Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Easter/Spring Colours :-)

Hi all , It is nice to be home and back in my craft room, I hope you are all fit and well and looking forward to another Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! I am a bit late today ,,!! I am still trying to catch up after my trip ,,, I hope to be back later with some photo's from the NEC and to show you the gorgeous cards I received for my 5oth birthday ! ! :-)

This week we would like you lighten and brighten things up, hopefully Spring is on it's way for most of us and we would like you to use Spring colours or an Easter creation if you celebrate Easter

This week the Design Team have all featuring Magnolia ! The Simon Says Stamp Store sells an amazing range of Magnolia products including papers, doohickey dies, flowers as well as the stamps and now, just in are the NEW Magnolia Mini Stamps- check them out ! If you have any Magnolia stamps, we would love to see them but if not, we would still love you to join us !

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! See the NEWEST stuff on the All New Just In Page For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too !!! :-)

For my card I used an oldie but goodie stamp ,, this one is called Tilda in Spring Rain. I coloured the image with Copics and decoupaged her brolly. The background paper is also from Magnolia and I made the side panel using a Hero Arts cloud stamp, stamped several times, cut out and used as masks to create the sky. I then used a Copic Air Brush and blue and green markers. I do love my airbrush !! The sentiment is from a Penny Black Clear set and I used some organza ribbon a Tim Holtz flower ,, which was part of a strip of Lavish Ribbon with a Prima rose in the center. I added a charm and a Martha Stewart medium punched butterfly with a few Kaiser Crafts pearls to finish Of course everything is glittered with Star Dust Stickles ,, I wish they sold that in LARGE bottles !! I also used a new Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle die and a Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge border punch Smile

Here are close ups and one taken at a jaunty angle to show the 3D effect,, sorry it's blurred ,, but as you all know I am useless with a camera !! :-)

It could be YOU !!!! You could be the lucky winner of this fab $50 Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store !,,, so get crafting and join in the fun !!

Click on this banner to take you to the Simon Says Stamp Blog where there is always fabulous candy on offer and fab inspiration too :-)

Challenges :

Anything Goes ,,,, Pearls

Tuesday Throwdown,,,,, Spring

Crafty Calendar ,,,, April Showers bring May Flowers

Secret Crafter ,,,,, Butterflies

Crafty Catz ,,,, April Showers

Raise The Bar,,,, April Showers/Weather

Colour Create ,,,,, Pastels

Craft Us Crazy ,,,,, Easter/ Spring


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lorraine,
Wow this card is just gorgeous. Wonderful colours and fantastic punched borders. I love the charm and the image is so sweet.
Fiona x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, love the decoupaged umbrella and the charm one too, hugs Samantha :0)

Jacee said...

Smashing Lorraine, super colours and I love the addition of that little umbrella
Hugs Jacee

Victoria said...

50th birthday you kept that quiet, I now need your address asap hun xxxx

Dena said...

Lorraine, your card is so cute! Love that Tilda! I'm with you, they need BIG bottles of stardust stickles! haha!
Hugs, Dena

Tammy said...

OMG Lorraine...Tammy is loving this card. I havent used this Tilda for ages. Happy belated Birthday Hun. I hope you had a great day. Hugs Tammy x

Mandy said...

Lols your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love that sweet Tilda and her decoupaged brolly looks fab
hugs Mandy xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining our "Butterfly" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Kathryn said...

Your card just shouts Spring!! I know Tilda is getting wet but that's all part of it and the lovey crisp design is great!! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, K x
P.S. love that umbrella charm!

Tamara Morton said...

I adore all the embellies and the added details just gorgeous Thank you for joining in at Anything Goes

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

This is one of my favorite magnolia stamps and your card is so sweet. Lovely work xxx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Lols.

Curly said...

Oh my word this is very a beautiful creation, and such a lovely design and layout and your colouring is superb,

Thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 128

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

carol said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with Craftycatz, x carol

Heather said...

Gorgeous card Lols, love the colours and that lattice rectangle is fantastic (another for the wish list). Sweet Tilda and fabulous embellies. I'm with you on the stickles, either do a larger bottles, or I would settle for a BOGOF!!
Heather xx

Mephisto said...

Love your fab card really much! And the image is fantastic!

Jane said...

Oh this is so gorgeous hun, love the soft colours and gorgeous punched details! hugs, jane x said...

SOOO SWEET!! Love your coloring and that sweet charm is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

Wanda Cullen said...

Perfect image for an April showers theme and that umbrella charm is a great accent! Thanks for playing along with us at RTB!

Helen said...

This is gorgeous all the punching, and that little umbrella charm is so cute!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Basslady said...

lovely and delightful card!

your punched frame is awesome!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Really sweet... the rain and the spring... well, One does not come without the other! lol!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!

Kim said...

Tilda is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

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Fabby work, Lols! I love this image and the punch is beautiful! Perfectly coordinating charm too! ;)

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