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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Stitches Real Or Faux! - Simon Says Stamp DT & New Release!

Good afternoon lovely peeps!


This week our challenge is

Stitches Real Or Faux!

The design team are featuring

Art Impressions logo

 Art Impressions 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 wanted this card to be loosely water coloured and & try & get out of the habit of colouring with water colours very precise the way I colour with my copics, so I very roughly put down some background colour using Bundled Sage & Stormy Sky Distress Ink onto Canson XL Watercolour paper before stamping the birdhouse in Pumice Stone Distress Ink

I coloured the birdhouse using Pumice Stone & Walnut Stain distress inks & then added a little water to my background before stamping the foliage & floral stamps in Mowed Lawn, Dusty Concord & Broken China Distress Inks.

My base card has been created using Simon's 3 Sided Scallop Die & I've added some Twine, Pearls, Simon's Flickering Butterflies & Simply White Crystal Drops to embellish.

 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 -
   The Crafty Addicts - anything goes,  Crafting From The Heart - anything goes, Get Creative Challenges - anything goes, Everybody Art - lace or pearls, Stinkin' Inkers - all tied up

Simon Says Stamp has a brand new release out today called 

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with lots of lovely new products which are now available to purchase.

I have two CAS cards to share using the new Rounded Alphabet Dies from today's Celebrate You release.

I had created a couple of inky backgrounds last weekend while experimenting with my new Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Pearls which I received in my Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit  so I decided to create some cards with them using the new Rounded Alphabet Dies.

The letters on both cards have been die cut and popped up using fun foam for some added dimension and as I didn't have any black fun foam I coloured mine using a sharpie to avoid the obvious signs of fun foam. I die cut the letters in black glitter card stock & have added a few of Simon's Flickering Butterflies which I die cut from a practice sheet of Yupo which was also in my SSS May card kit.

My last card today has also been created using the Alcohol Ink Pearls & I have simply added some Nuvo Ebony Crystal Drops to embellish.


  1. Gorgeous birdhouse card Mandy, the whole dreamy soft shades are so pretty,, absolutely LOVE it :-) This image would be perfect for new home cards too! I need to get me this stamp ;-)

    Love your cards using the new products too! I need that alphabet die set too!! Oh my goodness Mandy, my hop around the DT this week is going to cost a few $ ;-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x


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