Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,, Give Thanks !!!

Thanks to everyone who joined us in the No Cook redipe Challenge last week ,,, This week we have a very spcial challenge and request so PLEASE join in :-)

We have been contacted by a lovely lady, Vera, who is organising a card drive to send Thanksgiving cards to the elderly who live alone or in nursing homes. The Design Team has sent all of their cards to Vera for the CARING HEARTS CARD DRIVE - we would love it if you would too!!!!

Please support ♥ CARING HEARTS CARD DRIVE ♥, in our effort to collect Thanksgiving & Christmas cards to be sent to the elderly that lives in nursing homes or care center. Going on till November 15, 2010. Details & prizes information can be found HERE.

We are delighted to welcome the super talented Dawny P in the Designer Spotlight :-) Dawny will be joining us on the team for the next 4 weeks :-) I am sure you all know THE Pink Piggywiggy and if you don't ,,, where have you been ?? Welcome aboard Dawny :-)

As well as being eligible to enter for the prizes on the Card Drive Heidi will be giveing one lucky entrant a $25 shopping spree to her Simon Says Stamp store too :-) There are new products arriving every day so you will be spoilt for choice !! :-)

For my card I followed the lovely sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge

I used my lovely Sarah Kay Time for Apple Pie image ,, this was THE first Sarah kay stamp I bought and I still love her :-) I coloured her with Copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky distress ink The papers are Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg ,,, I love these, perfect for Autumn :-) The flowers were made using a set of Nellie Snellen flower punches which are fab because they punch and emboss too ,, brilliant !! I also used a Martha Stewart leaf punch ,,and I added Robins Nest Dew drops in the centers. The ribbon was a gift from teamie Debby,, thanks xx and I bought this apple charm especially to use with this image :-)

I added some Glossy Accents to the apples which shows quite well on this piccy :-) the tag was cut out on my Cricut I inked it with Stormy Sky ink then edged it with Vintage Photo the leaves are stamped with Desert Sand memento ink using a Stampendous clear stamp The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set

Friday Sketchers,,, Sketch
Allsorts ,Lets Play Bingo,,bottom row across ,, fab idea for a challenge !! Love this !! :-) We will be copying this ides sometime :-)
Tuesday Throwdown,,,,, Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge ,,, No White Paper ,, I inked everything :-)
Crafty Pad ,,, Torn/Distressed edges
Crazy 4 Challenges ,,,, Fall/Autumn
Fairy Fun Friday,,,,, Tag/Ticket
Stamp Man ,,,, Autumn
Dutch Dare ,,,, Tagalicious
Papercraft Star ,,,,,, Thank You + dry embossing ( the flowers are embossed) die cuts and metal.

Our GD's and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them,, please join in ans don't forget to post your cards to Vera :-)

I have a blog candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to check it out !! :-)

ABC Christmas Challenge ,,, V for ,,,,,, Vertical,

We are already up to 'V' in the ABC Christmas Challenge alphabet !!

This week Samantha chose the theme and she decided on 'V' for Vertical AND she designed 2 fab sketches which you can use if you like :-)

We would like to see at least 2 things on your card begining with the letter 'V' ,, and don't forget it MUST be a Christmas card too :-)

We are sponsored by the Pink Cat Studio and one lucky entrant will have a choice of 5 digi images :-) the DT were all offered an image too !! Thanks Melissa :-)

For my card I used Sketch 1 and Vertical, Very Tall, Vibrant, Vermilion (red)

I used this Very cute Very tall Friendly Snowman image :-) It also gave me an opportunity to use my fab Spellbinders Deckled dies which have been very negelcted. The papers are a download from the lovely Martine's blog I got these last year so you may need to scroll back to find them !! :-) I used a Spellbinder snowflake die too ,,, I use that ALOT,, one of my best buys I think !! I added some Diamond Dust for icy snow and Star Dust stickles for extra sparkle. the sentiment is also from Martine's set :-) thanks Martine xx

I am entering this into the Die Cut Dreams christmas Challenge ,,,, Christmas Humour

Our lovely GD and the DT have made some gorgeous creations for your inspiration ,, so hop on over to the ABC Christmas Challenge to see them :-)
Don't forget to check out the candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp too at the top of my blog :-)

Simon Says Stamp Sponsored house Mouse Candy :-)

I am sorry I am a day late with this ,,, busy busy !! :-)

This gorgeous House Mouse Peaceful Dreams stamp from Simon Says Stamp is brand new and is in fact the November Stamp Of the Month !! This could be used for lots of occasions I think :-)
so if you would like a chance to win this here's the rules :-)

2, ENTER THE SIMON SAYS STAMP CHALLENGE ( the more cards/creations you enter the more chances you get here too :-))
3, Link your cards with the Blue Frog

thats all ,,, easy :-)
Good Luck to you all :-)