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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Simon Says Choose A Sketch - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

 Good afternoon peeps,
I'm having one of those days where I'm feeling stressed & in need of standing in the middle of a field and having a flipping good scream lol.
Everyone is at home today, hubs in his wisdom decided that he was going to start decorating the hallway now instead of in two weeks time as planned when he's on holiday & he has trashed the house in the process, Jode is in bed poorly & Gareth is giving me enough washing to keep me chained to that machine for 2 days & I keep hearing those common words "mum where's my........" sigh, lol.
Just to amuse myself I am conducting an experiment at the moment, Gareth loves a cup of tea but despite the times I've annoyed him showing him how to wash up a teaspoon he still hasn't mastered it (well he is only 24 lol) & he's used all the teaspoons and 3 dessert spoons to make his cups of tea so far today & they are all awaiting a wash, so I'm curious to discover what will happen when he uses the last spoon & wants another cup of tea, dare he say to me "mum we've run out of clean spoons" lol.
Today is new challenge day at
& this week we have a
SKETCH CHALLENGE
for you, and not just one sketch you have a choice of two to play with.

My lovely teamies & I are featuring ART IMPRESSIONS products on our cards this week, if you have any we'd love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to enter our challenge :)
I have used sketch 1 for my card
I have played with my distress ink pads & distress markers on this pretty Art Impressions image. The first image I stamped up looked better than this one but I was too heavy handed with the distress marker for the grass and me being a fuss pot wasn't happy with it so I had to start again, & sweet Tilda is coloured with copics.
That cute little wavy banner Miss Tilda is standing on is one of Simon Says Stamps new exclusive sets All Ocassion stamp sets.
The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R12, hair - E44, E43, E41, dress - V000, RV95, RV93, RV91, boots - W2, W1, W00, flower - R85, R83, R81, Y19, Y13
     Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a fabby $50 is store spending spree
Simon Says Stamp
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, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes,
That's me finished for today, I've just realised I haven't done my candy draw! Sorry peeps I meant to do that & post it today but I've just not had time to check through the list for double entries so I will do that asap & post the winner soon. Please don't anyone email me nagging me to post it or asking if they've won cos that drives me crazy, really crazy lol. 
I'm off to find a nice big field, cover your ears lol.
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39 comments:

  1. So very beautiful! I love the soft pastels and all the embellishing. Hugs, Robin

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  2. The teaspoons seem to vanish into a black whole in our house? I hope Gareth's done the decent thing and cleaned them lol!! xx
    Stunning card lovely! you do pretty to perfection!
    Love it.
    melly. xxx

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  3. This is such a beautiful little spring scene you have crafted here.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  4. Fabulous card Mandy :-) I love the watercoloured trellis so very pretty ,, Tilda is gorgeous and the whole design is so very pretty :-)

    WHAT ,,, you do Gareths washing !! ooh, don't tell Sean or Amy, they have had to do their own since they were 18yrs old ,, :-) I am a hard Mum ,,,, :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  5. Such a great card Mandy, I love how you have coloured the scene and all your very pretty details.

    Hugs

    Jo x

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  6. Mandy, you are amazing, using your arbor as the half-circle! Brilliant work!

    I can't wait to hear what happens when someone discovers that all his spoons have been "used"! Please update us! Isn't it amazing what we will put up with for our kids?

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  7. Stunning card Mandy, such a pretty Tilda and gorgeous scene x

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  8. Simply adorable hun...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  9. Gorgeous card Mandy
    and stitching is fab,
    hugs Tamara

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  10. Mandy, Your card is fantastic xx

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  11. OMG Mandy!!!!! Your background image is fabulous!!!!! So soft and pretty, it looks real! At first, I thought it was a picture. Love your card, everything is so delicate and romantic. Hugs, Brigitte

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  12. The trellis is stunning Mandy. Actually, not just the trellis. It is all stunning.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  13. I'm so inspired after seeing your card - the trellis is fabulous!This is oh, so pretty. I'm having so much fun being part of the Simon Says Stamp team thim month - thanks for having me!Dee

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    1. Gorgeous!!!! Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week with your beautiful card! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next time!
      Rene :D

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  14. Beautiful card Mandy!! Love that pretty scene that you created!!

    hugs...

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  15. Oh wow this is absolutely beautiful.
    Hugs
    Jayne

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  16. Gorgeous card. Love the trellis and flowers.

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  17. This such a beautiful card,Love your work...

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  18. Stunning card, Mandy! This AI watercolor stamp coordinates beautifully with Tilda!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  19. Wow! What a gorgeous scene, Mandy! I LOVE your beautiful vine and sweet girl.

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  20. This is GORGEOUS!!! I love how you used all of those little stamps to create such a wonderful covered arch. As always, Tilda is colored so beautifully.

    Laura C.

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  21. Simply stunning card!!! Thank you for the inspiration on the flowers and grasses! I think I can do this, lol!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous Mandy, you make the most stunning cards.
    luv
    Debby

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  23. Really pretty card
    /Sewe

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  24. What a pretty card. I love the "watercolor" background trellis and flowers..so lovely. xxx Ann Marie

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  25. Stunning Mandy. What did you use to do the flowers over the trellis?
    Love it
    Anne x

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  26. CARINISSIMA LA TUA CARD, MI PIACE MOLTO COME HAI COLORATO IL TIMBRO BELLA LA TILDA

    CIAO DA ALE

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  27. Wonderful card my dear^_^Beautiful image and colors^_^
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  28. A gorgeous card Many, I love your design and that trellis is beautiful!! Tilda is adorable and such stunning details.
    Thank you so much for your beautiful Birthday card xxxxxxxxxx

    hug hugs
    Heather xxxxxxx

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  29. Mandy doesn't she look great beside that gorgeous arbor the whole layout is fantastic thanks for sharing this wonderful creativity and have a great day

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  30. This is gorgeous! Fabulous colors and coloring.

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  31. What a gorgeous card, love what you have done with the image.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  32. Oh Mandy this is just stunning what a pretty card! I know how you feel as I have had a scream your head off kind of evening here too, my kids just never do as they are asked and you are not putting any faith in me that this is going to get better! Do tell us how the tea experiment worked out lol Hugs Rebekah xx

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  33. Aww Mandy, what a fabulous card. I love the image and the background is wonderful.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  34. Oh gosh, love the floral frame and the great colors, adorable image. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

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  35. Just brilliant! What a super card. Jx

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  36. So gorgeous, love that beautiful background and the layout, bow and flowers are all so pretty
    Lindsay xx

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  37. WOW that card is just perfect, so pretty and feminine. Love all the gorgeous details xx

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  38. oh Mandy this is stunning!

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Mandy xx

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