Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Simon Says: Happy Birthday!




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


This week the challenge is

Happy Birthday!

We are celebrating our 9th birthday this week so its time for a special celebration!! πŸŽ‰

The last 9 years have flown by so quickly and I know that many of you have been joining in with the challenges side the very beginning! This challenge would not be here without YOU and your support.

 So we would like to say a HUGE thank you and give you the opportunity of winning not one but one of NINE $50 Gift Vouchers to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store How AWESOME is that!!



We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 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.

We are welcoming the lovely and super talented Yoonsun Hur aka Rejoicing Crafts into the Designer Spotlight this month. I am sure most, if not all, of you will have visited Yoonsun's blog! Please pop by to leave some love :-)

I made a couple of cards to share today, first up is this one made for a girl using a super cute 'Sweet Elephants' Die Set


I die cut the elephants out of Fog Card Stock and inked the ends with a little Black Soot Distress Ink to add shading. I cut the elephants twice and popped the 2nd ear at a bit of an angle to make them look 'real' ;-)
I added a few balloons from a Celebration Die Set and used a new Blooming Wave Die for the flowers. I finished with a Painted Happy :-)


Next up is one for a boy (have to be fair eh ;-)) 

I used an adorable Picture Book Giraffe Die  and made a shaker using a Birthday Frame Die Set 


I used Simon's Chocolate Brown Cardstock for layering and also for the giraffe . I smooshed some Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade onto a craft mat and dipped watercolor paper in, creating a dappled effect for the giraffe's coat.  
For the background I inked up an animal print stamp with Spiced Marmalade and followed with Gathered Twigs for the 2nd stamping. 

Inside the shaker I stencilled a branch and added some berries using Ruby Red Liquid Pearls. 


and I finished the inside. 




So now it's YOUR turn to get out your birthday supplies and join in the fun!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.





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

We're having a Design Team Call for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge . If you are interested in applying please CLICK HERE for more details.

GOOD LUCK!! :-) 


Wednesday Challenge Design Team Call


Challenges:
Always Happy Birthday   Birthday + option of balloons 
City Crafter.   Birthday Celebration 
Craftaholics R Us.   Birthday Cards 


Simon Says Stamp Sweet Elephants Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Sweet Elephants Die Set
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Simon Says Stamp Blooming Wave Die
Simon Says Stamp Blooming Wave Die
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Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies
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Neenah Classic Crest 80# Card Stock
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Card Stock
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Simon Says Stamp Celebration Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Celebration Die Set
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Simon's Exclusive Painted Happy Birthday Die Set
Simon's Exclusive Painted Happy Birthday Die Set
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Simon Says Stamp #100 Slate Grey Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp #100 Slate Grey Card Stock
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Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Giraffe Die
Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Giraffe Die
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Simon Says Stamp Birthday Frame Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Birthday Frame Die Set
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Simon Says Stamp Chocolate Brown Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Chocolate Brown Card Stock
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Doodlebug Fairy Tales 12 x 12 Paper Pack
Doodlebug Fairy Tales 12 x 12 Paper Pack
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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Paper Artsy Eclectica 3 Stencil
Paper Artsy Eclectica 3 Stencil
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Simon's Exclusive Fog Grey Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Fog Grey Card Stock
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Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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May Arts White Iridescent String
May Arts White Iridescent String
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Wild Rose Studio A4 Backgrounds Paper Pack
Wild Rose Studio A4 Backgrounds Paper Pack
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Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
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325 Micro Glue Dots (perfect for sequins)
325 Micro Glue Dots (perfect for sequins)
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Edge Borders
Lawn Fawn Stitched Edge Borders
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
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Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
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Simon Says Stamp Rainforest Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Rainforest Sequins
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

15 comments:

Tracy Freeman said...

Lols they are both so sweet, I just cannot resist those elephants, so cute x

Lin said...

How fun to do a girl's and a boy's card, Lols! I'm a little partial to the first one, but I love giraffes - fantastic combination of supplies for that one!

Marlena M. said...

Fantastic movement and dimension in your cards, Lorraine~love them both

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are super sweet and gorgeous Lorraine

Gr Karin

Dotty Jo x said...

Beautiful cards, Lols! Jo x

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Hehehe! Love the elephant trio... so cute! And the giraffe card is so cute for a Birthday boy! : )

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Helen said...

These are fab Lols - love how you did the giraffe background!
Helen x

Janis Lewis said...

Cute birthday cards! Thanks for joining us at Always Happy Birthday.

Janis Lewis said...

Cute birthday cards! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.

Sybrina K said...

Oh my gosh... These two cards couldn't be any cuter! Love the details -- like those sweet elephant ears -- that you've added to make each card so special. :)

Greta said...

Oh wow--these are just so cute & so many great details!

Teresa-WCS said...

First - a big congrats to Simon Says Stamp on 9 years! While I may not leave many comments, I have been subscribed to your blog for some time and always enjoy seeing what you've been creating. I love the fun and cheerful cards you've created to celebrate this awesome occasion. Thank you for all the comments you've left me on Instagram and I look forward to the continued inspiration from the design team. You rock!

Georgiana said...

Both are SUPER cute! Thank you for joining our “Birthday Cards” Challenge this week at Craftaholics R Us.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
• Carson's Creations •
Craftaholics R Us DT

Claire said...

Super pretty cards and great designs. The elephants are so sweet, delicately coloured x

Let's Art Journal said...

I'm loving your cards! The elephants and giraffe look so cute and as always you created such beautiful designs πŸ˜€. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊