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Simon Says: Little Critters

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.
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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

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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

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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: Home Sweet Home

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

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

This week the theme is

Home Sweet Home

There are so many ways you can interpret this theme! Whether you choose to make a new home card or a home decor project, 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

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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

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Sonia made a House shaped DIY storage organizer using chipboard and  Graphic 45 papers and used the gorgeous Prima Dome and Prima Typo Bulb as focal embellishments.The draws fit inside the house and are designed to hold different sizes of embossing folders. The roof of the house also lifts up to store more crafty paraphernalia!

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Andrea made a set of journaled memory cards about her childhood home, room by room.  She used one of her favorite dies, Artful Dwellings, to make the houses and embellished the cards usingTim Holtz’s Journey design tape and a Love Knots stamp.

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Anna-Karin made a mini book to document all the homes and places in which she has lived. The base is a Tim Holtz Chronicle Worn Cover, and it was embellished with, among other things, Suburbia Cityscape dies and the Bricked stencil.

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Barbara had much fun creating an Etcetera tag! She used Distress paints and Distress Oxides to color it and Sizzix Tim Holtz Suburbia to decorate the centre of her project.

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Cathie created a whimsical happy home scene to represent the fun that constantly takes place in her home with her large family. The house was created from the Artful Dwellings die set and the background scene was painted with several Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paints and stamped with the PaperArtsy EKC 02 and Jofy 15 stamp sets.

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Emma felt there was no place like home and created a project celebrating her home town of London. She used an Etcetera Tag as the base, covered with papers from the Correspondence Paper Stash and added a Paper Doll standing against the globe.

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Kath created a framed panel to hang in her craft room using Distress Oxide Inks with Sizzix/Tim Holtz Cityscape Suburbia and Commute Thinlits

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Lols was inspired to make a home away from home on the shores of the Indian Ocean using shells collected on a beach just south of Goa. She used a Tim Holtz Village Dwelling and Surf Shack to create the base and then had fun putting it all together.

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Macarena made a canvas being inspired by house renovation she uses to make on Springtime. She used Bigz Pipeline Die by Tim Holtz and Sizzix and some Distress Oxide Inks to give the color to the background and put them also through Grid Stencil.

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Maura had fun creating a little mixed media house from a block of wood and covering it with Crate Paper’s Oasis collection, then stamping images with Darkroom Door’s Bookworm set, Seth Apter’s Border Lines from Impression Obsession, and Carabelle Studio’s Strange Nature stamps.

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Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag with sentiments using Tim Holtz Type Charms Alphabets and Idea-ology Alpha Parts.

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Sandra made a card using Distress Oxide Reinkers and one of the houses from the Cityscape Metropolis die set.
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Zoey used her favorite Distress Crayons to alter this plastic cap

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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

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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

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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.