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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Stamps by Me Stencils

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well today Toni from Stamps by Me is on Create and Craft at 1 pm with brand new stencils!

They are amazing to work with and I do hope that you get the chance to watch.

This is my last DT work for Toni for the time being as I have other things going on!

Here are the final 6 of my samples.







For these samples I have decorated a mirror, canvas and frame.  I used gilding flakes on the frame and watercolours on the stencils. I have also used a variety of stamps and dies from Stamps by Me too.

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

1000 Subscriber Giveaway

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Well last week was an amazing week as I reached over 1000 subscribers on my You Tube channel.

As You Tube has changed the goal post and I need 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time on my video to keep my monetisation I put a call out for help from my crafting friends!

WOW the response was AMAZING!
THANK YOU

To celebrate this fabulous milestone (for me anyway) I have 5 stencils designed by me which are available on my website Linda Simpson Designs to giveaway.

So all I am asking is that you watch the video, like, comment and sharing with your friends.
Also don't forget to subscribe too!

I still need quite a few watch hours before I hit my 4000 hours so anything you can do to help would be gratefully appreciated!


Please click the LINK to watch the video and good luck!
The winners will be chosen on 20th February 2018 which is the deadline for me to reach the required benchmarks set by You Tube.

Many thanks for visiting
Happy Crafting!

Stamps by Me

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

I have had a busy week so far and looks like it is going to get rather busy here in my craft room for the rest of the week too.

Today I am sharing some of my samples using the fabulous new stencils from Stamps by Me.

Toni will be on Create and Craft tomorrow at 1.00 pm







I have used a variety of products including texture paste, distress oxides, distress ink, glitter paste, colouring pencils, H20's and mica powders.

Toni will be on Create and Craft tomorrow at 1 and 8 pm.

Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 29 January 2018

If I could give you a gift...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Monday to you all!

A very busy week here getting lots of videos and crafting projects to do for my blog too!

This card has been made using just one of the many backgrounds I have in my stash.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 pearlescent gold square base card.
2. To create the background I placed a harlequin stencil down spritzed with water and added Ken Oliver's Colour Burst, left to dry, once dry I then used Distress Oxide lucky clover around the edges.
3. I stamped the Love and Laughter stamp from Stamps by Me with Versafine and embossed. I then die cut with corresponding die, coloured with Zig brush pens and adhered to card with Pinflair.
4. I stamped the sentiment onto white card with Versafine, embossed then distressed with DO lucky clover.
5. To finish off I added 3 metallic diamond embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle #1 - Anything Goes
The Fairy & the Unicorn - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #142 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More #276 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #359 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments #135 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting Today!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 28 January 2018

You are so important to me...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that your weekend is going well!

Today I have 2 videos to record, edit and then upload to You Tube.

A butterfly card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square base card.
2. Purple pearlescent card has been matted and layered to base card.
3. To create the background I used a variety of Distress Oxides.
4. Stamped the large Tim Holtz butterfly with Archival ink and coloured with Zig brush pens, cut out and then adhered to the card.
5. I stencilled the leaves with Distress Oxide Lucky Clover, added pearls for the butterfly trails and stamped the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz #401 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #280 - Anything Goes
Simply Paper Craft #54 - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper #1 - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 27 January 2018

January Vlog part 2

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

How has your day been?

Today has been the usual washing, ironing and cleaning the house.

Tonight I am sharing with you my January Vlog part 2.

I hope you enjoy and thanks for your support!


Click the LINK to watch the video!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!



Friday, 26 January 2018

Thanks

Good Morning Crafty Friends

Can you believe it is Friday already!

Today sharing with you a Thank you card, this is for all my crafty friends who are helping me try achieve my 4000 hours of watch time on You Tube before 20 February!

THANK YOU!!!!

I have used the floral stamp and large sentiment stamp from Stamps by Me for this CAS card.


Step by Step

1. 8 inch oval base card.
2. Stamped the sentiment with Archival Ink using my Eureka 101.
3. Stamped the floral image around sentiment on base card with Versafine.
4. Coloured flowers with H20's.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps & More #276 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #376 - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #195 - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz #63 - Anything but Square

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Mini Mission January 2018

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Tonight I am sharing with you my Mini Mission for January.

The prompt for this mission was Jazzy!

Here is my journal page


I have videoed my process and please click the LINK to watch.


Thank you for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting!

Love You

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I had a lovely day yesterday, Barbara one of my crafting friends came to visit.

Of course I took her to the Range for a bit of crafting retail therapy, it was fun.

Today a new card to share with you!


Step by Step

1. 8 inch scalloped circle white base card.
2. Mat and layered gold pearlescent card which I die cut using SB Grande Circle die.
3. Die cut white embossed card with SB Grande Scalloped Circle die and distressed with worn lipstick.
4. Matted and layered topper.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and bouquet of flowers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #359 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #157 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #135 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #142 - Always Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting #4 - D for Daisy or other flowers
The Crafty Addicts #44 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Friendship gives Wings...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How lovely to report that in just a week I have managed to get my 1000 subscribers to my You Tube Channel... Thank You!

So there is 28 days left for me to now reach the required hours watched of my videos.
Please help if you can, if you watch a video a day that would be awesome!
Crafty friends are the absolute best!

I have used an assortment of Chocolate Baroque Stamps which I have listed below.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream scalloped edge square base card.
2. Matted and layered copper pearlescent card.
3. To create the topper I first cut a piece of Kraft card then smooched Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet.
4. The next step was to stamp the trees from Fantasy Woodland stamp set with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder, I then stamped the stone wall from the Landscape Edges
with Versafine, embossed then coloured stone wall with Zig Clean colour pens.
5. To finish off using Archival ink I stamped the birds and then sentiment which is from the Pretty Poppies stamp set.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Country View Crafts - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #18 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Sheepski Design #10 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #134 - Use Embossing

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tres Chic

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

A new video to share with you this evening.

I have created a reverse gate fold card using the beautiful Madamoiselle digital papers and ephemera from Linda Simpson Designs.

Here is the finish card.


To see how I created this project please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #376 - Anything Goes
Craft Dee Bowz - AG with Handmade Bow
Crafty Girls Creations #43 - Anything Goes
CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Crazy

Good Morning Crafty Friends

How are you all today?

Kath is coming today for our first Crafty play this year.

Not sure what we will be doing yet but I am sure we will have fun.

For this card I have used Crazy stamp set from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. Base card is white DL.
2. Matted and layered yellow card which I stamped the sentiment "Crazy about flowers" with Versafine before embossing with clear embossing powder.
3. For the tag, I first used Distress Oxides to create the base pattern and then stamped the floral bouquet with versafine, then embossed with clear embossing powder. I then coloured the flowers and leaves with H2O's.
4. Adhered tag to card base and added yellow ribbon to top of tag.
5. To finish off I added clear gems to 2 of the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #191 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #203 - Blings the Thing
Use your Stuff #296 - Tag you're it
Simply Create Too #134 - Use Embossing

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 22 January 2018

Elsie

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you are all keeping well and had a wonderful weekend.

I am not far off reaching my 1000 subscribers!
WOW how amazing in that!
I just need to ask all my lovely blogging friends if they would help me reach my 4000 hours watch time before 20th February!
Here is the link to my You Tube Channel!
If you watch just one video that would be amazing!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

Today I have a card to share using Elsie from Indigoblu


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white scalloped square base card.
2. Matted and layered scrap card from my stash.
3. Matted and layered patterned card die cut using Stamps by Me Cross Stitch die.
4. Stamped image with Versafine and embossed, coloured image with Copics, cut out and adhered to card with Pinflair for dimension.
5. Wrapped ribbon around and added flowers to the ribbon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #74 - Always Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle #1 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 21 January 2018

May this birthday...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Still not 100% over this awful flu bug that has been going around. I just wish this cough would go away and not wake me up. I can't tell you the last time I had a decent nights sleep!

Today I have a birthday card to share using my new Mosaic Stencil from Linda Simpson Designs and one of the new stamps New Beginnings from Stamps by Me


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered fuchsia pink card.
3. Matted and layered the background which was created using the Mosaic stencil and colour bursts.
4. Stamped the laminate part of the stamp with Fuchsia and green Generation INX.
5. I then stamped the outline and sentiment with  Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #274 - Birthday
QKR Stampede #279 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #134 - Use Embossing
Aud Sentiments #195 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #157 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Steampunk Series Day 3 of 3

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have all had a wonderful day!

Today I am sharing with you my last project in my 3 days of Steampunk.

For this last project I have created a tag which will form part of my journal tag book.


To watch the process of how I created this tag then please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz #400 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy #203 - Distress It
Cardz for Galz #63 - Anything but Square
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 19 January 2018

Friends like you...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

WOW where has this week gone!

I have had a busy week with making videos, editing, uploading and lots of admin to do.

Today is going to be a crafting day, making backgrounds and getting my stamps out too.

Today's card is made using distress Oxides and Wild Flowers 4 stamps from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream square scalloped edge card base.
2. Matted and layered green card.
3. Created the background using Distress Oxides, wilted violet, cracked pistachio and spiced marmalade.
4. Once this was dry I then stamped the images using Archival sepia ink.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment. All stamping has been done using my Eureka 101.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

Craftaholics R Us #3 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #358 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #157 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #134 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #142 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #44 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Steampunk Series Day 2 of 3

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope you have all had a wonderful day.

Today I am sharing with you day 2 of my Steampunk series.

When I decorated I got rid of the old door plaque to my craft room so decided to make a new one and as those of you who know me know I love Steampunk.

Here is the finished plaque ready for hubby to put on my door.


To watch the process please click on the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media
We Love to Create - AG Mixed Media

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Fantastic Birthday

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today!

I have got a very busy day here today catching up on admin and some crafting to do.

Yesterday I received an email from You Tube that they are taking away my monetisation unless I reach 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of viewing by 20th February 2018.

I have put this on my Facebook profile but would love it if my blogging friends would help me by subscribing to my channel and watching at least one of my videos. I am 1036 hours short and this would help me such a great deal. I have worked really hard in providing tutorials and how to videos for my crafting friends and would appreciate it if you could all help me. Here is the link to my You Tube Channel!

Many thanks in advance for your support as I couldn't do it without you!

Today sharing a vintage card with you.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered yellow card and patterned paper from LOTV beach bliss paper pack.
3. Matted and layered yellow card and mulberry paper which I have distressed with weathered wood.
4. Matted and layered image onto yellow card.
5. To finish off added the sentiment and made a double bow with yellow organza ribbon and added a gold butterfly to the centre.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to craft #60 - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - AG with Handmade Bow
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
CHPP - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!