Wednesday, August 31, 2011

♥ Simon Says...SUPER Hop and Treasure Hunt! ♥


For the second year in a row, Simon Says Stamp and Show and The Simon Says Stamp Challenges  are joining forces to bring you a SUPER hop and treasure hunt to celebrate the approaching fall and winter holidays.

To help celebrate we will be giving a BIG BASKET OF CRAFTING GOODIES to the winner of this hop! PLUS 3 $25 VOUCHERS to the Simon Says Stamp Store! The vouchers will be the hidden treasure on 3 DT blogs and you have to find them.

The Blog hop will start, today, August 31st, on the Simon Says Challenge Blog
and will finish on September 5th, at on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog.
The theme for both challenges this week will be ANYTHING GOES. You can make anything you like … a card, an ATC, a Scrapbook layout … the possibilities are endless!

You will need to hop through each blog, find the little parcel of goodies and make a note on which designer’s blog you found them. You do not HAVE to comment on all the DT blogs but we would appreciate any comments you would like to leave. 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 Challenge and the Stamp and Show Challenge blogs
For more details please refer to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge or the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blogs for more details.

The last stop on the hop is the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog. You will need to leave a comment there with the names of the 3 blogs with treasure chest pictures. The comments will be moderated so you will not be able to see the answers.

If you arrived here from the super talented Mandy's Blog,  then you are going in the right direction otherwise you need to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

For my card, I used the adorable Itty Bitty stamp set called "Enjoy this Day" by Unity Stamps. I love the vintage style bicycle and beautiful sentiment. I used some pretty paper by Cosmo Cricket. I also dry embossed the paper with an old Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I don't remember the name of it but it has alot of vines and flowers on it. I then ran some Pebbles pastel chalks over the embossed areas to give it color. I also ran my paper doily and tag through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder.


To finish off my card, I added some Prima trim, seam binding ribbon, glitter and some Liquid Pearls in White Opal.

From here you need to go to the super talented and very sweet Heather's Blog for more inspiration :-) I would appreciate a comment if you would like to leave one Smile

Have fun hopping along!!

113 comments:

kingfrog said...

Удивительной красоты и гармонии получилась открыточка! Super!

Joy said...

When I first saw this card Melissa my first reaction was the jaw opening and hitting the ground, love the softness and elegance that you created...Hugs

Heather said...

So cute, love the bike :)

Kathleen Watterson said...

Gorgeous Melissa!

Nancy Wethington said...

What a sweet card. Love, love, love that background!

alethea said...

Such a lovely card!! fabulous !! Hugs xx

Linda Elbourne said...

A lovely card Melissa

Teresa said...

Hi Melissa,
Just blog hopping around all your wonderful blogs today, what a gorgeous card you’ve made,it’s beautiful. Hugs Teresa xx

CraftyLoops said...

This is such a beautiful card Melissa, really stunning. I love the bicycle. Lee xx

Candy C said...

Hi Melissa! I love the vintage feel of your card. The ribbon and the bow...love it! Love the embossing as well! It sets the whole tone for the card. Your distressed edges are perfect! Also love the bicycle image...very cute. Finishing touch...the "vintage" lace! Love it all! <3 Candy

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Melissa ,, I love the bike and all the soft pretty details ,, so lovely and feminine :-)

luv
Lols x x x

lolo said...

I love your card, so many elements to look at.

Rene said...

So cute!
Rene ;D

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love your card it has such a nice vintage feel to it .

Carol E said...

I just love your card, thank you for sharing it.

Cathy Fong said...

gorgeous vintage card! i love everything in this card

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, great background. Love the image. Tracy x

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

love d vintage feel of this card !!super !

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I always love your fabulously shabby work, Melissa, and this is no exception! The texture and colors are wonderful. Love the way you embossed your tag and doily. So fun sharing this blog hop with our sister DT!

Lena said...

so stinkin cute!

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous vintagey card!!! Love the embossing and color added. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

peggylee said...

I am all in to vintage!!! love your card, like how you embossed your doily.

Francy said...

Gorgeous card, The embossing is wonderful.
Francy

Theresa said...

Beautiful card Melissa!

Cj said...

What a beautiful card, love the way you have used the embossing folder.xxx

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just beautiful.

Hannah Clark said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the bicycle and the coloured texture!

ursula Uphof said...

I really love your card. The bicycle is perfect.

Suzi said...

This is stunning, Mandy said you were the Queen of Shabby Chic and she was right. A beautiful card with amazing elements. Thank you for a lovely hop.
Hugs
Suzi x

jengd said...

Absolutely wonderful! You definitely deserve the title of "Queen of Shabby Chic!"

deesdesigns said...

So pretty - love the ribbon and bow! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with all of us. I off to finish the hop...

SusanK said...

What a lovely color selection!

Karla said...

Gorgeous card Sarah :-) I love this CAS style and you are brilliant at it !

Gio said...

Your card is so elegant!

Dana said...

Fun shabby look!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card! Love the embossing of the DP!

Heidi Brawley said...

omg what a fabulous looking card!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

CreaRenata said...

what a gorgeous and elegant card!

DeeDee said...

I love the pastel hues and all the layering!

Lori said...

Love your ribbon and the perfect bow, I can never get it like that!

jintyoo7 said...

So pretty, and amazing bow!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Melissa what a pretty card you have made here. Thanks for sharing. Off to look at the other creations on the Blog Hop. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Yvette said...

So beautiful!

Gingerlee said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! So, so pretty.

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

What a beautiful card. I especially love your seam binding ribbon! Great selection of colors as well. Thanks so much for sharing!

XoXo,

Katie

sandra said...

So sweet!
Love every detail!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Cheryl said...

Love the soft palette you've created and the contrast with the "black & white" bike.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous design, Melissa! I love the embossing and the bike is FAB!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

LaJanette said...

Very pretty card! Loving the soft colors and that bike is so fun!

Hugs;
Janette

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Mary Lou said...

Awesome card Melissa!!! Really like the way you used this dp--I never thought of using in this realm!!!
Fabulous sweetness all around!!
Hugz of thanks

Hlora said...

Love the card. It is amazing!

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful creation Melissa, love the soft colours.

Hugs Ali x

Joey said...

Melissa this is beautiful, gorgeous colours, reminds me of an english country garden. Joey x

hellerlittle said...

Will not go away without leaving a comment ;o)
Tfs these wonderfull kind of artwork
cu hellerlittle

gila said...

eine wunderschöne edle karte
lg gila

Laura said...

Glorious. Love the bike image.

joy said...

This card is so beautiful - I love all the details, the colors, the stamps! Thank you for your inspiration, Melissa!

Yelowflower said...

what a great mix of texture and color. very well done

Marianne said...

Love your card; cute image of the bike!! xxx Marianne MW

Larisa said...

Beautiful card, great papers you used and this is such a sweet image))

Pocono Pam said...

Very pretty card!

Daisychain said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colours. Hugs Christine x

downrightcrafty said...

so very very delicate and love the little cycle, beautiful
Hugs Kate xx
Thanks for the hop :)

Glennis said...

Lovely card and that bike is so cute!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Super card Melissa. I love the vintage feel you have given to it with your gorgeous details.

Hugs,

Jo x

mtscrapgal said...

Love the shabby chic-ness of this lovely card. The bicycle is perfect. Thanks

Tracy said...

Very sweet and pretty Melissa! Love the little bicycle. :-) TFS!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card!

Jen

Nona said...

So beautiful, Melissa! TFS! :)

Sharon Peele said...

Melissa this is really wonderful!!

Randi WS said...

Wowzers!! This card is just SUPERCUTE!! I looove it!!

Hugs,
Randi WS

Louise said...

Wow!! what a fantastic card
Louise

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful! Love the ribbon treatment.

Deanne :)

Karen said...

Thanks so much for sharing your talent! I love what you've done adding color to the flowers...and the rest of the card ain't bad either!

sasa said...

Such a very lovely card indeed! The image, colours and layers are wonderful...shabby at it's best!
It's great to meet our sister team - enjoy bouncing around the blogs...
Sarah.

ribenaruby said...

Hi Melissa, love the shabby chic look of your card! Ruby x

scraphappy4067 said...

Very pretty!!

Caro said...

Gorgeous vintage card and I just love that bicycle!

Chrissie said...

This is just beautiful, you are so talented. I love this vintage style.
lol Chrissie xx

Karen McAlpine said...

Love how you dry embossed over all the background images. Super sweet card.

Lorraine said...

This is really lovely xx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi wow love your ideas so inspiring great idea to put doily in cuttlebug with folder !! Thanks Kitty ;0)

Mary said...

Gorgeous card!

BarbaraW said...

Love the background with this great image.

My Little Corner said...

I love your super supeer sweet card !!!

Yulis

sparklingblackrose said...

This is fantastic, beautiful :-) Elaine-xxx-

Helen said...

Beautiful card - so pretty!
Helen x

EmbossingQueen said...

What a pretty card. I love all the pastel colours. Thanks for sharing.

Joanne Leddy said...

Wow - how beautiful is this?! The bicycle is Wonderful ... thanks for sharing!

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card. I love your coloured embossing and the bicycle. Hugs Sarahxx

Tracy said...

What a great hop and fabulous creations from all the DT members
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Perfect Crafts said...

Beautiful card.
Hugs,
Justyna x

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the embossing.

CCC said...

Great smmmer look to it.

Tere said...

Your card is gorgeous, seriously it is so pretty!!!

Cor* said...

oh now I see what Mandy means about being the queen of Shabby Chic. This creation is def. NO exception ! Perfectly done! Love the ribbon treatment best!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Beautiful card. That bow is so pretty and just really sets it off :O)

E. Marie said...

Very pretty. Love the colored embossing on the decorative paper.

CTgirl said...

Such a sweet and fresh card!

Erin- said...

Oh, this is so pretty. It feels like summer.

Pooja said...

superrr amazing card !
Stopping by from lightboxcreative.blogspot.com
for the treasure hunt !
Love
pooja

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Melissa.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Tini A. said...

Ooohhh Melissa, your card looks sooo beautiful. I love the vintage feeling on it! Great work!

Karen said...

Melissa, I admittedly did not do the blog hop. However, I am SO in love with this stamp. I had to rush right over abd buy it (among a few other things!). I absolutely LOVE Simon Says Stamp. I can always find the things I need. Thanks for sharing this adorable card, and for inspiring me (not only to spend money), but to create something beautiful. I just LOVE it!
Blessings,
Karen

Heidi said...

Beautiful creation Melissa, the seam binding matches perfect and all these embossing details are gorgeous. hugs heid x

Isha said...

This is a beauty. TFS

mgoll88 said...

Nice work, like the card you make!

LG
Michaela

Pauline C said...

Beautiful creation Melissa - and what a brilliant blog hop! Thanks so much to Simon Says Stamp & SSS & Show for such brilliant challenges and prizes every week - they reallya re the best!
I have entered my card for the challenge which is on my blog here - and am just off for a marathon hippety-hop!
Hugs
pauline x

Violets Corner said...

Beautiful card Melissa, love the shabby chic feel.

Hugs
Maarit

THERESA said...

I can understand why Mandy said you are the Queen shabby chic,lol, that is fantaboulous,love it!!!
TFS and lotsa luv

Kathleen said...

pretty card.
kathleen mc x

kbrandy4 said...

Absolutely scrumptious card!!

Hugs Hazel xx