Monday, October 10, 2016

Simon Says: Explore The World

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

Thank you for joining us for the Halloween Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Explore The world

We live on a beautiful planet and we would love to see some sort of voyage of discovery.  You might like to make a winter wonderland project with the north and south poles as your inspiration, or maybe you would prefer to go on a desert safari or an underwater voyage of discovery. This challenge is open to so many different themes we will be looking forward to seeing what you make!

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

Please don't forget to check out the fabulous blog of our Guest Designer, Nikki Acton, her work is fantastic! :-)
I used  Tim Holtz Globe  and a Silhouette Cameo Digital Die Cut Dove to spread peace around the word this Christmas.

I inked the background with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks and then stamped some script with Archival Shadow Grey. I used a Falling Stars Stencil and Salty ocean ink and then added extra interest with white embossing paste and a sprinkling of glitter.

I blended Pumice stone Distress Ink over the globe and then brushed some Perfect Pearls over the top to give a lovely silvery shimmery look ( a great idea from Jennifer McGuire ;-))

The stars are glittered and the crinkle ribbon is inked to match and I have to say I love how this has turned out :-)

I used the same inks and stencil and a Simon's Exclusive Merry Christmas sentiment on the inside.

Thanks for looking! 

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Crafting When We Can    Christmas 
Pile It On   Sparkle
Everybody Art   Blue/White
Craft Your Passion   Anything Goes 

Hope you have a great week
Lols x x x


Robin said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors you went with! Thanks for playing along with us at CWWC and good luck! Hugs, Robin

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous Christmas card, Lols. Love the beautiful glittered embellishments and the sentiment inside is so pretty! :)

Gail said...

Gorgeous card!

Poppet said...

Great card Lorraine, I love the textures and the distressed edge on the blue layer look fab against the, what looks like a glittery, background layer.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Macarena said...

Well, I was expecting to see an elephant but the dove is beautiful as well :-) Love this soft and romantic card and its heavenly and peaceful look. Great job! Hugs, Marzena

downrightcrafty said...

this is fabulous Lols, love the dies and the way you have used the sentiments
hugs Kate xx

Theresa Pace said...

what a great card. so many layers and so much attention to detail. love it, hugs xx

Catherine said...

Your card is beautiful, Lols! Love the design and colors. So pretty!

Cathie ♥

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous design! Loving the blue! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous l love all the detail added x

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful Lols. x

Tracy Freeman said...

Lols this is beautiful, the white dove really pops against the blue.
Hope you are well. Sending hugs xx

Nikki Acton said...

A fabulous card Lols - so elegant with amazing colour, and what is Christmas without a bit of sparkle!! Thanks again for all your support. Nikki xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What wonderful card - great sentiment! Hugs, Chrisx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Lorraine. Colors are wonderful and love the message your card gives.


craftyhazelnut said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 302 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a fantastic card! I would have never thought to combine the globe die with a Christmas theme, but it is perfect! And I am also loving the color palette, which is so cool and refreshing. This is Christmas at its best-- elegant and lovely!

Maura Hibbitts said...

SO beautiful and the message is just what we need! Love the soft blues, Lols, and I always love how you finish off the inside too! hugs, Maura

Kath Stewart said...

such a beautiful card the soft colour palette and those gorgeous glittery embellishments...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

What a gorgeous card, Lols ~ I love the soft blue palette and adore the touch of glitter around the edge, which really sets it off! Hugs xx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Love your card! It's fantastic, white silver and blue is a color palette that I adore! fab as always!Barbara

Sandra said...

Fabulous card, Lols! Love the silver globe and he dove is perfect! Love the sentiment too! Hugs, Sandra