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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Guard Of The Castle & Lazy Tilda! - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Hello lovely peeps!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, cards, flowers & support these past three weeks, I truly appreciate them all. I've received so many beautiful handmade cards from my Simon Says Stamp teamies, blog friends and even from one of my lovely Etsy customers, thank you xx

I am attempting to regain some sort of "normality" in our lives, even though life will never be the same again.

Today I am re-joining my lovely teamies & friends at Simon Says Stamp for our new challenge. I wanted to get back to crafting but did find it difficult as my mind wasn't where I wanted it to be, so I opted for an easy CAS card to get me started :)

It's Wednesday which means ..........    

& this week our challenge is
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

We are showcasing
Waffle Flower & / or Casual Fridays
 products on our cards this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.

Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 

This little Edwin is adorable, I can't believe I haven't inked him before! I have used Waffle Flowers "With Love" die as my featured product (linked at the end of my post).

The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R12, clothes & shoes - C9, C7, C5 / C3, C1, C00 / R89, R59, R39 / YR43, YR21, YR20

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

Simon Says Stamp

My second project today is a little wall hanging that I created a few weeks ago using cute little "Lazy Tilda" who was in my Magnolia Stamp club.
All the items used on this wall hanging were amongst my stash except for little Tilda.
The papers are by Maja Designs, the sentiment is by Magnolia, The butterfly is of course Simon Says Stamps beautiful Leanna die, & the flowers are a mix of Kort & Godt & Magnolia.

 The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R12,  hair - E44, E43, E41 clothes - C3, C1, C00 / V28, V25, V22, V20, Daffodils & grass - YR24, YR21, YR20 / YG67, YG63, YG61 / G43, G40, G21, water - B21, BG10, BG0000, Butterfly - R85, RV52, RV10

I'm entering my wall hanging in the following challenges -
 Craft-Dee Bowz - anything goes with a hand tied bow

My baby girl has now left home!
Last Thursday at the age of just 22 years Jodie became the landlady of the pub she has worked in for the last four years and she now lives in a huge flat above the pub. I spent two days cleaning & scrubbing it for her as it was filthy, it was so bad I even went off hoovering & I never thought anything would put me off hoovering lol.
I miss her being at home like crazy but of course that does mean we have a nice big bedroom going spare so I will once again be moving my craft room! I can't wait to get settled in there but the thought of moving & organising my stash again is not so appealing.

We are all so proud of our Jode and of course I couldn't miss a proud muma moment & had to take a piccy of her pouring her first pint as a landlady :)

That's me finished for today peeps, thanks for stopping by


  1. Hi Mandy
    bouth cards are fantastik
    your doughter is such a pretty young lady
    have a great day
    hugs Tamara

  2. Oh, goodness, he is just adorable! Such a cute card!

  3. It´s Absolutely Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it <3
    Hugs Irene

  4. Beautiful card and wall hanging Mandy!! Cute images!!

    Great pic of Jodie!! So happy for her!!


  5. Mandy, Two beautiful cards today. I adore your wee soldier and your Tilda wall plaque is so you. Good to see you back hun and I agree life will never be the same but remember the good times and keep all those memories alive by talking about your dear Mum all the time. Good luck to your gorgeous baby too! Look at her all grown up now! And a lovely new craft room for you hopefully! Take good care of yourself Mandy :)

  6. Crafting is a great healer Mandy and it is lovely to have you back with us XX sending a hug sweetie XOXO

    Edwin is adorable and the CAS design is perfect ! Love your Tilda card too, she always has to sneak in eh ;-) haha
    Fab photo of Jodie too ! Congratulations to her and I wish her every success, I am sure she will be brilliant. If I am ever in the area I will definitely pop in for a pint :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. Aw Mandy - what a busy few weeks you've had - I hope you're managing to get some time to yourself and taking care of yourself. Hope things are going well for your daughter too - what a big thing for her to be taking on a pub!! Anyhoo, great card - love this image. Good luck with the craft room move!!!

  8. Nice to see you back sweetie. Gorgeous CAS card, and a fab stamp and such a pretty pretty wall hanging which will look lovely on my craft room wall when you send it!! Lol. Huge congrats to Jodie too - you are entitled to that proud muma moment hunni. Onwards and upwards, time is a great healer - whilst it doesn't make your forget it makes coping with it just that little bit easier. Look after yourself hun. xxxxx

  9. Hiya Mandy, so pleased your trying to gain some normality back following your heartbreaking loss. . . but you along with your family are beginning a new chapter with your daughter beginning as a landlady, she is so young to take on this and wish her well for her future. Take care all. Sue x

  10. so so wonderful card and wall hanging !!! thinking of you and your familly my friend <3

  11. Lots of changes in your life, Mandy! Just take it 1 day at a time. Love both your cards today, talk about contrasting styles; you can do it all! And best of luck to your daughter as she starts this new part of her life!

  12. Both gorgeous cards Mandy, I just love Edwin - it's lovely to see him - especially taking center stage in his guard uniform - beautifully coloured!! Tilda is the usual beautiful with wonderful embellishment!!

    Heather xx

  13. He's super cute on the card,and your wall hanging is stunning,Debbs xx

  14. bouth cards are very pretty

  15. Oh Mandy, what an entirely sweet image and your coloring is impeccable.

    Thanks for sharing your "proud Mama moment" - where DOES the time go???

    1. Glad you are managing back to crafting Mandy - your little Edwin is supercute - he's a great little soldier. Your wall hanging is so so gorgeous as always - love your stunning colouring and embellishing. Huge congrats to your lovely Jodie! Wishing her heaps of good luck and happy days & nights as landlady! Nicola x

  16. As always your coloring is absolutely flawless, love your cards, Mandy! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  17. You little Edwin needs nothing more you fantastic colouring is all it need and I love the gorgeous wall hanging.
    Congratulations Jodie she looks right at home behind the bar.
    I wish I could be with you to give you a hug, I know just how you feeling.

  18. Fabulous cards, as always :).. Congratulations Jodie..

  19. Fabulous coloring and choices of images for your projects! They both look right at home where you've put them! Thanks so much for sharing!

  20. awesome Mandy, luv the cute image and your coloring is perfect! sweet photo of your baby girl!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  21. Awesome colouring Mandy!!! So sweet cards! I am so honoured to work with you this month!!

  22. Mandy, your little guard is so cute!
    Now I want to visit London! :-)


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