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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Home Sweet Home - Simon Says Stamp DT

Hello lovely peeps,
Happy New Year to you all, I hope 2014 is a good one for you.
I am going to get straight on with my card today as I'm feeling shattered, unfortunately not from partying the night away! I think the last couple of weeks of very little sleep and rushing around & hospital visits have caught up with me and I could do with some matchsticks to prop my eyes open lol.

On to today's card -
 
for
& this week our challenge is
SOMETHING NEW

My lovely teamies and I are featuring My Favourite Things products on our creations this week, if you have any we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to enter our challenge :)
I've had the adorable MFT Homespun Birdhouse for ages and loved it but I put it away in one of my dies cases thinking of all these ideas for cards I could use it on but until now those ideas have just stayed in my head lol.
I've had a play with Embossing paste and Brickwork stencil on this card and I plan on using my stencils a whole lot more and I'm now the proud owner of quite a lot of stencils, not bad for a girl who only used one for the first time a few weeks ago lol.
I die cut the little birdhouse with Simon Says Stamps Woodgrain Cardstock, and the cute birds I die cut once with plain white card and then again with Simon's Vintage paper and adhered the Vintage paper to the card, and then outlined the birds with E44 to add a little definition.
Sorry peep's I can't remember who the designer papers are by, I know they were included in two of Simon's card kits but I can't remember which ones. Note to self make a note in future!

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 
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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.
 http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/
A big thank you to everyone who popped over to the Store Blog and left such lovely comments on my Magnolia gift box, it did put a big smile on my face reading them.
I have used some lovely numbers Kelly Purkey washi tape across the centre of my card inside and out but it's got a bit covered in embellies on the front so here is a shot of the inside.

I'm entering my card in the following challenge-
Make It Monday - anything goes
I have been snatching a few minutes here and there and colouring up some of my new Tilda's so hopefully they will be appearing on cards very soon :)
Thanks for stopping by

28 comments:

  1. This is so cute. ?ove the brick wall effect in the background and the cheerful birdies.
    {I would love you to take part in my 130,000 Page View Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck.} Wishing you a wonderful 2014 and may it be all you want it to be. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  2. Happy New Year Mandy...hope you will feel better soon!
    Love your card with the adorable birds...hope you don't mind I pinned it?
    xxx Margreet

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  3. So sorry to hear about your hubby, hope he improves. Gorgeous card, love the birdhouse and birds. Happy new year xx

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  4. Mandy, So sorry to read about dearest hubby and hoping now he is getting the specialist care he needs right now. Beautiful cards as usual. Don't forget to look after yourself too hun! Sending the family big hugs from us all x

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  5. Gorgeous card Mandy!! Love that sweet bird house and little birds! Too cute!

    Happy New Year!

    hugs...

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  6. Mandy
    gorgeous cards
    Happy New Year
    hugs Tamara

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  7. As always, Mandy, you've created something really special! So sorry to hear about your husband - wishing you both the very best in the weeks and months to come. ♥♥

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  8. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) the whole design of this is fantastic ! I love the little birds and all the texture and details ,,, fabulous :-)

    Hope your hubby makes a speedy recovery xx thinking of you xx

    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  9. So beautiful Mandy, Hope you get back to yourself quickly traveling back and forth is so tiring and does take it out of you .....Wishing you A Happy New Year x

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  10. Happy New Year! This is beautiful. Love all the details.

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  11. Happy, happy New Year!!! :D May it only bring you wonderful moments!!!

    I'd like to thank you for all the creations you are sharing on your blog. I think they are all gorgeous and a big inspiration to many of us. I know that I have been pretty quiet lately, but this doesn't mean I'm not checking out what you make. After all, how could anybody resist such eye candy. ;)

    This card is absolutely gorgeous. Such beautiful colours and lots of little details that are like a "cherry on top". Amazing! Hugs! xx

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  12. A gorgeous card Mandy, I love the design and the beautiful details!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  13. Very cute!! girl how do you do it?? Take care
    Hugs

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  14. Absolutely stunning Mandy, such gorgeous details.
    luv
    Debby

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  15. Woww this is such a gorgeous card Mandy!
    Hugs Kristel

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  16. Hi Mandy, Happy Newyear! I wish you all the best for 2014!
    Beautiful card! So cozy. Hugs,
    http://littlecreass.blogspot.be/

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  17. so so stunning Mandy
    wish you a happy new year, may all your wishes comes true
    hugs
    céline

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  18. Just so beautiful :) Love all the detail and colours....Cannot wait to create something for this weeks challenge :)

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  19. Just so beautiful :) Love all the detail and colours....Cannot wait to create something for this weeks challenge :)

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  20. I am sorry to hear that you are so tired!! .. and not from celebrating.. but as you said.. hospital visit.. Not good at all.. Hope Everyone is on their recovery!!! . Your card is Beautiful... Love the die cuts..and Especially the brick wall.. I actually thought it was small bits of paper when I looked at it.. But reading.. I understand it is a stencil.. and some paint??... Well Beautiful it is.. Happy New Year girl!.. Hope you and your Family get a Wonderful, Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year.. Big Hugs! :o)

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  21. Happy New Year to you and yours Mandy - may 2014 be a great year for you. Such an adorable card and wonderful die set. Hope you are feeling rested and better soon - I know how you feel. Nicola x

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  22. Hi Mandy, gorgeous card as always! and a Happy New year hun

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  23. Love the mix of elements and lovely neutral colorway on this design.

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  24. Stunning card, Mandy! The detail is magnificent :)

    *mwah*
    Stephanie
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  25. Welcome
    I'm sorry that so few write comments
    but that does not mean you do not look at your blog
    I like to watch your work
    and yet always delighted them
    This work is lovely and as always wonderful made and pretty looks

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  26. Hello Mandy, so sorry to hear about your dear hubby. I hope his health is picking up and that your looking after yourself too. I know how tiring it can get. My hubby was in hospital months after having his heart attack. Puts a lot of strain on you. I was travelling to Leicester twice a day. Thinking of you sweetie. Hugs and loves XXX

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  27. Hello Mandy, so sorry to hear about your dear hubby. I hope his health is picking up and that your looking after yourself too. I know how tiring it can get. My hubby was in hospital months after having his heart attack. Puts a lot of strain on you. I was travelling to Leicester twice a day. Thinking of you sweetie. Hugs and loves XXX

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  28. Your card is sensational, just love it.

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Mandy xx

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