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Simon Says: Icy Inspiration


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

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

This week we are inviting you to use Maura’s fabulous Icy Inspiration Mood Board!

Icy Inspiration


This week we are showcasing products from Paper Artsy, if you have some of their products we would love to see them used but it isn’t necessary to join in with the challenge.

Our lovely teamie, Maura, has created this fabulous mood board to use for our inspiration.

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


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


This week we are welcoming the lovely and super talented Valerie-Jael aka Bastelmania into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you should head on over there for a browse! her blog is fabulous!

Valerie made an A3 journal page. The background was painted with Paper Artsy Fresco Paints and stamped with a Jofy Snow-flake stamp using white acrylic paint. The focal image was covered with Frosting Glaze. I used snow paste and coated it with some frosting glaze mixed with hologram glitter. The lace frame was stitched, as were the edges of the page and the trees were cut using a Hero Arts Die Set.

Andrea, inspired by the soft snow in Maura’s beautiful mood board, created tree tags in pastel tones.  She used some fabulous stamp sets from Paper Artsy (EEG18, EEA05 and EEA04) as well as a Fa La La die by Reverse Confetti.

Anna-Karin was inspired by the different types of snow on the inspiration photos and created a chilly winter scene. The background was done with Paper Artsy’s A Bit Jaded and In The Navy Infusions, and the snowflakes are actually a flower stamp from the Eclectica3 Lin Brown 22 set. 

Barbara created a Christmas decoration that she colored inside and outside with Paper Artsy Fresco Paints. For her winter scene she used Tim Holtz Sizzix Snowman Scene, Tim Holtz Sizzix Festive Green and Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS Deco Sheets.

Cathie created a Christmas card with a sweet snowman from the Paper Artsy Jofy 58 stamp set. She brushed the background with Paper Artsy Snowflake Fresco Finish Paint  and added sparkled to the snowflakes with Ranger Diamond Stickles.

Emma blended PaperArtsy’s Fresco Finish Paints in Snowflake and Mermaid to create the background for her icy panel. She then layered the piece using Tim Holtz ephemera pieces and a Christmas Paper Doll and completed the panel with die cut snowflakes, coloured with A Bit Jaded Infusions.


Kath created an Art Journal Page using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint, Royal Blood Infusions and Eclectic3A Snowflake Stencil along with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Ice Skates Bigz Die and Festive Greens Thinlits

Lols made a Christmas card using a Jofy 48 Let It Snow Cling Set 

Macarena was inspired by the first snow this year and made a snowy and frosty card with a textured background using Simon Says Stamp Frozen Fractals Stencil colored with Paper Artsy Infusions.

Maura was inspired by all the notebooks Andrea has been making to create one for her Christmas lists, using lots of Paper Artsy paints like Inky Pool, Caribbean Sea, Beach Hut, and Midnight, along with their A Bit Jaded Infusions.

Meihsia was inspired to create a quick and easy mixed media Christmas gift tag using Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Merry Christmas on the background, and featuring Paper Artsy Jofy Mini Lovebirds on this tag.

Sandra isn’t a fan of cold and icy weather, but loves the beauty in it, so she created this icy inspired card with Paper Artsy A Bit Jaded Infusions in the background and the Prancing Deer in front

Zoey used Paper Artsy Grunge Paste Texture Medium and a couple of Paper Arsty Fresco Finish to create this ATC

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!

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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.

Spotlights and Winner for the Star Light Star Bright Challenge



We have four artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Star Light Star Bright Challenge!

#3 All is Calm, All is Bright – Meihsia says: I love this gorgeous mixed media framed panel with all the beautiful holiday elements and fabulous details. Such a magical and stunning design!

#48 The Altered Paper – Andrea says: I love the way the inky night sky is paired with a row of whimsical brightly-colored houses. I also really like how the sentiment is framed against the moon. So clever and original!

#89 Lethipollo – Macarena says: The background night sky has stolen my heart. The depth of the dark blue is amazing and the texture and scratched details are amazing. Love how the purple is going out from beneath of the blues. The moon is just beautiful and exactly how it is in real! This stamps set is fabulous! Amazing card!

#133 Paula Roomer – Anna-Karin says: This card is really stunning. I love the look of the metallic stars among the very pretty rich shades of blue-green. The card also has really lovely textures.

Congratulations everyone and thank you for joining us!

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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?


Here’s your random number:


Congratulations Karen, from Karen’s Crafting Obsessions! Below you can see Karen’s fantastic Northern Lights inspired card:




Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, a clickable link is on the sidebar.

Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate 

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!

Happy Crafting!!

Anna-Karin and the DT