Thursday, May 6, 2010

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blogoversary and Blog Hop

Before announcing the challenge this week I have some sad news :-( Timea has resigned from the team due to family and work commitments. Heidi and the whole team are really sorry to see her go but know that her family must always come first. We all wish her the very best for the future and hope that she will consider re-joining us when circumstances allow :-) In the meantime we will be stalking her blog :-) We love you Timea xx


It is a very special week for us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week ,, it is one whole year since we launched the challenge and what a fabulous year it has been :-)

To celebrate Heidi has given us a FANTASTIC PRIZE to offer to one lucky entrant AND all the DT have a set of Simon Says Stamp Exclusives to give away too :-)

The theme this week is ,,, what else !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY/LETS CELEBRATE

Unfortunately Iris is away at the moment so is not taking part but we have invited Anna and Kim to rejoin us for this special occasion :-)

If you didn't start the blog hop at the beginning, then you want to head back to Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog so you do not miss anything.

If you're going in the right direction you should have arrived here from the amazingly talented Kim's blog :-)




I saw a fabulous cake on the Claire's Blog ( Waltsingmouse Makes)and thought it would be perfect for this challenge :-) I had to wait several hours for Claire to have the template ready for sale and think I must have been the very first customer :-) In fact there was a glitch and the template showed up as free !!! When I downloaded it I knew it was a mistake so I emailed Claire to ask her to send me an invoice ,, and she very kindly refused to let me pay ! How nice is that of her !! Thanks Claire I really appreciate it xx You can buy this template in the Waltsingmouse Stamps Store

Now onto my cake, I more or less copied Claire's sample ,, hard to top hers !! I just changed the colours from brown to ivory and the stamps I used ! I have to say that this template was a dream to use ,,, no faffing about altering sizes,, which has happened to me lots of times before ,,, this fit together perfectly ! :-)

I used a Mod Background Simon Says Stamp Exclusives set
to decorate the lids. I stamped them with white pigment ink and embossed with silver pearl embossing powder.





I added Kaisercraft gems for extra sparkle and finished off with large ivory bows. The sides were decorated with ivory cream filling and strawberry jam ric rac :-)



I decorated the liners with sherbert and pearl glimmer mist.


The number for my blog is 2

Next head over to Martine's Blog to see what fabulous creation she has for you to see :-)

I am entering this into the following challenges :-

One Stop Craft Challenge whose theme is Anything but a Card :-)

Paperplay Challenge ,,,, Pastels
edited ,,, oh my goodness how did I forget !!

By the Cute and Girly Challenge ,,,,, Celebrations ! :-)

when you have entered the Simon Says Stamp Challenge pop back here and link your card /creation with Mr linky to be in with a chance of winning a Simon Says Stamp Exclusives set of your choice :-)


127 comments:

Craftyanny said...

Stunning Lols, I really like that:)
Anne x

Margreet said...

Hi Lols......amazing cake you made.....it looks so real!!!.......love it!
xxx Margreet

Marimer said...

Gracias por esta diversión, pero sobre todo gracias por poder ver tus trabajos, son super creativos y maravillosos, me encantan.
Bss

Aussie Loz said...

Wow... I love it!! Truly incredible and so delicious!!! ♥

Claire x said...

This is amazing Lorraine, just love it! Happy 1 st logaversary to you. Hugs, Claire x

Samantha said...

Awesome Boxes Lols!! brilliant work! love them! :0)

gila said...

Oh, was für eine fantastische Torte, genial.
lg gila

fi's cards and crafts said...

this is absolutely brill...thanks for the hance to win

http://fiscardsandcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/05/few-challenges.html

Saskia said...

Your cake looks yummy! Great set of stamps you've used. Congrats with the blogaversary.

CreaRenata said...

What a beautiful cake!

Marina said...

That's stunning!
It looks very yummy... fabulous idea.

Hugs,
Marina

Darja Drakšič said...

This cake is sooooo yummmy!

Thanks for sharing the idea.
Love, Darja
http://darjarocnadela.blogspot.com/2010/05/birthday-card.html

Ardilla said...

What a cute cake! Love the stamps you used in it.

pinky said...

Lorraine this is jut gorgeous, so much work has gone into it, lots of kerb appeal! Think I might need that template.
Pinky

Tusia said...

your cake is wonderful idea for gift boxes! Thank you for inspiration.

Carinas Kreative Blogg said...

Lovely Cake! ;D

Blog hoppetihop :D

Helen said...

Wow - this is fabulous Lols!
Such a delicious looking cake...and calorie free too! ;0)
Helen x

Lisa said...

Love it!!

Crafting Joanne said...

Oh my goodness Lols this is absolutely fabulous hun. Beautifully decorated and such a wonderful idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs

Joanne xx

Tini said...

Oh Lorraine..
is this my birthday cake for tomorrow? *smile* ... Well done and very yummy yummy :)
Hugs
Tini

Sue said...

Oh wow hun that cake looks bloody brill, what a fantastic idea, i luv it, add to me list to have a go at, well done hun, looks good enough to eat, sue,xx

lillianchild said...

What a fabulous idea!!

Eva said...

That cake looks so real. I thought at first it was and maybe you stamped onto the fondant, but reading on I realized its made out of boxes - Wow.

Meretekj said...

Amazing cake!

Sarah said...

Hi Lorraine, I love this idea, what a great gift it makes, you could use it instead of party bags ooooh - you've got my imagination going now - delish. Sarah x

Chrissie said...

Wow, this looks good enough to eat Lorraine!
Thanks for joining in with our 'Anything but a card' challenge at OSCC this week!
Chrissie

Dragonlady said...

Hi Lols

what a fantastic creation, it is amazing - certainly has teh wow factor.

Hugs Ali x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Lols,

What a scrummy looking cake!! May I have a slice?! :) I love the creative cute storage option..with the beautiful bling and design no one would think it was storage!! Would look just lovely in a craft room :)

Happy Blogaversary, and thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to our Simon Says Stamp family over the past year!

*mwah*
Steph

Shelley said...

Your project is just stunning!

Ultramum said...

Amazed by your creation!

Thebug415 said...

Such a great creation. Super cute.

joey said...

Lols hun this is bloomin AMAZING!!! you have done an incredible job :O) xxx

Marley said...

Wow thats an amazingggg cake!! Beautifull.. I uploaded the card I used for the simon says stamp challenge and thanks for the number; hopping to the next blog now.. xxx Marley

carrot said...

OH MY, it looks so real and tasty. Beautiful work. I'll try to do such a cake some day...

dot said...

What a creation. Abs.fab.

Christine said...

Your cake is gorgeous. I will definitely need to get that template. Love those exclusive stamps too. Such great basics. Thanks for the blog hop inspiration.
xoxo, Christine

Jamie said...

That is so beautiful, love it!!
http://konajamie.blogspot.com/2010/05/mothers-day-card-for-marie.html

Sarah A said...

WOW lovely cake! Looks good enough to eat!

How nice is Claire, you should send her a slice LOL.

Here is my entry

Sarah x

Crystal said...

Oh my word this is AMAZING!!! WOW WOW WOW

Renee said...

WOW!!! This is stunning. I'm gonna have to come back when I'm done w/the hop and check out all your wonderful creations.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this looks good enough to eat!

gina g said...

Hi Lorraine gorgeous cake hun love the colours and it looks good enough to eat.Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Pam said...

This cake is just scrumptous! Love it!

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

Your blog is adorable and this cake looks good enough to eat! Thanks for also showing the top view as it is spectacular. Please enter me in the Simon Says birthday drawing.

Linda said...

WOW WOW WOW this is one super fabulous project.....just stunning to say the least!!!

Anita said...

Hi Lorraine, the cake looks good enough to eat. Thanks for the chance to win some fab candy. Anita xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, fantastic yummy cake Lols. Love how you can lift the lid for an extra surprise - the perfect gift.

Hugs,

Jo xx

Dulcie said...

Hi Lols, that's an amazing cake! I love it, looks scrumptious :-)

Julye said...

How patient you are I think i would have done each different , it looks spectaclar thanks for sharing Julye

Krümel said...

What a yummy cake you´ve created! Must be made from strawberries and cream... Great color choice and that bling sprinkles on top make it extra yummy!

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Esme said...

Will pop back again when my card is done!!
Love the cake!

Esme xx

Toni Hughes said...

What a gorgeous project love it hugs Toni

Myrto said...

What an amazing idea and a brilliant implementation. It looks so real..

Congrats!

Myrto

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Lols this is so utterly incredible!
What an amazing creation I love it!
hugs
kim x

Lisa Jane said...

Fab creation - i only managed to make one slice for the By the cute and girly DT lol
great to see you play along with us this month
Lisa ;)

Julie M said...

Wow, what a fab project - I want to eat it!!!! Have linked my card to Mr. Linky.

Julie :o)

Stampin Mindy said...

Lorraine, this is adorable, I love how the pieces of cake open. All the gems are so cute, like sprinkles. Gorgeous!! Hugs.

Mephisto said...

WOW, thats a stunning creation hun!
Love it very much!
Fab idea.
I need a Cake for my wedding day, do you mean the guests will like it???

:-)

Hugs
DOmi

Sharon Caudle said...

ooooo..Lols this cake is deliciously beautiful!!!! I love everything about it!
hugs!
Sharon

ribenaruby said...

Very stunning lorraine, could just eat a slice of that! Lovely template and how you've used it, wishing you all fabby people a Happy 1st Birthday!

Samantha said...

fantastic hunny! and more cake thank god its calorie free too! or I would be piling on the LBS tehhheee!! I have added my entry already and Happy Blog-Anniversary hunny I want to say thank you for all the hard work and effort you put in the blog and challenges are Brilliant! Samantha :0)

Pelle said...

I have no word that can express what I think of this project, there are not anything that is not perfect, I have to get me this template so I can start make them as give aways. My own card in this challenge is nothing like yours, but still i am satisfied. Feel free to have a look, and congrats on u're 1 year celebration, take care - Pelle

Jerusha said...

Oh. My. Goodness!!!!!!

This is so amazing. Never in a million years would I ever be able to create anything as awesome as this! WOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOWWWWWWWW!

Craftyanny said...

just hopping along:)
Anne x

Legojenta said...

Just loaded my link into the link-tool. Great cake you made =)

Jane said...

Your cake is incredible Lols! Love every detail, it is absolutely stunning! hugs, Jane xxx

Daniele said...

wow what an amazing cake and calorie free thanks for the chance to win hugs from Daniele

SweetnCrafty Gal said...

Oh lols drooolll! look at this cake!!! fancy making me one for my wedding?? not sure all the slices would make it here in one piece!! lol what a fab creation must have a go at them one day! hugs carlyann xxx

itsabrt said...

Oh this is brilliant! Beth aka BR-T

Tracy said...

Gorgeous cake, fab hop and prize.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandie said...

oooh, I bought the template too but haven't played with it. You did a great job!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love it! love, love, love it!

Simone said...

O my gosh, what a gorgeous creation! I love your cake, Lorraine!!!
Simone

scrappyjacky said...

The cake is just gorgeous.

Sue said...

Fabulous birthday cake, looks good enough to eat. I'll have a slice!
Congratulations on making the design team at HM&F, looking forward to being on the team with you!!

Big Hug
Sue Drees

Delphine said...

Wow! This is just brilliant, Lols! What an amazing cake! Thanks for the chance to win too! Hugs Delphine xx

Mo said...

Dear Lols,
your cake is totally gorgeous, I love, love, love it !!!
here is my card

Hugs,
Mo

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

I wouldn't mind getting this cake at my birthday (no calories included!!). Great job!

Mary said...

I love that cake!! I am going to have to put that on my list of things to do!!

Susan said...

Wonderful cake, can you share the pattern?
so very pretty!
Susan

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Just stunning!!!

Tiffany said...

Wow! I just love the details on the top of the cake! The pieces can open too, what a pleasant surprise!
Happy blogaversary! Your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated from all of us at Simon Says Stamp! We are so lucky to have such a wonderful design team! Thanks,Tiffany

Sharon said...

Absolutely amazing Lols - this is fantastic!! Love the details on the top too!

Sharon x

stephanie said...

My goodness, that is awesome.

Eiglas said...

Fab project - so unusual and well-designedfor the male!LOL!
Here's my link!
Hugs,
Ei
x

Sharon said...

WOWEEEEEEEEE! Your cake make is sensational Lorraine.
The candy colours are beautiful and the whole creation looks so elegant. What a wonderful way to give a gift (well lots iof gifts in one really. I love it and I'll be off to check that template out.
Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on the SSS blogoversary.
Hugs,
Sharon xx

Rosette said...

Wowzers Lols... this is just fabulous hun!!! You are one amazing lady!! Wee.. I have to pick my jaw after this!! AND you got me hugry too :)

Big huggies. xx I linked my card in Mr.Linky :) x

Yukkie Jenny said...

Amazing project! Very tender and elegant! Great job!
I know how it was not easy, because I made the same cake project but with another template. :)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Lols, this is absolutely stunning! The subtle detail of the shiny embossing on top is so pretty! I really want to take a bite out of this cake - it looks good enough to eat! Fabulous job!

Love,
Terra / Simon Says Stamp

Beckie said...

Fabulous idea Lols. xx

Chris said...

Awesome project!

Katt Adams said...

cute cake- sweet enough to eat! thanks for sharing!
Katt

Carine said...

i love this website, it is so cute ,,, i find so many ideas,
cheers from a French lady, carine ; http://www.scrap-eco-carding-carinette.blogspot.com/

chantal said...

love it. I do the blog hop. You have a nice blog.
Hugs Chantal

Kat said...

This "cake" is amazing Lorraine. I could just eat it lol!

Kat x

Monika Reeck said...

stunning creation woooow ...love this....I think I can eat your tart....hugs, Monika

Zetti said...

Thanks for the chance. Here´s my card
Zetti :-)

Martine said...

oh wow hunni, this is amazing, such a clever idea darlin, looks good enough to eat, fab :)


xx

Martine

Wilfreda said...

That is so cool. I love it! Here is my card.

Shirl said...

A BIG WOW!!! What an amazing project...must have taken a lot of effort to do this...AWESOME!!!

Here's my take for the challenge

http://crafteeguiri.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-birthday-dad.html

Katinka said...

Hello Lorraine,

your cake is absolutely fantastic!!! Love the colors and details!

Here is my card for the blogaversary at SSS:
http://www.hobby-eck.de/?p=1282

Hugs,
Katrin from Germany

Jodi said...

This cake is amazing! I have seen these done before, but just don't have the patience to actually do one myself ~ although the fact that this one has a template does make it a bit more tempting....

Here is my entry in this weeks challenge.

Debs said...

Hi Lols
This is simply delicious - love it!
Thanks for a super fun blog hop.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

Christine said...

Hi Lorraine def. a wowzer creation very creative gorgeous colour fab storage heres mine

Hugs Christine xx

craft_princess said...

What a fantastic looking cake!! Love the separated pieces and the colors! Just lovely!!

Marion said...

Simply stunning. This is a true work of art.
Marion

Michelle said...

I linked my card! Love your project!

Stempelfan said...

What a great cake. Looks so amazinge.

Here is my card for the challenge:
http://stempelfan.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-birthday-hm.html

Hugs
Sonja

Lisa said...

Adorable project! Linked my challenge project above.
Thanks!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Lols, this is totally fabulous! (it looks so real you should have punched teeth marks on a slice LOL!)
:o)

Kaz said...

Stunning! Amazing! Gorgeous!
And just so clever.
Kaz xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful creation, love your cake gorgeous work have linked my card
Sarah xx

Jaana said...

What a great idea for this celebration. Gorgeous cake!

Claire Brennan said...

Wow!!! what a fab job you did with it!!!! Stunned!!

Sandra1968 said...

Congrats to Simon Says 1st blogaversary!
Your piece of cake is beautiful.
You can find my card here.

pollypurplehorse said...

Wow!!

Simply stunning cake!! :-)

KarenB said...

Fabulous project, looks like it took ages to put together!

Val said...

This is the most fab idea for a gift - I think this template is going on my wish list.

My card on SSS is 216.

Hugs
Valxx

Hazel said...

Beautiful project Lorraine, I wonder how much time it took you to finish... it looks fabulous. Thank you for the inspiration. Happy blogaversary to Simon! Here's my card.
Hugs
Hazel

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Lols

This is over the top amazing! So very pretty thay look like real cake! Fantastic!

Hugs
Gunn

Max said...

I was gobsmacked when I saw your cake - I only had the patience to make a slice LOL!
My card for the Blogaversary is No. 225 at SSS but have added my link here too No 101. Thanks for the number - hope my arithmetic doesn't let me down.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

paperpapier said...

fabulous creation Lo..love the romantic pink colour choice and what a great beautiful decoration using on top of the cupcake using the stamp image!
http://paperpapier.blogspot.com/2010/05/wedding-wishes.html

Pei Fang said...

*hopped from martine's*
Hope i'm not late =p
Fab cake you have here, and a good present it would be.
here's my entry for this challenge
http://fang0915.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-birthday.html
*hopping to Kim's now*

Emmy said...

amazing project!!
supercute!

AniaZosia said...

mniam, this cake looks delicious :) and how practical.

hugs from Poland

Mrs.B said...

Looks good enough to eat. Great idea.
Avril

Squirrel said...

That is SO innovative! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
Here's my card.
Rosey x