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Monday, 24 March 2014

Coco Bear & Tilda In Cotton Dress

Good morning lovely peeps,
I thought it was high time I sorted myself out & properly got back into the swing of blogging & creating as hubby thankfully continues to make good a good recovery after his stroke & is needing only a little care now, so I'm having a bit of a catch up day today, not only with my blog but Splitcoast Stampers & squeezing in a coffee or two with my friend Ali as I can't even remember the last time I managed to find time for a good old girlie catch up :)

Before I share my card please accept my apologies for the rubbish pictures! This little card was a commissioned card & I had to grab it back just as it was about to be whisked off out the door never to be seem by me again & I'd forgotten to photograph it! I didn't even think about lighting it was a case "here is your card", "umm can I have it back please" click, click with the camera and "there you go here is your card again" lol.
 I love making cards for little ones & have inked up & coloured an adorable Magnolia bear called "Coco with present" from the Merry Little Christmas 2012 collection for this card.
The copic colours I've used are -
E55, E53, E51 / C3, C1, C00 / RV63, RV10, RV00
 The papers I've used are from a Forever Friends paper pad, and the lovely XOXOXO border die & the hearts on the inside of the card are from gorgeous Simon Says Stamps 2014 Valentine release.
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafting When We Can - hearts & flowers, Cupcake Inspirations - inspirational piccy, Stamping Sensations - Pretty In Pink, Emerald Faeries - girlie, pretty in pink, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper challenge - anything goes
 I have another card to share which I created especially for a Simon Says Stamp Store Blog feature.

 It's not often I sit back & think "I'm happy with that card", yes I know we are all our worst critics lol, but I actually did think that with this card :)
 The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, hair - E44, E43, E41, dress - BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00, crown - YR24, YR21, YR20
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes, Hobby Cutz - girlie but no pink, Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - flower power, Sentimental Sunday's - flowery Springtime, That Craft Place - flowers / Mother's Day, Copic Spain - anything goes, Crafts & Me - anything goes, Just For Fun - anything goes, Natalie & Amy's challenge - flowers, The Craft Garden - pastel colours
      That's me finished for today peeps, sorry it was a long one today but I am determined to bring my blog up to date & catch up with some blogging friends :)
Thanks for stopping by


32 comments:

  1. Both cards are absolutely stunning, Mandy.
    Becky x

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  2. both of your cards are beautiful,

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  3. 2 very beautiful cards sweetie I love them both but Coco is my favourite, I could sit & look at that one all day its just sooooooooo pretty. It should go in a frame that one for everyone to admire.
    Glad your hubby is getting better sweetie, sending you all big hugs & thinking of you shug.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  4. so fantastic card, love the colors of both and all the gorgeous embellies
    hugs
    céline

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  5. Hi Baby girl its so good to see you blog your awesome creations again..its been a while since I was here.. good news re hubby & his recovery ..way to go Ian..I sit & look at your gorgeous cards & see something else every time I do..loads of beautiful details..love em..

    luv n hugs mummy Tildarette xx

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  6. Hi Mandy, It's lovely to hear your hubby is on the mend after his stroke and now you feel as though you can do some crafting yours cards are both so beautiful and the photos are just stunning l like all of the elements used and of course the layout and images truly yours one brilliant crafter and it's lovely that you share your creations with your blogging friends .....take care xx

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  7. wow both are so beautiful and amazing, lovely...thanks fro sharing at cupcake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  8. Just gorgeous, love the soft colours & your added embellishments are just perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  9. OH forgot to say...

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Craft Garden this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  10. Two absolutely stunning cards. Glad to hear that hubby is making a good recovery.
    luv
    Debby

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  11. Very beautiful work, is made Wondrous colors.
    I really like
    Great painted a picture

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  12. Beautiful cards. I love the fact that the gift is so big the bear could fall over at any minute, you have really bought the image to life.

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  13. These are adorable, Mandy! Fabulous coloring and amazing details!

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  14. These are awesome Mandy! Adorable image colored beautifully.

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  15. wow these are both stunning. I love your colouring! Thanks for entering over at That Craft Place xx Stacey S xxx

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  16. I'm happy to hear you finally got some "you time! Way to go girl! :D
    He he, it made me smile to read how you took your card back to take some pictures of it. lol
    Both of your card are amazing! Hugs! xx

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  17. They are both beauties Mandy. I know Imogen's Mum will treasure her one and the other little princess one is totally GORGEOUS! You rightly should be pleased with it! Glad to hear your dear hubbie is doing well. Take it easy on yourself. Nicola x

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  18. love both cards! they are gorgeous! fab colouring and so many little details to look at! Thank you so much for joining us in our Flowery Springtime challenge at Sentimental Sundays !
    Mirella DK
    DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

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  19. Delightful cards! The beautiful pastels and attention to detail make your cards so fun to view! So glad you were inspired by this week's garden challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  20. Your card is very sweet Mandy and just perfect for our Pretty in Pink theme.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  21. Beautiful Cards.. FAB coloring.. Adorable images..and Great put together with the Details.. Beautiful Flower arrangements, and the punched flowers are so Beautiful.. I got that puncher too.. and now you reminded me to use it!! :o) FAB cards!!!

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  22. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your utterly gorgeous creation - hope to see you again soon. x

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  23. Gorgeous card, I love the flower arrangements! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

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  24. stunning , Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month
    Francesca x

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  25. Such beautiful card. Thank you for playing with us at Copic marker Spain. Cheers, Aurora

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  26. Mandy how adorable simply stunning. Thanks for sharing at hobbycutz Susan x

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  27. A beautiful card Mandy, such wonderful papers and the xoxox die looks wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

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  28. Thanks for join us at Copic Spain´s first challenge. Tomorrow will start a new challenge. Come back to know who is the random winner in a few days. Elena F.

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  29. Mandy, Both of these cards are beautiful. I especially love the purple dress and those little 3d flowers. Thank you for sharing this in our pastel challenge this month on The Craft Garden and look forward to having you join us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  30. Wow so pretty love your cards , stunning........CONGRATULATIONS Mandy, you made Top 3, please drop on over to our challenge to collect your badge and show with pride, hope to see you join the new challenge, hugs Denise DT xx

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Mandy xx

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