Friday, December 14, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Mod Poinsettia

Hi all :-) I have just returned home from a lovely trip home to the UK, visiting my daughter in Glasgow and family and friends in Yorkshire, it was so nice to get to see everyone ;-)

When I arrived home, not only was a fabulous Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit waiting for me but a lovely parcel of Diecember Products! Lots of  new stash to play with!  Thanks Heidi and all at Simon!

I made a set of 5 cards today using a gorgeous new Mod Poinsettia and Words On A Line Die Set 


For this first one I used the partial die cutting technique to cut a whole poinsettia out of gold cardstock. I used the die to cut the aperture from the base card and then adhered Vellum to the inside to give a lovely soft effect for the backgound.


For this 2nd one I used a Merry Christmas die from a Deco Trees Die Set 



and another 3 simple cards to complete the set!


Thanks for looking!

I hope you all have a fabulously festive weekend! :-)

Challenges:
MAWTT .  Anything Christmas
Winter Wonderland .  Anything Christmas
Paper Minutes .  CAS Christmas
Shopping Our Stash 'Tis the Season
Tuesday Throwdown . Anything Goes
Allsorts .  Christmas Flowers

Simon's Exclusive Diecember Mod Poinsettia Frame Die
Simon's Exclusive Diecember Mod Poinsettia Frame Die
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Simon's Exclusive Everyday Words On A Line Die Set
Simon's Exclusive Everyday Words On A Line Die Set
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Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
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Simon's Exclusive Schoolhouse Red Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Schoolhouse Red Card Stock
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Simon's Exclusive Glitter Cardstock Mixed Pack
Simon's Exclusive Glitter Cardstock Mixed Pack
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Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
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Simon's Exclusive Treasure Chest Sequins
Simon's Exclusive Treasure Chest Sequins
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Bazzill Gold Metallic Heavyweight Card Stock
Bazzill Gold Metallic Heavyweight Card Stock
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Simon's Exclusive Vellum
Simon's Exclusive Vellum
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Simon Says: Christmas




Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


This week the challenge is 

Christmas 
Christmas will soon be here so lets try to get everything we need to make covered this week!

We are showcasing Creative Expressions Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your creative makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!
Please pop by the challenge blog to see what our lovely guest Maaike and the DT have made :-)




I love the emboss design and highlighted the raised areas with a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and then added some prisma glitter to the little dots and starry areas. 
I then glittered up some snowflakes and popped them behind the sentiment. 

I think this would look fabulous in a variety of colours, don't you!


and I finished the inside by embossing the card and then running it through the big shot again to flatten the design a little bit.


for the envelope I inked the embossing folder and laid the envelope on top to give a subtle design look. 



So now it's YOUR turn to get out your Christmas stash and join in!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.





You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Challenges:
City Crafter   Snowflakes 
Everybody Art .  Christmas 
Shopping Our Stash .  'Tis The Season
Cards In Envy  The Spirit Of Christmas (+ flat to fit in envelope) 
UnstampaBelles .  Christmas from your country, growing up in the north of England we were always dreaming of a white Christmas, it didn't happen very often though ;-) 


Creative Expressions Twinkle Swirls 3D Embossing Folder
Creative Expressions Twinkle Swirls 3D Embossing Folder
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Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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Creative Expressions Let It Snow Die
Creative Expressions Let It Snow Die
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Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
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Simon's Exclusive Soft Navy Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Soft Navy Card Stock
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WeRMemory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
WeRMemory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
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Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
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Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Oval Die Set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Oval Die Set
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Lawn Fawn Small Stiched Oval Die Set
Lawn Fawn Small Stiched Oval Die Set
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Simon's Exclusive Maryann Snowflake Die
Simon's Exclusive Maryann Snowflake Die
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Simon's Exclusive Alexis Snowflake Die
Simon's Exclusive Alexis Snowflake Die
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Simon Says: Wrap It Up




Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


This week the challenge is 

Wrap it Up 

Lets make a start on geetting our Christmas gifts wrapped up and ready for popping under the tree ;-) think Tags, Bags, Boxes etc any sort of packaging will do!

We are showcasing Tim Holtz Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your creative makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

We are welcoming the lovely and super talented Maaike aka Cards by Maaike into the Designer Spotlight this month! Please hop on over to say 'Hi' and leave her a nice comment!


Please pop by the challenge blog to see what our lovely guest and the DT have made :-)


I used the largest tag in a Tim Holtz  Tag Collection Die Set to cut 2 using some Watercolor Paper and Soft Navy Card Stock. I then splattered the paper with Distress Resist and when it was dry I  blended Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord Distress Oxide Inks over the top.


I then used a gorgeous Shifter Stars Layering Stencil, White Embossuing Paste and a sprinkling of Prisma Glitter to add texture and sparkle to the background. I colourd the tree from a Merry Moose Die Set using  Gathered Twigs Ink and added some glittery icicle to the branches.




 I used a couple of the deer from a Winter Wonderland Dies Set and used little drops of the Distress Resist on their backs befre coloruing with the same Oxide ink.

I finished with a torn snowdrift and a Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Christmas Word Band


Now this tag will be attached to a very special Christmas Gift 
 Which one will have to remain to be seen ;-) 

I am currently visiting family and friends in the UK so I will catch up with ya'll when I get back ;-) 


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Tim Holtz Merry Moose Die Set
Tim Holtz Merry Moose Die Set
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Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
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Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon's Exclusive Soft Navy Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Soft Navy Card Stock
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Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
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Tim Holtz Winter Wonderland Die Set
Tim Holtz Winter Wonderland Die Set
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Distress Resist Spray
Distress Resist Spray
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Tim Holtz Framelits Tag Collection
Tim Holtz Framelits Tag Collection
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Fiskars Spring Assisted Scissors
Fiskars Spring Assisted Scissors
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Tim Holtz Shifter Stars Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz Shifter Stars Layering Stencil
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Tim Holtz Christmas Word Bands Idea-ology
Tim Holtz Christmas Word Bands Idea-ology
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x