Join us every MONDAY for a new challenge! Examples from our Monday Design Team incorporate a vintage artistic style, but we welcome all styles! Show us your take on the challenge!

Simon Says: Lots Of Layers

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 challenging you to add:


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!

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


Laura made a steampunk style card using a Stamperia 12 x 12″ Alchemy Paper Pack along with Lady Vagabond Lifestyle Die Cuts.

Andrea made a layer-rich page layout using Studio Light’s Creative Journal. She also used Dina Wakley’s Dotted Tape stencil, AALL & Create’s Majestic Borders dies, and 49 and Market’s Kaleidoscope Washi Tape Roll.

Anna-Karin made a shabby chic card with lots of layers. The card was created almost entirely with left-over bits and pieces. The circles were die cut with Simon Says Stamp Thin Frames and the title with Simon Says Stamp Scripty Hello. The leaves comes from Simon Says Stamp Tattered Leaves and Budding Branches.

Cheiron created a mixed media card with ink, stenciling and Distress Spritz layers. She used Distress Inks and then stencil over her first layer using the Tim Holtz Deco Floral and Mosaic Layering Stencils using DIstress Oxides. She added an image from the Media Marks 2 and a sentiment from the Abstract Florals stamp set. She finished her card with Distress Spritz in Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick and Peacock Feathers.

Kath created a collage card with lots of layers using Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Backdrops Volume 5, Large Collage Strips, Serendipity Collage Paper, Postmarked Sticker Book, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Deco Floral Mini Layering Stencil from Set 60, Abstract Florals stamp set die-cut with Simon Says Abstract Florals dies and used Simon Says Graceful Flowers and co-ordinating dies for the sentiment.

Macarena made this vintage looking card using a lovely floral paper from Tim Holtz Ideaology Halloween Backdrops and coloured the tiny leaves to add some freshness. Then she composed the main panel by embossing it with Tim Holtz Sizzix Tapestry Embossing Folder and she embellished it with Abstract Florals and ferns by Hero Arts Mushroom and Ferns.

Maura loves to read and talk about books with friends. She made a folio book to keep track of summer reading using Tim Holtz’s Folio Folders, Tim’s Idea-ology File Cards 2, Tim Holtz Collage Papers Archives, and some ink smooshing with Simon Says Stamp’s Pawsitively Saturated Ocean ink.

Meihsia  was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray Peacock Feathers Ranger on the background, and layered the embellishments with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Transparent Thinga and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Stitched Scraps Embellishments.

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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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

Summer Fun Challenge Winner and Designer Spotlights


We have 3 artists in the Spotlight for the Summer fun Challenge!

#66 Paper Whims – Anna-Karin says: This project by Wendylynn is so cheerful and summery with its bright colors, different patterns och great focal image.

#90 Gail aka Crafty Nomad– Lols loves these fun seagulls! How cute are they! though maybe not when they’re pinching your fish and chips or ice creams on the beach ;-) The inky background and silvery cliffs are fabulous too! Gorgeous card Gail!

#55 Judyt – Cheiron says – I love this amazing tag from Judy (aka muffintuck). Such a whimsical beach scene and loving the oceany background texture too. This one sure made me smile!

Congratulations and thank you for joining us!

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 is your random number:

Congratulations Vikki Hein! Below you can see Vikki’s fun summer card.

Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address 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!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin and the DT

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