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
13.06.2016

I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today sharing a card using two of the new stamp sets from the Summer release.  I also combined gold and silver embossing powders for a card that super shimmery!  The sentiment is from Big Greetings – I ADORE this set – such useful sentiments in it (I’m using it SO much!).  I also used the Butterflies stamp set (which I designed – grin) and stamped several images around the sentiment before embossing in silver.

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The sentiment id from Big Greetings – I ADORE this set – such useful sentiments in it (I’m using it SO much!).  I also used the Butterflies stamp set (which I designed – grin) and stamped several images around the sentiment before embossing in silver.

Thanks for stopping by.

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08.06.2016

Simon Says … For a Guy

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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 Mask It 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

 FATHER’S DAY/FOR A GUY 

We are showcasing Tim Holtz 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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Argh – it’s that week again!  The one where we showcase Tim Holtz products and I go into a meltdown because I CAN’T. DO. ARTSY!!  I HATE getting ink on me (I always splodge it onto the card) and I struggle with the “grungy” look.  HOWEVER, I bought this new stamp set (Mariner Blueprints) and pulled out my Distress Inks and got to work.  I still think it’s “me” but still has that “Tim” look too 😉

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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
06.06.2016

Avery Elle … Tough Guy

I’m up on the Avery Elle Blog today sharing a card I made using the new Tough Guy stamp set from the Summer release.  This is such a cool set for making those much maligned cards for men.  I used my favourite paper pad of all time (Everyday Collection) and coloured my strong man with Copics.

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Thanks for stopping by xxx


04.06.2016

MISTI MAYnia Winner

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Just popping in to announce the winner of the Mini Misti draw from My Sweet Petunia.

Drum roll please ……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TracyM #6773says:

Your butterflies are BEAUTIFUL Caryn – CONGRATULATIONS!!!
LOVE the dimension you get with the double stamping!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION :)
I confess that I’m ADDICTED to heat embossing and the Distress Ink Lifting technique at the moment … it is also very fogiving, as I can touch up any partial stamping with a Versamark Pen => THANK YOU for the chance to win such a COOL TOOL, I DREAM of becoming a better stamper!!!

 

Congrats Tracy – head on over to Iliana’s blog and create an account at My Sweet Petunia so your prize can get posted out to you!

01.06.2016

Simon Says … Mask It

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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

 MASK IT 

We are showcasing Altenew 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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Masking is one of my favourite techniques but I don’t use it that often.  I don’t know why, it just slips my mind to do it!  I love the possibilities it opens up for images and although you can build the same “picture” by cutting them out, sometimes it’s nice to have no borders and have it look like it’s all one image.  Altenew are such an amazing company – I LOVE their designs, they’re so unique.  This was one of the first sets I owned and I absolutely LOVE it!  I love the graphic flowers and the gorgeous design elements.  I stamped three flowers in Gold Delicata ink masking as I went to build my focal point.  Once all three were masked I blended a mixture of Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks around them (how HOT does that combo look??!).  For added texture I flicked on somewater droplets and some Gold Lame spray from Heidi Swapp and added a few Gold Glitter Doodlebug Sprinkles.  The sentiment (which I have waited for ages to own) is from Simon Says Stamp cut in gold card from Bazzill.

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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

30.05.2016

Avery Elle … With Sympathy

Hey there!  It’s a Bank Holiday here in the UK and if all has gone to plan I’m sitting by the pool sipping something chilled in Centerparcs!!  I’m sharing a card using some of the amazing new products from the brand new Summer release from Avery Elle.  I’m using the fantastic With Sympathy die and have paired it with one of my own designs, The Reef and Coral Reef dies.  I used a blending tool to add colour to the die cuts as I didn’t want a solid appearance, I wanted it to look more textured.  I added a splatter to the background using Heidi Swapp Sea Foam spray and added everything to a panel cut with my most used craft item, Wonky Stitches!!!

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26.05.2016

Avery Elle Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

 

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Hooray!  It’s time for the brand new Summer 2016 release from Avery Elle!  You should have arrived here from my fun-lovin’ and fabulous friend, Karolyn Loncon‘ s blog.  If not go back to the Avery Elle Blog and start from there!

There are so many amazing new products being released today – I know you’re going to LOVE the hop and seeing the design team’s gorgeous creations.  The product I’m featuring today is one of three new stamp sets I’ve designed for this release along with a fun die set that compliments the theme perfectly.  This is a die collection I’ve been NEEDING in my collection for a long time and I’m so happy to finally have it.  I love all things ocean-related and as you may or may not know have a particular passion for sharks!  Well I have my sharks (Hello Chum) and now I have The Reef.  I was inspired by my love of The Great Barrier reef where I learned to dive and wanted to be able to create some pretty, underwater themed cards for my fellow sea-loving friends.   The dies came from my desire to have a coral/sea-weedy backdrop and these Coral Reef dies give me the ability to layer to my heart’s content!!

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Your next stop on the hop is my gorgeous chum Heather Campbell – she’s sharing one of her amazing new sets today too!

 

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Karolyn Loncon
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, May 29th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 30th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team’s posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends – make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
26.05.2016

MISTI MAY-NIA! Day 26

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I guess you must all know by now but the AMAZINGLY generous peeps over at My Sweet Petunia (let by the fabulous Iliana) are giving away… wait for it … a FREE MINI MISTI EVERY DAY IN MAY!!!  I am chuffed to be joining in the fun and helping them get the word out about this astonishing tool.  I have 2 MISTI’s and hoping to add the Mini to my collection very soon!  I use it every time I craft and can barely remember how I managed without it  (I like to call those the BM days – Before Misti, lol!!).

The MISTI makes so many things easier when you’re stamping – I love to use it to get the perfect, crisp image or to create multiple images super quick and easy.  Another technique that is so easy when  you have a MISTI is multi-coloured or selective stamping.  I have a couple of cards below using one of my brand new designs from Avery Elle (released and available today!!) called Butterflies.  I stamped the the images in one shade and then inked up the stamps in a darker shade and removed the ink from the middle so it only stamps the darker colour at the edges.  I also was able to achieve the perfect placement of my sentiments (from another amazing brand new set called Big Greetings from Avery Elle) which I double stamped to get a gorgeous, flawless impression (Happy Sigh!!)

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So do you want a chance to win one of these fantastic MISTI stamping tools?!  (What a stupid question, huh?!).  All you need to do is leave a comment BEFORE 1st June 2016 on this post by telling me YOUR FAVOURITE STAMPING TECHNIQUE (embossing, masking, water colouring, Copic colouring etc etc) and then I’ll pick a winner – easy peasy lemon squeezy!

You will need to create an account over at My Sweet Petunia so Iliana can mail your prize. Here’s the list of all the participants so far – check them all out for lots of MISTI inspiration.

May 01 – My Sweet Petunia

May 01 – Ilina Crouse

May 02 – Lydia Fiedler

May 02 – Virginia Lu

May 03 – Jana Millen

May 04 – Carissa Wiley

May 05 – Maureen Wong

May 05 – Simon Hurley

May 06 – Laurel Beard

May 06 – Catherine Pooler

May 07 – Laura Sterckx

May 07- My Favorite Things

May 08- Laura Bassen

May 09 – Jeanne Streiff

May 10 – Lawn Lawn

May 11 – Darlene DeVries

May 12 – Crafters’ Corner

May 13 – Pat Huntoon

May 14 – Sally Lynn MacDonald

May 15 – Avery Elle

May 16 – Simon Says Stamp

May 17 – Altenew

May 18 – Concord & 9th

May 19 – Stephanie Klauck

May 20 – Hero Arts

May 21 – Neat and Tangled

May 21 – Debbie Hughes

May 22- Taheerah Atchia

May 23- Jennifer McGuire

May 23- Kathy Racoosin

May 24- Yana Smakula

May 25- Sandy Allnock