Simon Says: Masculine

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

Thank you for joining us for the Texture 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 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!

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’re welcoming the super talented Thom Santilla  into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited him on Instagram before then you are in for a real treat!

Thom made a panel using a Tim Holtz Vault Watch Gears die set and a boy from Paper Dolls Solo. For the background he used a Digits Layerin Stencil  along with  Picket FenceBrushed Pewter and Lost Shadow Distress Paints mixed with Translucent Grit Paste. He added layers of Uncharted Mariner, Scorched Timber, Chipped Safire, Hickory Smoke, and Weathered Wood Distress Oxides. He then used Idea-ology Gadget Gears and Mini Gears in the foreground and background. He finished with an Alphanumeric Tiny Type sentiment.

Andrea made a card using Tim’s Mini File Folders and Paperdoll Portraits. She made plenty of patterns in the background using Tim’s Bubble stencil and Stars stencil, along with his Remnants, Sideshow and Mixed Media 2 stamp sets. She also added in some Embellishments Fabric tape and a Thoughts Label Sticker.

Anna-Karin made a tag with a time theme and a vintage watch this week. It was mainly created with Tim Holtz Vault Watch Gears set. The title was die cut with the Vault Word Travel set and the background was painted with Distress Paint.

Barbara created a tag “all things Tim Holtz” using a mix of old and new products! She chose Sizzix Vault Picture Show, Simon Says Stamp Curiosity Shop Wafer Dies, Stampers Anonymous Curiosity Shop stamp set, Layering Stencils: Spots, Mini Set 1, Mini Set 5. She completed her project by adding Idea-Ology Paper Dolls and Ranger Distress Texture Paste Opaque.

Cheiron created a background with the Tim Holtz Halftone and Rings background and Distress Inks. She added a Paper Dolls Portraits as her focal point and used lots of Idea-ology, including the Cello Sticker Tape, Postmarked Sticker Book and Typed Tags.

Kath decorated a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Square Panel with paper from Idea-ology Backdrops Volume 4, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Paint by Number, Curiosity Shop, Mini Layering Stencils from Sets 21 and 43 and used Idea-ology Paper Dolls Poses as the main feature. For the title she used an old favourite, Idea-ology Alpha Transparent Tiles and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tiny Type Upper Thinlits.

Macarena made a slim card using her new toys: Tim Holtz Mr. Rabbit and Paint By Number stamp sets. She also used the great Simon Says Stamp Paint By Number coordinated dies.

Maura was inspired by her recent trip to New York City to create her tag. She used Tim Holtz’s The Inspector stamp set, Tim Holtz Colorblock Fabric, and Tim Holtz Abandoned Paper Stash.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS PORTRAITS on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology INDUSTRIAL GEARS Embellishments and Tim Holtz Idea-ology SENTIMENTS Label Stickers.

Zoey used the whole Tim Holtz Sizzix Vault Watch Gears Thinlits to decorate her rusty tag. She also used DIstress Ink Paint and Oxide Spray to add color. A little bit of Tim Holtz Ideaology Ephemera and she also added texture to the clock by using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Texture Hammer

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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