Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Simon Says ,,, It's So Distressing ,,,,

Thank you to eveyone who entered the last Easter Challenge :-) We had lots of fabulous entries and I will be back soon with a winner of the spree :-)

We also have the Simon Says Stamp Childrens Challenge on a different post at the moment too,, so let your kids loose in your craft room ;-) Lots of entries are coming in for that too so thank you to all the children :-)

This week the theme is ,,


The Design team have all used Tim Holtz products on their creations. You don't have to but we would like to see you use them if you have them :-)

unser neues Thema diese Woche lautet:

Das DT hat Produkte von TIM HOLTZ verwendet, ihr müsst keine Artikel davon benutzen.

Heidi will be giving away a $25 shopping spree to the Simon Says Stamp Store and she will pay for the shipping too :-) There are lots of new products in store too ,,, so many in fact it is difficult to keep up with them ! Every day gorgeous new stuff is arriving :-)

GUNN here in the Designer Spotlight :-) If you haven't visited her blog yet you really should , her work is amazing :-)











Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Winner of the Simon Says Easter Challenge :-)

I have just pressed the button and the lucky number is ........

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-03-31 07:15:49 UTC

The winner is Corrie :-) Congratulations ! :-) If you email us we will explain how you claim your prize :-)


Lols and the DT

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Simon Says ... Children's Challenge :-)

Happy Easter Holidays to all of our children !! Time to PLAY !! :-)

Welcome to our first challenge dedicated to everyone between the ages on 2 and 16 ,,,, we thought 1 year olds may be a bit too young !! :-) We would like to encourage all you Mum's to let your children loose in your craft rooms ha ha :-)

The challenge is open for 2 weeks and will close at 10am GMT ( 9 am CET ) on Sunday 11th April


The theme is open so you can make whatever you like, cards, masks, bonnets, notebooks, anything you like, it does not even have to be Easter themed :-)

Heidi the owner of Simon Says Stamp will be giving a winner drawn at random, a $25 shopping spree to her store so you can choose whatever you like :-)

We have a lovely Design Team especially for this challenge and they have made these amazing creations for you to see :-)

JAX (AGE 2 and a half)

Jax is Heidi's son and he made this lovely elephant at pre school :-)


Connor is Jane's son and made this card all by himself except his mummy helped with poking the brads through :-) He is hoping for this many Easter eggs :-)

MOLLIE (Age 8)

Mollie is Jo's daughter and has obviously inherited her mum's talent !

GRETA (aged 13)

Greta has been a regular entrant to our challenges and was our first child Designer in the Spotlight ! her Mum is Lisa AKA ML Designworks :-) This card was coloured using her very own brand new copics !

SYDNEY (aged 9)

Sydney is Joey's daughter (Joey's Stuff) Sydney was also a child designer in the Spotlight for a recent challenge :-) Her work is amazing !! Sydney has obviously inherited her Mum's talent too :-)

GEORGINA (aged 9)

Georgina is Pascale's daughter (My Crafty Heaven) and was also in our designer spotlight recently :-) Georgina is very talented too ,,, just like her Mum ! :-)

The Design Team ARE allowed to link these projects with Mr Linky to be in with a chance of the prize draw. Also we allow multiple entries so you can enter as many times as you like ! :-)

We would appreciate you taking the time to visit the blogs of the children and leave them a lovely comment :-) They have done a wonderful job as I am sure you would all agree :-)Just click on their name and it will take you straight to them ! :-)

Please leave a direct link to your/your child's creation and the DT will be along soon to see it :-)

Thanks for joining this challenge and Good Luck to everyone in the prize draw :-)

CHILDREN'S CHALLENGE LINKS ONLY for the Easter/Spring Challenge please link your card to the post below
any linked creations not made by children will be removed.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Simon Says..... Easter or Spring and some GLIMMER!!!!

That's right...GLIMMER!!! Anything shimmery, shiny, sparkly!!!! What a GREAT challenge this fun!!!! And of course, Easter is RIGHT around the corner & if you are like me, you have a few Easter cards to get mailed!!! If you don't celebrate Easter, or just want to make a Spring card, that is OK too!! Here is a really great video with Heidi Swapp on using the Glimmer Mists...really informative & inspirational!!!!

heute haben wir ein neues Thema für Euch und zwar


Benutzt was glitzerndes auf Euren Werken :-)

Következő kihívásunk témája "Tavasz/Húsvét és csillogás". Alkotásod lehet húsvéti képeslap, ajándékdoboz, kosárka, egy oldal a kedvenc húsvéti fotóiddal stb....ha nincs ilyen képed, akkor készíthetsz a tavaszról is, a lényeg, hogy használj valami csillogós dolgot az alkotásodon. Inspirációt meríthetsz a DT tagok alkotásából. Vendégtervezőnk ismét Gunn, aki egy hónapon keresztül csatlakozik majd hozzánk és kápráztat el bennünket csodás alkotásaival!! A nyeremény egy 25 dolláros utalvány, amit a szerencsés nyertes a Simon Says Stamp webáruházban vásárolhat majd le.

Simon Says Stamp Superstore carries a HUMONGOUS collection of sparkly things....glimmer mists, rhinestones, shimmerz, stickles, glitter, etc. etc. You MUST head to the store and check it out!!!!!

We have asked Gunn to be our Guest Designer for a month! We are so thrilled to have her join us and to share in her amazing talent!!! If you haven't already chekced out her blog, you really should! She is a hidden gem and we are so happy to have found her!!!! Here is her FABBY creation for this weeks challenge:

And here are the other fabulous creations by our Design Team:



(Lols made me put both projects up!! LOL)








Remember, you can win this

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to all who entered last week! We have such amazing entrants, and so many talented warms our heart that you share that with us!!!!! We hope you will continue to enter week after week!!!! We LOVE having you!!!!

Please enter your name and link to your blog post with Mr. Linky. We can't wait to see what you create with all that glimmer!!!! Thanks for joining us this week!

Chris & the DT

Monday, 22 March 2010

Winner of the Bit O' Green Challenge :-)

I have just pressed the button and the random gen chose

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-03-24 08:08:00 UTC

The lucky girl this week is Pops :-) Congratulations :-) If you email us we will explain how you can claim your prize :-)

Lols and the DT x

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Simon Says.......St. Patrick's Day/A Splash of Green !

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our challenge last week. It was lovely to see so many interpretations of Iris' sketch.

This week we are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Our challenge this week is to SHOW US YOUR GREENS !!!!

The Design Team are this week showcasing Basic Grey products. Simon Says Stamp has a huge range of Basic Grey in store and has just taken delivery of the brand new Kioshi and Green at Heart range - wow, these new products are delish !!

If you have any Basic Grey products, we would love to see them but it not, anything green will do !!

The prize this week is a $25 P&P free shopping spree very generously given by Simon Says Stamp.


diese Woche wollen wir den St. Patricks Day mit Euch feiern.
Unsere Challenge lautet:
benutzt ein Hauch von Grün auf Eurer Karte.

Die DT Mitglieder haben Sachen von Basic Grey auf der Karte verwendet.
Das müsst ihr nicht unbedingt tun.
Wir sind schon sehr gespannt auf Eure Werke!

Sziasztok! Heti kihívásunk témája "St. Patrick's Day/valami zöld". Inspirációt meríthettek a DT tagok alkotásaiból. Ők ezt a kihívást Basic Grey termékekkel kombinálták. A Simon Says Stamp webáruházában sok termék megtalálható tőlük. Itt meg tudod nézni.
Heti vendégtervezőnk, előző kihívásunk nyertese, Gunn. Látogass el blogjára és nézd meg csodás munkáit. A nyeremény egy 25 dolláros utalvány, amit a Simon Says Stamp webáruházban vásárolhat le a szerencsés nyertes. Jó alkotást és sok szerencsét kívánok!:)

This week we also have a Designer in the Spotlight. Please welcome the super talented Gunn aka MsPlum

. Gunn won the prize on our challenge last week and we were amazed with her talent :-) If you haven't seen her blog you really should pop over and see her work :-)


Here are the rest of the Design Team's creations for your inspiration :











Thank you so much for participating in our challenge. The Design Team work really hard to come and see all your creations for each challenge.

Don't forget to visit and find out who is offering hidden candy ! We look forward to seeing you.

Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT xxxx

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Winner of the Simon Says Sketch Challenge

Thank you to those of you who joined us in our sketch challenge.

Unfortunately, there can only be one winner and that lucky person is ......

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

105 - Shana

Timestamp: 2010-03-17 10:21:12 UTC

Many congratulation SHANA. Could you please email us so that we can give you details of how to claim your prize.

Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

Friday, 12 March 2010

Joanne's Email Entry

Joanne from Singapore sent in this gorgeous card for this week's challenge :-) Please leave her a comment on this post :-)

Thank you Joanne for entering the challenge :-)

Lols x x

Joanne's Email Entry

I have just received this beautiful email entry from Joanne in Singapore :-) Please leave her a comment on this post :-)

Thank you for your entry Joanne :-)

Lols x x

Simon Says Stamp Challenge on the Papercrafts Planet :-)

Chris our teamie, is in charge of the Simon Says Stamp site on Papercrafts Planet and has just announced the start of the next challenge :-)

This one is a fabulous sketch for us all to follow and this is the prize on offer !! Gorgeous !! These have just arrived in the Simon Says Stamp store :-)

pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Papercrafts Planet site to join in and please become a follower there too :-)

happy Crafting :-)
Lols and the DT x x

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Winner of the Simon Says Mother's Day/Girly Challenge

WOW ,,, 440 ENTRIES !! :-) I have just pressed the random button and the generator chose

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-03-10 08:55:18 UTC

The lucky winner in Gunn aka Ms Plum :-) Congratulations Gunn :-) Please email us so we can explain how you claim your prize :-)

Lols and the DT x x

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Simon Says.....SKETCH!!!!

WOW WOW WOW!!!!! The turn out for the challenge last week was OFF THE CHARTS!!!!! Thank you all SOOOO much for participating in our challenges!! We love you all so much!!!! We had WELL over 400 participants and every single entry was PHENOMENAL!!!!

Let's do it again!!!!!

This week, we have a sketch for you! It has been ages since we've done a sketch challenge so here is a GREAT one from our very own IRIS!!!! (the sketch was digitized by Martine)

Heti kihívásunkon egy adott vázlat alapján kell az alkotásodat elkészíteni. DT tagunk, Iris készítette ezt a fantasztikus vázlatot, köszönjük! A DT tagok alkotásaikon Magnolia bélyegzőket használtak, ha neked nincs, nem baj, bármivel helyettesítheted a képet, ha van, akkor viszont szeretnénk ha használnád azt.A nyeremény egy 25 dolláros utalvány, amit a Simon Says Stamp webáruházban költhet el a szerencsés nyertes. Jó alkotást és sok szerencsét kívánok!:)

diese Woche haben wir einen Sketch von IRIS für Euch.
Wir wünschen Euch viel Spass damit und sind schon sehr auf Eure Werke gespannt!

The DT is showcasing Magnolia stamps this week, but you can enter anything! IF you have Magnolia's - we'd love to see them in your work too!!!! ANY excuse to ink up these cuties is good enough for me!!!!! Simon Says Stamp is working HARD to stock every single Magnolia stamp and are continually getting more and more shipments in!!! They have a GREAT selection, so head to the STORE to check them out!!!! They also carry the Magnolia flowers and papers!!!! How GREAT is that???

Here are the Design Teams creations using Iris' sketch and some Magnolias: ENJOY!!!!! Remember to click on their names to be taken directly to their blogs to see more of their FABBY work!!!!!





Martine ,,, coming soon :-)

Remember, this week you can win a $25 shopping spree which includes shipping!!!! You can buy some new Magnolias if you want!!!! ;-)

Good luck & thank you to ALL who participate!!!! The Design Team works hard to get to all of your blogs to see your AWESOME creations!!!!!

Don't forget to look for candy on the DT blogs !!!! :-)