Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,,,, Use Newspaper !! :-)

WOW !!!!!, THANK YOU so much to everyone who entered our Anything Goes challenge. We have never had to many entries and can't thank you enough for sharing all your fantastic creations with us. The final tally was 1121 entries !! AWESOME !!!
The DT have REALLY tried to get to visit you all but as you can imagine it may be difficult to visit you all, we are trying though :-)

Before moving on to our new challenge this week we would like to welcome two new DT members to the Simon family, Joy aka Less is More and Britta . I am sure you will have all visited both Joy and Britta's blogs but if not, you are in for a real treat ! Welcome aboard Joy and Britta.

This week's challenge is to use NEWSPAPER !

It can be the real mccoy, newspaper print designer paper or even a stamped image with newspapers featured on it, even something found inside a newspaper, Debby had a fabulous idea ,,,, :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! See the NEWEST stuff on the All New Just In Page For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too !!! :-)

I needed to make a card using 2 House Mouse stamps so a Joy fold card it was !!

For the outside I used my new Extra Extra stamp ( I bought this specifically for this challenge ,, any excuse eh !! ) Here is Amanda reading THE most important bit ,,, stale donuts on offer !!! Where there’s mice there is usually food ! Smile I coloured her with Copics and kept the colours very neutral I then inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. The papers are from a Tim Holtz Lost and Found paper pack, I inked all the edges with the ink, distressed them with a Paper Distresser and sewed all the edges. I used a Idea-ology word stick that can swing across to hold the card closed and another Tim Holtz thingy that I can’t remember the name of ,,,, :-)

I have to thank Scoopy for the stamped image called Donut Bliss, I NEEDED this image for this card !! This is Muzzy eating Monica’s donut ,,, naughty Muzzy ! :-) I stamped some mice feet using a Penny Black stamp ( retired) and the Happy Birthday was made using a Lawn Fawn alphabet set.

I really enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it Smile

The DT have made some fanbloomintastic cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the challenge blog to see them Smile

Challenges :

Anything Goes ,,, More than one fold

Tuesday Throwdown ,,,, Something Metallic

Craft Your Days Away ,,,,, Fancy Folds

The Stamp Man ,,,,, Anything ‘Tim’

Rainbow Lady’s ,,,, A Stitch In Time


Miria said...

Stunning creation, Lols! I love how you combine all the details, great job! hugs, Miria

Squirrel x said...

Oh Lols, this is just BRILLIANT! Love how you have combined those two stunning stamps (I must get me some more HMs) - and your card is fabulous. Way to go girl! Hugs Sxx

Anonymous said...

Totally cool! now to try and read your paper! hope it was not news of the Cough!! no it was a the H&M times!! of course! LOVE it!! :0)

Mandy said...

Oh Lols this is a real beauty, those images are super cute and your distressing looks fab
hugs Mandy xx

The Crystal Elephant said...

Wow! Super card, I really love those cute images. xx

Carissa said...

Lols, this is just super cute. Love the way that your images work so well together and almost tell a little store. Great card!!!
Hugs, Carissa

Hanna said...

OMG, this card put a really big smile on my face! :) It's BRILLIANT! WOW! I just love how you've put it together so perfectly with the two images, the folding, the news paper and everything, it's OUTSTANDING! :)
Love it!


Rainbow Lady said...

What a fab card I love it... don't usually like mice but this one is sweet. Thanks for stitching with me this week
Love Cynthia x

Curt in Carmel said...

First, this has to be one of my most favorite cards you've ever made! What a wonderful card! I've never seen that front image and laughed at what the add said. So cute. Then to open it and find another image colored beautifully! Love this Lols! (by the way, heard the wonderful news about your wonderful family! Congrats to them!) Best, Curt

Sue said...

Hi hun
bloody brill card, those images work so well together, will have to get that news paper one, totally stunning card hun, sue,x

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Lols, now you know how much I adore these little critters and off course just like I did at the latest craft show you just have to buy for any reason really as they are just so cute, this is a fabulous one and love the presentation of him, and how you have picked up and used the words on the equally as gorgeous inner image and what fabulous footprints, adore it all
Hugs Kate xxxx

Christine said...

AWESOME HM creation Lols.. as if you NEED an excuse to buy a new HM stamp..LOL love it

smiles Christine xx

Vicky said...

Just so cute Lols...!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Love this lols!! Cute mix of images and I love the way this opens up. Great card ~jeni :)

Benzi said...

This is just the newspaper and the stale donuts article gave me a big smile. Good job on this 'cute as can be' card. Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown this week for the metallic challenge.

Heidi said...

This is just so adorable, cute, sweet and so creative! Love having a reason to get a new stamp!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and brilliant Lols absolutely love it.

Gaynor said...

Beautiful card, and the colouring is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

Mrs.B said...

Fantastic card Lorraine, Love the image on the front, and using it with the donut is brill! Great colours and papers.

Amanda said...

Great card and sweet images - thank you for joining our Fancy Folds challenge at CYDA.


Sue from Oregon said...

Love this!!!

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! Inside as well as out! Great colours too! Just LOve those tiny mice feet.....Perfect!