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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Clean & Simple - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
Listening to the wind & rain last night from our first storm of the season it would seem Autumn has arrived!
I'm feeling really thankful our weather is nothing like what other poor people have suffered from hurricane Irma & hope my crafty friends affected by it are all safe.


It's Wednesday which means -

 at
& this week our challenge is -
CLEAN & SIMPLE!

& this week the design team are featuring some of the lovely

CAS-ual Fridays logo

on our cards.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.
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. 


A big thank you to CAS-ual Fridays for very kindly allowing my teamies & I to choose a stamp set we wanted to feature. I chose the lovely Pinecones clear stamp set.

I have stamped the Pinecones in Simon Says Stamps Khaki ink, the branches in Leaf Green ink & the sentiment in Black. I decided I wanted to add some more depth to my image so added some shading using Polychromo pencils, & I also added a few Honey Gold glitter drops 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 -
Crafty Creations - anything goes, Crafting From The Heart - anything goes,  Inspiration Destination - anything goes, Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Create & Makes - anything goes


Keep an eye on the Store Blog as there is lots of new products, giveaways & inspiration right throughout STAMPtember® 


My first lovely  STAMPtember®  order has arrived, the trouble is I already want more lol.


Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Use A Stamp! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!


It's Wednesday which means -

 at
& this week our challenge is -
USE A STAMP!

ie, use a rubber or clear stamp, no digi images allowed this challenge
& this week the design team are featuring some of the lovely new
STAMPtember®

products on our cards.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.
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 I am featuring the You Got This stamp set which has some many lovely sentiments in it, I'll definitely be using this set frequently.
I have added some May Arts twine & Nuvo Crystal Glaze & kept the embellishments to a minimum as the stamps are so pretty it doesn't need much else.
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, Crafting From The Heart - anything goes,  Inspiration Destination - anything goes, Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Create & Makes - anything goes



Keep an eye on the Store Blog as there is lots of new products, giveaways & inspiration right throughout STAMPtember® 


Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 1 September 2017

It's STAMPtember®!

Today is he start of Simon Says Stamps fabulous annual  
celebrations with not only a wonderful new release but the whole month being one big Stamp Party!

There will be blog hops, exclusive products, giveaways & maybe a surprise or two along the way! 

I have already been over & placed an order! I couldn't resist the glitter card stock, stamps, dies and stencils, click on the banner to take you directly to the new STAMPtember® release.


 I have created a few cards using the lovely new You Got This stamp set & I am sharing one of them today.
The sentiments in this set can be used for so many occasions & is a perfect set to add to your stash.


For today's card I have teamed my sentiment with the umbrellas from the Seasonal Simon stamp set which coordinate perfectly.


Keep an eye on the Store Blog to keep up to date with the celebrations, & if you buy any goodies  through the affiliate links in THIS POST our lovely Heidi is very kindly donating all affiliate links proceeds to the Red Cross for hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.  

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!


It's Wednesday which means -

 at
& this week our challenge is -
ANYTHING GOES!

& this week the design team are featuring
Hero Arts logo

products on our cards.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.
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 is very different for me as I actually got inky to use this lovely Hero Arts Forest Stencil!

I started by blending distress inks Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean & Broken China to create a background & then taped my stencil into place over it. I then blended Simon Says Stamps white pigment ink over the stencil & left it to dry. I replaced the stencil and went over the trees using Nuvo's Black Diamond Glimmer Paste, & the moon with Nuvo's Moonstone Glimmer Paste

I then had a play with my new favourite toy, the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform using Concord & 9th's Holy Night stamp set & stamped the star a few times in Simon's white pigment ink onto my background & also a sentiment from the set onto vellum.

The pretty snowflake is one of Simon's Stitched Snowflakes & I popped a Hero Arts Clear Gemstone in the center. To make the falling snow "pop" a little more I randomly added some Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops to some of the falling snow that I had stenciled.
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



Don't forget our Summer Vacation Kids Challenge finishes tomorrow & it's only a couple more days until Simon kicks off the fabulous
STAMPtember celebrations :)

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Back To School - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
My work rota has left me little time for crafting the past few days but the end is in sight as after Friday I get enjoy a few lovely days off.


It's Wednesday which means -

 at
& this week our challenge is -
BACK TO SCHOOL

& this week the design team are featuring
Avery Elle logo
products on our cards.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.

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. 


For today's card I have featured Avery Elle's Modern Alpha dies & I have created this card CAS, & I actually like this one! 

I have stamped the cute image  Penelope has a pencil by Stamping Bella onto one of Simon's Large Tags & then coloured it with my copics & foam mounted it ready to pop onto my card.

I've die cut some white card stock with the whole Modern Alpha Die & popped some kraft behind it, then run a strip of Darice sparkle tape along the edge of my panel for a little extra sparkle before adhering it to my card. 
I also die cut the "HI" from the Modern Alpha Die using Darice sparkle tape & popped them into the die cut to create the sentiment.
I have added some finishing touches with a twine bow & a few Nuvo Crystal Drops  in Antique Rose.

The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R30, hair - C9, C7, C5, clothes - W4, W2, W0 / RV99, RV95, RV93, pencil - C3, C1, C00 / RV95, RV93, RV91 / E35, E31, E30.
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, Crafting From The Heart - anything goes,  Inspiration Destination - anything goes, Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Create & Makes - anything goes



Don't forget our Summer Vacation Kids Challenge is still running & it would be lovely if your little ones could join us :)

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