20.07.2016

Simon Says … Things With Wings!

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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 Create A Scene Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Things With Wings

We are showcasing Doodlebug 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 LOVE the bright and bold colour combinations you always get with Doodlebug products.  They’re both at CHA last year was one of the cheeeriest, happiest places to be – everything was just so fun!  For my card I wanted to combine a couple of the papers from the Springtime paper pack and added a simple bold sentiment from Avery Elle’s Big Greetings to bring the colour scheme together.  A bit of twine and a wee lady bird to finish it off was all this clean and simple card needed :)
EDITED:  Unfortunately it appears the Springtime paper pad is no longer available but Simon Says Stamp have a TON of other fabulous Doodlebug paper pads to choose from which would work just as well in this design.  Look HERE!

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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.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
18.07.2016

Avery Elle / Pretty Pink Bosh Blog Hop

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Woohoo – Today is DAY 1 of a 2 day blog hop event joining the creative forces of Avery Elle and Pretty Pink Posh.  Both the Design Teams are participating in this fabulous journey and if you’re on the right road, you should have arrived from the wonderful blog of HEATHER HOFFMAN.  The full list in down below if you’ve gotten lost!!

In order to be in with a chance of winning a $25 Avery Elle gift certificate or a $25 Pretty Pink Posh gift certificate make sure you leave a comment on every blog by July 24th.  4 winners will be picked at random and announced on both the Avery Elle and Pretty Pink Posh Blogs so the more you comment the more chance there is of winning!

So onto my card.  I paired the Avery Elle Band Camp stamp set with the gorgeous Scalloped Squares from PPP.  There’s also some extra sparkle thanks to some PPP sequins in Aquamarine and Lemon Drop.  I used Avery Elle Pigment inks to blend my background and tie the whole theme together.

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Your next stop is the fabulous JULIA ALTERMANN.  Make sure you join in again tomorrow with the rest of the Design Team  – happy hopping!

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Heather Hoffman
Caryn Davies – you’re here!
Julia Altermann
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Lisa Elton
Amy Kolling 
Nina-Marie Trapani
Maska Vanacker 
Vera Rhuhay
Shannon McComb

16.07.2016

Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box and a GIVEAWAY!!

 

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HAPPY Saturday!  You should have hopped here from the blog of the amazingly talented JANA MILLEN but if you want to go back to the start the head to the SIMON SAYS STAMP NOW!

So as if the arrival of the weekend wasn’t reason enough to celebrate, today I also get to join in with one AMAZING blog hop in honour of the brand new (only became available yesterday) MASTERPIECE BOX from Simon Says Stamp.  If you don’t already know, this is a very special chance to purchase products from some of the leading companies in the craft industry ahead of their release date and all in one amazing box! Imagine that parcel arriving on your doorstep!!  For every comment you leave on the your trip round the hop stops today, you have a chance of winning a $25 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate too – woohoo!  This box is in LIMITED quantities and once it’s sold out it won’t be restocked – just sayin’ 😉

So I’ve been lucky enough to be able to play with a few of these gorgeous products over the last few days and here’s what I have to share.

First up are two cards I made using a stunning set from Simon Says Stamp called Oh Happy Day.  The is card uses a couple of the open flowers and a masking technique to create a frame around the sentiment.  I chose some pretty, warm colours Simon Says Stamp inks and added some sparkle to them with a clear Wink of Stella pen.

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Next, I chose the large solid bloom from the same set and stamped it in three colours of pink and purple.  I die cut a circle and the Hugs sentiment (also from Simon Says Stamp) in black and adhered them to the card base and finished off with a few Doodlebug Sprinkles in black.

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My final card feature a couple of sweet new sets from Clearly Besotted.  Originally designed for use in your planners I thought I would use them on a card instead.  I stamped a bunch of the Panda Planner images over a piece of white cardstock and chose a stamp from the smaller Penguin Planner set to sit in amongst them.  To make him stand out a wee bit more I coated him in Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.  The sentiment is from a perviously released Simon Says Stamp set called Happy Days.

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So now you can pop along to the next stop on the hop which is the gorgeous BARB ENGLER!

And here’s the full list – just in case you missed any out!

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Jennifer McGuire

Kristina Werner

Laura Bassen

Yana Smakula

Debby Hughes

Nichol Spohr

Yoonsun Hur

Shari Carroll

Amy Rysavy

Virginia Lu

Chari Moss

Kelly Latevola

May Sukyoung Park

Nina Marie Trapani

Heather Ruwe

Kathy Racoosin

Wanda Guess

Jana Millen

Caryn Davies (You’re here!)

Barb Engler

Heather Hoffman

 


13.07.2016

Simon Says … Create a Scene

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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 Photo Inspiration Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Create A Scene

We are showcasing Newton’s Nook 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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My card this week is inspired by the latest addition to the Davies household – our Ragdoll kitten, Loki! He’s a wee scamp, just like Newton!  I coloured the image with Copics and fussy cut it out.  To set the scene I used the frame die from the new MFT Time for Bubbly set to create an aperture and used Distress Inks to blend a sky backdrop.  I added a little picket fence and some greenery for a bit more dimension.

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And before I go, here’s a wee photo of my little Loki :)

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


12.07.2016

Avery Elle … Wild Birthday

Hello there on this dreary day!  Where on earth is our Summer – not funny anymore :(  To brighten things up I’m sharing a fun birthday card made with the fabulous Wild Birthday set from Avery Elle.  I combined the animals with some fun patterned papers to create a card perfect for a boy or girl!

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Make sure you check out the Avery Elle Blog every day for tons of inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.

06.07.2016

Simon Says. photo inspiration

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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 Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Photo Inspiration

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The lovely Jenn Shurkus made this lovely mood board for us to follow, you can use the colors, pictures, whatever you like to create your project. If it’s not obvious please let us know what element you used in your write up.

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp 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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Isn’t that collage just so inspiring?!  I can totally see why Jenn picked these photos – just so dreamy!  For me the thing that jumped out most was the driftwood images.  I pulled out my MFT Wood Plank background stamp and stamped it in Surf Blue (how appropriate) and then over the top with with Memento Desert Sand.  I love the aged effect you get with this double stamping technique.  I used the same two colours to stipple the “sunshine” die cut before inlaying back into the frame die cut.  Ahh, summer – how I long for you to come (yes, I know it’s July but in England that means nothing, lol!!)

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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.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
29.06.2016

Simon Says … Anything Goes

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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 Add Some Shimmer 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

ANYTHING GOES

We are showcasing Art Impressions 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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As a current member of Slimming World this stamp set sure makes me chuckle!  I know lots of my friends in the group would see the funny side too – always trying to put a positive spin on things!  The stamp is quite a large one so creates the perfect focal image without the need for too much more.  I stamped onto water colour card and coloured the image with Zig Clean Colour markers.  A layer of vellum and some patterned paper add just a bit of interest to the background.

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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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
27.06.2016

Avery Elle … That Bites and Ribbit Ribbit

Hey!  I have a couple of cards over on the Avery Elle Blog today showcasing a great couple of sets from the Summer Release.  The first one is probably one of my favourite sets – That Bites.  I love how Heather illustrated these deep sea fish – so funny with that sentiment too!

 

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The second card uses the Ribbit Ribbit set for a clean and simple card that I think is perfect for a younger recipient – such fun to colour.

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Thanks for stopping by xxx

22.06.2016

Simon Says … Add Some Shimmer

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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 Animal Magic Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

ADD SOME SHIMMER 

We are showcasing Lindy’s Gang 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. The lovely people at Lindy’s Gang sent all of the DT a parcel of samples to use, thank you so much, we really appreciate them!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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Sharing an inky, splattery explosion for this week’s challenge!  Not really my usual go to technique but I think I could get to quite enjoy it!  I created a panel using (yes, you know it – Wonky Stitches from Avery Elle), and inked in up using Spiced Marmalade Distress ink.  I then got the Lindy’s Gang solutions Pineapple Paradise and High Maintenance Magenta and added tonnes of splatters.  When that was all dry I used the MISTI to stamp over it using the Butterflies set and Big Greetings (Avery Elle) multiple times for a good dark impression.  I then used the same colours as a paint for the butterfly!.

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o 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
15.06.2016

Simon Says … Animal Magic

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Hello, all! Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Thank you for joining us for the Father’s Day/For A Guy Challenge! We loved seeing your fun and innovative designs this week! Please join us this week for our brand new challenge!

This week the challenge is…

ANIMAL MAGIC

We are looking to the animal kingdom for inspiration for our ‘Animal Magic’ projects! From butterflies to buffalos, kittens to kingfishers, we will be looking forward to see which animal you choose for your project!

Many of us have fur babies that are very much a part of our family and we would love to know what little critters live with you! Maybe you could add photo’s of them on your post too!

We are showcasing Paper Smooches 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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It’s fair to say, I’m a cat person.  I do love dogs (and all animals really) but deep down I would love to come back as a cat – they have the best lifestyles!!  My card is dedicated to my most favourite cat of all time and we tragically lost her just a few months ago to a car accident.  Her name was Talullah and she was a black Persian cross.  I’ve never known a cat to be so loving so I was devastated when she died :(  My card uses the Cat Icons Wise Dies from Paper Smooches and I simply die cut the cat and fish bones from black card.  I cut the eyes from purple glitter card for some added sparkle!  I think it looks quite Halloweeny with the orange background!

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And here’s wee Talullah – miss you my little fur ball xxx
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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.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in