Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Simon Says: Anything Goes


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

This week the challenge is


We are showcasing CLEARLY BESOTTED  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

I needed something cute but more masculine and I think this has worked perfectly, aren't those panda balloons adorable!! ;-)

I made a cloudy sky using a die cut cloud as a mask and then used a copic air brush, my fave and easiest way of creating a sky.

I rounded the balloons using an embossing tool, lubricated with a smidgeon of soap, and then gently rounded on the reverse side. 

and this is the inside view

Our GD,Vera,  will be once again hosting the annual Caring Hearts Card Drive and Simon Says Stamp will be sponsoring. The details of the drive will be posted on  Vera's Blog on Saturday 3rd October. Please pop by for more details of this very worthwhile cause.

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting


If you use instagram 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

Creative Card Crew    Masculine
Always Playing With Paper    Birthdays
Addicted to Stamps and More    CAS
Crafting By Designs  Anything Goes in October

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

STAMPtember® Santa At The Beach

Did you know that there are only 85 days left to Christmas!
Now is definitely the time to make a start on your cards if you haven't already ;-)

This time on the ABC Christmas Challenge Carissa is our hostess and the theme is

'T' is for TRANSPORT

I used a new Santa At The Beach Stamp and Die Set, don't you just love a surfing Santa!

My nephew lives down under so I thought this would be perfect for him. He used to design cards and calendars for one of the large stationary producing companies in the UK so his card does have to be a bit extra special ;-)

I inked the 'sea' with Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Inks before spritzing and splattering with Sparkle Shimmer Spritz, it is lovely and sparkly IRL. If you don't have this Spritz, then you definitely NEED it! My fave product at the mo' ;-)

Thanks so much for looking, I really appreciate you taking the time to pop by XXX Please leave me a comment so I know that you have been ;-)

We are sponsored by

So a fabulous $10 Gift Certificate for one lucky winner ;-)

A Snowflake Promise     Winter/Christmas Themed 
Holly Jolly Christmas     Santa Claus 
Aud Sentiments    Christmas + a sentiment

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

STAMPtember® Stitched Pumpkins

It's time for a new theme on the Papertake Weekly Challenge

Sketch #105 or sketchie free for all

Colour - autumnal ie reds, browns, golds, oranges etc.

Technique - embossing either heat, dry or simply embossing a die or using an embossing folder

Product - Distress Inks

I used the autumnal colour theme and Distress Inks 

I used a new Stitched Pumpkin Die Set and coloured them with Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink Pads.

We are sponsored by the lovely peeps at Simon Says Stamp so a fabulous $25 voucher on offer this week :-)

Deep Ocean    Autumn
Try It On Tuesday   Autumn
Tuesday Throwdown   CAS
Cards In Envy    Colors of Fall
Make My Monday   Autumn Colours 

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