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Saturday, 9 July 2011

Just Swinging By - Basic Grey GDT Card

Good morning peeps,
Only 2 more days and hubby will be back at work so normal crafting & blogging can resume, yayyyyyyy lol. I don't know why but I always feel guilty being busy in my craft room when hubby is home, he never complains about me being tucked away in there, in fact he always wants to know why I'm not in my craft room making use of my mountains of stash lol, do you know what I mean or is it just me being daft?

Today I have another GDT card to share that I've made for
this fortnight the challenge is a favourite of mine

Ingredients -
Image - Gorjuss Girls
Papers - Basic Grey, Porcelain (which is sadly now retired)
Flowers - Prima, Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You
Tools - MS Cherry Blossom PATP, Magnolia Doo Hickey - ButterflyHeart Swirl & Swirl, Woodware mini butterfly punch

I was fighting a lack of mojo when making this card so it took me 3 days of on and off crafting to finish it.
I've added lots of crystal glamour dust to the flowers and butterflies for all that lovely sparkle

 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Hanna & Friends - fabby sketch, Fairy Fun Fridays - pearls & swirls, Stamp Something - bugs or butterflies, 2 Sisters - Summer fun, Sweet Stampin - cute & cuddly, Flutterby Wednesday - anything goes, Little Darlings - favourite colour combo, Really Reasonable Ribbon - summer fun/picnic, Stampavie & More - more than 3 layers, The Paper Shelter - lots of dots, Do It With Digis - spots, stripes or both, Aud's Sentiments - at least 2 words, Dutch Dare - Summer fun, Simon Says Stamp & Show - a flourish, Creative Craft - pretty blossoms, Papertake - anything goes, Divas By Design - die cuts & punches, Forever Friends - Birthdays


 When you see my next piccy you might well think I've lost the plot!
Jodie uttered 5 little words to me on Wednesday, something I've not heard her say since hubby & I came home from our holiday in Belgium in December, and they were
"do you want a coffee?"
Good job I was sitting down it was a heck of a shock, obviously I had to mark the rare occasion with a piccy lol.
A big thank you to the lovely ladies at Basic Grey for inviting me to be their guest designer, this is my last GDT card for them.
Please hop on over and take a peek at the gorgeous creations the DT have made and join in the challenge


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend

57 comments:

  1. Hi Many,
    what a lovely card you have made with this sweet Gorjuss girl on the swing! Fab' colouring and beuaitful paper! =)
    Hugs,
    Martina

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  2. Gorgeous card Mandy...lovely details and fab colouring!
    xxx Margreet

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  3. Gorgeous card Mandy and lol at your pic of a mug of coffee, did Jodie want something ;-) x

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  4. That is a stunning card Mandy! Looks really amazing!! You are so talented!
    Hugs Kristel

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  5. Mandey, totally great card! I love the way you arranged the flowers.

    Wishing you a great weekend
    HUgs, Tanja

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  6. Hi Hun you were very welcome, so glad you joined us, love your card hun, gorgeous flowers again!!

    so love these papers too, they should un retire them lol,
    will speak soon hun, hugs liz xx

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  7. lol on the coffee and beautiful card as always, love the two little sentiment tags and the use of the doily under the image plate scallop circle really sets the image of so well
    enjoy your weekend
    Hugs Kate xx

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  8. OMG!!!!!!!!!! It´s stunning.
    I love your card. Gorgeous!!!
    Hugs Babsi

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  9. Looks like she's having some summerfun! Thanks for joining us at DDCC this week.

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  10. Such a pretty card and just loving the colour combo!! Chanelle xxx

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  11. oh hun this is gorgeous love that image colored to perfection and just love those papers,hugs cherylxxxx

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  12. Gorgeous Mandy, love the flowers too, they are soooo pretty...have a good week-end.xx

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  13. Hi Mandy, it's been lovely having you as GD at Basic Grey - thanks a million for joining us!!
    Your card is delightful, fabulous colour combo, beautifully coloured image and your embellishments are scrumptious, love the frame!!
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  14. Stunning Mandy luv all the details, have a great weekend.
    Chris x

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  15. Wonderful job on your card! Your embellies are awesome!
    Thanks for joining us for the Little Darlings Challenge.

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  16. Hi Mandy, wow the card is stunning!!! glad you joined us at FF!!!

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  17. OMG GORGEOUS and detailed to perfection....love it!!!
    Hugs xx

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  18. gorgeous colour combo! beautiful colouring as always and a very sweet image!

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  19. A stunning card Mandy the brown and pink are a beautiful combo and I just love the flowers and that Gorjuss image.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  20. This card is just gorgeous! I love that image and the papers are amazing! Thanks for joining us on Sweet Stampin' this week!

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  21. Hi, this is another great creation:) Sandra H

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  22. Absolutely stunning card Mandy. I just adore your punched borders and that beautiful image.

    Thank you so much for being such a fantastic Guest DT its been an honour having you on our team.

    Hugs,

    Jo xxxx

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  23. Afternoon Jo,
    This is such a lovely card, don't you just love those Gorjuss Girls, so cute.
    Hugs
    Judie

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  24. Oh Mandy, this is so gorgeus!
    Love it!!!!

    HUGS SUSY

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  25. 'Gorguss' card Mandy! Love the colour combo and your colouring is fab.

    Hugs, Barbara xx

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  26. Ooooohhh Mandy, your card is awesome!!!!

    gr. arjette.

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  27. A gorgeous card. I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

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  28. Your card is so gorgeous. I love the way you arranged the flowers !! And the couloring is just magnificent.
    xoxo
    Ophélie A.

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  29. Stunning creation Mandy, love the gorgeous colours and scrummy detais. I feel guilty too when hubby's at home he does'nt mind either but I still feel bad. The first thing that pops into my head when Kyle offers to make me a drink is, whats he after?

    Donna x

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  30. Another gorgeous card Mandy, very pretty indeed. I find it hard to craft when hubby is home to, but mines more because he's not so supportive of my hobby
    Clairex

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  31. I am completely with you on the guilt thing Mandy! I always feel guilty being on the lappy or crafting when hubby is home too! This card is adorable love that gorjuss girl and the stunning colour combo thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

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  32. So pretty! Every element of your card is sheer perfection! BRAVO!!!

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  33. Hi Mandy, your card is so fantastic. The lovely details are so wonderful.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  34. I'd be too scared to put a coffee that close to my colouring I would most likely knock it over. Such a sweet card I love your arrangement of flowers and pins.

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  35. Awh Mandy ... miss you already!!! didn't take you long to enter LOL ... it's like you never left :) Fab card as always - I've got that stamp ... it's never been inked ... it will be now
    Thanks for sharing at Do it with Digis :)
    Hugs
    Lynne xxxxx

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  36. Wow, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more.
    Hugs Nadell
    Xoxo

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  37. Gorgeous card! I love it!

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  38. Really lovely and gorgeous card !
    Thanks for joining our challenge at SAM
    Hugs
    Sandra

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  39. Hi Mandy

    Hope you are OK and sorry for being a bad blogger. Gorgeous creation as ever hun, just love your style. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

    PS Why not check out my candy too

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  40. What a sweet card! I love the butterfly die you used. Thank you for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays!

    Kristie
    FBW DT Member

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  41. Mandy, such a beautiful card. I love the image, especially because of the cat! I just wish I could get mine to sit on my lap :) Thanks for playing along at Dutch Dare this week and I hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Sue (Dutch Dare DT member)

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  42. Hiya Mandy,
    Missing you loads!!!! Great card as always, fabulous colour combo and gorgeous flowers as usual. I love your style - so girly and pretty. Thanks for sharing it with the Digi Divas at Do It With Digis this time. Good luck.
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  43. Hiya Mandy, I know what you mean about 'im indoors. Whenever he's at home and I'm not working, I sit here and have to keep talking to him and checking on him 'cos I feel awful just sitting crafting. Not that he minds at all but .... you do feel guilty !!!

    By the way .... your card is stunning hun. I love everything about it especially the ton of glamnour dust !! lol lol

    Hugs, Sandra xx

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  44. Just sweet as can be! Thanks so much for joining us this week Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings challenge!

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  45. Lovely card and papers, this gorjuss image is so cute! x

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  46. Mandy, what a gorgeous card! I love the bow. We are having a DT call next month and I would LOVE to see you on my team! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

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  47. Wow, what a beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

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  48. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at TPS this week
    Hugs Debs

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  49. gorgeous card Mandy....i can why you love this theme!! Fab layout and love all those bits and bobs you have added especially that gorjuss girl!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Fi
    x

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  50. Wonderful card Mandy I love the image and all those gorgeous flourishes!
    Thanks so much, the Team and I are delighted you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!
    HuGs Kim :)

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  51. This is just so sweet! Love all the flowers with the stick pin! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge! Connie

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  52. Beautiful card - love the image and the flowers :-) Must go and make myself a cuppa now I've seen yours :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  53. Oh my word this is totally GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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  54. So cute! Love all the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Hugs,
    julie

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  55. Lol you do make me laugh.Beautiful card.xx

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  56. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Great card!

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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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