Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hipppity Hop.....


Hippity Hop........the Simon Says teamies are just a Hoppin!!!

If you arrived here from Britta'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 the second year in a row, Simon Says Stamp and Show & The Simon Says Stamp Challenge 
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 Design Teamiues blogs and you have to find them.

The Blog hop will start at on August 31, 2011 and will finish on September 5, 2011
The Hop begins on the Simon Says Challenge Blog
and will end on the Simon Says Stamp & 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.

soooooooooo....without further adieu..........
the unveiling of my creation...

I chose to create an oldie but a goodie and revive my Poinsettia from last year. 
I came across the cutest....


decorative reindeer and just knew just what he needed.....
I augmented his existing antlers with the Elegant Flourishes Die, Grungeboard, Gold Paint Dabber, Big Shot and Script Embossing Folder.


The petals of the Poinsettia were cut using the Tattered Leaves Die

The top layer, of 4 petals, was colored with Barn Door and accented with Fired Brick
I applied Fired Brick Distress Stickles to add a touch of bling.

The second layer, of 5 petals, was colored with Fired Brick and accented with Aged Mahogany
I used Aged Mahogany Distress Stickles as an accent.

The third layer of 5 petals, was colored with Forest Moss Distress Stain and 

I added a wonderful Bauble to set off the whole flower!!

For more in depth instructions on how to create your own Poinsettia I created a video tutorial
(PLEASE note the color changes from last year and I used Buckram for my material)

Thank you soooooo much for poppin' by my blog!!
NOW........HEAD ON OVER TO DAWNY'S BLOG.........to continue the Blog Hop!!


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 hidden treasure. 
The comments will be moderated so you will not be able to see the answers.
 




112 comments:

Joy said...

Aww! Lynne this is simply darling...I love it, love the flower with the bauble perfection....Hugs

Heather said...

Wow, how cute is he!

Terry said...

Hey there Lynne, thank you for sharing your FANTABULOUSLY AMAZINGNESS....my goodness LOVE your reindeer sweetie, your Poisenetta is just GREATLY DONE and the colorness is absolutely Wonderfull. Hugs Terry xxxx

Dee in N.H. said...

Awwww, he's awesome! Love your creativity!

Dan said...

This is really lovely Lynne! I'm feeling quite Christmas-sy now, I think I may have to start on my cards! :)

Nancy Wethington said...

This is just too adorable. I have to try this. Love that poinsettia around his neck!

alethea said...

This is so cute!! i love it!! Hugsxx

Linda Elbourne said...

I LOVE it Lynne ... would you like my address ... I have a reindeer rescue centre here don't you know :0)

Teresa said...

Hi Lynne,
Just blog hopping around all your wonderful blogs today, what gorgeous projects you’ve made,I love all the poinsettias they're beautiful. Hugs Teresa xx

peggylee said...

CAN YOU HEAR ME WHOOOOING FROM LITTLETON, LYNNE!!! see I got to see this in person this morning, and omw super cute!!!! and let me just say your little tease was perfect,had me guessing and that is not what I thought!!!! love it.

Candy C said...

Lynne...this is so adorable! LOVE your Christmas reindeer and his darling poinsettia and "bling". <3 Candy

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !! this is just sooo CUTE !! I love this !! his antlers are fab and the poinsettia is brilliant !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

lolo said...

I love your reindeer, he is adorable

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

This is so adorable love the pionsetta

Rene said...

Very pretty!!!!
Rene ;D

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Ahhh, I loved it last year and still loving it this year. You know I'm a huge fan of your textile flowers - just can't get enough of your style. What a super holiday decor item you have created!

Hope you are enjoying the hop!

Hugs,
Linda

Carol E said...

What a cute project, thank you for sharing it.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Lynne, your poinsettia is stunning. I agree with Dan, I feel quite Christmasy now too. Tracy x

Lena said...

this is so cute! Love the christmas ideas!

jengd said...

Love it- definitely something I'll have to try!

Francy said...

Oh gorgeous project.
Francy

LaJanette said...

CUTE! I love the antlers you have given him...very creative! And that big oh flower...SUPER!

Hugs;
Janette

Kathy Eddy said...

This is too cute! I love what you did with him to dress him up!

Cj said...

This is so cute and will look lovely at Christmas time.xxx

Babette said...

Wow, this is really amazing, beautiful job.
Hugs,
Babette

Suzi said...

Awe!! This is so cute, what a fabulous idea. Thank you for a lovely hop, and for the inspiration.
Hugs
Suzi x

Heidi Brawley said...

Awe it is so cute. love your creation!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

deesdesigns said...

Fantastic project! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with all of us. I off to finish the hop...

ursula Uphof said...

What a stunning project. Love that pointsetia.

ursula Uphof said...

What a stunning project. Love that pointsetia.

SusanK said...

Rudolph never looked so good!

mtscrapgal said...

This reideer is really dressed up. The poinsettia is gorgeous. Thanks

Dana said...

Oh, this reindeer is so PERFECT! I love all your finishing touches!
I loved your scrapbook page slideshow at the top of your blog and was wondering if you might consider adding the Follow By Email gadget to your sidebar... It's so much easier to follow inspirational blogs when the updates are sent right to my inbox!
thx!

Pam said...

I love your fabulous reindeer with that gorgegous poinsettia. I think I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

CreaRenata said...

Wow, what a lovely poinsetta!

Hugs,
Renata

DeeDee said...

Lynne! What a TOP NOTCH piece!! he's sure to inspire all kinds of christmas warmth this season! :)

jintyoo7 said...

He is adorable!

RobinG said...

your creativity never ceases to amaze me...keep up the great work!!

Lori said...

I want one, this is so sweet!

Yvette said...

this is so cute!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Gorgeous and so cute. Thanks for sharing. Off to look at the other creations in the Blog Hop. Best wishes, Kym xxx

sandra said...

Soooo cute!
Love it!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Cheryl said...

Sooooo cute!

Mary Lou said...

Wonderful decoration!!! Santa will just love this fancied up riendeer :) Hee hee Great idea for the antlers!!!
Hugz of thanks

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous project, Lynne! I really hope this little cutie will be decorating your home this Christmas! Love the poinsettia too!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Wendy - AKA Mrs. B said...

Ding-Dang-Darling!!!

Anita said...

Stunning!

jude said...

Lynne this is so cute just love it!
hugs judex

pcm said...

so cute!

Hlora said...

It is amazing!

Meme said...

awwwww....so cute!

Sweet!

Thanks for sharing!

Karla said...

This is so cute!! i love it!! Hugsxx

Dragonlady said...

Oh how cute is that. What a super creation.

Hugs Ali x

Joey said...

Oh Lynne he is adorable!!! love him. Joey x

hellerlittle said...

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

Laura said...

The flourish die for the antlers is just brilliant!

joy said...

Adorable! Thanks for your inspiration!

Yelowflower said...

how very charming...I would be proud to display that beautiful guy

Marianne said...

very lovely how you pimped up your reindeer. xxx Marianne MW

Pocono Pam said...

too cute!

Larisa said...

Great job! very nice and creative!
Hugs. Larisa. xx

Ginny Getty (and DH Scott) said...

Lynne- I like your Blog... nicely laid out and beautiful work.

Daisychain said...

Such a cute reindeer dressed in his Christmas best. Love the flower arrangement. Hugs Christine x

downrightcrafty said...

aw this really made me smile, fabulous creation
Hugs Kate xx
Thanks for the hop :)

Glennis said...

too cute for words!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, this is fantastic ! I would love this at Christmas time.

Hugs,

Jo x

Tracy said...

You made that one stylin' reindeer. Cute! TFS!

JLJ Designs said...

Great idea!

Jen

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOWEE, this is magnificant. Absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me to give something like this a try.
Hugs,
Lynda

Nona said...

Wow, such a cute creation, Lynne!

Ardilla said...

Lovely project!!! I love Christmas :)

Randi WS said...

Aaawwwhhh Lynne, this reindeer is supercute!! Lovely Poinsettia ;)

Hugs,
Randi WS

Louise said...

This is super cute
Louise

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

LOVE your little reindeer!

Deanne :)

ribenaruby said...

Hi, love how you dressed up this reindoor using all the dies. Fab work! Ruby x

sasa said...

This is one dandy fellow - looking so proud and festive. And such an amazing abundant Lynne flower looks just wonderful!

Caro said...

What a wonderful poinsettia and cute reindeer!

Chrissie said...

Oh, now I'm in love! Such an adorable creation.
lol Chrissie xx

Karen McAlpine said...

Precious reindeer with gorgeous flower accent. Love it!

NGCARDS said...

A great creation hun! xxx

Lorraine said...

This is really amazing, so cute xx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi My absolute favourite on the bloghop so far so elegant rich and I am definately going to look at your tuorial ! Thanks for the inspiration Kitty ;0)

Mary said...

This is adorable!!!

BarbaraW said...

Spectacular Christmas decoration.

sparklingblackrose said...

This is fantastic! Really creative and gorgeous :-) Elaine-xxx-

Helen said...

Awww...this is so cute!
Helen x

EmbossingQueen said...

This is so cute. You are right, that reindeer definitely needed that gorgeous poinsettia! Thank you for sharing.

Joanne Leddy said...

How sweet - I hope this becomes part of your Holiday decor this year! Thanks for sharing.

CCC said...

Love the flower and all the texture

Tracy said...

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

Perfect Crafts said...

He is so cute!
Hugs,
Justyna x

Sue D said...

Fabulous holiday decor!

Tere said...

Soooooo beautiful!!!

Cor* said...

How very original. Great idea! love all the stickles ! TFS

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I just LOVE this!!!!

E. Marie said...

He is such a cutie!! Great job of decorating him.

CTgirl said...

This is so sweet and fabulous! I just love your pointsettia! TFS

Pooja said...

thats a really lovely flower~~~!!
Stopping by from lightboxcreative.blogspot.com
for the treasure hunt !
Love
pooja

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous work Lynne.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Tini A. said...

OMG ...what a cute creation. Nice idea!!!!

Ani said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!
http://beautifulworld-ani.blogspot.com

AJECreativity said...

Absolutely gorgeous xxxxx Amanda

Heidi said...

Amazing project, love the cute reindeer, very special, hugs heidix

Isha said...

Gorgeous and amazing creation. TFS.

mgoll88 said...

cant wait till christmas... a wonderfull creation!

LG
Michaela

Pauline C said...

Totally amazing creation Lyyne and so cute!! - 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...

Fabulous reindeer Lynne, it gives a great festive and cheerful feel!

Hugs
Maarit

Dawn said...

LOVE it! Your pointsettia is stunning! Hugs

Marjie Kemper said...

That is too cool! Love the antlers and your poinsetta is awesome!

THERESA said...

Absolutely gorjuss, he can stand on my mantle piece anytime.....lol
TFS and lotsa luv

Kathleen said...

what a great project!
kathleen mc x

osirisandloki said...

can i have it for xmas~~~~~!!!!