Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Use Your Favorite Tool - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Happy Wednesday Everybody!

Time for a NEW challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

This week is Use Your Favorite Tool

                                      We are featuring products by Tim Holtz

You do not have to use them to join in but if you have some, 

we would love to see them used.

Here is my take on the challenge.

When I saw this challenge on the list, I was totally excited and panicked.

Which Tim Holtz product to use? What IS my favorite tool?

After all there are SO MANY AMAZING products to use.

After a bit of thought I came back to my to favorite Tim Holtz items

DIES and MY FAVORITE TOOL the Tim Holtz Tonic Retracting Craft Pick.

I used some of my favorite Thinlits Dies


Tree Line

And Bat Crazy

To create this spook night scene.

The moon behind the mountains is created with the largest round die from the

Simon Says Stamp Nesting Circles Wafer Dies

I smeared on Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle on to the die cut "the moon".

Once it was dry, I inked up my “moon” using

 Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber and Crushed Olive Distress Ink

This gave my moon that creep look I was going for.

The bats were created the same way using

Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock and Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle.

Now to my favorite tool, the Tim Holtz Retracting craft pick.

It is one of those tool’s that you did not know you needed, until you buy it.

All the new dies coming out have so many intricate areas need to be poked out.

the Tim Holtz Tonic Retracting Craft Pick is perfect for this.

I also use the tool for dropping glue into small areas on a die cut.

I score paper with the tool. Scrape off unwanted embossing from a mistake.

The list is endless.

These are some of my favorite items, what are yours?

Use your favorite tool and Tim Holtz Product and link up to the Wednesday Challenge.

That completes my card!

Now it is your turn!

How will you use youe Favorite Tim Holtz Product?

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! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! 


At home with the kids? 

Need somthing to do?

Simon Says Stamp is hosting a Kids Challenge.

Get crafty with the litte ones using the link here.


Anything Goes With Sparkle and/or Shine

Like the products I used. I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty



Tim Holtz Tonic Retracting Craft Pick.

Simon Says Stamp Nesting Circles Wafer Dies

Alpine Thinlits Die by Sizzix

Tree Line Thinlits Die by Sizzix

Bat Crazy Thinlits Die by Sizzix

Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle

Squeezed Lemonade DistressInk

Fossilized Amber DistressInk

Crushed Olive Distress Ink

Simon Says Stamp Black cardstock




1 comment:

  1. I love the scene you created Diane those bats look fantastic against your magnificent crackled moon. I have to agree the retractable pick is a superb tool and not just for helping tease out those tiny cuts.
    Beautiful make, thank you for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey x