Friday, November 22, 2013

Simon Says Stamp 'Large Merry Tree' :-)

Hi all  :-) Are you all ready for the weekend ? 

My niece and her partner will be heading off to get married in NYC along with many family and friends :-) I am sure they will all have a fabulous time and WISH I WAS THERE :-)

Good Luck Laura and Chris :-) They actually get married on Tuesday but there will be a mass exodus from Manchester airport this weekend,, so you may wish to avoid the area if you were planning a trip ,,,, haha :-)

I made this card using several of the new Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products but the main focus is the Large Merry Tree designed by the lovely Kristina Werner :-)

This card took me ages ,,, I faffed about ALOT with this ,, do you do that or do you plan your cards ahead ,,, I should do that :-)

I stamped the tree with Iced Spruce DI then smothered with clear emboss ink then sprinkled with sticky embossing powder, heated, then sprinkled with Rock candy Distress Glitter ,,, It looks fabulously icy IRL :-) I used a new Snowflake stencil to make the background, using Stormy Sky and Iced Spruce DI then spaying with water. I then stamped and heat embossed white snowflakes. 

The only other thing to point out is the silver bow, that was cut out of silver tape.

 The photo's really don't capture the sparkle and crystalline effects on this ,,pity, cos it really looks fab IRL ,,, even if I do say so meself :-)

Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Challenges :
Aud Sentiments ,,,, Any Sentiment
CCEE,,,,, Embossing and Glitter 
Creative Knockouts ,,,,, Snowflakes 
Happy Campers ,,,, Glitter It
Totally Papercrafts ,,,,,, Add  a Bow

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Alexandra♥ said...

What a wonderful wintery card, Lorraine!
Thank you so much for sharing your talent & joining Totally PaperCrafts challenge!
Good luck in the draw, and we hope you'll play along with us in the upcoming challenges too.


Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Maravilhosamente belo, amei. Beijo.

Malika said...

What a lovely card, the tree is fantastic in the light bleu. Love it. Have a nice weekend


Christine said...

Love this CAS creation stunning..

smiles Christine x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Lols, I love your fabulous background and your beautifully glittered tree.

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Lorriane, sadly l won't be going to Manchester airport anytime in the near future :( l could do with some winter sun x Susan x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card x

~ginny said...

Well done Lols! I like the blues with the silver and white. I bet with all that embossing and layering it is even more spectacular irl! Thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge.
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
RubberMAD (

Kim H said...

Lovely card Lorraine. The tree looks amazing!! Thanks for joining in the Happy Campers challenge. Kim xxx

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Wow! Your card is FAB! I've been following your blog for sometime now and haven't left one comment! I have to say your work is just amazing! There isn't one card/project that I haven't fallen in love with! Your talent is beyond words! Thank you for all the inspiration, I so love coming to take a peek at least 3-4 times a week, if not every day!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Just adore all the great sparkles you have used!!! fabulous colors.

Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky