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Monday, 26 November 2012

Believe! - Addicted To Stamps DT, Candy Winner & A Little More Candy

Hello peeps :)
We have had floods, gales, mopping up, floods, gales, mopping up, oh and another day & night of floods & gales followed by more mopping up, so torrential rain, floods & gales aside the weather is beautiful here in the South West of England lol. Our local Marines from 40 Commando who's camp is about a mile away from us have even been out helping people along with the emergency services, thankfully it just seems to be some farmland & some areas near the river that are still flooded here now. Mother Nature can be so beautiful, & so cruel, although upsetting furniture, fences & cars can all be replaced, new trees can be planted, but people can never be replaced and they are what truly matter.

I am late with my DT card as we kept losing our internet & satellite connection so I gave up trying to write my post in the end as I couldn't stay online long enough, but fingers crossed all is good now, it's still raining but not heavy & the weather forecast is set to turn cold and dry :)

The new challenge at 
is a really, really easy one it's

As always my lovely friends & teamies have created some gorgeous inspiration for you and we have a fabulous new teamie who's come to join our little Addicted To Stamps family, the very lovely and super talented Sol :)
 Ingredients - 
Image - Santa Arrives, Medium - Copics, Sentiment - Catz Life Press, Papers - Pion & Whiff Of Joy, Flowers - Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid, Twine - May Arts, Charm - Darice, Doily - Wilton, Nesties, MS Frond leaf punch, MS Aspen punch, anything else from stash

The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, beard & C1, C0, C00, holly - YG97, YG95, YG93, coat & hat - E35, E33, E31 / C1, C0, C00, book - N3, N1, N0, W0, desk - W4, W2, W00, mug - E59, E57, E55 / R20 / C1, C00, feather & small birds - E44, E43, E41, large bird - R02, R01, R00 / E17, E13, E11
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Like this Santa and want to win your own brand new Santa stamp? All you need to do pop the word "Santa" in your comment and I'll draw the winner next week :)

Now for the winner of my Whiff of Joy surprise bag of stamps as picked by Random.org
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Congrats hunny please email me moominstacey@live.co.uk with your full name and postal addy and I will pop your candy in the post :)

That's it from me for tonight peeps, I'm all comfy ready for a nice hop around and catch up with some blogging :)
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76 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Mandy, I love the colour combo, it's fantastic! I love the Santa image too, thanks for the chance to win him :)

    I hope you weren't too badly hit with the flood and that everything is drying out nicely.

    Tags xx

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  2. This is so beautiful Mandy. I love the image, your colouring is wonderful and the details are so pretty and delicate.

    Thank you for the chance to win "Santa" very kind of you.

    Sue

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  3. Beautiful vintage card love the Santa image (beautifully coloured)and all the details on your card
    Carol x

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  4. Gorgeous vintage card Mandy!!!! i love the image and the beautiful flowers!!! I hope that everything will go back to normal soon. Hugs, Brigitte

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  5. What a beautiful card!! Love it!!! Thanks for the chance to win the santa image!! HUgsxx

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  6. Thanks Thanks Mandy ,I'm very very happy for the candy I won, now I write to you.
    ( Sometimes my mail go in the spam, take a look :))
    Your new card is fabulous :) I adore This pastel color, elegant:) And This Santa is Just gorgeous:))
    Happy week,
    Sonia

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  7. Another stunning creation, Mandy! I love your choice of subtle colours and that Santa image is coloured beautifully! Amazing embellies...you are the embellishment queen! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely Santa stamp and I hope you're drying out - we're still battling the rain here in North Wales, though as you said, the forecast is looking drier if somewhat colder! Hugs, Lisa x

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  8. Hi Mandy,
    I love your Santa. He looks so sweet.
    The details are gorgeous.
    Thanks for chance to win it!
    Hugs Tamara

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  9. An outstanding.....extraordinarily gorgeous creation...WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That's the most beautiful card I have seen with this awesome Giordano Santa. Superb coloring and luscious details!

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  10. Wowzers - she is a beauty! Jen x

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  11. Wow, this card is gorgeous. Such a lovely vintage feel to it and Santa looks awesome. Just love it.
    Mags
    x

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  12. Wow!! Your card is stunning, I love all of your gorgeous flowers and the big glittery snowflake is beautiful :)
    I would love a chance to be entered for this fab "Santa" stamp, thanks so much.
    Fiona L x

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  13. Hello Mandy
    OH my Goodness!
    This is such a beautiful serene mellow palette!
    Your dominant Santa is beautifully coloured in the copics; he relates a friendly theme, even though most of your card has cool tones, by adding the Brown you have veered to the warm side; so we feel a comforting softness and warmth. Your have unified your elements to create a harmony, by repetition of the colour scheme, but allowing one colour to dominate; White, this has created tonality; the overall effect appears to be one colour.
    A most beautiful card.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  14. OMG,such a gorgeous SANTA card!!!
    I love all the details you`ve done, and your colouring is lovely:)
    Hugs,Linda

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  15. Oh Mandy hun you have outdone yourself again. That Santa is sooo cute. Love all your colouring - you are perfect! All the pearls are wonderful. Super gorgeous card. Glad you have survived the deluge! Really love Santa!!! Nicola

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  16. The Santa is so cute. Colouring is great,surprised to see so many items used. I dont know anything about copics,but colouring seems to be very difficult job

    Love santa's card

    thanks for the chance

    kavitha vadhri
    www.snapkavi.blogspot.com

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  17. Your card is gorgeous. I love the Santa image and how you colored him up. Beautiful job!

    Thanks for the chance, hun.

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  18. Was wondering how you were doing Mandy as had heard it was pretty bad down your way. Glad you are OK.
    Loving the new card and your new blog header with the pregnant fairy, so cool. x

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  19. hi mandy wow this is something else..sunning coloured santa...all the embellies are perfect outstanding you are one talented lady.....totally breath -taking hugs sassyxxxxx

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  20. I think this is my fave ever!!! The Santa image is superb, the big snowflake and all the embellies are wonderful. Love the colours and the old world charm of this card.

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  21. Wow what a fan stamp and just love your colouring of Santa. Thanks

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  22. Stunning card Mandy, I love the SANTA image, gorgeous soft colouring, the pearls across the corner look fantastic..beautiful flower spray, love your card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  23. This is a beautiful card & your Santa is spectacular. I LOVE the soft colors you chose instead of traditional red. It is so much more effective. Glad you ok & hope your corner of the world gets a break from Mother Nature.

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  24. Such a love card Mandy, love the little pearls, and the love snow flake in the background. this image of Santa is adorable. You gave such an nice vintage look to your card, with all the fabulous details and colors.
    thank you for the chance to win SANTA.
    And hope things will soon get to normal for you. take care xoxo

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  25. Morning,
    I love this card.Your colouring is perfect. Love all the details. The Santa is cute too.
    Hugs
    Anna-Karin

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  26. What a gorgeous card - love your coloring.
    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely santa.
    Hugz
    Ea

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  27. Mandy this is stunning I love the Santa and you have coloured him beautifully. The layout well what can I say, it's gorgeous I love the flower arrangement in the corner and the snowflakes I love everything it's fabulous. Caroline xxx

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  28. Wowwwww prachtige vintage kaart heb je gemaakt Mandy. supers.!!! Groetjes Marga.

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  29. What a beautiful card Mandy....stunning colouring of that SANTA!!!!
    xxx Margreet

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  30. Beautiful card Mandy, love the image and the colours you have used.

    Thank you for the chance to win "Santa"

    Pam x

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  31. Oh wow its stunning Mandy. Love this Santa,colour combo and all the pearls. Beautiful colouring. Thanks for the chance.
    Kathleen x

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  32. Lovely serene Santa card with a beautiful image.
    Gr Elly

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  33. Mandy this is (again) soooo beautiful!! I love how you coloured SANTA in this earth-tone instead of red....he looks sooo gorgeous!!

    xx Irene

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  34. Hi Mandy, that card is ust stunning.. The colours are so soft and beautiful.. I think I prefer SANTA this colour rather than red lol..

    The pearls in the corner look fab too..

    Thanks for the chance of winning that adorable stamp..

    Hope the weather is dry for you today and that you dont have to do any more mopping up..

    Hugs Kelly

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  35. Stunning card and I love how you have coloured Santa with soft colours. Your embellishments are gorgeous too. Hugs Christine x

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  36. Oh Mandy, this is amazing. I've seen those white snowflakes like the one you used on your card in the store, but didn't buy them because I wasn't sure how could I use them. Now that I've seen it on your card I'll be sure to stock on them. Thank you for the inspiration! I also love the cute Santa image you used and the wonderful flowers. Hugs! xx

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  37. Glad you are safe and well hun, been watching the news and it's truly awful. Wow, now this is my idea of how Santa really should be, all cuddly and soft. Gorgeous card, as always. Hugs Sxx

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  38. Mandy, this is just gorgeous. I think this is the loveliest Santa image I've seen in a long time, and your card is beautiful. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this gorgeous "SANTA" image.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  39. What a lovely card, so very beautiful. I love the Santa on your card
    hugs Linda

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  40. Mandy, I hope mother nature goes on Christmas holidays early and gives you all a break.
    Your card is stunning. I love your colouring of the wonderful Santa image. It would be great to win Santa. cheers Linda

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  41. I love your card Mandy! All the fab details and the pearls in the corner are a great idea! I love the Santa stamp and the colours you coloured him in! The flower arrangement is fantastic as well!! hugs, Marlies

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  42. Wow that Santa card is just adorable.Love how you looks so happy writing in his book. Very pretty card...love the snowflake peeking out from the mat and the pearls.

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  43. Hi....Loved the card & Santa Image ...its very beautiful...Loved the way u colored Santa Image...& Thanks for the chance to win...!!
    Shalu..
    www.allbyheart.blogspot.com

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  44. Wow Mandy, what a lovely Santa image, soooo traditional. Can I call first dibbs on this card, lol. Would look lovely on my mantle piece. Gorgeous as always Hun.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  45. Gorgeous Mandy. I just love Santa sitting at his table!! Hugs, Nicole

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  46. Gorgeous card Mandy. I love the traditional image of Santa and how you've coloured it. Love all your embellishments too.
    Hugs, Janine xx

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  47. How do you do it?? Your cards are so fantastic! And this one is just stunning...love the colors, the embellies, the image, the coloring, oh heck, I just love it all!! Gorgeous!!!!

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  48. What an absolute stunning Card Mandy everything works so well together.

    Hugs
    Gina x

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  49. Gorgeous card hun, stunning colouring of santa and fab detail, hope your safe and dry!

    did you get my e-mail hun? or has it gone in the ether some where? lol
    hugs Liz xx

    Thanks for the chance of the candy too, hugs Liz xx

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  50. Beautiful card and stunning colouring on this fabulous Santa image x x x

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  51. Such an awesome card! I love this Santa :) Hugs! Leah Ann

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  52. Oh Mandy what a beautiful card, and doesn't he look the perfect santa. Love the colours too, kate x

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  53. Hi Mandy hope your mum was not too badly washed out with the floods hun Just love this Santa image and you colored him to perfection but the whole card I think is absolutly gorgeous. Thanks so much for shareing the idea's and the chance to win this gorgeous stamp. warm hugs Marie

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  54. Hi Mandy this is an outstanding card I love that vintage Santa also the wonderful colours and design so much work has been gone into this stunning card.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  55. Wow, this card is gorgeous, love it... Such a lovely vintage SANTA ! Hugs, Anreda

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  56. Such a lovely card! Love the image and all the details. I am very glad to hear you weathered the bad storms well. it must be the year for weather, as we just had Hurricane Sandy here, and we lost power for 5 days, but my sister lives in the Rockaways (beach area) and it is destroyed. She only got power back on Weds. Here's hoping for smoother weather the rest of the year!

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  57. Stunning card. You are just so amazing creating such a beautiful cards. Santa is so sweet.

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  58. O, I love your Santa card!!

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  59. Wow!! Mandy, love how you have coloured Santa and thank you for the chance to win him!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  60. Oh your Santa card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love everything about it from the colours, the sparkle, the stitching, the flowers and flakes and your Santa in the middle makes you wonderfully excited for the Holiday!

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  61. Your design and embellishments are so wonderful. Saw it on MIM! NancyD

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  62. Hello. Your card is Fantastic..Popped in from MIM. Faye

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  63. Wow!!! hunnie this is one gorgeous Santa image... he is so noble and has that cheeky grin we all know so well lol!!! fabulous embellishments and your colouring is as stunning as ever!..
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at "Make it Monday"...
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  64. Love your beautiful Santa card! Lots of fabulous details to make it special!
    DeniseB
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

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  65. Wow!!! Mandy this is awesome. I love your very pretty layout. I have used this stamp before and made it Vintage your take on it is fabulous. I spotted you over on MIM and came to have a closer look, I am so glad I did.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  66. A fabulous Christmascard Mandy, sooo beautiful colours and I love how you arrange the flowers, always amazing!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs:)

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  67. OMG this "Santa" is a MUST have!!! Love this card....so full of wonder from Santa image to every sweet detailed embellishment!~!!
    Hugz of thanks

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  68. Oh my, this is amazing Mandy, love all the details, it's perfect in every way x

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  69. I saw this on MIM... again what a stunner you never cease to amaze me! what a beautiful card... I love the soft colour tones and layout it's magical..my idea of the perfect christmas card. thanks for being an inspiration x #79 #192

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  70. would love to win such a cute stamp thanks for the oppurtunity x

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  71. oops forgot to use theword Santa I'd love to win such a fab stamp! x

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  72. Cant´t Find my comment again.. I guess I commented with my phone last time... So Here we go again...

    Santa Because I love the stamp.. It is Beatutiful...
    and I would love to win! :o)
    And your Card is Stunning.. Fabulous Coloring.. Great Details.. and Those pearls you have placed like small stars on the card.. WOW .. Beautiful... and the lace is Stunning.. Gorgeous.. :o)

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  73. Cant´t Find my comment again.. I guess I commented with my phone last time... So Here we go again...

    Santa Because I love the stamp.. It is Beatutiful...
    and I would love to win! :o)
    And your Card is Stunning.. Fabulous Coloring.. Great Details.. and Those pearls you have placed like small stars on the card.. WOW .. Beautiful... and the lace is Stunning.. Gorgeous.. :o)

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  74. This Santa stamp is gorgeous and you've done him up beautifully! I love your blog!

    Merry Christmas!

    Laura C.

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Mandy xx

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