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Simon Says: Warm Winter Wishes


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

Thank you for joining us for the B is For? Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the theme is:

Warm Winter Wishes

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 packages 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


Ann enjoys sending warm winter wishes in handmade cards. She has used the SSS Tiny Words Christmas stamp, distress oxidesmetallic craft stock, and most importantly, the Tim Holtz Wise Men die to create her holiday cards. On her blog, Ann shares how it all started as a white on white card and evolved.

Andrea is warmed on cold snowy winter days by thoughts of home and happy times.  She made this journal page using two new stamp sets by Inky Antics: Tiny Houses and Big Houses.  The journal she used is a Dylusions Creative Dyary.

Anna-Karin thought of shades of gold in relation to warm winter wishes and created a vintage Christmas scene in an altered tin. She used Tim Holtz Salvaged Santa, Small Woodland Tree and Decorative Deer.

Barbara is in a festive Christmas mood! She created a tag with warm colors using Tim Holtz Merry Moose die, Tim Holtz Festive Overlay stamp set combined with Ranger  Vintage foil.

Emma created an etcetera tag with the message of wishing everyone joy and peace at Christmas. She layered a glittered die cut heart using the Heartfelt Die together with Angelic Adornments over the top of the gorgeous Ice Flake and an Christmas Ephemera piece.

Kath created a page in her Dina Wakley Media Journal recalling fond childhood memories of returning home to cosy up at a roaring fire with a mug of hot chocolate and warm buttered toast after fun winter days playing in the snow. She used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Flurry 2 Thinlits, Holiday Knit Layering Stencil, Idea-ology Christmas Paper Stash, Christmas Paper Dolls, Quote Chips and Design Tape to decorate her winter page

Macarena has made a set of Xmas cards in a deep brown shades using Tim Holtz Sizzix Lumber 3D Texture Fade Embossing Folder, Simon Says Stamp Mod Trees Background stamp and Tim Holtz Sizzix Winter Wonderland die.

Maura  was inspired by warm colors of alcohol inks to make some Christmas cards using Tim Holtz’s Lift Ink and the Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Holiday set.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media wall decor for Christmas using Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Christmas Quote Chips and Quote Tokens to decorate the canvas.

Sandra made a wintery green Christmas card using Distress Inks Pine Needle, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough and Hickory Smoke in the back and with the Tree Line stamp.

Zoey did a simple Christmas Card using a brayer , Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Peacock Feather , Simon Says Stamp Gold Embossing Powder and this amazing Simon Says Stamp Clear 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!

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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 these are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You 

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‘B’ is For? Winner and Spotlights Post


We have 5 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the ‘B for ? Challenge!

70. Kasia Bogatko ~  Zoey says: I absolutely love this TAG combo! i love the color combination on both tags and although they are similar, they are so different in certain way! Kasia did an excellent job with the background and the whole TAG composition! Well done!

178. Julie Gearinger ~  Zoey says: This card is beautiful! I love the combination of these two colors and how Julie stacked her background and the stamped image she used is beyond cute!!! i also love the added sequins, sequins definitely are one of my favorite decoration to put on a card !!

#216 Ink-A-Pink ~ Macarena says: This is such a lovely bright wintery card that shows how beautiful winter can be. The mix od soft blues and white Amanda chose is absolutely pretty. I love the textures and layers and how the project is so 3D due to the fabulous snow balls on the bottom. Totally great job!

#228 My Cup Runneth Over ~ Emma says: From the gorgeous image to the beautiful colours, I love everything about Karen’s card which really does capture such a warm feeling of Christmas and the holidays. The textures and all the details are just divine and any project with a red truck bringing home the tree for Christmas is always a winner in my eyes!

#247 Karen Dunbrook ~ Andrea says: This card is the epitome of holiday elegance and artistry.  I love the soft yet vibrant color palette and how the Brushos give the background a magical feel.  The white embossing id perfect for highlighting the delicate loveliness of the branch.  This could not be more gorgeous!


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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 Reetta!

an this is Reeta’s Beautiful Blue Polar Bear 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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