Monday, October 24, 2016

Simon Says: It's Autumn On The Monday Challenge!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Treat Bag/Box Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is


Autumn is such a beautiful time of year, the changing colors on the trees are fabulous, the air is cool and the crunch of leaves underfoot brings back lovely memories from childhood. We will be looking forward to seeing whatever autumn inspired creations you make!

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

I made a card using a new Simon Says Stamp 'Winter Flowers' Stamp Set and a Woodgrain Background Stamp designed by Tammy Tutterow for Spellbinders.

Even though I do say so myself, I quite like this one ;-) 

The flower is pretty generic and can be used for everything, in any color! I decided to make it in an Autumn pale orange/yellow using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, For the leaves I used Forest Moss. 

For the background and the base card I stamped the Woodgrain Background Stamp with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and then continued with the same ink to make the background a little darker. I then used a Dot fade Stencil and embossing paste to create some texture and while the paste was still wet I sprinkled with Vintage Platinum Distress Dust, oh my goodness, it brought the whole card to life! so sparkly and pretty! 

I finished the inside too ;-)

So now it's YOUR turn to get your autumn colours out and get crafty! 

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

Penny Black At Allsorts   Autumn Inspiration
Fussy and Fancy   Shades Of Autumn
Fab N Funky    Fabulous Flowers
The Crafty Addicts  Autumn Colours

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

House Mouse 'Slow Riders'

Hi all, I am here with a reminder for the  House Mouse and Friends Challenge which still has a few days left to run!

 This time it's the lovely Lori's turn to choose the theme 

 Shape It Up
ie shaped creations, or you can always choose the Anything Goes option. The main thing is to have fun with those House Mouse and Friends critters ;-)

I made this card using a brand new 'Slow Riders' stamp, aren't they adorable! I don't know anyone who is going to be 3 but I thought it went with 3 mice and 3 balloons ;-)

The stamp is quite large so I made the card is 17.5x15 cm, I also made an envelope to fit ;-) I used the same  little image on the inside of the card as I did on the envelope, but I forgot to take a pic ;-/

Thanks for looking! I hope you will join in with the challenge, we need to spread the love of these little critters ;-)

We are sponsored by
HMD are offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

Crafting From The Heart   Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion    Anything Goes 
OOh La La   Tiny Tots 

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