Simon.Says.Stamp 6:40am, 7 July 2017
Hi there everyone!

We're excited to start a new challenge for you, especially because we have two more fabulous guest designers for inspiration! Before we get started, we announced the winners of challenge #74 yesterday. You can check out that post here:

For challenge #75, we'd like you to create a card or a project using "Black and White with a Splash." The "splash" can be any other color but please make sure it is just a splash - meaning only a small portion of the card should include that one, other color. Our guest designer cards below will give you a better idea and hopefully inspire you too!

The two guest artists for this challenge are Tina and Lisa and they are both very talented card makers! They play in our Flickr challenges often and we LOVE their work!

(You can click on any of the photos for a larger view)

First up is Tina with two beautifully created cards!

SSS Flickr Challenge Guest Designer Tina by Simon.Says.Stamp

We love how she framed her group of adorable pandas from our Cuddly Critters stamp set! The sparkly blue she used for her splash of color on our, You die (and the little heart) is so pretty!

SSS Flickr Challenge Guest Design Tina 1 by Simon.Says.Stamp

Isn't that cute!? We love how she combined our Coffee and Tea set, along with the Funny Food set! So clever how she used stencils on the cups to make them more interesting and that splash of pink is perfect!

You can find Tina's Flickr account here:
And her Instagram account here:

Next up is Lisa with her two, beautiful floral cards!

SSS Flickr Challenge Guest Design Lisa by Simon.Says.Stamp

We love that splash of green! It's unexpected but beautiful on our Artful Flowers stamp set! Notice how she used the green on just two of the flowers, plus a strip on the bottom edge of the card. And those splatters? Wonderful!

SSS Flickr Challenge Guest Design Lisa by Simon.Says.Stamp

First of all, we have to comment on how gorgeous Lisa's coloring is on our Poinsettia stamp - wow! She used black and white so beautifully too! Love the clear embossing with our Extra Large Dots stencil and her design with the Stitched Circles frame is fabulous, don't you think?

You can find more of Lisa's work using the following links:


A Big huge thank you to both Tina and Lisa for agreeing to guest design for us! We know their cards will inspire you for this challenge! Please leave them some love in a comment below!

Okay, now it's your turn! We hope you enjoy the challenge!

Here's a reminder of the rules:

--- Each card or project created for the challenge must use at least one Simon Says Stamp exclusive brand image, such as their stamps, stencils or dies. This is an important rule. Simon sponsors this group and these challenges, so it's only fair that players use Simon's very own products.

--- Please upload cards to your Flickr photostream and tag them with the appropriate tag name. For this week's challenge it will be SSSflickrchallenge#75 all one word with no spaces. Tagging photos is easy - just find the "add tag" area, below and to the right, when looking at any photo in your photostream, click it, add the tag, then press enter.

--- Please mention in your photo-description, underneath your photo, that your card or project is for the challenge. Also, please let us know which SSS exclusive products you used.

--- Don't forget to add your photo to the SSS Flickr group.

--- Projects for the challenges must be newly created.

--- Submit as many projects as you like for each challenge.

--- You can add your card or project to no more than two other challenges.

--- If you share projects made for our challenges on your blogs too, please share the inspiration graphic in your post (if there is one) and also please add a link back to this discussion thread.

--- We'd love it if you could take a small amount of time, after uploading your card or project to the group, to comment on a few other group members' photos. We all love to receive encouragement for our creations!

You have until Thursday, 9:00am EDT, July 20, 2017 to upload your cards/projects to the SSS Flickr group. The random winners will be announced shortly thereafter, on the same day, in a new discussion thread.

There will be TWO winners, randomly selected from all the entries. Each winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to the Simon Says Stamp online store!

We're on Instagram!
New Instagram Logo by bdengler4 (Barb Summers Engler)

Do you use Instagram? If so, please add the tag, #sssflickrchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them there too! (When using this tag for Instagram, remember it is WITHOUT the challenge #)

We can't wait to see your take on the challenge! Have fun!
The Simon team
Marge.cfrafts 1 year ago
What a fabulous theme to play with! These cards are absolutely gorgeous Tina and Lisa ! So happy that you're guest designing because I love you two so much ♡.
lisatilson1 1 year ago
Thank you so much! What a lovely comment to read. I look forward to seeing what you make as it is a great theme! 💗
Congrats to Tina & Lisa on being the GDs! Beautiful cards--the dimension on the poinsettia is absolutely amazing! The splash challenges at Play Date Cafe were always my favorite--so glad that's the new theme!
krolski (Kathy) 1 year ago
Beautiful cards Tina and Lisa! Love the challenge theme this time too.
M. crafter 1 year ago
Love your cards..
clmlcc (Cindy C.) 1 year ago
Congrats Tina and Lisa for being featured!! Delightful cards!!
ilovestamping 1 year ago
I'm so happy to see my friends Lisa and Tina being guest designers for this challenge! :)) And great theme, I really like black and white cards with a splash of bright color!
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