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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Simon Says Stamp DT Card & A Soggy Taunton!

Hello lovely peeps,
I am so late with my post today, it's been one of those crazy days where I haven't stopped, pretty much all of Taunton is flooded & more heavy rain and gales are forecast for the next few days. So many people are flooded out already, my poor mum is in a flood area right in the town centre near to Morrisons where the first picture was taken, there is a car park under all that muddy water believe it or not!
It's so sad the way the filthy flood waters ruins peoples homes :(
Here are some piccy's I snagged off friends facebook pages.
Thankfully we live on the outskirts of town on the lower hills so we are usually safe as it runs off the hills past us and down into the town but for the first time ever my garden flooded which was a bit of a shock this morning when I let the dogs out at 6am! Jester loved splashing about on my patio / swimming pool, I had a sudden panic thinking "craft room" as my craft room is downstairs facing the backdoor so I ended up out in the pouring rain in my PJ's, coat & welly's trying to see if anything was preventing the water running round the side of the house and down the front steps into the street which it usually does, but I think it was just the sheer amount of rain as it had poured down all night so it was not only from the sky but also running down from the field behind our house.
I think I'd best take my Tilda's upstairs to bed just to be on the safe side lol.

Today is new challenge day at
SIMON SAYS STAMP
& this week we have a
SKETCH CHALLENGE 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
My lovely teamies and I are featuring Stamps Happen this week, if you have them we'd love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to come and play in our challenge :)
The super cute Cheerful Snowmen stamp I've used is a very large stamp so to make these little cuties fit in with the sketch I have fussy cut one snowman off each end and moved them closer together by popping the little one holding the tree behind the row of snowmen and the snowman with the wreath infront of the row of snowmen. The blue paper on the middle panel is Melissa Frances crepe paper which I thought would make a change as it has a lovely texture.
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 in store spending spree in the faboulous 
Don't forget to keep am eye on the STORE BLOG peeps for lots of inspiration, new products and chances to win lovely candy :)
Simon Says Stamp
Today also saw the start of a special Simon Says Stamp Gratitude Charity Blog Hop, please come and hop with us and not only see lots of lovely inspiration but also be in with a chance to win a donation to a charity of your choice donated by our sweet & generous Heidi :)
That's me done for today peeps, & done in actually lol. I have a feeling for the frst time in a ages my insomnia may be cured tonight as I'm fighting my eyes while I'm finishing my post which is so not like me, usually I am springing into action whizzing around with my polish at midnight and that's only because everyone objects when I get the urge to hoover so late, I think I'm very considerate by not hoovering, I just quietly polish away instead lol.
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34 comments:

  1. Wonderful card, the snowmen are so cheery, they're having a great time. Love your card. Flooding so awful, good it's not happening to you. kate x

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  2. This is a darling card! I love everything about it. Great coloring & terrific layout. I'm so sorry you are getting all that rain! We had it last year here in Iowa so I know how scary it is. I hope your Mom is ok & things get back to normal quickly!

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  3. Great card...your shading is so perfect! I am just learning to shade...it is hard to get the hang of it!
    Love those snowmen...they are so cheery looking. That ribbon is just so shimmery.

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  4. Goodness! I'm praying for sunshine for you!!

    Love your snowmen. That's a clever card!

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  5. Gorgeous card I love the snowmen and the layout is fabulous. Take care hun. Caroline xxx

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  6. Hi Mandy,
    your card is gorgeous. The image is super. Such a winter card.
    Rain, floods-is not pleasant. A few weeks ago the floods also hit our country.
    Just today will be a charity concert that raised funds will help people. I hope it will also help you better soon.
    Hugs Tamara

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  7. Oh my God....what terrible photos from all the floodings!! Hope you are safe and no more water in your garden has arrived!!!
    Your snowmen card is soo lovely! I LOVE snowmen!! =)....also in real, hee hee =)
    Martina

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  8. Hi Mandy, love the row of cheery snowmen and the sparkly bow and the snowflake is a beaut.
    God the floods look awful, hope your mum's ok.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  9. Hi Mandy, love the row of cheery snowmen and the sparkly bow and the snowflake is a beaut.
    God the floods look awful, hope your mum's ok.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  10. WOW !! gorgeous card Mandy :-) the image is very cute and I love how you fit them all on there, adds so much dimension:-) LOVE the papers and embellies too and all the sparkle ! :-)

    Hope the flooding has gone down this morning, what a disaster !! :-(

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  11. Oh WOW what a stunning card.
    luv
    Debby

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  12. Super cute and wonderful coloured card Mandy!! That flood is aweful!!! The UK has got the worst this year I think!

    xx Irene

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  13. A beautiful card Mandy, a stunning image and I love the colours scheme and gorgeous details.
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  14. Oooo, Mandy, this is gorgeous. I'm a big Stamps Happen fan, but I haven't got this one (just been added to the Christmas list). Your card is beautiful. Love the colours and layout.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  15. Yikes! Mandy stay safe. Your card is so beautiful. The image and coloring are set off so nicely by your choice of pastel papers. NancyD

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  16. Those snowmen just make me smile. Your card is just fabulous as is your coloring! :)

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  17. All this time I've been following you and I didn't realise that you lived just up the M5 in Taunton!! That water looks incredible. Hope your mum is ok, and glad to hear you're dry where you live on the outskirts. It's pretty wet down here too, but nothing like that thank goodness.
    Love your snowman card honey, the papers are so pretty and the whole thing has a gorgeous frosty look. Love the bow!
    Annette
    xx

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  18. This is just gorgeous. Love the image and the colouring is yet again fabulous.

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  19. Your card is just stunning Mandy what a great collection of snowmen! I know what you mean about all this rain it's just crazy! hugs Rebekah xx

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  20. Oh my Mandy - those pictures of the flooding look awful :( I saw it on the news and couldnt believe how much water there was!

    Your snowman card is very cute - lovely fresh colours :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  21. Love the cards! I am hoping the weather gets better for you, and that your insomnia is cured. That would be great! I am stuffed of turkey and off to bed to sleep in a food induced coma. But , oh so thankful.

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  22. OMG the rain is awful. I feel so sorry for those who live in low lying areas. My thoughts are with them all!
    Wonderful card, I love those snow folks :o)
    Jackie xx

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  23. What a wonderful card. It is so much fun. I love your snowmen - fantastic colouring and how the little polar bears peek around the snowmen from the background paper. cheers Linda

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  24. Love your festive snowman card. I'm grateful for those that are in my life and those that are not. (It's all about choices...whew!...lol)

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  25. What a fab card! These snowmen are adorable. Hugs! xx

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  26. Hi hun, was wondering how you were going on with the floods, hope they don't get too bad for you or your mum, hope your ok and feeling better,
    love your card hun so fab design and image, hugs Liz xx

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  27. This is so cute Mandy, I looove all those snowmen :) and the fresh colours on your card. .. so sorry to hear about all the floods in your area. I saw them on the news, just couldn't believe it there was so much rain! Hope your craft room and your family will continue to be safe :) Hugs xxx

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  28. Oh Dear Mandy, sorry to hear you are having so many floods near you at the moment theres a lot around the Forest the rivers are very high and I wouldnt be surprised if a few places dont get flooded eventually as the rest of the water comes down from the hills. A stunning card love your image its so cheerful and such fun, love the papers to. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  29. Gorgeous card mandy. Hopefully the flood waters will go down and there will be no more storms..Loz

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  30. wow I am so glad that you are safe from the floods. water is so light yet can do so much damage. its amazing the strength that is carries behind its fury..
    thanks for sharing the snowmen with us

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  31. Beautiful card hunnie, lovely stamp and I love the way you have arranged them all!...gorgeous papers too!
    Do hope all is well with your Mum, and she hasn't been flooded out! We seem to be having these floods more and more... thinking of you all down there:) Take care hun..
    Love and hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  32. Your card is gorgeous Mandy!! Just stunning! Love that image and your coloring!!

    I hope the waters go down quickly! Stay safe!! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

    hugs...

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  33. Hi Mandy, what a gorgeous card! i adore the snowmen!! keep dry!

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  34. Flooding was bad in my neck of the woods too. Your card is adorable, love the snowmen and colours x

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