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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Undies & Bees! - Simon Says Stamp DT Card & GDT Digital Delights

Good morning peeps,
I am still chasing my tail and have one more DT project to finish & one to make this week & I am going to breathe a huge sigh of relief when they're done as I haven't really spent anytime with hubby since he's been off work on holiday as I've either been zonked out on painkillers or in my craft room, I dare say he's enjoyed the peace lol.

Today is new challenge day at
and this week our challenge is a colour challenge of

This week my fabulous teamies & I are showcasing gorgeous  Penny Black stamps, if you have them we'd love to see them but it's not compulsory to enter the challenge.

Ingredients -
Image - Penny Black
Lace - Kaiser
Pearls - Hero Arts
Flowers - Prima
Sentiment - Magnolia
I always reach for my Coredinations White Wash papers when I'm stuck for putting papers together, a quick whizz through the Cuttlebug to emboss them, sand them a little and they always look fab & would you believe I have three 12x12 pads in my stash just in case they sell out everywhere lol.
I've finished off my card by adding some diamond stickles for the lovely sparkle

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Sketch Saturday - fab sketch, Stamp Magic - Summer, Timbroscrapmania - In the garden, Cutie Sunday - animals, Pear Tree - stamp something, Crafty Catz - add a charm, Fussy & Fancy - case a DT member (Tiara, lilac & butterflies), Sew Many Challenges - dry embossing, Secret Crafter - embossing, Totally Gorjuss - ribbons & lace

I am so looking forward to my DT spend and my order arriving, amongst my haul I've ordered 26 new copics sketch pens as I am determined I will get to grips with them, I keep reading on peoples blogs that they are quicker than colouring with distressed inks, maybe when you know what you are doing, until then if I'm short on time I'll have to keep reaching for my gorgeous inks lol.


I also have another card to share as I won a GDT slot at Delightful Challenges among lots of other lovely prizes & top 3's for my little Tilda gazebo which I blogged last week, if you missed it and want a peek you can see it HERE, be warned it's Magnolia overload lol.

 I only just managed to squeeze in making this card as I'm a bit snowed under right now so I had this mad idea that I would attempt a CAS card as it would be quicker, me CAS, yeah right lol.

This little card is going to be featured on the Digital Delights blog, thanks Wendy & the DT for inviting me over

I thought I did well with an attempt at a "clean & simple card" (CAS) until I looked at other peoples & realised I failed miserably, no surprise there lol. I don't think I'll ever be able to manage this style, I'd never be able to step away from the card quick enough, even looking at this now I am visualising Magnolia Doo Hickey swirls, flowers galore, butterflies, pearls lol.

Ingredients -
Papers - Craft Creations & stash
Sparkle - Crystal glamour dust
Lace - ebay
I'm entering this little card in the following challenges -
Crafty Cardmakers - spots & stripes, Kaboodle Doodles - going in circles, Dream Valley - ribbon, Card Patterns - fab sketch, Pile It On - going round in circles, Lexi's - a bugs life, The Poodles Parlour - come fly with me.

That's me done peeps so I'm heading back into my craft room to hopefully finish the DT projects I'm working on.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Oooh you are such a busy little bee! And what wonderful creations hun, your work is always totally amazing. Love both cards a lot but the kitty is my fave - am so going to have to have a go at the lilac and lemon challenge. I will just say, if i had found inks before Copics I would probably not own a pen! Hugs Sxx

  2. Two absolutely gorgeous cards Mandy.Lavender and lemon, just a beautiful combo,and the little bee with his friend is so sweet and beautiful.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Stunning cards Mandy, beautiful details and colouring xxx

  4. Hi Mandy!

    Your cards are both gorgeous!!! I really love that Penny Black stamp, I think it's very funny!!! And you colored it sooo beautifull!!!

    gr. arjette.

  5. Both are gorgeous cards with delightful images :o)
    Jackie xx

  6. 2 gorgeous cards, i love them both, both beautifully coloured and put together and well done on your GDT slot. Your gazebo truly is a work of art!! x

  7. Hi hun
    two gorgeous cards, as always, very pretty lilacs, beautiful embelies & design, luv the black/yellow a striking card, sue,x

  8. Hi Mandy,
    Can see you've been busy,love the Penny Black image,don't tell me you based it on Daisy Mae,is that what she's bringing home now your CAS is beautiful love it....Hope the shoulder is ok....
    Mandy x

  9. Aww sweetie your cards are absolutely adorable. I just love the bra and pantie one. heehee It brings a smile to my face.LOL
    I hope to find you feeling a little bit better today.
    Hugs Bonnie

  10. OMG they are both GORGEOUS,totally love the colour combos and fabulous LO's!!!
    Hugs xx

  11. Gorgeous cards Mandy. I love the colours on the first one and your CAS card is fab.
    Nikki x

  12. Gorgeous cards Mandy :-) I do love the PB one ,, I have that stamp too and is one of my faves :-) Love the CAS one too ,,,, even if its not very CAS it is very cute :)

    Lols x x x

  13. Hi Mandy
    Two gorgeous cards. I know how you feel as making CAS cards is hard work. lol. I tried so hard not to put on any more embellies.
    Oh!! Thank you for your compliment on my new photo. I used Nivea, bestest cream in the world. lol.
    Kathleen x

  14. Hi Mandy, 2 absolutely gorgeous cards and a great job on the CAS. I posted your prize yesterday, sorry it's took a while but i don't get out much.
    Hugs Hazel xx

  15. Wow..........two gorgeous cards the colours on the 1st card go so well together and the lace outlining is beautiful, the 2nd card l just adore the image so nicely coloured too!!.....:) Sandra H

  16. Both fabulous cards Many, I love that PB image, gorgeous colours (yeah I know it's a colour challenge but your lemons & lavenders are gorgeous lol)and your details are so pretty!!
    Heather xx

  17. wauw these are so sweet!!
    but not as much glitter as normal :p
    but really beautiful!!

    x sammiej

  18. Wow Mandy, two gorgeous creations - loving the colourc on both. I love that cat in the bra and the bee bear layout with that charm and the lace atthe bottom, looks just perfect. Fantastic colouring as ever, Hugs, Teresa x

  19. Hi,

    I just found your site, wow! You are really talented! I just started making cards, I mostly do scrapbook layouts. I have never done a digi stamp, don't know what one is. Come by and see my very plain blog that I just set up by myself if you get a chance.

  20. Wowzer Mandy these are two truly wonderful creations loving that irst one with that colour combo I am also in love with the second one the colours are quite striking, that image along with the design looks amazing.
    Lorraine x

  21. Mandy these are brilliant, love them!! Thanks for the tip with Mr Blogger, driving me mad at the moment. How can I make cards when it takes me 2 evenings to blog them!! Hehe, good job I love looking at everyone elses, especially when they are stunning like yours. I can sit and wish that perhaps one day I will be able to use distress inks!!! And by the way, I can make Copics splodge as well as inks!! Take care, have lots of rest, Hugs Jo x

  22. Love the cat in the bra image Mandy and fab soft colours for that! I am so useless at CAS cards I can't resist a stack of flowers, your bee is so sweet! hugs rebekah xx

  23. Aw, gorgeous work as always, Mandy. Having a quick whizz around a few blogs, haven't had the chance lately but wanted to catch a few. I love your ultra sparkly blog header, such glitteriness!! Loving that PB stamp too, an oldie but a goodie!!

    Julie x

  24. Adorable Mandy:)
    Thanks so much for being our Guest DT at Digital Delights.
    Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

  25. I will always love this stamp!! Beautiful work, Mandy! I love the butterflies and the sentiment :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  26. Both cards are so wonderful. The images are so cute and the colours you have chosen are really great.

  27. What a beuatiful cards. Nice colours an funny stamps.

    Hugs Astrid.

  28. Gorgeous cards! Love both the images :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  29. Hi Mandy, I love these cards but the Penny Black is definitely my favourite!! Lovely colour and such a sweet stamp!! Hugs, Frea

  30. That is pretty, thanks for sharing!
    Hey, Pixie dust paperie is having a giveaway, please come join in the fun!

  31. Hi Mandy,
    Love your penny black cat in bra card loving the colours and also love the bumble bee bear
    Heather & Bronwyn

  32. what a sweet cards
    hugs linda

  33. Two stunning cards x

    Congrats on winning Guest Designer spot over @ Digital Delights, shall look forward to working with you x

    Enjoy your crafting goodies when they arrive. I am waiting for my stamps to arrive from Create and Craft which I ordered on Saturday... Jaynes new Adorable stamps.

    hugs sally x

    PS... don't forget to join in with Digital Delights blog hop.

  34. Wow! These are stunning! Love the image and colours on the first one and the lace pattern edges. And Bizzy Bee is SO cute. Love the flower, bow and charm and again the lacy edges. Both gorgeous!!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Sue x

  35. Good luck on the both the challenges, I think they're both gorgeous and so fun to stare at and study!

  36. AnonymousJuly 01, 2011

    I am in awe! Mandy, love 1 card, I love the rich details and the sheen you added! So many wonderful details to look at here! Your colouring is absolutely breathtaking! This has to be the most beautiful project I have ever seen...Awesome job!

  37. Hi Mandy wow two for the price of one, stunning cards love your colouring as always and your card designs are always fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  38. Hi Mandy! Found your blog through SSS and I think I shall be a regular visitor from now on! I LOVED your monochromatic vintage card and Anniversary Wishes card, and your gazebo was amazing! A lot of work I bet, but fabulous finished! See you soon! Lisa

  39. Hello dear~~2 amazingly gorgeous cards!! Love the layout of PB card for SSS!!! Never thought those colors would look so beautiful---leave it to you darling!!!!!! Then there is Bizzy Bear~~so dern adorable!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!!

  40. mandy this is absolutely cute
    love it
    xoxo BA

  41. absolutely gorgeous card dear mandy
    thanks for joining us at TSM challenge!

  42. Hi Mandy,
    Absolutely Stunning !! Love the image you've used, the dp's, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

  43. oh these are both just gorgeous! I love the top stamp and the gorgeous colours and layout on the 2nd one. I think I'm going to have to start punching the edge of my cards too ♥

  44. Such an adorable card! The bee is too cute and i really love your punching all around your card :)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  45. hi mandy what a fabulous card ,love the cute bee and your layout is Fab .i love the lace edge too
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour hun and good luck
    tracey x

  46. 2 gorgeous cards, the lavender and lemon one is just so pretty, and I love your Bee card, what fab colouring. thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. coB

  47. Gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used….. Thanks for joing at
    Cutie Sunday ......


  48. Adore both of your cards and the little bee card is perfect for the challenge At Lexi's Creations ,thanks for joining us and good luck in the draw!! Wonderful work.

  49. You have created two beuatiful cards. The little bee card is so cute!! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

  50. What a pretty card thanks for sharing it with us at PTD.


  51. Hi

    wow winderful card. Thank you for
    playing Cutie Sunday.

    Hugs Nadine

  52. AnonymousJuly 04, 2011

    Two beautiful cards. Just love that little bee one though, such great colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers xx


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Mandy xx

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