Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,, Photomontage Inspiration Challenge

Hi all and welcome to another challenge ! Christmas will be here is a few short days so our lovely teamie JOY has created this gorgeous Photomontage for us to use for our inspitration, you can choose any of the elements and get creative !

Isn't this GORGEOUS !!! :-)

(pictures courtesy of Pinterest)

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 !!


We have the pleasure to welcome LIN into the December Spotlight this week :-) Lin has a FABULOUS blog filled with beautiful eye candy so please pop over and have a look !! :-)

For my card I used the little wheelbarrow with a snowy tree in it for my inspiration and luckily I had THE perfect stamp to do it !!!

I used a fabulous Hero Arts cling stamp called Snowy Night. I inked the image with Colourbox Frost White pigment ink ( this was recommended by Jennifer McGuire and it is a fab ink pad !) , stamped onto plain green SU cardstock and then embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I used some Basic Grey paper from a Jovial pack and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. and layered with green and brown cardstock. The sentiment is also by Hero Arts, this was from a Very Merry Christmas sentiment set and I finished with some twine from American Tag.

I feel as though I cheated this week !! this was so quick and easy to do and I must say I do LOVE this one and will keep this in mind if I need any quick last minute cards making !! Very economical to make and will fit easily into an envelope !! PERFECT !! Smile

Thanks for the photomontage Joy, I LOVE it :-) xx

Lin and the DT have made some STUNNING creations for you this week !! please hop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them and please pop by and leave everyone some lurve :-)

Challenges :

Less Is More ,,,, Green ( not sure if this is CAS enough ? )

Cards and More ,,,,,, Snowflakes

Crafty Sentiments ,,, Snowflakes

Creative Card Crew ,,, Tis the Season

Top Tip Tuesday ,,,,, Let it Snow ( tip, always use an antistatic powder tool to prevent extra specks of powder ruining your image )

Crafty Bloggers Network ,, Shades of Winter

Crafty Cardmakers ,,, Heat Embossing

Stamps R Us ,,, Emboss It ( does heat embossing count ?)

Quirky Crafts ,,,, Snow

Crafty Calendar ,,,,, Cold and Frosty


Wendy said...

Beautiful Christmas card Lorriane.
Wendy xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Lorraine. How beautiful and very stylish. Love the background paper, it really highlights the lovely trees. Such lovely shades of greens too.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra (GDT)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Perfectly C&S! love it hun!

Thank you for sharing with us this week over at Crafty Sentiments, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Joey said...

Beautiful card Lols, I love the green and very elegant layout. Joey x

Kelly said...

oh, that is gorgeous! Love the trees, the glitters, the sprayed/misted background! LOVE!!

Anonymous said...

tehehheheee!! Brilliant Inspiration and LOVE your card so pretty! great work as always!! hugs me x

Juls said...

this is fab! very stylish!!! Hugs Juls

mags said...

Super card Lorraine. Very classic and love the colours.

Josephine said...

What a gorgeous card!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Heidi said...

This is gorgeous! I love the large stamp! Thanks for the tip on the photmontage challenge. I have entered it, seeing as I link to a large portion of the tim holtz section in my ABC Yippee post! LOL!

Karen Petitt said...

Very festive and perfect for the season Karen x

Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeous card, luv the image, luv tje colours & design, sue,x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous Christmas card.


lin_ka1 said...

very nice combination of paper with string. Card colors and enchanted me composition.

email: said...

Gorgeous card, Lols! It looks like a classic rustic Christmas!! The shading on the background is magnificent! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Im just me - Marleen said...

love it hun, thanks for joining the CBN challenge xxx


Simply marvelous design! Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week and best of luck!
Tammy Louise

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous Christmas card Lols.

Chrissie said...

I think the Christmas spirit may have got the better of you this time Lorraine as you have included far more challenges than the 5 allowed at "Less is More".
Although no evidence of white space, it's a lovely card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Lorraine A said...

oops sorry Chrissie ,,, I wasn't thinking ,, please delete my entry and I will try to make another one ,,,, hangs head in shame :-( xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Really nice thinking of you at Christmas card Lols! Mary G x

fionalawlor said...

Fab card! The twine is the perfect finishing touch :)
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Caroljenks said...

I could've sworn I commented on this yesterday! I think Mr Blogger was playing with me cos it's not the first time I thought that tonight either!!!

Anyway...this is beautiful Lols - I love the colours and the twine finishes it off perfectly.

Thanks for the fab Top Tip too :)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Let it Snow' Challenge.

Hope to see you again next week :)

Carol x

Annette said...

Love the tree in the wheelbarrow! And your card is great. Love the simple colour theme. Very effective. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Annette xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Great card, that colour scheme is amazing so rich, Love the snowflakes, Thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week , Hazelxox

patty said...

wonderful creation, thanks for enjoying us at Cards und More, hugs, Patty