Wednesday, August 15, 2018



Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Distress It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Back To School 

The stores are full of back to school stationary but a notebook, diary or even a bookmark is so much nicer when it is handmade with love! Why not make a little card to pop into a child's lunchbox too. So many things that we can make! We will be looking forward to seeing what you decide to create!
We are showcasing some fabulous Penny Black Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used!
The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your school related makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

I don't have a child going back to school or a family member starting school but I did make a bookmark that I could give away to a real book reader, I have a kindle because the tombs I read I'm unable to hold.

I had to make another Oxide background because all the ones I made were too short for the largest Simon says Stamp Stitched Banners. I also used the Poppystamps Stitched Cloudline to give a bit of interest and the fact they had just arrived in my craft room.

I used Penny Black Birthday Critters it's a pretty useful set because the mouse and balloon can be used for other reason and the parcel ones could easily be used for Christmas. I haven't played with PB images for ages so it was fun to do. I paper pieced the balloon with Doodlebug Hello pack.

There are lot of encouraging words on the Simon says Stamp Messages for Everyday and they were nice and small and I managed quite a few when I decided to stamp away.

My other hobby means there are lots of odd balls wool so I cut off some lengths joined it them to my tag and then separated the strands to give me a fun wrinkly wool to hang out of a book.

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.


Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Debby, love the design and that cute little mouse.
I don't want to go back to school!
Lorraine x

Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Debby :-) I love the little mouse flying through the clouds with his balloons, so adorable and the sky is fabulous! I love how you used the oxide inks, looks awesome :-)

Hope you have a lovely day
Lols x x x

Tracy Freeman said...

So very cute Debby, love the sentiments and whole design xxx

Pat said...

I adore the sweet PB mouse on your beautiful bookmark Debby, and the Oxide colours are so pretty and love the stitched clouds and the stranded wool through the top to finish. x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous bookmark Debby! The background you've created looks wonderful with the die cut clouds and the little mouse is adorable xx

Marge said...

How fun and cheerful it is! Love the scene you created with dies, stamps, and inks. The wool strings are very unique and pretty♡♡♡

Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous! Jo x

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Oh Debby, your tag is so super cute!!!! LOVE it!!!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So cute and love all the sentiments

Cheryl W. said...

That's a great bookmark. I love the idea of giving a bookmark instead of a card. It's something they might actually use.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab design and

Stephanie said...

Super fun bookmark, Debby! I just love this sweet little mouse and balloons! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Misty Elam said...

This is so cute!! I love your background. And that mouse... ADORABLE!!!

ankitag612 said...

Such a fun idea! A bookmark would come in handy as well. Your distressed ink background as sky is droolworthy! :D Have a lovely day!

Lin said...

Adorable, and useful, too, Debby! Love the way you used the clouds dies!

Paper Pawz by Kim Hamilton said...

Such a wonderful bookmark Debby! Love it!