Monday, June 12, 2017

Simon Says: Touchy Feely on the Monday Challenge

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

This week we are challenging you to add some texture

Touchy Feely

there are many ways that you can add texture to your projects, embossing folders and pastes, 3D flowers, buttons, gems, corrugated card, the supplies that you can use are endless. Whatever you decide to use 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 our super talented guest, Anne and the DT's blogs. Everyone has made fabulous touchy feely projects for your inspiration! :-)

I used the corrugated card and burlap from a Tim Holtz Textured Surfaces Pack as the base for her touchy feely card. 

I gave a slightly diluted wash of white gesso over the corrugated caed and then added some splashes of colour with the distress paints 

I then added more texture with a  popped up flower from a Flower Garden Set and a scrunchy Crinkle Ribbon.

I used the distress paints to colour the flower and then used matching distress stains for the ribbon. 

I didn't want to waste any of the burlap so I trimmed the edges and used the negative tag as a frame and used it on the inside.

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

Creative Artiste.  Anything Mixed Media 
Creative Knockouts.  Washi Tape 

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

House Mouse 'Spring Swing'

It's time for a new theme on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge. this time it's the lovely Dorte's turn to choose the theme and she has come up with a very original and super fun 

Interactive Card
 Dorte is challenging you to make an Interactive Card
(moving element, pull tab, pop-up, pocket, hidden message etc.)

of course you can always choose the 'Anything Goes' option too, but this is such a fun challenge I hope you bit the bullet and go for it ;-) 

For the front I used a super cute 'Spring Swing' Cling Stamp 

I kept the front fairly CAS so that all of the fun stuff is on the inside ;-)

I recently bought a Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside Pop Up' Die and thought it would be perfect for the interactive part. I used a Helium Ride House Mouse stamp and popped a little kitty on there to watching him floating off over the horizon ;-) The cat and tulips dies have been discontinued but there are similar products available. 

I used an Echo Park Charlotte Alphabet clear stamp set to write 'Swinging on By' My handwriting is terrible so I need this sort of help ;-) 

We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor
 Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads


Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

Addicted to Stamps.  Flowers 
Stamping Sensations.  Use Your fave Stamp
Allsorts.  2 or more dies 
Cutie Pie.  All Creatures Great and Small 

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