Friday, December 9, 2016

Wild Rose Studio 'Romantic'

Hi all, I have just arrived home from a fabulous trip to Simon Says Stamp in Ohio. It was lovely to spend Thanksgiving with Heidi and family and I was also there for the staff Christmas party which was held in a bowling alley! It was AWESOME!! I had an absolute blast, I went to a basketball game, read a story in Abby's school, lots of fun stuff :-) ! One evening Renee (lovely friend from the office) Shari Carroll and I went to a Chinese lantern festival, that was a super fun outing too :-) 

 On the way there and on the way back I spent a few days in London to see my family, and to do a little Christmas shopping, well you have to don't you!! ;-)

 The time flew by so quickly and I can hardly believe that I am back in my craft room with Mopsy cat keeping me company ;-)

Anyhow's moving on ,,,,,,,,

I made this card using a brand new Wild Rose Studio A5 stamp set  called 'Romantic'.

 There are 4 new sets in this release, the other 3 being a super popular Bella Elephant Set, an adorable Milton Bear Set and very beautiful Antique Roses Set. All of them are fabulous and it was difficult to know which one to choose to use first!!


I used the partial die cutting technique where you fussy cut part of the image out and lay that part over the top of the die so that it remains intact. I should have taken a photo of that process while making this card but I forgot, this one uses the same technique though.


I used a Scattered Confetti Paper Pack and layered with a lovely Mulberry Cardstock. The sentiment is heat embossed with Silver Powder. Al of the flowers on the veil are glittered, it is super sparkly IRL, it doesn't show up so well on the photos so you will just have to take my word for it ;-)


Thanks for looking!! I need to go and unpack now ;-)

 I hope you all have a great day!! :-)


Challenges:
Crafting With An Attitude   Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations      Anything Goes
Creative Moments    Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door Anything Goes
Pile It On  2 patterns or 2 patterned papers (the pattern on the lower paper is very subtle :-))




Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Simon Says: Ice Inspiration




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

This week we are welcoming a fabulous young designer, Kassidy, into the December Designer Spotlight, Kassidy   is 14 years old and it would be lovely if you could pop over to    her blog to give her some love ❤️

This week the challenge is

Ice Inspiration

and the lovely Jenn Shurkus has made us this gorgeous mood board to give us some inspiration!


This week we are showcasing My Favorite Things 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 $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store



 I used a Peek A Boo Rectangle Die  and made a cute shaker.

I was inspired by the tree, the deer, the shade of blue, the splash of red and the sparkle ;-)


I was going to add twine and stuff but just loved this simple look so stepped away, sometimes Less IS More ;-)


For the inside I inked a perspex block with the ink and stamped directly onto the card. There were a few bits of glue and dirt sticking to it which I think added to the cool effect ;-)



So now it's YOUR turn!

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




Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x