Wednesday 29 September 2010

Simon Says Challenge - Photo Inspiration and Autumn Colours and Exciting News !

Gosh ! Has a week gone by already ?!! I can't believe how quickly time flies.

It's Wednesday and we have another Simon Says Challenge for you ! We have a double challenge, using the photo as inspiration and also to use Autumn colours - yum, my fave !!

Here is your inspiration :

What a gorgeous photo which apparently was taken by Steph in a park in Boston, Ohio.

Here is my card

I followed the sketch over at Friday Sketchers. Simon Says Stamp are sponsoring that challenge this week.

I am also going to enter my card in these challenges too :

Craft Your Days Away - Autumn Doodles

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Seasons Change

Craftalicious - Harvest Festival/Autumn

The DP's are by Imaginisce and are called "Apple Cider". I just love all the yummy colours in these papers. Simon Says Stamp has lots of really lovely embellies and stamps to go with this paper.

The image is by CC Designs and is called "Pumpkin Emma". I think this stamp has been snapped up because of the time of year but I am sure that more stocks must be on their way. If you would really like the stamp then please email Steph or Heidi and they will order it in for you. I have coloured the image with ProMarkers. The sentiment is by Magnolia.

The leaves are by Prima

The ribbon is from my stash.

Jay-Jay is again joining us at our Guest Designer and along with the rest of the DT have made some gorgeous cards for you this week.

There is a fantastic prize of a $25 P&P free shopping spree for the lucky winner !

Really exciting news alert !!!!

I just couldn't believe my eyes when I received my copy of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine on Monday and one of the cards I made for "Quick Makes" is on the FRONT COVER ! Woooo hooooo As you can imagine, I was jumping for joy (well, I still am !!) - how exciting !

If you want to see more of my cards for Christmas and also inspiration for using the free papers included in the magazine then pick up this magazine next time you go shopping ! There are so many fantastic ideas in there too from all the other Designers, a real fabby bumper issue. Also if you go to their website at you will be able to see a sneak peek of this month's magazine !

Anyway, may I proudly introduce my card on the front cover...............!

Thank you for your visit, it was lovely to see you. I look forward to seeing all your yummy creations for our challenge.


  1. Fabulous card Jo ,, the image is just perfect for the challenge and the papers and embellies are fab too :-)

    Congratulations Cover Girl !!! wooo hoo !! way to go Jo !!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. congrats Cover Girl...I love this magazine too and love their freebie digi paper downloads. Have to wait for 1 1/2 months to get the copy here in Malaysia. Beautiful Apple Cider dp, cute image and lovely autumn colour..fab card!
    hugs, heaney

  3. Hi Jo,

    Another GORGEOUS card with perfect coloring and perfectly picked background papers and my GOODNESS, CONGRATS on making the exciting and well deserved!

    I “fall” in love with your work with every new creation! ;)


  4. congrats on the mag cover
    This is a stunning picture and such a beautiful card x

  5. Wow, way to go Jo! Congrats on being on the magazine cover, awesome!!! Love your Autumn Wishes card, too--beautiful!

  6. What a gorgeous card Jo and that photo is absolutely stunning!

    Congrats on your cover spread too! But then it's not surprising, your work is amazing!

    Carol x

  7. Oh this is fabulous Chris and how exciting to be on the Front Page, congratulations.

  8. This is really cute - and well done on the cover!

  9. Gorgeous card Jo, love the cute image, fabulous papers and I shall definitely remember the tying of the leaves together with a bow 0 inspired!!
    Can't wait to get my magazine so I can boast I know the disigner !!!
    hugs Heather xx

  10. Wahoo Sweetie! Making the front cover - that is fabulous! Your cards are beautiful! Kimx

  11. Hello Jo! Well done for the color challenge! Perfect. You grasp the colors of fall perfectly. gorgeous paper. Very cute little image, and so nicelycolored.
    Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and hope to see you again soon.

  12. Cute card, the image is lovely! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

  13. Gorgeous card Jo i love the leaves papers and gorgeous ribbon. Congrats on being a cover girl. Thanks for joining us at the Craftalicious for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  14. What great news Jo!! Congrats on the cover. What a fantastic surprise. Love your card for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog this week. Love the little leaves in the corner and the layers in the card design. As always your coloring is fantastic. Have a great day!
    xoxo, Christine


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Jo x

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