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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Little Friend - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good morning peeps,
It's going to be one of those very busy weeks in our household as we are decorating Jodie's bedroom and the house looks like it's been trashed with everything from her room scattered around the house wherever we could put it. Hubby was busy wallpapering in there yesterday while I spent an exhausting day drinking coffee and chatting lol, so today I am helping with the painting which means no getting to play with all my nice new birthday goodies just yet, I'll just have to keep popping in my craft room and stroking them lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is a 

My lovely teamies & I are featuring some gorgeous Martha Stewart & American Crafts products this week, as most of you know Martha's punches are pretty much compulsory for me to use as I love them.
Ingredients
Medium - Copics
Flowers - Prima  
Resin birdhouse - Prima
Twine - Hemptique

For those who want them the Copic colours I've used are - 
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, hair - E44, E43, E40, trousers - W4, W2, W0, W00, top -E53, E51, E50 / R14, R12, R00, tree - E44, E43, E41, flowers - YR15, YR00 / YR07, YR04 / R14. R12, grass - E44, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, sky - B000, BG10, BG11
And here is the fabby sketch our Dawny has made for us to play with
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 spending spree in the fabulous
The STORE BLOG has loads of lovely inspiration, new products to see and chance to win candy so if you haven't already visited it pop over and take a peek.
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Die Cuttin Divas -garden, Oldie But A Goodie - on the farm or in the garden (die's, flowers & punches), Papertake - a stitch in time, Belle's & Whistles - Spring is in the air, Bunny Zoe's - ribbon or twine, Craft Your Passion - die cuts & punches, Creative Stamp Friends - bingo (middle row down- charm, lace, flowers), Lexi's Creations - punches & dies, Lollipop Crafts - Spring fling, Make It Monday - anything goes, Simon Says Stamp & Show - anything goes, Stamp & Create - Spring, Use Your Stuff - brown, cream & peach, Dream Valley - earth tones, Stamptacular - freebie week, Sweet Stampin' - girlie but no pink, Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - pearls & lace, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
A painting I must go!
Thanks for stopping by

82 comments:

  1. Mandy she is adorable
    You really have done a great job.

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  2. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) everything is just sooo very pretty ,, I love the little resin birdhouse ,, perfect embellie !! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. So sorry I didn't wished you a happy birthday yesterday sweetie!
    BUT Happy birthday Mandy, I guess you had a wonderful day with your frinds and family!!
    I love your card today (like I always do!lol) and the colours are so beautiful and all the details are perfect
    Enjoy the painting, I must admite I am glad it isn't me :)
    A BIG late, but gooood birthdayhug

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  4. Wowsers this is amazing Mandy - I adore the beautiful papers (just this paper pad and it is stunning !) and all those pearls look beautiful x
    Thanks for sharing another stunner with us all x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  5. very pretty Mandy loving the colours, hope you get your painting finished soon so you can go play with your new goodies , belated birthday wishes Honey K x

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  6. Ooh Mandy how gorgeous is this!! Love the little birdhouse and the lace trim is fab. Debs xx

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  7. OOOOOOOOOH Mandy, it's beyond believe beautiful!!!!!

    Hugs and happy painting, Iree

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  8. Beautiful colours and so many pretty details.

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  9. Wow - a very lovely card indeed with wonderful colours and gorgeous embellishments! Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah

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  10. this is stunning Mandy I love the soft colours and the punches are perfect xx

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  11. simply stunning Mandy. The image is great and the papers amazing. Love all the embellis
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
    Hugs
    Doreen

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  12. Wwooowww Mandy, it's awesome, soooo beautiful!!!
    I know I'm late, I'm sorry but I still want to wish you a very happy birthday, nice to read you had such a fun day!!!

    gr. arjette.

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  13. Wow this is beautiful hun xxx

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  14. Hi Mandy,
    Absolutely stunning,love the image(i may have to give her an airing)and gorgeous details :) x

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  15. Fabulous card, Mandy. The image is so beautifully coloured and all the embellishments and punched work combine to make a stunning card.
    Tine :)

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  16. Oooh Mandy I love this card. Such beautiful colours and a fabulous layout (as always!!). Mind you don't overdo things after your exhausting day yesterday!! LOL
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  17. This card is absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along with the Use Your Stuff challenge this week.

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  18. Hi Mandy,Belated Happy Birthday to you, your card is just fabulous so very pretty :)
    Hugzz Val xx

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  19. What an AMAZING card Mandy, It is simply stunning, the colours, papers, embellys, layout are all perfect. I love it..

    Hugs Kelly

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  20. Gorgeous card. Love all the layers!

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  21. Mandy this is just stunning! I love everything about it...all of the details are perfect :)

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  22. Hi mandy, oh yes this is sooo pretty! Love the colours and that birdhouse is super cute! Hugs, Frea

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  23. Wow Mandy that is truly stunning, the colour choice is just gorgeous as is your image and those beautiful papers. hugs Shirleyxxx
    I hope you dont get to fed up with the painting.

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  24. Just lovely! very sweet and romantic. I saw your card on MIM. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Jacqueline

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  25. Gorgeous card beautifully detailed hugs Karen x

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  26. totally preeeeeeeeeeettie and love the stitching and the little birdhouse is fabulous another stunner hun
    Hugs Kate xx

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  27. ooh Mandy your card is Beautiful..love all the detail and that little bird house, x carol

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  28. This is absolutely stunning Mandy, just love the cute image and the beautiful muted colours x

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  29. Gorgeous card, love the birdhouse....

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  30. Such a beautiful card with so many gorgeous little details! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

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  31. Hi Mandy, Oh what a beautiful image!! your card is stunning so beautifully coloured and all the lovely embellishments are stunning all those lovely pearls around the card its just gorgeous:)x

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  32. Hi Mandy, Oh what a beautiful image!! your card is stunning so beautifully coloured and all the lovely embellishments are stunning all those lovely pearls around the card its just gorgeous:)x

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  33. What a stunning creation!
    Just utterly stunning honey! I adore all those ickle flowers!
    Gorjuss colours and love your sweet wee image
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges this time
    Hugs Melly xxx

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  34. Absolutely stunning Mandy xx

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  35. Hi Mandy, fabulous details, so much to see. Brilliant colouring and I love that image. (Tip, make a mess of the painting lol and you'll get fired then you can retreat to play with your new birthday goodies!) Ha.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  36. What a gorgeous card Mandy. This is a really sweet image and coloured so beautifully too.
    Good luck with the decorating.
    Hugs, Janine xx

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  37. gorgeous card Mandy, love all the little embellishments and I think I need that stamp now!!

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Fi
    x

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  38. Hi hun
    i keep saying i need to decorate! but dont! lol.
    Totally gorgeous card, adorable image & colouring, beautiful papers & embelies, sue,x

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  39. Hi Mandy
    I've just found your blog and have become a follower. Your work is amazing, absolutely gorgeous.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  40. A gorgeous card, Mandy. I love the papers.
    Nikki x

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  41. Absolutely stunning, Mandy! I love the peachy colors and the pearls around the border!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  42. Oh my Mandy I just love this the papers are so yummy and the little bird house so cute stunning work sweetie enjoy the decorating! Hugs rebekah xx

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  43. Wow, wow, wow, Mandy this is absolutely beautiful, that design, the papers, the embellishments and image are stunning.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  44. Gday Mandy! Wishing you a very happy, happy birthday for Tuesday! I did remember - it's the same day as my wedding anniversary! I hope you had a lovely day.. I'm off to have a looksy at some of the stuff I've missed the last couple of months, love the gorgeous colours on this card, take care xx

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  45. Mandy, this absolutely gorgeous hun, just love all you've done here, pure eye candy!!
    hugs & blessings

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  46. Fantastic card, I love all the lovely details and the colours.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  47. Oh WOW Mandy another stunning card, love all the gorgeous details.
    luv
    Debby

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  48. Totally awesome .
    Love the punched lacey edge and the butterflys,the birdhouse and spray of flowers .Heaps of bling , beautiful image so all together to create this amazing card. Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

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  49. Beautiful Mandy! Love your card, it looks gorgeous with all the beautiful embellishments, the colours and the sweet image!
    Hope you had a great birthday!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  50. A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Stamp Friends
    Hugs
    Michaela

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  51. Oh what a gorgeous card, so pretty :o)
    Jackie xx

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  52. Many this is so dreamy just the most perfect detail for such a beautiful image! Chanelle xx

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  53. Totally gorgeous, but we expect nothing less from you and your awesome talent Mandy.

    I saw your link on MIM, I'm number 162 this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  54. Beautiful image and such gorgeous colours Mandy. Stunning card as always xx

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  55. Beautiful. Love this. Like the image too.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in
    http://crazycrafter-craftsuppliesshop.blogspot.in/

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  56. A - MAZE - ING such gorgeous detail everywhere you look, really beautiful card. Found you on MIM :).

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  57. This is such a lovely card! I love it. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday this week. I hope to see you soon again.
    Hugs, Heleen

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  58. This is soo cute!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  59. Absolutely gorgeous.Love the soft colour palette and the image is coloured so beautifully.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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  60. This is such a beautiful card Mandy. I love the image you've used and all the gorgeous details also. Hugs Michele x

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  61. Absolutely stunning!!!
    Love the lace edging Mandy, I must invest in one of those punches soon.
    Anne x

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  62. Stunning card!

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

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  63. Gorgeous card, its really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

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  64. Oh wow! This is just stunning! I love this image its one of my favs. I adore these papers they are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley
    Hugs
    Kat xx

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  65. Beautiful Card! Love the punched lace around the card! Great use of embellies and the flower arrangement is so Beautiful! Perfect with those Pearls!!! And those small Butterflies are so cute!!

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  66. Very Beautiful , Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie challenge this fortnight and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  67. Hi Mandy,
    A stunning card and fab stitching - just perfect for our challenge at Papertake Weekly this week.

    Thanks for playing along and good luck!
    xx

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  68. Your card is lovely! So delicate and pretty. Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge--Pat N.

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  69. This card is totaly amazing!! I just love all the decorations and the beautiful colours! And the image is so cute!

    Hugs Jessica

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  70. So pretty! Such detail too. Thanks for joining us on the UYS blog.

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  71. Mandy you never disappoint with your beautiful cards. I really and truly love this card. Fr definite one of my favourites of yours. Though they are all so lush its hard to pick. But this one has really caught my eye. I love it. Lee x

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  72. Gorgeous card! Love that image and all the pearls and flowers!
    Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas this week!
    Candy
    http://candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  73. I saw you on Use Your Stuff. Gorgeous card - Love, love the edging :)

    I'd love to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy: http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com

    Happiness,
    Corrinne

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  74. oh Mandy another stunning card! your very clever!!

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  75. I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  76. Stunning...just absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
    Hugs Jo x
    DT

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  77. This card is beautiful - just love the edges too :) Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time!

    Chrizette
    DT Member
    Celestial Things

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Mandy xx

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