Monday, February 5, 2018

Simon Says...Love Is In The Air

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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...
and the first challenge of a new month means the Design Team are showcasing products from Carabelle Studios. We would love to see what you create with them if you have them, but it isn't necessary to use them to join in the challenge.
We are also welcoming our February Designer In The Spotlight, the lovely and very talented Stacy Hutchison aka Tattered Nest Designs. If you haven't visited Stacy's blog yet, please pop by and say hi, you are in for a real treat.

I decided to decorate an Idea-ology Mini Mason Jar to hold some Love Hearts Valentine sweet treats for a friend.
I removed the lid from the Mason Jar, painted it with two coats of Spun Sugar Distress Paint and while the second coat was still wet, sprinkled with some yummy Spun Sugar Distress Glitter and set aside to dry. Wow, doesn't it look good enough to eat.
I stamped the Carabelle Studios Nichoirs (Birdhouses) image several times on to Distress Watercolor Card and coloured with a selection of summer candy colours using Distress Oxide inks and a Ranger Detailer Brush
I created a selection of pieces to fix to the Mason Jar Photo Tool Kit
1. Distress Watercolor card panel inked with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous 
Botanical and Batik stamp set inked with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink 
and inked around the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide
2. I coloured a scrap of Distress Watercolor card with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide,
 die cut a tag using the set of dies included with the Sizzix Sidekick,
embossed with the folder from the Valentine Side-Order
and sanded back to reveal the heart pattern.
3. I cut a scrap of Memoranda paper to make a small tag, embossed with the Valentine folder and inked the raised heart pattern with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.
and die cut the "Love" words and hearts from card coloured with Worn Lipstick and white cardstock
I used the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Festive Greens Thinlits to die cut foliage from white cardstock and card coloured with Broken China and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide inks...
I cut out the birdhouses and arranged them on the stamped panel and embossed tags usng 3D foam to create dimension.
I added the foliage, an envelope and heart covered with Glossy Accents from the Valentine Side-Order, Crinkle Ribbon to the large tag and a twine bow to the smaller tag. I fixed the Photo Tool Kit to the jar and held the Collage Panel in place with the Hinge Clip provided in the kit, painted with Spun Sugar Distress Paint and sprinkled with Spun Sugar Distress Gliitter.
I filled the jar with the sweets and fixed one sweet with a rather appropriate saying on the top of the lid...
and added twine around the rim of the jar.
I had intended only decorating one jar but I had to hunt high and low to find these sweets which were a favourite from my childhood and when I did finally track them down, I went into panic mode and purchased a job lot. So to save me from myself and possible expensive dental bills in the future...I have a" no willpower" sweet tooth...I need to decorate another two jars to tuck them all safely out of the way of temptation.
and the moral of the story..I will not be entering any of those "Can You Guess How Many Sweets Are In The Jar" competitions because I have absolutely no chance of winning.

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

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

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  1. Cor! that glitter!! :) xox Sioux

  2. Gorgeous creations again Kath, I simply love every little detail, such a great gift to receive....x

  3. That's definitely what I would call a very 'sweet treat' Kath, your jar is gorgeous with it's glitter lid and all those lovely embellishments! The bird houses are just adorable in those wonderful pastel shades! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. This is stunning Kath, love the glitter and wonderful design. Enjoy the Love Hearts ;)
    Linda xxx

  5. Kath, what a delicious treat for your friend! Wonderful color matching with the candy hearts, and the birdhouses are adorable. You have packed so much into your mason jar treat, it is a joy to see! hugs, Maura

  6. WOW,that is absolutely Fabulous.Love the colours and design is Amazing,I could eat that Spun Sugar Glitter lol.Hope you got my email.Huggles and a Huge Cuddle for Buddy.xxxx

  7. I never thought to use glitter on the jar lid of the Mini Mason Jar - it looks fantastic. So a cute gift for someone!

  8. This is so cute, Kath! I love the glittered lid on the jar and how you put everything together to create one sweet jar of treats. So fun!

    Cathie ♥

  9. Amazing creation Kath. Your sweetie jar looks fabulous.
    Toni xx

  10. Love this Kath! the little birdhouses and tag detail are so cute and I love the 'sugary' lid! What a fabulous gift idea!! These would make great wedding favours too! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  11. Wow wow wow! Love the glittered top and all the detailed bits.

  12. Oh my! This is really sweet! Due to the treats and the colors you applied. LOve the dimension of your project, it's amazing and such a pretty home decor. Love the houses stamp and the way you colored them. Hugs, Marzena

  13. Yummy! What a sweet treat topper! Love all the details like the glittery top to the clipboard. Do these treats taste like Smarties? Do they have those in your area? They look a bit like them! : )

    Give an extra snuggle to Buddy from me, Kath! : )

    Simon Says Stamp!

  14. This is so Adorable, I love it!

  15. What a pretty mason jar! It looks like it was so much fun to make and who could resist a Love Heart sweetie or two 😉. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

  16. This is SUCH a great piece and I love the pastel color palette. I'm also extremely impressed with how you use that Festive Greens die with such versatility! I really like how that added some pops of blue. Gorgeous and happy work, as always!

  17. such an adroable mason jar! Love how you decorated it! The glitter are so cute and makes everything so yummi!!!

  18. Such an adorable gift and I'm sure anyone would be over the moon to receive's fabulous Kath and I love how you've used the glitter on the lid, it works so well! Hugs xxx

  19. Great tutorial--inspiring and just yummy (In the crafty sense!)

  20. Wow... this such a awesome Valentine's day project! Kath. Love the beautiful soft color scheme and all the embellishments are fantastic. :)

  21. Love this project Kath, so original! Your use of pink color is delightful and the whole design is absolutely amazing! great! barbara

  22. What a fabulous project, Kath! Love the cute treat jar! It has some much fun details like the bird houses. Super sweet! Hugs, Sandra


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