Monday, May 30, 2016

Simon Says 'Monochrome'

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

This week the challenge is


Pick a color, any color, and create something with it!  We will look forward to seeing what you make!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


It is the lovely Kassa's last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and it has been wonderful getting to know her, she is definitely a super talented crafter and it has been a pleasure getting to know her over these past weeks. Thanks for everything Kassa!!! :-D

I made a Thanks card using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Whenever I think of Monochrome, I always think of old black and white photos so I stuck with it ;-)

I started by inking the edges of plain white card to use for layering. 

I then used some White Embossing Powder to heat emboss a piece of Watercolor Paper using a Halftone Cling Stamp to create a resist. 

I then blended the Hickory Smoke Distress Ink around the edges before using a brick wall mask, made by die cutting a Mixed Media 3 Thinlits Die, to add more interest. I used a Wildflowers Cling Stamp, inked using the same Hickory Smoke ink for the background. 

I used a Wildflowers Die and a Thanks die cut for the focus and finished with a pice of Washi Tape and a White Twine Bow.

So now it's YOUR turn! choose a colour and get crafting :-)

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 

Sweet Stampin'   Embossing + Stamping
Craft Rocket    Monochrome
Time Out    May All Your weeds Be Wildflowers
Crafty Cardmakers    Monochrome

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

House Mouse 'Gifts To Tie'

Hi all, I am here with a reminder to join in with the current House Mouse and Friends Challenge

The theme this week is 

Something Old
i.e, use something at least a year old 
or you can also choose the Anything goes option and use what you like ;-)

I used a House Mouse 'Gifts to Tie', one of the very first Stampendous House Mouse Cling Stamps so I have had it for ages and the Tailored Expressions 'Party Die' I have also had for ages.

I coloured Monica with copics, then masked him before stencilling a background using a Medium Dots Stencil, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks 

Thanks for looking! I do hope you will all join in, the more the merrier!! ;-)

We are sponsored by


 Winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate 
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


 Teamie Torrey 
is gifting a surprise goodie bag,  from her coveted stash,
to the person who uses the OLDEST stuff!

Sketch Saturday    Sketch
CAS on Sunday    Sparkle
Dragonfly Journeys   Polkadot Party
Crafting with Dragonflies   Animals

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