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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Fun With Felt! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
I am running a little late today so I will get straight down to business!
It's Wednesday which means -
 at
& this week our challenge is
FUN WITH FELT
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 

 This week my lovely teamies & I are featuring our own gorgeous 
SIMON SAYS STAMP
   goodies on our cards. You don't have to use them to enter our challenge but we'd love to see them if you do.
For this challenge I have used Simon's lovely Plush Charmed Heart wafer dies from the lovely Spring Plush release along with various coloured felt.

Don't worry & think you can't use these dies as you aren't great at sewing as these dies do pretty much all the work for you :) You just need to thread your needle and sew along the die cut holes so all the stitches are perfectly neat & even.
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As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 

Simon Says Stamp

The white hanging heart was inspired by my lovely Emma Bridgewater pottery heart baker.
I die cut two hearts in white felt & also one in white card which I sandwiched between the felt hearts before sewing to make it more sturdy, & I added a seed bead to each stitch before adhering the hearts.

My pink heart is padded as I wanted to make it into a pin cushion & I've die cut several of the embellishment dies which are in this set before using a blanket stitch to edge this little heart. 

I also have a card to share with you today which I created for a custom order.
I created a wedding card for this couple last year and my customer was so pleased with it that he wanted a special handmade card for their first wedding anniversary as well.
I've used one of Simon's lovely butterflies on this card along with the anniversary sentiment, & their names were computer generated.
The techniques I used on this card were punching, die cutting & embossing & I gently inked my paper edges with distress ink for that pretty tinge of blue.

Apologies the photos aren't the best I struggled to take these as quickly as possible when I hurt my back.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes with a bow,  Not Just Cards - anything goes.Our Crafty Corner - anything goes, The Paper Nest Dolls - anything goes,  Creative Moments - anything goes, Inspiration Destination - anything goes, The Paper Shelter - charming, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes/add a sentiment, Cuttlebug Mania - May Flowers, Crafting For All Seasons - embossing, Crafty Creations - monochromatic, Fab 'n' Funky - no design papers, Little Red Wagon - blooming fun, The Sisterhood Of Crafters - no design paper.
That's me finished for today, thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Flowers - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
There never seems to be enough hours in the day for everything I need to get done! I am on a weeks holiday off work & feel like I need to go back to work for a rest lol.

Jodie's cat Olly Purrs managed to slice his little leg open so I've been dashing back & forth to the vets with him & a tearful Jodie. Thankfully after an operation Olly Purrs is more concerned about his Buster collar he has to wear than his neatly stitched up leg so he is on the mend.

It's Wednesday which means -
 at
& this week our challenge is
FLOWERS
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 

 This week my lovely teamies & I are featuring some gorgeous 
Prima
   goodies on our cards. You don't have to use them to enter our challenge but we'd love to see them if you do.
I didn't chose this challenge but I am pleased one of my teamies did as I love flowers & Prima products so this has been a really easy challenge theme & brand for me to feature :) 
I have used many Prima goodies on my card today & I am kicking myself for forgetting to use my new Prima Paper Clay on this card but with making my card between vets trips & comforting Jode I totally forgot!

I've discovered the fabulous new Prima Paintables paper pads and these are so lovely to use, & may well have converted me from being a non inky girl. I've used three different distress inks Stormy Sky, Broken China & Weathered Wood with a water brush to colour my Paintables papers, & of course have added some beautiful Prima flowers (all linked at the end of my post). I have also used some Prima White Texture Sand with my honeycomb stencil to add some texture, along with some pretty Prima lace.

The image I've used is Paisley Has A Prezzie by Stamping Bella & I'd added my favourite Simon Says Stamp butterfly dies, Leanna & Chrissy.  
The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R21, hair - E44, E43, E41, clothes - B23, B21, B41 / W4, W2, W0/ C3, C1, C00, shoes - N7, N5, N3, present - BV11, BV01, BV000 / V09, V04, V22

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As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 

Simon Says Stamp

 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes with a bow,  Not Just Cards - anything goes.Our Crafty Corner - anything goes, The Paper Nest Dolls - anything goes, 7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes, Creative Moments - anything goes, Inky Impressions - die cute & flowers, Inspiration Destination - anything goes, The Paper Shelter - lace it up, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Cuttlebug Mania - May Flowers. Everybody Art - flowers


That's me finished for today, thanks for stopping by


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