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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Let's Have A Laugh - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Hello lovely peeps,
My mojo has been going haywire and I have actually got 5 cards on the go and almost finished which is most unlike me as I'm normally a one card at a time card maker but ideas are just popping in my little head so it would be silly to waste them lol. 
Hubby continues to make a little progress most days thankfully, some times it's a case of it's two steps forward and one back, & other days it's a case of one step forward and two back which he does get frustrated & disheartened about & I need to keep reminding him it's still early days and he can try again tomorrow after a rest. 
One of the things I have learnt the past month since hubby had a stroke is I have so much admiration for anyone who cares for a family member at home full time as it really is exhausting. I have worked in various nursing & care roles for over twenty years & yes I come home from work absolutely shattered some days but when it's 24/7 & there is no end of shift to look forward to or days off to chill out & catch up with friends & that has been a real eye opener for me.

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

My lovely teamies and I are featuring PAPER SMOOCHES 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 :)
A big thank you to Kim Hughes from Paper Smooches for kindly sending all of my lovely teamies & I goodies to play with for this challenge :)
I chose to use a stamp set called Party Posse as it's so cute and just perfect for this challenge :)

My amazing DT parcel has at last arrived after being held up and oh my goodness Simon's Valentine release is sooooo gorgeous, thanks so much Heidi xx
I have used Simon's new Postage Stamp frames to create this card and have also used the new spotted heart stamp from the Valentine Spoons set to stamp on the star. I have also used Simon's new very own brand inkpads and I love these :) After trying a few different brands of ink pads I have never had much success stamping with coloured inks and clear stamps but these really do stamp beautifully first time so I was a very happy girlie to receive these :)
The copic colours I've used are -
E37, E35, E33, E31 / YG13, YG07, YG05 / W4, W2, W0

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 
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.

 I'm entering my card in the following challenge -
Make It Monday - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Fabulous card Mandy :-) the little tortoise is adorable and I love the bright colours and big star :-) Brilliant ! :-)

    sending a hug sweetie xxxx
    Lols x x x

  2. What a little cutie, and I love the sentiment, too, Mandy! Sending along some hugs for you as you cope with your DH's health - wishing you both the best!

  3. This is just gorgeous Mandy, love the colours and your design is beautiful.
    Hugs Linda

  4. so cute! love the vibrant green and cute image

  5. Super cute card, Mandy! I LOVE the bright green on the cute little turtle :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Adorable and gorgeous card

  7. Fab card Mandy. Hey hun don't forget to take good care of yourself too. I am not there and don't know what stage hubs is at but can't you take a few hrs to chill out for you? Get the kids to help out or some of hubs mates? Wishing hubs continued progress however slow it may appear at times mandy. Hugs to you both, Sheila x

  8. Your card just looks so cute and so playful! I love it! Hugs,

  9. Gorgeous card Mandy
    love your sweet tourtle
    hugs Tamara

  10. Cute card, Mandy! The turtle is adorable!

  11. This is absolutely stunning Mandy!!
    Hugs Kristel

  12. Adorable card Mandy! That turtle is too sweet!!


  13. Owww love the image, it is gorgeous and such a sweet card,

  14. So adorable! I just love turtles and he is so cute!
    <3 Emily L.

  15. Hi has been awhile. Went to visit my daughter in Alabama. We are wedding planning and we found The Dress!!! Keeping you and hubby and All in my prayers!! Your card is delightful!!! Happy day to you!!
    Love and hugs


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