Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Happy Birthday Simon :-)


As many of you may know Simon is Heidi's very cute little dog and is the Simon Says Stamp Store mascot :-) I am not sure how old he is ,, will find out and tell you later :-)

Lols and the DT x x

Simon Says.....Pink (or Blue) with GREEN & BROWN

Thank you to all who entered last week!!! I had a great time visiting blogs and seeing all the amazing Tent cards.....I got so many neat ideas and inspiration from all of you! THANK YOU for joining us!!!

This week our challenge for you is a GREAT colour combo.

Use pink or blue WITH green and brown!

The Design Team is showcasing PENNY BLACK stamps this week - you don't have to use them in your creation, but if you have them, why not ink them up?? Simon Says Stamp Superstore has a HUGE selection of Penny Black stamps - there is SOMETHING for everyone!!!! Head on over there and check it out!!!!! You can see most of the collection HERE

Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a fab shopping spree to her store :-)

This week we also have Guest Designer joining us. MARCEA has been chosen to join us for a month, so be sure to visit her blog and leave her some Simon Says LOVE!!! Here is her fabulous card. Isn't it cute?

And here are the rest of the Design Teams FABBY creations:






Don't forget, this week you can win a $25 shopping spree (shipping included!!!) to Simon Says Stamp Superstore, so be sure to link your post with Mr. Linky!!!! Thanks for joining us this week, we can't wait to see your great colour combos!!!!!

Chris & the DT

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Winner of the Tent Card Challenge

I have just pressed the button and the ramdom generator chose,,,,,

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-05-26 08:38:26 UTC

the lucky ducky this week is Margreet :-)

congratulations Margreet :-) Please email us and we will explain how you can claim your prize :-)

Lols and the DT x x

Monday, 24 May 2010



There are lorry loads of parcels arriving at the store every day !! If you haven't been for a browse lately then now is the time !! These gorgeous papers are sure to sell out fast !!!

As some of you may know we have a challenge on the Papercraft Planet Site, the theme is BLING, BLING, BLING and there is a fabulous prize for one lucky entrant :-) You can combine the challenge with this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge too !! Pop over to the Papercraft Planet site to see the gorgeous entries so far :-) You have until May 31st to enter :-)

Happy Crafting
Lols x x x

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Simon Says. A Tent Card with Charms !

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our sketch challenge last week.

This week, our challenge is for you to make a tent card and add some charms to it ! If you are unsure how to make one of these simple yet effective cards, our amazingly talented DT member, Dena, has written a tutorial with photos which you can find in the post below this one.

Heidi is offering one lucky entrant a $25 shopping spree to her Simon Says Stamp Superstore and with all the fantastic stuff arriving almost every day the choice is FABULOUS !! :-)

The Design Team have made some fabulous tent cards for you to see. Please pop over to their blogs and see how they have been made and leave them some nice comments. We all like nice comments on our blogs, don't we ? ! :o)









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Happy Crafting :-)

Dena's Tent Card Tutorial

1. Cut cardstock to the sizes below. This card can be created to any size you like, I am going to show a card that measures 6” x 6” when complete.

2. Score the 4”x 6” piece every 1” down the long side. This will create the bottom of the card. Fold in the valley, mountain, valley, style.

3. Glue the design paper to the base cardstock to create the front panel, then, cut out the shape that you want the image to “dangle” from. You will be cutting through 2 thicknesses, but it will align much better this way.

*Make sure the shape that is cut out is not too far to the top or bottom. When attaching the folded piece to the bottom you don’t want the fold to show through the opening. There should be a small space at the top for hanging the image.

4. Now attach the smaller folded piece to the fronts and backs making sure you align them before setting the glue too firmly.

5. The card should now look like a tent when standing. Punch a small hole in the top of the image to dangle and the top of the front panel where it will hang. Use jump rings to hang your image.

It can be held together on the sides or the center with ribbons, brads, or whatever you like.

The back side can be decorated also with sentiments or other images.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Winner - Domi's Sketch

Thank you to everyone who entered our challenge last week. There can only be one winner and that lucky person is.....

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers: 26 - Nicky

Timestamp: 2010-05-19 09:28:13 UTC

Well done Nicky ! Could you please email us so that we can tell you how to claim your prize.

Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

Monday, 17 May 2010

No 1 Top Blog in the Wikio Rankings :-)

Wikio - Top Blogs - Craft

We are very proud to announce that the Simon Says Stamp Challenge is THE NUMBER ONE Top Blog in the Wikio Craft Blog Rankings !!! Wooo Hooo !!!!!! :-)

Thanks to Heidi and all the simon Says Stamp team for making this possible and to YOU our followers for getting us there !! :-)

WE ROCK !!!!

Happy Crafting !!!!

Lols x x x

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Simon Says Stamp's ..... Sketch Challenge

Oh WOW !! What an amazing response we had to our Blogoversary Hop !! :-) Thank you all for joining in and for all the lovely comments you left for us, much appreciated xx :-)
The winner of the fabulous parcel of goodies will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog later today so keep checking if it's YOU !! :-)

The DT will also be announcing the winners of the candy on thir blogs and then when we have all the names we will announce them on here too so Good Luck to you all :-)

Don't forget that you still have a few days left to enter the Wedding Cards for Domi Challenge . We want to bury her in an avalanche of cards :-)

OK so moving on to this weeks challenge Domi has made us this gorgeous sketch to follow.

The DT have all used Whiff of Joy stamps and if you have any we would like to see them used on your card too but you don't have to :-)

Heidi is offering one lucky entrant a $25 shopping spree to her Simon Says Stamp Superstore
and with all the fantastic stuff arriving almost every day the choice is FABULOUS !! :-)

The DT have made some lovely cards for you to see so for more details please visit their blogs and please leave us some comments :-) We all like to receive comments don't we !! :-)








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Happy Crafting :-)

Domi's Wedding Card Challenge :-)

As many of you know, our lovely Domi is marrying her sweetheart Uli on the 15th May ,,,, not long now !! Now we couldn't let such a momentous occasion pass us by uncelebrated so we are setting you an extra special challenge !

The challenge is to make a Wedding Card for Domi and her fiance Uli ,, and post them to her. you will need to email me for Domi's address (email in the sideber)

The prize is this gorgeous lot of wedding themed goodies from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp :-)

So now all you have to do is make a Wedding Card, post a link with Mr Linky to the card on your blog and email me for the address. Only cards received by Domi and Uli will be eligible to win the prize :-)

You have until Monday 10th May to enter, to enable any cards posted to arrive we will use the random generator to choose the winner at the end of the month. I will post the winner on here and let them know too by leaving a message on their blog :-)

edited to add ,, Some of you may have made a card and posted it to Domi already :-) You may of course enter any cards already made for her :-)

edited ,, deadline extended, you have until 6pm CET on 15th May to enter :-)

SSS Blogaversary WINNER!!!

Congrats to.....(drum roll) LILIAN CHILD!!!! Please email me your addy so I can send your prize!

Here's what Lil had to say: "Wearing blinders - I have completed the blog hop and I will be uploading my card challenge creation tonight (to be included also as an entry for the wedding contest) and emailing it to Lorraine since I do not have a personal blog. I also wanted to get my number count (40) to you and respond to email per your contest instructions so I have a chance to win this AWESOME blogaversary prize package!"

Here's the beautiful entry that Lil submitted...

Thanks to all that participated in our Blogaversary hop! We hope you had lots of fun, and thank you for participating each week in our challenges, we love and are constantly inspired by you all, THANK YOU!!!!


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

WINNERS - Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stamp Sets

The Design Team members have been randomly drawing winners from their blogs from the comments left for them. The winners will receive a Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stamp Set of their choice !

We can announce that the winners from our individual blogs are......

Domi = TINI

Lols Helen

Martine - Jamie

Dena - Christine

Jane - Dragonlady

Jo - Sandie

Debby Pauline


Kim - Vanessa

Anna - Katinka

Many congratulations to all the winners !

Don't forget to check back later to find out the winner of the Grande Prize !

Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

Winner of the Wedding Challenge !!!!!!

thanks to everyone who sent me a card and for all the lovely wishes for my wedding day!

I recived very beautiful and lovely cards from you all!
Thanks very much!

So, now I choose a winner,


Please Email Lorraine your adress!!!


Sending lots of love and best wishes to Domi and Uli on their Wedding Day :-)

If you would like to send a card ,, you still have time to enter the Wedding Cards for Domi Challenge ,,, entry closes at 6 pm CET this evening ,,,, just when Domi and Uli's evening reception party will be about to start !! :-)

Lols and the DT x x x

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

extended deadline for the Wedding Cards for have until 15th May to enter :-)

We have decided to extend the deadline to enter this challenge, you have until 15th May 6pm CET (5 pm GMT) to enter this challenge :-) that is Domi's wedding day and we would like you all to join in and send her a card :-)

We have had several entries where cards were obviously meant for someone else. Just to remind you that only cards received by Domi will be eligible to win the fabulous prize. You must post the card to her ,,, not email her a photo of it ! :-)


email us for her address

the email is in the sidebar. Please write 'card for Domi' in the subject line as we are getting lots of spam and want to make sure it is not deleted by mistake :-)

Click here to go to the Wedding Card Challenge post

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Lillian Child's email entry :-)

We have just received this gorgeous email entry from Lilian Child :-) She is entering this into the Wedding Card's for Domi Challenge and the Birthday/Celebrations Challenge :-)

Please leave your comments for Lil on this post :-)

Thanks for your entry Lil :-)

Lols x x x

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


Before we announce the new challenge we have some sad news for you :-( Timea has decided to step down from the team due to family and work commitments. We are all saddened by this but would like to thank her for her hard work and support over the past 12 months and wish her the very best for the future xx Keep in touch hunny :-)
(added by Lols x x)

To celebrate the first blogaversary of Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog, the Design Team members are participating in a blog hop, to inspire you and celebrate an amazing first year! And what a year it has been!! WOW!!!! As a special treat for this challenge, we have invited our two past DT members, Anna and Kim, to join us! Please give them a warm welcome back!!!

The theme for this weeks challenge guessed it, BIRTHDAYS/CELEBRATIONS!!!!!!
We love BIRTHDAYS & CELEBRATIONS at Simon Says!!!!

The Hop starts HERE :-)

At each blog, there will be a NUMBER – collect all of the numbers, add them up, and post your answer in the comment section on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, which is at the end of the hop :-)

At each DT hop, you will need to leave a comment or a direct link to a card made for this challenge with Mr. Linky – this will get you a chance to win your choice of 1 Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set at EACH blog!!!

Heidi will randomly draw the winner from all the correct answers for the Grande Prize next Wednesday. The winner must have entered this Challenge to be eligible to win this HUGE GOODIE BASKET FULL OF CRAFTING GOODNESS - courtesy of Simon Says Stamp Store!! Check it out.......

The number for this blog is 3

Next head over to Anna's blog to see what fabulous inspiration she has for you and to collect your number. Thanks for stopping by! HAVE fun and good luck!!!

The DT are showcasing the Simon Says Stamps exclusive stamp sets and have made some gorgeous Birthday cards to inspire you!! You can see them all close up on each blog as you hop along collecting your numbers!!! :-)











Just in case you get lost here is a list of everyone :-)


And, FYI, you can combine this challenge with the WEDDING CHALLENGE AND the BLING challenge on PCP!!!!! Three challenges with one card...can it get any sweeter than that?????
Good luck and have fun HOPPIN'!!!!

Chris & the DT
P.S. I would like to extend our biggest thanks to Timea, our wonderful DT member who has decided to step down. She has been a FABULOUS addition to our team and we will all miss her greatly!!! We wish you the best of luck in your new job and hope you enjoy the time with your son! Please come back and visit us often!!!