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Simon Says: Insects/Birds

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

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

This week we are challenging you to add some


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


Estelle transformed a wooden articulated mannequin into a piece of art. She used Tim Holtz Funky Insects and Feathered Friends Dies along with  Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste. She added Prima Marketing Birds and Bats using a Finnabair Decor Mould and finished with Tarnished Brass  Distress Crayon and some Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Matte to glue all the elements together.

Andrea made a tag featuring a fine feathered friend from Dina Wakley’s Nested Birds stamp set. The tag was cut using Tim Holtz’s Tag Collection Framelits dies and Andrea also used Tim’s Remnants stamp set for a background technique.

Anna-Karin made a tag with three dimensional insects. They were die cut using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Insects set, from Ranger Mixed Media Heavystock paper and Wendy Vecchi Clearly For Art Modeling Film.

Barbara this week was inspired by Tim Holtz Sizzix Geo Insects Thinlits dies. To create the background of her tag she used Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stencil Honeycomb, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Resist Spray, Tim Holtz Sizzix Stacked Tiles Hexagons. To give a touch of sparkle she added Cosmic Shimmer Summer Meadow Gilding Flakes.

Cheiron used the big butterfly from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Specimen set as the focal point of her card. She placed it over a rainbow background of Distress Paints, stamping Media Marks 1 and 2 stamps using Distress Archival Inks and a bit of Distress Matte Texture Paste through the stars stencil from the Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set #11 and embossed with Fossilized Amber Distress Embossing Glaze. She finished her card with a small talk sticker.

Emma was inspired by the gorgeous butterfly from the Stampers Anonymous Specimen stamp set by Tim Holtz and created a themed Size 8 Etcetera Tag. She used Distress Spray Stains to create the background and added texture by applying Translucent Grit Paste through the Floral Mini Layering Stencil before layering the butterfly on Backdrops paper rolls.

Kath created a butterfly themed Art Journal Page using Simple Stories Vintage Weathered Garden Paper Pad, Bits and Pieces and Foam Stickers, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Glitch, Mini Mosaic Layering Stencil, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Stretch Lower Thinlits and Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers.

Lols  made a card using a new Simon Says Stamp Layered Owl Die Set and Blossom Field Embossing Folder for the background. She spritzed and splattered a variety of inks and added a few branches, wooden hearts and Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers to finish.

Macarena made a colorful card with a ladybugs family going somewhere. She used Tim Holtz Specimen, Entomology and Dearly departed stamp sets. She applied Prima Marketing Oriental Wall stencil on the background as a watercolor stamping.

Maura sent three boys on a nature adventure in her art journal this week. She used Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Insects dies and Tim’s Groups Paper Dolls, along with lots of paints from Dina Wakley like Umber and Cheddar.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using a Prima Marketing Owl Redesign Decor Transfer. She used a Tim Holtz Birch Layering Stencil and Dina Wakley Media Speak Out Chipboard Shapes for the background.

Sandra loves the Entomology stamp set and had to use it, along with the Shaker Dome. She chose neutral colors like Distress Oxide Antique LinenHickory Smoke and Black Soot for her background, and Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold for a little sparkle . 

Zoey used as always a mix of Distress Paint, Distress Oxide and Distress Ink to add color to her tag. For the background she collage bunch of Ideaology Ephemera, Tim Holtz Idea-ology LAYERS REMNANTS, Tim Holtz Idea-ology BOTANICAL Layers and Tim Holtz Idea-ology COLLECTOR Ephemera Layers, she also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology ROSE Design Tape and Tim Holtz MINI STENCIL SET 1

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.

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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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Transport Challenge Winner and Spotlights


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

#41 RedDirtCrafter – Barbara says: This card is stunning! I love so much the color palette and vintage feel that Rox gave to her project! The details are fabulous and I adore all the layers she created with stamps and stencils! Amazing!

#8 Kathryn Kanadian – Cheiron says: I love Kathryn’s clever take on this challenge! Her bus stop scene is just perfect with the brick wall background and little bus stop sign. It sure gave me a smile!

#32 kaarten_van_mars – Sandra says: What a fabulous cards, the background is stunning, those colors are amazing, and the stamp is perfect.


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So who is the lucky winner of the $25 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 kaarten_van_mars

and these are Ediths fabulous cards! Not only has she won the $25 voucher but she is also in the spotlight! Woot Woot!

Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address 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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