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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Spring Flowers - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

 Good afternoon peeps,
 It's official I really am an airhead! Don't ask me how but I got a bit lost in a car park yesterday lol. Unfortunately hubby was with me to witness my blonde moment & somehow instead of finding the exit I ended up driving up, & up, & up lol. I knew I'd messed up as I'd been parked on the ground level & we were getting higher lol. It was too much to hope that hubbs wouldn't notice & I could feel his beady eyes on me & see he was shaking his head, so I said nothing, tried not to laugh & stayed focused ahead looking for somewhere to discretely turn around and head back down the levels again before some smart comment came out of hubby's mouth but he slowly said "Where the hell are you going, are you planning on driving off the ****** roof" lol. That did it for me I couldn't stop laughing, I'm laughing now telling you lol. I reckon that's the best way to keep a marriage alive, always surprise your hubby lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is

My lovely teamies & I are featuring HERO ARTS 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 :)
You will have noticed my card looks a little different that my normal today, o.k a lot different lol. I haven't been feeling quite my usual happy self at the moment & I think it's affected my mojo as that has abandoned me, not even the new little Tilda's sat on my desk could tempt me into feeling creative, actually they haven't even seen an ink pad yet that's when you know it's bad lol. I spent most of the day in my craft room on Monday but all I felt like doing was having yet another tidy trying to find more non existent space to store things & very late at night / very early in the morning with time running out to make my DT card I decided to switch to a different style & make a quick card & this was the result. Different but o.k for a change I think!
The Copic colours I've used are -
R85, R83, R81 / G94, G43, G40,
     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, Scrap Creations - flower power, LEJ Designs - show us your ribbons, Papertake - bingo (bottom row), Bunny Zoe's - fav colour combo, Card Mania - punches / dies, Kaboodle Doodles - any shade of pink, Lexi's Creations - punches/dies, Stamp & Create - at least 1 die cut, The Pink Elephant - Spring colours, 613 Avenue Create - anything goes, Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes, Penny Black @ Allsorts - blossoms & bows, Brown Sugar - Spring, Card Makin' Mamas - no patterned paper, Crafts 4 Eternity - sweet Spring colour challenge, 2 Sisters - anything goes
I just realised I should have photographed inside as well but you can just about see I have stamped some Hero Arts flowers in the bottom right & top left corners.

Before I go I'm having a proud great-auntie moment, here's a piccy of my gorgeous new great niece Evie :) I may be slightly biased but she is so beautiful & a whopper at 9lb 2oz, poor Dionne lol.
Awwwww :) 
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  1. Beautiful. Loving the text background. Evie is just so precious.
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  2. This is so pretty! I love it!

  3. What a very beautiful card, I love the elegant look and your design is perfect!
    Oh these mojo's! drive you mad don't they?!!
    talking of driving, loved your story ;)
    and what a beautiful baby!
    Love, Mel. xxx

  4. Mandy, this card just speaks to me - love the combination of the lovely script and the delicate flowers. And little Evie is precious, thanks for sharing her with us!

  5. PMSL I now have tears in my eyes reading your post - I can just picture it all, how funny. Love your card, it has a lovely CAS feel to it, love the stamp and how gorgeous is Evie!? My seoond baby was 9lb 4oz so can sympathise with her LOL. Have a lovely afternoon. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) I must admit I did do a double take when I first saw this and I did look to see if Tilda was lurking behind the flowers ,,,, but no ,,, haha :-)
    I love this ,, it is a change from your 'norm' but no less fabulous for that ! Sometimes a change is as good as a rest eh :-)

    You did make me laugh at your car park story :-) At least you found the car !! Once I had to ask a policeman for directions to all the car parks in Leeds !! I couldn't remember which one I had parked in !! lol :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. Hi Mandy. What a totally gorgeous card, love the flowers and the script background, just lovely. Debbiex

  8. Beautiful card, Mandy! And your baby niece looks so cute and adorable! Awww!

  9. Aaaaaaahhhh isn't the baby just the cutest!! and your card is too, lovely colour with the kraft card used and beautiful flower thats nicly cut out xx

  10. A beautiful card and an even more beautiful baby. Congratulations all round :o)
    Jackie xx

  11. Gorgeous card Mandy, love the script background.. and such a beautiful baby girl..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. STUNNING, I LOVE it. and as usual, you have made me want to purchase the supplies! You always bring the best out in everything you touch xxx

  13. Mandy, I am speechless! This is clean and simple PERFECTION! Is there anything you can't do?! My oh my... beautiful! :)

  14. Simple and absolutely stunning Mandy.

    Hugs, Janine xx

  15. Gorgeous card,
    but the little girl is such a pretty little girl-be good aunt to her
    hugs Tamara

  16. A beautiful card Many, I love with the Kraft and pink. Your text and flowers are stunning!!

    Heather xx

  17. Beautiful card!Beautiful baby!!

  18. A gorgeous card. I love the script behind the image.
    Nikki x

  19. First of all Mandy, there is nothing wrong with your card! I love the pink flowers, and trying a different style now and then is allowed.
    Your great-niece is adorable!!! I just found out I will be a great-aunt the end of the
    Hugs, Tracey

  20. Gorgeous, Mandy! I adore the soft pink against the kraft paper :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  21. This is definitely not your usual style Mandy but it is still absolutely gorgeous. The script and the flowers are beautiful enough to not need lots of embellishments.
    Your niece is adorable.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  22. Your humor is definitely no1 that I was missing all this time.
    I laugh to tears to your story.
    Card however unusual style for you looks amazing.
    And I wish all the best to this little munchkin.
    She is so adorable!

  23. I love this card! Your flowers look amazing on the text background. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

    Evie is so adorable, thanks for sharing the photo!

  24. Beautiful card and baby. Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar this week.

  25. Hi, Mandy - first CONGRATULATIONS! adorable grand-niece for you to spoil. Your card is so delicate and pretty - very sweet! The shading looks fabulous!

  26. Your card is wonderful. I love the simpleness of this. Just perfect and little Evie is as well. joann sassy raggedy

  27. Love your gorgeous card Mandy.

  28. hahahaha mandy that is too funny!!! hahaha!!! sounds like something iw ould do ;) love your gorgeous card - it is so pretty and elegant. and your great niece is a total cutie pie!!! ^_^

  29. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week! hugs x

  30. Your hubby sounds a lot like mine lol. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog.

  31. Hi Mandy, sorry Ive not been by for awhile, your new great niece is just gorgeous. Love your card and that image and your colour choice is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  32. This is just exquisite - I love those delicate die-cuts against the earthy Kraft... and congratulations on your aunt-dom! It's the best... all the joys and then you can just hand them back to the parents at the end of the day!!
    Alison x

  33. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

    DT. member

  34. This is just stunning Mandy!

  35. I really love the composition of this CAS design! I love that the eye is drawn to the center of the card and then the gentle curve of the petals leads the eye into the background script! Wonderful design point of view beautifully executed. Thanks for playing on our block at 613 Avenue Create!

  36. Your card is almost as sweet, beautiful, and dainty as your new baby niece. Blessings!

  37. How adorable she is a beauty.. Love your card great die cut, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!
    Sandy :) DT

  38. Congratulations on Evie's safe arrival, she is beautiful.
    I love the simplicity of your card, is makes a statement,
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  39. Really stunning I love those delicate flowers and they look so pretty against the script on Kraft, so elegant and beautiful. Whilst I am here thanks so much for joining in with LEJ Designs
    Lindsay xx

  40. This is a really lovely card, thanks for sharing it in the Brown Sugar Challenge.

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  42. Mojo or not that card is beautiful :) I know what you mean my Mojo has just found it's way back to me! LOL! And little Evie is the most beautiful creation! Congrats! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  43. What a lovely idea - I think I may have to CASE this! Congrats to the addition to your family - she is a beautiful baby.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  44. Your card is absolutely stunning Mandy! Love that script stamp and that pretty flower! Fab design too!

    And a big congrats to you! Your great-niece is so cute!! God bless her and your family!!


  45. Thank you for joining in Challenge 48 'show us your ribbons' over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
    very pretty card. Love the stamped image and the colours you have used with that brown backing. Love the script stamping. Beautiful and delicate.
    I really hope you will join us again for future challenges.

    Hugs Lisa xxx LEJ DT Member

  46. Beautiful card! Love the flowers on the text. Adorable baby too- Congrats! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

  47. You didn't get lost, LOL. you just took the scenic route!!! Congrats too on your sweet little great-niece. CUTE!!!
    Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us at Make It Monday this week.

  48. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Mandy. I did add the link to the SSS challenge - thanks for pointing that out :)

  49. Awe so sweet and charming, beautiful design and amazing coloring, striking card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  50. Great card, very beautiful, thank you for being our challenge Card mania!

  51. Sweet card and a very sweet baby .... You're the best aunt ever x


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