Sunday, July 14, 2013

Simon Says August Card Kit 'Happiness Enclosed' Reveal :-)

Good morning :-) I hope you're all having a fabulous weekend !

I was thrilled when my Simon Says August Card Kit 'Happiness Enclosed' arrived a couple of days ago,, I dropped everything and retreated to my room to play :-)

I love everything in this kit, the stamp set is FAB and I love the Simon's exclusive mask, it reminds me of Morrocan tiles ,,,    oops ,,, I have just gone to look at what it's called and it is called 'Moroccan Stencil' ,,, duh !! haha.

So that is the theme I went with on this card,,, Moroccan teracotta tiles :-)

I really love the burlap flower and was a bit reluctant to use it ,,,,I will just have to buy a pack of them !!  I used the stencil to create the background, first I sprayed it lightly with a repositional adhesive and then squished a versamark ink pad all over it to create a slightly darker look. 

I then placed the stencil on some plain card and squished embossing paste through it and left for a few mins to dry a little bit before removing ,,,, tip,,,, rinse the stencil immediately, the embossing paste is very difficult to remove once dry ,,,, don't ask how I know !!!!! :-)

I then sprayed with Lindy's Gang Cocoa Bean Copper spray ,,, which is a teracotta ish colour. I thought it looked a bit too vibrant for this card so I toned it down with with a snow cap dabber. 

I will link all the products at the bottom of this post :-)

Thanks for looking ! I appreciate your comments so please leave me one ! 

and now for the best bit !!!!

the lovely peeps at Simon Says Stamp have said that I can have an extra one to give away on my blog !! Woo Hoo !! :-) 


If you would like a chance to win this please just leave a link on the linky :-)
I would appreciate it if you would share on your sidebar too ,,, but it isn't totally necessary :-)

Challenges :

Just Us Girls ,,,, Mixed Media Technique
Speedy and Friends ,,, Fave Technique ,,, I am lovin' embossing paste and sprays ! FUN !
Charisma Cardz ,,, No Designer Paper
Challenges 4 Everybody ,,,, Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu,,, Flowers
The Squirrel and the Fox ,,, Something Spooled ,, twine

Add your links here ,,, Good Luck !! :-) Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Sandra H said...

Beautiful card x

Zw@@n said...

Wow, that is a beautiful card. Great card kit too. Thanks for the change to win this fabulous kit. Have a nice day. Luv, Wilma

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Great card kit too.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Gr Elly

Unknown said...

Another, fabulous card Lorraine, love it hun xxx

Laura Sterckx said...

Beautiful card, Lols. The flower looks great and I love the stencil background. :)

Have a lovely day
Laura xoxo

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is very beautiful Lols!

Warm hugs

Winnie and Patty said...

What a great card! Love the flower made with the burlap! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Jennifer Scull said...

love what you have done with that great stencil! such a beautiful card. that flower has me swooning.... :)

Lin said...

Oh, Lols, this is really lovely!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow such a pretty how you used the stencil and the wonderful burlap flower.

Karen Petitt said...

Have pasted a picture and a link back to you in the side bar of my blog Lols. Thank you very much for the chance - the stamps and mask are, in particular, right up my street! Loooking forward to seeing what else you make with this kit Karen x

Anke said...

this is lovely Lols, beautiful card.
hugs Anke

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the burlap and

mags said...

You have made a gorgeous card Lorraine. The stencil is gorgeous and love your use of the embossing paste. Great inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy Bradley said...

Very pretty card and the burlap flower is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the technique - love that flower too! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

mandy said...

Wow Lols your card is lovely it really is a handmade card the style is fab!! Thanks for the chance to win the kit also :)

Thanks for joining us this week for our challenge at Charisma Cardz

Hugs Mandy DT xxx

Patricia said...

Beautiful card Lorraine. Love the mixture of textures. Thanks for joining in at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

Maria said...

Lovely card and use of the technique. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

ionabunny said...

Love the colours you used here. Great card

stampingbowd said...

Stunning card! Love the burlap along with the cool Moroccan tiles! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Yvette said...

Such an elegant card! And that flower goes perfect with it.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card! I love the little burlap flower - really sets it off. Thanks for the chance to win this kit - I like that everything is included - I've never had a kit before so maybe this will be my chance - thank you!

I posted your candy on my blog -right-hand sidebar.

KT Fit Kitty

Annelies said...

Lovely card! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Sabrina said...

Such a lovely card!!

Anonymous said...

Hey hunny!
well you know how I don't love pink?..... well I LOVE your card and that with the Burlap too! and having read your post realise the colour is Terracotta... Thanks for the change of getting my mitts on your candy! xx

Sandra Wright. said...

Such a lovely card,love the colour tones,The Burlap flower is gorgeous...

Thank you for joining in with our Flowers Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu.
Sandie x Dt

Pat said...

Love the look. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

Helen said...

Beautiful - a very elegant card and I love the different ways you've used the mask.

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

Helen x

Snoopy said...

Wow! I love the look of your card and that stencil effect is simply stunning! Thanks so much for the chance to win the kit. What fun!

Snoopy :D

P.S. It's on my sidebar. :D

Gail said...

Lovely card creation - thank you so much for the opportunity to win the kit Simon Says has donated - that is a true blessing to any winner - I like the layering affect and that lovely bow on your card! Enjoy your crafting week! Gail

cotnob said...

Fabulous card and wonderful kit, thank you for the chance to win.