Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Happy Birthday - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


IT IS OUR 12th BIRTHDAY!!

 At the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 We are celebrating!

with not ONE but TWO prizes this week! And ……

This we are featuring our very own SIMON SAYS STAMP product for the challenge

You do not have to use the featured company to join in.

If you have some of their product in your stash?

We would LOVE to see them used.

Here is my take on this challenge.


 I decided to make my Birthday Card a black-tie style

I started with The Thankful Flowers Stamp Set.

I used three colors of my Spectrum Noir markers to create shadow and depth on my flowers.

 

While the ink was drying on my flowers, I turned my attention to the base of the card. 

 I wanted to use as much black as posable, so I decided to break up all that black with texture. For the base of the card, I used the Fractured Background Stamp and clear embossing powder. 


You are not going to see a lot of this background on the card, but up close 

it gives the card recipient just a little something extra to look at.

For the next layer I used the Postage Stamp Edge Frames Die to create area for my sentiment to go, a sentiment from the Sketched Flowers Stamp Set with some beautiful elegant lettering. 

I stamped on my sentiment and heat set with white embossing powder. 

Now back to the flowers, I used the die set for the Thankful Flowers Stamp Set 

to cut two other layers of card stock. 

I chose not to use foam this time because it looked way to bulky. 

Once all the layers were dry, I attached the flowers to the front of the card.


That completeds MY Birthday Card to the Wednesday Challenge.

On a personal note, a huge THANK YOU to The Wednesday Challenge.

Thank You SO MUCH for supporting and believing in this Crafy Girl.

 A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 

and

 MANY MANY MORE!

I almost forgot the good news!

In celebration of our Birthday, we are giving away 2 prizes!!!!

PRIZE 1 is a $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store




PRIZE 2 is a fabulous Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit

due to be released on the 14th April!

All you must do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt,

 and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!!

All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Good Luck to everyone!

 Like the products I used.

 I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty

Diane



SUPPLIES USED:

Thankful Flowers Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp

Sketched Flowers Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp

Fractured Background Stamp by Simon Says Stamp

Postage Stamp Edge FramesDie by Simon Says Stamp

Thankful Flowers DieSet by Simon Says Stamp

Black Black8 CardStock by Simon Says Stamp

White Embossing Powder by Simon Says Stamp

Clear Embossing Powder by Simon Says Stamp

Versamark Ink by Tsukineko

Anti-Static Pouch by Ranger Ink

Spectrum Noir Classique Markers

 

Do you use Instagram?

 

 If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.

 



Monday, April 5, 2021

Inky Paw's Challenge 145 - Friendship Challenge


                      Hello Inky Paws Fans!

 We are at the halfway point of this current challenge.


          Here is MY take on the challenge.


The one thing that I deeply miss during this pandemic is going to the movies.

That two plus hours of bliss where you check your life at the door 

and just enjoy time with friends. 

For this card I used the Newton’s Movie Night Stamp Set.

Now that I have decided on a brand of alcohol makers that I want to use


I am having a great time exploring color. 

No longer am I scared of stamp sets that look too hard to color.

I had a blast coloring the trio of kitties!

In the background we have the Popcorn Stencil a perfect match for this fun stamp set.

    

To finish my card, I stamped my sentiment in the center and added on some popcorn accents.

                   Now it is your turn!

Show us your take on this fun challenge.

 DON’T FORGET

Share your projects by using the link in

the challenge picture above.

You could be chosen as

                                        

OR


to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

using random.org

Do you use Instagram?

Tag us using!

#inkypawschallenge

#newtonsnook

#newtonsnookdesigns

Thanks so much for dropping by.

 

STAY SAFE AND STAY CRAFTY.

 

DIANE

 

 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 


It is ANYTHING GOES TIME

Here at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Featuring PAPER ROSE PRODUCTS

You do not have to use the featured company to join in.

If you have some of their product in your stash?

We would LOVE to see them used.

Here is my take on this challenge.


I love stencils!

With a stencil and a little bit of ink you can create a fantastic card.

For my card I used the 6x6 Damask Stencil by Paper Rose Products

My ink of choice is Blueprint Sketch and Pumice Stone Distress Oxide.

I started in the center with the Blueprint Sketch color and the

worked my way to the to edge with the Pumice Stone color.

I adore the dramatic effect of the two colors together.

Always on the quest to try something new, I created my flowers 

by inking up some white cardstock with Blueprint Sketch.

When the ink dried, I used white embossing power and one of the flower

 stamps from the Beautiful Flowers Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp.


    
 After cutting out the flower, I added a little ink to the edges 

of the flower and buffed the flower with a soft cloth.

This really made the white on the flowers stand out against the stenciled background.

For a finishing touch I added on a Thinking of You Sentiment Strips, some gold Nuvo Crystal drops, and some blue sequins from the mother of pearl sequin pack.

 That completed my take on ANTYTHING GOES

I almost forgot the good news!


The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away

a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

All you must do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt,

 and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!!

All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! 

Good Luck to everyone!

 

Like the products I used.

 I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty

Diane



SUPPLIES USED:

Rectangle Basic Set by Memory Box

6x6 Damask Stencil by Paper Rose Products

#120 White Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp (card base)

Beautiful Flowers Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp

Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink

Pumice Stone Distress Oxide 

White Embossing Powder by Simon Says Stamp

Thinking of You Sentiment Strips by Simon Says Stamp

Pale Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops

Blue Sequins from the Mother of Pearl Sequin Pack by Simon Says Stamp

 


Do you use Instagram?

 

 If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.




Monday, March 29, 2021

Inky Paw's Challenge 145 - Friendship Challenge

 


Hello Inky Paws Fans!

We have a NEW challenge coming your way.


This time it is all about the friendship.

Here is MY take on the challenge.


I stared my card by creating a background using The Petite Flowers Stencil.

I selected four Distress Oxide colors and just inked up the stencil.

 Once I was sure the Oxide ink was dry, I ran my background thru the die cutting machine.

I used the large scalloped rectangle die from the Frames and Flags Die Set.


Nothing gives me the warm and fuzzy friendship feeling 

more that the Smitten Kittens Stamp Set.

I chose the two cozy kittens to be my feature stamp.

Needing a place to put my sentiment I selected one of

the heats from the Hearts Frames Die.

The mini hearts from the Smitten Kitten Stamp Set

 colored in to match the background completes my card.

  that is MY take on the challenge sketch.

Now it is your turn.

Show us your take on this fun challenge.

 DON’T FORGET

Share your projects by using the link in

 the challenge picture above.

You could be chosen as



OR


to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

using random.org

Do you use Instagram?

Tag us using!

#inkypawschallenge

#newtonsnook

#newtonsnookdesigns

Thanks so much for dropping by.

 

STAY SAFE AND STAY CRAFTY.

 

DIANE



 


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Spring/Easter Mood Board - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 


This week we are being inspired by a Spring Mood Board

Here at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


Featuring products by Lawn Fawn

You do not have to use the featured company to join in.

If you have some of their product in your stash?

We would LOVE to see them used.

Here is my take on this challenge.


There is so much inspiration in this mood board it was hard to pick just one thing. 

That is when I decided that tags for easter would be a good idea.

This way I can choose several items and colors from the mood board.

I decided on using bunnies and chicks and a couple of die set to make my tags. 

The Say What Spring Critters Stamps and Dies are my set of choice.

I also used the Scalloped Circle Stackable Dies by Lawn Fawn 

and the Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp.

I also in the process of using up all my scrap paper, so I grabbed a half sheet of 

Audrey Blue Card Stock I had from another project

 and bit of leftover Green Apple Card Stock from Simon Says Stamp. 

A L-shaped scrap of Original Perfectly Plaid Card Stock by Lawn Fawn 

I found in my stash compleats my paper choices.

  

Honestly, I did not have a plan. I just stared creating and let the tag making process happen. 

In the end I came up with 5 cute tags to share with you. 









What fun it was to make these tags. One stamp set and scrap paper went a long way!

I finished off my tags with Ocean Sparkle cord by Lawn Fawn.

That completed my take on our Spring Mood Board

I almost forgot the good news!



The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away

a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

All you must do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt,

 and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!!

All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Good Luck to everyone!

 

Like the products I used.

 I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty

Diane





SUPPLIES USED:

Say What Spring Critters Stamps by Lawn Fawn

Say What Spring Critters Die by Lawn Fawn

Scalloped Circle Stackable Dies by Lawn Fawn

Stitched Rectangles Dies by Simon Says Stamp

Perfectly Plaid (remix)6x6 paper by Lawn Fawn

Audrey Blue Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp

Green Apple Card Stockby Simon Says Stamp

#120 White Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp 

white pigment ink by Simon Says Stamp

Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink

Onyx Black Versa Fine Ink by Tsukineko

Ocean Sparkle Cord byLawn Fawn

Spectrum Noir Classique Markers 

Do you use Instagram?

 

 If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.