Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,,Autumn Photo Inspiration Challenge

Thanks for all your fab entries to Jay jays fab sketch last week and hope you will all join us again this week for a fab new theme of Autumn with a gorgeous photo for your inspiration :-)
MS ones are lovely but only good for very thin card eh !!
Steph (Heidi's right hand girl) sent us this photo months ago and we thought it was perfect to make it into an autumn photo inspiration challenge :-)

Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a trolley dash around her store to the value of $25 and she will pay the postage costs too. I was just having a browse there myself earlier and they now have the Laurence Attril for Stampavie stamps ,,, GORGEOUSS I must admit I hadn't heard of him before ,, but I definitely NEED some of these !! CComp Popcorn Bear stamps AND the CComp SWALK stamps are New In too, plus loads of other new goodies !!! :-)

For my card I followed Jo's fab sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge :-)

As soon as I saw this gorgeous Turning Over a New Leaf House Mouse stamp I knew it would be PERFECT for my card :-) I coloured the image with Copics,decoupaged the leaves and added star dust stickles here and there and the edges were inked with Stormy Sky distress ink. The papers are Basic Grey Indian Summer, these were a gift from a lovely blog buddy xx:-) I used my new EK Success swirl punch FANTASTIC !! ( temporarily out of stock but will be back soon :-)) I love these punches ,, they even punch through thick cardstock, even thicker than SU !! brilliant !! I used a Tim Holtz Elegant Flourish Die Cut and Grungepaper to make a swirl. The sentiment is a Stampendous one which I adapted :-) I added a few Robins Nest Dew Drops and some Martha Sewart ribbon to finish :-)

Sketch Saturday ,,,,,, Sketch
Crafty Little Place ,,,, Autumn
Cards For Men ,,, Masculine + Autumn
Craftalicious ,,, Harvest festival/Autumn
Stamptacular Sunday ,,, Seasons Change/Autumn
Craft Your days Away ,,,,, Autumn Doodles
Crafty Emma Store ,,,,, Animals

Jay Jay and thr DT have made some gorgeous creations for you ro see so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see them :-)

Don't forget to check out the candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog too :-)


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card Lols.

Mephisto said...

Hi Dear,
your card is absolut wonderful. Fab idea to the challenge!


petra,s cards said...

thanks for your comment on my blogg!!! your card is beautiful!! house mouse is my favorite!! i follow your blogg for a long time and i love it!!!
xxx petra

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA this

Crafteezee said...

Hi Lols, this is fabulous, love the leaves and the 3D effect. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x

Nicole said...

Wow, Lorraine, that is one great card! Love the dimensional leaves, wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at ACLP! Nicole, DT

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
what a lovely surprise you gave me this morn, i luv this picture yesterdays card would have fitted! lol
Gorgeous card i luv the the glossy leaves, gorgeous papers & embelies, sue,x

Shelley said...

What an amazing layout, your card looks fab. Thanks for joining in with us at CYDA. Hugs Shelley xx

Nikki Schmaltz said...

I absolutely love how you did those leaves. This is such a fun card. Makes me want to rake....kinda. Thanks for joining in at ACLP:D

CraftyC said...

I love your card Lorraine. The stamp is gorgeous and the colours are spot on. Thanks for joining us this week at the CES Challenge!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Lorraine this little HM card is simply wonderful! The depth you created with the leaves, the added sparkle giving visual all adds up to one very special card. So glad you could share this with us at A Crafty Little Place.


Heather said...

Fabulous card Lols, love this image, it went in and out my basket about 6 times, I was strong and resisted - trying to save up for the NEC!!!
Brilliant colouring and I love how you decoupaged and glittered the leaves. Gorgeous punching!!!
hugs Heather xx

Carol Ann said...

Great fun card Lorraine love all your elements including the little house mouse! Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Ann xx

Sue said...

Ohbloody hell i one it again! pmsl, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Jo Nevill said...

What a super,fun image and just perfect for this week's challenge. Just love the papers you used too, gorgeous warm colours.


Jo xxxx

Dazie said...

I love this card!!!

Thanks for joining us at craft your days away!

Cazza said...

Your card is absolutely adorable!! Fab, fab FAB!!
Thanks for joining in the fun this week over on Sketch Saturday :o)

Sarah said...

Awwww Lols, this is a gorgeous autumnal card, I love that lil mouse playing with the leaves. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away and Cards for Men, good luck with the challenges xxx

Skraptacular Designs said...

Love how you're used the fall colors to create this fabulous card! Don't you just love the colors of fall? It's my favorite time of year!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamptacular! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful Autumn card!! Love the touch of sparkle!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP!!

Piali said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at ACLP!!

Unknown said...

Brilliant card, that House Mouse is just so cute :-)
Thanks for joining us over at Craftalicious

Anonymous said...

I love those cut-out leaf details! The glitter on them adds the finishing touch :-) Dulcie xx