Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #395 Christmas Critters

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

Christmas Critters

This week we are showcasing Stampendous   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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And here is my card for the challenge. 
Ok so don’t judge but this is the first ever House Mouse Stamped card I have made, I have always loved the little mouse and used to make a fair few cards featuring the pre coloured images years ago, but this is my first that I have coloured, I loved it ! he really is such a cutie and so much fun to colour
For the image I have coloured it using my Spectrum Noir Markers and added some extra sparkle using Spectrum Noir Gold Sparkle pen. I also used my white gel pen to add some “snow” and detailing. 


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 tutorial Using Concord & 9th

Hey lovelies, I do hope you all have a nice weekend ? 
It was cold and wet here, but as many of you know I love the winter so for me I pulled on my fluffy pj’s and socks and crafted for most of it. 
I have a tutorial on the Spectrum Noir Blog about how I use refill inks to custom shaker material. 
The tutorial can be found here and is a quick and easy method and one that’s good for when you need a specific colour…if you are anything like me the colour I need seems to always be the one I don’t have ! 
The card I created Is a Clean and Simple Christmas card using products from Concord & 9th. 
 
I LOVE this Joy die, I really adore scripty font dies, but sometimes it is nice to have a nice block font. I have also used Stripe Builder Set from Concord & 9th which I stamped before die cutting. 
I used my Fuse tool for the shaker pockets as I wanted this card to be fairly flat and also as the letters are quite close together I knew foam tape would be a nightmare to try and separate the different letter areas.  I finished the card off with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins & some gems. 
I do hope you will head on over and check the tutorial out. 
Thank you for stopping by. 
Have an amazing day & happy crafting 

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #394 – Thanks/Thanksgiving

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well 🙂 

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

Thanks/Thanksgiving

This week we are showcasing Tim Holtz  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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And here is my card for the challenge. 
As soon as I saw we was using Tim Holtz products I had to get out my Distress Inks and for this card I have used- Bundled Sage, Ripe Persimmon & Barn Door (all are linked below), along with The Autumn Greetings Stamp Set from Simon. 
For the gold spalts I used my Spectrum Noir gold sparkle pen and squeezed some out onto an acrylic block and then flicked across the card. 
I finished the card off by heat embossing the sentiment onto some vellum and adhering to the 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 – You are loved

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
A huge thank you for all the comments on my last post & video…You guys rock ! 
I wanted to share with you a card I made today using a fab stamp set & die from Simon Says Stamp 
called You. 
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They are sold separately but as you can see they work perfectly together. 
As always I have linked below all products used. 
I also wanted to give my new Clarity Stencil Brushes a whirl. 
If you haven’t tried these then you HAVE too !! they give AMAZING ink blending which is soft (you can easily build it up) and no marks like the ink blending tools leave sometimes…don’t get me wrong I still love my ink blending tools but these brushes will make things SO much easier, they are slightly expensive but definitively worth it.  
Anyway onto the card.
I used the stamp set and arranged it onto my misti to create a background stamp effect onto some Neenah card, and then heat embossed using Simon’s White Fine Detail Embossing powder.
This is another way to get more out of your sentiment sets and can be done in so many different ways. 
I then used Clarity Stencil Brushes to swirl over Simon’s Dye Ink in the following colour’s- 
Island Blue
Fern 
Coral Reef
I die cut the panel out using a stitched rectangle die from MFT Blueprints 29 set. 
I then used the You die to die cut some Neenah 3 times and then heat embossed one  twice using Fine detail gold embossing powder. I then adhered this on top of the two other dies to give it some dimension. 
For the sentiment “are loved” I heat embossed it using the same white detail embossing powder onto some Kraft card and trimmed it to fit against the die cut. 
I felt it still needed something, so I die cut a circle of vellum and trimmed the edge and adhered it to the panel with the sentiment die and strip on top. 
I used an A2 top folding card base to adhere this all too and finished the whole thing off with a gold heart from Pretty Pink Posh. 
This card would be perfect to send to so many different people, and I love how different the inks look when used with the brushes. 
I hope I have inspired you to try something slightly different with your sentiment sets. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing day ! 
Happy Crafting 
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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #393 – Thinking Of You

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
I have some pretty big news for those who haven’t seen it yet…I am now a FT member of the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Design Team !!! I could not be happier and still pinching myself now ! 
Anyway onto this weeks challenge. 

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

Thinking of you

This week we are showcasingPenny Black Products  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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And here is my card for the challenge. 
I have used one of my favorite Simon stamp sets (all linked below) and coloured him with my Spectrum Noir Markers & Colourblend Pencils, I have listed the colours used below. 
I was going to have a Thinking Of You sentiment but I thought this image matched the I miss you sentiment so perfectly, and missing someone is thinking of them 🙂 
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 
Pens and pencils colours used- 
TN1, FS6, FS5, IG3 & IG2. 
Bark, Coconut, Taupe, Stone, Black, Pebble & Peach. 
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