22.02.2017

Simon Says … Anything Goes

It’s Anything Goes week at the @simonsaysstamp Wednesday blogwed-newchallenge-header

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

Thank you for joining us for the last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Anything Goes 

This week we are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products this week. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them 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 know we’re nearly at the end of February but I couldn’t resist sharing a Christmas card made with some of my all-time favourite products.  The Believe In The Season stamp set is probably my favourite Simon Says Stamp stamp set of all time – I absolutely love it.  Paired with the Gingham Background Cling Stamp and the Perfect Bow it creates a lovely, homey feel.  The deer was embossed with Gold Tinsel embossing powder – you don’t see the text detail of the stamp with this one but I don’t think that’s a problem!  The patterned paper I used is from My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum paper pad which unfortunately is no longer available, but there are TONS of other papers that could be used for the same effect.

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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
20.02.2017

Avery Elle … Scalloped Pierced Rectangles

Hey there!  Today I’ve got a card featuring the new Scalloped Pierced Rectangle frame dies from Avery Elle.  These are great for adding the perfect frame to your cards and  include three different sizes and a great tag.  I also used another of the newest products from Avery Elle, Mimosas and white heat embossed them onto water colour card and coloured them with Zig Clean Colour markers.  I also heat embossed the big sentiment in the centre from the Big Greetings stamp set.  Be sure to check out the Avery Elle Blog every day for tons of inspiration on the new products.

Scalloped Rectangles



Thanks for stopping by today.

15.02.2017

Simon Says … Fantastic Florals with Altenew

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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 last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Fantastic Florals

This week we are showcasing Altenew Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them 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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So I bought this set months ago and it’s been sitting there crying out to be inked ever since!  I LOVE the modern, graphic style of the flowers and the larger scale is fabulous.  I used Altenew’s crisp inks for the design and double stamped with the MISTI to get really gorgeous, flawless results with the colour.  Te sentiment is from the Label Love set – one of my favourites at the moment – SO useful!

fantastic florals Altenew


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
13.02.2017

Avery Elle … Fruit Stand

Hello and Happy Monday!  It’s my turn over on the Avery Elle blog and today I’m sharing a wee 4 bar sized card featuring the new Fruit Stand stamp set and coordinating elle-ments from the latest Spring 2017 release.  I stamped the little girl and stand with New Moon dye ink and coloured everything with Copics.  The grass border was done using the new die collection Picket Fence.    I love all the little extra elements that come with this set – there’s LOADS of uses I can think of!

Fruit Stand


Thanks for stopping by.

 

09.02.2017

Avery Elle Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Avery Elle Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop.  You should’ve hopped here from Karolyn’s blog but if you’re lost and want to start at the beginning then you need to pop on over to the Avery Elle blog.
I am thrilled to be sharing a couple of cards today made using Shine Bright from the release.  This is another of my own designs and I’m so pleased with how it turned out – I love anything to do with the ocean.
I kept the first card very simple as I wanted to keep the lighthouse as a standalone focal point.  The Rocky Shores dies from the last release are a perfect partner for this set and together they create a great shoreline landscape.
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For the second card I created a Distress Ink blended background for my lighthouse to sit in front of.  This set is also ideal for using with the Chibi-tronics kits too!

Shine Bright

Shine Bright light

The next stop on the hop is Heather – enjoy!!!

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon
Caryn Davies (c’est moi)
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Spring 2017 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, February 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 13th .  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)
08.02.2017

Simon Says … Cute

New @simonsaysstamp Wednesday Challenge starts today – and it’s all about CUTE!Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Cute

This week we are showcasing Wild Rose StudioProducts this week. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them 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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So I thought I’d pair this ADORABLY cute bear image from My Favourite Things with the sweet little sentiment from Wild Rose Studio – this is a great little set with a few extra flower images which I also used.  I created a cream card base for a change and stamped the Gingham Background from Simon Says Stamp in Kraft pigment ink from Avery Elle.  I stamped the bear in Barely Beige Dye ink and gave the “no-line colouring” technique another go (I seriously need so tips on that – #fail)!  To distract from the shoddy colouring I added some sparkle to the icing on the cake using a Spica pen and then a dollop of glossy accents on top for good measure!!  All products used are listed below!

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Cute WRS


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
06.02.2017

New My Favourite Things – Wine anyone?

Hey!  I’m happy to be sharing a card and bottle tag today dedicated to one of my favourite hobbies – wine!  The brand new release from MFT Stamps features a really fun stamp set called Uncorked with some really cool sentiments along with a bunch of coordinating die sets – the Wine Tag, Wine Service and Cheers Die-Namics.

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I actually had the EXTREME pleasure of crafting along with my buddy Karolyn Loncon in her amazing craft haven when I attended CHA in Phoenix a few weeks ago.  It was like a little treasure trove of goodies – don’t you love investigating other people’s craft spaces??!!  Of course the main thing I came away with was a huge desire to spend money, lol!  Well, I rummaged through her vast collection of MFT goodness and created this card and tag using both new release stuff (thank you so much MFT) and some previously released gems like the Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots cover plate and the Stitched Strip Die-namics.  As a fun little touch I made a tiny wine glass charm out of a wee jewellry ring (what are they called??) and one of the little gold die cut stars from the Stitched Strip die-namics.

Wine card

Wine tag


Thanks for popping in today – Have a good week!

01.02.2017

Simon Says … the colour of love

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

Thank you for joining us for the last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

The Colour of Love

This week we are showcasing Reverse Confetti Products this week. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them 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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This week’s challenge is all about love and I just LOVE this combination of stencilled background using the Hearts stencil and a bold, black, graphic sentiment.  I’ve always loved this combo.  The touches of gold add a little drama too – can’t go wrong with a bit of gold I say!!  I used my Clarity brushes with Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress inks – these are amazing things – if you haven’t tried them I’d highly recommend them!  I was having so much fun I thought I’d carry on and whip up a second card while I was at it!

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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
30.01.2017

Avery Elle … Letter Balloons

Hey there.  I’m up on the Avery Elle Blog today with a card I created using the Letter Balloons from the Winter Release.  I made this sparkly Happy New Year card by die-cutting the letters and numbers (using the Number Balloon dies) from glitter card.  The confetti is made using the Finished Frames set.  I love these dies for making personalised cards too – so useful!

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Hope you enjoy the rest of the week.  All products used can be found at Avery Elle.

25.01.2017

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 last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

Anything Goes

This week we are showcasing Carabelle Studio Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them 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 made a cute and simple 4-bar sized card this week – I often forget there are other sizes than A2!!  I heat embossed the Texture With Hearts Cling Stamp in white and then used 3 differnet shades of pink Zig Clean Colour Marker as a wash with water to give a pretty ombre effect. I then die cut the panel using the Dotted Rectangles dies from Avery Elle. To add a bit of punch I stamped the Congrats sentiment from Label Love from Atlenew in black.

Ag Carrabelle

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