Simon Says: Birthday Celebration

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

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

This week we are challenging you to join us for our 11th


Can you believe that this challenge has been going for 11 years!! The time has flown by hasn’t it! We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our fellow crafters who have joined us over the years and we hope you will continue to join us!

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 AALL & Create. 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.

As it is a special celebration the lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously increased the prize to 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 back the lovely Anne Redfern aka Redanne into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

To celebrate our birthday, Anne has created a seaside themed project using AALL & Create Sea Essentials and Background Voices Stamp Sets and a Superbly Square Stencil.

Barbara created a Birthday tag to celebrate our 11 years using AAll and Create Celestial Navigation to create her background together with Ranger Ink Prize Ribbon, Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink pad and Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain. She added a stamp from Inquisitive set by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous and various Idea-ology sentiments to complete her project.

Cheiron made a card for a friend celebrating a milestone birthday along with a lot of other life changes. She used AALL & Create Our House stamps watercolored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. She made a splattery watercolor background in the same colors and added an Idea-ology Small Talk Sticker to complete her card.

Emma is celebrating our 11th Birthday by making a card using the AALL & Create Charlie stamp set. She added the images to a monoprint background created using Distress Inks and the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Bubble Layering Stencil and added die cut balloons using the Sizzix Circle Play Thinlits Die by Tim Holtz.

Kath created a card to celebrate out 11th birthday using AALL&Create Heapza Hexagonz Stencil and Motivation 26 Washi Tape, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Flower Field and Classic Lower Thinlits, Seal Dies and Switchlits Embossing Folder and a new favourite colour combo of Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Spray and Fossilized Amber Distress Spray Stain for the background.

Lols  made a slimline birthday card using an AALL & Create Flourish Clear Stamp by Tracy Evans. She heat embossed the image before spritzing with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Spray and splattering with Dylusions Lemon Zest and Black Marble sprays. She colored with Zig Brush Markers and added a Tim Holtz Label Sticker and a few Orca Sequins to finish.

Maura made a birthday card to celebrate our 11 years, using AALL and Create’s Dashing Crow and I’m Late stamps, along with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Countdown Thinlits.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using AALL & Veggies A4 Clear Stamp on the tag, and decorated the image with Ranger Mini Glossy Accents Glue Adhesive and added sentiments with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Sentiment Label Stickers.

Sandra made a bright card using Distress Oxide Spray and Spray Stain in the colors Speckled Egg and Crackling Campfire, which match perfectly with the Twine AALL & Create Washi tape

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 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 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
  1. Wow wow wonderful array of propers and details . Huge congratulations ❤️❤️

  2. Happy Birthday! It is quite an achievement, a weekly challenge for 11 years… wow so many challenges!!!
    Long may it continues.

  3. Merci à la DT pour sa fabuleuse inspiration.
    Je participe avec grand plaisir à votre beau challenge.
    Prenez soin de vous.
    Thanks to DT for their fabulous inspiration.
    I take part with great pleasure in your great challenge.
    Take care of you.

  4. Congratulations and thank you for eleven years of amazing challenges and inspiration! I’m delighted to see Anne back in the Spotlight ~ well-deserved! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Congrats on 11 years of creative challenges! The team is always such an inspiration.

  6. Happy 11th Birthday how fabulous to see Anne in the spotlight this month, her amazing talent fits so well with the inspirational talented Design Team.
    Many Happy returns Tracey x

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