Simon Says: Something New

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

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

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people and wildlife of Australia ?

Something New

New Craft Supplies, New Baby, New Job, New Home, New Life, whatever it is we will be looking forward to seeing your creations!

This week we are showcasing some fabulous products from Darkroom Door, which is an Australian company. You don’t have to use them to join in, but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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!


Please 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 the lovely Claudia aka Von Pappe 11  into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Claudia used the fun Tim Holtz Alpine Die she got for Christmas and created a typical Austrian landscape. She also added a special twist to one of Tim’s Ghost Town Halloween Dies to create her Salzburgian Villa.

Andrea made a notebook cover celebrating the new growth of flowers. She used Darkroom Door’s small Wildflowers stencil and Christmas Script stamp. She also did some background stamping with Inky Antics’ Write On stamp set.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page about yet unknown adventures awaiting. She used the new Darkroom Door Buzzing Bees and Starry Night stamp sets, as well as their adorable Garden Birds set.

Barbara starts the new year creating a tag to wish you a Happy New Year with Darkroom Door Pine Leaves FrameTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous  Christmastime 2Tim Holtz Sizzix Geo ChristmasIdea-ology Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft stock and Ranger ink Embossing powder Copper Tinsel.

Cheiron created a #8 Etcetera Tag to celebrate a friend who is trying to make her wishes come true. She used Distress Paint and a variety of stencils including the Darkroom Door Dots Small Stencil to create her background. She finished her tag with Photobooth, Clippings Stickers and Foundry Adornments.

Emma created a project to celebrate 2020, the start of a brand new decade! She used Darkroom Door’s Starry Night Stencil to add sparkle to the background and used a selection of Tim Holtz dies, including Destination, Radiant 3D, Handmade Alphabet and Alphaumeric Label to create the metallic elements.

Kath began the New Year by making all-occasion cards using Darkroom Door Journey and Wildflowers Stencils, Take Flight Stamp with the new Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Tiles Hexagons Thinlits and Simon Says Stamp Love Shadow Wafer Thin Die

Lols  made a New Year Card using a Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Stamp Set along with Brutus Monroe Winter Wonder Foil Toner Sheets and Heidi Swapp Teal and Silver Ombre Foil

Macarena  played with her new Darkroom Door Carved Flowers stencil and made a set of colorful cards calling the Spring to come faster. She used Prima Marketing Oil Pastels and some sentiments from Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers.

Maura was thinking about some of her goals for the new year and made a set of yoga meditation cards, using Darkroom Door’s Meditation stamp set and Wellbeing stencil, along with Paper Rose Grunge Texture paper pack.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag celebrating a milestone using Darkroom Door Cling Stamp Milestone and decorated the background with the new craft supply – Simon Says Stamp shimmer Oval Wafer Die.

Sandra used Darkroom Door Small Dots stencil as her something new, but also the Mini Circle Shaker Pouches with the matching Mini Circle die

Zoey used Darkroom Door Cling Stamp PAINT TUBES Eclectic Rubber and Darkroom Door Cling Stamp PAINT BRUSHES Eclectic Rubber to decorate the cover of her 2020 “book of ideas”. She also used Distress Paint and Tim Holtz Designer Tape to add some more decorations.

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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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallengeso we can see your entries there too!

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 6th Jan 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. Happy New Year! Whoot Whoot – I received New Supplies for crafting for Christmas and I have more coming this week! Yeah! Thanks for the challenge and for the lovely inspiration by the Design Team! I will be uploading my New Creations for 2020 using new products Yeah!

  2. Oh, wow! Look at how this amazing team are kicking off the new year – the makes are all just so incredibly cool and awesome! So honoured to be part of this – even if it is just for one month! You all rock, ladies! Love your makes to bits! Happy New Year to you all! May all your wishes come true in 2020!

    Claudia xxx

  3. Always fabulous creations by the DT!! I am loving Anna-Karin’s journal page….makes me long for spring!!
    Thank you for another lovely challenge!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. This is a wonderful theme – thank you! I got some new Simon goodies! The inspiration cards and projects are beautiful! Wishing everyone at Simon Says Stamp a very happy 2020!

  5. Très belle inspiration de la DT.
    Merci pour ce nouveau challenge.
    Bonne année 2020 à toutes et tous.

    Very nice DT inspiration.
    Thank you for this new challenge.
    Happy new year 2020 to all.

  6. Happy New Year to all! Fabulous inspiration to kick off another year of SSS creativity – and fantastic to see Claudia in the Spotlight.
    Alison x

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