Simon Says: Holiday Cheer

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

Thank you for joining us for the Freezing Cold Mood Board Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to have some


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 Tim Holtz. 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!

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This week we are welcoming the lovely Natasha Vacca, aka Natasha’s Colorful Creations, into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Natasha created a rustic holiday card, inspired by the Tim Holtz Tree Rings Embossing folder.  She created the background using a variety of Distress Inks and Distress Mica Stains  and used the Festive Bouquet Dies  as her focal point.  The floral images were colored using Distress Oxide Sprays and Oxide Inks and she finished with a Tim Holtz Christmas Label Sticker.

Andrea made a festive tag using Tim Holtz’s Christmas Cutouts, Funky Nordic, and Framelits Tag Collection die sets. She colored her village using Distress Crayons (sets 1, 2 and 12) as well as Distress Paint. The background was made from sturdy Distress Kraft Heavystock.

Anna-Karin made a festive Christmas bells tag using Tim Holtz’s beautiful Department Store stamp set. For a warm Christmas feeling, Golden Rod Stickles was added to the ribbon and Diamond Stickles to the berries, combined with gold embossing in the background.

Barbara every year creates a Christmas decoration as a gift for her best friend! This year she made a decoration for the house using an embroidery hoop as a base. To decorate her project she used some Sizzix dies for Tim Holtz: Bold Text Christmas, Village Collection, Large Funky Festive, and Bowtied Colorize. To give a touch of sparkle Idea-ology Christmas Deco Sheets is really perfect!

Cheiron created a bright and festive tag to add a bit of Holiday Cheer. She used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Papercut Christmas 1 Colorize dies on top of a super colorful background she created with Distress Watercolor Pencils on Distress Kraft Heavystock. She added a sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous Bold Tidings Mini and some stars from the Sizzix Christmas Cutouts to finish her tag.

Emma used the Sizzix Retro Santa by Tim Holtz to make a card that she packed full of Holiday Joy. She placed Santa against a moonlit sky that was created using Distress Inks blended through the Moon Mask and she finished her card with stamps from the Stampers Anonymous Festive Overlay and Vintage Holidays stamp set by Tim.

Kath decided to continue with her annual tradition of making holiday shaker ornaments as gifts for family and friends. She created the frames using Nesting Circle dies and used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Twig and Stump, Christmas CutOuts, Framed Tags and Yuletide Colorize Thinlits and greenery from Holiday Brushstrokes 3 and Modern Festive Thinlits to decorate the ornaments.

Macarena wrote a letter to Santa hoping she was on a nice list. She kept the card in a retro mood using the Tim Holtz Sizzix RETRO TYPE Bigz die with HOLIDAY BRUSHSTROKE dies and ALPHANUMERIC TINY TYPE UPPER and LOWER dies.

Meihsia was inspired to create a holiday card using Paper Rose CHRISTMAS FUN ROSE GOLD on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Sizzix GEO CHRISTMAS Thinlits Dies and Simon Says Clear Stamps HOLIDAY GREENS.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Distress Snowfall Holiday Grit Paste to create highly textured background, she then used Christmas Linen Tape Patchwork to add some more interest. Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas Cutouts Thinlits Dies were perfect to decorate it! Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS Sticker Book and a bunch of distress ink products were just perfect for some touches up!

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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