Monday, November 16, 2015

Simon Says Monday 'Thanks/Thanksgiving' Challenge


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

This week the challenge is


Thanksgiving will soon be here, so this challenge is dedicated to being thankful for all of our families and our friends. We all need a good supply of Thank You/Thanksgiving cards but you might also like to make some Thanksgiving decorations and table settings, we will be looking forward to seeing your creations!

 This challenge will run for two weeks giving you a bit of extra time!

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

I am so lucky to have a lovely family and some fabulous friends. I made this for my Dad who makes sure that all the little feathered visitors to his garden are well fed. As soon as he opens the door the birds swoop down and follow him to the table, they must be waiting for him! 

I inked the background with Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress Inks and then used a Dot Fade Stencil and some Stormy Sky Distress Ink to create the design.  For the bird I stamped the image onto Watercolor Paper and coloured with Vintage Photo and Fired Brick Inks. 

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting


If you use instagram add  #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

You have until Monday 30th November 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 

Brown Sugar    No Patterned Paper
Fussy and Fancy    Thankful
Crafty Gals Corner   Thank You/Thankful

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


Suzanne C said...

What a sweet thank you card! I love that bird and how you have showcased him on your beautiful card.

Maura said...

Lols, such a beautiful and softly colored card. I love how you twined your string around several times, and the bird is just sweet! Hugs!

Stephanie said...

This is very lovely, Lols. :) I love the way you colored the bird's belly :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Janeen said...

this card is absolutely perfect. i love the mono look and i love birds. it's just great.

Sandra H said...

So beautiful and so much detail added to your card l love it xx

Amy Cohen said...

Beautiful card- I love the image and the twine is a perfect addition. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner.

Claudia's kaartjes said...


Great card. Beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at BSC.

DT Brown Sugar Challenge

Pat K said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with us at Fussy & Fancy Friday. Pat K xx

Barbara said...

Amazing card! love this autumn neutral tones! Great use of tim's stamps! BArbarayaya

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous card, Lols and even more special seeing that you made it for your Dad...I'm sure he loved it just as much as I did! <3 xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card, Lols. The bird is pretty. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is so absolutely pretty!! I adore the use of hemp on the side and I love the subtle color palette you chose. I just feel...relaxed and peaceful after looking at your card. Maybe I should keep a picture of it handy when I go to crazy family functions this week! :) It is elegant and rustic and really is stunning!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card, Lols! The neutral colors are perfect and love the dot fade in the background. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs, Sandra

Anna-Karin said...

This card is gorgeous Lols! I love the neutral colours, background and of course the bird. I hope you are having a good time.