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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

I'm Back With A Little Candy, A Very Late DT Card & A Blog Hop Reminder

Hello peep's,
Sorry I've been AWOL for so long, I haven't felt that poorly in ages. I felt like I was falling apart as my ears and sinus were affected as well as having tonsillitis and to finish me off I got a chest infection too, old age is cruel lol. I've been given another lot of antibiotics today so it's just the chest infection to get rid of now and I'm good to go again.

I am soooooo very late with my Paper Play DT card (sorry teamies) and I expect you all already know the challenge is "Back to school" but if not you have another day to enter.

The image I've used is from our sponsor Kenny K which I've coloured with Copics. The paper is Magnolia & some Kraft from stash, the stars are Magnolia stamps and the punch I've used is an EK Success one.

I have no idea what any challenges are so if I've time after trying to catch up with some DT commenting I'll pop back and enter some.
EDITED - I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Creative Card Crew - anything goes, Cards 4 Men - G is for ..... green!, Stamp Something - back to school, 2 Sisters - boys and their toys, Challenge Up Your Life - card for a male, Crazy 4 Challenges - male theme, Just Us Girls - back to school, Totally Papercrafts - back to school


Did you remember to write the date on your calendar ?? The SOOPER DOOPER Stamp-tember Hop and Treasure Hunt starts TOMORROW, Wednesday 31st August at 12MN Ohio time (6pm CET, 5pm UK time) on the
Be there or be SQUARE !! :-)
Come along and join in the FUN !!!! :-)
Also there will be lots of fantastic candy giveaways on the Simon Says Stamp blog throughout September ,, so keep a close eye over there for plenty of chances to win some yummy goodies :-)
Before I go dashing off to try and catch up with some DT commenting I have a little mini candy to share.
I bought loads of bits and pieces to make some fancy pins ages ago and before I became poorly I finally got around to making lots of  pins for my cards

If anyone would like any pins just let me know in your comment and I'll get hubby to pick a name out and pop some in the post to the winner
I can't wait to be able to catch up with you all.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Wow yet another of your gorgeous cards love the image and all the different colours on the image truly beautiful:) Sandra H

  2. hope your ok now xxx your card is soooo fun i love the notepad edging xxx would love to have a play with those pins they look so cute xxx

  3. Mandy, your card is beuatyful. I love the kenny K image.
    Your candy is also beautyful. I love it very much.
    Love Aartje

  4. Mandy you poor thing,i do wish you well hun!
    Your card is so cool,love the image.I do hope sam`s that happy next Tuesday when he goes back!
    Love the pins please include me,they look fab!
    Take it easy,kelly

  5. Love the image and the coloring. The background paper is perfect. I would also like to enter your pin draw - they look wonderful! NancyD

  6. love your creation hun the image is coloured beautifully and love the little footballs too, hope your OK
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. I hope you feel completely better soon. I love your card. The notepad border is perfect for this and I love the image. Please include me in the pin draw - they are wonderful.
    Nikki x

  8. A great colourful card, perfect for a youngster. Can I enter your mini candy draw too? Thanks you. Elaine

  9. Love your card, the borders go so well with the theme. Your image is great and so beautiful colored.
    Your pins are really awesome, love to take part in the draw.
    Hope your back to your normal self real soon.

  10. Wow Mandy your card looks fantastic,great image and colouring.And your pins are so beautiful,i love it.Thanks for the chance to win.
    Many greetings

  11. Wonderful card, I love that guy from Kenny K. I would also like to enter your pin draw - they look awesome!

  12. Glad you are back :O) I'm glad you are feeling better! Nothing worse than being sick! Love your card, so cute, and colorful and fun :O) Love your pins, they are very pretty! Hope you continue to feel better! Hugs! Leah Ann
    P.S. Love visiting your blog, love that sweet glittery Tilda up top, prettiest Princess Tilda I have seen to date! Love, love, love it!!!

  13. Fantastic card - love that image and how you have coloured it. Great football paper too.
    Adore your pins and would love the chance to win them please xx Hugs Denise xx

  14. So sorry to hear that you have been ill, you sure have been missing in blogland Mandy!
    Your card is gorgeous, great colouring and those images takes a while to colour up, but in the end they do look great with all the details!!
    Yours are stunning :)
    Great pins, you multitalent woman ;)
    Big hugs

  15. Me again, I am so sorry - I forgot to say hope you feel better real soon :0)

  16. fab card huni i love the punch you used its perfect for the theme and the colouring is gorgeous too,wow those pins are delish please can you pop my name in too thanks huni xx

  17. Goodness Mandy you poor thing sounds like you have been very poorly glad you are on the mend now! The card is super cute and wowzers your pins are so pretty I would love to be in for the draw on those just stunning! Hugs Rebekah xx

  18. Hiya Mandy, wondered where you'd disappeared to, sorry to hear you've been a little sickie, here's wishing you a speedy total recovery.
    As usual a super dooper card coloured beautifully.
    Yes, I would love to be in the running for some of those lovely pins. I've never used pins on my cards before so I guess there's always a first time hey?

    Take care,

  19. Sorry you've been feeling icky lately. Sinus infections and anything involving the ears can be the worst. Feel better soon!

    Your card is adorable! The little guy on there reminds me of when my kids were little, and how overloaded their backpacks were on the first day of school!

    Your pins are beautiful!!! I would love to have some to play with! Maybe when you're feeling better you could do a little tutorial to show us how you make them? Or am I the only person in the world that doesn't know how to? Haha!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  20. Hi Mandy
    Gorgeous card and sorry you have not been well hope you feel better soon and thankyou for the chance to win some of your gorgeous pins
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  21. Fab card! Love the corrugated board! I would like to have a chance at the stick pins! Thank you for the lovely candy offering!

  22. Sorry you are not well, but you card is great, love those Kenny K's images, you colored him beautifully.
    Love the pins also, please pop my name in for the drawing.

  23. This is such an adorable boys card, the image tells it all, boys will be boys lol! Great design and image. Hope your soon on the mend Mandy. Carolxx

  24. Poor you, it sounds like you've been in the wars!
    Your card is gorgeous, I love your colouring it pops off the page.
    Hope you feel better soon
    Hugs Laurie x

  25. I'd love to have a few of these pins. I have never used them, but would love to give it a try! Thanks for a chance.

  26. Wow your card is fab , your colouring is so gorgeous! And rhe pins you have made are soooo beautiful! Please put my name in the draw as I have never tried stick pins and they look really great on cards so I would love to try some.
    Thanks so much,
    Fiona L x

  27. What a fun card, I love Kenny K images. Such pretty pins, count me in for wanting some lol.

  28. Glad you're feeling a bit better-hopefully the chest infection will disappear soon.

    Card looks fab, hun- I love the star stamps and the punch is perfect for the theme.

    Susie x

  29. Hi Mandy. Wow this card is fantastic. I love the KK image.
    Absoutely gorgeous pins. Please add me, thanks.

    Hope you'll feel better soon.
    Kathleen x

  30. Fantastic card Mandy :o)
    I do hope you are soon better {{{{{hugs}}}}}
    Jackie xx

  31. So sorry you have been poorly Mandy, hope you soon feel better. Love your card and the pins, would love some of those.

    Pam x

  32. hiya sweetie
    what super boy's card hunni
    the image i FAB
    are you feeling al little bit better now sweetie
    i sure hope so, and that it don't come back anymore hun
    these pins are super elegant sweetie
    you made this so beautiful, i would love to enter this candy sweetie
    hugs and have a great day, XXX angelique

  33. Hi Mandy hun,
    soooo glad you are feeling better hun. I see your mojo hasn't been ill with you!! LOL Those pins are so so yummy, what I wouldn't give to be able to add them to my cards.
    Take care
    Dawn xx

  34. Hi Mandy, oh my sounds like you've been proper poorly missus, do you not know that one illness is enough! I love your boy card, would fit very nicely with our Cards for Men challenge running at the minute with that green paper ;-) Your pins are amazing, like little works of art. Hope you feel loads better very soon missus, take care xxx

  35. Amazin card! I can only dream of having the skill to do my coloring that way. Superb! And those pins look super sweet so count me in ^^
    Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

  36. So sorry to hear you have been poorly Mandy, hope your chest infection is gone very soon. Fantastic bright, fresh card, wonderful colouring. Your pins are just gorgeous and are sure going to put a huge smile on someones face. Would love to have a chance at winning some please. Take CareX:)

  37. great card, loving the kraft and bp and the image is fab x

  38. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) such a fab image and I love the stars ,,, brilliant !! :-)

    Love the pins too but as I won a candy recently I had better not enter this one ,, don;t want to be gready :-)

    Lols x x x

  39. your card is beautyful. love this kenny K image. looks like my little cousin

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    xxxxxx tanja

  40. Hi Mandy, You still feeling poorly, bless ya, hope you feel better real soon.
    Love your card and those pins too, could you pop my name into the hat too please. Have a lovely day, hugs Teresa xx

  41. Auck Mandy Im sorry to hear you have been so poorly lately, I was wondering where you had gone!! Hopefully your antibiotics will help clear the chest infection. You seemed to have got hit from all sides so hopefully that means you'll not catch anything else all year....what are the chances it works that way, eh?? Gorgeous card today, the image is brilliant. I love your stick pins too, I'd love a chance to win. Hope you get better soon and are fighting fit to get back to creating. Lee xx

  42. Hello Mandy! What an adorable card! Totally love the greens. Your stamped image is so cute and the way you colorized it is perfection! Darling layout! <3 Candy

  43. Hope you feel better soon. Your card is so fun

  44. This is AWESOME!
    Rene ;D

  45. Love your card such a cute image and great coloring . I would like to enter your pin draw they are gorgeous.

  46. Wonderful card love the colors, hope your feeling better soon. Thank you for sharing and I'd love a pin or 2 thank you.

  47. awww Mandy babe how awesome is this hope you embossed the haert & txt..great likkle guy going to skool

    thanks for the chance to win some candy.
    smiles blogging mummy xxxx

  48. your card is awesome, love the guy cards.
    Your pins are beautiful and I would love to win some.

  49. Love the card Mandy and the pins lol

  50. Wow Mandy this card ROCKS!!!!!!!! Love Love Love the image and your layout is SUPERB!!!!!!! Your pins are gorgeous and thanks for sharing the love!!!
    Biggg Hugz dear

  51. Oh this is fabulous Mandy what a fun brilliant image.

  52. Fantastic card!! Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge this week with the Creative Card Crew.

    Caroline x

  53. Really cute card! The image is so adorable! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  54. Hi Mandy,
    Sorry to hear you've not been well,hope your feeling better now....Wow stunning card,I love your colouring,you've certainly got those copics working now,great layout to...It's great you've joined in with us at Cards for Men....I'll e-mail you over the weekend,not been around much but getting back to normal now,can't believe I've had 4 holidays over the last 6 weeks,doesn't feel like it....
    Mandy x

  55. What a fun card!!!! Love the colors...

    I would love to have a chance with the pins, they are aswesome and I don´t have any :)

    Thank you!

  56. Fab card! Love the fab, fun image :-) The pins are gorgeous - please enter my name into your draw! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  57. Hi Mandy, i hope you are on the mend and feeling much better! Your card is brilliant and i would love the chance to win those gorgeous pins!!

    Hugs Hazel xx

  58. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. Great job on coming up with a card the matches the theme. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugz, Patricia

  59. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CUYL this week. Hugs juli


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