Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,, Anything Goes ! :-)

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and hope you all found something nice under the tree on Christmas morning !! :-)

We know it was a very busy week for most of you so a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for joining in with our game of BINGO ! :-)

This week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge we have a nice easy one for you ,,,,,

Simon Says ,,,,,,,, ANYTHING GOES !!! :-)

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

Do you like this fab new blinkie ,,, isn't it CUTE !! :)

we have this new one for the challenge 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 !!

It is Lin's last week with us in the December Spotlight . Thank you so much for all your lovely creations over the last few weeks :-) XX

I organised a Christmas gift swap amongst the DT, we all had to make a little gift and add a few crafty bits and bobs for one person. All the names were put into a hat and I drew Dawny’s name to make for and Debby made for me, if you would like to see what I received pop over to Debby’s blog !! IT IS GORGEOUS Smile HUGE thanks Debby xxxx

Dawny, as you all know, has a beautiful Grandaughter, Kyla, and she will soon be joined by a baby brother or sister so I decided to make Dawny a brag book for her to pop photo’s of her little darlings into :-)

I got some mountboard ( free offcuts from a framer) and cut it to 6x6 inches and covered with a Kaiser Craft paper. I then made the central panel by stamping a Hero Arts Dots stamp with Colorbox White pigment ink and embossing with white embossing powder. I then inked with Dusty Concord, Broken China, Stormy Sky and Tea Dye distress inks. I used the Dusty Concord ink to colour the base card too. I used a MFT ‘Tag you’re It’ set to cut the tag and I stamped the dots using the white ink and powder and inked the edges with Stormy Sky DI. I punched a Martha Stewart Butterfly , inked and glittered with Star Dust Stickles and I added a few gems to create movement. I used a Lawn Fawn Harold’s ABC set and and various ribbons and twine and I used my Bind It All to finish.

I also made this little post it note holder, very quick and easy to make ! I used this very cute House MouseAmanda Writes stamp, coloured with Copics and the edges inked with Spun Sugar DI. The paper is from a Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby pack and I used a Sizzix Brackets die for the fancy border. I used Vintage Photo DI and some bias tape to finish.

Thanks for looking :-) Lin and the DT have all made some fabulous creations for your inspiration so please hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year :-)

Challenges :

Everybody Art ,,,,, Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday ,,,, Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum ,,,, Anything Goes

Secret Crafter ,,,, Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss ,,, For Someone Special

Jellypark Friends ,,,, Anything But a Card

Penny Black and More ,,, Love and Hearts ( thanks Brenda x)


downrightcrafty said...

love the post it note holder those papers are gorgeous and so pretty with the little pink ribbon and of course a gorgeous image
Hugs Kate xx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh these are gorgeous, I'm sure Dawny loved her pressie! (and the box Debby made for you is beautiful too!)
Hope you had a great Christmas!

Tracey said...

I love these! What a great idea for a brag book. Will have to keep that idea in mind next time I need a gift for my mom & mom-in-law since they are both great-grandma's now that I am a grandma. Thanks for sharing & HAPPY NEW YEAR. Hugs

Annie said...

such gorgeous gifts! and love the pretty colours you have used.
hugs, annie x

email: said...

Wow!! Such a gorgeous brag book and little post it note book!! love the colors and the ribbon ties on the binding :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Ribbon Girl said...

The brag book and the postit note holder are both gorgeous! Also, the desk calender further down is really lovely. Happy New Year! Mary G x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Leanne said...

Awww these are fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday

Hope to see you again next week!

Happy New Year!

Leanne xx

Kat said...

Hi Lols love the brag book. Gorgeous choice of colours. The post it note holder is really sweet too with that cute House Mouse image. Thanks for joining us at TG this time.

Have a lovely New Year.

Kat xx

shaz earl said...

Stunning books!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Anonymous said...

Hi hunny!! WOWzers these are both glorious love them,, Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss! And thanks fir playing at Top Tip too! Hugs Samantha :0) Happy New Year!!!! Xx

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Great creations! Love the House Mouse sticky note holder. So cute. :) Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

brenda said...

This is really super work but sadly not eligible for PB&M as your entry is backlinked (i.e: posted before our challenge started).

Like most challenges this is not allowed in the rules (listed on our sidebar)

So sorry, but I do hope you can join in with another piece.

B x

Andie's Space said...

HI lorraine,
These both look lovely. Both make wonderful gift ideas. They're fab. Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge.
Andie xx

Sonia said...

Great little books,thank you for taking part in this weeks 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge'
Hugs Sonia xx