Wednesday 31 March 2010

Simon Says Challenge - It's So Distressing !!

I am entering my card in the Fun 2 Stamp Challenge which is to use one or more Tim Holtz stamps !

Good morning ! What a wet and wild one we have today and sooooo cold !

Here is this week's challenge on Simon Says Challenge ......

"Thank you to eveyone who entered the last Easter Challenge :-) We had lots of fabulous entries and I will be back soon with a winner of the spree :-)

We also have the Simon Says Stamp Childrens Challenge on a different post at the moment too,, so let your kids loose in your craft room ;-) Lots of entries are coming in for that too so thank you to all the children :-)

This week the theme is ,,


The Design team have all used Tim Holtz products on their creations. You don't have to but we would like to see you use them if you have them :-)

Heidi will be giving away a $25 shopping spree to the Simon Says Stamp Store and she will pay for the shipping too :-) There are lots of new products in store too ,,, so many in fact it is difficult to keep up with them ! Every day gorgeous new stuff is arriving :-)"

I made my card as simple as I could as I didn't have much opportunity to play and get all grungy although I could have gone for cute but I really wanted to use this Tim Holtz stamp.

The background has been created with distress inks which I have rubbed onto the card. I used broken china, tattered rose, peeled paint, shabby shutters and some vintage photo. The patterns at the top have been created using a piece of torn up Post-It Note and I inked the edges. I then sprayed it all with pearl glimmer mist.

The image is a Tim Holtz stamp called "Flutter". I stamped the stamp with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with brushed corduroy distress embossing powder.

The butterflies are punched with a Martha Stewart punch and I added some pearls and inked the edges.

The sentiment is from a gorgeous set I bought at the NEC at the weekend and its by TPC Studio and is called "Playful Expression". I bought them from here. (Whoops, forgot to add this one to the list Lols !!!).

All the other products can be purchased in the Simon Says Stamp Store They have an enormous selection of Tim Holtz products and I would even go as far to say that they stock every single Tim Holtz product available ! Check it out !!!

Now, I do apologise for not sticking to my promise and posting the photos from my NEC trip at the weekend. Izzy was really sick again on Sunday and on Monday, Mr Blogger decided he didn't want to show any photos so I had to abandon the idea ! Yesterday just went by in a puff of pink smoke !!

Anyway, this is the moment you have all been waiting for .......

She will never, ever forgive me this one but it is worth the telling off I shall get ! hehehehe !!!

From left to right

Tara (giving her bestest Bernard Manning look !!), Georgia (Tara's daughter), Kim Costello

Same piccie but Tara is smiling now ! Is that a better one for you my darlin ?!!!

Kim Costello and Clare Wilkinson

Chris Dark and Heather (Rica)

Me and Clare Wilkinson

Tara and Me !

I didn't take any photos of what I bought. I spent far too much money and was too embarrassed to show you all ! I also had to unpack my bags and put it all away before any little fingers got hold of it all too. Well, that's my excuse anyway :o) !!

It was a truly fantastic, girly day and I met and chatted to a lot more people than I have photos for. I would like to wave to Emma Lockley, Marlene, Dawny P, Kath, Dawn (All Pink Girl), Paula from Pollycraft, Bev (who was so busy with the Hobby House bless her). I am sorry if I have forgotten anyone.

We hope you can join in with our challenge this week. Please take a look at my teamies cards, they are amazing and not all grungy either ! Just goes to show you can distress without being all grungy !!

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Thank you for your visit and for any comments you may leave.


  1. Oh what a this is fab Jo, love the colours. Great Photos not sure Tara will ever forgive you, it may cost you some of that stash you brought.

  2. This is gorgeous Jo! I love the effect you've achieved with the torn post it notes and such a gorgeous stamp! hugs, Jane xxx

  3. What a gorgeous card Jo!!!! It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Sounds like you had fun.....I always have to quickly put my "purchases" away so no one sees how much I spent!!! LOL

  4. Fabulous card Jo ,, I love how you made the design on the side and the image and butterflies are fab :-)

    It looks like eveyone had a fab day at the NEC :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. What a beautiful card, it's gorgeous xxx

  6. Oh you are in sooooooooo much trouble lady!!! I can't believe you put that piccie on and I can't believe I look so much like Bernard Manning, lol! You just wait until November my friend and watch out for my camera lense, okay?!
    Well I really shouldn't be nice to you but I have to say your card is a beauty and the stamp is gorgeous! WOW!!
    Have a lovely Easter weekend matey ;o)
    Big hugs, Tara xxx

  7. Fabulous card, love the soft colours.

  8. This is so gorgeous Jo, I love those sweet butterflies! Just wanted to let you know there's something on my blog for you...
    :) Love, Georgia xx

  9. Gorgeous card Jo, love your distressing and lovely NEC Piccies - looks like you guys had some fun so go on show us what you bought LOL! Kimx

  10. Amazing card, and what a awesome way to use the ATC-stamps :-) I always cut out my motives, but this is really inspiring :-)

    Thanks for your entry :-)

  11. Wow Jo, I had the bestest day I didn't take my camera this time, not very good hey? Funny one of Tara ha ha ha! funny comment too tee hee! So looking forward to our next meet!
    GORGEOUS card sweetie love the tonal colours across the background and the butterflies in motion too! The stamping is fabulous! Hope you had a wonderful Easter... BiG HuGs Kim :)

  12. WOW! Amazing...a dream ;) You all look very happy. A special group of gals. Luv you Jo! Hope to someday meet you!

  13. Ahhhhh, it is sooo nice to see pics of you all and I wish I could have been there to visit with you all and shop! So Glad you all had a fabulous time! Thanks for sharing pics!
    Big Hugs,t


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