Simon Says: Animal Magic

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

Thank you for joining us for the Make Your Own Backround Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are inviting you to feature a creature

ANIMAL MAGIC

This month Tim Holz is the featured brand of the month over on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog and we are all showcasing some of his fabulous products this week!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp 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!

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Kerstin was inspired to create a new home bottle opener decoration piece, it’s a mixed media wooden plaque with practical use. She used Tim Holtz Layering Stencil RAYS ,  Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS Paperie, Tim Holtz Sizzix LUMBER 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder ,Tim Holtz Sizzix BURST 3D Impresslits Cut and Emboss Folder and Tim Holtz Sizzix Planks Bigz.

Andrea made a Chicken Whisperer tag (why not?) using Tim Holtz’s Stacked Tags dies, Gradient Dot stencil, Paper Dolls and Funny Farm stamp set.  She also used Altenew’s Mid-Century Frame die.

Anna-Karin thinks that dinosaurs are pretty magical and made three cards using Tim Holtz’s Prehistoric die set. She used Distress Resist Spray together with the Gradient Dot stencil to create the background.

Barbara couldn’t resist to use one of the most magical animal by Tim Holtz! She created a Halloween card ( a little bit in advance!) with Tim Holtz Sizzix Geo Halloween diesTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Tangled WebsTim Holtz Distress Resist SpraySeth Apter Baked Texture Blizzard.

Cheiron created a Halloween card with a cat roaming through the night. She used Distress Spray Stains and Distress Oxide sprays to create her background for the scene she created with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Ghost Town and Frightful Things dies. She sprayed her houses with Distress Resist Spray for even more texture.

Emma created a framed panel, painted with Distress Paints and was inspired by one of the most famous animals of all time, Mickey Mouse. She used Tim Holtz’s Stitched Circle dies to create the silhouette, together with the Handmade Alphabet Die and added them to a background of Distress Resist Spray.

Kath created an 8″ x 8″ Christmas card for very special friends on Dina Wakley Canvas Media Board using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Reindeer and Layered Pine BigZ dies and Large Funky Festive, Festive Repeat and Crochet Thinlits

Lols made a card using a Tim Holtz Mini Crazy Cats and Dogs Cling Stamp Set. She started by splattering the paper with Distress Resist Spray and then created the wall using a Slate Layering Stencil, a Mini Cargo Layering StencilCandied Apple Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks and Sunset Beach Infusions. To finish she added a fun ‘Snarky Sentiment‘ that is particularly true of our feline friends ;-)

Macarena made a doggy card using Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamps and dies. She made a texture using Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray with Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel. She finished the background with Tim Holtz The Professor stamps. 

Maura finds elephants awe-inspiring and magical and made a card with two rainbow elephants, using the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Life Adventure stamps. Distress Resist Spray, Tim’s Layering Stencil Code and lots of distress inks and sprays. 

Meihsia was inspired to create a card using Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Set and Distress Resist Spray for the background, and embellished it with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Crazy Dogs.

Sandra made a grungy card using lot of Tim Holtz products like the big butterfly of the Perspective stamp set and the bugs of the Entomology stamp and Entomology die set, along with Distress Inks and Oxides

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 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 

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  1. What gorgeous DT inspiration! Lols’ cat card is sooooooo true. Made me laugh!

    Thank you for another lovely challenge.
    <3 J

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    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    1. thanks Janis, those snarky sentiments are just perfect for cats aren’t they haha ;-)