Monday, November 9, 2015

Simon Says: Create Something Beginning With 'N'


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

This week the challenge is

Create Something Beginning With The Letter 'N' 

'N' is for  Naughty or Nice, Nautical, Navy, New, November, Neutral, whatever you can think of! We will be looking forward to seeing what 'N' you use for your crafty project!

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

I used Night and Navy for my inspiration and made a Christmas Card and Tag ;-)

On my recent visit to the Simon Says Stamp Store I bought these lovely Woodlands Thinlits Dies from Tim Holtz. I coloured some Watercolor Paper with Forest Moss and Evergreen Bough Distress inks and then die cut them. For the tree I popped the little pieces back into the tree and for the tag I left them out. I love how different the trees look using these different techniques. 

I inked the backgrounds using Stormy Sky and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks and then smothered with Micro Glaze before making the snow using a Falling Snow Stencil and some White Embossing Paste. The Micro Glaze creates a barrier and prevents the paste reacting with the ink so that the snow remains white. 

I added some Prima Glitter to the branches and I also used the small star in a Festive Scribbles Die Set, I used Pumice Stone Distress Glitter for added sparkle. 

For the tag I used the same techniques and inked the Crinkle Ribbon with the same colour stains.

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 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Allsorts   Ribbons and Bows
Crafting With Dragonflies    Let It Snow
Fantasy Stampers    Winter Wonderland
Crafty Catz     Winter
MAWTT  Leaves and/or Trees 

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

House Mouse Santa Mouse

This fortnight on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge it is the lovely Beth's turn to choose the theme 

Use Plaid

I made a tag and bordered it with a piece of plaid paper. The is Maxwell Santa Mouse ready to deliver his gift to a special friend ;-)

I stamped and masked the cute Maxwell before stamping the tree, then masked that too before inking with Stormy Sky Distress Ink and embossing with Falling Stars and Embossing Paste. 

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ALL challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too!  So come PLAY ALONG and enter your projects using stamps, CD images or decoupage by HMD;  

Glitter N Sparkle   Use Some Red
Penny Black and More   Anything Christmas
The Glory Of Christmas   Glitter and/or Shine
My Sheri Crafts   Tag You're It
Brown Sugar     Tag You're It

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