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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Autumn Leaves - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Hello lovely peeps,
Did anyone watch that programme "Golden Oldies" on TV last night? It really tugged at my heart strings seeing those poor elderly people struggling for such basic living needs after all they have seen & experienced in life, if only I had a massive house I'd adopt them all so I can look after them & they wouldn't be lonely. I don't think hubby would be overly keen though, he's only just got over Christmas Day 1995 when I took our old labrador out for a walk and brought a man called Harry home to share Christmas dinner with us as I couldn't bear the thought of me going home & enjoying a Christmas dinner with my family & him being alone & having a miserable day, hubby is right I am a soft touch lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is a
  Ingredients -
Tools - Simon Says Stamp small forest tree dieMS doily lace & frond leaf punches, & CC Designs 5 point flowers

Edited - one lovely lady has emailed me and asked me what the twigs are around the flowers so in case anyone else wonders they are actually the small forest tree die, I just snipped a little of the tree trunk off to make them slightly smaller & popped them among the flowers as I wanted them to look like twigs so at least I know now that idea worked & it's not just me that thinks they look like twigs now lol.
The Copic Colours I've used are -
skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E31, E25, E50, scarf & gloves - B41, B000, B0000, C1, C00, jeans - B95, B93, B91, jumper - E43, E41, E40, log - E87, E84, E81, mushroom - W2, W1, W00 / W6, W4, W2, sun - Y26, Y21, broom - E81, E84/ E87, E44, E43, leaves - E19, E17, TR14, YR24, YR21
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a fabby $50 is store spending spree
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
Don't forget to visit the SIMON SAYS STAMP STORE BLOG  peeps for inspiration, candy and lots of  lovely new or featured products.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Stampavie & More - stitches, Forever Friends & Co - Autumn/Halloween, Kaboodle Doodles - Fall/Halloween, Great Impressions - Fall, Scrappy Frogs - Fall/Halloween, Stamptacular - no rules, Sketch Saturday - sketch
That's me done for today peeps, hubby is chomping at the bit to go shopping and as I thought it was an hour earlier than it actually is I guess I'd better get a move on lol.
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  1. Hi Mandy this is stunning I love the image which is coloured beautifully and the layout is stunning. Caroline xxx

  2. wow what can i say another amazing card I love the colouring in. Sorry didn't see the programe which was probably just as well or i would want to invite them over also xx

  3. Wat een prachtig mooi kaartje Mandy.
    Echt schitterend.

    Gr Leny Hempen

  4. Schitterend mooie kaart Mandy en goed gemaskerd. Groetjes Marga.

  5. Such a fun image, Mandy! Love all the sweet touches you added, too.

  6. Mandy, this is beautiful! I swear, your coloring makes my jaw drop every time! :)

  7. Darn it Mandy, just when I thought I was coming to live with
    Sorry not been visiting much. Am loving your gorgeous card, beautiful as always. Hugs Annette x

  8. Wow i like this very much! So beautiful.

    Hugs Thea

  9. Hi Mandy! This card i so pretty! I love the little wood veneer bird, they are so cute! I also love all the flowers on your card and the way you colored the image! It looks so realistic! :)

  10. Sometimes "soft touch" is just a synonym for "good person". I'm pretty sure that's true in your case.

    And if you had a massive house, I don't see how your husband could really object, I mean, how much house does a family need? You might as well share, right?

  11. Such a sweet scene! I love this card!!!

  12. As gorgeous as ever sweet Tilda ;) and the little scene you created

    xx Hugs Lizzy xx :)

  13. This is gorgeous Mandy, love the scene, so colourful and those flowers are so pretty xxx

  14. Fantastic card and scene Mandy..Loz

  15. Wow Mandy, This is so lovely! x

  16. Such a lovely card. I love how you color, it is always amazing. The touches on this card are lovely too. I think it is wonderful that you took someone in for the holiday. It shows the true holiday spirit of love.

  17. So beautiful Mandy, fantastic scene and colouring, I love your 'twigs' and gorgeous flowers.and of course beautiful Tilda...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  18. Stunning card Mandy and good on you for taking Harry home for Xmas dinner xxx

  19. This is lovely Mandy!!!! That was a lot of masking and you did it perfectly!!! I love the twigs! Hugs, brigitte

  20. aww!! Nothing wrong in being a soft touch Mandy, Could do with more like you xxxx Have been known to hold open house ourselves more than once.
    Love the card, Tilda id gorgeous colours and love the twig idea.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx
    will pop back tomorrow as I have missed some of your lovely creations. xx

  21. Hi Mandy, the scene you created is fabulous and beautiful colouring.
    I would have taken him too lol I'm just as soft!
    Hugs Sue W.

  22. What a fantastic card, I love the image and your colouring is great :o)
    Jackie xx

  23. Absolutely love your cute card Mandy.

  24. This is gorgeous Mand. Love it.

  25. Breathtaking Mandy ...your colouring is sheer perfection ....what a picture !! It's all gorgeous
    Hugs Susie xx

  26. This is so beautiful!
    I love the colors, gorgeous flowers, and that little chipboard bird is perfect!
    Tilda and the rest of the image looks amazing!

    Hugs, Anne.

  27. This is just so stunning and perfect for a fall birthday! I love the crisp colors and the flowers are gorgeous!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  28. gorgeous scene Mandy. I love the design of your card too, the row of little flowers is so pretty x

  29. This is adorable! So much work and it shows. Great job!

  30. Fabulous card as always!!! You just have the most amazing details and coloring!



  32. Oh my goodness is this ever gorgeous!! I love your choice of colors and embellishments. You've done an outstanding job on the colored image/scene. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  33. Your card is fab -I love that Mushroom background! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

  34. Wow Mandy! Another beautiful creation.
    Love the scene that you created and your coloring is awesome, as usual!
    Beautiful design with all the stitching and pretty flowers and fall colors.

    Thank you so very much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday! We are so happy that you could join in the fun.

    :) Pam

  35. ooohhh! Love your card and every detail! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Trick or Treat /Anything Fall” Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  36. Einfach wunderschön coloriert und auch mega toll gestaltet

    LG Irene

  37. Amazing card Mandy! Love that sweet image and your coloring is amazing!!


  38. this is the best card i have stopped by and seen today - amazing !
    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

    Designing for:

    Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

  39. Stunning card Mandy! Gorgeous colouring.

    Saw you on MiM.

    Susan x

  40. Hey there Mandy~~time to visit and catch up:) Marvelous combo of these sweet images and WHOA I love the paper choice here!! Also love love love the sewing--that is my new endeavor next year when I quit work :D
    god bless

  41. as always a stunning card your colouring is amazing .I love it x

  42. WOW !!! drop dead gorgeous as always !! stunning card Mandy :-)

    Lols x x x

  43. Mandy, this is pure darling! What a great fall scene! Great coloring too..,thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Fall blog challenge! ♥ Sue Kment


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