Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,, Lets Play BINGO !! :-)

Good morning all :-) I hope you are all OK and managing to find some time to craft !! :-) We had loads of fabulous entries to Domi's sketch last week ,,, thank you to everyone for joining us :-)

This week we have a very different and interesting challenge for you. We are having a game of Bingo ! So, eyes down and Look In !!. Let's Play !!!......

So, for this challenge its simple ! You just choose 3 items that are in a straight line and it can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal so for instance you could choose brads, lace and gems or punch/die cuts, flowers and gems - simple ! If you need any further guidance, please look at the Design Team's cards on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog and above each card it will tell you which line from the grid they chose.

We would also like to thank the Allsorts Challenge Blog, they ran this same challenge a few weeks ago and have very kindly let us pinch their idea :-)

This week, the prize is a WHOPPING $50 voucher from Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!! Whheeeeeehoooooo!!!!!! How exciting eh?? So, get out your stamps and start creating!!! We can't wait to see what you create!!!! Have a great week & good luck!

I chose the 3rd row down , Gems/Glitter/Ribbon.

This was one of THE very first stamps I ever bought !! It is a pity I don't have a photo of the one and only card I ever made using it ,,, HORRENDOUS ,, but I think I have learned alot since those days and l think this card is a vast improvement !! :-) It is from Stamps Happen this one is called 4 Cats,(oops ,, it is currently out of stock but it will be back in store SOON !!) I love the slightly quirky designs they make :-) This is a huge stamp and there isn't much room for anything else on the front of the card. I stamped the image with Memento ink and coloured with Copics. I then masked all the cats and used my FAB Copic air brush to make the background. I then used some Star Dust Stickles around the edge. The papers are Basic Grey Max and Whiskers and I sewed all the edges on my sewing machine ,, (I have run out of DSST !!) The ribbon was in my drawer and the lovely Champagne Pearls are from Kaiser Craft.

Inside view ,, I masked all the tall cats and just inked the small one for the inside, the sentiment is from a Stampendous Clear Set

Challenges :

Challenge Up Your Life ,,,,, Clean and Simple
CYDA ,,,, Anything Goes
One Stop Craft ,,,,, Card for a Male ( this is for my BIL)
Dutch Dare ,,,, All Stitched Up
Paper Romance ,,, Birthday Card for a Male
Sassy Design Studio ,,,, Use something over a year old ,,, the stamp

Thanks for looking ,,,, now it is your turn to play !! :-) The DT have all made some amazing creations for your inspiration so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see them :-)


Cathy said...

Fab card Lols and great cats, I love the long necks.
Cathy xx

Anesha said...

I just love your card, must have that stamp! lol Have a great day.

Stempels├╝chtling said...

Dear Lorraine,

how cute are your cat-cards! I'm loving it, absolutely your idea only one cat to stamp.

joey said...

Hiya Hun

lol its funny when we think back to what we did with the stamps we brought haha, I know I have some i would rather forget.
This is gorgeous hun, love the follow through into the inside

Joey xx

Sharon Caudle said...

Soooo CUTE, Lols!!! You've colored it beautifully! It's amazing when we look back at our work from several years ago, isn't it!! I just cringe when I see some of mine. But I can remember being so very proud of it. LOL! It just shows how we're all growing, which is wonderful! Have a great day my friend! big hugs!

Anonymous said...

LOL!!! Those cats make me smile!! I love your stitching details!! ;)

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow this is a huge stamp,fab image, perfect papers,sue.x

Mephisto said...

WOW, stunning creation hun! And a really fab stamp!
haven`t seen it before.


Suzi said...

I know exactly where your coming from Lorraine. I cringe at some of those early creation I attempted. lol. This one is fantastic, I love the image and the colour combination. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft this week.
Suzi x

Kat said...

Great card Lols. I love these cats, a really fun image.

Kat xx

jackiescrafts said...

I love your card, those cats are brilliant
Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Jane said...

These cats really make me chuckle!!! Gorgeous colouring and purfect (couldn't resist LOL) papers for the image! hugs, Jane xxx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Lols, those cats are super cute.
My early cards are rubbish, I must have been pleased with them at the time for some strange reason lol
hugs Mandy xx

Lori Barnett said...

GET OUT!!! I LOVE those cats!!! Awesome card girlie! :)

Lori Barnett said...

GET OUT!!! I LOVE those cats!!! Awesome card girlie! :)

maddy hill said...

oh i love this card lorraine - its one of those that is suitbable for anyone as its just fabby! those cats are gorgeous !

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Hi Lols,

This is a very cute image!! I love the papers and stitching :)


Manuela said...

Absolutely amazing! I love the images and the colours you've used! Great :D
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

Cat Spicer said...

Hi Lols, A totally FABBBY cat card - love the image. Perfect for our male card challenge at One Stop Crafts. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you next week.