Thursday, 23 October 2014

SSS November Card Kit Challenge Week - Day 4

It's time for Day 4 of my November Card Kit challenge.
So - Day 4's challenge:

Non Traditional Christmas Colours

OK - so I make a lot of Christmas cards with non traditional colours… in fact, it's rare that I stick to the traditional green or red. :) But as it was offered as a challenge, I embraced it. :)
I chose the teal polka dot paper from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day pad that comes with the kit. Teal is certainly not traditional, right? OK, so pairing it with white is less adventurous than it might have been… but that paper is the PERFECT snowy sky, and needed a snowy ground to go with it. :)
I added sweet die cut houses from the new Village dies selection, cutting them from white card then coating them with Wink of Stella.
Village Scene by Lucy Abrams
I used a couple of the Stitched Lines and Hills dies to create my snowy hill. Oh, and I love the cute enamel hearts in the kit.
Village Scene 2 by Lucy Abrams Originally, I coated the hill with Wink of Stella too - but the brush marks were really visible. Anyone know if there is a technique to avoiding this??
Right - one more day to go. See you tomorrow.
Supplies


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

SSS November Card Kit Challenge Week - Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of my Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit Challenge week.
Today's challenge:

Patterned Papers as a Focal Point

It's super easy to limit the use of patterned papers to backgrounds. I am certainly very guilty of this… so when someone challenged me to use patterned paper as the focal point of a card, I was inspired to have a go.
The Lawn Fawn Snow Day papers that come with the kit are gorgeous. There are plenty of papers that would be perfect as a focal point. I chose the green diamond pattern, then added glitter detail with dots of Multi Matte Medium and some Star Dust glitter.  Once dry, I die cut three trees from the paper using THESE dies. Super CAS and easy.
Be Joyful by Lucy Abrams
I added some glittery die cut stars to the top of my trees for even more sparkle.
Be Joyful 2 by Lucy Abrams That's it for today - more to come tomorrow.

Supplies

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SSS November Card Kit Challenge Week - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of my Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit challenge week.
Day 2:

Dots

The cute Be Joyful stamp set that comes with the kit has a polka dot style stamp in it. I was challenged by one reader to use this stamp so, I chose to create a snowy sky with it. I used the Cotton Candy card in the kit, and Simon's new White Ink Pad.
My snowman is from the Snowman Parts die collection, and I added a load of Rock Candy glitter, and a ribbon scarf.

Monday, 20 October 2014

SSS November Card Kit Challenge Week - Day 1

Hello!
Last week I asked you what you wanted me to create with my November Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp… and you gave me some great suggestions. So, I got busy this weekend, using as many of your ideas as I could. 
So - Day 1's challenge:

Scenic Patterned Papers

Quite a few of you said you find it tricky using patterned papers that have a scene on them. And I know what you mean…
But this adorable bunny paper in the Lawn Fawn Snow Day collection that comes with the kit makes a PERFECT focal point for a Christmas scene. It requires little else really. I used the little bottle of Multi Matte Medium that comes in the kit to add some dots to the snowy skies, then sprinkled them with Star Dust glitter.  This technique is a fun and easy way to customise patterned papers.
Snowy Bunnies 2 by Lucy Abrams
Love this frame die - it's perfect for scenic cards like this.
Snowy Bunnies by Lucy Abrams
So - that's my first challenge done - and someone else mentioned the Multi Matte Medium - so that's that done too. :)
I hope you like it.

-----------WINNER-----------
Before I go, I have to announce the winner of my Getting to Know You Blog Hop giveaway. And it is…
Caroline
I will email you Caroline. :)

Back tomorrow...
Supplies

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Birthday Penguin

Hello.
Today I have a clean and simple masculine birthday card to share which features a cute penguin stamp from Avery Elle's More Stories stamp set. I combined it with a sentiment from THIS set and a balloon from THIS set.
birthday penguin by Lucy Abrams
See that cute stitched ground under my penguin? That's made with the end of one of Simon Says Stamp's new Stitched Slopes and Hills dies. Love these. :)
birthday penguin 2 by Lucy Abrams
That balloon?? Seriously, I tried about a gazillion different colours and patterns. Then I went with white. :) I'm still wondering what colour it should be…
Anyway…
Have a great weekend. I'll be getting busy with my Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit. Thanks for the suggestions!!!
Bye for now.
Supplies