Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,, 2nd Anniversary Challenge and Blog Hop



Long Post ,,,, get coffee ( or cocoa !! ) :-)



Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge 2nd Anniversary Celebrations :-) If you have just arrived here by chance and would like to join in the hop you will need to start at the begining on the challenge blog.
If you have arrived here from the lovelyand super talented Christine's blog you are going in the right direction :-)


This week we have an ANYTHING GOES theme and a BLOG HOP :-)

There are 3 fabulous prizes from our lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp that 3 lucky entrants, drawn at random, will win !! You can see the piccy's of whats on offer on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.

ALSO we have a $10 Voucher to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store to give away at every blog along the way !!


To be in with a chance of any of the prizes you MUST join in the challenge and complete the hop, leaving a comment on EVERY blog along the way :-)


I have become addicted to Lawn Fawn stamps !! I just LOVE them and I have used the Bake Me a Cake set again :-) ( You can see a Wedding card I made using this set here )

I coloured the image with Copics and decoupaged the bottom tier, and then I used a chalk ink to colour the edges. The papers are Crate Paper from the Neighbourhood paper pad ( I LOVE these ) I used Spellbinders nesties for the circle and stamped lots of little swirls from the stamp set, coloured them and used them to decorate. I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Double Loop set to create the border. I stamped some flags using a Hero Arts Friendly Flags stamp set and used some Pink Paislee twine to hang it up.

I also used a Spellbinders Banner Basics to create the bunting on the inside ,, these were stamped with Hero Arts Stamps and coloured with Copics




Close ups :-)



From here you need to hop on over to the fabulous CHRIS'S BLOG ,, I know she has a lovely creation for your inspiration ! :-)

Thanks for joining us for our very special celebrations and don't forget to add your name to the linky and leave me a comment before you hop along :-)





199 comments:

Victoria said...

this is beautiful work hun adn you are right that paper pad is so yummy, massive hugs x

Cor* said...

A perfect cake for a perfect birthday. I adore your easle. Easles are my weakness (like chocolate, means I love them-haha)Perfect layers and flags.

Marlene said...

Lovely card! :)

Have a nice day.

* Shaz * said...

Stunning card as always xx

The Paper Princess said...

Cute Card!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

Jo Ann said...
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Jo Ann said...

Oh wow, what a festive easel card you have in here. That punch around the page looks so nice in this card. Great job! God bless!

yours truly said...

Such a festive card!

Regards, Hilda

~Vittory~ said...

Gorgeous work!
With best wishes,
Viktoria

Heather said...

Love the card, the colours are fantastic :)

Riet said...

So beautiful card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card.

Marie-Anne

Mo said...

Love your card, it's so creativ !!!
Big Hugs,
Mo

Julye said...

What a pretty party cake hope it tastes as good as it looks and do you think there will be enough to go round?

Rica said...

This is a fabulous card Lols, so many amazing details and those papers are scrummy!! I now have yet another item on my wish list - Friendly flags - I love 'em!!
hugs
Heather xx

hbkjbj said...

this is lovely always thought of stamping as too fiddly but as I go to each blog im thinking maybe I should seriously consider it lol xxx

Hazel said...

That cake looks good enough to eat! I love the flag stamps - I hadn't seen them until I started this blog hop. Hazel x

deesdesigns said...

I love the look of the pennants and the punched border - fantastic! The touch of glitter is the perfect additon to this birthday card!

Sharon Keanly said...

I love your card. Those little flags are just too cute and what a stunning image. Your blog background is fab too. hugs Sharon

Chris said...

I love the banner!

Chris said...

PS - those mice drinking are just too much fun!

Rosalee said...

Awesome card Lorraine. I just love easel cards...they are my absolute favorite. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Becca Fabozzi said...

What an amazingly gorgeous card. I Love the banner, and the colors are delish.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Uber pretty. Love the birthday design with the banners cake and nestie.

Simone said...

Awesome, Lorraine! As always! :-)
Simone

Sassylassy said...

I love your Birthday card. And your punch around the page looks awesome
Hugs Bonnie

jan farnworth said...

wonderful card

Linby said...

This is soo sweet I just love it.

Andreja L. said...

Lovely card :-))
Greetings from Slovenija, Andreja L.

mgoll88 said...

Nice Birthday card
Love the wimpels

Greets
Michaela

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Lols. Love the colours and the design also. Hugs Michele x

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful easel card with all those gorgeous goodies. Love the design and dp. "Hugs" Carol

Durvina said...

I love this sweet CANDY cake!

hugs, Durvina

Yvonne Garner said...

What a beautiful birthday card!

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww luv the meecees,fabulous card, fab image, luv the papers & design, the bunting looks fab, sue,x

Margreet said...

Hi Lols....what a yummy, festive card....love your flags and all details!
xxx Margreet

Farah said...

What a lovely easel card, especially with the punch all around the card. :))

Dawn said...

Exquisite card, Lols! So many pretty little details and I love the colours - soft, yet vibrant!

Hugs,

Dawn

Rene said...

Just delicious! Ummm...I mean really pretty!

Maryann said...

Oh my oh my so much gorgeous candy for the eyes in one day? This is soooo beautiful too. I´m really amazed with all your gorgeous entries here from the DT, and this is definately also a stunning example. I love it.

LaJanette said...

Great card Lorraine! I like how you used the stamp to make the border on your focal image!

pcm said...

lovely card!

Ronnie said...

I love Lan Fawn stamps to but don't have any yet. Your card is beautiful, and your House Mouse blinkie made me smile!

D K Crafts said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours and image and the bunting is really sweet. Donna

Anna-Karin said...

Sweet card. I like the banner.

ribenaruby said...

Truly stunning Lorraine! Love this yummy creation and the bunting is so right for the party. Ruby x

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Wow what a fun card, I love the stamp you have used for the cake. The swirls are a great idea must have taken a while but the effect is super, I just love your layout, sentoment and border. Totally inspired Thankyou Kitty :)

Cheryl said...

Super cute! I love the colors and the fun banner.

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful Lols, love that bunting, think this is another for my wish list, gooness it's a long list. Love the colour combo. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Tracy x

Laurel said...

Love this and love all the sparkle!!!

Valerie said...

Very Pretty!

Carol said...

Very pretty card, love the colours. Carol x

Marsha said...

Such a great card. Like the banner flags.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Jumped right to your beautiful card. I am frightful of little mice.With the Lovely cake and all the banners, it just spells a fun party. Great color and layers.

Tiffany said...

Beautiful card!

Thebug415 said...

Lovely Cake card. Oh, and I like the little mice drinking coffee...lol.

Carissa said...

This is gorgeous Lols, I love the banner and all of the punchwork, the colours are beautiful too. Hugs, Carissa

BunnyFreak said...

Love the sparkle and the colors.

Deb said...

I always like your cards. Great job! Hugs

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Awesome card! Beautiful details.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and adorable too.
luv
Debby

Maya said...

Ohh such a wonderful card!
Love the cake, looks yummy :)
Hugs from Maya

Lorraine said...

Very beautiful card creation!

coops said...

gorgeous card lorraine,i love the srummy cake and the bunting is fabulous.stunning colours and papers too :D

xx coops xx

Caroline said...

Stunning Card!! Love the bunting and a fab Hop!
Caroline x

Lillian said...

I loved your easel card and pink is my total favourite so that was a slamdunk as well, lol. Thank you for inspiring us!

Molecraft said...

Fabulous easel card, love the punch work and gorgeous colours! Great bunting too!
Helen x

Ardilla said...

WOW... your card is so sweet, love the color combo and every detail is gorgeus :)

Jeanet said...

Oh nice card Loraine, the stamp fits great to the bloghop. Love that little flags too. Hugs, Jeanet

Beth said...

Wow this is so gorgeous! I love the funky images and all the sparkle! Thanks for a fun blog hop!
Love Beth xx

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Lols, love the colours and the gorgeous design.
Hugs Linda

SVIT said...

Lovely card! Thank you for the blog hop fun!

Mandy said...

OMG I love the little mice at the top lol.
Beautiful card Lols, love the banners, the cute image and all that lovely sparkle :)
Thank you so much for my beautiful birthday card, the postie has just delivered it :)
hugs Mandy xx

Dawn B. said...

WOW totally adorable image and all it's sparkle. The design ROCKS. Lovely job and thanks for sharing and inspiring. Dawn♥

Emily Keaton said...

What a sweet card! I love your colors for the cake, and that pennant banner is amazing. :)

Sandra P said...

Love this! Love the colors you chose and especially love that banner :)

Hugs,
Sandra P

Маги said...

Lovely card.
Maggi

SannaS said...

lovely card!! so happy!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Christine said...

Ohhh Awww Lols gorgeous what else is there to say bout this awesome creation?? lush colour combo & the flags must try these LOVE IT.

smiles Christine xx

Wilfreda said...

Your card is adorable. I love the colors that you used.

KarenB said...

I love all the layers, and the touches of glitter, and those devine banners!

Tini said...

Very nice card, Lols! love your idea with the banner on the card - great! Hugs Tini

kurlygirl said...

So beautiul! Love the papers and colors!

Moonlights creative dreams said...

This is a fabulous card Lols!!!

Hugs
Tina

Dodici said...

Stunning card.x

Kelly said...

I'm a fellow Fawnie too! Love the glitter added to the design and everything is just so pretty! Such beautiful layering!

sandra said...

Great card!!!
Love every detail!
Thanks for fun!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation, and a great hop too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Hanna said...

Beautiful card!

Deloris said...

Awesome! Great job!

Cynthia said...

Really beautiful!

Kathleen said...

i love this. love the bunting and love the details of the swirls in the scallops.
kathleen mc xx

Daniele said...

what a gorgeous card and I'm lovin' the blinkie
hugs

Anne said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine! Beautiful work ;)

Lisa said...

Gorgeous work as alwaysssss!!! That mouse animation is adorable:)

Randi WS said...

Lovely card Lorraine, and beautiful bunting ;)

Hugs,
Randi WS

Inny said...

A very beautiful easelcard you made!

Hugs, Henny

Dora said...

Awww this is so fun fun fun, I love the colours, the MS punch around the page and those flags.. I loooove those.. wish I'd seen this before ha ha :)

Rafaela Andreani said...

Beautiful card!

Kerys said...

That is just beautiful! Not heard of Lawn Fawn stamps before but will certainly check them out! Thanks for the inspiration xxx

Kelly Massman said...

Fun and pretty!!!! Love the banner!
Linked up for the challenge: http://kmassman-scrapbooks-cards.blogspot.com/2011/04/san-francisco-2009.html

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Love your card, Lols!! The colors are fabby and the flags are a great topper above the cake :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Sammibug said...

Fantastic easel card! Love the banner!

Tami said...

I love those pennants Great job

Aussie Loz said...

Love this Lols, the colours are gorgeous ♥

Nona said...

So pretty! Love what you've done with your LAwn Fawn stamp :)

Lori said...

First.... LOL on the animation! That is fabulous :)

Your card is beautiful Lols! I love the banner you've added - I'm still trying to get one worked into one of my cards (unsuccessfully).

Have a great weekend!
Love n hugs,
Lori

Shirley N said...

So very pretty, love your banner and all the sparkle!

Carin said...

i love your card, it's realy a birthday.

Deirdre said...

Lorraine - adore what you created.

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A yummy card - love the cake image and your great flags and the gorgeous colours you have used. Sarahxx

Marina said...

Fantastic colors!

Tracey said...

This is perfect for any Birthday celebration Lorraine - I love it!
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Samantha said...

Brilliant card I love the birthday bunting great embellishing too! hugs Samantha :0)

Tessa said...

beautiful!!
hugs Tessa & Anke

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous card and pretty colours.
Hugs Hazel xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fab. celebration card Lorraine - love the cake and the punched borders. This would be ideal for so many different occasions - LOVE it!
Sylvia x

Shazza said...

very beautiful card, love the banner x

*Vicki* said...

Holy cow!! Look at that HM blinkie!! Now how cute is that!! WOW girl, your card is gorgeous for this!! Love the soft colors and banner!! Just starting here...but will finish up the hop soon!! TFS!! HUGS

Jacilynn said...

just so cute! perfect card LOLs

Lorraine said...

Your card is lovely and the cake looks ready to eat lol. Thanks for the blog hop.

Kami-koneko said...

i am without words - you in the DT have really made an effort to inspire us all this time! It's all so bright and gorgeous!

Suzi said...

A stunning card Lorraine, love all that glitter, your bunting and the design. Gorgeous creation.
Hugs
Suzi x

Nataša said...

What an amazingly gorgeous card.
Hugs, Nataša

Terry said...

Hiya Lorraine, well I had my coffee and (not cacao) but choclit, is that oke?? LOL..and the post was not THAT long.....love your card and looks really YUMMIE if you ask me...yep the papers are great too..thank you for sharing Lorraine and thank you for the bloghop too, I will be hopping along now...hugs terry xxxx

paperpapier said...

love this easel card especially the way you use the fancy border!

Jenny said...

Eine wirklich schöne Karte.

Di said...

fabulous card and boy do i love those mice!! lol!!
Hugs Di xxx

Ciska said...

A perfect girly birthday card, I think I should try some bunting in my cards in the future, it's just so darn cute! Ciska

dj1952 said...

Hi, Lols, I got lost somewhere along the way and came to your card out of sequence, so I'm just checking to see if I left a comment. Your card is beautiful. If this is a duplicate, feel free to delete it. Hugs, dj1952

Jill said...

Oh, my godness, what a gorgous card!
Love it
Hugs, Jill

Sherri said...

Cute, cute card! Great job!!

Rona said...

gorgeous!!

Lagene said...

Love your pretty easel card!

fionalawlor said...

Fab card! I love the bunting and all the lovely glitter :)
Fiona x

Marcia Kamano said...

Beautiful easel card!
hugs

Leona said...

Very cute cake card.

Jo said...

Oh WOW! I LOVE everything about this adorable creation! *claps*
thanks for the inspiration I will definately be using the cake/bunting idea in the future.
I'm loving all the cards on this fab blog hop actually.
Thanks for sharing, Jo xx

Francy said...

gorgeous easel card and the banner are wonderful.
Francy

Susie Sugar said...

I love your birthday cake card Lols great candy colours
Have a great weekend
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

gila said...

Eine tolle geburtstagskarte, klasse
lg gila

Marilyn Webb said...

So cool, love the cake, a beautiful card!!
hugs Marilyn

Liefs Ineke said...

I love it very much.

Gr. Ineke

Dragonlady said...

Hi Lorraine,

Love the bunting, such a gorgeous easel card.

Hugs Ali x

Miria said...

Gorgeous birthday card and cute animation, Lols! Thank you, Miria xx

Mickaela said...

Such a nice card, bright and happy. I can't decide if there is a lot or little going on but it really works, i see new things all the time but at the same time when i look it over all it's not that complex. I really like that!

//Mickaela

Splashbunny said...

love the very festive card!
thanks for a chance to winxx

Jack said...

Love your easel card, I will have to check out these stamps.
Jack xx

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

A lovely easelcard - love the punchwork.
Hugs from Lisbeth

Debbie said...

Lovely easel card.Super colours used.Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.Love Debie Johns x

Manu said...

A very beautiful card! Hugs!!

Debs M said...

love the image and the bunting looks fabulous, gorgeous card x

Susannele said...

Beautiful card!

/Susanne

Beccy said...

this is lovely really like the banner.
Beccy x

cgl1539 said...

Lols, such a gorgeous card, I love that banner, I gotta learn how to do that!

Katie said...

Lovely Card! I love the banner detail! And I love how you rounded the cake for effect! I love the sparkles and the roses stamped in the scalloped circle.

Thank you for sharing!

Katie B.

Tracey Manderson said...

what a cute card! I love the banner! thanks for sharing.
Tracey m

Snowflake said...

Gorgeous card :-)
Hugs, Danica

Janette said...

It's gorgeous Lorraine, really love it....and adore the mice drinking from that huge cup...soooo cute..xxx

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card, love the flags. Hugs Sue x

Franca said...

Wonderfull I love the MS punches
Great card

Hugs Franca

Fiona said...

gorgeous card as always!! Great colours and I love the party bunting!!

fi
x

Melanie said...

Great Birthday card!
Love those little flags...

Melanie

Cathy Fong said...

hahaha!i made mistake while entering my entry :) and i cant do anything to fix it :) i am totally love the cute mice picture. and ur card really sweet :)

Karen McAlpine said...

What a sweet card! Love all the papers. I really like how you stamped and glittered the tiny rose on the edge of the scalloped circle. Beautiful project!

Dot said...

Lovely card Lols. I love your flags.
hugs Dorte

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is gorgeous Lols!! I love the banner and the colors. The cake is not to bad either ;)
xx

Mallika said...

bful work !

Lin said...

Very festive - love the colors, too!

Susie Little said...

Beautiful work Lorraine! Thank you for the hop too!xx

Sabrina said...

Just hopped over from Simon says stamp to say: Thank you for sharing your nice projects with us!

E. Marie said...

Love your card. Wonderful layout, love all the layers, and always my favorite - a Martha Stewart border punch.

Melly said...

Wow!
This is just wow! I love it all! The fab image and those gorjuss happy cheery colours!
Hugs Melly xxx

Plundis said...

What a fun card!!

Hugs Plundis!!

Katherine said...

Simply Stunning! Love your layout and fab color choice! Such an adorable stamp set - might just have to be added to my wish list :)
Hugs,
Katherine x

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is such a fun card...love the detail!

marzia said...

Molto speciali le tue card.

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

This is so beautiful! I love the pink and orange together!

kavitha said...

Lovely card,love the cute banner:)

Kaz said...

Fabby card, love the bunting and the way you have stamped the little rose aroung the edge of the image, very pretty.
Kaz xx

Chrissie said...

A beautiful card Lols, I love the colour combo and papers and those little flags are just perfect.
lol Chrissie xx

Vasu said...

Beautiful Creation...love the colours...and the cake :)

Lori said...

Amazing detail and design!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Coffee? Cocoa? Why not a glass of red! lol What a lovely card! So different, I really do love it! Judy x

Lisa said...

Beautiful. Love the bright, cheery colour scheme

Lisa Sumpter x

Alberto said...

OMGosh! this creation is too cute!
you are very talented!

hugs, Alberto

lawinchen said...

A great card.

hugs
Andrea

Edith said...

Lorraine, you are so very talented! All you do looks great and all I have to say is "thank you"!
Hugs and greetings from Germany!
Edith

Caroljenks said...

Beautiful card - Love the colours you've used.

Carol x

Sheng said...

beautiful card.

Linda said...

This is a very beautiful birthday card....love the color combo and all the great details you have used to make this so special!!

Gram's Treasures said...

Such a sweet card! Love that lace punched border...it makes it so feminine and delicate.
Joyce xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous papers and punches, and this looks absolutely brilliant!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Sandie said...

So sweet, love the pennant banners. Beautiful colours. xx

Marie / Legojenta said...

Great card, love the colors and the glitter! TFS =)

Pauline C said...

Yummy cake card Lols and so much lovely detail.
Hugs
Pauline x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a darling & sweet, sweet card you've made! Love those pendants & that yummy cake. Great job on your lovely card.
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Anne H. said...

Such a sweet card! So beautiful, soft colors and lovely details.
Anne

Sam said...

This is beautiful! I love all the detail and the two little mice drinking the cocoa! Fabulous!!