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Simon Says: Christmas/Winter Holidays

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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 Icy Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are inviting you to create something for the winter holidays!

Christmas/Winter Holidays

It could be a last minute Christmas/New Year card, a creation to decorate your home. Whatever you decide to create we will be looking forward to seeing it!

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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Valerie made a wreath for her door. The substrate was made with twigs from a willow tree, soaked in water to make them more pliable and then bound into a circle. The leaves were recycled from old decorations, and sprayed with silver. I used hot glue to hold things together. I used ribbons and decorative wires to wind around it. The cherub was cast in a mold and the flowers were cut using a Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die.

Andrea made a collection of colorful Christmas tree cards to mail out to her friends.  She used Simon Says Stamp’s Falling Snow stencil, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, and lots of Dylusions Ink Spray.

Anna-Karin made wintery watercolor notebooks this week, using Tim Holtz’s Great Outdoors and Flurry stamp sets. The background was painted with watercolors.

Barbara this week chose an Etcetera Tag Small  by Stampers Anonymous as a base to create a decoration for her home using  Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowflakes Duo, Paper Dolls Christmas version, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous mini Swirly stamp set and her favorite color Cracked Pistachio Distress paint.

 

Cathie created a Christmas card using Tim Holtz Doily #2 and Winter Wonderland die sets. Atop the tree sits a Fluted Star and the background features the Tim Holtz Mini Swirly Snowflakes stamp set.

Emma created a very special Christmas card using Tim Holtz’s Ice Skates die as the focal point. She added a selection of Festive and Holiday Greens and completed the card with the beautiful Vintage Tidings wording cut from silver metallic kraft card.

Kath created a Christmas card for a special friend using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Swirly Snowflakes, Holiday Drawings and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Retro Merry Christmas, Winter Wonderland and Festive Greens Thinlits

Lols made a Christmas card using a Memory Box Deer Trio Die, a Tim Holtz Woodlands Die, Distress Oxide Ink Pads and a Great Outdoors Stamp Set 

 

Macarena opted for traditional Christmas colors making a very glossy card using Sizzix Dashing Deer die and putting it inside the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Wishes Frame die and covering almost everything with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder.

 

Maura’s been thinking of joyful snowmen dreaming of giant snowflakes. She made a simple Christmas card using Penny Black’s Snowman Joy die and Simon Says Stamp’s Felicity Snowflake, along with Tim Holtz’s Starry and Holiday Script layering stencils.

Meihsia was inspired to create a holiday decor using Idea-Ology Vignette Box Structure and decorated it with Tim Holtz Decorative Deer Findings and Mini Woodland Tree Lot Findings.

Sandra has made a Christmas card for her lovely friend that moved to Australia, the Miss You Script die from the Simon Says Stamp Diecember release is just perfect to tell her sweet friend she misses her already.

 

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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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: Icy Inspiration

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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 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!

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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

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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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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!

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.