Monday, September 28, 2009

Heidi's Choice Retake and Lorraines Simon Says Candy

Hi everybody, hope your Monday is going good.
I think this happens to everybody now and then,
but I just wasn't loving my first attempt
at making Heidi, proprietor and heart of
Simon Says Stamps
a birthday card,
so as a personal challenge to myself,
I've redone the card.
Phew, this one I can send!!

Love this one, and will proudly send it,
although just a little late,
but that seems to be the way I operate,
we can turn it into a wonderfully long celebration, perhaps!?!
This started coming together
with the mixing of several distress inks
and all the wonderful fall paper patterns out right now,
along with some superlush Mina flowers,
organza ribbon, an EK Success fern punch,
Glimmer Mist, Stickles and DecoArt Snow Writer.
The stamp is called Tilda with Cowberry muffin.

The inside has some more punch work,
Martha Stewart doiley punch and EK Success retro flower,
and I stuck a little pearl in the center of the flower,
the DP is from Recollections.


Now, as most of us know,
Heidi as well as all of the lovely ladies
involved with the Simon Says Circle
have a lot of heart and do a lot
out there to keep things fun.
This is no different.
Lorraine has a special prize on offer,
courtesy of Simon Says Stamps.
Take part in this weeks
Simon Says Challenge,
which is stitching, real or faux,
blog about this candy give-away,
which is specifically a
Magnolia stamp of your choice ,
go back to Lorraine's blog and tell her
that you've done so and viola,
you're in for a chance at winning,
well, you saw it,
the Magnolia stamp of your choice.

My fingers and toes and eyes are crossed!!
I've even braided my hair, haha!!

So, I am off to the post office!!
Thanks for looking at my card
and if you get the chance,
pop over to this weeks Simon Says Challenge,
you've still got time to enter :)

Take Care,


scrapperjulia said...

I love this card! Love the colors, flowers and how you colored her. Good luck with the drawing!

Tracey Feeger said...

This is gorgeous Stephanne. I am just loving the way you watercolour with distress inks. I can't do that to save my life. Great card.

Sue said...

Beautiful. I am a sucker for gingham. Very cute image and love the frosting! Great card.
Lucky Heidi.

Alicia said...

Stephanne, this card is absolutely stunning. It is perfect! Your friend will love it.
Alicia xx

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Stephanne ! Heidi will just love this am sure, it doesn't matter that it's late ! :-)
Thanks for your help in advertising our quest to get 200 entries ,,, we're almost there only 13 more needed at the moment !!! ;-)

Lols x x x

Saskia said...

Lovely card!

Saskia :)

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, such a sweet image and fab colours.

LINDA said...

OH I love this card.. The colors are just wonderful.. Great papers..Very lovely work..
Hugs, Linda

Handmade with Love said...

Lve the image, love the gingham and the colours you have used and so love the way you have decorated the inside! Have a great week. Tracey x

Hanna said...


Thank you for your visit at my blog! It means a lot to me! :o)

Oh my, I just love your card!!!!!!!
It so beautiful!
So many wonderful details and gorgeous colouring.

Have a nice day!
Hugs from Sweden, ;o)

TropicLuv said...

Adorable card Stephanne! Love the cheerful red and the checked paper, so nice and bright! And the inside is just as lovely as the outside! Super job! Aloha, Joanne.

June said...

Hi darlin, you have used some of my fav things on this card, I aodre gingham, just wih I WAS AS GOOD WITH ThE DISTRESS INKS AS THAT!! its gorgeous, have alovely day xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous!
What a beautifully coloured image and your paper and detail is stunning!
Fabulous design love it and so will Heidi!
kim x

Sue from Oregon said...

I so love red and white and you added it to this card so nicely...Love it!

Louise Z said...

Love it:) and the flowers are truly gorgeous! Well done as always!

Debbie Pamment said...

Beautiful card!!! Love this little gal - and the layout and colours you've used look gorgeous! Great details finish it off perfectly!!

Jorunn said...

Oh my.... stephanne!!!
This is absolutely stunning!
Love love love the design and the fabulous colors and details!!!
Amazing, sweetie!!!


dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness..I LOVE, LOVE this card! I love the paper and how you have layed this card all out! Fantastic! I am just loving the finishing touches you did on the inside, what a wonderful way to complete this beauty!

sandra said...

This is great paper and color combination!!!
I love all details,and great colored image!!!
Beautiful card!!!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Stephanne, this card is just gorgeous !
Love all the elements on it - the white corrugated base card, the gingham, those fabulous flowers and of course, your stunning Tilda !! Fabulous work - love it.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, another stunner. The gingham is superb with this image, and your coloring is gorgeous!