Simon Says: Sparkle & Shine

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

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

This week we are challenging you to add some:


Today is the funeral of Queen Elizabeth ll, and we are dedicating this challenge to her memory. If you would like to make a project with sympathy, condolences, crowns, jewels etc that would be nice, but not compulsory.

Rest In Peace Your Majesty ?

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!

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


Anita used a Gel Press Gel Printing Plate with metallic acrylic paints and a mandala stencil for her art journal spread. She used a Sakura Micron Pen on a butterfly solid die cut for her focal element, and My Favorite Things Bitty Hugs and Kisses stamp with bright white WOW Embossing Powder for the sentiment.

Andrea made a regal tag cut out of Strathmore Black Mixed Media paper and using Studio Light’s Label and Moodles die set. She used some stars from Simon Says Stamp Scattered Stars Stencil and Mini Stars Die and made the sentiment using alphabet letters from My Favorite Thing’s Connected Stamp Set.

Anna-Karin made an Artist Trading Card this week. The stamps are from Tim Holtz Mini Ornates set and the crown was embossed with gold powder. To frame the card corners were die cut from gold paper using Simon Says Stamp Card Corners.

Barbara created a tag dedicated to the Queen using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Exquisite, some pieces from Idea-Ology Keepsakes Ephemera, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Etcetera.

Cheiron created a sparkly background with DIstress Mica Stains and lots of stamp sets including Handwritten Thoughts, Correspondence, and Halloween Doodles stamped in Distress Archival Ink over the sparkly background.

Lols made a sympathy card to send to the Royal Family using a Tim Holtz Flower Garden Stamp Set and Coordinating Die Set. For the background she dipped Watercolor Card Stock in Faded Jeans Distress Ink she then used a Roses Layering Stencil to add some leaves before adding some texture and glitter through a Dot Fade Stencil. She gold heat embossed the flower and sentiment and added some Gold Metallic Droplets and Gina K Quartz Sequins.

Macarena made a tag with the colors of British flag using Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain Prize Ribbon for the background. She embellished the tag with Tim Holtz Sizzix Feather colored in black and adding Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter.

Maura created a sparkly card using the Carabelle Studio Butterfly Sparkle stamps , Simon Says Stamp Unicorn Confetti Glitter, and Clear Wink of Stella to embellish the wings.

Meihsia was inspired to create a sparkle mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Distress HALLOWEEN SPARKLE SET Ranger on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology ENGRAVING LAYERS and Tim Holtz Idea-ology EPHEMERA SNIPPETS NUMBER STRIPS.

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 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. What a lovely theme for this Monday’s challenge! The whole world seems to be honoring the Queen’s passing, so I think this is a fitting tribute! ❤️? ❤️ I hope to participate!

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