Friday 29 January 2010

The Lucky 3 !!!! ,,,:-)

First of all I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all the entrants to our DT call :-) The response was absolutelty amazing, I think almost everyone in blogland applied !! We had some wonderful email entries too :-)
I am sure you will understand that as much as we would have liked to choose you all we had to make some very difficult decisions. Please do not feel sad if you weren't chosen,,, all the entries were just amazing,, you are all soo talented x x

So without further ado ,, please give a round of applause to our 3 new DT members ,,, we just couldn't pick only 2 ,,,:-)

In alphabetical order :-)


Welcome to the Simon says Stamp Family :-) We are all so excited to have you all join us ,,, champagne and nibbles in the DT blog later :-) ( Heidi's providing the champagne and Jo is busy making sausage rolls and vol-o-vents) :-)

Thank you to you all for supporting our challenge and making it as sucessful as it is ,,, we value each and every one of you and if it wasn't for you all coming back each week to enter ,, we wouldn t be here ,, so a BIG THANK YOU to everyone :-) x x x

Lols and the DT x x x

Tuesday 26 January 2010

Simon Says ,,, New Baby :-)

We have had lots of fabulous entries to our Punch It Challenge :-) Thanks you so much for joining in :-) I will be back soon with the lucky winner :-)

Our Challenge this week is NEW BABY :-)

I love all things Baby ,,, soo cute :-) You can make whatever you like ,, it doesn't have to be a card ! :-) It could be a Christening or Baby's First Christmas too ,,, anything Baby ,,, Baby Animals ,,

unsere neues Thema diese Woche hei?t:
Dazu könnt ihr uns alles zeigen, was mit Kindern, oder auch mit Tieren zu tun hat.

Heti kihívásunk témája, Új Baba!:) Inspirációt meríthetsz a DT tagok alkotásaiból, valamint heti vendégtervezőnk Cathy munkájából is! Bármit készíthetsz, kártyát, oldalt pl. kisgyermeked pár napos fotóját feldolgozva vagy az első karácsonyát vagy kedvenc háziállatodat is oldalba foglalhatod, a lényeg, hogy megfeleljen a kihívás témájának. a nyeremény egy 25 dolláros utalvány, amit a Simon Says Stamp webáruházban lehet levásárolni. Jó alkotást és sok szerencsét kívánok!:)

Heidi is offering one lucky entrant a lovely shopping spree to her store and of course she will pay the shipping costs:-) With all the fabby new stuff arriving in store the winner will be spoilt for choice ! :-)

This week we are being joined by the lovely and very talented CATHY who has agreed to be in the Designer Spotlight :-)If you haven't visited her blog you are in for a treat !! :-)
The Design Team have made some lovely creations for your inspiration too :-)








Please leave a direct link to your card ,, not your blog , so that it is easier to find your entry. Also I request that you turn off word veriification to make it easier for us to leave a comment. Thank You x x

Happy Crafting :-)
Luv Lols and the DT :-)

Monday 25 January 2010

Punch It Challenge Winner :-)

Wow !! We had an amazing 319 entries to our challenge so really the chances of the Random Generator choosing your number is slim ,,,, lets see who he chose :-)

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-01-27 08:46:05 UTC

The lucky winner is Elise :-) Congratulations :-) If you email us we will explain how you can claim your prize :-)

Lols and the DT :-) x

Saturday 23 January 2010

The DT Call is now closed :-)

Hi everyone :-) Thank you for all your interest in our Design Team Call ,, we have had so many entries ,, quite a few email entries too so a BIG thank you to you all :-) It is lovely to know we are popular and that you would all like to join us :-)

Unfortunately we cannot ask you all to join ,,, as much fun as that would be !!! :-) We realise that many of you will be disappointed, the choice is going to be very difficult so please bear with us for a little while. Heidi will be back soon from the CHA and we (the DT and Heidi) will be deciding who the lucky 2 girls will be ASAP !! :-)

I will post the succesful applicants on here as soon as we have decided :-)

Lols and the DT :-) x x

Friday 22 January 2010


As you may recall, both Anna and Kim left us recently which has left us with two spaces on our fabulous Design Team !

Do you fancy joining us on our fun and exciting team for weekly challenges ? If so, all you have to do is leave your entry to our forthcoming challenges on Mr Linky on this post or, if you would prefer, email us at

Don't forget to also add your entry to the challenge posts so you are also in with a chance of winning the fantastic prize !!

ALL entries must be brand new and never seen before on your blog.

This Design Team call is open to everyone all over the World but you must have a blog.

The call will close on Tuesday 26th January 9pm CET, 8pm GMT and we will inform the lucky two as soon as we are able after that date.

We can't wait to see your entries and meet our new Teamies !

Good luck !!!

edited to add :
As a DT member you would be required to make a card/creation for our weekly challenges.
You would also be required to leave comments on entrants blogs, we do have a sharing rota system for this.
There may be times when we have additional activities ,, Blog Hops etc and we would like all the DT to participate in those too.
The DT term is for one year and then will be reviewed.
Heidi is a lovely boss and there will be perks which I will not publish :-)

We will be visiting you all :-) I know we will have a very difficult choice and the whole DT and Heidi will be making a decision. It will not only be based on 'The Best Card/ creation' we also need you to be a team, player and be an active and helpful part of the team :-)

Please only leave one link per challenge on this post :-)( i.e if you enter the challenge 4 times you do not need to link them all here too :-))

good Luck to everyone :-)
Lols x x

Jo and all at Simon Says Stamp and Simon Says Challenge


Wednesday 20 January 2010

Winner of the Shabby Chic Challenge :-)

We had loads of entries so the chances are slim that it is YOU !! :-) OK ,, I have just pressed the Random Generator button and he chose ,,,,,

True Random Number Service
Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-01-20 10:31:03 UTC

the winner is KATE :-) Congratulations Kate :-) If you email us we will explain how you can claim your prize :-)

Lols and the DT :-) x x

Tuesday 19 January 2010

Simon Says.... PUNCH IT!!!

GREAT turn out last week - and FABULOUSLY Shabby Chic creations!! WOW!! You all amaze me!!!!Let's see if we can DOUBLE our entrants this week!!!! So go on, tell all your friends!!!!!

This weeks challenge for you is to PUNCH IT!!!

Use punches in, on or as your creation!!! We cannot wait to see what you clever girls (& guys) come up with!!!!


heute haben wir das Thema:
für Euch.
Zeigt uns all Eure verschiedenen Stanzer usw :-)

A Simon Says Challenge blog új kihívásának témája: Lyukasszunk!
Alkotásodon valamilyen lyukasztót vagy lyukasztókat kell használnod, más megkötés nincs! Szerintem ez egy nagyszerű kihívás, hisz számtalan módja van lyukasztóink felhasználásának, csak a fantáziádra van bízva, hogy mit is készítesz! A nyeremény egy 25 dolláros utalvány amit a Simon Says Stamp webáruházban vásárolhat le a szerencsés nyertes.  Heti vendégtervezőnk Sue, látogass el blogjára és nézd meg gyönyörű alkotásait! Jó alkotást és sok szerencsét kívánok!:)

Again, Heidi is generously donating a $25 shopping spree (includes shipping!) to one lucky winner!!! And it could be YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Also, don't forget to check all the DT's blogs for some hidden candy!!!! :0)

This week we have Sue AKA Scoopystuff in our Designer Spotlight :-) Please help us welcome Sue - head to her blog & leave her some love!!!! I just checked out her blog & was BLOWN AWAY!!!! She is incredible!!!! Please go check it out, you won't be sorry!!!! Here is Sue's card:


And here are the rest of the PUNCHY Design Team's cards!!!!








Thanks for joining us this week in our fun challenge!!! Don't forget to link up your POST with your card to Mr. Linky for your chance to win!!!

Also, don't forget to check out our Design Team call!!! You could join our FABULOUS team!!!! You have until Tues. Jan. 26 to enter!!!! Check out THIS POST for more information!!!

Please TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION ON YOUR BLOGS it makes it so much easier for the DT to leave you comments :-) x

Have a great week!

Chris & the DT

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Simon Says.......Shabby Chic !

A big thank you to all those who entered our Hot Chocolate challenge last week and also special thanks goes to our Guest Designer Joey who joined us for our challenge.

This week's challenge is "Shabby Chic" Shabby Chic is "showing signs of wear and tear, distressing, whites, worn or bleached out pastels, rustic" (courtesty of Wikipedia !!).

heute haben wir das Thema:
Shabby Chic
für Euch.
Zu dem Thema passt einiges, dazu könnt ihr auch bei Wikipedia nachschauen.
Es können Werke sein, die Designs von Kleidern zeigen. oder Distressing, WEIß, Rustical, gebleichtes, usw.

Sziasztok! Heti kihívásunk témája: Shabby Chic- Elegánsan kopott! Inspirációt meríthetsz a DT tagok alkotásaiból. A nyeremény egy 25 dolláros utalvány, amit a Simon Says Stamp webáruházban vásárolhat le a szerencsés nyertes!

This week Heidi is giving away a $25 P&P free shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp store and with so many brand new goodies now arriving in store and the CHA Show just around the corner, its an amazing prize to win !

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








Please leave a direct link to your card and not your blog so that we can find your entry easily. If you would also like to enter our Design Team call, don't forget to add your challenge entry to Mr Linky on the Design Team Call post.

Happy crafting and thanks for joining us !

Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

Friday 8 January 2010

Simon Says Hot Chocolate Challenge :-)

I am just popping in to say that you don't HAVE to use Chocolate images for our challenge :-) You can use the colour combo PINK / BROWN instead if you prefer :-)

just a tip too ,,, there are one or 2 other challenges with similar themes ,,, easy to combine if you like !!!! :-)
Don't forget to look on the DT blogs for candy too :-)

Lols and the DT x x

p,s Please check that the word verification option is TURNED OFF on your blog and please use the owner approval option to screen your comments if you like :-) Thanks for your cooperation :-) It really does make it much easire for the DT to leave comments ,,:-)

Thursday 7 January 2010

winner of the Hot Chocolate Challenge :-)

The winner of the Hot Chocolate Challenge is ,,,,,

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-01-13 14:34:52 UTC

the winner is Mervi :-)

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

Lols and the DT :-) x x

Tuesday 5 January 2010

Simon Says ,,,,,, Hot Chocolate :-) Yum !!


We hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends ,, did you all get lots of crafting goodies ,,, or the funds to treat yourself to something ?? :-) We hope so :-)

We had a wonderful response to our PARTY Challenge ,, a big thank you for all your entries and a thank you too to our young Guest Designer Georgina :-) I hope you all paid her a visit ,,, :-)

Our theme for this week is

With the big freeze all over Europe and freezing weather on the other side of the pond too ,,, a lovely warming hot chocolate is just what we all need eh !! :-) You can interpret this theme as you like :-) You could use hot chocolaty images or brown and pink colour combo :-) The choice is yours :-)

diese Woche haben wir ein leckeres Thema für Euch :-)
und zwar
Heiße Schokolade
Wir sind schon sehr auf Eure Werke dazu gespannt.

Heti kihívásunk témája: FORRÓ CSOKOLÁDÉ!! Nyami!:)))) Inspirációt meríthetsz a DT tagok és heti vendégtervezőnk, JOEY alkotásából is! A nyeremény egy 25 dolláros utalvány, amit a Simon Says Stamp webáruházban tud a szerencsés nyertes levásárolni! Jó alkotást és sok szerencsét kívánunk!!

This week Heidi is giving away a lovely shopping spree to her FANTASTIC SIMON SAYS STAMP SUPERSTORE, Heidi will also pay for the shipping too :-)

This week we have a lovely designer joining us in the Designer Spotlight :-) JOEY from JOEY'S STUFF has agreed to join us :-) You may remember Sydney, Joey's daughter was in our spotlight too for a recent challenge :-)

Joey and some of the Design team have chosen to use House Mouse Stamps ,,, so a good promotion for them this week !!!! :-)









Please leave us a direct link to your card ,, not just your blog so we can find your entry easily :-) I would also like to request that you turn off the word verification option and use the owner approval option if you wish to screen your comments. It takes so much longer for the DT to leave comments with the word verification on ,,,, be nice ,,,, turn it off PLEASE !! :-)

Please read the challenge rules in the sidebar :-)We are looking forward to seeing all your creations and don't forget to look for hidden candy on the DT blogs !! :-)

Sunday 3 January 2010

Winner of the lovely Simon Says Party Prize :-)

I will not keep you all in suspense today :-) I know you have all been waiting for 2 whole weeks to see who won this fabulous gift that Heidi put together for one lucky entrant ,,, so without further ado ,,,,, drum roll here please ,,,,,,

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-01-06 08:08:15 UTC

The lucky entrant is Jeanet

CONGRATULATIONS JEANET !!!! :-) If you email us with your address Heidi will post this fabulous parcel out to you :-)

Happy New Year :-)

Lols and the DT x x