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Simon Says: Stars

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

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

This week we would like you to add a star or two to your creation!


The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 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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Autumn from SewPaperPaint has created a card featuring some favorite new Christmas products including the Simon Says Stamp Large Gnome and Tim Holtz Alpine sets with stars from the Home for the Holidays dies and Great Outdoors stamp set.

Andrea made some badges to honor each day’s little victories! She used The Ink Road’s Adulting Gold Stars stamp set, Dina Wakley’s For the Love of Circles stamp set, and some Sweet Sensations patterned paper.

Anna-Karin made star panel featuring both small and big stars. The small stars were stamped with the Darkroom Door Starry Night stamp, and the big stars were die cut with Tim Holtz Star Bright die, from metallic paper.

Barbara recycled a box to create a very special gift for her best friend! To lighting her box she used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Lights! For the outside of the project she used Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Layering stencil SparkleTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Perfect PlaidsTim Holtz Sizzix Deck The HallsRanger Ink Texture Paste Transparent GlossRanger Distress Dry Glitter Clear Rock Candy.

Cheiron created Santa in a winter wonderland of stars using a stamp from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Yuletide stamp set along with a background cut from the Sizzix Snowy Stars Thinlits. She finished her card with some Idea-ology Ephemera and a Christmas Quote Chip.

Emma invites you to wish upon a star and created a special Christmas card using the Santa’s Helper die from Tim Holtz, all wrapped up in his hand dyed Mummy Cloth scarf and surrounded by sparkling stars covered in Gold Rush Glass Glitter.

Kath created a magical starry night home décor project using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anoymous Etcetera Cathedral, Sizzix Santa’s Helper and Swirling Stars Thinlits and Radiant 3D Impresslits.

Lols made the last 2 Christmas cards of the year using a fun Impression Obsession Melting Snowman Cling Stamp and a fire from a Tim Holtz Fireside Die Set . She used starry paper from a Galaxy Foil Paper Pack and little stars from a Festive Things Die Set.

Macarena made a shooting stars night card using several Prima Marketing Stars and Moons moulds and highlighted them with Brutus Monroe Sterling Sparkle embossing powder.

Maura was inspired by the awesome night sky to work in her art journal, with Darkroom Door’s Look for the Stars quote stamp, Stamperia’s Cosmos Owl set, AALL and Create’s Stencil 8, and Carabelle Studio The Sun mask. There’s nothing like looking up on a clear winter night and seeing the Milky Way and stars!

Meihsia was inspired to create a simple Christmas card using Tim Holtz Sizzix Stars Thinlits Die and Idea-Ology Mini Paper Stash Christmas on the background and decorated it with Tim Holtz Sizzix Geo Christmas Thinlits Dies and Idea-Ology Christmas remnant Rubs

Sandra made a starry Christmas card using Stars and Moons mould and the Stars stencil with Glitter Glaze Fallen Snow. For the background she used Infusions In The Navy and Black Knight along with Nuvo Shimmer Powder Storm Cloud.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Sizzix GEO CHRISTMAS Thinlits Dies to add texture to these ATCs. She also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology ELEMENTARY Design Tape , Prima Marketing RUSTIC Art Philosophy Water Soluble Oil Pastels and Prima Marketing BASICS Art Philosophy Water Soluble Oil Pastels.

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 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!

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Let’s Sparkle Winner and Spotlights Post


We have 2 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Lets Sparkle Challenge!

#18 Cassie Lynch – Maura says: Cassie has created a beautiful winter vignette with the worn ice skates, greenery, sparkly stars and key! I love her approach to mixed media, she has a wonderful knack with layering and choosing just the right objects to incorporate.

#18 Cassie Lynch – Sandra says: this card is amazing, love the wintery feel of it, with the ice skates and the winter greens. The icy background is amazing and the sparkle stars too.

#18 Cassie Lynch – Barbara says: In this card, there is everything I love! A fabulous design, small twinkling stars, ice-skates that are fantastic winter classic and vintage style that Cassie plays wonderfully! Amazing work!

#68 Kerstin F – Maura says:  Kerstin’s gorgeous tag shows a delightful winter scene with her beautiful iron lantern covered in snow, and Santa and the reindeer flying overhead! Kerstin has a magic touch when it comes to layering and texture which I just love.

#68 Kerstin F – Kath says: I too fell in love with Kerstin’s beautiful winter scene, the magical look she created on her tag of Santa flying in the sky by the light of the lantern.


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 $50 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: 2019-12-12 12:34:07 UTC

Congratulations Jeanne :-)

and this is Jeannes gorgeous sparkly card!

Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, a clickable link 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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