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Simon Says: Bright, Cheerful Colors

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 that has

Bright, Cheerful Colors

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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Autumn made a bright springtime card with the Tim Holtz Brushstroke Flowers 1 dies, the Funky Wreath dies and a butterfly from the Botanical Layers Ideaology ephemera pack.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page with a very bright color combo. She used the Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Squares Stamp Set to create the background, stamping with both Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Ink. The flower is Simon Says Stamp Hibiscus Bloom.

Barbara couldn’t wait to use the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Under The Sea1 Colorize dies in a super colorful project! For the background, she used Distress spray stains, two Tim Holtz stencils, Bubbles and Stone, and the leaf branch from Sketch Greenery stamp set by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous.

Cheiron loves making colorful creations. This week she is using a gelli print as her background that she created with paint and Stampers Anonymous Digits, Dotted and Ringer. She cut her painted panel with the Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Wafer dies. She finished her card with a Photobooth photo, a Numeric metal number and some hearts cut from the Sizzix Falling hearts die set.

Emma used the Sizzix Bloom Colorize Thinlits die set by Tim Holtz to create a ray of sunshine on her card. She used Mustard Seed and Crackling Campfire Distress Inks to colour the blooms and layered them over the Flowery Thinlits die cut background that is enamelled with Distress Embossing Glaze and Simon Says Stamp embossing powders.

Kath just happened to have some very bright, cheerful panels inspired by a recent Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains YouTube Live demo in her backgrounds box, perfect to turn into cards with the help of Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Floral Layering Stencil, Distress Grit and Texture Paste, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop and Field Notes and Idea-ology Sentiments Label Stickers.

Macarena made an underwater scene with a yellow submarine using Tim Holtz Sizzix Wacky Transport die and the Stampers Anonymous Rings stamp for the background. She mixed Distress Inks and Oxide pads. On her blog you can see how the submarine moves by wagging the card.

Maura doodled and colored a fishy scene for her junk journal, using Daniel Smith watercolors like Sap Green and Permanent Orange, along with Dina Wakley acrylic paints in Turquoise and Lime.

Meihsia was inspired to create a Mother’s Day card with spraying Ranger Dylusions Shimmer Spray over Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Doodle Art 1 on the background, and decorated it with Simon Says Stamp Mother’s Day Flower Wafer Die and Prima Marketing Sewn With Love My Sweet Flowers.

Sandra used Distress Oxide Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry as the two bright and cheerful colors for her card, along with Nuvo Shimmer Powder Solar Flare and Cherry Bomb

Zoey used Distress Crayon in her favorite color combo, a combination that makes her happy. She also used Distress Paint to color the background of the tag. She used the Wildflower die that she colored with Kitsch Flamingo paint + Glaze to add the bright in her tag and Mixed Media Thinlits to add texture to the background. She also

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: Not A Card

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

Thank you for joining us for the Layer It 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! 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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Autumn altered an Etcetera Tag with PaperArtsy Frescos and Infusions on which she made a collage of Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Ephemera.

Anna-Karin made a notebook/sketchbook this week. She used Eileen Hull Sizzix Folio Journal die for the base and covered the book with beautiful papers from Tim Holtz Backdrops Volume 2. The title was die cut with Simon Says Stamp Beautiful die.

Barbara is really happy to be back! She has prepared a tag using Way With Words stamps set and Roses Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Ranger Ink Embossing Powder Speckle Cotton Candy, Idea-ology Mini Flair.

Cheiron created one of her favorite things…ATCs using the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Insects dies. She created her cards using layers of Distress Paint, Gesso and stamping in Distress Archival Inks using the Stampers Anonymous Media Marks 1 and Media Marks 2 Stamps. She watercolored her insects with Distress Inks and added different colors of Distress Embossing Glazes to each one.

Emma created a home decor project using Tim Holtz’s Display Dome to showcase the brand new Sizzix Funky Cactus Thinlits Die Set by Tim Holtz. She inked the cacti with Distress Spray Stains and Speckled Egg Oxide Spray to obtain the perfect blend of colours and added Art Stones and Baubles around the cacti.

Kath created a sign for her craft room with a gentle reminder that tucking into her treat box too often can have BIG consequences. She decorated a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Small Etcetera Tag with papers from Idea-ology Backdrops Volume 1, Worn Wallpaper Scraps, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Bold and Label Thinlits and added the star of the show, the gorgeous Bernice from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 2 Colorize Collection, dressed in her Sunday best.

Macarena went quite industrial and made a steampunk tag mixing details from Tim Holtz Sizzix Mechanical Bigz L and Steampunk Parts dies. For the background she used Stampers Anonymous Rings stamped with Distress Oxide Spray Aged Mahogany.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Intertwined 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder on the background and decorated it with Idea-Ology Industrial Gears Embellishments and Sizzix Lucky Love 3D Impresslits cut nd Emboss Folder.

Sandra used a small canvas panel to create a home decor piece with the Wings and BonesCogs and Wings and Mechanica moulds. With Liquid Acrylics Tiger OrangeCarmine and Burnt Siena she added most of  the colors. 

Zoey used various pieces of Idea-Ology Ephemera such as Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack FIELD NOTES , Tim Holtz Idea-ology SNIPPETS Ephemera and Tim Holtz Idea-ology FIELD NOTES SNIPPETS Ephemera. They all are awesome collage pieces. To add color I used Distress Inks, Distress Paint and Distress Stain Spray. Quotes are from Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Sticker Book.

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