Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Thanksgiving/Thank You

Hi all :-) I hope you're all fit and well and looking forward to another crafty challenge !! :-)

We loved seeing all your fabulous creations last week ,,, lots of Poppies and lots of Red/Green colour combo's too so Thank You to everyone who joined in.

Next week the U.S will be celebrating Thanksgiving so we are dedicating this challenge to Giving Thanks, for those of us who don't celebrate we can make Thank You cards/creations instead :-)

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

Its a good idea to keep a check on the All New Just In Pages , there is invariably some new goodies listed and it is a handy way to keep up to date with all things new and crafty !!


The Design Team arew showcasing Hero Arts products this week. You don't HAVE to use them to join in but if you have them then why not use them !

For my card I used this card by Joy as my inspiration :-) I used my new Hero Arts Stamp and Emboss Collage Background stamp. This is the first time I have inked it up but I plan on going some experimenting with different colours and techniques, I really LOVE this stamp ! and when you run it through your machine in the embossing folder it takes on a new dimension ,,, AWESOME :-)

I stamped the image with Versamark ink on a sheet of beige plain paper in a Basic Grey Little Black Dress pack and embossed with Clear EP I then inked using Fired Brick, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I then sprayed the whole thing with Perfect Pearls Pearl Glimmer Mist, it looks really shimmery IRL :-) When dry I then embossed with the folder. I stamped the butterfly part of the image again using Vintage Photo ink , embossed and coloured with the same inks. I then cut this out and popped it up on pop dots. I layered with brown, kraft and red card and wrapped some Hero Arts Designer Twine around the bottom , tied a triple bow and made a little ‘thanks’ tag. I added a few Hero Earth Dots and punched a Martha Stewart Butterfly, coloured with inks and glittered with Star Dust stickles, I also added a few drops of Walnut Brown Viva pearl pen along its body and a few Hero Arts pearls to finish. It sounds more complicated than it was ,,, it was REALLY easy :-)

Our lovely Designer in the Spotlight, America, 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

I have a candy at the top of my blog if you would like to join in, It closes soon :-)

Challenges :

Creative Card Crew,,,,, Thankful

Creative Craft ,,, Minimalistic

Corrosive ,,,,,, Give Thanks

Lollipop Crafts,,,, Embossing and no Designer Paper

Stamptacular Sunday ,,, Punch It

Challenge Up Your Life ,,,, Friendship