Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Your Next Stamp Challenge #1: Pink & Yellow

Click to enlarge image Heellloooooo everyone!

As you can see, I'm now back online with a fixed and fully functioning PC - woo-hoo!! (A little tip - make sure you've got a good registry cleaner/repairer on your PC...and use it regularly, LOL! This will save you a lot of time and money!!). I'm so glad to be back today, as I'm able to post my DT card for the very first challenge over at Your Next Stamp Challenges!! YAY!

Okay, so a little bit about the newest challenge blog on the block - YNS Challenges. We will post a new challenge every other Wednesday, so you have 2 whole weeks to make your creation and join in. The challenge may be a sketch, a colour challenge, a themed challenge, or something else, but you will obviously need to use a YNS stamp somewhere on your creation! And guess what, we have not 1, not 2, but THREE prizes to give away for each and every challenge!! Yep, that's right ... THREE lucky winners each challenge!! So hop on over to the YNS Challenge blog, become a follower, and read all about our challenges!

So each YNS DT Starlet is going to take a turns at hosting the challenges, and our very first challenge is being hosting by our fabulous DT leader, Amy! Amy's challenge is a colour one - Pink and Yellow. So all you need to do is use a YNS image somewhere on your card/creation, and make pink and yellow the predominant colours.

Don't have any YNS stamps yet? Well, 2 weeks is plenty of time to order from the YNS store. There are so many wonderful stamps to choose from, so get on over there right now and place an order! But if you just can't wait, why not buy some or all of the gorgeous limited edition digi stamps (designed by Fhiona) for instant gratification! The Starlets have all used these fabulous stamps on our challenge cards for YNS Challenge 1 (...but you don't have to, of course!).

So onto my card....

I used 2 of the digi stamps - Cute Witch and her Cute Kitty - and I really enjoyed having a colour challenge that was completely different from the usual Halloween colours of purple, green & orange!

Click to enlarge image And for the first time ever, I used 3 different papers from 3 different pads (and 2 different manufacturers!!).
Click to enlarge image I love how this card turned out! Just wish I had more than one star punch, as I would have liked to have added some smaller yellow stars in the top right corner ... that's more crafty stash to add to my Christmas list, LOL!

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Friday Sketchers: Sketch 72 - I followed this week's wonderful sketch which worked so well for this card.

2. Simon Says Stamp: Boo! - This week's challenge is to make a Halloween project or card.

So, please, please hop on over to the YNS Challenge blog and have gander at all the other starlets wonderful creations. Our first challenge runs until Tuesday 21st October. Of course, we'd love you to join in, but even if you don't, you'll still be in with a chance to win a prize just for commenting!! Do you know any other challenge site that rewards you for just commenting?? Hee hee!
Oops! Almost forgot ... the winner of the 2 free YNS digi stamps drawn from my YNS World Card Making Day post is ... Ali from Congrats Ali! Please email Karen to collect your prize!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Sem xx

STAMP: Your Next Stamp
PAPER: K&Co 6x6 paper pad 'Amy Butler', K&Co Remake 'Sunset Oranges' mat pad, Basic Grey 6x6 pad 'June Bug'
CARD: Core'dinations 12x12 ColorCore 'Nightfall'
EMBELLISHMENTS: Black Rafia Lace given to me in a RAK (thanks Shelia, aka DippyDog!)
TOOLS: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Cuttlebug, Nesties, Woodware star punch, Maths Compass (for the larger circle - my nesties just weren't big enough!)


  1. Hi Simmone,

    You have certainly brightened up my day. Thank you so much for picking me to win some YNS stamps they are fab.

    Ali x

  2. Gosh, I just LOVE all your work, it's always so gorgeous! This is no exception, colors are just yummy :)

  3. Another wonderful card. Lovely vibrant colours and perfect for Haloween. Glad you are back

  4. Very Cute SemSee!!! She is adorable!

  5. This is gorgeous Simonne,so cute,Hugs Debbie x

  6. This is so cute, I love that it's not the normal Halloween colors.. It make it bright and cheery..

  7. Fab bright card Sem. Love the alternative colours you've used for a Halloween card!
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~

  8. Simonne what a gorgeous bright and cheerful card :0)
    I love it
    Lana x

  9. This is just so pretty, Simonne! Awesome job combining the different dp!

  10. So gorgeous card, love the image and papers! Hugs;moni

  11. Fabulous card Sem! Love the layout and all the layers!

  12. This is just fabulous! I don't normally like lace but you made it look really COOL! The layout is wonderful with the kitty in the corner and the stars :)

  13. Alright Simonne! Glad to see you get your PC back!
    Gorgeous card and your coloring is wonderfully done as usual. Prefect creation!

  14. Cute card and lovely colours too.

  15. Lovely card Sem, so cute and bright! Jo x

  16. Ohh Sem, what a GREAT CARD!!!! Hope all is well with you! I will email soon!!

    Thanks for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week!!!! Glad you are back in the game!!

  17. cute card,love the image and all the papers you have used and they work so well together.
    louise xx

  18. Oh this is adorable, wonderful card.

  19. Hiya Hunny

    this is fantastico! I love the combo with the image it works so well. Thanks for your kind words. Joey.x

  20. Gorgeous card Sem :-) The images are very cute and I love this colour combo :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x

  21. Glad to see you got your pc sorted Sem!
    Gorgeous card, colouring is perfect Hugs Julie x

  22. What a fabulous card just adore the papers and that image is charming
    Hugs Jacqui x

  23. cute! love the lace you used.
    So happy that you have joined us at Simon Says Stamp!

  24. Beautiful!! Love the colouring and the embelishments you have used on your card too!!
    hugs Angela xx

  25. super bright n funky card, great colours love it! xxxxx

  26. Totally fabulous! Love your coloring and the mix of papers!


Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x