Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,,Anything Goes !

Stamp-tember is almost over !! For a chance to win fabulous crafty candy check out the Simon Says Stamp Blog every day ! ALSO For this whole month there are thousands of products in the Simon Says Stamp store at reduced prices ! NOW is the time to grab a basket and head off for a spot of retail therapy,, !! Don't miss out !!! :-)

Thanks for all your fabulous entries to our Dies and Punches challenge. Your projects were amazing and we really enjoyed seeing them all

This week's challenge is,,,,

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 :-)

This week the DT have all used BRADS on their creations. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have them why not dig them out and use them :-)

I decided to make a notebook this week :-) It is a very dear friends birthday soon so I made this for her. She does read my blog so I am not mentioning any names but there is a clue on the front wink wink :-)

I made the front using mountboard, from a local framer, covered with Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper and I inked the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink, then dabbed with Perfect Pearls powder ,, lovely and shimmery IRL. The typewriter image is from Lawn Fawn , Just My Type set, I stamped it twice, once onto some Basic Grey paper from a Manila pack and then again onto plain white Neenah cardstock. I then coloured and cut the image and popped it onto the paper with pop dots, all the edges were inked with Vintage Photo distress ink. I added a little memo, stamped with a Hero Arts Friends Definition stamp and attached a Basic Grey Out Of Print Epoxy brad . I made a 2nd one using some text manila paper and added a smaller brad from the same set. The ‘S’ is from a Bottle Inc Vintage Typewriter set , popped into a flattened chrome cap and covered with an epoxy dot. I used my Bind It All to finish the book ( I used a shop bought note pad for the pages) and added verious ribbons to the rings :-) I hope she likes it !!!

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

Challenges :

Creative Stamp Friends ,,,, Anything But a Card

Lawnscaping ,,,Text

I’m late ,, sorry PTW !!

Hi all ,,, oh dear ,. I am a day late with this !! I do have a good excuse tho ,, I was in Malta cleaning, and painting a flat ,,, exhausting work, every muscle in my body is aching and my hands are covered in blisters :-)

Before moving onto the challenge we are welcoming a new teamie this week !! MARY :-) Welcome to the team !! :-)

Also ,,, the Papertake Weekly Challenge is 4 years old next week and we are having a party !! We hope you will all come and help us celebrate in style !! :-) No need to bring a bottle ,, just a card will do :-)

This week Dawny has designed a fab sketch for you ,,, I really like this one and will deff use it again :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi so one lucky entrant will win a fab $20 spree to the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. There are only a few days left of the Stamp-tember Bonanza, lots of items at discounted prizes and daily candy to be won on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, don’t miss it !!

For my card I used this very cute You’re a Doll stamp from Unity, coloured with Copics, cut out and popped on white card. The papers are My Minds Eye from a Happy Go Lucky pack. I used an EK Success border punch and stamped all the edges with faux sewing, some of the stitches were in the same Unity set and some were Hero Arts clear stamps. The faux buttons are stamps from the set too ,,, cute eh ! I added a twine bow and Basic Grey button, the sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp exclusives set and I made a little rolled rose with felt :-)

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so pop over to the PTW to see them, and also say Hi to Mary Smile

Challenges :

Top Tip Tuesday ,,, 2 or more, ribbon, twine,lace,fabric,(I used twine and felt) Tip, when making rolled flowers use felt, so much easier than card !! :-)

Get Hippity with Ippity ,,, Buttons and/or bows and/or bling

Addicted to Stamps ,,, Stitching

Fussy and Fancy ,,, try a new technique ,, making roses with felt.

The winner of my House Mouse and Friends Blog Hop candy

Hi all :-) Thanks to everyone who joined in with our 3rd Birthday Party :-) We had a fabulous time and hope you did too :-)

I have just pressed the button on the random gen and the winner of this candy is ,,,,,

No 48 ,,,ERIN aka Blu Birdie of Happiness

Congratulations :-) Can you please email me with your snail mail address and I will pop the goodies in the post for you :-)