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

House Mouse 'Teacher Time'

Hi all :-) 
I am here with a reminder to please join in with the theme on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge

 The lovely Dorte's chose the theme and she came up with a very original and super fun 

Interactive Card
 Dorte is challenging you to make an Interactive Card
(moving element, pull tab, pop-up, pocket, hidden message etc.)

of course you can always choose the 'Anything Goes' option too, but this is such a fun challenge I hope you bit the bullet and go for it ;-) 

I used a new and super cute 'Teacher Time' Cling Stamp

I coloured with Copic Markers and then used a Lawn Fawn 'Harold's Alphabet Set' to stamp the 'cheesy' words, C would be for Cheddar of course ;-) 
Aren't they adorable! one is yawning, another sucking his thumb but the naughtiest is the one altering the clock so they get to go home early LOL 

I used a MFT Blueprints 17 for the easel on the inside

and here is the hidden message ;-)

Thanks for looking! I hope you will all join in! 

We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor

 Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads


Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
Stamping Sensations.  Favorite Stamp (all House Mouse are my favourites) ;-)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Anything Goes with a Critter
Mix It Up.  Anything Goes with stamping
The Cutie Pie.  Cute + All Creatures Great and Small

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