Monday, September 7, 2015

Simon Says Stamp And Punch!


Hi all :-) Heidi and Steph asked me to be the new DT leader for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and of course I said YES!! Although this genre isn't my forte, I am looking forward to learning new techniques and discovering my more 'artsy' side, thats assuming I have one ;-)


Whether you use a die cut with coordinating stamp, use a paper punch on a background stamp, or stamp a pre-made diecut shape or alphabet sticker this week we want to see your projects that feature a punch or die cut with a stamp!

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


I was inspired by the orange hibiscus flowers in my garden and made a card using a Simon's Exclusive Flowers of Whimsy Stamp and Die Set

First of all I die cut the Stitched Rectangle and then used a Grid Stamp, inked with Versamark Dazzle for the background. I hadn't cleaned my Dot Fade Stencil properly after I last used it and the  White Embossing Paste was tinted with the Peeled Paint Distress Ink that was still on it, looks OK though I thought so I left it ;-)
 I stamped the flowers with Dried Marigold Ink, I used a MISTI tool for this so I could stamp them several times to get a really good coverage. I also used the outline stamp, inked black which just caught the edges in places, I love the effect this gives, just a hint of black here and there. 

The sentiment is in the same stamp set 'If Friends Were Flowers I'd Pick You' I love that sentiment, one of my faves.  I stamped the leaves with some text for a more 'artsy' look ;-)

So now it's YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating. We are looking forward to seeing what you make!


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

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out

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

Glitter n Sparkle  Anything Goes
My Time To Craft   Flowers
Crafty Cardmaker   Floral Embellishments
Make My Monday   Something Beginning with 'F' Flowers

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


Christine said...

Many congrats on your new post Lols will be a great DT leader..gorgeous card very creative xx

smiles Christine x

Janeen said...

How fun to have you on Mondays Challenge. I love how you did this with DP and then the twine connecting them. More at work

Lagene said...

Congrats on becoming the DT leader for Monday SSS Challenges! Fantastic card!

Dotty Jo said...

Love it, Jo x

Suzanne C said...

Very happy to have you joining us with the challenges and as our new DT lead! Beautiful artsy flowers and card!

KandA said...

Congrats on being the new team leader Lols. Super artsy style card and great dies xx

Stephanie said...

This is so pretty, Lols! I love the texture! If friends were flowers I would DEFINITELY pick you! :D

Simon Says Stamp!

Lynne in NI said...

Your artsy side is most definitely alive and kicking ... this is a fabulous card! Congratulations on your new DT Leader post!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a great card to launch your new role as our fearless leader! This piece made me smile and I love the sense of whimsy it has, yet it also has that cool dot texture which is perfectly imperfect. Love the texture and oomph that the string brings. You did a really great job on this (love the text on the leaves, too) and I'm glad that you were able to find inspiration from your own garden. I run away screaming from my "garden," so kudos to you and your green thumb!

Pop's Cards said...

I never knew there was a Monday one too (blush) I swear I go around with my eyes shut tight most days, I love what you have done here the colours are gorgeous and I love the embossing too, congrats sweetie on your new role, hugs Pops x

Gaby said...

Nice card, I like the subtle texture on the background

Shawna said...

What a great card Lois!! The dot texture in the background works so well with your 'f'lowers!! very subtle color scheme and perfect to send to a 'f'riend!! Thank you so much for joining us at MMM.. Have a 'f'antastic day.
Shawna -DT member

Josephine said...


Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

Vic said...

A very trendy and urban looking card. Love it! Thanks for sharing with us this week, for our "anything goes" challenge at Glitter n Sparkle... Vic, DT x

Tracey C - Unicorncrafter said...

Absolutely love this design - Thanks for joining in the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge this week.
Good Luck
From Tracey C - DT Member

Meihsia Liu said...

So happy to have you as our leader, Lols. Your card is beautiful. The background textures is fantastic. :)

Barbara said...

Happy to have you as our new leader! Beautiful card, love your flowers , background is fab! ! barbarayayay

Sandra said...

Super that you've accepted to be our DT leader! Very happy with that!
What a fun card! Love the whimsical flowers. You're going to have so much fun being artsy! Hugs, Sandra

Emma Williams said...

So happy that you've joined us as our new leader and welcome to the team! Your card is so beautiful and I love the soft colour palette and the beautiful flowers against the textured background ~ fabulous! :)

Sue said...

Lovely card and beautiful soft color!

Maura said...

Sweet little card, and I love the textured background you created!

Michelle said...

I think that you have done a wonderful job creating your first design team post. The background has such a fun texture. Very pretty! Thank you for all that you've done for us as a team leader. ~Michelle

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card Lols! Those flowers are so pretty and I like the textured background.

jenndub71 said...

This is so cute! I love the colors and I love Hibiscus! Thanks for joining us at Crafty card makers!