Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Simon Says: Have A Heart




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


This week the challenge is 

Have a Heart 
Valentine's Day will soon be here so its time to start thinking about making some cards, gifts or little notes for your loved ones, spread the love!! ;-)

We are showcasing My favorite Things Products this 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, Sue, and the DT have made :-)

I had ordered a super cute Tweet Friends Stamp Set to use today but I think they have caught a cruise ship rather than a jumbo jet as they are still somewhere mid Atlantic, so now it's time for Plan B ;-) 

used a Cross Stitch Tag Die, a Lip Balm Window and Frame Die and a Lip Balm Shaker Pouch and made a 'Nordic' style cross stitch design shaker tag. 



Now I know I should have counted the stitches before I started but I'm not that well organised but I quite like how its turned out ;-) 

I didn't have a chapstick that would fit into the pouch so I just filled it with heart confetti instead, this would make a great tag to add to a gift for a crafty friend don't you think? 



So now it's YOUR turn to get out your 'love'ly 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:
Dragonfly Journeys .  Stitches 
Creative Knockouts . In Stitches 
Crafty Chicks .  Tags 
MAWTT  Have A Heart 




My Favorite Things Cross Stitch Tag Die
My Favorite Things Cross Stitch Tag Die
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My Favorite Things Lip Balm Window and Frame
My Favorite Things Lip Balm Window and Frame
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My Favorite Things Lip Balm Window Pouches
My Favorite Things Lip Balm Window Pouches
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Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
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May Arts Red Burlap String
May Arts Red Burlap String
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Simon's Exclusive Schoolhouse Red Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Schoolhouse Red Card Stock
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Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
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Fiskars Spring Assisted Scissors
Fiskars Spring Assisted Scissors
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Iris Embroidery Floss Giant Pack
Iris Embroidery Floss Giant Pack
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Embroidery Needles
Embroidery Needles
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Darice Heart Confetti Assorted
Darice Heart Confetti Assorted
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Hope you all have a great week!
Luv
Lols x x x 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Stampendous: House Mouse 'Iris Play'

Hi all, I made a card today just for fun using this gorgeous new Stampendous, House Mouse Iris Play Stamp.


I recently enrolled into the Kit and Clowder Online Colouring Classes, primarily to learn how to colour using my very neglected pencils but I also decided to join in with the Copic Classes too and I am thrilled with how my coloring skills are improving. I would never have been able to colour these irises so nicely before! 

I coloured with Copic Markers and added a few little highlights with a white gel pen. The butterflies were punched and I added the design using a copic multiliner, a little trick I learned in the classes ;-) 


and I finished the inside 


Thanks for looking! 

We have a current House Mouse and Friends Challenge of Anything Goes + the option of buttons and/or bows. CLICK HERE to join in! We would love to see you there! 

Challenges:
Sunday Stamps   Sketch , I flipped it ;-)

Everybody Art .  Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart .  Anything Goes
Pile It On . Land Animals or Sea/Water Creatures
Crafting By Designs . Corners, Borders and Frames


Stampendous, House Mouse Iris Play Cling Stamp
Stampendous, House Mouse Iris Play Cling Stamp
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My Favorite Things Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames
My Favorite Things Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
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Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock
Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock
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Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
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Fiskars Spring Assisted Scissors
Fiskars Spring Assisted Scissors
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Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape
Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape
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Sakura White Gel Pen Set
Sakura White Gel Pen Set
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Monday, January 21, 2019

Simon Says: Alcohol Inks and/or Drinks


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

This week we would like you to use something 'alcohol' on your creations, this includes alcohol ink markers, or you can choose to use images of alcoholic drinks eg, wine, beer etc

Alcohol

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 and see what our super talented guest Wendy and the design team have made,,, gorgeous stuff!! They are all such an inspiration and I am learning such a lot from them! 

I went with Alcohol Inks and Drinks! For those of you who know me I am quite partial to a glass or 3 o' red, I quite like white too and I have been known to enjoy a few beers, cocktails, etc so this challenge was just up my street 😜


I made a couple of birthday card using White Yupo Paper,  Crimson and Dandelion Alcohol Inks and a little Blending Solution.  I simply dropped a few drips and dabbed them with a blending tool until I was happy with the 'look' 

I used an Alcohol-Lift Ink Pad and a Wine Blueprint Stamp to create the design, remember to dab the ink off and then give it a gentle rub over with a cloth to remove the ink. 

I also altered a wine glass and made it into a candle holder by dribbling the inks and then adding some Platinum Glitter Dust for lots of sparkle. 


For the sentiment I used a 'Happy' from a Tim Holtz Holiday Words Die Set  and then scribbled a Black Copic Marker over a scrap of the Yupo and used the Alcohol-Lift Ink Pad and a bithday stamp to finish. 


I was going to splatter inks and stitch the edges and whatnot, but quite liked the look of this simple design so stepped away from my desk and let it as is ;-) 



and I finished the inside using a CZ Designs Happy Hour Stamp Set and a Perforated Flaps Die 


I will pop some cash in here before sending the card ;-) 



The photo's really don't give this glass justice! I am thrilled with this! I just dribbled the inks down the glass and then when it was still tacky I rolled it in the glitter. I dabbed some glue around the top and dipped the rim into the puddle of glitter. When it was dry I sprayed it with hairspray to seal it. 


so romantic don't ya think!! Perfect for a special Valetine's night dinner! ;-) 



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

Challenges:
A Vintage Journey .  Put Your Stamp On It 
Cute Card Thursday .  Banish the Blues (although I am not suggesting that anyone should drown any sorrows in alcohol ;-)) 

Glass
Crafty Gals Corner .  Make It Sparkle 



Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
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Simon's Exclusive White Yupo Alcohol Ink Paper
Simon's Exclusive White Yupo Alcohol Ink Paper
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink Pad
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tim Holtz Stacked Deckle Thinlits
tim Holtz Stacked Deckle Thinlits
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Crimson Alcohol Ink
Crimson Alcohol Ink
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Dandelion Alcohol Ink
Dandelion Alcohol Ink
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Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
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Tim Holtz Wine Blueprint Cling Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Wine Blueprint Cling Stamp Set
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Tim Holtz Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust
Tim Holtz Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust
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Black Copic Sketch Marker 100
Black Copic Sketch Marker 100
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CZ Designs Happy Hour Stamp Set
CZ Designs Happy Hour Stamp Set
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Tim Holtz Holiday Words Thinlits Die Set
Tim Holtz Holiday Words Thinlits Die Set
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Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
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Simon's Exclusive Black Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Black Card Stock
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Fiskars Spring Assisted Scissors
Fiskars Spring Assisted Scissors
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Simon's Exclusive Perforated Flaps Die
Simon's Exclusive Perforated Flaps Die
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Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape
Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x