Monday, February 6, 2017

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Young At Heart










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

This week we are challenging you to be

Young At Heart  


You can interpret this challenge in a number of ways, the obvious being to add a heart onto your project, but you can also interpret as being young at heart and adventurous or daring! 
It is the first Monday of the month and that means that we are showcasing a specific company. This week we have chosen to showcase our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products. You can check out the latest 'Hey Love' release here, its full of 'love-ly' stamps, dies, stencils and more.

This week we are welcoming Nicola  aka Paper Profusion into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited Nicola’s blog before then you are in for a real treat, her work is fabulous! Please pop by to give her a warm welcome :-)
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

 I made a card using some gorgeous new shimmery Rose Gold Beeswax Polish and a Drawn Hearts Stencil for the background and also used a fabulous new Stacked Hearts and Stitched Rectangle Dies  to make a faux shaker.


I was intending to make a proper shaker, but then realised that I hadn't left enough room around the edges so I faked it and simply glued a few sequins behind the hearts, well, most of us have to fake it sometimes don't we,,,,  stick sequins on I mean!! tut ;-)


and I finished the inside, I didn't want to waste all of those lovely left over hearts so I used a few of them :-)



Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating! Although we do accept all creations, this challenge is specifically geared to mixed media/artsy style, so if you have never tried it then maybe you should give it a go, it really is a lot of fun to try something new :-)

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

Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers.   Love 
Make My Monday.  Shimmer and Shine 
The Crazy Challenge.   Romance 
Die Cut Diva's.  Use Red Or Pink 





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

32 comments:

Team Clark said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card, Lols! I adore the shaker and gorgeous color combo. Fabulous inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

Catherine said...

Wow, Lols, your card is gorgeous. I love the design and love the colors!

Cathie ♥

Paper Profusion said...

I LOVE your sweet card Lols!! If you hadn't said anything I would have been convinced it was a real shaker. All the lovely layers and rippled edges look brilliant! I like the pink wax you've used too in the background. Thank-you for your lovely welcome and for all your help with my post today too! Nicola x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Lorraine, love the distressed edges, the heart shakers, and the overall design! Wonderful creative card.

Hugs
Sue

Macarena said...

Beautiful! I love the mix of pinks and purples and addition of clear sequins. Great use of hearts die and stencil. Hugs xxx

Tracy Freeman said...

This is really lovely Lols, your fake shaker looks fab and love how you have finished the inside....I really need to start doing that with cards.
Hope you had a nice weekend ?
Sending hugs xxxx

Ann Barnes said...

You made me giggle when you admitted to faking the shaker...I love this card and upon first look I never would have guessed the trick! You have layered up the different pieces so nicely! Thanks for sharing...definitely inspired to try using different dies to make the shaker cut outs.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning card! I love evry little detail, including the colours, the distressed edge and the sequins!!!

Wanda Hentges said...

Fabulous card!!!!!!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Smiling at this! Love this card - really must get on with a card for hubby!! I know I have said it before but I love how you make matching inserts! Chrisx

Wynn Walton said...

Love the idea of a Valentines shaker card. It's lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies Wynn DT

Maura Hibbitts said...

What a fun layered card with so many special touches from the distressing to the sequins! Beautiful, Lols!! hugs, Maura

Arlene said...

I love the arrangement of hearts on the inner panel and the mix of colors. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Lols, Lols! I love how you make your cards beautiful on the outside AND on the inside! And this shaker card truly is stunning. I like how you left some of the hearts filled in and the distressed edges add such a nice detail! Kudos to another clever and stunning project!

Josephine said...

Beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Love the design and the distressed edges! Is this for Ray? :D

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Linda Kunsman said...

awesome card! Love those frayed edges-and the way you "faked" the shaker thing:):)

Cindy C. said...

Oh both so pretty!! Thanks for linking up to our February challenge at Die Cut Divas.

Lin said...

Love how you have popped alternate colours back into the apetures of some of the hearts, and the gorgeous shabby chic and distressed feel.

Thank you so much for joining in with my Love, Love, Love challenge this time.

Lin
Crafty Cardmakers

Sue - said...

Oh what a beautiful card Lols! I like the idea of a faux shaker card - so much easier than a real one. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Ine Swinkels said...

wow great! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela x

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine I love this one :)

Jarka Ef said...

i like your design. thank you for playing with us at crafting with dragonflies. Jarka DT

Emma Williams said...

What a fabulous and very clever card! I love all the little details you've added and it's just genius to create a faux shaker effect...I love it! Hugs xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Lols. I love the beautiful colors and the pretty sequin embellishments. :)

Barbara Schiassi said...

Super classy card! love the subtle colors and the idea to create a faux shaker card is absolutely clever! Barbara

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card Lols...love how you created the faux shaker effect...hugs kath xxx

Anna-Karin said...

Such a pretty card Lols! I love the shaker, with some of the hearts left inside the frames. Gorgeous inside too!

Sandra said...

Fabulous card, Lols! Love the combo of pink with purple and the sequins are an amazing touch. Hugs, Sandra

Sian said...

This is a really beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

Cazro said...

A stunning card, I love your distressed edges. Thanks for sharing at Make My Monday. Caz DT.