Thursday, August 16, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Classic Bicycle


Just a note to say that my thoughts are with the friends and families of the poor people who were involved in the Genoa bridge collapse. Such a terrible tragedy, so very sad.

I am here to share a card I made using a new Classic Bicycle Die from Simon Says Stamp!


I started by slightly blending Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced marmalade Distress Oxide Inks onto some Watercolor Paper. I then die cut the bicycle from the paper and again using Silver Card stock. I then layered the bike as shown. 

I also used a fabulous Reveal Wheel from Lawn Fawn, love this die set!! :-) The papers are from older, now discontinued, Lawn Fawn Paper Packs 


and I finished the inside 


Thanks for looking! 

I receive a small commission on sales through my blog, this makes no difference to the amount you pay. I donate 100% of this to various charities, including SPCA Gozo, Birdlife Malta, Island Sanctuary Malta, Oxfam. every little helps xx Thank You 

Challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas.  Birthday
Try It On Tuesday.  Inspired By A Song.  Bicycle by Queen
Cardz 4 Galz.  Dies and/or Punches
Cute Card Thursday.  Spots and Dots




Simon's Exclusive Classic Bicycle Die
Simon's Exclusive Classic Bicycle Die
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Die Set
Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Die Set
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Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Tonic Craft Tool Set
Tonic Craft Tool Set
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners Wafer Dies
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Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Assorted Glitter Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Glitter Card Stock
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Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments
Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments
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Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
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325 Micro Glue Dots (perfect for sequins)
325 Micro Glue Dots (perfect for sequins)
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
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Simon's Exclusive Intense Black Ink Pad
Simon's Exclusive Intense Black Ink Pad
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Simon Says: Back To School




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

This week the challenge is 

Back To School

The stores are full of back to school stationary but a notebook, diary or even a bookmark is so much nicer when it is handmade with love! Why not make a little card to pop into a child's lunchbox too. So many things that we can make! We will be looking forward to seeing what you decide to create!

We are showcasing some fabulous Penny Black Productsthis week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your creative makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!
Please pop by the challenge blog to see what our lovely guest, Julie, and the DT have made :-)

I made an encouraging 'Back To School' card using a 'You're My Type' Cling Stamp. I love these quirky cats and need to get the whole range!! 


I have 9 cats and Amy, my daughter, has a special one called Tigger, so I coloured him to match ;-) I coloured with Copic Markers and kept the card fairly CAS.  




and when you lift the flap there is a little kitty ready to go shopping. I will pop a gift card in here ;-) 


and this is our lovely handsome Tigger helping me in my craft room (please excuse the messy background ;-)




So now it's YOUR turn to take out your school supplies and join in !! :-) 

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please 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

Challenges:
Show Us Your Pussies.  Anyfurrything Goes  (cats)
Cute N Crafty.   Animals 
Penny Black and More   'B' for ? Back To School, Bow, Banners 
Less Is More.   Pets 

Penny Black 'You're My Type' Cling Stamp
Penny Black 'You're My Type' Cling Stamp
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Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
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Neenah Classic Crest 80# Card Stock
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Card Stock
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Simon's Exclusive Perforated Flaps Die Set
Simon's Exclusive Perforated Flaps Die Set
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Simon's Exclusive Teal Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Teal Card Stock
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Simon's Brush Stroke Messages Clear Stamp Set
Simon's Brush Stroke Messages Clear Stamp Set
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Simon's Exclusive High Dive Ink Pad
Simon's Exclusive High Dive Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners Wafer Dies
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Monday, August 13, 2018

Simon Says: Sprinkle and Splatter


Hi all!Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


This week we are challenging you to have fun Sprinkling and Splattering whatever you make!

Sprinkles and Splatters 

Sprinkling and Splattering are my fave techniques! Easy and so much fun! + You never really know how it is going to end up so its almost like magic!!
 The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your creative makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

Please pop by to see what the super talented Anne and the DT have made!! I tell ya' I have learned such a lot from these girls!! So super talented!! 

I love mushrooms and when I saw this GORGEOUS  Dylusions Toadstool Town Cling Stamp Set I just HAD to have it!! While I was making this card I thought this would also make a fabulous 'FUN'ghi' Note/Recipe Book to send with the card so that will be my next project, BRB!

When I was writing the words I was going to say 'Buzzin' on by just to say 'Hi' but then I thought, bees don't say that so I stuck with bee language ;-) 


 I stamped and masked the image, little tip here, make sure you stamp on the correct side of the masking paper as otherwise, after you have spent ages fussy cutting, you will end up with a mirror image of the shape you need, just saying' *ugh* ;-)

 After placing the mask over the image I before splattered with Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray, (so thats my Splattering done *tick*) When the resist was dry I blended a little Broken China Distress Oxide Ink over the top.


 I got so carried away with the next bit that I forgot to take more pics, but while the mask was still in place I used a Tim Holtz Leafy Layering Stencil and Hickory Smoke Oxide Ink to add some design to the left side and then sprinkled (so thats the Sprinkling bit done too;-)) with A Bit Jaded and Slime Infusions, spritzed with water and when that was dry I splattered with Dylusings Ink Sprays.


I then coloured using Zig Color Brush Pens and fussy cut the bee used a 3D foam pad to pop her on there. I finished by stitching around the edges, added a little Washi Tape and wrapped some Black Twine and tied a bow! I did finish the inside but left it blank to write a note. 



Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to Sprinkle and Splatter!

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

Challenges:
A Vintage Journey.   Resist (masking paper + resist spray)
Moo Mania and More.  Summertime (when the bees are out in force ;-))
Paper Minutes.  Washi Tape 



Dyan Reaveley Toadstool Town Cling Stamp Set
Dyan Reaveley Toadstool Town Cling Stamp Set
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Dyan Reaveley Set of 12 Ink Sprays
Dyan Reaveley Set of 12 Ink Sprays
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad
Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Tonic Craft Tool Set
Tonic Craft Tool Set
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Paper Artsy A Bit Jaded Infusions
Paper Artsy A Bit Jaded Infusions
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Zig Clean Color Pen Set
Zig Clean Color Pen Set
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Paper Artsy Slime Infusions
Paper Artsy Slime Infusions
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Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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Hickory Smoke Didtress Oxide Ink Pad
Hickory Smoke Didtress Oxide Ink Pad
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Dylusions Polished Jade Ink Spray
Dylusions Polished Jade Ink Spray
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Dylusions Fresh Lime Ink Spray
Dylusions Fresh Lime Ink Spray
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Dylusions London Blue Ink Spray
Dylusions London Blue Ink Spray
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
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Tim Holtz Leafy Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz Leafy Layering Stencil
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Fiskars Micro Tipped Spring Assist Scissors
Fiskars Micro Tipped Spring Assist Scissors
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Fiskars Heavy Duty Craft Knife
Fiskars Heavy Duty Craft Knife
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Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray
Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray
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Doodlebug Holy Cow Washi Tape
Doodlebug Holy Cow Washi Tape
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Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Card Stock
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x