Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,,,, Use Newspaper !! :-)

WOW !!!!!, THANK YOU so much to everyone who entered our Anything Goes challenge. We have never had to many entries and can't thank you enough for sharing all your fantastic creations with us. The final tally was 1121 entries !! AWESOME !!!
The DT have REALLY tried to get to visit you all but as you can imagine it may be difficult to visit you all, we are trying though :-)

Before moving on to our new challenge this week we would like to welcome two new DT members to the Simon family, Joy aka Less is More and Britta . I am sure you will have all visited both Joy and Britta's blogs but if not, you are in for a real treat ! Welcome aboard Joy and Britta.

This week's challenge is to use NEWSPAPER !

It can be the real mccoy, newspaper print designer paper or even a stamped image with newspapers featured on it, even something found inside a newspaper, Debby had a fabulous idea ,,,, :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! See the NEWEST stuff on the All New Just In Page For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too !!! :-)

I needed to make a card using 2 House Mouse stamps so a Joy fold card it was !!

For the outside I used my new Extra Extra stamp ( I bought this specifically for this challenge ,, any excuse eh !! ) Here is Amanda reading THE most important bit ,,, stale donuts on offer !!! Where there’s mice there is usually food ! Smile I coloured her with Copics and kept the colours very neutral I then inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. The papers are from a Tim Holtz Lost and Found paper pack, I inked all the edges with the ink, distressed them with a Paper Distresser and sewed all the edges. I used a Idea-ology word stick that can swing across to hold the card closed and another Tim Holtz thingy that I can’t remember the name of ,,,, :-)

I have to thank Scoopy for the stamped image called Donut Bliss, I NEEDED this image for this card !! This is Muzzy eating Monica’s donut ,,, naughty Muzzy ! :-) I stamped some mice feet using a Penny Black stamp ( retired) and the Happy Birthday was made using a Lawn Fawn alphabet set.

I really enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it Smile

The DT have made some fanbloomintastic cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the challenge blog to see them Smile

Challenges :

Anything Goes ,,, More than one fold

Tuesday Throwdown ,,,, Something Metallic

Craft Your Days Away ,,,,, Fancy Folds

The Stamp Man ,,,,, Anything ‘Tim’

Rainbow Lady’s ,,,, A Stitch In Time