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Friday, 7 June 2013

Pretty Butterflies, Candy Winner & Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop Winner

Hello peeps,
I've been trying to finish my post all day but after a nice long walk over the hills with the dogs this morning I seem to have been stuck trying to fix hubby's laptop for him and the day has flown by.

First of all today I have a card to share which I've created using some of Simon Says Stamps new Summer release dies. 
 As I have said before the butterflies are my absolutely favourite & this time I have used the largest size butterflies, oh yes peeps they come in two sizes which made me soooo happy lol.
This card was one of those well behaved cards where I decided I would use dies as the main ingredient and white card and some distress ink & hey presto it all came together nicely, no faffing, just ta daaa lol.
I have die cut three butterflies, one Paulina and two Devonshire butterflies and they are approximately 3" wide, have I told you I love them lol. I've lightly inked the edges of all of them with Antique Linen distress ink and also added some lovely sparkle to the top Devonshire butterfly.
I've also used another of Simon's new Summer release exclusive dies on this card the full card hexagons but instead of die cutting my card with it I used it to emboss instead, I'm already thinking Honeybee Tilda would look fab with that die :)
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Inspire Me Friday - anything goes, Aud's Sentiments - anything goes
I had some more Etsy sales earlier, thank you lovely lady and I'll be popping this card in my little shop soon.
WOW what a huge amount of people joined us for our Simon Says Stamp Summer release blog hop, thanks so much :)
The winner of the fabulous Simon goodie bag from my blog is
 Sandra Strickler
 congrats Sandra you will be getting an email today from my lovely friends at Simon.

 On the subject of emails I've suddenly received quite a few emails today about me not posting my candy winner, oops sorry yes I am a few days late announcing the winner, what can I say I'm a busy airhead, jeeze you lot are impatient lol.
When it came to doing the draw earlier I had to do the draw a total of 5 times before Random.Org picked a winner who actually qualified as none of the first 4 winners had posted a piccy in their blogs sidebar, so pleased to know I'm not the only air head ha ha ha.

The winner of the Magnolia goodies as picked by on the 5th attempt is -

Congrats Brigitte
Please email me your full name & postal addy & I will pop your goodies in the post. I will be posting a new candy in the near future when I've decided what it will be :)
Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely weekend


  1. hooray for the lucky winners! congratulations!

    your card is absolutely lovely. you always know just the perfect embellies to add.

    hope hubby's compy is working better now....
    enjoy your weekend! :)

  2. Oh Mandy, this is fantastic. Those butterfly's look gorgeous and the distress ink really gives it that finishing touch
    Have a good weekend
    Hugs Kelly

  3. Simply stunning Mandy ♥
    I love my butterflies too...most of my cards seem to have one somewhere!
    I'm rubbish at WoW cards, you are obviously not!!

    Big hugs
    Elaine xxx

  4. OMG Mandy!!!! Your card is spectacular!!!!! I love the white on white and the gorgeous die cuts!!!! I couldn't believe it when I saw my name on your blog candy!!!! I'm off to email you. Thanks! Hugs, brigitte

  5. ONE WORD - WOW, ok TWO WORDS - AMAZING. I absolutely LOVE this hun, so elegant. Joey xx

  6. This is amazing! Love the white and the stitching just really makes everything stand out. Gorgeous!

  7. Wow!! What can i say but STUNNING card Mandy and not a Tilda in sight. Love the embossing and that gorgeous butterfly. TFS!!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

  8. Wow that card is wonderful! Don't you just love how white on white cards are so elegant?

  9. OMG Mandy this is incredibly beautiful, the stitching and embossing look awesome, stupendous creation.
    lorraine x

  10. Beautiful Beautiful Card... Love all the double panels.. and the Butterflie is so Stunning Beautiful!!!... Love the white and light yellow in combination.. And it is so Beautiful put together.. Fantastic Card! I love it! :o)
    And Congratulations to Brigitta! :o) Happy Weekend! :o) wish you the best! :o)

  11. Amazing card Mandy i love everything about it the hex die and of course the butterfly are great.

  12. Gorgeous card,
    congrats to Brigitte,
    hugs TaMara

  13. Hi my dearest friend,happy Saturday^_^
    What a gorgeous card,beautiful details^_^
    Big hug,

  14. Congrats Brigitte.
    Mandy this cards is so pretty.
    Funny isn't it how amazing it can look in one colour.
    Adore the butterfly :)

  15. Beautiful card Mandy, and I love the white of white them, the butterfly is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  16. These butterflies are my favourite things from the new Simon says release too. They are fab! And the card you made with them is stunning!!! I love it! <3 Hugs! xx

  17. Oh this is absolutely beautiful and so elegant too! congrats to your winner xx

  18. Absolutely gorgeous! Great project! I noticed your entry on Make it Monday and wanted to come over to take a closer look. If you’re interested in checking out my entry, I’m entries # 152 and #196. Hope to see you stop by and leave me a comment!

  19. Oh wow, stunning card. I love that gorgeous flutterby :o)
    Jackie xx

  20. Gorgeous card hun, it looks so elegant! Congrats also to the candy winner :) xxx

  21. Hi Mandy~~wow weeks are getting away from Me:) So much to do and not enough time to getter done LOL.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this gorgeous buttefly card!!!! YOU ROCK!!!! Hope all is going well--haven't had time to check your postings :(
    Love and health to you
    Mary Lou

  22. Such a gorgeous card, love the white elegance!

    Hugs, Anne.

  23. what an amazing card Mandy, totally love it !!!!!!!

  24. Hi Mandy, stunning card as always!!!

  25. Oh sweet girl, this is such a darling card. I love the way you have used the DI's and those die cuts too - if I didn't know better I would think you quite like that butterfly die!!! LOL
    Utter total gorgeousness hunni.
    Congrats to Brigitte too!
    Dawn xxx

  26. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. So much softness in all that white.

  27. really pretty Mandy! love the soft colour palette :)

  28. Gorgeous card! Love everything, especially the butterflies!

  29. Stunning...I love those butterflies...Hugz, joann


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