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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp

Good morning ! It's Wednesday and time again for another Simon Says Challenge ! 

I am hoping that Mr Blogger is kind and publishes my post for me as I'm out cheering for my gorgeous girl in a school swimming gala ! Keeping everything crossed they do really well this year !

This week our challenge is ANYTHING GOES.

The Design Team are this week showcasing Twine and there are so many brands of it in the store - check out the DT's creations to see what they have used !
As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !!




I used all the lovely new Basic Grey "What's Up"  products for my card and also the new Hero Arts/Basic Grey stamps.

I stamped the balloon onto vellum and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I just love the effect this created and was surprised how well heat embossing worked on vellum too.  I heated it slowly so the vellum didn't all curl up.

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing all your amazing creations.

Don't forget there is still time to join in our DT call.  You have until Saturday 2nd June to add your name to the very long list !

Thank you so much for your visit and have a great Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Papertake Weekly - Dawny's Sketch

Hi everyone ! I hope you are all OK and still enjoying this beautiful weather we are having ? It's turned a bit cloudy here today but I'm not complaining. It was nice to have a bit of cool to do my pile of ironing in !! 

Well, its that time again for Papertake Weekly and this week, we have one of Dawny's fabulous sketches for you.






The DP's are Echo Park "Country Drive" and these have all been machine stitched.

The image is by My Favorite Things "Pure Innocence - Jump For Joy".  She has been coloured with Copics and also paper pieced with some of the Echo Park paper.  I also used some twine for her skipping rope.

The rolled flower is by My Favorite Things too.  This one is called "Rolled Scallop Flower".  Now, if you have always had problems in rolling these little blighters up I can let you into a little secret !  Imaginisce have brought out this nifty little tool - a hybrid petal roller and believe me, its amazing ! I can highly recommend it.

The leaves I punched with a Papermania leaf punch.

We hope you can join us in our challenge today.  The DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration should you require it.  Just hop on over to the challenge blog to see them.

I am entering my card into the following challenges :

Fashionista Challenge - Simply Summer

Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes

Made Especially For You - Paper Piecing

Ooh La La Creations - Make It Girly

The Crazy Challenge - Childhood Memories

Thank you so much for your visit.  Have a great Tuesday !


 

Saturday, 26 May 2012

BasicGrey Challenges - Diamond Jubilee

Good morning ! Just a quickie from me today as the girls are waiting for me to take them to the park in town for an Olympic Funday and they are becoming impatient - don't blame them ! 

Over at BasicGrey Challenges this fortnight our challenge is DIAMOND JUBILEE ! You can interpret this how you wish with crowns, bling, pearls, Royal themed stamps, Prices, Princesses, Queen, King etc. etc. All we ask is that you use one BasicGrey product so that you will qualify for our prize which is a $25 spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store !

We are also holding a Guest Designer call !  So, if you would like to join us in the fun and become a Guest Designer with us for two challenges and can use at least one item of BasicGrey in your creation then please add your name to Inlinkz on the BasicGrey Challenges Blog.


 Sorry about the quality of the photo.  I thought I would be quick and take a photo without my light tent.  It just goes to show just how good these are because I really struggled to get a decent picture.  It would have taken me less time to have set it all up !!

I used BasicGrey Urban Prairie papers which are really old ones but I just love the bright, vibrant colours.


The bling is from my stash.

The sentiment is from a Melissa Frances transfer which has been in my stash for a long time.

The crown is by Maya Road and I heat embossed this with silver embossing powder.

We hope you can join us in our challenge and we look forward to meeting our new Guest Designers.

Have a great Saturday and enjoy the sunshine !


 

Friday, 25 May 2012

La La Land Crafts - Friday Inspiration - All A Flutter

Wow, what gorgeous weather we are still having ! 

I hope you are enjoying and making the most of the sunshine. We have a lovely breeze today, just right to having coffee in the garden ! 

Well, its Friday again so another La La Land Crafts Friday Inspiration. This week our theme is "All A Flutter". 


I made this tag/bookmark for Izzy who has just started Rainbows.  She is taking her promise in the next couple of weeks and I thought this would be a nice little gift for her.

I have used La La Land "Scout Marci" and she has been coloured with Copics.  A full list of the colours I used can be found on the La La Land Crafts Blog.

The papers are BasicGrey from my scraps box.

I also used various scraps for making the letters which have been cut from My Favorite Things Die-Namics "By The Letter" dies.

The butterflies are both Martha Stewart punches.

The flowers are from my stash and probably from Wild Orchid Crafts.

We hope you can join us by adding your card or creation to our Customer Gallery.

I hope you have a super Friday and enjoy the sunshine.


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Simon Says Challenge - Father's Day/Special Male Challenge

Simon Says Stamp


Good morning and what a beautiful one it is too ! Can't believe we have gone from wind and rain, having the heating on day and night to 25 degrees plus ! No doubt we will be complaining by the end of the week and we are all too hot !!! 

We had a wonderful, memorable day yesterday. The Olympic Torch Relay came through our town of Trowbridge. I didn't really know what to expect but it was a super day and one I shall remember for a very long time. The girls thought it was "fab, way out and awesome" too so I guess that means they had a good and memorable time too LOL !!!

 Here are a few photos I have put together :


 We were so lucky and couldn't have chosen a better spot to stand.  The girls even had the chance to touch and hold the torch with the Bearer but I was pushed out of the way by the crowd when they were holding it so didn't manage to take a photo of that :(  Thank goodness I did manage to get one of them with it so that was the next best thing ! 

Wow, at times like this it does make you feel like waving that Union Jack high and proud to be British.  I can't wait to see the celebrations now for the Queen's Jubliee.

Right, now to tell you all about this week's SIMON SAYS CHALLENGE !

This week our challenge is FATHER'S DAY/SPECIAL MALE CHALLENGE

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !!




The DP's I used are My Mind's Eye "Away We Go

The image is from a stamp set  by My Favorite Things called "Love you Mower" and this has been coloured with Copics.  I also added some grass with a Martha Stewart grass punch

The sentiment is from the stamp set and I have placed it on a bracket tab which is a die by My Favorite Things.

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing all your Father's Day/Male cards.

I am entering my card into the following challenges :

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 159 : Sketch

Paper and Such Design Blog - Father's Day

Try It On Tuesday - Father's Day

Creative Stamp Friends - Father's Day

Now, before I love you and leave you I have one more thing to tell you about !

Did you know there is a DESIGN TEAM CALL over at SIMON SAYS CHALLENGE ?

All the details of the Design Team call are on the Simon Says Challenge Blog.  Be sure to add your name to Inlinkz if you fancy joining this wonderful team - I've added my name to the hat !!!


 

Papertake Weekly - True Colours

Good morning ! I am so sorry for the delay in posting my Papertake Weekly post. We had such a busy day yesterday as the Olympic Torce Relay came through our town, Trowbridge. What a super day it was. I will post some piccies on my Simon Says Challenge post !!

This week over at Papertake Weekly our challenge is TRUE COLOURS. As it’s our Queen’s Jubilee soon plus we have the Olympics, we want you to use any or all of your own national colours in your work lovely peeps. Or if you want to use our red, white and blue, then that’s fine too :)

We are being sponsored by The Ribbon Girl this week.


 I used the lovely little Penny Black clear stamps called "Love London", these are just the cutest stamps and I am so pleased to have them especially after yesterday's amazing experience.

I cut out the little Union Jacks and made some bunting going along the card and attached it to some baker's twine.

The little mouse has been coloured with Copics

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing your True Colours !  The DT have made some amazing cards again this week for your inspiration.

I am entering my card into the following challenges :

Penny Black and More : London Celebrates

Desmet Designs - Red, White and Blue  

Thank you for your visit !  Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine !
 
 

Friday, 18 May 2012

La La Land Crafts - Inspiration Friday - Spots and Stripes


This week our theme is "Spots and Stripes"


The DP's I have used are Echo Park "This and That" and these have all been machine stitched.

I used La La Land Crafts "Cowboy Luka" and he has been coloured with Copics.  You can see a full list of the Copics I used on the La La Land Crafts Blog.

We hope you can join us this week and don't forget to add your card to our Customer Gallery and you could be in with winning a prize !

I am entering the following challenges :

Southern Girls Challenge : About the Boys !

Cooking It Up with Katie : Brad, Twine and Rubber Stamp

Crafty Creations Challenges : Birthday Card for a Boy

Thank you for your visit.  Hope you have a great Friday !

 

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Simon Says Challenge - Clean and Simple

Simon Says Stamp



I am up bright and breezy this morning - no idea what that is all about ! I think its because its so light now in the mornings and I'm not used to it yet. It's beautiful and sunny and would you believe, its white with frost ! What is happening with our weather ? I just hope we get a good Summer to make up for it !!

Well, its time again for another challenge over at Simon Says Challenge. We had lots of fabulous entries last week in our Sweet Tooth challenge and we hope you enjoy this one too.

 This week our challenge is CLEAN AND SIMPLE. So, you should be able to knock up a card in 5 minutes for this challenge ! ROFL !

 As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !!


The Design Team are this week showcasing La La Land Crafts Stamps and Lawn Fawn Stamps.  If you have any of these, we would love to see them but you don't need to use them to enter this challenge.


For my card I used La La Land Watercan Marci and she has been coloured with Copics

The DP's are Crate Paper - Pretty Party and the little butterfly is also Crate Paper, from the chipboard accents sheet.

I used my Dymo machine for the sentiment.  I see that K&Company have released a similar machine for their Smash* range which is very similar to the one I have.  You can find it HERE

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing all your clean and simple cards !

I am entering my card into the following challenges :

Bunny Zoe Crafts - Anything Goes

Pile It On - Clean and Simple

2Sisters Challenge Blog - Make It Girly

Color Me Creative Copic Challenge Group - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for your visit and have a great Wednesday !



  

Friday, 11 May 2012

La La Land Crafts - Inspiration Friday - Hey Girlfriend !

Whooo hooo it's Friday and the weatherman said this morning that it should be dry and sunny ALL weekend ! Now won't that make a pleasant change ?!! I will be a busy bee though as I have some commissions for Cardmaking and Papercraft to get on with and I need to get my bum into gear !! 

So, as it's Friday, it's time for another La La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday. This week our theme is "Hey Girlfriend !" and the DT are using the "Girlfriend" collection of stamps.


 I used "Shopping Ally" from the Girlfriend's collection and she has been coloured with Copics.  You can see a full list of the colours I used on the La La Land Crafts Blog

The papers are Pink Paislee "Spring Jubilee" and I machine stitched them all.

We hope you can join us this week and add your creation to our customer gallery.  You could be in with winning a prize if you do !

Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a great Friday !

 

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Simon Says Challenge - Sweet Tooth

Simon Says Stamp

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our 3rd Birthday Challenge last week. It was fantastic to see so many of you coming to join the party :-)
All those cupcakes have left us with a SWEET TOOTH ,,,, so that is our theme for this week !!

make your cards/creations using cupcakes, chocolates, sweets etc  :-)

This week the Design Team are showcasing Faber-Castell products. If you have any of their products we would love to see them in your projects this week but its not necessary to join in :-)
 
As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !!


AND

Faber-Castel will also be giving a lucky entrant a lovely Mixed Media Sampler set and a 4 pack of Gelato's !! :-)



Woo Hoo !! :-)


I have had a tin of Faber-Castell pencils for the longest time and I have not even used them *blush* !  I just had to try all the other brands that were mentioned in blog world at the time but never got round to trying these !  I must say, although my colouring leaves a lot to be desired on this card, the pencils are gorgeous and I can highly recommend them.  They are so easy to use and the colour from the pencil picks up really easily with the water.  So, if you are into watercolour pencils, I can highly recommend these ones !

I used Versafine ink to stamp the image onto watercolour paper.

The image I used is one of the MFT a la Modes called "Birthday Girl".  The sentiment is in this set too.

The DP's are DCWV "Sweet"

The flowers are some Prima flowers I have had for a very long time.

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week.  The DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration.  Hop over to the Challenge Blog to take a look !

I hope you have a great Wednesday and thank you for your visit.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Papertake Weekly - Cute, Cute, Cute !

Good morning ! I hope you all had a good Bank Holiday weekend and managed to keep dry ! We had a lovely time and it was made a lot nicer by the fact that the hubster was home for most of it. He took the girls swimming and we loaded the girls bikes up in the car and took a stroll/ride along the river in Bradford on Avon on Sunday which was lovely.  It was so nice to see a bit of sunshine for a change !

So, here we are again, Tuesday and its time of Papertake Weekly !  Our challenge this week is "Cute, Cute, Cute" which should be really easy peasy for you all !  We are being sponsored by The Stamp Fairy this week.


The DP's I used are My Mind's Eye "Love Me".  I just adore these papers !  These have all been machine stitched.

The image is by Lilli of the Valley "Milly Cuddle Time" and this little cutie has been coloured with Copics.

The little sentiment at the bottom is the new American Crafts Dear Lizzy Roller Date Stamp.  This is great and prints really well.  I just love the line of little hearts and dots too - so cute !

The ribbon is from my stash and the brad is again American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sketchbook

The corners were punched from an EK Success photo corner punch which I have had lurking in a drawer since time began I think !

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing all your cuties !  The DT have made some marvellous cards for your inspiration again this week.

I am entering my card into the following challenges :

Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes

Craft Your Days Away - Just for Children

Craftymess Challenge Blog - Pink and Cute

Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - 4 Legged Friends

Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Stitching

Thank you so much for your visit. Have a great Tuesday !

 

Friday, 4 May 2012

La La Land Crafts - Inspiration Friday

It's Friday and that can only mean one thing - it's Inspiration Friday over at La La Land Crafts ! 

This week our theme is "All Wired Up" i.e. using wire or chain in your creation !

Take a look at the DT's creations on the La La Land Crafts Blog, they have some marvellous examples for you !

 The DP's I used are My Mind's Eye "All Dolled Up"

I used La La Land "Dress Up Marci" and coloured her with Copics.  A full list of the colours I used can be found on the La La Land Crafts blog.

The sentiments are Melissa Frances transfers 

For the "wire" part I threaded some beads onto a piece of wire and threaded it through the card to make a necklace.  I also think the gorgeous pin that my Simon Says Stamp teamie, Mandy, made me will count too !

We love to see your La-La Land Crafts makes so just link them up to the Customer Gallery and be in with a chance to win a prize. 

Have a great Friday and I hope you also have a super Bank Holiday weekend !

Thank's for your visit !

  

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Simon Says Stamp's Challenge Blog Celebrates their 3rd Birthday !







This week we are celebrating our 3rd Birthday! This calls for a party and of course you all are invited!  In honor to really celebrate we will be having extra prizes at Simon Says Stamp and a special sale for followers of this challenge only, be sure to check out below for details!
 
FIRST PRIZE 
a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore 
(the first number picked by the random generator)



The next 3 numbers drawn will each win:
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month MAY 2012 YOU CAN DO ANYTHING

That is not all !! EVERYONE will get a gift this week too !! It is time to reward all of our lovely followers and supporters who join us week after week :-)

Beginning today, May 2nd at 12:00 EST and ending Friday, May 4th at 11:59 EST you can receive 10% off all your purchases by entering the code bbsim1

 When you go to check out, enter the promotion code at the bottom of the page that says "Billing & Shipping" at the top. There will be a box for you to enter your promotion code which will automatically deduct this amount from your total upon check out

We're so proud of our amazing team, please be sure to check out everyone's fantastic Birthday themed inspiration this week!
GD Dora

Lols
Chris
Jo 
Domi
Debby
Heather
Christine
Mandy 
Dawny P
Melissa
Marcea
Becca
Joy

Here is the card I made for this week's challenge and Birthday celebrations !


For my card I have used some of the new American Crafts Amy Tangerine goodies !

Here is the list


We hope you can join us in our Birthday celebrations this week and we look forward to seeing all your Birthday creations ! 

 
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