Monday, December 19, 2016

Party Time...

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

and the theme for this week is...
the challenge will run for 2 weeks so you have plenty time to join in the fun...
I created an art journal page featuring this motley crew....who better to party with than a bunch of Crazy Dogs and if the expression on their faces is anything to go was some party...
I stamped the images on to Simon Says Stamp masking paper which comes in a pack of 20 A4 sheets and used the matching dies to cut them out...
I stamped the two dogs in the centre with Black Archival ink...masked them off and stamped the dogs either side...
I then masked off all the dogs and coloured the background with Chipped Sapphire Distress Paint using a damp baby wipe and carefully removed the masks before the paint dried...
I applied Texture Paste through the Stars Mini Layering Stencil and created splatters with Picket Fence Distress Paint...
added Merriment Design Tape and stamped the image from Holiday Drawings with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.
I coloured the dogs with Distress Markers using Ranger's Detailer Water Brush and stamped the hats... bow ties and balloons from the Crazy Things Stamp set on to Ranger Watercolor Card using Black Archival Ink...coloured and die cut with the matching dies...fixed in place with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and applied Glossy Accents to the eyes...noses and balloons.
I used Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Thread to create the string for the balloons...
and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Dies for the wording.

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...

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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...
and would like to wish you all a very 
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. OMG.I just adore this.Happy Christmas.xx

  2. Fabulous party time card! Loving the dogs and wonderful design.
    Linda xxx

  3. Fabulous journal page Kath, this really made me smile, it does look like they're having a fabulous party! LOVE IT :-) 🐾

    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a fabulous 2017!
    Lols x x x

  4. Oh this is fabulous Kath - I love all those crazy dogs in their party hats.
    Toni xx

  5. Kath, I think you make the cutest things with Tim's crazy dogs. This page is so fun and colorful! Amazing!

    Cathie ♥

  6. What a fun layout! the dogs are awesome! This just makes me smile!

  7. Oh wow, that is fabulous, of course you make it all look so easy.....xx

  8. Hi Kath. Wow these pooches make you smile!!! May l wish you a very Happy Christmas, lots of presses , fun and laughter. Hug for Buddy.
    Smiles. Jan.x

  9. What an awesome pages! I love the strong deep blue background and all the vibrant colors you gave to the dogs and hats and baloons! I really feel the party mood :-) Let me wish you one more time a Very Merry Christmas and a Happiest New Year ever! Hugs, Marzena

  10. Wow!!! Totally in love with your wonderful card Kath xx it's absolutely stunning with so much detail to look at xx Spectacular xx
    Tfs and hugs
    Annie xx

  11. SO FUN, Kath!!!!! I love that you included all breeds of dog on these pages and the bright palette really makes them POP off the page! Bravo! : )

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. This is just the happiest of pages Kath, it really makes me wish I had been at that party! I love the beautiful background, it really does make the lovely dogs stand out wonderfully well and the balloons are such a great addition. Love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. Exceptionally fun. I want this is card! LOVE this every bit.

  14. Now there's a happy group of party animals!! Love your bright cheery approach to the party, Kath, with the bold colors. Your coloring brings those pups alive! Merry Christmas!! hugs, Maura

  15. Wow, I'm deeply impressed by what you created! I thougt it is Designer Paper but you made the background yourself! This looks great! Thanks for the detailed description!
    Love your colourful card!
    Happy new year!

  16. Love your awesome pages, Keth. The colors and those crazy dog images are fantastic! Wish you happy holidays! :)

  17. Such a fabulous art journal spread, Kath! Love the cute crazy dogs and it looks like they have an amazing party! Best wishes for 2017! Hugs, Sandra

  18. This is fantastic Kath and I love those crazy doggies, they look like they're having the time of their lives at this party! Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a wonderful and very healthy 2017... Hugs xx

  19. Fun and fabulous pages Kath! Your crazy doggies are so beautiful, your ability to make them real is fantastic! I would like to be invited to this party! Hope you'll have a wonderful and healthy 2017! Barbara

  20. This is such fun Kath!!! I love all the fun doggies! The bright colours look so stunning against the darker background. Happy New Year to you my friend!!!

  21. This is absolutely endearing! I love the way you are able to take single stamp images and combine them into a scene that fits together perfectly! What a talent you have and I can't wait to see what other works of geniusness you create in 2017!