Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,, Look What the Stork Brought :-)

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our challenge last week of paper piecing/paper piercing. We had lots of entries and all your projects were stunning.

Onto this week's challenge which is


As many of you will know, Heidi's baby is due anyday now and we are all eagerly awaiting the news that we are to be Auntie's again !! We would love to see your baby cards !

Sshhhh a little birdie told us that Heidi's baby is a girl, if anyone would like to make a card and send it to her then please email the Simon Says Stamp Challenge email addy for the address :-) Thanks xx

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 !!!

It is also Marcea's 40th Birthday TODAY !!!! Woo Hoo !! :-) Time to PARTY !! :-)

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you , happy birthday to you hooooo,,,, happy birthday to you :-)

We are welcoming Christine aka Nanaseaside to join us in the Designer Spotlight for the next 4 weeks :-) I am sure most of you will have visited Christine's blog but if you haven't you're in for a treat !! Please pop over and say Hi :-)

For my card I used this very cute Happy Hoppers Love Bunny stamp ( as did Christine and Jo ,, very popular stamp this week Smile) I coloured the image with copics, cut out with a Spellbinders circle die and inked the edges with some pink chalk ink. The papers are from Kaiser Crafts Lullaby pad. The flowers are punched with my fab new Mc Gill Buttercup punch, these were edged with the pink chalk ink too and embossed with a Swiss Dots folder . The center flowers were made with a Nellie Snellen Punch and Emboss set and Stamen punch I popped a pearl in the center to finish Smile ( Here’s a tip ,, if you haven’t seen the Nellie Snellen page in the store ,, go for a peep ,, I love everything in there ,, the stamps are GORGEOUS !! ) .

Close up piccy's, don't you just LOVE the expression of the proud Mummy and her little bundle of joy :-) Makes your heart melt eh !! aww :-)

I used a Martha Stewart Pansy Punch around the page, added a little shoe charm and the sentiment was made using a Spellbinders ribbon slide and Simon Says Stamp Exclusives sentiment.

We would love to see you ALL joining in with us for this very special challenge and don't forget YOU could win this fabby voucher !!! :-)

Thanks for looking , Christine and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so please pop over to the challenge blog to see them Smile

Challenges :

Everybody Art ,,,,, Flowers

Flourishes ,,,,, Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday Flower Frenzy

Tuesday Throwdown ,,,, Die Cuts

Design Dollies ,,, Get Crafty With Folds

Incy Wincy ,,,,, Mothers Day/ Girlie

Kaboodle Doodle ,,,, Lots of Layers

Karen’s Doodles ,,,, Pastels

Make It Monday,,,,, Anything Goes

Stamp & Fun- Creativity ,,,, Dots

Crafty Pad ,,, Spots and Dots

Dream Valley ,,, Flowers

Lets Ink It Up ,,,,, Embellish it ( no digi’s)

One Stitch at a Time ,,, Fancy Folds

Crazy 4 Challenges ,,,,, Flowers

Word Play Weekend ,,,, Flowers

Fuzzy Wuzzy ,,,,,, Babies

Raise The Bar ,,,, Flower Power

Southern Girls ,,,, Lets Hear It for the Girls

Oh my goodness ,, Imanaged to link this card to alot of challenges today !! :-) This must be my record !! :-) Please leave a comment so I know you popped by :-)


cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is gorgeous how super cute is this image just adore the colors on this too hun hugs cheryl xxxx

petra,s cards said...

beautiful card and lovely soft collours!
xx petra

Christine said...

Defo got the Awww factor Lols stunningly pretty & soft colour combo fab easel creation
great minds think alike..LOL

smiles Christine xx

Heather said...

Just FABULOUS - the image is so sweet and adorable and your colours and deatailing are devine!!
Think I might have to suss out those papers!!!
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning! still not done my ironing! thehehee! but saw your card and that you came to play at Top Tip Tuesday... Beautiful card soooo pretty and great take of the theme too! hugs Samantha :0)

Kreativmonster said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the soft colours! Thanks for sharing this with us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY!

Chris (catt871) said...

This is gorgeous, as always!!!! You ROCK the HM stamps!!!!! THANKS for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles!!!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Jacee said...

Ahh how gorgeous Lorraine, so sweet, a lovely delicate card, love it!
Hugs Jacee

mudmaven said...

Oh Lorraine this is just gorgeous! Love that image. Thanks for joining us for our Lots of Layers challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

Ellibelle said...

What a cutie!! Love the easel style and that image is just too adorable!!
So happy you shared your card with me at word play weekend!!

Scrappy Scatty said...

very pretty
thank you for playing along this week at Raise The Bar
love Jan

Nadell said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Anne said...

pmsl Lols you sure rocked them challenges girl!!!
A gorgeous card, love your soft pastels, perfect for our challenge on Karen's Doodles, cheers for joining the fun this week
Anne x

Curt in Indy said...

Hey Lorraine! You always work magic with these wonderful images. I also LOVE how you did the edges of the flowers and circle. It adds so much. Great work on this. Hope you are doing well. Best, Curt

Sue said...

Such a soft pretty baby girl card!
Love all your details and embellishments to go with this darling HM stamp! So glad you linked to us for our baby challenge at Fuzzy Wuzzy this month.


Unknown said...

Super cute. Thanks for sharing at Raise the Bar this week.

**Farrah** said...

Soooo adorable!!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Choccy said...

Aww what a gorgeous card.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time, for our fancy folds challenge.

Choccy x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow this is super cute! I love all the details you have put into it as well, the circle edge is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Crafty Pad!

Julye said...

Such a pretty card and lovin the pastal colouring too thanks for sharing with us all here at OSAAT.

Claire said...

What a gorgeous card! Beautifully coloured and i love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Precious card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at SFC…..
Hugs GDT-Bella

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a cutie ... I could have guessed you'd use either a Happy Hopper or a House Mouse stamp for Heidi's card!! Thanks for playing along with Dream Valley!

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

Such a sweet easel card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Scrapamum said...

So adorable! Thanks for playing along with the Design Dollies.

KarenB said...

Totally adorable!!

Unknown said...

How sweet!! I love the soft and beautiful colors! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

wendipooh13 said...

what a super sweet card!!!! sooo cute.. thanks sooo much for playing along with the Dollies!!!!

Viv said...

Awww! How sweet! Love the delicate colours and that edge punch is beautiful!
Thanks for playing at Southern Girls. Viv x

karenw said...

Truly gorgeous card! So soft and cuddly...
thanks for playing with the Dollies and the Southern Girls this week x

Jo Nevill said...

Stunning card Lols, just love all the beautiful details.


Jo x

Louise said...

Hi there :)

This is one very adorable image, love your soft coloring :)
Beautiful papers and gorgoues detail :)

Thank you so much for joining us at TFWC :)
Welcome back :)

stephanne said...

Awwww, this is as sweet as can be!!! I just love the pretty whites and soft touches of colour and of course, LOVE those precious Hoppers!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at TFWC this month!!
hugs, stephanne