Simon Says … Kids Summer Vacation Challenge



 Hi all and welcome to another of our annual Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kid’s Challenge where we host a special challenge dedicated to our young designers.


It is time for all you crafters to let your children loose in your crafty corners for a few hours. Just close your eyes and set them free to explore their creativity 🙂 You are allowed to hide your Copic Markers and extra special papers and you are allowed to help just a little bit if necessary, but we really want the children to ‘DO IT’ themselves as much as possible 🙂

This challenge is open to all children aged between 2 and 16 inclusive.

We have not 1, not 2 but  3 surprise parcels of crafty goodies, hand picked by Simon!



For this challenge we have a very special Junior Design Team who I am sure you will agree have done an excellent job.

We have had a VERY busy few weeks prparing for our upcoming travels (more to come on that) but my youngest two, Pippa (7) and Sophie (11) managed to squeeze in some crafty time to make a card for the challenge!  Pippa made a birthday card for her Daddy. He loves monkeys (well, let’s say he has a love/hate relationship with them) so she picked this cute little critter from the Simon says Stamp Baby Party Animals set.  She coloured it with Copics and even used my MISTI to stamp everything in just the right place!

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Sophie had a good root through all my stamps and loved this one – I think she designed her on herself with the blonde hair and spotty pjs!!).  She also used the MISTI and coloured the images with Copics (yes, I was holding my breath the entire time!!).
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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

Do you use Instagram?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw



  1. Sophie, all that yellow on your card makes me smile! Super job coloring:)

  2. Pippa, I love that purple balloon! Don’t balloons make you happy?

  3. Both of these cards are so adorable!! Pippa and Sophie did an amazing job!! They obviously got their momma’s talent!! 🙂

    Thank you both for being on our Junior DT!! 🙂


  4. Both of you have made fabulous cards – I love your cute little Monkey Pippa, I love your circular sentiment!! Your little blonde haired little girl is beautiful a lovely design with fabulous colouring and colouring!!

    Heather xx

  5. Ruth Gauss says:

    Awesome job on the cards! They are definitely top notch! You must have been really good about watching momma working her magic! Thank you so much for sharing! I think you could teach me a thing or two about coloring!

  6. Dolly (scrapthat) says:

    Oh Pippa your cards are really cute!! I especially love the slumber party one! TFS!!

    • Dolly (scrapthat) says:

      Sorry…I was so quick to comment I didn’t realize there were two super talented designers! I love the way you used the circle stamped sentiments Pippa and your awesome banner, and Sophie your coloring work 😀

  7. Lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous cards Pippa and Sophie 🙂

    Pippa, I love the little monkey, very cute, and the presents, hearts and banner are all lovely, I am sure your Daddy loves this 🙂
    Sophie, the slumber party card is adorable, I am sure all of your friends would want to come and sleep at your home after receiving such a fabulous card!

    Thank you both so much for agreeing to be in the junior design team! your cards ROCK!! 🙂

    Lols x x x

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