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Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Shabby Chic Christmas - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!


This week our challenge is -

My Favourite Tool!

The design team are featuring

Tim Holtz Sizzix 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. 

On today's card I am featuring my favourite paper crafting tools by Tim Holtz, the Guillotine Confort Paper Trimmer  Scissors. I have 3 sizes of the scissors, 9.5", 7" & the 5" mini snips and use these all the time for pretty much everything I need scissors for.

I literally had no idea where I was going with this card or even what products I was going to use as I'm sure like most crafters I have a huge supply of Tim Holtz products. 

I began by heat embossing Simon Says Stamps Merry Christmas sentiment stamp and some snowflakes from Christmas Cheer stamp set. I then blended Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet & Spun Sugar Distress Inks over my background & added some splashes of water, Distress Inks & gouache over it. 

I created a larger background on white card stock by stenciling some stars on it using texture paste & then I decided it was much too plain & just didn't look right so then added embellishments, lots of embellishments!

Other supplies used - 

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

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

In case you missed it our annual Kids Summer Vacation Challenge is live on the challenge blog & as always is open to kids between the ages of 2-16 years & the theme is 


My junior designer was unwell so was unable to join in for the start of this challenge but hopefully will be able to join in during this month.
Click HERE or the image to take you directly to the post on our challenge bog 

There are 3 lovely grab bags sponsored by Simon Says Stamp as prizes :)


  1. Wow your card is wonderful the background splashes is gorgeous so effective as is your floral image x

  2. I love this card. I must ask if the poinsettias were die cut using vellum or design papers. Just gorgeous wintry feel. xxx

  3. I love the colourway you chose, so unique for the season but magnificent in design. A beautiful and delicate creation, thank you for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey x


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