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Simon Says; Furry Friends

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

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

This week we are challenging you to add some

FURRY FRIENDS

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

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Estelle made a card using a Tim Holtz Crazy Cats Cling Stamp Set. For the background she used a Mosaic Layering Stencil and a variety of Distress Inks and Sprays

Andrea made a folio with Trinity Stamps Slimline Tags die set and adorned it with a cute row of bunnies. The bunnies are from a My Favorite Things Special Delivery stamp set and the background was created with Dina Wakley’s Scribble Sticks 1 and Scribble Sticks 2.

Anna-Karin made a tag in memory of a childhood furry friend. She used the Simon Says Stamp Lil’ Critters Schnauzer die. The hearts in the background were made with the Simon Says Stamp Polka Hearts stencil and the leaves were die cut with the Etched Delicate Frond.

Barbara created a card using her favorite furry friends: Snarky Cat Christmas stamp set by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous! For the background, she chose Sizzix Textured Impressions Knitted 3D Embossing Folder, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil, Ranger Ink Kitsch Flamingo, and Walnut Stain Distress Ink Pads.

Cheiron created a card with a very furry friend using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Harrison die. She created a watercolor panel on Distress Watercolor Cardstock using Distress Inks. She added some stenciling from the Stampers Anonymous Mini Stencil Set #48 and an Idea-ology Sentiment Label Sticker to finish her card.

Emma created a fun card using the Snarky Cat Halloween stamp set by Tim Holtz. She chose to use Tim Holtz alcohol inks to make her background and nestled this little scaredy cat, on a die cut branch from the Arthur Colorize Die Set. She added die cut leaves from the Funky Florals 3 and a little feathered friend from Cozy Winter.

Kath created a trio of love themed cards mixing old favourites, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cats, Stitches and Media Marks 2 with the new Heart Stencils/Masks and Big XOXO die from Simon Says And Back Again release.

Lols decided to make a start on Christmas 2022 cards and used a Katzelkraft Fox Family stamp. She colored with Copic markers and then masked before spritzing with Tumbled Glass and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Inks. When it was dry she then used a Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil and White Modeling Paste and finsished with Tim Holtz sentiments.

Macarena wants to make friends with a wildlife and made a layered card with Stamperia Forest paper and die cuts.  She used Tim Holtz Script stencil for one of the panels and Botanical collage paper for the other.

Maura made a valentine using a die cut from Stamperia Klimt die cuts and a furry squirrel from Stamping Bella – The Gnome and the Squirrel.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia Cosmos 12 X 12 Paper on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Gauge Frames Embellishments and Dina Wakley Media Speak Out Chipboard Shapes.

Sandra made a card using the Mini Cats and Dogs stamp set. For the background she played with Distress Oxide Spray Hickory SmokeSpeckled Egg, Distress Spray Stain Antique Linen and Pumice Stone and Nuvo Shimmer Powder Storm Cloud

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!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallengeso we can see your entries there too!

There are fabulous give aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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!

Click here to enter

Simon Says: Insects/Birds

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

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

This week we are challenging you to add some

INSECTS and/or BIRDS

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

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Estelle transformed a wooden articulated mannequin into a piece of art. She used Tim Holtz Funky Insects and Feathered Friends Dies along with  Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste. She added Prima Marketing Birds and Bats using a Finnabair Decor Mould and finished with Tarnished Brass  Distress Crayon and some Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Matte to glue all the elements together.

Andrea made a tag featuring a fine feathered friend from Dina Wakley’s Nested Birds stamp set. The tag was cut using Tim Holtz’s Tag Collection Framelits dies and Andrea also used Tim’s Remnants stamp set for a background technique.

Anna-Karin made a tag with three dimensional insects. They were die cut using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Insects set, from Ranger Mixed Media Heavystock paper and Wendy Vecchi Clearly For Art Modeling Film.

Barbara this week was inspired by Tim Holtz Sizzix Geo Insects Thinlits dies. To create the background of her tag she used Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stencil Honeycomb, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Resist Spray, Tim Holtz Sizzix Stacked Tiles Hexagons. To give a touch of sparkle she added Cosmic Shimmer Summer Meadow Gilding Flakes.

Cheiron used the big butterfly from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Specimen set as the focal point of her card. She placed it over a rainbow background of Distress Paints, stamping Media Marks 1 and 2 stamps using Distress Archival Inks and a bit of Distress Matte Texture Paste through the stars stencil from the Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set #11 and embossed with Fossilized Amber Distress Embossing Glaze. She finished her card with a small talk sticker.

Emma was inspired by the gorgeous butterfly from the Stampers Anonymous Specimen stamp set by Tim Holtz and created a themed Size 8 Etcetera Tag. She used Distress Spray Stains to create the background and added texture by applying Translucent Grit Paste through the Floral Mini Layering Stencil before layering the butterfly on Backdrops paper rolls.

Kath created a butterfly themed Art Journal Page using Simple Stories Vintage Weathered Garden Paper Pad, Bits and Pieces and Foam Stickers, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Glitch, Mini Mosaic Layering Stencil, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Stretch Lower Thinlits and Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers.

Lols  made a card using a new Simon Says Stamp Layered Owl Die Set and Blossom Field Embossing Folder for the background. She spritzed and splattered a variety of inks and added a few branches, wooden hearts and Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers to finish.

Macarena made a colorful card with a ladybugs family going somewhere. She used Tim Holtz Specimen, Entomology and Dearly departed stamp sets. She applied Prima Marketing Oriental Wall stencil on the background as a watercolor stamping.

Maura sent three boys on a nature adventure in her art journal this week. She used Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Insects dies and Tim’s Groups Paper Dolls, along with lots of paints from Dina Wakley like Umber and Cheddar.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using a Prima Marketing Owl Redesign Decor Transfer. She used a Tim Holtz Birch Layering Stencil and Dina Wakley Media Speak Out Chipboard Shapes for the background.

Sandra loves the Entomology stamp set and had to use it, along with the Shaker Dome. She chose neutral colors like Distress Oxide Antique LinenHickory Smoke and Black Soot for her background, and Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold for a little sparkle . 

Zoey used as always a mix of Distress Paint, Distress Oxide and Distress Ink to add color to her tag. For the background she collage bunch of Ideaology Ephemera, Tim Holtz Idea-ology LAYERS REMNANTS, Tim Holtz Idea-ology BOTANICAL Layers and Tim Holtz Idea-ology COLLECTOR Ephemera Layers, she also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology ROSE Design Tape and Tim Holtz MINI STENCIL SET 1

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!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallengeso we can see your entries there too!

There are fabulous give aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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!

Click here to enter

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