Wednesday 17 June 2009

Simon Says Challenge !

Good morning ! I am so sorry for being such a bad blogger, all self inflicted unfortunately. Ski had her school fete on Saturday and I got terribly sun burnt so bad in fact I ended up having sun stoke and the most painful neck and arms I have ever experienced in my life. I smothered the girls from head to foot in sun lotion but put it back in the bag when it was my turn, I never gave myself a thought. I will from now on though, I shall remember this for a very long time !

Well this week on Simon Says Challenge we are saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Simon Says Stamp ! Yes, Simon Says Stamp is celebrating its first birthday ! So for this challenge we want you to be creative with all things birthday and join us in our celebrations.

We will also be celebrating with a blog hop which will start at the Simon Says Challenge blog and will end at Simon Says Stamp where you will be able to pick up some fantastic prizes along the way ! The blog hop will start on 21st June at 1400 GMT and will end on 24th June. More details to follow later !

Again, Heidi has very generously given a $25 shopping spree to the winner of our birthday challenge.

The base card is black Bazzill

The pattered paper is unfortunately unknown. I bought it when I first started cardmaking from Hobbycraft and this is the first time I have opened the packet !

The white/pink card is Whitewash Core'dinations which I ran through my birthday folder on the Cuttlebug and then sanded. The purple matting card is also Core'dinations.

The image is a Happy Hoppers, House Mouse stamp called "Balloon Journey" which is available to buy from Simon Says Stamp. This little cutie has been coloured with ProMarker and Prismacolor marker pens. The background has been inked with broken china distress ink.

The sentiment is from a fantastic set from Simon Says Stamp called "Simply The Best" sentiments. The little tag attached to the balloons is also from the same set. I thought it added a nice touch ! You can see it better in the photo below.

The blue tule is a pressie from my very lovely friend Martine ! Thank's darlin !

We also have another "Designer in the Spotlight" for you and this week it is the very talented Kendra who has joined us.

We look forward to seeing all your fantastic entries. The DT's creations are amazing again this week and it would be lovely if you could hop over and visit them and leave them a nice comment as the nice comments always mean so much.

See you back here tomorrow for Colour Create but until then, keep slapping on the sun cream !

Hugs to all !


  1. Hi,
    thats a wonderful Card!!!


  2. Oh Jo you poor thing. It must have been terrible. Glad you are recovered. Like you said you don't do something like that again. Anyway such a gorgeous card..beautiful soft colours and I love the embossed panel. No sun cream up this way!Just rain and more rain!!

    Hugs Judy xx

  3. Wonderful card, beautiful image and love the details.
    Hope you feel better and not so sore.

  4. Aww gorgeous card Jo, great image coloured perfect, great layout. Do hope you are feeling better, sun stroke can be very nasty, sue.x

  5. That´s an amazing card!!

    Hope you´re feeling better now.


  6. Gorgeous card Jo :-) I love the image, I do love all the HM ones ,,, fab! The paper you used is just perfect and the little tag on the balloons is a perfect touch ! Lovely !! :-)

    Lorraine x x x

  7. Beautiful card. A year already! WoW...

    Sorry I've not been around I have been having problems with blogger and also had a new computer set up for me, so been all over the place.

    I've left a little something for you on my blog.


  8. Ooh pooor you, that sounds so painful. Glad you're feeling better now though. No sun cream needed today in this rain!!!
    I love your card, that little bunny is huggable and I love the sanded cuttlebugging.


  9. I adore the mouse! Very cute card Jo, they're beautiful the colours!:)

  10. What a beautiful card Jo,l love the image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  11. oh Jo, I do hope you are feeling much better now! I am the same smother the kids forget about me and being a redhead and very fair I burn burn burn.Hope it improves.

    Your card is beautiful, fantastic image!


  12. Hi thanks for your lovely comments on my blog your blog is fab i love this card sooo cute! sorry to hear about the sunburn i have been like that its horrible isnt it!

    Hugs Di xxxx

  13. Awwwww ouch Jo how painful for you.
    Your card is delightful, that image is soooooo cute

    Hugs Jackie


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Thanks !

Jo x

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