Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Simon Says It's Hip to be Square!


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CLICK HERE to go straight to the Kids Vacation Challenge

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Make For the Border Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

It's Hip To Be Square

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some 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 have taken this challenge in the literal sense and made a square card. My card is 5"x5".

Sending Big Hugs #1

I die cut masking paper using a square die and masked the centre of the card with the masking paper die cut to the centre of the card. Then I used MISTI to stamp layers of tropical leaves from Tropical Leaves stamp set. I have double stamped many of the leaves to get even coverage. I have used Simon Says Stamp Lucky, Jelly Bean, Willow, Malibu Blue, Melon, Sunshine and Hot Lips inks and Delicata Gold Pigment ink. Then I removed the masking paper. There was a bit of bleeding as I had double stamped and also stamped layers. Masking paper do not hold that much of ink from stamping. To fix the bleeding, I used my black fineliner and drew the border inside. This added a nice frame and contrast.


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I stamped the greeting from Big Scripty Greetings in the centre using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink.  I felt the card needed a bit of dimension. So I stamped and die cut images from Tropical Leaves images and clustered adhered them diagonally opposite to the sentiment.

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I LOVE how colourful this card turned out. Hope you like it too.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out.



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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created!
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Monday, August 22, 2016

You're a Star!


Hey everyone,

I have been MIA for long time. It feels ages since I blogged. A trip away from home and it is so difficult to get back to crafting. So much to catch up on the home front. Anyway, I have been pushing myself to craft over the weekend and was able to play with Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit.


Such a gorgeous card kit and I particularly like the stamp set and the white and kraft pattern papers. They have designs that are clear embossed so when you sponge ink, the designs show up. Cool!
Here is my first card using the kit.

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I stamped the stars from the stamp set on white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. Then used a sponge dauber to sponge distress inks Festive Berries from the card kit and Squeezed Lemonade from my stash. I then layered the stencil from the card kit on the stars and sponged Candid Apple and Wild Honey distress inks to add the texture of fireworks on the stars. I hand cut them all out.

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The background is the white clear embossed pattern paper from the kit, I sponged Chipped sapphire distress ink and look those embossed patterns pop out! I stamped the sentiment on the pattern paper using MISTI. Then assembled the card. The red, blue and white striped pattern paper is also from the kit. Finally embellished with rose gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

You can find more inspiration using this card kit in the gallery.  This card kit is currently sold out but the stamp set, papers and distress inks are available for purchase separately!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Simon Says Make for the Border!



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CLICK HERE to go straight to the Kids Vacation Challenge

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Let's Go Wild Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Make For The Border

this week we would like to see some sort of interest around the borders of your project, whether it is using a decorative border stamp, punch or die along one edge or around the whole project, we will be looking forward to seeing how you interpret this challenge!
We are showcasing Memory Box Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some 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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For my challenge, I have used Weeping Willow Archway die from Memory Box to make the border on my blog.

Happiest wishes to you #1

I die cut the Weeping Willow Archway die using watercolour paper. Then I coloured the die cut using Zig Clean Brush markers. While the watercoloured die cut was drying, I stamped the images from Springtime Critters and Melody's Easter stamp sets on watercolour paper and also coloured the images and background with Zig Clean Brush markers. The chicks I stamped on a scrap piece of watercolour paper, coloured and hand cut them out.

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I simply adhered the Weeping Willow die cut on top of the background coloured panel then layered adhered the chicks. The sentiment is from Springtime Critters stamp set. It actually says "Hoppiest wishes to you". I used a black fineliner to make a 'a' out of 'o'. Here are pictures of the card.

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I am crafting after a few days break as I was away. I simply enjoyed colouring. This is the first time I have got back into crafting the day I came back. Pretty happy with how the card turned out. Hope you like it too.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out.



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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

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We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created!
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Card Supplies:




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
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