Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Village

I have two cards today showcasing one of my favorite die sets that was released by Simon Says Stamp, The Village.  The five dies in this set are so versatile, they can be used year round, not just for Christmas.

Starry Village

For the card backgrounds I inked up Hero Arts Tiny Star Background and Impression Obsessions Textural Dots with Versamark and applied PanPastels on top. Definitely non traditional colour schemes but I like how they turned out.

Panpastel Village

I added embossed sentiments from Simon Says Stamps Holiday Hellos and Happy Stamp Sets and added Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter to the trees.

I'm entering these cards for the Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge, Die Cutting.

Thanks for visiting with me today and I love it when you leave me comments.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall Leaves

I just had to make one more card for the Simon Says Stamp Tic Tac Toe Flickr Challenge because I wanted to get inky with some stamped leaves.


Here's the Tic Tac Toe Board.  I chose the line on the right with leaves, embossing and glitter.

Fall Leaves

I used Hero Arts Scattering Leaves stamps and Distress Inks to create the background.  The thanks is from a Simon Says Stamp die and I glittered it with Glitter Ritz in Poppy Orange.  I used three dies from the SSS Frames set for all the white die cuts and ran the rectangle piece through my Vagabond with the Cuttlebug Forest Branch embossing folder.

There's a new Clean and Simple Challenge on Virginia's View Challenge and I have debated on whether or not this card qualifies as CAS.  The background is a little busy but I do have a lot of white space so I will enter and Virginia can decide if it falls under CAS.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to get a little inky today!





New Poppystamps Challenges


I'm excited to share the fun news that Poppystamps will be hosting challenges, starting today!

Each challenge will start on the first of the month and it will last one month so there is plenty of time to get creative and play along.

The only requirement is that you use at least one Poppystamps die or image on your project.

For each challenge there will one random winner drawn for a Poppystamps prize and one best design winner will get a Poppy Picked Badge to display on their blog.

This month the theme is Fall/Halloween and you can check out all the details here.

I can't wait to see your creations!



Friday, September 26, 2014

Dotty Birthday

Today I have a card for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge and it's a Tic Tac Toe Challenge, one of my faves! Here's a peek at the board.


I chose the vertical line of polka dots, twine and die cut.

SSS Flickr Challenge 2 Tic Tac Toe

I made a colourful dotty background with a SSS stencil and Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean.  I die cut the label from the SSS Frames set and embossed the sentiment using SSS Essential Greetings and SSS Happy stamp set in Ranger's Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.  I finished off with a pink twine bow.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
I'm also entering this for Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. There's still lots of time to play in both challenges!

Wishing you an inky day!