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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Uptown Girl & Like Your Style - Simon Says Stamp Artist Group

Hello peeps, 
 Everybody is back home again, the wash basket went from empty to overflowing within minutes, I discovered a sink full of washing up had magically appeared overnight, Jester had a letter in the post this morning so Jode was in a bad mood as the dog had a letter & she didn't, life as we know it is back to normal, sigh lol.

I have two little cards to share tonight, I have made my first card with a Stamping Bella's Uptown Girl stamp, I love these cute images and will definitely be inking up more of these, and I am also featuring some of Simon Says Stamps Exclusive products on my cards.
I have used Simon Says Stamps Fresh Daisies die on this card but instead of doing what I usually do & die cutting coloured card I die cut X-Press Copic card & I have coloured the pretty die cuts in the same colours as Ava's dress & I think they look more effective coloured.
As you know I love my embellies & I sat for ages with lots of various pretty, sparkly embellies, butterfly punches etc looking at me just waiting to be used but not looking right for this card & eventually I put them all away telling myself "step away from the card Mandy" lol.

The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R12, hair - E44, E43, E41,dress - BV04, BV02, BV000 / RV99, RV95, RV93, cake - C3, CI, C00 / E55, E53, E51 / V01, V000, V0000, roses - R85, R83, R81, presents - C4, C2, C00 / V01, V000, V0000 / R85, R83, R81
I'm entering my card in the following challenge - 
Make It Monday - anything goes



My second card today is a Sympathy card for one of Jodie's friends. I found this one quite difficult to get right as Jodie didn't want it to be religious or a traditional Sympathy card, she wanted it to be elegant, colourful, & feminine & it had to be a pretty card eeke lol.
 On this card I have used the large flowers from the Simon Says Stamps Exclusive Like Your Style stamp set & a "Thinking of You" sentiment rather than a Sympathy from the Folded Banner Sayings die & stamps set.
 The Copic colours I've used are -
flowers - R27, R24, R22, R20, leaves - G94, G43, G40
That's me finished for tonight peeps, I'm off for a hop around some blogs before bedtime.
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28 comments:

  1. Hi Mandy,
    I love both of your cards,
    the Uptown girl one is simply stunning,
    and I love your colour combo, and your embelishments, totally wonderful,
    and the thinking of you card is stunning too,
    and simply delightful,
    hugs,
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

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  2. Both beautiful cards Mandy!!
    Hugs
    Hazel xx

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  3. Gosh these cards are so gorgeous. Especially the uptown girl card. Stunning.

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  4. Two beautiful cards Mandy.Lovely details on both of your cards.
    Realy great cards, I love the colors ,especially the uptown girl.
    Gr Elly

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  5. I love your uptown girl card Mandy its stunning. The sympathy card is gorgeous too - and so difficult to make!
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  6. Gorgeous cards Mandy, I especially like the first one with those pretty purple flowers! Hugs FREa

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  7. Gorgeous cards ,the uptown girl is so adorable ,love the image & daisie die x

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  8. OMG Mandy!!!! They are both spectacular!!!!! I specially love the uptown girl and her magnificent dress!!!! What a clever way with you colouring the die cut! Hugs Brigitte

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  9. Oh Mandy, I ADORE that 2nd card! What a beautiful use of that pretty flower stamp.
    And the blue on the first card.....SWOON!

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  10. Loving your cards!!!!

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  11. Two gorgeous cards!I love Stamping Bella stamps!
    Maggie

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  12. Hi Mandy, Both cards are seriously gorgeous, uptown girl looks amazing.....
    Have a nice week-end.xx

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  13. oh that birthday card is to-die-for pretty all in lavender !

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  14. ooooh love them both mandy but your stamping bella one is STUNNING! Her dress is so beautiful i just keep peeking at it :) gorgeous work!! xx

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  15. Hello dear~~Hope you doing well......I have had a challenging week--sick but HAD to work:) Made it!!! Now for visiting~~~your cards are sensational!! Love the colored die cut daises on the bella card~~Wonderful!!!! Sympathy card is very endearing!!
    Hugz

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  16. Absolutely wonderful cards^_^
    Lovely image in the first and gorgeous embellishments for both^_^
    Have a beautiful weekend,
    Sonia

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  17. WAUW this is fantastic. I'mgone flow your blog.
    Hugs Sas

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  18. Love your cards. Lovely fresh and spring like. Elaine

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  19. Wow, these are so beautiful. The way you've colord her dress, to perfection. And what a cute stamp.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  20. Stunning pair of cards Many, I love your images and your card design. hugs Shirleyx

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  21. Very beautiful cards! It's funny I just put the same uptown girl on my blog today! I love them too!
    Hugs
    Helene from Quebec!

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  22. Beautiful cards Mandy! I really like the Stamping Bella images, and you have colored her dress sooo beautiful!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  23. wow, both of these are STUNNING!

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  24. So pretty as always. That first one reminds me of a friend of mine. All dolled up and elegant. Loving the SSS daisies on that too. The second one is lovely as I love the sss flowers on that and the great color you made them against the white.

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  25. Beautiful cards, love the paper on the first one and the blue details.
    Gorgeous white style on the second one. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

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  26. So much awesomeness! We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

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  27. Both fabulous cards, love the ruched ribbon and flowers on the first one and the die cuts on the second one are beautiful
    Lindsay xx

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Mandy xx

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