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Monday, 1 August 2011

My Guest Designer for Simon Says Stamp & Anniversary Wishes

Hello peeps,
I have a special post today as I have one of my little guest designers joining me again, my niece Gemma is my guest designer today as we have another special
& the theme is
This challenge will run until August 29th, so if the kiddies are between 2 & 16 years old & drive you mad saying "I'm bored" get them to make a card!
A big thank you to Gemma for being my special guest designer & making such a beautiful card for me to show you xx
Ingredients for Gemma's beautiful card -
Paper - s.e.i.
Pearls - Hero Arts
Bling - Basic Grey
Butterfly - Prima
I'm entering Gemma's card in the following challenges for her -

 Anything Goes - flowers, Divas By Design - summer, Little Darlings - girly, The Paper Shelter - anything goes, Delightful Challenges - summer, Dutch Dare - birthday, Crafty Ann's - summer, Miami Doodles - flowers, Creative Inspirations - summer, Simon Says Stamp - childrens anything goes challenge
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with not just one, but two $25 in store spending spree in the
for two lucky winners
There are some gorgeous goodies in the All New Just In section, so take a peek.
A big thank you to my lovely friends who have sent hubby and I some beautiful cards and good wishes for our wedding anniversary. I've had a huge bouquet of flowers from hubby today, it filled two large vases and as you might have noticed I do love flowers lol.
I can't believe I'm old enough to have been married 24 years, obviously I was a child bride & Ian is one very lucky man lol.

Here is the card I have made for him and for the first time I have snuck a couple of flowers on but no glitter! I know he can cope with flowers but wouldn't be happy if he goes off to his Harley owners meeting later covered in glitter, it doesn't go with the biker image apparently even though I think it would improve the look  lol.
Ingredients -
Image - Lili Of The Valley
Medium - copics
Papers - GCD Ella Blue
Flowers - Hobbycrafts & stash
Pearls - Hero Arts
Tools - nesties, MS Cherish PATP, Marianne Creatables,

After yesterdays post I had loads of emails asking about the zigzag swirly thingies shown again here with my flowers. It is easier & quicker to give more details here than reply to all the emails so I hope that's o.k. It's a Marianne Design Creatables die called Decorative Elegance. If you want it I would grab it quick as I did get LOADS of emails about it.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Lili Of The Valley - sketch, Crafts & Me - ribbon, Crafty Sentiments - polka dots, Sarah Hurley - punches, Stamp Something - summer fun, Challenge Up Your Life - anniversary

 Poor hubby has worked loads of extra hours the last few days & finished work at 8am this morning & has now fallen asleep in the chair aww, it doesn't look like we'll be going out for lunch just yet lol.
I will announce my July candy winner tomorrow as I've not had chance to check for double entry's yet and want everyone to have a fair chance.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. OMG Gemma's card is GORGEOUS and beautifully embellished!!! Love your GORGEOUS card too,fabulous colours and shape!!
    Hugs xx

  2. Happy Anniversay Mandy and what a gorgeous card you have made I hope your DH made you one too!!! lol

    Love the first card as well the image looks fan in the purples. Chanelle

  3. Both cards are stunning love to see Gemma's cards they are amazing:) Sandra H

  4. Hi Mandy, love your gorgeous card and yes, those zigzag thingies are very nice looking! Gorgeous card, greast colours and love the layout!! Huggies, Frea

  5. Hi Mandy,
    Two beautiful cards, Gemma did an awesome job. Love the purple and the embellies, you both did a fab job.


  6. Happy Anniversary Mandy, lets hope you have a lush evening luv x

    Your card is gorgeous & am sure your hubby will adore it.

    Well done to your Niece, we can see who's footsteps she is following Lol

    hugs sally x

  7. Happy Anniversary to you both! Lucky you getting flowers!! Beautiful card for hubby - did he make one for you too he he? Or does that not go with his Harley image?!! Hope you had a lovely day! Sheila:)X

  8. What a beautiful card. I love the image it is so sweet.

  9. Happy Anniversary Mandy and Ian. Gorgeous card for your Hubby Mandy and i think Gemma must get her creativity from her Aunty Mandy, she has made a really gorgeous card too!!

    Hugs Hazel xx

  10. Gorgeous card Gemma :-) I love the image, she is lovely and the colours and papers are fabulous :-) Lovely flowers and butterfly too :-)

    thanks for being a Special Guest Designer for us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

    Love your card too Mandy, everything is gorgeous ,, beautiful flower arrangement and the little love heart is fab :-) I am sure hubby loved this and hope you have had a lovely lunch out :-) Happy Anniversary :-)

    Lols x x x

  11. What a gorgeous card you had made. The card gemma make was also very pretty
    hugs linda

  12. Дорогая Мэнди! Пусть качели с вашей великолепной открытки вернут вас на 24 года назад и подарят то прекрасное чувство первого свидания!

  13. Wow Mandy, your card is so beautiful, its really spectacular. I love the way you have used 2 different dotty ribbons, thats a lovely wee touch. And Gemma did a beautiful job on her card, its really stunning. Lee xx

  14. Wow Gemma's card is fab and I absolutely adore your card for hubby - what a beauty!

    Love Lynda xxx

  15. You both made a gorgeous card. Gemma is also very talented.
    Love Aartje

  16. What a pretty card Gemma! I love the card you made hubby, so so sweet.

  17. Hi Hun, happy Anniversary, did you get my E- mail? love your card hunny, really great card for a fella, bet Ian loved it, should have added the glitter though lol, only joking lol,

    lovely card your niece has done to, talent is in your family, love and hugs Liz xx

  18. Happy Anniversary Mandy and Mandy's OH. Your card is stunning Mandy, love the colours and layout xxx

  19. Hi Mandy

    Thanks so much for entering Gemma's card into our challenge over at Creative Inspirations. She has made a wonderful card - very pretty, girly and cute and I love it!

    Good luck Gemma with our challenge.

    Mandy your card is wonderful too BTW! and Happy Anniversary.



  20. Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, great colours too, thanks for joining us at Lili of the Valley this week big hugs Pops x x x

  21. Gemma's card is beautiful - great paper.
    Happy Anniversary Mandy. Your card is gorgeous. The colours are great.
    Nikki x

  22. Oh looks like talent runs i the family and glad hubby spolit you you deserve it. Gosh silver next year

  23. What a gorgeous card you made for your hubby, Happy Anniversary :) and thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. xx

  24. Wunder-wunderschön ist die Karte geworden, danke fürdeine Teilnahme bei CUYL.


  25. Gemma's card is beautiful, I love the paper. Your own card is gorgeous :o)
    Jackie xx

  26. Both cards are so fantastic, great compliment for you.

  27. Happy Anniversary Mandy!! I am sure your hubby loved your card!! Darling!! One of my fave images!! Your coloring and design is stunning. I agree that glitter would complete the look. LOL! My hubby loves when I emboss and the sparkle just appears to blow everywhere. LOL! Gemma's card is beautiful also!!!She did a good job!!

  28. WOW Gemma! That is fantastic - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  29. awwwwwwwww hope he catches up on his sleep but saves just a little time to spend with you - after all what a super card you created for him, he is one lucky lad as I am sure you are such a lucky lady
    Hugs and Best wishes for the day
    Kate xx

  30. Happy Anniversary to you both hun.

    Gorgeous card Gemma great image and colours. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

  31. Happy anniversary Mandy! Both cards are just fab your niece is def becoming a dab hand at creating and I love the colour on your card Hugs rebekah xx

  32. I love both cards, they're equally gorgeous. Thanks for entering the challenge this time with Sarah Hurley.

  33. Gemma's card is beautiful, so well coloured, she seems to have her aunties talent! Lurve your anniversary card (happy anniversary!) beautiful colours and details. Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes, K x

  34. What a great card from Gemma for our Summertime Challenge at Creative Inspirations, it's beautiful! Love those embellies and the colours, thanks so much for playing along.

  35. Fantastic bright and cheerful sumer card - thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations
    Debbie x

  36. Wow! this is a really gorgeous card, Gemma
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  37. Absolutely stunning card, love everything about this card, fantastic work. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments

  38. wow - I love the colors - really great combo!!! thank you so much for joining us over at CUYL!!

    xx M.

  39. Hi Mandy
    These are such wonderful creations.! Thank you so much for participating in the Mami Doodles Flower challenge with it.

  40. Mandy your card is stunning but I really wanted to thank Gemma for helping out as a guest designer. Her card is stunning. I love her wonderful card design. The gems are perfect embellishments in the flowers. Well done Gemma.
    Thanks for helping us by being a guest designer for the Children's Challenge.

    xoxo, Christine
    SSS Challenge blog team

  41. Looks like we have a budding genius in our midst !! Gemma's card is lovely as is the one you made for Hubby !!!! Not been around lately so didn't know it was your anniversary but ..... hope you had a great one !!!!!

    Xtra hugs, Sandra xx

  42. Oh what a fabulous card - I love the colours you used and you chose a lovely image. Thank you for being our guest designer for this special challenge and keep up the good work. Hugs Dawny xxx

    PS Mandy, yours is pretty darn fab as well xxx

  43. Gemma - your card is just so darlin! Toomie loves the gems on the flowers and that gorgeous butterfly! She made some entries this month too - it was fun!!

    The anniversary card is STUNNING too....sooooo adorable!


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