23.09.2015

Simon Says … No designer paper.

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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 Die Crazy Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

NO DESIGNER PAPER

you can make your own patterned paper, just no pre printed designs.

We are showcasing TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS 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’m really starting to think about Christmas now – as soon as the schools go back my mind just naturally starts getting festive!  With this in mind I was immediately drawn to the Deck The Halls stamp set from Taylored Expressions.  I love this set – it has some really fun Christmas critters!  I stamped the penguin then masked him off and sponged some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink behind him.  He was coloured with Copics and and had a few blobs of Glossy Accents added to finish off.  This is a VERY CAS card for me – not sure if it’s missing something actually!  Maybe I need to add some sequins?!

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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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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11.02.2015

Simon Says …All Creatures Great and Small

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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 All Things Bright and Beautiful Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

We would like to see animals on your creations this week.

We are showcasing PAPER SMOOCHES 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’m loving the smaller scale of these little 4-bar sized cards I’ve been making recently – they’re so cute!  For my interpretation of the challenge I looked to the smallest creatures of all – microbes!  In a previous life I obtained a degree in microbiology so this stamp set, Healthy Vibes from Paper Smooches is really quite appropriate!!  I stamped each of the bugs onto a sheet of gorgeous Taylored Expressions paper from the new Rainbow Brights paper pack and fussy cut them out.  I then took the Borders 1 dies and cut my white front card panel across the bottom third with one of the dies (the heartbeat one – no idea of the technical name??).  With a strip of one of the other papers from the same pack I placed it behind the gap.  I then simply stamped the greeting and popped the little bugs onto the front with foam adhesive and added some googly eyes – for which I never need an excuse!!!

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
 
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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19.09.2014

Autumn decor.

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If you’re looking for a cool Autumn/Halloween decor idea then check out the new Taylored Expressions September Newsletter.  I’m sharing a step-by-step tutorial using the new Apple Stacklets dies and some inks – here’s a sneak peek at the project.

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Check out the newsletter for all the details. Caryn xxx

19.08.2014

Getting my glitter on!!

Hello – today I’m over on the Taylored Expressions Blog sharing a card using one of the BEST.THINGS.EVER…. GLITTER!  My blog isn’t called Glitter Me Silly for nothing you know – I totally LOVE it!!  I bought a great set of neon glitters from TK Maxx (one of those “one offs” you find buried under a pile of tea towels!!)  They’re from American Crafts and they are AMAZING!

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You're on a roll 1I stamped the roller boots from You’re On A Roll and then “coloured” them in using a fine glue nib and different colours of glitter.  The background was created using Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade (my favourite combo).

Pop on over to the Taylored Expressions Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win this amazing stamp set!!


29.07.2014

Faux-marquetry with Taylored Expressions.

Hi there.  I’m over on the Taylored Expressions blog again today featuring a card I made that showcases how amazing the Taylored Expressions steel dies are.  I used the gorgeous Ray Of Sunshine cutting plate and the Tiptoe Through the Tulips dies with some wood veneer sheets.  I used two different shades for a lovely, marquetry-style effect.  I do love how this came together in the end, if I do say so myself (modest much???)

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For all the details on how I made this card please check out the Taylored Expressions Blog.

Thanks for stopping by.


22.07.2014

You’re My Hero: TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS

Hello there.  Today I’m over on the Taylored Expressions blog with a couple of funky cards created using the fantastic You’re My Hero stamp set and co-ordinating dies.  I picked this set as three of my children play rock instruments and so this set is going to be VERY useful for them and their rocker friends!

I made 2 cards using one of the guitar images and that amazing splatter background – I LOVE it!

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There’s lots of heat embossing going on and with the addition of a few carefully placed sprinkles (Doodlebug) the cards came together very easily (thanks to the amazing stamps of course).


30.05.2014

Life is a Journey.

Hi there – just popping in with a cheery little card I made using some yummy stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions.  I love the little picket fence and grass border dies – they make creating little scenes like this so easy!

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I’m back over on the Taylored Expressions blog later featuring another fabulous set – Under The Sea– and even better – there’s a chance to win it too!!

See you soon,

Caryn xxx


11.04.2014

A bit more VERY exciting news to share!!

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Those of you who follow me on Facebook will already have heard me sqealing about this yesterday but my latest BIG news is that I’m joing the blog design team at

Taylored Expressions!!

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My first live post on the Taylored Expressions Blog will be on 23rd April and I can’t wait to share what I’ve been getting up to with their amazing products.  The stamps are made of the highest quality red rubber I have ever used and the dies are amazing too.  Check out their Pinterest pages for a TON of inspiration!

Here’s a little sneak peak of one of my first projects.

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