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Simon Says: Anything But A Card


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

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

This week we are making something different with the theme:

Anything But A Card 

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp will be 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 and make whatever you like, as long as it isn’t a card, and add a link in the inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join in 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team are looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you asap!


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



Chris decorated a page in her journal using AALL & Create Stamps and Stencils, a Carabelle Studio Collage Alphabet Stamp, Distress Crayons and Dylusions Ink Sprays

Andrea made a house with a scribbly little character using products from ALL & Create and Tim Holtz.  The house was made with Tim Holtz’s Tiny Houses die and is accented with one of his Quote Chips.  She also used AALL & Create’s Gabriel and Quirky Circles border stamps.

Anna-Karin made a tag in brown and golden shades. The wood plank background was done with the SSS Woodgrain Block die and Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. The detailed flower die is the SSS Flower Cluster die.

Barbara was transported to the beach and created a little house for her girl! She used Tim Holtz Sizzix Seashell, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Sea life, Tim Holtz Sizzix Foundry 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder, Idea-ology Paper DollsRanger Wendy Vecchi Garden Patina Make Art Dye Ink Pad. 

Cheiron used some of her favorite Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk as the starting point for her Framed Panel. She used Distress Paint, Worn Wallpaper, Paper Dolls and  Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Funky Florals 3 to embellish her panel.

Emma created a special gift for Father’s Day using Tim Holtz Vignette Boxes as a base. She used the Tim Holtz Foundry 3D Texture Fade to create a faux metal technique on the larger box and added papers from the Dapper Paper Stash to the smaller one before completing the project with a Trophy Cup.

Kath used a flower theme to decorate a Sizzix Eileen Hull Journal with Idea-ology Correspondence Papers, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Label, Mixed Media 5 and Funky Floral 3 Thinlits and Aphanumeric and Gift Card Bag to create the wording

Lols made a tag using a Tim Holtz Framelits Tag Set and a Cocktails Blueprint Cling Stamp Set. For the background she used Distress Oxide Inks and  splattered with Dylusions Black Marble and Altenew Frosty Pink Shimmer Sprays

Macarena left her cards comfort zone and made a canvas using Dina Wakley Gusts stencil for the background and Sizzix Layered Butterfly as the main element. She colored it with Nuvo Spring Green Mousse and Distress Ground Espresso spray. She added a sentiment from Idea-o-logy Snarky stickers.


Maura was inspired by the early days of electricity to make a steampunk/industrial style piece of home decor, using Jillibean Soup’s Unfinished Wood Plank, Prima Marketing Patina Effect Paste and Rust Paste, and Tim Holtz’s Foundry Adornments and his Sizzix Weathered Clock die.


Meihsia was inspired to create a trio of mixed media canvases using Tim Holtz  Cling Rubber Mini Blueprints and Copic Markers to color the images.


Sandra created an art journal spread and started with collaging the Botanical Collage Paper and added color using Distress Oxide and Infusions. As a fun detail she used one of the Acetate Words.

Zoey used Distress Paint and Paper Dolls by Tim Holtz to decorate these two sweet ATCs. She also used Stampendous Embossing Enamel to add some texture

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.

Bright and Beautiful Winner and Spotlights Post


We have 6 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Bright and Beautiful Challenge! Woo Hoo!!

#96 Cardbomb: Maria Willis Zoey says: I absolutely love the card that Maria made! The way she did her background is really out-of-this-world to quote her quote! I love the use of her bright palette and how she colored the planets with the copics! Well done Maria, I am sure your card will make the receiver very happy!

#181 Jennifrann3 Zoey says:  Isn’t that card just plain and simply amazing?? I love the sentiment and the fact that she used dryer sheets as backrgound for her light bulbs! I think this is so great!! Well done!!

#204 Elisa ~ Macarena says: This tag is so very bright, sunny and beautiful. I love the background with those textures and poured yellows and oranges. The embellishments are stunning and make the job. Love this tag! 

#237 RedDirtCrafter Meihsia says: This is such a gorgeous tag with fabulous color scheme on the background and beautiful embellishments. I love the pretty stitching and great sentiments on this piece. Wonderful design!

#241 Sharon R Emma says: Sharon’s tags are gorgeous and I adore the bright, vibrant backgrounds which showcase the embellishments and gorgeous butterflies perfectly. These tags really are bright and beautiful!

#278 Beverly’s Blog: AALL and Create #11 Card ~ Andrea says: As feathers go, this one is a stunner!  It has such a great mix of color and geometric patterns.  I also love the blended background, which gives this feather an amazing sense of movement.  Really remarkable work!

Congratulations everyone!!

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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:


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The lucky lady this week is ,,,,,,,, drum roll here ,,,,,

Jenny Martin!! YAY!!

and this is Jenny’s Bright and Beautiful card!made using a gorgeous Penny Black Rose Die 

Congratulations Jenny! 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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