Monday, August 3, 2020

Tim Holtz Grunged



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

This week the theme is

This week we are inviting you to help us to celebrate the Challenge Blog's 10th Anniversary!!

Happy Birthday!

We can hardly believe that we are now celebrating the Monday Challenge's 10th year! We wouldn't be here without your support and we really appreciate that you have been joining in with the challenges over all these years! THANK YOU!

As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Stampers Anonymous. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.


The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp have doubled the prize and 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  on the challenge blog 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!


This week we are welcoming back the lovely Anne Redfern aka Redanne into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven't visited her blog you are in for a real treat! Please pop by to say 'Hi'

I used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Grunged and Stitches Cling Stamp Sets for the background and made a couple of birthday cards.


I used Ranger Watercolor Paper and a Mini Misti Stamping Tool to stam the splatters using a selection of Simon Says Stamp Ink Pads, Teeny Bikini, Key Lime, Lemon Chiffon and Orange Peel. I then used a Shadow Grey for the random letters and Maliblue for the stringy looking stamp. I have to say I do love this background and had a lot of fun stamping ;-)

I also used a new Simon Says Stamp Lil' Critters Boston Terrier Die and a Scripty Happy Birthday Die Set






Thanks for looking :-) 

So now it's YOUR turn!

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We are currently hosting a month long Kids Summer Vacation Challenge over on the Wednesday Challenge Blog. Please CLICK HERE for more details.

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Every little helps. Please click on the SSS in the links belowxx 
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Challenges:
As You Like It.  Favorite Cats or Dogs and Why. I love dogs and cats!! How can I choose!! I have a lovely dog called Jimmy and 8 cats, Mopsy, Phoebe, Millie,Pinut, Kuna, 2 Billy's we didn't realise there were 2 identical cats for a while so they're both 'Billy' and Freddy, all rescued ;-) 
Seize the Birthday.  Birthday + option of tic-tac-toe 
Little Red Wagon.  Make Your Own Background 



Tim Holtz Grunged Cling Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Grunged Cling Stamp Set
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Tim Holtz Stitches Cling Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Stitches Cling Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Lil' Critters Boston Terrier Die
Simon Says Stamp Lil' Critters Boston Terrier Die
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Simon Says Stamp Scripty Happy Birthday Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Scripty Happy Birthday Die Set
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Ranger Watercolor Paper Pack
Ranger Watercolor Paper Pack
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Simon's Exclusive White 120lb Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive White 120lb Card Stock
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Misti Precision Mini Stamping Tool
Misti Precision Mini Stamping Tool
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Foam Squares
Best Creation Big Foam Squares
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Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
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Ranger Heat Tool
Ranger Heat Tool
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Simon's Exclusive Teflon Bone Folder
Simon's Exclusive Teflon Bone Folder
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Simon Says Stamp teeny Bikini Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp teeny Bikini Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Key Lime Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Key Lime Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Lemon Chiffon Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Lemon Chiffon Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Orange Peel Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Orange Peel Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
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Archival Shadow Grey Ink Pad
Archival Shadow Grey Ink Pad
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

House Mouse Little Drummers


Hi all :-) I am here with a reminder to please join in with the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge,

This time Dorte is hosting and the theme is 

Anything Goes 
+ the option of Add A Number


I used a new Little Drummers Cling Stamp and made a Christmas card but I think this image would be great for birthdays too!


I used a Misti Tool to stamp the image with Memento Tudedo Ink, coloured with Copic markers and then stamped again with Archival Black to add crist definition. I kept the design CAS and easy to fit into a normal envelope. Most of my Christmas cards are sent international so they need easy posting ;-)

The sentiment is from a Christmas Mini Clear Stamp Set 



Thanks for looking! You have until Sunday 16th August to join in!  

I use affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Any funds raised are donated to charity. Every little helps xx Thank You


Challenges:
Sweet Stampers.  Christmas 


Christmas With the Cuties: Christmas Animals


House Mouse Little Drummer Cling Stamp
House Mouse Little Drummer Cling Stamp
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House Mouse Designs Mini Clear Stamp Set
House Mouse Designs Mini Clear Stamp Set
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Black Archival Ink Pad
Black Archival Ink Pad
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Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
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Simon's Exclusive White 120lb Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive White 120lb Card Stock
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Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Card Stock
Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Card Stock
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Simon's Exclusive Stitched Rectangles Die Set
Simon's Exclusive Stitched Rectangles Die Set
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Misti Precision Mini Stamping Tool
Misti Precision Mini Stamping Tool
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
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Scotch 3M Foam Tape
Scotch 3M Foam Tape
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Simon's Exclusive Teflon Bone Folder
Simon's Exclusive Teflon Bone Folder
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Friday, July 31, 2020

Simon Says Stamp Kids Vacation Challenge


Hi all and welcome to another of our annual Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge where we host a special challenge dedicated to our young designers.

ANYTHING GOES 

It is time to let your children loose in your crafty corners for a few hours. Just close your eyes and set them free to explore their creativity! You are allowed to hide your Copic Markers and extra special papers and you are allowed to help just a little bit if necessary, but we really want the children to 'DO IT' themselves as much as possible :-)

This challenge is open to all children aged between 2 and 16 inclusive.

We have not 1, not 2 but  3 surprise parcels of crafty goodies, hand picked by Simon!
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CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge post for more details :-) 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Home

Hi all :-) How are you? I hope all is well with everyone xx

I needed to make a couple of cards for family and friends who are in the process of moving house and the Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit had THE perfect 'Home Sweet Home' Clear Stamp Set in it!!


I stamped and coloured the row of houses and then fussy cut around them (I am hoping a coordinating die set is out soon ;-)) I added a perfectly mowed striped 'lawn' using washi tape.


and I decorated an envelope to match


This next one is a little smaller and I added a Tim Holtz Cityscape Commute little yellow car. My friend has one that looks a lot like this ;-)



and I stamped the row of houses on the envelope too. 



Thanks for looking! 

I use affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Any funds raised are donated to charity. Every little helps xx Thank You 

Challenges:
Aud Sentiments.  Things with wings + sentiment
Through the Purple Haze.  Planes, Trains Automobiles


Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Home Clear Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Home Clear Stamp Set
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Black Archival Ink Pad
Black Archival Ink Pad
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Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
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Simon's Exclusive White 120lb Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive White 120lb Card Stock
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Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Card Stock
Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Card Stock
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Simon's Exclusive Stitched Rectangles Die Set
Simon's Exclusive Stitched Rectangles Die Set
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Star Dust Stickles
Star Dust Stickles
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Fiskars Spring Assist Scissors
Fiskars Spring Assist Scissors
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Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
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Scotch 3M Foam Tape
Scotch 3M Foam Tape
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Simon's Exclusive Teflon Bone Folder
Simon's Exclusive Teflon Bone Folder
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WeRMemory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
WeRMemory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
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Simon's Exclusive Shades Of Gray Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Shades Of Gray Card Stock
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Simon's Exclusive Green Leaf Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Green Leaf Card Stock
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Simon Says Stamp White Envelopes
Simon Says Stamp White Envelopes
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Misti Precision Stamper (large version)
Misti Precision Stamper (large version)
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x