Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Simon Says Wednesday 'Something New' Challenge


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

Thank you for joining us for the Party Challenge and we would like to wish you a Very Happy New Year!

This week the challenge is


We are showcasing Wplus9 Products this week. 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!

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

I used a  'new' Wplus9 Going Places Clear Stamp set and I am heading for 'New Horizons' ;-)

I made this while thinking about Sean and Amy, they  have both flown the nest and are making new lives for themselves in far away countries. On the one hand I am sad to see them go, on the other I am so proud of them and their achievements and I know that they will both do well. 

I stamped the image and then created a cloudy sky using a cloud mask a copic B41 and a Copic Air Brush. I paper pieced the balloon and the basket and coloured the little bear in with copic markers E30, E31, E34 R20. 

The little bear needed to be waving at something, so I used a little  Cat from memory Box, having 7 cats myself I thought it worked quite well :-)

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

City Crafter   Say Hello Wave Goodbye
Come And Get It    Something New
Crafty Friends    Use Something New (stamp set)
Crafting By Designs   Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow   Something New 

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

Dawny's Blog Candy

As you know the Papertake Weekly Challenge has closed it's doors and Dawny P is giving away some lovely candy as a last give away. If you entered the last challenge then all you need to do is enter the candy draw! 

CLICK HERE for more details 

Good Luck :-)

Newton's Nook 'Curious Christmas'

Hi all :-) I am here with the first ABC Christmas Challenge of the year! Now don't all groan at once, there are only 353 days left to the next one ;-)

'A is for Anything Goes'

(and don't forget the Christmas theme!)

I recently bought a super cute Newton's Nook Curious Christmas Set and I will be working my way through all of the adorable images :-)

Don't you just love this little kitty watching Santa go by on his sleigh :-) I made a starry sky by first masking the image and then I used Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Inks. I then sealed the ink with Micro Glaze before using a Falling Stars Stencil, White Embossing Paste and a sprinkling of Prisma Glitter. 
I coloured the cat with Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I then masked the sky, and inked the moon with Pumice Stone and a little spiced marmalade inks. 

I did think about adding a Star of Bethlehem to the top right corner, but I really like the simplicity of this, my eye is drawn straight to Santa and those fab reindeer :-)

Now I know Christmas is a long way off BUT if you join in with the challenges you will have  a lovely box filled with cards by the time Christmas comes around and none of that last minute panic or worse, buying them from the store !! ugh ugh

 Our sponsor for this challenge is Sami Stamps

Image result for sami stamps sponsor
Prize $12 gift card to the shop 

A Snowflake Promise   AG winter or Christmas 
Everybody Art Challenge   Everything Goes 
Show Us Your Pussies ( LOL)  Furrythings Goes 
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas   Anything Christmas 
Dream Factory   Santa Claus 

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