Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Simon Says: Make Your Own Background




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

Thank you for joining us for the add A Die Cut Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Make Your Own Background  


We are showcasing Lawn Fawn Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.


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 the super talented Lisa and the DT have made! Gorgeous creations

I used a Wonderful Window Lawn Cuts Die Set an Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Lawn Cuts Die Set and a Meow You Doin Stamp and Coordinating Die Set 



 For the background I used a Tim Holtz Brick Layering Stencil, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink 


and I finished the inside 




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:
Inspire/Create.   Animals
Craftaholics R Us.  Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs   Friendship
Deep Ocean.  Cute and Cuddly
Paper Minutes.  Framed
Show Us Your Pussies.   Love ( there are hearts in there ;-))


Lawn Fawn Wonderful Window Die Set
Lawn Fawn Wonderful Window Die Set
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Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin Stamp Set
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Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin Die Set
Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin Die Set
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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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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 #100 Slate Grey Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp #100 Slate Grey Card Stock
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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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Tim Holtz Brick Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz Brick Layering Stencil
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Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Hickory Smoke Distress Ink Pad
Hickory Smoke Distress Ink Pad
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Visible Image Curious Cats

Hi all, I am here to share a card I made using a new Curious Cats Stamp Set from Visible Image. These are a new range in the Simon Says Stamp Store and being the owner of 7 cats (plus a couple more who think they live here) I couldn't resist this set!

LOVE this face!!! ❤️



I started by inking a craft sheet with Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks, spritzing with water and then smooshing a pice of Watercolor paper around in it, dipping and dabbing here and there. I then sprinkled with a few granules of 'A Bit Jaded' Infusions and spritzed heavily with water. Blotting off a lot of the colour, but leaving a subtle design behind. 

I then ironed the paper to make sure it was very dry before heat embossing the face and whiskers using black pigment ink and clear embossing powder. 

I used a torn strip of vellum to add the sentiment and used a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Stapler to hold it in place and finished with a few Studio Katia Marmalade Sequins



and I finished the inside. I used part of a sentiment from Visible Image that is currently unavailable in the store but hopefully it will be in stock soon. 


Thanks for looking!

It's a bit of a dreary day here in Gozo, dark clouds and raining so apologies for the poor quality of the pics, but I couldn't wait to publish this!! :-)

Challenges 
Make My Monday.  Messy Backgrounds 


Visible Image Curious Cats Clear Stamp Set
Visible Image Curious Cats Clear Stamp Set
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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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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 #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 Broken China Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Oxide  Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
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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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Paper Artsy A Bit Jaded Infusions
Paper Artsy A Bit Jaded Infusions
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Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Stapler
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Stapler
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Studio Katia Marmalade Sequins
Studio Katia Marmalade Sequins
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

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