Monday, October 4

Simon Says: NOT a Card!

Hello Monday my friends! Welcome back to our latest challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - NOT A CARD. You can make and share anything but a card with us this week. I headed to one of my many art journals to play. We are also sponsoring the amazing products from STAMPERIA. This is a favorite company of mine!!

Please join me in welcoming our Guest Designer for October - LYLA!  We are so happy to have you with us this month, and look forward to your creative makes! 

As I was working on my page, using the Lady Vagabond and Sir Vagabond papers, I was thinking about time travel. When I saw the teapot train hot air balloon, it immediately took me to a book series I thoroughly enjoy reading - The Chronicles of St. Mary's by Jodi Taylor. The books in this series always make me laugh! They revolve around the madcap misadventures of historians who time travel...oh, excuse me - Investigate major historical events in contemporary time. They use "pods" to travel in, but a couple of teenagers built their own time traveling machine that looks like a teapot, totally illegal of course! So, let's head back in time....


I began the page by ripping some different papers and glueing them down.

Next, I brushed on Burnt Sienna and Deep Turquoise paints with a brush, leaving most of the papers visible.

Then, I added a few stenciled images, and used the facing page to clean them off on.

I fussy cut and collaged the air ship on top.

Then, I fussy cut and added Lady and Sir Vagabond and a bit of text. They are certainly ready for their next adventure!

Have you read any books lately that inspire you to create? I'd love to hear about them!
So, now it's your turn to create and share anything that is not a card with us this week. Our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp are offering a $25 shopping voucher to one participant drawn at random.

A great place to shop!

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Be sure to check out the awesome projects from the design team this week!



  1. Fabulous page Maura :-) I love the vagabond set and the colors and details are awesome!! :-)

    Hope you have a good week, thinking of you XXX
    Lols x x x

  2. Beautiful grungy framed elements Maura, this Stamperia paper set really is amazing but I just can not bring myself to cut into the papers. Love how you captured them all within the frame it makes for a fabulous display. The Chronicles of St. Mary's sounds like a real hoot with it's misadventures of the Victorians, I must look out for that series. Thank you for sharing this inspiring creation.
    Hugs Tracey x


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