Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,, Coffee and Cream + DT Call

Thank you all for your amazing lot of entries to our Make Your Own Embellishment challenge and I know myself and the DT are keen to have a go at several of them !!

Before moving on to this weeks challenge we would like to welcome Dawny P aka Pink Piggy to the team and also Cathy aka Ellieskeepers Creations as a Designer in the Spotlight !! Its fab to have you aboard ladies :-)

Please pop over to their blogs to welcome them too :-)

The theme for the next week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge is ,,,,,,,

a nice easy one ,,, just make sure you add some brown and cream to your creation :-)

Most of the DT have used Whiff Of Joy stamps this week but you don't have to to join in :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! and with all the fab new goodies arriving daily HOT from the CHA there is masses to choose from !! See the NEWEST stuff on the All New Just In Page

For fabulous tutorials and the chance to win some fabby blog candy you really need to keep a close eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too :-) ,,,,, hint !!

Now for my card ,,,,,,

I must admit I do especially love the Whiff Of Joy Gnomes by Norma Fickel and saw that some new ones are about to be released ,,, so keep an extra close eye on the All New Just In category !! For my card I used the Mr and Mrs Foxglove stamp ,,,, I always think of these as an older and younger sister tho !! I coloured the image with a mix of Copics and Prismacolor pencils and inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The papers are from the Basic Grey Capella pack and I used my Cricut to cut the big circle ( I need to plug it in more often !! ) The flowers are Lilliput Roses from Prima ( gorgeous ) ,, I sprayed them with my Copic air brush ,,, LOVE IT !! :-) I used loads of Platinum and Star Dust Stickles for sparkle and a ribbon and a leaf charm to finish ,,,, :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I really appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-) Cathy and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :
Anything Goes ,,,, Distressing
Copic Creations ,,,, Warm Colours
Corrosive ,,,,, Magical Creatures
Polka Doodles ,,,, Chocolate Colours
Sweet Stamps ,,,, Flowers ( thanks Tamara :-))

EDITED !! We are having a DT call for a new designer to join us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Design Team ,,, if you are interested then hop over to the Challenge blog for more details xx


Squirrel x said...

Could just do with a nice coffee loaded with cream now! Fancy joining me? Super card Lols, I love the colouring on your gnomes and all your fab details. Brilliant. Hugs, Sxx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful sweet card Lols.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lorraine,
I love the colours and that amazing flower in the top corner. Gorgeous image. This is a beautiful card.
Fiona x

Marie-Anne said...

What a great card and I think that image is really sweet.


Lorraine said...

Beautiful card! I love the design, colors, your coloring of that sweet image and all the sparkles! Love this challenge - love browns, lol.

Sue said...

Oh hun forgot to say on WOYWW cute piccie,
Toatlly gorgeous card as always, cute image, fab colour work, beautiful papers & embelies, luv all ya sparkle,sue,x

Dori Shelton said...

Beautiful card! I really like the color combination; and all the pretty flowers

Regan said...

This is a fantastic card! I really like the brown & cream together... I find it very soothing! Very sweet image and love the airbrushed flower! :)

Tamara Morton said...
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Tamara Morton said...

Also wanted to let you know (hope you don't mind) but there is a new challenge blog started called Sweet Stamps!
and this week the challenge is flowers. I think your card would be perfect.
Tamara Posh Cat Crafts!

Tamara Morton said...

What a fantastic card. I love your stamped image and you have coloured it perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Anything goes this fortnight
TamaraPosh Cat Crafts!

Mandy said...

Lols your card is absolutely gorgeous hun, I love this gnomes, I'll have to go and have a peep to see what new ones are about so it will be all your fault if I spend loads more money lol.
Loved you piccy in the post above, so sweet
hugs Mandy xx

Tamara Morton said...

Hi again, I'm so glad that you entered your wonderful card it really is Fabbie. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stamps! this week good luck in the draw.
Hugs Tamara Posh Cat Crafts!

Miria said...

A great card of yours, Lols. I love the sweet image and perfect colouring. Thank you for joining Polka Doodles this week, Miria xx

lis-m said...

Just love the image and that flower is just fab!
Thanks for joining us over at Polkadoodles this week.
hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card hunny! great blend of coffee and cream too! hugs Samantha :0)

Stacey Adams, said...

Pretty card! I love the platinum glitter on the layers! Thank you for joining in the challenge and Good Luck!

Janet said...

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

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Oh, Lols! Such a sweet image and I truly love the big fabby flower you have in the upper left corner, amazing work! :)

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Colette said...

Great card, love the cute image, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week, good luck!
Colette xx

Emma said...

Beautiful card Lols.
Hugs Emma x

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Lorraine. Just love this colour combo and a fantastic stamp!

Chris (catt871) said...

Ohh Lols, this is GORGEOUS!! I love those gnomes too!!! So cute!!!!

Dawnll said...

I love the whimsical gnomes- your design is so adorable.
Thank you for sharing with us this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Thanks for joining us.

Audrey said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card. I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

stephanne said...

Ooooh, this is fantastic, what a cute image and I love your layout and details, very pretty!!
hugs, stephanne

Nancy in Iowa said...

Just had to pop over when I saw this on Simon Says. This is precious. Love your coloring - I can't seem to Copic in an 'indoor voice' are very talented.

sue said...

stunning card love the colours thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

shulsart said...

Lois, this is a wonderful card, what a great image and a fabulous card design. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Sweet Stamps blog

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles with your yummy work! Good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Sandy Fredrick said...

Very pretty, I love the colors you used for this card. Thank you for joining our challenge at

Claire Phillips said...

What a yummy chocolate project - they are adorable - thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week! Cheers Claire x

Vintage Milly said...

Ooh this is gorgeous, thanks so much for joining in with us this week at Polkadoodles,

Fliss said...

A really lovely card and such a sweet image.
Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles Chocolat challenge and good luck!

Christine said...

Wow, Lols, what a brilliant idea to add the gold everywhere. Love the image and your coloring is fantastic. Lovely work!!
xoxo, Christine

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

Tip Top said...

Lovely card! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!