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Simon Says: Food and/or Drink

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make something with calories

Food and/or Drink

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 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

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Laura used her artistic talent to draw a festive cupcake and made a slimline card. She colored with Altenew Artists 24 Pan Set and Prima Metallic Accents Watercolors. She added a chipboard Merry Christmas sentiment which was embossed with WOW Soft Mango Embossing Powder and finished with a few sequins to add some festive sparkle.

Andrea made a tag out of cardboard from a cereal box and added an embellished tea bag tag. She used Inky Antics’ Crafty Comments stamp set for the sentiment and Tim Holtz’s Mixed Media 2 stamp set for the background. She used Sizzix’s Tag Collection dies and Jane Davenport’s Bubble Palace die.

Anna-Karin likes apples and made an art journal page featuring different kinds of apples. They were stamped with Tim Holtz Schoolhouse Blueprint and watercolored with Distress Inks. The title was die cut with the SSS Archie Jr Solid die set.

Barbara was inspired by the most classic Christmas sweets: cookies, lollipop, candy cane! A super cute Snarky Cat,  from Stamptember exclusive set by Tim Holtz, is the perfect star of her card. She used Sizzix Shaker Domes, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stencil Mini Set 45, Distress Ink Pad Rustic Wilderness, Distress Oxide Spray Fired Brick.   

Cheiron used Tim Holtz Sizzix Papercut Christmas 2 and Festive Things dies to create a card with a Fun Reindeer enjoying a holiday coffee. She stamped a sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous Seasonal Scribbles in her favorite colors of Distress Oxides to create a festive holiday background.

Emma was inspired by memories of her Grandmother’s Christmas recipe book and decided to create a brand new book, and new memories of her own. She used the Santa’s Wish Colorize Die by Tim Holtz and Alphanumeric Upper Shadow Die as the main focal point and added various idea-ology including Salvaged Tags, a Vignette Frame and Ruler Piece to create the book cover.

Kath created a card using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cats, Bold Tidings 2 and Sketched Greenery. This particular Snarky Cat is ready for Christmas, decked out in his Tim Holtz/Sizzix Winter Wardrobe Thinlits Finery and stocked up with his favourite tipple.

Lols made a couple of birthday cards using a Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs Cling Stamp Set and added some bones, they are food right! ;-) For the background she used a Studio Katia Mini Paws Stencil, Distress Oxide Inks and a selection of Dylusions Ink Sprays to add splatter.

Macarena stayed in a Christmas mood and enjoyed assemblying the Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Brushstrokes die with her self made background papers. She created a cute deer and placed in on the coffee cup from Tim Holtz Sizzix Fresh Brewed Bigz die.  

Maura was inspired by holiday movies, and the snarky cats from Tim Holz’s STAMPtember set to create a tall card. She also used Impression Obsession’s Hallmark Season Cling Stamp , Tim Holtz Idealogy 8×8 Christmas Paper Stash , and Tim’s Christmas Label Tape.

Meihsia was inspired to create mixed media tag using Altenew Friends Forever Clear Stamp and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Paper Stash Memoranda on the background, then decorated it with Prima Marketing White Christmas Sugar Christmas Flowers

Sandra made a card with inks that have food or drinks in their names, like Distress Ink Crushed OliveSpeckled EggIced Spruce, Ground Espresso and Walnut Stain. She also used Infusions Olive Tree.

Zoey was inspired by her cappuccino in the morning, so she used Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Splatters to add Distress Grit-Paste Translucent over a background she made with distress paint and inks. She also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology MILK CAPS and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Photobooth to decorate the tag

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

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 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Happy Holidays Challenge Winner and Spotlights

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We have three artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Happy Holidays Challenge!

#196 Kailash – Anna-Karin says: This card is so beautiful. I love the adorable bird and the coloring is amazing. The bits of snow adds such a nice touch and the script background is perfect.

#43 Simon Says Stamp Holiday ChallengeAndrea says: This holiday vignette is so cozy and festive! I love all the attention to detail and how cleverly the individual elements were combined to form this scene.

#333 Sylwia-eR – Meihsia says: This is such a fantastic holiday card! The pattern and colors on the background are so beautiful! Love the super adorable image and those awesome Christmas embellishments.

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!

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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 $25 voucher? Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Good Luck to all!

Here is your random number:

Congratulations Marybeth! Below you can see Marybeth’s beautiful Christmas tag.

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