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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

If Friends Were Flowers - Simon Says Stamp DT Card & Party Invitations

Good afternoon lovely peeps,
I have been so incredibly tired, I sit down ready to blog, switch on & zzzzzzzzzzzzzz, o.k sometimes I don't think I even manage to switch on lol.
 One more long day shift to go & I am on two weeks holiday, hubs & Jode will be riding off to Spain with the Harley club & I will hopefully be doing exactly as I please, well except for when the pups nag for a walk that is as I can't resisit those big brown eyes lol.
You may have caught a sneak peek at my post last night when I started to write it! I think Daisy Mae (cat) might have kindly published my post when she jumped up for a cuddle & I was far too busy kissing & cuddling her to realise lol.
Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is

My lovely teamies & I are featuring Craftwork Cards 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've given Tilda the week off and inked up a cute Uptown Girl for a change & also ditched the design paper for that lovely Simon woodgrain cardstock & was so happy to see it's also available in kraft now so obviously I had to pop a pack in my basket :)
I sat looking at my pile of unopened Tilda's on my desk at the weekend & I realised I haven't coloured up any from the latest collection yet! Deary me that needs rectifying lol.
The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R12, hair E44 E43, E43, clothes, gloves & headscarf - B93, B91, BG10 / RV95, RV93, RV91 / R83, R81, RV00 + white gel pen,  flowerpots - C3, C1, C0 / E15, E11, E00 / E87, E84, E81, flowers - YR27, YR21, YR20 / R85, R83, R81 / RV55, RV52, RV00, leaves - YG97, YG93, YG91 / YG67, YG63, YG61.
The grass has so many different greens I didn't note them all sorry peeps.
    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  for lots of fabulous inspiration, candy, and lots of  lovely new or featured products.
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges - 
Make It Monday - anything goes

I have also been a busy girl making birthday party invitations as my gorgeous great-niece little Casey will soon be one year old :)
I've been seeing clouds, banners & balloons in my sleep I've die cut that many lol. I'm not having much luck with technology at the moment as my all in one printer & scanner has died on me which was especially annoying as I couldn't personalise the front or print out the inserts. I did contemplate getting out my alphabet stamps & stamping them for one crazy split second & then thank goodness a little bit of common sense kicked in as that would have taken me hours or even days lol.
The only variation in the invitations is I have used both of Simon's exclusive Tilted Banner dies to save me a little time with die cutting as the dies are joined so I could cut two at a time, & those lovely clouds which keep on appearing my cards are also an exclusive Simon die :)
A big sigh of relief was had when I had twenty gorgeous little Casey's smiling at me, aww :)
I really must remember CAS is the way to go when short of time & for bulk orders, will I never learn lol.
That's me done for today lovely peeps, thanks for stopping by


  1. Lovely to see you using images other than Tilda so off to check these out. She is gorgeous. Lovely card and stunning invites too. What an adorable baby! Have fun! X

  2. What a beautiful card Mandy, I love the soft girly pink and the image is Fab! not a great big lover of Tilda :O Much prefer this image... please don't block me from your blog, I do like tilda a little...honest :)
    It was lovely to see your visit and comment..Thanks Mandy xxxx
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  3. Hi Mandy!

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card for the challenge! That image is so pretty! And I really like the party invitations! Casey is so cute!

    Laura xx

  4. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) the whole design is fabulous !! lovely details :-)

    aww ,,, adorable invitations too ,,, is one in the post for me ?? haha :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. WOW Mandy...look at all those invitations! You have always inspired me to go to the next level! This card is beautiful! And the invites are off the charts! WOW!


  6. Hiya Mandy, Wow you have been busy, those invites are simply gorgeous and your card is stunning, love that shade of pink, so fresh...
    Hope your well apart from the tiredness..xx

  7. What a great card! And the invitations look great too! No wonder you've been dreaming about balloons!

  8. These are SO adorable!!! I love the cluster of pink flowers!

  9. Hi Mandy, you might have half a comment - it disappeared have way through typing it?????
    Your card is gorgeous, a fabulous design and pretty colours. Your image is delightful and stunning detailing.
    I love your Casey's birthday invites!!
    Heather xx

  10. Gorgeous card Mandy, I love the image - another must have LOL and WOW those invitations are just brilliant. Hugs, Claire x

  11. Wow, Mandy!! Your card is gorgeous!! Just amazing!!

    And those invites are fabulous!! What a cutie-patootie!!


  12. Such a beautiful card .Gr Elly

  13. Wow this is absolutely beautiful and your colouring is stunning and such an adorable image too and great invites

  14. Such a pretty card and the invitations are wonderful. I love the cute photo.
    Nikki x

  15. How do you have time to do it all!!!! Your invitation cards are gorgeous and I love your uptown girl card!!!! You are truly an inspiration! Love the sewing and the little flowers! Your card is so girly, I LOVE it! Hugs, Brigitte

  16. Fantastic card and love the trendy image and colouring-gorgeous invites and beautiful photo-might have to check out those balloon and cloud dies
    carol x

  17. Beautiful card Mandy love the sweet image and pretty details.

    Donna x

  18. Wow Mandy this card is stunning so pretty and those invitations are just the cutest xx

  19. This is beautiful Mandy. I love the image and the woodgrain card is gorgeous.
    Love the invites.
    Hugs Sharon x

  20. Hi Mandy
    every time I visit your blog
    you create something new and gorgeous
    love the card and invitations
    hugs Tamara

  21. Hi Mandy
    every time I visit your blog
    you create something new and gorgeous
    love the card and invitations
    hugs Tamara

  22. Gorgeous card, Mandy!! Phenomenal coloring as always and I love the blingy flowers :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  23. Fabulous Mandy! The card is GORGEOUS, I love it! And the invites are amazing :D Hope the party goes well :)

    Tanya xx

  24. WOW that is gorgeous card! i love it, wish i was that talented to make a card like that~

  25. Mandy, you card is beautiful...I love that image and the pinks are so soft and sweet. The invitations are wonderful...What a cutie she is...Hugz, joann

  26. WOW and WOW Mandy absolutely love your challenge but your invites are so cute too.

  27. Blimey you have been busy - gorgeous little girl there...but also soooo love the pink card - one of my faves seen in a while...lots of detail and wow - love that image ...adding to my wish lit
    Sarah x

  28. Hi Mandy, love the card just stunning as always and the invitations are so beautiful!!


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