18.01.2017

Simon Sys … Anything But a Card

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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

Anything But A Card

This week we are showcasing We R Memory Keepers  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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One of my favourite We R Memory Keepers products is the 6×6 Clearly Posh acetate pad.  I love the foiling and patterns and it can really glam up a project.  For my challenge piece today I made a pillow box. WRMK actually have a Pillow Box Punch Board but I didn’t have time to get my hands on it – it’s definitely on my wish list though.  To finish off I added some black ribbon and a tag made using Avery Elle’s Postage Stamp dies and the Hang In There stamp set for the sentiment.

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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

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11.01.2017

Simon Says … Winter Birthday

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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

Winter Birthday

This week we are showcasing Lawn Fawn 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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When I saw the challenge this week was Winter Birthday I immediately thought of the Stitched Trees dies from Lawn Fawn.  The are so versatile and can be used for all kinds of cards all year long!  I LOVE them!  I paired the trees with a few snowflakes (Simon Says Stamp die) and a few sequins from the January card kit.  The backdrop is from the gorgeous Winter Perfectly Plaid paper pad.

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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
04.01.2017

Simon Says … New something

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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

New Something

New Crafty Stash, New Baby, New Job, New Life, Wedding etc, we will be looking forward to seeing whats new!

This week we are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 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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My NEW SOMETHING for this challenge is the Limited Edition December Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp.  Although the kit sold out in record time the star of the show (in my humble opinion) is the stamp set – Swell Christmas – which is still very much available!  Anyone who follows me will know that vintage Christmas is my thing!  I love the style and feel of everything that kitsch and retro Christmas offers and this stamp set is so COOL!  I madde a coupls of cards featuring the fab Santa image!

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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

New Something

New Crafty Stash, New Baby, New Job, New Life, Wedding etc, we will be looking forward to seeing whats new!

This week we are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

02.01.2017

Avery Elle… Wood You?

Popping with a quick post to share my Avery Elle card for today.  I hope you’ve all enjoyed the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER and are not feeling to over-indulged!!  I’ve used the super cute Wood You stamp set and created a thank you card using some wood effect paper and one of the sentiments from the Tag For All die set.

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Well, as I said, this is super quick – I’m going to Andorra in a few hours and haven’t even packed, lol!!!

 

28.12.2016

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 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 Lindy’s Stamp Gang 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 s super quick background for my card using the High Maintenancne Magenta starburst spray and added extra sparkle with Tsukineko Shimmer spray.  The focal point is created using the Big Numbers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp which I also coloured using the spray as a paint!!

This card was for my lovely mum who turned 65 (obviously) on 23rd December!  Happy Birthday mumsy!!

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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
21.12.2016

Simon Says … Make It Sparkle

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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 Gift It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

We would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous 2017!

This week the challenge is

Make It Sparkle 

This week we are showcasing Hero Arts 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’ve gone back to my CAS roots with this card.  I used the mistletoe branch form Happy Hollydays from Hero Arts and simply heat embossed it in gold and speitzed the whole thing with some sheer sparkle spray.  When that was dry I added some subtle colour using a green Zig Clean Colour marker and added a bit more shimmer with Heidi Swapp gold sparay and Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

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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.
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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
11.12.2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

YES!  It’s that time of year and once again I am thrilled to be joining in with Taheerah and her Advent Extravaganza alongside Avery Elle who are sponsoring Day 11!
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Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!
Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!
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So today I HAD to play with the three Christmas sets I created for Avery Elle in the Fall release.  The whole release was so special but I couldn’t resist using these sets (narcissistic much Caryn, lol?).
The first card is probably my favourite – I love yintage deer images and ornaments, I have quite a few dotted around my home now!  The papers I’ve used on all three cards are from the Sugar Plum paper pad from My Mind’s Eye (you know when you wish you’d bought like three of them and now you can’t get it anywhere??!!).  The deer are coloured with Copics and the card is finished with a banner from the Merry and Bright set from Simon Says Stamp.
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The second card features Retro Ornaments.  Again, I am a total sucker for retro-style Christmas decor and was totally inspired to design these stamps by the ornaments  that used to hang on my Gran’s tree when I was little.  The images are coloured with Copics and fished off with some super sparkly glitter.
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 Lastly I have a card featuring Dear Santa.  I’ve used this cat so many times already – she’s one sassy little lady!

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It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Technique Tuesday so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.
Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!
07.12.2016

Simon Says … ICE 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.

We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher

This week the challenge is

Ice Inspiration

and the lovely Jenn Shurkus has made us this gorgeous mood board to give us some inspiration!

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This week we are showcasing My Favorite Things 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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Isn’t Jen Shurkus just a star when it comes to putting together these inspiration boards – this is another cracker!  I thought I’d go for the frosty look from the photos and used one of MFT’s amazing sentiment sets embossed in silver sparkle with some fab Simon Says Stamp snowflakes coated in Rock Candy distress glitter.  Brr, definitely makes me feel chilly!!

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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
05.12.2016

Avery Elle … Love Puffin

I’m up on the Avery Elle Blog today sharing this card using the cute Love Puffin stamp set.  The Rocky Shores dies are absolutely amazing and pair with this set beautifully.  Such a wee stroke of genius.  I coloured the puffins with Copics and added a little Kraft ink to the edges here and there to soften the colours.

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Thanks for stopping by.

05.12.2016

Simon Says Stamp … December 2016 Card Kit

Hi there.  I know this kit sold out in record time (and why wouldn’t it – it’s amazing) but you can still buy the elements at SSS including the cute as can be stamp set, Merry and Bright which is in stock (for now!!).  I love the colour combo in this set, there is a real retro feel to it which is right up my crafty alley!!  I love the Doodlebug papers and there’s even a Chibi-tronics mini kit in there too!  I’ve started playing with the kit and have three cards to share today JUST using the papers and card – I’ll have a few more featuring the stamp set soon!!

The only bits added to this card that aren’t in the kit are the snowflake and the bakers twine.!

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This card was whipped up in seconds!  I cut the paper down to fit an A2 card using the Avery Elle Custom Panels Elle-ments and added some twine – boom!

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I’ll be back with more from this kit soon – stay tuned :)