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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: Anything But A Card

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make:

Anything But A Card

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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It’s Estelle’s  last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your creations over the past month. It has been a real pleasure to have you along with us :-)

Estelle make a home decor to add to her cabinet of curiosities. First she painted the hand with Paper Artsy Black Paint, and then with Nougat and Caramel mix. She used Tim Holtz Specimen and Oddities Stamp Sets along with Finnafair Soft Matt Gel and Collage Paper and covered with Distress Collage Medium Vintage. For the finishing touch she added Tim Holtz  Creepy Eyes, a Ball Chain and a Story Stick.

Anna-Karin made a double page in her square 8 x 8 Dylusions Journal. The night butterflies were stamped with Tim Holtz Specimen stamp set and the white dots in the background were done with Simon Says Stamp Bubble Wrap Stencil.

Barbara created an Idea-ology Mini Clipboard using one of her favorite stamps set by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous: Entomology. To give a steampunk style she used new dies by Tim Holtz Sizzix Mechanical, Distress Grit Paste Opaque, Distress Collage Medium Crazing

Cheiron created a set of ATCs with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink and Oxide and combined it some other bright colors that she has been wanting to try out. She combined it with the Media Marks 1 and Media Marks 2 stamps, and a few doodles with a white Posca pen. She finished her ATCs with some embossed cut out images and some Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers.

Emma is so excited to be able to share her Mary Poppins inspired Framed Panel which uses a combination of brand new, and older Sizzix dies by Tim Holtz. She used the Flowery Thinlits Die to create the background before bringing the scene to life using The Park, Gatekeeper and Alphanumeric Bold Thinlits Dies.

Kath decorated a Kraft Gift Bag for a green fingered/keen gardener friend using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Carrot Bunny, Alphanumeric Stretch Upper and Tiny Type Lower Thinlits on a panel of Distress Watercolor card, stamped with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Field Notes and Entomology and stencilled with Simon Says Stamp Clovers 6″ x 6″ Stencil

Macarena made a vintage tag with the Sizzix Faceted Heart die and her favorite resist technique using Distress Micro Glaze and several Distress Oxide ink pads. She also added Leafy Blossoms mould casting.

Maura has gone a little buggy this week, so she thought, why not make some insect-themed ATC’s? She used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Specimen stamps, and added in some details with Tim’s The Professor and Tiny Toadstool stamp sets, along with distress inks like Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia Cosmo Paper on the background and decorated it with the embellishments from Stamperia Sir Vagabond Gears and Clocks Grayboard

Sandra made a grungy tag using Collage Paper TypesetStitches stencil and Grit-Paste. For the colors she only used black and yellow mediums like Nuvo Shimmer Powder Solar Flare and Infusions Black Knight

Zoey used Distress Oxide Ink + Spray to create this grungy Index Card . She also used Distress Grit Paste and Embossing Glaze. To add some texture she used Tim Holtz Ledger Script Stamp, she used Ephemera for decoration and the Sizzix Small Faceted Heart die as focal point.

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

Add Some Texture Winner and Spotlights

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

#152 Beulah Bee – Anna-Karin says: The focal point of Beulah’s project is a gigantic cactus, and like she says “nothing has more texture than a gigantic cactus”. What a great idea! I also really like the background, text elements and the little person.

#64 Toni at FHC – Lols loves the whole Charlie Chaplin theme! The image is fabulous and she loves the background, Toni captured the film star in the spotlight with the colors, stars and filmstrip! Very clever!

#6 mk_knits – Meihsia says: This is such a fabulous vintage card! I love the beautiful layered embellishments. The texture, distress effect and colors are simply stunning! Great design!

Congratulations everyone 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!

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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’s your random number:

Congratulations Super Stick Chick / June! Below you can see her fun card with a textured background.

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!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin and the DT