Simon Says: It’s A Dogs Life


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

Thank you for joining us for the Not A Card Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to make something with man’s best friend in mind

It’s A Dogs Life

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


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Wanda has created an ornament just right for the dog or the dog lover!!  She began with a DIY Glass Bulb and then used several Tim Holtz products – White Yupo Paper, Mini Cats & Dogs stamp and cutting die, Tree Line Thinlits Die, Holiday Greens Mini, Baubles, Crinkle Ribbon, Metallic Trimmings, Tidings Token, Jump Rings,Alcohol Inks, Distress Products, and Rock Candy Dry Glitter.

Andrea made some Halloween dog tags using Waffle Flowers’ On My Mark dog stamps and dies.  She wanted a variety of tag shapes, so she used a scalloped square tag die by Pretty Pink Posh and Build a Tag 3 die by Taylored Expressions.

Anna-Karin made a warm fall card featuring a true friend and lots of texture. The dog was stamped with the Darkroom Door Sitting Dog stamp and she used Sizzix 3-D embossing folders and Tim Holtz gold metallic and Classic Kraft papers.

Barbara thought that our dog friends have to celebrate Halloween! She  created a panel with Idea-ology Paper dolls, Tim Holtz Sizzix  CobwebTim Holtz Layering Stencil Rosette and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Deco Sheets.

Cathie created a Christmas greeting scene with a cute little pup from the Mini Crazy Dog stamp set. The woodgrain door was created from the Window & Window Box die set and woodgrain paper.

Emma created a mini framed panel to capture the moment when her Crazy Dog was all dressed up in his Crazy Things attire and ready for a night of trick, treating and a little bone collecting!

Kath created an Art Journal page featuring the motley crew of canine friends, her and her furry companion meet on their morning stroll, using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Crazy Dogs and Idea-ology Block Lower Cling Foam Stamps for the page title.

Lols made a Halloween card using an adorable Simon’s Exclusive Picture Book Labrador make a pair of Trick or Treat Pups.


Macarena made a healing card for her dogs-lover friend. She made the background using Tim Holtz Mixed Media 4 dies and colored it with blue Distress Oxide Inks. She also gave a touch of SSS Steel Navy Embossing Powder and placed a couple of Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs on a Sizzix Postage Frame die.


Maura thought of her dog who loved to chase the neighborhood cats. She made a card for a friend having a Ruff Day with Simon’s You are Pawesome set, Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 papers, and Tim Holtz’s Remnants stamp set.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media canvas embellished with the die cut using Tim Holtz Sizzix Mixed Media 4 Thinlits Die and two cute dogs using Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Crazy Dogs.


Sandra transformed this Crazy Dog into Santa with help of the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Santa die and made her first Christmas card of this season. She covered the Ornate Frame #2 with Grit-Paste to give it a snowy effect.

Zoey used a bunch of Distress Stain to add color to this Ranger Tag and also used a Paper Doll to decor it.


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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