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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Sparkle & Shine & Sneaky Tilda! - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Hello lovely peeps!
I am stuck in a rut at the moment with my crafting :(
I can't seem to get motivated these past few weeks so I have been looking through Pinterest, my blog & visiting friends blogs trying to find some motivation to play.
Maybe I tried making myself get back into it too soon after losing my beautiful mum, or am just too emotionally & physically exhausted to be bothered with anything! I am taking a much needed holiday from work as I haven't even enjoyed my job like I usually do, so hopefully a break from working long hours & being on call at night, & just being able to spend some time at home will do the trick.

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

& this week our challenge is
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
We are showcasing 
 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. 

 Due to having no mojo at the moment I opted to make a quick and easy card which I really don't like but as I wasted so much time sat in my craft room sighing & grumpy I had no time to make what I call a proper card lol.
I built up the layers on this quick & simple card & then die cut and adhered Simon's "Season's Greetings" & then placed one of Simon's Bokeh Lights stencils on my card and glued sequins on the centre of each circle.
As this card took all of about five minutes I also made another really quick and easy card just using some more of Simon's lovely dies, sequins & glitter cardstock. 

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

Simon Says Stamp

As my card making efforts are so poor at the moment I was browsing through my blog last night trying to find some inspiration and realised I had not blogged a card I created for my great-niece Casey, so at least I do have one decent card to share with you lol.
The papers I've used are old ones by Magnolia,& I stamped Casey's name on the mini tiles using Avery Elle's Lovely Letters as I wanted her name to look more "swirly" than was printed on the little tiles.

The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R12, hair - C9, C7, C5, clothes - RV55, RV52, RV00 / C3, C1, C00, boots - W3, W1, W0
That's me finished for today peeps, I'm going to have a lovely hop around more gorgeous blogs seeking the kick start to my motivation that I need :)
Whatever you are doing I hope you have a lovely day.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Beautiful cards Mandy! Love all of the sparkle! And of course that cute Tilda!!


  2. This is very pretty! I love the silver and gold!

  3. Awesome CAS cards, Mandy! Love gold and silver combination.

  4. Mandy, your sparkly Christmas cards are a nice change, and made me feel instantly cooler!

  5. so so gorgeous

  6. Just gorgeous cards Mandy, Tilda is beautiful and such pretty colours and details. Your Christmas cards are beautiful with lovely sparkling and just classy and elegant!!

    Heather xx

  7. I love your CAS style Christmas cards Mandy and you Tilda card is so gorgeous..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  8. love your card!
    very pretty !

  9. super sweet Mandy! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  10. Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  11. Love your sparkly Christmas cards and fabulous Tilda card.

  12. These are so pretty - the details are amazing (as always).

  13. You can never put a crafting foot wrong Mandy! The CAS are beautiful and then the card for Casey is completely adorable. Sending you hugs, Nicola x

  14. gorgeous sparkle cards!! of course I love tilda's cute little kitty too!

  15. Sparkly and wonderful! Lots of fabulous inspiration here today! Thanks so much for sharing your creations!

  16. Bridget hear!! so naughty of me to miss you so often although I am always looking :) Beautiful cards as always and you remind me to have another go with my sewing machine
    hugs Kate x


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