Simon Says: Early Birds

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

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

This week we are challenging you to add a feathered friend or maybe you could interpret the theme as an early morning sunrise, or maybe you can think of something else!

Early Birds

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 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


Sheila created this vibrant tropical card using Dina Wakley’s Media Collage Collective Book pages, My Favorite Things Cross Stitch Tag Die-NamicsTim Holtz Tiny Tattered Florals, and a little floral bling from Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

Andrea made a card celebrating early birds, the sun rising and the hope that a new day brings. She used Altenew’s Mid-Century Frame Die as well as some great images from Dina Wakley’s original Collage Collective and her Collage Collective 2, Volume 1.

Anna-Karin made a card with a blocked Distress Ink background, stamped with flowers from Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Flowers. The bird was die cut with Tim Holtz Feathered Friends set and the pretty branches are die cut with the SSS Leafy Branch die.

Barbara got her inspiration from the super colorful tropical birds. She used Tim Holtz Feathered Friends ThinlitsTim Holtz Funky Floral 3Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text CMS 394Tim Holtz Stencils Mini Set 26 and a lot of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink pads.

Cheiron used her new favorite bird die the Tim Holtz Sizzix Colorize Arthur. She cut him out of different hues of blue from the Classic Kraft Stock Paper Stash and placed him on a background of stars cut with the Sizzix Falling Stars die . She added the spectacles from Santa’s Wish and completed her card with a sticker from the Idea-ology Big Talk Snarky stickers pack.

Emma believes it’s never to early to start creating Halloween projects and she used the Sizzix Feathered Friends and Funky Wreath Thinlits Dies by Tim Holtz to create an Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Tag inspired by all things mysterious!

Kath believes it’s never too early to make a start on your Christmas cards, better to be an early bird than a rushing at the last-minuter, although she don’t always practice what she preaches. She used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Winter Wardrobe, Stacked Tiles Triangles Thinlits from the Chapter 3 release, Idea-ology Worn Wallpaper and Clippings Stickers on her Winter themed card.

Macarena got inspired by the trushes nest found at the summer house and made this card using Stamperia Cosmos paper and several shades of brown in Distress Oxides.

Maura’s been listening to lovely bird songs, and created a garden scene for Tim Holtz’s Feathered Friends, using Simon Says Stamp’s Thoughtful Flowers and Inky Antic’s Branching Out stamps, along with lots of Daniel Smith watercolors.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Paper Rose Inky Antics Paper on the background of the tag and decorated it with Tim Holtz Sizzix Geo Spring Tim Thinlits Die and Prima Marketing Flowers

Sandra had fun playing with the Bird Crazy stamp set and coloring this crazy bird in with Distress Reinker Weathered WoodBroken China and Walnut Stain. For the background she used Liquid Acrylics Burnt SiennaDistress Paint Weathered Wood and Metallique Paint Stormy Ocean.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Distress Paint and Distress Crayons to color the background of her tag. She also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology TYPESET Collage Paper to add some interest to the background and Tim Holtz Layering Stencil SPLOTCHES for some more textures!

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 note that all previous challenges and winners posts can be accessed by clicking on the button at the very bottom of this page.

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. Oh my goodness… such fantastic creations ladies! I love all the different birdies! So creative. Looking forward to playing along with this one. Thanks for the inspiration! :) Cassandra

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