Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Simon Says 1st Challenge :-)

This is my card for the 1st ever Simon Says Challenge
:-) I am so excited about this new challenge and hope you will all join in the fun :-) Heidi and Jason the owners of have offered a very generous prize to one lucky entrant in the challenge so hop on over there for more details :-)
The theme for our 1st week is Yellow and Green, Heidi's favourite colours.
I used the Simon Says Clear Stamps Dream PARIS ROME NEW YORK Exclusive set.
I followed the sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge for this card, they have a lovely prize on offer too this week :-)
I the basic grey sugared papers I used were a gift from Heidi :-) Thanks darlin :-) They worked perfectly with the sketch as there were lots of circles and the flowers did the job perfectly, I just added a few amber coloured gems to a few of them :-) The image and Paris text were stamped using Brilliance black ink, no colouring !! easy !! :-) I used a Tim Holtz grungeboard die cut shape. I wanted to use the words 'Springtime in' on this but didn't want to write it myself and make a mess of it so I printed it on the computer !! I didn't think it would work actually and was a bit worried it would get stuck but it didn't !! the ink smudged a bit though but that was brill !! it distressed itself to match the Eiffel Tower image yay !! I distressed it even further with Tim Holtz distress ink pad I used the shabby shutters one. The brads are doodlebug sugared ones and the circles were cut out using my nestabilities.
Everything I used on this card are available in the Simon Says Stamp store :-)
Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)
Lorraine x x
p.s please hop over to the rest of the DT and see their fabulous creations, thanks x


Iris said...

Hi Lorraine,
I really like your amazing card and the papers you´ve used.

Mephisto said...

Hi Dear,
your Card is very beautiful!!!


Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Lorraine
Beryl x

Hazel (Didos) said...

HiLorraine, good luck with the challenge blog, Love the card it looks great, Hazelxo

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine and I love how you have used these stamps. Your distressing is great too !

Thank's for all your hard work, go and have a glass of wine and lie down now and give yourself a pat on the back !


Jo x

Timcso said...

Hi Lorraine!Very beautiful card, I love it the rubber stamp!:)

hugs Tímea

Sue said...

Gorgeous card hun, luv the stamp, i will try n get one done 2moro!!! Sun depending! lol, well done on hun, sue.x

Riet said...

wowww Lorriane,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

Tracy said...

I love your card! It is so elegant!

Powerful Search Engine said...

Great card Lorraine and great to have another challenge to join. Hugs Pascale

Crafting Queen said...

Super card! Love the image and the papers, they work really well together. Have now posted my ATC!
Hugs Anesha

Simone said...

What a fabulous card!!! I love it!
The stamp set is great!