Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,, 2nd Anniversary Challenge and Blog Hop

Long Post ,,,, get coffee ( or cocoa !! ) :-)

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge 2nd Anniversary Celebrations :-) If you have just arrived here by chance and would like to join in the hop you will need to start at the begining on the challenge blog.
If you have arrived here from the lovelyand super talented Christine's blog you are going in the right direction :-)

This week we have an ANYTHING GOES theme and a BLOG HOP :-)

There are 3 fabulous prizes from our lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp that 3 lucky entrants, drawn at random, will win !! You can see the piccy's of whats on offer on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.

ALSO we have a $10 Voucher to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store to give away at every blog along the way !!

To be in with a chance of any of the prizes you MUST join in the challenge and complete the hop, leaving a comment on EVERY blog along the way :-)

I have become addicted to Lawn Fawn stamps !! I just LOVE them and I have used the Bake Me a Cake set again :-) ( You can see a Wedding card I made using this set here )

I coloured the image with Copics and decoupaged the bottom tier, and then I used a chalk ink to colour the edges. The papers are Crate Paper from the Neighbourhood paper pad ( I LOVE these ) I used Spellbinders nesties for the circle and stamped lots of little swirls from the stamp set, coloured them and used them to decorate. I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Double Loop set to create the border. I stamped some flags using a Hero Arts Friendly Flags stamp set and used some Pink Paislee twine to hang it up.

I also used a Spellbinders Banner Basics to create the bunting on the inside ,, these were stamped with Hero Arts Stamps and coloured with Copics

Close ups :-)

From here you need to hop on over to the fabulous CHRIS'S BLOG ,, I know she has a lovely creation for your inspiration ! :-)

Thanks for joining us for our very special celebrations and don't forget to add your name to the linky and leave me a comment before you hop along :-)

ABC Christmas I for Ice and Indigo Challenge

Good Morning all ,, well the last 2 weeks have flown by and its time for a new theme on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-) This time it’s our Boss Samantha’s turn to host the challenge and she chose ,..


We are sponsored by Stamping with Brenda who is an independant Stamping Up demonstrator and one lucky entrant will win a months membership to the Paper Society :-) Click on the link for details.

We are joined this week by Shelly who has agreed to be in our 1st ever Designer Spotlight, welcome aboard Shelly :-)

For my card I used a Hero Arts Snowy Night cling stamp. I inked the image with 3 different blue distress inks then sprayed it with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist before stamping onto plain white card. I layered this onto plain blue card and kept the backing papers simple by using white card and a Swiss Dots embossing folder. I used a Martha Stewart Himalayan Snowflake and some spotty ribbon and a star brad to finish.

And this is the fab insprational piccy for you :-) Isn't it beautiful !!

Shelly and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the challenge blog to see them Smile