Guest Designing at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – November 2017 – Week 2


Hello … bonjour!  Thank you so much for all your lovely words about my tags last week … it’s so exciting to be back for the second time with the Design Team at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday as Guest Designer for November!

wed-newchallenge-header50dollar_voucher_600px          Simon Says Stamp

Our new challenge this week is ‘Snow White‘ … and we’re showcasing products from Reverse Confetti.  You don’t need to use Reverse Confetti goodies to join in … but we’d love to see them if you have some!  As always, if you play along, you’re in with a chance of winning a $50 gift voucher to spend at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store … wouldn’t that be fun!

I have to admit to having no Reverse Confetti goodies in my stash (yet!) that would be a good fit for the theme … though a sweet friend sent me some Lacy Scalloped Frames recently (merci mille fois, Michele!), that happened to come in so handy for my first card …

This glorious centrepiece is Simon’s Eliza Snowflake die … cut twice in glitter card and twice in plain card, sandwiched together with a fine silver thread running down the centre, to make a double sided embellishment.   The aperture was cut with an MFT Circle Stax 2 die in both the Lacy Scalloped Frame and the card base … and the snowflake was suspended between them.  It twirls on the thread … wish you could see it as it does, it’s so pretty the way it catches the light!  I finished with a sentiment from Simon … the die cut is from Christmas Blessings, the secondary stamped ones (in Delicata Silver ink) are from Thoughtful Messages.  Even though I can’t show you the movement here, I can show you all the shimmer …

My second card is snowy rather than shimmery …

Again, the aperture was cut with an MFT Circle Stax 2 die in the front panel and the card base … this time I added some snowy mesh to the background and created a little village scene, cut  with Simon Village dies, layered up on craft foam.  The sentiment is stamped in Delicata Silver ink and is from Scandinavian Prints Christmas by Neat & Tangled.  This is the day time view … how about a look at the warm and rather magical night time view …

If you haven’t already been, do go over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday to check out all the gorgeous cards from the Design Team … you’ll be inspired!  Hope you’ll have chance to join in with us this week … a few more additions to your Christmas card stack perhaps?  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!    Anita 🙂



35 thoughts on “Guest Designing at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – November 2017 – Week 2

  1. Michele F

    I knew in a heart-beat those were traveling to the right home! Anita! these are both really stunning – LOve the white on white, and must know more about that snowy mesh – I might NEED some for the next installment of my little white Christmas village!
    what darling cards these would be on the mantle at Christmas! now… where did I put those little houses… xxoo

  2. lorraine

    Gorgeous cards Anita 🙂 both of them are absolutely stunning! I love the all white design and the snowy mesh is fabulous! what a beautiful background that creates!! Very very lovely 💙 🙂

    Lols x x x

  3. djkardkreations

    WOW. Sigh. Just when I think you can’t top yourself, Anita, you do! You mentioned magic and that’s what you’ve done with these creations! I love all the details of both the incredible interactive swirling snowflake w-o-w and the snowy mesh-backed village in w-o-w. I mean, really, your best yet! LYAMYMA. YLMIA!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  4. katelesh

    OMG These are just the kick start I needed for my lagging mojo!!! Just gorgeous both of them and how cool does that look with the backlighting. You can buy those electric tea light ones now so risk of fire. I’m off to play !!!

  5. catcraig

    Anita, these are so lovely. The white on white is elegant and very festive at the same time. So good to see you guest designing here.

  6. Mac Mable

    Yes I would love to see your first twinkly card spinning….the snowflake that is! Such a fabulous idea and so very ingenious x What a clean and crisp second card both by day and night x Two beautiful cards, so classy and so very elegant x

  7. Sharron Gregory

    Don’t know which is more stunning because they both are outstanding! Love all the beautiful white! Your twirling snowflake is so lovely and I adore your charming snowy scene!

  8. hobbitnoll

    Congratulations on your DT gig!! These cards are STUNNING!! LOVE the white snowflake with the lace background but your second card with the see through back is AMAZING!! GREAT design!!

  9. BarbGhig

    Oh my gosh Anita, I am so impressed with these 2 GORGEOUS cards! I love your monochromatic white-on-white for a winter wonderland effect on both cards, and that you added sparkle and an interactive element for fun! You have really outdone yourself, and I’m so happy you received the Lacey Scalloped Frames just in time for your post…Well done, my friend!

  10. Jeanne

    Oh my goodness, Anita!! These two cards are simply gorgeous! I so love the white on white (even though I always forget that idea when I am creating anything)…it’s classic and gorgeous. Love the sparkly snowflake and sentiment. And the second card…with the light shining through. Be still my heart. Swoon worthy are both cards! Thank you SO much for sharing! 🙂 Hugs!

  11. Brenda Lawrence

    Wow, wow, wow! Yep, I knew you would be knocking the socks off all of us! These cards are amazing Anita. I love the snowflake on your first card and was wondering how it was “connected” to the card base. Then there is your second card, oh my gosh, I love, love, love this card! This is so cool looking, so elegant and so perfect. I even have these dies, they are still NBUS dies and looks like I need to get these babies out and use them. lol Well done my friend! Hugs, Brenda

  12. Bobby

    Oh my, Anita, your all white cards are so elegant and gorgeous. The twirling glitter snowflake is a sight to behold and the scene lit up is so warm and inviting. I’m intrigued by the mesh background.

  13. conil

    Gaaaaah….this is clearly your forte. White, shimmery or snowy scenes with the magical “Anita Touch”. The snowflake is gorgeous within that beautiful frame but have to say your scene with the mesh and those charming houses captured my attention and held it prisoner for a good long time. WOW! We’ll call you “Snow White” from now on.

  14. susannev2014

    Oh, Anita, you presented more jaw-dropping beauties for your GD spot! This suspended snowflake is simply spectacular, even more so in real life when it twirls and shimmers, as you explain. And the building in the snow storm is wonderful in the first photo but breathtaking in the second when illuminated! Absolutely love them both! You are a star!

  15. Lindsey

    Anita, these are two of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! Each so beautiful and the details so well thought out. Your snowy village scene made me gasp. You are surely the perfect guest this month. So delighted to see you have this honor!

  16. izzyscrap

    Whaou ! Quand je vois tes deux cartes je peux affirmer que je crois en la magie de Noël ! J’en reste bouche bée ! Elles sont magiques, absolument magnifiques ! J’adore le blanc sur blanc et quelle merveilleuse idée de mettre ce “snowy mesh” (je ne sais pas comment le traduire ni ce que c’est ? Une sorte de gaze comme pour les pansements ?) pour faire le fond de cet adorable village. Et comme c’est beau une fois éclairé ! Une superbe idée pour mettre autour d’un photophore ! Tu te surpasses à chaque fois ! Ils peuvent être fiers chez SSS ! Encore Bravo ! Bises

  17. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    You are getting really big in the Craft World!!! WOWZERS! GDT at SSS! Congratulations!!!How fun and you really outdid yourself here with the shimmery goodness in your first card , but what I am really drooling about is the second card – love the snowy mesh behind those pretty houses!

  18. Geri G

    Yep…Darnell is so right…your creations are absolutely MAGICAL!!! The design ideas are out-of-this-world BRILLIANT!!! Once again, the depth/dimension that you have created is stunning….as is the white on white color combo! So serene and peaceful!

    BTW, I am TOTALLY STEALING the snowflake idea for this year’s gift tags! Thanks for the inspiration pal!

  19. Let's Art Journal

    Congratulations on being Guest Designer again at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Wow, your white cards are amazing! I love how you suspended the pretty glitter snowflake and the snow scene you created is so beautiful 😁. Wishing you a great week! J 😊


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