Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Simon Says Challenge - Glimmer and Sparkle

Simon Says Stamp

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our Anything Goes challenge last week. It was so great to see you all playing along with us. 

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

This week our challenge is


This week the DT are showcasing Lindy's Stamp Gang products.  As always, if you have any of these to use we would love to see them but you can still join us if not !

We have an extra prize this week !  The lovely people over at Lindy's Stamp Gang will also be giving a lucky winner this fabulous parcel of Halloween products !

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !!

The DP's I used are BoBunny Apple Cider Collection.  These are gorgeous papers, so rich in colour.  I  machine stitched around the outside edge with some gold metallic thread.

The ornate frame is by Kaisercraft.  I used the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst "Cocoa Bean Copper" and Moon Shadow "Van Dyke Sepia" Mists on both the ornate frame and the crown.  I also very lightly dabbed a Versamark stamp pad over the frame and crown and added some copper embossing powder for more texture and shine.  I ran a Krylon gold leafing pen around the outside edge of the crown and smudged it with my finger.  I was a right mess by the time I had finished misting, embossing and smudging but it was great fun !

The picture inside the frame was from a sheet of October Afternoon "Farmhouse".  I added some colour to the flowers with Copics.   I aged with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I used a doily die and cut another piece of October Afternoon "Farmhouse" paper from it and aged with Vintage Photo distress ink.

The sentiment and card behind the frame are from my stash.

The leaves and butterflies are also from my stash.  They are made by Prima.  I bought them a long time   ago, and so unfortunately I think they have been discontinued, from Simon Says Stamp.   I've never managed to find the courage to use them until now !!  They sell some very similar leaves and butterflies so I am sure you could make up your own version !

The crown is by Maya Road.  I added some red pearls.

You can find links to the products I used below.

Now an artistic view !

We hope you can join in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing your glimmer and sparkles !

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you leave, they always mean so much.

Have a super, fantastic day !


  1. Awesome card! I love all the glimmer and sparkle on it! :))

  2. Absolutely gorgeous card Jo :-) I love all the autumnal colours and fabulous details, the leaves and butterflies are stunning !! Love the picture in the frame too ,,,, perfect ! :-)
    I would frame this ,,,,, :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Jo, this is truly stunning! Love the rich colors, gorgeous elements and textures, and I can tell that the sparkle is amazing in person! WOW, love it! :)

  4. Gorgeous card Jo!! Love all the sparkle!!


  5. So pretty! I love the oranges and browns you used! Love how your card sparkles:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  6. Wow! Stunning Autumn piece, Jo! I really love the leaves & other foliage off to the side...stunning colors too!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. Absolutely stunning Jo, love all the details.

  8. Absolutely stunning Jo, your colour scheme is beautiful and I love all your sensational details.

    Heather xx

  9. WOW, Jo, this is spectacular! Perfect colors of the season, and love all the beautiful accents!

  10. Gorgeous card! Love all the warm, autumn details!


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Thanks !

Jo x

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