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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Collecting Sea Shells - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I nearly did myself a very serious mischief yesterday!
We bought my beautiful nephew a BMX bike that he's been longing for as his broke ages ago, he's brilliant at all the jumps & stunts on them so he needed a really good one. I did break out in a sweat while punching in my debit card pin thinking OMG that's about 60 Magnolia stamps worth of bike lol. It was a complete surprise for him so when we got to his house Gareth & I parked round the corner while hubby rode his motorbike up to Rob's & got Rob to come outside by pretending he needed some water for his motorbike. Me being me decided it would be a good idea to ride the BMX up to Rob. OMG girls DON'T ever try it unless you are a contortionist! That seat is unbelievably painful, your knees end up shoulder height & you have to have your legs wide open to be able to pedal because the seat is so low. I wobbled up to Rob all hunched up riding with my legs splayed like frogs legs & he still didn't realise it was for him, he looked at me a bit startled  and said "why have you rode your bike Auntie Moo?" I struggled to ride it 9 metres let alone the 9 miles to his house lol. He was so thrilled with it he was near to tears aww, he even made the tender nether regions worth it but I will never, ever attempt that again lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week

This week my fabulous teamies & I are showcasing Stamps Happen & have as always some gorgeous inspiration for you.
We have a new teamie to welcome too, Becca who I'm on the ATS DT with has come to join our SIMON family, welcome aboard hun.
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics, yes I've braved using them again!
Lace - Kaiser
Flowers - Prima

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spee in the


If you haven't visited the store blog go and take a peek, as well as lots of inspiration & new products to see there are always loads of chances to win various crafty items.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
The Sweet Stop - fab sketch, The Crazy Challenge - summer, Lexi's - at the beach, Kreative Stamp Friends - summer, Make It Monday- anything goes, Stamps & Fun - lace, Timbroscrapmania - summer, Stempeltraume - summer, Dream Valley - summer, Cutie Sunday - lace, Totally Papercrafts - at the beach, Miami Doodles - at the beach, 2 Sisters - summer fun, Make It Colourful - pleats & folds, One Stop Craft - summer, Allsorts - free & easy July, Crazy 4 Challenges - summer, Dutch Dare - summer fun

Whatever you are doing, have a wonderful day & thanks for stopping by

59 comments:

  1. this is lovely, well done on the bike ride!

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  2. Your card is very beautifull Mandy!!! Your coloring is awesome!!!

    gr. arjette.

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  3. It's brilliant Mandy, you are so clever girl!!!

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  4. Oh Mandy what a sight you must have been, your post so made me chuckle probably as my baby bro use to BMX race and at one time was national champion in his age group. I can still remember being eggerd on to ride his bike around a track with all the jumps and his friends all riding with me laughing as I screamed as the bike went over all the bumps they jumped over and made look so easy. I might add though in my early 20's at the time I still remember how it felt and cannot imagine sitting on a BMX bike again. No wonder your nephew thinks you rock!
    fab card too love the colours and such a fab image so sweet.Have a fab day and hope your nether regions recover soon lol.

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  5. You have really cheered me up this morning with this very funny post. Trouble is now I can't get the vision of you with frog's legs on a bike !!!!
    Love the card - so very pretty.
    Denise xx

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  6. I nearly laughted out loud at your post - and in a quiet office while I'm meant to be working and not checking out blogger its not a good idea! I love your card and the beautiful stamp you have used.

    Love Clairebears x

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  7. Beautiful card Mandy, that lovely image, her fingers so delicate. Lovely colouring and the pearls look gorgeous.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  8. Stunning card Mandy, gorgeous shages of blue and such fab details. Lol at your bike story, you made me spill my cuppa! x

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  9. Fabulous card Mandy :-) the image is lovely and your colouring is amazing !! everything is gorgeous as always :-)
    How lovely of you to buy your nephew a bike,,, and how brave of you to ride it !! :-) I wish someone had taken a video clip of that !! ha ha :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  10. Hiya Mandy,
    What a gorgeous card. I have this image, punch and papers, so you are a girl after my own heart....Beautifully done.
    I did laugh at the thought of you on a BMX, but I do think you were quite LUCKY!! Y....Because my frined's son's BMX has NO, YES,NO SEAT!!!!
    Debbiexx

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  11. wauw so beautiful..
    and so much details!!
    really wonderfull!!
    if you check my blog you will see there is an
    award waiting for you!!

    kiss sammiej

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  12. O my, what a gorgeous image, so cute. Beautiful colors aswell.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  13. Hi Mandy,
    How ya doin????....You no speaking to me??? here's a clue e-mail...lol...But it does sound like you've been busy,wish I'd seen that,but having met you I know it's just the sort of thing you would do,such a fab and generous person,oh and extremely talented....Another stunning card,love the sweet image,,Take care and stay off that bike..Oh what's Daisy Mae brought you recently????....Speak soon
    Hugs,
    Mandy x

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  14. Morning Mandy,
    What a beautiful card, those shades of blue are fantastic. . Loved your bike story, still Laughing!
    Wishing you a creative day.
    Hugs
    Judie

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  15. Oh Mandy that is gorgeous and I love how youve coloured her little dress, the whole card design is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  16. Well done on the bike ride did you enjoy it?? gorgeous card love the image and all the backing papers with all the lovely details:) Sandra H

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  17. Gorgeous card Mandy, this image is so,so beautiful, such fabulous blues, gorgeous details and your 'brave' colouring with Copics is fantastic.
    Hope the bum's better now LOL!!
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  18. Fabulous card Mandy absolutely love that image - I have it too and haven't inked it up in ages! Must do something about that! LOL re the bike saga too - all I can say is OUCH!

    Love Lynda xxx

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  19. Gorgeous card! Love the image and beautiful colours! Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  20. Wowww Mandy, this is such a stunning card again dear! Love the pearls on the edge of your image!
    Hugs Kristel

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  21. Oh Mandy you are so cute but man oh man sometimes I wish I was a fly on the wall so I could see you riding that bike like a frog. Your the bestest Auntie ever!!!
    Your card is super cute what a little angel.
    Hugs Bonnie

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  22. great job on the bike ride and a fabulous card love the image
    Hugs Kate xx

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  23. Beautiful Card, love the image you have used and the border punch compliments it beautifully. Hugs Pam x

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  24. A beautiful card Mandy, I love the colours and the image is realy sweet! I would have loved to see you on the bmx :)
    hugs, Marlies

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  25. Gorgeous card Mandy, the MS punch matches perfectly. Hugs ,Frea

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  26. OMG this is probably the best card ive seen today in all my hunting, its gorgeous, i love all the blues and the image, fabulous summertime themed card,thanks for playing along at DDCC and good luck, hugs sandra DT

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  27. What a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

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  28. Just as beautiful on MIM,as it was earlier.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  29. Great card, love the pearls and the beautiful border.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  30. Really beautiful! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

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  31. What a beautiful card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  32. Another gorgeous creation, Mandy! The combination of blues is just so beautiful! I love this super sweet stamp too...it's so precious.

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  33. What a beautiful Aunty you are and riding it as well. I bet he was so thrilled!!!

    Loveing your card the image is beautiful but your colouring is awesome!!! Love it Chanelle xxxx

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  34. What a sweet card! Love the borders, the colors... the sweet image. The embellishments are so pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop. :o)

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  35. What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at cutie sunday.
    Hugs Stine

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  36. Wow Mandy, love it, love it, love it!
    Clairexx

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  37. Oh, this is fantastic. Your coloration is so great.
    I love this stamp, I bought it some days ago.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  38. Wonderful!

    MauMau
    StempelTräume

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  39. Oh this is gorgeous Mandy, beautiful image (we have the same taste in stamps) and love the frame
    luv
    Debby

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  40. Beautiful Card! Love The Colors!

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  41. Oh your such an amazing Auntie. Really like the blue you used on your card. Hope the muscles have recovered from your bike ride.

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  42. Hi hun
    aww totally adorable card, awesome colouring, beautiful embelies & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

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  43. A wonderful card...
    Thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday,
    hugs Ute85

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  44. I just love, love, love your card, such a wonderful creation, beautiful colours and all the details..... OMG!!!

    Thanks for having me as a guest designer this month, this is so much fun for me.

    Hugs, Nadine

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  45. OMGosh, this is just Darling! Love your Wonderful coloring and all the pretty pretty details! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!
    8-)

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  46. Ha ha ha Mandy you make me laugh! I always liked the idea of a BMX but I don't think they were ever made to be ladylike on! Glad your nephew liked it anyway! This card is so sweet Love the blues and pearls hugs Rebekah xx

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  47. Absolutely stunning card. I have this stamp and like it so very much. You have done a fantastic job of colouring the beach sand, and the use of scallops and pearls is lovely.

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  48. fabulous card mandy
    thanks for joining us at TSM
    xoxo BA

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  49. Such a pretty card!! Love the lacey border. Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop.

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  50. Oh this is beautiful Mandy, adore the sweet image and love the butterfly die too, I so need it! :D
    Kelly.x

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  51. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday......

    Hugs
    Bella

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  52. It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at SFC.....

    Hugs
    Bella

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  53. Wow!! Excellent! I love the pretty blue!
    Thanks for joining us this time. ~darling Ho-CCH-DT, 2SC-DT

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  54. OMG,what ya like.I nearly fell off me chair laughing,had this mental pic of you,sorry hun.Your card is AWESOME as always,now you take care.Huggles xxx

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  55. Hi

    Wow, wonderful.
    I love it. Thank you for
    Playing SFC.

    Hugs Nadine

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  56. Mandy, this is a lovely card ! I totally love the image!
    Hugs Kobie

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  57. Hi Mandy. Such a gorgeous card - the image is beautiful and I love the addition of that charm! Thanks for joining our Summer challenge over at Dream Valley. Susie x

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  58. A totaly stunning card!!! Love the motiv and your colouring. Wonderful details too.

    Thanks for joining us at Kreative Stempelfreunde this week :)
    Hugs, Nina.

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  59. Hi Mandy,
    this is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell
    Xoxo

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Mandy xx

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