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!

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
17.12.2015

Can’t. Stop. Foiling!!

To say I’m in love with the Heidi Swapp Minc Mini machine would be an understatement!  I haven’t stopped using it since I got it and absolutely LOVE how it has opened up so many possibilities for creating truly personalised cards that look like they came from a shop!

The cards I’m sharing today were a last minute request from my son Dan last night.  He asked for 3 cards for his music teachers – no other teachers, just the music ones!  He respects and admires them so much and wanted to give them a card and a little gift for Christmas (thanks for the one days’ notice though son!!).  I thought it would be nice to give them a musical theme so found a free file on the web with sheet music and printed one of my favourite pieces, Carol Of The Bells onto some vellum using a laser printer.  I fitted 4 to a sheet and ran two through my Minc with silver foil and 2 with gold.  I die cut some foliage using the Memory Box berry twig die and a couple of the new foliage dies from My Favourite Things.  The sentiment was printed again using a laser printer – I downloaded the free fonts and just typed the sentiment I wanted!!

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I have lots more foiled cards to share – still churning out last minute ones – never really have enough!!

Thanks for stopping by xxx

 

Edited to add:

 

A few people have asked for links etc so here they are below:

Sheet music images 

Fonts: Palatino Linotype and Lasermetal

Carol of The Bells music – the music printed 4 times onto an A4 document


23.10.2015

MFT Guest Designer day 2 (and guess what? More Christmas!!)

Hi there – back again with a few more creations using the MFT October release goodies.  First up I have a couple of cards I created using the Pure Innocence set, Dashing By.  I love theses designs, they are so easy to colour!  I used Zig Clean Colour markers for the little girl and created a water coloured panel for the background.  The sentiment is from Gift Tag Greetings.

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The second card features the Radial Stitched Circle Die-namics again with a watercoloured backdrop.

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My final prpoject features the AMAZING Tag Builder 4 Blueprints Die-namics.  What a fantastic set!  I paired them up with the Winter Wonderland set and the fabulous Gift Tag Greetings stamp set.

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GIVEAWAY TIME

Thank you stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my projects.  In the spirit of giving and all that is Christmas, I thought I’d have a little giveaway here on the blog.  Just leave a comment below (or on yesterday’s post) telling me what your favourite thing about Christmas is and I’ll select someone at random to win an AWESOME Snow Flurry stamp set.  You can also find me on Instagram (@glittermesilly) and follow me there!

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22.10.2015

MFT Guest Designer – getting my Christmas on! (plus a giveaway)

What’s that you say??  64 days till Christmas??  Just as well I’ve had some yummy new products from the MFT October release to play with to help me along with my Christmas card projects!  Yay, I’m super excited to guest designing this month over on the My Favourite Things blog and today I have the first of 6 projects to share with you.

I adore the new Winter Wonderland stamp set and thought the Snow Drifts cover plate would make the perfect backdrop for my mountain village scene!  I used the cover plate to cut some glitter card and adhered it in place on my card front (minus the frame).  The houses, deer and trees were stamped, die cut then coloured with Zig Clean Colour Markers and arranged with over top with plenty of foam tape.  To finish I cut two banners using the Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 4 and white heat embossed the sentiment – also from Winter Wonderland.

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My second card just makes me happy – I give you, Buddy the Elf (in paper form)!  My absolute favourite Christmas movie of ALL TIME is Elf and so instead of using the Santa Suit Die-namics for Santa, I’ve made Buddy’s suit.  I started with a green card base and cut the suit elements from gold, black and green card.  His suit has some gold detail so I used some of the smaller elements from some of the new stamp sets from this release and gold embossed them. The collars are cut from felt too – fun!!!

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The last of my projects for today features another AMAZING set called Snow Flurry (psst, scroll down for details about you can win this stamp set ;).  I went a bit crazy with watercolour paints and white embossing powder and LOVE the end result!

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GIVEAWAY TIME

Thank you stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my projects.  In the spirit of giving and all that is Christmas, I thought I’d have a little giveaway here on the blog.  Just leave a comment below telling me what your favourite thing about Christmas is and I’ll select someone at random to win an AWESOME Snow Flurry stamp set.

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19.10.2015

Avery Elle – Fa La La

It’s Avery Elle post day on my blog and today I’ve been mostly blending Distress inks!  Yes, I’m getting addicted – I can’t stop.  I used a combination of Festive Berries and Spun Sugar to create the base of my card and added some spritzing of Perfect Pearls solution and extra distress ink. The wreath from the Fa La La set was stamped and die cut twice – once in Celery pigment ink and once in Jungle.  The banner was stamped in Cherry ink and die cut.  To finish I popped the die cuts onto some foam tape and adhered everything to a white card base.

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I’m starting to feel very Christmassey already – it must be all the festive cards I’ve been making lately, lol!

Thanks for stopping by. xxx

17.09.2015

MFT Card Contest … well, why not!

Hello there – I’m sliding in a couple of cards I made after being inspired by the fabby contest going on over at My Favourite Things!  I recently had a bit of an MFT shopping spree after the new release just came out so this was the perfect chance to test drive a few of the latest products!

My first card features the Die-Namics Stitched Cover Up Companion (try saying that after a few Proseccos!!) paired with what could quite possibly be one of my favourite stamps ever – that wee surprised gnome is just adorable!  I used the Brick Wall stencil to create my sponged background using distress inks.  I used the same colour palette to colour the flowers and the gnome himself.  I think this cover up die is SO useful.  I can see me using it TONS!

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As soon as I saw the samples the MFT design team made with the Soda Pop Bottles Die-Namics I knew they were going to MINE!  I have a friend who LOVES coke so was dying to make a card for him for his birthday.  The background was sponged with Distress Inks in Pumice Stone and Gathered Twigs.  To create the “bubbles” I just flicked on some water – so chuffed how it turned out!

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I wish I had time to play with these goodies a bit more but the deadline to enter the contest is fast approaching and I’m sadly out of time!  If only I could craft 24 hours a day!!

19.08.2015

Simon Says … Back To School

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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 Food and/or Drink 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

BACK TO SCHOOL

We are showcasing MY MIND’S EYE PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some 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 there!  Another scheduled post from me as I’m currently grabbing some wifi time in our Bangkok hotel room!  Ah, it’s a hard life, lol!

Not that I want to even think about it but this week’s challenge is all about Back To School – booo!  I want all posts to be about Summer – yay! I created a simple Good Luck card using products from the Simon says Stamp May 2015 Card Kit – which is still available to purchase if you’re quick!  I used some of the patterned paper from the kit to cover the front of an A2 card and then cut a circle using the MFT Cross-Stitched Circle dies from Slate cardstock.  I used the gold letter stickers from the kit to spell out Good Luck and then mounted the circle onto the card using foam adhesive.

Back To School

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
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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09.06.2015

Simon Says Stamp June 2015 Card Kit – I’ve played at last!!

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My goodness, where are these weeks going??!  I’ve had this amazing kit sitting on my desk for days but have only just managed to have a play with it!  I LOVE it so much – it’s one of my favourites so far (although I think I say that every month, lol).  I die cut one of the new MFT circle dies and whilst the die was still in place used a series of masking steps to get the stripes.  I used the Ranger dye inks (which I LOVE) and they blended beautifully!

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Well thanks for popping by – hope I get to play a wee bit more with this kit this week so watch this space!!