Monday, May 21, 2018

Simon Says: Inspired By A Song


Hi all!Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

This week the theme is

Inspired By A Song 

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 Alison and the DT have made, fabulous inspiration projects!


I was inspired by Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard and made a luggage tag for my next trip to the Bahamas! (not really ;-)) I remember singing this song in the car when we were on our way to the coast when we were kids, happy memories :-) 

I actually listened to this song while making the tag, you can listen in while scrolling down if you like! 




I used Broken China and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks to colour the background and then used the embossing folder in the set to add the waves. I applied a little glue using a thin brush, and sprinkled with Prisma Glitter, lovely sparkle! 
I used a strip of card, coloured with Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey Inks and  die cut the sun, star fish and flip flop thongs from Simon's Exclusive Glitter Card

I added a couple of strips of Washi Tape and a few seagulls from a Simon's Exclusive Sea You Soon Set to finish ;-) 



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:
A Vintage Journey: Inspired by Words and Music 
Simply Create Too: Anything But A Card 
Cute Card Thursday: The Great Outdoors 
Card Mania: Anything But A Card 
Inspire/Create.  Sunshine 


Tim Holtz Beach Side Order Die and Embossing Folder Set
Tim Holtz Beach Side Order Die and Embossing Folder Set
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Simon Says Stamp Sea You Soon Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Sea You Soon Stamp Set
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Tim Holtz Framelits Tag Set
Tim Holtz Framelits Tag Set
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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 Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink
Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink
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Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink
Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink
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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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Simon Says stamp Sunshine Card Stock
Simon Says stamp Sunshine Card Stock
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Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
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Simon Says Stamp Assorted Glitter Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Glitter Card Stock
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Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
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Tim Holtz Dot Fade Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz Dot Fade Layering Stencil
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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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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


House Mouse and Friends Challenge:Mid Way Reminder

Hi all :-) I am here with a reminder to please join in with the House Mouse and Friends Challenge. This time the lovely Dorte is our hostess and the theme is 

Anything Goes with the option of Flower Power 

I am a big Gruffie fan so this time I thought I would color this super cute Wheel Bearrow Cling Stamp, sadly this stamp is now discontinued. 


I coloured with copic markers and added a few dabs of stickles here and there.


Please click on the product links below to go to the page. I do receive a small commission on sales and all proceeds are given to animal charities.

Ingredients:
Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock 
Copic Markers 
Stampendous Brushed Wishes Clear Stamp Set 
Impression Obsession Woodgrain Cling Stamp 
Lawn Fawn Lime Twine 

Challenges:
Crafty Friends. 'B' is for?   Bears
Hiding In My Craftroom  Fathers Day/ Masculine
Sweet Stampin'  Bunnies and/or Bears
Aud Sentiment Cute + Sentiment


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

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Congratulations Meghan and Harry!

With most of us having Royal Wedding fever I took a break from watching TV to make a quick congratulations card! 

I used a gorgeous Visible Image Grungy Union Jack Stencil and Worn Lipstick and Broken China Distress Oxide Ink 


I used a Tim Holtz Congratulations Sentiment and heat embossed in silver. I finished with some die cut hearts and silver string! 


Ingredients 
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink 
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink 

Challenges:


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

Friday, May 18, 2018

Simon Says Stamp 'Star Stream'

Have you seen the latest 'Sending Sunshine' release from Simon Says Stamp? Oh my goodness, it is full of all things gorgeous! 

I was sent a few samples to use and absolutely LOVE this Star Steam Die, isn't it fabulous! This is perfect for so many occasions! Perfect!



For this first card I also used a new Deco Diamonds Background Cling Stamp and white heat embossed to create a resist. I then blended Broken China Distress Oxide Ink over the top and splattered and spritzed with water. When it was dry I used the Star Steam Die to create the 'wave' and also used the die to cut out the design from Simon's Exclusive Teal Glitter Card 

I used a sentiment from a Simon's Exclusive 'Seeing Stars Clear Stamp Set and silver heat embossed. 



For my 2nd card I started with some watercolor paper and smooshed it in Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink.  I die cut the Star Steam from Simon's Lemon Chiffon Card and added a few dabs of Star Dust Stickles 


The sentiment is from the same Simon's Exclusive 'Seeing Stars Clear Stamp Set


And I finished the inside 


CLICK HERE or on the pic to see the whole collection! 



I do receive a small commission on products bought via the links on my blog (if you check out within a day) 100% of the proceeds goes to animal charities. Thank You xx 

Ingredients:


Challenges: 
First Card
Southern Girls.  Sparkle and Shine 
Crafting With Friends.  Anything Goes 
Craftaholics R Us.  Anything Goes

Second Card 
Less Is More: Yellow/Blue Grey
As You Like It.  Pink or Blue, I love blue ! When my daughter was little she refused to wear anything that wasn't pink, I grew to really dislike the colour and am still not overly fond  ;-)

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Simon Says: Stencil It




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


This week the challenge is 

Stencil It 

(coincidentally we have the same theme on the Monday Challenge so you could join in both if you like! ;-))

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Productsthis week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some 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
 I used an Under The Sea Clear Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies, a Stitched Rectangle Die Set and a Waves Stencil  to make a super cute shaker and a matching envelope.


Tip: Before using a stencil spray the reverse side, very slightly, with Repositioning Spray Adhesive 
I started with some white watercolor paper and stencilled the waves with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink (what else!) and then spritzed and splattered with water. 


I coloured the sealife with Copic Markers and used the seaweed from Dina Wakley Scribbly Fishies set.


Ingredients List 


So now it's YOUR turn to get out your stencils and join in! 

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



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


Monday, May 14, 2018

Simon Says: Stencil It!


Hi all!Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

This week the theme is

STENCIL IT 

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 super talented guest Alison and the DT have made! Awesome Sauce! 

I started with some Broken China Distress Oxide Ink and then used Tim Holtz CargoFloral and Dot Fade Layering Stencils along with Distress Inks and White Embossing Paste to create the background


I  featured the new Simon's Exclusive 'Stitching Butterflies' Die Set as the focus of the card. I have to say these are my most fave butterflies EVER! ;-)


 

aren't they pretty 🦋

I finished the inside but didn't add a sentiment as I am not sure what I will use this for ;-)




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:
Crafty Calendar.  Things With Wings 
Just Us Girls.  Stencils 
Alphabet Challenge D is for Dots 
Creative Artiste.  Anything Mixed Media 
Crafty Cardmakers.  No Patterned Papers 

Simon Says Stamp Stitching Butterlfies Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Stitching Butterlfies Die Set
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Tim Holtz Floral Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz Floral Layering Stencil
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Tim Holtz Cargo Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz Cargo Layering Stencil
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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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Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink Pad
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Tsukineko 25 Sponge Daubers
Tsukineko 25 Sponge Daubers
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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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Hickory Smoke Distress Ink Pad
Hickory Smoke Distress Ink Pad
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Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
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Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Card Stock
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Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
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325 Micro Glue Dots (perfect for sequins)
325 Micro Glue Dots (perfect for sequins)
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Tim Holtz Dot Fade Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz Dot Fade Layering Stencil
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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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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x