18.09.2017

Avery Elle … Winder Woodland Wonders

Hi, it’s Caryn here kicking off a week of Winter Woodland Wonders inspiration!  This set is packed full of cute festive critters and makes scene-building a breeze!

I started with a cream card base and cut a panel using the larges of the Double Pierced Rectangles Elle-ments.  I blended my background using Distress Oxide inks and then splattered a little shimmer spray on it for some subtle texture.

I stamped the robin, polar bear and trees in New Moon Dye Ink and coloured with Copics and added a few details here and there with Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard.  Finally I stamped the sentiment in black and popped my die cut pieces onto the card using foam tape.

Supplies:

Winter Woodland Wonders Stamp Set

Winter Woodland Wonders Elle-ments

Double Pierced Rectangles

New Moon Dye Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by, make sure you pop in to the Avery Elle Blog every day to check out the rest of the design teams amazing creations.

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.

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
30.11.2016

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 Christmas To Die For 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

Anything Goes

This week we are showcasing Concord & 9th 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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One of my favourite Concord and 9th products is the Take a Bough die set.  It is SO unique and gives SO many options to create ALL kinds of different things.  I’ve made a cute little pink, ombre tree which I sprayed with lots of shimmer – it’s adorable in real life!!

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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
23.11.2016

Simon Says … Christmas To DIE For

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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 Christmas Critters 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

Christmas To Die For

Use any die cut on your creation and if you don’t have one you can use a punch instead. The main thing is to make something for Christmas and have fun!

We would also like to wish all of our friends in the United States a Very Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you have a lovely time with your family and friends.

This week we are showcasing our very own  Simon’s 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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As soon as I saw this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp I HAD to order it!  I absolutely LOVE stags so it had to come and live with me.  I created a card base from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and die cut a panel of plaid paper from the Sugar Plum paper pad from My Mind’s Eye.  I heat embossed the stag in Rose Gold and finished off with a bit of twine and some foliage from the set.  It reminds me of a Highland hunting lodge somewhere in Scotland 🙂

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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
16.11.2016

Simon Says … Christmas Critters

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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 Thanks/Thanksgiving 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

Christmas Critters

This week we are showcasing Stampendous 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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Wow – how can the weeks be flying by so quickly?  5 weeks to Christmas, can’t believe it!  Luckily the Wednesday Challenges are providing me with lots of excuses to make Christmas cards so I’m slowly but surely getting through them.  This week I’ve used a House Mouse stamp for the very first time and must say, they’re so cute!  They’re not usually the style I’d pick to be honest but I had loads of fun with this card.  I coloured the image with Copics and added some sparkle with the Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and a wee touch of Stickles.  To finish off I die cut some Poinsettias from the Simon Says Stamp, some greenery from Retro Ornaments by Avery Elle  and a circle sentiment also from Simon Says Stamp.

 

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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
09.11.2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags … Avery Elle

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AAAAnnnd I’m back with another couple of tags and playing along with Tracey McNeely and the annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags event.  This time though I’m joining in with Avery Elle and my gorgeous, talented teamies over there!  If you missed my other post using Simon Says Stamp goodies check it out HERE!

I started by die-cutting a couple of tags from the Postage Stamp Die collection – love the pierced border on these dies.  To decorate the tags I used the North Pole Pals and the Dear Santa sets (along with a sentiment from Retro Ornaments – still love this font).  The red spotty strip is just some washi tape I’ve had kicking about since forever!

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Remember there are prizes up for grabs everyday – Avery Elle today are offering a $25 store credit and you can win by commenting on the MAIN LINK UP POST on Tracey’s blog and on all the designer’s posts too.

Enjoy the rest of the team’s (and Tracey’s of course) tags today – they’re all fab!

02.11.2016

Simon Says … Thinking of You

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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

Thinking Of You

This week we are showcasing Penny Black 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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Ok, I know what you’re going to say … how does this card fit this week’s challenge theme of Thinking of You?  Well I can’t lie … it doesn’t!  I have been pretty up against it this week after being away on holiday last week, Halloween, my daughter’s birthday etc.  I had to make my card in a rush and whilst I have used a gorgeous Penny Black die, the actual challenge theme just went … poof.. right out the window, lol!!  I hope you like it anyway, lol!!

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02.11.2016

Avery Elle … Kitsch Christmas

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Hey!  I’m sharing a card over on the Avery Elle Blog today featuring one of the sets I designed for the Fall release this year.  I can’t deny I LOVE how this set turned out and I am so pleased that lots of people seem to love it too.

 

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To frame my main image I used the Sweet Scallops die collection – I like how this adds to the retro feel of this card.  I used distress inks to add a bit of colour around the card edges and on the oval panel and finished with a few little stars and sentiment from Retro Ornaments.

Oh, and for those who have been asking – there’s a restock of all stamps due in the store at the end of the week – yay!!

Thanks for stopping by x