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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Jolly Roger Tilda - Simon Says Stamp DT Card & DT Call

Hello lovely peeps,
I'm having one of those days where I don't quite know what to do with myself! I have so much whizzing around in my head that I don't even feel capable of thinking lol.
My baby girl is on a course today & I keep wondering how she is getting on & keeping my fingers crossed that Jodie passes the exam at the end of it as it will mean the world to her. It's about time something nice happened for her with all the heartache she's had to deal with. I feel like I'm on tender hooks waiting for the end of the day to find out if she thinks it went well or not, & then Jode will have to wait another two weeks to find out if she's passed. I keep telling her & myself she will, she's a clever girlie I just hope she is able to focus on her exam & not think of all the difficulties she is facing at the moment. This stressed out muma will stop waffling & get down to business lol.

Before we go on to today's challenge Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog currently has a
 which will close Tuesday 1st July, 9 am EST.
If you want the chance to join the amazing Simon family & be incredibly lucky to design for these truly lovely people hop over to the challenge blog HERE for details.
On to today's card -

& this week our challenge is
My lovely teamies and I are featuring American Crafts products on our creations this week, if you have any we'd love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to join our challenge. 
This little Tilda is one of many I had forgotten I had, & when looking for which American Crafts products I wanted to feature I saw the cute little chalkboard pennants & immediately thought they would look perfect with little Jolly Roger Tilda.
I've had another play with Polychromo pencils to colour up little Miss Tilda & this is my second attempt at colouring with them.
 I haven't listed all the copics I've used today as I totally forgot & I'm not entirely sure which colours I used now, sorry peeps.
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 

Have you seen the new website?
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 challenges -
The Stamping Chef - anything goes, Cuttlebug Mania - Charming, Just Inspirational Challenges - anything goes, Ladybug Crafts Ink - anything goes.
That's me finished for today peeps, thanks for stopping by


  1. Very pretty card! Those chalkboard flags are so cute!

  2. Fingers crossed for your daughter Mandy and your pirate Tilda looks yummy as ever, nothing scary about her *lol*!!

    xx Irene

  3. Gorgeous card!
    Those black flags are perfect for this cute Tilda.
    I entered the dt call - fingers crossed. ;)
    Have a lovely day!
    Hugs, t.

  4. Oh my word! you make the most delightful cards!! I love your colouring with those pencils, can't believe it's only your second time colouring with them!! amazing.
    All the best for your Jodie <3
    Mel, xxx

  5. This is splendid, Mandy. Your beautifully colored image is just adorable and I love all the beautiful flowers. ♥

  6. Beautiful card Mandy! Just love your coloring! Those flags are a great idea! Hugs,

  7. Hey there, Mandy! I hope Jodie does well in her exam and although as mothers it is our job to worry, try not to stress too much, I'm sure she will have done her best! My eldest has just finished his GCSEs and he was as cool as a cucumber...he may be a little more nervous when it comes to results day!
    Love your beautiful card, but then I love all your creations! Fab colouring of that sweet Tilda and lots of lovely embellishments! Hugs, Lisa x

  8. I love how you can pull so many elements together into one amazing card, Mandy! Beautifully done!

  9. Gorgeous card Mandy! So beautifully embellished!!


  10. OMG So fantastic card !!! love the colors and pennants chalkboard

  11. A beautiful card Mandy in a lovely colour and fab details. A good idea with the little flags, I must try and remember it. I hope you daughter has done well and I hope you and the rest of your family are oke. hugs, Marlies

  12. it is always a joy to visit your blog Mandy :-) Tilda is very cute and all the details are fab ,,, love the purple shades too :-)

    Good Luck Jodie :-) I am sure she will do well ,,, and know exactly how you feel ! exams are just as stressful for the Mum as the kids ,,, :-)

    Lols x x x

  13. Hi Mandy..............This is stunning l like your image and love all the embellis and layout is stunning as always x

  14. Awesome hun love your little flags and as always the gorgeous design
    Hugs Bridget xx

  15. hi Mandy! sweet card, I luv the little flag/ cute. hope you have a wonderful week.

    sparkle & shine *~*

  16. So sweet, Mandy ... fantastic colouring and I love how you've tied in that gorgeous die cut peacock feather with the DP! Anita :)

  17. Totally adorable image and card Mandy - it's beautiful. I hope that all has gone well for Jodie and fingers and toes crossed for good result in two weeks. Hope all is well with you Mandy. Nicola x

  18. It's very lovely card , As usual. I like it.

  19. Hi hun, wow fabby card, love the colours, how are you? hope all goes well with Jode and you too, stop worrying woman!!! lol
    hugs Liz xx

  20. Gorgeous embellishing as always! I really love the chalkboard flags you used :) I haven't seen that Tilda in a bit... an 'oldie' but 'goodie' :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  21. The exams time is a very stressfull indeed. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your daughter.
    Your card is just amazing with all the purple and pearls and flowers ... I never thought a pirate card could be cute, but you proved me wrong. ;)
    Hugs! xx

  22. A fabulous card Mandy - I love your colour scheme, adorable cute Tilda and your embellies are scrumptious!!!

    Heather xx

  23. Gorgeous card, Mandy! Cute image...great colouring with your polychromos! Lovely design and details. Thanks for joining us at Ladybugs Crafts Ink.

  24. what a stunning card and great colouring. Thank you for entering with us over at JIC this week, I hope you will join us again next week (Tue new challenges start) and also for our monthly challenge which also starts on Tuesday. Sian (JIC Co-Owner)

  25. wow! it's just perfect!!! love magnolia stamps! thanks for joining us at jic!

  26. Gorgeous card, love all the details. I've had those pennants for ages and had no idea what to do with them..I'll be having a play now :) Cx

  27. It must take you hours to put a card together with all of the amazing detail work! I love the stitching, gorgeous coloring, and everything!!! That tiny tag just stole my heart too :)


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