Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Simon Says 'Create With Critters'


Hi all, and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!
Thank you for joining us for the Ombre Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme, as well!

This week the challenge is...


We're not expecting you to use their tails as a water brush or sit your puppy or kitty on your craft table while you create but we would like them to be the centre of attention on your creation! If you do have a pet we would love to see a photo of them on your blog post, too! We love seeing your REAL critters!

We are showcasing LAWN FAWN 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! Lawn Fawn has all kinds of designs, but they certainly do an amazing job with the cutest critters!

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
I used Goodie BagsLarge Stitched Circle and Scalloped Circle Lawn Cuts Dies and Into The Woods Stamp and Die Set to make these super cute little Valentine Gift Bags 

I just LOVE little foxes and this little critter is particularly cute don't you think?

I used a Drawn Heart Background Stamp, inked with Pale Tomato Ink  and a strip from a Lets Polka In The Dark paper pack.

 For my next one I use the cute little skunk ( at least I think it's a skunk, I could be wrong ;-))

I used Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock and Versamark Ink to give a tone on tone effect using the same Drawn Heart Background Stamp and a Chevron Backdrop Stamp 

I thought I would show you the side view. To make sure the hearts were going in the right directions I masked the sides and stamped them separately. 

 And these are our pets, one kitty is hiding, but there are 7 of them ;-)

Tigger, Jack, Jezz, Pinut (who you can't see) Tom, Mopsy and Phoebe
as you can see 7 out of 7 cats prefer Whiskers ;-)

by the way, I am not a mad cat lady, honest ;-)
and this is Jessie, she is such a good girl putting up with all of these cats ;-)

I hope you share photo's of your furbabies too, we would love to see them :-)

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

Cards Und More   Woodland Animals 
Everybody Art    Red/White
Cutie Pie   Cute + Kraft
Ruby's Rainbow   Animal Magic 
Through The Craftroom Door   Anything  Goes 

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

Wild Rose Studio 'Bella On Bauble'

Did you know that there are only 339 days left to Christmas!! ;-) 

OK it is AGES away, BUT as you know time flies and it WILL be here before you know it. If you join in with the Christmas Challenges by the time it arrives you will be ready and not rushing out to the store to buy your cards! ugh

For the next 2 weeks the the lovely Carissa is the hostess on the ABC Christmas Challenge  and the theme is 

I used this super cute Bella On Bauble from the Wild Rose Studio

I coloured the image with copies and after spending ages blending the bauble decided it needed some sparkle, so I smothered it in gold glitter, leaving the little stars white so I could add Prisma glitter on them. 

I stamped his 'hand' again and popped it up with silicone adhesive so that the gold string could pass underneath. I stitched the edges with gold thread, it doesn't really show up that well on the photo's but it does look quite sparkly IRL. 

We are sponsored by the lovely peeps at

ETA: I just popped over to Samantha's blog as saw that she has posted a photo of her crochet so I thought I would show you mine too. I am not an expert like Samantha, these are my first efforts
Cowl and Ear Warmer       Penguin                

Make My Monday    Stitching
MarkerPOP   Critters
Addicted to Stamps and More   Make Your Mark (copics) 
Crafting By Designs  Winter Glitter Sparkle 
Fab n Funky  Buttons or Bows, or both

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