Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,, Anything Goes !!

Good Morning :-) Hope you are all well and looking forward to the chubby bloke in red :-) I will have a nice glass of sherry and a mince pie ready for him and a nice carrot for Rudolph, I wonder what he will bring this year ,,, sooo exciting !!!! :-)

This week, our challenge is an easy one - ANYTHING GOES! We know what a busy time of year this is for everyone, and it is time to spend with family and friends, so we are going easy on y'all this week!

Also, because it is a time for family and friends, we will try to comment on all your cards, but if we don't make it, please forgive us! We will get back into the swing of things next week!!! Thanks for your understanding xx

This week the winner will win a $50 Shopping Spree at SIMON SAYS STAMP SUPERSTORE!!!!

For my card I followed the fab sketch on the Create 4 Fun challenge ,, I rotated the sketch to make the image 'fit' :-) I used this very cute House Mouse Mouse E Claus stamp which was in the store but he must be busy delivering pressies ,,, will get a direct link later :-) I don't actually own this stamp,,,YET ,,, my lovely friend, America, sent me this stamped image, thanks America xx. I coloured the image with Copics and inked around the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink . I distressed all the edges with a TH paper distresser and then added Star Dust Stickles The papers are from the Echo Park Merry Christmas pad and I used a star embossing folder to add texture. I used a Martha Stewart Lattice Arch border punch and some Tim Holtz Grungeboard star die cuts, these were painted with a white acrylic paint dabber then coloured with stormy sky ink before being smothered with Art Institute crystal glitter :-) the ticket was made using a Tim Holtz Ticket die and stamp from the Odds and Ends set . I added extra star dust stickles 'snow' and added Polar White Flower Soft to his hat trim and pom pom and Diamond Dust for the icy snow on the ground :-)

Challenges :
Create 4 Fun ,,,, Sketch
Crafty Pad ,,,, Anything Goes
Crafty Emma ,,,, Anything Goes
Alphabet ,,,, H for Hats
Crafty Ann ,,,,, Anything Goes
Allsorts ,,,, Anything Goes
Stampavie and More ,,,,, Red
EAC ,,,,, First Snow

The DT have made some gorgeous creations for your inspiration so please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)