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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 Spooky Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to make something thats


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


Alison has created a faux rusty tin finish for her haunted houses on these altered jar candle lanterns.  There’s subtle texture from the Harlequin Stencil and some Transparent Texture Paste and Gesso in the misty autumn skies, and rusty wire with Halloween Typed Tokens wrapped around the top.  But the real magic of these is when they glow with light and the houses turn to spooky silhouettes.  You’ll just have to take a look over at Words and Pictures to see that!

Andrea made an artsy page in her small Dylusions journal using Dina Wakley’s Everyone is Welcome stamp set. She also utilized Dina’s Spaced Dots and X’s stencils for the background.

Anna-Karin was inspired to do a miniature piece this week and created a panel which is about 2.5×2.5 in. The focal point comes from Tim Holtz Junk Drawer Baseboard set and the background was stamped with SSS Circle Pattern Background and embossed with Ranger’s Mixed Media Sea powder.

Barbara created a couple of Christmas Tags with the new Tim Holtz Stencil Poinsettia Duo: same stencil two different tags! She used  Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous  The Poinsettia CMS426, Christmastime 3 CMS 427, Tiny Text Christmas Cms424. She added Idea-ology Paper Dolls, Idea-ology Countdown  Brads, Idea-ology Christmas Tokens to complete her project.

Cheiron created a tag using the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Specimen set to use in her art journal. She colored the tag with a mixture of Distress paints and some Crackle Texture Paste through the Dotted stencil. She added lots of drips and splatter with Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays.

Emma used plenty of her favourite Tim Holtz products to create a home decor project ready for Halloween. She surrounded her Entomology Beetle with Tiny Corked Vials and Apothecary Vials and completed the project with Halloween Tiny Lights to create a sinister purple glow.

Kath created a Christmas Home Decor project using a Small Ecetera Tag and Vignette Box decorated with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bold Tidings 3 and Flurries Layering Stencil, Idea-ology Christmas Paper Stash, Woodlands Tree Lot, Christmas Vellum Scenes and Tiny Lights and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Paper Village Thinlits.

Macarena embellished a wooden wipe container using Prima Marketing moulds and stencils with a help of Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium, Texture Paste and Distress Paints.

Maura caught the Simon Says Stamp Gnome in Tim Holtz’s Idea-ology Display Dome. He’s hiding behind the Tim Holtz Toadstools and fall leaves from the Tim Holtz Fall Foliage dies.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media Autumn frame using Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Lace Baseboard Frame and Found Relatives, and decorated it with Skull and Pumpkin and Prima Marketing Fall Pine Leaf Embellishments

Sandra made a creepy tag using a lot of Creepy Eyes, and used plain tissue paper to create texture and applied it with Soft Matte Gel. To make it a forrest like theme she used Liquid Acrylics Avocado and Burnt Sienna and the Small Tattered Floral die set.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2020 FOREST FLOOR CMS422 to create the decorative elements of this tag. For the background she used Tim Holtz MINI STENCIL SET 50 MST050 with some Grit Paste along with a bunch of Distress Paint.

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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Spooky Challenge Winner and Spotlights


We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Spooky Challenge!

#178 Susanne – Kath says: I love Susanne’s Zombie slimline card and how she created her background to resemble a pavement to showcase her trio of zombies and she brings the whole card to life with a pop of Crackling Campfire.

#76 Anne R– Lols says: I just love this light up Day of the Dead project! How spooky and fun is this!!

#128 Kerstin – Maura says: I love Kerstin’s wonderful imagination. She created a shadow frame combining very spooky elements like a ghost ship, skulls, chains and dark colors, with a Pirates of the Caribbean theme. It truly is a unique and spooky masterpiece!


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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Congratulations Christina!

and this is Christina’s super spooky 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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