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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Bling It On! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!


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This week we are challenging you to
BLING IT ON!
The design team are featuring 

Studio Katia 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 a beautiful stamp set by Studio Katia called Merry Poinsettia.

I really struggled to create my card for this weeks challenge due to being unwell & even sitting at my desk for short periods of time was exhausting so as I have kept this card as simple as possible for that reason.

 I stamped & heat embossed my chosen images onto Canson XL watercolor paper and also heat embossed some leaves and the largest of the poinsettias onto a spare piece of watercolor paper and then coloured my images using Sap Green, Undersea Green, Naples YellowQuinacridone Red  Daniel Smith watercolors

I fussy cut the leaves & large poinsettia before adhering them onto my image and then lightly water coloured around my images.

For my sentiment I die cut Simon Says Stamps Believe wafer die and then added some "splats" of paint, crystal drops & a few TuTu sequins 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, Create & Makes - anything goes.


Don't forget there are lots of lovely exclusive STAMPtember® products, prizes, inspiration and special offers every day over on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog.


Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Pop It Up! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!



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This week we are challenging you to

POP IT UP!

The design team are featuring 
Lawn Fawn 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 Lawn Fawn's Upon A Star stamp set and the images are just adorable.
I have created my background by blending a mix of Distress Inks & Simon Says Stamps White ink over Canson XL watercolor paper. When I was happy with the colours I had blended I stamped and heat embossed some of the accessory stamps in this set onto my background & also heat embossed my sentiment ready to pop onto my card.

 The adorable bunny family have been stamped in Memento, coloured with my copics and then fussy cut using my Tonic scissors.

For my pop up element I added some double sided foam tape to my black card stock strip across the bottom of my card & also to the back of the fussy cut bunnies & some of Simon's Mini Stars.

 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.


Don't forget there are lots of lovely exclusive STAMPtember® products, prizes, inspiration and special offers every day over on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog.


Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Stamp It For STAMPtember® - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!



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This week we are celebrating STAMPtember® and challenging you to

Stamp On It 

use stamps on your projects, no digital images allowed.
STAMPtember® is a very special month in the Simon Says Stamp calendar. Its a time for a big crafty celebration with lots of new products being released and different events happening over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog throughout the whole month of September. This week we are showcasing some new and fabulous STAMPtember Products! Of course you can use whatever you like on your creations as long as you STAMP ON IT!
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 the absolutely gorgeous Beautiful Flowers 2 stamp set & I really do love this set & have so many ideas for how to use it.
I stamped my images onto Canson XL watercolor paper using InkOn3 Fadeout No Line colouring ink pad and then coloured them with Daniel Smith watercolor palette


My next card was created for the STAMPtember® Facebook live event so those of you who saw our lovely Heidi on that will have already seen this card but I wanted to share it on my blog today as well as this one was coloured with my copics & it always amazes me how different stamps look when coloured with different mediums.


 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.


For anyone who missed my previous post featuring Simon's special STAMPtember® blog party this stamp set can be seen in use again plus there is a voucher code in my blog party post for a free stamp set with every order :)


Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 2 September 2018

STAMPtember® Blog Party!

Happy  STAMPtember® everyone!

 Throughout STAMPtember® Simon Says Stamp will be celebrating every day posting exclusive collaborations, contests, prizes, special promotions, announcements, and more surprises! Simon’s blog will share announcements of what we have planned every day. 

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Today we are having a BLOG PARTY and there are over 100 designers taking part so there's a wealth of inspiration featuring this years fabulous STAMPtember® exclusive products.
This is not a Blog Hop, it's a huge celebration of designers sharing their love of STAMPtember®the new releaseSimon Says Stamp & of course papercrafting.

The list of designers joining the party is listed on the Simon Says Stamp store blog and we all have a special gift voucher to share with you. Each designer has different gift vouchers which you will see when you visit their blogs.

My card today features the perfectly named Beautiful Flowers 2 & I absolutely love this stamp set! I honestly couldn't have been happier when I discovered what my surprise package contained.


For those of you who are familiar with my creations you will notice that instead of my usual pastel colours that I tend you use I have gone for more striking blue / violets on my card.
I masked off part of the large stamp in the set & heat embossed my image using Simon's embossing ink pad and white embossing powder and then I coloured it using my copics.
The sentiment has been stamped using Simon's Blue Violet Ink pad to coordinate perfectly with Simon's Blue Violet card stock which I have used to mat my card onto and die cut my embellishments with.
I wanted to keep the embellishments simple so I just added some of Simon's Flickering Butterfies & Scallop Stitches Border die & some Simply White Crystal Drops.



Here is the gift voucher for my blog! Just quote the code JAVA38 to snag the cute Coffee Hour stamp set for free with your order!




I hope you enjoy visiting the talented designers & have a wonderful STAMPtember®!

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
I have 3 cards to share with you today, my DT card and also a couple of quick cards created with Simon Says Stamp card kits.


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& this week our challenge is

ANYTHING GOES!

& this week the design team are featuring

Stampendous 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. 




This wasn't the card I had planned to share for today's challenge as I had chosen a Stampendous House Mouse stamp and coloured it before I checked if it was available but it had disappeared from the store, & as I didn't have time to colour another image I dug out this Snowy Postcard image to use.
I have stamped it using Simon's Fog Gray ink as I wanted a soft and shabby look and both the stamp & ink are beautiful but I hadn't thought about how well it would or wouldn't photograph especially in a shaker, & boy has it been a pest to take a half decent picture of! All in all I've not had the best week with my card lol.

I die cut the pretty poinsettia's and blended Spun Sugar distress ink over all of the die cuts pieces & on the largest Tattered Poinsettia I added Shabby Pink Frantage and heat set it, & on the two smaller Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Parade flowers I have added lots of lovely sparkle using my Tonic Nuvo glue pen & Nuvo Snow Glow Sparkle Dust. I also die cut some Holly leaves using Simon's Holly Collage die and blended Pumice Stone distress ink over them and added the leaves to my flowers.

I also heat embossed Simon Says Stamps Christmas Sweater Background stamp in white embossing powder and then blended Pumice Stone distress ink over it before die cutting a rectangle panel using Simon's Bundle Of Stitched Shapes dies out of to create an overlay for my card.

 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, Digi Choosday - anything goes

My next cards were created using Simon Says Stamps August card kit called Mandy's Flowers. The kit sold out but the individual products are available to buy in store and are listed in the kits content list.
 On my first card I thought I would have a play with some Daniel Smith watercolours using Debby's palette which is a perfect starting point to try out these watercolors before spending out lots of money on individual tubes. Even me who is not a huge lover of, or the best at water colouring have found these lovely to work with & I will be buying more.

Supplies used - Monthly card kitCanson Water colour paper,  Hero Arts pearl.

My last card today has again been created using some of the contents of Simon's August card kit as so quick & easy I surprised myself as I usually fiddle & debate if I have done enough but I actually just left it alone after adding some Crystal Drops
I remembered after I had finished that there is the cutest, dinky bottle of Bubblegum Crystal Drops included in the kit which I could have used, I think it's just habit reaching for the Simply White Crystal Drops.

Just quickly before I go it's very nearly the best month in the paper crafting world! 
Yes the fabulous month of 
promises to bring lots of wonderful new Exclusive Simon products, inspiration, discounts & prizes galore so I hope you will join us :)



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