Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,, Buttons !! :-)

Thanks for all your fabulous entries to our Anything Goes Challenge :-) We had way over 1,000 entries so Thank You ALL very much xx

This week Simon Says ,,,,,

BUTTON/S !! :-)

easy one this time too ,, just add a button, or several to your creation ! Don't you just love buttons ?? They come in all different shapes, colours, sizes, textures AND you can make your own using a simple punch or die cuts !! WE LOVE BUTTONS :-) You can click HERE to see a massive range in our store :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too

Its a good idea to keep a check on the All New Just In Pages , there is invariably some new goodies listed and it is a handy way to keep up to date with all things new and crafty !!


The Design Team arew showcasing Basic Grey products this week. You don't HAVE to use them to join in but if you have them then why not use them !

This month we are welcoming AMERICA into the November Designer Spotlight ! If you haven't visited America's blog, Cards By America, then you are in for a treat ! Especially if you are a fellow House Mouse lover ! :-)

I made 2 cards this week !! I LOVE buttons and do tend to use them on many of my cards :-)

First up ,,, Put Your Feet Up ,,,

I made this card for a blog friend who is going through a bit of a rough time at the moment and she does need to put her feet up :-)

I used a lovely stamp from a UnityYou’re a Doll’ set, I coloured her with Copics and made a felt flower using a Die-namics rolled rose die, the quality of this felt is fabulous ! LOVE it I also made her a little cushion to make her comfy :-) The papers are Basic Grey from the Life of the Party pack and I used some red card for layering, I used a Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosette die and a MFT Button Quartet die to make felt buttons, I finished these with some Hero Arts twine, the ribbon was hanging on a ribbon ring and I added a heart charm to finish. All the edges were stitched on my machine :-)

Next up is this cute House Mouse Sew What

Little Monica is waiting so patiently for Amanda to fix her little toy mouse ,, sew cute !! Smile I coloured the image with Copics and inked the edges with Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo DI’s I used basic Grey Out of Print papers and a Marjorlaine button, finishing with some Hero Arts Twine again. I used some TH Bias Tape which I coloured with a copic marker, the sentiment is from a Hero Arts Sew Artsy set.

Thanks for looking :-) America and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them Smile

I have a blog candy at the top of my blog if you would like to join in :-)

Challenges :

Sketch Saturday ,,, Sketch (on the 1st card)

Anything Goes ,, Stitches real or faux

Oldie but Goodie ,, Buttons and Bows ( both stamps are older than 6 months)

Ribbon Carousel ,,,Anything Goes + spooled item ( satin ribbon and twine)

Die Cut Dreams ,, So Charming ( 2nd entry)

Ooh La La ,, Stitching ( 2nd entry)

Stamp With Fun ,,,, Buttons ( 2nd entry)

Card Makin Mama’s Die Cuts ( 2nd entry)

Daring Cardmakers ,, Use felt

Raise the Bar ,,,, Sew What


NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous card hun! Also thank you so much for leaving a kind comment on my blog :) xxx

Helen said...

Lovely cards; but like the one with the house mouse the most. Regards.

Zuzana Obert said...

I love the cute little felt flower :0) Thank you for playing along with DCM this week feltie challenge.

Zuz. x x

Wendi said...

Wow what gorgeous cards I love House Mouse and I love your stitching
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Traceyr said...

Love the use of felt on that card. The cushion looks really comfy.


Mephisto said...

Wonderful cards hun :-)

My Halloweenparty was really fantastic.
You can see som pics on my Blog ;-)


Dolly Daydreams said...

Such lovely work, great stamps colours and colouring.


Victoria said...

absolutely beautiful work x

Christine said...

Hi Lols how cute or wot?? giggle..
you know how much I love those HM creations..fab charm on your 1st card thanks for sharing again at DCD chall

smiles Christine x

downrightcrafty said...

both are gorgeous cards Lols, but you know which one I fell in love with and wow look at those fabulous little buttons, they are just ace
Hugs Kate xx

Heather said...

Both gorgeous cards!!!
I love both the colours although both so different. I love the rosette and gorgeous colours and the little sweet image resting with meet up. Love little Monica waiting for her toy stitched and buttons mended!!!
Heather xx

Kathleen said...

Great card, what a great image, perfect for someone who needs a rest. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes
Hugs Kat xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
two fabulous cards as always, luv her sat sittin there, super cute mices, great stitching hun, sue,x

Vicky said...

Such beautiful cards hun...and love the gorgeous colours too...

big hugs Vicky xx

Joanie said...

What a fun card, I'm sure your friend will love it. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes.

Wanda Cullen said...

Awww...gotta love the little rodent seamstresses! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

Andrea Ewen said...

Adorable! Love all the texture and dimension of your first card and the second card has the most sweet image! Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us this week at the Ribbon Carousel!

email: said...

WOW!!! Both cards are just stunning, Lols!! I love the layouts and am especially loving the little foot rest you stitched for the doll card :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Laura Davis said...

Super cute!
Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

Carissa said...

Oh, I especially love the second one. It is perfect for a button challenge.
Hugs, Carissa

Carissa said...

Oh, I especially love the second one. It is perfect for a button challenge.
Hugs, Carissa

debby4000 said...

Adorable, gorgeous cards Lols.

Liz's creative corner said...

Fab creations hun, your friend will love it, fab second card too, hugs Liz xx

Hlora said...

OMG!! you couldnt get any more adorable then this! So cute! Fab team up with the paper and gorgeous colours
hugs. Hlora. xxx

Tamara Morton said...

Adorable cards wonderful stitching!
Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Click Here to enter
Anything goes DT

Anonymous said...

love love love them both mega cute! :0) hugs me x

Karen Letchworth said...

I need to get my card entered for Simon Says Stamp tomorrow - so thanks for reminding me. Also, I hope you will stop back by my blog. I am hosting a give-away on my blog this week. You can find it, and enter, by checking my City Crafter Guest Designer blog entry on my blog at:
You might even want to check out the contest at City Crafter (link on my blog). Hope you will visit me, and enter to win the stamp set I'm giving away.

Natty said...

Lovely cards indeed! Thanks for playing along with the feltalicious dare over on the DCM blog. :D

Kathy said...

A lovely card - thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' Fantastic Felt challenge this week,

Joy said...

Lols I just adored your sweet cards this week..especially that mouse one, you may be converting me into these stamps...hugs

LAURENCE said...

Your cards are so lovely

Jo said...

Hey Lols, love your cards hunni :)
Beautiful papers, fab textures.
Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday
Jo xx

Angela Thomas said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at the RCC this week.

Anne said...

Two fabby cards! Thanks for playing along with us at OLL this time. Hugs x

Janice said...

Love the your card! Jx

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation
I love the image and colours
Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this time and good luck!