Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,, Give Thanks !!!

Thanks to everyone who joined us in the No Cook redipe Challenge last week ,,, This week we have a very spcial challenge and request so PLEASE join in :-)

We have been contacted by a lovely lady, Vera, who is organising a card drive to send Thanksgiving cards to the elderly who live alone or in nursing homes. The Design Team has sent all of their cards to Vera for the CARING HEARTS CARD DRIVE - we would love it if you would too!!!!

Please support ♥ CARING HEARTS CARD DRIVE ♥, in our effort to collect Thanksgiving & Christmas cards to be sent to the elderly that lives in nursing homes or care center. Going on till November 15, 2010. Details & prizes information can be found HERE.

We are delighted to welcome the super talented Dawny P in the Designer Spotlight :-) Dawny will be joining us on the team for the next 4 weeks :-) I am sure you all know THE Pink Piggywiggy and if you don't ,,, where have you been ?? Welcome aboard Dawny :-)

As well as being eligible to enter for the prizes on the Card Drive Heidi will be giveing one lucky entrant a $25 shopping spree to her Simon Says Stamp store too :-) There are new products arriving every day so you will be spoilt for choice !! :-)

For my card I followed the lovely sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge

I used my lovely Sarah Kay Time for Apple Pie image ,, this was THE first Sarah kay stamp I bought and I still love her :-) I coloured her with Copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky distress ink The papers are Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg ,,, I love these, perfect for Autumn :-) The flowers were made using a set of Nellie Snellen flower punches which are fab because they punch and emboss too ,, brilliant !! I also used a Martha Stewart leaf punch ,,and I added Robins Nest Dew drops in the centers. The ribbon was a gift from teamie Debby,, thanks xx and I bought this apple charm especially to use with this image :-)

I added some Glossy Accents to the apples which shows quite well on this piccy :-) the tag was cut out on my Cricut I inked it with Stormy Sky ink then edged it with Vintage Photo the leaves are stamped with Desert Sand memento ink using a Stampendous clear stamp The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set

Friday Sketchers,,, Sketch
Allsorts ,Lets Play Bingo,,bottom row across ,, fab idea for a challenge !! Love this !! :-) We will be copying this ides sometime :-)
Tuesday Throwdown,,,,, Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge ,,, No White Paper ,, I inked everything :-)
Crafty Pad ,,, Torn/Distressed edges
Crazy 4 Challenges ,,,, Fall/Autumn
Fairy Fun Friday,,,,, Tag/Ticket
Stamp Man ,,,, Autumn
Dutch Dare ,,,, Tagalicious
Papercraft Star ,,,,,, Thank You + dry embossing ( the flowers are embossed) die cuts and metal.

Our GD's and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them,, please join in ans don't forget to post your cards to Vera :-)

I have a blog candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to check it out !! :-)


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lorraine,
I love the colours you have used. They givethe card a vintage feel and the image is beautifully matched. This is gorgeous.
Fiona x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Lols, sweet image and fab colours.

Janet said...

sweet card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge this week!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Lols, this card is stunningly gorgeous! Love all the details & the awesome coloring. And I want to thank you for supporting Caring Hearts Card Drive. Generosity from crafty people like you who made this drive possible. Thank you! Hugs!

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
great idea for the cards, gorgeous card, beautiful image & colouring, pretty papers the flowers are fab, luv ya snowman card to, you have been busy hun, sue,x

aardvarkpest said...

Gorgeous card. Love the autumn colours and the apple charm.


Larisa said...

It is beautoful!!! Love the colouring! The paper is fantastic! Love your style!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Lorraine,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Mandy said...

Hey Lols, your card is absolutely gorgeous hun, just perfect for this time of year, love it
hugs Mandy xx

Unknown said...

What a pretty project! Thank you for sharing and inspiring! It's time for another challenge at Papercraft Star and we hope that you will consider using your creative talents to join us for our "Thank You" theme! We are currently accepting applications for our Design Team too and It's also not too late to sign up for our $25.00 gift certificate drawing! Hope you visit us today!

Christine said...

Hi Lols this is so warm looking gorgeous colour combo & your image & colouring is it.

smiles Christine xx

Jane said...

Oh Lols this is stunning! gorgeous colours and details, love your flowers! hugs, Jane xxx

The Stamp Man said...

Stunning card, I love the colours, the layout and the embellishments.

Thank you for entering The Stamp Man challenge


CarlaKH said...

How adorable! I just love the tag and the cute image and the colors of fall!
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

brenda said...

Hi there

A super card and tag, thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Heather said...

Hi Lols, absolutely fabulous, this has to be one of my favourite Sarah Kay images, love your colouring and gorgeous papers and fab embellies and delicious flowers and - well I just love it all!!!
hugs Heather xx

Regan said...

Beautiful card! I love the warm colors and the image is darling. I love the littl apple charm that you added, so cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!


Victoria said...

totally gorgeous absolutely adore this sarah kay

sorry I have not visited in a while have had computer problems, hope all is ok with you,

hugs Vicky xx

CraftyC said...

Your card is beautiful Lorraine. I love the colours, they are so warm, unlike our weather lol

Tracy said...

I adore Sarah kay images and this card is just adorable! Your flowers are beautiful and the image is done so well. I've been a follower of yours for a while and always enjoy seeing your creations. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Unknown said...

This card is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Papercraft Star this week!

Mummylade said...

Glad to be able to be an inspiration =). So glad you liked my bingo challenge at Allsorts this week. Thanks for playing and good luck! Your card is fantastic!

Lou said...

Hi! Such a gorgeous card,love the colours too-just perfect.
hugs Lou.xx

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Gorgeous, Lols!! I love the apple charm, paper flowers, and of course your touches of bling!!

I am thankful for your beautiful creations each week!

Simon Says Stamp

Debbie said...

Super gorgeous card and fabulous distressing. :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at our Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.