Friday, 2 August 2019

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Entry #2

Its finally Friday night for us here in New Zealand and what a strange week its been. The weather has been crazy with hot sun one day, pouring with rain the next and then so cold its been snowing just out of wonder everyone is coming down with colds and flu's (except me thank goodness!). I can't wait to sleep in tomorrow morning but also know I've got lots of jobs to get done that I didn't do last weekend, so not much time to relax.....I just have to make sure I have time to make some cards!!

The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge is 'Anything Goes' and I thought it would be a good chance to share with you one of the cards I made to take with me to the craft fair two weeks ago for Uniquely Creative:


Sloth's are just so adorable and I can't stop watching YouTube videos about them, especially when they are little babies. I would so love to have one of my own!!

I stamped the sloth from the Uniquely Creative 'Sloth Pals' stamp set using Gina K Amalgam black ink on white CS. I coloured him with my Altenew Artist Markers and then die-cut with the matching dies. 

For the background I die-cut the Uniquely Creative 'Stitch Cloud Border' dies 10x from white CS. I then grabbed a rainbow of Distress Ink colours and used my mini-blending tool to colour each one. To put it together I actually arranged them on my table colour side up so I could make sure the cloud shapes were alternated and the spacing was right. I then added a strip of washi tape over top of them all. I added a piece of Rosie's Adhesive Sheet to the card front, picked up the clouds by the washi tape and pressed them on the card. All I had to do then was trim off any over-hang.

To create the frame I cut a piece of white CS the same size as the card front and then die-cut one of the Uniquely Creative 'Cross-stitch Rectangle' dies from the middle. I then added double-sided tape to the back of it and pressed over the clouds. I added the sloth on some foam tape as well as the sentiment strip that comes with the 'Sloth Pals Mini Kit'. I didn't think I would use pre-printed strips but they are so handy!! To finish it off I added some Uniquely Creative 'Rainbow Enamel Dots'.

Its only 9pm but I'm already ready for bed. I spent five hours today weeding and pruning roses with such strong, cold winds. I was exhausted when I got home. I had great plans to make some cards tonight but think I'll curl up in bed with my electric blanket and carry on reading 'Becoming by Michelle Obama'. Its so good, I can see why so many people liked it!

Take care



  1. What a charming fantasy. Love the coloring of your sloth and all those glorious rainbow clouds.

  2. What a gorgeous, cheerful and colourful card Shona - one sweet baby sloth :)
    The weather here has been all over the place too.