Simon Says: Bright and Cheerful

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

This week we are inviting you to create something that is 

BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL

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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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

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It is Kerstin’s  last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your creations over the past month. It has been a real pleasure to have you along with us :-)

Kerstin made a fabulous home decor frame using Tim Holtz Sizzix BOTANICAL 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Idea-ology DECO FRAMES Adornments and a Tim Holtz Sizzix FRIENDSHIP WORDS SCRIPT Thinlits Die.

Andrea never has trouble using bright colors!  She made some encouragement tags using Heffy Doodle’s Tag Along dies and Tim Holtz’s Cityscape Skyline dies and his Salvaged Design Tape.

Anna-Karin made a bright and cheerful tag, using almost only scrap papers. The flowers were die cut with Tim Holtz’s Funky Floral 1 and 2 sets, and the bigger sentiment comes from his Life Quotes stamp set.

Barbara was inspired by the tropical fish, they are so bright and cheerful!! She created an Etcetera tag with  Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous  Sea life stamp setRanger Yupo White, a lot of Ranger Alcohol inks and Blizzard embossing powder by Seth Apter. 

Cheiron created a mixed media panel with some of her favorite bright Ranger Alcohol Inks on a Ranger Alcohol Ink Hard Core Art Panel. She embellished the panel with a Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart die, a Quote Chip and a Baseboard Frame. She finished the panel off by spraying Distress Resist Spray and embossing it with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder

Emma’s used Sublime, Alchemy, Tranquil and Villainous Alcohol Pearls to create a bright and cheerful background for her canvas panel. She then added a focal point of a butterfly, stamped using Tim Holtz’s Flutter stamp set and placed to gently flutter across the panel.

Kath created a Bright and Cheerful page in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal using Distress Oxide inks with Splotches Mini Layering Stencil, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Media Marks 1, Blockprint and Sizzix Alphanumeric CutOut Lower Thinlits

Macarena made a botanical card using colorful butterflies from Visible Image Wings of Change set and she placed them in between Tim Holtz Sizzix Large Stems colored with Prima Marketing Metallique Dragonfly Acrylic Paint. She gave a final touch with CZ Design Believe In You stamp. 

Maura loves bright colors, and was inspired by the colors of the Holi Festival in India, to color her elephant from Pink Ink Designs with Daniel Smith Watercolors like Opera Pink and Perinone Orange, on a background made with Finnabair’s Swirly Florals stencil 

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Etcetera #8 Tag Chipboard and embellished it with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2019 Eclectic Adverts.

Sandra was inspired by the animated series from the 80’s She-Ra the Princess of Power and used the lady from the Fairy Garden mould as her princess and she colored her with Opal Magic Paint Yellow Pink and Rose Gold, and for the brightful colors she used almost all of the Nuvo Shimmer Powders.

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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There are fabulous give aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


  1. Thanks for another creative inspiration! Love a good Monday challenge to get my week off to a great start
    Beautiful samples :)

  2. Wow….such gorgeous creations!!! I esp love Emma’s beautiful canvas with the butterfly!!
    Thank you for another lovely challenge.
    <3 J

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