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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Sprinkles & Tilda! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Hello lovely peeps!
Apologies for being a little late with my DT post today, I've been unwell for a few days & didn't think about installing all my usual programmes I use for blogging on my new laptop so have had to try & use my old laptop to upload my photos which is so annoying when it refuses to play nice lol.

Today I have a new Magnolia card to share as well as my DT card :)
It's Wednesday which means ..........    

& this week our challenge is
Tie It Up
use ribbon, twine or anything you can think of to add a knot of a bow to your creation.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
We are showcasing 
Paper Smooches
 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. 
The image I've used is created using stamps from Paper Smooches Sugar Rush stamp set, & I also created the backing paper with the stamp set by randomly stamping sweets & sprinkles & colouring them before finishing off with Stickles.
The twine I have used is by American Crafts & is from a fab value pack with such lovely colours in & the pink I've used coordinates perfectly with Simon's Cotton Candy card stock.
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 

Simon Says Stamp

Simon's fabulous annual Kid's Challenge has now started. Due to being sick I am a little late sharing the info so here it is -

 Welcome to another of our annual Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge where we host a special challenge dedicated to our young designers.


It is time for all you crafters to let your children loose in your crafty corners for a few hours. Just close your eyes and set them free to explore their creativity :-) You are allowed to hide your Copic Markers and extra special papers and you are allowed to help just a little bit if necessary, but we really want the children to 'DO IT' themselves as much as possible :-)

This challenge is open to all children aged between 2 and 16 inclusive.

We have not 1, not 2 but  3 surprise parcels of crafty goodies, hand picked by Simon!

For this challenge we have a very special Junior Design Team who I am sure you will agree have done an excellent job. 

You have until August 31st 6pm Ohio time. 11pm UK time, 12 pm CET to join in
You can enter as many times as you like :-)
Please remember to add the age of the child to the linky, thanks xx

My second card today features a sweet Tilda who I think was from one of  Magnolia's 2014 collections & is called Rose Basket Tilda.
I've been raiding my neglected stash to create this card including discovering the image which I must have coloured last year when I purchased the stamp! Fortunately I generally write the copic colours I use in a note book & have flicked through and found them :)

The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R12, hair - E44, E43, E41, clothes - RV95, RV93, RV91, roses - R85, R83, R81 / C1, C00, basket - E34, E31, E30

I've received a few emails asking when I will be updating my practically empty Etsy shop and the answer to that will be today if I manage to stay awake long enough, & I will I add this & another Tilda card.
Thanks so much for bearing with me the past few weeks, I just haven't created anything worth adding to my shop, hopefully I am back on the right track with my crafting again.
My Etsy Shop
Thanks for stopping by


  1. love your cards
    very pretty

  2. Ooh YUM!! :-) I love your sugar filled card Mandy, makes my tummy rumble, a cupcake and a milk shake would go down a treat right about now ;-)
    Tilda is adorable too, she is such a cutie :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Mandy, I love your first card with the twine! I like how you wrapped it around 2 sides of your panel. I've pinned it for future inspiration. I see a bit of a CASE in my future! :) Tfs! ~ Andrea

  4. stunning cards great background on teh cake card and I love the tilda especially that cute little flower pot..stunning.thanks for sharing them with us

  5. Adorable coloring!!! Love the big twine bow too!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. hey Mandy, these are both so awesome, I luv the first card, the twine is amazing! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  7. A gorgeous card Mandy, such pretty design and colours - I love the arrangement of cakes and milk shake!! Tilda is adorable and super embellishments!!

    Heather xx

  8. hi Mandy
    they are both fantastic !

  9. This cupcake card is perfect!!! Love your take on all tied up!

  10. Love your cards, Mandy! I admire your use of pastel colours. The cupcakes are beautifully coloured and the twine with bow is fab!

  11. What wonderful cards, love the cakes and Tilda looks fabulous.

  12. Hi Mandy what a pair of stunning cards!! I always know I will see gorgeousness on your blog! your so talented!

  13. So beautiful!! Love the soft colors! Adorable

  14. You're so talented, Mandy! LOVE both of these, especially the sweet ice cream card!


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Mandy xx

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