Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Fun In The Sun

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all having a great week ? 

It is Wednesday which means ......


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is

Fun In The Sun 

We are showcasing  Mama Elephant Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would sure 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 fun in the sun makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!


I am going to confess that I adore Mama Elephant...I bet you are saying "well I never see you create with their products" well that is because I hoard it, I sit and look at the cute & pretty designs that I never want to get dirty with ink (I know crazy right) So for this challenge I refused to buy anything new and actually ink up one of the sets I have been hoarding. I have used the super cute Rowdy Raccoons...another Tracy fact I LOVE raccoons. 


How cute is he ? I coloured him up using a couple of Copics from my huge collection of 10 pens & used the Co-ordinating dies to cut him out, I also added some gel pen details to him. 


The background I used Distress Oxides in - Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade & Worn Lipstick and added some splatter detail with some water and also I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in gold

I used stamped the sentiment using Simon's Clear ink & Fine Detail embossing powder and used Mama Elephants Landscape Trio Die to cut the little hill. 


To finish off I created a notecard with Simon's Smoke Card and adhered the whole piece together. 

And there you go I finally inked up one of my hoarded sets and it wasn't actually that painful to do :) 

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

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

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don't link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

We currently have a Kids Vacation Challengerunning for all of the young budding designers! Click HERE or on the pic to go directly to the post.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great day & happy crafting. 


Supplies- I list all supplies throughout this post, if you would like to know more about any of the supplies I have used just leave a comment below :) 


  1. […] Tracy used Rowdy Raccoons, Rowdy Raccoons Dies & Landscape Trio Die set. […]

  2. The ink blending in this card is so beautiful , Tracy! White dots and sentiment add more lovely mood to the ground and I love the animal so much. He really seems to enjoy the summer days ! Pretty card. Have a great day, Tracy. Hugs.


  3. inkyfingersandribbon11 July 2018 at 15:38

    You are so kind Marge thank you. Lots of hugs xxx

  4. Raccoons are neat creatures - I have memories of a family of them visiting our campsite one evening waaaay back when! Love your gorgeous blended background, Tracy!

  5. inkyfingersandribbon11 July 2018 at 17:55

    Aw Lin I'm so jealous, Id love to see them in the wild they always seem to have so much character.
    Thank you so much ❤️

  6. Gorgeous card Tracy :-) the sunset sky is fabulous and I love the little racoon, so very cute :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. WOW - such amazing sunny inked bg! LOVE your card!!!

  8. inkyfingersandribbon11 July 2018 at 22:47

    Thank you so much Karin ❤️

  9. inkyfingersandribbon11 July 2018 at 22:47

    Thank you Lols so glad you like it ❤️

  10. Beautiful use of the colors on the background! Super cute card!!!

  11. Oh Tracy the ink blending is phenomenally perfect on this card. Almost like a printed photograph! Love it! Have a lovely day. xx Ankita

  12. Hehehe! That raccoon is just too cute in this beautifully blended background!! Fab design!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Oh my goodness, I LOVE those colors together!! Definitely reminds me of summer. Your coloring is fantastic too. Very cute!!!

  14. inkyfingersandribbon14 July 2018 at 10:22

    Thanks so much lovely

  15. inkyfingersandribbon14 July 2018 at 10:22

    Thank you my lovely mwah right back at ya

  16. inkyfingersandribbon14 July 2018 at 10:23

    You're so kind, thank you lovely

  17. Second helpings of seeing your sweet cyclist are as delightful as the first! Love this little guy and oh, how lovely the surroundings you've created for him!

  18. Tracy love that raccoon and your ink blending is GORGEOUS!!!

  19. First I love raccoons so much ! And yours is so cute !! And second your beautiful colorful background is so cheerful !!


Thank you so much for taking the time to come and visit my blog, I really do love reading all your wonderful comments x