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Simon Says: Holiday Cheer

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

Thank you for joining us for the Freezing Cold Mood Board Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to have some

HOLIDAY CHEER

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 Tim Holtz. 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

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This week we are welcoming the lovely Natasha Vacca, aka Natasha’s Colorful Creations, into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Natasha created a rustic holiday card, inspired by the Tim Holtz Tree Rings Embossing folder.  She created the background using a variety of Distress Inks and Distress Mica Stains  and used the Festive Bouquet Dies  as her focal point.  The floral images were colored using Distress Oxide Sprays and Oxide Inks and she finished with a Tim Holtz Christmas Label Sticker.

Andrea made a festive tag using Tim Holtz’s Christmas Cutouts, Funky Nordic, and Framelits Tag Collection die sets. She colored her village using Distress Crayons (sets 1, 2 and 12) as well as Distress Paint. The background was made from sturdy Distress Kraft Heavystock.

Anna-Karin made a festive Christmas bells tag using Tim Holtz’s beautiful Department Store stamp set. For a warm Christmas feeling, Golden Rod Stickles was added to the ribbon and Diamond Stickles to the berries, combined with gold embossing in the background.

Barbara every year creates a Christmas decoration as a gift for her best friend! This year she made a decoration for the house using an embroidery hoop as a base. To decorate her project she used some Sizzix dies for Tim Holtz: Bold Text Christmas, Village Collection, Large Funky Festive, and Bowtied Colorize. To give a touch of sparkle Idea-ology Christmas Deco Sheets is really perfect!

Cheiron created a bright and festive tag to add a bit of Holiday Cheer. She used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Papercut Christmas 1 Colorize dies on top of a super colorful background she created with Distress Watercolor Pencils on Distress Kraft Heavystock. She added a sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous Bold Tidings Mini and some stars from the Sizzix Christmas Cutouts to finish her tag.

Emma used the Sizzix Retro Santa by Tim Holtz to make a card that she packed full of Holiday Joy. She placed Santa against a moonlit sky that was created using Distress Inks blended through the Moon Mask and she finished her card with stamps from the Stampers Anonymous Festive Overlay and Vintage Holidays stamp set by Tim.

Kath decided to continue with her annual tradition of making holiday shaker ornaments as gifts for family and friends. She created the frames using Nesting Circle dies and used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Twig and Stump, Christmas CutOuts, Framed Tags and Yuletide Colorize Thinlits and greenery from Holiday Brushstrokes 3 and Modern Festive Thinlits to decorate the ornaments.

Macarena wrote a letter to Santa hoping she was on a nice list. She kept the card in a retro mood using the Tim Holtz Sizzix RETRO TYPE Bigz die with HOLIDAY BRUSHSTROKE dies and ALPHANUMERIC TINY TYPE UPPER and LOWER dies.

Meihsia was inspired to create a holiday card using Paper Rose CHRISTMAS FUN ROSE GOLD on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Sizzix GEO CHRISTMAS Thinlits Dies and Simon Says Clear Stamps HOLIDAY GREENS.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Distress Snowfall Holiday Grit Paste to create highly textured background, she then used Christmas Linen Tape Patchwork to add some more interest. Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas Cutouts Thinlits Dies were perfect to decorate it! Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS Sticker Book and a bunch of distress ink products were just perfect for some touches up!

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  #sssmchallengeso we can see your entries there too!

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: Freezing Cold Mood Board

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

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

This week we are challenging you to use the:

FREEZING COLD MOOD BOARD

Zoey has once again worked her magic to create this gorgeous winter mood board for us to use for our inspiration! Thanks Zoey!

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 Joanne’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 :-)

Joanne used the Simon Blossom Field embossing folder and the Spellbinders Winter Welcome Sled dies along with Perfect Pearls Blue Hydrangea paint wash with Stickles Star Dust and Waterfall glitter glue accents.

Andrea went with a snow theme and this tag reflects how she feels when she has to drive in it! She used Studio Light’s Ini Mini Zig Zag Journal dies, Tim Holtz’s Photobooth images, Distress Watercolor Pencils, and My Favorite Things’ Connected alphabet stamps.

Anna-Karin was inspired by the robin, berry branch, snow and ice and made a transparent tag. The tag was embossed in Simon Says Stamp Filigree Snowflakes embossing folder and the branches come from Simon Says Stamp Berry Stems. The little bird was stamped with AALL & Create Robin & Nuthatch set.

Barbara was inspired by the color palette of our Mood Board to make a tag using Tim Holtz Stampers stamp set Anonymous Christmas Time, Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas Cutouts, Tim Holtz Ranger Ink Distress Mica Flakes, Tim Holtz Ranger Ink Alcohol Ink Honeycomb, Idea-ology Christmas Deco Sheets.

Cheiron created a card inspired by the neutral colors in the mood board. She created the base of her card using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tree Rings 3D Embossing Folder and Weathered Wood and Iced Spruce Distress Inks. She added pieces from the Christmas Cutouts and some Machinery Heads to finish her card.

Emma’s frosty Etcetera Tag project was inspired by Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol and she used a combination of Sizzix dies by Tim Holtz, including The Count to create her main focal point of Ebenezer Scrooge before dressing him in his winter finery using dies from The Gent, The Park and Winter Wardrobe.

Kath made gift card tags using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Framed Tags Thinlits and laminating pouches to create a faux shaker effect and decorated with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Twig and Stump Thinlits, Simon Says Believe die, Sizzix Merry and Bright Thinlits and Idea-ology Christmas Label Stickers for the sentiments.

Macarena made winter snowy scene making the fence with Altenew Tree Bark 3D Embosing Folder and placing two birds from Tim Holtz Sizzix Silhouette Birds dies. She embossed the background with a lovely and delicate Simon Says Stamp Filigree Snowflakes folder.

Meihsia was inspired to create a holiday card using Paper Rose WINTER STROLL 12×12 Paper Pad on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS Sticker Book and Prima Marketing MISTLETOE LOVE Candy Cane Lane Flowers.

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  #sssmchallengeso we can see your entries there too!

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

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