Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,, Lets Play BINGO !! :-)

Good morning all :-) I hope you are all OK and managing to find some time to craft !! :-) We had loads of fabulous entries to Domi's sketch last week ,,, thank you to everyone for joining us :-)

This week we have a very different and interesting challenge for you. We are having a game of Bingo ! So, eyes down and Look In !!. Let's Play !!!......

So, for this challenge its simple ! You just choose 3 items that are in a straight line and it can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal so for instance you could choose brads, lace and gems or punch/die cuts, flowers and gems - simple ! If you need any further guidance, please look at the Design Team's cards on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog and above each card it will tell you which line from the grid they chose.

We would also like to thank the Allsorts Challenge Blog, they ran this same challenge a few weeks ago and have very kindly let us pinch their idea :-)

This week, the prize is a WHOPPING $50 voucher from Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!! Whheeeeeehoooooo!!!!!! How exciting eh?? So, get out your stamps and start creating!!! We can't wait to see what you create!!!! Have a great week & good luck!

I chose the 3rd row down , Gems/Glitter/Ribbon.

This was one of THE very first stamps I ever bought !! It is a pity I don't have a photo of the one and only card I ever made using it ,,, HORRENDOUS ,, but I think I have learned alot since those days and l think this card is a vast improvement !! :-) It is from Stamps Happen this one is called 4 Cats,(oops ,, it is currently out of stock but it will be back in store SOON !!) I love the slightly quirky designs they make :-) This is a huge stamp and there isn't much room for anything else on the front of the card. I stamped the image with Memento ink and coloured with Copics. I then masked all the cats and used my FAB Copic air brush to make the background. I then used some Star Dust Stickles around the edge. The papers are Basic Grey Max and Whiskers and I sewed all the edges on my sewing machine ,, (I have run out of DSST !!) The ribbon was in my drawer and the lovely Champagne Pearls are from Kaiser Craft.

Inside view ,, I masked all the tall cats and just inked the small one for the inside, the sentiment is from a Stampendous Clear Set

Challenges :

Challenge Up Your Life ,,,,, Clean and Simple
CYDA ,,,, Anything Goes
One Stop Craft ,,,,, Card for a Male ( this is for my BIL)
Dutch Dare ,,,, All Stitched Up
Paper Romance ,,, Birthday Card for a Male
Sassy Design Studio ,,,, Use something over a year old ,,, the stamp

Thanks for looking ,,,, now it is your turn to play !! :-) The DT have all made some amazing creations for your inspiration so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see them :-)

ABC Christmas ,,, B for Black and White + Coloured image

Oh wow !!! we had loads of fabulous entries for our 'A' Challenge !! It was a lovely surprise especially as many people were all Christmas carded out !! :-)

For the next fortnight on the ABC Christmas Challenge we have a fab theme for you ,, I LOVE this one and all the DT cards are fantastic !!

+ you may use colours on your image if you wish :-)

We are sponsored by Dustin Pike and he is offering a 1st and 2nd place prizes !! ALSO there is a fab free digi to use for our challenge too ( go and grab it from the Challenge blog )

Now ,,, because I was trying to get ahead with DT cards ( because I am going to the CHA next week !!!! YAY !!! ) I had made my card before Dustin gave the DT some fab images to use ,,,, IF I have time i will make another one tho !! :-)

I LOVE this super cute LOTV Igloo for Two image ,, and I did keep the colours to a minimum ,,,, :-) I coloured the image with Copics and inked around the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink. The papers are Doodlebug and I used a Martha Stewart Icicle punch, some spotty organza ribbon and a few Robins Nest Dew Drops. I used Star Dust Stickles around the edges and on the igloo and Diamond Dust for the icy ground. People have asked me what I use to glue this on ,, I have found Glossy Accents to be the best ,,, it doesn't fall off like it does with PVA glue. I have stitched around the edges ,,, my sewing machine is getting alot of use at the mo' ,, I have run out of DSST !!!! :-)

Here is a close up ,, I decoupaged the little Penguin with his sleigh :-)

Challenges :

LOTV ,,,, Things with Wings :-))
Everybody's Art Challenge ,,,,,, Snow
Scrap Creations ,,,,, Winter Blast
Aly's Sunday ,,,,, Things with Wings
Lets Ink It Up ,,,,, Anything Goes
Copic Creations ,,,,, Anything New ,,,, this stamp is new.

The DT have made some fabulous cards so please pop over to the challenge blog to see them , but before you go please leave me a comment so I know you popped by :-)