Friday, February 21, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Spring 2014 Release Blog Hop !!


OOHH I can't tell you how excited I was to be invited to join in with this Simon Says Stamp Spring 2014 Release Blog Hop !! Not only are the products GORGEOUS but I get to play alongside a fabulous line up of super talented designers !! AWESOME !!

 Thank You so much Heidi, Steph and all at Simon's :-)

You should have arrived here from the lovely and mega talented Laurie Willison's Blog but if not then you will need to start at the Simon Says Stamp Blog

We were all allocated a product to showcase and mine happens to be the Bubbles and Bars Stencil ,,, I LOVE IT  so retro and funky,, it reminds me a little bit of a beaded curtain :-)

First up is this more sophisticated version for my Mum :-)


I sprayed the stencil with a repositional adhesive and blotted most of it off using a kitchen towel before sticking to some white cardstock. I find this way easier for me that using post it notes or tape. I then used a blending tool to sponge Simon's Exclusive Sea Glass ink before sewing down the lines and adding sequins. I made a little tag using the new 'Mum' Die and  Tiny Tags Dies and coordinating Stamp Set. I finished with some crinkle ribbon that was coloured using the same Sea Glass Ink Pad,, love this colour :-)


next up is this bright cheerful birthday card 


I sponged Simon's Orange Peel and Apple Green inks and then followed the shape of the stencil to doodle the black lines using a copic multiliner pen and then smothered the centre circles with Star Dust Stickles. I stamped the balloons using the Birthday Balloons stamp set and added some random stamped stars before die cutting them.  I used another of the Tiny Tags, threaded some twine through and finished with a few Enamel Dots.


From here you need to hop along to the lovely and super talented Amy Kolling's blog. 

But before you leave please don't forget to leave me a comment so you can be entered into the prize draw !!

Simon Says Stamp are giving away one of Simon's FABULOUS Goody Bags on EVERY blog !!! How cool is that !! :-) 

Happy Hopping !!! :-)




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

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Kristie Goulet said...

Both cards are great! Love the two different looks you achieved with the stencil! Awesome!

Franziska Langer said...

Love the stitching and the sequins in the first card, the match perfect! Thanks for sharing

Marlou McAlees said...

two fabulous cards very creative, TFS ♥

Tracey said...

These are both wonderful cards!! Love what you did with the stencil. Two very different looks!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow love what you did with the stencil two so different cards but both beautiful thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Sherry Eckblad said...

WOW, love the softness of the first one with the sequins and tag, but also love how you did the reverse with the stencil on the second. Great cards.

Dana said...

Awesome cards!! Love the background!!!

Quiche said...

I love new releases! So many new things!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Leanne said...

Pretty cards.

jackelien said...

Very cute cards.!!
Huggs jackelien

DoubleH said...

Both cards are great but I love that birthday one! Thanks for sharing.

Kritos said...

Love that background stamp. Awesome cards.

Geri said...

That stencil is so trendy! both cards are awesome!!!

stamping sue said...

Your first card is so pretty and the second is kinda retro...I like it.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Both are fabulous cards! Love your use of the stencil!

Smita Satish said...

Wonderful use of stencils and dies..lovely cards!

Barb said...

Love the new stencil. great job with the card!

Michelle said...

Two beautiful cards and brilliant use of the Bubble and Bars stencil!

Lunarea said...

Seeing the word "mum" made me super happy to see. I've got a few friends across the ocean who use "mum" very often, and this is going to make their day.

Thank you for sharing! :)

Becky S. said...

Love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gayatri said...

I love that background stamp and stencil. beautiful card, Lorraine! Love this release. Wish I had it all :)

Helen Barker said...

I love what you've done with this stencil.Both are absolutely stunning cards x

Carol Doggett said...

Love the first card!! Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

Marilyn Webb said...

Two gorgeous cards!!

Sonja said...

Love your blog and the new release!!

Brenda Gordon said...

My favorite so far! Love the first card. So retro cool!

PiecesByEmily said...

wow both of your cards are just stunning. I can't pick a favorite... love them both!

Chookarooni said...

thanks for opportunity to win

theCook said...

Absolutely love the first card: so soft and love the crinkled bow.

Stacy Kay Brais said...

What fun cards!

BeverlyBL said...

Cute cards. The same, yet different. I like both color combinations.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I'm so glad to see someone use that background stamp....I love it!! Its nice to see it used in two contrasting ways as well :) Thanks for sharing!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow, the Mum card was so gorgeous!

Camilla said...

Happy balloons! :-)

adele holcomb said...

Wow! I didn't think I would like this stencil (so sixties!) until I saw what you did with it! Love the stitching and sequins, and what a great idea to use the stencil as a template to outline the shapes!

Cindy C. said...

Delightful cards!! I especially like the first one!!

Ashley said...

Super cute cards, thanks for sharing them. :)

Caitlyn Rickey said...

I love the first card! The stitching with the sequins over the background really looks great!

cm said...

A duo of delight! Wonderful showcase of the new release!
c

Kris Van Allen said...

I am so glad to see this stencil in action...I love the mod feel of it!

Donna Dambrot said...

Love your backgrounds! Now I just added 2 more items to my wishlist!!!

Dana Yaacobian said...

lovely!

Chitra Nair said...

I LOVE this stencil!!! Both the cards are beautiful, and the colors on your second are so fun!!!

sarah.boirin said...

really pretty cards.x

mae said...

Hi Lorraine! Your cards are simply amazing! Love the way you played with the stencil and the colors you used. And a few more dies just hopped into my SSS shopping cart! :)
Hugs,
Mae

Kamala said...

I really love the Mom card.

Mary Mac said...

Beautiful cards. Love seeing this stamp used here.

Heather said...

Pretty cards!

Thordis said...

Love them both - Really good colors!

grandmato19 said...

I really am loving all these new dies and colors -- Your balloon card just pops off the page -- it's a winner!

pookiepea said...

Love the complete two different styles shown, really shows the versatility of the stencil!

Auror Willow said...

What fun colors!

Brenda Hobdy said...

Great Cards. Wish I could have seen you work with that stencil.

Ayaa said...

Cards are very beautiful, but (for me) the first one is fantastic.. ;)

Lisbeth Rimmer said...

Love the way you use one stencil and gets to different looks.

Lisbeth Rimmer said...

Love the way you use one stencil and gets to different looks.

CJefthas said...

Yup - my mum would love that card...a real winner!
Thanks for sharing!

Amy C. said...

Love your cards and all the sparkle!

B said...

Such an amazing use of a terrific background. I so love that SSS made a die with "mum" and not just "mom"

JMcKnite said...

Wow those two cards were so different but using same background stamp. Love to see how versatile products can be.

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful cards!

shannon said...

love the different looks you got with the same stencil!! love both cards

Amy McCue said...

You did a beautiful job wth that stencil!

Silvia Borges said...

Love the cards!

Andrene said...

Both cards are fabulous. Great way to showcase these great products with 2 totally different looks!

Anja said...

One stencil = two different looks!
My favorite is the first one with those soft colors, the added stitching and sequins.

Penny Nichols said...

Great cards and color choices! Cool new background stamp. Just love it. Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

Great use of the stencil...love it!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Nice cards. Love the first one especially.

Nicole I. said...

Love, love, love the first card! Absolutely beautiful!

Hippymom83 said...

Cute creations! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

chera said...

Totally just pinned these cards on Pintrest!! They are so much fun!!!!

ridethefreedomtrain said...

Love the shading in the background on the second card. Great cards.

MelissaBG said...

Lovely cards. Wasn't a huge fan of that stencil but now I may be a believer

Anika's Papercrafting said...

I was unsure about that stencil, but these cards just sold me on it. Fabulous work!

Sue in Grapevine said...

I'm loving the look of stencils.

Elektra Tropeano said...

Love the Mum card

Katie said...

Great cards.

Tanja said...

Same background but totally different cards - I love them both.

Yours,
Tanja

jj said...

Love how you used the fibers and sequins.

Kris Engler said...

Thanks for sharing! Love both cards and how creative you are!

Beastybunny said...

Great cards! Love the background image. So fun and funky.

Joan Smith said...

Oh wow you sure outdid yourself. The first one is so soft and beautiful and the 2nd one is vibrant and full of fun. Unbelievable how you used the same items and came up with 2 totally different looks and they are awesome. You are a very clever and creative gal.

Denisse said...

That's stencil is super awesome! I love the way you showcased it!

Dani said...

Fabulous cards

Nikki said...

I really like both cards! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Barbara said...

You have shown how different one stencil can be. Great job and very inspiring.

Andrea's Card Design said...

What a great blog hop and so wonderful ideas and inspirations.
Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

Dee said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cards with us

Jannette said...

I love both cards. This has been a great hop!

Rubycat said...

Your cards are so different and both lovely - the 2nd card is so bright and cheery. Nice job.

Cara said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I just love that groovy looking background.

Barb said...

I love that you showed how versatile this stencil is! Both cards are fantastic, Lorraine!

JanLee said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! What Mom would not want to receive your first card! Great job!

Camilla K said...

Love the stitiching and sequins. And of course the balloons

Lenny said...

TFS this inspiring two totally different look from the same stamp! gosh I wish I was that creative

Laura Jane said...

SWEET stitching..LOVE the MUM!!
LOVE the new soft pastel ink & cardstock colors!

Gretchen a/k/a StampingRooster said...

Fabulous! thanks for the inspiration.

Bev Hill said...

Both cards are terrific. Love the sea glass on the first and the outlining you did on the second just sets off the card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Janice Roberts said...

Oh goodness I really like the balloon dies!

Amare said...

Oh fun! Love the stencil :)

ScrapaDiddle said...

Pretty cards!

Susanne Vargas said...

Especially love the first card with the stitching and the sequins! So pretty!

Linda T said...

Oh My! How sweet those cards are. I love the Mom card. So beautiful. Love the colors are backgrounds. Thank you so uch for sharing you're great ideas.

Jayell said...

Wow, love how these backgrounds look so completely different in different colours. Great cards

Dorothy C. said...

Really liked your cards. The unique look of the stencil will be fun to use.

Julie said...

Ok, I'm sold...gotta have the Bubbles and Bars stamp and stencil! Great cards, love them both

Theresa said...

The bubbles and bars stencil is quickly becoming my favorite. Great card!

kdnjoh said...

I think that stencil looks like olives on a stick! Love it!! Love your cards too!

Holly said...

I love that background. Such a way to showcase it two different ways!

Henriëtte said...

Great cards. Love them both.

Lysa said...

Great cards! I love that delicate Mum die.. a perfect touch!

Kim A said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ash Kay said...

Love the retro feel the stencil gives! Thanks for sharing!

Anna Chora said...

Cute card!

vilma said...

belllas las tarjetas, los colores hermosos!!!

Maeghan M. said...

Loving that background! TFS!!!

Becky_478 said...

Ver pretty!

Adoree said...

love the cards....thank you for the chance to win

Carisa said...

Fun cards!

Michele Washburn said...

Love both your cards! Thanks for sharing some great ideas!

Trish said...

Hi Lois, your cards are super. I especially love the first one with the sea glass color over the stencil and those stitched lines and sequins-ooooh!

Amber Marino said...

Oh very fun cards! I especially love the Mum card with the sequins!

Cathy Homan said...

Both cards are great. I LOVE the Mom card!!!!!

C Wu said...

gorgeous card!

bearsmother said...

You used the same stencil as another designer but the looks are completely different. Love the bright, bold colors with the glitter. The stitching and bling on the first card was great. Great cards.

nancy y said...

Love how you show two completely different ways to use this hip background! I gotta get the sewing machine out!

Bobby said...

Running the black around the edge of the stencil really makes that card pop.

Jennifer Bedo said...

Love the cards!!!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous cards Lols!!

hugs...

Amanda Soule said...

All of these are great cards. I really loved how the stitching and sequins really complemented the stencil.

Meghan said...

Love this card, it's great to see such wonderful examples of how to use the new products!

cheryl l. said...

Great cards and super color combos!

Deb said...

Great variety in your cards! I really like the products this time.

Weenie Thomas said...

Love the two completely different looks using the same stencil. One soft and dreamy and the second bright and cheery.

Allison said...

Love your cards!

Angie Linton said...

Great cards! They are both so pretty and it's fun to see 2 very different looks using the same stencil.

Nicole Picadura said...

AWESOME project!!! Love the new colors!

Marie said...

Two great cards! Love the totally different look from one background stamp!

Erika Winterlia said...

What a great set of cards you made. And thanks for the chance to win :)

Margaret Schuering said...

Love the 2 didfferent looks you made with Bubbles and Bars stamp. Thanks.

Franca said...

Great card really love the backgronuds

Kailash said...

Both your card designs are simply stunning. love them!!

Jayne said...

Wonderful contrast in the two cards. Great new release.

Nicki Lundeen said...

Love your projects. Can't wait to get some of the new releases in my hands. nlundeen at catt dot com

Cheri said...

I really like the elegance of your Mum card. It's just stunning!
Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com
John 3:16

michii said...

What fun cards! Great inspiration!

Caryn said...

It reminds me of a 70's beaded curtain too - very retro - LOVE IT! Fantastic card Lorraine - the stitching details is fab!

Celine Blacow said...

See now, I wasn't too keen on the background stamp at first look but now you've made me see it another way and I so want it!!!! Great cards, thanks for showing us!

Veronica said...

Great cards. Love the colors and how you used the background stamp!

Froggie said...

Great cards. Like to see the variety that you can get from some of the same products.

Fran said...

Really love your cards, so pretty.

Lisa K said...

Great cards!

Ashley Harris said...

Super cute cards!! So fun!

Twigs said...

Love that birthday card.

Sabrina said...

Both cards are so sweet!!

Olya Kotlyarova said...

So different cards:) I love the first one, it's very cute and tenderness)

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Very unique ideas...cute too!!!

Eva said...

The colours work so well together in both cards, love them!

Megan said...

Two fabulous and funky cards!

Jennifer Greer said...

Super cute cards. The sequins are awesome!

Jo Manna said...

Love the cards, great ideas, THX

Nicole Parmentier said...

Stunning cards! I think this stencil is my most favorite product of this release. Love what you did with it. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Debra said...

Love the way you achieved 2 totally different looks using the same stencil!

Cheryl H said...

wow! Both cards are awesome :) Love the use of the sequins in the first card.

Kanan Pandya said...

Love your both the cards. The first card with all the soft colors with pretty sequins look so gorgeous and so perfect for a mom card. The second one is adorable with all the happy colors. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

m.tabori said...

Love the birthday card, so bright and happy! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to get my hands on these new products.

Cindy said...

You're right! It does remind me of beaded curtains! Love it!

Lucinde said...

Love the sparkly accents

conil said...

Oh boy, did you ever show us how versatile this background stamp is. Both your cards are lovely.

JennyKozar said...

Love how you made 2 totally unique cards with the same stencil. Thanks for sharing.

Irakari S said...

I love the Mum die on your card. You have beautiful ideas. Thanks for sharing them.

Gailanne said...

One soft and pretty card, one bold and beautiful...what a great use of this retro background. Love your cards...

Sharon R said...

Wow! Both cards were awesome. Amazing how color can change the feel of a card.

Zena B. said...

I love your card! Thanks for the great inspiration.

Joanna Harty said...

Thanks for sharing!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Lorraine, love the first one with the lovely stitching and the sequins x Have a good weekend x Susan x

DoofyJEss2 said...

Cute cards. Really like how you made a string of sequins in the first one. Kind of reminds me of those beaded curtains that were all the rage back in the 60s.

Janeen said...

love how the sequins make it shine, Lols, you did good! :)

Meg G said...

Love the cards!! Great colors for both of them! Thanks for the chance to win!!

jcappetta said...

Cute cards!Thanks for sharing!!!

Hui Chow said...

The crinkled ribbon looks fabulous!

Donna Cala said...

I hate to play favorites but these are my faves of teh blog hop. Love the retro background and i love the way you used it for 2 different styles. The stitching, the glitter, the tags, oooooh!

Maureen said...

Both great cards! Really love the stitching over the lines on the first! And the doodling lines on the second!

jojobeth1 said...

i love how you used a bow as an accent on one card and balloons in the other

Janet said...

WOW as always so many awesome goodies!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win and all the great showcasing and awesome possibilities! ~God bless~

Julie said...

Love the sea glass color and what you've done with it! The sequins are perfect!

Q scrapping said...

Two great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Christy said...

I love that stencil! Great way to use it!

colleenk said...

Great cards! I'm loving the colors and that background is awesome!

Sandra H said...

WOW........These are simply gorgeous x

Immi said...

You're right - a great retro look! You did a lovely job getting two completely different styles from this one stencil!

Michelle G said...

Great Cards! I love them.

Lisa Geraty said...

Love the sequins & crinkle ribbon on that first card. And, oh my, you totally embraced the mod on that second card~love it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow that background stamp is so awesome! I love both of your cards, thanks for sharing.

diana said...

Wow, great stencilled cards! Thanks for the ideas & inspiration. ;-)

Connie said...

Very pretty cards. Love them.

Crafty Math Chick said...

The stitching with the sequins is so pretty, and those adorable little black bows tying the balloon string on really catch my eye, so tiny & perfect!

Gabriella Valles said...

Omg!!! Love these card!!!

dianem said...

OMG! I just love both cards!

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