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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Anything Goes & Fiona Loves Flowers - Simon Says Stamp DT

Hello lovely peeps!
Apologies for my sudden absence from blogland, my world has sadly once again been turned upside down!

On New Years Eve my lovely step-dad Tony collapsed and spent a week in intensive care in Southmead Hospital in Bristol, & sadly he lost his fight to stay with us. My sisters & I can't believe we have lost Tony less than eight months after losing our beautiful mum. Tony has been our rock these past few months, especially as we lost our dad almost 21 years ago & we are absolutely heartbroken having now lost all our parents.

On a brighter note I have packed this post with two cards as I am rejoining my fabulous friends at Simon Says Stamp this week & I also have a commissioned card to share which I created a couple of months ago & hadn't got around to blogging!

& this week our challenge is
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 

 This week my lovely teamies and I are featuring some gorgeous 
 own brand goodies. You don't have to use them to enter our challenge but we'd love to see them if you do.
This is the first card I have created since before Christmas so thought I'd ease myself back in gently with a nice simple card!
The cute images are from Simon's Winter Warmth stamp set & I've used some of my favourite Simon dies, Bundle Of Stitched Shapes, Merry Christmas & the Stitched Snowflakes.
I've used the snowflakes to create some faux embossing on my white card and the patterned paper is from Kaiser's pretty Silver Bells paper pad.

The copic colours I've used on this card are -
B24, B21,B000 / C3. C1. C00
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
A Snowflakes Promise - Winter, Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - bows, Crafting For All Seasons - ribbons & pearls, Creative Moments - anything goes (let it snow), Fab "n" Funky - Christmas, Stampavie & More - Winter

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 

Simon Says Stamp

My second card today is a commissioned card & my customer wanted a lilac / purple, feminine 21st Birthday card for her daughter so I decided to use the pretty Fiona Loves Flowers image from Stamping Bella.
The clay frame & fancy corner were created with Martha Stewart's Crafters Clay, The flowers are a mix of Prima, Magnolia & Wild Orchid, & the sentiments are computer generated.
The copic colours I've used are -
skin -E11, E00, E000, R12, hair - E44, E43, E41, dress - C3, C1, C00, bird - E43, E41, E40, flowers - RV95, RV93, RV91 / R85, R83, R81 / YR23, Y15, Y11, leaves - YG93, G43, G40
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes, Creative Card Crew - anything goes, Digi Choosday - in bloom, Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything goes with flowers, Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes, Crafty Cardmakers - punches / dies, Little Red Wagon - birthday

That's me finished for today peeps, I will be back at the weekend with some blog candy to share :)
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Love your winter card, Mandy, perfect for this time of year with its frosty accents! And your sweet birthday card was a huge success, I'm sure; what a masterpiece!

  2. Mandy, I'm sorry to read about your lovely step-dad - my sympathies to you and your family.

    Julie xxx

    P.S. Lovely cards.

  3. Hi Mandy I am so sorry to hear of your loss it must be a difficult time for you all. On a brighter note your cards are so beautiful you have done a wonderful job with them
    lorraine x

  4. so wonderful !!!

  5. Gorgeous cards Mandy, a beautiful design with pretty colours.......your mittens & hat are adorable with fabulous details.
    I love the Stamping Bella Fiona is adorable with super details and gorgeous colours!!

    Heather xx

  6. Fantastic cards Mandy
    so lovely done
    hugs Tamara

  7. hello Mandy! super cute cards! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  8. Beautiful birthday card, Mandy...I'm so sorry about the losses in your family!

  9. How pretty! Love the glittery sentiment!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. WOW! Both your cards are wonderful Mandy! Admire your style of cardmaking and all the layers. Fantastic work!
    Gayatri xxx

  11. 2 stunning cards once again. Do sorry about your stepladder. And even sadder for this to happen so soon after your dear mum. Thinking of you all and sending hugs! X

  12. My prev post needs deleted. Predictive text grrrrrr. 2 stunning cards. So sorry to hear this sad news so soon after your mum passing too! Hugs to you all x

  13. Gorgeous cards - so pretty.

  14. Very pretty! That sentiment looks awesome!

  15. I love your blue and white winter card!! OMGosh this is so pretty and the blues are fabulous. What a cute layout and adorable die cuts. Your bow is a perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our BOWS challenge! Hugs, Gail

  16. Sorry to hear of your loss! Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD!

  17. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Creative Moments. Rebecca x

  18. So sorry for your loss.

    Beautiful birthday card! Lovely colouring and the flowers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  19. very nice work! Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  20. Gorgeous cards Mandy both of them. Your Christmas card is fab and perfect for our current challenge. Love the silver accents and the sweet bells. Thanks so much for joining in our Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky with your gorgeous Christmas card. Love to see you back again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  21. Fabulous, beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining the 'In Bloom' challenge at Digi Choosday.
    Gail Digi Choosday DT

  22. Great image and awesome colouring! Thank you for joining our „Dies & Punches“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,

  23. Stunning card with great colouring. I love you little frame. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Card crew.
    Hugs, Yvonne

  24. A stunning card. Your image is coloured beautifully, a really pretty colour scheme and great attention to details. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.

  25. So sorry for your loss. Your colouring is beautiful and this is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  26. Your card is amazing!
    An adorable image and your coloring is fab! Beautiful colors and lovely details.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

  27. Lovely cards. I am sorry for your loss. Losing your parents is one of the hardest things we go through in this life. Thanks for joining our "In Bloom" challenge at Digi Choosday. Julie, DT member

  28. So sorry to hear of the passing of your step-dad. Many prayers being sent your way. Your creations are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing in our In Bloom challenge at Digi Choosday. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  29. I'm on a catch up Mandy and noticed something amiss from your last post. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's heartbreaking for you, especially so soon after your lovely Mum. Sending love and hugs, Nicola x


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