25.07.2017

Avery Elle / Ellen Hutson – UNITED WE FLOURISH

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Ellen Hutson to bring you a very special exclusive stamp and coordinating die set!  G’day Mate features the cutest unique critters! This United We Flourish set is sold exclusively at Ellen Hutson and you can find it here.

Below is a little bit more about Ellen Hutson’s United We Flourish program:

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with the theme United We Flourish. And what does United We Flourish mean? It means that our company would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the wonderful products being created AND you, our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community – you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamps sets are uplifting and fun.

We are thrilled to present the second one to you… G’Day Mate Avery Elle exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.

 

I love this amazing set – Heather has really knocked it out of the park with this one!  One my favourites is the cockatoo – what fun you can have colouring this little guy in!!  I decided on a rainbow of birds and thought the sentiment went perfectly!!  I coloured them in using Copics with a little sparkle to cover that flashy dude on the end!!

17.07.2017

Avery Elle … Birthday Bus

 

Birthday Bus

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12.07.2017

Simon Says … Use Plaid

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Summer Sunshine Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Use Plaid

This week we are showcasing Lawn Fawn Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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

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It’s feeling very Summery in my neck of the woods at the moment so today’s card seems quite fitting in all it’s bright and shiny colourful glory!  I’m loving the Summer Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and the rainbow of colours in this Lawn fawn paper pad was all the inspiration I needed!!  I covered the card front with the paper and then stamped the sunflower onto Bristol cardstock.  I used Zig Clean Colour markers which blend amazingly well on this card!  The sentiment and heart motif in the centre are from the Circle Sayings stamp set from SSS.

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
11.07.2017

Avery Elle … Bubbles

Oops – this should’ve been on my blog yesterday but here I am with a card using the gorgeous Bubbles set from Avery Elle.  I broke out my new Prismacolour pencils for this one – love them!  The watery background was made using Distress Oxide inks on the back of vellum – I don’t think it’ll dry but it’s on the back so it won’t matter anyway!!  Love the Horizontal Stripes die too – can’t get enough of it!!  Check out the Avery Elle Stamps Blog every day for lots of inspiration!

Bubbles

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05.07.2017

Simon Says … Summer Sunshine

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Summer Sunshine 

This week we are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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

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So, for this week’s challenge I have blatantly channeled my inner Debby Hughes.  I saw THIS amazing card a few weeks ago which prompted me to purchase a set of Prisma Coloured Pencils AND the stamp set, Summer Flowers from Simon Says Stamp.  They are a different type of colouring medium to what I usually use (watercolours, Copics etc) and I think it’s going to take some time before I can create anything anywhere near the standard of Debby’s – but a girl can dream!!

Supplies:

Summer Flowers Stamp Set (SSS)

Prismacolour Pencils

Stitched Rectangle Dies (SSS)

Wishing and Sending Stamps and Dies (SSS)

 

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

 

03.07.2017

Avery Elle … Tropics

Hello Monday!  It’s my turn over on the Avery Elle Blog today and I’m sharing a nifty one layer card using the amazing Tropics stamp set.  I combined three gorgeous Avery Elle pigment inks (Celery, Jungle and Lemon Grass) and off-set the outline image over the top using Truffle ink.  The sentiment is from the Floral Bouquet set which I made sure to stamp first so I could arrange the various tropical leaves around it.  An easy to recreate and mass-produce design which would be ideal for a masculine birthday!

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28.06.2017

Simon Says… Anything Goes with Art Impressions.

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

This week we are showcasing products from Art Impressions. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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

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I love this sassy lady from the Art Impressions set, The Queen.  And that sentiment just about sums her up doesn’t it!  Maybe I should leave this one lying around for my husband to find – just as a subtle hint, you know?!  I die cut the spotty paper (from MFT’s Neutral Dots and Stripes pad) using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies and for the frame I used the Rectangle Peek A Boo die.  I stamped the lady in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink then coloured her with Copics.

Art Imp AG

 

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
26.06.2017

Avery Elle … Aloha and Modern Alpha

Hey there!  It’s Monday so I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today with a couple of cards using some fun Summer release designs to get you in the mood for the impending holiday season!  On both cards today I used different elements from various sets just highlighting how well they all work together!!  Both cards use the same bright, tropical colour palette and similar combination of images but both look completely different in the end result.  The images are coloured with Copics with touches of Glossy Accents and Nuvo Drops for extra dimension.

Don’t know about you but I could really go a nice cocktail right now (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?)

Aloha

Supplies:

Tropics Clear Stamps

Tropics Elle-ments

Aloha Clear Stamps

Aloha Elle-ments

Star Frame Elle-ments

New Moon Dye Ink

Modern Alpha

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21.06.2017

Simon Says … Use patterned paper with Doodlebug

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Use Patterned paper

This week we are showcasing products from Doodlebug.You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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

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This week’s challenge is a fun one – with so many gorgeous patterned paper pads available from Doodlebug it was difficult to know which to pick.  I loved the Cream and Sugar collection when I first saw it so that was really my obvious choice.  I picked up the packet of “Odds and Ends” die cuts too so this card really cam together in no time!  All I did was die cut a frame from the donut design paper to make a frame using the stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp and added a bit of shimmer with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.  Cute or what?!

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
14.06.2017

Simon Says … Embossing with WOW!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Embossing

This week we are showcasing products from WOW!  You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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

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For my card today I used the gorgeous Hero Arts Glorious Petal stencil and combined it with Distress Oxide Inks and clear embossing over the top.  I started by brushing Cracked Pistachio over the centre area and brought in some Worn Lipstick just around the outside edge.  With the stencil still in place I pressed some Versamark ink over the top.  I removed the stencil and sprinkled the card with Wow Clear Gloss embossing powder and heated it.  For the panel across the top I die cut a strip of white card with the largest of the scallop edge dies from Simon Says Stamp.  I then used Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink again  to stamp the Happy and Everything from Sentimental Too from Avery Elle.  To finish I added a few drops of Nuvo Jewel Drops.

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Emboss WOW


So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in