Monday, June 19, 2017

Simon Says: Lets Take A Vacation

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

Lets Take A Vacation! 

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

Pleas don't forget to pop by the lovely and super talented Anne's blog to see her super fabulous beach huts!! The DT have all made awesome creations so if you have time please pop by to see them too ;-) XX Thank You XX 

I recently renewed my passport and decided that it was time to make a new passport holder and I also made a coordinating luggage tag. 

 I used  Grungepaper which I think is a perfect weight and is hardwearing to use for something that I hope will last a few years. 

I started by inking the paper with Broken China and  Faded Jeans Distress oxide inks, I then spritzed and splattered with water, Tumbled Glass Distress and Black Marble Inks 

I added more texture using a Gridlock Embossing Folder and then die cut a world a plane and letters to finish the holder.

I used distress inks for the world and didn't like how I had coloured them so I painted over with gesso, a little bit of colour came through the paint and I then used a brown pencil to shade in the coastlines. 

the shading shows up more on this pic

I am now all ready for my next vacation!

Edited to add: My daughter has claimed this set so I will have to met me another, the joys of motherhood! ;-) 

Thanks for looking! It's now time to get out your vacation supplies and join in the fun!

Due to the recent 300% price hike to transfer from Inlinkz to Link Deli I have stopped using that service. It is such a shame that a service we have used for years can suddenly increase their prices so dramatically and if you don't pay all of your links for years disappear. Grossly unfair in my opinion. But hey ho' time to bite the bullet and leave.

Here is a link list of the products I used. I do receive a commission on these affiliate links but rather than give the proceeds to inlinkz I will be donating the full amount to the Gozo SPCA. Every little helps ;-)

Tim Holtz Thinlits Globe 
Cityscape Commute
Alphanumeric Marquee 
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley 
Framelits Tag Dies 
Broken China Distress Oxide 
Faded Jeans Distress Oxide 

So now it's YOUR turn to get out your holiday supplies and create something with your vacation in mind!

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

Create and Inspire.  A/G + option of Tag 
Daisy Chain.  Monochrome 
Craft For the Craic.  Masculine + Not a Card 
MAWTT. Embossing 
Crafting By Designs.  Things With Wings 
Paper Minutes.  Anything But A Card 

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


Redanne said...

I am not one bit surprised that your daughter has commandeered these, not only are they beautiful but so useful too! I love how the grungepaper took the inks and stains and the embossing just brings the colours out more! The shading on the world is beautifully subtle and I love how the bold Passport word stands out. A brilliant set! Hugs, Anne xx

Macarena said...

It's such a pretty set! I love the shades of blue and embossed background. The globe turned out fantastic. Hugs, Marzena

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi the Passport cover and luggage tag are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog Embossing. Hugs Jackie DT

Catherine said...

I love the colors you created for your passport holder. So pretty and awesome design. Love it!

Cathie ♥

pearshapedcrafting said...

I don't blame your daughter for nabbing this! A beautiful set! Now, what colour will you choose so you don't get mixed up? Hugs, Chrisx

Stephanie Leykauf said...

I totally see why Amy wanted this! So cool! Love the color and design, fab work Lols!!

Simon Says Stamp!

Hazel said...

A lovely set and a brilliant idea to use the grungepaper. Now you've had a 'test run' you can make another set for yourself. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel x

Linda Kunsman said...

great passport cover and tag set Lols, and I can see why your daughter had to have them for herself:)

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

How did you manage to use the globe dies this way!?!?! tell me your secrets!!! I love it!!!
Every time I loose all the teeny bits of paper and I go crazy trying to put them back together!!!
I also love the blue tone, definitely a color that makes me dream!

Maura Hibbitts said...

Smart daughter to claim this set, Lols! What a great idea! I really like it and may have to make myself a set. Thanks for the idea! hugs, Maura

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such an absolutely clever idea! I love it when style and utility combine into one fabulous project and you've certainly done that here. The only problem I can see is that the airport staff will probably steal your luggage tag because it's so flippin' adorable!

Heike said...

very nice work!! Thank you!!!


Sandra said...

These are so fun, Lols! Love the texture and the colors! You're gonna steal the show with these at the airport for sure! Hugs, Sandra

Emma Williams said...

What a fabulous project and I'm not surprised that your daughter loved's amazing Lols and I love how you've used the globe, it looks fantastic! xx

Anna-Karin said...

It is stunning Lols! I love how they globe turned out. I understand your daughter wanted it!

Kath Stewart said...

loving your makes wonder your daughter grabbed them and thanks for the grungepaper tip...hugs kath xxx

Eithne Rainsford said...

Oh wow. Beautiful. Love the colour and texture combos. Thanks for joining us over at Craft for the Craic this month.
Best wishes,

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant passport cover and love the luggage tag too(just like your daughter lol )-Thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
Carol DT x

MaryV said...

Brilliant projects! Thank you for joining us at Create & Inspire Challenges this month.
Maria (DT) (

crafty-stamper said...

Hi just popping back to say----Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
Carol DT x