Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I love Julia's WOYWW :-) It gives us all the chance to have a good ol' snoop around fellow crafters desks ,,,, mine is ALWAYS a mess and I am giving up making apologies ,,, this is me, take me as ya find me :-)
I often see goodies that I then HAVE to have !! take the ATG tape gun ,, I saw that on a crafty desk and I just HAD to have one !! gone are the days where my cards fall to bits cos of the only DSST that was available here ,,, and wasn't sticky AT ALL !! I am now wondering if I should have got the 1/2 inch wide one after seeing it on Julia's desk !!!
what else is going on here ,,,, ooh a stamped image getting ready for colouring ,,, can't tell you what thats for yet ,,,, my huge cuppa T, some Hero Arts ticket stamps ,, some unmounted HM stamps ,,, Copics ,,, ooh my fab spinning thing that holds TH ink applicators ,,, I live in a mess eh !!!

Before I go here is a piccy of our lovely girl Jessie snuggling up on the sofa with Phoebe kitten :-) awww :-)

Ok coming for a snoop around your place now :-) ,,, pop the kettle on !!

Simon Says ,,,,, Coffee and Cream + DT Call

Thank you all for your amazing lot of entries to our Make Your Own Embellishment challenge and I know myself and the DT are keen to have a go at several of them !!

Before moving on to this weeks challenge we would like to welcome Dawny P aka Pink Piggy to the team and also Cathy aka Ellieskeepers Creations as a Designer in the Spotlight !! Its fab to have you aboard ladies :-)

Please pop over to their blogs to welcome them too :-)

The theme for the next week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge is ,,,,,,,

a nice easy one ,,, just make sure you add some brown and cream to your creation :-)

Most of the DT have used Whiff Of Joy stamps this week but you don't have to to join in :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! and with all the fab new goodies arriving daily HOT from the CHA there is masses to choose from !! See the NEWEST stuff on the All New Just In Page

For fabulous tutorials and the chance to win some fabby blog candy you really need to keep a close eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too :-) ,,,,, hint !!

Now for my card ,,,,,,

I must admit I do especially love the Whiff Of Joy Gnomes by Norma Fickel and saw that some new ones are about to be released ,,, so keep an extra close eye on the All New Just In category !! For my card I used the Mr and Mrs Foxglove stamp ,,,, I always think of these as an older and younger sister tho !! I coloured the image with a mix of Copics and Prismacolor pencils and inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The papers are from the Basic Grey Capella pack and I used my Cricut to cut the big circle ( I need to plug it in more often !! ) The flowers are Lilliput Roses from Prima ( gorgeous ) ,, I sprayed them with my Copic air brush ,,, LOVE IT !! :-) I used loads of Platinum and Star Dust Stickles for sparkle and a ribbon and a leaf charm to finish ,,,, :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I really appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-) Cathy and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :
Anything Goes ,,,, Distressing
Copic Creations ,,,, Warm Colours
Corrosive ,,,,, Magical Creatures
Polka Doodles ,,,, Chocolate Colours
Sweet Stamps ,,,, Flowers ( thanks Tamara :-))

EDITED !! We are having a DT call for a new designer to join us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Design Team ,,, if you are interested then hop over to the Challenge blog for more details xx