Monday, July 4, 2016

Simon Says: Red White and/or Blue

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

Thank you for joining us for the Tic tac Toe Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is


you can choose one, two or all three colors, it is your choice!

This week we are showcasing Indigoblu and  the Design Team are all using their products. CLICK HERE to see the whole range!

The lovely Barbara Schiassi made this lovely graphic for us to use

We are welcoming the lovely Aida Haron  into the Designer Spotlight this month, if you haven't visited her blog you are in for a real treat! :-)

I made a couple of cards for this challenge 

First up is a  4th of July card using an Indogoblu Tasty Textures Background Stamp

One of these days I will go to the US during the 4th of July celebrations, I am sure the atmosphere during the parades would be amazing!

 I made this card to wish all of my friends on the other side of the pond a 
Very Happy 4th of July

I used some Corrugated Card for the base and then splattered some Watercolor Paper with London Blue and White Linen Inks. I stamped the stripes with Hero Arts Red Royal ink and then coloured the awesome new Simon Says Stamp Stacked Stars Die Cut with Faded Jeans Paint and London Blue ink before sprinkling with Blue Glitter. I die cut a Star using Burlap and then aded a few splurges of Gesso before adhering the Small Talk Stickers to finish

Next up is a card I made using a super cute Indigoblu Dukes Gang Cling Stamp Set!! SO CUTE!! 

I used the same Tasty Textures Stamp to add a few pebbles to the ground using Pumice Stone Distress Ink, I then used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for the sky and used Archival Sky Blue to stamp some texture over the top using another of the stamps in the 
Tasty Textures  set. I then added more interest using a Bubble Stencil and White Embossing Paste.

I paper pieced the pupsters using papers from a Tim Holtz Dapper Paper Pack and added a 'trellis' using a gorgeous new Carabelle Studio Textures Die  and added some Wildflowers to complete the scene. 

I love them so much I had to include them all so popped the rest of them on the inside, well, we needed the whole gang eh!! ;-)

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 
Glitter n Sparkle   Red/White/Blue
Die Cut Diva's   Make It Sparkle
Artistic Inspirations    Anything Goes
The Paper Girls   Be Patriotic
Use Your Stuff    Animals

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

House Mouse 'Gouda Wish'

Hi all, it's time for a new theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge

This time we are hosted by the lovely Christine and she has chosen

Female Birthday
of course you can always choose the Anything Goes option too

I made this card using a brand spanking new Stampendous Gouda Wish Cling Stamp.

This is quite a large stamp and doesn't require much embellishment in my opinion.

I even finished the inside!

Thanks for looking and I hope YOU will join in with the challenge! 😉

Happy Birthday America Happy Birthday America!! Woo Hoo!! :-)

Our lovely teamie Heather is here with me on holiday and we have been having a lot of fun crafting together, here's a pic of us out on the town last night ;-)

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

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

Additional Prize from Chall Hostess Christine
This super cute UM Gruffie "Bearytastic day "stamp set..

Penny Black and More    Anything Goes with a Stamp
Crafting From The Heart   Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion    Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity   Anything goes
Use Your Stuff    Use An Animal

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