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Simon Says: Animal Magic

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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 Make Your Own Backround Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are inviting you to feature a creature

ANIMAL MAGIC

This month Tim Holz is the featured brand of the month over on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog and we are all showcasing some of his fabulous products this week!

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 crafty 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

Kerstin was inspired to create a new home bottle opener decoration piece, it’s a mixed media wooden plaque with practical use. She used Tim Holtz Layering Stencil RAYS ,  Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS Paperie, Tim Holtz Sizzix LUMBER 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder ,Tim Holtz Sizzix BURST 3D Impresslits Cut and Emboss Folder and Tim Holtz Sizzix Planks Bigz.

Andrea made a Chicken Whisperer tag (why not?) using Tim Holtz’s Stacked Tags dies, Gradient Dot stencil, Paper Dolls and Funny Farm stamp set.  She also used Altenew’s Mid-Century Frame die.

Anna-Karin thinks that dinosaurs are pretty magical and made three cards using Tim Holtz’s Prehistoric die set. She used Distress Resist Spray together with the Gradient Dot stencil to create the background.

Barbara couldn’t resist to use one of the most magical animal by Tim Holtz! She created a Halloween card ( a little bit in advance!) with Tim Holtz Sizzix Geo Halloween diesTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Tangled WebsTim Holtz Distress Resist SpraySeth Apter Baked Texture Blizzard.

Cheiron created a Halloween card with a cat roaming through the night. She used Distress Spray Stains and Distress Oxide sprays to create her background for the scene she created with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Ghost Town and Frightful Things dies. She sprayed her houses with Distress Resist Spray for even more texture.

Emma created a framed panel, painted with Distress Paints and was inspired by one of the most famous animals of all time, Mickey Mouse. She used Tim Holtz’s Stitched Circle dies to create the silhouette, together with the Handmade Alphabet Die and added them to a background of Distress Resist Spray.

Kath created an 8″ x 8″ Christmas card for very special friends on Dina Wakley Canvas Media Board using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Reindeer and Layered Pine BigZ dies and Large Funky Festive, Festive Repeat and Crochet Thinlits

Lols made a card using a Tim Holtz Mini Crazy Cats and Dogs Cling Stamp Set. She started by splattering the paper with Distress Resist Spray and then created the wall using a Slate Layering Stencil, a Mini Cargo Layering StencilCandied Apple Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks and Sunset Beach Infusions. To finish she added a fun ‘Snarky Sentiment‘ that is particularly true of our feline friends ;-)

Macarena made a doggy card using Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamps and dies. She made a texture using Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray with Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel. She finished the background with Tim Holtz The Professor stamps. 

Maura finds elephants awe-inspiring and magical and made a card with two rainbow elephants, using the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Life Adventure stamps. Distress Resist Spray, Tim’s Layering Stencil Code and lots of distress inks and sprays. 

Meihsia was inspired to create a card using Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Set and Distress Resist Spray for the background, and embellished it with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Crazy Dogs.

Sandra made a grungy card using lot of Tim Holtz products like the big butterfly of the Perspective stamp set and the bugs of the Entomology stamp and Entomology die set, along with Distress Inks and Oxides

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 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: Life On The Ocean Waves

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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 Make Your Own Background Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are inviting you to go all nautical with 

LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVES

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 crafty 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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Kerstin was inspired to create a new home decoration piece, it’s a mixed media wooden plaque. She used Tim Holtz Sizzix SEASHELLS Bigz Die With Texture Fades, a Sizzix LUMBER 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder aand Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Oxide Sprays

Andrea used Jane Davenport’s Mermaid Tail swatch die and stamp set to make fish-shaped embroidery floss holders.  She utilized some of her favorite stamp sets (such as Dina Wakley’s Scribbled Text Elements and Inky Antics’ Big Bold Borders) to give her fish some extra oomph!

Anna-Karin made a scrapbooking layout this week, about beach life and playing in the waves. Among other things, she used Simon Says Stamp Anchors Background stamp, Your Light stamp set and Anchor die

Barbara loves so much the seashells of any kind! She took her inspiration from the most classic colors of the sea landscape!  She created a tag with Tim Holtz Sizzix Seashell Bigz dieTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Nature’s wonder stamp setStampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel,  Tim Holtz Sizzix Plank and a lot of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress oxides

Cheiron created a card with an Ocean Waves Background she created using the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Crackle 3D Texture Fade, which she embossed then painted in with Distress Inks. She used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk and Blockprint stamp sets to created the sentiment on her card and added a crab from the Mariner Blueprint set. She finished off her card with some Chit Chat stickers. 

Emma was inspired by one of her favourite films, Pirates of the Caribbean and created a Vignette Box using one of the exciting new releases from Tim Holtz, the Skull & Crossbones die and the Lumber 3D Texture Fade. She completed the box with idea-ology pieces, including a Halloween Quote Chip.

Kath created an underwater scene for her cute Idea-ology Found Relatives shipmate who is off to sail the oceans blue in search of the treasures of the deep using Distress Oxide Inks, Tim Holtz Cauldron Bigz die, Steampunk Parts, Large Funky Festive Thinlits and Idea-ology Bauble Findings

Lols made a card using an Anchors Cling Stamp and white embossed the design before spritzing with Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio Oxide Sprays. She then used Rusting Powder on the Anchor to make it look old.

Macarena made a huge home decor anchor using Prima Marketing Hollybrook Ironwork mould, some shades of blue Distress Sprays and mixed various blue Finnabair Impasto Paints

Maura loves going to the ocean and watching the waves roll in. She made an accordion book, stenciled on waves with Joggles Ocean Meadows stencil, and filled it with sea creatures using the Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea set and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Sea Life stamps. 

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media art journal page using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Salty Ocean on the background, and embellished with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Mariner Blueprint and Idea-Ology Photo Booth Vintage Photo.

Sandra loves playing with moulds, like the Flower Queen mould, and she made it really ocean themed with the Simon Says Stamp Sailboat die and Waves stamp

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 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