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Simon Says: We’re Going Around In Circles

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

Thank you for joining us for the We’re All A’ Buzz Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is:

We’re Going Around In Circles

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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This is Cath’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 having you along with us :-)

Cath created a page in her journal, celebrating the relationships in her life with ‘chaotic’ Visible Image stamps, and the wonderful Aall and Create Totally Dotty A4 Stencil.

Andrea made a tag notebook featuring some fabulous circles made using Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Bubbles die, Paper Artsy’s EM60 stamp, Tim Holtz’s Abandoned paper, and Dina Wakley’s Collage Collective.

Anna-Karin made a tag with circle shakers. The six circles were die cut with Simon Says Stamp Repeating Circles die and the shaker window was filled with Tim Holtz Mica Flakes. The snail comes from the SSS Under The Sea Animals set.

Barbara this week had much fun playing with different kinds of circles! She created an Etcetera tag using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stencil ScrewedMini stencil set 3Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Ordinary, a lot of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Sprays StainDistress Micro Glaze, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Embossing Glaze Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber.

Cheiron used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Stacked Circles dies to highlight her stamped Inventor 7 image. She stamped the image on a background inked with Pumice Stone and Speckled Egg Distress Spray stains and also stamped in bright colors of Distress Oxide Sprays onto Black watercolor cardstock which she cut with the circles. She finished her card with a Baseboard Doll and a Quote Chip.

Emma can never have too much happy when using her favourite shape, circles and she created a Size 8 Etcetera tag, with a cascade of suspended circles created using the Sizzix Stacked Circles thinlits die by Tim Holtz. She added texture with Translucent Grit Paste and Embossing Glazes before creating a focal point using the Funky Wreath die.

Kath created an Art Journal Page in her Dina Wakley Media Journal using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Typeset Collage Paper, Splotches and Halftone Layering Stencils and Distress Crayons on the background and decorated with Idea-ology Urban Layers Ephemera, a Baseboard Doll and Clippings Sticker Book

Lols made a circular card using a Tim Holtz Large Stems Flower for the focus. For the background she used Distress Oxide Inks and a Darkroom Door Circles Stencil, and a few splatters of Dylusions Inks.

Macarena made a card using earth tones for coloring Simon Says Stamp Circle Doodle Background stamp and a beautiful leaf from Tim Holtz Sizzix Large Stems Bigz die as a focal point.

Maura made a steampunk style birthday card for her son, using the new Tim Holtz Distress Glazes in Broken China, Fossilized Amber and Rusty Hinge, and altered some Clock and Hands chipboard from Stamperia.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia Sea World Paper on Tim Holtz Etcetera #8 Tag Chipboard and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Quote Chips and Mini Gears Sprockets

Sandra is totally in love with the Minc foil technique with the Distress Resist Spray, she even used the Simon Says Stamp Ring Frame die as a stamp, but used it also as a die, and give the circles and the background color with Distress Ink Stormy SkyPeacock FeathersVintage Photo and Distress Oxide Stormy Sky.

Zoey used a combination of Distress Paint and Distress Crayon to create her background. For the circles she used mixed paper Simon Says Stamp Embossing 50 Pack COFFEE FILTERS , Distress Watercolor Paper, Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPECIALTY STAMPING PAPER Ranger TDA42099 and Plain Collage Paper

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!

Click here to enter

Spotlights and Winner for We’re All A-Buzz

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We have four artists in the Designer Spotlight for the We’re All A-Buzz Challenge!

#3 Jennifer Cooper – Macarena says: I love the background with a lovely blended colors giving a very warm look. The coordinated honeycomb patterns of stencil and diecut are lovely and match so well. I like the touches of yellow looking like there’s a light behind. Great one!

#6 Cassie Lynch –  Zoey says: the background on this card is simply stunning! So rich and bright. I love the crown and the big image of the queen! It is definitely a statement! I also really enjoy the sentiment she used! Such a delightful project!


#49 Mona GZoey says: I am always amazed when people use copics to add color to their project. What I love most of this card, beside being utterly cute, is how perfectly designed it is! Everything is centered and the sentiment is simply perfect! Well Done!!

#56 Kate Crafts Anna-Karin says: This is such a beautiful project! I really like the background paper, bees, colors, flowers and all the great texture. Gorgeous layers and a perfect sentiment.

Congratulations everyone and thank you for joining us!

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’s our random number:

Congratulations Wendylynn / Paper Whims! Below you can see Wendy’s pretty card.

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!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin and the DT