Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Simon Says ...... Colour Combo - RED and GREEN

Well, what can we say ? I think the only thing we can say is "from the bottom of our hearts, thank you". Thank you so much for helping us achieve our quest this week of over 200 entries to our stitching challenge. We are so, so grateful to you all and many congratulations, you all deserve a big pat on the back !!

This week we have another great challenge for you - the colour combo of RED and GREEN

Heidi, the owner of the Simon Says Stamp Store is once again giving one lucky winner a $25 shopping spree to her store and she will pay the postage too :-) The winner is always drawn at random using the random generator so you all have an equal chance. All we ask is that it is a new creation and that you mention our challenge in your posting :-)

This week's Designer in the Spotlight is the super talented Tara Godfrey of Inking on the Edge. Tara says : -

"I'm 37 years old and work full-time as an American Sign Language Interpreter. I've been married for 13 years to a great guy, Chris and we have two cute kids, Hannah 10 yrs old and Kieran 7 1/2 yrs old! I discovered scrapbooking after Kieran was born and became a total paper and QuicKutz addict! Then about 2 years ago I stumbled onto these blogs where ladies shared the most beautiful cards, with darling stamped images that were coloured so beautifully. Well, that sealed the deal, my addiction grew to include cute stamps, colouring with my beloved Copic markers and cardmaking !!!

I teach Copic colouring and cardmaking classes at my LSS and I'm very honoured to be a past Guest Designer for Whiff of Joy Stamps and on the DT for the BasicGrey Challenge Blog. I am absolutely thrilled to bits to be the Spot Light Designer for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog! "

Tara, we are absolutely thrilled and honored to have you as our Designer in the Spotlight this week !

Vielen Dank für die vielen Beiträge, die ihr uns letzte Woche gezeigt habt!
Diese Woche haben wir eine Farbkombi für Euch:
rot / grün

Diese Woche haben wir auch wieder eine Gastgesignerin dabei:

Köszönjük Nektek az előző kihívásra beküldött alkotásaitokat! Több mint 200 belépés volt a kihívásra, aminek nagyon-nagyon örülünk!!! :)
Heti kihívásunk témája: " Piros és zöld ". A nyeremény, Heidi felajánlásával, egy 25 dolláros utalvány amit a Simon Says Stamp webáruházban lehet levásárolni. A nyertest sorsolással választjuk ki. Amit szeretnénk kérni, hogy ez egy új alkotás legyen és a blogotokon tegyetek említést a kihívásról.
Heti vendégtervezőnk a nagyon tehetséges Tara Godfrey.
Inspirációt meríthettek a Dt tagok alkotásaiból is. Látogassatok el blogjaikra, hisz valahol blog candy-re bukkanhattok. Jó alkotást és sok szerencsét kívánok!:)

Po pierwsze, ogromnie dziękujemy za wspólną wspaniałą zabawę przy poprzednim wyzwaniu!
Po drugie, zapraszamy serdecznie do obecnego - tym razem bawimy się w kolory, macie użyć w swoich pracach CZERWONEGO i ZIELONEGO :)
W tym tygodniu naszym gościem jest Tara Godfrey.

Here is some inspiration from our Design Team. Click on their names to go to their blogs for more information about their project and to show them some love! You MAY just stumble across some hidden candy along the way too! Please take time to have a good look around and leave us some comments - we love them !







We look forward to seeing all your fantastic creations !
Much love,
Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT !!

Amy King's email entry for the Stitch it up Challenge :-)

Amy emailed this lovely card to me last night and I only saw it this morning :-) You still have 1 1/2 hours to get your last minute entries in :-)

Lols x x x

Tuesday, 29 September 2009


A BIG THANKYOU to everyone who has entered our challenge this week :-) We have reached our goal of 200 but don't let that stop you getting your entries in :-) I have visited all your blogs ,,, except for the latest few who I will be visiting later :-) You have all been such an inspiration I am very tempted to get my sewing machine out now !!
I would hate for any of you to miss out on your well deserved entry into any blog candy's so please make sure you get your names down on the DT blogs :-)

Thanks again to you all and a special thank you to Greta who gave us all such wonderful inspiration ;-) Please go and visit her blog and leave her a well deserved comment :-)



WINNER - All Stitched Up Challenge

Again, thank you to all those who helped us achieve our quest of over 200 entries in our All Stitched Up challenge. We did in fact receive 218 entries ! Isn't that just fantastic ?

Unfortunately, there can only be one winner and that winner has been chosen with a random number generator :

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers: 85 - Nikki aka Niknaks

Timestamp: 2009-09-30 12:29:32 UTC

If you could just email us and then we can tell you how to claim your prize ! Well done !

Jo and the DT x

The winner of the 24/48 hr card for Paige/Girly Challenge :-)

Thank you so much for all your fabulous entries ,,we had 73 in all ;-) The DT haven't had time to visit you all yet but we will pop by soon :-) To send your cards to Paige please email Erin at this address
stampingrocks at yahoo dot com
and she will forward the address to you :-)

Even though this challenge is finished I hope that those of you who haven't had the time to make a card yet will still do so :-)

The Winner of the lovely package is ,,,,,,,,,

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-10-05 07:14:13 UTC

SUZI :-) Congratulations if you email us with your address Heidi will post the goodies out for you :-)

Luv Lols and the DT x x

Simon Says 24 hour Card for Paige / Girly Challenge

As you all know it is the World Cardmaking Day today and we have a very special challenge that will last for 24 hours only. We are dedicating this challenge to Paige a 13 year old girl who was badly injured in an accident recently. We are asking you to make GIRLY CARD and send it to Paige. If you have already sent one we ask you to send it to a child on the Post Pals or a sick child.

Erin of Scrap, Stamp and Be Merry has been an inspiration!! she has had the most fabulous response to her appeal for Cards For Paige and we would like to help her in this appeal :-) She has also agreed to help us by joining us in the Designer Spotlight ;-) Thanks Erin :-)
She also wrote these words :-

A little over a month ago, my neighbor, 13yo Paige Welch, was seriously injured in a boating accident while on vacation. She was flown back to Boston, where the doctors worked to save her arm, which had been severed. They needed to amputate from the elbow down. Since then Paige has been through multiple successful operations which will make the process of fitting a prosthetic a lot easier.
Paige is currently recuperating at her grandmother's near the hospital and hopes to return home to NH real soon. She is one of the bravest teenagers I know. Her mother says she looks forward to mail everyday and has received cards from all over the world!
Thank you so much for your help in bringing Paige some sunshine. If you'd like to mail a card to Paige please email me at stampingrocks at yahoo dot com. You can also visit my blog HERE for Paige's full story and updates. Thank you! Erin

So without further ado ,, Erin and the DT have made some cards for your inspiration,,, You may combine your card with other challenges but remember you only have until 9 am CET ( 8am GMT). Heidi of Simon Says Stamp Store will be giving the winner of the prize draw a fantastic parcel full of cardmaking goodies :-)It must be a new card, not one previously posted to be entered into the prize draw. We trust you to actually post the card too !!!!!:-)

A mai nap a kártyakészítés világnapja, vagyis a Card Making Day! Ez alkalomból egy egynapos kihívással várunk benneteket. Ezt a kihívást Paige-nek szenteljük. Ő egy 13 éves kislány, aki nemrég komoly balesetet szenvedett. Ha esetleg már küldtél neki kártyát, akkor szeretnénk megkérni, hogy küld el egy másik beteg gyermeknek az elkészült alkotásodat. Vendégtervezőnk a kihívásra Erin. A kihívás holnap délelőtt 8 óráig tart. A nyeremény, Heidi felajánlásával, egy kártyakészítéshez szükséges termékekből álló csomag. Régi alkotásokkal nem lehet nevezni, csakis új kártyákkal! Jó alkotást és sok szerencsét kívánok!:)





Thank you for joining in this special challenge :-) We look forward to seeing your cards and please don't forget to put them in the post ! We trust you ladies :-)

This challenge is now closed ,, thanks to everyone who entered and if you missed the deadline we hope you will still make a card for Paige :-)

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Our Quest for 200 entries :-)

We hope you have all had a wonderful weekend ;-) For those of you in the UK we are sooo envious that you all met up at the Ally Pally !! It must have been lovely for our DT's Debby and Jo to meet face to face ,,, apparently it was BIG HUGS :-)

As many of you know we are trying to reach a goal of 200 entries ,,, and many of you will be just dying to use your new stash ,, so what better way than to use it to join in our challenge ,,, just add some faux stitching or real sewing if you're very crafty !! :-)

We have almost reached our goal ,,, don't forget to find the candy on some DT blogs too ,,, lots of prizes on offer this week ! :-)

Luv Lols and the DT x x x

Thursday, 24 September 2009

The Winner of the Recipe Challenge ;-)

We had 106 entries last week :-) Thanks to everyone who entered:-) We would like to boost our numbers this week to 200 entries so please girls ( and guys ! )Please come and all join in :-) We have over 600 followers so we should be able to manage that eh !! :-)
Ok onto this week's winner .....

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-09-23 07:28:43 UTC

The winner of the $25 shopping spree is Dragonlady

Congratulations Dragonlady ( I don't know your real name :-) )

If you can email us we will explain how you can claim your prize :-)

Happy Crafting :-)
Lols and the DT x x

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Simon Says It's a Stitch Up ! :-)

Oh what a fabulous response to our recipe challenge last week :-) It seems you all like 'No Cook Recipes' :-) Thank you to everyone for your entries we really enjoyed coming to see them :-) Now ,, Do you like 'Sewing' too ?? :-) We are challenging you this week to
You can choose to get your sewing machine out,, hand sew or fake it and use a pen :-)

Before we show you the fabulous creations that the DT have made for your inspiration we have a few important things to tell you :-)

We have GRETA joining us in the Designer Spotlight. I would like you all to pop by her blog and leave her a comment. She has very kindly made 2 fabulous cards for us to show you this week, one with real sewing and one with faux !! Greta is only 11 years old and started cardmaking last October, she is really talented and plays the piano, competes in gymnastics and is a Girl Scout too ! Greta shares her blog with her mum Lisa who is also a very talented cardmaker :-)

The other BIG news to tell you is that Kim Piggot has agreed to join us on the Design Team :-) I am sure most, if not all of you have visited Cards By Kim and know what a fabulous designer she is :-)her card this week is form a previous posting but as it fits in with our theme we are posting it here for you to see :-) Welcome aboard Kim I am sure you will soon settle in :-)

Heidi, the owner of the Simon Says Stamp Store is once again giving one lucky winner a $25 shopping spree to her store and she will pay the postage too :-) The winner is always drawn at random using the random generator so you all have an equal chance. All we ask is that it is a new creation and that you mention our challenge in your posting :-)


diese Woche haben wir ein interessantes Thema für Euch:
Ihr sollt ein bischen auf Eurer Karte oder auf Eurem Werk "nähen"
Wir sind sehr gespannt was Euch so dazu einfällt.

Diese Woche haben wir auch wieder eine Gastdesignerin bei uns:
Und außerdem haben wir ein neues DT Mitglied:
Kim Piggot

Következő kihívásunk témája: "Varrás". Ezt alkotásaitokon kétféleképpen is alkalmazhatjátok: rendes varrással vagy csak rajzolt varrással. Heti vendégünk Greta. Greta egy 11 éves kislány, aki nagyon tehetséges a kártyakészítésben! 2 kártyát is készített a kihívásra, biztosan örülne neki ha ellátogatnátok blogjára és hagynátok neki egy megjegyzést!:)
Újabb DT tagot is üdvözölhetünk a csapatunkba, Kim Piggot-ot! Gyönyörű alkotásait blogján megnézhetitek, munkái bámulatosak!
Inspirációt meríthettek a DT tagok által készített alkotásokból is!..és tudjátok, blogjukra is érdemes ellátogatni, hisz nyeremények várnak rátok!
A nyeremény egy 25 dolláros utalvány, amit a Simon Says Stamp webáruházban lehet levásárolni. Jó alkotást és sok szerencsét kívánok!

El reto de esta semana se titula "Coser y cantar", y lo que os pedimos es que en vuestras creaciones mostréis puntadas de coser, ya sean reales o "falsas". Nuestra Diseñadora Invitada en esta ocasión es Greta, ¡que sólo tiene 11 años y empezó a hacer tarjetas el pasado octubre! Por favor, no olvidéis dejarle un comentario, estoy segura de que le hará muchísima ilusión.
También queremos anunciaros que... ¡Kim Piggot se une a nuestro Equipo de Diseño!. Seguramente muchas de vosotras ya la conocéis gracias a su increíble blog, "Cards by Kim".
Y como cada semana, nuestra querida Heidi, propietaria de la tienda Simon Says Stamp, ofrece como premio para la ganadora del reto un vale por 25 dólares de compra, con gastos de envío gratuitos. Además, nuevamente hay "candy" escondido en los blogs de algunas de las chicas del Eqiupo de Diseño, así que...¡id a buscarlo!
¡Buena suerte y estamos deseando ver vuestras creaciones con puntadas!

Dziękujemy bardzo za tak liczny udział w poprzednim wyzwaniu. Bardzo gorąco namawiamy Was do uczestnictwa w obecnym. Tematem jest szycie, czy to maszynowe, czy to ręczne, czy nawet zamarkowane namalowanym ściegiem. Dołączcie koniecznie do naszej zabawy!!! Atrakcyjna nagroda, jak co tydzień, czeka :) W tym tygodniu gościnnie wystąpiła na naszym blogu 11-letnia Greta. Chcemy się także z Wami podzielić nowiną - do naszego zespołu zgodziła się dołączyć Kim Piggot!!!

Designer Spotlight GRETA










Please pop by all the DT blogs and Greta's blog too so you can get more details of how these creations were made :-)You never know you may find some candy along the way too !! :-)
We look forward to seeing all your creations :-)
Happy Crafting :-)
Lols and the DT x x

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

The Winner of the Oriental Challenge :-)

I just pressed the button on the random .org and it chose ,,,

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-09-16 07:39:42 UTC

The winner is Babsis-Ideenwelt

If you could email us we can tell you how to claim your prize :-)

Congratulations :-)
Lols and the DT x x

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Simon Says....Follow a Recipe!!

Last weeks challenge was a challenge for some people - thank you to those who entered!!! This week is an easier challenge so we hope to see more entries!!!!! Pop back later to see the winner of the ORIENTAL challenge!!!!

Today we have a recipe challenge for you: Use 3 embellishments, 2 papers, and 1 image on your creation!!! We hope you will join us in this challenge - we love looking at your creations!!!

Here is some inspiration from our Design Team. Click on their names to go to their blogs for more information about their project and to show them some love! You MAY just stumble across some hidden candy along the way too! Please take time to have a good look around and leave us some comments - we love them !

Heute haben wir ein Rezept für Euch:

benutzt 3 Embellishments, 2 Papiere, 1 Motiv

Wir sind schon sehr gespannt was Euch dazu alles einfällt!

Diese Woche haben wir wieder eine Gastdesignerin dabei, MARTINE.

Sie hat alles Banner, Logos usw weiter SimonSaysStamp entworfen.

Vielen dank an dieser Stelle auch von uns!

Sziasztok! Mostani kihívásunkban egy "recept" szerint szeretnénk ha elkészítenétek az alkotásaitokat.Ez pedig: 3 kiegészítő, 2 papír és 1 kép! Kíváncsian várjuk, hogy ki mit főz ki ezekből az alapanyagokból!:)
Vendégtervezőnk Martine. Minedent amit a blogon látsz, blinkik, logók stb. ő tervezte a Simon Says Stampnek!Wow!!
Inspirációt meríthettek a DT tagok által készített alkotásokból is, valamint ne felejtsétek el, hogy blogjaikon, valahol blog candy vár rátok!:)
Jó alkotást és sok szerencsét kívánok!!:)

Also, this week MARTINE is our Guest Designer in the spotlight!!!!! We are so fortunate to have Martine - she has designed and made all of the banners, blinkies, and watermarks for Simon Says Stamp & the Design Team!!! Soooo grateful for her!!!!!! Martine is VERY talented - I just spent an hour at her blog, looking at all of her FABBY creations!!! Please head to her blog to check out her work & leave her a comment or two!!!! THANKS Martine for all that you do for us!!! You're the BEST!!!!! Here is Martine's card for this challenge:

El reto de la semana pasada fue todo un desafío para muchas de vosotras, ya que quizá se sale un poco de lo habitual, así que ¡gracias a todas las que participasteis! ¡Volved al blog dentro de un rato para descubrir a la ganadora de nuestro reto "Oriental"!
Mientras, es hora de anunciar un nuevo reto, y en esta ocasión será como una receta de cocina en la que usaréis los siguientes ingredientes:
- 3 adornos
- 2 papeles diferentes
- 1 imagen

Esperamos que os unáis a nosotras esta semana, porque ¡nos encanta ver vuestras creaciones!
Para abrir el apetito aquí tenéis una buena dosis de inspiración de la mano de nuestro Equipo de Diseño. No dejéis de visitar los blog personales de cada una de nuestras chicas, porque podéis encontrar "candy" en algunos de ellos y además nos encanta que nos dejéis un comentario.
Para participar, introduce en Mr Linky el enlace a tu creación y no olvides mencionar en tu blog que ha sido diseñada especialmente para el reto de Simon Says Challenge. Como siempre, una ganadora elegida al azar obtendrá un vale de compra por valor de 25 dólares en la tienda de Simon Says, con gastos de envío gratuito.
¡Manos a la obra con nuestra receta y buena suerte!

Please enter your name with Mr. Linky and be sure to mention Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog in your blog posting! Thanks for joining us, it is so much fun each week!!! Remember, one random entry can win a $25 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp, so get creating!!!!! Good luck!!!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Some help for the ORIENTAL challenge....

Hi everyone! I just wanted to put up a quick post with a link to Origami Kimono instructions & show you one that I made. The kimono was a little tricky at first but after a couple tries, I got it. If you are familiar with origami & paper folding techniques, you will have no problems! I was never very good at Origami and I was able to make TWO!!! LOL

So, if you are struggling with some ideas for an Oriental themed project or card, try the Kimono, or use Asian inspired colours - red, gold, black, etc. You could also make a little fan to put on your card, or use Asian animals (elephants, pandas, tigers, etc.) Add toothpicks as chopsticks or add a little bamboo. You could even try Japanese or Chinese writing - there are lots of links on the WWW . Go check em out!!! Let your imagination run wild - we KNOW you can do it!!!!

I hope that helps a little & I hope you will give it a try!! We would love to see what you have come up with!!!!! Good luck & have fun!!!!

You don't need Oriental Stamps !! :-)

I just thought I would show this fabulous creation that Linda made for this week's Oriental Challenge ;-) As you can see Linda didn't use any Oriental images but still managed to make something fantastic to enter our challenge ;-) Thank you Linda for allowing me to show this to everyone :-)
Linda is new to blogland,, I have had a lovely browse around her blog and she does beautiful work. please pop over to Linda's own blog for details of how she made this and to leave her a well deserved comment :-)

There are so many fabulous entries this week ,,, every one is a work of art,, if anyone needs any more inspiration just go to see what the entrants have made ,,, amazing !! :-)

Happy Crafting

the Simon Says Stamp Challenge DT x x

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Simon Says Heidi's Choice Challenge prize winner !!!

OOhh I haven't done the draw ,,,, just about to press the button on the random draw !! Wonder who the winner of that FANTASTIC prize will be !! oohh this is soooo exciting !! drum roll here ,,,,,,,,,,, the winning number is !!!

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-09-09 18:15:27 UTC

That is Amy King with her email entry !! :-) Congratulations Amy !! How lucky is that !! her first ever entry into a challenge and she wins this fabby prize !!

Please email us again with you address and Heidi will post the goodies out for you :-)

Lols and the DT x x

Simon Says.....Oriental !

Thank you to all of you who joined in our special challenge last week to celebrate Heidi's birthday. The birthday girl herself had a fantastic day and she loved all your entries ! Pop back later to see who the lucky winner is of all those scrummy goodies !!

This week we want to to see a taste of the Orient in your creations. One lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $25 P&P free shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp store which has generously been given by Heidi.

The DT have made some amazing creations this week. Please pop by their blogs to see exactly how they made them and you may just stumble across some hidden candy along your way ! Please take time to have a good look round and leave us some comments - we love them !

Have a great week and we look forward to seeing your fantastic creations too !

Heute haben wir mal ein außergewöhnliches Thema für Euch:
Mal sehn was Euch dazu so einfällt!

Sziasztok! Köszönjük az előző kihívásra készített csodás alkotásaitokat!! E heti kihívásunk témája: "Keleti". A nyeremény ismét egy 25 dolláros utalvány, amit a Simon Says Stamp webáruházban lehet levásárolni. Inspirációt meríthettek a DT tagok által készített alkotásokból és ne feledjétek meglátogatni blogjaikat, hisz ismét blog candy vár rátok!! Jó alkotást és sok szerencsét kívánok!:)

Gracias a todas quienes participasteis en nuestro reto especial de la semana pasada para celebrar el cumpleaños de Heidi. La "cumpleañera" pasó un día fantástico y le encantaron todas vuestras creaciones!! Volved dentro de un rato al blog para saber quién es la afortunada ganadora de tan apetecible premio.

Esta semana os proponemos como reto que le déis un toque oriental a vuestras creaciones. La ganadora será, como siempre, elegida al azar y obtendrá un vale de compra por 25 dólares (¡y gastos de envío gratuitos!) en la tienda Simon Says Store, donado generosamente por Heidi una semana más.

El Equipo de Diseño se ha superado a sí mismo esta semana con sus creaciones. Os recomendamos que visitéis el blog de cada una de las diseñadoras para saber cómo ha sido creado cada diseño... y también para encontrar "blog candy" escondido en algunos de ellos. ¡Y no olvidéis dejarnos un comentario, nos encanta leerlos!

¡Os deseamos una fantástica semana y estamos deseando ver vuestras creaciones con sabor oriental!