Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Anything But A Card :-)

Good Morning all :-) Hope you are all well and ready for a new theme on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

We have some fabby news ,,Kathy Racoosin who is also a designer for Penny Black has agreed toi join the team !! Woo Hoo !! It was so lovely to get to meet her when I was at the CHA,, please pop by her blog to say hello and see her wonderful creations,,The Daily Marker. Welcome aboard Kathy :-)

THANK YOU for all your entries last week !! We had over 600 entries !! Woo Hoo !! Now I know that the theme this week is a little more tricky ,,, but lets face it ,,, how many more cards do we need stuffed in boxes !!! Make something else for a change !!! How about a nice wall hanging for your room or a little gift for someone special :-)

This week we would like to see ANYTHING BUT A CARD and the Design Team are featuring Tim Holtz so if you have any Tim Holtz products we would love to see them.

As usual our lovely boss Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 spree to her Simon Says Stamp store and with all the goodies arriving soon from the CHA there will be loads of brand new goodies to choose from too !!! TIP keep an eye on the All New Just In Pages !!!

Tim Holtz made this tag at the CHA as a demo using Distress Stain, his new Papillon stamp set,an ideology Plaquette and a Pen Nib the Ribbon is from Tim's ideology range too. This is my keepsake and I will be popping it in the album :-)

For my creation I decided to make a scrapbook album of my trip to the wonderful City of Angels ,,, Los Angeles !! :-)

It was so nice to get down and inky with my Tim Holtz goddies ( edited ,,, goddies ?? was that a Freudian slip !! lol ,,, GOODIES !! ),,, something I haven't done for AGES but I am going to keep it up !! I REALLY enjoyed myself . The basic album was made using an old Bind -It -All machine but I saw the fab Cinch from We R Memories at the CHA and LOVED it ,, much easier to use.
I used fab paper from a Tim Holtz Lost and Found Paper Stack, Tag, Distress Inks, Die Cut Grungeboard Elements. I inked these with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then embossed with Vintage Photo Distress powder,, they look rusty eh !! I also used Timeworks Mask, ( this covered up an oopsie !! I had made 3 black pearls in the bottom right corner with Enamel Accents, then leaned over and smudged it all over my cardi !! what a mess I made ,, I tried to remove the splodge and it went from bad to worse !! ,, don't look too close !!! :-)) Mini Ornates Stamps, and Weathered Clock stamp Game Spinners, Film Strip Ribbon, I stamped CHA on that :-) I used a Bottle top and epoxy sticker, a brand new range that will be available to buy in the Simon Says Stamp Store ,, I was lucky to get a couple of samples ,, I did beg the nice man on the Bottle Top booth :-)!! I used a 1" punch to punch out an angel from a Tattered Angel catalogue and topped with a clear epoxy sticker.! I almost forgot ,, all the edges were inked with distress inks and distressed with a Tim Holtz paper distresser, fab tool :-)

Challenges :

Simon Says Stamp and Show ,,,,, Embossing ( waves to the lovely Linda who I met at the CHA too :-))

The DT have made some fabulous creations for your inspiration ,,, BRILLIANT !! so please pop over to see them all and visit their blogs too to leave some love :-) We all love comments !! :-)


Suzi said...

Gorgeous keepsake book Lorraine, lots of lovely details to see. Love Tims Tag too.
Suzi x

Rach said...

Wow this is stunning.xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lorraine,
This is a fantastic project. Amazing colours and stamping.
Fiona x

Jennie said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful!
It must have taken you HOURS and HOURS to do that !!


Mephisto said...

This is a really stunning work hun!

looks fantastic.

Charlene said...

Fabulously awesome, Lorraine! Love the shabby, vintage look.

Left something for you on my blog.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, what a terrific album to put your photos in. I bet you did have fun making this - I can just imagine ! Absolutely love all the details you have added to it and I can't wait to play with some of the new bottle tops and stickers - they look fabby !

Thank's for your comment, feeling a tiny bit better :o) !


Jo x

Lorraine said...

WOW, gorgeous creation! Love it - all the details! You've inspired me to get my Tim Holtz stuff out, lol.

Dan said...

Great tag, I love the wonderful vintage feel you've achieved! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Vixx handmade cards said...

Just gorgeous Lorraine, I love it and such beautiful work :o)

hugs Vicky xx

email: said...

Lorraine!!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the different metallic embellishments you used, and the map is cool too! It was SO much fun to meet and get to spend time with you at CHA!! Gorgeous work!!

Thanks so much for entering the SImon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Mandy said...

Big wow Lols this is one stunning keepsake hun, so many beautiful details to look at, love it
hugs Mandy xx

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous book cover Lols, I think I need to visit you for some lessons in all things Tim.

email: said...

Oh Lols, you're so clever! ;) I love your memory book it is TOO fab! I really love the way you spelled out CHA in the film strip ribbon. Wow it seems like that trip was so long ago now...miss you, Sweets!

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Tash Daly said...

This is amazing!! So gorgeous. I love the touchy feely aspect of it. So much texture. :-)

Caroline Hallett said...

loving those bottle tops, are they planning on introducing them to the TH range, or were they just something special for the show?

Jane said...

WOW!!!!! This is absolutely stunning hun!!! Love it all - Tim would be proud!! hugs, Jane x

America said...

WONDERFUL CREATION GF!!!!!! Ive always been impressed by artists who can collaborate such a FAB & stunning collage look (mostly with vintage style TIM Holtz's products!), WOWZERS!!!!! LOVE THIS!