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 ;-) 


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




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

The Last ABC Christmas Challenge of 2018!

Merry Christmas! This is the last ABC Christmas Challenge of the year! For those of you that have stuck with us throughout the year, thank you so much! You will no dout have a fabulous box of cards eady to send out to your friends and family! :-)

This month the theme is 

'Y' for Your Favorite
and/or
'Z' for Zero Embellishments 

My Favorite Thing is colouring! and to try to improve my skills I have enrolled at Kit and Clowder Online Colouring Course and this was a free class for November. Alyce is a great tutor and I followed her videos when colouring this so all credit goes to her :-)
I have always loved snowglobes, so pretty, a little winter wonderland full of gorgeous sparkle. 


I coloured the snowglobe with Copic Markers, gold heat embossed the sentiment and simply added some twine. I matted onto some lovely red glitter card, so pretty don't you think!


and I finishe the inside using a Simon Says Stamp Inside Holiday Greetings Clear Stamp Set, another one of my faves ;-) 


Thanks for looking!  
You have until December 31st, 1pm UK time, to join in! Even if you have enough cards for this year, its never too early to make a start on your cards for 2019! The year will fly by for sure!!:-)  

I am currently visiting family and friends in the UK at the moment so I will catch up with you all when I get back ;-) 


Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
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Simon's Exclusive Stitched Rectangles Die Set
Simon's Exclusive Stitched Rectangles Die Set
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Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink Pad
Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink Pad
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Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock
Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock
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Lawn Fawn Holiday Sparkle A4 Card Stock Pack
Lawn Fawn Holiday Sparkle A4 Card Stock Pack
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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 Gold Ultrafine Embossing Powder
Simon's Exclusive Gold Ultrafine Embossing Powder
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Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
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Simon's Exclusive Inside Holiday Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Simon's Exclusive Inside Holiday Greetings Clear Stamp Set
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Monday, December 3, 2018

Simon Says: Something Beginning With 'B'



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

This week the theme is
 'B' Is For 
 Balloons, Bears, Blue, Baby, Birthday, you get the idea ;-)

As it is the first Monday of the month we are showacsing a particular company and this week we are all using some fabulous Brutus Monroe Products  This is our first time showcasing his products and we have all fallen in love! his designs are awesome!


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!

This week we are welcoming the lovely and super talented Ann Barnes aka Aksbarchitect into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven't visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat! Please hop on over to say 'Hi' and leave her a lovely comment.

I made a birthday card and coordinating envelope using black cardstock and ink blending! I used a Brutus Monroe Birthday Memories Clear Stamp Set and Birthday Circle Mixed Media Stencil 


I stamped and colorued the images uisng Copic Markers and a little Polychromo Pencil shading and  used several Distress Oxide Inks for the background and to make the panel for the envelope. 
I then white heat embossed the background onto black cardtock. 



and I finished the inside 



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:

Brutus Monroe Birthday Memories Clear Stamp Set
Brutus Monroe Birthday Memories Clear Stamp Set
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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Brutus Monroe Birthday Circle Mixed Media Stencil
Brutus Monroe Birthday Circle Mixed Media Stencil
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Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
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Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock
Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock
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WeRMemory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
WeRMemory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
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Polychromo Pencil Set
Polychromo Pencil Set
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Simon's Exclusive White Embossing Powder
Simon's Exclusive White Embossing Powder
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Simon's Exclusive White Pigment Ink Pad
Simon's Exclusive White Pigment Ink Pad
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Simon's Exclusive Black Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Black Card Stock
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Fiskars Spring Assisted Scissors
Fiskars Spring Assisted Scissors
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We R Memory Keepers Cropadile Corner Chomper
We R Memory Keepers Cropadile Corner Chomper
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EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x