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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!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries.

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

Simon Says: We’re All A-Buzz

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

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

This week the challenge is:

We’re All A-Buzz

The obvious prompt is bees, but it can also mean being very busy, buzzed with excitement etc, I am sure you will all think of something!

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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Cath created a fabulous art panel and used Tim Holtz Mixed Media Thinlits, and Tim Holtz Distress Inks to create the backdrop for these Bee-utiful Pink Ink stamps on her ‘Just BEEcause‘  creation.

Andrea, like team member Kath, paid homage to the buzz-worthy Distress news this week by coloring her Dina Wakley 6×6 white journal page using only Distress products. She also used Tim Holtz’s Glitch 2 stamp set, his Dotted and Halftone stencils, and Inky Antics’ Paint Love stamp set.

Anna-Karin created an ATC with a bee theme. She used the Darkroom Door Buzzing Bees stamp set and combined it with Tim Holtz mica flakes. The flakes were colored with alcohol ink.

Barbara created a grunge styled panel with a lot of elements that remember the hive! She used Tim Holtz Sizzix Geo Insects and Tim Holtz Hard Core Art Panels 4 Inch Hexagons as focal point of her work. She also used  Distress Oxide SprayRanger Woodgrain CardstockIdea-ology Optical lens Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Patchwork 2

Cheiron created a bee themed card using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Geo Insects and Stacked Tiles Hexagon dies. She inked the Hexagons with Distress Ink and stamped over them with lots of different background stamps including Stampers Anonymous Halftone and Rings and Flower Shop. She embossed her bee with Distress Embossing Glazes and finished her card with a Quote Chip.

Emma was all a-buzz making this fun card using Tim Holtz’s Snarky Cat stamp set by Stampers Anonymous! She combined the adorable scaredy cat with bees from the Entomology stamp set and toadstools from the Tiny Toadstools set and finished with the ‘What’s Up?’ message from Crazy Talk.

Kath created an art journal page to celebrate the news that has the crafting world All A-Buzz. Tim Holtz fans everywhere are super duper excited and eagerly waiting the reveal of the new Distress colour that will be joining the Distress Family on May 20th. She used Idea-ology Abandoned Paper Stash, Urban Layers Ephemera and Theories Quote Chips, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Grid Dot Layering Stencil and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Retro Type Bigz die and Alphanumeric Label Thinlits

Macarena made a sunny honey tag with lots of bees on the background using Tim Holtz Entomology stamps and dies. For the sentiment she used Tim Holtz Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Upper and Lower dies.

Maura made a bee themed birthday card for her son. She used the Simon Says Stamp BEE Yourself and Birthday Sweets stamp sets, along with several Daniel Smith watercolors like Hansa Yellow Medium.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set 39 for the texture on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Specimen Remnant Rubs and Theories Quote Chips

Sandra was inspired by the Minc demo and made a card using Distress Resist Spray and the Mini Honeycomb stencil, the background she made with Distress Ink Mustard SeedFossilized AmberWalnut Stain, and Distress Oxide Walnut Stain.

Zoey used distress paint and distress crayons to decor this tag. She was inspired by using HONEYCOMB dies to create texture on her tag.

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!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries.

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