Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Simon Says Stamp DT - Blog Hop

For the first time ever we are joining forces with our challenge blogs;Simon Says Stamp and Show & the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to bring you a SUPER hop to celebrate the approaching fall and winter holidays and the crafting fun you can have throughout!To help celebrate we will be giving a $100 SHOPPING SPREE to the winner of this hop!

The theme for both challenges this week will be HOLIDAY FUN. Your entry can be Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas themed. You can make anything you like … a card, an ATC, a Scrapbook layout … the possibilities are endless! At each Design Team member’s blog you will find a clue, you need to collect all the clues to form a code. The complete code will be your password to enter the Grand Prize draw.

At each blog you will need to leave a comment and on the last blog you must leave a direct link to the project you have made for this challenge. The Blog hop will start at 10am Ohio time ( 3pm UK time 4pm CET) on September 8th, 2010 at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog and will finish on September 15th, 2010 at 10am Ohio time ( 3pm UK time 4pm CET) on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. During the hop you will visit all of the Design Team member’s blogs and each blog will tell you where to go next for the following clue! If you lose your way at any time a full list of all the participating blogs with links will be available on Simon Says Stamp and Show … just remember you need to keep the clues in the correct order. Once you have made your project and linked it to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog you need to comment your link number together with the correct code in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog under the comments section of that week in order to be entered into the draw.

Added bonus! You will have a chance to win goodies from each HOP! Each DT member will be giving away an ingredient to make their creation, so don’t forget to comment throughout your hop!The winner will be randomly drawn from all the correct answers for the Grand Prize next Wednesday. Remember you must have entered the Challenge and completed the blog hop to be eligible to win this $100 SHOPPING SPREE- courtesy of Simon Says Stamp Store!!Good Luck Everyone!
You should have reached me from Martine's blog, if not you might want to pop back to make sure you visit every designer's blog! Onto my card. I have used the gorgeous Basic Grey Wassail paper pad and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz' distressing tool and stickled them. I have used the sketch at Truly Scrumptious Challenge who also have the added option of knots, hence the knotted ribbon! I have used one of Whiff of Joy's adorable gnomes by Norma Fickel, Uru with Candy Cane, coloured with copics. You have the chance of winning Uru, courtesy of Simon Says Stamp by commenting in the blog hop!

The holly leaves are from a Sizzix die and the berry gems were kicking around in my stash, haven't a clue where I got them from LOL!

The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy's new Christmas collection and I've stamped it with bundled sage distress ink.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking! My clue for the code is R. Now hop over to Marcea's blog to continue on the blog hop! x

182 comments:

nicoleqmullen said...

I love this, its really putting me in the festive spirit. Those holly leaves especially are super. And isn't that gnome just the cutest! Off I hop some more now!

LynneForsythe said...

You took my breath away....and you should have heard the sound I made....WOW....PURE BEAUTY!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Jane,

What a beautiful card!! I really love the shades of red and green you used...very modern, and the layering is awesome!

Thanks for joining us in the STAMP-tember fun!!

*mwah*
Steph

kim-paperbabe said...

Your card is stunning Jane I love the christmas colours and the image is fabulous! Loving the holly leaves too!
HuGs Kim :)

Suzi said...

So gorgeous, Love the image and those leaves, even the sweet pearls match his jacket. The layering is amazing with all those yummy papers.
Thanks for a nice hop.
Hugs
Suzi x

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous! Love the papers, the layers and those leaves, WOW!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Jane ,, I LOVE these gnomes and the papers and embellies you used are all just perfect ,,,, GORGEOUSSSS :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Tracy Evans said...

Stunning card, I absolutely love how you have distressed the edges, I really need one of those tools. The BasicGrey paper is stunning and I really love this image too. Thanks for the opportunity of winning. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, great image , design and colours. Your cards are lovely.
janex

x laura x said...

such a cute card and what a lovely stamp. fingers crossed.
x laura x

Deloris said...

Fabulous card!

paperpapier said...

cute image, beautiful layout and fab embellishment.
hugs, heaney

Rica said...

Just fabulous Jane, love the beautifully coloured Wee and gorgeous design and detailing.
hugs Heather xx

Linda Cain said...

This is WONDERFUL!!! I LOVE it...great work!

TwoHeartsPath said...

Oh, that little Gnome is so Sweet with her Candy Cane!! Love It!!
Patti

NANCY DARE said...

Such a pretty card!...the stamp is so cute!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

All those distressed layers are just marvelous! Love the over-sized candy cane carried by the elf. So many nice details on this one.

Pips said...

What a cute card youve made - i love that image - its SO sweet. Thanks for the letter :)

Shelley said...

What a gorgeous card. Your colours are lovely - muted, traditional, yet ever so interesting. I really love the holly!

Helen said...

All these Christmas cards are getting me in the mood! Love this, it is so pretty.

Terri said...

Oooo... what a cute little stamp. I love the distressed edges you have given the papers. Makes it really effective. Off to hop.

Jaggs said...
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Jaggs said...

Wow...this card is awesome...I may go back to cut and paste yet! Well at least some...LOL

Jaggs

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous, love all the details and your colour work is fantastic!!!
Anne x

Linda64 said...

Beautiful card. LOVE the image...

Gloria Stengel said...

I love all your grungy edges!

Carol D said...

such a cute card.

Carol xxx

misteejay said...

I am soooooooooo in love with this card. The image is cute but the colours used are just fabulous.

Toni :o)

Linda Elbourne said...

This is lovely Jane - The holly looks great!

Lisa aka Myran said...

This card is so pretty! TFS :)

peggylee said...

ohhh Fabulous card-love everything the edges, colors and embellies...simply pretty

peggy lee

Lin said...

Very festive! Love her candycane!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love the vintage feel of this - great distressing and that color palette is so pleasing. Beautiful job on coloring that cute image too! So great to be teaming up with our Simon Says Sisters for this joint hop!

Deborah "DeBB!e" Ann Emmons said...

Love the card....beautiful colors, the grunge look....my kind of style.

Martine said...

this is gorgeous darlin, i love the image, and those papers and embellies are fab, i love the holly leaves :)

xx
Martine

Nancy said...

Love this card! "Wassail" is one of my fav papers!
Thanks for stopping by my blog - isn't this SSS hop great fun??

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet card! I love the distressed edges.

Jennifer

Bearcrazyman said...

Amazing Layers, Love it

Lorraine said...

Adorable card - that image is so cute!

Sandra said...

lovely, just lovely!
Sandra

redmom said...

This card is stunning!! I love the colors!

Jacilynn said...

so fabulous! love this sweet card. super cute.

kelly said...

Great card. Love the holly.

Kelly

Helene said...

Wow, your card is sooooooo gorgeous, I love it.

I hope I'll find a bit a time to join in the hop.

Hugs
Hélène

Victoria said...

Adorable!

Carolyn Krassinger said...

Love Basic Grey, love the stamp. Love the way you did your card and how cute those two little ones are in the side column!

Kat said...

I like your card, especialy the muted colours
kathleen

Irit Shalom said...

WHAT A LOVELY BLOG ANF GREAT HOP!! ENTERED MY CARD HERE:
http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/2010/09/thanks-fall-card.html

thorescha said...

Hello, what a great card :) And what a great blog hop, it´s my first and its very funny

hugs and greetings from germany
Sandra

Legojenta said...

Great card, thanks for sharing =) To see my entry for this challenge, click this link: http://legojenta.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-mini-card.html

Daniele said...

what a stunner of a card colouring is superb and I love the disressed edges of the papers ...great blog hunt
hugs

kaos said...

Lovely card - I really like the aged feel...so nostalgic!

Theresa said...

Love you cards...great papers! TFS. Great hop.

Casey said...

Love this card! Great job!

Debs said...

Stunning card - thanks for a fab blog hop!
Take care
Debs xx

Lori said...

I love, love, love your card...the colors, the design the whole thing. GREAT

Shazza said...

I love your card, the papers are fab as are those holly leaves. Uru is such a cutie x

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card, & such an unusual stamp

Saskia said...

Wow, would love to win that stamp. Gorgeous card you've made with it!

Jamie said...

i LOVE the holly on your card.. such a great idea its so perfect! tfs!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Louise said...

Absolutely adorable! I love all the embellishments too.

Larisa said...

it is cute!!! Love this image)))

Sandie said...

Stunning card. Wonderful BG papers and the WOJ image is beautifully coloured.

beadz said...

Love,love, love your card!

Terry said...

Hiya Jane, wow girl your an artist, love it love it....your coloring is absolutely stunning Thanks for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

Trish said...

Such a beautiful card, I love all the layers. Thanks for the fun hop.

...just Barbara said...

I lovely card!! Thanks for the hop and a chance to win. :-D

cgl1539 said...

So gorgeous! I have never done a distressed Christmas card, see that that is going on to my to do list.

Cheri said...

Keep up the good work!
I added your blog to mine. :)
http://studioc-creations.blogspot.com/

Jennybean said...

beautiful card - I love the holly leaves!

Kim said...

Wonderful card!!! I have never heard of Whiff of Joy until this hop and this gnome is just the cutest!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

i adore your card. its perfect in every way!

Christine said...

Oh, Jane, your cards are so lovely. You have so much talent. I love the stamp you chose and I love the design of your card. Those large holly leaves are the perfect embellishment. Wonderful work friend!!
xoxo, Christine

KarenB said...

That little pixie is just the sweetest!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Talk about attention to detail!

Mariyca said...

A gorgeous Christmas card!

Sam said...

unbelievable how nuch work has gone into this little card, its beautiful

gila said...

Was für eine tolle Karte, der Stempel ist so süß.
lg gila

Sarah said...

You always forget that pixies and elves help out at Christmas! It is a gorgeous stamp and your embellies are great - love your holly. Hugs Sarah

Kim said...

Very cute card! Everyone is using those Copic markers..I might just need to check them out!

deesdesigns said...

Gorgeous card. I appreciate the muted tones you used - it really makes the red "pop"

Shu-Wen said...

I love this card! I like the effect that all the layers gave it!

agapanthus said...

Love your vintage style card - its fab! Best wishes Karen x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card - I love your distressing, it looks like little flakes of snow around the edges.
Caroline xxx

Margreet said...

This is such a fab card Jane......love your colouring of Uru....your details are gorgeous....all matches so well!
xxx Margreet

Pastila said...

Beutiful! Love the colors and very intresting leaves!

June said...

Such a whimsical and pretty card. I really love this one
hugs June xxxxx

Erika M. said...

I just love your card - Wee is so sweet!

Jac said...

I love the vintage feel to this card and the holly leaves are stunning.

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Lovely vintage style card, those muted colours are gorgeous.

Nicki, x

Heidi said...

Such incredible distressing technique, it is something that i would love to have a go at but feel that it may be beyond me. love this card, thanks for sharing, and great fun blog hopping.xx

coops said...

stunning card jane,i love the image and your colours are gorgeous.especially love the fab holly :)

xx coops xx

Karla Anderson said...

That stamp is just too sweet. zI love the color palette you are using here. The muted tones are fantastic.

Sandi M said...

Beautiful layers and what a cute elf :)

BarbaraW said...

Adorable image. Love the embellishments.

Sandra P said...

The distressing is perfect, the coloring is perfect, the color combo is perfect....you my dear made a very perfect card :)

Thanks for the hop :)

Hugs,
Sandra P

Tracy said...

Such great colors on this card! Those papers are wonderful. All the little "extras" just make it pop!

Queen B said...

I love those Norma Fickle images! Great job. I just love your card!

Julye said...

Fab card and love those holly leaves another die on my wish list now, thanks for sharing.

downrightcrafty said...

Another stunning card with such detail and love the colours used on this one
Have a great weekend
Kate x

Kaz said...

Gorgeous card, LOVE those holly leaves!
Kaz xx

TaraG said...

Oh Jane this is stunning, love! I just adore the sweet image of Uru with Candy cane and your colouring is just gorgeous, as always! I love the BG Wassail papers too and the scrumptious red satin ribbon and the beautiful knot! Stunning card, hun!
Hugs,t

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous card hun xxx

Ingrid said...

Lovely card you made :-) Thanks for the hop-fun... lol!
Hugs Ingrid

Dot said...

What a beautiful card!! I really love the shades of red and green you used.The papers from BG is great.
hugs Dorte

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card Jane. I just love these images but never did buy any ! My fave papers too, adore them.

Hugs,

JO xxx

Μυρτώ said...

Those holly leaves are a masterpiece.

Hugs Myrto

FarHai said...

This card is so Beautiful, love the color combination :)

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh gorgeous Chrissy card! That's a fabulous image and beautifully coloured and I LOVE your holly leaves.

SusanK said...

This card is stunning! Another way to let someone know a special Christmas present is in hand!

Lori said...

Oh Wow this is adorable!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Beautiful! I love the holly leaves and gems - so perfect for the elf.

Mary said...

What a beautiful card. The stamp you used is so cute!

Martine said...

that is such a darling card!! love all the dimension!!

Cor* said...

Great image and coloring. Love all the layers & distressing. FAB leaves. Thanks for the chance to win. All the creations are great so far!

Shirley N said...

A gorgeous card, love all the layers and distressing. Wonderful details!

Lil Sis said...

oh wow love this card the colours are gorgeous.

Beccy x

Anne said...

Oh this is my favourite so far Jane, love those soft colours and your gorgeous image

Simone said...

Fabulous card, Jane! I love your coloring!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Simone

beejay said...

This is so adorable, I love the whole layout of the card. www.beejaysstudio.blogspot.com

alicaz said...

love it! Great coloring, papers and the holly leaves are just perfect! TFS!

Jodie said...

Fantastic project Jane, love the colors and the stamp!

beejay said...

Love this image, such a cute card!

Lorraine said...

so beautiful Jane i just love your cards xx

Ashley said...

Such a gorgeous vintage like christmas card, i like the image so much!! drool" Continuing hop now

Carina said...

This card was so Cute, I've been lookng around in your blog and there are so much stunning projects!

Linda said...

Fabulous card! Love all the details!

Meera said...

I love this image, I so want Uru. Love the card it is great xx

studiorose said...

Wow, this is super gorgeous! I love all the layers and the subtle color choices. The bling is awesome, too!

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and al the details.
Avril B

Christine said...

Gorgeous creation love the muted red/greens fab image great layout...

smiles Chjristine xx

lesleyworth said...

such an elegant holiday card! i love the idea of using the gems for the holly berries!

Fiona said...

gorgeous card - stunning colours and layers :)

Christine said...

Such a pretty card with that sweet image!!!

Nikki said...

What a great xmas Card beautiful papers and all those layers it's stunning

Cathy said...

Such a pretty Christmas card, and I love the holly.
Cathy xx

Karen said...

Fabulous card. I love all the basic grey papers I'm seeing on this hop so far: Lots of my favourites: Thanks for all the eye candy.

Paula said...

Love these muted colours with the unusual image. The holly leaves are great with those gems too.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/2010/09/sugar-nellie-forum-21-sugar-bowl-43.html

Ulisia said...

Cute card! Greetings from Poland, Ula.

Violets Corner said...

Beautiful card Jane! Love the colour scheme and all fab details.

Hugs
Maarit

http://violetscorner.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-kit.html

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Jane, love your colour combo, distressing and layering not forgetting this super image. Fabulous attention to detail, your embellies are delish.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

linda said...

Studding. The DP fits so perfectly, and I love all the extra touches!

Francesca said...

Gorgeous card , love the colours
Hugs
Francesca

Electra said...

I love your card. I especially like how you've distressed the edges of the papaers!

Wilfreda said...

Your card is beautiful. Great paper choices and coloring. It looks wonderful!

Scrapbook Junkie said...

Stunning projects - your colouring is amazing!

TFS.

Morag x
http://scrapbook-junkie.blogspot.com/2010/09/simon-says-stamp-show.html

Beautiful Greetings said...

Gorgeous card! You used my fave BG papers. Your image is so sweet and I am going ot have to check out the new WOJ Christmas :)

Toni said...

Great card. I love the holly leaves with the berries. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Forest said...

TOO CUTE!!! I love your fabulously distressed papers and all the little details!! :)

Whisper said...

What a great use of the papers - you have inspired me to use mine now, Luv Sam x

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Helen x

Pat said...

This is such a gorgeous card!The image is so cute.
Hugs xx
Pat

Grenouille Greetings said...

Belated birthday wishes to you!

I love your card. I love Uru. This image is cute but not childlike and very versatile. Beautifully coloured too and your holly and berries make a real statement! Lovely! I will be posting my card at the end of the hop but in the meantime here’s my entry Warmest wishes, Lesley

julie m said...

great card. i love the little guy in these stamps.

Kim x said...

A fantastic colour combo I love it. A totally stunning card.
Kim x

Carissa said...

Love this image with his candy cane, very festive.

agypsyangel said...

You have some amazing cards. I will be back...On this blog hop now ..thanks for sharing. :) :)

Randi WS said...

Hi Jane!
Your card is FANTASTIC!
I love all your details, and the image is too cute ;)
Hugs, Randi WS

hellerlittle said...

Dear Jane
thank you for beeing part @ the Hop...it´s funny to see all the wunderful works of the DT´s --- it´s inspiring me a lot of times.
Great work you´ve done *love all – the colors, the Image -
CU hellerlittle

SemSee said...

Oh WOW Jane, this card is AMAZING!! I am SO loving this hop - you gals are super talented!! Hugs, Sem x

nichtniedlich said...

So nice - I love the rich and very different embellishments and the combination of colors - wonderful!
kind regards, serafeena

Franca said...

Lovely card and great vintage colors

Franca

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful card, love all the distressing and the warm colours of the papers. WOJ stamps are rather special aren't they?

Hugs
Brenda

Katarina said...

Love all the details of your card. Here's mine:

http://kamadesign.blogspot.com/2010/09/merry-christmas-deer-friend.html

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Jane this is beautiful! I love your color choices and coloring. I can't believe I've never seen these lovely gnomes before. I'm in love!

Cheers,
Susan

PinkSunsetCreations said...

Jane,
your card is beautiful, love the colors you used and all the distressing and layering.

http//:pinksunsetcreations.blogspot.com

ribenaruby said...

Stunning card, love these images, wonderful distressing and colouring!

bosenberries said...

wow! love everything about your card... papers, stamp, colouring and the distressing!!! Robin

Dawn Edwards said...

Super Cute Card I love those holly leaves!

KAT said...

"R" got it... Love this little elf and the muted colors that you used!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Such a cute card, I love it.

A.xx

Jen said...

Love the card!! Especially the distressed edges!

Jessica L said...

Yet another beautiful card! You ladies do an incredible job! Love that distressing!

Zoe said...

I absolutely ADORE this card. I love the neautral colours and they way you have composed it you have pulled off a real keeper with this one. One lucky person will be displaying this card proudly on the mantle piece this Christmas. Hugs xxoo

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Fabulous card!!! I love all of those layers and the distressed edges!

Michelle

Linda said...

What a beautiful card.....great distressing!!

roro said...

R is one of my favorite letters, and I see why the blog hop is great because I found yours, love your work,

charlene said...

this is a cute little card I am loving these little images
Hugs

Katie said...

Hi there,

I love your card! I love the muted colors and distressed edges, and the pearls are so pretty. Everything goes together really well! Have a great rest of the week.

Thanks, Katie (I should be No. 256)
imkt (at) excite.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53388866@N02/4991744663/in/photostream/

Esme said...

Wow I love that sizzix holly! And the image is very cute with the oversized candy cane!!

Esme xx

Dwita said...

What a breathtaking coloring you did...

Scrappinbutterfly said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!