Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Simon Says Stamp Summer Hello!

Hi all :-) I hope you're all enjoying a fabulous sunshiny weekend! 

I am here to share another card made using the  Simon Says stamp July 'Summer Hello' Card Kit! I love that this kit is so perfect to make little summer 'just because' cards. 

If you saw my post from yesterday you will know that I was playing with making backgrounds using Distress oxide Inks. For this card I used a combination of Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick  and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Inks to create this lovely background. 


I smooshed a colour of ink onto a craft sheet, spritzed with water and then dabbed the watercolour paper into the ink. I dried the paper with a heat tool between each layer of ink, this stops the inks from mixing together too much and becoming muddy. 


In the card kit is this fabulous Bikini Die, oh wouldn't it be lovely to be able to wear a bikini like that ;-) haha 

I finished the inside too, a perfect card just to send a friendly 'hello' don't ya think!? 



I know that I say this every month, bit it is true, these kits sell out in a few days. If you would like one, don't hang about, get in there quick ;-)


 Click HERE or on the pic to go directly to the kit :-)


Any money I generate through these affiliate links will be donated in full to the Gozo SPCA 
Please click on the SSS to go to the products I used
Thank You XX 


Challenges:
Case This Sketch   Sketch













Simply Create Too  Summer Fun
Through the Purple Haze.  Pink
Ooh La La   Summertime
My Time To Craft.  Summertime




Simon Says Stamp #120 White Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Cardstock
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Craft Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Craft Die Set
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Ranger Distress Oxide.Fossilized Amber
Ranger Distress Oxide.Fossilized Amber
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Hemptique Black Twine
Hemptique Black Twine
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Echo Park Summer Dreams Enamel Dots
Echo Park Summer Dreams Enamel Dots
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Simon Says Stamp #100 Black Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp #100 Black Card Stock
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Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit
Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit
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Simon Says Stamp Bikini Craft Die
Simon Says Stamp Bikini Craft Die
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Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick
Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick
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Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade
Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade
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Distress Oxide Ink Pads Set of 12
Distress Oxide Ink Pads Set of 12
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May Arts White Metallic String
May Arts White Metallic String
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Hope you all have a great weekend :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Friday, June 23, 2017

Painted Happy Birthday

I am here to share a card I made just for fun!

I used a combination of Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Inks to create this lovely background. 


I swiped a little of the ink, one colour at a time, onto a craft sheet, spritzed with water and then smooshed the paper into the ink, drying with a heat tool between each layer of ink


I used the Broken China Ink to colour a separate piece of watercolour paper and then die cut the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment


I added a few enamel dots and made a coordinating envelope to finish! 

This card is for my BIL who is celebrating his 70th birthday on Sunday :-)


Thanks for looking! 

A special THANK YOU to the lovely and super talented Yana for allowing me to use her fabulous spreadsheet to create this link list. 

Any money I generate through these affiliate links will be donated in full to the Gozo SPCA 
Please click on the SSS to go to the products I used
Thank You XX 


Challenges:
Creative Knockouts.  For The Boys
Seize The Birthday.  Anything Goes + Birthday
Watercooler Wednesday.  Anything Masculine Goes
Everybody Art.  Birthday



Simon Says Stamp Painted Happy Birthday Craft Die
Simon Says Stamp Painted Happy Birthday Craft Die
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Cardstock
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Craft Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Craft Die Set
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Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China
Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China
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Ranger Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
Ranger Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
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Ranger Distress Oxide.Fossilized Amber
Ranger Distress Oxide.Fossilized Amber
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Hemptique Black Twine
Hemptique Black Twine
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Doodlebug Black Stripe Washi Tape
Doodlebug Black Stripe Washi Tape
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Echo Park Summer Dreams Enamel Dots
Echo Park Summer Dreams Enamel Dots
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SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Simon Says Stamp #100 Black Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp #100 Black Card Stock
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Simon Says Stamp Envelope Sentiments Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Envelope Sentiments Stamp Set
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We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Simon Says: Use Patterned Paper




Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Use Patterned Paper 

You might like to use paper from a pack but you can also choose to make your own patterned backgrounds. Whatever you choose to use we will be looking forward to seeing what you create!

This week we are showcasing Doodlebug 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


Please pop by to see what our lovely guest Vera and the DT created! So pretty :-)

I love the papers in the  Doodlebug  Hello Sunshine Paper Pack, the designs and colours are so pretty and are perfect with the Bubblegum Twine and  glittery Birthday Girl Sprinkles! :-)


I used a super cute elephant from a  Simon Says Stamp Wild Cuddly Critters Stamp Set, isn't she adorable! I coloured with copic markers and made an extra head so that I could give her a 3D look. 

I used a Simon Says Stamp Natural Tag and covered this with the patterned papers


arty angle 



And this is the inside. I like to add the extra left over bits of paper for the insides, it doesn't take that much longer to do and I think it gives the card an extra special look ;-)


Due to the recent 300% price hike to transfer from Inlinkz to Link Deli I have stopped using that service. It is such a shame that a service we have used for years can suddenly increase their prices so dramatically and if you don't pay all of your links for years disappear. Grossly unfair in my opinion. But hey ho' time to bite the bullet and leave.

Here is a link list of the products I used. I do receive a commission on these affiliate links but rather than give the proceeds to inlinkz I will be donating the full amount to the Gozo SPCA. Every little helps ;-)


Product List 
please click on these links to go directly to the store! 



So now it's YOUR turn to stop stroking your pretty papers and actually cut into them! ;-) 

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please 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


Challenges:
Cutie Pie.  Cute + All Creatures Great and Small
Addicted To Stamps.  Make Your Mark
Crafting By Designs  Animals
Crafty Creations.  Anything Goes


Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x