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Simon Says: Things With Wheels


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

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

This week we would like you to think about wheels. This theme has so many interpretations, you might think about cars, bikes etc, or maybe what makes the wheels go around, cogs and gears, or maybe even the wheels of time! Lets get those cogs in our brains working!

Things With Wheels

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


 Lucyna made a tag I made for an abecedarian driver. She used  Kelly Creates Tracing Paper Pad and Derwent 24 Inktense Colored Pencils Watercolor for  making this little car.Ranger Archival Ink Pad Jet Black and Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Barn Door for stamping,.Couture Creations White 3D Foam Dots were used for mounting all together  and one of  Tim Holtz Idea ology 2015 Loop Pins  to embellish the tag.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Lula-Wheels-1-1.jpg

Andrea thought a bird on roller skates would be the perfect way to fulfill this week’s theme!  She used Tim Holtz’s Tiny Houses die, Inky Antics’ Roller Bird stamp, and Derwent Inktense colored pencils.

Anna-Karin‘s favorite thing with wheels is a bike, and she made a scrapbooking layout about a forest bike ride. The bike was stamped with a stamp from Tim Holtz Purely Random set, and the fun circle shapes were die cut with the Simon Says Stamp Circle Loops set.

Spring is fast approaching! This week Barbara created a decoration using Idea-ology Gadget gears findings  in an unusual way as the basis for her pot. Flowers arrangement has made with Tim Holtz Sizzix Wild flower stems 1, Tim Holtz Sizzix Wild flower stems 2 and she painted  them with Distress oxides. Final touch: her beloved Idea-Ology Paper Dolls.

Cheiron was inspired by the wheels and mechanisms inside a typewriter and used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Inventor 1 stamps to create her card. The background is made using Distress Oxides and the Shifter Burst Layering Stencil and finished with a Tim Holtz Ideaology Metallic Quotations sticker.

Emma‘s project was inspired by one of her favourite books from childhood, The Flower Fairies and used Tim Holtz Vignette Boxes and Mini Pulley Wheels to create a vintage style home decor project complete with a Baseboard Paper Doll and her fluttering transparent wings.

Kath decorated an Idea-ology Mini Clipboard with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Wildflower Stems 1 and used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 7, BlockPrint, Mini Stencil Set 41 and Sizzix Gearhead Thinlits to add wheel elements on the background

Lols decorated a couple of pages in her Dylusions Art Journal using Visible Image ‘Ahead Of Our Time and  Somewhere In Time Clear Stamp Sets and a Simon’s Exclusive Jazz Dance Stencil. The wheels of time spin so quickly!This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is DSC08310-001.jpg

Macarena opted for a metal steering wheel from Prima St. Tropez collection and a gave a texture with TCW Mini Specimens stencil. She framed this sweet crab with one of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baseboard Frames.

Maura turned Andrea’s stamp from the Inky Antics Color Wheel set  into 3D flowers. She made “leaves” with the Darkroom Door Paint Tubes stamp and added lots of bright color with Prima’s Oil Pastel Crayons.

Meihsia was inspired to create mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Mosaic for the texture on the background and embellished with the stamped images using Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Travel Ways. Sandra focused on the wheels part like in the wheels of Gearhead die set, she created some texture using the Mixed Media #6 die set, and added some color with Infusions In The Navy and Nuvo Shimmer Powder Storm Cloud.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Collector design tape and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Journey design tape to decor this tag. She also used a bunch of distress ink to add color.

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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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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Typography Challenge Winner and Spotlights


We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Typography Challenge!

#108 Unikaty Beaty – Maura says: I love all the attention to detail on Beata’s gorgeous card! She uses type in the background and as a focal element. I especially love the light bulbs and swing light that highlights the number on this special card.

#117 Susanne – Maura says: I love how Susanne combined the eye chart with the the ostrich and glasses. She has a great play on words on her card, and the brown and blue combination works well together, and the stitching adds a wonderful design element to it.

#139 Pinkieto07 (Kathy Martin) – Barbara says: I’m in love with this page! Love the background, so dark  but wonderful, love the collage, love her use of Paper Dolls! Perfect work, so impressive! 

#139 Pinkieto07 (Kathy Martin) – Sandra says: Wow this page is fabulous, the background is amazing, so full of color, and the ladies on the couch are really fun!

Congratulations ladies!

Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could, please link it to Simon Says Stamp!


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!


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Congratulations Cath aka Inky Fingers

and this is Cath’s gorgeous journal page!

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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