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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Edwins By The Sea - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Hello lovely peeps,
Arrrgh my post didn't publish yesterday for some reason, maybe I didn't schedule it as I thought, my head isn't with it at the moment, then again is it ever lol.
My poor blog has been very neglected the past couple of weeks, but don't worry I've had Ali on my case nagging me about it (sorry Mrs I x) lol. Life has been turned completely upside down & has left me feeling emotionally battered & drained, I went from having to be the strong muma for Gareth,  Jodie & their friends to needing some space for me to sort myself out. Life's sad times can never be cured overnight but I always know that I will bounce back stronger than before because I always do, no matter what life throws at me :)
 I have some news now that my lovely teamies & I have all moved!
We've waved a fond farewell to our old challenge blog & have a new blog to play on with our new name which is "Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.:)
Please don't forget to change the links on your blog blinkies & we'd love it if you'd follow us there.

Today is the start of our new challenge at
& this week our challenge is

My lovely teamies & I are featuring Fancy Pants 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 have decided to use a little Edwin for a change and I have masked him with Magnolia's Paradise Palm stamp which was a Christmas release & is from the 2012 Nativity Collection.
The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R12, hair - E25, E31, E50, clothes -  C5, C3, C1, C00 / B99, B95, B91 telescope - N5, N3, N1, N0, trees - E37, E35, E31, E30 / YG99, YG95, YG93, YG91
I made the small charm by stamping the cute whale from Simon's exclusive Come Sail Away stamp set in blue ink onto shrink plastic & outlining it in a copic multiliner pen. I then cut the whale out, punched a hole in it & finished it off by colouring over the whale with a nice sparkly copic spica pen & blasting it with a heat tool to shrink it.
   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
 The inside of my card has been decorated with the same papers, twine & die cut & I have stamped a cute octopus from the same Come Sail Away stamp set.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges - 
Make It Monday - anything goes
That's me done for today lovely peeps, our little Ollie & Casey have arrived to splash & cool off in the pool so it's playtime :)
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Sending many good wishes your way x

  2. Beautiful card and cute Edwin Mandy! I have candy on my blog if you're interested, 2 chances to win some goodies and an online voucher!
    Hazel xx

  3. So sweet card, love how you coloured Edwin-what is the trick with white colour-fantastic stitching too
    hugs Tamara

  4. Pretty card, Mandy! I love the whale charm! :)

  5. This is just gorgeous Mandy, love the colours and your design is beautiful. Hope life gets back on track for you soon and feeling much better,
    Hugs Linda

  6. fantastic card Mandy ! love the gorgeous scene and the little whale is so cute

  7. Gorgeous and fabulous card Mandy
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  8. Hi Mandy, Mums always take on everyone elses problems and worries and then get overloaded and feel we don't like to ask for time out or help for ourselves but we are only human, even if we act like superwoman, take care hunnie.
    Love your card, the scene is super and Edwin is coloured perfectly.
    Hugs Sue W.

  9. Your card is beautiful! Gorgeous coloring and I love that little whale! :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  10. Stunning card and beautiful image too x

  11. What a little cutie, Mandy! Love your card, as always. Hope things there are getting a bit better for you and your family......

  12. Super cute and gorgeous card Mandy :-) all the details are fabulous and I LOVE the little charm,, how cute is that !! :-)

    make sure you look after YOU Mandy ,,,,you have to take care of yourself first,,, otherwise you will be in no position to help anyone else either xxx ,,

    sending a HUGE HUG and hope you're having a rest xx

    Lols x x x

  13. I love your card. He is so handsome and the papers are very complimentary to your awesome coloring. I love the sentiment and whale too.
    Hugs Kelly

  14. Gorgeous creation Mandy ♥ Praying sunshine into your heart today :) Yes, indeed you will come out of this STRONGER than before!!! Tons of love ♥♥♥

  15. What a gorgeous card, love your little whale charm :o)
    Jackie xx

  16. Hi Friend~~ Oh is chanllenging for all. I will be praying you find healing in all ways!! I think I am alittle stressed lately cuz my heartburn issues are returning :( I sure am having One Busy Summer... I really thought quitting work would make things easier on me but NO WAY!!!!! Your card is so very Edwin and that whale is to dern cute!!!!
    Happiness and love and comfort

  17. oh Mandy!!!! This is so clever to use a Christmas stamp with this sweet little Edwin!!!! Hugs, Brigitte

  18. Amazing card Mandy!! Your coloring is just fantastic!!


  19. Hallo,
    eine ganz tolle Karte hast du da gebastelt,da stimmt einfach alles,ich bin begeistert,
    liebe Grüße Ulrike

  20. Oh wow Mandy, a gorgeous image and your card design is fabulous but the result is stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx


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