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 
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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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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

Monday, June 19, 2017

Simon Says: Lets Take A Vacation










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

Lets Take A Vacation! 

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

Pleas don't forget to pop by the lovely and super talented Anne's blog to see her super fabulous beach huts!! The DT have all made awesome creations so if you have time please pop by to see them too ;-) XX Thank You XX 

I recently renewed my passport and decided that it was time to make a new passport holder and I also made a coordinating luggage tag. 

 I used  Grungepaper which I think is a perfect weight and is hardwearing to use for something that I hope will last a few years. 

I started by inking the paper with Broken China and  Faded Jeans Distress oxide inks, I then spritzed and splattered with water, Tumbled Glass Distress and Black Marble Inks 


I added more texture using a Gridlock Embossing Folder and then die cut a world a plane and letters to finish the holder.



I used distress inks for the world and didn't like how I had coloured them so I painted over with gesso, a little bit of colour came through the paint and I then used a brown pencil to shade in the coastlines. 


the shading shows up more on this pic


I am now all ready for my next vacation!

Edited to add: My daughter has claimed this set so I will have to met me another, the joys of motherhood! ;-) 



Thanks for looking! It's now time to get out your vacation supplies and join in the fun!

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 ;-)

Grungepaper 
Tim Holtz Thinlits Globe 
Cityscape Commute
Alphanumeric Marquee 
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley 
Framelits Tag Dies 
Broken China Distress Oxide 
Faded Jeans Distress Oxide 


So now it's YOUR turn to get out your holiday supplies and create something with your vacation in mind!

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:
Create and Inspire.  A/G + option of Tag 
Daisy Chain.  Monochrome 
Craft For the Craic.  Masculine + Not a Card 
MAWTT. Embossing 
Crafting By Designs.  Things With Wings 
Paper Minutes.  Anything But A Card 




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

House Mouse 'Teacher Time'

Hi all :-) 
I am here with a reminder to please join in with the theme on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge

 The lovely Dorte's chose the theme and she came up with a very original and super fun 

Interactive Card
 Dorte is challenging you to make an Interactive Card
(moving element, pull tab, pop-up, pocket, hidden message etc.)

of course you can always choose the 'Anything Goes' option too, but this is such a fun challenge I hope you bit the bullet and go for it ;-) 

I used a new and super cute 'Teacher Time' Cling Stamp



I coloured with Copic Markers and then used a Lawn Fawn 'Harold's Alphabet Set' to stamp the 'cheesy' words, C would be for Cheddar of course ;-) 
Aren't they adorable! one is yawning, another sucking his thumb but the naughtiest is the one altering the clock so they get to go home early LOL 


I used a MFT Blueprints 17 for the easel on the inside


and here is the hidden message ;-)


Thanks for looking! I hope you will all join in! 


We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor

 Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!


Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads


AND

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
Challenges:
Stamping Sensations.  Favorite Stamp (all House Mouse are my favourites) ;-)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Anything Goes with a Critter
Mix It Up.  Anything Goes with stamping
The Cutie Pie.  Cute + All Creatures Great and Small


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

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wild Rose Studio 'Dragon Running'

Hi everyone :-)

I am here to share a card made using a new release Dragon Running Clear Stamp from the Wild Rose Studio, isn't he adorable ;-)


I coloured with Copic Markers and also used papers from a Butterflies A4 Pack and Backgrounds and Stripes A4 Pack .  I fussy cut a little butterfly from the paper pack, isn't is adorable ;-)


I stamped the dragon twice, once onto the Stitched Square Die Cut and then again to colour and cut out. I used an embossing tool to 'round' him and make him look chubby ;-)


and I finished the inside. 


Thanks for looking! :-)

Challenges
Allsorts.  Birthday Boy
Sweet Stampin' Creations for Children 
Crafting By Designs.  Things With Wings 
The Male Room   Off The Edge 
Tuesday Throwdown.  For the Men 


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