09.09.2015

STAMPtember Blog Hop Challenge – USE A STAMP

You should have arrived here from the gorgeous blog of Vera Yates (Ling’s Design Studio) If not then you will need to go to the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog to start from the beginning.

STAMPtember®  Blog Hop – USE A STAMP

You must create a project using a rubber or clear stamp, no digi images allowed, add your creation to the linky AND hop around the designers blogs leaving comments along the way.

We are showcasing the new STAMPtember® products that have just been released. CLICK HERE to see them all. It is a HUGE release with loads of fabulous stamps, dies, stencils and much more!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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AND there is a fabulous Simon Says Stamp Grab Bag  prize on EVERY blog along the way!

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One of my favourite products in the STAMPtember release is the GORGEOUS mini set Hello Friend.  For a wee set it packs a lot of punch!  The possibilities are endless with this set and I am totally in LOVE with the sentiments.  I started by creating a white panel slightly smaller than my A2 card base and used Post-It tape to mask off a strip across the bottom half.  I blended a combination of Duckling and Sunshine dye ink from Simon Says Stamp over the tape and then stamped the flowers randomly along the edge to create a border.  I removed the tape (LOVE that bit) and stamped the fun “thanks” sentiment in the negative space.

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The next person on the hop is the lovely  DEBBY  

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

Each DT member also has a Simon’s Goody Bag to give away too! All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post AND enter the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 

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If you use instagram 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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23.10.2014

More Simon Says Stamp dies – my new favourite!

Did I mention how much I love the new die collections from Simon Says Stamp??  No?  Well i LOOOOOOVE them – I mean, REALLY love them!  The little houses from the Village set and the Stitched Slopes and Hills – they’re amazing!  I know there are lots of other companies out there with similar things (I have quite a few and love them all too) but there’s something about the SSS ones – the addition of the stitch-only dies for the slopes….genius!!  What a world of options they open up!!

Winter village 1I used the Village and slopes dies on my card today – such an easy design to create yet  SOOO Christmassy and simple to mass produce – imagine the different colour options?  The added bling of sequins just adds the right amount of sparkle too!  I think I’ll be making quite a few of these this year!!

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17.10.2014

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Happy Friday folks!  Today I have a couple of cards featuring some of the amazing new products available from Simon Says Stamp.  I started with the Sweet Treats cardstock pack – I absolutely love the colours in this pack.  I cut the panel from Mint using the stitched border die from the new die set Bundle of Stitched Shapes (hello? – The best die set EVER?).  Then I took two of the borders from Stitched Slopes and Hills (these ones don’t cut – they just add a stitched line) and ran it through the Big Shot a few times to give a gorgeous background effect.  To finish I used the little trees from the Village die set and cut them Doll Pink, Audrey Blue and White cardstock.  The sentiment is from Cute Christmas Characters.

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My next card features the cute little snowman from Cute Christmas Characters  – a gorgeous stamp set designed by Clearly Besotted especially for SSS.  I used another of the fabulous dies from Stitched Slopes and Hills – SO HAPPY I bought these dies – I’m going to be using them a TON!  The snowfall was done using the Falling Snow stencil with some white embossing paste and a dusting of glitter.

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15.10.2014

Simon Says … it’s a colour challenge!

 

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,

COLOR COORDINATE

We have a special challenge this week ! As you may know Simon’s Creative Director Shari Carroll has a Color Coordinates monthly feature on the Simon Says Stamp Blog and this week we are joining in with Shari’s color scheme AND Shari is joining us as a Special Guest  too !!

This is the gorgeous Coordinates Inspiration Board, featuring several of Simon’s Colored Cardstock, for us to use.

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As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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Whilst the challenge theme doesn’t specify Halloween there’s only one way my mind took this colour co-ordinates palette!  I used the gorgeous and endlessly useful Luminary Circles die from the Stamptember release at Simon Says Stamp and made a cute little shaker card.  The bats are from some table confetti I bought at John Lewis!  I inlaid the circles with the cardstock colours from the inspiration graphic and used acetate for the large centre circle and put a few sequins behind it for some dazzle!!  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fright Night stamp set.

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I can’t wait to see how you all interpret this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by xxx


30.09.2014

Season’s greetings

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Hi there – have you enjoyed the STAMPtember celebrations over at Simon Says Stamp?  I can’t believe how many fantastic new products we’ve seen – amazing!  I’m here on the very last day of STAMPtember 2014 with a couple of cards made using a set designed exclusively for SSS by Steph at Clearly Besotted Stamps.  This set is called Holly Berries and it’s SO elegant – I absolutely love it.  Steph actually designed 3 exclusive sets for STAMPtember – check them all out here – once they’re gone, they’re gone!!

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Right – I will pop back later and add the linky for the products I used but right now…I’m late for work!!!!!!

24.09.2014

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

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,

ANYTHING GOES

We are showcasing HERO ARTS 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 used one of my all time favourite Hero Arts stamps – the Zig Zag Chevron background cling stamp.  I started with a white panel (4″ x 4.25″) and stamped the background in Versamark and embossed in white WOW embossing powder.  I then blended Peacock Feather, Broken China and Tumbled Glass distress inks over the embossing to give a gradient effect.  I chopped a bit out of the middle and popped the two pieces on foam squares leaving a gap for my sentiment.  This is from Avery Elle’s latest release “Look Up” – love the sentiments in this set.  I coated the chipboard stars with white enamel accents (I think I pinched this idea off Julie Ebersol!!) for some extra shine!

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Well thanks for stopping by – I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.

Hugs,

Caryn xxx

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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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17.09.2014

Simon Says TAG IT!

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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 Make Your Own Background Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,

TAG IT

you can make a tag or add a tag to a card/project.

We are showcasing TIM HOLTZ 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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Rather than make a tag I made a card and trimmed off the corners to make it LOOK like a tag.  I punched a hole at the top and threaded through some twine (tip: cut a small slit in the fold of the card and thread the twine through it before tying at the fold – means you can still open it!!).

I used the Holiday Knit stencil and a few shades of blue Copic marker in the Spritzer tool to lay down the pattern on my card.  I then went over it with a sponge blender and white pigment ink.  I die cut the new Clearly Besotted Merry Christmas dies and Snowflake die three times from white cardstock and glue them together before adhering to the card front.  I finished it all off with a few clear sequins.

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Hop you manage to grab some time to play along this week.

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out 

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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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14.09.2014

Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit Revealed!

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It’s the 14th so that means reveal day for the latest Simon Says Stamp Card Kit – woo-hoo!  I squealed when I opened the box with this one – the colours are so warm and cozy – perfect to go with the fabulous “coffee and tea” themed stamp set and embellishments.  The papers are just gorgeous and there’s even a super little cup die in there – love it!

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I made a card inspired by the colours from the papers and used the card in the kit with the die.  There’s some sweet little sequins in there too – I just love it ALL!

Now these kits are notorious for selling out so if you want it, then go get it before it’s gone!!

Have a great Sunday where ever you are.  I’m going off with some friends for a family bike trek/picnic over in Delamere Forest – such a pretty part of the world and only half an hour from us!

03.09.2014

Simon Says ,,, STAMPtember® ‘Stamp-It’ Challenge and Blog Hop

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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 ,,,,,,,,

STAMPtember® ‘Stamp-It’ and Blog Hop

You must create a project using a rubber or clear stamp, no digi images allowed, add your creation to the linky AND hop around the designers blogs leaving comments along the way.  We are only showing sneak peeks of what we made so you need to visit our blogs to see our creations in all their glory :-)

You should have arrived here from LAURA’S  blog – if not then CLICK HERE to go to the start of the hop on the  Simon Says Stamp Store Blog 

TODAY is Heidi’s Birthday, as you know Heidi is the owner of Simon Says Stamp and we would like you all to join us in wishing her a very Happy Birthday

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In honor of Heidi’s Birthday we are showcasing the new STAMPtember® products that have just been released. CLICK HERE to see them all. It is a HUGE release with loads of fabulous stamps, dies, stencils and much more !

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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STAMPtember blog hop 1For my creation today I used the gorgeous new stamp set from the the STAMPtember release called You’re So Sweet and a FANTASTIC new background stamp called Leaf Background.  I love fruit images and particularly love pears – so that was the first image I was drawn to when I saw this set.  The panels on the top and bottom of the card have been stamped  in Versamark on Tim Holtz watercolour card and then heat embossed in white.  The pears were masked to form a row and also heat embossed.  I’ve used watercolour to add the colour details and highlighted the pears with a touch of gold sparkle using the gold Wink of Stella brush.  The sentiment is from the Thanks card die – I just trimmed off the card bit!!  This was heat embossed in Ranger Gold Tinsel embossing powder.

From here you need to hop on over to Cheiron’s blog to see her amazing creation!!
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in :-)
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