Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Thanksgiving/Thank You

Hi all :-) I hope you're all fit and well and looking forward to another crafty challenge !! :-)

We loved seeing all your fabulous creations last week ,,, lots of Poppies and lots of Red/Green colour combo's too so Thank You to everyone who joined in.

Next week the U.S will be celebrating Thanksgiving so we are dedicating this challenge to Giving Thanks, for those of us who don't celebrate we can make Thank You cards/creations instead :-)

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 Hero Arts products this week. You don't HAVE to use them to join in but if you have them then why not use them !

For my card I used this card by Joy as my inspiration :-) I used my new Hero Arts Stamp and Emboss Collage Background stamp. This is the first time I have inked it up but I plan on going some experimenting with different colours and techniques, I really LOVE this stamp ! and when you run it through your machine in the embossing folder it takes on a new dimension ,,, AWESOME :-)

I stamped the image with Versamark ink on a sheet of beige plain paper in a Basic Grey Little Black Dress pack and embossed with Clear EP I then inked using Fired Brick, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I then sprayed the whole thing with Perfect Pearls Pearl Glimmer Mist, it looks really shimmery IRL :-) When dry I then embossed with the folder. I stamped the butterfly part of the image again using Vintage Photo ink , embossed and coloured with the same inks. I then cut this out and popped it up on pop dots. I layered with brown, kraft and red card and wrapped some Hero Arts Designer Twine around the bottom , tied a triple bow and made a little ‘thanks’ tag. I added a few Hero Earth Dots and punched a Martha Stewart Butterfly, coloured with inks and glittered with Star Dust stickles, I also added a few drops of Walnut Brown Viva pearl pen along its body and a few Hero Arts pearls to finish. It sounds more complicated than it was ,,, it was REALLY easy :-)

Our lovely Designer in the Spotlight, 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 candy at the top of my blog if you would like to join in, It closes soon :-)

Challenges :

Creative Card Crew,,,,, Thankful

Creative Craft ,,, Minimalistic

Corrosive ,,,,,, Give Thanks

Lollipop Crafts,,,, Embossing and no Designer Paper

Stamptacular Sunday ,,, Punch It

Challenge Up Your Life ,,,, Friendship


Chrissy said...

Beautiful card the shine and gorgeous colours..


Snoopy said...

Amazing card!

Snoopy :D

Jo Nevill said...

Love your stunning card Lols, beautiful stamp.


Jo x

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow what a beautiful card, luv the effect, pretty colours,sue,x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Linda Carson said...

This is one stunning card! I just love it! I saw it on the SSC blog! WOW!

Sylvia x said...

wow gorgeous card... i loe it and just perfect for the Creative Carfts Challenge...thanks for joining us

Sylvia xx

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow Lorraine, this is absolutely beautiful!

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Lols, so very different from your normal style. Love it, the colurs are fantatic
Anne x

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Oh my, such stunning work, Lols!! I really love the soft colors you used... it almost looks like the butterfly is 'blushing' ;) great tie and brads at the bottom too!!

I'm thankful to have you, an amazing artist, on our DT! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Sonia said...

Wow! Amazing card!! Love the butterfly detail, I'm a fan of butterflies.
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Creations this week. Good Luck!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lols.

Joy said...

Lols this is gorgeous, I love the shiney feel to this card along with the colour combo..hugs

cheryl said...

oh wow this is one gorgeous,project just love the image and the colors you have used,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylx

Heather said...

Hi Lols, this is truly sensational!!!
Your colours are beautiful, your inking and details are stunning and a wonderful sentiment and butterfly.
Creativity personified!!!!!
Heather xx

Ellie Knol said...

I saw this card somewhere else, a challenge blog, don't exactly know which one anymore LOL, as I always open a lot of windows from my google reader, BUT, this card is so beautiful, and I decided to become a follower straight away, and then saw that you also have a giveaway!

Laura said...

What a gorgeous card. I just love the color combination. Makes for buying the set, hard to reset....


Loz said...

oh wow! cool card Lols x

Cyndi said...

Beautiful creation! Love the techniques! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts!

Unknown said...

Oh this is beautiful. Love the butterfly! Gorgeous! Hugs! Leah Ann

Nina said...

A really wonderful card!! Gorgeus butterflies and I love the colours.

Thanks for joining our "PUNCH IT" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday :)
Hugs, Nina.

Martina said...

This is one gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us over at CUYL!

xx M.

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous! Love the sparkle, especially on the butterfly.

Unknown said...

WOW! I just LOVE this card!! What a lovely background!! And love the butterfly!!

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Hope to see you in the Boy Oh Boy Challenge this week too!

Hugs Tine

Ann Kristin said...

Awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Creative card Crew. Those emboss and stamp sets sure are great :-)

Caroline said...

Wow! This is one stunning card!!! Perfect for our Thankful challenge at the Creative Card Crew. Hope you come back soon!!
Caroline x said...

You've achieved fabulous results!!!
It looks like something else I really NEED. LOL