Monday, August 1, 2016


Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Add Some Texture" challenge and we hope you can join in the fun this week too...

and the theme for this week is...
We are celebrating our 6th Anniversary on the Monday Challenge so we thought we should do it in style and use Simon Says Stamp products this week. Obviously an anniversary is an extra special occasion so this week Simon Says Stamp will be giving away not one but TWO $50 gift vouchers to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store...yes there will be 2 winners this week!

I decided to make a card using Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Inks...Duckling and Cloudy Sky and the Moroccan Stencil to create the background. I masked off the bottom section and coloured with Catkin
but couldn't resist including SIMON himself from Tim Holtz Crazy Dog Stamps along with his lead and a pile of bones as an anniversary treat. I used the Molotow Masking Liquid Marker to mask off the white areas on his body and coloured the rest with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Markers using the Ranger Detailer Water Brush.
I die cut Star Parade from white cardstock and also from card coloured with Simon Says Stamp Duckling and Cloudy Sky ink pads using the direct to paper technique. I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and fixed them back in place.
I coloured the circle from the Bundle of Stitched Shapes the same way and used Tim Holtz Numbers Layering Stencil from Set 7 and Walnut Stain Distress Ink to add the all important number along with a Cloudy Sky star and stamped "Celebrate" from Tim Holtz Crazy Talk around the edges using Ranger Archival Black ink...
and finished off giving all the stars a little touch of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter sparkle...

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my Design Team mates and our Guest Designer for August...the talented Christine BedfordYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in the fun.

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

I'm looking forward to seeing what you all make this week
Happy Crafting 
and I'll be back in a little while to share what last week's cubbyhole crafty guests made for an extra special fun challenge.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. This is so lovely Kath l like the layout of your wonderful card so beautifully presented too!

  2. Fabulous card Kath and I love that dog stamp.
    Toni xx

  3. LOVE IT!! :-) How clever to make a Simon Pup using the Crazy Dogs!! haha the whole design of this is absolutely GORGEOUS! :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. This is fabulous Kath, I do love this colour combination.
    Linda xxx

  5. Oooooh - great colouring on the dog. I have that set on pre-order (Canada) and cannot WAIT! Such a fun card.

  6. Kath, I love, love your card! The color palette is fabulous, my favorite, and Simon is adorable!

    Cathie ♥

  7. Awesome card, Kath!! Love your beautiful soft background, and Simon is oh, so adorable! I really enjoyed seeing your grandsons' cards too! hugs, Maura

  8. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I don't know anyone who works with yellows as well as you do. Beautiful. x

  9. Oh what a howl!! (Sorreee). BRILLIANT card! Nicola x

  10. What a darling card, Kath! Love the soft background and of course cute little Simon! Really pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  11. How fun is this! I love the pile of bones, what a great idea. The background looks wonderful too, and Simon is so cute and happy.

  12. Totally gorgeous in every way, Kath! I love the touches of sparkle! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. This is such fabulous and cute card! Love it!

  14. I see Simon was a little bit hungry! Great scene and coloring. I love the rainbow background and your consistent in colors! Hugs, Marzena

  15. Fabulous card, Kath! I love the soft stencilled background and of course, I adore that crazy dog and how you turned him into Simon! Hugs xx

  16. This is the perfect mix of elegance and whimsy! I love the subtle color scheme you chose and how great the Moroccan stenciling was used in the background. You did an amazing job on this and combined different elements like stars and dogs with your usual level of Kath Brilliance!

  17. Fabulous card Kath! Color combination is amazing, your crazy dog fun and beautiful! Stunning work! Barbara


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