Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Simon Says ,,,, Let's Be Clear


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

Long Post ,,, Get Coffee :-)

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


We often hear politicians saying 'let us be clear' (especially when they are fudging the issue) so we thought we would take that literally :-)
So acetate, vellum, glossy accents, translucent embossing paste, clear plastic, clear stamps etc !

We are showcasing Clearly Besotted 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 this card for Amy's flatmate who has finished her studies at the University of Malta and has returned home to France. It is sad as she has lived here since she was a young girl, going to High School and Junior College in Gozo. This is the end of an era and I am sad to see her go but know that she will go on to bigger and better things. I wish her the very best of luck ,, Love her to bits,, she is like my surrogate daughter. 


I used a copic air brush to create a cloudy sky and then die cut a cloud aperture and stamped the sentiment on white card underneath.

we don't have many fields of green, or trees in Gozo ,, I should have made it a desert really ,, but grass looks prettier ,, lol ,, there is my cat Jack seeing her off ,,, haha  

and this is the inside 
it even has one of Jack's hairs in the grass ,,, lol ,, a card is not complete without cat hair  :-)

I also had this  Happy Everything stamp and  coordinating die set that hadn't been used so I made another one.

I used watercolours for this one and sprayed and splattered the background too, I love the soft pretty effect of this.
I stamped the little vellum butterfly with versamark and embossed with sticky stuff then sprinkled with Prisma Glitter, lovely and sparkly :-)

I even finished the inside ,,, I am on a roll !! :-)

So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!

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 

Challenges :
Try it on Tuesday ,,, Colours of Summer
Natalie and Amy ,,, Summertime
Craft Your Passion ,, On the Move/Transport
Incy Wincy ,,, Summertime Activities ( hot air ballooning)
Creative Corner ,,, Outdoors
Stampin Royalty ,,, Anything Goes

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Jingle said...

Lols, I super love your scenic Bon Voyage card! The layers are so well thought out and it just turned out awesome! Your floral card is very pretty!

Michelle said...

These cards are amazing. I love this card style. Thank You for sharing with us over at Incy Wincy Designs.

Michelle (DT)

Margik said...

I love your cards design, these are really fabulous.
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
Mar x

chrissie said...

Both lovely summer cards. Great that the insides are decorated as well

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...:o)

Biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Laura Sterckx said...

Lols, I love the cards you made. The scene on the Bon Voyage card is so fun. The inside of the card makes it even cuter. The floral is amazing. Love that sparkly butterfly. :)

downrightcrafty said...

oooooooooooh what gorgeous cards both are beautiful cannot choose
hugs Kate x

Nikki Acton said...

These cards are so well designed and put together. Thanks for sharing over at TIOT. Nikki

Lin said...

Oh my, what a post full of loveliness, Lols! The first card is so special, and I know that Tatum will treasure it. And that rose on the 2nd one - swoon! Just gorgeous - beautiful watercoloring, Lols!

Melissa Bove said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards Lols!! Love the scene on the 1st one and the pretty flower on the 2nd!! Beautiful!!


Teresa Kline said...

hi Lols! super cute scene, I luv the outcome...very sweet! Hope you have a wonderful week!

sparkle & shine *~*

Sandra H said...

Truly so beautiful x

Sarah G said...

Love these - great showcase for CBS! They are both so fresh and sunny :)

Cris G. said...

Both beautiful cards, Lols. The first one is my favorite, though. Love the interior of your cards as well, they really look like cohesive pieces.

debby4000 said...

What a lovely treat two gorgeous cards and I love them both.

Alina said...

absolutely beautiful cards, Lorraine, I just like everything about them!!!

Dee Miranda said...

These cards are amazing!!! Love them!

Jo Nevill said...

Terrific cards Lols. Love the scene you have created in the first and your second is so pretty and elegant. Very beautiful.

Jo x

Heather said...

Hi Lols - I'm back - exhausted!!!
Your cards are both gorgeous. I love the scene complete with cute kitty!!
Your flower card is beautiful, a lovely design and such pretty colours with image and glittered butterly!!

Heather xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Lols, I love the scenes you've created & your little kitty is adorable. Your rose card is so elegant and pretty, I so "need" that beautiful rose :)
Mandy xx

Annette Allen said...

TOTALLY cute cards.. i adore how you added that little Kitty.. so cute..

Stephanie said...

Lovely layouts.. love them both :)

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Bonnie Irvine said...

Love the layered scene you created with the die cuts. The cat is a great detail and the cloud opening is so clever. Great design. Thanks for playing along with our On the Move challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon. And I agree about the cat hair. It's my signature element!

My name is Cindy said...

Beautiful cards -n very skilful!! Thank you for sharing at Try It On Tuesday (Sorry I'm a bit late!!) Cindy DT