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 ,,
IT'S SO DISTRESSING
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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