Simon Says: Fun and Quirky

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

Thank you for joining us for the Red/White/Blue Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to add something a little oddball with:

Fun and Quirky

As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Katzelkraft. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge 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 $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


This week we are welcoming the lovely Megumi aka Ink-Lady Blue into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her instagram gallery or Ink Lady Blue blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Megumi created an interactive card using a Katzelkraft stamp /chats and a Tim Holtz Snarky Cat. She used a  Mechanical Bigz Die, Brick Work and Circuit Texture Fade 3D Embossing Folders, Salvaged Patina Distress Paint, and Distress Inks for the background.

Please pop by Megimi’s blog to see the video of how the cats and gears move.

Anna-Karin made a fun steampunk card using the KatzelKraft Robot Chien stamp. The background was embossed in Simon Says Stamp Lumen embossing folder.

Barbara created a couple of tags using KatzelKraft Background Halftones mixed with two stencils by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Dotted LineGradient Square and the sentiments from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Inquisitive stamps set. At the center, she used two fun bunnies from Tim Holtz Sizzix Bunny Hope and painted her backgrounds with various Ranger Distress Inks Spray Stain.

Cheiron created a card with a quirky little coffee drinker, the Katzelkraft Chien Enervy…she paired her stamped image with an inky background created with Distress Inks and the Stampers Anonymous Spills and Splats and School Desk stamps. She finished her card with a sentiment using a Small Talk Snarky Tim Holtz Idea-ology sticker.

Emma’s background for her quirky card featured the Katzelkraft Etoile Background stamp embossed with Simon Says Stamp Gold Embossing Powder. As the main focal point she used the ‘grand duke’ from Stampers Anonymous Observations stamp set by Tim Holtz and added a quote taken from the Halloween Snarky Cats.

Kath created a set of notecards using the floral images from Katzelkraft Fleurs stamp set.  She had lots of fun adding colour in a very loose “outside the lines” style using Tim Holtz Distress Re-inkers. She matted the panels on to co-ordinating coloured Simon Says cardstock and used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Snarky Stickers and a little bit of doodling to add a quirky twist.

Lols  used a Katzelkraft Les Chiens Stamp Set to make a fun birthday card. For the background she splattered with Distress Resist and spritzed with Faded Jeans and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Sprays. She used a Tim Holtz Digits Layering Stencil and added some script using Faded Jeans Archival Ink. She added a few balloons to finish.

Macarena has helped this cute Katzelkraft Chien Enervy doggy to pack up in Tim Holtz Sizzix Baggage Claim dies suitcases and be ready to go. Due to the Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Cactus and Destination she thinks the doggy is planning some exotic journey. What an envy!

Maura made a quirky love card using Katzelkraft’s Robot Chien stamp and their Carte Postale set.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Katzelkarft Giraffe in the Cloud Rubber Stamp and colored it with Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint then added sentiments with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Snarky Small Talk Stickers

Sandra loves the super cute Enervy stamp from Katzelkraft, gave him some handmade pair of geeky glasses, and added texture to the background with the Circuit 3D Embossing folder

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.

We have a Kids Vacation Challenge that is being hosted over on our sister Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. It is open for all children between 2 and 16 (inclusive) Please CLICK HERE or on the pic for more details.

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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