Monday, April 11, 2016

Simon Says: April Showers Bring May Flowers on the Monday Challenge


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

Thank you for joining us for the Try To Resist Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is


With spring most definitely on the way, despite the snow and ice in some areas, we are celebrating the start of the new season with changes in the weather! Spring showers or flowers, or you can use both on your creations! We will be looking forward to seeing what you make!

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


Spring is definitely in the air and the flowers in my garden are in full bloom ;-)

I painted the pages of a Small Creative Journal with Gesso before blending with Tumbled GlassMowed Lawn and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks

 I then had a lot of fun creating a background using a Hero Arts Rainy Day and Tim Holtz Wildflowers Stamps. I also used a Dot Fade Stencil and White Embossing Paste, sprinkled with Glitter.

I then added a field of beautiful Wildflowers, coloured with Distress Crayons. If you haven't tried art journalling before I would definitely recommend you give it a try! It really is FUN!

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 . 

Crafting From The Heart    Anything Goes 
Crafty Boots   Use A Sentiment
Ooh La La   Words Words Words 
The Crazy Challenge   Spring Is Here 

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

House Mouse 'Lavender Birdfeeder'

This week on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge it's  the theme is Snoopy's turn to choose the theme.

of course you can always choose the Anything Goes option too. 

I used a gorgeous 'Lavender Birdfeeder' stamp, isn't it CUTE! :-)

It's ages since I made an easel card and with this stamp being a little on the larger side I think it works  better. I coloured the image with Copics and then added some of my new White Copic Pigment onto the flowers. Me and white gel pens have never got along very well but this stuff is FAB! 

I think Hummingbirds drink sweetened water so I gave them some lovely delicately flavoured lemonade ;-)

Thanks for looking! I REALLY REALLY hope you will join in with the challenge ;-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

Come And Get It    Bright Colours
Allsorts   Purple Passion 
Simply Create Too   Purple and Green 
Cutie Pie   Woodland Friends 
Not Just Cards   Anything Goes 

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