Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,, Buttons !! :-)

Thanks for all your fabulous entries to our Anything Goes Challenge :-) We had way over 1,000 entries so Thank You ALL very much xx

This week Simon Says ,,,,,

BUTTON/S !! :-)

easy one this time too ,, just add a button, or several to your creation ! Don't you just love buttons ?? They come in all different shapes, colours, sizes, textures AND you can make your own using a simple punch or die cuts !! WE LOVE BUTTONS :-) You can click HERE to see a massive range in our store :-)

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

Its a good idea to keep a check on the All New Just In Pages , there is invariably some new goodies listed and it is a handy way to keep up to date with all things new and crafty !!


The Design Team arew showcasing Basic Grey products this week. You don't HAVE to use them to join in but if you have them then why not use them !

This month we are welcoming AMERICA into the November Designer Spotlight ! If you haven't visited America's blog, Cards By America, then you are in for a treat ! Especially if you are a fellow House Mouse lover ! :-)

I made 2 cards this week !! I LOVE buttons and do tend to use them on many of my cards :-)

First up ,,, Put Your Feet Up ,,,

I made this card for a blog friend who is going through a bit of a rough time at the moment and she does need to put her feet up :-)

I used a lovely stamp from a UnityYou’re a Doll’ set, I coloured her with Copics and made a felt flower using a Die-namics rolled rose die, the quality of this felt is fabulous ! LOVE it I also made her a little cushion to make her comfy :-) The papers are Basic Grey from the Life of the Party pack and I used some red card for layering, I used a Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosette die and a MFT Button Quartet die to make felt buttons, I finished these with some Hero Arts twine, the ribbon was hanging on a ribbon ring and I added a heart charm to finish. All the edges were stitched on my machine :-)

Next up is this cute House Mouse Sew What

Little Monica is waiting so patiently for Amanda to fix her little toy mouse ,, sew cute !! Smile I coloured the image with Copics and inked the edges with Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo DI’s I used basic Grey Out of Print papers and a Marjorlaine button, finishing with some Hero Arts Twine again. I used some TH Bias Tape which I coloured with a copic marker, the sentiment is from a Hero Arts Sew Artsy set.

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

I have a blog candy at the top of my blog if you would like to join in :-)

Challenges :

Sketch Saturday ,,, Sketch (on the 1st card)

Anything Goes ,, Stitches real or faux

Oldie but Goodie ,, Buttons and Bows ( both stamps are older than 6 months)

Ribbon Carousel ,,,Anything Goes + spooled item ( satin ribbon and twine)

Die Cut Dreams ,, So Charming ( 2nd entry)

Ooh La La ,, Stitching ( 2nd entry)

Stamp With Fun ,,,, Buttons ( 2nd entry)

Card Makin Mama’s Die Cuts ( 2nd entry)

Daring Cardmakers ,, Use felt

Raise the Bar ,,,, Sew What