Monday, August 1, 2016

Simon Says: Celebrate!

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

Thank you for joining us for the Add Some Texture Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is


We are celebrating our 6th Anniversary here on the Monday Challenge so we thought we should celebrate in style and use our very own Simon Says Stamp Products this week!

Obviously an anniversary is an extra special occasion so this week  Simon Says Stamp will be giving away not one but TWO $50 gift vouchers to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. So we will have 2 winners this week!

We are welcoming the lovely Christine Bedford into the Designer Spotlight this week, please pop by her blog to leave her a comment. I am sure she would love to hear from you ;-)

I used a Stylish Simon Clear Stamp set and Coordinating Die  as the main focus of my card. Isn't he adorable ❤️

I started by daubing White Gesso over some Corrugated Card, from a Textured Surfaces Pack and then splattered with Tumbled Glass and Fresh Lime Inks and set aside to dry. I then moved on to making the shaker using a Birthday Frame Die and a Fuse Tool. I coloured the Woodgrain frame with round Espresso Ink, using the ink pad itself to give it a great depth of color. 

I used a Birthday Balloon Clear Stamp inked with Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink  and used a length of White Twine to finish.

I decorated the inside to coordinate with the front and used a Big Birthday Wishes Stamp Set.

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Pile It On     Shaker
Cardz 4 Guyz   Shaker
Tuesday Throwdown   Birthday
Crafty Boots   Use A Stamp

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


Sandra H said...

This is so lovely l like the layout of your wonderful card so beautifully presented too!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card Lorraine, I love all of the dimension and texture you have introduced. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Catherine said...

Lols, I love your card!! The corrugated cardstock background is awesome with all the texture. Great design!

Cathie ♥

Bernardine Cuttino said...

OMG, love the first beauty. So cute. great texture. So perfect for the animal lover. Beautiful design and fab composition.  Thanks for playing in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

Julie B said...

The inside is as stunning as your shaker element on the outside. Love the gesso on the corrugated card, a nice touch.
So pleased you linked up at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Maura said...

Lols, this is one awesome card!! Love your corrugated frame with the paint, and Simon is so cute with that bright green balloon! I really like how you do your insides too. hugs, Maura

Cazro said...

Fabulous iniative design, mixing Gesso with the corrugated card. A wonderful shaker card. Admired the inside too. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT.

Trina P. said...

Fabulous card with amazing textures and details.

jan metcalf said...

Awesome texture and design! Adore your cars!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow! What a fabulous card~great textures and fantastic design!
Sherrie K

Marcie Lovett said...

Came over from Simon to tell you how much I like this card. The corrugated, the gesso, the frame - it's wonderful!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Lorraine! This card is SO cute with the adorable SSS mascot on it. I saw your sweet shaker card over on the Pile It On blog and just had to come by to see it up close and leave a comment. It's just adorable. I would absolutely LOVE to have you stop by and share your sweet cards and creations in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday (always Anything Goes/family friendly) and we offer awesome prizes. I'd be honored to have you play along. Awesome creativity!
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

ßeulah ßee said...

Happy birthday and thanks for all the great inspiration this year (and all your hard work keeping it organized)!

Sandra said...

Such a fabulous card, Lols! Simon looks amazing with this cute balloon and love the corrugated cardboard! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

Anna-Karin said...

I love this card Lorraine! The cardboard is perfect here and your shaker looks like so much fun. Love the balloon too, it looks so real!

Stephanie said...

The way you put this card together is perfect! I love the corrugated texture!

Simon Says Stamp!

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeus card the corrugated element and Simon is just the cutest dude...hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love this fun and cute card! The image is so adorable!

Betty Neville said...

Awesome shaker card! The corrugated background looks great, and Simon is as cute as ever!

Macarena said...

I see someone's loving the corrugated cardboard! Not a surprise cause you use it so great! I love to see it in your projects altered with white paints and making your cards so dimensional. This one I love for keeping all the earth colors with a crazy splash of fruity green baloon! What a perfect touch... Hugs, Marzena

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous card, Lols, just right for a celebration and I adore the corrugated cardboard which gives it such great texture! Hugs xxx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This card turned out SO CUTE! Simon looks like he is jumping right off the card and I love your placement of him with the balloon. I also thought the framing was genius and I always love to see the inside of the card looking as good as the outside. Kudos on another WOW project!

Barbara said...

Your card is amazing! love love love the corrugateed cardboard and the dies you used are simply fabulous! Barbara

Helen said...

Oh, I love this cutie Lols...the texture on the background is fabulous!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x