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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!

It's Wednesday which means -

& this week our challenge is -

& 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


  1. Different for you but wow have you done it so well !!!
    Its really beautiful and Id love to see more like this from you lovely. xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) the background is fabulous and I love the silhouette trees and simple strip of vellum, absolutely stunning!

    Lols x x x

  3. Love the blue and depth you have achieved, Mandy!! Really beautiful!

  4. HA does such pretty winter stamps, but somehow I've missed this gorgeous stencil, Mandy - LOVE your card - that is a gorgeous mix of inks for the sky!

  5. This is so pretty!! I really feel the intense winter night scene coming through this card!

  6. Stunning! Simmply stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations. Ciao, Lisa DT

  7. Hi Mandy it is lovely to be back visiting my blogging friends. Mandy your card is absolutely gorgeous it looks so atmospheric, super creation
    lorraine x

  8. Beautiful
    thx for joing Creative Moments Cardchallenge
    MiaPUH -DT

  9. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  10. Fabulous card Mandy! That background is amazing!! So pretty!


  11. Just beautiful Mandy as always!


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Mandy xx

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