Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Simon Says ,,, Christmas but no Red or Green !! :-)

Good Morning all :-) Hope you are all fit and well and for those of you in the UK ,, stay home and keep warm !!! Brrrrrr

We have some sad news to announce too ,,, unfortunately our lovely teamie Marcea has had to step down from the team, we are all sorry about this and would like to wish Marcea all the best xx I know we will keep in touch and I am looking forward to a get together when I am on my next visit home :-) xx You owe me a Starbucks coffee Marcea !! :-)

Thank you to all of you who joined in with Domi's sketch last week ,, I really love that sketch and have made several cards using it ,, got myself a mini production line going :-) I enjoyed coming to see them ALL too :-)

This week our challenge is all about CHRISTMAS but, there is a catch, we DON'T want to see any RED or GREEN !!

We have a FANTASTIC change to our challenge, every week for the month of December !! As a special Christmas Gift Heidi will be giving not her usual $25 spree ,, noooo Heidi is giving away a $50 spree at Simon Says Stamp Superstore! (includes postage)!! Woo Hoo

For my card I used this lovely Hero Arts Reindeer stamp such a cute stamp and so easy to use ,,, I used this on a ''production line too :

I used a Magnolia snowflake circle stamp, inked with pigment ink and heat embossed with Copper Sparkle EP, I then coloured the image with Copics and I then used a glue pen to go over the antlers and sprinked with Art Institute glitter,,, so sparkly, definitely my fave brand !! The papers are from an Echo Park Merry Christmas set . I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page snowflake set and embossed some SU ivory card with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I inked around all the edges with pigment ink and embossed with the Copper EP too. I added some pearls ( white ones coloured with a copic marker) to all the centers of the snowflakes and added some brown and cream ribbon across the center, made adouble loop bow and finished with a punched and glittered snowflake :-)

Challenges :

A Spoonful of Sugar ,,,, Christmas
My time to Craft ,,,, Reindeer
Cards for Men ,,,,, Christmas and Manly :)
Paper Playtime ,, Snowflakes
Christmas Card ,,,, Xmas , optional monochromatic
Lets Ink It Up ,,,,Christmas + Sparkle/Bling

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


Monique said...

So beautiful!

Squirrel x said...

Wow Lols, what a little cutie! Love that warm, rich brown and the sparkly antlers are brilliant. Gorgeous. Hugs, a shivery squirrel xx

Lizzy xx said...

Gorgeous card Lols, fab little image & luv the lush colours.

xx Lizzy xx :)

petra,s cards said...

verry lovely!!!!
xx petra

Nannieflash said...

Wow love your card those two colours are really stunning together. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge and Bloghop. With hugs Shirleyxxx

Rica said...

Being a brown girl I fell in love with this one Lols, fabulous papers, gorgeous image, love the colouring and glittering and stunning details.
hugs Heather xx

Mandy said...

Ooo beautiful card hun, love that sparkle and the gorgeous warm colours
hugs Mandy xx

Anesha said...

Lovely card! Have a great day. Anesha :)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lorraine,
What a gorgeous card. I lov ethe colours and the image is magnificent.
Fiona x

Carole of Brum said...

Wow, this looks absolutely fab! Love the colour scheme, you def dont need red and green for Christmas. CoB

Janis said...

Love the brown and that adorable deer and his antlers. Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

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Stunning card, Lols!! I really love the snowglobe effect and the touches of copper glitter on the edges is elegant and beautiful!!

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Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.x

Delphine said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, Lols! What a fantastic image and I love all the sparkle! Great papers and layout too, all gorgeous! Hugs Delphine xx

Anonymous said...

Your card is stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

debby4000 said...

Adorable, beautiful card Lols.
I may have to take up your invitation and move in, hope you got somewhere for all my craft stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Becky said...

Hi Lols!
What a gorgeous card, I have this stamp but am yet to use it, but now I really want to use it! Adore the colours!! xx

SuzanneK said...

Hi Lorraine, wow love it. The reindeer is just stunning and I love your colour choice. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww totally gorgeous card, luv all the sparkle, gorgeous design, sue,x

Kendra said...

Very cute! Love the glittered edges! Thanks for sharing at Let's Ink It Up!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

So, where is my gold star for linking hey ?!!!! LOL !!

Gorgeous card, just love that cutie little deer and the lovely rich colour of the brown. An all round fabby card. You can have a gold star this week too !


Jo xxxx

Jane said...

Love the curly antlers on the reindeer, so stylish!!! Gorgeous sparkle too! love it! hugs, Jane xxx

Chrissie said...

He's a really cute reindeer Lorraine!
Thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC this week.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, so beautiful
Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Rainmac said...

Hi Lols, what a gorgeus festive card, love the colours! Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men for our special Christmas challenge, remember to take part in the blog hop too as we have loads of prizes to giveaway xxx

Pat Garvin said...

Cute little deer. Thanks for playing with Lets Ink It Up.