Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Simon Says,,,, Bit Of Green

First of all a big thank you to everyone for leaving me 'Happy Birthday' messages yesterday ;-) I appreciate them very much ,, xx

Happy St Patricks day :-) Lots of partying going on today I think :-) To celebrate the Simon Says Stamp Challenge are joining in with a

Bit'O Green

Heidi is giving away a $25 shopping spree to the Simon Says Stamp store and with all the new products being listed every day there is a MASSIVE choice. The Nellie Snellen frames and punches are in stock ,, as well as all the NEW RELEASES of House Mouse stamps ,,,, sooo cute !! :-)

We have Gunn aka Ms Plum joining us in the Designer Spotlight this week :-) Gunn won the prize last week and we were amazed by her talent. I am sure she would appreciate a few of you popping over to say 'hello' and leave her some love :-) xx

The DT have all used some Basic Grey products on their creations this week and we would love to see them used on your cards too, but not necessary to enter the challenge. All you need is to use a Bit'O Green :-) easy !! :-)

I used my lovely new Gruffie from Stampabilities ,, isn't he cute! I love this stamp, this one is called Hammock Hibernation. I think this is a perfect stamp for Dad's or Hubby's !!
I coloured the image with copics and inked the edges with the new Tim Holtz distress inks, stormy sky and forest moss colours. I used Basic Grey papers from the Archaic set. I inked all the edges with aged mahogony ink. the flower is Prima which has been sprayed with glimmer mist and the sentiment is from a Simon says Stamp exclusives set :-) I used some mesh and Robin's Nest dew drops to finish. I made the string thing across the bottom by just knotting some string and inked it with antique lined to 'dirty' it :-)

I am entering this into the Cupcake Craft Challenge who have the same theme ,,, Green ! :-)

and also the Creative Inspiration Challenge ,, Green/Yellow/ White :-)

Gunn and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so hop on over to the challenge blog to see them :-)
I will be back later to announce the winner of my fortnightly candy and to start the next one ,,,, oooh what shall I choose this time ,,, hmmmm ?? :-)


SemSee said...

Gorgeous card, Lols! I agree, that stamp is perfect for a male card! Must add it to my never-ending wishlist, LOL! Beautiful colouring as always (love the glittery sunflowers!), and fab embellies (love the 'dirty string', hee hee!). Have a great day! Hugs, Sem x

Squirrel x said...

Absolutely stunning hun! What an adorable image, love him to bits. Super card and the sparkling sunflowers are brilliant. Love it love it love it. Hugs, squirrel xx

Cathy said...

Aww that is one cute, laid back bear!!! Gorgeous card Lols and great sparkle on those sunflowers.

Happy birthday for yesterday!!

Cathy xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant, so love that image.

Becky said...

Hi Lols!
What a stunning card!!
You may want to check this out!
Love Becky xx

Anne said...

love this one Lols, he looks so releaxed laying there lol
Anne x

☼ Cheryl* said...

How cute!! That image is so perfect for Sping and Summer and for a male!
I do love how the gruffies can be for makes too, they are so cute but not girly.
The dp is lovely and the flower goes really well:)

☼ Cheryl* said...

males I mean, not makes, lol.

Crystal said...

SOOOOOO SWEET LOVE this image and WOW LOVE your use of green!!! Adorable card!

Sarah said...

What a fantastic image, I love it! Your card is gorgeous, love all the green shades x

Sue said...

Hi Hun
ww gorgeous card, he is so cute, luv the spakly sunflowers, luv the papers, boootiful flower.sue.x

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

I would love if that was me lying there in the hammoc! Winter ahs been way to long this year, so I am really longing to se some sunflowers again,and I sure hope they will glow like yours!

Great card, with beautiful colors and a fantastic feel of varm, lazy summerdays ;o)


Helen said...

Awww....this is such a sweet card!
Love the image!
Helen x

Donna said...

Super sweet card Lorraine and such a cool image, fab choice of papers too, this bear is really relaxed lol! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake :) Donna x

Kim Piggott said...

Lols this is so fantastic!
So beautifully coloured and such a wonderful design!
kim x

Jane said...

I love this Lols! I love how you've made the knotted embellishment to match the hammock - so clever! hugs, Jane xxx

Martine said...

ooo how cute is this card, love everything about it darlin, especially the sweet image :)

Hope you are well sweetie? :)


ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous Lorraine. love how you've done your own knotting,it's brilliant!

Dena said...

Lorraine! This image is sooo cute. He just looks so comfy in his hammock! I had to read and figure out where you got the flower, it goes so perfect with that image! Cute card!
Hugs, Dena

Tasha said...

Wow this is stunning - the cutest image ever! Love your colourwork and the beautiful flower
love tasha xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Lorraine, what a gorgeous card. The image is adorable and the papers are perfect. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jo Nevill said...

Fantastic card Lols, just love that stamp you have used and he goes brilliantly with those BG papers you chose.

Wish I could nod off like him now !


Jo xx

Christy said...

What a great card...makes me wish I was that sleepy! LOL

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous honey, i love the image and sweet papers a fab take on the colour combo at Creative Inspirations, big hugs Pops x