Monday, October 18, 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything But a Card!

Helloooo ... What a brilliant job you all made of our metal challenge ... The winners will be announced on Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back then if you took part! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Anything But a Card! If you want to join in ... all you need to do is ... Interpret the theme any way you choose then come back here and link up so we can all see what you made! The challenge will close next Sunday at Midnight ... and to start those creative juices flowing... here is what the Design Team came up with  ...
The tissue tape Dan used to cover this shadow frame has apparently been burning a hole in his craft pocket, just waiting to be tried out! Suffice it to say that after one use he is now a big fan! He has also used Tim Holtz's Lost and Found Paper Pack, some of his stamps, salvage stickers and an idea-ology philosophy tag on this project.
As you can see, Nancy used a good assortment of products for this book for her 7 year-old grandson: manila tags, Halloween Words; Cobwebs texture fades, Tim's On The Fence edge cut, Distress Inks (primarily Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Crushed Moss, Vintage Photo), Cosmo Cricket Haunted rub-ons/chipboard/papers, Jillibean papers, Tim stamps and Tissue Tape ... a little of this, a little of that ... sounds like a Halloween potion, doesn't it?
Terry found a template of a little white box that a DVD was shipped in ... she thought it was perfect for her to make an Autumn box. She used a lot of Distress inks for an Autumn look. She also used a Martha Stewart Punch and the papers are from Basic Grey the Indian Summer.
Lynne's frame began with a Prima Mask and some Gesso! She had fun playing with Wendy Vecchi Art Parts Modelling Film! Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Facets, Maya Road flowers.....just to name a few of the goodies used on this frame. She says her favourite element is the Grungeboard letters, coloured with Sepia Archival Ink, dabbed with Tarnished Brass Crackle paint and wrapped with vintage crochet thread. Everything was adhered using Multi Medium.
Realizing the Holiday season is right around the corner,Nancy is thinking Christmas projects. This mini is easy to create with Maya Road chipboard book; trinket leaf pin, Tim Holtz Fragment, Graphic 45 papers and envelopes from 7 Gypsies decorated with Tim Holtz On The Edge Alteration dies. Add a few hanging Idea-ology charms, corners, a curio knob and key and finish it off with a Wendy Vecchi (Studio 490) stamp and it's ready for gift giving.

Katie made this book for her Grand-Mother. She said it was about four months in the making and she gave it to her Grand-Mother yesterday .... I bet there were a few tears!
Lori is apparently on a roll with the chunky ATC's, so she has made another for this weeks challenge! She has used a lot of Wendy's stamps, grungepaper and distress inks to complete this ATC. Along with some Maya Road trinkets and assorted bling!

I saw Tim's Branch Tree Die and I immediately knew what I was going to do with it. I have used all my favourite things including Wendy Vecchi Stamps ... Tim's On the Fence die ... Wendy's Art Parts ... Grungepaper ... Grungeboard ... Lost and Found Paperstack and Fragment Charms.
Ever since Linda saw Kim's star and booties, she has wanted to give Tim's Rusted Enamel technique a try. I think she has done a fabulous job with this challenge by making a little box out of chipboard using Weathered Wood Distress Ink and clear embossing powder. After embossing, she sponged over all the chipboard with Vintage Photo DI. Other Tim Holtz products used include Adage Tickets, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge DI to dye the flower, Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Power used on the hardware, Grunge Board Elements Plain, Flights of Fancy stamp set and a Memo Pin.
Kim has been playing and learning exciting things to do with her Ranger Meltpot... She wanted to try the fun technique from the Ranger website showing altered grungeboard with Adirondack paint and perfect pearls! She applied this to the mini pocket notebook. She then created a matchbox to house the note book and decorated with ribbon, a tattered florals flower dipped in clear UTEE. The sentiment is a Wendy Vecchi and she added a grungeboard swirl coloured with distress ink.

Please do stop by the Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work ... just click on their names.
Now it's your turn... The Design Team are once again looking forward to seeing your interpretations of this week's theme! This week's wonderful prize donated by our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is a $25 gift voucher!

The prize will go to a random entry chosen by the In links Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Ohio time on Sunday 24th October 2010 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work related to this theme ... post it on your blog ... with a link to this site and then pop a link below so everyone can come see what you made! And who knows ... if you don't win this prize ... your work may be selected for the much sought after Top Three Blinkie.
Have fun everyone :0)


  1. I just submitted my project and added a link in my post. I was up early and this is a project I had on my mind so when I saw this challenge I knew it was perfect so I glued everything and applied the ribbon and I painted the back then rushed to have it posted.

    TY!!!! Alina @

  2. Wohooooo fabulous Alina way to go girl....Hugs Terry xxxx

  3. Wonderful pieces for this challenge! I thought this was the perfect opportunity for me to play with my new Wendy art parts, and of course also used a lot of Tim elements as well.

  4. yay, fun challenge this week :)! awesome projects by the DT! so happy i had time to play along this week! have a fabulous week! *hugs* steph :)

  5. Great DT work. I just linked up with this great challenge.

  6. stunning designs from the DT hugs cheryl x

  7. Hi, I'm new at this challenge stuff so tried to link everything up but don't know how to do a link to your blog from my post though it seemed the other way round! Can you help!!!

  8. Fabulous projects from the very talented DT! Love them all!

  9. This is a fun challenge. Never entered here before, but love the things others have made!

  10. All great works of art. So many talented people here. It's been fun checking out all of them.
    This is the second time I've done a challenge but my first for here.

  11. I did it, I just entered into your challenge, it's my first ever. I hope I did it right. Shari (cricutrookie)

  12. woo.hooo..managed to join in this week and hey fabulous work from the team...hugs kath xxx


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