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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Anything Goes At Simon Says Stamp & Candy Reminder

 Hello lovely peeps,
Oh my goodness I don't know where the last week went it seems to have flown by so quickly.
I apologise for not having much blogging time at the moment, my time & attention is being spent looking after & focusing on Jodie as she is really struggling with coming to terms with her loss & it's so hard to know how to help her at times. Thankfully we have a wonderful doctor who is also helping her & we hope to see even a tiny glimmer of our usually happy girl back with us soon.

& this week our challenge is

My lovely teamies & I are featuring SIMON SAYS STAMP EXCLUSIVE products on our cards this week, if you have them we'd love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to enter our challenge.
I decided to attempt to get myself back on track and get organised & made a New Home card as I will be needing one in a few weeks. I so nearly added an Edwin to my card as this card is for a young man but I got carried away playing with all the lovely exclusive products and decided it didn't need a little Edwin after all.
The copic colours I've used are -
tree - YG91, YG63, YG06, YG25 / E44, E43, E41, house - R59 / C7, C5, C3, C1 / B24, B23, B21, B000 / Y13, Y00, YR21 / E44, E43, E41, sun - YR31, Y32, YR000, Y00
   Simon Says Stamp
Don't forget to visit the new SIMON SAYS STAMP STORE BLOG  for lots of fabulous inspiration, candy, and lots of  lovely new or featured products.
 Simon Says Stamp Blog
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges - 
Make It Monday - anything goes

As I am showcasing Simon's lovely exclusive products today it reminded me that I also have another card stashed in my pictures folder which I created a couple of weeks ago using some Simon Exclusives.
This card needed to be as large as possible as it was going to be signed by a lot of Jodie's friends to give to Jamie's parents so I made an 8"x8" tri-fold card.
 I decorated the reverse of the front with some of Simon's smaller pretty butterflies which you know I absolutely love, I knew if I didn't decorate the inside panel at least one person would try and write their message on it and squash the embellies on the front lol.
I'm not especially keen on making large cards and I decided to use striking colours and to keep it as simple as possible as it was going to be passed around and written in by so many people.
I will be back tomorrow as it's time for a special challenge :)
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Poor Jodie :( I lost my best friend at 17, it's really not easy...It takes a very long time to even start believing that such a horrendous thing can have happened, and for it to have happened twice to poor Jodie is just shocking :( Give her time and support, she'll be back on track soon.

    The cards you made are beautiful, I'm sure Jamie's parents will really appreciate all the support and thoughts, and the guy getting his new home card will be delighted :)

    Tags xx

  2. Your cards are all spectacular. I'm so sorry for Jodie's must be so difficult for her.
    I'm sure the card will be appreciated by Jamie's parents!

  3. Beautiful cards Mandy! Love the trifold card for Jaimie's parents!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

  4. Hi sweet girlie. Poor Jodie, please give her a big hug from me. Yeah I know she doesn't know me but I figure if she's half the person her Mum is then she is just the sort of person I would want to hug!!
    Gorgeous card sweetie and I am sure it was much appreciated by all concerned.
    You are constantly in my thoughts hun - you know where I am............... yeah yeah I know.........Tissues!!!!
    Love ya
    Dawn xxxx

  5. Two wonderful cards Mandy. The flutterby one is so beautiful...hugs
    Jackie xx

  6. Oh WOW Mandy they're both stunning, love the sun behind the house and the Sympathy card is beautiful and so elegant.

  7. Sending a HUGE HUG to you, and to Jodie, this is a terrible time for you all and I know how much you are all suffering xxx

    Your New Home card is fabulous ! ,, all the details are brilliant,,, I love how you used the straw !! :-)
    and your Thinking of You card is stunning too, I am sure Jamies parents appreciated this, you can only imagine the heartbreak for them too.

    feeling very sad for you all but as Tanya said, Jodie is grieving now, but she will get better with time. You are a wonderful supporting Mum xx

    Lols x x x

  8. absolutly amazing! fantastic!

  9. I love this whimsy of this card.....straw is awesome!

  10. Beautiful cards Mandy! I love how you used the straw on the 1st one!!


  11. Hi Mandy,
    love both cards,
    I pray for all familys and all friends who are hurting, be all strong
    hugs Tamara

  12. Hi Mandy, gorgeous creations as usual!!! and well done to the children two beautiful cards! hey watch out Mandy competition there!! lol!

  13. Sending you and Jodie positive thoughts and hugs, Mandy!

    I love the cards you made! They are so gorgeous! I love the first card so much, that little house looks so cosy! :) The thinking of you card looks gorgeous and so sophisticated! Jamie's parents will appreciate! it!

    Lots of hugs!!!

  14. Such a stunning card, Mandy! I just love the woodgrain paper you used for the base of the house :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  15. Oh so fun and elegant :) Both amazing cards!!! So sorry to hear your family is going through dark times :( I know them very well... Praying for sunshine to peek in soon!!! Tons of love ♥


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