Monday, July 23, 2018

Simon Says: Christmas In July Blog Hop


Hi all!Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

This week the theme is

Christmas In July Blog Hop

Did you know that there are only 21 weeks left to Christmas! It's time to make a start on your preparations!

We are showcasing the fabulous Tim Holtz Products this week! You don't have to use them to join in, but I think most, if not all, of us have at least one of his products in your supplies so please use them!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp have been busily packing 4 surprise Christmas gift boxes for 4 lucky entrants!

You will need to find 4 little ones of these at the bottom of blog posts ;-)



All you have to do is hop around all the stops along the way and find where the hidden gifts are, leaving comments along the way AND you must enter the challenge to be eligible to win.

 All winners will be chosen randomly from the comments on the blogs with the hidden gifts.

Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your Christmas makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

You should have arrived here from the super talented Kath's Blog, if not then you may need to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog 


I made a shaker card using a gorgeous Tim Holtz Snowglobe to make a shaker card. 


I splattered the background with Distress Resist Spray and when that was dry I blended Broken China, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Inks over the top and spritzed and splattered with water. 

I coloured the mountains and little houses with Evergreen Bough and Candied Apple Distress Oxide Inks. 


I used Diamond Dust for the inside of the shaker, this is a lovely weight, similar to granulated sugar, and gives a lovely 'shake' ;-) 


I used a Tim Holtz Lumber 3D Embossing Folder and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Inks for the front panel and used a Santa with Reindeer from a Tim Holtz Village Christmas Die Set to fly over the village ;-) 

Believe in the magic!! ;-) 


There is no hidden Christmas gift on my blog but maybe you will have better luck on the fabulous Macarena's Blog! Macarena has made some awesome Christmas Inspiration!

Hop List 

Emma.    
Lols  (you're here)
Sandra


So now it's YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start Christmas creating!

Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too





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

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas.  Anything Christmas 
Hiding In My Craftroom.  Christmas In July 
Crafty Catz.  Anything Goes with Dies or Punches 
Crafty Gals Corner.   Christmas in July 
Mod Squad.  Christmas In July 

Tim Holtz Snowglobe Thinlits Die Set
Tim Holtz Snowglobe Thinlits Die Set
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Tim Holtz Village Christmastime Thinlits Die Set
Tim Holtz Village Christmastime Thinlits Die Set
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Tim Holtz Lumber 3D Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Lumber 3D Embossing Folder
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Twinklets Diamond Dust
Twinklets Diamond Dust
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Tim Holtz Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink
Tim Holtz Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink
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Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink
Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink
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Tonic Craft Tool Set
Tonic Craft Tool Set
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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Hickory Smoke Distress Ink Pad
Hickory Smoke Distress Ink Pad
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Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
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Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate
Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate
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Scotch 3m Double Sided Foam Tape
Scotch 3m Double Sided Foam Tape
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Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
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Simon's White Embossing Powder
Simon's White Embossing Powder
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Neenah Desert Storm #100
Neenah Desert Storm #100
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
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Simon Says Stamp Black Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Black Card Stock
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Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Sunday, July 22, 2018

House Mouse Peppermint Sledding

It's time for a new House Mouse and Friends Challenge. This time the fabulous and super talented Sue K is the hostess and the theme is 

Anything Goes  
with the option of Christmas In July 

I used a new super cute House Mouse Peppermint Sledding Cling Stamp which is from Stampendous latest release.



I coloured with copic markers, stencilled some snowflakes using embossing paste and gave it a liberal sprinkling of glitter while it was still wet. 

I used a Tiny Dots embossing folder for the background and a sentiment from a Newtons Nook Fireside Friends Stamp Set 


and I finished the inside 


Thanks for looking! You have until MN EST on 4th August to join in!

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi and crew at 


Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

AND 

Fran and the lovely peeps at


Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


It's time for the annual Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge where we host a special challenge dedicated to our young designers! Woo Hoo!!

 CLICK HERE or on the logo below for more info 

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Challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys.  Christmas In July
Christmas Card Throwdown.  Non Traditional Christmas
Crafters Castle. A/G + option of Christmas
Aud Sentiments.  Christmas in July + sentiment


Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
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Neenah Classic Crest 80# Card Stock
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Card Stock
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Stampendous, House Mouse Peppermint Sledding Cling Stamp
Stampendous, House Mouse Peppermint Sledding Cling Stamp
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Newtons Nook Fireside Friends Clear Stamp Set
Newtons Nook Fireside Friends Clear Stamp Set
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Simon's Exclusive Teal Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Teal Card Stock
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May Arts Natural String Twine Burlap
May Arts Natural String Twine Burlap
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Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
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Stampendous Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder
Stampendous Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder
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Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
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Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil
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Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
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Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
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Fiskars Micro Tipped Spring Assist Scissors
Fiskars Micro Tipped Spring Assist Scissors
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Tim Holtz Tiny Dots Texture Fade Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Tiny Dots Texture Fade Embossing Folder
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x