Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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

WOW !! What a fabulous response we had to our 'Sewing' theme last week ! Thank you all so much for your entries ! We picked up several tips on our way around, it's amazing what we can learn from each other !! :-)

Before moving on to this weeks challenge we would like to welcome Becca aka Becca's Crafty Corner to the team !! I am sure that you will all have visited Becca's blog but if not you are really in for a treat ! :-) Welcome aboard Becca :-)

This week we are having a 'Free For All' !! Summer is here and we know that lots of you are busy with younger children or going away on vacation so we thought we would open the doors and


The DT have been using stamps from Stamps Happen , if you have them we would love to see them but you can use anything you like !! :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! See the NEWEST stuff on the All New Just In Page For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too !!! :-)

For my card I used this gorgeous Fairy with Balloon stamp ,,, a popular choice this week as 3 of us have used it ! SmileI love quirky stamps and Stamps Happen make some fantastic ones !

I coloured her with Copics and cut her out using a spellbinders wonky rectangle ( LOVE it ! ) I stamped an extra balloon and used some black cotton to tie them on,,, didn’t want them floating off !! :-) I love the way the balloons are burst, very funny, and I added some glossy accents to the ‘outside’ bits. The papers are Echo Park from the Springtime pack and I used a Martha Stewart Monarch Double punch to make the butterfly which I coloured using my copic airbrush and yellow and pink markers. I added some Hero Arts pearls, some Robins Nest Dew Drops, some ribbon from my drawer and copious amounts of my compulsory Star dust stickles to finish.

Thanks for looking , Nadine and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them Smile

Challenges :

Clear It Out ,,,,, wings

Craft Room ,,,,,, Butterflies

iCopic ,,,, Birthdays ( 2nd entry)

Magical Mondays ,,, Magical image + texture

edited : for those of you who read my PTW post yesterday, I chickened out and took my car instead of trying out the new bus service, it was REALLY hot and I wanted to make sure I had air con !! :-)