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Simon Says: Not A Card

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make something that is


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! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

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


Autumn altered an Etcetera Tag with PaperArtsy Frescos and Infusions on which she made a collage of Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Ephemera.

Anna-Karin made a notebook/sketchbook this week. She used Eileen Hull Sizzix Folio Journal die for the base and covered the book with beautiful papers from Tim Holtz Backdrops Volume 2. The title was die cut with Simon Says Stamp Beautiful die.

Barbara is really happy to be back! She has prepared a tag using Way With Words stamps set and Roses Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Ranger Ink Embossing Powder Speckle Cotton Candy, Idea-ology Mini Flair.

Cheiron created one of her favorite things…ATCs using the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Insects dies. She created her cards using layers of Distress Paint, Gesso and stamping in Distress Archival Inks using the Stampers Anonymous Media Marks 1 and Media Marks 2 Stamps. She watercolored her insects with Distress Inks and added different colors of Distress Embossing Glazes to each one.

Emma created a home decor project using Tim Holtz’s Display Dome to showcase the brand new Sizzix Funky Cactus Thinlits Die Set by Tim Holtz. She inked the cacti with Distress Spray Stains and Speckled Egg Oxide Spray to obtain the perfect blend of colours and added Art Stones and Baubles around the cacti.

Kath created a sign for her craft room with a gentle reminder that tucking into her treat box too often can have BIG consequences. She decorated a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Small Etcetera Tag with papers from Idea-ology Backdrops Volume 1, Worn Wallpaper Scraps, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Bold and Label Thinlits and added the star of the show, the gorgeous Bernice from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 2 Colorize Collection, dressed in her Sunday best.

Macarena went quite industrial and made a steampunk tag mixing details from Tim Holtz Sizzix Mechanical Bigz L and Steampunk Parts dies. For the background she used Stampers Anonymous Rings stamped with Distress Oxide Spray Aged Mahogany.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Intertwined 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder on the background and decorated it with Idea-Ology Industrial Gears Embellishments and Sizzix Lucky Love 3D Impresslits cut nd Emboss Folder.

Sandra used a small canvas panel to create a home decor piece with the Wings and BonesCogs and Wings and Mechanica moulds. With Liquid Acrylics Tiger OrangeCarmine and Burnt Siena she added most of  the colors. 

Zoey used various pieces of Idea-Ology Ephemera such as Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack FIELD NOTES , Tim Holtz Idea-ology SNIPPETS Ephemera and Tim Holtz Idea-ology FIELD NOTES SNIPPETS Ephemera. They all are awesome collage pieces. To add color I used Distress Inks, Distress Paint and Distress Stain Spray. Quotes are from Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Sticker Book.

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 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Layer It Challenge Winner and Spotlights


We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Layer It Challenge!

#116 Carole J Kath loved Carole’s Love and Friendship card, beautiful colours and amazing layers of stencilling and stamping and the little mouse was the perfect addition.

#57 atouscrap – Lols loves Oliver and his girlfriend Alice delivering the Easter eggs! The background is fabulous and the colors and layered elements are gorgeous! Beautifully done Estelle!

#249 LauraVi – Maura says: Laura has created a beautiful layered page, with texture, words, and images. I love how she pieced the photo of herself, and journaled about her many layers too. Wonderful pages, Laura!


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


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 $25 voucher? Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Good Luck to all!

Here are your random numbers:


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The lucky winner is Lagene!

and this is Lagene‘s gorgeous 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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