Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,, Christmas in August

Thanks for all your fabulous entries to our Shaped Cards challenge :-) It does make a nice change to move away from the standard square shape and there were some fabulous templates out there that some of you used ! Gorgeous creations !!

We will be back soon with a lucky winner of the fab $50 spree !! :-)

This week's challenge is,,,, CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST

Now we do know that many of us are in a heatwave and Christmas seems so far away, but it will soon be here and what better time to start, or add to your collection, than right now and avoid the last minute rush :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too

Heidi and her staff have recently from the CHA and have ordered loads of THE hottest new products. Keep an eye on the All New Just In Pages there are sure to be lots of fab new goodies arriving right now !!

This week we have a new girl joining us in the Designer Spotlight for August
Please give a warm welcome to the super talented SARAH , if you haven't visited her blog then you're in for a lovely treat :-)

For my card I used this fab image from Stamps Happen, this one is called Chillin Penguin, don’t you just love it ! He is soo cute !! :-) ,, he just tripped and fell into my basket on a recent visit to the one and only Simon Says Stamp Superstore, he should have looked where he was going !!! :-)

I coloured the image with Copics, I didn’t bother with shading cos I thought he looked good plain back n white, I did colour another one and shaded it but tossed that in the bin :-) I decided to make a shaker card so I made a frame using Martha Stewart PATP Snowflake punch set. and some red and black cardstock. I forgot to add a few little stamped snowflakes,, stickled of course, AND I was going to use glossy accents on his beak and feet ,, completely forgot and only remembered after I had stuck the acetate frame over him !!! too late now !!! I added a large snowflake , all lovely and glittery in the top corner,,, I used a MS Himalayan Snowflake punch , and 2 smaller snowflakes for that and then added some tiny snowflakes from an EK Success snowflake border punch down the side.

The stuff inside the shaker is Diamond Dust, this is quite heavy and makes a lovely noise when shaken and I added a Melissa Frances rub on to finish.

Thanks for looking :-) Sarah and the DT have made some wonderful cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see them Smile

Also don’t forget we have a special Children’s Challenge running at the same time too so if you have any kiddo’s who would like to take part then go and have a look at that too.

Challenges :

Die Cut Dreams ,,,, Holiday Fun,, is Christmas Holiday OK, if not please delete :-)

Stamp & Fun = Creativity ,,,,, Christmas

Crafty Pad,,,, Use something clear ,,, acetate

Pile It On ,,,, Stay Cool

Little Claire’s ,…. Thing with Wings

Sweet Stampin ,,, Christmas in July

Crafty Catz ,,,,, Christmas in July

Fussy and Fancy ,,,,, Chritsmas in July


Michele said...

This is such a gorgeous. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Hugs Michele x

Janette said...

Hi Lorraine,
What a fabulous and sweet card, great image it looks so cute, thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Lols, super cute penguin and fab shaker, I've still not got round to attempting one yet
hugs Mandy xx

Joy said...

Penguins just make you smile big time, what a cutie of a card..Hugs!

Mephisto said...

thats so a sweet image hun!
Lovely card.


Sue said...

Hi hun
a fabulous shaker card, great image & colouring, luv all the snow flakes, i been cookin here so no craftin done!! sue,x

Paula L said...

SOOOO cute Lorraine... really must have a go at a shaker card (yes, I've never made one...I'm a bit behind...lol!)

FAB colours!

Paula xxx

Dawn said...

Cute little shaker card! Love that penguin!
Thanks for playing in our Use Something Clear Challenge at The crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Anonymous said...

Loving your card Lorraine I really love the snow at the bottom :0)

Reba said...

I love him!! Am sending the link to your page onto my daughter, who adores penguins. I can see making shaker cards in my future the next time she is home.
Stay cool!

Christine said...

Oh Lols,
Your card is so cute. I love penguins and he is just the cutest. Love the shaker effects as well as all of the snowflakes. Have a wonderful day!
xoxo, Christine

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous shaker card Lols.

Fiona said...

this is cute and such a fun card too...love the little penguin!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.



Hi Lols
A gorgeous card love the penguin and paper's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Guylaine said...

beautiful card! I love the snow effect

thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy friday

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Super card Lols, that penguin is just the cutest, I love him.


Jo x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Super sweet card, Lols! I love the penguin and the twinklets that you used to give that snow globe effect is AWESOME!

Merry Christmas in August!
Simon Says Stamp!

Kreativmonster said...

As you predicted - I love this little pengiun! And I love your card, it is stunning!
Thank you for sharing this with us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY.

Donna Mosley said...

Great shaker card Lorraine, love the cute little penguin. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

Nadell said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Gabbi said...

I love everything about this card. So adorable. Thanks for joining us at fussy and fancy.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

what a gorgeous card love the colors thanks for joining us at SFC......


Zoe said...

JUst loving everything about your card, especially all the snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin, hugs x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

What a great Christmas card! I love getting fun cards at that time of year and your is just super! Love the red and the white colors too! Thanks for playing with us and taking the challenge at The Crafty Pad!

Dragonlady said...

Great holiday fun shaker card. Thank you for playing at Die Cut Dreams.

Hugs Ali x

Georgina said...

Lovely shaker card. Cure image.

Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.

Helen said...

Cute penguin and a great card.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

Helen x

America said...

Oh look at those awesome details! A fantastic Shaker card!