Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Simon Says ,,,,,, Something New ! :-)


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge !!

HAPPY NEW YEAR !! Wishing you all the very best for 2014 !!

Colourful 2014 in fiery sparklers

Thank you for joining us for the  Bling It on Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is


New Year, New Job, New Baby, New Crafty Stash, New Home, Wedding ( new life) Retirement ( new life) ,, etc ,,,,

We are showcasing My Favorite Things Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used :-)

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
I made a card for my son, Sean, who has just got a NEW JOB and will be starting next week !! Woo Hoo !! He recently moved to the UK and has been looking for a job since September,,, what a relief !! PHEW !! :-) He is a Scientist and has a quality control post in a company which manufactures ingredients for drug and food manufacturers,,, all very technical and just what he wanted :-) We are so very proud of him :-)

This is him with his sister Amy at a recent family wedding party :-)  Aww,, aren't they gorgeous :-)

I used Stacking Stars and Tag You're It Dies

Sean's favourite colour is blue so I kept it mostly Navy and I love the shaker cards I have been seeing everywhere using vellum envelopes and whatnot, so I decided to make a tag shaker. I used a Simon's Exclusive Falling Stars Stencil to sponge a design on a white die cut tag then stitched a vellum tag all around the edges. I then made a small slit behind the sentiment banner and dropped in a few die cut stars and sequins, I really LOVE how this has turned out and I hope Sean does too :-)

Thanks for looking and I would like to wish you all the very best of luck for 2014 :-) I have got off to a delicate start so I will be heading off back to bed for a siesta shortly ,,, hehe :-)

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog ,,,if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out :-)


Simon Says Stamp

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in :-)
Challenges :
Always Something Creative ,,,, Something New
Heck of a Challenge ,,,,, New
The Crafting Cafe ,,, Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ,,, Shake It Up
Shopping Our Stash, ,, Use the last of something,, Crinkle Ribbon and I have just ordered more :-)

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Melissa Bove said...

Gorgeous card Lols!! Great design!

A BIG congrats to your son! Good luck to him!! Beautiful pic of him and Amy!!

Happy New Year!


Lin said...

What gorgeous children you have, Lols, and your card for Sean couldn't be more perfect! Must play with your vellum shaker idea myself soon! Wishing you all the best in 2014! ♥♥♥

Cheryl said...

Awesome shaker card! This is the first vellum shaker card I`ve`s such a fun look, and perfect for celebrating your son`s new job! Thanks for joining us in this week`s shaker challenge at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday.

Teresa Kline said...

fun card, thanks for inspiring me, I need to try one of these!

and yes, your son and daughter are gorgeous!

sparkle & shine *~*

Donna said...

Lovely lovely card! Congrats to your son on his new job! Exciting way to start the new year! I love the colours you've used and the sequins in the shaker! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

KandA said...

Happy new year Lols.
Love the photo of your son and his sister and so pleased for him with his new job. Fantastic card, great papers and design and your shaker tag is such a fab idea xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super good luck card and i'm so pleased your son has managed to find a job too. Luv Sam x

Heather said...

This is gorgeous Lols, a stunning design, gorgeous with the shaker element and details!!
Sean ill love it I'm sure!!!

Heather xx

Sandra H said...

That's brilliant news for you son l hope he does well in his career this is stunning too just love everything you have done with it....All the very best for 2014 xx

DesignerDiva said...

Super card Lorraine and well done to your Son on his new job.
Thanks for playing along at Heck Of A Challenge this month and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous and love the shaker jar. Congrats to your son and Good luck with the new job.

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

Sammy said...

It's just lovely! I'm sure your son will love it! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x

Dawn said...

Great card Lorraine! Congrats to your son too! Thanks so much for playing in the Anything Goes Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

email: said...

GORGEOUS card!! Love the vellum and pretty together! And speaking of gorgeous...great pic of your kids :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Unknown said...

What a fun card and a great design! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting Café. Amy A.,DT

Chris Dring said...

Happy new year Lorraine, and congrats to your son on his new job! What a great way to start the new year! Your card is fabulous - I'm so loving the shaker element that you made! Genius! Thanks for playing Shopping Our Stash this week!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the design, Thanks for playing along with us this month at Heck of a challenge. Good Luck
Kevin xx

Stine said...

Thanks for joining us at ASC:
HUgs stine

Penny L. said...

I really love your card! The color, the chevron, the vellum shaker tag, all very cool! And congratulations to your son! How impressive that he moved to the UK following his dream (apparently?) and stuck with it to see success! I was in England in July for 12 days and adored it! would live there in a heartbeat---best of luck to him!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a gorgeous card! In my opinion you can never go wrong with stars ;)! Congrats and best wishes to your son for his new job!

Jessi Fogan said...

Now that's something to celebrate! Love the blues & the vellum - perfectly masculine & very cheery! Thanks so much for playing with the shaker card challenge at Flourishes!

Leanne Whitby said...

Such a lovely card! I love the way you have transformed the tag into a gorgeous shaker style embellishment!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Lorraine and HUGE Congratulations to your son too! hugs me xxx

Lou said...

Lovely card. Colours are beautiful. Thanks for entering our challenge at The Crafting Cafe