Simon Says: It’s A Stitch Up


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

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

This week we are inviting you to add some stitches onto your creation, real, die created or faux, the choice is yours.

It’s A stitch Up


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


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



Suman  used Distress Inks and Tim Holtz Flourish and Splotches Layering Stencils to create a beautifully textured background and die cut butterflies using a Butterfly Duo Die to add the focus, she finished with some machine stitching to add more interest and in keeping with the challenge theme.

Andrea made a notebook with stitching details on the front.  She used Dina Wakley’s new Scribbly Circles stamp set, Carousel paper by Crate Paper and some Miss Match Washi tape from Jane Davenport.

Anna-Karin made a patchwork wall-hanger for Christmas using Tim Holtz’s Christmas Paper Stash, and embellished it with Festive Green Sizzix die cuts and various idea-ology pieces.

Barbara highlighted  the edges of  her card with different kind of stitches ! To create this project she used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash CHRISTMAS, Tim Holtz Sizzix HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS and Tim Holtz Idea-ology DECO SHEETS and Simon Says Stamp Stencil FALLING SNOW.  

Cathie tried a new technique to create the background for her card using the Tim Holtz Autumn Layering Stencil and Distress Spray Stains. The leaves are from the Tattered Leaves Bigz and Mini Tattered Leaves die sets. The faux stitching around the edges is from the Bo Bunny Stitches stamp set.


Emma used stitching to create borders around the matted layers of beautiful paper from the Christmas Paper Stash by Tim Holtz, which were then mounted on a burlap panel, layered with various idea-ology pieces including a Christmas Paper Doll, wood slice and Christmas Typography Findings.

Kath gave an old notebook a make-over ready to list all the jobs us girls have to do to make Christmas run smoothly using Tim Holtz Mini Christmas Paper Stash, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Swirly Snowflakes, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Retro Merry Christmas Thinlits stitched with Red Eclectic Elements Craft Thread

Lols made a Christmas card using a Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprint Cling Stamp and she stitched the edges using a We R Memory Keepers Sewing Machine and Black Multimedia Thread


Macarena made a purple – turquoise Art Journal pages stitching the main panel with negative diecut of Sizzix Dragonfly and using Idea-ology Botanical pieces to build the background and colored it with Prima Metallique Paints.

Maura sewed up this little snowman using Tim Holtz’s Eclectic Elements Melange fabrics, and decorated him with Tim Holtz’s Trinket pins and Fluted Star findings. 

Meihsia created a Christmas card this week with stitches on the background and using Tim Holtz Christmas Time Ephemera Pack and Idea-Ology Christmas Word Bands Findings to decorate the card.

Sandra went for a Christmas card, using the Dashing Deer die  as her focal point that she colored with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo and Antique Linen  and framed with the Stitched Rectangles die.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2017 GREAT OUTDOORS CMS321 and Dina Wakley HANDWRITTEN HEART COLLAGE Media Cling Rubber Stamp MDR46066 to decor this card

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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