17.05.2017

Simon Says … Bit of Sparkle with Simon Says Stamp

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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

Bit of Sparkle

This week we are showcasing Simon’s own brand 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

50dollar_voucher_600pxYay – a bit of sparkle – a challenge made for me if ever there was one!  I’ve been dying to play with this gorgeous Emma stamp for ages – it was out of stock when I originally tried to get it so when it came back I grabbed it pronto!  I thought it would pair nicely with some gold embossing and was going to add some water colour but then remembered something super fun I saw being demonstrated at a local craft fair last weekend by the amazing Keren Baker!  This effect was made using Infusions powders from PaperArtsy.  They come in amazing colours (this is my favourite called A Bit Jaded) and you literally just sprinkle a tiny bit on your paper and spritz with water – and then the magic happens!!!!  I HIGHLY recommend trying them out – I can’t wait to have a go with some of the other colours too!

A Bit of Sparkle


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
11.05.2017

Avery Elle Summer Release Blog Hop

It’s that exciting time again – a brand new Summer Release from Avery Elle Stamps!  I am so happy when the new goodies are finally available and we can start sharing all the fun projects we’ve been working on.  I have designed 2 new stamp sets and coordinating Elle-ments in this release and am thrilled to be showcasing them today in this amazing blog hop.  You should have jumped here from my fabulous friend Karolyn Loncon’s blog but if you want to start at the beginning (and you really should) then go HERE to the Avery Elle Blog.
Right, so onto my creations!  The first of the two sets I’ve designed this time is called Floral Bouquet.  It has a bunch of flowers as a large single stamp and then other elements such as leaves and buds so you can create your own display!  I’ve made 2 cards each time pairing the flowers with one of the amazing new frame dies from the release (going to the very top of my “must-have” die list by the way).  On the first card the images are stamped in New Moon Dye ink and then coloured with Copics  and finished with a coating of Spectrum Noir shimmer.
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The flowers on this second card were stamped in Versamark then heat embossed in white.  I used Kuretake Tambi Gansai water colours this time and used a blue card base to complement the images.
Floral Bouquet 1

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

To celebrate our Summer 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, May 14th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 15th .  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)
10.05.2017

Simon Says … Going Dotty with Stamping Bella

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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

Going Dotty

This week we are showcasing products from Stamping Bella.  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 love Stamping Bella stamps for colouring – they’re so fun!  I particularly like this image because poppies are one of my favourite flowers and I love her dress!!  I used my MISTI to stamp her a few times to get a really good coverage on her hair – in the past without the MISTI her hair would NOT be that solid, lol!!  I coloured her in with Copics and finished with a sentiment from the Avery Elle die set, Sentimental and a few little drops of Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard to the flower centres.

Stamping Bella


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
03.05.2017

Simon Says … Hint of Pink with Hero Arts

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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

Hint of Pink

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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As soon as I saw the words PINK and HERO ARTS together I knew I had the perfect stamp set for this challenge.  The Colour Layering Flamingo set is possibly my favourite Hero Arts set of all time.  I’ve used it so much and I’ll never get bored of it!  For the background I stamped one of the images from the Brushtrokes set from Tim Holtz in Cracked Pistachio Oxide Ink.  I spritzed some gold Heidi Swapp shimmer over the top and set it aside to dry.  Meanwhile I stamped my flamingo using 3 different Simon Says Stamp inks (listed below) using the MISTI to make sure everything was lined up perfectly and added the beak and legs in Smoke ink.  I die cut the Hugs from black glitter paper using the Avery Elle Simply Said: Hugs die and cut a strip of MFT striped grey paper before assembling everything on the front of the card.  I finished it off with a few little dots of Nuevo jewel drops in Rosewater here and there.

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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
02.05.2017

Avery Elle … Carousel

Hello there!  I’m popping in today with a card I made using the fabulous Carousel stamp set from Avery Elle Stamps.  I stamped the carousel horse image in Versamark and heat embossed him in silver I wanted a pastel colour scheme to go with the bling of the foiled background and silver embossing so I chose some Copic shades and carefully coloured him.  A sprinkling of sequins and it’s done.

 

Carousel

Make sure you check out the Avery Elle Blog everyday for lots of inspiration!

26.04.2017

Simon Says … Anything Goes with Newton’s Nook

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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 products from Newton’s Nook.  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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Newtons Nook have so many fun stamp sets to choose from and I particularly love this popsicle set called Party Pops.  I lined 3 of them up in my MISTI and chose some juicy Avery Elle pigment ink colours for my lollies finishing off with some Glossy Accents on each one.  I used the MISTI again to perfectly place the sentiment inside the middle popsicle.

Anything Goes Newtons Nook


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
24.04.2017

Avery Elle … Glamper Campers

I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today and I have a card using the ULTRA-CUTE Glamper Camper stamp set.  As a proud caravan owner myself I love this stamp set and the great design of the two trailers. with all the little accessories!  And who doesn’t love a good old barbecue?!??!!  I created the scene using the Picket Fence die collection (also from Avery Elle Stamps) and coloured everything with Copics.

Glamper Campers



Thanks for stopping by.

12.04.2017

Simon Says … Spring Colour Inspiration with Lawn fawn

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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

Spring Colour Inspiration

This week we are showcasing products from Lawn fawn.  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 Jenn Shurkus has provided us with a gorgeous Spring-like inspirational mood board with a fabulous colour palette to get our creative juices flowing!  Look at Mr Harley too – very handsome!  I actually just used the colour palette rather than the images as I was dying to use my newest Lawn Fawn purchase, The Year Seven stamp set – love that pinata!  I squished some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink onto a sheet and then spritzed it with some shimmer spray – I then placed my card front face down onto the ink and dabbed it around to give me the inky background – and it’s shimmery too!

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Spring colour inspiration LF


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
12.04.2017

Avery Elle … Punny Pantry

This week over the Avery Elle Blog I’m sharing a card created with the fabulous Punny Pantry Stamp set.  This set is so fun and allows you to whip up quick and funky cards in no time at all!  I created a wee 4 bar sized card from white cardstock and used the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Dots stencil to create a subtle pattern to the background using Avery Elle lemon Grass ink.  I then die cut a scalloped frame from the Scalloped Pierced Rectangles collection

Punny Pantry


05.04.2017

Simon says … Happy Birthday Simon!

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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

Happy Birthday 

And guess what?  The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is celebrating it’s 8th birthday this week!

To celebrate this week we are showcasing products from Simon Says Stamp.  You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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So this week, I thought I’d pull out one of my ALL TIME favourite Simon Says Stamp sets – Artful Flowers.  There’s something about the simplicity of the flowers that I just love!  I created a landscape A2 card and used the Tiny Dots stencil with some Avery Elle Lemon Grass pigment ink to give me a subtle texture to the background.  The I stamped several of the flowers in Versamark and heat embossed them in white before using Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour them in.  I created a wee video if you’d like to watch the process!!

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SSS Birthday 1


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