27 April 2011

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Celebration...

Oh my gosh, it seems like ages since I've posted a card... uh duh, come to think of it, it was only this past Monday that I posted one...  I hope you're all enjoying the Easter break.  I sure am... inbetween household chores I've managed to find time to sit and craft.  It is just soooooo therapeutic, don't you agree?  I just love seeing all that paper, ribbon, pearls and stamped images lying around and at the end of the hour or 3, you're sitting with a gorgeous little creation... yummyyyyy!!  And now I get to show it off to YOU.  Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it...

For my card today I have used the gorgeous Ribbon Hair Tilda... she's an absolute lady isn't she ?  Couldn't have her sitting on a fence... thank goodness I found this little bench that Paola stamped me ages ago. It came in real handy today.  Reminder to self: Get some Magnolia accessories for my little Maggies...lol   I am using my brand new MS Garden Trellis punch on the outside of my card and the MS Scallop Dot punch on the inside. 

Am loving my little Upikit Butterfly stamp... am sure I'm overdoing it on all my cards, but who cares ???  Added a few pearls and flowers to complete this lovely picture.

I've kept the inside very plain and simple.  A nice sized area to write your message and added a knotted ribbon and a few more butterflies to compliment the outside.

I raised the Garden Trellis onto double sided foam tape for a bit of depth. This picture shows it off perfectly and then to end off... a frontal view of my card which I am entering into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.  They are celebrating their 2nd Blog Anniversary with a Blog Hop - Congratulations guys!  I'd love to win one of their vouchers, so wish me luck or join in the FUN yourself!

Thanks once again for popping by. If you'd like to leave a comment, that would be most appreciated.  Huge hugs to you all from a very cold Cape Town, Sharon x

21 comments:

Beth said...

Beautiful card, Sharon! Love sweet Tilda sitting on the bench....reminds me of sitting on the front porch of a big old house. LOL Great job!

stephanie said...

super sweet card Sharon.

jimlynn said...

And gorgeous it is Sharon! So lovely. Really like how the little "fence" matches the frame around the image too!
Lynn

Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is really cute! : )

Scrapylu Creations said...

Hi Sharon
your card is abousultly adorable! I just bought that MS punch, wasn't sure what I was going to do with it until I saw what you did hee hee. Love the colors you used too!
hugs,
Luann

DJ said...

What a beautiful card! I love your choice of colors, so warm and inviting. I hope you have a nice day despite the cold. Here in Connecticut, USA we are having some warm spring air but cloudy skies.

Rene said...

Sharon another super duper beautiful card! Love the punch and this Tilda is too cute!
Rene :D

Lins said...

Woooooow Sharon,

what a stunning card you've made with this gorgeous sweetie on her bench surrounded by beautiful flowers, butterflies and ribbons. Super cute!

Hugs,

Lins xox

Crystal said...

AWWW Sharon isn't she sooooo sweet?? I just LOVE your added fence tooo cute!!!! LOVE these colors so pretty!

Reflections from Granny said...

Beautiful what an adorable stamp and love the lattice addition. :)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Aw!! Great image and coloring! I love the scene you've created!! : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sharon. This is such a stunning creation. Love the beautiful colours, cute image and that trellis border punch is fantastic, I think I might have to buy one, ahahahahaha.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Pink Lady68 said...

I really like it Sharon:-)
A gorgeous card!! Love the layout, cute images, dies and MS punch!!
Have a great week! Hugs Laila.

Catherine said...

What a lovely card Sharon ! Love the border and the little Tilda is too sweet ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Dena said...

Sharon, your card is tooooooo sweet! Love her sitting on the bench. I know what you mean about accessories, you gotta buy them, but they are just not as fun to buy! haha! The trellis punch looks great at the bottom!
Hugs, Dena

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful and totally precious, Sharon!!! I love this Tilda and she looks fabulous sitting on the bench! Love the punched border too! Gorgeous!
hugs, Sharon

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely and cute card. very pretty and delightful coloring on this card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Frances said...

Lovely Tilda image and the bench too. All the details make this card a sweet and cute one. hugs, Frances

Riet said...

So beautiful card Sharon,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

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Cricket said...

Very,very cute!