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Simon Says: Not A Card

Welcome back to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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

This week we are challenging you to make something that is:

Not 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!

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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Cassie made a set of ATC’s using Tim Holtz Tiny Text, Mini Bouquet and Inquisitive Cling Stamp Sets , a Ticket Booth Die Set and lots of Distress Inks.

Andrea made a mini notebook featuring some great words and images from Seth Apter’s ES34 stamp set. She painted the background using inexpensive watercolors, acrylic paint, and Dina Wakley’s round brushes. She added some white dots using Ranger Alcohol Ink Snow Cap Mixative.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page with a home/neighborhood theme. She used the Simon Says Stamp Village stencil set to create the neighborhood and inked the houses with Distress Ink. The title letters were stamped with Tim Holtz Worn Text.

Barbara made a quick and easy couple of tags with various Tim Holtz Idea-ology pieces. For the backgrounds she used the same Layering Stencil by Tim Holz Stampers Anonymous, Flourish, along with two Ranger Ink Medium: Texture Paste Black Opaque and Crackle Paste Opaque. The sentiments from the Idea-ology Quote Chips Label pack are both enclosed in two frames from the Label Frames Pack.

Cheiron created a tag using the new Simon Says Stamp Fine Floral Stem die. She created the background of her tag with Tim Holtz Typeset Collage Paper and layered over some clear Dura Lar that she colored with Alcohol Inks. To finish her tag she added a sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous Noteworthy stamps.

Emma travelled back in time to the days of the old time musicals and created a Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Panel. To bring the story to life, she layered Tim Holtz idea-ology pieces, including Baseboard Window Frames, a Paper Doll, ephemera from the Memoirs Pack and a Number Block Finding.

Kath is thinking ahead to Easter and making a start on table decorations using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Vault Bunny + Chick Thinlits, Idea-ology Barrels and Tiny Eggs.

Macarena took the opportunity to play in her Art Journal making a colorful page using Tim Holtz Sizzix Alphanumeric Bulletin outer letters to build the background. She matched the letters and the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Snapshots Volume 2 picture with the perfect sentiment from Snarky Small Talk Stickers.

Maura was inspired by a friend to pull out her old Tim Holtz Flip Frame and make a new addition with a coffee theme. She used Stamperia’s Coffee and Chocolate 8×8 papers, Stamperia’s Coffee and Chocolate Ephemera, and added some touches with Tim Holtz’s Scorched Timber Distress ink.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia SEA LAND 12×12 Paper on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology BASEBOARDS WINDOW FRAMES and Tim Holtz Idea-ology TRANSPARENT THINGS.

Zoey used Distress Ink and Distress Oxide for her background. She also used a couple of Tim Holtz layering Stencil and Ideaology Ephemera.

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

Tie It Up Challenge Winner and Designer Spotlights

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We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Tie It Up Challenge!

#45 Lynn Stevens ~ Emma says Lynn’s card just made me smile wide and who doesn’t love Oliver, especially when he’s all dressed up for the Easter parade. The tiny bow on the side of the basket is the perfect finishing touch and a fabulous interpretation of our challenge theme!

#29 Mistletoe HomeMacarena says: This is absolutely beautiful! This is how I understand the less is more saying. I love the soft colors and the swing made of a piece of stick and twine. What a great idea. Really love this tag, great job, Monika.

#8 CarolG Zoey says I love this super cute card. The way Carol added color to the hearts and the bunny is so much fun. The splatters of colors and the bold strip of paper paired with the white background is so great. Love the contrast and the little bow with the thread is top notch. Well done Carol, you captured my eye!

Congratulations!

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!

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Here are your random numbers:

51

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Congratulations Carrie Swift

and this is Carrie’s gorgeous little booklet!

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!

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