Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Something a little different



Good afternoon everyone. First of all can I just say that I hope everyone on the East coast of America is safe after the terrible storms. I saw the news on the television and it looks terrible.

Onto more frivolous things now and it is Wednesday which means a new theme for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. We would love to see you all GET INTO SHAPE. No, you do not have to head down to the gym (although I did today, groan) ….. just be creative with shapes.


I have used my Ultimate Pro to create this cute little box file. This was really fun to make.


I made all the little pockets but you could cut spare envelopes in half to create the same effect. It would be great for storing stamped images (if a bigger folder was made) or small embellishments etc.


I have used another cute image from C.C. Designs …… Birgitta is such a cutie!

Heidi will be giving a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!


*C.C. Designs SWISS PIXIE BIRGITTA Rubber Stamp*Fiskars ROUND THE BEND Easy Squeeze Punch 1/2*Martha Stewart FROND LEAF Craft Punch M283047*Copic 12 Bold BASIC SKETCH MARKER SET Colors*Ranger STICKLES STAR DUST Stardust White Clear Glitter Glue

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Falling into Autumn



I am back with another card to share with you all. This time it is for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. This week our theme is Autumn Leaves so we would love to see leaves or colours of autumn on your projects.


I had great fun colouring my image, she is one of my favourites. I always try to colour with a different colour scheme from the last time I used the same stamp and I have to say I just love these colours.


For a change I coloured the whole of the background in grey. It does look a bit like the sky here in Yorkshire today and I really like how it makes the paler colours of the image ‘pop’.


I am still loving these pretty leaves by Prima (links below). Lots of them come pre-glittered so that is a winner with me straight away lol.

Heidi will be giving a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store! 


*Prima Flowers AUTUMN Splendor Collection Leaves 553548*C.C. Designs DARBY AND BUMBLES Rubber Stamp Sweet November*First Edition Paper 6 x 6 BLANK CANVAS Premium Pad FEPAD052*Tonic Studios BUTTERFLY Multi Detail Punch 925A*Martha Stewart CHERRY BLOSSOM Punch Around The Page Craft Set  42 60054*Webster's Pages BLOOMERS 2 Designer Trim TM8015

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog


Even witches need a bit of bling ….



Good morning folks. Well I am still full of the cold and feeling generally yuck! I have managed some crafting though and made this card for The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

The theme this week is Halloween. Only a week to go so make sure you join in with your crafty makes.


I have used on of the printables again this week. They are so lovely and easy to do. I have matted onto some purple card and added flowers, leaves (skeleton of course, lol) and some bling. I found this brad that I have had for years. Isn’t it gorgeous – I think it was a Dovecraft one but I can’t be sure.


I thought I would show you a close up so you could see the beautiful detail in the colouring. I think they are also a great guide for helping with colouring re shading etc. There are so many to pick from on The Paper Shelter website, this lovely lady is on offer at the moment HERE.


There is even a matching insert! I love these so much. It is great because you can have the image to colour or the printable for a different look ….. what fab value for money.

See you all later xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

I want green hair!



Did I make you jump? I bet I didn’t. The only way I could scare you today is if I popped right up in front of your face. I am looking rather grim today and I feel a little bit under the weather. There seems to be a lot of yuckiness around at the moment so if you are also feeling ill then GET WELL SOON!!!!

Another Wednesday already, can you believe it. That means it is time for a brand new challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. This week we have a fabulous inspiration board so use it in what ever way you choose to help your creativity flow.


How cool is Edward here – inspired of course from Twilight (hanging my head in shame because I still haven’t seen any of the films or read the books – I will get around to it though). My papers are by Basic Grey – haven’t used BG for a while so nice to get back into these.


I have taken loads of inspiration from the boards – the colours, Halloween theme etc. I was tempted to give him a really pale complexion but I chickened out. I did give him extra colour in his hair though – check out those green streaks – WOW!


I wish we celebrated Halloween more here in the UK but we are getting better I think. I see some amazing photos on the internet of how homes are decorated in America – so cool x

I have used a mixture of Copics and Spectrum Noirs to colour with. All colours shown below.


Heidi will be giving a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store! 


*The Greeting Farm ROLL CALL Cling Rubber Stamps*Copic 12 Bold BASIC SKETCH MARKER SET Colors*Crafter's Companion BRIGHTS 24 SET SPECTRUM NOIR MARKERS 751729*Tsukineko MEMENTO Full Size Ink Pad TUXEDO BLACK*Bo Bunny LITTLE MISS  Jewels iCandy JLM798

If you are looking for some Halloween products just click the pic below for some amazing stash.

Halloween & Other Autumn Products

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Thanks for looking. I will be back tomorrow with pics of my crocheted efforts. If you want an early peek then pop over HERE xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Win exclusive Simon Says Stamp Dies!

Good morning, I just want to let you all know that you could be in with a chance of winning all these amazing dies. They are exclusive to Simon Says Stamp online store and have been made by Memory Box.

To win all of the dies pictured below just leave a comment on the DT’s and GD work from this weeks challenge.

One person will be picked at random from the comments left on the DT’s blogs to win all 8 dies. There is also still the $50 voucher up for grabs too if you take part in the challenge. My card is on the post below and you can also visit the post on the challenge blog for the other DT links.


Good luck! xxx

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

If a snowman wears pink……

…… is it a snowgirl or just confused???? I am thinking the first but hey, boys look great in pink too!
As promised I am back with my 2nd project for today. This time it is the turn of Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! This week our theme is to use punches or dies. The DT are all using the exclusive dies from Simon Says Stamp and boy oh boy are they fabulous!!!!!
I have used the beautiful Allegro corner die and I think you have to agree it is LUSH. I always seem to want to add something to my corners and this is just so pretty and is perfect for these spaces, It is also a great alternative to flowers, especially if you want to keep your postage costs down with all those christmas cards you need to send.


It is such a long time since I used this amazing stamp by Penny Black – I think it is perfect and is a firm favourite of mine.


Lots of shine and sparkle added here using Stickles on the snow and also Glossy Accents over the buttons/nose.


Now you know how much I love added pearls to my cards. I think we have all been in a position where we didn’t have enough of a certain colour to add to our projects. Well, that is a thing of the past. At last I have discovered liquid pearls!! Where have I been all this time. It is soooo easy to use – I am going to buy loads of this in different colours, what a brilliant product!

Pens that I used:

03-10.12c     03-10.12d


*Simon Says Stamp ALLEGRO CORNER Craft DIE S106*Penny Black Rubber Stamp 2228H JOLLY SNOWY Snowman Winter*Ranger STICKLES STAR DUST Stardust White Clear Glitter Glue*Ranger Inkssentials MINI GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive .5oz*Ranger PETAL PINK Liquid Pearls Decorative Glue*Copic 12 Bold BASIC SKETCH MARKER SET Colors*Tsukineko MEMENTO Full Size Ink Pad TUXEDO BLACK*Kaiser TIGERLILLY 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad*Martha Stewart DOUBLE SCALLOP Edge Punch Edger 284016

Heidi will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

As an extra bonus for this challenge Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant this FABULOUS pack of Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Dies  !! Woo Hoo !!

There will be a random draw for this prize from one of the DT or our GD's  blogs. SO you will need to comment on all of our blogs otherwise you could miss out !! :-)


Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

See you all later – I am attempting to crochet something for the first time this afternoon, wish me luck!


Related Posts with Thumbnails