Monday, August 22, 2016

You're a Star!


Hey everyone,

I have been MIA for long time. It feels ages since I blogged. A trip away from home and it is so difficult to get back to crafting. So much to catch up on the home front. Anyway, I have been pushing myself to craft over the weekend and was able to play with Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit.


Such a gorgeous card kit and I particularly like the stamp set and the white and kraft pattern papers. They have designs that are clear embossed so when you sponge ink, the designs show up. Cool!
Here is my first card using the kit.

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I stamped the stars from the stamp set on white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. Then used a sponge dauber to sponge distress inks Festive Berries from the card kit and Squeezed Lemonade from my stash. I then layered the stencil from the card kit on the stars and sponged Candid Apple and Wild Honey distress inks to add the texture of fireworks on the stars. I hand cut them all out.

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The background is the white clear embossed pattern paper from the kit, I sponged Chipped sapphire distress ink and look those embossed patterns pop out! I stamped the sentiment on the pattern paper using MISTI. Then assembled the card. The red, blue and white striped pattern paper is also from the kit. Finally embellished with rose gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

You can find more inspiration using this card kit in the gallery.  This card kit is currently sold out but the stamp set, papers and distress inks are available for purchase separately!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Simon Says Make for the Border!



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CLICK HERE to go straight to the Kids Vacation Challenge

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Let's Go Wild Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Make For The Border

this week we would like to see some sort of interest around the borders of your project, whether it is using a decorative border stamp, punch or die along one edge or around the whole project, we will be looking forward to seeing how you interpret this challenge!
We are showcasing Memory Box Products this 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 $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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For my challenge, I have used Weeping Willow Archway die from Memory Box to make the border on my blog.

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I die cut the Weeping Willow Archway die using watercolour paper. Then I coloured the die cut using Zig Clean Brush markers. While the watercoloured die cut was drying, I stamped the images from Springtime Critters and Melody's Easter stamp sets on watercolour paper and also coloured the images and background with Zig Clean Brush markers. The chicks I stamped on a scrap piece of watercolour paper, coloured and hand cut them out.

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I simply adhered the Weeping Willow die cut on top of the background coloured panel then layered adhered the chicks. The sentiment is from Springtime Critters stamp set. It actually says "Hoppiest wishes to you". I used a black fineliner to make a 'a' out of 'o'. Here are pictures of the card.

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I am crafting after a few days break as I was away. I simply enjoyed colouring. This is the first time I have got back into crafting the day I came back. Pretty happy with how the card turned out. Hope you like it too.

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 !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out.



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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

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We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created!
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Card Supplies:




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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Let's Go Wild!


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CLICK HERE to go straight to the Kids Vacation Challenge

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Fabulous Florals Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Let's Go Wild

You could use a wild animal image on your creation, or you could go wild with wildflowers or with colors,  ! Just Go Wild and have fun, we will be looking forward to seeing your Wild Side!
We are showcasing Wplus9 Products this 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 $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I went wild with flowers for the challenge and made two cards. It has become a habit of making at least two cards when I open a new stamp set or die. It is easier to make more cards when making one than planning to make another at a later time. Here is my first card.

Wild with Wplus9 #1

Wplus9 designs are one of my favourite in the industry. Some are hand drawn by Dawn and are the designs are unique. This new set called Summer Blooms stamp set has been sitting on my desk for almost a few weeks now. LOVE the stylised flowers and leaves building design and I went to town stamping them.

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I have used Altenew inks of Mango Smoothie, Lavender Fields, Cotton Candy, Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf inks to stamp my images. And I did use my mini MISTI to get a good impression as I have cubes of these inks. I don't get good results with cubes. So double stamping with MISTI helps. The sentiment is from That Is All stamp set. I simply stamped the sentiment on top of the stamped images using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. Again double stamped to get even coverage. Since the sentiment font is big and bold, it popped out against the colourful background. I adhered the panel on to Simon Says Stamp Green Apple card base. Embellished with Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6mm sequins.

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My second card also uses Altenew inks for stamping the florals and leaves. I changed the orientation of the card and the stamped image on the panel. It always works when you have portrait orientation to stamped the images from bottom of the card front leaving white space on the top. And when you have landscape orientation to have the stamped images on the top and white space on the bottom. I prefer it this way.

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For this card, the sentiment is from Summer Blooms stamp set which I have stamped using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. I adhered the panel on to a pink card base and embellished with 4mm and 6mm Pretty Pink Posh Onyx sequins.

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I have a lot of coloured cardstocks and I have not been using them much. I always go for white cardstock when I make my cards. I decided I will make my card front using white card stock panel and make coloured card bases. I will pick the colour of my card base from the colour on the card front. This way I am using up my coloured cardstocks. Once I use up all my coloured cardstocks, then I will restart making card bases using white cardstock. Do I make sense? 
Hope you like my cards for the challenge today. You can go wild with anything. Wild does not have to be wild animals. :)

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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 !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out.




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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created!

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Card Supplies:





Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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