Simon Says: Happy Holidays

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

Thank you for joining us for the Remembrance/ Thinking Of You Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we’re inviting you to get into the holiday spirit!

Happy Holidays

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!

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Laura is totally in love with the Hello Bluebird Skating Party Stamp.
She created the background by hand drawing with an Emboss It Pen and White Embossing Powder and grounded the image using a Stampendous Embossing Powder Kit and Nuvo Gold Embossing Powder.

Andrea made a fold-over Christmas card using Simon Says Stamps’ Slimline Nested Rectangles dies and Mama Elephant’s Retro Holiday Labels stamp set. A tree in the background made from Reverse Confetti’s Triangle Trees die rounds out this festive card.

Anna-Karin created a winter house easel card this week, with lots of snow and glitter. She used the pretty Poppy Stamps Winter House Pop Up Easel set to create the card, which folds flat. The house was stamped with the SSS Wood Planks Background stamp and the trees are die cut with Poppy Stamps Evergreen Trio.

Barbara dedicated the two cards she made for this challenge to Santa Claus. She had a lot of fun with the new Distress Color Rustic Wilderness. She used Tim Holtz Sizzix Papercut Christmas 1 Colorize, Tim Holtz Vintage Holidays, Tim Holtz Stencil Poinsettia Duo, Tim Holtz Stencil Tree Lot and Ranger Ink Embossing Glaze Fired Brick.

Cheiron created a fun card for a friend who loves snowmen using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Papercut Christmas 2 and Thin Ice dies. She put them onto an inky background stamped with the Tiny Text Christmas stamps. She finished her card with some stars cut from the Falling Stars die.

Emma decided to have some Christmas fun with Tim Holtz’s Snarky Cats by Stampers Anonymous and she created a double layered mini framed panel. To create an icy cold look to the piece, she added an Icicle covered in Rock Candy Dry Glitter, some frosted Sizzix Large Festive foliage and Mica Flakes.

Kath is getting ready for Christmas, decorating brown paper packages tied up with string, making matching cards and tags using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Christmastime 3, Ironwork Layering Stencil, Idea-ology Christmas Trim and Label Tapes and she couldn’t resist trying out Rustic Wilderness, the new colour to join the Distress Family.

Lols  just loves the chubby Santa in the Tim Holtz Christmas Snippets Ephemera Pack so used him as for focus for her card. For the background she used an Advert Cling Stamp and White Heat Embossed the design before blending a selection of Brown Distress Oxide Inks. She them sprinkled some Gold Embossing Powder over the top to add some glamour.

Macarena got inspired by the shaker card Tim Holtz showed during the new color release and made her version of the winter shaker scene. She used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Merry Moose and Tree Line dies. The shaker part was enclosed in one of the Idea-ology Halloween Baseboard Frame. The golden writing in Polish means Merry Christmas.

Maura was inspired by this home decor panel by Tami B. She used lots of Tim Holtz goodies to create her home decor bottle cap Christmas tree with the Idea-ology Christmas Flair, Mini Christmas Paper Stash, along with the Tim Holtz Christmas Words Adornments.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media holiday tag using Tim Holtz Mini Paper Stash Christmas on the background and decorated it with Sizzix Geo Christmas Thinlits DiesFestive Adornments and Idea-Ology Ephemera Pack Christmas.

Sandra made a trio of Christmas gift tags using Tree Line and Alpha Classic Lower dies and Distress Inks Weathered WoodSpeckled EggBarn Door and Fired Brick as her color palette. 

Zoey used Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS SNIPPETS Ephemera and Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS PAPER DOLLS to decorate this tag. For the background she used Tim Holtz Layering Stencil GATHERINGS and Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2020 FOREST FLOOR over Tim Holtz Idea-ology PLAIN Collage Paper. The background of course is made with Distress Inks

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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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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