Simon Says: Any Holiday Occasion

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make something for:


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 Visible Image. 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!

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This week we are welcoming back the lovely Laura Cassina aka elaborando into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Laura wanted to try to transform these AALL & Create Our House Stamps into delicious gingerbread cookies by embossing them with White Embossing Powder and then coloring the details with Nuvo Drops, a few die cuts and it is immediately Christmas time!

Andrea made “just a note” tags that work for any occasion. She used Visible Image’s Mad Here stencil to build texture in the background and used Visible Image’s Total Chaos stamp set for the flowers in the forefront.

Anna-Karin was inspired by the current autumn holiday, but ended up going a little crazy with the colors since she was inspired by the Visible Image Butterfly Effect stamp set. The art journal page was colored with Scribble Sticks.

Cheiron created a card that can be used for almost any occasion with a sentiment from the Visible Image Affirmations stamp set. She paired it with the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Inventor 7 stamp, stamped in Distress Oxides. She added some Idea-ology Industrial Gears and Sprocket Gears to give her card dimension and added it to a panel of Black Kraftstock to finish her card.

Emma‘s thoughts are turning towards Christmas and she created a Stampers Anonymous Etcetera tag using a combination of Sizzix dies by Tim Holtz, including Mr Frost and Cozy Winter that created a wintery scene which was completed with the Visible Image Classic Christmas stamp.

Kath was inspired by the US celebration of Thanksgiving, not a holiday celebrated in the UK, but a reminder to us all to be thankful for each and every day. She used Visible Image Autumn Leaves Stencil along with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Pressed Foliage, an autumn palette of Distress Oxide inks and Simon Says Thankful For You Wafer Thin die.

Lols  used a Visible Image ‘O Christmas Tree’ Clear Stamp to make a couple of cards to add to her Christmas box. For this first one she used Simon Says Stamp Steel Navy Embossing Powder to heat emboss the image and used Copic Markers to color the circles.

For this 2nd one she used shades of green Distress Ink to watercolor a tree shape before heat embossing the Christmas Tree image over the top. She stamped the envelopes to match.

Macarena decided to celebrate World Ballet Day held in October and she thought the perfect stamp would be the Born To Perform by Visible Image. She heat embossed the ballerina using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Black Soot ink and Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder.  

Maura chose the Winter Solstice as her holiday, and created a spread in her Dina Wakley Media Journal. She used the Night Owl stamp set from Visible Image, along with the Simon Says Stamp Snowflakes stencil, and Tim Holtz Holiday Mica Stains.

Meihsia was inspired to create a Christmas card using Visible Image Lost In Music Clear Stamp, and decorated it with Stamperia Classic Christmas 6X6 Paper and stamped sentiments from Stamperia Christmas Patchwork Clear Stamp.

Sandra was inspired by the Simple Snowflakes stamp from Visible Image and made a Christmas card using soft blue and grey colors of Distress Hickory Smoke and Speckled Egg

Zoey used the Tim Holtz Distress 2021 New October VILLAINOUS POTION to decorate her tag. She also used Tim Holtz Distress HOLIDAY MICA STAIN SET 1 and and Tim Holtz Distress HALLOWEEN MICA STAIN SET 2. She used Visible Image GRUNGE TONES Clear Stamps for some touches in the background and the beautiful Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps THE POINSETTIA as focal image

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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