Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Simon Says..........Christmas!

If you're here for my part of the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Farewell blog hop, please scroll down one post or click HERE.

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Happy December and welcome to a new month of challenges at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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This week our theme is CHRISTMAS and the team is playing with Stampendous products!  I have 2 stamps made by them that I just love for the Holidays!

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This one features the lovely Snowy Postcard stamp, or should I say most of it.  I trimmed out the main motif of a peaceful country scene and framed it with a Floral Ovals die, then attached this to my backing of blue glitter paper.  I embellished it with a Spellbinder's Poinsettia, Simon's Merry Christmas die, and a sentiment from Simon's Holiday Hellos, stamped in Hero Arts Red Royal ink.   Other supplies: broken china distress ink sponged into the sky, Twinklets Diamond Dust along the rooftops and snowline, and gold pearls.

My next card features Stampendous' Winter Birds.  I think these guys are so cute I made a special order just for it when I saw it come into the store.

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This is a big stamp!  So all you really need is a sentiment, which I found in Hero Arts Joy to All set.  I cut the sentiment apart to make it fit into the space I had here.  I colored the main image with watercolor pencils (the blues) and markers, sponged around it in tumbled glass, and added some glitter to the snowy areas and punched snowflakes, which are also coated with glitter.  Then the panel was trimmed and attached to a green card base

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to get some ideas for some Christmas cards from all of you!  As always, we'll have a $50.00 gift card  to the amazing Simon Says Stamp Store for the random winner of our challenge.

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I'm entering my 2nd card into Merry Monday's Feathered Friends Challenge this week.

21 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) I love the vintage scene of the 1st one, so pretty with the red accents.
    The birds are so cute too, I have had my eye on this stamp for a couple of weeks and yup, need to get me one of these too :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Wow Lin! These are just gorgeous!! Love the scene on the first one! So pretty!!

    hugs...

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  3. Lin, these are both beautiful! Love that poinsettia!

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  4. Those are so pretty. I love the poinsettia on the first one and those little birds on the second one are adorable.

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  5. Both cards are so beautifully created, Lin but those birds have my heart! ♥

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  6. What a wonderful pair of cards today Lin! The first is an old fashioned beauty and the second so cute!

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  7. Oh Lin, you've outdone yourself on these. I love the intricate die frame on the first and the sweet birds just look so cheerful on the second.

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  8. Both gorgeous card Lin, I love the tradtional scene, a lovely design, colours a pretty poinsettia.
    I love your cute little birds, I've been looking for the same but not winter - summer one - still looking!!! You've colourd them beautifully!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  9. Wow both really beautiful and full of Christmas spirits!!

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  10. Gorgeous cards Lin. I love the elegant Winter scene stamp and those little birds are adorable
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  11. what gorgeous cards Lin. Love the winter scene card. It is so pretty.

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  12. Two very beautiful cards, Lin! I love the coloring on the birdies and the glitter on the first card :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  13. Such cute little snow birds. Love your card.

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  14. hi Lin! these are both stunning, I adore the sweet house, so calmly...hope your weekend is FAB!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  15. These cards are both so beautiful! I really love the birds. Exquisite!

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  16. Gorgeous card. Love the birds the best.

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  17. This is so sweet. Someone will love getting this card.

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  18. Your wintry scene is so pretty, Lin! I love the little poinsettia adorning the edge! And your robins are delightful! I love seeing birds all fluffed up in the snow! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  19. Beautiful cards, Lin! I love the red & blue & your birds are adorable!

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  20. Both cards are just beautiful! Love the little birds you used for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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  21. This matches your banner!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) TOOO CUTE & I LOVE your coloring!!!!!!! WONDERFULLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D I LOVE your other card too! I can't remember the name of the company....." something & Ives...."? SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!