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

House Mouse Ski Run

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year :-)

It's time for a new theme on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge and this time it's the lovely Dorte's turn to choose 

Winter Sports/Winter Fun
after all of those mince pies I ate over Christmas I should be doing something more sporty too!

Aww this poor little Ski Run House Mouse looks terrified that he's going right over the edge! ;-)

 I bought a Mini Minc Machine, my Christmas gift to myself and used a sheet of 5th Avenue Paper and a sheet of Silver Foil for the background. As you can see in the first pic it is very shiny and was quite difficult to photograph without getting some glare.

Proudly Sponsored by Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!! 
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

AAA        CAS + Glitter 
Fashionable Stamping   Make Your Own Background ( the top half is foiled and the snow was made using embossing paste and glitter)
Animal Friends    Snow + Animal
Card Mania   Winter Fun

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