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Simon Says: Take Me For A Ride

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

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

This week we are challenging you to


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


It is Sandra’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 :-)

Sandra helped WinifredGertrude and Clarence to pack their bags before heading off for the mountains in their old jalopy.

Anna-Karin took an imaginary ride in a vintage car this week. She used Tim Holtz Elements of Time for the car and Rock Star for the city. The sky was done with the Shifter Rays Stencil.

Barbara uses her favorite color palette to create a couple of tags inspired by Tim Holtz Demo about Alcohol Inks! She used Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Inventor 9Tim Holtz Sizzix Foundry, Ranger Alcohol Inks  MonsoonStatue AlloyWhite Yupo paperTim Holtz Alcohol Lift-Ink Pad.

Cheiron was thinking of a bike ride and the three gentlemen on their bike from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Theories set were perfect for it. She added them to a rainbow background created with Ranger Distress Inks and stenciled them with Stars and Digits stencils and added some Machinery and a bit of stitching to bring her card together.

Emma was inspired by Harry Potter and created a 3D home decor project using plenty of her favourite Tim Holtz products. She created 3D suitcases using the Baggage Claim die, and surrounded them with idea-ology including Skull Fragments, Tiny Corked Vials, and a golden snitch made from Regal Adornments and a Bauble.

Kath created an Art Journal travel-themed page in her Dina Wakley Blue Edition Media Journal. She used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Vintage Auto and Ticket Booth, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Baggage Claim BigZ die and Idea-ology Typeset and Travel Collage Papers, Baseboard Doll, Salvaged Tags and Theories Quote Chips.

Macarena made a one layer card with an embossed tree from Simon Says Stamp Blossoming stamp set and she placed a car from the Visible Image The Right Direction stamp set. She colored the scene with Distress Oxide Inks.

Maura reminisced about her ride on an elephant, and went to her large Dylusions art journal to stamp the Pink Ink Designs Elephant and add some stenciling with the Simon Says Stamp Large Moroccan and Square Dance stencils.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia Paper Sea World on the background   and added sentiments with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Quote Chips and Remnant Specimen Rubs.

Sandra was inspired by a hot air balloon ride for this card, and she started with Botanical Collage Paper and added texture with Texture Paste and Rays stencil. She applied color using Liquid Acrylic PaintsInfusions and Nuvo Shimmer Powder.

Zoey used her favorite combination of Alcohol Inks ( Statue , Mushrooms, Slate, Pebble and Gunmetal) to decorate the background of her tag. She also used Distress Grit Paste in translucent and crackle for the texture.

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 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

Shoot For The Stars Winner and Spotlights


We have 4 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Stars Challenge!

#2 Sentimentally Sue – Kath says: I love the simplicity of Sue’s card but this card sure packs a punch and the use of the bright colourful Distress Sprays, alongside the white stars and black sentiment create a striking effect.

#24 Tracy Ware – Sandra says: Love this gorgeous card! The blues are fabulous and the professor looks so dapper! The sort of halo in the back is perfect!

#24 Tracy Ware – Cheiron says:  I love love love the monochromatic professor! The stars in the background are perfection. 

#36 mk_knits  – Barbara says : Love so much this colorful card by Cassie! I think that it’s perfection! Colors scheme, design and a fresh style a little bit out of her comfort zone! Fantastic project!

#60 Ann Chuang Crafts – Maura says: I love the imagination in Ann’s gorgeous card, with the boy skimming over the stars in the sky! There is a beautiful flow to this card, from the oh, so lovely blues in the background, to the bright yellow sun, to the scattering of stars, and the words pull it all together. Wonderful card, Ann!!


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 $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:


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Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, a clickable link is on the sidebar.

Congratulations Amy Turner, and this is Amy’s fabulous panel!

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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