Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Anything but a Card !

Good morning, so sorry I am running late. I hadn't realised until now that this must be one of the hardest posts I've had to write. I've just come back from school after saying bye, bye to Mollie as she has gone on a school trip to Wales for a few days and here I am posting an album page of my two beautiful girls I have made for this week's Simon Says Challenge and her gorgeous face just keeps looking at me.

I should be hardened to it by now as she is away with Brownies all the time on trips away from home but I still fall in a heap and cry my eyes out when I get in the car and then behind my front door ! Perhaps I should have made something else, it didn't occur to me when I made it that I would be posting it on the same day she left !!

Anyway, firstly we would like to introduce you to a new member of our team
Kathy Racoosin who is also a designer for Penny Black. You probably all know her but just in case you don't her blog is here........The Daily her a visit and see her wonderful creations.

This week our challenge is ANYTHING BUT A CARD and the Design Team are featuring Tim Holtz products so if you have any of his fantastic products, we would love to see them ! As always though, its not a condition of the challenge.

As always, there is an amazing $50 shopping spree for the lucky winner in the Simon Says Stamp Store and you can be one of the first to get hold of all those yummy new products that have been released at the CHA show.

There isn't a huge amount I can say about this layout apart from I made it in the same way as I made the mini album I made last year for a challenge. I have made it in the same way so I can just add this page to the album. I have just listed below all the Tim Holtz products I have used on it.

Tim Holtz : Blending tool, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Vintage Shabby Papers, Picket Fence Crackle Paint, Grunge Paper, Glossy Accents, Foliage Flowers and Leaves Hardware, Traveler Tissue Tape, Ranger Adirondack Paint Dabber Gold Metallic Acrylic, Ornate Plates, Book, Hardware, Frame, Label, Adage Tickets, Journaling Tickets, Hinge Clips, Elegant Florishes Die

We look forward to seeing all your projects for our challenge. As always the rest of the Design Team have made some amazing projects for your inspiration. Please visit them and leave them some love !

Thank you for your visit today and for any comments you leave. They always mean so much.

Right, off to make myself busy. I am sure she is having a wonderful time already and not even missing me !


  1. aww ,, have a cuppa T and a good ol cry ,, then wipe the tears and try to take your mind off Mollie being away ,, I am sure she will have a fabulous and fun time xx
    Gorgeous page Jo ,, the girls are truly beautiful and the way you framed theire little faces is just stunning !! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Beautiful hun!
    Fantastic Scrapbookwork!


  3. You big softie!!!!! Okay I would have been exactly the same.... in fact I still am and Georgia is nearly 15 now, lol!
    I adore your album page, it's sooooo sweet and the girls look gorgeous..... and I cannot believe how grown up Izzy is getting now, blimey!!!
    Hope you are feeling a bit better?
    Big hugs, T xxx

  4. Gorgeous page, Jo! Love all the TIm Holtz product you used on it creative! The girls are adorable...such sweet little faces and bright smiles! I am sure Mollie with have a wonderful time...I know it is tough having them away if only for a few days but you need some "me" time too! Hope you're feeling better soon,hun! Big hugs,t

  5. Awwwwe bless you sweetie, I'm sure I'd be the same, often feel lost when they simply stay a night at grandparents LOL!
    Your layout is Fabulous and your girls are beautiful love all the wonderful details, those flowers are stunning!
    Sending BiG HuGs your way...
    Kim x

  6. Hi jo not to worry enjoy the peace and quiet. I know when either of my two are away it's all calm at home.
    love the page, i haven't done scrapbooking for ages now i'll have to get doing my photo's are piling up LOL
    Hugs Angie x

  7. Aww sweetie I was just the same as you, Jodie's week in France at the age of 10 & Gareth's at 11 were among the worst weeks we've ever had, hubby and I were so miserable both times.
    Jode is now 18, Gareth 22 and he's just moved back home again, we feel a lot different now & if they ever leave home we are changing the locks or moving quick lol. Did I make you laugh? x

    Jo your girls are beautiful and so is your page, such a lovely keepsake, I love the products you've used, you've great taste chick lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  8. This is beautiful, just like your little ones!!!! Don't fret, Mollie will be home soon with tons of fun tales to tell!!!! Big hugs,

  9. This is a very pretty LO! It has lots of lovely elements and your girls are beautiful. ;0

  10. Love your fabulous layout page Jo. I know how you feel but I'm sure Mollie will be fine.

  11. Hi Jo - gorgeous page, just look at those two cuties!!! Just to think - you were packing their bags and sending them to me a couple of weeks ago - I suppose I would have had to put them on the next plane back as you would have been missing them!!!
    Fabulous colours and I just love your details, especially those scrummy flowers and leaves.
    Heather xx

  12. Hi Jo, hope your feeling better hun, my sons just moved out he is 29 but I feel kinda empty lol, once a mum and all that he he,

    you got any of those dies I made you fancy yet?

    love love love your page hun, love the details and your children are gorgeous, hugs Liz xx

  13. Beautiful page, Jo!! What gorgeous little treasures you have!! So darling!! The flowers you did are FAB!! I love the layout.

    Simon Says Stamp

  14. Aww, this is so sweet Jo and I love the Tim Holtz tickets you've added, it looks so pretty! :) Love, Georgia xx

  15. Ah hun, I feel for you, I'm absolutely dreading when mine are old enough to go on school trips, I could cry just imagining it! Your page is absolutely stunning! gorgeous pic, your girls are beautiful!! Stunning details and design too - love it! hugs, Jane x

  16. Awe Jo hun I hope your feeling better and she will soon be home in your loving arms, they are so adorable, love your LO and all the timmy products you used.
    Hugs Linda


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