Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Christmas Comes To The Cubbyhole...

Hi folks...It's all change in the cubbyhole this week...I'm hanging up my witches hat, parking my broomstick and putting Halloween temporarily on the back burner...
and moving on because Christmas has arrived in the cubbyhole. It's going to be a week of playing with the amazing new Christmas stamps, stencils and Idea-ology goodies from our Adorable Professor and I'm sure Tim will be sharing on Facebook Live soon so get those wish lists at the ready and buckle up because believe me...you are going to want everything!!!
In the meantime I've got some cute Christmas company to get me in the mood...the "snug as a bug in a rug" Christmas Snowman...
  the Angel With Atitude and Mr Buble playing on the CD player should do the trick...
and right at the top of the Christmas crafty list is a commission for the December issue of Craft Stamper...if all goes according to plan I may be sneaking off for some downtime...snuggling up on the sofa with a cuppa and this month's issue of Craft Stamper which has just popped through my letterbox...

choc-a-bloc with inspirational projects and and woohoo a couple of cards from yours truly...

it will be available to buy from craft stores and newsagents on Friday 1st September but if you're impatient like me and want it delivered a few days early...you can subscribe at www.craftstamper.com, purchase single print copies at www.mags-uk.com and digital copies from www.pocketmags.co.uk.
Toodle-oo from the Christmas Cubbyhole Crew
Catch up with you soon
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, August 28, 2017

Simon Says...School/Study Related

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...


We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge page

and the Monday Challenge theme for this week is...
SCHOOL/STUDY RELATED
I made myself another notebook...this memory challenged crafter is a serial note taker and in this digital day and age where you can ask Siri or Cortana to remind you where you should be and what you should be doing, I confess my preference is still the old paper and pen method...not always reliable but hey ho neither is technology...
I cut the covers from chipboard, applied a coat of White Gesso and dragged Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink Pad across the surface to lightly tint. I stamped Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Number Blocks and Numeric with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and the Studio 490 Circle Collage with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black...

I stamped the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Etcetera with Pumice Stone and added interest to the background with the Cargo and Bubble Layering Stencils using Candied Apple and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks...
stamped the text from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Stuff To Say with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black and the numbers inked with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide.
I stamped the images from Mini Blueprint 8 on to scraps of Distress Watercolor Card with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, coloured with Distress Markers using the Detailer Brush and shaded around the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide using a blending tool...
I stamped the letters using Tim Holtz Type Lower Foam Stamps on to Tissue Wrap using Candied Apple and Peeled Paint Distress Paints...
cut out and fixed to the background with Collage Medium Matte.
I added Idea-ology Alpha Transparent Tiles, Clipping Stickers, Ruler Pieces and a Paper Doll...
and an Idea-ology Quote Chip...

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...

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

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