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Friday, 13 July 2012

Music & Embossing - Paper Play DT Card & La La Land GDT

Hello peeps,
Once upon a time, long long ago I used to be organised and here I am again late posting my DT & GDT card, I really need a secretary, any takers lol. 
I sat in the doctors waiting room this morning so ingrossed in reading my Kindle the doctor had to literally give me a nudge as I was in my own little world oblivious to her calling me. I come back to earth when she whispered "Mandy leave Mr Grey alone, I've just started the second book" lol. 

Today I have two cards to share as I totally forgot to post one yesterday, oops my bad lol, so first up is my
DT card and this weeks challenge at PAPER PLAY is
Ingredients -
Image - Saturated Canary
Medium - Copics
Sentiment - Paper Make-Up
Papers - Melissa Frances
Flowers - Prima, Wild Orchid & Hooked On Craft
Tools - MS Eyelet lace PATP, Cherry Lynn butterfly, Marianne Creatables decorative elegance & Magnolia Doo Hickey swirls

The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair E47, E44, E43, E41, earphones - C3, C1, C00, clothes - V95, V93, V91 / BV02, BV01, BV0000, boots - E55, E53, E51, E50
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Saturated Canary - bling it out, Delightful Challenges - bling & bow, Stamptacular - sketch, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Totally Papercrafts - lots of layers, The Paper Shelter - pearls & swirls, Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes

Next up it's Inspiration Friday at
 and this weeks challenge is
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania
Flowers - Wild Orchid & Woodware
Lace - The Ribbon Girl
Tools - MS Flower Shower PATP, classic 3-in-1 butterfly & frond leaf punch, floral ovals, oval nesties, Magnolia Doo Hickey swirls & Cheery Lynn butterfly

The Copic colours I've used are - 
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E44, E43, E41, dress, shoes & hat - R02, R01, R00, R0000. W1, W0 / C1, C00 / R21, R00, R0000, necklace & flower - R24, R22, R21 / YR23, YR21, YR00
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
 CRAFT - Summer, Paper Crafting Journey - Summer, Alphabet - L is for lace, Cardmakin' Mamas - rubber, Frosted Designs - stamping, Stempelsonnen - Summer, Simply Create Too - Summer, Crafts & Me - stitching, Ruby's Rainbow - embossing, Make It Monday - anything goes
I will pop back shortly and link up products as I have a Cottage Pie to cremate and then after getting the brillo pads and chisel on the casserole dish I can chilllllllax and have a lovely hop around :)
Thanks for stopping by


  1. WOW Mandy these are stunning love the layouts and the colours are gorgeous. Your colouring is superb. Have a great weekend. Caroline xxx

  2. Mandy, your flower arrangenments are alwats just spectacular!!! Ohhh, just love this purple card!

    Rina Fashionista

  3. Both cards are wonderful Mandy..

    Those flowers on the music card are sooooo pretty.

    Love your colouring and layouts too.

    Hugs Kelly

  4. Two gorgeous, gorgeous cards Mandy. Both fabulous images, fabulous papers and gorgeous layouts and as always stunning colouring.
    Caz x

  5. Wow, these are stunning, love the images and how you've coloured them. Gorgeous papers and details, you make such beautiful cards Mandy xxx

  6. Two fabulous cards. Love both of them.

  7. 2 Absolutly stunning cards!! Your work is fantastic.
    Caroline x

  8. oh gosh firstly so sorry for being awol a really good reason honestly :) secondly cannot believe I am first to comment on these two fabulous gorgeous delicate creation just stunning, but then I would expect nothing else from you hun
    Hugs and have a great weekend
    Kate xx

  9. OMG!! This Saturated Canary card is the most gorgeous card I have seen for a while. It is vibrant and the design is outstanding. I love your flower arrangement in the corner, the lace edge and all your stitched layers. your coloring is gorgeous.

    Your Marci card is also beautiful.
    Lovely coloring and design as well. I love the lace ribbon.
    super job on both.
    Hugs maz

  10. Hi Mandy, Now if you cover travel expenses AND let me play with your stash as I tidy, I'm the one for the

    Great cards hun, as they always are..xx

  11. YUMMIE cards again Mindy!
    Love the papers and your fabulous stitching, your colouring, the details well..what's not to like on your blog is a better question LOL!!!!

    x Irene

  12. Hi Mandy
    Both cards are gorgeous and beautiful love the first one as i just love the image and colour's you have used,have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  13. Just when I think it's not possible you make even more stunning cards Mandy, these are two beauties! By the way is your header getting bigger lol it's gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Teresa xx

  14. Two stunning cards Mandy. Love the SC image and that fab flower corner - so pretty.
    The La La Land image is so sweet and the lace bow is gorgeous.
    Denise xx

  15. oooh mandy both of these cards are soooo gorgeous!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your blingy one with us over on the SC challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  16. Both gorgeous cards but must admit the first one is my favourite I love Saturated Canary images.Your card is gorgeous and love your layout and all the embellishments
    carol x

  17. Two gorgeous cards Mandy, love the sentiment on the purple one. Debs xx

  18. Hi Mandy Great cards - love that SC image. Beautiful. Jeanette

  19. Two fab cards Mandy, but I really love the 2nd one. The image is so cute and the colours are really pretty. Tinaxx

  20. wow fabulous cards mandy love the borders are they round the page the flowers too you have a wonderful way of making your cards just so stunning and fabulous...wonderful to view your stunning creations hugs sassyxxxx

  21. Hi Mandy, Both cards are totally stunning as are both images too:)x

  22. Goodness gracious~~MARVELOUS!!!!!! Wow I am in love with these card!!! you amaze me each and every time my friend:D LOVE THE SC image---tooo cute!!!
    Happiness to you

  23. These are both the cutest Mandy! Love your colouring on the sweet images and all of the details are always so perfect :)

  24. ooh I love the saturated canary card! must get some more of those images for myself! she's gorgeous!!
    I'm yet to jump on the "mr Grey band-wagon" but friends of mine warn I'll not do a thing until I'm finished reading :) enjoy x

  25. Oh my goodness, your cards are amazing. You have so many delightful elements - just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges.

  26. Two gorgeous cards Mandy, I cannot choose a favourite today :o)

  27. Hi Mandy, two absolutely stunning cards, your attention to detail is always spot on. The saturated canary image is beautiful as is the sentiment and the colour is wonderful, my fave I think.
    Have a fab weekend.
    Hugs Sue w.

  28. Both your cards are absolutely stunning, awesome and gorgeous!!! Really fantastic. So many beautiful things to see. WOW!! Hugs, Nicole

  29. fab cards Mandy, love the color choice of two cards. and those flowers waouh!!!!

  30. These are two absolutely gorgeous cards, Mandy!
    Love your colouring and the way you embellish your cards.
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes" challenge & good luck in the draw…

    (DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)

  31. Wundervolle Karten! Die sind so schön geworden!

    Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Dreja

  32. Two gorgeous cards Mandy.
    Of course I LOVE the first one...purple *swoon*
    Perfectly coloured and always beautifully embellished.

    But then I also love the colours on the second card...I think I should say I just love all your cards!

    I hope you are enjoying your books! I finished the 3rd book last week!

    Big hugs
    Elaine xxx

  33. Two gorgeous cards - the lace and the lacey borders are all beautiful! And your colouring is stunning!

    Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge Blog!


    PS. I just started the 3rd book today!

  34. Beautiful soft colours and the embossing looks gorgeous on white.Great embellishments too.Thanks for joining in with us at Ruby's Rainbow Embossing challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  35. Hi,
    Lovely card both of them.
    Love all the details and the sentiment is great.

  36. Your cards absolutely amaze me...always. I used your tutorial recently to learn to make bordered cards. Thanks so much for that. I gave your tutorial a shout out on my post. I'm going to try your box tutorial next. Thanks so much for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.

  37. what a cute beauty!

    i love the style of your wonderful card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  38. Fabulous card
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow challenges for our * Emboss It * challenge
    Hope you will join us again
    Hugs Shaz x

  39. Both of these cards are awesome Mandy. I am speechless as no words could explain how lovely I find them. I spotted you over at MIM this week.


  40. Both of these are stunning! Beautiful details.

  41. Absolutely stunning cards Mandy I am in awe of your wonderful creativity, those flowers, papers, designs and images are spellbinding.
    Lorraine x

  42. Hi, both beautiful cards! Saw the second one over at MIM, but they are both stunning!
    Mandy x

  43. Two beautiful cards. The first card is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty challenges and good luck.

  44. Wow, both your cards are beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our summer challenge! Hugsxx

  45. Wow wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at stempelsonnenchallenge.
    Hugs stine

  46. These cards absolutely take my breath away! They are so beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges this week!


    Chriss - DT

  47. What gorgeous cards! You have so many exquisite details on them, from the images to the flowers to the lacy diecuts! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week.

  48. Hi sweetie, love your creation its beautiful, thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary this time, hugs Pops x x x

  49. Both of these are completely awesome!! Love the adorable stamped images and the mix of colors and textures on your cards! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!!

  50. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Lace' challenge xx

  51. Beautiful Card.

    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.


  52. wow so beautiful mandy.gorgeous delicate colours and details and i love the swet image.
    thanks for joining in my stitching challenge at Crafts and Me :D

    xx coops xx

  53. Oh, Mandy! I just love this first card! Well, I love them both but since I am here on behalf of Saturated Canary, that's the one I am commenting on. Your cards are always so soft and feminine looking and your coloring of this cute image is immaculate, as usual. Thanks for joining the challenge this time.

    Annie xx


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