Wednesday 16 October 2013

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas/Happy Holiday

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our "Use a Rubber or Clear Stamp" Challenge last week.  We hope you had fun !  

It's Wednesday and 

Yes, we have a new challenge over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge !

The theme this week is 

Christmas/Happy Holiday

Yes, its that time again, Christmas is just around the corner !

Did you know that there are only 69 days til Christmas ?!!  I just knew you wanted to be reminded of that fact !!!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

Ooooh I had fun making my card this week I can tell you !  I had glittery bits and die cut bits everywhere !

I used the new gorgeous papers from Lawn Fawn "Peace Joy Love" for the background and also just had to try some embossing paste too with the new Simon Says Stamp "Falling Snow" die just to see what all the fuss is about !  Well, I can tell you that its amazing stuff and I'm really keen to use it again.  It is so smooth and easy to apply and doesn't take long at all to dry.

After I applied the embossing paste, I wanted my snowflakes to sparkle and so sprinkled some iridescent embossing powder over the top and then heat embossed it.  I would have used glitter but I didn't have any !

For the snowdrifts I used the Simon Says Stamp "A2 Card Curved Edge" die.  Who would think that such a simple die could do so much ?  I just cut some white card to the width I wanted and then moved the die to various positions to get that "snowdrift" look.  When the snowdrifts were cut, I arranged everything I needed for the front of my card, held all the pieces down with some magic tape and then put the stencil over the top and applied the embossing paste.  I lifted off the stencil and then let all the pieces dry before arranging them on the card base and raising the snowdrifts with foam tabs.

I hope that makes sense ?  I should have taken a "work in progress" photo !

These cute snowmen are by Lawn Fawn "Making Frosty Friends".  I coloured them with Copics.  I invested in the dies that match this set and I'm so glad I did, they are so easy to use and make everything a lot simpler.  I just adore those little birds (that I made into Robins !).

Well, I hope you are still with me ?!!

I hope you have as much fun as I did and we look forward to seeing what you make !

I am joining the Lawnscaping Challenge #67 which is Pattern Paper Craze (use patterned paper in your project).

Thank's for your visit and I hope you have a great Wednesday !

Copic colours used :

Red : R29 and R27
Blue/Green : BG15 and BG13
Browns : E25 and E23
Grey : T0, T2 and T4 and blender pen


  1. Cute! CUTE!!! I LOVE how you did the snow on this! So adorable!

  2. Gorgeous card Jo ,, the snowmen and little birds are super cute and the snow and drifts are fabulous ,,,, totally awesome :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. I love this card so much! The snowmen look adorable and I absolutely love the birds on the card too! :) xo

  4. This is adorable Jo, I love you images, especially the little birds. Fabulous detailing and what a gorgeous sentiment!!!

    Heather xx

  5. Just love how those snowflakes look, Jo! They just came back in stock and I scooped them up for myself! Snowmen are favorites of mine, better go check out this stamp set, too!

  6. Awesome card! I love the background and the snowmen are to cute!!

  7. Sweet card, Jo! I love the layout and the coloring is perfection :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. adorable card :) i love how the snowflakes came out!! thank you for playing a long with lawnscaping!

  9. Adorable Jo! Love the snowmen and how you made the snow!! Very cool!


  10. Absolutely stunning! Love that snow background and your adorable snowmen. Thanks for playing at Lawnscaping!

  11. Friends truly do warm the heart, and this is such a sweet Christmas card! I love the subtle colors and especially the falling snow background! Cute card!

  12. oh my...this card is awesome!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
    Hope to see you again next challenge ;)
    xoxo Tamara


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