Home

Join us every MONDAY for a new challenge! Examples from our Monday Design Team incorporate a vintage artistic style, but we welcome all styles! Show us your take on the challenge!

Simon Says: We’re Going Around In Circles

newchallenge

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Little Critters Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the theme is

We’re Going Around In Circles  

The theme this week is pretty much self explanatory. simply add a circle shape to your creation! You can use dies, stamps, stencils, or even recycle circular objects like tubes, jars, bottles etc, there are so many possibilities! We will be looking forward to seeing what you create! 

 

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

50dollar_voucher_600px

Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love

mon-designerspotlight-header_zpsb551ce83

It’s Sonia’s last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your fabulous creations over the past month. It has been a great pleasure to have you along with us!

Sonia made these fabulous Earring Holders by punching CDs with the Cropadile Big Bite and using Lifestyle Crafts Circles Dies to line them with pattern paper. She used the Spellbinders Rose Creations dies to create the handmade foam roses and rosebuds .

dr-sonia-s-v-1-4

Andrea used some of her favorite circular dies, Tim Holtz’s Picture Wheel and Seth Apter’s Splatter Proof, to create her colorful collage.

img_1443

Anna-Karin loves circles and made a card layering lots of different types of circles. It was inspired by Wendy Vecchi’s Circle Collage Background stamp and the star of the card is one of Dina Wakley’s Scribbly Small Birdies.

circle_card-layers-of-ink

Barbara has created an abstract canvas with  new  Seth Apter’s dies: Broken maze and Steering wheel. To  create her background she used various kind of acrylic paints: Paper Artsy Fresco Paints, Ranger Distress Paints and Ranger Dylusions Paints.

circles-barbara

Cathie created a shabby chic card using the Tim Holtz Caged Bird die and My Favorite Things Zig Zag Circles.  She used a combination of soft colors with Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass Distress paints, crayons and inks.

img_7657

Emma was inspired to create a layout telling the story of a family circle. She used Seth Apter’s Shield die to create the frames for her Paper Doll family and layered them over a textural background created using the Tim Holtz Screwed Layering Stencil and coloured with Distress Paints.

emma_circles

Kath created a circle themed background using Picket Fence Distress Crayon as a resist, Distress Oxide Inks and various circle stamps as a backdrop for her bouquet of Illustrated Garden Flowers

circle

Lols is going around in circles with Seth Apter Robo Rings and a Tim Holtz Rings Background Stamp. She used a fabulous selection of Distress Oxide Inks for the background before white heat embossing the circle design.

dsc04988-001

Macarena is crazy about circles and leaves so she mixed up both elements and used Tim Holtz RINGS stamp and Penny Black LIVELY die in a negative way. She also got addicted to Distress Oxides so she used them for backgroungs.

dsc02184

Maura made lots of circles in her art journal with Seth Apter’s Turnaround stamps, Spellbinders Robo Ring die, Impression Obsession Password II by Seth, and is spinning from all the choices.

circles

Meihsia was inspired to make a mixed media tag with a clock using Tim Holtz Sizzix Big Die Tick Tock and Tim Holtz Ink Distress Stain.

meihsia-liu-simply-paper-crafts-mixed-media-tag-circle-clock-simon-says-stamp-tim-holtz-600

Sandra loves circles and used the new Circular Lace stencil from the new Simon Says Stamp Cherished release along with a background made with Distress Oxides
cimg3499

Zoey used a mix of Distress Oxide and Distress Crayons to create this tag full of circles…

mixed-media-tag_scrapsaurus_simonsaysstamp

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

new-instagram-icon22

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too!

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

Simon Says Stamp

You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing a selection of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

Simon Says: Little Critters

newchallenge

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Home Sweet Home Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the theme is

Little Critters 

Whether you choose to feature your own pets or prefer to delve into the wider animal kingdom we will be looking forward to seeing which little critters you choose to feature on your creations! 

 

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

50dollar_voucher_600px

Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love

mon-designerspotlight-header_zpsb551ce83

Sonia made a 3 dimensional garden shed with 2 adorable hedgehogs from Penny Black’s Critters in Love water-colored with Zig Clean Color Brush Pens and used Prima Crackle Paste with die cuts made from Tim Holtz Window die to create a dimensional window for the garden shed which also has a hidden space to store away a mini album.

dr-sonia-s-v-1-3

Andrea made some colorful critter tags using Flora and Fauna’s Happy Place and Glass Dome stamp sets.  She added some flowers from the Sketched Blooms stamp set by My Favorite Things.

img_1426

Anna-Karin made an art journal page inspired by memories of walking across fields with her grandmother, where cows where grazing. The stars of the page are the lovely On The Farm animal stamps by Tim Holtz. The base is one of the canvas pages in Dina Wakley’s Media Journal.

exploration_journal_page-layers-of-ink

Barbara take her inspiration from the sea creatures! She used Tim Holtz ‘s  Sea Life Set and Tim Holtz Sizzix Pipeline Bigz Die to create a framed canvas with rusty look made with Prima Marketing Rust Effect Paste and Prima Marketing Patina Effect Paste.

critter-barbara-1

 

Cathie used the Tim Holtz Mini Bouquet and Penny Black Winged Beauty stamp sets to create her cute mixed media framed panel. The frame was created using the Tim Holtz Stitched RectanglesPrima Arts Stones and Patina Paste Effects.

img_7643

Emma was inspired by Tim Holtz’s Bee stamp and the Creativity Takes Courage Quote Chip to create a canvas panel full of busy bees buzzing around the Honeycomb die cut hive which is dripping with honey and nectar!

emma_critters

Kath used Distress Oxide Reinkers to watercolour a page in her Dylusions Creative Dyary to help her keep on track with the renovation of her craft room

planner-1

Lols used a Tiger from a set of Dylusions Die Cuts and a little bird from a Cat Among The Pigeons stamp set along with a new Creative Dyary to create a fun diary planner page.

fullsizeoutput_5f6

Macarena made an adorable card with a troop of cats on a night scene. She made them with Impression Obsession Cat Set die and the Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Slate Gray and the city with houses was made with Sizzix Snowglobe die. She used a lot of Distress Oxide Inks to color the background and the buildings.

dsc02146

Maura found her Paper Artsy Jofy Lovebird stamp and Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, and Broken China and made a tag.

critter

Meihsia created a tag with three cute little pandas using Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critters Set and added the sentiment with Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts Stamp.

meihsia-liu-simply-paper-crafts-mixed-media-tag-critters-panda-simon-says-stamp

Sandra made a card using Distress Oxides for her background, the stamped butterfly from the Perspective set she highlighted with a Gelly Roll pen and the Detailed Butterfly she used Infusions on.
cimg3489

 

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

new-instagram-icon22

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too!

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

Simon Says Stamp

You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing a selection of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.