Monday, January 4, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday 'Something New' Challenge


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

Thank you for joining us for the Winter Challenge and we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

We will be having a DT Call so be sure to pop back tomorrow for more details! 

This week the challenge is


With the dawning of a  New Year New it's time to think about Something New, New Baby, New Home, New Job, New Crafty Stash, I am sure you will all think of something and we will be looking forward to seeing what it is!

We are introducing a couple of new features to the challenges. We will be showcasing a brand or product designer every first Monday of the month and to start the ball rolling we are all using Tim Holtz Products! Tim is a great inspiration to all of us and I am sure that most, if not all of us have something of his in our crafty stash.  You don't have to use Tim Holtz's products to join in with the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them used!
 We will also be inviting crafters to join us in a monthly Designer Spotlight. We will be looking for vintage, artistic style designers, so if you would like an opportunity in the spotlight then please enter the challenges and show your arty side.

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

We are also introducing a New Designer Spotlight feature so you will need to pop over to the challenge blog to see who it is!! ;-)

I needed to make a New Home card for a special friend.

I love the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamp and Die Set and the coordinating Crazy Things set, they are such fun! I have this crazy bird painting the walls of his New Home with the help of a Scribbles and Splat Die Set, and some Distress Ink Pads. I used some Letter Tiles to make the words 'New Home', but you know how it is when you play scrabble, the tiles always get jumbled up!

To make the splattered background I die cut the splatter design from the Scribbles and Splat set out of 3 pieces of scrap paper and used these as masks while I sponged the ink through. 

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 

Come And Get It   Something New
Allsorts   What's New
Our Crafty Corner   Anything Goes
Not Just Cards    Anything Goes

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


Lin said...

Darling, Lols, and I especially like how you played with the sentiment!

Dawn Darlene said...

love the little guys pink paint bursh!

Stephanie said...

So clever, Lols! That sentiment had me thrown for a minute!! Love the paint brush on the birdie :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, Lols and so cute too! Love how you have the paint pooling at the bottom of the page.

Snoopy :D

Dotty Jo said...

This is brilliant, Lorraine! Jo x

Mervi said...

Happy New Year Lorraine!
Gorgeous card and just adorable painter bird!!!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts "What's new" Challenge, good luck;-))m

Words and Pictures said...

Great card for a fresh start - bright and bold!
Alison x

Donna Ellis said...

Lorraine, what a fabulous use of color! Great sentiment, and I love your bird! Thanks for playing in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

I really love this cute bird!!! and how he looks up like he's wondering if he should splatter more paint or not!!!
On a quick note...ehm ehm... I am going to move to a new apartment really soon....ehm ehm just saying, you know? LOL!!!

XXX Zoey

Unknown said...

I love these little birdies and great background. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT

Maura said...

Lols, your little bird is adorable with his paintbrush and big splats of color!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fun and beautiful card! Love the pretty background you created. :)

Janeen said...

OH EEPS!! Lols, i love this happy happy card. i need to make a new home card also.

Barbara said...

I adore this card! Little crazy bird is stunning, the bright colors you used are perfect! Wonderful work! Barbarayaya

Sandra said...

What a fabulous card, Lols. The paint splatters are perfect. Such a fun touch with the scrabble letters! Hugs, Sandra

StampinJessica said...

I'm usually not a fan of the crazy birds but your card blows me away. The splats look as great on the card.
Thank you for join us at Come and get it, hope we see you again.
Jessica DT

Emma Williams said...

This is so much fun, Lols! I love the paint splatters behind the cute bird and your card brings a smile to my's gorgeous! :) xx

Anna-Karin said...

Such a fun card Lols! I love how you did the sentiment and those cool paint splatters. Happy New Year!

Suzanne C said...

Fun Fun Fun! Love those happy splotches of color and the cute bird! Sweet card!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

So genius! And I love how you've made our little bird have a totally believable scene here as he's checking out his paint splotches. This reflects reality (we can all relate to painting situations) yet it is also so fun and whimsical! Clever technique with the splotches, too!