Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Simon Says ,,,, Let's Be Clear


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

Long Post ,,, Get Coffee :-)

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,


We often hear politicians saying 'let us be clear' (especially when they are fudging the issue) so we thought we would take that literally :-)
So acetate, vellum, glossy accents, translucent embossing paste, clear plastic, clear stamps etc !

We are showcasing Clearly Besotted 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.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I made this card for Amy's flatmate who has finished her studies at the University of Malta and has returned home to France. It is sad as she has lived here since she was a young girl, going to High School and Junior College in Gozo. This is the end of an era and I am sad to see her go but know that she will go on to bigger and better things. I wish her the very best of luck ,, Love her to bits,, she is like my surrogate daughter. 


I used a copic air brush to create a cloudy sky and then die cut a cloud aperture and stamped the sentiment on white card underneath.

we don't have many fields of green, or trees in Gozo ,, I should have made it a desert really ,, but grass looks prettier ,, lol ,, there is my cat Jack seeing her off ,,, haha  

and this is the inside 
it even has one of Jack's hairs in the grass ,,, lol ,, a card is not complete without cat hair  :-)

I also had this  Happy Everything stamp and  coordinating die set that hadn't been used so I made another one.

I used watercolours for this one and sprayed and splattered the background too, I love the soft pretty effect of this.
I stamped the little vellum butterfly with versamark and embossed with sticky stuff then sprinkled with Prisma Glitter, lovely and sparkly :-)

I even finished the inside ,,, I am on a roll !! :-)

So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out 

Challenges :
Try it on Tuesday ,,, Colours of Summer
Natalie and Amy ,,, Summertime
Craft Your Passion ,, On the Move/Transport
Incy Wincy ,,, Summertime Activities ( hot air ballooning)
Creative Corner ,,, Outdoors
Stampin Royalty ,,, Anything Goes

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

168 Days Left to Christmas :-)

YES the Christmas Countdown has begun !! Are you already making plans ?? I am ,, I have a box of cards which is filling up nicely and I am already thinking about mince pies and making decorations ! It's amazing how the next few months will fly by so if you haven't made a start yet then maybe now's the time to dig out your Christmas Crafty Supplies, put some Carols on your ipod and get a wiggle on :-)

This fortnight on the ABC Christmas Challenge it is the lovely Helen's turn to host and the theme is 

'N' for NUMBERS 

I bought this 3D Calendar, designed by Samantha Walker, from the Silhouette Store last year and never got around to using it so I though it was 'bout time :-)

I kept it to the original size and just glittered and decorated Santa, used a die cut trim accross the front and Bob's ya Uncle ,,, Thanks samantha Walker !! :-)

This is going to look fab on my Christmas Dresser :-)

While I was at it I made this calendar too, not very Christmassy but I thought I would share :-)
 this is designed by Lori Whitlock, ,, CLICK HERE for the design

We are sponsored by a lovely Digi Company called 'All Dressed Up' ,,,  

they have some super cute images and the DT have used some so please pop over to the challenge blog to see them. You could win a choice of 2 !!! :-)

Just Inspirational ,,,, Anything BUT a Card
Always Something Creative ,,,, RED
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas ,,,, Anything Christmas
Dies R Us ,,, Christmas in July
Crafty Boots ,,,Christmas in July
The Squirrel and the Fox ,,, Christmas in July
Simply Create Too ,,,,,Christmas in July

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