Monday, July 11, 2016

Simon Says: Flora and Fauna

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Red/White/Blue Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is


Definition: Flora is plant life; fauna refers to animals. The handiest way to remember flora and fauna is that "flora" sounds like flowers, which are part of the plant world, and fauna sounds like "fawn," and fawns are part of the animal kingdom.

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

I made a card using the latest and most gorgeous Hydrangea Petal Dies from the 'Among The Stars' Release, aren't they beautiful! ❤️❤️❤️ them

I started by scribbling Distress Crayons over a piece of watercolor paper, I have to say it got worse before it got better but I just kept on going, blending with my fingers until I was happy with the result.

I then used a Gridiron Embossing Folder, stamped with White Pigment Ink to lighten the de-bossed areas. I coloured the flowers with a distress crayon and smudges with my fingers and then used the script stamp from an IndogoBlu Tasty Textures set to add more interest. I made a trellis from a Carabelle Studio Textures 2 Craft Die (LOVE THIS), added some pearls to the centre of the flowers, a sentiment and Bobs your uncle!

Even though I do say so myself I am quite happy how this turned out, especially with the mess I made at the start , I thought it was going in the bin, but it just goes to show even when you think you can't, you can!! ;-) 

Just get out those crayons and inks and have a play! We do accept cute creations on the Monday Challenges, but really, this is the challenge to throw caution to the wind and let your creative spirit free! just have a go and enjoy playing! 

Before I go I have to ask you, did you watch the Wimbledon Womens and Mens finals this weekend?  Congratulations Serena Williams and the USA!! Woo Hoo !! 🇺🇸

and I was jumping up and down (and screaming a little bit) with joy for Andy Murray :-D Woo Hoo :-) 🇬🇧

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 

Pile It On   Use Your Favorite Colors, I love yellow and grey together and the aqua is another                fave so altogether this is my perfect combo :-)
Ooh La La   Something Beginning with 'F' Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers   Blig It Up, I used loads of pearls and if you look closely there are 3D glittery gems, made with the 3d glitter glue.

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

House Mouse 'So Big'

Hi all, I am here with a reminder to PLEASE join  us 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 used a 'So Big' Cling stamp, I love this little Monica, isn't she adorable, this is one of my all time fave images ;-) 

I made a CAS shaker, keeping the card front just one layer and all the interest being on the inside.

Thanks for looking, I hope you will join us in the challenge, the more the merrier and all that ;-)

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..

Less Is More   One Layer + Time 
CAS on Sunday  Sequins   (I used sequin flowers)
The Corrosive     Nature/Animals
Creative Knockouts    Animal Antics  
MAWTT   No Designer Papers 

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