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Simon Says: Add A Little Sparkle

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

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

This week we are ‘blinging’ it on with the theme:

Add A Little Sparkle

Who doesn’t like a little bit of sparkle! Most of us love shimmer and shine so this week we are adding a little bit extra bling to our projects!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 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! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your sparkly makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

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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

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Karolina made a lovely tag to share today. She added a touch of Distress Ink to the background and used Finnabair’s Metallique Acrylic Paint, Impasto Paint and Acrylic Paint Sparks makes the project more three-dimensional and shimmery. She added interest using Texture Paste and Graphite Sand through a mask and added a sprinkling of Broken China Distress Glitter as the final touch, and here we are! The perfect tag is ready!

Andrea explored the quirky dark side of sparkly with her notebook cover featuring Stamping Bella’s Oddball Sparkle Fairy stamp.  She also used Dina Wakley’s Spaced Dot stencil and lots of Dylusions ink sprays.

Anna-Karin made a tropical beach tag, with not only a little sparkle, but a whole lot of sparkle. The palm tree was die cut with Tim Holtz Sizzix Tropical set, and covered with both Rock Candy Distress Glitter and Sprinkled Sugar Stickles.

Barbara has created a sparkling tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Seashell die, Ranger Perfect Pearl powder, Idea-ology Paper-Dolls and Stampendous Pearlized Mica Fragments.

Cheiron created a sparkly Distress Oxide Panel for the background of her card using Distress Oxides and Clear Rock Candy Glitter. She framed the card with a frame that was die cut with the Stacked Postage Thinlits dies and Paper Cut Bird Thinlits die. To finish it off, she added a few flowers from the Funky Floral 1 and Funky Floral 3 Sizzix Thinlits sets and a Quote Chip.

Emma created a special card for her parents, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. She used Tim Holtz Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter Dust to cover Typography Findings and then added even more sparkle by sprinkling Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Glitter onto the stamens of the handmade flowers die cut using Tim Holtz’s Funky Floral 3 die set.

Kath created a Cocktails At Sunset Party card using Distress Oxide inks, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Cocktails Blueprints, Crazy Cats,Crazy Things and Handwritten Thoughts with Simon Says Summer Gold Sequins for added sparkle

Lols made a card using a Tropical Birds Cling Stamp Set.She coloured the image using Zig Brush Markers and for the background she simply spritzed with Tumbled Glass Spray . She randomly stamped some script and then used a Dot Fade Stencil and White Embossing Paste to add texture. While the paste was still wet she sprinkled Prisma Glitter generously all over the top, super sparkly in real life! She finished by machine stitching around the edges. 

 

Macarena made all her shimmer with Prima Opal Magic Violet – Gold paint with some touches of Prima Shine On Rub On Foil on the Simon Says Stamp Green Apple card stock embossed with the amazing Tim Holtz Sizzix Botanical 3D texture embossing folder.

Maura made a tag inspired by her trip to India last year. She used Gwen LaFleur’s Stencil Girl Boho Mandala Circle and Art Deco Peacock Feathers stencils, with Simon Says Stamp’s Henna Patterns stamp set and Dina Wakley Gilt heavy body acrylic paint.

Meihsia was inspired to make a mixed media card with a little sparkle of Ranger Snowflakes Tinsel Embossing Powder and Simon Says Stamp Pixie Dust Sequins.

Sandra made a card using the new Botanical 3D Texture Fade, and she added a little sparkle using the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Zoey used Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enameling kit and Stampendous Aged Rose Embossing Enamel to add some sprarkle to this little altered wood coaster

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.

We currently have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for all of the young budding designers! Click HERE or on the pic to go directly to the post.

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Winner and Spotlights for the Summer Fun Challenge

 

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We have 4 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Summer Fun Challenge!

#1 Marie Christine: Lols says: This beach scene card captured the whole essence of summer vacations and fun in the sun! The vintage image and background are fabulous and I love the fun sentiment! Perfect!

#79 Irene and Nicki Crafts: Maura says: I just love the beautiful nautical mini album made by two sisters, Irene and Nicki.  I really love how they create together, and the cover transports me right to the ocean with their awesome coloring and sea themed embellishments, all in a lovely vintage style.

131# Stefi/Scrappallino: Barbara says:  This work is fabulous in every way! Colors, Textures, a wonderful tutorial and also the story you can read, all is  is wonderful. It’s a work came out of Stefania’s heart! A feast for the eyes!

131#Stefi/Scrappalino: Kath says: I too fell in love with Stefi’s beautiful seascape project, loved the stencilling on the burlap and all the textures and elements she added to make you feel as though you were at the seaside.

#163 Libeeti Frenkel: Sandra says: What a stunning layout, love the pretty nautical theme! So much depth, with all the texture and layers of shells and other pretty embellishments!

Congratulations everyone!

Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could please link it to Simon Says Stamp!

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We now have this lovely badge for you to add to your sidebar if you are this weeks, or a previous, winner please feel free to add this to your sidebar and please link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?

Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning.
Good Luck to all!

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Here are your random numbers:

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Congratulations Carol Stamps!

and this is Carol’s adorable Summer Fun Card!

Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, a clickable link is on the sidebar.

Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate 

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!

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