Monday, January 15, 2018

Simon Says: Birds Of A Feather










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

Birds Of A Feather 
This week we are challenging you to create something with birds or feathers, or you might like to think of some other meaning for the phrase!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
Please pop by and see what our super talented guest Amber and the DT have made!! AWESOME!! 


I used a beautiful Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock and coordinating dies as the focus of my card. Isn't it stunning! I also used the Peacock Laying Ink Cube Set, specifically chosen to go with this set. 


 For the background I used a Peacock Feathers Stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Paper Artsy Infusions along with a Bubble Stencil and White Embossing Paste. Before it was dry I also sprinkled with Prisma Glitter, so pretty and sparkly IRL ;-) 


Artsy angle 


And I finished the inside.




Thanks for looking! 

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

Before you go, did you manage to join in with the Simon Says Stamp 'Friends' Blog Hops? There was one of Friday and one on Saturday and Simon is giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop! You still have time to join in! CLICK HERE to go to my hop post where you will find more details :-) Good Luck! 

Challenges:
Creative Artiste.   Anything Mixed Media 
Fussy and Fancy.   Distress it 
Allsorts.  No Designer Papers 
Crazy 4 Challenges. A Duck or Feathered Friend 



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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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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Hero Arts Layering Peacock Stamp, Die and Ink Pad Set
Hero Arts Layering Peacock Stamp, Die and Ink Pad Set
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Scotch ATG Tape Glider
Scotch ATG Tape Glider
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil
Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Hero Arts Prisma Sparkle Glitter
Hero Arts Prisma Sparkle Glitter
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Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
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Hero Arts Peacock Feathers Stencil
Hero Arts Peacock Feathers Stencil
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Simon Says Stamp Slate Grey Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Slate Grey Card Stock
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Paper Artsy Blackcurrant Infusions
Paper Artsy Blackcurrant Infusions
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Paper Artsy A Bit Jaded Infusions
Paper Artsy A Bit Jaded Infusions
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

House Mouse 'Doorbell Ringers'

Hi all, I am here with a card to remind you all to please join in with the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

The lovely Karin is the hostess and she chose 

Anything Goes 
with the option of
 WINTER 

I went with the Anything Goes theme this time and used this new and super cute Doorbell Ringers Cling Stamp. This was a Christmas gift to myself, I have had this stamp on my wish list for several months ;-) 



I coloured the image with Copic Markers, adding only a gentle shading with Cool Greys for the woodwork. 


and I finished the inside 



We are sponsored by:
Crafty Ribbons are offering one lucky winner a £15 voucher 

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and


a surprise package of embellishments and dies worth $40 from





Thanks for looking and I do hope you will join in!! 

Challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys.   Birthdays 
Brown Sugar.   Birthdays 
Sweet Stampin'. Lots of Layers 
Craftaholics.   Patterned Paper 
Tuesday Throwdown.  Layer It Up 

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

Friday, January 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp 'Friends' Blog Hop!


Hi all and welcome to Simon Says Stamp's first Exclusive blog hop for 2018!! What better way to start a brand new year! :-) I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are now looking forward to a year of all things fabulously crafty! 

I was so thrilled to be asked to take part in this 'Friends' hop to promote Simon's latest 'Friends Release and be in the same line up as so many super talented designers!! 

You should have arrived here from the oh so lovely and super talented Nina Marie Trapani , not only is she a crafting superstar she is a sweetheart in real life too :-) If not you will need to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog 

I made a couple of cards to share today.

First up is this super cute 'Best Friends Forever' shaker card made using adorable Picture Book Giraffe and Picture Book Monkey dies along with a Far Away Collage die.


I coloured the die cuts with Copic Markers and popped the monkey inside the shaker. For the background I used peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks. 


and I finished the inside 


For my next 'BFF' card I used the super cute 'Best Friends' Clear Stamp Set , there is a coordinating die set which is in my basket waiting to check out ;-) you should definitely get these together!!


I coloured with Copic Markers and used the same colours and washi tapes as on the first card. 


and I finished the inside to match



The lovely Heidi and team Simon are giving away a fabulous $25 voucher on EVERY stop on the hop! How awesome is that! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and keep your fingers crossed! ;-)


From here you need to head on over to the very lovely and super talented Jessica Frost-Ballas aka All The Sparkle  for more 'friends' inspiration! She has made some GORGEOUS creations!! 

Before you leave just to let you know that there will be another amazing blog hop tomorrow, so you will definitely need to make a reminder on your phone to pop back toSimon Says Stamp Store Blog  tomorrow, same time, for more eye candy! :-)  

ALSO, if you have made any creations using any of these fabulous new products we would LOVE to see them linked into the Friends Gallery on Simon's Blog! It is always nice to share our makes and let others see what we have made! ;-)  CLICK HERE or on the pic to go there. 


Lorraine Aquilina  you're here 


Simon says Stamp Picture Book Giraffe Die
Simon says Stamp Picture Book Giraffe Die
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Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Monkey Die
Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Monkey Die
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Simon Says Stamp Far Away Forest Collage Die
Simon Says Stamp Far Away Forest Collage Die
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Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Clear Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Clear Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Die Set
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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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Doodlebug Black Stripe Washi Tape
Doodlebug Black Stripe Washi Tape
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Star Dust Stickles
Star Dust Stickles
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Scotch ATG Tape Glider
Scotch ATG Tape Glider
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Copic Marker Pens
Copic Marker Pens
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Memento Tuxedo
Memento Tuxedo
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May Arts Ivory Twine Burlap
May Arts Ivory Twine Burlap
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Fiskars Spring Assist Scissors
Fiskars Spring Assist Scissors
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
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Simon Says Stamp Best Ever Teflon Bone Folder
Simon Says Stamp Best Ever Teflon Bone Folder
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Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate Pack
Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate Pack
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Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
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Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush
Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush
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We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool
We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Storage Pockets
Simon Says Stamp Storage Pockets
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Doodlebug Fairy Tales 12x12 Paper Pack
Doodlebug Fairy Tales 12x12 Paper Pack
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Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x