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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!

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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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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.

Ice Inspiration Winner and Designer Spotlights

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We have 6 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Ice Inspiration Challenge!

#26 Nox – Sandra says: What a super cool ornament, love that is a open one with so much to see inside! All the glitter and the icy details, like the outside of the ornament that looks like a snowball is amazing!

#79 Marie-Christine Denis – Maura says: I love the giant sparkly snowflakes on Marie-Christine’s trio of cards. Two of the cards have adorable little houses on them, and the third looks like a window where you are looking out on a lovely snow scene. I love how she mixed her media with real photos on two of the cards!

#80 Artistic Craft Dabbler – Barbara says: I love so much the original way to use Christmas Paper dolls! The whole design of this project is fantastic and textures she created are incredible! Love this work!

 #124 The Unpampered Stamper – Cathie says: Rachel created a super fun box card with adorable elves. Her coloring skills are amazing and I love the sweet and whimsical design.

#165 Craftyfield – Kath says: I love this beautiful glistening snow and winter trees card with it’s jolly snowman and beautiful Aurora Borealis night sky created with PaperArtsy Infusions and Brushos

#192 Ginny and the Sheep – Maura says: Simona has created a beautiful nighttime winter scene in gorgeous deep blues. Her giant snowflake looks transparent and icy and I love how she added her sentiment in vellum. Love the silhouette of the trees on this lovely card!

Congratulations everyone!

Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could please link it to Simon Says Stamp!

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We now have this lovely badge for you to add to your sidebar if you are this weeks, or a previous, winner please feel free to add this to your sidebar and please link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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

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Here are your random numbers:

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Congratulations Monika aka Mistletoe Home Decoration 

and this is Monika’s gorgeous canvas

 

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!

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