Monday, August 29, 2016

Simon Says: It's A Stitch Up












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

Thank you for joining us for the Try To Contain Yourself Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

It's A Stitch Up

We would like to see a 'sewing' themed project this week. You can use either sewing themed stamps, dies etc or you could add real or faux stitching! Whatever you decide to use, we will be looking forward to seeing what you make!


I made a card using a Baby Blueprint Stamp Set and stitched the edges on my sewing machine ;-)



I started by blending Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress inks over Watercolor Paper and then used a Tim Holtz Rings Stamp inked with Aquamarine Archival Ink of the top. After stamping the Baby Rattle with Jet Black Archival I added texture using a Faded Dots Stencil and White Embossing paste. 



I coloured the rattle with Distress Inks, fussy cut it out and shaped using an embossing tool

I decorated the inside to make it a bit extra special ;-)




So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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


We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created! 

Challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life    Baby
Sweet Stampin'   No Designer Papers
Paper Minutes    Sewing




Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Simon Says: It's Hip To Be Square

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

Thank you for joining us for the Make For the Border Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

It's Hip To Be Square

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp 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

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store





My niece and her hubby have started a photography business doing weddings, childrens photos and whatnot and they asked me to make them boxes to hold the USB pen drives. This box isn't the same as I designed for them, but very similar, and they and their clients love them :-) The business seems to be going very well, they both are brilliant photographers! It's a pity they don't live near me and they could take photos of my cards for me ;-)

Anyway, for the background I used a Versamark Frost Dazzle ink pad to create a shimmery watermark effect. For the layering mat, hearts and arrow I heat embossed with Liquid Platinum Powder to give it a luscious metallic look. I love how these have turned out simple but effective don't you think? ;-)




So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting 

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


We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created! 

Challenges:
Crafty Boots   Anything But a Card
Crafting Musketeers Anything But a Card
Lets Craft And Create   Wedding/Anniversary
Paper Creators Crafts   Keep It Simple
Pile It On  Die Cut Embellishments





Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x