Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Last card for today !!! :-) Promise !!

I followed Kimmi's fabulous sketch on the Stamping for the Weekend Challenge :-) Donna has also done a gorgeous sketch too which I will use to make a card tomorrow :-)

I used a new Rachelle Anne Miller stamp,, isnt she lovely !! this is the only one I have but I will definitely be getting more :-) Beautiful stamps :-)
I used Funky Fairy's Papercrafts paper from the Cherish collection and also a Bearly Mine Designs paper from my CD
I also used some whitewash coredinations :-)

The flower is made from prima ones and I used a silver centre and a heart charm,, nice eh !! :-)

The sentiment is Simon Says Clear Stamps SIMPLY THE BEST SENTIMENTS Exclusive Set

I also used a couple of heart shaped and I made the hat pin decoration.

I am also entering this in the Spoonful of Sugar Challenge who have 'Hearts' as their theme :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)
I have blog candy on offer so if you would like to see what's on offer go and see my post for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

Lorraine x x

Moving Along With the Times + DT call

A friend came to visit me earlier today and asked me to make her a card for her son who will be celebrating his 18th Birthday next week :-) I can hardly believe he's all grown up ,,,he was one of my cub scouts not so long ago ,,, !!

I used a WOJ image,,, perfect for an 18th I thought !! I coloured him with copics and added a little ice stickles n he was ready to be stuck on all the layers :-)
I used some brown'khaki coredinationns and put that through the my big shot using the birthday embossing folder and sanded ;-)
I think the papers are HOTP,,, The stars and numbers were cut out on my cricut and sprayed with glimmer mist for sparkle :-)

I followed Claire's fab sketch on Moving Along With The Times Challenge The option was to use ice blue and white but am sorry to say I didn t do that :-(. When I just went to get the link I saw that there is a DT call so if anyone is interested you have to be quick !! The call ends later this evening !!

I also made this card to fit in with The Pink Elephant Challenge who has stars and strips as their challenge,,, well I do have 2 strips going across :-) ( I actually mis read it as stars and stripes until I went to get the link so if I don't qualify just scrub me off :-)) and the One Stop Craft Challenge who who has Stars and Stripes as their theme

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)
I have blog candy on offer so if you would like to see what's on offer go and see my post for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

Lorraine x x x

Simon Says Paper Piece AND Hidden Blog Candy :-)

First of all we would like to say a big thank you to all the entrants of last weeks challenge. We really enjoyed coming to see your creations using those fabby colours :-)
I would also like to say a special thanks to all of the fabulous designers over the last few weeks who have been in our 'Designer Spotlight' Thanks so much girls :-)

For this weeks challenge we decided to make it nice and easy for you, :-)


We would like you to cut out a piece of paper and stick it onto your image instead of colouring it ! This is a fabulous technique to know especially if you make a mess of colouring and need to rescue a disaster ( yeah ok it happens to me too :-))

The Design team have made some fabulous cards for you to see and to give you some ideas :-) As an added incentive we have a little mini blog hop for you !! :-) Some of the DT will be giving away blog candy on the card connected with this challenge :-) You need to find them and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning !!!

Heidi is also giving the usual $25 shopping spree to the Simon Says Stamp Store including shipping to a lucky entrant drawn at random :-)If you have facebook you can become friends with Simon Says Stamp on there too :-) Just look for "Simon Stamps".

As you can see I chose to use the fabulous Simon Says Clear Stamps WE ARE FAMILY DOLLS Exclusive Set Click on this link to see the whole set.

Would you like these ??? Well Heidi has very kindly let me have a brand new set to give away !! All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post AND enter the challenge AND become a follower !! :-)

I do love this set,, gorgeous and so easy to use,,, easy shapes to cut !! :-) I coloured the images with copics and paper toled them :-)

I used a Tim Holtz mask to cover the red card and sponged gold brilliance ink over it, I love the effect that has,,, looks even more lovely in real life :-) The patterned papers are basic Grey from the 'Wisteria' paper pad. Gorgeous papers those ,, amongst my fave's :-) The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

The Design Team have made some fabulous cards for you to see and hopefully get some inspiration. Go and see them on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog Also go and find the other yummy candy's leaving comments for the DT on your way !! :-)

I made this card following Claudia's fabulous sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge Thanks Claudia :-)

Good luck girls ( we never have any boy entrants ,,, wonder why ! :-))

Thanks for your comments I really do appreciate them and love to read them,,, boosts my confidence no end !!! :-)

Lorraine x x x

Funky Fairy's Lovely Recipe Challenge :-)

We have a fabulous recipe challenge for you this week :-)

4 papers
3 embellishments
2 punched items
1 image

We also welcome Hazel as our fabulous Guest Designer for the next too weeks so please go and leave her a nice comment :-) Welcome aboard Hazel :-)

I used one of my new Pink Gems stamps,,,, again :-) Isn't she lovely !! :-)
I coloured her with copics, paper toled her ( new term for 3'D ing) :-) and placed her in a frame from the Doodlemental papers, perfect !! All the patterned papers are Doodlementals papers,,, very funky :-) The backing paper is it's so Distressing, I also used this as 'sky' in the frame :-)

For the embellies I used 2 buttons and a ribbon and finished with 2 punched cats :-)

The Design team on the Funky Fairy's Challenge have made some fabulous cards to show you and hoefully give you some inspiration so veist the Funky Fairy's Challenge blog to see them. Don't forget to visit their blogs and leave them a nice comment too ;-)

To be in with a chance of winning a fabulous paper download you have to use at least one Funky Fairy's Papercrafts download. If you've never used them before and would like to try before you buy there are lots of free ones available for you to download on the Blog of Inspiration, there are also some gorgeous creations on there for you to see ! Fantastic !! MUST SEE !! :-)

Thanks for looking, i really do appreciate all of the comments that you leave for me and am really disappointed if you don't :-) So PLEASE leave me one
AND please join us over on this fab challenge WE NEED YOU !!!! :-)

Lorraine x x