Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hero Arts Layering Cala Lily




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


This week the challenge is 

THANKS/THANKSGIVING 

Thanksgiving will be celebrated in the United States on Thursday 28th November. A perfect time to send cards to your family and friends and let them know how much you love and appreciate them. It is also a great time to get started on the thank you cards that you will need for the holiday season!

We are showcasing Hero Arts 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  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, Sue and the DT have made :-)





I used a MISTI tool and a  selection of Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks to colour the flowers and leaves. For the background I used a Hero Arts Polka Dots Prints Cling Stamp by Lia Griffiths, which is no longer available but there are lots more to choose from ;-) 


and I made one in a purple colorway while I had all of the supplies out ;-) The Misti tool makes this so easy to do! 



So now it's YOUR turn!

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:
Crafty Cardmakers .  Thankful 
Sweet Stampin' Make Your Own Background 
Through the Purple Haze   Fall Everything 

2nd card
Color Throwdown  Purple/Green 




Hero Arts Cala Lily Clear Stamp and Coordinating Die Set
Hero Arts Cala Lily Clear Stamp and Coordinating Die Set
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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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Helmar Scrap Dots 3D Adhesive
Helmar Scrap Dots 3D Adhesive
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May Arts Natural Burlap Twine
May Arts Natural Burlap Twine
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Simon Says Stamp Burnt Orange Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Burnt Orange Card Stock
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Simon's Exclusive Hybrid Ink Pads
Simon's Exclusive Hybrid Ink Pads
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Archival Jet Black Ink Pad
Archival Jet Black Ink Pad
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Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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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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Fiskars Premium Cut Line Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Premium Cut Line Paper Trimmer
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Simon's Craft Tacky Glue
Simon's Craft Tacky Glue
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Scotch ATG Tape Glider
Scotch ATG Tape Glider
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Little Things From Lucy's Raindrops Mix
Little Things From Lucy's Raindrops Mix
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Tonic Paper Shaping Tool Set
Tonic Paper Shaping Tool Set
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die set
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Simon's Exclsive Lavender Card Stock
Simon's Exclsive Lavender Card Stock
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Tags

Hi all and welcome to the start of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event hosted by the fabulous Tracey McNeeley aka In My Creative Opinion!
This is the 9th year that Tracey has hosted this event and Simon Says Stamp is thrilled to be joining in on Day10!


Each day up to November 29th there will be a different company sponsoring with fabulous crafty give aways and prizes to be won PLUS the company design teams will be joining in with lots of gorgeous Christmas Tags for our inspiration!


By joining in with the event YOU could win a $50 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp! How awesome is that! ;-) 


I am always making last minute tags to attach to gifts and as they are generally rushed they are invariably, err shall we say, pretty basic as in just a die cut tag, so this event is a perfect kick up the butt to get me more organised ;-)

I made a few tags to share today. I never have enough tags at Christmas so this year I thought rather tha spending time on one tag, I would get a little production line going using these gorgeous Snowflake Tags ;-)


I smooched Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry inks onto watercolor paper, spritsing and drying between each colour. I did the same using Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers on the other.  I dried with a heat tool before die cutting the tags. I didn't want to waste the extra bits so I used them to make the white tags. I had fussy cut backings for all of the tags.

and I couldn't resisit making a little shaker tag using this adorable Ho Ho Deer Circle Die and a Stitched Dress Up Tag Set  ;-)



Click on the pic to go to Tracey's blog for more details! 

Challenges:
Shopping Our Stash .  Snowflakes
Just Us Girls .  Anything But A Card
Alphabet  Q for Quick and Easy
Crimbo Crackers .  Blue
MAWTT . Snowflakes


Simon's Exclusive Snowflake Tags Set
Simon's Exclusive Snowflake Tags Set
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CZ Designs Ho Ho Deer Circle Die
CZ Designs Ho Ho Deer Circle Die
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Simon's Exclusive Stitched Dress Up Tag Set
Simon's Exclusive Stitched Dress Up Tag Set
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink Pad
Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink Pad
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Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon's Exclusive Merry and Bright Clear Stamp Set
Simon's Exclusive Merry and Bright Clear Stamp Set
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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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Simon's Craft Tacky Glue
Simon's Craft Tacky Glue
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HOTP Heat Resistant Acetate
HOTP Heat Resistant Acetate
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Be Creative 3mm Double Sided Tape
Be Creative 3mm Double Sided Tape
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tim Holtz Jolly St Nicks Colorize Die set

As soon as I saw this new Jolly St Nicks Colorize Die Set from Tim Holtz I had to get it!! 


I die cut the pieces from Ranger White, Simon Black and Tim Holtz Kraft Core Red Cardstock , which I sanded slightly to reveal some kraft colour and make it look a little grungy.  I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink on the edges of the white bits and black soot on the edges of the red to make them stand out a little more.  I rounded all the pieces using a Tonic Paper Shaping Tool Set before gluing them in place.  

Santa's bum gets a bit cold on the sleigh so here he is warming it up a bit in front of the fire before he sets off on his travels again ;-) 


a closer look at Santa 



and a closer look at the fireside. The 'Ho Ho Ho' are Pebbles Inc Foil Foam Stickers which were in the October Kit. These are a perfect size and would be great for adding a name too! ;-)



and I used a Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon Sentiment Die for the inside.


Thanks for looking! :-)  I hope you all have a fabulous week! 

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas .  Christmas
The Holly and The Ivy .  Anything Christmas
TTCRD .  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown . Fall/Holiday
Unicorn . Christmas/Winter



Tim Holtz Jolly St Nick Colorize Die Set
Tim Holtz Jolly St Nick Colorize Die Set
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Tim Holtz Classic Kraft Paper Pack
Tim Holtz Classic Kraft Paper Pack
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Tim Holtz 8x8 Christmas Paper Pack
Tim Holtz 8x8 Christmas Paper Pack
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Tim Holtz Fireside Die Set
Tim Holtz Fireside Die Set
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Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Set
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Set
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Pebbles Inc Foil Foam Metallic Stickers
Pebbles Inc Foil Foam Metallic Stickers
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive White Card Stock
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Tim Holtz Merry Christmas Ribbon Die Set
Tim Holtz Merry Christmas Ribbon Die Set
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Helmar Scrap Dots 3D Adhesive
Helmar Scrap Dots 3D Adhesive
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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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Bazzill Gold Metallic Heavyweight Card Stock
Bazzill Gold Metallic Heavyweight Card Stock
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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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Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape
Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape
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Fiskars Premium Cut Line Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Premium Cut Line Paper Trimmer
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Simon's Craft Tacky Glue
Simon's Craft Tacky Glue
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Scotch ATG Tape Glider
Scotch ATG Tape Glider
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Tonic Paper Shaping Tool Set
Tonic Paper Shaping Tool Set
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x