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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Meet My Special Guest Designer - Simon Says Stamp Special Children's Challenge

Good morning peeps,
Today there is no card from me but I have a special guest designer joining me on my blog as today is the start of a
& the theme is

To be eligible for a chance to win a prize the child must be between 2 and 16 years old :-) Adults are allowed to help a little bit only :-)

Some of you may remember my nephew Scrumptious (Daniel) joined me on my blog last summer with some gorgeous creations he made while staying with me, and today my niece
has very kindly agreed to be my guest designer.
Gems is 12 years old and this is only the 2nd card she's ever made, I'm sure you'll agree her card is beautiful, she's really done me proud. I posted a parcel of goodies off to Gemma as she lives too far away from me to pop round and help her, not that she needed any help as before I knew it Gems was on the phone telling me she'd finished her card & I was thrilled when she emailed me the picture of it. I so wish Gems lived closer to me and could come and play in my craft room, I'd have her blogging and hooked on card making in no time lol.
Ingredients -
Medium - pencils
Butterflies - Prima
Pearls - Hero Arts
Roses - Prima & stash
Doily - stash, take a peek at the gorgeous crochet ones here

I love how Gems has coloured Tilda's hair with the shading, and the gorgeous colour combo she's used is so pretty

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring this challenge with a whopping $50 spending spree in the fabby

I'm entering Gemma's card in the following challenges -
Simon Says Stamp Special Children's Challenge - anything goes, Stamp Magic - Easter, Stampin' For The Weekend - Easter,  CRAFT - Easter, Aud's Sentiments - anything goes, Delightful Challenges - Easter, Pixie Dust Studio - say it out loud, Totally Papercrafts - Spring, Top Tip Tuesday - Spring has sprung, 7 Kids College Fund - Spring/Easter, Flutterby Wednesday - soft pastels, Little Red Wagon - Easter, Penny's - Easter, Ooh La La - Easter, Stamps & Fun - Easter, The Crazy Challenge - Easter, Die Cut Dreams - Easter

Please pop over and take at peek at my lovely teamies guest designers cards, they have all made gorgeous cards to share and are so sweet.

A big thank you to everyone who has kindly sent me Birthday cards, I have a lovely big pile of them which I am so looking forward to opening tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by and a big thank to Gemma for being my guest designer xx


  1. WOW, Gemma, you really have a talent for this, gorgeous card, your colouring is very good and your layout is just fab, good luck with the challenge hun..xxxx

  2. Fab card Gemma giving auntie Mandy a run for her money, watch out Mandy you have a conteneder for your crown. Have a fab day both.

  3. Gorgeous card Gemma :-) You have coloured Tilda in so beautifully and the papers, doiley and beautiful butterflies and flowers are placed perfectly :-)
    Thank you very much for agreeing to be a Special Guest Designer for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. This is so nice!! I love it.

  5. Wonderful card,well done Gemma.She's a little star!
    Have a wonderful birthday xx Jan

  6. Awwww Gemma this is gorgeous sweetie, you coloured Tilda in so beautifully and the layout is great too ...luv the butterflies.

    xx Lizzy xx :)

  7. Awwww! So pretty! Gemma has done a fab job :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  8. Gemma you've done a fantastic job in creating a gorgeous card! Well done, you're a superstar in cardmaking.


  9. Soooo pretty love the colours and design, well done Gemma i see you have the talent to be an excellent crafter.
    Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T for our Easter theme this week.

    Betty x

    GDT for the month of April.

  10. Gorgeous card Gemma, I love how you have coloured the Tilda image and all the pretty details you've used xxx

  11. O wow this is so pretty, gorgeous colouring Gemma and such pretty flowers and butterflies. xxx

  12. WoW Gemma what a fabulous card this is - Aunty Mandy better watch out!

    Love Lynda xxx

  13. This is such a gorgeous card Gemma.Thanks for sharing this with us at

  14. What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

  15. Wow love the buttterfly's thanks for showing us at CRAFT.

    Kerry x

  16. Wow! Gemma, this is so beautiful, love your fab colouring and gorgeous embellies.

    Donna x

  17. This is such a beautiful card Gemma - I love the way you have coloured the image. You should definitely make some more cards.
    Love, Andrea xx

  18. Very pretty card! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  19. Gemmas card is fabulous great use of colurs. Thanks for sharing with us at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

  20. Mandy,
    Wow, Gemma's card is beautiful, the design, colouring & embellies are gorgeous. Happy Easter. Hugs Jodie from Oz xx

  21. Gemma WOW wonderful card!

  22. This is so pretty! I love the butterflies you added.


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  23. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

    Thanks for joining us on The Crazy Challenge !

  24. This is one beautiful card Gemma, I love the papers and colours you've used and the lovely colouring of the sweet Tilda. Your embellishments are beautiful especially those gorgeous butterflies.

    I'm so happy you could share this with us at the
    Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  25. Hallo
    einfach wunderschön. Da stimmt einfach alles.

    Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Stempel-Magie


  26. Oh this is gorgeous Gemma, such a pretty Tilda and beautifully coloured in, love the gorgeous butterflies too :)

  27. You are as talented as your Aunty Mandy, This is beautiful.
    Teresa xx

  28. Oh wow !!! This is sooo fantastic. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell

  29. Just gorgeous Gemma...a very pretty tilda and fabulous butterflies too hun..

    thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts and good luck!!

    hugs Vicky xx

  30. Oh this is gorgeous, beautiful work Gemma.

  31. Gemma is a natural!!! Wow, the colors, coloring, layout, and details are all spot on. :) Way to go GEMMA!!!!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. Can't wait to see more! :)

  32. So pretty!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.:)


  33. Cute, cute, cute!! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful creation with us over on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge ... we look forward to seeing you again next challenge.

  34. Gemma did a fabulous job with the goodies you sent to her. She has a real eye for design. hanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  35. Wow Gemma, you definitely take after your Auntie. Love the colours you have chosen. Tell Auntie, you need some more stash to play with, hehehe. Hugs Tracy x

  36. Wow Gemma what a fantastic card, love the butterfiles and your colouring. Thank you for playing at DCD.

    Hugs from Ali & the Dream Team

  37. Wow Gemma this is adorable. Love the colours you've used and your colouring is beautiful. I can see another budding Glitterite here Mandy!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cut Dreams this time. Good luck.
    Dawn, Susie and the Dream Team xx

  38. I simply break into a smile. Kids' creations are always so lovely!!! Gemma is a big talent and she has a great creative potential. And she's definitely a master а colouring!

  39. What a beautiful creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this time, hope to see you again soon.
    Sharon x

  40. It´s a beautiful card.

    Thanks for Joining us at Stempel-Magie.


  41. What a beautiful card - really lovely - Gemma you rock!

    Thanks for joining in with Aud Sentiments' celebrations!



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