Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Simon Says,,,,,,,, Stamp-tember hop :-)

Long post ,,,, get coffee :-)
For the first time ever we are joining forces with our challenge blogs;
Simon Says Stamp and Show & the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to bring you a SUPER hop to celebrate the approaching fall and winter holidays and the crafting fun you can have throughout!
To help celebrate we will be giving a $100 SHOPPING SPREE to the winner of this hop!

The theme for both challenges this week will be HOLIDAY FUN. Your entry can be Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas themed. You can make anything you like … a card, an ATC, a Scrapbook layout … the possibilities are endless!

At each Design Team member’s blog you will find a clue, you need to collect all the clues to form a code. The complete code will be your password to enter the Grand Prize draw. At each blog you will need to leave a comment and on the last blog you must leave a direct link to the project you have made for this challenge. The Blog hop will start at 10am Ohio time ( 3pm UK time 4pm CET) on September 8th, 2010 at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog and will finish on September 15th, 2010 at 10am Ohio time ( 3pm UK time 4pm CET) on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. During the hop you will visit all of the Design Team member’s blogs and each blog will tell you where to go next for the following clue! If you lose your way at any time a full list of all the participating blogs with links will be available on Simon Says Stamp and Show … just remember you need to keep the clues in the correct order. Once you have made your project and linked it to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog you need to comment your link number together with the correct code in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog under the comments section of that week in order to be entered into the draw.
Added bonus! You will have a chance to win goodies from each HOP! Each DT member will be giving away an ingredient to make their creation, so don’t forget to comment throughout your hop!

The winner will be randomly drawn from all the correct answers for the Grand Prize next Wednesday. Remember you must have entered the Challenge and completed the blog hop to be eligible to win this $100 SHOPPING SPREE- courtesy of Simon Says Stamp Store!!

Good Luck Everyone!

If you are on the hop you should have arrived here from the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog.
You need to see my card and read all about how I made it before I tell you my letter and where you have to go next lol ,,,,,, :-)



For my card I followed the fab sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge I used this gorgeous Wee and Reindeer stamp designed by Norma Fickel for Whiff of Joy I coloured the image with Copics and decoupaged Rudolph. I inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink and used a Glitz Roller Doodle vine along the side. This was inked with Hero Arts Latte chalk ink . The flower is my FAVE Tim Holtz Prima Poinsettia Limited Edition ,,these make a fabulous christmas gift for a crafty friend :-) The papers are Basic Grey from the Wassail and the Kraft Basic paper pads. I also used a Martha Stewart Corner Holly Punch, to be honest I dropped a blob of glossy accents which I used to stick the Robins Nest Dew Drops right at the bottom of the image ,, so I had to stick some holly there too lol,, oohh and Rudolph has a drop n his nose too :-) For the sentiment I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix die Ticket strip and a Tim Holtz Odds and ends cling stamp. Phew ,,,, think that's all !! :-)



From here you need to go to the fabulously talented CHRIS'S blog to see her fantastic card :-) the letter you need from me is 'C'

Now for my candy ,,Heidi at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away this gorgeous Wee with Reindeer stamp to one of the links on my blog You MUST enter the challenge and then come back here and leave me a direct link to your card with the blue frog. You have until Wednesday 15th September to link your creation ( 4pm CET)

I am entering this into the Friday Sketchers Challenge ,,, Fab sketch and the Whiff Of Joy Challenge ,,, Layers :-)

187 comments:

nicoleqmullen said...

I love this card, the colour combo works so well! I cant wait to get creating on a project to enter!

LynneForsythe said...

OK...SO...your card is A-DOR-ABLE!!! Love it!!

Suzi said...

A beautiful card Lol, love the image, that paper is delicious, poinsettia is gorgeous. Lots of things you've used have just gone on my wish list.
Hugs
Suzi x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh Lols, another beauty!! This image is so cute and I love the bling on "Rudolph's" nose! The layout is so fab too!!

Thanks for joining us in the STAMP-tember fun!!

*mwah*
Steph

Tanya said...

This is darling!!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

That reindeer is too cute. Love all the glittery accents.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the papers and that reindeer is adorable. Very professional colouring with the Copics too, I've not tried these yet. I love the added vine too, added in such a subtle colour. The Prima Poinsettia is simply stunning. I have linked my creation. Have a lovely day, and thanks for the chance to win on the blog hop. Tracy Evans x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the papers and that reindeer is adorable. Very professional colouring with the Copics too, I've not tried these yet. I love the added vine too, added in such a subtle colour. The Prima Poinsettia is simply stunning. I have linked my creation. Have a lovely day, and thanks for the chance to win on the blog hop. Tracy Evans x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow good job i had cuppa with me! lol totally gorgeous card, super cute image, luv the 3d, gorgeous papers & embelies, luv the sparkle of course, sue,x

peggylee said...

Your card is fabulous!!!!! love everything about it-I won the stamp set of Tim's on SSS first blog challenge great way to use it and the little reindeer is soo cute.

lovely
peggy lee

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow Lols this card is gorgeous I love the colour pallette and this adorable image is fabulous!!! Super cute gem nose too!
Great to join forces for the hop!!!
HuGs Kim :)

Dulcie said...

Aww this card is so cute and pretty! I love the layout and the soft beige colouring :-) Dulcie x

Saskia said...

Great, warm card and I love that red nose om the reindeer!

x laura x said...

loving your card. I am excited this is the first time i have entered my project to simon says challenge. I am going to hop of to the next blog now. fingers crossed.
x laura x

Rica said...

Hi Lols, Simply divine, my colours!!!
Love Wee on his reindeer, great colouring and glittering, fab layout and delicious details, especially the ticket, still on wish list!!
hugs Heather xx

paperpapier said...

superb card Lols! As always, fantastic colouring and stunning card.
hugs. heaney

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Deloris said...

Your card is adorable!

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE that poinsetta stamp too ... but then I am guessing you knew I would :0) Great card!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lorraine,
I love the colour combo and the beautifully coloured image. This card is gorgeous.
Hugs,
Fiona

Danni said...

Wonderful card!

TwoHeartsPath said...

I Love Your Card and the Wee and the Reindeer stamp, how sweet is that!!

Patti

Janet Wilson said...

Great card, love that reindeer

Pips said...

What a sweet card you have made. Now i´m on my way in the big Stamp-tember hop. Im not that good at english - so i didnt get to find out how to enter your candy. But i DO know how to leave a comment *LOL*

Terri said...

Wow, that card is so cute, absolutely love the stamp. I'm continuing my hop.

Riet said...

Beautiful card Lorraine,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Craftyanny said...

roflma - you'll need to wait till Friday for me card (wink) How lucky was that.
Fab card Lols, I do like those papers too but have promised not to buy any more. I've Christmas papers from two years past still not used lol
Anne x

Gloria Stengel said...

Your card is so adorable. I love the soft colors!

Carol D said...

love this Card cute image.
Thanks for the chance to win, blog hop looks like being fun.

Carol xx

misteejay said...

Now this is soooooooooo sweet, really love it.

Toni :o)

Lisa aka Myran said...

This card is to cute!! I love the reindeer :)

Theresa said...

Your card is so cute. Thanks for the clue. Have linked to my project.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a delightful card. Such a sweet image and wonderful color palette. Beautiful work. So great to be teaming up with our Simon Says Sisters for this joint hop!

Deborah "DeBB!e" Ann Emmons said...

Adorable card. I Love it. Thanks for sharing your great creativity. :-)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Lols, sooooo cute and the soft colours are lovely.

I don't think I'll be doing the hop hun, either I'm being really thick or the instructions aren't very clear lol, I can't even see a blog hop order I had to visit loads of blogs to find you were first!
hugs Mandy xx

Jane said...

Stunning card Lols! gorgeous colours and I love how you've decoupaged Rudolph! Gorgeous flower too, shall have to search for those!! Please it's not only me that has to cover little blobs of things up with embellishments LOL I'm always doing that! hugs, Jane xxx

Martine said...

This is beautiful darlin, i love the sweet image you have used, and the papers and embellies are fab too :)


xx
Martine

Nancy said...

Cute card, Lols!

Sandy Ang said...

So cute !

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet card! I love the colors you've used and the image is precious.

Jennifer

Erika M. said...

That happens to be one of my favorite Wee stamps - love your card!

Bearcrazyman said...

great card. Thanks for the letter.

Lorraine said...

Adorable card - love that reindeer image! Oh and your name, too...LOL.

Sandra said...

wonderful - love the paper piecing and layering!
Sandra

redmom said...

I love the card, the colors are fantastic and that stamp is adorable!!

Jacilynn said...

great card. I love the stamp and the way you pop dotted the head.
:)

kelly said...

Such a cute card Lorraine. Love the shimmery look around the edges


Kelly

Kat said...

I love your card, the colours are gorgeous.

Irit Shalom said...

GREAT HOP!! i ENTERED THE CHALLENGE HERE:
http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/2010/09/thanks-fall-card.html

Legojenta said...

Great card! Love the dimension of the reindeer =)
If you'd like to check out my card, click the link number 10 =)

kaos said...

A great card - love the colours of creme and browns - one of my fave combinations!

Elaine said...

Beautiful card - love all the colours in the background.

Kim said...

Very cute card! I'm so ready to start Christmas. I hope to get mine done tonight!

Lin said...

Such a cute image! Your card has so many fun details - thanks for the inspiration! I've completed the hop and come back here to post my comment, which I couldn't find first time around! Wasn't quite sure what your link up there was for, so I skipped that part and linked my card to the final stop.

Casey said...

This card is so cute! I love the reindeer!

Lori said...

I love your combination of paper and textures...very inspiring.

Julie said...

Your card is SO cute! I really love the color palette that you chose and the reindeer just makes me smile! Love that beautiful poinsettia, too! I've never followed a blog hop before, so this is all new to me. I'll be posting my creation later this weekend. Thanks!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Lols - love the image.
Have a great evening.
Debs xx

Shazza said...

great card, I'll be back
x

Louise said...

Very "FUN" card, I off to start my own Holiday FUN creation! Thanks for the clue.

Larisa said...

Nice card)) Good colouring!

Jamie said...

i love all the different shades of brown on your card.. im a big fan of browns :) and ur coloring job is beautiful!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Sandie said...

Great card, one of my faves this week. Love the colours and distressed look.

beadz said...

I love this card - it's just so cute!
hugs,
Gini

Terry said...

Hiya Lorraine, I just love your colors wowieeee and that stamp is just too darn cute. Thanks for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

Trish said...

This is a great card - cute and beautiful at the same time. Thanks for the fun on the blog hop too!

...just Barbara said...

Wonderful blog hop and thanks for a chance at winning. I love your card!!

cgl1539 said...

The card is of course just adorable, wee and the reindeer are so fabulous! I love that you blinged out his nose, thats so cool. Holly over the mishap with glue worked out very well, lol.

Cheri said...

I love your card. Keep up the great work! I added your blog to mine.
http://studioc-creations.blogspot.com/

Curt in Carmel said...

Love the glittery border you did on this card. Cute image and you colored it beautifully as you always do! Best, Curt

Jennybean said...

beautiful card!

Lynn Stevens said...

A darling card with so many great layers! I'll be back to link up later!

Christine said...

Oh, I absolutely love your card Lols!! That stamp is so adorable. I so want it. Love how you layered it too. Great coloring and poinsettia embellishments make this card a real winner. Love your work friend.
xoxo, Christine

Scrappy Rat said...

I've never tried using glossy accents to attach dew drops. Does it work better than glue dots? The card you made is lovely!

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Awesome card!!! I love the colour combination and the layers too. The image is cute. Thanks for sharing your card with us. Happy crafting...

Julie x

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love all the different papers, great job.

Sam said...

beautiful cards, gorgeous

gila said...

Wow, Deine Karte ist spitzenmäßig, sehr schön.
ein tolles Bloghop
lg gila

Sarah said...

That is one cute image - love your colours and layering - thanks for sharing your inspiration. Sarah x

deesdesigns said...

Gorgeous - your coloring is amazing

Shu-Wen said...

The reindeer is so cute!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is just stunning Lols. I love how you have made that little reindeer pop out. The cute vine stamp up the side is a gorgeous touch.
Caroline xxx

Pastila said...

Wonderful card! Raindeer so very cute!

agapanthus said...

Love your reindeer - your card is fab! Best wishes Karen x

Margreet said...

beautiful card Lols with great details (e.g. the reindeer's nose)...fab pointsettia!
xxx Margreet

WheatLDee said...

That is such a sweet card- love your choices of papers and accents. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas !(LOL)

June said...

this is a fantastic card. Beautifully made and what a gorgeous little reindeer. thanks for the inspiring post
hugs June xxx

Fran S. in NC said...

The picture is the hook on this card that draws your eye in to see all the lovely details you have added. It is also a motivator to get us in the holiday crafting spirit.

Fran in NC

Jac said...

Gorgeous card and so much wonderful detail.

coops said...

stunning card.the image is gorgeous and i love your colours and layout.

xx coops xx

Karla Anderson said...

I love the reindeer - so cute.

Sandi M said...

Cute reindeer & that little glue mistake was just the opportunity that the holly needed :)

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful card. Cool image. Great embellishing.

Sandra P said...

That reindeer is too cute for words! I love the kraft! (currently my go to ppr):)

Your card is just wonderful. I love how his head is demensional!

Thanks for the chance to win this cutie.

Hugs,
Sandra P

Tracy said...

I love the vintage look of this card and the image is adorable. Great textures and depth. Thanks for the chance to win!

Queen B said...

I love those Norma Fickle stamps! beautiful card, dear!

Julye said...

Fab card and love all the details, thanks for sharing.

Julye said...

Fab card and love all the details, thanks for sharing.

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Lols, another stunning card
have a great weekend
Hugs Kate xx

Kaz said...

So gorgeous! Love your layering and the colours you have used.
Thanks for a chance to win this fab stamp.
Kaz xx

Kaz said...

So gorgeous! Love your layering and the colours you have used.
Thanks for a chance to win this fab stamp.
Kaz xx

Lindart said...

Cute card! Love the way you popped it's little head, and the added bling. I love bling!

TaraG said...

Lorraine this is soooo adorable! I just love Wee with Reindeer what a sweet image and your colouring is just beautiful...love the 3D effect too! The holly leaves around the gorgeous TH poinsettia is fabulous...such a gorgeous card with so many details! Love it to bits!
Hope you are well, hun!
Hugs,t

Dot said...

Love your little Wee and Reindeear card.
hugs, dorte

Dot said...

Love yuor card with Wee and the Reindeer.
Dorte,x

Marijane said...

I love the darling reindeer/elf stamp!

NGCARDS said...

Lovely card hun :) xxx

Ingrid said...

Lovely card and thanks for the hop-fun :-)
Hugs Ingrid

Dot said...

Love your beautiful card with Wee amd Reindeer. Fab.
hugs Dorte

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Sensational card Lols, just love the image you used. Super fantastic Christmas card.

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Martine said...

what a pretty card!! love the 3D effect!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh Lols, what a fabby Christmas card! Lovin that sweet image and pretty colours, there's so much gorgeousness to look at on this card!

FarHai said...

Wonderful card :)

SusanK said...

What a wonderful start for the blog hop! This reindeer looks cute enough to pet!

Lori said...

This is fantastic, I love this image and your card is sooo cute!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Love the 3d reindeer and the sparkle border - such a fabulous card.

Mary said...

What a gorgeous card! That reindeer stamp is so cute!!

Mary said...

What a gorgeous card! That reindeer stamp is so cute!!

Cor* said...

Great vintage feel...I try my darndest to pull vintage off, but we always end up fighting! I lvoe your coloring! I can't wait to keep hopping. Thanks for starting off the hop!

Shirley N said...

Your card is just beautiful Lols! Love the vintage look, glittered edges and your adorable image!

Lil Sis said...

This is too darn cute - love the colours.

Beccy x

Helene said...

Hi Lorraine,

I love your card, the image is really great and I love all the sweet details.

Hugs,
Hélène

Anne said...

That reindeer is just adorable and your card is so beautiful Lols:)

alicaz said...

wonderful! Love the colors you used and isn't that image just perfect for popping-up? Great little details too!

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, Love the colours, goes so well with this image.
Avril B

Jodie said...

Wonderful card, and of course Christmas is my fave holiday! LOL

Lorraine said...

wow i just love your card Lorraine its gorgeous love the colours image and layout another stunning creation from you as always xx

Ashley said...

Wow i love the stamp and the card! very nice.~! i entered the stamp hop:P

Carina said...

How fun to hop and see all the beautiful creatuions you and your team have done!

Keep up the good work ;)

Linda said...

Fun card!

Meera said...

Just starting the blog hop, really looking forward to it as it is my first lol. Loving your card and the details. xx

studiorose said...

This stamp is ultra-cute, and I love how you managed to sneak some T!m stuff in your card! LOL

Christine said...

Hi Lols awesome creation fab papers & image love it off hopping..feel like a bunny..lol.

smiles Christine xx

lesleyworth said...

beginning the hop! adore your card! the color choices are just gorgeous!

Fiona said...

A beautiful card :) It is a great stamp to work layers with :)

Christine said...

Beautiful project!!! Love your layering!!!

Christine said...

Beautiful project!!! Love your layering!!!

Nikki said...

Beautiful papers and love how you've colored it :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Lols ... I adore Wee!!
Love all those details.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Paula said...

Love your decoupaging of Rudolph - it's so effective. The colours are lovely & soft too.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/2010/09/sugar-nellie-forum-21-sugar-bowl-43.html

Grenouille Greetings said...

A lovely card! Beautifully coloured image and lots of lovely layers and design elements! I will need to pop back to post my card but I've picked up your letter and I'm off on the hop... Warmest wishes, Lesley

Nicola said...

Ooh what a darling image and fabulous colouring Lols, love your papers and embellies. The holly leaves actually looks super there, nout wrong with the odd wee happy accident.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Violets Corner said...

He he, it's fab that we can cover up small mistakes with embellies! Love the card with it's soft colour scheme and the wonderful colouring, the 3D effect is fab!

Hugs
Maarit

Francesca said...

Adorable card Lorraine
love the sweet wee

Electra said...

This is a sweet card, you colouring of Rudolph is perfect!

Wilfreda said...

This is so cute. That image is adorable.

Beautiful Greetings said...

Gorgeous card! I love that sweet little image and all of your Tim Holtz elements. My fave!

Toni said...

Beautiful card. Love the sketch, I'll have to give it a try.

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Lorraine! This is a super sweet holiday card! :)

Pat said...

I love how the little reindeer comes out of the card. Gorgeous card!
Hugs xx
Pat

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Lols...such a cute image, and I love those papers!
Heln x

funkycrafter said...

what a cute card. very nicely done. i am signed in differently here because your system doesn't allow name only sign in. julie m

agypsyangel said...

That card is sooooo cute! I love the image too.

agypsyangel said...

That card is sooooo cute! I love the image too.

Kim x said...

What a gorgeous card, the reindeer is so dear! Great challenge
kim x

Carissa said...

Great card, that WOJ image is so cute. Thanks for the letter and the wonderful inspiration.

Randi WS said...

Hi Lorraine!
Your card is amazing! I love your coloring and the layers. And all details. And your papers. Well, I pretty much love ALL about it... *lol*
Hugs, Randi WS

SemSee said...

Gorgeous Chrissy card Lols!!!!! Yum! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful stamp and for the great hop! Hugs, Sem x

nichtniedlich said...

Very nice Card - makes me looking forward to christmas! :-)
kind regards serafeena

Franca said...

Your card is just wonderful and warms the heart.
Thank you

Franca

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful card Lols and what a great candy. Thanks for the HM help, I'm off tomorrow to get some Versafine ink!

Hugs
Brenda

Karen said...

Great card. I love Norma Fickel's images and you've coloured it beautifully.

Katarina said...

Love all the details on your card. Beautiful.

PinkSunsetCreations said...

This is the first challenge that I have entered in, your cards are so imspiring, i love the whiff of joy stamp,beautiful card.

karen

ribenaruby said...

Lovely reindeer image Lorraine, really like the colours used and the wonderful touches to the embellishments!

bosenberries said...

What a sweet little stamp... love all the layers and you little touches! Robin

Dawn Edwards said...

Super cute card! I love the DP you chose and the glitter edged accents on your image!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card. Love the drop on the reindeer's nose. Debs xx

Amy said...

Lovely card.

KAT said...

"C" got it and love the layout you used on this card... Now for the next letter!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow...what an inspirational start to the blog hop. Your card is gorgeous.

A.xx

Lana said...

Love your card!!! Fabulous!

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card Lols, love that image and fab layering.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Jen said...

Adorable card!!!

Jessica L said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! You always to such gorgeous work!

Zoe said...

This really is a stunning card. I love the muted colours with the starkness of the red. hugs xxoo

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What an adorable card!!

Michelle

roro said...

I love your card and it is so much fun looking at everyone's work.

Linda said...

What a super cute image and your card is fabulous!!

charlene said...

Love your image to cute for words !
Hugs

Katie said...

Your card is beautiful! It is unbelievable the amount of detail you put into your cards! I think my favorite thing about this card is the color scheme you chose. It is a Christmas card but it does not over-power you (I really like the poinsettia too, although, I am still in card-making/layout 101, I wouldn't know what to do with it! :)) Thank you for sharing, I always like looking at your cards. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Thanks, Katie (I should be No. 256)
imkt (at) excite.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53388866@N02/4991744663/in/photostream/

Dwita said...

So lovely...

Esme said...

Aww that is such a sweet card - I love the decoupage effect and the sepia-style colour scheme!!

Esme x

Scrappinbutterfly said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

Giò said...

WOW!!! Fabulous card!!! I love the many layers and the 3d effect.
Thanks again for joining us at WOJ challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Anne H. said...

WOW - your Christmas-card is gorgeous!
An adorable image and lovely colors. Great take on the theme.
Thanks for joining us this week at WOJ.
Anne : )