Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Simon Says,,,,, Merry Christmas :-)

What an amazing response we had to last week's challenge of "Let it Snow" ! We had lots and lots of amazing entries, thank you so much for taking the time to enter as we appreciate how busy everyone is at the moment.

This week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge the theme is ,,,


Heidi will be giving away a fabulous $25 shopping spree prize and will pay the shipping costs too ! :-)

As it is Christmas we have invited 2 special people to be in our Designer Spotlight :-)
RIA ,, who I am sure needs little introduction as you ALL know who she is :-) If by some chance you have been living on another planet and haven't visited her blog you really should , it is fabulous ! :-)
We have also invited SYDNEY :-) Sydney is Joey's daughter(AKA Joey's Stuff) and often makes beautiful cards with her mum :-) Christmas is a time for children and so we would like to encourage you all to get your children involved in this challenge :-)

I made my card following Carole's fab sketck on the Friday Sketchers Challenge :-) Lovely sketch Carole ,, thank you x

I used a lovely new HM stamp ,, this one is called BEADED TREE I got this one from Simon Says Stamp The papers are My Mind's Eye and the frame was made using a Nellie Multiframe. These will soon be available in Simon Says Stamp too so I'll keep you posted when they re in stock :-)

I coloured the image with copics and dsecoupaged the mouse and the tree,, snip snip snip ,,,, took me ages ! Then I glistened all the beads with Tim Holtz DISTRESS STICKLES ROCK CANDY Clear Glitter Glue
I love this stuff ,, it doesn't have glitter in it so it doesn't distort the colours ,,, also you can dry it with a heat tool so you don't have to wait for ages while it dries !!! Perfect !! :-)

The're was so much pattern going on with the papers and frame that I just added 2 punched fern leaves to keep in with the sketch and left it like that ,,, :-)

I am also entering this into the Tanda Stamps Challenge It's cool to be Square (I only just found this one on Susie Sugar's blog :-))

I have a blog candy at the top of my blog if you would like to take a peek ,,, :-)

Thanks for looking I appreciate your comments and it would be lovely if you would pop by to leave a lovely comment for Sydney and Ria too,, they have both done a fabulous job for us :-) Thanks girls :-) x x The DT appreciate comments too ,,, so don't forget them either !! :-)


Sue said...

awww hun how cute is he? gorgeous gorgeous brill colouring, luv that frame i just got a circle one! lol, oh postie got a parcel for me,, all x till he gets here! lol,sue.x

Ria said...

This is gorgeouss lorraine ;) but still I am not buying Hm ;) hahahaha you can't convince me ;)

Hugs Ria

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the frame. Anesha

Anne said...

awwwwwwww he's gorgeous Lols, twist that Ria's arm and make her buy him!!!
A great card
Anne x

Penny said...

Awww... to cute. those mice are just adorable!

Stef H said...

what a gorgeous card! that pine cone tree is absolutely awesome!

enjoy lunch.


PinksyDoodles said...

This is stunning, you have really brought this image to life.
Clare x

Riet said...

Ohhh Lorraine,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mina said...

wow Lorraine gorgeous housemouse card, love the stamp
Mina xxx

Jo Nevill said...

Such a fantastic card Lols, just love the stamp you have used, they always bring a smile to my face.

Love the frame too - such fabby detail.


Jo xxx

sue law said...

Cute card Lorraine. You've coloured it beautifully!

Thanks for joining in with our Tanda Teaser this week too!


Sue from Oregon said...

I so love those meeces...great card!