Monday, February 27, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday 'Based On A Book' Challenge










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

This week we are challenging you to create something

Based On A Book   

You can interpret this challenge in many ways, you can use pages of a book as part of your project or use the theme of a book as your inspiration. We will be looking forward to seeing where this challenge takes you!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
This is Nicola's last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your creations over the past few weeks. It has been a great pleasure to have you along with us :-) 

Please pop by to leave her some love :-) 

One of my all time favorite books is The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy and I decided to use 'my precious' as the inspiration for my bookmark ;-)




 I used a Ringer Stencil and Bubble Stencil along with a Simon's exclusive Ring Frame Die embossed in gold.



I started by covering a plain pice of Kraft cardstock with Hickory Smoke,Rusty Hinge and Picket Fence distress crayons and then used Hickory Smoke distress ink and the  Ringer Stencil over the top to create a lovely design. I then used Gold Pigment ink and the circle stamps from a Paper Artsy Eclectica 3 stamp set to create more interest. 

I then used a Bubble Stencil and Nuvo Mother Of Pearl Mousse over the top, while it was still wet I sprinkled with Nuvo Gold Shine Sparkle Dust .

I added a Ring Frame Die to cut out a pice of thick card and gold heat embossed twice to give it a lovely thick coating. I finished with some Big Chat stickers! 


If you have never ready the books then I suggest that you do. The films are fantastic, but they are never as good as the book where your imagination helps to create the story ;-) 

 I was hoping to make another bookmark using 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' as my theme, using a Crazy Bird with his legs in the air but I ran out of time, I hope to be back later with that version ;-)

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too





You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Challenges:
Crafty Friends,    All that Glitters 
Crazy 4 Challenges.  Use Your Words (words the focal point) 
A Vintage Journey.  Words That Are Special 
Ooh La La.   Embossing






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

House Mouse 'Balloon Trio'

Hi all! I am here with a reminder to please join in with the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge.

This time it's the lovely Diane's turn to his the challenge and she chose 

Give Us A Bow 
or you can always choose the Anything Goes option, the main thing is to have fun with these cute images ;-)

I used a Stampendous Balloon Trio Cling Stamp


Aren't these little mice adorable getting the balloons ready for the party! Look at those cute puffy little cheeks ;-) 



Thanks for looking! I hope you will ALL join in!! All you need is a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image and you're good to go! ;-) 


We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

And 
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!


Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads



Challenges :
Sketch Saturday.   Sketch
Come and Get It.  It's In The Male
Cut It Up.     Birthday + Die Cuts
Through The Purple Haze.   Male Colours
Stamps + Fun = Creativity   Die Cuts



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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Build A Rainbow

OK so maybe this isn't your  typically coloured rainbow but I think we are allowed artistic license, don't ya think? ;-)



I also used a lovely Cloud Bank Die that I just discovered has been discontinued :-/

I blended Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the background and then used a selection of Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberries and Dusty Concord Inks for the rainbow.  I added a little Star Dust Stickles for sparkle 



Thanks for looking!

I hope you're all enjoying a fabulous weekend!!

Challenges:
Crafty Catz.  Anything Goes + optional twist, Thoughts of Spring
AAA Cards.  Watercolor
Alphabet.     'Y' for Your Choose
Colour Crazy.   Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends.  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft.  Anything Goes (thank you for choosing my bunny card in your top 3 ;-))




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