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Saturday, 7 April 2012

Round & Round - Paper Play DT Card & Easter Tags!

Hello peeps,
I've just realised I've not posted my DT card, oops my bad lol.
We've had a busy day & I was starting to feel myself about to doze off to sleep after lunch but wanted to paint the decking while the weather was so nice, as I was half asleep I went & slapped my face, you know as you do trying to wake yourself up a bit, only it was a teeny bit too hard & it brought tears to my eyes but I couldn't do anything but laugh which did the trick & woke me up lol. About an hour later I'd finished painting & got changed to go for a walk to the park with hubby & Dude (dog) & quickly checked the state of my mass of curls in the mirror before going out & was horrified to see the left side of my face looked like I either actually had stage 2 of "slapped cheek syndrome" or a nasty encounter with a cosmetics sales woman & I'd managed to escape before she'd got to the right side of my face lol. Cold water didn't help much so I ended up wearing Jodie's big sunglasses out & keeping my head down when we saw anyone,  & before you say it I'm an idiot I already know lol.

Anyway waffle over today I have my 
PAPER PLAY  DT card to share and this week our challenge is to make a SHAPED CARD.

I made this little card about 3 weeks ago for Ali's youngest boy Adam & that young man is very lucky he actually got "Adam" on the front of his card as for years we've called him "Sindy" or "Sindy Lou", long story, poor boy! Adam sounds so wrong now so I had to write the card out to Sindy so he didn't escape it lol.
 Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Papers - Hero Arts kraft, Magnolia & Bazzil Basics
Sentiment - Magnolia, Lily Of The Valley & American Crafts roller date stamp
Twine - The Ribbon Girl
 The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, R30, hair, E47, E44, E41, t-shirt & socks - C3, C1, C00, dungarees - B95, B93, B01, plane - W3, W1, W00 / BG 34, BG32, BG000
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Quixotic Paperie - sketch, CCEE1214 - embossing folders, Shelly's Images - plaid, checks, Just Magnolia - anything goes, Divas By Design - anything goes, Just Keep On Creating - anything goes, Scrapbook Sisters - dads / male card, Joanna Sheen - it's a man's world, Anything goes - anything goes, Creative Craft - anything but a card, Papertake - anything goes, Amusing Challenges - buttons

I was in a colouring mood and discovered a set of Forever Friends Easter stamps in my stash that had never seen ink & wanted to use them but I didn't want to make any more Easter cards as I don't have any use for them so they just end up in the bin, so I decided to make some gift tags to attach to everyone's Easter eggs.
In total I made 18 but have delivered most of the eggs before I realised I hadn't taken any piccy's so here are the 5 I had left. The photo isn't the best as it was a rush job but here they are
I'm entering my Easter tags in the following challenges -
My Mum's Craft Shop - Easter/Animals, The Paper Shelter - anything goes with Easter in mind, Penny's Papercrafty - Easter, Ruby's Rainbow - Easter, Everybody Art - Easter, Top Tip Tuesday - Easter / animals, Creative Mondays - anything but a card, Hooked On Crafts - Easter, Lollipop Crafts - no embellies, Make It Monday - anything goes, Totally Stampalicious - anything goes, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes.

I'd not coloured the Forever Friends bears with Copics before but after a little play I think the colours came out O.K and here they are -
fur - E35, E31, E30, RV83, cakes - E27, E25, E23/ RV00/ BV00/ Y32/ V22/ G40/ R83/ B41, blue cake case - B41, B0000, pink cake case - RV95, RV91

My lovely teamie Dawny has an appeal on her blog to all knitters asking for help to knit baby's jumpers & beanie hats for African babies. For more info and the knitting patterns hop over to Dawny's blog and read her post HERE.

 That's it from me peeps, thanks for stopping by


  1. Smashing card Mandy and I love the tags. Hope your face is ok! Lee x

  2. Oh sweetie you are too funny with your stories and always seem to make me crack up at the things you do. But your were able to get a lot done so I guess it did the trick.
    Your boy card is adorable and so perfectly colored and embellished keeping a boy theme. And those tags you made are so stinking cute, I just love em". Have a fabulous Easter with your family and friends. All the best.
    Hugs Bonnie

  3. Hi Mandy
    A gorgeous card and just love the tags too,have a lovely weekend ,Happy Easter
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  4. oh Hun,you have made me laugh,he he thanks for that as needed a boost,you daft lady,he he
    Anyway as for your card its simply stunning the detail is amazing love the bunting,and those buttons,are perfect,love what you have done,with the gift bags too Hun,super idea,happy Easter sweetie,hugs Cherylxxx

  5. Gorgeous card, love your shading and those little tags are just sooo cute....

  6. Awww these are adorable, the Edwin one is gorgeous, and the Forever Friends one are TDF .. so cute and sweet. Love them all and a Happy Easter to you xxx

  7. What a delightful card and lovely tags. The jury is still out on whether you are and idiot or not :o)
    Jackie xx

  8. Oh wow, wow, wow missus! Your card and tags are just gorgeous. Hope your cheek is looking more normal today, you crazy lady xxx

  9. Beautiful little boy card. I love all details especialy button border. Happy Easter. Lily Anuska

  10. love Adam's little card such a fun card and the Easter Tags are a great idea and I don't have the need for Easter Cards either
    Happy Easter
    hugs Bridget

  11. Beautiful card and tags. The boyscard is so pretty.
    hugs Tessa & Anke

  12. What an awesome card and those tags are beautiful!!!
    Have a nice easter!

    gr. arjette.

  13. Awww Mandy your card is stunning hun, love the design, as for the tags LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Joeyxxx

  14. Such a wonderful card, love the image and the buttons look great. :) Gorgeous colors and layout.

    Haha, you probably should go right for the water the next time you are trying to wake up.

    Hugs, Anne.

  15. pmsl ya silly beggar!!! Have you never heard of splashing your face with some cold water to waken you up?
    Love your cards this morning Mandy, two smashers as always
    Anne x

  16. Simply gorgeous card, Mandy. Love everything about it!
    Tine :)

  17. Stunning Edwin card Mandy, got him too, just need time to ink him up. Love your easter tags too
    Have a fab weekend
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  18. What a fabulous and fun card and WOW did you colour Edwin beautiful!!!!

    Happy Easter, Irene

  19. Oh... I must admit that I havent really noticed this stamp before.. though I know that I have seen it before.. But Now i LOOOOOOOVE it.. Perfect for cards for my colleagues. :o).. :o)
    Beautiful coloring. And great idea with the banner.. It`s like he is celebrating his birthday! :o)
    Have a Great Easter.. I am Celebrating at work all Easter days. Away from home as Always.. But I can celebrate Next weekend..,
    I have linked to your blog in my latest blog posting.. :o) Thank you so much.... Again.. I love them all! :o)

  20. Beautiful card and tags simply gorgeous... Hows the face today!!!! (LOL) missus what are you like....Happy Easter Hugs May x x x

  21. Holy cow girl, this is an outstanding boy card, love all the buttons, genius!

  22. Hé, silly girl, how's your cheek today?? Love your little story's everyday.
    Your card with Edwin is so gorgeous, your coloring is just perfect and for the tags: so darn cute.
    Happy Easter to you and your family.
    Hugs, yvon

  23. Fabulous card Mandy and your tags are amazing:)x

  24. Mandy, your card is so cute. I love the colors you used and the way you have colored it. Your Forever Friends tags are very sweet. Wonderful...Happy Easter, joann sassy raggedy

  25. Hi Mandy I am totally in love with that Edwin card the shape, design and colours are super, the tags look fantastic.
    Lorraine x

  26. Love this Mandy! What an adorable card in such fab colours! I hope you have a wonderful Easter sweetie and thanks also for entering with us at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  27. What a gorgeous card for Adam Fleur well done Hugs Elaine

  28. Fabulously adorable! Your coloring is amazing. So glad I saw your inspiration at Make It Monday.

  29. Mandy you are sooo funny hunny your card is delish love it just brilliant huggies June xx

  30. Love this card and the tags are fab too! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design. Laura x

  31. hi Mandy, love your new card, so great and stunning xx

  32. its only daft old me again Hun sorry meant to say bless you for playing at creative craft challenge too,hugs Cheryl xxxx

  33. Such a lovely card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby’s Rainbow for our “Easter ” challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon

    Hugs Shaz x

  34. Very delightful card and lovely tags!!! Great job!

  35. Wonderful shaped card for Adam .Image is delightful and love the embellishing .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  36. Adorable creations and FABULOUS coloring! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "CHECK IT OUT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  37. Yum!!! Your tags look delicious. :)
    Fantastic coloring and I love the image. Super great idea!

    Thank you so much for linking up with us at Make It Monday and for joining in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.
    Lisa xx

  38. What a great card. Thanks so much for playing along with Lollipop Crafts this week.

  39. LOl, sounds like something I would do!

    Your card and tags are fantastic!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  40. Oooh I love your card... I love your colouring of the stamp to :)

    Lovely gift tags you made :)

    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs Gurkiss

  41. this card is too cute and I love the main image as well. I haven't seen a circular card in ages, you did an amazing job. I love the Easter tags as well, lucky people who got them :)

    I can't believe you hit yourself too hard, all the drama we put ourselves through. Hope you are not still walking around like a wounded soldier, you might have to try a less harmful method to stay awake from now on :) :)

    Thanks so much for entering your card at Anything goes, just keep on creating. I look forward to seeing more of your work :)

  42. A really adorable card, I love the shape, the image is so sweet and the kraft card and the buttons look fab, love the bunting too. I love your gorgeous forever friends easter tags too, really sweet
    Lindsay xx

  43. this is so super-cute and amazing!

    love your easter-tags...they are fantastic!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  44. Mandy - I love your card so much :-)) so great colors, so cute image and perfect for us challenge - thank so much for playing with Lollipop crafts – hugs Joanna

  45. What a fantastic idea.The tags are so sweet.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow Easter challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  46. A great card, those tags are fab too. I hope your face is back to normal now. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  47. Gorgeous tags, love the images, thanks for joining our Easter creations/Animals challenge at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

  48. A lovely card Mandy - love the colours! And all the buttons looks great!
    And the easter tags... - what a great idea!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  49. Hi you do make me laugh lol. Love this crafts and blues ! Colouring is so brilliant ! I am sure he will love it ! :D

  50. Wow...fantastic! Your coloring is wonderful, great card layout, and I love those paper buttons. Perfect!

    Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week! I was gone all week but am catching up today and will post the winner this afternoon on my blog. Have a great week!

  51. He he he!! Hope your face is back to its normal rosy self!

    What a fabulous card, I totally love this! All the details just brilliant!

  52. Oh Mandy! you make me laugh!!! I love your amazing card and those delicious wee tags. Your work is always a pleasure to see so Thank you for joining us at the Joanna Sheen challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  53. Lovely card Mandy. Thank you for entering the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs xx

  54. Absolutely brilliant - love it. Thank you for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges!

    PS Slap the other side of your face and then it will match x

  55. Brilliant card Edwin looks fab and the tags were a fantastic idea too love them :)
    Hugzz Val xx

  56. Wow, what fabulous cards!! Love the boy card and your easter tags are stunning! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  57. what a wonderful card - Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week for our first Birthday celebrations
    Lisa x

  58. Mandy, Adam's birthday is fabulous and inspiring. Cute Edwin--sorry I don't have him, but maybe next order. Saw that button die in the store, but not sure what to do with it. Now I know...LOL. Brilliant idea as I have trouble thinking of embellishments for male cards. Love the spelled out name in the flags/banners.

    You are too funny with your story. Love it! You had me chuckling.

  59. Edwin is so beautifully coloured!
    Thanks so much for entering our "Check it out" challenge at Shelly's Images this week. Good luck in the draw. Please check back tomorrow to see if you are a winner and find out all about our next challenge (ps. It's a YUMMY one!)
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  60. Thanks so much for entering our "Check it out" challenge at Shelly's Images this week. Good luck in the draw. Please check back tomorrow to see if you are a winner and find out all about our next challenge (ps. It's a YUMMY one!)
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  61. Breathtaking! I just love your colouring!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
    Hugs Annette

  62. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS….

  63. love the button border - "need" that one now!! and the colours/papers are perfect!! FF tags are super cute too :)


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