Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,, EMBOSS IT !! :-)

Good Morning all :-) I hope you are all OK and looking forward to a nice Easter weekend :-)

We have some fabby news this week !! Marcea has agreed to re joiin the team !! Woo Hoo !! Welcome back me darlin xx

This week the theme on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge is

EMBOSS IT ,,, so wet or dry embossing is OK :-)

The DT have been using stamps from Belles 'n Whistles this week :-) such cute images ! You don't HAVE to use them but if you have any we would love to see them :-)

For my card I used this very cute Goggles image from Belles n Whistles. I cut the towel out so that I wouldn’t chop it off in my Big Shot. I then used a nestie circle shape , I coloured the image with Copics and added Glossy Accents to his goggles masked him and then sprayed the background using my copic air brush. I then added a sandcastle , which was decoupaged, this was from a Simon Says stamp Exclusives set. I thought he needed something to look at ! Is he wondering if it needs an extra flag ?? or should he dig a moat around it ?? ,,, ooh decisions, decisions ,, such a hard day at the beach !! Smile

The papers are Basic Grey from the Hopscotch paper pad ( did I mention I LOVE these ,, I am going to get another one, I don’t want to run out !! ) I embossed a piece of plain white card using a Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles folder. I then gently inked this with Stormy Sky distress ink using a Tim Holtz Blending Tool, then dabbed Star Dust Stickles on the bubbles. The ribbon was in my stash, the button is also from Basic Grey and the twine is from American Tag

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 !!! :-)

Vicky and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see them.

Challenges :

Belles n Whistles Challenge ,,,, Blue, Green White

Creative Craft ,…. Embossing

Challenge Up Your Life ,,, Masking

Fussy and Fancy ,,,, For a Child

Cupcake Crafts ,, Lots of Layers ( I just saw that I was chosen in the Top 5 !! thanks girls :-)

Top 5

Don't forget we also have a special challenge especially for children ,, keep them out of mischief over the easter holidays !! They have a chance to win a $50 spree too and as we all know ,,, we share our goodies with our kids eh !! :-) Get out the papers and glue and 'encourage' them to join in !!! :-) Happy Crafting !!


Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeous card, perfect image for this weather, awesome colouring as always, luv the sparkle n glossy accent, the of the edge blanket looks brill, sue,x

Margreet said...

your card is super that little boy looking at the sandcastle...great scenery!
xxx Margreet

Anonymous said...

Lorrraine this is magical! Love how you have done the stickles on the embossing and the sand is awesome! lovely job! hugs Samantha :0)

Unknown said...

This a super card but our theme is Easter i think you may have added it by mistake.There is still time to add an easter theme design.

Kerry CRAFT Challenge Blog

Joey said...

Hiya Hun

my Niall cant wait for the beach! lol he digs holes. This is gorgeous love the sprinkle of sparkle you have added through the sand

Joey x

Michelle said...

Super card, love the colors & that sweet image! Thanks for taking the time to check out my card for the challenge! Have a super day :)

Mephisto said...

What a sweet image hun!
Lovely card.


Heather said...

This is just so gorgeous, what an adorable image, fabulous layout, papers and embossing and how sweet are you giving the little chap something to look at!!!
Heather xx

Jo Nevill said...

Fabby card Lols, just love the embossing to look like bubbles. Love the image too and your colour combo.


Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Lols!! This is ever so precious hun!! I love how you've put the sparkle in the embossing!! Totally sweet!! And thanks for joining us at Belles n' Whistles hun!! :)

Tara Godfrey said...

Absolutely adorable card, Lols! I love this wee BnW guy too and your embossing looks the Stickles on it and the gorgeous BG papers!

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card.


Delphine said...

What a gorgeous card, Lorraine! I love the image and the little scene you have created! Perfect embossing too and gorgeous colouring and colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx
PS: And congratulations on your TOp 5:-)!

Vicky said...

Another gorgeous card Lols...he is such a cutie!

hugs Vicky xx

Victoria said...

love love love these papers adn a gorgeous image, beautifully coloured xxx

Mandy said...

Lols your card is absolutely gorgeous, that image is adorable and I love all the sparkle, a moat would look lovely, get digging lol
hugs Mandy xx

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhh Lols, that's my boy you used on your card. ha ha... Yes yes, he has a special place in my heart, especially since for his release, he was the one assigned to me... You my girl, have done an AMAZING job with your card, using the Belles 'n Whistles Color Challenge. But your embossing for SSS - Wow, what a BEAUTIFUL touch. I love it all.
So happy you played along at BnW this week. =)
Big Hugs,

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable Lols, love the sweet image and the sandcastle.

Martina said...

aawww so cute :) thanks so much for joining us over at Challenge Up Your Life this week!

xx M.

Scatty Cards said...

Wow what a wonderful card. Makes me want a holiday. Thanks for joining us at creative craft, good luck.

Card Crazy said...

What a delightful card. Love the embossing and clear dots - wonderful "wet" look, all bubbly and cute.
Sue S.

Faye said...

Wow, what an absolutely beautiful card, what amazing attention to detail. Wow. Have a fabby Easter. x

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I am in love with this Belles 'n Whistles image!! :) I also really love how you added sparkle to the sand...BRILL! ;)

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Marcea said...

Now then chicken, thankyou so much for having me back .... how great it is to be back with you all again :o)

This card is just the sweetest thing ever. I love the bubbled embossing - so yum!!! As for your image, OMG I just love that tummy ..... fabulous!!!!!

Kathy said...

Oh I just love this card!!! This image is so sweet and your coloration of it is brilliant!! The embossing is perfect!!!

Elise said...

Oh this is so adorable! Your colouring is absolutely WONDERFUL and I love the dry embossing as well as the dew drops! It adds the perfect touch to this "day at the beach" look! :) Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at BnW!


Julye said...

So cute and love how the embossing looks watery very clever. Thanks for sharing with us all here at creative craft challenges and good luck.

Iris Wiechmann said...

OMG this is one stunning card! Fab coloring and the embossed background is perfect. Thanks for playing with us at BnW


Kruemel said...

This is just wonderful! Love the embossed background with all the glitter on it - looks like a lot of sparkling bubbles a little boy made while splashing around!

Thanks for joining us at BnW Challenges this fortnight!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

America said...

adorable card. Great techniques here.

Mea said...

Lovely card! Love the colours and image. :)

Have a nice day.