Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,, Christmas in August

Thanks for all your fabulous entries to our Shaped Cards challenge :-) It does make a nice change to move away from the standard square shape and there were some fabulous templates out there that some of you used ! Gorgeous creations !!

We will be back soon with a lucky winner of the fab $50 spree !! :-)

This week's challenge is,,,, CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST

Now we do know that many of us are in a heatwave and Christmas seems so far away, but it will soon be here and what better time to start, or add to your collection, than right now and avoid the last minute rush :-)

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

Heidi and her staff have recently from the CHA and have ordered loads of THE hottest new products. Keep an eye on the All New Just In Pages there are sure to be lots of fab new goodies arriving right now !!

This week we have a new girl joining us in the Designer Spotlight for August
Please give a warm welcome to the super talented SARAH , if you haven't visited her blog then you're in for a lovely treat :-)

For my card I used this fab image from Stamps Happen, this one is called Chillin Penguin, don’t you just love it ! He is soo cute !! :-) ,, he just tripped and fell into my basket on a recent visit to the one and only Simon Says Stamp Superstore, he should have looked where he was going !!! :-)

I coloured the image with Copics, I didn’t bother with shading cos I thought he looked good plain back n white, I did colour another one and shaded it but tossed that in the bin :-) I decided to make a shaker card so I made a frame using Martha Stewart PATP Snowflake punch set. and some red and black cardstock. I forgot to add a few little stamped snowflakes,, stickled of course, AND I was going to use glossy accents on his beak and feet ,, completely forgot and only remembered after I had stuck the acetate frame over him !!! too late now !!! I added a large snowflake , all lovely and glittery in the top corner,,, I used a MS Himalayan Snowflake punch , and 2 smaller snowflakes for that and then added some tiny snowflakes from an EK Success snowflake border punch down the side.

The stuff inside the shaker is Diamond Dust, this is quite heavy and makes a lovely noise when shaken and I added a Melissa Frances rub on to finish.

Thanks for looking :-) Sarah and the DT have made some wonderful cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see them Smile

Also don’t forget we have a special Children’s Challenge running at the same time too so if you have any kiddo’s who would like to take part then go and have a look at that too.

Challenges :

Die Cut Dreams ,,,, Holiday Fun,, is Christmas Holiday OK, if not please delete :-)

Stamp & Fun = Creativity ,,,,, Christmas

Crafty Pad,,,, Use something clear ,,, acetate

Pile It On ,,,, Stay Cool

Little Claire’s ,…. Thing with Wings

Sweet Stampin ,,, Christmas in July

Crafty Catz ,,,,, Christmas in July

Fussy and Fancy ,,,,, Chritsmas in July