Simon Says: Shine Bright Like A Diamond



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

Thank you for joining us for the Thinking Of You Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

We would like to see some sparkle and bling on your projects this week!

As it is the first Monday of the month we will be showcasing a company/designer and this week we are all using products designed by the super talented Tim Holtz! I am sure you will all have at least one of his products, so it’s time to get your ‘Tim’ supplies out and get crafty!

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



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 are welcoming the fabulous Anita Houston aka The Artful Maven Haven into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited Anita’s blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Anita made a fabulous card and matching gift tag using Retro Ornaments and Courtyard Frameworks Dies and lots of Stickles for extra sparkle. I love the Harlequin Texture Fades ‘diamond’ background too don’t you!


Andrea made some bright shiny Christmas tree treat boxes and luminaries using Tim Holtz’s Petal Drop die, his Bubble Stencil and his Small Talk Occasion stickers.



Anna-Karin loves to create sparkly snow and made a winter scene in a Tim Holtz Vignette Box House. You’ll also find a stamp from Scribble Woodland in the background, and lots of snow.


Barbara this week has altered the new transparent and glossy Tim Holtz Idea-ology OH DEER Clipboard! She used a lots of bright products:  Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry Glitter ROCK CANDY ,  Tim Holtz Idea-ology GILDED CHRISTMASTIME Remnant Rubs   and Tim Holtz Idea-ology DECO SHEETS .


Cathie created a card using Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies and Distress Stickles Rock Candy Glitter.


Cheiron created a card with a glittery dome using the Tim Holtz Snowglobe die, Rock Candy Dry Distress Glitter and Distress Paints.


Emma‘s chalkboard style Christmas card is full of sparkle and shine and uses various Tim Holtz products including Perfect Pearls, Metallic Kraft Core Card and Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust to create a shimmery wonderland!



Kath decorated a Vignette Box with Tumbled Glass Distress Paint, Holiday Drawings Stamp Set and lots of Idea-ology Christmas goodies to create a Winter Wonderland Scene

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Lols used a Mini Crazy Cats And Dogs Set  and a Festive Scribbles Die Set  to make a super sparkly Christmas Card 



Macarena made a Christmas card with Dashing Deer and Woodlands both by Tim Holtz giving the shining effect with Embossing Powders and Opal Magic Paint.



Maura was thinking of the bright diamonds in the falling snow inside Tim Holtz’s Snowglobe die using the shiny Clear Rock Candy Glitter and Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter Dust to bring out the winter sparkle.


Meihsia created a Christmas tag using Clearsnap Colorbox Clear Embossing Powder for the Christmas tree and Tim Holtz Gilded Holiday Remnant Rubs on the background.


Sandra couldn’t resist the shine part of this challenge, so she used lots of it with the Perfect Pearls as a mist and as focal point of her card she used Tim Holtz Layered Dragonfly.

Zoey altered a piace of cardboard to create this Star that then decorated using Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap paper and Distress Crayon


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 few 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. Thank you for the new challenge and the fabulous DT creations – I am using a Wink of Stella on my trees for my first upload but it surely is not showing well in my photo – sigh

  2. Wonderful theme & creations with sparkle & shine. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Was wondering if you would take a suggestion which is that the new blog look with white background makes the ‘Post Comment’ thingie to click on a bit hard to see.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

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