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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Father's Day At The Beach - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

 Good morning peeps,
It's so lovely to wake up to another hot & sunny day here in Somerset :)

 Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is

I've decided to go for a seaside theme for hubby's card as on Fathers Day he will be sunning himself in Portugal with Jodie as they will be on holiday with the Harley club. I've just bought Jode a pretty pink helmet with flowers on so at least part of her will look nice and girlie in amongst a group of thousands of bikers lol. They are both so excited & we are at the stage of the daily countdown! All day yesterday I kept hearing both of them say "only 19 sleeps", it's as bad as Christmas lol.
 Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
I tried a new technique for me on the sand, I coloured it and then masked my images and using a dish cloth dabbed on Copic colourless blender solution to give it a textured look like real sand has.
Apologies that I don't have the Copic numbers I used today as I used so many I lost track.
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 spending spree in the fabulous
Simon Says Stamp

Don't forget to check out the STORE BLOG for lots of inspiration, new products and chances to win lots of lovely candy.

As you can see my card had a little visitor when I was photographing it :)
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Paper & Such Design - Fathers Day, Stamp n Doodle - sparkle & bling, Top Tip Tuesday - dig out the old (gems & stamps-ocean background, butterfly, balloon, kite, dragon fly), Aud's Sentiments - any sentiment, Magnolia Mania - Edwin only, Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes, The Paper Shelter - bling it on, Creative Stamp Friends - Fathers Day, Lollipop Crafts - make a splash, Make It Monday - anything goes, Stamps & Fun = Creativity - anything goes, Let's Ink It Up - bling, Sketch Saturday - sketch


My gardening had ground to a halt as I needed to rest my shoulder after driving to Plymouth for my baby sisters birthday party so a little potter in the garden is planned today as it's feeling better & I really need to plant the hanging baskets. 
I miss my baby sis so much it was so lovely to see her & her family & Tracey thoroughly enjoyed herself, as you can see baby sis had double vodkas a plenty lol
She's going to be so thrilled I published that pic lol.
Thanks for stopping by

67 comments:

  1. Oh Mandy what a stunning card!!!! love it! your a naughty girl putting this pic on lol!!! i could just drink that now!!!

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  2. Gorgeous card Mandy! So summery! I love the background and that little charm is perfect for it too :)

    Tags xx

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  3. A really stunning card Mandy... Love the scene and layout you have created. PREFECT....

    Gosh no wander Jodie and Hubby are excited.. i would love to be in the Harley club... Hope they have a fantastic trip.. Safe riding!!

    Hugs Kelly

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  4. Gorgeous card and photo Mandy of your little sis enjoying her drink:)x

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  5. Gorgeous card and photo Mandy of your little sis enjoying her drink:)x

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  6. Love this stunning card. Such a great little scene.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  7. this card is really really cute!!

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  8. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) fabulous seaside scene ,, I can almost smell the salty air ! :-) Love the little butterfly ,, how cute :-)

    Fab photo of your sister too ,,, one for the Smash book ! :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  9. Wow! Your card is absolutely fabulous Mandy! Just awesome!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  10. Beautiful card Mandy, love how you have set the scene. Looks a bit odd with the snowflakes coming down over the top of it though lol. Debs xx

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  11. oh Hun,this is one,stunning card,the detail is amazing,love that scene you have created,Hun,brilliant he he she is really going to love you brilliant picture though Hun sorry not been over for a few days but I have a new, member of our household and he is taking up lots of time so cute though he he,hugs Cherylxxx

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  12. Love your card fab seaside scene. Tinaxx

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  13. Hi Mandy
    A gorgeous card just love the scene you have created
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  14. Your card is fabulous! I love how you made the scene using all the different stamps and the colours you chose are great. Great idea giving the sand some texture! Your baby sis looks like she is having a grand time & she spells her name the same as me, lol. A pink motorcycle helmet; how cute! Be sure to take a pick of both bikers and share it. How will you be spending that weekend?
    Hugs xo

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  15. hiya hun, wow love your stitching and although I have now done some, it took me a right age I tell ya

    beautiful image and such a sweet charm too

    Hugs and hope your well
    Kate xx

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  16. great card and very summery image
    carol x

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  17. Love your super douper card - wonderful creation. I am will your sister - tell her I will be right with my sake and we can sing duets!
    Sandy

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  18. Gorgeous card Mandy. What a perfect shot with that butterfly, love it x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Adore this fun card....gorgeous design work and coloring!!!!
    Cute picture of your sister!

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  20. Stunning card Mandy, love all the details and your colouring is gorgeous. Looks like your sister is having a fab time, bet she had a bit of a poorly head in the morning xxx

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  21. Oh I just LOVE this Mandy! Such a gorgeous little scene you've created - so many fab details. What a great photo with the butterfly too! Hugs, Lisa x

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  22. Lol Mandy...your sister will love you so much for showing 1000's of bloggers her photo!!

    Fabulous card and a male card too...always extra brownie points for a male card seeing as I never EVER make them myself!

    Hugs Elaine xx

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  23. This is just beautiful! LOVE that charm--and the coloring is fabulous! Gorgeous card! :)

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  24. stunning card, Mandy!!!! beautiful as always...... :)

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  25. Gorgeous male card Mandy and your Sis is a girl after my own heart, vodka's my fave tipple too!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  26. Fantastic card. I love all the lovely details with this cute Edwin.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  27. Fantastic card, love the beach scene you have created :o)
    Jackie xx

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  28. Oh this is so gorgeous, such a sweet image and beautiful details.
    luv
    Debby

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  29. Beautiful Card.. Great Colors and Lovely Coloring. I want Vacation NOW...!!!.. The sewing on the card is Great.. And small Metal Embellishment is Perfect... :o)
    Have a Great Day!
    Seems like you had a Fun Celebration of your sister... -And I am not quite that sure she is going to love that photo... :o)... But I love it ! :o) :o)

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  30. what abeautiful card..really summery and so beautifully popped together coloured to perfection....brill picci shes goona love you....lol!!! hugs sassyx

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  31. Awww adorable card. I love it all, especailly the themed charm. x

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  32. Gorgeous card Mandy, love your design, image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  33. brilliant card Mandy, thank you for joining in with us at Aud Sentiments, good luck.. Pauline x

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  34. Love your summery card!
    hugs
    Kim
    x

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  35. Ha ha ha! Love the pic of your baby sis - How fun!

    Your creation is absolutely fantastic, fun & delightful with all that stitching!

    I would be oh, so glad if you joined us at Tuesday Alchemy: http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com

    Happiness,
    Corrinne

    PS - I have JEWELRY GIVEAWAYS on my blog right now!

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  36. Fabulous card and colouring

    Joan x

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  37. LOL! Love the pic of your sis.. Gorgeous card!! Hugs Marley (your new follower)

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  38. Cute, cute card! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us over at Paper and Such this week for the challenge!

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  39. gorgeous card perfect for the weather we're having! your sis is not going to be happy! lol

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  40. Gorgeous card, Mandy!! I just love the embellishments and the layering is phenomenal...wow!! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  41. Hi Mandy, this is just gorgeous! thank you for joining us at aud sentiments xx

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  42. Beautiful and sweet card!

    Hugs
    Paola

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  43. stunning
    thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday

    Jen xx

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  44. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden mit diesem entzückenden Kärtchen.

    LG
    Ulla

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  45. Love everything about this card - it is beautiful and the image is coloured amazing. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog this time!

    Chrizette
    DT Member
    Celestial Things

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  46. What a fabulous card Mandy...love all the colours an details...and loved your wee visitor...how cute was that...

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  47. Fabulous card, wonderfuyl attention to detail. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

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  48. wow this is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at The Papers Shelter, Good luck and hope you'll join us again.
    Hugs
    Tracey

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  49. Your card is wonderful Mandy, so many wonderful parts to it. To many for me to comment, apart from I love it.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamp 'n' Doodle Challenges.

    Anne-Marie x x

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  50. This is simply beautiful... Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.. Hugs, Linda

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  51. Mandy, Edwin looks so wonderful on the beach scene you set! What a fab card!

    I saw your project on Make It Monday!
    (I am #193)

    Hugs;
    Shari

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  52. Hi Mandy this is brilliant the scene you have created for Edwin is fantastic, the papers and design are super, thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  53. Hi Mandy, gorgeous card hun, such fabulous detail, a real picture.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  54. Wow, Mandy gorgeous summercard for Father's day. I just love it. Such happy colours and i love the steering wheelcharm!! Have a lovely sunday. Hugs Nicole

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  55. I'm so happy that you joined us this week with your lovely creation!

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

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  56. Beautiful card, your coloring is perfect!! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such!!

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  57. my god this image is so cool, you have put so much work into this

    This week at Sketch Saturday we have a Blog Hop and i have some lovely goodies on My Blog

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise
    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

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  58. wow Mandy your image are so perfect and amazing !!! and your card are perfect for us challenge - thanks so much for playing with lollipop Crafts - hugs Joanna

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  59. Love the sand. Thanks for entering this in the Lets Ink It Up Bling challenge!

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  60. Hi Mandy what a cool scene you have created it's just brillaint ! Love all the summery colours and perfect for father's Day ! Your sis is a vodka monster too like me lol ;0)

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  61. O wow this card is just brilliant Mandy, how you manage to do all that perfect stitching !!! love it .. and your sis looks like a real fun girl :D

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  62. Wowzers, this is full of amazing details!!!! Great card my lovely and very funny pic hehehehe x

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  63. Wow Mandy! I love your amazing card, great job!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.
    -Sony - DT
    sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

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  64. Congrats! You are one of our Featured Friday players at Lollipop Crafts! ;D

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  65. Wow you did an amazing job!
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!

    xx Sandra

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  66. Wow, you did an amazing job!
    Thanx for joining us at Aud Sentiments!

    Hugs xx Sandra

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Thanks so much for hopping over to visit & taking the time to leave a comment
Mandy xx

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