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Simon Says: Santa

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

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

This week we are challenging you to include a:

SANTA

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! 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 week we are welcoming the lovely Susan Babcock aka Susanbcards into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Susan made a home decor piece for her buffet using the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Woodland Santa and Festive Bouquet dies colored with Distress Sprays. The center of the piece is stamped with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Winter Watercolor stamps and Distress inks.

Andrea stealthily stuck a subtle Santa image into her elf’s wrapping paper! The elf was made using Tim Holtz’s Toil and Trouble die set and the presents and sentiment are from his Seasonal Scribbles stamp set. And that star? It’s a cookie shape from Tim’s Retro Oven die set.

Anna-Karin made Christmas tag using Tim Holtz Christmas Classics stamp set. The stars and sentiment were die cut from Metallic Kraft stock paper using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas Vault Series 2021.

Barbara created two projects using her favorite Santas by Tim Holtz: Sizzix Woodland Santa Thinlits DiesStampers Anonymous Jolly Santa Stamp Set. For her backgrounds she used Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Lumberjack Set and Shifter Multi Stripes stencil together with Ranger Ink Distress Spray Festive Berries, Distress Mica Stain Holiday Set 1.

Cheiron created a card using the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Jolly Santa set. She sprayed her background with Tattered Rose Distress Spray Stain and then stamped the images in Distress Oxides. She added splatter and a sentiment with an Idea-ology Christmas Label Sticker.

Emma was inspired by Santa’s grotto and she created a Vignette Shrine using many of the amazing new idea-ology products from Tim Holtz. She placed the gorgeous vintage Santa from the Christmas Layers set inside the shrine which was covered with Collage Tiles and Christmas Backdrops before surrounding him with Red and White Confections, tiny presents and Woodland Trees

Kath made Place Setting ornaments for her Christmas Day Dinner guests using Tim Holtz adorable Dash Away All die, a Cyber Monday surprise gift from Tim and Simon Says Stamp, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Paper Village and Village Thinlits, trees from Idea-ology Woodland Tree Lot and Bauble Findings.

Macarena altered a cardboard box transforming it into a Christmas gift box which she decorated with last year Tim Holtz Sizzix Jolly St. Nicks Colorize and Tree Line dies.

Maura has been busy making holiday cards, and is sharing some of her Santa cards she made. She used the Tim Holtz Stamptember 2021 and Cozy Christmas sets, Tim’s Black Soot Archival ink, distress oxide inks like Villainous Potion, and Simon Says Stamp Matte Gold Mirror paper.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media Christmas tag Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Jolly Santa and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Wood SlicesFestive Adornments and Christmas Remnant Rubs Tiny Text.

Sandra was inspired by the tiny Santa from the Holiday Postmarks stamp set, and used Distress Oxide Spray Speckled Egg and Hickory Smoke for the background. Along with the Snowflake stencil and Texture Paste

Zoey used a whole bunch of Tim Holtz Ideaology Items to decorate this tag! She used Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS Mini Flair , Tim Holtz Idea-ology BASEBOARDS CHRISTMAS and Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS Layers. She also used Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps LEDGER SCRIPT and Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FADED TYPE to add texture to the background.

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: Sparkle Mode

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make something glittery:

SPARKLE MODE

We are showcasing Stampendous Products this week! Stampendous are celebrating their very special 40th Anniversary! How fabulous is that!! Huge Congratulations to the owner Fran and her wonderful team!

You don’t have to use Stampendous Products to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used, especially as this is such a special occasion!

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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It’s Laura’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 :-)

Laura made a Christmas sparkle shaker card. The background is made using Metallic Acrylic Paints and a Gel Press. She machine stitched some tulle and filled it with a mix of Sequins and Glitter. She used WOW Clear Hologram Sparkle Embossing Powder and Simon Says Stamp Santa’s Sleigh Ride Slider Clear Stamp Set for the focus.

Andrea thought Edgar Allan Poe deserved a bit of happy sparkly pizzazz. She used Stamping Bella’s Oddball Edgar Allan Poe stamp, Stampendous’s Snowflakes Embossing Powder Kit, some American Crafts Embossing pens and Simon’s own Scattered Stars stencil.

Anna-Karin made a sparkly Christmas card this week, using Stampendous Shaved Ice to create glittering snow. The stamp is Simon Says Stamp Night Before Christmas.

Barbara created a card using Stampendous Chunky White Powder ( from Stampendous Snowflakes Embossing Powder Kit) on the cute bear from Tim Holtz Sizzix Cozy Winter Thinlits die. She added a touch of sparkle using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stencil Speckles together with Snowfall Texture ( from Ranger Distress Holiday Texture set) and RangerDistress Dry Glitter Clear Rock Candy. To create texture on the trees she used Simon Says Cling Stamp Wood Planks.

Cheiron created a card using the Simon Says Stamp Sprinkle Snowglobe Embossing Folder and embossed the base of it with Stampendous Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder from the Snowflakes Kit. She added die cuts from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Darling Deer, Funky Nordic and Swirling Stars dies.

Emma used Tim Holtz’s Mica Flakes, Nightfall Glitter and Tinsel Glitter to add plenty of sparkle to her Christmas 2021 Vault Series Die Cuts that she layered onto a Mini Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Tag to create a festive scene full of layers and texture.

Kath created cards that sparkle as you turn them in the light using the fun technique of stamping into layers of molten embossing powders. She used Stampendous Snowflakes and Mermaid Sea Embossing Powder Kits, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Retro Flakes, inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink and added Simon Says Reverse Merriest Christmas Sentiment Strips.

Lols  used a Stampendous House Mouse Ornament Sled Cling Stamp along with a Beach Embossing Powder Kit, a Carabelle Studio Constellation Stencil, Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste, Prisma Glitter and a Tim Holtz Small Chat Sentiment Sticker to make her fun sparkly Christmas card.

Macarena made a simple card with a winter landscape using Tim Holtz Sizzix dies: Alpine, Tree line and Merry Moose. She built the background using Tim Holtz Script stencil. She added a snow by using the Stampendous Beach embossing powder – Chunky White and gave a touch of sparkle with Distress Mika Flakes.

Maura added some sparkle to a notebook she made from a coffee cup, with Stampendous Shaved Ice, Tim Holtz Distress Holiday Mica Stain, and Kuretake Gansai Tambi Gem watercolors. It’s topped off with Stampendous’s Cocoa Gnome.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media Christmas tag using Stamperia Christmas Patchwork Clear Stamps and added the snow with Studio Katia Chunky Sparkle Glitters. The holiday sentiments were from Stampendous Clear Stamps Brushed Greetings and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Christmas Remnant Rubs.

Sandra made a sparkly Christmas card using Fallen Snow Glitter Glaze and the Sparkle stencil, and added even more glitz with the Sparks Mermaid Sparkle paint

Zoey used Stampendous AUTUMN FLING Embossing Powder Kit ek33 to decorate this tag. She also used Tim Holtz Sizzix SCRIBBLY SNOWFLAKES Thinlits Dies for the background.

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