Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Gerda Steiner 'How Are Ewe'

A new line of products 'Gerda Steiner Designs' were recently introduced into the Simon Says Stamp Store and I just had to get me a couple of sets. They were in my craft room waiting for me when I returned home from my trip YAY :-) 

Every year I send a birthday card to a friend, who used to live on a sheep farm, and the card must have a sheep on it! When I saw this How Are Ewe Set I just had to get it especially for her :-) 


I used a Memory Box Grand Stick Frame to cut an aperture into the front of the card and stamped the sheep on the inside. I then used acetate to create the window, which makes photographing it difficult  impossible without getting a reflection ,,,,, 


I also made a little notebook to go with it 


and left a message on the first page ;-)



and this is the  How Are Ewe Set, isn't it gorgeous ❤️

Thanks for looking! I hope you all have a lovely day whatever you are doing! The sun is shining here so I think I might just grab my book and sit out with a coffee and my kindle for a bit ;-) 

Challenges:
Less Is More.   Use A Frame
Use Your Stuff.  Spring Is In The Air
Creates And Makes.  Anything Goes + Optional Springtime
Through the Craftroom Door.   Anything Goes 



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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Simon Says: Things With Wings 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 create

Things With Wings

Spring is always a lovely time to sit in the garden listening to the birds singing and watch the butterflies and the bees fluttering around, We will be looking forward to seeing what you choose to use on your projects!

It is Linda's last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and she is going out with a stunning  butterfly frame, you have to pop by her blog to see it!! AMAZEBALLS!! :-)
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I just got back from a trip to the UK and found my latest order waiting for me ❤️
 I couldn't resist using this super cute ostrich from the new Tim Holtz Hipster Stamp Set. Birds always have wings, so I thought it was perfect for the challenge!! ;-) 


Don't you just love the expression on her face, there's boo messing with her is there ;-) She looks just like my grandma in her hat and dark glasses, she was a stern woman too haha ;-) 

I coloured her with Hickory Smoke, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced marmalade, Festive Berries and Spun Sugar Distress Inks. 


For the background I used Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn and Faded Jeans inks, I then used a Tasty Textures stamp to add interest along one side before splattering with Black, White and Green inks. When it was dry I used White Embossing Paste and a Dot Fade Stencil to create more interest. 



I hope you will explore your 'artsy/mixed media' side to join in. This challenge is all about trying new techniques with inks and stuff and generally having a good time! If you've never done it before, GO FOR IT, it's so much fun!!! ;-) 

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:
Glitter N Sparkle.  Mother's Day/For A Female 
Pile It On.  Humour/Plaid 
Alphabet. A for Anything With Wings 
Crazy 4 Challenges. Owl or Feathered Creature
Creative Artiste.  Anything Mixed Media  





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