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Simon Says: Going Around In Circles


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

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

This week we are challenging you to create something with circles!

Going Round In Circles

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!


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


Sabrina created a circular panel using  Tim Holtz Pocket Watches and Steampunk Texture fades Embossing Folders, Prima Special Screws Junkyard Findings and Mini Art Stones.

Andrea used circles in the background of her Dina Wakley 6×6 media journal page.  The circles were made with Tim Holtz’s Halftone and Rings stamp set and the sentiment is from Inky Antics’ Crafty Comments.

Anna-Karin made a tag full of dots and circles and in the bright green shades of May. For the background, she used Tim Holtz’s Gradient Dots stencil, and the letters and numbers were die cut with the SSS Archie Jr Solid set.

Barbara has created a collection of “one layer” tags! She used Tim Holtz mini stencil set 41Tim Holtz stencil ScrewedTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous TheoriesTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Nature’s wonder and a lot of Distress Oxides!

Cheiron created a colorful circle background with the rings from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halftone and Rings stamps by coloring the stamp with Distress Markers, spraying it with water using a Distress Sprayer and stamping it onto Distress Watercolor cardstock. She finished the card with a Tim Holtz Paper Doll and some Small Talk stickers. 

Emma created dimension and layering to her circular panel by using Tim Holtz’s Industrial die, to die cut gears and cogs before combining them with two more of Tim’s dies, Timekeeper and Steampunk Parts to create the clock face which formed the main focal point of the project. As a finishing touch, she added a Paper Doll.

Kath created an Art Journal page in her Dina Wakley Media Journal with the theme ” The Circle Of Life” and used Tim Holtz Ideaology Found Relatives, Dot Gradient Layering Stencil, Mini Layering Stencils, Stampers Anonymous Entomology and Halftone and Rings and Sizzix Wildflower Stems 1 Thinlits.

Lols made a card using some products in the Simon Says Stamp May ‘Delicate Flowers’ Card Kit ,ie: Silver Sparkle Alcohol Ink Cardstock and Alcohol Ink Pearls along with a Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2 Die Set 

Macarena went around with circles with Tim Holtz Sizzix Timekeeper die and made a very dimensional card due to Prima Marketing Tillden Flourish Re-design Decor Mould and a vibrant pinky Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Butterfly

Maura found herself going around in circles this week in her art journal. She used Seth Apter’s Paper Artsy Eclectica3 ESA 12 set, Simon Says Stamp’s Amazing and Make Your Mark stamps, and Dylusions paints like Bubblegum Pink and Vibrant Turquoise

Meihsia was inspired to create an art journal page using Tim Holtz Layering Stencil MosaicClockwork and Splotches for the background,  and decorated the page with Sizzix Die Weathered Clock Bigz Alterations

Sandra chose gears for her card as they are going around in circles all the time and she used the Mechanics 3D Embossing Folder as her background and to color it she used Nuvo Shimmer Powders Atlantis Burst and Green Parade.

Zoey  used Acrylic Paint to add color to this textured background. For the background she used Tim Holtz Mixed Media Thinlits, Tim Holtz Plain Collage Paper and Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Ledger Script

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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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. This is a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules please read the challenge rules posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

Please read the challenge rules on the sidebar. It has come to our attention that some are entering projects that were posted weeks ago. While they may follow the theme they are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You 

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Winner and spotlights for Beautiful Blooms


We have four artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Beautiful Blooms Challenge!

#44 – Esther – Meihsia says: This is such a gorgeous card! I love the fabulous dimensional sunflowers and leaves. The background colors and the sentiment Esther created are awesome. Truly a great inspiration!

#133 Maryam – Macarena says: This card is absolutely lovely! The way Maryam colored the flowers and the background is so dreamy. I love the soft pastels all around with the white embossing. That’s a really beautiful card.

#138 PagesinTime – Anna-Karin says: The watercolor flower on this card is so pretty. I just love the shades of blue and green and the added pen work. The blue splatters and the baker’s twine give a perfect finishing touch to the card.

#230 Boram Jeon – Andrea says: This is layering at its best!  I love all of the elements that were so expertly combined to form the focal point of this card.  I also like the mix of florals with the more linear components.  Stunning work!

Congratulations everyone and thank you for joining us!

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


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? Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Good Luck to all!


Here’s your random number:

Congratulations Dana N! Below you can see Dana’s lovely watercolor flower 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