Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Simon Says: Use Your Favourite Tool

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! 



But First...

Time for the annual Simon Says Stamp Kid’s Summer Vacation Challenge where we host a special challenge dedicated to our young designers!

Anything Goes With Sparkle and/or Shine

It is time for all you crafters to let your children loose in your crafty corners for a few hours. Just close your eyes and set them free to explore their creativity. Adults are allowed to help just a little bit if necessary, but we really want the children to ‘DO IT’ themselves as much as possible.

The Design Team all love this challenge and are ready and waiting to pop over to your blog to see your creations!

This challenge is open to all children aged between 2 and 16 inclusive

We have not 1, not 2 but  3 surprise parcels of crafty goodies, hand picked by Simon. All winners are chosen at random, Good Luck to all!

Now for this weeks Wednesday challenge!

This week Simon Says: Use Your Favorite Tool! We are featuring always amazing Tim Holtz products it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


Like many of you, I have been enjoying these slimline cards :)  I started by using my Tim Holtz trimmer to cut my panel and card base to size. I then ink blended my Rainbow Distress Inks using at the Shifter Burst Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz.

I put it aside to dry and die cut the balloons from my stash with a variety of Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp and Tonic Specialty Paper.

Once the panel was dry, I stamped my Studio Katia sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and added Some Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder by Altenew. 


I placed all of my balloons on the top of the panel using a mix of foam tape and glue and added a variety of twine.  

I added a secondary sentiment from the same Studio Katia stamp set using some Antique Gold embossing powder.  To finish off some of my favourite Icy Crystals jewels :)

 

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Kim


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Simon Says: Anything Goes featuring Concord & 9th!

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! 



This week Simon Says: Anything Goes! We are featuring always amazing Concord & 9th products, it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!



Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


Playing with a slimline card again! This one was such fun and quick to put together. I die cut my balloons from Honey Bee Stamps Over the Rainbow pattern paper. 

I cut my card base (8.5 x 7 and scored at 3.5) then my top panel (8.5 x 3.5). I scored the all four sides of the top panel for texture at 0.5 inch.  I placed my balloons using foam tape and cut the excess using my trimmer.

I die cut my Concord & 9th Hey You dies from the Hey Girl die set using black Tonic glitter paper and glued it to the panel.


I white embossed my secondary sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Numbers stamp set and added it to the panel.

To finish off, I added some twine from my stash to the balloons and some Studio Katia Icy Crystals Jewels. Happy with the way it turned out and can be used for a masculine or feminine occasion :)

 

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Kim

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

BEE Fabulous!

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! Still playing with oldies but goodies from my stash! I love the Build-a-Bee by Honey Bee Stamps :)


I started by die cutting my background Honey Comb dies (older retired die by MFT) from white and two Lawn Fawn yellows. I stacked them at an angle and glued them together.

I then stamped and colored my bee with Copic Markers and added some Simon Says Stamp Unicorn Dust to the wings.


I chose my Altenew large alphabet dies to die cut my Bee from Tonic black glitter cardstock and gold embossed my fabulous sentiment by Honey Bee from the Beautiful Life stamp set on Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock.


I added all of my elements to the honey comb background using foam tape . To finish off, I added some black and red candy hearts!

Thanks for taking the time! Products used are listed and linked below, affiliate links used at no extra cost to you!
Kim

Friday, July 24, 2020

Surfin' Frenchie!

Happy Friday crafty friends! I was in need of pure summer inspiration card and this is what came of it, lol! What's better than a surfing dog :)


I don't have the Chillin' Frenchies Dies (Simon Says Stamp) so I decided to work around my image and use a mix of Copic Markers for my water and selective stencilling for my clouds.

I started by stamping my cutie franchie and colouring him in (also with Copics).


I moved onto my water with B family Copics, and I am happy with the way it turned out.  I chose my Simon Says Stamp cloud stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  Once that was complete, I decided I wanted to add some pattern paper so I trimmed my panel down on either side and chose this Sunny Studio blue polka dot paper.


I felt like it was little too blue (if that's possible) so I added some slim Washi from my stash and I liked that better.  To finish off, some Iridescent Bubbles by Studio Katia, white gel pen detail and some of my favourite Simon Says Stamp Unicorn dust :)

Thanks so much for taking the time, products used are listed and linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you!

Kim


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Simon Says: Reach for the Stars!

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! 



This week Simon Says: Reach for the Stars! We are featuring always amazing Simon Says Stamp Brand Exclusive products, it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!




Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!



So this is new to me, tone on tone is not something I play with often. I tend to use lots of color on my projects. Trying to shake things up, lol!

I started by die cutting my Mermaid cardstock and ink blending some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I then added some Tonic Glitter pastes using my Falling Stars Stencil and set it aside to dry.


I die cut my elements using a mix of Tonic Glitter, Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp cardstocks and glued them together.

Once my panel was dry, I added my die cut elements and placed the panel on the card base.


I added my secondary sentiment and finished off with some Sparkling Clear Sequins :)

 

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Kim

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

My Shoe Obsession on a Card!

Happy Tuesday crafty friends!  Today I am sharing a card based on my own personal obsession - shoes! I blame Mini Mouse and my first trip to Disney as a 6 year-old for this shoe obsession that I have had since then! lol.


This shoe die is an older one by Memory Box that I pulled out to play with again. I have been looking at my older products a lot since the COVID imposed "lock-down" as mail is super, super slow and most stores were closed... Next trip for me will be my local scrapbook store that I have missed terribly.


I die cut my shoes from a bunch of rainbow coloured cardstock by Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp.  Once that was done I embossed my panel to give some added texture and glued my shoes on using foam tape and cut the excess off using my Tim Holtz Tonic Trimmer.


I chose my Hello Gorgeous from Simon Says Stamp and die cut it from both black and gold cardstock and glued it in the centre of the panel.  To finish off, I added Sparkling Clear Sequins and some Tonic Jewel Drops! 

Thanks for taking the time, products used are listed and linked below! Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you :)
Kim


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Simon Says: For A Child

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! 



This week Simon Says: For A Child! We are featuring always amazing Honey Bee Stamps products, it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!




Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


Lots of new babies on the way in my network lately so this challenge was timely! I chose to feature the amazing Honey Bee Baby Dies, I love the Honey Bee word dies - so many options with the three layers offered.


This card was quick to put together, I started by blending Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries Oxide Ink. I let it dry and went over a Studio Katia Stencil with Unicorn White Pigment ink.  I die cut it using my largest MFT Mod Stitched Rectangle.

I die cut two of the three baby dies using black glitter cardstock and Lawn Fawn Guava cardstock. 


I placed the sentiment on the card panel using foam tape and then stamped the Baby Girl by Lawn Fawn. To finish off, I added some white candy hearts and a mini pink clothes pin from my stash.

 

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Thanks for taking the time, products used are listed and linked below! Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you :)
Kim