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Simon Says: Fall Colors Mood Board

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

Thank you for joining us for the Not A Card Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to make something inspired by this gorgeous mood board designed by the lovely Zoey.

Fall Mood Board Inspiration

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!

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Lyla has chosen to use the softness of the colors and the white pumpkins for her inspiration. She made a wall hanging using a Tim Holtz Framed Panel along with some Skeleton Leaves, pumpkins and a fabulous birch tree background.

Andrea was inspired by the mood board’s black cat and pumpkins. She combined three die sets by Tim Holtz (the Retro Oven set, the Toil and Trouble set, and the Frightful Things set) to create her scene and used Papertrey Ink’s Pumpkins Die Cover Plate to bring the background to life.

Anna-Karin was inspired by the orange and cream shades, as well as by the rusty texture. She created a card using Simon Says Stamp All Seasons Tree stamp set. The bits of shine were created with Ranger’s Hammered Mixed Media powder and Tim Holtz Mica Flakes.

Barbara created a card inspired by our autumn mood board, taking the cream and brown colors as the basis for her project. To stay on the autumn theme she used Tim Holtz Sizzix Leaf Fragments Thinlits Die, Woodgrain stencil and Bold Sayings stamp set by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Ranger Ink Salvaged Patina Distress Crayon ( Set 12) to give a pop of color!

Cheiron loves the colors of fall leaves and used her Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stains to color them in. She embossed the Simon Says Stamp Leafy Leaves Cling in white and then used the stains to color in the background. She combined the painted background with the CZ Design Swoopy Thank You.

Emma is celebrating the glorious colours of Autumn/Fall and used the Sizzix Leaf Fragment Thinlits Die set by Tim Holtz to add layers and dimension to a Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Tag covered with Tim Holtz Halloween Backdrops. She completed the tag with a photo from Halloween Paper Dolls, set in a Halloween Baseboard Frame.

Kath created a set of Friendship notecards with an Autumn theme using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Leaf Fragments Thinlits, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Leaf Prints, Field Notes, Idea-ology Rose Design Tape to add interest to the background and Simon Says So Talkative stamp set for the sentiments on the front and inside.

Lols was inspired by the black cat and colors of the bottom right pic of the inspiration board and made a halloween card using a new Tim Holtz Toil and Trouble Thinlits Die set. For the background she blended Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and spritzed with water, and splattered some Dylusions Fresh Lime to create some escaping potion.

Macarena made a bright card with a couple of birds from Tim Holtz Sizzix Feathered Friends die sitting on a Funky Wreath. Behind the layer of vellum some ladybugs from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Specimen stamp are walking.

Maura was inspired by Zoey’s beautiful board to create an autumn card. She used AALL and Create’s Basic Veggie stamps, the raven from Tim Holtz and Sizzix Halloween die set, and the Tim Holtz Sizzix Foliage Texture Fades 3D embossing folder.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media fall tag using Tim Holtz Etcetera #8 Tag Chipboard, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Sizzix Fall Foliage Thinlits Die and Tim Holtz dea-Ology Halloween Ephemera Pack.

Sandra was inspired by the rust and orange colors of the moodboard and used Grit-Paste to add some rusty texture, and Infusions Rusty Car, Liquid Acrylics Tiger Orange and Burnt Sienna to create rusty colors. 

Zoey was inspired by the rust image and the natural color palette to create this highly textured tag. She used Distress Crackle Paste with a bunch of Distress Oxide Sprays for her background among with a sprinkle of Frosted Crystal to give that eerie look. She also used Tim Holtz Sizzix LEAF FRAGMENTS Thinlits Dies and little Tim Holtz IdeaOlogy Ephemera to decorate the 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!

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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.

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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 

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Not A Card Challenge Winner And Spotlights


We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Not A Card Challenge!

#59 susanbcards Emma says: This is such a gorgeous tag, and every detail is just wonderful. I love how the red pops against the silver metallic background and the embossed detail gives so much texture and dimension! Stunning work Susan…

#68 Wrapped PaperdesignMacarena says: What a beautiful set! I love the elegant look and the colors combo. The deep black is so magical against the fall warm browns. Love the different textures Angela applied to her project and the steampunk bee is a fantastic touch. Great job, Angela!

#40 Renee Campbell Zoey says : I love this beautiful wall art night scene. It is so captivating and so well done. I can see my self looking up through these threes! It is dreamy and brings me back so many memories. Well done Renee!


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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 are your random numbers:


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Congratulations Bunny Nest

and this is her gorgeous art journal page!

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!


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