Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,, Anything Goes !!

Good Morning :-) Hope you are all well and looking forward to the chubby bloke in red :-) I will have a nice glass of sherry and a mince pie ready for him and a nice carrot for Rudolph, I wonder what he will bring this year ,,, sooo exciting !!!! :-)

This week, our challenge is an easy one - ANYTHING GOES! We know what a busy time of year this is for everyone, and it is time to spend with family and friends, so we are going easy on y'all this week!

Also, because it is a time for family and friends, we will try to comment on all your cards, but if we don't make it, please forgive us! We will get back into the swing of things next week!!! Thanks for your understanding xx

This week the winner will win a $50 Shopping Spree at SIMON SAYS STAMP SUPERSTORE!!!!

For my card I followed the fab sketch on the Create 4 Fun challenge ,, I rotated the sketch to make the image 'fit' :-) I used this very cute House Mouse Mouse E Claus stamp which was in the store but he must be busy delivering pressies ,,, will get a direct link later :-) I don't actually own this stamp,,,YET ,,, my lovely friend, America, sent me this stamped image, thanks America xx. I coloured the image with Copics and inked around the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink . I distressed all the edges with a TH paper distresser and then added Star Dust Stickles The papers are from the Echo Park Merry Christmas pad and I used a star embossing folder to add texture. I used a Martha Stewart Lattice Arch border punch and some Tim Holtz Grungeboard star die cuts, these were painted with a white acrylic paint dabber then coloured with stormy sky ink before being smothered with Art Institute crystal glitter :-) the ticket was made using a Tim Holtz Ticket die and stamp from the Odds and Ends set . I added extra star dust stickles 'snow' and added Polar White Flower Soft to his hat trim and pom pom and Diamond Dust for the icy snow on the ground :-)

Challenges :
Create 4 Fun ,,,, Sketch
Crafty Pad ,,,, Anything Goes
Crafty Emma ,,,, Anything Goes
Alphabet ,,,, H for Hats
Crafty Ann ,,,,, Anything Goes
Allsorts ,,,, Anything Goes
Stampavie and More ,,,,, Red
EAC ,,,,, First Snow

The DT have made some gorgeous creations for your inspiration so please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)


Mandy said...

Aww your card is adorable hunny, such a cute image and beautifully coloured.
Thanks so much for the beautiful Christmas card, I hope you have a lovely Christmas
hugs Mandy xx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Lorraine, such a sweet image.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year!
Hugs Jacee

SNOOPY said...

Gorgeous card, Lorraine! I love all the little frosty details too.


Anesha said...

Fab card, love it. Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs anesha

joey said...

Hi Hunny

oh my gosh what a birdbrain, I have come over hun thinking oh lols hasnt blogged rofl didnt think the post for the blog hop was a sticky i mean duh!!!

Great card Hun love the little mouse so cute.

Joey xx

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Lols. I love that mousie with his great big feet!

Hope you have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2011.

Kat xx

email: said...

Hi Lols :)

Just when I thought I'd seen every House Mouse stamp, I come to your blog and you bring to life such an ADORABLE one in a way that only you can!!! I love the embossed background and TH ticket embellies and the glitter star is FAB!

Simon Says Stamp

Edith said...

Hehe, this is so sweet! Love your coloring and all the beautiful details!
Merry XMas!!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Lols, and I adore that image .. can't believe I have seen a HM you don't own!!!
Have a fabby Christmas hun,
Cathy xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Lols, love all your House Mouse cards.

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card and what a cutie he is thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.

Ann Whitfield said...

What a fun card Lorraine - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Jill said...

aww Lols this is adorable I love that image! hugS Jill xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fabulous card Lols, what a great image !

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and all the best in 2011. I'll be in touch - snowed under with Easter cards !!

Big hugs to you,

Jo xxxx

Rica said...

Gorgeous Lols, love the adorable image, fab papers and those stars are sensational - love the irregulat shaped one!!

hugs Heather

Maria (inkymits) said...

This is a great project,i love it!
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week and Merry Christmas!
Maria x

Christine said...

Your card is just precious Lorraine!! I love that cute little mouse all bundled up. The texture on the background and on the stars is also very eye catching. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
xoxo, Christine

iReneM said...

Ahhh, so totally adorable, Lols. Wonderfully colourful and glittery - love it!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's


anusch said...

Eine lustige Karte.
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

America said...

I love how youve colored this and I love all the sparkle!!!! Ive missed so much on your blog. Gotta stop by more often!