Simon Says: All Things Bright And Beautiful


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

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

This week we are using lots of color with the theme

All Things Bright And Beautiful


It is the first Monday of the month and that means we are showcasing a particular brand/company. This week we are all using Paper Artsy Products and if you have some we would love to see them used. Of course, if you don’t have any, yet, then you can use whatever bright and beautiful supplies you have!

If you join in with the challenge and link your creation into the link system at the bottom of this post you will have a chance to win a super awesome $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!!! 

You could join in 5 times with 5 different creations and have 5 chances to win if you like!! All winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning! Whatever you make the Design Team will be looking forward to seeing your creations!


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 Chris Bedford aka Pear Shaped Crafting into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Chrismade a little book about the meaning of some stencilled and stamped flowers by Kim Dellow, Jo Firth Young, Elena Zinski and Tracy Scott. She used Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paints and Infusions as well as Distress Oxides and Distress Inks and Derwent Inktense Pencils. She has quite few pages completed but the inside is a work in progress so please pop by to see more pics! 


Andrea made a pair of brightly-colored notebooks using some of her favorite Paper Artsy stamp sets (Eclectica EEA03, Eclectica EKD02, and Eclectica EEA05).  The Prima Mixed Media Traveler’s Journals are great for revamping the covers on.

Anna-Karin interpreted this theme a little differently and thought about the sea when hearing ‘bright and beautiful’, probably because of being in a summer mood. She created a dramatic seaside scene using Paper Artsy’s Infusions Colored Stains and the Eclectica3 Scrapcosy 11 stamp set.

Barbara this week was inspired by bright colors! She used  Paper Artsy Kim  Dellow Eclectica3 StencilPaper Artsy Stamp Hot  Pick 1501,  Paper Artsy Seth  Apter 01 Eclectica3, Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Floral 3 and a beautiful pictures from Idea-ology Paper Dolls.

Cheiron was inspired by vivid colors, and what better way to share them than with a bright pink pig! She used the Paper Artsy Mini 18 Cling stamp on her card along with a background using Tim Holtz Layering Stencils, Halftone and Rings Cling stamps and Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk Stickers.

Emma created a bright background for her panel using three colours of PaperArtsy Infusions ~ Are You Cerise, Golden Sands and Sunset Beach. She added stamped butterflies from the Tim Holtz Flutter stamp set and a beautiful Photo Booth image to complete her project.

Kath created a bright and colourful canvas using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints, PaperArtsy Stencils  PS081 and  PS001, JOFY 64, JOFY Mini 58 and ELB31 stamp sets

Macarena went into a colorful card with plenty of  Paper Artsy Jofy Mini 13 and Jofy Mini 46 flowers. Her textured background was made using Tim Holtz Mosaic Stencil and several Paper Artsy Infusions.

Maura  was inspired by James Herriot’s book to make her trio of critters ATCs. She used Paper Artsy’s Zini 10, Zini 12, and Zini 13 mini stamps, along with Paper Artsy South Pacific acrylic paint and their Rusty Car Infusion.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media canvas using Paper Artsy Mini Gear Rubber Stamp on the background and painted a girl using Ranger Dylusions Paints.

Sandra went for her favorite PaperArtsy products ever, Infusions. She used the most bright ones A Bit Jaded, Lemoncello and Are You Cerise. To create texture for the background she used the Alpha Embossing Folder.

Zoey used Paper Artsy EVERYTHING ART 05 ECLECTICA3 Rubber Cling Stamp EEA05 and some really bright Distress Paint to decorate this tag – she also had fun add some layering with Botanical and Paper Doll.

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.

  1. What bright and beautiful creations by everyone!! Thank you for this fun challenge theme!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Thank you for the challenge and your beautiful projects too. It felt good to get my PaperArtsy paints out to play with – thank you for that too Karen x

  3. Such beautiful colors and designs, very inspiring.
    Is there a result for last week?

  4. Hi the link is not working just keeps saying loading–my card is here-
    Carol x

  5. There’s a problem with the inLinkz app :( Hopefully my entries are still there… hopefully it will be fixed soon :)

  6. Apologies for the problems we have experienced with inlinkz and thank you for your patience :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Love the theme of this new Monday challenge – bright & cheery – it inspired me to make a bright colourful creation!

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