Join us every MONDAY for a new challenge! Examples from our Monday Design Team incorporate a vintage artistic style, but we welcome all styles! Show us your take on the challenge!

Simon Says: Happy Birthday!

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

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

This week we are inviting you to help us to celebrate the Challenge Blog’s 10th Anniversary!!

Happy Birthday!

We can hardly believe that we are now celebrating the Monday Challenge’s 10th year! We wouldn’t be here without your support and we really appreciate that you have been joining in with the challenges over all these years! THANK YOU!

As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Stampers Anonymous. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

To help us celebrate the lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp have doubled the prize and 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


This week we are welcoming back the lovely Anne Redfern aka Redanne into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog you are in for a real treat! Please pop by to say ‘Hi’

Anne is celebrating our fabulous 10th Anniversary with an Accordion book. She has used 10 different Stampers Anonymous Stamp Sets together with Distress Ink, Distress Glaze and Idea-ology to complete her book.

Andrea is celebrating this great day with a colorful tag. She used several Stampers Anonymous stamps from Grunged, Halftone and Rings, and Glitch 2. She also used some of her favorite Distress Crayons (set 1, set 7 and set 2).

Anna-Karin made a birthday card using the Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Tiny Text stamp set and created an ombré effect with Distress Ink. The flowers were die cut from Stamper’s Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Clearly For Art Modeling Film and colored with alcohol ink and Stickles.

Barbara is celebrating our 10th birthday creating a  Stampers Anonymous mono-brand card! She used various stamps sets: Snarky CatsHalftone & ringsCrazy TalkCrazy things. The background has made with Distress Inks pads and Ranger Gesso white.

Cheiron is celebrating our 10th birthday with a snarky Birthday Wish using some of her favorite Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous sets including Snarky Cats, Crazy Things and Stitches to create a little birthday scene. She stamped the Stitches stamp to create grass using Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide and colored the rest of the images in with Distress Reinkers.

Kath is celebrating our 10th Birthday with a card using lots of her favourite Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamp sets, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Circles, Alphanumeric Shadow Upper and Falling Stars Thinlits and on the inside, a motley crew of Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats, Bird Crazy, Crazy Dogs and Snarky Cats Characters are ready to party with Simon.

Lols  used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Grunged and Stitches Cling Stamp Sets for the background and made a couple of birthday cards. She also used a new Simon Says Stamp Lil’ Critters Boston Terrier Die and a Scripty Happy Birthday Die Set

Macarena gave her tag a summer vibe with sunny colors and a bottle of wine from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous WINE BLUEPRINTS stamp set. She also used a lovely Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous BAROQUE stamp.

Maura celebrated with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Perspective stamp set and Bubbles layering stencil, along with bright colors from Alcohol Pearl Inks Set 2 and Prima Pastels to create her birthday card.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media birthday tag using Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Scales and  Distress Oxide Spray on the background, and decorated it with the stamped images using Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Birthday Blueprint and Simply Sayings

Sandra is thrilled to celebrate our 10th birthday and made a birthday card using the Digits stencil from Stampers Anonymous with Texture Paste and to celebrate Simon Says Stamp too, she used the whole Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons stamp set.

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

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 

We are currently hosting a month long Kids Summer Vacation Challenge over on the Wednesday Challenge Blog. Please CLICK HERE for more details.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Art Journal Challenge Winner and Spotlights


We have three artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Art Journal Challenge!

#14 Keep creative / Linda – Anna Karin says: This art journal page is stunning with the bits of color and patterns in the background and that wonderful big face, with so much personality. The blue eye is striking and perfect together with the sentiment.

#32 Full of Magic K – Andrea says: Never have I seen such a creep-tastic use of a typewriter! I love the Halloween take on the challenge and how well ordinary objects were used in new and chilling ways!

#17 Create Art – Meihsia says: This is such a fantastic art journal page! Love the beautiful colors and awesome images on the background. All the details are so beautiful. Great design!

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 $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’s your random number:

Congratulations Janna! Below you can see Janna’s gorgeous art journal page:

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