Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Simon Says ,,,, Anything BUT a Card :-)

Thanks for all your fabulous entries last week :-)

Before moving onto the challenge I would like to welcome our new team members :-)

This week we have another great challenge for you !!


so a Tag, ATC, Album, Frame, Bookmark, Candle ,, endless possibilities :-)

We are showcasing 7 Gypsies and /or Maya Road Products on our cards this week and if you have them we would love to see them used but you don't have to use them to join in :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!!!

I bought this gorgeous Shadow Box by 7 Gypsies a while ago specifically for this challenge and hoped I would have a ‘light bulb’ moment in the time it took from ordering to having to get down and inky ,,,, well that never happened !! So it was time for plan ‘B’ ,,, wing it ,,,,, :-)

I had also bought some Life collage tissue paper and wanted to use it so I tore it up and covered the whole box with it. Now what ??? ummmm then I spotted this lovely photo of Amy when she was 5 years old, taken on Blackpool beach after a donkey ride and I decided to use it as the focal point of the box. I coloured some cheese cloth with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and popped it in the box I stamped a Unity postcard and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink and used pop dots to pop that in there too. I scanned and printed the photo and then inked the edges and used a distress tool to scuff the edges.

I had some seashells in the bathroom so I glued a few of those in there and added a little piece of burlap and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some hearts which I glued together, coloured with a copic marker and then sprinkled with red glitter.


All the embellies in the little boxes were cut out on the Silhouette too, coloured with copics and inked a little with vintage photo. I then smothered the ‘Fun in the Sun with Star Dust Stickles :-)

I must admit I really LOVED making this ! It really brought back lots of lovely memories.

It was Sean’s 10th birthday and we went to Blackpool with my parents, my sister and her hubby, their 2 children and my brothers daughter came along too. It was a lovely day and Sean and I even braved The BIG One !! :-) I will find the photo that was taken on the ride ,,, very funny, and I will make another one of these for Sean !! :-)

Thanks for looking. Liz and the DT have made some gorgeous creations for you to see so please hop over to see them ! I hope you will find some inspiration to join in with the challenge too ! :-)

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

A FABULOUS Blog Hop to celebrate the launch on the new Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Dies starts today !! You will need to hop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to join in the FUN !! LOTS of fabulous prizes on offer !! :-)

Challenges :

Creative Mondays ,,,, Summer

Pan Pastel UK ,,,,, Summertime

Totally Gorjuss ,,,,, Holiday


Sarah J. Moerman said...

FABULOUS shadowbox, Lorraine! Love how the images just pop!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is so adorable! I really like the way you put the sentiment in this! Very cute idea~

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Outstanding Lols! Love this! Love that little beach ball! And such an adorable photo!


Jingle said...

This is so fun! I love it!

Anesha said...

Super creation Lorraine!

downrightcrafty said...

oh wow love this creation the little ball and shells and fabulous photo just a great memory
Hugs Kate xx

Buttons said...

Fab box Lorraine. The way you have decorated it fits so well with the theme/contents. Hugs, Buttons x

Lisa Carroll said...

Totally adorable, Lols! I'm with you - great minds and all.. heehee! ;) I LOVE what you did tho - the paper and the Silhouette elements and the bright colors you used make it wonderful!

SO very honored to be on this team.. thank you for everything! xo

Rica said...

This is delightful, such wonderful
creation for those precious memories!! A gorgeous photograph and the sun was actually shining!!!
I love all tour great details.
hugs Heather xx

email: said...

Oh my goodness, how ADORABLE is your little Amy??? Wow so cute I love this shadow box, perfect embellishments :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, this is super fantastic Lols ! For a non-lightbulb moment you made a fantastic job of it and what an amazing memory keeper.

I must make one of these for my girls !


Jo x

Midge said...

How do you enter this "anything but a card" contest??? I would like to post something, but I don't have a blog.
Thanks! Michelle

Lorraine A said...

Midge, if you go to the challenge blog you will find the challenge email address in the sidebar, You can email your creation and I will add it to the challenge blog for you.


Crafty_Fairie said...

Really super design thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Gillian .... said...

Love your shadow box summertime design, very cool, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

Lin said...

LOVE how this turned out, Lols! Your picture of your Amy is darling, and I love how you filled the little slots with momentos of that time! Thanks for making us newbies feel so welcome - looking forward to getting to know you!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Real fab, I love the gorgeous picture and the embellies and papers are fab
Lindsay xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

ooops I forgot to say thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Lorraine LOVE this totally love the older pictures too! and love now you have brought it all together too! Thanks for playing along at Totally Gorjuss this week! NEW challenege up now! hope to see you their, hugs Samantha :0)