LINDA TRACE DESIGNS

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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog Guest Designer Week 1!!!

Hi!

I'm so super excited to be showing you what I made for my first week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!!

This week the challenge is "Animal Antics" !!! Cute huh?!  I decided to go wtih House Mouse stamps because they're SO SO gorgeous.

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So here are my creations (yup, I made 2--just couldn't stop at one!)
House Mouse Thinking of you Notecard set
I just loved this little mouse image so much, as soon as I saw it in the store, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!!

Here are a couple of closeups so you can see the different mice (I had to make them all different!).

The grey/black-furred mice :)
 
The redheads :)

The blondes :)


And for my second card, the stamp image is just so gorgeous, I wanted to leave the background (everything other than the image itself) very simple and muted.
 
 Can't wait to spend time together card
 
 
I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to watercolour the image in.
Simply press the ink pad into your craft sheet, spritz with water and then paint!! I love the soft effect it gives!
On the inside I stamped the sentiment "Looking forward to spending time together" in Memento London Fog Ink

That's it for me!

Be sure to pop over to the Challenge blog now to see what the Design Team has made--I'm sure they'll all be gorgeous as always! 

And dont forget to enter your own creations, for the chance to win:


Thanks for joining me!

I'll be back soon with my Project Life weeks 1-4 spreads. As always, the products I used for these cards are shown below :)

Linda xx


       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       






       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       



8 comments:

Simone said...

This is such a gorgeous card set!! WOW you have been busy!! Amazing work Linda!! Congrats on the guest DT spot! :)

Joy said...

Sweet sweet cards Linda, you have done an awesome job on these cards, way too cute... I hope you enjoy the next few weeks ahead..hugs

Brenda said...

Hi Linda! Thank you so much for you very sweet comment on my blog today! And I loved what you put out as Guest Designer, those images are awesomelly cute and beautifully coloured in !

debby4000 said...

Oh what adorable sweet cards Linda.
luv
Debby

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Linda :-) I love the images you used ,,, soooo cute and the simple designs are fabulous :-)

Thanks for agreeing to be in the designer spotlight ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Marcea said...

wow you have been so busy with your beautiful creations.I have really loved looking at them. Great to have you as Guest Designer with us all this month
xxx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Your cards are so adorable Linda! Love all those sweet images!!

So happy to have you as our guest designer this month!!

Hugs....
Melissa

Mandy said...

Linda these are absolutely gorgeous, fab choice of images and I love the softness of the inks.
Thanks so much for being our guest designer :)
hugs Mandy xx