Simon Says: Bright & Cheerful

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

Thank you for joining us for the Up In The Air Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to make something:


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 Alison Bomber aka Words and Pictures into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Bright and cheerful is not Alison’s usual thing, so this was a proper challenge!  But she decided that keeping it small would make it easier.  She altered some teabag sachets by spritzing Broken China and Twisted Citron Distress Sprays over a white-embossed Katzelkraft collage stamp, and then adding some of the Minis Paper Dolls and Snippets Ephemera labels in the brightest possible colours.  There’s also some Design Tape trim, Small Chat stickers and Snippets Number Strips in the mix.  See the layers building over at Words and Pictures.

Andrea created a page in her Dina Wakley Media 6×6 White Journal using Katzelkraft’s Mushpignons stamp set. She also used Tim Holtz’s Number Strips and Floral Linen Tape to add some texture.

Anna-Karin created a bright and happy scene in her art journal. She used Katzelkraft’s Birches Forest stamp set, combined with watercolor paint and Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks. Sentiments were added with Tim Holtz Clippings Stickers.

Barbara is totally comfortable this week, bright colors are definitely in her style! She created a tag using the new stencil Focus by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous together with Ranger Distress Texture Paste Translucent over a background painted with Distress Colors Spray and Ink Pad. The focal point is a circle stamp, Halftones Round by Katzelkraft, and Tim Holtz Sizzix Scribbly Butterflies and Tattered Butterfly.

Cheiron used the Arbores silhouettes stamp from Katzelkraft to create a bright and cheerful sunrise scene perfect to start a brand new day. She stamped the trees in Wilted Violet Distress Oxide and embossed them with Wilted Violet Distress Glaze. Then painted on Distress Oxides mixed with water to create a sunrise and added a sentiment from the new Noteworthy Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous set.

Emma created a card and layered bright florals against a dramatic background of black and gold, which was stamped using the Background Halftones Etoile stamp by Katzelkraft. She coloured Modern Floristry die cut flowers with Tim Holtz Distress Inks before arranging them around the sentiment, Hello Friend.

Kath had lots of fun making a bright cheerful page in her Dina Wakley 6″ x 6″ White Media Journal  featuring Katzelkraft’s adorable Elephant Napoleon and used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Eccentric and The Chemist, Tiles and Rays Mini Layering Stencils and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower and Bunny Games Thinlits.

Lols  made a card featuring Katzelkraft Van Gogh Elephant and Flamingo stamps. She spritzed the background with Tumbled Glass Stain and then stamped some clouds in Spun Sugar Ink before over stamping and White Heat Embossing more clouds. She then used a Tim Holtz Leafy Stencil to add some greenery. She coloured the images with Distress Inks and fussy cut and shaped the elephant and accessories.

Macarena made a lovely card for a Chihuahua lover using adorable Katzelkraft Chien Enervy stamp placing the doggy over a sweet background made with Couture Creations One Kiss mini die. She used a mix of Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Kitsch Flamingo, Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry and Seedles Preserves.

Maura made a card for her sister’s dog, Bella, to celebrate her graduation from obedience school. She used Katzelkraft’s Booly and Be Brave stamps.

Meihsia was inspired to create an art journal page using Stamperia KLIMT ART IS A LINE Cling Stamps on the background, and added sentiments with Katzelkraft ATARAXIA Red Rubber Unmounted Stamp and Tim Holtz Idea-ology REMNANT RUBS LABELED.

Sandra made a birthday card for a friend with the Katzelkraft Charlot le Chat stamp and used the Dot Fade stencil with Texture Paste she colored with Metallique Paint Stormy Ocean.

Zoey used the new Tim Holtz stamp (Reserve yours now!) Noteworthy and Eccentric to decorate the background of her tag. She also used the new Stencils Set 52 and Freight.

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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