14.06.2017

Simon Says … Embossing with WOW!

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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

Embossing

This week we are showcasing products from WOW!  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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For my card today I used the gorgeous Hero Arts Glorious Petal stencil and combined it with Distress Oxide Inks and clear embossing over the top.  I started by brushing Cracked Pistachio over the centre area and brought in some Worn Lipstick just around the outside edge.  With the stencil still in place I pressed some Versamark ink over the top.  I removed the stencil and sprinkled the card with Wow Clear Gloss embossing powder and heated it.  For the panel across the top I die cut a strip of white card with the largest of the scallop edge dies from Simon Says Stamp.  I then used Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink again  to stamp the Happy and Everything from Sentimental Too from Avery Elle.  To finish I added a few drops of Nuvo Jewel Drops.

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Emboss WOW


So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
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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!

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
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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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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
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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
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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
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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.

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
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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
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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
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19.01.2016

Simon Says Stamp January 2016 Card Kit – thank you jet lag!

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So, it’s 11pm on a Monday night.  I have work in the morning but my time zone is somewhere on the Pacific coast of America.  I haven’t slept properly since I got home and I’m WIDE AWAKE!  What is a girl to do??  I know, grab that AWESOME January 2016 card kit from Simon Says Stamp that I’ve had no time to play with and get crafting.  Here’s what happened!

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All the supplies used in these cards are in the kit (with the exception of the Wonky Stitches die which is from Avery Elle – I can’t not use it every time I craft!!).

16.12.2015

Simon Says … Die Crazy

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

This week the challenge is

DIE CRAZY

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 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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I’ve combined a few of my favourite Simon Says Stamp exclusive products to create this card ( I actually sneaked it on Periscope a couple of weeks ago if you saw it!!).  The paper and adhesive sequins are from the December Card Kit and then I used the cute kitty from Christmas Cats (LOVE this set).  I created an aperture using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles dies and the kitty was coloured with copics and a bit of added sparkle with some Stickles.

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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

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