16.09.2015

Simon Says … Go 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 STAMPtember® Stamp It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

DIE CRAZY

you must use at least one die cut on your creation. If you don’t have any dies then you can used punched shapes.

We are showcasing W PLUS 9 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 recently picked up this fabulous die set, the WPlus9 Pear Stackers from Simon Says Stamp and thought it would be perfect for an engagement card for my twin sister Susan who announced last week that she and her lovely boyfriend Pete are getting hitched next year! Woohoo!!!  I’m SO excited for them – and for the rest of us – who doesn’t love a good wedding?!!

I know it’s not your typical engagement card but I’m pretty sure she’ll appreciate it – they do make a perfect pair!  I started by sponging some Gold Delicata ink onto a panel of white card and then spritzed it with some Heidi Swapp Gold Lame spray.  I inked the edge of the panel with the gold ink too and stamped and embossed the sentiment in Ranger Gold ep.  I die cut the two larger pears and sponged on some Spun Sugar and Mowed Lawn Distress ink.  For the mottled effect I spritzed on some water and a few spots of the gold spray.  To finish off I added a bundle of gold thread underneath the pears and added some sequins for added bling!

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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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29.04.2015

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 Clean and Simple Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week.

This week the challenge is…

ANYTHING GOES!

Yes, it’s your FAVORITE CHALLENGE!

We are showcasing PRIMA 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 on your projects.

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


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Ah, I do love Anything Goes challenges!  I can really go to town with whatever supplies take my fancy at that moment in time, lol!  This week I have had my fancy tickled by some gorgeous new goodies I picked up on my last little shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp.  I LOVE the WPlus9 Unforgettable stamp set.  Argh, it’s just SO flippin cute I can’t bear it!  Another treasure I’ve been coveting for ages is the Stitched Banner Duo from Pretty Pink Posh.  Such a useful die to have on hand.  I used it to cut some paper from Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka pad and also from vellum (but just the fishtail end, not the whole die).  As I’m all about bling and this week we are all featuring Prima products, I’ve added some gorgeous little crystals for some essential sparkle.  To keep that mood going I cut the (swoon-worthy) Wishing die using some silver glitter paper and also added a glittery wee bow to the elephants tail – love how he looks like he’s just dangling there!  I stamped the little star cluster on my base card to give a dainty background pattern using Coral Reef ink from Simon Says Stamp and then finished off by stamping the “You a Happy Birthday” from the Sending and Wishing stamp set in Fog ink below the die cut.

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So now it’s YOUR turn.  Create something FABULOUS! It is, after all, ANYTHING GOES!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too and you can find others in our Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge community!

There are fabulous giveaways and inspiration from amazing 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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15.02.2014

Have a great day!

I hope you are having a great day where ever you are.  Some parts of the UK have been hit by awful flooding and winds so if you’re suffering – I hope you get some comfort and normality back soon.

We’re all doing ok here apart from a few bugs flying about the place this week – poorly tummy’s and sore throats – yuk!  All appear to be on the mend now though – thank goodness.  To banish those nasty winter bugs I made a card to brighten up the day and send some well wishes.  I recently managed to get the fabby Wplus9 set, Milk and Cookies and so decided to make orange juice!!

have a great dayThe sentiment is from Tag Along by Clearly Besotted – thought it went well with this card!  The “Step it up” challenge has been extended over at Dawn’s blog Stamp Away With Me so I thought I would enter this card over there.  There’s quite a bit of dimension on this card with foam dots popping up the bottle and oranges and a good dollop of glossy accents too!

Oh, and I also thought I’d enter this card over at the CASology challenge blog where this week’s cue card is BOLD!

Have a great “rest of the weekend” everyone xxx

 


29.01.2014

Hello sailor!!

Popping in with a quick post – it’s WAY past my bedtime!! – to share I card I created for the current CASe This Sketch Challenge.  I’ve gone all manly with this one and used the fabby Dockside and Dockside Backgrounds sets from Wplus9.  I bought these a few months ago and this is the first time I’ve had a chance to play with them – and I LOVE em!

Birthday BoyHere’s the sketch:

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Sorry – really don’t have time to do the linky thing right now – eyes.falling.out…

Nighty, night!!

24.01.2014

A floral birthday

Hey there – happy weekend-eve!  Can’t tell you how pleased I am that it’s Friday – what a week!! I’m sharing a card with more Fresh Cut Florals today paired with a fabulous sentiment from Clearly Besotted’s Say It in Style set.  Once again my skill at photographing gold embossing has let me down – need some tips!!

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This card was inspired by the 2nd challenge over at The Card Concept…. Use Texture.  I used my MS mini scoreboard again to create the debossed lines on my panel and then brayered over it to highlight them.  Now – is this Clean and Layered or is it bordering on Shabby Chic??  Just not sure but I’m sure it’s one of them!!

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Right, I’m off to get myself a nice warm cuppa – it’s FREEZING here at the moment!

Have a lovely evening where ever you are in the world xxx

Caryn x


15.01.2014

A bit of flower arranging!

Hey everyone.  Here with a card I have had in my head ever since Steph showed us the Love Birds stamps and dies released this month from Clearly Besotted.  I bought the Fresh Cut Florals from Wplus9 a few months ago but with Christmas and all that jazz – this is the first chance I’ve had to ink them up!  I die cut and stamped a load of flowers and leaves the other day and last night decided to get busy with a bit of flower arranging!  I adore the little birdcage from CBS so I die cut it in white and then made a “bed” of blooms for it to nestle into.  I am also slightly obsessed with the Falling Hearts die from Simon Says Stamp so used it again as a back drop created with embossing paste – you can’t see the dimension in the photo but it looks quite effective IRL!

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Once again, I am able to enter the Wednesday Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp blog as this time they are asking us to “Emboss It”.

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