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Simon Says: Stitch It

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

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

This week we are challenging you to:


As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from AALL & CREATE. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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


This week we are welcoming the lovely Lori E Kennedy aka cr8tive_lori on instagram, into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Lori created 3 birthday tags using images from AALL & Create Cupcakes and Sweet Tooth. To bring them to life, she used Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste through AALL & Create Weathered Tiles and Tim Holtz Splotches and Speckles Layering Stencils,. She colored the backgrounds with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains & Mica Sprays, painted the images with watercolors, and added sentiments from multiple Tim Holtz stamp sets.  She then tore the paintings’ edges and fussy stitched them to the tags, adding seed beads for sprinkles and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Velvet Trims in warm and cool to finish them off.

Andrea got to wondering what would happen if a witch stumbled into the story of the three bears instead of Goldilocks. She used AALL & Create’s Three Bears stamp set along with Tim Holtz’s Toil and Trouble die set. She edged her tag with faux-stitching using Studio Light’s Script and Stitches stamp set.

Anna-Karin made a tag this week using the AALL & Create Robin and Nuthatch stamp set by Tracy Evans. The robin stamp has the texture of messy stitching. The tag was embellished with Simon Says Stamp Acorn Trio and Tim Holtz Feathery.

Barbara used AALL & Create Stencil Lotza Plusez because it reminded her of the cross-stitch that is used in embroidery. To create her tag she also used Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stencil Thorned, Idea-ology Halloween Paper Dolls, and Distress Mica Stain set 4.

Cheiron created a card full of rainbows using the AALL & Create Follow Rainbows stamps on a background of DIstress Mica Stains. She added some texture to her tag with DIstress Crackle Paste and the Markings stencil. She finished her tag with stitching and a sentiment from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Noteworthy set.

Emma was inspired by her love of Ancient Egypt and she created a card using two AALL & CREATE stamp sets ~ Shattering and Nefertiti. She layered the stamped image of Nefertiti onto a sunburst created using the Tim Holtz Circle Play Thinlits Die Set by Sizzix and completed the card with a Creepy Eye.

Kath created a card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Christmas CutOuts Thinlits from the new Holiday release along with Media Marks Thinlits to create faux stitching and used AALL&Create Lotza Dots stencil to add a punch of colour on the background.

Macarena made a card using an ALL & Create Roune Digits Clear Stamp for the background. She stamped it with Distress Black Soot Oxide and emboss with clear powder. Then played with Uncharted Mariner and Rusty Hinge

Maura really enjoys slow stitching and a cup of coffee, so she combined both in her tag. She used AALL and Create’s Hot Drinks stamp set, and their Lotza Crossez stencil. She tucked in some acorns from the new Simon Says Stamp Acorn Trio Wafer die, and had a lot of fun playing with the new Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using AALL & Create BASIC VEGGIES A4 Clear Stamp Set on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology CURIOSITIES Sticker Book and Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Ephemera.

Zoey did a quick ATC using Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Botanical and Engraving to decor her ATC – she also used Distress Sprat stain and Distress Ink to add color. AALL & Create Totally Dotty was great to add more texture to the background. (Video Tutorial HERE)

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

Emboss It Challenge Winner and Spotlights


We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Emboss It Challenge!

#20 Kathryn – Maura says: I love the creative spin Kathryn put on her embossed elements. She embossed the witch with a floral dress, the cauldron looks like strips of metal, and she even added cobblestones to her delightful Halloween themed scene. Fabulous embossing, Kathryn!

#77 My Bonnet Bee – Kath says: I love this card, great idea to emboss a second panel and trim out one of the skulls to add dimension and how cool to give him a gold tooth. Finished off with stitching and a shimmery splattering with Distress Mica Stain.

#115 Makira: Lols loves this Parisian evening scene. The colors and starry sky are simply amazing, the touches of orange lighting add a fabulous glow. Absolutely gorgeous!


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:


Timestamp: 2022-10-03 12:35:15 UTC

Congratulations Debbie Emmons

and this is Debbie’s gorgeous 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!


Lols and the DTC

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