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Simon Says: Food and/or Drink

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make a project with:

Food and/or Drink

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!

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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It’s Monica’s last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your creations over the past month. It has been a real pleasure to have you along with us :-)

Monica made a card with Lawn Fawn Baked with love and Sprinkled With Joy clear stamp sets along with the Stinkin’ Cute Set to make the heart garland. She covered the center of the biscuits with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops, to give the jam a glossy effect, and added a wooden shelf to host all the elements. As a last touch she added a few Simon Moonshine Sequins for sparkle.

Andrea wishes you could order up a cup of crafty inspiration whenever the creative well runs dry! She made a card reflecting that hope using Papertrey Ink’s Brew to Go die set, Prima Gouache paint, and Vicki Boutin’s Color Study paper.

Anna-Karin created three lollipops using Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stamp set. The bright background was done with Simon Says Stamp Twirling embossing folder and colored with Distress Watercolor Pencils.

Barbara chose an Etcetera Tag for her project inspired by Alice in Wonderland (freely inspired!). She used three dies by Tim Holtz Sizzix: Papercut Cafe, Tailored, Celebrate Colorize Thinlits Dies. Alice is an Idea-Ology Paper Doll painted with a mix of Alcohol Inks, Monsoon and Patina. In the background, you can spy Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Harlequin together with Ranger Ink Distress Grit Paste Translucent, Embossing Glaze Antique Linen and Speckled Egg.

Cheiron created a tea themed wall hanging using the Tim Holtz Papercut Cafe dies. She created her background with Distress Spray Stain in Spun Sugar. She painted each cup with a different pattern using Distress Paints and added a sentiment created with the new Alphanumeric Bulletin letters and a tiny heart from the Stacked Hearts dies.

Emma created a tag using a mix up of Sizzix dies from Tim Holtz including Bunny Games, Papercut Cafe, Layered Plaid and Framed Tags. Her stacked teacups were coloured with Distress Inks before adding Distress Glaze over the top to create an enamelled effect and she finished her project with the “Perfection” stamp from the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Eccentric stamp set.

Kath made a trio of cards to celebrate CAKE, her favourite food group using Tim Holtz Distress Oxides and stencils to create the backgrounds and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Celebrate Colorize, Brushstroke Flowers Mini and Alphanumeric Bulletin, Bold and Tiny Type Lower Thinlits to decorate.

Lols made a card using a new Tim Holtz Papercuts Cafe Die Set. She blended Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink onto the die cut pieces. For the background she used Tim Holtz Splatters, Dot Fade and Mini Set 5 Stencils. She finished with some machine stitching and a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea Clear Stamp Set.

Macarena made a set of card with mushrooms using Katzelkraft Mushpignons stamps and cut a part of the images with Tim Holtz Sizzix Framed Tags die.

Maura made an art journal page with a fun look at tea. She used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Papercut Cafe and Gentlemen Thinlit dies, along with an image from a tea catalog.

Meihsia was inspired to create a hello card using Stamperia KLIMT 6×6 Paper on the background, and decorated it with the beer image from Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps BEER BLUEPRINT and the sentiment from CZ Design Wafer Dies BASIC TRIO.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Splatters to add texture to her tag’s background. She then used Ground Espresso Distress Oxide , Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap to add color. From an used coffee filter she die cut the feathers using Feathery Thinlits

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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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!

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Beautiful Blooms Challenge Winner and Spotlights

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We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Beautiful Blooms Challenge!

#147 Claudia Cubas – Maura loves the bright colors and bold design of Claudia’s art journal spread. The contrast of the graphic background shapes and organic flowers is lovely. awesome pages, Claudia!

#73 Ann Chuang – Kath loves Ann’s stunning card and how the red colour of the Brushstroke Flowers and Bold alphabet pop from the beautiful neutral background.

#67 Dr Sonia– Lols loves this decorated photo frame! The photo, of Sonia’s daughter who is graduating from high school, is beautiful and Lols loves how the colors of the flowers match her saree. Congratulations on your daughter’s graduation and well done on making such a gorgeous frame Sonia!

Congratulations!

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

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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 $25 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:

10

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Congratulations Kristie H!

and this is Kristie’s blooming beautiful card!

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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