Challenge: Gentlemen




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

Thank you for joining us for the Thanks/Thanksgiving Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is


It’s time to think of the men in our lives and create something for them, maybe a masculine canvas to hang in their den, or a notebook for their desk, whatever you create we will be looking forward to seeing it!

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 inspired by the manly game of Bingo.


When he was in his twenties, my gentleman of a husband enjoyed volunteering as a Bingo caller at an assisted living facility.  There was one lively lady who got so super-excited when she won that my hubby may or may not have rigged the game a time or two in her favor!  In any event, I enjoyed making these Bingo cards using a fabulous new stamp set from Concord & 9th called Let’s Chat and a classic Dina Wakley stamp set that I love called Positive Women.  I also painted some Tim Holtz Bingo pieces and added some Everyday Notebook Tags from Jillibean Soup.

Anna-Karin made a Flip Frame panel featuring two gentlemen.

I am in a Christmas mood and thought I’d make my son’s first meeting with the real Santa Claus into a decor piece. I made a partly translucent background with Frosted Film and the Holiday Knit die by Tim Holtz. It was decorated with a Christmas Typed Token, Holiday Letterpress word, and a Fragment.

Barbara has designed a Gentleman in a Christmas version and very sparkly!

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This time I  literally  interpreted the theme of our challenge! I thought about a gentleman, one of my favourite stamps by  Tim Holtz   !  I’ve always loved this Gentleman with his vintage style and I wanted to try to make him sparkle with new Distress Glitter Dust Vintage Platinum! A little star, a pretty ribbon and  now  he is ready for the  next Christmas!

Cheiron was inspired to make an encouraging card for a gentleman she knows.

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It’s always so hard for me to come up with cards for the gentlemen in my life. The stamps from The Chemist and the Life Quotes sets were the perfect pair to create this inspirational card. Lots of Distress Ink and layering with the Stars, Treads, Splatter and Dot Fade Layering Stencils make a perfect background.

Emma‘s festive gent is arriving just in time for Christmas!


I love taking household objects and giving them a new lease of life and this week, I altered a boring old black frame to create a piece of home decor ready to display for the festive season. I used the Festive Gent as my main focal point, covered in Black Soot Distress Glitter, together with a touch of Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust. I then surrounded him with Holiday Greens die cut from Metallic Kraft Core card stock.

Lols  thought a Gentleman might need a trinket box for his bits and bobs.



I don’t like to discard patterned papers and the  Tim Holtz Paper Mosaic Kit  is perfect for using up those snippets that you don’t want to throw away! I made a masculine trinket box where my Dad can keep his cufflinks and such. I have had the box in my cupboard for years and this was a perfect opportunity to actually decorate one! The box has a textured surface and I simply painted it with White Gesso and then again with Pumice Stone Distress Paint.

Maura is thinking of gentlemen callers of long ago.



I’m exploring the past this week with my gentlemen callers, and imagining what life might have been like in past centuries. Funny little thing about me, I do not like to talk on the phone, but I do like using Tim Holtz’s blueprint telephone stamp along with his Time Traveler gentlemen. Add a little ChitChat for some interesting conversation, and who knows what the gentlemen callers will do?

Meihsia was inspired to create a masculine tag.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Gentleman Mixed Media Tag 6001

I was inspired to create a masculine tag with a metallic color scheme this week. After embossing the background of the tag with Tim Holtz Steampunk Embossing Folder, I colored it with Distress ink pad and added a glossy layer with Faber-Castell Glaze. Some Metal Word Band and resin Gears embellishments were attached for more interest.

Michelle knows that Gentlemen prefer beer.

Stamped Sizzix Gentlemen Beer Bottlecap Gift Bow with Feather

I’m always trying to figure out ways to personalize my holiday gifts. It’s fun to add something unexpected to the outside of the gift. So in lieu of a bow, I made  gift embellishments that included some unusual items….beer bottle caps! The Scribbly Christmas Stamps have to greatest Holiday fonts, but the stamped gentlemen in the Sizzix Framelets set looked as if they were in need of a little fun. How about an imported brew to make the party merry?

Sandra just started experimenting with Brusho
Brusho pigment powder is so much fun! I love playing with those. I need to learn and experiment lots more, and I will! I started out with stamping the wings of the Regal Flourish with Faded Jeans Distress Stain onto Watercolor Paper. And after spraying some water over it I applied the Prussian Blue Brusho. Love that color! I added more water and stamped over it with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink to pump up the blue.

Suzz just received the industrialist stamp and thought of him immediately for the Gentlemen challenge.


“Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Men” was running through my mind when I started this card with the dapper gent.   The lovely   colors of Heidi Swapp’s Color Shine Citron and Navy made a lovely shimmery mix. The earth was cut from the Sizzix Thinlit Globe Die .

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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