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Sunday, 29 July 2012

A Bit Of A Catch Up & Some New Challenges

Hello peeps,
Apologies for being such a bad blogger, unfortunately I was a tad optomistic when I thought I would be able to finish my DT cards with my thumb immobilised, even using my computer mouse has been virtually impossible so I have been a naughty girl and removed the tape but to be honest it feels less painful than having it taped up so I'm just being very careful with it  and seeing how it goes.
I have loads to get through & I don't know quite where to being lol.

 First up is a catch up, here is my
& this weeks challenge is

The DT have been treated to a gorgeous Kraftin' Kimmie stamp each to play with from the lovely Kimmie, thanks so much Kimmie x
Ingredients -
Image & Sentiment - Kraftin' Kimmie, Mandy (to quote Kimmie "no kidding she's called Mandy" lol)
Medium - Copics
Seam Binding - The Ribbon Girl
Flowers - Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid
The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93 hair - E47, E44, E43, E41, top - RV95, RV93, RV91, jogging bottoms - W6, W4, W2, W0 
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
CMC - anything goes with a girly twist, Fun With Shapes & More - numbers, Amusing Challenges - anything goes, Let's Ink It Up - all girl, The Squirrel & The Fox - let's make it sporty, The Poodles Parlour - anything goes, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Jellypark Challenges - Olympic fever, Pause, Dream, Enjoy - sport / hobbies, Stempelsonnen - free theme, CRAFT - stitching, S J Papercrafts - sporty / Olympics, Crafts & Me - anything goes, Crazy Amigo - free theme, Paper & Such Design - stitching

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnights challenge is
I am unable to join my lovely teamies with a card today as I couldn't manage to finish my card but hopefully I will be able to finish it for the mid-way reminder next Sunday, but please pop over & see the gorgeous cards my lovely teamies have made.
We are also waving a sad farewell to our gorgeous Melly this challenge, we are going to miss you loads hunny.

Next up I have a beautiful card from a special little guest designer my goddaughter Adrienne as today is the start of the
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
this challenge is specifically for children between the ages of 2 and 16 years of age so now is the time to let your Children, Grandchildren, Nieces and  Nephews loose in your craft rooms !!
The children's challenge will run from today through to the 31st August and as always at SIMON SAYS STAMP the children are welcome to enter as many times as they like.
There will be 2 little winners as our lovely Heidi is kindly offering 2 fabby prizes of junior stampers kits :)
Simon Says Stamp
Apologies for such a long post today peeps thankfully I am back up-to-date again.
There are a few days left to enter my Wedding Anniversary candy if you haven't yet and would like to, I also have my 3rd blogversary coming up in August so I need to do a little shopping to celebrate that too :)
 Thanks for stopping by


  1. Wow this is brilliant for the children and what fabulous cards too, x

  2. Lovely card Mandy, superrrr colours and cute image.just my kind of sporty LOL!!!! Adrienne must come after her godmother, you bterre watch out Mandy.........tough competition!!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs and take care with your hurt thumb!!!

    xx Irene

  3. Your card is gorgeous Mandy, I love the image and the colours and detailing are fabulous.
    Adrienne's card is really beautiful, I love the flowers.

    all the best

  4. Poor You, you did well anyway hun, hope your soon back to normal....
    I love your vcard, it's so fab, very pretty and so is your nieces, brilliant, must get it from you Mandy.xx

  5. Fabulous card Mandy, love the image. Your Goddaughter's card is sooo sweet, love it!
    Caz x

  6. So nice card lovely colors and well-made.
    Hugs Ulla

  7. gorgeous card Mandy and love that image! and a very sweet card from Adrienne!
    Kim x

  8. what a stunning card I love the colour scheme and the flowers are lovely, i always look forward to your next creation thank you for sharing them with us in blog land x

  9. Awww, sounds like your hand is giving you grief, hopefully not for much longer. Please make sure you rest it as much as possible x

    Your card is beautiful, as is your goddaughter's xxx

  10. Lovely card, wish I was that flexible. Elaine

  11. Love this card, Mandy!Fab papers, great colouring and pretty stitched detail and embellies - what more cna I say?! Stunning! Hope your injury's better soon and thumbs up ;)!! Hugs, Lisa x

  12. A wonderful card Mandy, a gorgeous image and the scrummiest of details too.

    Donna x

  13. This is a really pretty card hun - love the image and gorgeous papers. Hugs, Claire x

  14. I love the coloring and this image. Great card. Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. :) Janis

  15. Lovely card Mandy. Great image and love all the fab details.

  16. A gorgeous Kimmie card. I love the colours and the flowers are fab. Adrienne's card is fabulous. I love the yellow.
    I hope your hand improves soon.
    Nikki x

  17. What a fantastic card! Love all that stitching and your coloring is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

  18. Ganz toll gemacht!

    Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Dreja

  19. Hi Mandy, so sorry your thumb is causing you so mych trouble. Nevertheless, your card is sooo pretty. Love the image and love the stichting and punched edhe, love the bows, wow hun, love it all!! HUgs, Frea

  20. Wunderschön.
    Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Stine

  21. wow this card ,the edge is gorgeous ... and there are so many beautiful details it
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck

  22. Hi hun, you tape that back up!!!!!!! naughty girl,

    lovely creations again hunny, I miss you and your wickedness!lol

    hope your fingers better soon, enjoy your day, hugs Liz xx

  23. WOW - your card is very beautiful. Thanks for joining us at fun with shapes and more. I hope to see you soon for the next challenge!!! hugs, ANDREA

  24. Oh my, this is FABULOUS, beautiful papers, colours, image and I love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month. Hope to see you for our next challenge at our new blog. Hugz Suzanne

  25. Love your gorgeous cute card Mandy and I love the beautiful card that Adrienne made.

  26. Loving this beautiful creation.
    Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

  27. ohhh so beautiful

    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge


  28. Adrienne, love your card sweetie! The yellow is so cheery, it reminds me of summer sunshine. The green is gorgeous with it and using green with yellow is my fave companion colour for yellow. Awesome work! Hugs sweetie xo

    So sorry to hear your thumb has been such a hinderence to your crafting time. Be sure not to over do since you were a bad girl and removed the tape (tisk tisk). Love your card today; if only we could all bend our legs like that, roflol! Awesome colouring and I love all the details you added. Fabulous card!!
    Hugs xo

  29. Hi Mandy. Super card. I'm loving that image. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this week. Good luck. Jeanette

  30. Fab card, Mandy!! Lovely idea for the children Thumbs up, Mandy. Hugs, Nicole

  31. wow,. my children will be proud, such lovely cards here,love the image xx

  32. Wow, fabulous card, thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

  33. Mandy, I just popped over to tell you THANK YOU... I know I've seen people talk about the verification, but all honesty I thought mine wasn't on. So when you said it was I thought uh no how do I fix that!! lol But after a bit of searching... I THINK its off. I didn't put it to be monitored... YET... but I guess well see what will happen. Thank you so much for letting me know, as I had NO clue. Thank you for your kind comment too on my card... I'm going to have to try more.. I see how gorgeous everyone does, but I'm always trying to get a layout done... I see all the challenges on other cards I'll just have to get my butt busy! Hope your sore thumb gets better.. As they say it probably sticks out like a sore thumb hehe Thanks again,

  34. It's a lovely sport themed card! The papers and colors are lovely, the bow looks beautiful, and I like the image - so suitable for a card for many girls or women!

  35. Love your gorgeous card Mandy!

    Adrienne, your gorgeous yellow flower card makes me happy! Wonderful work!

  36. I'm blown away by your coloring talents - its illustration quality!! Thanks for playing along in my Amusing Challenges this week. I'm tickled you did and I hope you'll be back!

  37. Gorgeous, sweet card by Adrienne! So cheerful! And beautiful card of yours, too, Mandy. :) I hope you heal quickly! That must be so frustrating... :(

  38. Beautiful Colors on this Card.. And I love the Punched edges.. As Always.. And this punch I do have.. So I might try myself too.. :o) Beautiful Decorated too.. And A lovely Card.. And you have managed to get a quite simple stamp look Amazing!!..

  39. Mandy, great cards, it has been a while since I visited. Hope all is well with you.


  40. Love this wonderful card. That bow is beautiful. Great borders...joann sassy raggedy

  41. Hi Mandy, what a fabulous image and such beautiful colouring and your layout is just so beautiful to. hugs Shirleyxx

  42. Gorgeous card Mandy! I love the flowers and bow.

  43. gorgeous card love the colour and image and that bow -your nieces card is beautiful too
    carol x

  44. Gosh you should let things heal Mandy , I lost full use of my right hand and if I had heeded docs warnings It would not be a permanent loss now.
    However your card is wonderful and I must get my neice involved in that challenge Hugs Elaine
    Hope it heals soon

  45. Gorgeous card Mandy, love the colours! And what a great card made by your goddaughter - must have been in a good school:)
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  46. Gorgeous card, Adrienne! I love the yellow flowers they're just lovely! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  47. Oh Mandy, you colouring is to die for!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Squirrel and The Fox and I hope your thumb is better soon.


  48. Gorgeous card Adrienne :-) the flowers are so very pretty and the colours and design are perfect :-)

    thank you so much for agreeing to be on our junior design team :-)

    Lols x x x

  49. wow! Beautiful! The coloring is amazing and I love all the embellies! Thank you for joining us a The Squirrel and the Fox!

  50. Very pretty card thanks for joining us at S J Crafts.
    Jenny x

  51. Super cards ! Love your card Adrienne, such very pretty flowers. Thank you for joining us in our Simon Says Challenge Children's Challenge and for being such a great Guest Designer.


    Jo x


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Mandy xx

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