Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Simon Says ,,,,,, Something New ,,,,,

Simon Says Stamp

We know it was a very busy week for most of you so a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for joining in last week! :-) We KNOW how much you love ANYTHING GOES challenges!!!

This week we have a great challenge for you...


It can be for any occasion that is NEW - new baby, new house, new car, new year, USE something NEW.....the options are endless!!! SO, lets see what you come up with this week!

The Design Team is showcasing Cuttlebug products this week. Its not mandatory to join in but if you have them, why not pull them out & use them?!?!

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 !!

Designer in the January Spotlight is
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Debbie who is joining us on the DT for the month of January! If you haven't seen her blog then you're in for a treat ! :-)

I have made a couple of sets similar to this for baby girls ( we have had 2 new additions to the family in December) so I thought I would make a set for a boy too :-)

For the card I used this very cute House MouseA Birdie Told Me’ stamp,,, sooo cute !! Coloured with Copics and cut out with Spellbinders circle and scalloped dies. The papers are from a Kaiser Crafts Lullaby pack and I used some white coredinations and a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder to make the panel I used a Heart Swirl die from Magnolia too, the flowers were made using white felt and a MFT Mini Rolled Rose die and added a little star dust stickles for sparkle. To finish I added a few Robins Nest Dew Drops a pram charm and some white spot organza ribbon.

The album was made using similar products, the image is called Monica with Pacifier,, soo cute :-) and this time I framed her using a Lawn FawnSay Cheese’ photo stamp. I used the larger of the 2 rolled rose dies for this and added a little bear charm. I used my Bind It All for finish.

I made this box to pop them in, the tag was made using a MFT Tag You’re It Set and I added a Basic Grey button to finish :—)

Thanks for looking :-) Debbie 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 :

Anything Goes ,,,, Blue + 1 colour

Top Tip Tuesday ,,, Anything Goes

Bling It On ,,,, New Beginnings

By the Cute and Girly ,,,, New Beginnings

Incy Wincy ,,,,, Anything Goes

Pile It On ,,,, Anything Goes

House Mouse Desk Calendar for the PTW Challenge

Hi all :-) This is a long post so get coffee !! :-)

It is time for the fist challenge of 2012 over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge and the theme is ,,,

Anything Goes with the optional extra of something new,

We are sponsored by Lili of the Valley so a fab voucher to buy gorgeous stamps or die cuts on offer :-)

I bought a base for a desk calendar over a year ago and forgot all about it and just happened to spot it lurking in the back of a cupboard recently so I decided to get it done !

As you know I do loves me House Mouse so I made this for my desk using only HM&Friends stamps. The printed calendar is a free download from The Stamp Fairy, thanks Gerda xx

The front cover is paper from Kaiser Crafts and |I added a Martha Stewart punched butterfly, some star dust stickles and a few brown pearls to decorate :-) All the edges have been inked with Vintage Photo DI

January, used Snow Much Fun

February, used Love Letter

March, used Birthday Cupcake ( cos it’s my birthday this month) :-)

April, used Will Knit for Friends

May, used Bed of Flowers

June, used Light as a Feather ( probably on a diet getting ready for bikini weather ! ) :-)

July ,, used Berried

August, used Bunny Cruise

September, used Taking Notes ( Back to Skool)

October, used Interview with a Vampire (a new unused stamp)

November, used Poppy Cot from an unmounted set

December, used, Tis the Season

I am really happy with how this turned out and hopefully I won't forget so many birthdays this year !! :-)

Thanks for looking , please leave me a comment so I know you popped by and please hop over to the PTW to see what the other girls have been up to Smile

Challenges :

Cheerful Stamp Pad ,,, Let It Snow

Ooh La La ,,,, Anything BUT a card

Stamp & Fun = Creativity ,,,, Snow

Pile It On ,,,, Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum ,,, Anything BUT a card

Craft Your days Away ,,,, Snowmen ( Jan)

Charisma Cardz ,,, Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew ,,,, Snow day

Everybody Art ,,,,, Snow

Oldie But Goodie ,,, Christmas Animals (both Xmas stamps are more than 6 months old)

Top Tip Tuesday ,,,, Anything Goes

Penny Black and More ,,, Love and Hearts ( 2nd entry)