Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Simon Says ,,,, Lets get Fruity + Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hi all :-) thanks for all your fabulous entries to our ‘Man’s challenge ,, we know that making things for the men in our lives fills us with dread ,, lol ,,, but many of you rose to the challenge :-)

This week we are asking you all to GET FRUITY !! ,, Wimbledon is just around the corner and all the strawberries are ripening ,,, yum !! :-)

This is the photo that we used for our inspiration ,, oohh I feel a fruit salad coming on ,,,,, :-)

As always the lovely Heidi is giving one lucky entrant a super dooper $50 trolley dash around her store ,,, I wish I could enter !! Smile

I went a bit mad this week and made 2 items !! I saw this gorgeous basket on Michelle Roo’s blog and just had to CASE it Smile The instructions I found here.

I used a 12x12 Whitewash Core-dinations piece of card for the base and punched the edges with a Martha Stuart Pansy border punch. For the handle I embossed with a Swiss Dots folder and lightly sanded the raised bits. The papers are Cherry Cobbler SU card and My Minds Eye (MME) Life of the Party Papers . I used my Copics Air Brush to spray the Prima Alabaster flower with RV34 ink . I then sprayed it with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer mist. I finished with a gingham bow and a punnet of yummy fresh strawberries :-)

Next up is a card I made using my very cute House Mouse Berried stamp. I coloured with Copics and added Star Dust Stickles here and there and I lightly inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. The papers are from the same MME paper pad. I added a MS Scalloped heart punch and Monarch butterfly, some more gingham ribbon a strawberry charm and a few Robins Nest Dew Drops.

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous creations for your inspiration so please pop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :

Corrosive ,,,, Summer Colours

Crafty Ho’s ,,,, Summertime Fun

Pile It On ,,,, Summer Heaven

Sketchy Colours ,,,, Red/White Green

Sweet Stampin ,, Playing in the Summer Sun ( these meece are having a fab time in the strawberry field !

Fairy Tale ,,,, Anything but a card

Crafters Companion ,,, Here Comes Summer

A Spoonful of Sugar ,,,, Here Comes Summer

My Time to Craft ,,,, Wildlife ,,, do cute meeces count ?? I think so :-)

ABC Christmas ,,, L for LOVE challenge :-)

Hi all ,,, the last 2 weeks have flown by and we are already up to ‘L’ in the alphabet !! I have a box of Christmas cards coming along nicely now ,,, no last min panic for me,,, or you if you have been joining us !!

We have 3 new teamies joining us on the DT ,, welcome aboard Heidi, Carol and Miria ! Woo Hoo :-)

This week it is my turn to choose the theme ,,,,

L FOR LOVE ,, and use the colours RED/GREEN/SILVER

We have 2 fabulous sponsors for this challenge ,,,

Heidi at Simon Says Stamp is offering one lucky entrant a $15 Voucher to her store,


Gerda from Stamp Fairy will be offering 3 digi images of the winners choice !!

For my card I used this very cute Penny Black stamp ,, this one is called Wise Wishes. I coloured the image with Copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky distress ink. I added Star Dust stickles for sparkle and Polar White flower soft on his hat. The papers are Papermania, I distressed them all using a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser and added Silver Stickles on the edges. I used some ribbon from my stash , a star charm and a few Robins Nest Dew Drops, the sentiment is also from Papermania and was stamped directly onto the ribbon using Stazon.

Thanks for looking :-) the DT have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration so please go to the ABC Christmas Challenge blog to see them Smile

Challenges :

Crafty Cardmakers ,,,, Love, the lasting kind
Paper Sundaes ,,,Lets Get Sentimental, from the heart
Charisma Cardz ,,, Something that Flies
Cute Card Thursday ,,,, Embellish it ( stickles and flower soft)
Penny Black at Allsorts ,,, You're my Favourite ,,, I love this stamp , my newest x mas one and Christmas is a fave time of year too :-)
Creative Card Crew ,.... Wings
My Time to Craft ,,,, Wildlife