Monday, May 15, 2017

Simon Says: Home Sweet Home

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

Home Sweet Home 
There are so many ways to interpret this challenge we will be looking forward to seeing what you create!

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

Please don't forget to pop by the lovely Dr Sonia's Blog, Sonia has made another fabulous creation for the challenge and it would be lovely if you could pop by and leave her a nice comment too :-) Sonia lives in India, in Kerala, which is the inspiration for my project! 

We went to India last September for a vacation and stayed in a beach bungalow in Kerala for a few days, there were lots of palm trees and long stretches of empty beaches! It was amazing! There were millions of tiny sea shells, a perfect size for crafting I thought, so I collected a few to bring home with me! 

I used a Tim Holtz Village Dwelling and Surf Shack to create my little beach hut!

I first made the house base with strong card stock and then used watercolor paper to create the walls. I used a woodgrain stamp and then drew the lines to make them look like wooden planks. 

For the roof I used an embossing folder to make it loom like wooden strips. 

and this is the beach! miles and miles of sandy beaches and the only people we saw were fishermen!
happy memories ;-)

Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

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

Mixed Media World.   Photo Inspiration
Creative Artiste  Anything Mixed Media Goes 
A Inky Mess   Anything Mixed Media/Altered Art 
Ooh La La  'B' for :  Beach Hut

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

House Mouse 'Ice Pop Treat' + a Giveaway

Hi all, its time for a new theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge and this time it's my turn to choose the theme, so you had better all join in, I don't want to be a 'Billy No mates' ;-) 

 I love all types of embossing, be it heat, dry or using yummy embossing pastes, you can always choose the Anything Goes option too though if embossing is not your thing ;-)

I used this super cute 'Ice Pop Treat' image, aren't they adorable enjoying their lemon lolly ;-)

I coloured the image with a mix of  Polychromos and Prismacolor Pencils . I thought it made a nice change from colouring with Copics and I really like the effect of these pencils. I also used a new Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen on the ice lolly, it is similar to a Wink Of Stella, but much cheaper and much more glimmery, my new fave product ;-)

and I finished the inside 

Winner will receive a fabulous $20 gift certificate to spend at Stampendous

AND I will be giving away this super cute House Mouse Helium Ride Stamp

Crafting When We Can.   Bright and Cheerful
Pile It On.  Animals
Brown Sugar.   Embossing
Cardz 4 Galz. Add Some Texture
Seize The Birthday. Birthday + Animals
Always Fun Challenges.  Dry Embossing

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