Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Simon Says ,,,, Lets get Fruity + Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hi all :-) thanks for all your fabulous entries to our ‘Man’s challenge ,, we know that making things for the men in our lives fills us with dread ,, lol ,,, but many of you rose to the challenge :-)

This week we are asking you all to GET FRUITY !! ,, Wimbledon is just around the corner and all the strawberries are ripening ,,, yum !! :-)

This is the photo that we used for our inspiration ,, oohh I feel a fruit salad coming on ,,,,, :-)

As always the lovely Heidi is giving one lucky entrant a super dooper $50 trolley dash around her store ,,, I wish I could enter !! Smile

I went a bit mad this week and made 2 items !! I saw this gorgeous basket on Michelle Roo’s blog and just had to CASE it Smile The instructions I found here.

I used a 12x12 Whitewash Core-dinations piece of card for the base and punched the edges with a Martha Stuart Pansy border punch. For the handle I embossed with a Swiss Dots folder and lightly sanded the raised bits. The papers are Cherry Cobbler SU card and My Minds Eye (MME) Life of the Party Papers . I used my Copics Air Brush to spray the Prima Alabaster flower with RV34 ink . I then sprayed it with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer mist. I finished with a gingham bow and a punnet of yummy fresh strawberries :-)

Next up is a card I made using my very cute House Mouse Berried stamp. I coloured with Copics and added Star Dust Stickles here and there and I lightly inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. The papers are from the same MME paper pad. I added a MS Scalloped heart punch and Monarch butterfly, some more gingham ribbon a strawberry charm and a few Robins Nest Dew Drops.

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous creations for your inspiration so please pop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :

Corrosive ,,,, Summer Colours

Crafty Ho’s ,,,, Summertime Fun

Pile It On ,,,, Summer Heaven

Sketchy Colours ,,,, Red/White Green

Sweet Stampin ,, Playing in the Summer Sun ( these meece are having a fab time in the strawberry field !

Fairy Tale ,,,, Anything but a card

Crafters Companion ,,, Here Comes Summer

A Spoonful of Sugar ,,,, Here Comes Summer

My Time to Craft ,,,, Wildlife ,,, do cute meeces count ?? I think so :-)


Dorte said...

Beautiful bag and card, Lols. The colours are so wonderful.
hugs Dorte

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Stunning projects Lorraine!!

Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful creations Lorraine! Love the colouring of your image!!

Jenny said...

2 tolle Werke. Das Körbchen ist ganz bezaubernd.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße.

cheryl said...

oh wow these are all just stunning hun hugs cherylxxxxx

Heather said...

Fabulous Lols, it's difficult to think of food and not associate it with mousies isn't it?? Your papers and colouring are fantastic and that basket is beautiful - bet you've eaten the strawberries!!!
Heather xx

Christine said...

Hi Lols awww just perfect image for this chall.. as Heather says mouses come to mind where food is..drooling over your colouring & the strawberry basket well bet its empty NOW..LOL awesome chall creation love ..

smiles Christine xx

PokSa said...

How cute is that?! I love it. Looks so fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Mephisto said...

WOW, love the sweet bascet very much and your card is so wonderful!!!!!


Jane said...

WOW!!! stunning creations hun! I've been waiting ever since you popped it in the team blog to see where that stunning flower is from hehehe!! Absolutely gorgeous! hugs, Jane xxx

brenda said...
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brenda said...

Such a lovely work and take on the photo inspiration, but sadly it is not eligible for our challenge.

Please do check the rules which are at the top of our blog, on the sidebar and above Mr Linky.

B x
(Stampalot challenge coordinator)

Anonymous said...

Oh now this is so very yummy Lols!! I love those strawberries and those poor little mices are working so hard to carry them all!! LOL!! :)

Riet said...

So gorgeous Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

Hello a wonderful set.
A stunning design.
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
** Karla

Tracey T said...

The colouring on your card is stunning - I wish the strawberries in my cold, wet garden looked like that! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Helen said...

Yummy! :0)
Lov ethe basket...and those mice are so sweet!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Jennifer said...

Stunning Summer creation! Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin xx Jenny xx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
oh good enough to eat, gorgeous card & box, awesome colour work as always,beautiful embelies, has ya glow gone down now? lol, sue,x

❤ Kaia said...

Beautiful strawberrybasket.
My favourite summersnack..
Thank you for joining SC's colorchallenge this week.
Hugs, kaia

Chris (catt871) said...

ohhh wow rocked this one! I LOVE your basket and that card is wayyy tooooo cute!!!!!

Zulma said...

This is so cute! LOL! basket and matching card. Nice image and d/p. Thanks for sharing with us at The Corrosive Cha. this week.
Zulma DT

Bianca said...

What a lovely set! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Regan said...

Delightful and yummy! Both these projects are amazing and full of Summer splendor! Thanks for playing along with The Corrosive Challenge for "Summer Colours"! :)
Regan ~ Design Team

email: said...

Such a sweet image, Lols! I love the basket and the coloring is flawless!

Simon Says Stamp!

Anonymous said...

your a mega busy girly! great Basket and card love it! :0)

Carlie M. said...

This is such a cute card and bag! Thank you for joining us on Sweet Stampin! Make sure to stop by and enter into our new challenge!

Unknown said...

love both of your creations, makes me want some strawberries!!! thanks for joining PIO!!!

kramer_buffy said...

Thanks for sharing a piece of Summer with us at Pile It On! Sorry for the delay in leaving love!

-- dalis
PIO Owner