Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit...

Hi Everyone...the lovely folks at Simon Says Stamp very kindly sent me the February Card Kit to play with and the Coffee Tea and Cocoa theme is right up my street...
but if you follow my blog you'll know that cutesy is not really my style but I'm up for a challenge and it's good to occasionally step out of your comfort zone and have fun so I decided to give it a go and only use the elements that came with the kit...clean and simple...no inky edges and no sneaking in a little bit of Mr Holtz...
I started off by scoring folding and trimming the A4 sheets of card that came in the kit to create 8 cards...a tad ambitious perhaps...
and here are the first 4
 "I'm still sitting on the fence" cards...




and I love the sentiments in this stamp set


and best foot forward...I need to break the news to Mr Mojo we have another 4 to make. The February Card Kit sold out in record time and if you don't subscribe you may have been disappointed but the items may still be available to purchase individually.
OK time to put the kettle on and rally the troops.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


Monday, January 30, 2017

Pets Corner...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Spread Your Wings" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
PETS CORNER
I decorated a kraft bag to contain birthday treats for Buddy's best friend Slim...they've been the best of pals since they were puppies...two hooligan bundles of golden deliciousness always getting into mischief and have both inherited that "obsession with food" gene that all golden retriever owners will identify with...

I started off by cutting paper from Tim Holtz Dapper Stash Pad to be slightly smaller than the front of the paper bag and die cut the Ring Frame Die from Simon Says Stamp from co-ordinating paper...
I flipped the inner circles to show the backside of the paper and fixed everything in place with Ranger Distress Collage Medium Matte. I then stamped the nearest image to a Golden Retriever..the bone...tennis balls and dog bowl to get an idea of placement.
I stamped the images again on to co-ordinating paper...the dog with Black Archival and the accessories with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Embossing powder...coloured with Distress Markers...cut them out and fixed in place adding Glossy Accents to the bone...dog bowl...eyes and nose of the dog...
 I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vial Labels and Label Letters to create the sentiment...
and stamped the sentiment from the Coffee and Tea stamp set and added the golden sparkly hearts that came in the February Simon Says Stamp Card kit...
highlighted the circles with a Signpo Uniball White Pen and created faux stitching with Ranger's Black Fude Pen...


It goes without saying that Slim will enjoy his birthday bag but he may not be so slim after munching his way through all the treats.
You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
and if you use Instagram...
please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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