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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Simon Says Stamp DT - Tilda's Going Back To School

Hello peeps,
I went for a run yesterday!!! Totally unintentional as I don't do running as my shoulder dislocates when I do, but I was up the park with the dogs relaxing in the sunshine in my flip-flops, cropped jeans & T-shirt & I could see very dark clouds heading towards us & knew it was going to rain as it always feels like my shoulder is swelling, so I got puppy back on his lead and dear old Dude just dawdles alongside good as gold. On the way home it started to rain some very big raindrops, & then I heard it! A rumble of thunder, so with my usual blind panic I started to run and so did Dude who normally hardly has the energy to walk home but as he doesn't like thunder either he wasn't hanging around & overtook me. How on earth I didn't go flying is beyond me as it poured down & my flip-flops had become really slippery but there was no way I was stopping to take them off, & that mental puppy of ours got all excited probably at the shock of me running & wondering what I was doing, so he was literally leaping up & jumping at me as I was slipping around attempting to run. I must have looked a right sight soaked through with a puppy hanging off me and hollering "GO" everytime I caught up with Dude at a road as he still sat at each kerb waiting to be told he could cross the road bless his heart.
Forget this myth that exercise is good for you, I needed about 20 puffs of my ventolin inhaler to breathe again when I got home and my blooming legs are killing me today so they'll be no more running from me, I might drive to the park in future, just in case lol.

Today is new challenge day at
SIMON SAYS STAMP
& this week our challenge is
BACK TO SCHOOL
My lovely teamies & I are featuring Sizzix products on our cards this week, so were a bit spoilt for choice of products to use :)
 Ingredients -
Images - Magnolia Tilda with pencils & shelf with cross stitch 2008, sorry I couldn't find it in store to link to but there was loads of other little Magnolia's I discovered I "need" lol.
Medium - Copics
Doily - Royal Lace
Large brad - American crafts
Twine - Hemptique
The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E47, E44, E43, E41, dress - R20, R00, R000, W1, W0, shoes - W6, W4, W2, W0, pencils - BV01, BV00, BV0000 / RV00, RV000, RV0000 / BG11, BG000, BG0000 / E53, E51, E50 / I also added W0 & W1 to get the more distressed look
shelf - E55, E53,51 / C1, C00 / RV00, RV000, RV0000, picture - E35, E33, E31, E30 / E53, E51, E50.
The paper edges have all been distressed with Pumice Stone distress ink
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 spending spree in the fabulous
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
Don't forget to check out the STORE BLOG peeps for lots of inspiration, new products and more chances to win candy :)
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Just Magnolia - back to school, Inspire Me Friday - anything goes, Magnolia Down Under - masking
Our Children's challenge is still running for another 8 days so there's still plenty of time to get those kiddies as addicted as we are lol
Thanks for stopping by

58 comments:

  1. This is wonderful Mandy I love the flower and string bundle and all that fab stitching its all so yummy and pretty hugs Rebekah xx

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  2. You told a great story - I could see it all in my mind :)) Love your pretty feminine back to school card - Tilda is definitely ready!

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  3. Really stunning card Mandy. xx

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  4. aw mandy she is soooooooooo lovely....stunning work love all of your gorgeous cards...hugs sassyxxxx

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  5. Wow Mandy,
    What a lovely card.
    love the colour combo,
    take it easy,
    hugs
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

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  6. This is just gorgeous Mandy, love the colours and your design is beautiful. Hope your legs and dog are up to another walky's soon, your post made me giggle.
    Hugs Linda

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  7. Oh Mandy such a lovely card. I love these papers and your fabby colouring is beautiful. Jenny x

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  8. So pretty ♥♥♥
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  9. Mandy what a stunner!!! oh i do love your cards!!

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  10. Amazing card Mandy, love the soft colours and beautiful detail. Lol at you in the rain, you could have done yourself an(other) injury running in rain in flip flops, you mad woman!!! x

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  11. Smashing card Mandy, I keep looking and see something different every time. Love it. Debs xx

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  12. totally gorgeous hun as always love the combination of images
    Hugs Kate xx

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  13. This is gorgeus, Mandy!

    HUGS SUSY

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  14. Wonderful work as usual Mandy!!
    You have the unique ability of matching design and details in a totally graceful manner.
    Fab colouring
    Hugs
    Cinzia xxx

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  15. oohh bloomin blogger ,,, I wrote a long comment and it wouldn't publish ,, said error ,, this happened when I was on Lisa's blog too ,,, grrr :-)

    what I said was ,,,, Gorgeous card Mandy :-) all the details are soo pretty and perfect as always ,,,

    I then went on to say ,,,,

    your story really made me laugh, I could picture the scene and it is very funny :-) I am sure it wasn;t at the time but its good that you can laugh about it now :-) and yep ,, take the car next time :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  16. Beautiful soft feminine card love all the details-I had to laugh at your story could just picture you slipping along in your flip flops been there done that but I took mine off lol
    carol x

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  17. Really wonderful card sweety:)
    Love the colors used and the lovely details:)
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  18. Your story made me laugh.
    A beautiful card. I love the image and the colours are lovely.
    Nikki x

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  19. Hi sweetie, now where did you get that great shelf stamp? Never seen it before and LOVE it! Great card, love the soft colour! Hugs Frea

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  20. This is sooo pretty. Love that Tilda image and the gorgeous colour combo you have used. Great layout and stitching too.
    Hope your legs recover soon :0)
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  21. This is stunning Mandy, I love the gorgeous image and very scrummy details.

    Donna x

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  22. Gorgeous card, Mandy!! I just love this stamp and you always use the perfect accessory stamps to accentuate! Gorgeous embellies too :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  23. Oohhhhh it's awesome Mandy!!!!!
    I see I missed a lot during my holiday.... all soo beautiful!

    gr. arjette.

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  24. Hehe your story made me giggle :) I hate exercise too lol, but unfortunately due to injury recovery I don't have a choice but to do it :P

    Your card is fab! I love the soft colours and the layout is superb :)

    Tags xx

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  25. Gorgeous card! Such a sweet image and fabulous details!

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  26. Stunning as always, Mandy! :)

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  27. This is sooo pretty Mandy. Love the image, gorgeous papers, fab layout and all the beautiful embellishments.
    Just Gorgeous.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  28. Oh love your gorgeous card Mandy, beautiful Tilda.
    luv
    Debby

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  29. it's a very beautiful card, Mandy, gorgeous details! I love the soft colours too!
    thank you for your comment on my blog!

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  30. this is just beautiful!!! sorry I have not been around in a while, I have been a very bad blogger!! hope you are well xx

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  31. What can I say Mandy!! I am speechless! Again!! Absolutely stunning!!

    hugs...

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  32. Prachtig kaartje Mandy.
    Echt schitterend mooi.

    Gr Leny Hempen

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  33. Beautiful card design, stunning image, beautiful colouring and awesome flowers .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  34. Oops.. She is Struggling with those pencils.. .. Lovely use of different stamps.. and Beautiful Flower arrangement!.. :o)

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  35. Stunning card and colouring Mandy...Loz

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  36. Wow Hun what a walk you endured---I thought those things only happen to me :) The worst is walking in wet flip flops ~~oh my you make me smile but sure Glad you are OK!!! Your card is magically sweet and sooo pretty!! Love the sizzix hardware and tags you used---NICE!!!!!!!
    Hugz

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  37. Gorgeous card Mandy as always your colouring is awesome!As always your work is inspirational.
    I popped over from MIM but that was just an excuse to visit your totally amazing blog again.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

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  38. Hope your not feeling too sore after your run from Mother Nature! Beautiful card, as ever - that little Tilda is so sweet and coloured beautifully! I love your soft pastel shades and stunning embellishments, really lovely! Lisa x

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  39. Stunning card as always Mandy!! Love your coloring, and the flowers are so beautiful:)
    Have a great weekend and thanks for joining MDUC.
    Hugs, Camilla

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  40. Absolutely fabulous Mandy!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  41. OMG Mandy, you do know how to put a smile on my face. What a story about you running with dogs on your flipflops. Really hilarious. I really was laughing outloud behind the pc that my family looked at me with a big questionmark on their face. LOL!!! Thanks for this lovely story. You made my day hun!!Well your card, it absolutely looks wonderful and gorgeous as ever. Have a nice weekend. Hugs, Nicole

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  42. Had a nice walk in the park lately?...or a nice drive-lol:) Good your are well, could have broken a leg in those flip-flops! A gorgeous card anyway, the image is so cute and the flowers looks great as always - wonder how you do it:)
    Have a great weekend - and take it easy in the park!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  43. Hi Mandy, I love this, it's beautiful. Tilda is fab, coloured perfectly and the stitching and detail is wonderful.
    You poor soul, definitely take the car hun!
    Hugs Sue W.

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  44. Very beautiful and elegant work
    Is wonderfully made
    beautifully painted stamp
    I really admire your work.

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  45. Wowww this is absolutely stunning Mandy!!
    Hugs Kristel

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  46. Hi Mandy, oh dear you do sound as if youve had quite adventure with your dogs, never mind at least you didnt slip over. Stunning card, love the whole design of it. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  47. Hi again Mandy! I really like this card. Maybe some day I will learn how to color this well with my Copics. Hmmmm...maybe not! I did enter the Back to School challenge at SSS, and would LOVE to have you take a peek at my vintage project when you get a chance. Thanks for the inspiration once again. Hope you're having a restful weekend...and no more chasing Dude!

    Blessings,
    Karen
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  48. Gorgeous card Mandy! Love the soft colors. The flowers and the papers are fabulous. LOVE it. Hugs, Ivonne

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  49. I saw your beautiful creation on make it monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  50. I saw your beautiful creation on make it monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  51. Beautiful, you have a knack of putting all these elements together so beautifully..hugs

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  52. Omg this is blooming stunning Mandy I can't say which element I love most ....coz I love the whole card loads
    Hugs Susie xx

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  53. Great card. A style I struggle with. Thanks.

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  54. Ooh what a gorgeous colour combo and fabulous colouration Mandy. The stitched detail and floral accents are gorgeous. -x-

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  55. Absolutely stunning!
    Mandy x

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  56. Stunning! Love all the elements and the wonderful coloring of the image.

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Thanks so much for hopping over to visit & taking the time to leave a comment
Mandy xx

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