Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Simon Says: Stamp It For STAMPtember®




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


This week the challenge is 

Stamp It For STAMPtember®

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your creative makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!
We are welcoming the lovely Sarah Moerman aka My Impressions into the Designer Spotlight this month. You may remember Sarah used to be on the Design Team so we are especially thrilled to have her with us again for this special STAMPtember® month

Please pop by the challenge blog to see what our lovely guest Sarah and the DT have made :-)

I made a couple of cards to share today, first up is this Christmas shaker card made using a STAMPtember® Center Cut Holiday Icons Cling Stamp



I used Simon's Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Circles Dies to cut the front panel from Watercolor Paper and blended with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. I then stamped the Holiday Icons design over the top.
 I didn't notice until I came to photograph this but I must have dropped the stamp when I was lifting it off as it has double stamped in areas. I actually quite like the look of this, it makes it look a little distressed and grungy, I will be doing this deliberately, occasionally, from now on!! ;-) 

I used the same ink and blended a second piece of paper and then used White Embossing Paste and a Simon's Falling Snow Stencil for the inside of the shaker. I love that this cute little Retro Deer is looking up at the  Alexis Snowflake ;-) 


and I finished the inside 


and made a coordinating envelope!


For my 2nd card I used a new STAMPtember® Spiritual Sentiments Clear Stamp Set and a  Harvest Stencil along with lots of sparkle!


I started by blending Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink over some watercolor paper and then applied the stencil over the top. I then blended some gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink before applying a thick layer of embossing paste. While it was still wet I sprinkled with Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter Dust, so super sparkly IRL.  For the edge I used double sided sticky tape and sprinkled the same glitter over the top. 








So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting 

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.





You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Challenges: 
Ist Card 
Always Fun.   Shaker Card 
Crafty Cardmakers.  All Creatures Great and Small 
Merry Little Christmas.   Anything Christmas 

2nd Card 
Dream Valley.  Autumn Colours 
Addicted to Stamps and More.   Holidays (Thanksgiving) 
Crafting By Designs.  Anything Goes 

Simon's Exclusive Center Cut Holiday Icons
Simon's Exclusive Center Cut Holiday Icons
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Simon's Exclusive Alexis Snowflake Die
Simon's Exclusive Alexis Snowflake Die
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Simon's Exclusive Retro Deer Craft Die
Simon's Exclusive Retro Deer Craft Die
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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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 Circle Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle Die Set
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Simon's Exclusive Harvest Stencil
Simon's Exclusive Harvest Stencil
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Simon's Exclusive Spiritual Sentimenst Clear Stamp Set
Simon's Exclusive Spiritual Sentimenst Clear Stamp Set
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Tim Holtz Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust
Tim Holtz Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust
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Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
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Tonic Craft Tool Set
Tonic Craft Tool Set
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Simon Says Stamp Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Gold Embossing Powder
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May Arts Natural String Twine Burlap
May Arts Natural String Twine Burlap
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Krylon Easy Tac Re Positionable  Adhesive Spray
Krylon Easy Tac Re Positionable Adhesive Spray
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Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
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Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil
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Simon's Excluive Yuletide Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Simon's Excluive Yuletide Greetings Clear Stamp Set
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Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Glossy Accents
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Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate
Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate
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Scotch 3m Double Sided Foam Tape
Scotch 3m Double Sided Foam Tape
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Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Simon's Exclusive Soft Navy Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Soft Navy Card Stock
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
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Simon's Exclusive Good Reading Cling Background Stamp
Simon's Exclusive Good Reading Cling Background Stamp
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Fiskars Micro Tipped Spring Assist Scissors
Fiskars Micro Tipped Spring Assist Scissors
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We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set
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Hope you all have a great STAMPtember®  :-)
Happy Stamping!!
Luv Lols x x x



18 comments:

Lin said...

I love blue for Christmas, Lols, and what a great idea to make a shaker card with that new cling! And WOW, your Harvest Cling card is a real stunner!

Doreen said...

Two beautiful cards,lovely designs.xxx

Bunny said...

Two beautiful cards. I really love the "Grateful" card. [Bunny]

Christine Kiehl said...

Beautiful pair of Xmas cards you crafted! Love the fact of making a shaker card! Nicely done!

Marge said...

Two beautiful cards with totally different mood! I already ordered the BG cling stamp in the first card which just caught my eyes at first sight. Can't wait to get it inked! Love reindeer's red nose and the big snowflakes with the lovely winter scene. The texture on your second card is awesome! TFS and Happy STAMPtember, Lols!

Hugs
Marge
××

Glenda Atkins said...

Loving the blue Christmas shaker card, the deer is so cute (has to be Rudolph with that adorable red nose) and the coordinating envelope finishes it all off so well. Both your cards are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our 'all creatures great and small' challenge!
Happy Crafting
Glenda DT

Jackie C said...

Perfect for our Challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @AFC

Tracy Freeman said...

@ gorgeous cards Lols, Love the colours on the first one and im always a fan of your shaker cards.
The second one made me smile because its so beautiful ! x

Darlene said...

Both cards are awesome Lorraine but I really love the holiday card with the little deer! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

Darlene
Merry Little Christmas DT
MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

ankitag612 said...

I absolutely love both the cards. The shaker with the whole snowy texture inside is just JAW DROPPING gorgeous and the colors on the second one, WOW, I love the whole harvest autumn feel you rendered to it. The idea of using half the stencil is so lovely. Have a great day! Happy STAMPtember to you as well. xx Ankita

Margaret Mifsud said...

I love your blue shaker card Lorraine!! Beautiful colour and the reindeer is adorable!! Both cards are truly gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

Waleska said...

I love the colors of your shaker card! thanks for participating on the Always Fun Challenges!!!!

Waleska DT Member

Ellibelle said...

Both cards are amazing Lorraine, especially loving the first one!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Ellie

Paper Pawz by Kim Hamilton said...

Lols these are both so gorgeous! The texture on the second card is to die for and that Christmas shaker is so sweet!

Judy McKay said...

Pretty Christmas card. The little deer is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Card Markers this week. Judy DT. Hope to see your pretty artwork back here again soon.

Misty Elam said...

Both gorgeous cards!! I love the reindeer on the 1st card. And your 2nd card... Wow!!! Such a unique design. I really like it. Ok, now I have to have the Harvest stencil and the good reading background stamp. :)

Bobby said...

Love all the texture and shine, Lols. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love your blended panel.

Thanks for joining us at The Merry Little Christmas Challenge.

Helen x