Sunday, 28 March 2010

Simon Says Stamp challenge - Children's Easter Challenge

If you're looking for something to occupy the children with over the Easter Holidays we are running a special Children's Easter Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!! It is for under 16's and will run for two weeks so they have plenty of time, and it is an open theme, so they can create whatever they like!

We have put together a special little design team for the challenge, all under 16 of course and my little boy, Connor is thrilled to be on the design team "just like Mummy" LOL! So, without further ado, here is Connor's card for your children's inspiration.

Connor decided to make an Easter card showing how many Easter eggs he would like to receive LOL! He used my Fiskars Ovals template to draw his eggs (whilst informing me he didn't need me to show him how to use it as they use templates at school LOL) and he's coloured the eggs in with his Crayola pencils. Bless him, the card is linen effect and he thought it was brilliant that when he coloured it created little squares in his colouring!

He has added some spring flowers using bits from my stash. A sugar coated brad for the yellow flower and the plastic flower he put together with a brad and three of my photo holders which he decided would make great leaves (and I have to say, I'm quite impressed with this idea - might case it LOL!) Safety conscious Mummy wouldn't let him push the brads through on his own though so he told me where he wanted them and I put them through for him.

For his other flower he chose an eyelet because he wanted to have a go with my Cropodile LOL so I let him squeeze the handles together to punch the hole and set the eyelet.

Connor wanted his card to be sparkly so he has added dots of stickles and lots of diecut dots from a Forever Friends kit that have little silver dots on them.

Connor hopes you like his colouring and his card which he is very proud of and even took it to show his teacher! Hope your children will have fun joining in with the challenge!


TaraG said...

oh this a beautiful ester card, Connor! I love the eggs and pretty flowers! Just perfect for spring! Thanks for the inspiration!

Smiffy's Particrafting adventures said...

Another great crafter in the making! I agree with can never have too much sparkle!! Pam x

Sharon said...

Hi Connor,

Great card with lovely colouring.

I hope the Easter Bunny leaves you lots of eggs!

Sharon x

Fran said...

This is so sweet, your little man certanly has some talent. I thought of letting my boys have a play more crayon ends up on the walls and funiture then ever gets on the paper, lol!
After all that effort I hope the Easter Bunny brings him something yummy :)

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful card Connor :-) I am sure your teacher liked it too . Your colouring is lovely and the flowers and spakle gems are very pretty :-) I hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of eggs :-)

Thank you for agreeing to be on the junior design team :-)

Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Connor, your easter card is sooooo special, love it lots. Chrissy. xx

Dena said...

Connor, your card is amazing! I love all the eggs you colored! I hope you get a bunch for Easter!
Hugs, Dena

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a fab idea and Connor's card is wonderful Jane! You must be one proud mummy!
kim x

Anonymous said...

Oh Jane, this has to be my very favorite challenge in all of blogland! We as crafters and moms are always looking for ways to include our little ones in our crafting ventures and this is absolutely the best idea eva! I will definitely give this one a go with my Sophie!


BTW, Connor's work of art is adorable!

kelly said...

Brilliant card Connor,mummy better watch out.

Kim said...

Connor what a great Easter card! I absolutely love it! I hope you get all the eggs you want and more from the Easter Bunny!
Hugs~ Kim

Jane said...

Your card is fabulous Connor! I love your colouring and the colours you've chosen and the sparkly flower with the leaves is so clever! So proud of you! thanks for agreeing to be on the DT for Simon Says Stamps Children's challenge, big hugs, Mummy xxx

Nicki said...

Congratulations Conner on making the DT for Simon Says Stamps, your card it so lovely and colourful.

Jane you have an award on my blog.


Chris (catt871) said...

Connor is a true talent!! your colouring is awesome Connor!!! And I love your flowers and sparkle!!!

Timcsoca said...

Beautiful card, your colouring is beautiful! Love the eggs, sparkle gems and flowers!:)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

Hugs, Tímea

Martine said...

Connor you should be proud :), its a gorgeous card, lots of lovely sparkly embellies and of course those eggs are coloured wonderfully, love the choice in colours too :), hope the easter bunny brings you all the eggs you want Connor, especially if they look as tasty as the ones you have coloured :)



Rainmac said...

What a fabby card, love the spring colours!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous Easter egg card, such pretty colours

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous Connor I just love all those eggs which are so beautifully coloured. I really hope you get that many eggs !

Have a lovely Easter weekend.


Jo and Mollie xxxx