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Simon Says: Home Decor

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

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

Home Decor

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!


Please 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


Claudia turned a piece of left over Christmas home decor from the sales section into her own little winter wonderland using Paper Artsy Fresco and Distress Paint alongside the cute Idea-ology Deer and some Bottle Brush Trees. 

Andrea made a magnetic memo board to display quotes. This quote came from Inky Antics’ Encouraging Words stamp set. Tim Holtz Photobooth faces were used in the background, along with his Halftone and Rings stamp set and a Dina Wakley Spaced Dots stencil.

Anna-Karin made a photo frame display featuring a vintage family photo. She used Tim Holtz idea-ology products such as Floral Adornments, Worn Wallpaper and Sophisticate Cabinet Cards.

Cheiron created a small Dina Wakley Media Board using Dina’s new Gloss Sprays in Lemon, Turquoise and Magenta. She added some detail work with Scribble Sticks and then used the Xs stencil with black paint. She finished her board with an image and an embossed sentiment from the I Spill stamp set.

Emma used a Tim Holtz Vignette Divided Drawer to create a display project all about childhood dreams and aspirations. She lined the inside of the box with paper from the Memoranda Paper Stash and added texture to the outside, using the Bouquet Thinlits Die by Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink Crackle Paste.

Kath created a bright and colourful canvas for a child’s room using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Theodore Colorize Thinlits, Stripes Shifter Layering Stencil, Stars Layering Stencil and Alphanumeric Classic Lower and Tiny Type Lower Thinlits

Macarena altered a set of oval cardboard boxes by embellish them with resin castings from Prima Marketing Leafy Blossoms mould, using the smaller Tim Holtz Sizzix Crochet die and giving a shiny touches with Stampendous Embossinf Enamels.

Maura turned a Tim Holtz Vignette Divided Drawer into an underwater world, using Stamperia’s Sea World papers, Kaisercraft Mechanisms Wooden Flourish pack, and Emerald Creek Seth Apter Dusk embossing powder.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media acrylic painting using Tim Holtz Distress Paint on the background and decorated it with Prima Marketing Lemon Lime Fruit Paradise Flowers

Sandra made a home decor piece from the Etcetera Catheral Window, used Texture Crackle Paste for the dramatic time worn effect and applied Metallique Golden Moss and Rustic Brown as a wash with water on top. 

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 

Please note that all previous challenges and winners posts can be accessed by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Spotlights and Winner for the Rust It Up Challenge


We have four artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Rust It Up Challenge!

#9 Cassie LynchAnna-Karin says: Cassie made several gorgeous rusty projects for the challenge. They all have fantastic rust effects and very cool elements. I love the textured rusty background of this card and the heart with the twine wrapped around it.

#19 After Snow StudioAnna-Karin says: The rust effect on this card is fantastic! I love the vibrant colors and beautiful textures. The design is also lovely, with the sequins, small sentiment and feather.

#38 Tracey Sabella – Andrea says: I absolutely love how this card celebrates all the colors found within rust: the shades of green and turquoise are especially stunning.  This card hits a remarkable balance between elegance and masculinity and the end result is breathtaking.

#38 Tracey Sabella – Emma says: Tracey’s card is just stunning, from the Abandoned Paper Stash background to the beautifully rusted die cut elements, this is just a fabulous mix of Tim Holtz and Prima products that blend together seamlessly to create a wonderful piece of art!

#46 Experiments in craft – Macarena says: Oh my! This card definitely caught my eye. There is something in this project… I still don’t know what exactly, some kind of magic maybe. I just love this simple and almost clean design, the depth of the circle is amazing and really amazing! So cool. 

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 Ma-Mi! Below you can see her gorgeous rusty art journal spread:

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 stamping!

Anna-Karin and the DT