Challenge: Create Something Beginning With The Letter ‘N’




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

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

This week the challenge is

Create Something Beginning With The Letter ‘N’ 

‘N’ is for  Naughty or Nice, Nautical, Navy, New, November, Neutral, whatever you can think of! We will be looking forward to seeing what ‘N’ you use for your crafty project!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store



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Andrea was reminded of needlework with this adorable embroidery hoop die.


My mom is brilliant with any sort of needlework.  All my life, she’s embroidered beautiful tablecloths and has cross-stitched Christmas stockings and pictures that have turned our houses into homes.  This Hoop Die from Neat and Tangled reminded me of her, so I used it on two different styles of cards.  I utilized a great new stamp set called Love You Mean It from Concord and 9th for the “smile” sentiment and some of my favorite little birds from Technique Tuesday’s Chickadees stamp set.

Anna-Karin made her December Daily journal this week.


I was inspired by ‘Noel’ and ‘Notebook’ and made a journal to document the month of December. I used Tim Holtz Journaler Worn Cover as my base and decorated it with a die cut word, ephemera and idea-ology pieces. On the inside, you’ll find stamping, and lots of tags and journal cards. Now I am all set for journaling my December memories.

Barbara this week has challenged herself using neutral tones!


N is for  Neutral! I created this Christmas decoration using only neutral tones, without adding more colors. I love Burlap surface as a background. Over it I used Ranger VINTAGE Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets. I love Tim Holtz’s Feathered Wings, for this project I covered them with Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy! To only use neutral tones was a difficult challenge to myself!

Cheiron was inspired to use numbers on her art journal page.

cheiron- home you love art journal

We recently found out that the house we have been renting for the past four years is going to be sold, and we will have to move. I made this art journal page with the number of the new house that we will be moving to using a Tim Holtz Plaquette and some Big Chat to document some thoughts on moving. Lots of great bright colors on this page too using the new Ranger Paint Dabbers in Blue Ribbon, Caribbean Coast, and Electric Lime.

Emma chose the letter ‘N’ for Never Forget!


For me the month of November is all about Remembrance and I chose to create a canvas panel in honour of heroes past and present! I applied texture paste through the Gothic Layering stencil, adding it directly onto my canvas before painting over the top with Distress Paints. As the focal point, I made two poppies using the Tattered Florals die and the spiky flower punch and attached these with a metallic gold plaque, using the Alphanumeric Thinlits die to spell out the word ~ Remember!

Lols was inspired by the letter ‘N’ to make a Navy Night card and tag



I love these Tim Holtz Woodlands Dies and thought it would be fun to make a card and tag, one using the ‘bits’ from the die cut to pop back into the main piece, the other tree I left hollow. I love that these dies are so versatile and can get a different look by using this technique. I created the snowy night background using Stormy Sky and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks and then using a Falling  Snow Stencil and some White Embossing Paste.

Maura is inspired this week by the Northern Lights.



I thought my letter N was “night”, but once I started working, it morphed into the “northern lights”. The Northern Lights are so awe inspiring, I hope you have the chance to experience them! I started out in my new Dylusions Creative Journal Black and painted up my own magnetic storm of color with Dylusions paints in cut grass, vibrant turquoise, London blue and crushed grape.  Ok, time for a cosmic journey.

Meihsia was inspired to create an art journal page with a cute nerd girl.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Art Journal Nerd Girl 600

I really love the Simon Says Old School Sunglasses Wafer Dies so I decided to create an art journal page with a lovely girl to wear the glasses. After coloring the background with Distress Spray Stain and Distress Paints, I adhered the girl image that I drew and colored on the page using Tombow Glue. Some Prima Flowers and Tim Holtz Number Rubs were added to finish off this project.

Michelle used her new Sizzix Dies this week.

Tim Holtz Village Dwelling Winter Cabin Glitter Putz house for Simon Says Stamp

A bit of glitter, a touch of glue, and  my new Sizzix Village Dwelling Die was all I needed to create a miniature Winter Cabin. But it t wouldn’t be Winter without the snow, so the Village Winter Die was a must-have as well. I am so pleased with my new purchases. This project was fun to create!

Sandra was inspired by the color navy for her art journal spread
I had lots of fun making this art journal spread. For this challenge I wanted to use navy blue. A color I don’t often use. I’m more of the turquiose blue. But now I’m thinking I like the navy blue too. I started with a layer of Gesso. With a brush and Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans Distress Ink I made the background. Love how it moves and dries on Gesso.

Suzz opened up the dictionary under the letter “N” and the word at the top of the page was “Navigate”.


I decided to create a nautical project inspired by the word navigate.  I had picked up this oar awhile ago at a flea market with plans for a makeover.  To paint my oar I used  Ranger Paint Dabbers: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Blueprint sketch,   and a nice coat of Dina Wakely’s White Gesso as my base coat.  I masked off areas to create my design and added some accents with a few layering stencils (Numbered, Traveler) and Wendy Vecchi’s white embossing paste.

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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We will also be choosing 3 of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.


  1. I created a mini-album with a label with Root Beer Label Newton, Kansas – Newton for things that begin with N – if this does not fit the challenge I am good. Thanks for the challenge – and have a blessed day!

  2. Every time I come here I think the inspirations can’t get any better! Absolutely awesome art and thanks for the fabulous challenge too Karen x

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