Wednesday 5 August 2009

Simon Says Challenge !

Well here we are on another very rainy day. I keep expecting to see Noah and the Ark floating past the window to give me a ride !!!

On a happier note, it looks like the rain has given you a good excuse to get crafting ! What an amazing response we had to last week's challenge of Distressing ! When I last looked on the Simon Says Challenge blog this morning we had 144 entries ! Obviously distressing is a very popular choice.

Let's hope that this week's challenge is just as popular ! This week our challenge for you is ribbon and buttons and we all have some of those !

Don't forget that scrummy prize of a $25 P&P free shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp store is on offer !

I made a "kickstand card" for this week's challenge. I took the inspiration from a "new to me" challenge blog I discovered on my travels called "Creative Inspirations" as their challenge this week was to make a kickstand card and they look so lovely. I might just be able to scrape in and enter my card for their challenge which I think ends this morning !!

The DP's are Cosmo Cricket "Honeypie" and Core'dinations.

The image is a Penny Black image called "Crossing Bridges" and this has been coloured with Promarkers.

Colours :
Mouse - vanilla, gold, cinnamon, dusky pink, rose pink and blender pen
Flowers - pastel pink, rose pink, gold, blender pen, Sakura clear gel pen
Leaves and stem - meadow green, apple and blender pen
Branch - cinnamon
Outline - blue pearl and blender pen

The Flowers are American Crafts and Hero Arts and the button brads are Making Memories (I think !).

The tulle (which I think counts as ribbon) was sent to me by my lovely friend Martine.

I also decorated the inside of my card :

The grid paper is Scenic Route which I inked with distress ink.

The top has been punched with a Stampin Up notebook punch.

The sentiment is from a fabulous set of Simon Says Stamp "Exclusive" Stamps called "Simply The Best" which is a great pack of sentiments for any occasion you would wish for !

The buttons are from my stash.

The DT have made some wonderful cards for you to drool over this week - hop over and have a look. If you go on a blog hop through the DT's blogs you may also find some blog candy lurking !! Happy hunting !

Today is a busy day for me. Ski is off to Brownie camp tomorrow so I shall be packing her case for her and putting name tags into everything ! She keeps having the odd moment where she doesn't want to go and we have tears. I'm trying to be upbeat and saying she will have a wonderful time but goodness knows how I am holding back the tears ! I think I will miss her more than she will miss us !! I just have to keep it together until the coach leaves at midday tomorrow and then I can open the flood gates :o( At least I will have little Fizzy here keeping me on my toes and I am sure will we have a lovely time together too.

Thank you for your visit and for any comments that you leave.

See you soon !


  1. love your cute card!! thank heaven for this hobby on a rainy day!!! *lol*

  2. Gorgeous,love your beautifully coloured image and embellishments....great job on the challenge!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.

  3. Thats gorgeous. i shall give this one a go when i get chance. loved the distressing one :)
    have fun and do grab five mins for yourself
    hugs June x

  4. Beautiful cards throughout your blog Jo! Great application of colours and thoughtful designs :)
    - Bee Crafty

  5. Hi,
    your Card is so lovely! great Image!


  6. Gorgeous card Jo and I'll be thinking of you pretending not to miss you little darling Ski, I bet she'll have the best time ever and not want to come home LOL! BiG HuGs Hun, Kim :)♥

  7. Oh this is adorable, wonderful PB image and love the kickstand card.

  8. Utterly fabulous card, I love everything about it!

  9. This image is adorable and the tulle bow is perfect!!

    This will definitely inspire others…thanks for making our design team so awesome!!


  10. I adore these little cute mice <3



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