Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Simon Says ,,,, Stars and Stripes :-)

Hi all :-) ,,,, well is just goes to show we all love a bit of sparkle and shine ,,, just not when it means going around the furniture with a bottle of Mr sheen :-) We had loads of lovely sparkly creations to see and although sparkle is notoriously diffy to photograph you all did a fabulous job :-)

This week we thought that with the 4th of July being only a few short weeks away we would have a STARS AND STRIPES theme :-)

As always we are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp and one lucky entrant will win a $50 spree to the store !! :-) They have some fab new goodies just arriving too so loads of choice !! :-)

For my card I used one of my fave Gruffies ,, this one is called Red Roller Racing,, I love the expression on his face ,,, Woahhhh !!! Smile I coloured him with Copics and stuck him underneath a black frame from a Lawn FawnSay Cheese’ set, this was stamped with White Stazon ink. the papers are My Minds Eye from the Fly a Kite paper pad. I made the banner using Hero Arts stamps from the Friendly Flags set and I made a Happy Birthday strip using a Martha Stewart punch. The stars and arrow are from a Tim Holtz Grungeboard Elements die cuts. I did some real and faux sewing and stamped the sentiment from the same Lawn Fawn stamp set

So for a chance to win this fab $50 spree to the wonderful Simon Says Stamp Superstore ,,, just join in !! :-)

For lots more fabulous inspiration and more chances to win fabulous prizes then please pop by the Simon Says Stamp Blog and our sister challenge the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge :-)

Thanks for looking :-) Christine ,, our lovely designer in the spotlight and the DT have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration so please hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see them Smile

Challenges :

Lexi’s Creations ,,, Stars and /or Stripes

Stamptacular Sunday ,,, BEARnecessities

Top Tip Tuesday ,,,At least 2 stamps ( the gruffie, the frame, sentiment, banner )

My top tip, before layering the DP onto the layering card, in this case black card, cut out the card you will need for layering the image using either a die cut/ nestie shape or a craft knife from the middle of the piece of card. This saves on the amount of card you use and the hole will be hidden by the paper Smile

Tuesday Throwdown ,,,, Stripes


Christine said...

Ohhh Lols this gruffie's exspression is priceless..
stunning creation..great tip re the it all the time..

smiles Christine xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card hun
ya can hear him screaming, luv the bunting, fab papers & design, sue,x

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Card Lorraine I love this image and you have used 3 stamps including the text one no?
anyway! fabby card and love the papers too, and your Tip is a brilliant one for saving paper! thanks for joining in with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time :)

Jo Nevill said...

Fantastic card, just love the image you used and the bunting across the top. Fab papers too !

By the way, what is Mr. Sheen ? !!!


Jo xxx

Jane said...

LOL this image gave me a chuckle! love the expression on his face!! Fabulous men's card - the papers and banner detail are perfect! hugs, Jane x

Heather said...

Don't you talk to me about giving a cat flying lessons when you're sending a Gruffie hurtling down hill at break neck speed!!!!
Fabulous card - I do love this Gruffie and the wonderful expression on his face, great papers and brilliant details.
Heather xx

Lorraine said...

Ooh love this card! Love your fresh take on the stars & stripes theme, the banner and your coloring of that cute bear! Beautiful!

Bron said...

Too cute! I love the image and the vibrant colours you have choosen. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week, hugs from Bron :D

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Loving the papers and layout,plus such a cute gruffie... you’re a STAR!! ;)

Simon Says Stamp

Davi said...

Lorraine this is so stinkin cute!! I love that little bear and the stars and stripe! Those little pennants are so fun with it!!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card Lols and love the sweet image.

Tara Godfrey said...

OMgosh Los, this card is super the expression of his face too and all the details are fabulous love the Polaroid frame and the picture perfect! Love the stars and stripes paper too! Such a fun and happy card!!!

lalkygirl said...

fabulous card ,love the bear , his little expression is fab ,beautifully coloured too
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Benzi said...

Ha...the expression is so funny. I think I've had that look before. Your card is just adorable.

Sorry I left a link to Wee Memories on the Simon Says Stamp blog challenge. Who knows what I was doing?????? LOL
Thanks for managing to find my blog just the same and leave a comment.

Chris (catt871) said...

heheheh, I LOVE this!!! He looks like he is having SOOOO much fun!!!! LOVE IT!!!

America said...

FUN image. I want this one too! Love the STRIKIG colors and super details in this gorgeous design.

Kim said...

This is so cute! It looks like he's having alot of fun. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.