Wednesday 20 April 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Emboss It !

Good morning ! What a lovely one it is too and looks like it is going to be another scorcher ! Unfortunately for me, I am stuck in the lounge, on the sofa with my feet up as I lost my footing on Monday morning and have very badly twisted my ankle (I hope !). I am now hobbling around on crutches and having to crawl up the stairs ! Apart from the swelling and it now looking very black with bruise it doesn't seem to have got any worse so I am hoping and praying it is just sprained. Whey they can't just x-ray it at the time is beyond me but there you go. They said the pain was "too general" and wait and see what happens !

It's Wednesday and that means another challenge from us lovely girlies at Simon Says Challenge ! We are really pleased to announce too that Marcea has come back to join us - whooo hooo ! Welcome back !

Don't forget that there is also the children's challenge that is still running and you can find that HERE !

Our challenge this week is EMBOSS IT ! so we want to see some embossing on your project. The Design Team are featuring Belles and Whistles Stamps this week. You don't have to use them but we would love to see them if you have any.

The lucky winner will win a $50 shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp Superstore !!

The DP's are DCWV "The Linen Closet". I just love these papers as some of them are all glittery and embossed and such gorgeous colours too. The photo really doesn't do these papers justice.

I used a Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop punch for the edges.

The Belles and Whistles stamp I used is called Beary Big Hugs - I just love this stamp ! She has been coloured with a mixture of Copics and ProMarkers.

The flowers are a mixture of ones from my stash and a gorgeous fabric rose I cut from a Bo Bunny border trim of them.

Now I will confess to forgetting about the embossing part of this card (blame it on the pain !) so I punched some leaves and embossed them with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. The papers I suppose can be classed as embossed to with the raised pattern on them.

The sentiment ticket is by Hero Arts and is called "Fair and Gems"

We hope you can join us this week in our challenge and if the kids are getting bored, get them creating and join in with our special children's challenge. They too can win a $50 spending spree !

Off to put my feet back up !

Thank you for your visit and hope you have a great day !


  1. Beautiful card Jo and love your colouring, superb, such a lovely image too.
    Hugs Linda

  2. Aww so cute! I love the pretty flowers and the image is adorable.
    May xx

  3. you poor thing, hope you are mended soon. Gorgeous card, loving those papers, they are on my wish list.

  4. Gorgeous card Jo :-) the image is very cute and I love the papers and embellies :-) Very clever to add embossed leaves and I agree the paper is embossed too !! Perfect :-)

    Hope your ankle is getting better xx

    Lols x x x

  5. Hey Jo, gorgeous card hun, love the layout and the colour combo. You have my sympathy re your foot - I did the same last Friday and am now only just beginning to move around a bit better - only ligament damage for me but it sure is painful and the bruise!!! Hope yours is not more serious - take care.
    Dawn xx

  6. Your card is wonderful hun!
    lovely image.


  7. Oh you poor thing, Jo, I hope you are okay and that nothing is broken, hun! Rest up and stay off your feet. Hope you have a lap top so you don't go to crazy with boredom, hun! I love, love ,love your card! Gorgeous her to bits and your colouriing is gorgeous, as always! Love the beautiful flowers too! Take care, hun!

  8. Hi Jo
    What a lovely card I admit I had a blank with the embossing too, used my folders lots when I fisrt started crafting but have neglected them so much of late.
    Ouch to your foot, you poor hun, bring some colouring downstairs and sit with your foot up. I hope it mends soon, biig hugs
    Vicky x

  9. Poor you hunny, that sounds painful, I'm amazed they didn't x-ray it, the pain is blooming generalised after an injury, nhs cuts maybe!!!!
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous Jo, the image is so sweet and those papers are scrummy I got them with my spend but haven't braved cutting them yet lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  10. Oh this is gorgeous Jo beautiful colours and sweet image.
    Hope the ankle is just a sprain and you're back on both feet soon.

  11. Such a sweet image, Jo! I love it!! The flower is gorgeous and delicate!

    Simon Says Stamp

  12. Now then darlin, it sounds like you have really been in the wars - remember to add mixer to your spirits next time!!!! Hope your leg gets better soon, I am so shocked that they have not given you better care - poor you!
    Anyhoo, your card is just gorgeous sweetie, and ooh my - how fabulous is that flower, you clever girlie xxx

  13. Totally gorgeous card Jo ! love the colours !

    maddys fimo fairy candy - ends Tuesday.

  14. Jo this is absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful colours, colours and I love the sentiment ticket!! Your details are gorgeous especially that stunning rose.

    Heather xx


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