Monday, January 18, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday 'Best Friends' Challenge


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

Are you interested in joining the Design team? We are looking for 3 Mixed Media/Vintage Designers! It could be YOU!!

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Monday Challenge DT Call

Thank you for joining us for the 'Stencil It' challenge and we hope you will join us again this week too!
This week the challenge is


There are lots of ways you can interpret this theme, so we will be looking forward to seeing your interpretation of it!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


I made this canvas for one of my best friends ;-)

The lovely Shari Carroll designed a beautiful canvas for the Create Event and I was lucky enough to make one too. My best friend loved it too so I made this along similar lines for her.

 I started with a 6x6" canvas and primed with White Gesso, I then splattered with Tumbled GlassBlack Marble, and Pale Tomato inks. I then used White Embossing Paste a Splatters Stencil and a sprinkling of Pumice Stone Distress Glitter

I used a Butterfly Duo Stamp and Embossing Set  a Sizzix Hearts Bigz Die  and a Scribbles and Splatt Die to decorate the canvas. I coloured the butterflies with Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Spun Sugar and Festive Berries Distress Inks. 

I stamped text from a Friend Definition Stamp on the yellow butterflies, I used the embossing folder that comes with the die set and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder on the pink butterflies and a Dot Fade Stencil, White Embossing Paste and a sprinkling of Prisma Glitter on the aqua butterflies.  To finish I added a 'Painted Hello' die cut, dabbed with Brushed Pewter Distress Paint, I love the effect this gives and think it is a perfect finishing touch :-)

I hope she likes it!

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   Girly and Sparkly
Hiding In My Craftroom    Embossing
Sweet Stampin'   Things With Wings
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies   All Things Bright and Beautiful/Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T    Not a Card

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

House Mouse And Friends 'Zodiac'/ Anything Goes Challenge

Hi all, it's time for a new theme on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge and this time it's the lovely Heather's turn to choose the theme and its a corker :-)

Signs of the Zodiac Inspired 
you can also choose the Anything Goes option, but that isn't as much fun ;-)

I went with Virgo The Virgin ;-)

aww don't they make a cute couple ;-) 

I used Cotton Candy Cardstock and stamped the Drawn Hearts Background with the coordinating ink pad. I coloured with copics and kept the whole design very simple. 

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Crafting Musketeers    New Beginning
Cute As A Button    Love
Crafting From The Heart    Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion    Anything Goes

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