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Simon Says: Spooky/Halloween

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make something spooky:

Spooky/Halloween

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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Lyla’s family has long enjoyed this holiday becoming The SCARImores instead of The Larimores. She has taken the idea of visits to haunted houses, and created a paper one all our own- complete with surprises! She used a Tim Holtz Frightful Things Die Set along with Haunted House and Gatekeeper Die Sets. This little house pops out of a tag to scare the daylights out of you!

Andrea went in a quirky zombie direction with her tag. She used Impression Obsession’s Zombie Sayings stamp set, Whimsy Stamps’ Monster Parade dies, and Papertrey Ink’s Haunted House dies to create her scene.

Anna-Karin made a tag featuring a spooky house. She used Tim Holtz Ghost Town 2 die set for the house and the ghosts were die cut from vellum with the Halloween Vault Series set.

Barbara was inspired by the new Sizzix Village Collection by Tim Holtz. She created a spooky Manor using Idea-ology Halloween Tiny Lights, a lot of Ranger Distress Ink Sprays Stain, Idea-ology Mummy Cloth Trimmings, Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Black, Ranger Distress Crayons Metallics set

Cheiron created a spooky tag using the new Villainous Potion Distress Oxide Spray combined with Black Soot and Twisted Citron Distress Spray Stain. She embossed her tag with the Sizzix Arched Texture Fades and added a Skeleton Leaves, a photo from the Halloween Idea-ology Paper Dolls and some words from the Halloween Idea-ology Curiosities Sticker Book.

Emma couldn’t resist making a home decor piece for Halloween and she used the brand new Sizzix Village Collection by Tim Holtz and Mini Cobblestone 3D Texture Fade to create a spooky cottage, mounted on a Vignette Box and complete with Tiny Lights that shine through shattered windows.

Kath created an Art Journal page, an invitation to all the trick and treaters to visit The Count in his creepy Halloween Confections garden, if they dare. She used Tim Holtz/Sizzix The Count, Festive Bouquet and Small Tattered Florals Thinlits, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Deco Arch Layering Stencil with Distress Crackle Texture Paste and Distress Grit Paste, Distress Mica Crayons to add some spooky shimmer and Idea-ology Halloween Confections for the flower centres.

Macarena made a purple tag with a moth using Tim Holtz Specimen and Weird Science stamps set. She heat embossed the skeleton with Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder Fine Detail and added some Tim Holtz Idea-ology elements.

Maura created a spooky scene in her Dina Wakley Media Journal, using Tim Holtz and Sizzix Halloween 2021 Thinlits dies, Simon Says Stamp Spider Web stamp, and Daniel Smith watercolors like Quinacridone Coral.

Meihsia was inspired to create a spooky Halloween tag using the Crafter’s Workshop White Modeling Paste on the background and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Halloween Paper Doll and Ephemera Pack.

Sandra made a Halloween card using the Moon Masks and all kinds of purple like Distress Oxide Wilted VioletDistress Spray Stain Dusty ConcordDistress Crayon Seedless Preserves and Infusions Blackcurrant

Zoey used Distress Paint to color the background of her tag. She used Distress Grit Paste through Tim Holtz Layering Stencil GEARS and some disterss spray stain to add more color. She also stamped over plain collage paper and added texture to the background. She used Tim Holtz Idea Ology ephemera for the cluster and a beautiful stamped moth as decoration.

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 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

Simon Says: Fall Colors Mood Board

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

Thank you for joining us for the Not A Card Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to make something inspired by this gorgeous mood board designed by the lovely Zoey.

Fall Mood Board Inspiration

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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Lyla has chosen to use the softness of the colors and the white pumpkins for her inspiration. She made a wall hanging using a Tim Holtz Framed Panel along with some Skeleton Leaves, pumpkins and a fabulous birch tree background.

Andrea was inspired by the mood board’s black cat and pumpkins. She combined three die sets by Tim Holtz (the Retro Oven set, the Toil and Trouble set, and the Frightful Things set) to create her scene and used Papertrey Ink’s Pumpkins Die Cover Plate to bring the background to life.

Anna-Karin was inspired by the orange and cream shades, as well as by the rusty texture. She created a card using Simon Says Stamp All Seasons Tree stamp set. The bits of shine were created with Ranger’s Hammered Mixed Media powder and Tim Holtz Mica Flakes.

Barbara created a card inspired by our autumn mood board, taking the cream and brown colors as the basis for her project. To stay on the autumn theme she used Tim Holtz Sizzix Leaf Fragments Thinlits Die, Woodgrain stencil and Bold Sayings stamp set by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Ranger Ink Salvaged Patina Distress Crayon ( Set 12) to give a pop of color!

Cheiron loves the colors of fall leaves and used her Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stains to color them in. She embossed the Simon Says Stamp Leafy Leaves Cling in white and then used the stains to color in the background. She combined the painted background with the CZ Design Swoopy Thank You.

Emma is celebrating the glorious colours of Autumn/Fall and used the Sizzix Leaf Fragment Thinlits Die set by Tim Holtz to add layers and dimension to a Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Tag covered with Tim Holtz Halloween Backdrops. She completed the tag with a photo from Halloween Paper Dolls, set in a Halloween Baseboard Frame.

Kath created a set of Friendship notecards with an Autumn theme using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Leaf Fragments Thinlits, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Leaf Prints, Field Notes, Idea-ology Rose Design Tape to add interest to the background and Simon Says So Talkative stamp set for the sentiments on the front and inside.

Lols was inspired by the black cat and colors of the bottom right pic of the inspiration board and made a halloween card using a new Tim Holtz Toil and Trouble Thinlits Die set. For the background she blended Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and spritzed with water, and splattered some Dylusions Fresh Lime to create some escaping potion.

Macarena made a bright card with a couple of birds from Tim Holtz Sizzix Feathered Friends die sitting on a Funky Wreath. Behind the layer of vellum some ladybugs from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Specimen stamp are walking.

Maura was inspired by Zoey’s beautiful board to create an autumn card. She used AALL and Create’s Basic Veggie stamps, the raven from Tim Holtz and Sizzix Halloween die set, and the Tim Holtz Sizzix Foliage Texture Fades 3D embossing folder.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media fall tag using Tim Holtz Etcetera #8 Tag Chipboard, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Sizzix Fall Foliage Thinlits Die and Tim Holtz dea-Ology Halloween Ephemera Pack.

Sandra was inspired by the rust and orange colors of the moodboard and used Grit-Paste to add some rusty texture, and Infusions Rusty Car, Liquid Acrylics Tiger Orange and Burnt Sienna to create rusty colors. 

Zoey was inspired by the rust image and the natural color palette to create this highly textured tag. She used Distress Crackle Paste with a bunch of Distress Oxide Sprays for her background among with a sprinkle of Frosted Crystal to give that eerie look. She also used Tim Holtz Sizzix LEAF FRAGMENTS Thinlits Dies and little Tim Holtz IdeaOlogy Ephemera to decorate the tag.

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 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