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Simon Says: Beautiful Blooms

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make a project with:

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS

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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Monica made a vivid floral card with the Simon Says Stamp Stencil Peony Bouquet along with the sentiment from Altenew Beautiful Day Clear Stamp Set. She made the watercolor effect blending the Distress Ink pads and refreshing the colors on the paper with a wet brush. As a last touch she added some details with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils and added a few Moonshine Sequins for sparkle.

Andrea made a notebook using Waffle Flower’s A7 Disc Bound Dies and added some floral accents using Tim Holtz’s Bouquet Findings. She also added some stamping with Tim Holtz’s Mini Glitch stamp set and threw in some dots with Altenew’s Many Dots washi tape.

Anna-Karin tucked dimensional flowers into an envelope on this card. The flowers were die cut with Simon Says Stamp Morning Blossom and the envelope with the Gift Card Pocket Envelope. The beautiful embossing folder used for the background is Simon Says Stamp Spun Glass.

Barbara this week dedicated her project to the spring that will arrive soon. She chose a spring/pastel color palette to create a card using Sizzix’s Alphanumeric Bulletin Thinlits Dies for Tim Holtz along with Ranger Light Gray Distress Holiday Woodgrain Cardstock, Stampers Anonymous’s Floral Outline stamps set for Tim Holtz and colored everything with various Distress Mini Ink Pads.

Cheiron created a card for a friend who loves sunflowers. She used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Blossom Thinlits die along with Distress Inks to create her sunflowers. She added it to a background of Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain stamped with the Stampers Anonymous Ledger Script in Hickory Smoke Distress Archival Ink . She finished the card with some detailing using Distress Watercolor Pencils and a sentiment from the Noteworthy Stamp set.

This week, Emma is feeling love in the air and she used the Sizzix Mini Brushstroke Flowers Die by Tim Holtz to add some beautiful blooms to her idea-ology Vignette Box project. She arranged the flowers around a PhotoBooth image, in a Deco Frame Adornment before completing the make with a sentiment, XOXO using the Bulletin Alphanumerics Dies.

Kath created an Art Journal page in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Blossom and Alphanumeric Bulletin Thinlits as the focal points on a Distress Paint background, stencilled and stamped using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Focus and Gradient Dot Layering Stencils and Faded Type stamp set.

Lols  made a card using a new Waffle Flower Cosmos Clear Stamp and Die Combo and she colored the flower with Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints. For the background she stamped some flowers with White Pigment Ink and used White Embossing Powder and heat set before blending Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink over the top. She finished with a Tim Holtz Label Sticker and a strip of My Favorite Things Black and White Plaid Paper.

Macarena made a pair of cactus bloom using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Cactus dies and placing them onto a vellum sheet from Studio Light Write Your Story set with the Tim Holtz Black Distress Woodgrain Cardstock as a background.

Maura created a vintage, distressed style card this week. She used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Botanic Collage set, Prima Art Ingredients Steampunk Metal Flakes, and Simon Says Stamp Old Letter 1878 background stamp.

Meihsia was inspired to create a watercolored thank you card using Simon Says Cling Stamps DAFFODIL FIELD on the background, and colored it with Prima Marketing WATERCOLOR CONFETTI SET Art Philosophy. The sentiment was die cut using CZ Design Wafer Dies BASIC TRIO.

Zoey used the newly released die from the Everyday Line Blossom and Alphanumeric Bullettin to decorate her tag. She used Distress Spray Stain and Distress Inks to add color

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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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

4 Legged Animals Challenge Winner and Spotlights

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We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the 4 Legged Animals Challenge!

#102 Debbie Emmons – Anna-Karin says: Winnie looks fantastic on this fun card! I love the pink hair and tail and the fancy necklace she is wearing. Stunning background too and a perfect sentiment.

#39 Cornelia – Lols just loves this cute kitty with the fabulous heart stencilled background, and the sentiment is purr-fect!

#101 Atouscrap – Barbara says: Atouscrap made a really nice card! I loved the idea of the texture of the bunnies and the different shades of red! Finally an original Valentine’s card! Great job!

Congratulations everyone and thank you for joining us!

Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could please link it to Simon Says Stamp!

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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 is your random number:

Congratulations Jennifer! Below you can see Jennifer’s sweet polar bear 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!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin and the DT

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