07.06.2017

Simon Says … Make It Masculine with Tim Holtz

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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

Make It Masculine

This week we are showcasing Tim Holtz 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 had fun creating a background using Distress Oxide inks this week.  I love the way they just melt into each other – and these three colours just go so well together.  I kept the rest of the card clean and simple to create a card perfect for a Dad’s birthday or even Father’s Day!!  By the way, our sister Challenge (the Monday Team) have a masculine themed challenge this week so make sure you link up your creation to both challenges for two chances to win!!

 

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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
05.06.2017

Avery Elle … Mom and Dad

Hi there!  I have a card to share today using the gorgeous Mom and Dad stamp set from the latest release from Avery Elle Stamps.  I paired this set with the stunning Heart Frame die which I die cut from gold glitter adhesive paper – LOVE!!  I stamped the sentiment and flower cluster in gold embossing powder and filled it in using Nuvo Jewel Drops to add some subtle colour.  The glossy, dimension looks fab!  For a little background interest I spritzed the card base with some gold splatters <3

Mom and dad


31.05.2017

Simon Says … Anything Goes with Technique Tuesday

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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 Technique Tuesday.  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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Hey – it’s Wednesday and time for a brand new challenge.  I chose to work with a gorgeous, summery hibiscus stamp design from Technique Tuesday for my card this week.  I love the size of the flower in this set, and the font is gorgeous.  I stamped the flower in black and then coloured it with Copics.  The base of the card has been stencilled using the Tiny Dots stencil from Simon Says Stamp – my favourite stencil of ALL TIME!!  I added a touch of gold with some Washi tape, fine gold thread and finished with some little dots of Nuvo drops in Orange Marmalade.

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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
29.05.2017

Avery Elle … Beside The Sea

Happy Monday everyone!  It’s particularly happy here in the UK as it’s a Bank Holiday, yay!  Hope you’re enjoying it whatever you’re up to.  My card is perfectly times today as it features a set I designed for the brand new Summer release from Avery Elle Stamps.  Beside The Sea is a wee 3×4″ stamp set featuring a row of cute beach huts and some little extra accessories to create the perfect little seaside scene.  As I drew the set I imagined a row of pastel-coloured beach huts and so here is the finished result!  I stamped the images in Versamark and then heat embossed them in white.  I used Zig Clean Colour Brush markers for the sun-bleached, washed out feel and the new Diagonal Stripes background die sets the scene perfectly!

Beside The Sea



Thanks for stopping by.

28.05.2017

Avery Elle … No Way

Hey there.  I’m sharing a card I created using the No Way stamp set from the brand new Summer 2017 release from Avery Elle Stamps.  The wee avocado with his little face is just cuteness overload!  I stamped him three times and masking each time for a simple design that anyone would love!  The set has various sentiments you can stamp to go with the “Holy Guacamole” stamp – such a clever set!

No Way

Thanks for stopping by.

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.
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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.

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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
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.

 

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