Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Goodbye October...Hello Christmas

Hi folks...today's post is a little bit of a mixed bag. It's hard to believe it's the last day of October already and of course, it's Halloween, the night when the ghosts and ghouls come out to play, scary witches jump on their broomsticks and hinges creak on doorless chambers. Perfect time to share the last of my Halloween cards, made with what is probably my favourite Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamp set from this year's Halloween collection...Haunted House


But the cubbyhole crew are already in full-on Christmas mode and I'm sharing some sneaky peeks of cards I made for this month's edition of Craft Stamper, which will be hitting the shops and craft stores near you on Friday 3rd November filled to the brim with amazing creative and inspirational projects from lots of talented friends...
and surprise...surprise it's Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous but can you guess which Holiday stamp set I used...

You can purchase a copy of this month's Craft Stamper from www.mags.uk.com, a digital copy from www.pocketmags.co.uk or if you want a copy popping through your letterbox every month, you can buy a subscription at  www.craftstamper.com.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, October 30, 2017

Simon Says...All Creatures Great and Small

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
I decided to make a start filling up my Chrismas Card Box with the help of a favourite Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy feathered friend and the Merry sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings...you could say it was a fun "killing two (or even 6) birds with one stone" production line adventure.
I started off by cutting 6 panels from Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red/Black and Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, stamped the sentiment from Stained Glass Greetings with Versamark and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White and Clear Embossing powders.
I added strips of paper from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Paper Stash to the bottom of the panels and stamped one of the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Swirly Snowflakes with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I stamped my favourite feathered friend (along with extra eyes, beaks and wings) from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy on to Distress Watercolor card with Distress Black Soot Archival ink...
and die cut using the matching Tim Holtz.Sizzix Framelits...
To save me from holding each bird down while I applied colour, I popped them back into the die cut spaces and used Brushed Mahogany and Candied Apple Distress inks to turn them into cute Robin Redbreasts...
I added the die cut eyes, wings and beaks coloured with Mustard Seed Distress Marker...
I stamped the Santa Hat from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Crazy Things, coloured with Candied Apple Distress Marker and die cut using the matching Framelits.
I added splatters with Picket Fence Distress Paint to the cards and Glossy Accents to the white sections of the hats, sprinkled with Distress Rock Candy Glitter.
I stamped the Christmas word sentiment on to strips of black and red card with Versamark ink, heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing powder and added some sequins for a little bit of sparkly Christmas Bling.


You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
and if you use Instagram...
please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


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