Thursday, October 4, 2012

October Card Kit Candy !! :-)

Hi all :-) the very lovely Heidi, the owner of Simon Says Stamp sent me the October Card Kit of the month ‘Forever and Always’ and said that if I made a card using it and post it on my blog I could have an extra kit to give away !!! Woo Hoo !! :-)


So I set myself a little challenge to make 2 cards using only products that are in the kit ,,, no other stamps, papers or embellies, though inks and tools I allowed myself,, and these are what I came up with. 

For the first one I stamped the flower image 3 times, once onto the background card, and twice onto pieces of the designer papers, cutting them all out and layering using scrap dots.  I used the Liquid Pearls on the pollen in the centre and stamped the sentiment using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I added another strip of card and used some of the gorgeous ribbon and made a little button using a   Button Quartet die.  I slightly inked the edges with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

I made this one next ,, making a circle aperture for the sentiment to be stamped on the inside. I cute some thin strips of the paper and matted these onto some black card and tore the edge,,  added some faux stitching using a white gel pen and I adhered one of the beautiful flowers on there too :-)


I really enjoyed playing with this kit ,,, going to play some more now ,, there is soo much more left to use ! 

So if you would like a chance to win this Forever and Always Kit :-

1, add a photo and a link to the candy on your sidebar.
edited to add,  a few are having problems with blogger, so you can skip this bit if you can't manage to do it :-)
2,  leave a link with the froggy :-) 
3, I would appreciate it if you were a follower too 

This candy will close on Thursday 4th October at 9 am CET
Thanks for looking and I appreciate your comments too so please leave me one :-)


Cathy said...

Stunning cards Lols, love the colours and design in both.
Cathy xx

Ardilla said...

Your cards are beautiful... Love the tones and the embellishments :)
Thanks for the chance with the candy.
I am already a follower and your pic is on my sidebar :)

mags said...

This kit looks gorgeous and you have made two lovely cards.
Thanks for the chance to win and thanks to Simon Says Stamp too.

Anonymous said...

I love the cards you made Lols! And awesome giveaway too! Heidi is so generous, don't you think? :)

downrightcrafty said...

oh love the one with the circles feels like the 007 circles and you are falling in, will hop back shortly to pick up your candy image and join in the fun,
Hugs Kate xx

Gail said...

Cards are great....I'm a follower, and I (finally) got the picture on my side bar!
Lovely package!

Loz said...

gorgeous cards Lols! love the neutrals with the blues in the kit - have literally been debating joining the SSS Card kit... just the added postage cost which is holding me back at the moment... one day!! thanks for the chance to win x

Jennifer Scull said...

these are such great cards! love that gorgey flower and faux stitching on the 2nd card.
have a great weekend! :)

Lisa Minckler said...

Gorgeous cards! My gosh, very classy. Both so uniquely designed. Super job Lols. :)
Have a great weekend.
Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

Lorraine your cards are fabulous so love the colours of this kit, and really love the papers yummi! thanks for the chance! hugs me xxx

Zw@@n said...

Your cards are stunning, Lols. And what a great candy, love the colours!Thanks for the chance to win.
Love, Wilma

Unknown said...

Your cards are just stunning Lorraine, love the elegant style and thank you for the chance to win to Heidi too :) xx

Antonia said...

The cards and kits are beautiful. Thanks for this opportunity!!!! Kisses kisses Hello

Karen said...

Love love love your blog sweetie! And I'm more than happy to be a follower!! Smiles.

Krafty Karen.xx

mamawcindy said...

Love both of your Cards! What a Pretty Kit! I am now following you and have put your Giveaway on my Sidebar with a link back here. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

They are gorgeous Lorraine!

Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous kit, I've put it on the side bar to spread the word.

Warm hugs

Unknown said...

You made lovely cards, love the kit!
groetjes Coby

Brenda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. I've taken a few minutes to explore your blog. Your cards are fabulous and I'll be following via Pinterest. Thanks for the inspiration! ( A tip to other users: when you copy URLs into blogger you need to delete one of the http// (it has a default one and when you copy and paste it adds a second one that it doesn't recognize)

The-crafty-corner said...

Thank you for the chance to enter this fabby Blog Candy giveaway :)the cards you have made with this lovely kit are gorgeous-I have joined your lovely blog and i will try again to add piccy and link to mine(but am a bit of a Bloggy numpty as only had my little Blog for a couple of months !) xx

Annelies said...

Gorgeous cards Lorraine! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Debs said...

Stunning cards Lols - gorgeous kit too :o)
Thanks for the chance to win.
Debs xx

Wendy said...

Such gorgeous cards Lols, love your designs & love the colours in this kit...Thanks for the chance to win, have popped piccy & link in my sidebar.
Wendy xx

Glennis F said...

I always love your cards - they are so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win your candy.

Natka said...

Hi Lorraine!
I like the kit and the cards you made...
Hugs from Poland

Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeous cards as always, luv the flower,snazzy HM card, left you text message on skype did ya see it?? catch up soon hun,sue,xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous what you did with that new kit...thanks for giving the chance to win...didn't manage to put it in my sidebar...will keep trying!
xxx Margreet

Anne said...

Love these Lols, looks like a fabby kit. You did a smashing job as always sweetie.
I'm another one who's having blogger issues today so no pic added from me but ya knows I luvs ya lol:)
Anne x

Cathy Spicer said...

That sweet Heidi, always giving out such GREAT stuff. And then there's the lovely Lols, creating masterpieces with it. LOVE the cards and the kit is so perfect for this time of year!

Lydia said...

great cards xxx love the colours xxx

Karen Petitt said...

both of the cards are beautiful, wonderful layout and design hugs Karen

Crafty Moni said...

Your cards are so pretty! I am a new follwer, and would love if you stopped by my blog and followed me:) Sorry I wasnt able to added the picture to my sidebar, blogger wasn't letting me. I'll try to add it later on:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Wishcraft said...

They're both gorgeous Lols, super stylish cards :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Dawn said...

Gorgeous cards, Lols! I am absolutely loving the colour palette on these and the beautiful stamps. Thanks for the chance to win!

Hugs, Dawn