Monday, September 30, 2013

Simon Says 'Hello' :-)

Hi all :-) How are you all on this lovely Monday evening ?? I hope you're all well :-)

I have just been playing with some of the new Simon Says STAMPtember® 2013 Release products and made a card to enter the Less Is More Challenge, this week Jan has made this  fab CAS sketch :-)

I LOVE this new 'hello' Die and thought it would make a great sentiment for the sketch ,,,, what do you think ?? 

As the 'Hello' is quite big I didn't want to add anything else to the card front so I made an aperture and popped a flower in there. I forgot to photograph the inside but you can see it a little bit ,,,,I stamped the 'If friends were flowers' sentiment which is in the Whimsical Flowers stamp set. 

I really LOVE how this card has turned out !

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Less Is More ,,,,,, Sketch
Allsorts ,,, How Does Your Garden Grow
Drunken Stampers ,,,, Die Cuts
So Artful ,,,,, Single Flower + Minimalistic Design

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

Lip Smackin Relaxin' :-)

Happy Monday to you ! 

Did you all have a good weekend ?? I had a great time ! On Saturday I got out the paints and inks and had a creative day making Gelli Prints and decorating the front of my new Shari Carroll Art Journal and then yesterday my lovely friend Dora, aka Especially For You Cards, came from Malta with fellow crafter Pauline and their respective hubby's. It was lovely to meet Pauline for the first time and Dora's and Pauline's husbands too,,, we did have a laugh :-)  

Anyways , I am here today with a friendly reminder that the current challenge over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is 


this is not as easy as it sounds ,,, other colours often sneak in there when you're not looking,,, haha ,,but try to stick to one colour as much as possible.

Our first Sponsor is the one and only House-Mouse Designs®
Offering a lucky player a $25 Gift Certificate.

Our second Sponsor is the fabulous Joanna Sheen
Offering a lucky player a $10 Gift Voucher.

Our third Sponsor is the awesome My Creative Classroom
Offering a lucky player a *FREE* MCC class
That's Three Fabulous Prizes and that means Three chances for you to win! So Come on and play along. 

Blue is my fave colour ,,,, although I love Aqua too,, must be the Pisces in me :-)

This cute image is called 'Lip Smakin' Relaxin' but I think it must be discontinued because I couldn't find a link for it anywhere :-(   Shame cos it is adorable eh !

Wouldn't you just love to soak in a lovely warm bath of hot chocolate with marshmallows to eat ,,,, YUM !! :-)

I used an Impression Obsession Background stamp and inked with HA Mid Tone Cornflower ink and I coloured all the layering card (which was white) with the same ink as I didn't  have the 'right' colour blue in my blues drawer :-)

Thanks for looking :-) several of the DT have joined in with the reminder so please pop over to  the HM&F Challenge to see them :-)

I have a HOUSE MOUSE candy on my blog if you would like to join in
 CLICK HERE for more details. It ends at MN tonight so not much time left  :-)

Crafts 4 Eternity ,,,, Anything Goes
Cut It Up ,,, Die Cuts and Circles 
Crafters Companion ,,,, Embossing
Southern Girls ,,,,, Monochrome

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

Saturday, September 28, 2013

My 1st Art Journal Cover and Gelli Printing !

Hi all :-) I hope you're all having a lovely weekend and finding some crafty time ! :-)

I have gotten all inky and full of paint today !! FUN !!

Have you tried Gelli Printing ?? what fun it is !!  You start with a Gelli Plate, some acrylic paints and a brayer, some stencils or die cuts,,, or anything really that can make a shape in the paint,,, the rim of a glass, a comb ,, whatever you  have you can use !

Here is what I did using a selection of stencils and colours ,,,,, as you can see I have die cut a tag and a heart from 2 of them and I used them on the front of my art  journal 

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge has a fabulous theme this week and are showcasing the new Shari Carroll Art Journal Kits and it just so happened that I had bought one and it was perfect timing to give me some inspiration and tips ,,, 

I started by removing the elastic band around the book ( great tip ) and then smothered the whole thing with Multi Matte Medium and then stuck a sheet of vintage paper, that was in a previous Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, I liked the map design and as this 'ART' has taken me on trips to the USA I thought it would be perfect ! :-) I then gave the whole thing a coating of the multi matte medium again before inking with various distress inks. 
In my kit there were 2 stamps from Indigo Blu, one was a cat with music and the other was a little strip of flowers. I used the cat/music stamp on the grungeboard heart behind the flower, on the grungeboard letter and on a piece of the vintage paper behind the metal frame. 
Instead of using the circle template in the kit I decided to use the Moroccan Stencil ,,,more in keeping with the world theme :-)
I really had alot of fun making this, and gelli printing,,, and now hubby is cooking dinner ,,, a perfect end to a perfect day :-)

I have a candy on my blog if you would like to join in CLICK HERE for more details :-)

Challenges :
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ,,, Use a Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Product  :-)
Just Add Ink ,,,, Just Add Bows
Altered Eclectics ,,, Alter Something
The Crafting Cafe ,,,, Altered Art

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