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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Photo Inspiration - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
Today I have two cards to share with you as I am playing catch up from being ill, so lets get down to business!

It's Wednesday which means -

& this week our challenge is
Jenn has created a photo board to inspire us all & we are looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Halloween Inspiration, Paper Smooches

& this week the design team are featuring

Paper Smooches logo

products on our cards.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.
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 week I am featuring these lovely Leaves 2 Wise Dies by Paper Smooches & I have teamed them with a cute Stamping Bella image called Patricia Loves Pumpkins
To create the leaves I blended a mix of distress inks onto white card stock & then die cut the leaves using the inky blend, & I have coloured the image with copics.
The sentiment is from Simon's Bouquet Of Thanks stamp set from the One Of A Kind release & I have stamped it with Simon's Dark Chocolate ink pad.

Other supplies used -

The copic colours I've used are -

skin - E11, E00, E000, R30, hair - E44, E43, E41, clothes - E43, E41, E40 / YR24, YR21, YR20 / C3, C1, C00, Pumpkin - YR27, YR07, YR04, YR15, Leaves - BG99, BG96, G85, Sunflower, YR23, YR21, YR20.

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

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - anything goes, Crafting From The Heart - anything goes,  Inspiration Destination - anything goes, Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Creative Moments  anything goes, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes, Create & Makes - anything goes

My second card today features a die from Simon Says Stamps new release
& is called Holly Oval Frame.

There are so many gorgeous products in this new release that I want them all lol.
I created this card when I was really poorly & as my head was absolutely pounding so I chose to create it very simply and even that was a struggle at the time!

I created a simple water colour wash background with Primas Pastel Dreams Water Color Confections set & die cut my Holly Oval Frame using Hero Arts Woodgrain card stock. I also used Simon Says Stamps & Dies On A String set from the STAMPtember release & stamped the snowflakes and sentiment using Simon's Audrey Blue, Deep Sea & Surf Blue ink pads.
I used foam pads to mount the Holly Oval Frame & also some of the snowflakes to add more dimension to my card & finished with some Simply White Crystal Drops.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. This is sweet to the max, Mandy - what a little darling!

  2. So sweet, love how you have coloured the leafs and she is just gorgeous.
    The new release is fab isn't it, I only ordered a couple of items but really regretting not getting more.
    Glad you are better lovely xxx

  3. Such a soft feel to this card with the girl so carefully trying not to fall off the pumpkin. Your coloring is beautiful and I love the addition and placement of your leaves.

  4. This is way to cute for words... love it! ... thanks for sharing

  5. love your halloween card!
    its amazing!
    and love other car too!
    its so nice!

  6. GORGEOUS Mandy! Your coloring continues to be flawless! That big pumpkin just pops! I love the imagery too : )

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. Both stunning cards, love the top one especially with your gorgeous colouring
    Hugs Kaz xx

  8. Lovely card Mandy, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again next time. Wendy DT xx

  9. Lovely design and image. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting From the Heart.

  10. Fantastic presentation like always
    big hug Mandy

  11. wow very nice. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  12. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  13. Delightful colouring and composition- Thank you for entering the Purple challenge at Creative Moments.
    Leona (DT)

  14. Such a cute autumnal card! I love the stitching around the edge of each piece and the touch of purple looks lovely with the orange and yellow - perfect ๐Ÿ˜. Wishing you a happy new week! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  15. Oh what gorgeous cards my fave is the stamping bella, your colouring is fabulous.

  16. Pretty card!! Cute image, wonderful colouring and great interpretation of the photo inspiration. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!!

  17. Super cute card Mandy, Fabulous coloring and pretty second card


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Mandy xx

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