Monday, February 19, 2018

Simon Says 'Grunge It Up' 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 Take Note Challenge and we hope you will join in with us this week too!

This week we are challenging you to create distress your project and give it a grungy look.

GRUNGE IT UP 
definition: informal Grime; dirt. .You can achieve this by simply distressing the edges and adding inks

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

Please pop by to see what our fabulous gust Stacy  and the DT have made! Grunge-Tastic Creations! ;-) 

I made a set of 3 tags using Tim Holtz's new Side-Kick Side Orders, the Birthday tag being the most grunge worthy I think ;-)

 I love these die and embossing folder sets, a perfect size for tags!! LOVE them!! 


First up is the Birthday Side Order .I used Distress Oxide Inks in Walnut Stain, Broken China and Faded Jeans  smooshing them individually onto a craft sheet and dabbing the tag into the ink, drying between each layer with a heat tool. 


I coloured some White Embossing Paste with the Faded Jeans Ink and used a new Tim Holtz Stitches Layering Stencil to add some texture, while the paste was still wet I sprinkled a little Prisma Glitter, well every birthday should have sparkle don't you think ;-) 

I blended Faded Jeans Ink  and a little  Walnut Stain onto a 2nd strip of paper and used the little embossing folder that comes in the set to add some more texture. I added a couple of strips of washi tape and then popped the heat embossed 'wish' on top. 

I used scraps of paper from a Tim Holtz Paper Pack for the he party hat and balloons and popped a Star Adornment near the top to finish.


Next up is a tag made using a Side-Kick Travel Side Order . I think I will attach this to my hand luggage the next time I travel! ;-) 

I used the same techniques as above, using Broken China and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks. I stamped a design using a 49 and Market Adventures Stamp Set  with Archival Ink. I love the design of this, like tiny splatters with a star burst. 

I inked the little embossing folder, which comes with the set with Versafine ink and debossed the design directly along the bottom of the tag. 



I used White Embossing paste and a Tim Holtz Dashes Layering Stencil for this one. While the paste was still wet I sprinkled WOW Cloud 9 Embossing Powder and heat set 


and last but not least for this one I used a Springtime Side Order and a combination of Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks. I then sprinkled with a few grains of 'A Bit Jaded' Infusions 


I think this one is my fave ,,, ;-) 



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

Challenges:
Creative Artiste.  Anything Mixed Media 
Make My Monday.   Messy Backgrounds 
UnstampaBelles.  Anything Goes without stamping, options twist, use something new 
Crafting From the Heart.  Anything Goes 

Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Simon Says Stamp #100 Black Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp #100 Black Card Stock
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Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink
Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink
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Tim Holtz Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink
Tim Holtz Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink
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Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6x6 Paper Pack
Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6x6 Paper Pack
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Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
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Tim Holtz Birthdays Side-Kick Side Order
Tim Holtz Birthdays Side-Kick Side Order
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Tim Holtz Stitches Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz Stitches Layering Stencil
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Tim Holtz Travel Side Kick Side Order
Tim Holtz Travel Side Kick Side Order
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Tim Holtz Dashes Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz Dashes Layering Stencil
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Tim Holtz Springtime Side Kick Side Order
Tim Holtz Springtime Side Kick Side Order
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Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

House Mouse 'Dandelion Bouquet'

Hi all :-) It's time for a new theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

For the next 2 weeks I am the hostess and I chose 


ANYTHING GOES
with the option of
SPRING COLORS 

The most important thing is to have fun with House Mouse, Gruffie and Happy Hopper images!

I used a super cute Dandelion Bouquet Cling Stamp, aren't they adorable ;-)



I coloured with Copic Markers and added a dab or 3 of sStar Dust Stickles here and there. For the background I used a Your Next Stamp Large Ink Splatter stamp, inked with Squeezed Lemon Distress Oxide Ink.


and I finished the inside 


Thanks for looking!

We are sponsored by the lovely peeps at 
 
HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to the store

AND 

the lovely peeps at 
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 Pizzazz Aplenty Prize from Pizzazz Aplenty for ONE lucky Winner is a Surprise package to the value of $40  of Embellishments/ Dies, flat back pearls etc. 

Challenges:
Stamping Sensations.   Flowers
Challenge Up Your Life.  Spring Flowers
As You Like It.  Fave way to add a sentiment, I like to heat emboss, preferably directly onto the card or onto a banner. Heat embossing gives it a lovely gloss and makes it more special.
Little Red Wagon.  Love
Crafty Cardmakers.  Love and Romance

Stampendous, House Mouse 'Dandelion Bouquet' Cling Stamp
Stampendous, House Mouse 'Dandelion Bouquet' Cling Stamp
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Your Next Stamp Large Ink Splatters Stamp
Your Next Stamp Large Ink Splatters Stamp
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Crafters Companion Acetate
Crafters Companion Acetate
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Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
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Neenah Classic Crest 80# Card Stock
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Card Stock
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles Dies
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles Dies
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Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
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Simon Says Stamp Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Gold Embossing Powder
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Stampendous, House Mouse, Friends Wishes Clear Stamp Set
Stampendous, House Mouse, Friends Wishes Clear Stamp Set
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit and a discount!

Hi all, I am about a month late with a card made using the February Card Kit but I was visiting Simon HQ and didn't have a kit, so better late than never eh ;-) The kit is no longer available but you can still buy the products separately and if you order before MN, EST tonight than you can get a 15% Discount to everything in the store! 




I used the same embossing folder to make the background and then run it through the Big Shot again to make the embossing a bit less prominent, makes it easier to write on ;-) I also used the extra bit of die cut square to finish it off. 



Thanks for looking!

Simon Says Stamp is celebrating 15 years of business!! Woo Hoo!! Well done Heidi and team Simon! You have all worked so hard and have brought so much to the word of crafting! THANK YOU :-) 

This code will finish tonight so you had better be quick! Simon has never had such a sale before so grab it while you can ;-)


Challenges
Less Is More.  Dry Embossing + CAS 
CAS on Fridays.   Dies 



Simon Says Stamp 'Crafty Friend' Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp 'Crafty Friend' Stamp Set
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Crafters Companion Acetate
Crafters Companion Acetate
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Card Stock
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Tim Holtz Matrix and Gridlock Embossing Folders
Tim Holtz Matrix and Gridlock Embossing Folders
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x