Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Simon Says ,,,,,, Choose a Sketch :-)

Good Morning all :-) I hope you are all fit and well and managing to find some crafty time :-)

Before we move onto the challenge we would like to wish our lovely teamie, Marcea, the very best of luck with her new venture into all things sparkly :-)
We will miss you on the team xx
Good Luck Sweetie :-)

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,


thanks for the sketches Dawny :-) xx

Sketch 1

Sketch 2

We are showcasing ART IMPRESSIONS stamps this week, you don't have to use them, but if you have them we would love to see them  :-)

As always Heidi will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

Sketch No 1 
used Girlfriends 

This is quite a large stamp so I had to move the sentiment around a bit :-)


I only made this card this morning !! I had the idea to use the parasol design from the Silhouette Studio as the circle element of the sketch so then I just HAD to ignore the hoover and the sink full of pots ,, the ironing ,,, and make this :-) It was worth it tho eh ,,,, this will be for my friends 50th birthday which is in a few weeks, she never reads my blog so am pretty safe I think :-)

I am the one in the purple swimsuit, Mariella ( birthday girl ) is in yellow, Charlie is in turquoise and Becky is in pink ,,:-)



Sketch No 2
used Birthday Whoot, so very cute :-)

The papers are Lawn Fawn Daphne’s Closet and were in the March Card Kit which has now sold out !
The banner is a sticker that was also in the kit. I adhered this onto card before fussy cutting to give it more strength. I will link all the products I used at the bottom of this post


Angled View


I love these Art Impressions stamps and it seems that these Owl ones are particularly popular ! :-) Hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see what Dee and the DT made Smile

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in :-)

Challenges :
Card Mania ,,,, Lots of Layers
Creative Stamp Friends ,,, Spring Colours
Coffee, Chocolate and Cards,, Banners
Art Impressions ,,, Anything Goes

Happy Crafting !! :-)
Luv Lols x x x


Craftyanny said...

Lols these are both fabulous. Love how you added the parasol that's a stroke of brilliance smartie pants:)
Anne x

Jingle said...

These are both absolutely adorable!!!!

Lisa Carroll said...

Lols, these are FABULOUS! Such pretty colors you used, and OH MY - I am in love with that parasol! brilliant touch! :)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Such great cards Lols ! I love how you made the parasol !


Jo x

Lin said...

Love seeing some of the girlfriend stamps - so glad you showed us yours! And that owl is wonderful. Love how everyones' cards look so different using the same sketches!

Vicky said...

They are simply fabulous Lols...;O)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Debby said...

Awesome Lols! Great fresh colours :)

deesdesigns said...

Lorraine, you are a coloring genious - I am so inspired! Love all of the little extras you've added to make for such special cards. I'm having so much fun being part of the Simon Says Stamp team thim month - thanks for having me!Dee

kanda said...

They are both such fabulous cards. Lovely cheerful colours and super images xx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Both cards are wonderful Lols! Love both of the images you used and the pretty papers as well!


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Loving both cards, Lols!! How perfect is the umbrella to top off the first card and how can you not love the sweet little Birthday hoot? :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Fabulous cards, Lols! I love the happy colors and both are such fun images!

debby4000 said...

Both are absolutely brilliant and gorgeous Lols.

downrightcrafty said...

oh beautiful cards Lols, cannot wait to play with these sketches
Hugs Kate xx

Heather said...

Both fantastic cards Lols. I love the design and your colours and papers for the 'girls' - your parasol is fabulous and your girls are delightful!! I do love Whoot, what gorgeous colours and lovely colouring of Whoot, such fabulous details!!

Heather xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Sweet stuff!!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


KalySto said...

Those both are adorable, but the party girls are my all time favorites! Love the pretty pastel colors you've used!
Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!

Sheree said...

Both cards are fantastic but I've turned into a huge fan of the Girlfriends series..they are hilarious!
Love the idea of the umbrella!

marion82 said...

lovely card sweetie!! well done!Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!!¦

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