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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year - Simon Says Stamp DT

Hello peeps and a very Happy New Year to you all.
 I spent the day yesterday fighting to keep my eyes open as I had a very late night / morning and finally got to curl up and sleep at 6.30am, just as my little alarm clocks (cats & dogs) were all ready to get up so by 8.15am & with Diddly cat sat on the side of my face nose to nose with me I gave in and got up again & was stumbling around the kitchen bleary eyed going through the routine of feeding time at the zoo lol.

Have you made any New Year resolutions? I never usually make them but thought I might try this year for a change! One thing I really want to change is to get back to being more organised again! I used to be so organised before the strong painkillers & I used to make more cards and post them on my blog  but now in my brain fuddled haze I just muddle through the days & always seem to be busy stumbling around not knowing what I'm doing but don't seem to get anything done although the tablets do work brilliantly as I  have either little or no pain! My doctor finally agreed to give me some lower strength painkillers just before Christmas with the agreement that after New Year I can try & find the right level of dose for my body rather than only prescribe the high strength my consultant says I need to cope with my injury. Yes it's going to hurt & it's going to be hard but I can always take the high dose if it gets too bad & try again the next day where as at the moment I either need to rush & get cards made, blog posts scheduled, go shopping etc while I am suffering with the pain but my brain is working or pop painkillers & be comfortable & spend a wonderful day away with the fairies getting nothing done lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is Simon Says -

My something new is New Year and new stamps. You can either join in with a "new theme" such a year, baby, job, home etc or show us some of your new stash & please tell us what it is :)

Whenever possible I try and take my photo's without the flash on but in the picture below the flash is on so you can see all that lovely sparkle and I do love my sparkle :)

The Copic Colours I've used are -
Tilda - skin - E11, E00, E000, R12, hair - E55, E53, E51, dress & shoes - C3, C1, C00, feathers - C5, C3, C1, C00, Champagne - E53, E51, E50
Edwin - skin - E11, E00, E000, R12, hair - E44, E43, E41, suit - N5, N3, N1, shirt - B24, B21, shoes - N7, N5, N3, trumpet - YR24, YR23, YR21,
Clock - W2, W1, W00 / E47, E44, E42
I didn't note down the colours of the stars and swirls as there were just too many, the background is chalked for a change.
I've linked the products at the bottom of my post as usual but can't find the Glitz papers I used in store but I did spot some nice new one's I think I need lol.
     Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
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They look so cute together :)

Look at how cute my beautiful little angel Daisy Mae is, I can't tell you how much I love & spoil this little one :) In all honesty she is the naughtiest cat I have ever known, but so full of character, if there was an ASBO for cats she would have one lol. She steals recycles from the neighbours & brings home just cooked sausages, bacon, sausage rolls etc, we know they are just cooked as they are usually hot / warm and we usually hear one of the neighbours shout "Daisy Mae" just before she appears & it's not even as if she eats them she just puts them in front of me meowing loudly so proud of her finds lol. In her defence the little darling knows her mummy doesn't like cooking so she's being kind providing for our family & trying to save me from having to attempt the cooking ordeal, yes I have a defence for everything she does lol.
Hubs wants to pack Christmas away today & as much as I love the lights and tree I am fed up with dusting my baubles! Yes I dust my baubles which my lovely friend Liz finds hilarious, my tree goes up on December 1st so of course they need dusting! I thought this was normal but since Liz found it funny I asked several friends if they dust their baubles & they have also looked at me in horror and I always get you shriek "You dust your baubles" followed but lots of laughter so maybe not, but I'll just give them a quick dust before packing them away lol.
  That's me done for today peeps, thanks for stopping by
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  1. WOW, your card is amazing Mandy!!!! I have to admit that I probably took more time looking at your adorable thief, lol (I'm a huge cat lover)!!!!! Happy New Year! Hugs, Brigitte

  2. WOW what a stunning card, your image is a delight!! and so is that beautiful cat! I could just kiss her! she looks right at home on your sofa hee..hee xxx
    love,melly. xxx

  3. LOVE the card it screams PARTYYYYYYYYY !!!!!!
    Mandy you make me SMILE!!!!!!!!! I soooo don't dust my baubles LOL!!!

    Hugs, Irene

  4. WOW Mandy - absolutely stunning card! love the gorgeous image, fab colouring and love the layout too. Hugs, Claire x

  5. Lol at you dusting your baubles, found out today that another cyber friend of mine hoovers her garage!?!? Uh oh, bet you do this too don't you...? Your card is absolutely beautiful. Hope you can get sorted with a dose of medicine that means you can enjoy being awake more but without suffering with more pain xxx

  6. GORGEOUS card Mandy :-) all the details and sparkle are FABULOUS ! :-)

    LOL ,, you are mad !! dusting baubles ! mine are preserved in dust for the next year,,, I like the matt look ,, rofl :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. OMG Mandy even in your fuddled state you dust your baubles no wonder they look at you aghast!!! lol

    You have the most perfect Pussy wish mine would bring me breakfast favourite meal but just hate the greasy pan afterwards!!

    Another fabulous design and perfect images just superb.

    Hope you go on ok with your painkillers!

    Happy New Year and heres for a better year healthwise for you!!

    Love and Hugs Chanelle xx

  8. Mandy this is gorgeous and I love the pastel colouring.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  9. Wow Mandy stunning card!!!! (as always) oh i had to laugh at your cats antics!! my cat just brings me mice!!!! Eeeek! and they are still alive!.
    Happy new year hun!!! i am off to dust my baubles now! lol!


  11. Hi Mandy........Dustin baubles?? l can see why your friend liz laughs although they do get dusty but l don't dust mine either.....Your card Mandy is absolutely stunning your so talented simply gorgeous ........ Happy new year to you and yours xx

  12. Hi Mandy - I am starting at the bottom and working upwards - I kept running out of time each week!!!
    Your card is gorgeous - fabulous design and colours. Your images are delightful and beautiful details!!!
    Your car does remind me of one of mine - he used to go out and come back with pieces of chicken - I never did find out where he got them from - I asked all the neighbours abut zilch!!!

    Heather xx

  13. what a lovely card
    hugs Linda

  14. bonsoir
    votre carte esr sublime : bravo !
    avez vous donné le nom de la gagnante de votre candy blog ? je n'ai su le voir ?
    meilleurs voeux pour 2013.

  15. Wowzer new year creation baby girl..
    great colouring of course.. these 2 sure know how to dust baubles not on your life clean them when you reserect them nxt year..

    smiles mummy Tildarette xx

    ps check your emails, contact me again.

  16. Ooooh gorgeous Mandy...and loving your wee cat too hun...:o)

    hope you had a lovely New Year sweetie..big hugs Vicky xx

  17. This is such a beautiful card! And knowing you are making these gorgeous creations while fighting pain is even more amazing. Love your little thief! My cat doesn't bring me anything, just himself. Blessings for a better new year & much improved health!

  18. Love your funny posts, thank you for sharing:) Gorgeous card, naturally when it comes to you. Good luck with your new year resolution!!

  19. Gorgeous card Mandy!! Love those images and the entire scene that you created!!

    Adorable kitty too!! Hope you get some much needed rest! :)

    Happy New Year!


  20. What a lovely card, Mandy! I love the fun sparkle to Tilda's dress and stars! I am so sorry you are having to deal with such a nuisance with your pain in your shoulder:( On a side note, that Daisy Mae is too cute!

  21. Aawww so gorgeous Mandy, such a cute couple! Love the swirly die and pretty flowers!
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year too hun :D

    p.s. love Daisy Mae :)

  22. What an amazing and fun creation, Mandy! Love everything about it!
    Your cute story about your cat cracked me nice of her to bring it home to Mommy! She is ADORABLE!
    Are you kidding actually dust your baubles????? That's why I don't have a tree! LOL

  23. Gosh I'm loving your sparkly new year creation Mandy so fab! Hope you have had a great new year hugs Rebekah xx

  24. I was up all night last night, too! Mine was the result of brewing what I thought was decaf coffee, but what was actually a double-strong one :)) Your card could not be more perfect for the New Year, Mandy, and love the pic of your Daisy Mae - now that cat has AT-titude!

  25. Happy New Year Mandy! I must say your Daisy Mae story had me laughing like crazy. What a visual! I love our New Years card! What a fun image! I love the old time feel of it.

  26. Hello Mandy! Happy New Year! I love how happy your card is ! Love the way tilda and Edwin hold hands, wow. Wonderful coloring!
    Dasy Mae is sooooo cute!

  27. śliczna praca, nie mogę się napatrzeć!
    Najlepszego w Nowym Roku

  28. Simply wonderful card dearest friend^_^
    Adore this sweet images coloured very very beautifully^_^
    Have a sweet day,

  29. really fab Mandy ! love the gorgeous scene you've created!
    i wish you a fantasic new year, may all your wishes come true

  30. Gorgeous card Mandy! Love the colour combo and layout!

    Gina x

  31. I love the festive image, great colors and beautiful embellishments. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  32. What a fun little party on a card! This is so sweet!

  33. Beyond gorgeous Mandy! Love the image and all o the beautiful layers...fabulous work! :) Hope you had a happy holiday!! xx

  34. There is nothing more gorgeous than a ginger cat and Daisy Mae is .... gorgeous !!!
    Your card is, as always beautiful and how you do it whilst coping with your injury never ceases to amaze!!
    Try and get some well needed rest and hope to see anothewr inspiring post soon.

    Hugs, Allex xx

  35. Happy New Year, Fabulous design and beautiful embellishments, simply an incredible card. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments.

  36. Great New Year card there hun - love your lazy cat too.
    Happy New Year
    Sarah x

  37. Gorgeous Mandy!!! Happy New Year to you too. Hugs, Nicole

  38. LOVE this Mandy!! It's so festive and fun! The background is perfect!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  39. Ok I dont know whether to drool over your card or your cat sweetie, Daisy-Mae is sooooo gorgeous & I know what you being about asbo for naughty cats........ I have a bengal that needs one of them, we ended up taking our tress down day after boxing day as she kept dragging them along the floor.......yes she is darn strong for a cat. We had to block up the doors cus even if you shut her out of the room cus you were sitting in the other she just opens them. She is awesome though ;0)
    Anyway I do so love your card as well hun it really is fabulous, love the stamps you have used.

    Those painkillers what are they, mine dont work & drives me round the bend but the doc reckons I'm on the strongest ones available.....

    Anyway now I've babbled lol Happy new year shug, may 2013 bring you all your heart desires & more & def less pain shug.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  40. Happy New Year sweetie! Wishing you happiness, good health and lots of good crafting! Love your card, great pastel colours! Hugs Frea

  41. beautiful card love the sparkly image -and even more beautiful cat -and yes I dust the bauble before decorating the tree too lol
    carol x

  42. Mandy, your card is gorgeous! Sweet Tilda and Edwin with pretty background.
    Hugs, Manuela

  43. What a gorgeous card Mandy! I am a bit late commenting, but hey girl...this is such a great card! And I had a good laugh about your Daisy Mae =) I have three red cats =)...two male and one female and all three have such a special character!! I love red cats!! =)

  44. That's a cute card. As to your cat, he sounds like a real character with lots of charm. Blessings!


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