Wednesday, February 8, 2012

ABC ‘C’ for Charming

Hi all :-) sorry I’m late today ,,, but I slept in and then had loads of stuff to do ,,,,, this jet lag is exhausting !! :-/

We are now onto the letter ‘C’ on the ABC Christmas Challenge and it is Miria’s turn to choose the theme

‘C’ for Charming ( + Christmas)

If you make a point of joining ours, and the other fab Christmas challenges out there, then you will have a lovely stack ready and no last minute panic’s ,,, well ,, that’s the theory ,, just don't quote me lol :-)

For my card I used my newest ( to me) House Mouse stamp. I saw this used on a blog ( sorry I forgot who’s) but I just loved the paper clip ice skates ,, soo funny :-) this one is called Joyous Noel, coloured with Copics and the edges inked with Broken China DI, I used lots of Hero Arts crystal glitter and Star dust stickles on this.

The papers are Bo Bunny Snowfall ( LOVE these) I used plain white card, inked with Pumice Stone DI and then brushed over with Pearl Perfect Pearls ,, looks like shimmery silver, and SU red cardstock for layering. I used Martha Stewart snowflake punches , a charm ( to fit the theme !! ) and a satin ribbon to finish :-)

We have lots of sponsors this week !!

Simon Says Stamp are giving away a $15 spree ( excludes shipping)

The Stamp Fairy are giving away a a $10 Gift Voucher


The Ribbon Reel are giving a £10 Voucher too !! :-)

Thanks for looking :-) Now ,, hop on over to see what everyone else made and join in !! Smile

Challenges :

Christmas Inspirations ,,,,, Anything Goes

Sparkles Christmas ,,,,, Anything Goes

Ribbon Carousel,,, Anything Goes + Spooled Item

Truly Madly Crafty … Ribbon and Bling

Love Is In the Air ,,,,, :-)

Good morning all :-) I hope you’re all fit and well and looking forward to joining in with our new theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

As you know I recently went to the CHA in California and met up Heidi, Steph and many more people behind the scenes at Simon Says Stamp. If you would like to see a post I made with some photo’s click HERE

While I was there I also met up with the lovely and OH sooo talented Jacqui aka Cats Whiskers and she agreed to join the DT !! WOO HOOO !! Welcome aboard Jacqui :-) We are so honoured to have you join us xxxx ,,, YAY !! :-)

Now onto this week's challenge which is....


As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too!!

Simon Says Stamp

The Design Team, along with our Designer in the Spotlight for February, Linda, have made some amazing creations for your inspiration this week.

We are showcasing Prima Products this week, you don't have to use them but if you have some we would love to see them :-)

For my card I decided to make an easel one and used this lovely image from a Penny Black Clear set called J’aime Paris. what a handsome couple they make eh ,,, if a little thin !! :-) I coloured with me trusty copics, inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink and dotted Star Dust stickles to the flowers. I cut out the image using Spellbinders nesties and inked the scalloped edge with Victorian Velvet DI and then brushed Pink Perfect Pearls over the top, really shimmery IRL. I used the same technique for all the backing papers and what looks like a strip of ribbon with the punched hearts on !

The papers are Prima from a Sparkling Spring set and the gorgeous rose is also from Prima, it was white and already glittered but I sprayed it with a copic using my copic air brush so that it would match perfectly :-) Isn't it GORGEOUS !! ( I can't find the link to this particular flower set but this is similar

I framed the whole card using a Martha Stewart Double Loop PATP kit and I also used a MS Heart border punch too. It does look like this is stuck on wonky ,, but it is straight irl ,,, HONEST !! :-)

I finished with a few Hero Arts pearls, a Heart Swirl die cut, some bias tape and a brad from American Crafts.

Thanks for looking :-) Our lovely Designer in the Spotlight, Linda, and the DT have made some ‘Love’ly cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see what they all did !! Smile


Try it on Tuesday ,,, Card for a true love

Creative Craft ,,, Bingo (I did Flowers, Brads, Gems)

Stamp With Fun ,,,,, Love

Stamps & Fun = Creativity ,,, Hearts

Come and Get It ,,,, Love is in the Air

Everybody-Art, ,,, Swirls ( I used a Heart swirl die)