Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Simon Says Let's Have a Laugh


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This is a long post so you may need to grab yourself a coffee :-)

This week the challenge is


Create something funny or humorous or a play on words. We need a bit of cheering up on these cold winter days

We are showcasing Paper Smooches Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used.  I LOVE the subtle humor in so many of the Paper Smooches designs!  I just get a KICK out of punny, make ya' smile kind of fun!

The lovely Kim Hughes, owner of Paper Smooches was so very generous and gave all the DT a choice of stamps or dies to use this week ! THANKS KIM XXXX :-) 

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

I made 2 cards today using   A Little Lovin stamp set, there are dies to go with this set, but silly me forgot to order them in time to use for this challenge so I had to use my trusty scissors , I have to say I MUCH prefer to use coordinating dies ! :-)

First up is this super cute kangaroo. 

I thought he needed a girlfriend, so I stamped the image onto the back of a background stamp, then stamped the image onto the white card. It didn't leave a perfect impression but good enough to use and I went over all the lines using a pen. I love how this turned out :-) I used several of Simon's Exclusive products on this too, plus my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the cactus, just to add that after sponging the falling hearts I used a copic air brush to spray the blue sky. 

Aww, don't they make a cute couple :-)

Next up is this gorgeous Prince disguised as a frog :-)

 I think many of us kissed a few frogs before we found our Prince eh !! haha 

For this one I used the Curved Edge die to make a mask and then sponged Simon's khaki ink over the white card and then stamped the dotty design using the same ink. 
I coloured the frog with green and brown Copics and then overcoloured with Prismacolor Pencils, I love the mottled look you get when using the brush to stipple the colour. I stamped his lips and then glittered them up using a Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen. It doesn't show up so well in the photo, but his lips are luscious and ready for kissing :-)

The papers and ticket I used on this are from the January Card Kit :-)

I also made a Baby Girl Shaker Card and Gift Card using this same set. CLICK HERE if you would like to see those too :-)

So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog ,,,if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out :-)


Simon Says Stamp
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in :-)

Challenges :
Sketch Saturday ,,,, Frog Card 
Twisted Tuesday ,,, TAPE + twist, something beginning with T A P or E ,,, twine 
Creative Cutting ,,, Valentines + SVG ( cactus)
My Time to Craft ,,,, all about Love 
The Crafters Cafe ,, Funny/Whimsical
Paper Smooches Sparks ,,, Anything Goes 

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


Gail said...

They are both great!

Jingle said...

These are just adorable! I love the lip marks on the first one! SO CUTE!

Emily Leiphart said...

Adorable cards, Lols!! I LOVE the reverse stamping on the first one. They do make the perfect couple! Loving how you coloured the frog and made the mottled hill, too. Great use of that falling hearts stencil on both cards!

Lin said...

LOVE those 'roos!! Such a darling scene, Lols, with the hearts in the background!

Catherine L said...

love both cards - great idea with the flipping of the kangaroo image ... and what a hoot with the red lips on the froggie prince!

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Aww these are so cute! Love the little scene you made with the kangaroos!

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Love your cards especially the kangaroo......JUST adore that one.....You did a great job!!!

Janice said...

Such fun cards Lorraine, love them both. Jx

cass said...

Love the Roo card, thanks for joining us at Crafters Cafe this week

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Both are so darn cute, Lols! You know I'm loving those smooches in the speech bubble :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Nikki C said...

Such fun cards you've created :)

Carissa said...

These are adorable. Love the great sentiments.
Hugs, Carissa

:: BlueInks :: said...

Adorable card! The layout is great. It caught my eye on Twisted Tuesday.

debby4000 said...

Love both cards but I do the Roo's are my favourite.

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, these are both such fun and gorgeous cards, huggles Pops x x x

~Tammy~ said...

Too Stinkin' Cute!

gabriella said...

Your copic coloring is simply beautiful

Laura Sterckx said...

Ooo! These cards are so cute, Lols! I love them both so much!!!

Heather M said...

Fun cards! I love the cute animals and fun sayings.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Totally ADORABLE cards Lols!! Those roo's are super sweet!!


Kim. said...

Both cards are adorable and gave me a laugh. Thanks for sharing this week at My Time To Craft.
Kim xXx

Wedgie said...

I absolutely love your cards, they made me smile! Love your images and sentiments!

Thank you for sharing the love at My Time to Craft this week, Wedgie xxx

Chana said...

These are simply delightful, Lois! I love the composition, such a clean and bright design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.
Chana, DT Coordinator

alex said...

Such fabulous designs, love your great images and sentiments, thank you for playing at Crafters Cafe
Alex x

mags said...

Two great cards Lorraine. They certainly made me smile.

Kylie said...

Love your kangaroo card. Just adorable and makes me think of home!!

Anonymous said...

That 'roo card is super cute! Love the layout and the techniques you used. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge blog!

~Shery - DT

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So sweet and fun and happy! LOVE your cards!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Sparks! Hugs, Karin

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Lols, soooo cute :0
hugs Mandy xx

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous cards, especially love the mirror stamping :) said...

Your kangaroo card is super the sentiment too!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge.
DT Leader

Susan (rainy) said...

What darling and sweet cards. Love the fun sentiments, too.

Lynne said...

What a sweet card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

Lizzie R said...

All these cards are sooo cute! Perfect for Valentines Day! Thanks for playing along over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!