Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Simon Says ,,,,, Thanksgiving/ Thank You

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for our Thinking of You/ Sympathy Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,


Thanksgiving will be celebrated on the 22nd November in the USA and for those of us who don't celebrate we can make a Thank You card / creation ,,, we always need some of those handy eh :-)

As always Heidi will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

I made a really CAS card this week using some products that were in the Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit, ie Basic Grey Serenade papers and button and Neenah Desert Storm card for the base. I will link all products used at the bottom of this post :-)

 Close Up :) 
I used the black card (which is in the kit) to make the shadow for the die cut, makes it more defined :-)

 I saw a card made using hexagons  that were arranged in a similar style a while ago and didn't make a not of where I saw it, but it stuck in my mind when I was making this, if anyone knows where it could be could you please let me know so that I can give proper credit. Thanks xx

Our lovely Designer in the Spotlight, Barb, and the DT have made some gorgeous cards so hop on over to the Simon says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
You have until Wed 21st Nov 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in :-)

Challenges :
Anything Goes Challenge ,,, Stitching
Shopping Our Stash ,,, Thank You / Thanksgiving
Craft Your Passion ,,,, CAS
Pile It On ,,,, Lets be Thankful
Sentimental Sundays ,,, Thanks / Thanksgiving

ABC ‘W’ for Wrapping ,,,,,,

Good Morning all :-)  Did you know that it is only 40 days before Santa comes down the chimney !! I am sure that most of you will be well under way with cards but have you thought about the wrapping and packaging of gifts ?? NO !! Well have we got THE challenge for you over on the ABC Christmas Blog  !!

'W'for WRAPPING !! 

  so make some wrapping paper, a gift box or bag. You could also make a card using an image that is wrapping Christmas gifts if you prefer :-)

We have 2 fabulous sponsors for this challenge
The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky entrant
A $15 voucher to spend in her store
Simon Says Stamp
1st Prize = 3 digi stamps
2nd Prize = 2 digi stamps

I decided to make a quick and easy pillow box on my Silhouette Cameo,, LOVE this machine !! :-)

I will link all the products at the bottom of this post ,,, I did feel guilty about making the box in about 5 minutes so thought I would make a matching card to go with it :-)

I have just bought this Snow Much Joy set from Hero Arts and LOVE it :-) There is a matching die to cut out the larger snowman,,, that I FORGOT to order with it !!!! It is now on its way ,,,, but it was easy to cut out and I used a Memory Box Twigs and Berries die for the arms  :-) The paper is from an old My Minds Eye Christmas Glitter pack that is discontinued.
I used the snowflakes in the set to emboss a background and used the emboss resist technique and distress inks to create the sky :-)

Thanks for looking , the DT have made some gorgeous packages so please hop on over to the ABC Christmas challenge blog to see them :-)

Challenges :
Crafty Sentiments ,,,, Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge ,,,, Inspired by a Christmas Carol ,, Frosty the Snowman
Card Mania ,,, Embossing
Creative Cutting ,,, Christmas, Not a Card ( + SVG cut)
Christmas Card Challenges ,,,, Snowmen
Quirky Crafts ,,, Layer It Up and Let It Snow
Crimbo Crackers ,,, Snowmen
Paper Play ,,,,, Snowflakes