Thursday, 25 June 2009

Blog Hop Candy Winners and Happy Mail :-)

I have the list of almost all the winners for the Simon Says Stamp Birthday blog hop :-) Congratulations to all the winners and apologies to all the others :-) We would love to give you all a prize but am afraid we would bancrupt the company if we did things like that :-)

The Hop was a HUGE success and we would like to thank you all for your participation :-)

In view of the fact that this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge is 'Happy Mail' and we are hoping that all you lovely cardmakers out there will make cards to send to poorly children we have decided to challenge you to make several cards !!! :-)For every card you enter we will enter you in the draw ,,, so if you make 7 your name will go in the 'hat' 7 times.
We know you are all honest and trust that these cards will be posted :-) Don't forget to fill in the statistics form on the Post Pals or Make a Child Smile so that people can see which children have received already and which ones are still waiting !! :-)

IMPORTANT !!! If you make more than 1 card re link your post on Mr Linky so we know how many times you are entered in the draw. So if you make 7 !!! Add your name 7 times to Mr Linky :-)We know you are honest but we will still be checking lol :-)

OK now for the list of winners ,,,, big drum roll here ,,,,,,

Timea's Blog


Lorraine's Blog

Irit Shalom

Domi's Blog


Jo's Blog


Rach's Blog


Jay Jay's Blog


Bev's Blog

Gry E

Anna's Blog


Chris's Blog


Debby's Blog


Finnabair's Blog

Chris Wellnifty

Iris's Blog

Julie's Crafty Creations

Kendra's candy is still to be drawn so I will be back with that one later :-)

Now big drum roll with cymbals crashing ,,,,,,

The BIG WINNER is DONALDA' Woo hooo Congratulations !! You have won the $100 shopping trip to Simon Says Stamp !!!

Congratulations to everyone :-)
Heidi,Lorraine and the Simon Says Stamp Brand DT :-)

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Happy Birthday Prize draw :-)

Good evening everyone :-) I am sorry that there has been a delay in announcing the winner of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Birthday Challenge but we have had alot of prize draws today !!! :-)

I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop ;-) The DT really enjoyed it and it is something that we will definitely be doing again in the not too distant future so keep tuned in !! :-)

The winner of this week's $25 prize draw to the Simon Says Stamp Store is ,,,,,,

drum roll here :-),,,,,,,

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-06-24 20:49:55 UTC

That is Hazel Dido's Designs

Congratulations Hazel :-)
Please email me so that I can tell you how to claim your prize :-)

Lorraine and the DT :-) x x

Simon Says.... HAPPY MAIL!!!

We hope you all had a GREAT time at the Blog Hop - we know we sure did!!! WHAT FUN!!!!!! We will announce the Grand Prize winner later today!!! AND be sure to check the Design Team blogs for the winners on each of their blogs as well!!!!! THANK YOU all for your love and support of Simon Says Stamp!! It means more to us than you know!!! We love each and every one of you!!!!!

This week our challenge for you is to make a card or project for a sick child. We all know how GREAT it feels to get happy mail for no reason, so imagine how a child who is ill would feel to get happy mail....I can just imagine the BIG GRIN on their little faces!! It will bring such happiness to them, so we thought we would support Post Pals and Make a Child Smile and get some cards to those children who could use a "hug"!!!

Today's featured guest designer is POPPET. Poppet is incredibly talented and an amazing woman! She is very familiar with Post Pals as 2 of her 3 children are members. On her blog, there is a video made by BBC, called Samara's story - it is very moving. If you have a minute, please watch it, but make sure you have a tissue handy!!!! Here is what Poppet wrote to us:
Diese Woche haben wir wieder ein besonderes Thema für Euch:

Es soll eine Karte für ein krankes Kind gemacht werden.
Wir haben uns entschlossen unsere Karten an eine Instution wie zB:

zu senden.

Außerdem haben wir heut auch wieder einen Gast dabei:

Ezen a héten is egy különleges kihívással várunk benneteket, témája:
Beteg gyermekek részére szeretnénk ha készítenétek kártyákat!
Arra gondoltunk, hogy ezeket a kártyákat elküldjük két intézménynek, a
POST PALS-nak és a MAKE A CHILD SMILE-nak, hogy egy kis boldogságot csaljunk a gyermekek arcára!

Heti vendégünk POPPET.

What Post Pals means to me...

As you all know I have 3 children with brain damage, well I came across
Post Pals and decided I would join the youngest 2 children on there website and it has been the best thing we have ever done...The children get mail from all over the world and they have even received gifts also, this brings many smiles to their faces, all they used to get before was letters for hospital appointments and reports from specialists, so to receive a small card or letter just for them is really great...Even a poodle called Percy who has his own website writes letters to Teej, and he loves hearing about what Percy has been up to...Teej's operation what he had at Christmas did not work and his legs and arms are really stiff, he has to have physio and it can be really painful, have you ever watched your child cry in pain because you are hurting them, but at the same time know that if you do not do it they will not be able to move properly, well this is the time when the mail is most effective, I let him open them when I do this so that is has his mind taken off what I am doing....

And here is one of her gorgeous cards:

For more FABULOUS creations by Poppet, please head to her blog HERE!!

And, here are the Design Team's projects for a little inspiration. You can click on each Design Team members name and it will take you directly to their blog so you can see the rest of their amazing work!!!!








Please add your card to Mr Linky and be entered to win a $25 shopping spree at SIMON SAYS STAMP courtesy of our very own, amazing Heidi!!!!!

Thank you all for participating with us each week!!! WE LOVE seeing your creations so keep them coming!!!!! Can't wait to see what you create for us this week!!!! Stay tuned next week for another GREAT challenge and the winner of this weeks challenge!!!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

First EVER Simon Says Stamp BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!!! Come join the fun!!!

Hello everyone!!! Welcome to the first ever BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP for Simon Says Stamp!!! We are going to have a FUN birthday bash and we hope you will join us!! To celebrate the first Birthday of Simon Says Stamp Blog, the Design Team members are participating in a blog hop, to inspire you with so many of the stamps that Simon Says Stamp sells! Some of us will be showcasing the EXCLUSIVE Simon Says Stamp brand of stamps – over 45 FABULOUS sets to choose from!!!

This is the "START" of the Blog Hop. The Design Teams from the Challenge Blog and the Simon Says Stamp Brand blog have some INCREDIBLE creations to show you.

Hop along until you find the yummy Blog Candy waiting for one lucky winner at the end of "THE HOP" . At each blog, there will be a MYSTERY LETTER – collect all of the letters, unscramble them, and post your answer at the end. Be sure to follow the blog hop all the way to the end and leave a comment at EACH , for a chance to win. When you get to the Simon Says Stamps Blog, leave a comment that you hopped to all blogs, and the mystery phrase and you will be entered to win some FABBY blog candy (a $100 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp!!!)

You will get 1 entry for the mystery phrase and 1 entry for becoming a follower of both Simon Says Blogs (if you already are a follower, you automatically get an entry).

We will be running the Blog Hop through Tuesday June 23rd Midnight EST( 4am Wed GMT, 5am Wed CET ) We will be using to chose the winner on Wed. June 24th. Good Luck to all of you!

Next, Hop on over to ANNA’S blog to see what fabulous inspiration she has for you. She will guide you to the next blog!

Just in case you encounter any problems.... below you will find a list of all of the Design Team Blogs that will be participating in the "HOP"

Simon Says Challenge Blog (start here!)








Jay Jay






Simon Says Stamp Blog (end here!!)

Thanks for hopping along with us!!!! Have fun and good luck!!! don't forget to leave comments for all of the Design Team members for your chance to win BLOG CANDY at EACH one!!!!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

WINNER ! Pink and Brown Challenge !

We had so many fantastic entries - thank you !

There can only be one winner so many congratulations


Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers: 78
Timestamp: 2009-06-17 08:46:11 UTC

Could you please email us so that we can give you details of your prize.

Well done !!

The Simon Says Challenge DT Team !

Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp !

What a fantastic response we had to last week's colour combo challenge of pink and brown. We can see that it is a firm favourite of yours ! It was a pleasure for the Design Team to see all your wonderful creations :-)

This week, we are helping Heidi to celebrate the first birthday of the Simon Says Stamp Blog so....

Simon Says 'Let's Celebrate ' :-)

You can make birthday cards or any other fantastic creations you think we might like to receive for our special First Birthday (you can of course keep them we don't expect you to post them to us) :-) !

We will also be celebrating by having a really exciting blog hop so you can come and visit us all and be in with a chance to win lots and lots of fantastic prizes ! The blog hop will take place on Sunday 21st June at 2pm GMT and will being at this challenge blog. More details to follow in due course.

Our Designer in the spotlight this week is Kendra. Kendra is a very talented lady and has a fantastic blog which you must go and visit. Here is Kendra's Birthday card for you to enjoy.

Diese Woche haben wir ein ganz besonders Thema

Simon sagt: Lasst uns feiern

Wir feiern den Geburtstag des SimonSays-StampBlog

Ihr könnt uns Eure Geburtstagskarten oder andere Ideen dazu zeigen.

Außerdem wird es ein aufregendes BLOG-HOP geben,welches am 21. Juni auf dem Challengeblog beginnt und am 23. dort auch endet. Es gibt einiges zu gewinnen, also vergesst nicht bei uns vorbeizuschauen.

Unsere Gastdesignerin diese Woche ist KENDRA.
Schaut Euch mal ihren Blog an, sie macht tolle Sachen.

Ezen a héten ünnepli a Simon Says Stamp Blog az első szülinapját! Ezért a kihívásunk témája:
" Szülinapi kártya, alkotás készítése"

Szintén ünnepelni fogunk azáltal, hogy lesz egy igazán izgalmas blogszökkelésünk, ami június 21.-én indul innen a Simon Says Challenge blogról. Érdemes lesz bekukkantani hozzánk!!

Vendégünk a héten Kendra. Látogasd meg fantasztikus blogját!

W tym tygodniu obchodzimy urodziny bloga sklepu SimonSaysStamp. Z tej okazji zapraszamy do stworzenia urodzinowej kartki. Piękną kartkę specjalnie na to wyzwanie stworzyła Kedra - nasz guest designer :)
A już 21 wpadnijcie koniecznie na naszego bloga, bo rozpoczniemy wtedy fantastyczną zabawę z niesamowitymi nagrodami :D






We hope you will join us this week in this fun challenge!!! Please link up your card to this post and we will be sure to pop by and visit!!!! AND, don't forget, the lovely Heidi has graciously donated a $25 shopping spree to Simon Says Stamp to a RANDOM winner!!!! Good luck and have fun!!!! Let's see if we can get WAY over 100 entries this week too!!!!! THANKS for all your participation, this is SO exciting!!!!!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Simon Says Tim Holtz Winners :-)

Ok this is a special draw today :-) Have you all been waiting for it ??? The first number drawn by the random generator will have first choice of either the Tim Holtz art piece or the $25 shopping spree to the Simon Says Stamp store ,,,, this is so exciting eh !!!!!

Ok Drum roll here :-)
The first number drawn is

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-06-10 10:32:40 UTC

That is Hana

Congratulations Hana :-) You get first choice :-)

The second number drawn is

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-06-10 10:40:53 UTC

That is Cheryl

Congratulations Cheryl :-)

Please contact us Hana and let us know which prize you chose and Cheryl contact us too and we can let you know which prize you won :-)

I am sorry for all of those who entered and didn't win but that's the way it goes :-)

Thankyou to everyone who entered it was a priveledge to see all your fantastic entries and we hope to see you all again this week with maybe a few new ones too :-)

Happy Crafting

The Simon Says Challenge DT x x

Simon Says,,,,,,,,, Pink & Brown !!

WOW, you all did such a GREAT job with last weeks challenge!! All of the entries were SO fabulous!!! We hope Tim Holtz got a good look at some of the talent he is inspiring!!!! THANKS TIM!!! AND THANK YOU ALL for participating in our challenge - we made it well over 100 entries!!! YAHOOOOOOOOO !!!! It was a challenge but a VERY fun one!!!

Now, on to this weeks challenge!!!!
We all love PINK and BROWN, so now is a great opportunity to showcase that great colour combination . We can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week!! You are all so AWESOME!!!

This week's Designer Spotlight is RACH!!!
Rach is a designer on the Simon Says Stamp Brand DT, and she has an amazing blog with the most beautiful cards!!! Please stop by and visit her, you shouldn't miss it!! For our challenge this week she has made the most beautiful card! GORGEOUS!!!

Wow, absolut klasse wie viel an der letzten Challenge "TIM HOLTZ" teilgenommen haben. Vielen Dank dafür.

Diese Woche ist unser Thema:


Ihr dürft wieder einmal alle Motive nehmen, ganz wie ihr möchtet.

Diese Woche ist RACH in unserem Desginer Spotlight.

Nagyon köszönjük a "TIM HOLTZ" kihívásra készített szebbnél-szebb alkotásaitokat!
következő kihívásunk témája:

bármit készíthetsz, csak ez a két szín domináljon az alkotásodon!!
Jó alkotást kívánunk!!

Vendégünk RACH, Designer Spotlight és a Simon Says Stamp Brand DT tagja. Gyönyörű kártyáit blogján megcsodálhatod!

Please don't forget to leave her a comment :-)

Here is some eye candy by our Design Team for your viewing pleasure:

Bitte vergesst nicht, Rach einen Kommentar zu hinterlassen.

Ne felejts el hagyni Rachnak egy megjegyzést :)



We hope you will join us this week in this fun challenge!!! Please link up your card to this post and we will be sure to pop by and visit!!!! AND, don't forget, the lovely Heidi has graciously donated a $25 shopping spree to Simon Says Stamp to a RANDOM winner!!!! Good luck and have fun!!!! Let's see if we can get WAY over 100 entries this week too!!!!! THANKS for all your participation, this is SO exciting!!!!!

Thursday, 4 June 2009


Hallie works in the office of the Simon Says Stamp Store and this wonderful girl has given us her own piece of ORIGINAL Tim Holtz artwork to offer as a prize for the Tim Holtz Challenge. How generous is that !!!! Thanks so much Hallie XOXO

This is Hallie :-) Beautiful inside and out :-)

We can't thank you enough Hallie x x

So this week we will have 2 prize draws, the first one drawn will have the choice of prize, either the Tim Holtz original artwork or the $ 25 choice of Tim Holtz products :-) I think that is a tough choice !! :-)

Good Luck to everyone and I hope we have an even better response this week than the last one, which was fantastic, we need over 100 entries so get crafting people !! :-) I have it on good authority that THE man himself is watching !!! :-)

Please link your creations into the challenge which is posted below, not here :-)
Thanks :-)

Happy Crafting
The Simon Says Challenge DT x x

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Simon Says Lets Craft With Tim :-)

We have had a wonderful time seeing all your entries for the 'Animal' Challenge and thank you to all for joining us :-) We will be drawing a winner later today with Random.Org so good luck to all the entrants :-) We would also like to thank everyone for responding to our appeal, we had over our 100 entrants so thank you very much everyone :-)


We have an absolutely fabulous challenge for you this week !! We are going to get creative with Tim Holtz gorgeous products :-) If you don't have any you can still join in, just make something 'Inspired by Tim' He has made some awesome video's for you to see and you can see them here

We know that for some of you you may feel that this is a BIG challenge and difficult. But it isn't ! You can do cute cards not necessarily 'grunge' Just add a torn edge with some ink dabbed on and you can enter !! Or just add some glitter glue like stickles !! Probably every card anyone makes can be entered for this challenge ! AND YOU CAN COMBINE WITH AS MANY CHALLENGES AS YOU LIKE :-) So you have NO EXCUSE :-) Here is a slideshow of other creations by the DT for your inspiration for this challenge using different techniques and styles !

Heidi is once again offering a very generous prize of a $25 Shopping spree to the Simon Says Stamp Store but this week it is with a twist :-) You are to choose Tim Holtz goodies :-)

Also this week we have FINNABAIR In our Designer Spotlight :-) Finnabair is a designer on the Simon Says Stamp Brand DT, she has the most amazing blog filled with fantastic creations so if you haven't visited her yet you really should go, you shouldn't miss it !!
For our challenge this week she has made these 2 fantastic notebooks using Tim Holtz products, aren't they gorgeous !! Please don't forget to leave her a comment :-)

Hallo, heute haben wir wieder eine neue Challenge für Euch: TIM HOLTZ Also, werdet kreativ mit den tollen Sachen von Tim. Solltet ihr keine Tim Holtz Sachen haben, könnt ihr auch gern mit einer Karte: Inspiert bei Tim hier teilnehmen. Diese Woche haben wir wieder eine Gastdesignerin bei uns und zwar FINNABAIR Sie ist auch im brandneuen SIMON SAYS STAMP DT. Schaut doch mal auf ihrem Blog vorbei. Für unsere heutige Challenge hat sie diese 2 fantastischen Bücher gemacht:

Ezen a héten ismét egy fantasztikus kihívással várunk benneteket: TIM HOLTZ termékeket (is) használva szeretnénk ha készítenétek alkotásokat! Inspirációért nézd meg ezeket a videókat! "Különleges" vendégünk a héten Finnabair. Ő szintén tagja a Simon Says Stamp Brand DT-nek. Látogass el blogjára, ahol szebbnél-szebb alkotásokban gyönyörködhetsz! Kihívásunkra két jegyzetfüzetet készített, Tim Holtz termékeit is használva:

W tym tygodniu mamy dla Was naprawdę fantastyczne wyzwanie: twórz z TIM'em HOLTZ'em! Wystarczy wykonać coś używając jego genialnych produktów lub zainspirowanego jego twórczością. Nagrodą jest 25$ na zakupy w sklepie SimonSaysStamp!!!
Gościnnie w tym wyzwaniu wystąpiła znana ze swojej miłości do timoholtzowych produktów FINNABAIR, która przygotowała dwa notesy.

The Design Team have also made some stunning creations to inspire you :-) Please don't forget to pop by and leave them a comment on their blogs, they have all worked so hard to make these creations !! :-)




Chris used grungeboard,distress inks, alcohol inks, distress stickles and a philosophy tag :-)


Iris used Cosmo 17 Blackbird Tim Holtz stamp and Distress inks in various colours :-)


Lorraine used grungeboard, components stamp, alcohol inks, distress inks,crackle paint, muse token and mini paper clips :-)


Timea used Tim Holtz fragments, distress ink, alcohol ink, grungeboard, journaling tickets and a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp :-)


Jo used a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp, crackle accents and distress inks


Anna used a distress tool, various distress inks, crackle paint, crackle accents, grungeboard, corners,sprocked gears and a natures discovery stamp :-)

We have all had such alot of fun with this challenge and hope you enjoy it as much as we have :-) If you've never done anything like this before , be brave it is worth the effort :-)
Hope Tim sees these and all your entries too !! :-)
Happy Crafting to all and we all look forward to seing your entries :-)
Lorraine and the DT :-)

Monday, 1 June 2009

Simon Says Animal Challenge Winner !!

We had an amazing 107 entries to our 'ANIMAL' Challenge and as we reached over 100 Heidi is giving a $25 donation to the Humane Society of Delaware County
also following Heidi's lead I will be donating 25 euro's to the Gozo SPCA

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-06-03 08:04:27 UTC


Congratulations Lynne :-) If you email us we can give you instructions on how to claim your prize :-)

Happy Crafting

The Simon Says DT :-)