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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Bee Happy - Paper Play DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I am not talking about hubby's new baby today as that dragon & that Mr Stacey are in my bad books, no make that very bad books & my poor nerves are shot to pieces lol.
What shall I waffle about instead of my traumatic incidents, ummmmm, my car is poorly so I couldn't go shopping & just when I need chocolate most to settle my nerves, how flipping typical lol.

Today is new challenge day at
PAPER PLAY
& this week I have set the challenge which is
2 OR MORE STAMPED IMAGES

I have inked up a couple of sweet Magnolia's that I have had sat in one of my drawers all neglected and unloved for that long I can't even remember buying them, shocking lol.
I am going to spend some time sorting through my baskets & drawers of stamps and put all the ones I still haven't used in a box, or maybe two boxes, awaiting an inking & try really hard to resist buying anymore until I've used at least half of them, says the woman who opened another package of the new release LOTV's yesterday, & why the heck did I need them I haven't even inked the first launch yet, madness lol.
Ingredients -
Images - All Magnolia, Honey Tilda, for the mini click HEREHoney JarBee's
Medium - Copics
Flowers - Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid
Papers - home made
Tools - Magnolia Doo Hickeys - Old Swedish Lace & Heart Swirls, Marianne Creatables Decorative Elegance, MS Cherish PATP
To make the papers I randomly stamped the very small Bee's from the Chasing Butterflies collection & the Bumble Bee from the Sweet Rainbow collection on the back of some old designer papers that I didn't like & were left over in a pad, then I inked the paper all over with scattered straw distress ink & cut and dry foam, and then coloured each bee in using Copics, this was when I regretted stamping so many lol.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
TOMIC - make your own background, Midnight Madness - fabby sketch, Make It Monday - anything goes, iCopic - glitter, The Pixie Cottage - mellow yellow

 I'm off to call the RAC & sit down for a good blogging session while I'm waiting for a nice man to hopefully come and fix my car.
Thanks for stopping by

48 comments:

  1. beautifully coloured image! Fabulous arrangement too!

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  2. Hi Mandy
    A gorgeous card love the colour's and layout and paper's are gorgeous have a lovely day
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  3. What a delightful image and a gorgeous card.
    I know just what you mean, every time I get near a craft shop I buy stamps when I;ve still got un-inked ones by the score at home :o)
    Jackie xx

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  4. Woowww Mandy, your card looks lovely!!! That stamp is sooo sweet!!

    gr. arjette.

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  5. wowzers this is stunning, i love those colours so very restful, and the layout is amazing
    hugs sandra xxx

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  6. Aaw! Mandy it's gorgeous!!love the colours!

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  7. Another stunning card Mandy. I love love love your backing paper it is beeee-autiful!! LOL
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  8. stunning - hun and wow loving that paper - men are annoying - it is bred into them....
    Eating some choc here and sending you a virtual piece

    Sarah xx

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  9. OMG! Are you kidding me?? I was wondering where you got that fabulous paper! Girl, you were VERY ambitious making and coloring your own background paper with so many bees. But boy howdy did it ever pay off!!! I LOVE this card! Your coloring is gorgeous and the colors and layout is fabulous! AWESOME card, Mandy!! Thanks for a great challenge this week!
    hugs!!

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  10. Truly amazing card love the image,background and the colouring truly amazing!!.:) Sandra H

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  11. Love your card, thanks for sharing it, and creating it.

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  12. Stunning card Mandy, love the papers you've made and the colours, just gorgeous. Sorry to hear about your poorly car, hope it's something easily fixable xxx

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  13. Oh Mandy his is utterly adorable!
    hugs
    kim x

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  14. Mandy, this is just so gorgeous, love the stamped, little bee's, what a fabulous idea,
    I love Tildas colouring, fabulous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  15. Gorgeous card Mandy, really love the colours.xx

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  16. I LOVE this Tilda...she's one of my favorites! And she is colored SO beautifully on this gorgeous card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday!
    To be in with a chance to win this week's prize all you need to do is leave a comment for one or more of the entries this week and let them know you saw their creation on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! And don't forget about the birthday blog hop!
    Rene :D

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  17. Wow Mandy, your hand made paper is incredible, what a smashing card. Im afraid I dont have your problem of having too many stamps, so I have no idea what its like to have so many.....but Im going to do my best on rectifying that. Really beautiful card, so much hard work has gone into it. Lee xx

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  18. This is so fab Mandy I have that stamp too and also haven't used her! I am terrible for buying stamps that I just love and not finding the time to ink them! Super papers too great job! Hope your nerves aren't too bad with that pesky pet! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  19. Totally gorgeous Mandy x

    Love the papers & using black makes it really stand out.
    Sorry to hear your car is under the weather!!
    Get it delivered x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  20. Hiya Moo Moo
    Gorgeous card, love the bee papers :-)
    Finally managed to get my Google account working so I can leave you loads of comments, lol.
    Have you no wine in the house that you can have instead of chocolate?
    Hugs
    Tasha
    xxxxxx

    P.S. If you need to find a home for redundant craft supplies......Dont forget your old buddies lol :-) xxxxx

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  21. Hi Mandy, ooh, what gorgeous papers you made, they look so good with those bees and what a beautifully coloured Tilda with her honey pot, I love it! Hope your car gets better soon... Hugs, Teresa x

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  22. Hi I just love this stamp, colouring is so perfect love the shading. All those busy bees were worth colouring in as it is a great idea looks like papers you would buy !! I hope you didn't wait too long to get your car fixed !! As for hubbys pet I was exactly the same when my fella went through the turantula phase !! EEEEWWWW crickets I liked thier sound but to touch them no no no ! It was actually the noise of the crickets that annoyed him that much that he gave them away to friend ! I was so relieved. I have seen the bearded dragons in pet shops and they are stunning ! Go girl at least you did feed him/her Kitty ;0)

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  23. Me again...just found you on MIM...

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

    DON’T FORGET OUR BLOG HOP!!!

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  24. Oh Mandy,
    This is so cute, love the image and your flowers are beautiful. TFS

    Judie

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  25. great card with a cute motif. I also like the flower-arrangement very well.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  26. Oh what a wonderful card Mandy and so cute.
    luv
    Debby

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  27. Hi Hun, you need your car to e-mail me lol, love your card hun fab background, poor Tilda sat in a draw with all the others collecting dust, oh wait they won't collect dust in your house he he,

    hope your ok, well best bee off lol hugs Liz xx

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  28. Hi me again lol, do you find that Marianne die hard to get the papers/card out or is it just mine he he, answers on my e-mail !!!!! lol hugs Liz xx

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  29. Mand - just AMAZING. Love what you created. Hope your car is over it's temporary illness!!!

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  30. Wow Mandy that is stunning I love the way youve combined the papers and your colouring is gorgeous. I hope you get your car sorted. hugs Shirleyxx

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  31. Welcome on my very long absence
    Holiday trip lasted a little longer than I planned
    Now I hope the longer I'll be visiting your blog regularly
    Certainly I have a very large backlog, I will try to catch up
    The work is beautiful, made everything very carefully and beautifully matched.
    I really like your work.

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  32. this is beautiful and those papers just compliment the image perfectly.

    hugs Clare x

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  33. Wow! This card is absolutely phenomenal! It's one of the best I have ever seen!! All of your other cards are also beautiful! You are a true artist.

    Thanks so much for taking the Midnight Madness challenge.
    Gloria
    MM Design Team

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  34. A gorgeous card. I love your homemade paper. The flower arrangement is wonderful.
    Nikki x

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  35. This is just beautiful! I love the bg paper and this image is super cute! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I hope you will join us again as I can't wait to see your next creation.
    ~Hugs,
    Valerie M
    Priscillastyles Design Team

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  36. Oh my word Mandy! This is a stunner! Thanks for joining us for our glitter challenge this week at icopic : )
    Hugs~
    Dana

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  37. Love your card..Such a pleasure to visit your blog. Great take on the sketch and your coloring is awesome. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    Priscilla
    MMSC Hostess

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  38. This is fabulous!!! Thanks for joining our Mellow Yellow challenge this week at The Pixie Cottage!

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  39. What a beautiful card Mandy.


    Greetings Henny.

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  40. Awww Mandy babe love this sweet bumble Tilda creation stunning contrasting colour combo & if you think your the ONLY crafter to have uninked stamps well dont beat yourself up girl we ALL do it so you enjoy your craft shopping..you need it after feeding LIVE food to that dragon.urgh..

    smiles blogging mummy xxx

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  41. WOW- this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love the contrasting colors and your beautiful coloring!!! A LOVELY take on the MMSC sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We hope you will join us again next week! :)

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  42. Wow Mandy this is superb, what a gorgeous colour choice love the edging of the card and the embellishments and Tilda look truly wonderful.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  43. Hi I knew when I saw this it was a winner Well done !!!! Go girl !!! Kitty ;0)

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  44. Congratulations on having the winning card over at the Official Magnolia Inspiration challenge. It is an awesome card. Thanks for sharing

    hugs Julie

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  45. Adorable card. I love all the beees. Thanks for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, LindaS/MMSC'DT

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  46. Fantastic card-creation Mandy. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Greetings Henny.

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  47. Gorgeous card! I love the fab images and your papers are gorgeous! It must've taken you ages to colour all those bees :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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Mandy xx

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