Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Simon Says......Anything Goes!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

It's the last Wednesday of the month, and that means it's your favorite challenge at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, Anything Goes!  The design team is using Mama Elephant or Avery Elle products this week.  If you have some of either, we'd love to have you use them for your entry, too!

I chose a fun Avery Elle stamp set called Framed Fonts.  I had so much fun making the first card that I made another.


This one uses ivory parchment as my card base, Hero Arts Cup O' Joe mid-tone ink, some washi tape, and May Arts Natural Twine.  The little hearts are included in the stamp set.  I'm entering this one into the Moxie Fab World's Card Creations Week: Washi Tape Challenge.


I used another of the sentiments here, with Hero Arts Punch chalk ink for this one, and made a big banner from a paper I love from October Afternoon's Farm Girl pad.  I added some die-cut flowers from the Memory Box Bella Bouquet die and a Sizzix leaf branch die, using cardstock that matched the design paper.  Again I stamped that little heart in the same colors.


As usual, Heidi, that generous lady, has provided us with another $50.00 gift voucher to spend any way you'd like at the Simon Says Stamp Superstore!

31 comments:

deesdesigns said...

Love them both, I appreciate the versatility you've shown using different color palettes.I always look forward to seeing your creations. I've enjoyed being part of the Simon Says team this past months. Dee

CinnamonSally said...

Two fabulous cards Lin, I love the simplicity of the top one and the pretty flowers on the bottom one!

Jingle said...

These are very pretty, Lin!

Jackie said...

I just ordered that set! Thanks for the inspiration - your cards are always beautiful.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both are lovely,, the first one looks more masculine and the 2nd pretty and feminine :-) both fabulous :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Lisa Carroll said...

Amazing cards, Lin! Love how you have highlighted and embellsihed both framed sentiments... same technique, two different but fabulous looks! :)

Jo Nevill said...

Lovely cards Lin, I love how you have used the flowers on your second card and the colours.

Hugs

Jo x

Heather said...

Both fabulous card Lin, I love the gorgeous colours, pretty papers
and wonderful dies on the second. The first one is beautiful. I love the design, stamping and fabulous colours on the second - definitely my colours!!
hugs
Heather xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous cards, Lin! Just the perfect amount of feminine accents :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Maureen Morton said...

Can't believe how different these are - and I love them both! So much character; each has such a different "feel". That you were able to match the flowers in the print on the second card is unbelievable! Wishing you basketfuls of Easter blessings, Lin.

Dawn T said...

both cards are delightful Lin, but I really love the second one. The colours are fabulous. That is an awesome stamp

debby4000 said...

Both are gorgeous Lin.
luv
Debby

Sue Lelli said...

BOTH are FAB! LOVE the washi tape and the neutral colors on the first and the bright colors and flowers! So PRETTY!

Barb Ghig said...

As always, your cards are just beautiful, Lin! I love how you used the framed fonts in such a unique way on each card...so pretty!

jintyoo7 said...

Whoa, LIn - love the soft neutral shades of the first card, then POOF! the splash of reds on the second almost took my breath away - beautiful :)

Pajalu said...

Lin these two cards are just wonderful. I love them both.

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful cards Lin~lovely designs!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely lovely cards! The RED one grabs me so much!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

These are so beautiful Lin!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a gorgeous design on your washi tape! Awesome card!

Alice said...

wow! these are gorgeous, Lin! love the details on the second card. fabulous work as always! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

maria f. said...

This card with the die cut flowers matching the PP banner is just gorgeous Lin.

joy said...

really pretty cards, Lin! Love the flowery one best. Glad you are coming back to beautiful Ohio!!!

butterfly said...

Such fabulous cards - I love the words taking centre stage!
Alison x

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are beautiful, love the fabulous designs and colors.

Karen Davis said...

Another delightful card.

Virginia L. said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Lin! I love the use of Washi on the first one! And the colors and intricate details on the 2nd are stunning! Happy (almost belated) Easter! Hugs!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to the Washi Tape Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful creations as always! I must say I love the card with the flowers so much! The red is gorgeous. Have a great day!

Cathy A said...

Loving these bold framed sentiments Lin!

Avery Elle said...

What cute and fun cards!