Month: December 2016

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well  and all had a lovely Christmas ? 
This is a scheduled post as I am going into hospital today to have an operation so I am sorry that I would be able to visit your blogs for a little while, but as soon as I can I will 🙂 

I would like to take the chance to wish you all a very Happy 2017 and thank you all for your support during this year, you guys are awesome and I am very blessed to have some many kind friends. I hope 2017 is an amazing year for you all. 

 

It is Wednesday which means it is time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

It is time for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is

Anything goes


This week we are showcasing
Lindys Stamp Gang You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see what you create with them.

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 decided to make a Happy 2017 card for this weeks challenge and I did some ink smooshing using my Spectrum Aqua Markers.

 This is such a fun technique….I even got Mr Inky doing it with me. If you haven’t tried it then I highly recommend it.

I used my Aqua Markers but it can be done with with Distress Inks and watercolour paints.

I created several panels but decided to use this one which I due cut using Stitched Rectangle die.

The Happy sentiment I die cut from some black card and then when over it with my Spectrum Noir Sterling Silver Sparkle Pen.

I then die cut the numbers from some Silver Glitter card.

 I adhered everything to the panel using some Multi Medium Matte, and once it was dry I added some shadows to the numbers using a black gel pen. 
I then added some sequins and adhered to a black A2 note card. 
 This picture shows some of the sparkle on the Happy Die cut. 

I really had lots of fun getting inky with this card.   

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

 

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait to see your entries for the challenge. 


Happy Crafting 

 

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Make It Sparkle

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well 🙂 

 

It is Wednesday which means it is time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

 

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

 

It is time for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is

Make It Sparkle

 
This week we are showcasing
Hero Arts 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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I always work with white card but decided to go with black card for this.
 I used a background stamp (all items are listed & linked below) and stamped it with Hero Arts Ombre Vintage Pigment ink and then heat embossed it with some clear embossing powder. 
To give it some extra sparkle I then brushed over the top using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in gold.

 

 I die cut the piece using some square dies and also die cut a square from the center and mounted some gold card stock behind it.
For the sentiment I  heat embossed it and used Simon’s Gold Embossing powder. 
Once everything was adhered to the card I finished off by adding some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Star Sequins. 
It was so hard to photograph this card but it has lots of sparkle and I love the effect from the Ombre ink. 

 So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait to see your entries for the challenge. 

 


Happy Crafting 

 

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Spectrum Noir December Challenge

Hey lovelies.
I hope you are all well ? Life is very busy for everyone I think this time of year, I know even with it just being the two of us it has still been crazy, but we are pretty much done now just got the food shopping to be delivered !
Spectrum Noir December challenge is well under way. If you haven’t seen we have changed things slightly and you have two options…You can submit a project following the Anything Goes theme to be in with a card of winning top card honors, or If you follow the optional theme you can win £30/$30 of Spectrum Noir Products.
The theme this month is Clean & Simple…of course a theme I love !
I decided to use some new stamps I purchased from Greeting Farm.
 He is such a cutie ! I coloured him using the new Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers…which are amazing ! I can honestly say (and this isn’t the DT me speaking i honestly mean this) that they are the best markers I have ever used, gorgeous brush nib and they blend like a dream !
I also used some stamps from Octobers Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit to create the “snow” and the sentiment.
For the background I used my Clarity Brushes along with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
I then used the A2 Curved edge die from Simon Says Stamp to create the curved bottom and added a strip of paper from Authenticate.
 To finish the card off I added some detailing with my white gel pen, some Glossy Accents & Nuvo Glitter drops.
I do hope you will play along in the challenge, you can find all the info by clicking the banner below.
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Thank you so much for stopping by, I do hope you have an amazing day.
Happy Crafting
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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Gift It

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well 🙂 

 

It is Wednesday which means it is time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/


It is time for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is
Gift It 

This week we are showcasing
Mama Elephant 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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 I decided to create some gift wrap and matching gift tag using the Twinkle Towns Die set. 

I created a stamp using the Oh Jo die and stamped over some kraft gift wrap in Simon’s Clear Ink and then heat embossed using Simon’s Fine Detail gold powder. 
I then die cut the bauble from Kraft card & Vellum and die cut the sentiment which I then heat embossed. 
I also added some embossing powder to the top of the vellum piece and punched a hole for the twine. 
This was really fun to do and a great way to stretch your supplies. 

 So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
 

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait to see your entries for the challenge. 


Happy Crafting 

 
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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Ice inspiration

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well 🙂 
It is Wednesday which means it is time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.



http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
It is time for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is

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This week we are showcasing
My Favorite Things 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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I made 4 cards this week using the Merry Christmas word Die-namic along with my Spectrum Noir Aqua pens & MFT Blueprints 29

 

 

I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua pens to create a wash over each background to match the colours in the moon board that the fab Jenn created.
For the warmer colours I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Gold pen and flicked across the watercolour cardstock panel, I then did the same with the other two but used the Silver Sparkle pen.
I die cut the Merry Christmas out of Neenah cardstock and then adhered to the panels and added some Clear Sparkle pen.
Really happy with how these turned out, you can just see the sparkle above and I wish I had created all my Christmas cards this way.

 So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

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http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

 




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Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait to see your entries for the challenge. 


Happy Crafting 

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