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...

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


26 comments:

Janette said...

These are just fabulous Kath,what a brilliant start for the box...xx

Broni said...

These are so awesome! I love them!! So festive and cute too!

Sarah Morgan said...

These cards are fabulous Kath. You are Super-Talented.

Sarah x

Macarena said...

WoW! What an amazing set! Love all of them, so simple and beautiful. The snowflakes are so pretty and delicate! I love the deep red of the background and the santa's hats. Hugs, Marzena

Redanne said...

Oh Kath, these are just adorable!! That is my favourite Crazy Bird and he just looks gorgeous with his Santa hat on, I love the beautiful backgrounds you created and the embossed snowflake is just the perfect finishing touch! Hugs, Anne xx

Ribbon Girl said...

absolutely gorgeous! They look so sweet as robins - yet so scary as Crazy Birds :-) Mary x

Catherine said...

What fun card, Kath! I love the plaid paper and the pairing of black and red. So pretty!

Cathie ♥

Sandra H said...

You make it look so easy Kath your cards are so adorable l like the backing papers and the black and red and the robins are simply gorgeous too!

misteejay said...

That Crazy bird makes a perfect robin. Super cards Kath.
Toni xx

Paula Cheney said...

super cards Kath! The Crazy Birds are so cute all dressed up for Christmas!

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous Kath! Love these crazy birds.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Glennis said...

Fabulous! I may just have to adapt this idea for my cards this year

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

These are fun Christmas cards Kath, I love his little Santa hat and the font for sentiment. And very organised creating several in one go for your collection. Lovely. Tracy x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a fabulous flock of birds! I always look forward to how you can make any color palette look amazing and these are no exception. I love how you built plaid into the scenes and these are so warm and welcoming!

Theresa said...

Can never have too many crazy birds. They dress up any cards or occasion. You make them looked like they are dressed for the town with the plaids and color scheme. thanks as always for sharing.

Anita Houston said...

Oh my word, these are so stinking cute! LOVE the design!

Sashika Taylor said...

Wow!

Linda Kunsman said...

love these birds- and LOVE your cards-super!!!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love the way you "quick colored" the birds to make them robins and make multiple cards! They are adorable! Love the design.

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

nathalie crestois said...

cute cards !

Let's Art Journal said...

I love these fun Christmas cards and I enjoyed seeing how you created them too 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy November! J 😊

Emma Williams said...

I really do need to applaud you for being so far ahead with your Christmas card makes...I think mine might be courtesy of M&S again this year, lol! These are really gorgeous Kath, I love the colours and adore the little crazy birds all dressed up for Christmas, they look supercute! Fab work as always... Hugs xx

Wanda Hentges said...

LOVE your cards, Kath!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barbara Schiassi said...

OMG Kath!!! So clever! these card are wonderful and fast at the same time, you are genius! Brilliant work! barbara

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... these holiday cards are fanatic! Kath. Love the beautiful background and those cute crazy birds. :)

Sandra said...

These cards are fabulous, Kath! Love the cute birds with the sweet santa hats. The background is stunning! Hugs, Sandra

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