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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Stressed & A Sweet Tooth! - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I'm not going to beat around the bush I am in a right old strop it has taken me hours to type my post! 
I hate this new computer, blogging is a nightmare as the darn thing has a mind of it's own and shuts down tabs when I click on them, on the few blogs it allows me to visit I type a comment & suddenly it decides to reload so everything I write vanishes, & I can't use the back button as when I do it then decides to open a new tab for me instead of going back, but if I click on the tab it's so kindly decided to open for me it closes it again! 
I had a tantrum when speaking to yet another technical help man on the phone yesterday. I was describing all the things I wanted to do to this flipping laptop & by the time, in my mind I had attacked it with a hammer, stamped on it, drowned it in the fishpond, cut the power cord up into a thousand pieces etc, and finished it off by throwing it off the top of the multistory car park I felt so much better visualising the pink things smashed to pieces & the man on the other end of the phone was in fits of laughter, which from a technical point of view wasn't at all helpful lol.
If one of us can't come up with a cure today then it's going back to the shop & I want my money back as I've told him exactly what he can do with his idea of sending me a replacement lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week out challenge is

This week my lovely teamies & I are featuring Faber-Castell's products, on my card I have used green & blue gelato's.
At first I thought I'd never get the hang of them  & I so nearly reached for my watercolour pencils but me being stubborn got there in the end and I watercoloured with my gelatos & I honestly really liked them once I'd got my head around water colouring with what looks like posh crayons lol.
I'm still playing with some older neglected Magnolia's that have never been given an outing, the poor little love being overlooked by a younger model lol.
Ingredients -
Papers - Simple Stories, Baby Steps (love these)
Resin Corner - Melissa Frances
Flowers - Prima & stash
Twine - Hemptique
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 spending spree in the
 ANDFaber-Castel will also be giving a lucky entrant a lovely Mixed Media Sampler set and a 4 pack of Gelato's !! :-)
so get playing peeps and show us your creations with cupcakes, sweets or chocolates etc.
Simon Says Stamp

I will pop back and enter some challenges later when hopefully I have got to the bottom of the problem of tabs closing when I click on them!
I am going to take a deep breath, get myself a cup of coffee & see if I can try an earlier version of Google Chrome like I had with my old Windows Vista, if that fails it's back to searching through help pages again, why do I have to be flipping stubborn & keep trying lol.
Thanks for stopping by

57 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Mandy! I love the flowers and that ribbon bow is so pretty :)

    Tags xx

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  2. Gorgeous card, as always, Mandy. Hope you get the computer problems sorted. I put vista back on mine cos I hated windows 7 when it first came out x

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  3. A gorgeous card, Mandy. I love the colours and the ribbon and twine bow is wonderful.
    I hope you get something done with your laptop so that it works for you.
    Nikki x

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  4. WOWWWWWW this is so amazing!!!! Wow it takes your breath away!!!!! I think you can tell how much I just love this card Mandy!!!!! Wow what a treasure!!!!! Absolutely spectacular!!!!

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  5. Gorgeous card Mandy. Love the colouring and the shape and everything. I've just managed to find a MS flourish punch and I'm over the moon. I have searched for ever - I think MS must have brought them back as they were so popular.
    The card is as always a beauty. I hope you get your computer probs ironed out before you throw it against the wall!!!

    Edna x

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  6. Gorgeous ♥♥ Beautiful edge around the card ♥

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  7. I'm glad you don't give up and still make and show your gorgeous cards Mandy even though it's a pain with your soooooooooo cute and NOT working Pink Beauty, LOL!!!!

    Hang in theer, Irene

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  8. Brilliant card as always Mandy. So much detail. Beautiful. I tried Google Chrome and didn't like it or the number of tracking cookies it collected. I changed to Safari for windows - brilliant and no tracking cookies. Well worth a try.

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  9. Super-gorgeous card Mandy, love the soft colours and DPs and all those beautiful flowers.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  10. Lovely card! Beautiful scene and gorgeous coloring.
    Helena x

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  11. such a sweet and beautiful card...!!

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  12. Oh dear, Mandy! You do make me laugh! I really hope you get all your computer problems sorted out - I can kind of sense how frustrated you are with it :-)

    Your card is gorgeous! I love the colours and those flowers are beautiful :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  13. Mandy this is lovely, I have a lot of Neglected older Maggies too lol. Great colors!!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  14. Oh dear sounds a right mare!!! I have these problems with my new laptop but I just thought it was me being dizzy!! Hope you manage to get it sorted!!

    Beautiful yummy card so perfect for the theme and what a fabulous Tilda I think I may have to find this one shes lush! Love Chanelle xx

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  15. Your cards are so wonderful to the eye Mandy! Your style is unmistakeable... anytime I see one of your cards, I KNOW its yours without even looking at the name! Such beautiful work... I treasure the times I get to look at your delights! I would love for you to join us over at Fashionista Challenge sometime :)

    Rina

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  16. This is so beautiful Mandy...love the image and your gorgeous layout too hun :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  17. Wow Mandy this is stunning I really love that image of Tilda and the background scene, the flowers and design are perfect.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  18. Holy smokes, Mandy, this card is spectacular....totally luscious!!!! Love this older Tilda and, oh my goodness, such fabulous details! A feast of the eyes!!!!
    I can definitely relate to your computer problems %&#!

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  19. Mandy, this is stunning! Gorgeous soft colors and beautiful details.

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  20. This card is absolutely stunning Mandy, love the super soft colours and all the beautiful details. So sorry to are still having laptop problems, damn thing, was made by a man I'm sure xxx

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  21. Gorgeous Card! Those colors are fabulous! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  22. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) Tilda is lovely and the colours and your colouring are fabulous ! :-) all the details are so very pretty and yummy :-)

    Hope you manage to get to grips with your comp :-/

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  23. Long comment grab a coffee :)

    In this special celebratory year of good old Great Britain and the fabulous Olympics that shining torch brings me to this..............

    It has been almost a year that I have carried the baton of Bridget :) Many a wonderful comments and thoughts surrounding it.........but I think the time has come to pass the Bridget title onto one who so clearly needs it at the moment............with such a wonderful knew toy and yet it appears to cause you all sorts of dilemma's, you sound as if you really need to throw the PINK!!! think out of the window. So why Bridget did you buy a pink one, did you not know that this was an alarm bell ringing instantly :) do feel so sad for you but patience my dear I am sure that it will all come out in the wash.

    I adore the shaping my dearest Bridget on this gorgeous card and stunning stitch work (did I tell you that I have played with my sewing machine) was most impressed, although it took me most of a day to do it.............. love the floral array and beautiful corner piece along with that stunning bow

    hugs and lots of love the baton transferee
    Kate xx

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  24. Hey Baby Girl, chill out darlin!!! I actually did LOL when I read this post - you should see the vision I have in my head of you and your laptop!!! ROFL
    Your card is gorgeous hunni, such sweet older gal she is too!! Lush flowers and fabulous colouring, as always.
    Best of luck with the Laptop - poor thing doesn't know what it's got coming to it!!!
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  25. Oooh so pretty.
    I love the collors.
    xx Anke

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  26. Beautiful card Mandy, love the soft colouring and gorgeous flowers...beautiful..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  27. Another one of your really stunning cards! I love it!
    Martina

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  28. Hey Mandy, hope your feeling a little less like throwing your laptop through a window! I have to say, computers are like an old jumper, you get used to the feel of them and know their faults, so getting a new one is always a nightmare! I had the same problem when changing to Windows 7, but have got the hang of it now! Eventually...

    Saw your card over on SSS this morning and instantly knew it was one of yours from the pic (we definitely all have our own distinct styles) I love your soft pastel colour schemes and lots of embellishing, makes for such a pretty cad and this is no exception! Lisa X

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  29. Wow Mandy I love this the colours are so pretty! This is a darling little scene so perfect, so sorry I haven't been by your blog in a bit hope you are well sweetie hugs rebekah xx

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  30. This is so beautiful, gorgeous colours and fab colouring
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  31. Fab as always Mandy. Love the look of those pencils. I must do some research on them.
    good luck with the pooter too. What a nightmare your having
    Anne x

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  32. Beautiful Tracy. Love everything about it. joann sassy raggedy

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  33. Mandy this is stunning what a fabulous image and such pretty pastel shades wow its gorgeous Hugs Elaine

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  34. Ahhh''' Mandy I do hope you get your lappy sorted soon chum this is awful, but your card is a beauty alright just stunning chum flower detail is amazing
    aside your pc I hope you are keeping well chum...
    Lots Hugs Sarah x

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  35. Sorry to hear about your Computer problems.. NOT FUN AT ALL.. I have today managed to understand just a TINY little bit of the new Blogspot users.. -well do not know what to call it.. but I guess you have the New page in your blog too.. I hate it..

    But I doo love your New Card.. So Super Cute.. And that you have managed to use an Old Magnolia, and made it look so Good.. WOW.. I love the Background stamp.. I Want that one too.. :o) :o)
    Beautiful colors and Coloring..
    Great Card! :o)

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  36. Oh Mandy; you crack me up girl! I really shouldn't be giggling right now but your computer stories are funny. Anyway, I love this card. The image & your colour palette are a treat for the eyes. Beautiful work as always!
    Hugs xo

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  37. Wow, Mandy, I'm speekless. Such a wonderful card with all the lovely details.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  38. Oh dear Mandy, methinks I would have thrown it out of the window! Thank goodness it doesn't stop you creating wonderful cards :o)
    Jackie xx

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  39. Oh you do make me chuckle my lovely although its not funny when your computer does not behave the way you want it to! Hope you get it sorted. On the plus side that is one heck of a gorgeous card you have made there. Your colouring is stunning and I love all of the beautiful flowers you have used and the colours are beautiful. Tracey xx

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  40. Gorgeous card Mandy, she's lovely. Love the colours you've used too, those "crayons" are lovely and subtle. xx

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  41. WOW stunning card Mandy.
    Sorry to hear your computer issues hope it sorted soon.
    luv
    Debby

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  42. Hi Mandy, yes weve all being having problems with blogger, I do hope you manage to get the hang of it, as we will all be joining you up on the multi-story carpark to.
    Stunning card loveyour colouring and those flowers are so pretty to. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  43. This is a gorgeous card. Thank you for entering our "Young Love" challenge at HSC

    hugs Sarah x

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  44. Such stunning cards. Really amazing. I love the flowers. Just gorgeous, Mandy. Hugs, Nicole

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  45. Beautiful soft colors and layout, Mandy!! I really love the little pearls as buttons on the shoes of Tilda...so cute!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  46. Hi Mandy,
    Love the background stamp it really sets the scene and I really love your flower placement and the colours you chose.Lovely thread for your stitching!!
    Hugs Trish

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  47. Mandy you did make me laugh were you also shouting at the computer I do that all the time (lol) It must be driving you nuts.... I am so glad you got to load your beautiful card.... just Gorgeous.. Hugs May x x x

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  48. stunning card as everlove the gorgeous bow and all those flowers tell me do you ever have an off day apart from your laptop that is lol
    carol x

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  49. Really stunning, I love the image and the soft colours and those flowers and the bow look absolutely gorgeous, really beautiful design. Hope you have a lovely weekend
    Lindsay xx

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  50. I really like some of these older Tildas Mandy! :)

    This is so pretty, delicate and feminine hun - gorgeous work!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  51. Love your beautiful card and the cute image you used, so many wonderful details to look at. Thanks for your visit to my blog and your lovely comment on my work, please accept my invitation to visit my blog and hope you'll decide to follow me too. hugs, Frances

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  52. Mandy this is stunning!!!!!

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  53. Amazing card as always sweetie. I really love this darling image as well as the shape of your card.
    Good luck with your computer it's got to be the most frustrating thing when it's not working properly.
    Have yourself the most amazing Mothers Day!
    Hugs Bonnie

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  54. Another stunning card Mandy, love the soft colours and those flowers and Tilda image are really pretty. Love it xxx

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  55. Wow! This is such a piece of art. Love the design and the scene you created. Stunning! Hugs...Mona

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  56. This is beautiful, I love the way you colour co-ordinate your images with your papers. Tracy xx

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  57. Oh Mandy, your cards are so beautiful and this one is a beauty!
    Sandy

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Mandy xx

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