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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Best Fishes - Paper Play DT Card

Good morning peeps,
Oh my word did I have a grumpy day yesterday, I didn't even want to spend time with myself I was that grumpy lol. It was 6 years yesterday since my car accident which has left me with this permanent very painful shoulder injury, I kept trying not to think about it & kept busy but those horrible memories just kept coming back, still at least that's over & done with for another year lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is to
Eeke no pretty papers, at least I didn't have to brace myself for cutting a new sheet up lol, the shocker is I've gone Tim Hotlz style and got all inky.
Ingredients -
Medium - copics
Flowers - Prima & Wild Orchid
Charm - stash

To make the paper I randomly applied distressed inks using cut & dry foam and then stamped the fish from the Best Fishes stamp set on to my DIY paper using faded jeans distressed ink. Across the middle panel I have stamped some Magnolia shells with vintage photo distressed ink, as well as distressing the paper edges with vintage photo.
As my papers ended up being quite bold & bright I have gone for strong colouring too. Note to self - make a note of the copic colours I use when playing with them.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
365 Cards - underwater scene, Midnight Madness - sketch, Deep Ocean - sea, Kreative Stamp Friends - handmade background, Craft Your Passion - under the sea, Simon Says Stamp & Show - Tim Holtz technique,  Fun With Shapes & More - twine / cord, CES - water it, Just Magnolia & hAnglar - anything goes, opt glitter
My blogging session last night was interrupted by a little fella who wanted to play and kept attacking hubby's feet, terrorising poor Dude (dog), jumping on my laptop and whizzing around the lounge chirping, yes he makes a really funny chirping sound when he's full of mischief lol.
I think we do forget sometimes that Diddly's only 18 months old as he's so big compared to naughty little Daisy Mae, so I tipped his toy basket out and spent ages sat on the floor playing with him, he loves the beads he stole off the Christmas tree lol.
Peace at last lol
I'm off to the craft shop this morning with Ali, I've got to be good as I put myself on a spending diet as I'm fast running out of storage space and I've so many stamps that haven't been inked it's ridiculous, obviously if I need any "essentials" I will have to buy them lol.
Thanks for stopping by

52 comments:

  1. sorry to hear you had a bad day yesterday, hope you are feeling better The bp you designed is fabulous and the card is gorgeous x

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  2. Hi Mandy this is my first time to your blog and your creations are beautiful.
    Hugs Linda

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  3. Hi Mandy,
    glad your yucky day has passed, no wonder you felt bad :(

    I had to pop over and say how totally gorgeous your card is.....I love everything about it!

    Take care.........hugs, Ali x

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  4. oh wow hun that is one great image and your coloring is just stunning,really love the colors you have used on this brilliant have fun at the craft shop hun hugs cherylx
    ps just adore your cat xxxxxxx

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  5. another gorgeous card Mandy, love your DIY paper and stamps that you've used.

    hope you're feeling ok today enjoy the shopping

    hugs Troy xx

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  6. cute as a button Mandy, love the colours and your DP's are sooooooooooo lush
    Anne x

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  7. MANDY..!

    Oh my, I don't know where to begin, I'm loving it SOOO much!
    Is there something you can't do!? I honestly don't think so. You're a genious!
    Your Designpaper á la Mandy is just AMAZING! I just ADORE the Distress Ink colours you've chosen for your background, the combination is fabulous, and the stamped fishes really gave the paper that awesome extra touch. FANTASTIC!

    hugs,
    Hanna

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  8. Hi Mandy

    Wow, what a nice cards you've creating here!
    She is really a sweety, I love her!!
    And very beautiful colors you've used,it's just great.

    And I see you've a new bloglayout, also that is very nice!

    XXX Kim

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  9. Hi Mandy - this is really really beautiful - I recognise your card straight away over at Paper Play. Wonderful colours. Jeanette

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  10. Gorgeous card Mandy - lovely colours and I love the little charm. Hugs, Claire x

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  11. What a gorgeous card, I love your background. Fab cat piccies too :o)
    Jackie xx

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  12. A delightful card Mandy, you did an excellent job with the DP. Great coloring!!
    Sorry to hear about your accident and that you had a grumpy day.

    Judie

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  13. This card is so good...the image is so beautifully coloured and as for your self made DP paper....fab. What more can i say I love it ..will definitely visit more often

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  14. oh sweetie, hope your blues are blown away by the fabulous colours on this card, don't stop spending just because the room is shrinking, just expand :) and love the colouring great depth to it and beautiful card.
    Hugs Kate xx

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  15. Gorgeous card hun, love the colours and your cute images, wish you'd called for me when you went to the craft shop, not to far out of your way to pick me up lol,

    Hope your feeling better grumpy!!! lol hugs Liz xx

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  16. Hi hun
    aww sorry you didnt have good day, but you had good reason.
    Your card it stunning, i luv her sparkle she looks beautiful, pretty papers & design, sue,x

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  17. Oh Wow Mandy, This is absolutely gorgeous, love that purple with the blue a stunning combination. I love your paper, it's so good that you did it yourself and so impressive! Love it all, Hugs, Teresa x

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  18. what a gorgeous card love the colours and the image is lovely...K x

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  19. Hope your feeling better, love your card the image is gorgeous and coloured beautiful and l love your cat he's gorgeous:) Sandra H

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  20. Awww wow what an amazing card, love all those fish in the background and fabulous colours on your card xxx

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  21. Hi Mandy, a stunning creation, love the fish paper you've created and gorgeous details. Love the pics of Diddly, he's a little cutie.

    Donna x

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  22. I love this card, Mandy - the colours are fab and that DP you've made is just as good as, if not better than, bought stuff (but we can't tell anyone that, 'cos paper-buying is just too much fun!)

    Hugs to you on passing the 6-year mark, I just think you are brilliant the way you soldier on with such good cheer, and make such lovely stuff, and you are well entitled to have the odd grumpy day!

    Julie x

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  23. This is a brilliant card, the colours are fantastic. And your cat is so cute. Lee xx

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  24. OMG Mandy this is one beautiful card, what great colours and design and Tilda is absolutely gorgeous
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  25. Oh I so feel for you. I have a severe neck injury that's 5 years old, and it sucks not being able to do all the normal things any more that I used to be able to do...at least not without extreme pain. But we adjust and we go on!

    Your card is beautiful, but I was totally taken with your kitty pics!!! Such a cutie!!!!

    Amy E.
    scrapthissavethat.blogspotcom

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  26. Fab card, Mandy - love the colours and papers - so perfect with this gorgeous image! Juliexx

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  27. Oh Mandy I have been umming about whether to get this cute Hanglar set and this just wants me to buy it even more! Love your colours and fab scene hun Hugs Rebekah xx

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  28. Love the depth of colour you have got in your image, amazing colouring and fab card

    Laurie x

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  29. Hey Mandy, I love your card!! beautiful job on your hand made DP!! And your kitty is sooo cute!!

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  30. It's a beautiful card, Mandy!

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  31. Mandy, your card is so, so gorgeous! Your colors are breathtaking and what a fabulous design and adorable Tilda! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we hope you will come back and play again next week!
    Hugs,
    Marsha
    MMSC-DT

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  32. Oh WOW this is fabulous Mandy and love the adorable image.
    luv
    Debby

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  33. Sensational as you have directed the little mermaid.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  34. Hi Mandy, I hope you are feeling beter today and your shoulder is not bothering you to much. Your card is gorgeous!! Beautiful details and great colouring!!
    The image you asked about on my last card is from Pion design ( Fairy tale of winter).
    Hugs, Marlies

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  35. HI Mandy I hope you kept your decision not to buy another more things but I bet you didnt, if your like you just carnt stop yourself.
    Stunning card love that scene those H&S mermaids are so cute arnt they. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  36. As always, you never let us down, another FAB card, hope you are well, love Aly xxx

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  37. Stunning card Mandy, love the colours and image and the paper you've made is beautiful. I am so sorry that you have been so sad about your accident, must be so hard not to think back and remember the bad times. However, looks like you have a very cheeky chap to keep your mind off of the bad stuff, he is just gorgeous and so full of lovely mischief xxx

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  38. gorgeous summery card Mandy, great layout, sweet image, love your own background papers

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  39. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) The paper background is fantastic and the image and all the details are perfect :-)
    Love the kitty photo's ,, awww ,, very cute :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x
    hope you had a lovely spree and cheered yourself up xx :-)

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  40. Fabulous backing paper and super colouring.Very beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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  41. STUNNING detailing, gorgeous coloring! WOW FACTOR!!!!! FABULOUS take on the MMSC sketch!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog this week! Hope to see you coming back again next time! :)

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  42. Hi there Miss Mandy~~Oh my I hope today is much better:) Terrible things sure do trigger the emotions. As for your card~~~WOW LOOVVVVEEE your creative dp~~ever so perfect for this cutie mermaid:) The colors are rockin girly!!! Had little time to finally visit~~Went thru your blog and wow FABBY WORK AS USUAL :D
    Take care and bigg hugz

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  43. Gorgeous card! Love all the little fishies :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  44. Wow what a wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at kreative stempelfreunde.
    Hugs Stine (GD)

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  45. STUNNING card.LOVE the colours.Huggles xxx

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  46. I love your card this week, its fantastic!!!
    Stunning coloring and the composition is perfect, everything blends toghether.
    Your background is wonderful, love the colors.
    Perfect image for a card!
    Thank you so much for sharing youur card with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.
    Hugs Guro
    MMSC DT

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  47. what a fabulous card. I love your color selections as well as that adorable image! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
    Denise
    MMDT
    I have CHA blog candy available if you are interested!

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  48. Hi Mandy, your card is simply spectacular! Absolutely gorgeous coloring and all the embellishments are beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Midnight Madness.
    Hugs,
    Charlotte
    MMSC DT

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  49. hi Mandy - oh your post made me laugh. My kitties are always up to no good too. Absolutely lovely card. Gorgeous coloring, and cute lil baker's twine and charm.

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Mandy xx

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