Monday, July 10, 2017

Simon Says...Distress It...

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...
I have a confession make...last week was a big hectic for me...I was busy putting the finishing touches to my new crafting space...Wimbledon started and in this house everything stops for Summer couch potato guilty pleasure and time runs away with you when you're having fun. Before I knew it was Friday and I needed to make my project for this week's challenge so I delved into my stash of Tim Holtz Idea-ology to create a quick and easy collage type card where someone else has done all the work and I just needed to look out my Paper Distresser Tool and have some fun...
I cut paper from the Tim Holtz Memoranda Stash Pad (one of my favourites) to be slightly smaller than my card blank and distressed the edges with the Paper Distresser...created some rips with my trusty Fiskars scissors and inked around the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide.
For my collage I chose items from Idea-ology Collector...Botanical Layers...Snippets and gave them the same distress treatment
I used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide (what a glorious colour) and the Mini Layering Stencil from Set 4 to add more colour to the paper...
added the collage items popped up with 3D foam pads to create dimension...a double Idea-ology Lace Trimmings bow and a little tab...
 the flowers and butterflies from Botanical Layers...
Life Quotes Remnant Ideaology Index Clip coloured with Abandoned Coral Distress Paint and a Quote Chip...
chopped up to create individual words...

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 our Guest Designer. 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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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Gorgeous card Kath, I love the papers and all of the elements, layered so beautifully! the whole design is so pretty :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Wonderful layering Kath, I just love the diary paper and the butterflies are just gorgeous. You sure know how to collage beautifully! We are vegging out here too, but not the tennis - the Tour de France, it is not doing my blood pressure any good though!! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. This is just fabulousy distressed and I love it, all the bits and bobs are perfect, love the little bunch of flowers too....
    Tennis not over yet Kath....hehe..xx

  4. Fabulous card Kath. I love the colours used and the layering looks wonderful.
    Toni xx

  5. Gorgeous creation, Kath, so much beautiful detail.

    Watching the tennis here too, with a laptop on my lap so I can catch up on a bit of blog visiting when the players are sat down in between games. (Nadal currently trying to win the fourth set to stay in the game.)xx

  6. Beautiful card, Kath! I love your choice of ephemera, everything pairs so well and your background is gorgeous.

    Cathie ♥

  7. Great retro mood! I love this colors and how all details match with the others. Great usage of ephemera and amazing distressing. Lovely. Hugs, Macarena

  8. So lovely l love the distressed look too! x

  9. Gorgeous card with lovely layers and details!!
    In my house everything stops for the Tour De France, so I get it:):)

  10. Love the 2D bouquet... so stacked it is 3D!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Kath--love the lace bow!

  12. Super cool, Kath! I love the layering and the distressed bits :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Love, love, love your artwork! You did such an amazing job of layering and distressing, especially like your color choices.

  14. Nothing looks last minute about this beautiful card to me!! Great use of things from your stash and layering! Enjoy Wimbledon and couch potato life for a bit - you deserve it! hugs, Maura

  15. This is another stunning piece! I love how you're always putting elements together in interesting ways. You have the gift of seeing what patterns and textures are going to mesh and it's always a treat to see how your projects turn out!

  16. Such a stunning card, Kath! Love the beautiful ephemera and the amazing background! The lace bow is lovely! Hugs, Sandra

  17. Love the beautiful distress effect and those pretty layered embellishments on this piece, Kath. Such a fabulous design! :)

  18. Fabulous distressed layers of ephemera which all build up to create such a pretty card and that beautiful lace bow is the perfect finishing touch! Hugs... xxx

  19. Beautiful project Kath! It is so soft and pretty with all the layers and textures. Love the bouquet of flowers you created.

  20. Beautiful project Kath! I love the distressed layers, they rock! I also was a couch potato this week, so I can totally relate to this post he eh eh hugs xxx

  21. So romantic! Love this project and the colors you used, as always an amazing project! barbara


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