Monday, September 21, 2020

Simon Says Stamp Monday Steampunk Challenge





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


This week we are inviting you to get into your grungy gear and:

STEAMPUNK

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 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  on the challenge blog 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 Tracy and the DT have made :-)

I decided to get all inky and grungy and had lots of fun decorating an Etcetera Mini Tag using the new Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink along with a Tim Holtz Inventor 7 Cling Stamp and an Ideaology Baseboard Doll



I started by cutting a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper to fit the tag. I blended Crackling Campfire , Vintage Photo and a little black soot over the top and spritzed with water. I used a heat tool to speed up the drying and then used a Clear Embossing Ink Pad and Clear Embossing Powder to create a subtle gears design for the background. I then sprinkled with Paper Artsy Sunset Beach Infusions and spritsed with water. It was at this point I was thinking 'oohh errr'!! I was making a muddy mess, but I persevered ;-) 



To brighten up the 'look' I used Simon's Antique Gold Embossing Powder and the gears stamp from an older Visible image stamp set that is no longer available but is very similar to THIS ONE from All & Create . I then die cut some big gears and inked with oxide inks before sprinkling with Rusting Powder, spritzed with lemon juice and left it for a white to do its magic. I then brushed off the excess and sprinkled with some of the Antique Gold Embossing Powder to give them a lift ;-) 
The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers Book 

Isn't he a handsome guy!! I wish I knew his name, shall we call him Tom? I think he looks like a Tom :-) 


So now it's YOUR turn!

We have a month long stamp party over on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog Please CLICK HERE or on the pic to join in the celebrations!

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge so we can see your entries.





You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

I use affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Any funds raised are donated to charity. 
Every little helps. Please click on the SSS in the links belowxx 
Thank You

Challenges: 
A Vintage Journey,  Cogs Gears and Textures 
Shopping Our Stash.  Make A Mess, glitters, paints, sprays, splatter techniques, powdered pigments etc (I should have taken a pic of the mess in progress!!! haha)




Tim Holtz Etcetera Chipboard Mini Tags x4 Pieces
Tim Holtz Etcetera Chipboard Mini Tags x4 Pieces
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Tim Holtz Inventor 7 Cling Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Inventor 7 Cling Stamp Set
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Tim Holtz, Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz, Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Ranger Watercolor Paper Pack
Ranger Watercolor Paper Pack
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Foam Squares
Best Creation Big Foam Squares
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Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
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Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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Dylsuions Back Marble Ink Spray
Dylsuions Back Marble Ink Spray
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Ranger Heat Tool
Ranger Heat Tool
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Doodlebug Tuxedo Washi Tape
Doodlebug Tuxedo Washi Tape
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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Tim Holtz Baseboard Dolls
Tim Holtz Baseboard Dolls
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Simon says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink Pad
Simon says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder
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Paper Artsy Sunset Beach Infusions
Paper Artsy Sunset Beach Infusions
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Paper Artsy Rusting Powder
Paper Artsy Rusting Powder
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Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

House Mouse Christmas Cuddle

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

 This time the lovely Mia is hosting and the theme is 

Anything Goes

+ the option of Birds.

I went with the Anything Goes option this week as I really wanted to ink up this new and adorable Stampendous, House Mouse Christmas Cuddle Cling Stamp 


I coloured with Copic Markers and then used my favorite Falling Snow Stencil,  delicious White Embossing Paste and a sprinkling of super sparkly Prisma Glitter over to top :-) 

I did finish the inside with a 'Have A Mice Christmas' sentiment and a stamped Christmas Mouse, which you can just see peeping out ;-)  Sorry I forgot to take a pic ;-) 


We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi and crew at 

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

And our lovely hostess Mia will be giving away this lovely prize too!


Thanks for looking! You have until this Sunday 27th Sept to join in! :-)

I use affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Any funds raised are donated to charity. Every little helps xx Thank You


Challenges: 
Stamping Sensations.  The Great Outdoors 
As You Like It.  Fave Stencil and why. This is by far the stencil that I use the most, I use it on almost every wintry project I make. I have definitely had my money's worth ;-)
Crimbo Crackers.  Anything Christmas 
ABC Christmas.  S for Snow 
Make My Monday.  Christmas in September 
We Love Chocolate Baroque. A/G + option of Wings (thanks Brenda ;-)) 

Stampendous, House Mouse Christmas Cuddles Cling Stamp
Stampendous, House Mouse Christmas Cuddles Cling Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Falling Sbow Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Falling Sbow Stencil
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Black Archival Ink Pad
Black Archival Ink Pad
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Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
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Simon's Exclusive White 120lb Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive White 120lb Card Stock
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Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Card Stock
Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Card Stock
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Star Dust Stickles
Star Dust Stickles
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Misti Precision Mini Stamping Tool
Misti Precision Mini Stamping Tool
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Foam Squares
Best Creation Big Foam Squares
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Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
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Simon's Exclusive Soft Navy Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Soft Navy Card Stock
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Simon's Exclusive Teflon Bone Folder
Simon's Exclusive Teflon Bone Folder
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Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
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Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x