Wednesday 24 February 2010

Simon Says Challenge

It's's Wednesday's Simon Says Challenge time !!!!

Yes, its that time of the week again when we have another fantastic challenge for you to play along with. Before I tell you more though, thank you so much to all those who entered our Happy Hello challenge and blog hop. I have announced the winner of the Cuttlebug folder (please see post below) and the winner of the grand prize will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog later !

This week's challenge is VINTAGE WITH FLOWERS and the DT are this week showcasing Prima flowers and boy, what a selection of Prima's Simon Says Stamp has in store ! It's like a magical garden !

We also have a special Designer in the Spotlight joining us this week. Anna "Queen of Prima" ! and former Simon Says Challenge Design Team Member is joining us !!

The DP's are by Melissa Frances. I have distressed the edges with a distressing tool and antique linen distress ink.

The frame has been made from a cereal box (!) which I cut with my nesties and then painted with picket fence crackle paint, rubbed with antique linen distress ink and then I added a coat of glossy accents, not too thick so I had a subtle shine. I must say, the cereal box was perfect !

I stamped the background of the image with a crackle stamp in antique linen distress ink and then cut out and placed beautiful, sparkly Tilda in the frame. She has been coloured with ProMarkers and I added some stickles to her wings.

The flowers are all Prima and you can find the ones I used here I added some pearl glimmer mist to them and added some pearl brads, raffia and punched leaves from a Woodware punch and Martha Stewart punch.

All the pearls are by Kaiser

The butterflies have been punched from vellum with a MS punch, pearls and stickles added.

The ticket is a Tim Holtz adage ticket which I distressed.

The lace is from my stash.

There is a fantastic prize of a $25, P&P free shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store which Heidi is very generously giving to the winner.

Yet again, my fellow DT'ers have done an a.m.a.z.i.n.g job with their creations this week, you must hop over and visit them and prepared to be inspired !

I am also entering my card into the following challenges :

Stamp Something - Touch of Spring Somethings

Allsorts - Tag, Ticket or Label

Spoonful of Sugar - Distress inks, Pearls and Glitter

Creative Belli Blog - CBC85 Butterflies/Dragonflies

Crafty Creations Challenges - Cut it out and pop it up !

My Time to Craft Challenge - In the Frame

Thank you so much for your visit and for any comments you may leave. As always, they mean so much.

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  1. This is incredible Jo!!!!! I love the gorgeous colours and your cereal box frame!!! absolutely stunning card! hugs, Jane xxx

  2. Stunning card Jo, love everything you've done it's sooooooo pretty
    hugs Mandy xx

  3. wow!!! So nice card! I love this image so much )))) The colors are great )))

  4. Hello Jo!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with this beautiful card... so sweet!

    Saskia :)

  5. Gorgeous card Jo :-) I love this Tilda and the way you did this is just so clever ! I love the crackle background and the frame too ,,,, everything is just gorgeous ! :-)

    Lols x x x

  6. Hi Jo

    I love your card.

    Such beautiful delicate colours and the sentiment on your ticket goes perfectly with the image.

    So many gorgeous layers and lovely flowers!! Love it!

    Thank you for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

  7. Wow, what an amazing card, it's gorgeous xxx

  8. very stunning Jo!! Love the colours sweetie...
    hugs, Janiel

  9. This is really beautiful Jo, the flowers look stunning and I love how the sentiment goes with the cute Tilda image, it all looks so pretty! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  10. Wow Jo, This is fabulous. Lovin those soft dreamy colours.

  11. What a beautiful card Jo,i love your image.
    So gorgeous papers and colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  12. beautiful card - thank you for joining in MTTC challenge this week x

  13. Gorgeous!! Never throw out cereal boxes... I always use the 'kraft' inside for all different bits 'n pieces! Love your frame x

  14. Aren't you smart to save!! I love this adorable image and the sparkly butterflies! thanks for playing the Belli Challenge with us!

  15. ooo this is beautiful sweetie, those papers and flowers are gorgeous, a perfect image choice too darlin, love everything about this card sweetie :)



  16. Oh wow hun, this is pure perfection - just adore it. Delish flowers too - totally scrummy

  17. Oh wow hun, this is pure perfection - just adore it. Delish flowers too - totally scrummy

  18. this is incredibly sweet! Thanks for joining the Belli Challenge this week!

  19. Where in the world are you getting Melissa Frances? I LOVE IT!!! I can't seem to find it in cyber space. Boy, you put a lot of gorgeous work into this card. I need to really study it with all the fabulous details. Beautiful work!
    Hugs, Dena

  20. oh what a pretty card, the image is so sweet and I just love it

    thanks for joining us this week on Allsorts


    Amanda xx

  21. Just had to stop by and say how beautiful and lovely your card is!! Suuuuuupppperb! :0)

  22. Beautiful card! thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge

  23. Wonderful card Jo! Beautiful the soft colours and love the lace, the flowers and the image!:)

    Hugs, Tímea

  24. What beautiful delicate colours on this fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining in with the challenge from MTTC this week!


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