Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Simon Says ,,, 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY'!!


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

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

 Happy Birthday !

we are celebrating our 5th year of challenges and would like to see some Happy Birthday/ Birthday Celebration Creations


We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 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

As this is a special celebration Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a whopping $100 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

AND 2 surprise Simon's Exclusive Stamp and Die Sets !


 I made 2 cards to share today, one for a boy and one for a girl to be fair :-)

I just had to use a Simon on his birthday :-)

Isn't he adorable holding onto all those balloons ! bless him :-) I think this is pretty self explanatory, just to add that I shaped the balloons with a McGill tool to 'round' them and make them look more ,,, well,, like a balloon :-)

Next up is a shaker style card. I coloured the acetate with Alcohol Inks and then used Sequins for the 'shake' 

 I have a confession to make here. I really wanted to stamp the sentiment directly onto the card, I forgot until after it had all be adhered with dimensional adhesives and when I tried it mis- stamped so I had to improvise and add the banner. I think it looks OK, but would stamp the sentiment directly onto the card if I were to make another one :-) We live and learn eh ! 

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 

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

Challenges :
Creative Card Crew ,,,,, Animals 
Top Tip Tuesday ,,,,, Cute 
Make My Monday ,,, One for the Boys
Ooh La La ,,, For a Child  
Use Your Stuff,,,, Die Cuts 
Crafting When We Can ,,, For a Child
Allsorts ,,,, Use those Dies 

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


Melissa Bove said...

Fabulous cards Lols! Love the shaker card and of course the oh so cute Simon!! :)


Sharon Caudle said...

They're both fabulous. Lols!! Love how you shaped the balloons on the first card, and I'm so happy to know I'm not the only one that has tried and failed to stamp after attaching something with pop dots! I'd never have guessed that's not how you planned on making this gorgeous card!
hugs, Sharon

Lin said...

Just love these, Lols! Such a sweet idea to have Simon holding his balloons, and that shaker one is fabulous - must remember that idea!

Sue said...

Such fabulous cards Lols. I adore the image and balloons on your first card and the design and colours on your second card look stunning.
Thank you for your comment on my card today - yippee I have sent an Email :)
hugs Sue xx

LauraJane:) said...

Hi SIMON happy birthday!
Beautiful Alcohol Inked balloon.

Jingle said...

Lols, your Simon card is absolutely adorable! So cute! And the big pink balloon is so much fun!

Heather said...

Both beautiful creations Lols - you've got the sweet Simon tied to his leg - I hope he doesn't float off with the stunning sparkling balloons!!! Your alcohol ink shaker is stunning and that reminds me - thanks - I must get some blending fluid mine dehydrated!!!

Heather xx

Milena said...

Both cards are fantastic. Love the little dog!! Thanks for joining us on the UYS blog.

Emily Leiphart said...

These are darling, Lols! I especially love that first one with Simon and all the layered balloons! I need to get some of that awesome string. ;)

Dotty Jo said...

Great cards Lols, Jo x

Jeni said...

Beautiful cards Lols! ~jeni :)

Sandra H said...

Both cards are truly lovely x

susiestacey said...

Two gorgeous cards Lorraine, love the Simon image he is just too cute x Susan x

Teresa Kline said...

hi Lols! I luv the Simon dog...eeccck! awesome card and balloons, the stars add sooo much. The shaker card is super fun, I need to try one of these sometime!

sparkle & shine *~*

Carol L said...

Simon rocks!! I love his balloons with all those stars, and the shaker card is incredibly beautiful too!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous designs! I love the techniques you combined :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Gail said...

Wonderful cards!

debby4000 said...

Love both cards Lols but the first one is my favourite.
Incredible to think you started the challenge all those years ago it doesn't feel that long does it.
Hopefully one day we'll meet up again.

Isbaha said...

Wonderful cards, absolutely love the shaker box ! Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

Laura Sterckx said...

The Simon card is adorable, Lols! I LOVE the colors and the glitter! The balloon card is fabulous! Love the sequin shaker! Hugs! ♥

Dawn said...

Great cards! I love the balloons & the litle doggie!
Thanks for playing at OLLCB this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Anonymous said...

Love your cards! They are just great! Fun texture and colors! Thanks for playing in our die cut challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again!
Tammy DT

Jacqueline said...

What a great card - perfect for our challenge this week at MMM - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

A fantastic layout card Lorraine. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

Cathy DT Member

KandA said...

Both fabulous cards Lols but the first with the dog really does it for me. He looks super with the bunch of balloons tied to his paw xx

Fliss said...

Gorgeous creations.
Thanks for joining in with my One For The Boys challenge at Make My Monday.
Fliss x

Robin said...

These are both just so gorgeous! I love how you did the balloons with that adorable little puppy. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can. Unfortunately, you have entered too many challenges to be eligible for ours. I do hope you will share your talent with us again soon. Hugs, Robin

Anonymous said...

The shaker card is awesome. I have to try that technique.

Purple Crazy said...

Two lovely cards, balloons one is my fav. Thanks for sharing at OLLCB x

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Sam K said...

Both are great makes and so nice to see Simon actually on something :). Thank you for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday Challenges. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Lorraine! sorry my comment is so late, Thanks for Playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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