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Simon Says: Happy Hour


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

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

This week we are inviting you to join us for

Happy Hour!

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!


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


Ashley created a fabulous Tequila Truck using a Silhouette Die Cutting Machine and a CZ Design Happy Hour Drinks Stamp  and Die Cut Set. She also used a Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge Cling Stamp Set and Grid Dot Stencil 

Andrea’s definition of happy hour is reading a good book and sipping hot apple cider.  Along those lines, she made some tea bag bookmarks using Inky Antics’ Library Love and Branching Out stamp sets, along with Dina Wakley’s For the Love of Circles.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page in celebration of happy Friday evening movie nights with the kids. The stamps come from Tim Holtz’s Mini Blueprints 6 and Odds & Ends sets. Everything was colored with Dina Wakley’s Scribble Sticks.

Barbara was inspired by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Runway set to create a card/invite for a sparkly cocktail party! She used Ranger Alcohol Inks PearlsTim Holtz Sizzix Atomic ElementsTim Holtz Ranger Alcohol Ink Cardstock Matte Black and Tonic Golden Years Nuvo Pure Sheen Confetti.

Cheiron created a card with a background full of beverages using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mini Blueprints 10 colored in with Distress Inks and a Ranger Detailer Waterbrush. She finished off her card with a Big Talk Snarky Sticker.

Emma’s happy hour was inspired by her love of black and white movies and Art Deco and she had so much fun creating a canvas panel to celebrate the jazz age using the Cityscape Skyline and Deco Alpha Dies from Tim Holtz, together with Tim’s Distinguished stamp set by Stampers Anonymous.

Kath created an Art Journal page dedicated to her happy hour and the first cup of coffee of the day, sitting in the garden with her Furry Partner and the resident birds for company, enjoying the wonderful world of nature. She used Tim Idea-ology Document and Aviary Collage Paper, Mini Layering Stencils from Set 22 and 28 and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Floral Large and Destination Thinlits

Lols loves cocktail hour and made a card using a Tim Holtz Cocktails Blueprints Cling Stamp. For the background she used White Yupo Paper, Alcohol Pearl Inks in Tranquil and Envy and some Blending Solution. She then used a Graph Cling Stamp and an Alcohol Lift-Ink Pad to remove some of the ink, She finished with Ring Frame and Cheers Die Cuts. 

Macarena made a subtle bicolor birthday card using as a base Simon Says Stamp Pretty Peonies Background stamp and as a focal point she placed a bottle of red wine from Tim Holtz Wine Blueprints

Maura had fun making her happy hour/celebration card using the Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Victoria and Juliettes Night Out stamp. She made the the dresses using Reverse Confetti’s Cue the Confetti paper pad, and added some bling with Buttons Galore and More Sparkletz Lucky Charmz.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Mini Stencil set 39 for the texture on the background and embellished it with Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints Cocktail Cling Rubber Stamp.

Sandra made a soft colored happy card, with the Whisper Collectables and she used Spun Sugar in lots of different products, like Distriss InkDistress PaintDistress Oxide and Distress Marker.

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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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 

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Metallic Challenge Winner and Spotlights


We have 4 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Metallic Challenge!

#50 Dr. Zahraa Darweesh – Maura says: Zahraa has created a delicious coffee themed card!. I love her awesome mixed media background and wonderful layers! The beautifully detailed gold leaves she’s added are a wonderful touch.

#76 Scrappalino – Kath says: Stefi has created a beautiful floral collage and the addition of the metal bow finishes it off perfectly

#98 Lisa Andersson– Barbara says: Lisa’s project is fabulous! She created a wonderful monochromatic work in perfect Tim Holtz style! love the richness of details, they are fabulous!

#131 Paper Glitter Glue – Maura says: Lucy’s house is a wonderfully worn 3D beach house with metal embellishments, built on a sandy beach. It truly is a delightful project!

#131 Paper Glitter Glue – Sandra says: What a stunning project, the beach house is simply gorgeous! The woodpanels are so pretty. And what an amazing tutorial! 

Congratulations everyone! :-) 

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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 $50 voucher? Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Good Luck to all!


Here are your random numbers:


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Congratulations Anna!

and this is Anna’s gorgeous coffee themed card!

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!


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