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Simon Says: Fur or Feathers

Welcome back to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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

This week we are challenging you to use an image that has:

Fur or Feathers

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  Cassie’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 :-)

Cassie was thinking about Spring while making this week’s card. She used Tim Holtz Feathery, Funky Wreath and Feathered Friends Die Sets and then she inked them up using Distress and Distress Oxide Inks. For the finishing touch Dina Wakley Gesso was splattered over the card. 

Andrea thought this would be the perfect time to try out the adorable Honey Bee Heart Hugs Die Set, which is where her bear came from. She also used Tim Holtz’s Vault Funky Floral Wreath Die Set for the background circles and his Theories Stamp Set for the sentiment.

Anna-Karin made a card with feather pens and letter-writing theme. The feathers are guinea fowl feathers and were die cut with Tim Holtz Feathery set. They were white embossed with Simon Says Stamp Halftone Background stamp. The main sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Butterflies.

Barbara was inspired to create her ATCs by Sizzix’s die for Tim Holtz, Silhouette Birds. For the background, she used various Stampers Anonymous sets: Classics #6, Classics #3, and Tiny Textures Background. The colors she used are Ranger Distress Ink Pad and Ranger Distress Spray Stain.

Cheiron created an abstract card using the feathers from the Feathery die. She created a monoprint on Distress Kraft Heavystock using the Peppermint Candy Sticks stencil. She colored her feather with Distress Watercolor Pencils and Foundry Wax, then added a sentiment from the Observations stamp set.

Emma‘s love for her feathered friends inspired her to use Distress Mica Sprays and create a tag in warm and rusty metallic tones, featuring dies from Tim Holtz Vault Series 2024. She used the Lovebirds and Funky Floral Wreath and layered these onto a Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Tag. The background is created using Distress Spray Stains and the Roses Mini Layering Stencil.

Kath made a card with a nod to the resident feathered friends in her garden, inspired by the wonderful makes for the launch of Tim Holtz Colorblock fabric. She used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Vault Lovebirds Thinlits with Eclectic Elements fabric, Idea-ology Specimen Remnant Rubs and machine stitching to create texture and dimension.

Lols made an Easter card using a Tim Holtz Oliver Colorize Die Set. For the background I used Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks and used a Schoolhouse Layering Stencil and Black Soot Ink to add a little interest in the corners. I added some corrugated card and washi tape, a Honey Bee Lovely Layers Wildflower and finished with a happy easter Small Talk sticker sentiment.

Macarena was inspired by the last live by Tim Holtz about the new Colorblock fabric and stitching it. Since she only had paper, she stitched it and then cut out Tim Holtz Sizzix Feathered Friends die. She built the composition with several details from Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bulletin, Vintage labels, Layered Dots.

Maura is definitely a fan of the furry friends. When she saw Lesia Zgharda’s Fox With Skis and Fox with Coffee stamps, they reminded her of her furry grand baby, Rowan. So, she had fun creating a trio of Artist Trading Cards with a foxy theme.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia SEA LAND 12×12 Paper on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Sizzix FUNKY NATURE Thinlits Dies and Tim Holtz Sizzix FEATHERED FRIENDS Thinlits Die.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Sizzix Alphanumeric Bullettin to decorate the background of her tag. To add colors, she used Distress Spray Stain and Distress Mica Stain. To decorate she used Paper dolls and two feathers.

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 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!

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Not A Card Challenge Winner and Designer Spotlights

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

#19 SusannaS. – Barbara says: Susanna created an amazing tag! I immediately loved the black background and the color that explodes and catches the eye! The design is also very clever! Gorgeous work!

#14 Judyt: Cheiron says: Love these ATCs by Judy (aka muffintuck)! The texture, the vibrant color and the contrasting sentiment strip make them really pop :)

#17 Janna Ketchum – Anna-Karin says: This fabric-covered journal is wonderful! I love handmade journals and fabric covers give them such a nice feel. The key is a great detail too.

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 Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä! Below you can see her lovely floral project:

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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