Christmas lights & baubles so they look lovely & shiny.
I can't list my copic colours at the moment I'm afraid as I can't find where I have put the book I note them down in, it's probably buried under Christmas presents somewhere! When I find it I will edit my post to add them.


I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
 Holly Jolly Christmas - Christmas, Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes, Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes, Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
That's me finished for today, thanks for stopping by

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