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Simon Says: Add Texture

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make something with:


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


Ann made a project with lots of texture and details. She used one of her favorite embossing folder the Sizzix 3D Typewriter texture fade for the background. The focal image was created with Tim Holtz Sizzix The Count Colorize Thinlits Dies and the bottles were made with Laboratory Thinlits Dies.

Andrea stuck down some wrinkle-scrunched washi tape (Altenew’s Many Dots) and layered lots of scraps to build up texture on her card. She used Distress Kraft Heavystock for a sturdy background and cut the tag shape using her Sizzix Big Shot and Trinity Stamps’ Slimline Tags die set.

Anna-Karin made a tag with a quick crackle background. The background was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Reverse Crackle stamp and heat embossed. The Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2 were die cut from scrap papers.

Barbara had much fun playing with Tim Holtz Ranger new pastes, Distress Grit Paste Translucent, and Distress Crackle Paste Translucent together with one of her favorite stencils, Screwed by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous . The new Idea-ology Paper Dolls Portraits are the perfect ingredient to complete her tags. To color and light up her projects, she used a lot of Ranger Distress Spray Stains and Foundry Wax Statue.

Cheiron created a mixed media tag with layers of texture including Typeset Collage Paper, Ephemera and stenciling Opaque Texture Paste through the stencil. She colored her tag with Distress Spray Stains and added Photobooth photo.

Emma created an Etcetera Tag that is packed full of texture. She used the Sizzix Damask 3D Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz to create the background and then layered a Photo Booth image, over broken idea-ology Ruler Pieces and added Floral Adornments altered with Foundry Wax to complete the piece.

Kath created a notebook cover using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini File Folder, Backdrops 1 Paper, Pocket Cards, Flashcard, Paper Doll Portraits and Curator Ephemera Snippets and added texture using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Latticework Mini Layering Stencil with Distress Crackle Texture Paste coloured with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Embossing Glaze.

Macarena went quite maritime and made her card using Prima Marketing Mariner’s Voyage and Regal Trimmings Re-Design Decor Moulds. For the backgroung she used AALL&Create Graphic ABCS stencil with Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix LUMBER 3D Embossing Folder for the texture on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS MINI and Tim Holtz Idea-ology BASEBOARDS WINDOW FRAMES.

Sandra added texture to her card using Texture Paste on lots of AALL & Create Washi Tape  and gave it color with Infusions In The Navy and Metallique Paint Stormy Ocean

Zoey used a bunch of distress spray and oxide spray to add color to the background of her tag. She then used Grit Paste Translucent to add some texture through a Tim Holtz layering Stencil

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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Alcohol Challenge Winner and Designer Spotlight


We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Alcohol Challenge!

#54 La Scrap Caverna – Kath says: Wow this card really stood for me, I love the bright pops of colour and beautiful shading created with Alcohol Markers.

#13 Vicki Fedor – Lols loves the beautiful colors of these flowers against the simple embossed silver and white background. the effect is simply stunning!

#11 Bluefox_crafting -Maura says: I love the beautiful swirls of color Caro has created in her background, from the dark, moody depths, to a bright spotlight of orange for contrast. I really like the simplicity of the white fish against the alcohol ink sea. Gorgeous card, Caro!


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!

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Here are your random numbers:


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Congratulations Ann Barnes aka aksbarchitect

and this is Ann’s gorgeous ‘Sunflowwer for Ukraine’ creation!

Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address 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!


Lols and the DT

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