Wednesday 6 January 2010

Simon Says Challenge

Good morning from a very, very snowy Wiltshire ! It is soooo exciting !!! I have never seen snow as deep as it is here at the moment and it is still throwing it down, the air is just thick with snow ! We had our noses pressed to the windows all night last night as they said it would start snowing yesterday afternoon but we didn't have a flake until after we went to bed at 11.30pm so I half expected to wake up this morning to a normal day - which usually happens around here !

We must have predicted this type of weather at Simon Says Challenge when we fixed this challenge as the theme this week is "Hot Chocolate". You can of course use an image which shows lots of yummy chocolate or choose chocolately colours, the choice is yours. The DT have done an amazing job yet again and after I have written this up, I'm off for a mug of the chocolately stuff !!

I actually made my DT piece before Christmas and made it together with my eldest daughter so the girls could give it to their Dad as part of his Christmas present and he loved it and had never seen it before which made it extra special.

I cut the tag by hand and typed and printed off the "Snowman Soup" poem.

The image is the snowman by Magnolia which was actually released a couple of years ago but I only managed to get my hands on him at the NEC in November. Ski coloured him with ProMarkers and she added lots of stickles all over him and rock candy stickles to the edge of the tag so he is very twinkly too. She did a great job, don't you think ?

We then inked the edges with china blue distress ink and added some festive ribbons.

The mug is of course a Christmas mug and we added to it two sachets of hot chocolate drink (Cadbury's of course although I do prefer Galaxy ;o) !!), mini marshmallows (less half a pack for me and the girls to eat while we were constructing it !!!), a candy cane and some chocolates to eat with the yummy drink.

The prize for this week's challenge is of course the fantastic $25 shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp store and with all those lovely new goodies coming out, what an amazing prize to win !

We also have a Designer in the Spotlight this week. JOEY from JOEY'S STUFF has agreed to join us :-) You may remember Sydney, Joey's daughter was in our spotlight too for a recent challenge :-)

Well, wrap up, keep warm and enjoy the snow ! I look forward to seeing all your chocolately creations.

Thank you so much for your visit and for any comments you leave.


  1. Hiya Jo

    oooooh I do love this, I was meaning to do one for last Christmas, maybe I may get one done for this year lol. I love this snowman and the verse is fabulous.

  2. Fabulous gift idea Jo ,, I bet he just loved this :-) The snowman is gorgeous and Ski coloured him beautifully !! She deserves a gold star !! :-) I love the verse too and the contents are yummy ,,, I prefer cadbury's :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Thats a sweet idea. And looks really wonderful hun!

  4. what a wonderful idea, I hope to make more home made gifts next year

  5. Fab tag!!
    Snowed in here too! it is so much fun kids are off school but i have to go back in tomorrow boo hoo!!
    brave the roads!

    Hugs Di xx

  6. LOVE that snowman stamp! he is so cute! i havent seen that one before! really lovely idea, this tag and mug... great :) xx

  7. What a fabulous idea Jo!!! I LOVE it - and I love the poem!!!!! I will have to keep this in mind for next year's Christmas craft sales!! So very very cute!!!

  8. Great idea Jo! Love the card and the image!Beautiful!!:)

    Hugs, Tímea


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