Monday, July 3, 2017

Simon Says...Red/White and/or Blue...

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...

The first challenge of a new month and the Design Team are showcasing some fabulous Sizzix Products. Sizzix make a huge range of products, Die Cutting Machines, Dies, Embossing Folders and so much don't have to use Sizzix products to join in the challenge but if you have them we would love to see what you create with them.
And we have a new Guest Designer for the month of July...the lovely and very talented Beulah Bee is returning to the Designer Spotlight to share more of her fabulous projects with us.

The theme this week is...
and I decided to decorate a chipboard panel to send some Love Across The Miles to all my American crafty friends who will be celebrating Independence Day tomorrow...
I applied a wash of Faded Jeans Distress Oxide to Distress Watercolor card using a baby wipe and then used the Mini Layering stencil from Set 11 to create stripes.
I used a left-over Globe Thinlits die cut as a stencil
Iand stamped the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous London Sights with Candied Apple Distress Ink...Faded Jeans Distress Oxide and Black Archival...
and the image from Documented with Black Archival...
added Travel Design Tape...Alpha Transparent Tiles
Alphanumeric Thinlits die cuts and Label Letters. I applied Ranger Opaque Texture Paste using the Stars Mini Layering Stencil from Set 11.
I stamped the bird from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy and the accessories from Crazy Things on to Distress Watercolor card...
coloured with Candied Apple and Wild Honey Distress Ink and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide and die cut with the matching Sizzix Framelits...

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...

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


  1. Love your use of the crazy bird on this - fabulous creation.
    Toni xx

  2. Such a fun project Kath! I love the background you created and all the wonderful details. The crazy birdie holding the two flags is just perfect.

  3. This is fabulous Kath, I love the background and the crazy birds are my favourite too.
    Linda xxx

  4. Fabulous! I love all the stages you took to mak this fantastic bakground, love the idea of making a stencil from te globe die as well. The stamps with London are so genius! Love your project a lot! Hugs, Macarena

  5. Love the beautiful stamping and texture on the background, Kath. This is such gorgeous creation! :)

  6. What a wonderful way to celebrate friendships across the pond Kath. The design is wonderful, I love the country flags and the crazy bird waving the flags is just so much fun! LOVE!!! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. How lovely creation, Kath! I love your technique!

  8. The design of this, Kath, is awesome! What a sweet sentiment, crazy bird and flags. You rock as always.

    Cathie ♥

  9. Using the globe as a stencil is genius. Really a fun piece - that Crazy Bird with the flag is my favorite.

  10. Fabulous design Kath Love those stamps That crazy bird is Brilliant ... Hugs May

  11. What a celebration you've created here for both sides of the pond, Kath! You've totally rocked the RWB, and love the mix of London and USA! Such a cool mix of materials! hugs, Maura

  12. Love back from the U.S.! I want these stamps! This is so cute, and I am an anglophile to the core - land of my ancestors!

  13. this is chock full of spirit and fun-fabulous creation!!

  14. LOVE the theme, sentiment, and look of your page Kath!! The way you tied your home to USA is just fabulous!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  15. I adore the combination of the London and the US and love how you've used the globe as a stencil, that is such a clever idea and works so well to create depth on the background of this fun project! Fab work as always, Kath... Hugs xxx

  16. This is fantastic Kath!!! Love the way you interpreted this week's theme!!! Every small details makes the project even more powerfula nd full of love!

  17. I love London and I love America, so it just doesn't get much better than this! I love your take on the challenge and how you paid homage to both places! Really beautiful work this week, as usual!

  18. Great sentiment--love right back at 'cha! And thank-you for the welcome to this month's spotlight.

  19. Amazing panel! Kath your style is unique and this project is fantastic, you have always fabulous ideas! I learn so much when I visit yourblog! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  20. What a fabulous panel, Kath! Love the London with US theme! So much layers, love the globe used as a stencil. Just came back from a little London trip, and I adore that city, so much history and such a great atmosphere! Hugs, Sandra