Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,, Photomontage Inspiration Challenge

Hi all and welcome to another challenge ! Christmas will be here is a few short days so our lovely teamie JOY has created this gorgeous Photomontage for us to use for our inspitration, you can choose any of the elements and get creative !

Isn't this GORGEOUS !!! :-)

(pictures courtesy of Pinterest)

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 !!


We have the pleasure to welcome LIN into the December Spotlight this week :-) Lin has a FABULOUS blog filled with beautiful eye candy so please pop over and have a look !! :-)

For my card I used the little wheelbarrow with a snowy tree in it for my inspiration and luckily I had THE perfect stamp to do it !!!

I used a fabulous Hero Arts cling stamp called Snowy Night. I inked the image with Colourbox Frost White pigment ink ( this was recommended by Jennifer McGuire and it is a fab ink pad !) , stamped onto plain green SU cardstock and then embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I used some Basic Grey paper from a Jovial pack and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. and layered with green and brown cardstock. The sentiment is also by Hero Arts, this was from a Very Merry Christmas sentiment set and I finished with some twine from American Tag.

I feel as though I cheated this week !! this was so quick and easy to do and I must say I do LOVE this one and will keep this in mind if I need any quick last minute cards making !! Very economical to make and will fit easily into an envelope !! PERFECT !! Smile

Thanks for the photomontage Joy, I LOVE it :-) xx

Lin and the DT have made some STUNNING creations for you this week !! please hop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them and please pop by and leave everyone some lurve :-)

Challenges :

Less Is More ,,,, Green ( not sure if this is CAS enough ? )

Cards and More ,,,,,, Snowflakes

Crafty Sentiments ,,, Snowflakes

Creative Card Crew ,,, Tis the Season

Top Tip Tuesday ,,,,, Let it Snow ( tip, always use an antistatic powder tool to prevent extra specks of powder ruining your image )

Crafty Bloggers Network ,, Shades of Winter

Crafty Cardmakers ,,, Heat Embossing

Stamps R Us ,,, Emboss It ( does heat embossing count ?)

Quirky Crafts ,,,, Snow

Crafty Calendar ,,,,, Cold and Frosty

ABC ,, ‘Y’ for Yippee "!!

Hi all ,,, are ya’ll ready for the fat guy in the red suit ?? IF you had been joining us on the ABC Christmas challenges you would have at least 24 cards ready for posting ! ,,, every little helps !!

the theme for the next 2 weeks is ,,,,

Y for Yippee ,,,, Christmas is almost here !!

so make anything Christmassy :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab $15 voucher ( excludes shipping) on offer for one lucky entrant

Dustin Pike is offering a choice of 3 digi images

AND Karens Doodles are offering a choice of 3 digi images too

I made my card using a new unused stamp from an unmounted House Mouse Sleepy Stocking set ,, isn’t it CUTE !! look at little Monica curled up under the light bulb to keep warm ,, awww :-) I really do love these meeces ,, can ya tell ?? Smile

I coloured with me trusty Copics, they do look flushed, but thats cos they are very warm !!! :-) I inked the edges lightly with Stormy Sky DI, I glazed the bulb with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled a dusting of ultrafine crystal glitter into it before it dried ,, looks fab IRL ! The papers are Basic Grey from a Jovial paper pad and the flower is from a Prima Poinsettia pack. I used some bias tape from The Ribbon Girl, the sentiment is in the same HM set and I punched a few leaves using an EK Success punch.

We have 2 designers from Karen’s Doodles joining us for this challenge ,, so welcome aboard Shelby and Jerusha :-) Please hop on over to the challenge blog to see what they, and the DT made this time ! :-)

Challenges :

Addicted to Stamps ,,, Christmas Card

Lets Ink It Up ,,,,, Christmas