Monday, January 9, 2017

Simon Says: Be Square On The Monday Challenge

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

This week we are challenging you to

Be Square

You could choose to make a square card or box or use a square element on your creation! Whatever you decide to make we will be looking forward to seeing your project!
Please pop over to see what the DT and our lovely guest Autumn made too!

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

I made a square Post-It Note holder using a Tim Holtz Mini Crazy Cat and a Memory Box Grand Stick Frame Die  

I actually made this for my craft room, I use a lot of post it notes for jotting down little reminders to myself and I also use them for masking. However, when my daughter saw it she thought it would be a lovely birthday gift for her flatmate so I will be sending it off to Scotland along with this coordinating card. I will have to make me another one ;-) 

I used a Prima Paintables Salvage District Paper Pack for the background, I love that these resist the paints, and then coloured with Distress Crayons Set 1 , blending with my fingers and getting all messy ;-)  I then distressed the edges and inked with Gathered Twigs Ink. 

I love the Memory Box Grand Stick Frame Die  layered a coupler of the die cuts to create a frame for the inked and textured panels. I will link all the products I used at the bottom of this post. 

Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

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

Sparkles Forum.  Happy Birthday 
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Challenge Up Your Life.   Selfmade Background 

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


Mrs A. said...

Love the post it note book and the matching birthday card makes a lovely set. Hugs Mrs A.

Catherine said...

I LOVE your little notebook cover, Lols. One of my favorite things to make is notebook covers and this one is perfect with that crazy cat and adorable little letter. I'm putting that frame die on my wishlist too! Love it!!

Cathie ♥

Lindsey said...

Oh how I love the Crazy Cats! And they look so awesome here! Love the layers and colours. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Jane Willis said...

Two really wonderful pieces of art, I can see how much you enjoyed creating them, it shines through in your work. Thank you for sharing with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Dawn E said...

Great bright colours!

Paddington fan said...

Hi Lorraine,
Love your gorgeous post it note holder and matching card, great layering, textures and cheerful colours - I'm not surprised your daughter wanted it for her flat mate!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Sparkles Monthly - I hope you'll join us again soon!
Love Jacky
Sparkles DT

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining us at Allsorts xxx

Maura Hibbitts said...

What a fun set Lols! Love the Post it note holder, and how cool to make a matching card! It is bright and fun, and I am sure will be easy to locate in you craft room! It's fun to alter the things we use every day!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Such a fun duo!! I love the bright color combo and the glittery balloons :)

Simon Says Stamp!

KraftyKoolKat said...

An awesome little set Lols. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Cathy DT Member

ßeulah ßee said...

These are great, the stick frame caught my eye--what a perfect way to use it!

Sherrie K. said...

Super fun project! I love the crazy cats! Fun colors and wonderful designs!
Sherrie K

Meihsia Liu said...

Both the cover and the card are gorgeous, Lols. Love the beautiful embellishments and bright colors! The cat images are super cute. :)

Donna said...

Thanks for breaking out your stencils to join the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Oh my goodness! You have addressed both my crafty addiction and my Post-it Note addiction! What an absolutely genius gift idea and that is so noble of you to give the Post-it note holder away! I think I would've hoarded that little gem for myself! I also thought it was genius how you used the double stick frames for each square.

Wanda Hentges said...

These are wonderful!!!!

Macarena said...

What a cute set! LOve the colors, so sunny and remind me the spring is each day closer! Lovely cats! Hugs, Marzena

Barbara Schiassi said...

You know I love this double project! Fabulous card and fabulous notebook,love them! Square die and crazy cats are perfect!Love the colors! BArbara

Kath Stewart said...

wow Lols...loving your 2 for the price of one project and as a notebook addict this is floating my that crazy cat delivering his special love letter...hugs kath xxx

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Oh Lorraine, I would so love to keep that little post it note book in my bag to write down everything that pops in my mind and needs to be remembered!!!
So awesome!!!!

Emma Williams said...

What a fantastic project and I love how you've created a matching card...this is just wonderful, Lols and as a stationery addict and lover of all books, it really does appeal to me! xx

Anna-Karin said...

This set is stunning Lols! I love the gorgeous colours and all the texture. The little book is so cute!

Majo said...

This is awesome, your book and the card, love it! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Majo - DT ♥

Sandra said...

Both projects are so pretty, Lols! Love that you've used washi tape! So much texture! Amazing! Hugs, Sandra