25 April 2016

Spring Flowers - Simon Says Stamp galore!

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday! Today I am sharing with you another spring-like creation of mine, one more time using the Spring Flowers stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. I have to say AGAIN - I love this set! I think it's very versatile, and so beautiful! In fact, you can expect a few more creations with the use of it in the coming weeks - I don't seem to be able to put it away from my craft desk for now :o)

I played with quite a good few goodies I have recently purchased from SSS (you can see my haul video here) - I'm finally starting to enjoy digging into new stuff straight away! In the past, I felt like the new items were too new and pretty to use them - how silly of me?! 


As you can see, this is quite a different design to the one I made previously with this stamp set - it's for sure much simpler, but I think it also has its charm.It would be relatively easy to mass-produce this design, if needed - which is always a bonus :o)


I added a bit of Wink Of Stella on the flower for some shimmer, but it doesn't show too well in the picture for some reason. And, as a final touch, I used some droplets from Pretty Pink Posh - they're so lovely, I enjoy pairing them with floral images. 


I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Sparkle and Shine - Photo inspiration
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Girlie

Have a great day!

M.

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):


Simon Says Clear Stamps SPRING FLOWERS SSS101595 Reason To Smile Simon Says Clear Stamps CHOOSE HAPPY SSS101617 Reason To Smile Simon Says Stamp Stencil TINY DOTS ssst121371 In Stitches Pretty Pink Posh 4MM CLEAR DROPLETS (small) Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TDP47360 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger TDP40033 Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE WL01SF Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT27089 ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320 Mama Elephant FEMME FRAMES Creative Cuts Steel Die Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045



24 April 2016

Male birthday card with Concord and 9th

Hi Everyone,


I'm just back from my holidays (boohoo!), and so I am sharing another recent make of mine with you.

Today I would like to share a male birthday card I made for a family member, using my recently purchased (partially won! - see video linked below for more info) Concord & 9th stamp set called Birdie Banners. I think it's a super versatile set, not necessarily only for male cards, but the fact that it CAN be used for male cards is a huge bonus for me - I always struggle with these!


I had loads of fun stamping out this little scene. The recipient (whose name is Rua, hence the letters on the birdies) seems to have liked it, I hope you like it, too!


 Male card or not, a bit of Wink of Stella shimmer is a must! :o)



I also used the PPP iridescent stars, both on the outside and on the inside.



I am entering the card into the following challenges:

Seven Hills Crafts - Photo Inspiration (picture in the middle)
Crafty Friends - All things cute

Inky Impressions - All about boys

I also have a video to share with you - it's not a process video of how I made this card, but it features my recent Concord & 9th purchases, so I thought you might be interested:



Have a great Sunday afternoon and a fab week!

M.

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):


Concord & 9th BIRDIE BANNERS Clear Stamp Set 10074C9 Ranger Dye Ink Pad LEMON TWIST RDP42907 Ranger Dye Ink Pad CARIBBEAN COAST RDP42846 Ranger Dye Ink Pad BLUE RIBBON RDP42839 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Pretty Pink Posh IRIDESCENT MINI STAR CONFETTI Sequins Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320 Mama Elephant FEMME FRAMES Creative Cuts Steel Die Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip Tsukineko PM-900

11 April 2016

Spring has sprung again!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're keeping well! We've had all four seasons' worth of weather here in Ireland in the last few days, including some impressive hailstones, but during the majority of time one can smell spring in the air again - finally! Going for walks with my little baba is becoming really pleasant (apart from the days when we're racing with the rain clouds LOL), and it's so nice to see cherry blossom trees and magnolia trees starting to bloom.

I'm feeling totally floral-like recently, and my recently purchased Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers set is helping me reflect my mood on the cards. I'm so happy I bought this set! I was hesitating for quite a while, but it was money well spent for sure! 

Today I am sharing with you a card that I made for the Seven Hills Crafts challenge (link towards the end of the post) - I used the colours from the middle picture as my inspiration. Truth be told, this colour combo itself was in my head even before I have seen the inspiration photos, so I was very happy to see that I'm not the only one who thinks that aquas and yellows go nicely together! :o)


I have to tell you, I am absolutely in love with this card (how modest of me, ha!), and it's definitely one of my recent favourites - I'm not sure if I'm going to part with it anytime soon!



 I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Seven Hills Crafts - Monthly challenge - used colours from the middle photo
QKR Stampede - Spring has sprung
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
A Gem of a challenge - Don't be a square
SSS Monday Challenge - April showers bring may flowers

Have a fantastic and full of spring week!

M.

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):



Simon Says Clear Stamps SPRING FLOWERS SSS101595 Reason To Smile Wplus9 THAT IS ALL Clear Stamps CLWP9TIA WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE WL01SF Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRUSHED OLIVE Ranger TIM27126 Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965 Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT27089 Mama Elephant FEMME FRAMES Creative Cuts Steel Die S5-180 Spellbinders A2 CURVED BORDERS ONE Dies Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
MME Sky's the limit Enamel Dots (they appear to be discontinued, sorry!)



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