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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Rose Stem - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!

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This week our challenge is 

ADD A SENTIMENT!

The design team are featuring

Hero Arts 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 am featuring Hero Arts Rose Stem clear stamp on my card today which is also available as a set with a coordinating die here.

I cut a base using X Press It Copic Blending card slightly bigger than I wanted & stamped the pretty Rose Stem stamp around the edges using Ink 0n3 Fadeout ink pad leaving plenty of white space in the middle of my card for my sentiment. I coloured the images with my copics and by the time I came to adding the black stamens in the center of the flowers I was struggling with being in pain & staying focused after recent neck surgery so I went for the easy option & used a copic multi liner and doodled them free hand as I wanted the black to really pop. I die cut my image using the largest of my Wonky Stitched Frames and mounted my image onto SSS Black card stock.

This challenge was to add a sentiment but I hadn't decided which sentiment I wanted to add & then I received a lovely thinking of you card in the post yesterday from my wonderful friends at Simon Says Stamp & an adorable Get Well card from our lovely Lols which really cheered me up and reminded me how nice it is to receive a handmade card especially when you are feeling a bit down so I decided to make my card a Thinking Of You Card. 

I used a sentiment from one of my favourite stamp sets Simon Says Stamps Sketched Flowers which I stamped using SSS 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, Get Creative Challenges - anything goes,  Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

With Love - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!

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This week our challenge is 

WITH LOVE!

The design team are featuring

SIMON SAYS STAMP

  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 created two cards for this challenge as my Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit arrived & I couldn't wait to get playing. The card kit is sold old but all of the elements are available individually.

I have stamped the hearts from the Windows Frames Stamp Set using Ink 0n3 Fadeout ink pad onto Canson XL Watercolour Paper & then die cut my window frames using the Trio Window Die. I water coloured the hearts using Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Watercolour Palettes & heat embossed the "big hugs" sentiment from the Window Frames stamp set using SSS Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.

 Other supplies used - 


Next up is my original DT card I created for this challenge using Simon Says Stamps Leafy Frames Stamp Set which I also stamped onto Canson XL Watercolour paper using my SSS embossing ink pad & heat embossed using SSS Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. I heat embossed a sentiment for the same stamp set & then water coloured & fussy cut my frame. 

I created a simple background using SSS Black stock & Tim Holtz Botanical 3D Texture Fades & I spritzed my card stock with Ranger Perfect Pearl which gives a lovely shimmer to the card stock.



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, Get Creative Challenges - anything goes,  Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Warm Wishes - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!


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This week our challenge is 
ANYTHING GOES!

The design team are featuring
Brutus Monroe 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 lightly blended Tumbled Glass Distress Ink  over my card stock and once dry stamped some of the pretty snowflakes from Snowflake Builder stamp set using my SSS embossing ink pad & sprinkled on the embossing powder & heat embossed them. I also stamped more snowflakes using Simon Says Stamps Fog Gray & Surf Blue Ink Pads & then highlighted some areas with a Sakura white gel pen.

I die cut a Mini Snowflake Mandala from the same SSS card kit using Gold Glitter card stock & I also heat embossed a banner & sentiment from the Snowflake Builder stamp set which I fussy cut before adding to my card.


My second card is very similar I just added some  Broken China Distress Ink in places to my backgroundthe pretty SSS Merry Christmas sentiment stamp and a Prima flower & twine.

 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, Get Creative Challenges - anything goes,  Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Puppy Love! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!


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This week our challenge is 

Besotted With Our Pets!

The design team are featuring

Clearly Besotted 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 created a card featuring Clearly Besotted Puppy Love clear stamp set.

The images have been stamped using Ink On 3's Fade Out ink pad and coloured with my copics and fussy cut.

I have used accessory stamps from the Puppy Love stamp set to create a background and have stamped them with Simon Says Stamps Fog Gray Ink Pad.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set & has been heat embossed using SSS White embossing powder. My base card has been created using Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop die &  Neenah Desert Storm card stock.

 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, Get Creative Challenges - anything goes,  Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Use A Stencil! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!



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This week our challenge is 

Use A Stencil!

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 created two cards for this challenge as I was really enjoying spending some much needed time in my craft room & inspiration was on my side that day.



The sentiment stamps are from Simon's It's Your Birthday stamp set & have been stamped using SSS black pigment ink.


My next card has been created using Altenew Monochrome Washi Tape which I have adhered to card stock, fussy cut & added to a stenciled background created with Altenew's Watercolour Stripes Stencil & Weathered Wood Distress 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, Get Creative Challenges - anything goes,  Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Hey Bestie!

Simon Says Stamp has a brand new release out today called Hey Bestie!

Hey Bestie Release

As always there are lots of lovely brand new goodies in this release & I have a card to share using one of the new products, the gorgeous new Snowflake Mandala wafer die.


I have die cut the pretty Snowflake Mandala using Simon's Silver Glitter card stock as I'm sure you already know I do love a bit of sparkle.


I have created a very simple background by stamping one of the accessory stamps in Simon's Christmas Cheer stamp set in SSS White pigment ink & then stamping over the white dots using the music notes accessory stamp from Simon's Love Always stamp set in SSS Black pigment ink.

I've added a sentiment from Simon's Everything Winter Sentiment Strips & a couple of sparkly gems to finish. 

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