Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Simon Says Exclusives Dies Launch Blog Hop :-)

For my Simon Says Stamp Challenge and ABC Christmas Challenge posts please scroll down, for some reason my blog os only allowing 2 posts on this page. I will try to fix asap :-)

Hi all !! Isn’t this hop exciting !! Smile

If you arrived here from the super talented Linda Trace’s blog then you are going in the right direction, if not then you may need to go to the start at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

I know that by now you will have hopped around the world visiting so many FABULOUS and SUPER talented designers ! To be honest when I saw the line up for this hop I was quaking in me flip flops !! :-)

I chose to showcase this gorgeous Fresh Daisies die, so pretty !!

I made 2 cards to show the die as the focus of a card and as an embellishment :-)

There are 11 dies in the series and you can see them all HERE :-)

I made the first one using the lovely papers and sentiment stamp that came with the July Card Kit.



I cut out several daisies, using the Fresh Daisies die, and made a mask on some white neenah card. I then sprayed with my copic air brush and a BG00 marker to create the background. I then cut out 2 more from the neenah card and coloured them with copics. I trimmed the die cut so I had 3 flowers and I used my Mc Gill Tool Kit and Moulding Mat to ‘round’ them. I used a Grand Calibur and Grand Oval Nestibilities to make the frame and used a Circle Border Die to cut the red paper ( from the kit) to make to make the background strip. I made a butterfly using Memory Box Kaleidoscope and Moonlight die and I finished with a few Robins Nest Dew Drops and some Hemptique twine.


Inside View


Next up ,,,, well ,,, I just HAD to use a House Mouse stamp !! This is called Throwing Daisy Petals ,,,, PERFECT !!!! :-)



I coloured with copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. The papers are from Lawn Fawn and I used a lovely doily from the June Card Kit. I embossed some whitewash coredinations in a new Whimsy M-Bossibilities folder I used the Simon Says Exclusives Fresh Daisies die to cut out plaon white card and coloured with copics. I finished with some purple polka dot washi tape and I used a MFT Die-Namics Button Quartet die to make the button. I finished with some Hemptique twine and Hero Arts Gems.

Inside View

The sentiment is in thre July Card Kit


I hope you have enjoyed the hop !! Now you need to head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog !! :-)

Heidi has very generously given me a candy to give away !!!

If you would like a chance to win this fabulous Fresh Daisies Die then leave me a link to your blog and I will draw the winner on Wednesday 27th June at 3pm CET ish Smile

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Thanks for looking Smile I hope you enjoyed the hop !!







Please add a link to your blog with the blue frog if you would like a chance to win the lovely Fresh Daisies die :-)



172 comments:

Tina Schrof said...

OMG - - I am so loving these cards. So many ideas are popping into my mind. Love them!!

Annette said...

wow wee these are GORGEOUS...love your designs and the new dies are so awesome...thanks for sharing..

Julie S. said...

So many beautiful cards. TFS.

Nadège said...

Love the multiple colors effect with glossy finish or sparkles.
Thanks for the chance to win

Debbie said...

What happy cards you have. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Wow! Stunning cards, Lorraine!! You're flowers look so life like!

Heidi said...

Lorraine!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

So many treats for the eye Lols!! I just love the combo of glossy on the flowers and glitter on the butterfly...LOVELY! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to sample these dies! Your first card color combo is divine and I am in love with the dot and flower dies!

mollymoo951 said...

The House Mouse card is too darn cute! Love the daisy die!

Maureen Morton said...

You versatility and amazing talent blow me out of the water - wow! Can't say enough, so won't try. Thanks so much for this wonderful inspiration!

Jingle said...

Your cards are so cute!

Scrapthat said...

How pretty!! TFS!!

Lisa aka Myran said...

I love how you made two so different but stunning cards with the same die. Gorgeous Lols!!

paperpapier said...

love all the cards..so beautiful.
Heaney xx

Carol said...

You have created such lovely cards!! I really enjoyed looking around your blog (first time here) TFS!

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

WOW, what a way to end the hop. Such unique and different cards. I think this is the BEST hop I have ever done.

Miriam Prantner said...

Just so pretty! Love how you've used that flower die! You really showed it off in your projects!

deb said...

I love that fresh daisy die and how you've used it! Thanks!

Tracy said...

Beautiful cards! I love all of the details!

RedGem said...

what beautiful cards; great color and design... wonderful technique. Tks for sharing and an opportunity to win some candy!

stacymolter said...

I love the design of your cards! Your flowers are so gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

in love with the fresh daisies card, so so pretty!

Michele said...

Love your cards! Love this die! Loving this blog hop!

Wendy G. said...

I just got soooo many ideas from your wonderful creations! Thanks so much!

gRiSeL™ said...

Lovely cards--gorgeous, actually!!! That first one with the delicate butterfly struck me!!! What, what a beauty!!

Sue D said...

Love all the ways you used this die!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

CandyW said...

I am loving the way you used that flower die - so lovely!!!

Nancy said...

I'm totally in love with the fabulous ways you've used this gorgeous die. How wonderful that you make the inside of the card just as beautiful as the outside; I may have to start doing that too! :)

DeNel Brister said...

Just beautiful!!! Love aa the new Dies, thanks for the chance to win :-)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous Lols! I love those amazing dies! I want them all!! ;-)

hugs...
Melissa

Cait said...

These dies are amazing, and your purple card is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us!

kraftyk said...

Gorgeous cards, love the images and the ways you have used the die.
hugs, Kim

luv2scr@p said...

Very pretty cards! (I don't activly write in my blog so I didn't link it.)

joy said...

Love both of your cards so much, and that daisy die is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love your combo of papers on the first card, fun new dies.

Disp6194 said...

Wow Lorraine both these cards are so sweet and lovely! I especially love how you rounded the daisies on the first card, just gorgeous!

Meagan Vaughn said...

These are all so beautiful thanks for sharing

fishydesign said...

WOW I love what you did with the flowers!

Theresa said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the way you "work" the flower die cut to add incredible dimension to your cards!

Dixie Cochran said...

You showcased so many ways to use this die. Thank you!

*denise* said...

your cards are fab, it is so nice that you included the inside I love having ideas for the whole card. THANKS for the chance to win!! *denise*

FamOrnelas said...

Loved all of your cards. Great job. I have become one of your newest followers :)

blupixy said...

Your cards are lovely! I love them all! They all showcase the die so well! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh Lols! You have showcased these dies so beautifully! Gorgeous work my friend! Thanks for the fun chance to win!
hugs, Sharon

Unknown said...

This is my favorite die also. Lovely card.

Colleen said...

Wow, love what you did with these dies...beautiful cards!

Margie said...

Beautiful cards-so many ways to use this die!

Jacilynn said...

super cute Lols

Unknown said...

Pretty, pretty cards.

Kathi G. said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I love how you colored the die cuts. I don't have a blog to link up, but I very much enjoyed visiting yours.

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous cards, love how you've placed the diecuts inside & out :)

Beastybunny said...

All the projects are gorgeous. I love the coloring job on the die cut. Unfortunately I do not have a blog or any such so can't link to mine but I wanted to let you know how lovely your work is!

Valerie said...

What a clever idea to utilize these dies. Nice projects. Love them.

jeanneloves said...

love these :)

Kelly said...

the color is so delicate and beautiful!

Amanda R said...

These are absolutely wonderful! So pretty and love how each is different but so pretty in its own way.

Barb Ghig said...

Hi ~ Your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS! I love how you added so much texture and dimension to them with this die!

Thanks so much for all your inspiration, and for a chance to win this beautiful die!!! (I don't have a blog, so I hope it's ok to leave my love here) Have a great day :-)

Barbara said...

What great cards from that beautiful die! So much inspiration!!!

conil said...

Boy, I'm learning so many ways to use my daisy die. Probably not as well as you have but I'll try. Simply lovely creations.

Buttons said...

Wow Lorraine, you have been busy! Love these flower dies. SOOO useful. Hugs, Buttons x

Denisse said...

Love those flower dies! Your projects are super cute!

Cinda said...

I love love love the House Mouse card!!!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful cards with the new SSS dies! I enjoy looking at your gorgeous cards immensely! Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather M said...

Fantastic cards! I especially love your sending warm thoughts card, lovely and so delicate!

Tessa en Anke said...

Hey Lols this is beautiful!!! I love the die.
xx

Allison Cope Israels said...

Each card is so uniquely beautiful! Just so much simple details. Great job with the dies Lorraine!!

sarah said...

Your cards are great. Love the dies. Thanks for a chance to win

Teresa Zuehls said...

All your cards are just gorgeous!! I love how you used the daisy die on each of the cards.

Unknown said...

I love both cards - daisies are my favorite! TFS! I don't have a blog :(

Rica said...

This is truly beautiful, I love the flower, I had another on my wish list, more like a tulip but how it is going off and certainly going on this one!!!
I love one with the Mousie, and your colours are sensational!!!

hugs Heather xx

Lisa Carroll said...

Beautiful projects, Lorraine! :)

Miranda Be said...

Sincerely I'm so impressed with those dies... and you cards are fabulous, thanks for sharing us!

Megan J said...

cute! love them.

Kristie Maynard said...

Lovely cards! I love that you not only used the die cut as an embellishment on the card, but also used it as a mask. Wonderful idea! Thanks!

Kailash said...

Your cards are stunning, love them, the colors, design...just gorgeous...thanks for sharing!!!

Carol L said...

Your collection of cards is fantastic, and I love all the ways you used this beautiful die! The glittered butterfly really caught my eye, but I'm extremely partial to the House Mouse card, since purple & green is my favorite color combo ;)

MLiss3 said...

Such happy, sweet cards! Love the dies!

donna mikasa said...

Lovely cards, Lorraine!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

sweet cards. TFS

Mary-Anne V said...

What pretty cards... love how you used the dies.

Inks4fun said...

Gorgeous cards, I just love the shimmery look of the daisies!

HandmadebyTLC said...

My favorite design paper reds and aqua! Terrific layout too! Thanks for sharing
Hugs
Tammy Louise

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Lorraine, these are stunning! LOVE your new goodies, that flower die is sooo pretty! Thanks for the chance to win one of my own! :)

Stephanie said...

Too bad that everyone can't get a chance to win the die. The flower die is very nice. Oh well...

Debbie Brackett said...

Really love your work! Beautiful.

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing your BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

cutiephinphin said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the dimension of the flowers.

Benessi said...

beautiful cards, tfs!

Yvette said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the second one, probably because it's with a House Mouse stamp (I love these mouses)

mtscrapgal said...

Great cards. Loved both color combos. Thanks for showing the sentiments and papers inside. Don't have a blog so guess I can't win the die.

Katie said...

Really beautiful card! Great idea to use the flower as a mask! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Lucy said...

So pretty!!!!! What great dimension on these lovely daisies. They are quickly becoming a favorite, but all of the release dies are. Thanks for letting us play along and for sharing such great projects.

Jana said...

Wow! So many great ideas in these cards! No need to enter me in the giveaway

Pam said...

Love your cards & these new dies! I don't have a blog to link to, though.

Samantha said...

Lorraine these cards are stunning hunny! totally Glorious! and that die is wicked too! hugs me xx

Pauline C said...

Really amazing cards Lorraine - both so beautiful in their own way. Fab idea to cut out and colour the flowers and I love your "moulding" of them. All the new SSS dies are gorgeous and i definitely think this one is my favourite. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
Pauline x

Streetscrapper said...

LOVE these cards! LOVE these dies!

Renee said...
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Renee said...

Wow,both of your cards are awesome but I have to admit...the second one stole my heart! The die is gorgeous, House Mouse are my all time favorite stamps & then you used purple....you rock!!!

Michell said...

whoaaaa - those are some beautiful cards. I hope to be able to make some as beautiful as those.

Denise Bryant said...

Fresh Daisies is one of my favorite dies.... lovely creations you made with it! On my wish list!
DeniseB

Unknown said...

That daisy die is to die for, your take on it is exquisite. Thanks for the chance to win it.

janet33234 said...

Gorgeous cards. Beautiful colors and attention to detail. Love them both. Sorry, I don't have a blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

Patti Barber said...

absolutely love the fresh dasies die thanks for the chance to win

Barbara D. said...

Beautiful,beautiful cards. I love your use of the daisy die.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

absolutely stunning cards! love how you framed the flower and love the layout for the second card with the flower at the corner.


~Luanne

scrapper-at-heart said...

OMG. Love, love your cards and the inside is just as gorgeous as the out. Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win this unbelievable die.

Colleen said...

I'm loving these new dies from SSS! Your great cards really showcase their versatility.

zehra said...

Gorgeous cards, lovely dies

Midge said...

Beautiful cards!! Thank you for the inspiration - especially for a bright summer themed card!

Renee said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, well done!

hodgins said...

These dies are gorgeous...and so are your samples! Thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...
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Tatiana B. said...

I really love your cards, the colours are so pretty, and the flowers shinning so cute on the pic. Thanks for sharing those amazing ideas, and for the chance to win.

carrie said...

Love all three of your projects using the Fresh Daisies die. The last card with the House Mouse is absolutely wonderful using so many different layers. Wish I could enter to possibly win the Fresh Daisies die, but I don't have a blog to link on.

alethea said...

I love all your gorgeous creations!! using that one die three different ways makes it look so different! fabulous! Hugsxx

jaclee said...

oh wow! so many beautiful cards! Absolutely amazing...wow!

Marita said...

Wow, thanks for showing so many neat ways to use the fresh daisies die! It happens to be my favorite die set! And thanks for the chance to win one!

Latrice said...

Gor-Geous! You did an amazing job.

croppergal said...

Beautiful flowers! sooo pretty!

ScrappinGrammie said...

Love your beautiful cards! My mind is full of ideas after this blog hop! Your finish on the daisies is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Anita J

Emily H said...

Wow! I love all the different ways you used that die!

Karen T said...

Beautiful projects! I love how you've used the simple daisy stems die!! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Fun Blog hop!

Deborah R said...

Wow! Your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

fusiafscrapping said...

Love your card. Beautiful work.

Lorraine said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love how you used the new dies!

Kris said...

Love your cards! But I don't have a blog to link too!


Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

beaverphyllis said...

I love both of your projects, but especially your card! Love the diecuts...the flowers and the butterfly! I do not have a blog, so I hope leaving a comment will do for the die drawing. Thanks so much!

beaverphyllis said...

I love both of your projects, but especially your card! Love the diecuts...the flowers and the butterfly! I do not have a blog, so I hope leaving a comment will do for the die drawing. Thanks so much!

Terrie L said...

Love your cards and how you've used the daisies!
And thanks for the chance to win the die!

Sharon J said...

These dies are so delicate and I can't wait to try myself ! Really love the hand writing of Kristina and your illustration is fabulous too !

zgagi said...

Cute cards!

Karen L said...

You made the fresh daisy die even more beautiful with the coloring and I love your cards!

Ger said...

I love all these but that soft and pretty background you created in the first one is gorgeous! Ger x.

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi How cool are these dies ! Have really enjoyed the hop my brain is bursting with ideas !! Love both your projects love how different the dies can look the possibilities are endless ! Thanks for the super inspiration ;0)

Uta said...

Your cards are so pretty. I love them! The new dies are so fantastic.
Hugs, Uta

Deirdre said...
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Deirdre said...

Fabulous creations Lorraine - love them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful cards and Die. So lovely. Beautiful Hous Mouse stamp.

Thank you for the chance to win.

Hugs AStrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.nl/

Maryann said...

Lovely projects here, showing really well a good use of these great dies. Love what you´ve done here.

Kathy Ancheta said...

I like how you showed versatility with one die! Beautiful work

SusieQ said...

Such a happy card. I love it! Thanks for a chance to win one of the new SSS dies.

Bonnie said...

WOW, I love all your cards, so gorgeous!!! These dies are so beautiful, Thanks for a chance to win.

Eret said...

Both your cards are so gorgeous, inside and out :) Love them!
Eret

rossi73 said...

The are all so pretty...i love the softness of it all! the barely coloured look .........I LOVE THEM!

Angie said...

Stunning cards!!!! The flowers are so delicate! Your coloring of them is GORGEOUS!

Dora said...

These are gorgeous Lorraine, I love these dies so much, and love how you did the masking behind the die on the first card, so elegant and beautiful. Thank you also for the chance to win this die.. I loove this one. Keeping my fingers crossed. Hugs xxx

IlianaM said...

I don't have a blog. I hope I can still enter to win a prize.

JoAnna E said...

Thanks for adding yet another wonderful card with these dies! And thanks for the chance to win one!

Margreet said...

Beautiful cards with fab dies!
xxx Margreet

Lin said...

Lols, these cards are darling! So much so that I ordered the daisies just now - they will be so versatile!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Hugs!

Dot said...

Stunning cards, Lols. I love the colour combo at the H&M card.
hugs Dorte

Isha said...

Stunning cards. Love how you used the die and created all these pretty cards. TFS

Lindsey said...

Both of these creations are amazing -- love how you coloured these daisies!

susiestacey said...

Hi Lorraine, WOW what a gorgeous die and love the cards you have made using it, as you know l love the House Mouse stamps but the simple daisy card is just stunning. Take care x Susan x

Mary Stolaas said...

Lorraine I loved your cards and the new dies.

Diane said...

Your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bridget said...

WOW. Way to use (and use and use and use...) the die in fantastic and beautiful ways! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Chere Liu said...

Really liked your fantastic ability to use pattern paper and the mix of all the dies! Wow, your cards are really beautiful! Thanks for this chance to win a Memory Box die!!!:)

Ying said...

Love the glass look of the flowers!

maria f. said...

Love your first card. Daisies are so "country" to me and your color choice too.

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are just lovely - I keep looking at them!! Thanks so much!

Dana D. said...

Your cards are beautiful. You are so talented. I'm just in awe of all you do....truly! Great die you are giving away.

liberal sprinkles said...

You cards are so pretty. I love the embossing as well. Thanks for the chance to win the die!
Grace
liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com

Kathi said...

Really beautiful cards.

Thanks for the chance to win that fabulous die and for the link to the embossing tools.

JD said...

Very pretty cards...done with beautiful colors.

Carissa said...

Beautiful cards and what a gorgeous die.
Hugs, Carissa

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! What a beautiful Die and it works so perfectly with that gorgeous house mouse image, love it
Lindsay xx

Christine said...

Wow Lols you make it look so easy your gorgeous hm designs..flipping eck more dies I NEED ..lol
thanks for the chance ti win..


smiles Christine x

Linda said...

I just realised I hadn't commented on this!! (what a goose I am! I was sure i'd done it!)

Lols these are just fantastic!! I LOVE how you used the glittery effect over the petals. its just perfection!

I love these dies, it was so fun to play with them!

xoxo

Sandra H said...

Hi, Oh your card is just so adorable the image and layout is beautiful so refreshing too! thank you for a great challenge and a chance to win prizes along the way its great to be taking part in the challenge but to be able to win from either of the Dt is an added bonus thank you:)x