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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Make Your Own Background - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
The fluey virus is doing the rounds again here & I am fit for nothing at the moment. I will fully admit I am one of the worse patients ever when I am ill & do feel sorry for hubs as I get grumpy as I hate wasting precious time & think of all the things I want to be doing instead of annoying myself by having no energy & feeling rubbish lol.


It's Wednesday which means -

 at
& this week our challenge is
MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND

& this week the design team are featuring
Lawn Fawn logo
products on our cards.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 


This weeks card features Lawn Fawn's Colour My World stamp and die set. For a change I used water colour paper & gave the background a wash of colour using Shaded Lilac distress ink refill which I had watered down, & once dry I stamped & heat embossed the crayons in white embossing powder & then coloured them using Daniel Smith's water colour palette
The sentiment has been stamped using Simon Says Stamps Blue Violet ink pad & I stamped one crayon in Stazon on a separate piece of water colour paper which I water coloured, die cut & popped on foam pads beside the sentiment.

It would be fair to say this is not one of my favourite cards & I never want to see it again as it almost went in the bin twice after having two accidents making it! 
The first being when I went to add some darker shading to the background just around the embossed crayons & I ended up spilling my just opened ink refill onto it & it survived by me quickly swiping wet wipes over it a few times. 
The second was when the card was pretty much finished & me being an air head didn't think about the texture of the water colour paper & added some Violet Galaxy crystal drops which would have looked nice had they not spread into horrid weird shaped blobs! They had to be quickly and carefully removed & thank goodness I had some pearls in my stash & one was large enough to cover the big wonky pearl blob mark as if I hadn't the card would have been in the bin & there wouldn't have been a DT card from me this week as I just don't have the time, patience or energy to make another lol.

 Supplies used -

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 




I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - anything goes, Crafting From The Heart - anything goes,  Inspiration Destination - anything goes, Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Create & Makes - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Add A Die Cut - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
Happy Valentines Day to all those of you who celebrate it!


It's Wednesday which means -

 at
& this week our challenge is
Add A Die Cut!

This week the design team are featuring

Penny Black logo

products on our cards.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



This week I have created a card featuring Penny Blacks Make A Wish stamp and Gentle Whisper 6x6 paper pad.

As you know I don't often use yellow but I've challenged myself to give it another go and I actually like the yellow / grey / white colour combination surprisingly lol.

The die cuts I have used on this little card are - Simon Says Stamps Butterfly Drift, Stacked Hearts, Scallop Stitches & Large Tags dies, I have added lots of pretty little hydrangeas which are die cut using Spellbinders Hydrangea die set and also added lots of pearls, Nuvo Crystal Drops & twine. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps Bouquet Of Thanks stamp set and I have stamped it Simon's Intense Black ink.

The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R30, hair - N8, N7, N6, N4, clothes - C3, C1, C00 / Y21, Y15, Y11, Y00, Y000, grass - G94, G43, G40.

 Other supplies used -


As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 



I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - anything goes,  Inspiration Destination - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes.


I have been so busy in my craft room the last few days catching up with card orders and I have even managed to squeeze in a couple of cards for my very neglected Etsy shop at last!

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

It Must Be Love - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!

It's Wednesday which means -



 at
& this week our challenge is

IT MUST BE LOVE!

This week the design team are featuring some gorgeous

SIMON SAYS STAMP

own brand products on our cards.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 


This week I have created a card using several of Simon's lovely products.

I have stamped the word "love" & the pretty flowers in Simon's white pigment ink using the lovely Roses For You & Sketched Alphabet Stamp sets, & I have coloured the flowers with Faber-Castell polychromo pencils.
I have created a kraft card base & used Simon's Doll Pink card stock for matting and layering my image on.

 Other supplies used -
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 



I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - anything goes,  Inspiration Destination - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes.


It's a short and sweet post from me today as I only have today off this week and as usual there aren't enough hours in the day for all the things I want / need to do.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
I've been a busy girl and have spent two days having a huge clear out and tidy in my craft room and it looks lovely again now. Naturally of course I won't be able to find anything now but it looks nice and I am wanting to spend as much time as possible in there playing lol.

It's Wednesday which means -


 at
& this week our challenge is
ANYTHING GOES!

This week the design team are featuring
Art Impressions

Art Impressions logo

products on our cards.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 


This week I have created a card using Art Impressions 29 Again Stamp Set which I have stamped in Memento ink and coloured with my copics.

The copic colours I have used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R30, hair - BV00, N3, N1, N0, clothes - B18, B16, / C3, C1, C00 / W4, W2, W0, balloon - B01, B000, B0000, earrings - B18, B16, B02, apron - C3, C1, C00, lipstick - R29, R27.

 Other supplies used -
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 



I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - anything goes,  Inspiration Destination - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes.


 I have another card today which I created for Simon Says Stamps new
  LOVE 
release and I am featuring the beautiful new Shining Heart Die. Some of you may have already spotted this card on Instagram but the photo wasn't as clear as this one!


I die cut the Shining Heart several times to create my background using white card stock and then blended Broken China distress ink over it ensuring I inked the area around the heart a little darker than the rest of my background. I then glittered all the hearts that I had die cut and popped them back into the cut out areas.
The sentiment is from Simon's Friendship Messages stamp set and I have heat embossed it using Simon Says Stamps white embossing powder, and to finish I added a few random pearls.

 


Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Layer It Up! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
I am counting down the days until the weekend as I've worked so many long shifts since Saturday that the days are just flying by so I am looking forward to a weekend off and some chill out time.

It's Wednesday which means -

 at
& this week our challenge is
Layer It Up!

This week the design team are featuring

Concord & 9th logo

products on our cards.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 


This week I have created a card using Concord & 9th O Christmas Tree stamp set which I have stamped in Festive Berries & Mowed Lawn distress inks & coloured with tree bases with Faber-Castell polychromo pencils

 Other supplies used -
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 



I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - anything goes,  Inspiration Destination - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes.


Thanks for stopping by

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