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Saturday, 1 September 2012

Magnolia Ink Card, La La Land GDT & unclaimed candy!

Hello peeps,
I've got a bit carried away having another sort out in my craft room today, I only intended tidying my desk but couldn't stop once I'd started. I am seriously running out of storage space but I love having a sort out & a good tidy up as I've discovered four stamps and two dies that I had forgotten about and haven't a clue how long they've been sat in a tray waiting to be opened. It's nice to discover stash I'd forgot I had it's like having new all over again :)

Today I have two cards to share, the first is featured in the Simon Says Stamp advert on the back cover of the new Turning Leaves Magnolia Ink. It's such an honour to be given the pleasure of making cards for the advert so a big thank you to our very lovely Steph for asking me :)
Ingredients -
The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E44, E43, E41, dress - E55, E53, E51 / N3, N1, N0, boots - W6, W4, W2, W00, barrel - E27, E25, E13, E31, E00 / C5, C3, C1, C00, apples - YG95, YG93, YG91, G43, YG25
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, QKR Stampede - anything goes, Cute Card Thursday - a stitch in time, Crafting For All Seasons - stitching, Everybody Art - anything goes, 

Today is Inspiration Friday for the Back To School challenge at La La Land. This is my last GDT card for these lovely ladies so thanks for having me to join you for the past two months girlies I've really enjoyed it.

I made a major boo boo with this card as I had my first attempt at making a totally monotone card and although it looks better IRL I've discovered I'm a girl that needs colour & as adorable as little Luka is I don't like this card lol.
 Ingredients -
The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - N3, N1, N0, hair - N7, N5, N3, shirt - C1, C0, C00, jumper - C5, C3, C1, C0, tie - N3, N1, N0, shorts - C1, C0, C00, shoes - N7, N5, N3, skateboard - N7, N5, N3 / C1, C0, C00
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Fussy & Fancy - back to school, Card Crafters Circle - for the fella's, 4 Crafty Chicks - back to school, CCEE Stampers - back to school, DYSU - back to school, Crazy Amigo - back to school, Lollipop Crafts - back to school
I will be doing another GDT stint in October for another company, I'm not saying who but I'm looking forward to it, I'm really getting around these days lol.

During my blitz of my craft room I discovered my Anniversary candy still sitting on the shelf so Sue W this is your last chance to claim it hunny, if I've not herd from you by Sunday evening I will do a re-draw.

Have a lovely weekend & thanks for stopping by

46 comments:

  1. Two beautiful cards, Mandy!! I think the mono one is fab, your colouring is wonderful. I do prefer the Maggie one a wee bit more cos I think I'm a girl who like a bit of colour just like you! Can't wait to see your card in the new mag - I'm waiting for my copy to arrive. Hugs, Marie xx

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  2. OMG Mandy!!!! These are adorable!!!! I love your Tilda and the gorgeous apples, they look real!!! Also, for your second card, you did such an amazing job on the black and white!!! It's perfect! No wonder you are on such big DTs, I consider myself lucky to be on the same team for a little while! Hugs, Brigitte

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  3. WOW, beautiful cards! I love that apple Magnolia :)
    If Sue doesn´t claim the candy... I will, hihihi....

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  4. Oh I love your cards! Glad you found the stamps...beautiful! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  5. Hey Mandy! love your tilda card, not sure the monochrome one really does it for me either :) wish I could discover some new/old stash! it's always good to find some! hope you have a lovely wkd x

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  6. Hi Mandy
    Both cards are gorgeous and beautiful have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  7. Lovely cards, as usual! Although I agree, color is better!!! You make such amazing works of art.

    Hopefully Sue W will claim her prize as it's so generous!!!

    (Or you can just give it to me, whichever, lol!)

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  8. Hi Mandy, OMG I'm here! I'm not usually lucky enough to win so that's just nearly served me right for not checking. Thank you so much hun, you've have made my day.
    I have sent you an e-mail.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  9. Hi Mandy, I love anything Tilda and you always make them so special. Your colouring is wonderful.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  10. Gorgeous cards Mandy, I love the Tilda with apples, and you monochrome card is superb :o)
    Jackie xx

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  11. Both card are stunning Mandy. I love the image and your colouring is amazing.

    Sue

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  12. Totally stunning both cards Mandy xx

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  13. Congratulations on being published in the new Turning Leaves Magnolia Ink Mandy, Steph sure has an eye for talent. Another two very beautiful cards sweetie.
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-

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  14. Dat zijn prachtig mooie kaarten Mandy.
    Echt schitterend.
    Heb een fijn weekend.

    Gr Leny Hempen

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  15. 2 fantastic cards Mandy, I love how you colour the monochrome, not sure I can do that lol.
    Hugs Teresa xx

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  16. Two ab cards - just love the monochrome schoolboy - so cute hugs Judith x

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  17. Hello Mandy, two gorgeous cards. Your coloring is just awesome and there is allways so much to see.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  18. These are both fantastic Mandy! I love your monochrome one, your colouring is absolutely flawless! The magnolia one is adorable too, I love the border and that little fence is so cute! The image is so sweet as well :)

    Tags xx

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  19. Well, I for one love your mono card Mandy but, I do know what you mean, I have to have some colour too !!!!!
    Congrats on being asked to do a card for an advert - you must be really proud !!

    Hugs, Allex

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  20. Stunning Coloring.. Gorgeous.. Colors.. And those Apples look so real... AMAZING.. FAB Decorated too.. I love those White Die cut flowers.. Looks so Lovely!.. :o)..

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  21. Oh Mandy,dear creative,these cards are absolutely gorgeous:)
    Wonderful papers,very beautiful images and lovely details:)
    Happy weekend and big hug,
    SOnia

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  22. Both gorgeous cards Mandy, love them both. But I admit that I'm a girl who likes a bit of colour in my life too.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  23. Both cards are fabulous! Your coloring is stunning.


    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!

    --Cheryl--

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  24. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

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  25. Hi hun, wow gorgeous cards, just seen the Magnolia one all beautiful on the Mag ink magazine,love it too,

    fab second card too, have fun with your other GDT cards too,

    have fun hunny, hugs Liz xx

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  26. Gorgeous cards. I love the black and white one.
    Nikki x

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  27. Hey girl~~hope you are doing GOOD :) Your cards are wonderful---I just love your coloring of the barrels.....great inspiration for me :D I am like you when it comes to monotone cards---I also like COLOR!!!
    Hope your weekend is FABULOUS!!!
    Hugz

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  28. Absolutely stunning cards Mandy, you may not like lil Luka in b&w but I think he looks gorgeous x

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  29. There both gorgeous and your coloring is amazing.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  30. Mandy,
    Love both cards, such wonderful work.

    Judie

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  31. Amazing candy Mandy, thanks so much this chance to win. Happy third anniversary !!
    Hugs,
    Sylvie Mathieu

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  32. I love it when a post has a surprise in store, not one but two cards. :D Both are unique but I'm with you on the color thing. Tilda Apple is so pretty and I love the design, embellies and your beautiful colored image. Thanks so much for joining us at MIM!

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  33. ah splendid set of cards, Mandy! I love the monotonic card, especially because it's so different you did well and don't be so hard on yourself! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

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  34. I love the Tilda card. I love the colours and the layout. Your colouring is perfect. I saw your card on MIM. Jan :)X

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  35. Wirklich wunderschöne Karten.
    Danke, dass du bei uns mitgemacht hast.
    Viele Grüße Doreen EAC-Team

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  36. not one but two gorgeous and perfect creations!

    I adore both images ... but I really love that Magnolia one ... just something about her.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons ... Stitching Challenge.
    xoxox Carly

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  37. Such a cool card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  38. Monochrome is so hard to do, and you really pulled it off! Both cards are adorable! Great to see you at DYSU!

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  39. Love your mono card - such a great image.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  40. Two wonderful cards! I love the colouring on your Back to School card, he looks great in Black and White!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  41. Thank you for playing our Back to School challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! Great job!

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  42. Both cards are wonderful! I love seeing a monochromatic card especially with an image that would normally be colored. The patterns and shapes you've used highlight him perfectly. Great design! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week! :)

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  43. What wonderful cards!! The Apples one is my favorite!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at QKR Stampede! We hope you come back and play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  44. very nice sweet cards - perfect for us challenge - thanks so much for playing with Lollipop Crafts - hugs Joanna

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  45. Both brilliant cards. Thank you for joining Fussy & Fancy for our back to school challenge.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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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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