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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Colour Inspiration

Hello lovely peeps!
I spent some time yesterday having a long overdue catch up with some of my blogging friends & I have found my blogging love again :)
With so many different social network sites now I find it's impossible to keep up with them all, as I'm sure we all do. After spending ages visiting many gorgeous blogs I got to thinking that I get the impression blogging has taken a bit of a battering due to the time it takes compared with quickly hitting "like" on Instagram or Facebook! Personally I think it's much nicer to look at crafty friends creations properly on blogs, after all a long time was taken over carefully creating each masterpiece so I think it's worth a closer look & aim to make more effort with blogging again :)
That said something very odd has been happening with my blog the last couple of days, I think I have gremlins lol. Somehow a post only containing photos that I'd uploaded a few days previous & hadn't even scheduled was published while I was in the bath & I discovered it about 40 minutes later, & then yesterday a blog post from a few months ago was emailed to me!
Very odd lol.

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

& this week our challenge is
Oct 14th Color Challenge

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. 

I have inked up a very cute Stampendous House Mouse stamp for this challenge called Painted Pansies & as you can see I decided not to go for the obvious Halloween theme for these colours.
The Copic colours I've used are -
Mouse - C5, C3. C1. C0 / E21, E01, E000, RV10, paint & pot - V09, V06, V04 / C3, C1, C00, flowers - YR23, YR21 / BV25, BV1, BV00, BV000, brush - YR24, YR23, YR21 / C3, C1, C00, grass & leaves - G99, G94, G43

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

Simon Says Stamp

 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Craft-Dee Bowz - anything goes with a hand tied bow, Addicted To Stamps - bling, bling, Creative Moments - anything goes, Fab "n" Funky - make it square, 
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Thant's me finished for today peeps!
Thanks for stopping by


  1. This is simply adorable Mandy - such a sweet image and coloured beautifully.

  2. hello Mandy! this is adorable, I luv the stitching and the black & white background, makes your coloring pop! hope you have a wonderful day!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  3. Ahhh, such a sweet little scene, Mandy! Love that smile on the flower!

  4. this is so cute

  5. Love the card Mandy as always and yes I agree with you about blogging, people take a long time to create the lovely offerings on their blogs and sadly not as many people using blogger as before. I don't use Instagram or facebook etc, just my blog. I love seeing the cards etc that people create and I take time looking at them and how they've been created. A lot of the blogs I visit each morning whilst having my coffee are not updated like they used to be sadly, and I miss this so please if you read this take time to think about how much work goes into a card and give it justice and blog it for us that appreciate this can also enjoy. Sorry Mandy if Ive gone on a bit but I love to see other creations here in blogland. Have a wonderful day whatever planned. Sue xx

  6. Soooo cute is the little painter, fabolous card.

  7. Oh WOW this is stunning Mandy.

  8. A gorgeous card Mandy, your painted pansies image is adorable and so beautifully coloured!!
    I think blogger is playing again (or should I say making changes) - I find weird thing happening - things not happening as it should and turn up when it shouldn't. I hope it soon sorts itself out!!!!
    Heather xx

  9. You are sooo talented with your colouring Mandy - gorgeously done. Nicola x

  10. Love this design, Mandy! The purple really POPS!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. This is SO GORGEOUS and that you have captured prankster Maxwell mouse painting faces on the flower. Thank you so much for sharing with our products!

  12. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) such a cute image and your colouring is fabulous! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  13. Mandy, this card is adorable! Love the image and colors. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ October Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

  14. Beautiful card Mandy. Wonderful colouring of this adorable image and love the stitching. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat k xx

  15. Hi Mandy I have just read your lovely comment on my blog and would like to thank you for taking time out to come visit me. I have so many Tilda stamps that I haven't even opened, lol, but I am enjoying myself bringing Tilda back to life. Mandy I adore this gorgeous card the colours are so vibrant I must admit I do love using black on my cards but keep running our of card and it seems to keep getting more and more expensive to buy, love how you have coloured that image a superb creation.
    lorraine x

  16. Hi Mandy I am back again but this time I want to thank you for joining our challenge at ADDICTED TO STAMPS your card is awesome
    lorraine x


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Mandy xx

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