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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Simon Says Stamp DT Card - Herb With Bird & Candy Winners & Candy News

Good morning peeps,
Well it's been a soggy few days for us here and I don't mean from the rain! I noticed there seemed to be a lot of water by the back door when I took Dude in the field on Sunday afternoon & by Sunday evening we had a lovely water feature in the form of a nice little fountain outside the back door and water running around the side of the house and creating a waterfall all down the steps in the front garden & out into the street. It was quite a crowd puller, several people were standing outside my front gate looking at it on Monday, even Ali had to keep going outside to admire it lol. By the time the workmen had dug up the patio outside the back door & found the burst water main & repaired it my poor kitchen was soaked in water & mud & as we have clay soil the mud is more orangey than brown, so I have been a busy girl trying to clean it up & catch the cats as they come indoors to wipe the mud off their feet so they don't leave muddy paw prints around the house.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is
(picture courtesy of Pinterest)

It's gorgeous and full of inspirational ingredients, I have taken my inspiration from the colours and the snowman
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Sentiment - Magnolia, Postage Stamps - Bo Bunny's Et Cetera
Twine - May Arts
Charms - Darice
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spree

If you haven't visited the SIMON SAYS STAMP BLOG pop over, our lovely Steph is featuring 12 Christmas Tilda's and also for Tim Holtz fans the 12 tags of Christmas is being featured too.
During this time there is 15% off those beautiful MAGNOLIA STAMPS so hop on over and pick up a bargain.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Sketch & Stash - fabby sketch (neglected poor Herb), Crafty Sentiments - snowflakes, Creative Card Crew - tis the season, Cards & More - snowflakes, Deep Ocean - let it snow, Papertake - anything goes, Top Tip Tuesday - let it snow, Craft Your Passion - anything goes plus glitter, Crafty Boots - anything goes, Hooked On Crafts - Winter Wonderland, Make It Monday - anything goes linky party, Ooh La La - lots of glitter & sparkle, Stamps & Fun = Creativity - pearls, The Crazy Challenge - anything goes, The Cutie Pie Challenge - pastel Christmas, Dream Valley - Sparkle, Crafty Calendar - cold & frosty, One Stop Craft - let it snow, Sweet Stampin - snow somthing, Fairytale - Christmas, Fun With Shapes & More- cold as ice, Miami Doodles - let it shine, Totally Papercrafts - let it snow

Now for last month's candy winner as picked by Random.Org is -
and for a little surprise candy as picked by Random.Org is

Congrats ladies please email me your full postal addy's asap so I can pop your prizes in the post.

I've noticed that my blog counter is creeping very near to
hits, woo hoo thanks so much everyone for taking the time to visit me, I am organising a special candy to celebrate which I will be posting very soon.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Mandy this is gorgeous, beautiful soft colours love the snowman. Poor You! eeek, do hope you manage to get all sorted with your kitchen and the outside before christmas. Joey x

  2. Oh my, so sorry to hear about your kitchen. That kind of stuff is so irritating and creates a whole lot of work. Hope you`ll have it fixed by Christmas. Guess you just have to be grateful it happened now and not on Christmas Eve. ;)

    I love the new challenge!
    Your card is so beautiful. So perfect and softly elegant decorated, and the image is lovely. :) All the dies look amazing.

    Hugs, Anne.

  3. Oh what a gorgeous card, I love every single thing about it :o)
    What a mess just before Christmas, I hope you have managed to get rid of all the mud and got the kitchen dried out now.....Huga
    Jackie xx

  4. Love your card - that image is gorgeous. Have got it somewhere but not used it for an age. You have inspired me to dig it out!!!

    Congrats to the winner of your candy.
    Denise xx

  5. hiya sweetie
    this card is so pretty sweetie
    you did a amzing job on it
    congrats to the winners
    and thanks sweetie for the chance
    hugs angelique

  6. Oh Mandy what bad luck, hope you get things sort soon. The last two days we have about 6 inches of snow but its melting away.

    Stunning card. Lovely how you made the cheerful snowman stand out from the pale DP.
    Kathleen x

  7. oh this is just stunning,hun,you always create such amazing cards,sorry to hear about all that mess hun,hugs cherylxxxxx

  8. Such a magnificent card, Mandy!!! I love snowmen and yours is spectacular. Gorgeous design and details!!!!

  9. Beautiful card and a lovely image. Congrats to the winners.

  10. Gorgeous card hunny, I saw him on the SSS blog earlier - love the image and all the fabulous detail. Sorry about the water pipe, really not needed at any time but spesh this time of year. Hugs Sxx

  11. O wow Mandy this card is stunning, love the cute snowman and all the punching... sorry to hear about the kitchen and all the mess! You must have been so busy ... hope you'll manage to sort it all out xxx

  12. Hi love your snowman and so many pretty details ! Super inspiration as always .Kitty :D

  13. Congrats to the winners. This card is really beautiful. Lee xx

  14. Oh Mandy what a mess....could never happen in the summer months could, glad it's sorted sweetie.....

    Love your adorable card, it's so cute....take

  15. wow this is just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

  16. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) I love this snowman,, sooo cute and the papers and embellies are perfect ! :-)

    It is nice to know that you could see the funny side of what must have been a disaster !! :-) hope it is all cleaned up now xx

    Lols x x x

  17. Stunning, just love teh layers & the embellishments you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Crafty Sentiments, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  18. OMG, just awful news about the water, hope everything is ok now. Your card is absolutely stunning Mandy, gorgeous details and gentle colours x

  19. Gorgeous and beautiful card
    Mandy and congratulations to the winner's
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  20. I adore reading your posts and the visions they bring and as always the card what can I say so very delicate, so beautifully detailed and always stunning and inspirational
    Hugs Kate xx

  21. Beautiful card... I love snowmen!
    Nice every small detail, specially the roses, they look gorgeous...
    Congrats to the winners, and maybe next time I'm one of them :)

  22. Wow, a wonderful winter card!

  23. This is absolute adorable, love your embellies, mr snowman is oh so cute..........:))
    lotsa luv

  24. PS:::::: you are over the 200 000 visits, wow, congrats that is super stunning!!!
    lotsa luv

  25. So that's what you've been doing, wiping your cats feet, very house proud lol,sorry hun couldn't resist,

    love your card hun, fab image and lovely detail again,

    did you find my last E-mail? no I thought not he he! speak soon, or not lol, hugs Liz xx

  26. A gorgeous card. I love the postage stamp stamps. I hope you can sort out your kitchen soon.
    Nikki x

  27. Hi Mandy , cute card with this lovely snowman. Beautiful soft colours. Christa.

  28. Hi, Oh wow this is just so beautiful the image is fantastic:) Sandra H

  29. Hi Mandy, love your card, great punched edge and all those layers!! Congrats to the winners, hugs Frea

  30. Simply stunning sweetie...!

    thanks so much for joining us at SNS & TPC...and good luck..!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  31. Absolutely gorgeous Mandy....Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  32. A very pretty and delicate , one I'd love to receive!
    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for this challenge
    Margaret :o)

  33. What a lovely design, Mandy! I feel like I'm in a winter wonderland just looking at it!! :) Just fabulous coloring :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  34. Lovely card!

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Susan x

  35. What a fabulous card, so much scrummy texture, and such a cute snowman with his broom!

    I hope the mud that your 'water feature' made has all dried out now! What a thing to happen just before Christmas!

    love MagsB x

  36. Beautiful card! I love all of the details you've added! Thanks for playing along at CCC and hope to see you back again!
    Hugs, Ani

  37. Totally stunning Mandy...

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  38. Love your gorgeous Christmas card Mandy.

  39. Such a beautiful snowman card. Love the punched edges, the corners, snowman and flower arrangement. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  40. Eeek! glad to hear your 'waterfall' has been sorted!! Gorgeous card Mandy, your colouring is so perfect :) x

  41. A gorgeous chilly looking card. Thanks for joining us at OSCC. Hope you can join us next week.

    Jo xxx

  42. A beautiful card Mandy, Lovely colours and a great sketch and such a cute snowman!! Great embellies!!
    hugs, Marlies

  43. Gorgeous! Just stunning!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  44. Oh My Gosh!!... I was just going to scroll down and comment your lovley Card...
    And then I saw my name.,. I just burst out with a Yoipppeeeeeee in my livig room... I am so happy!!
    I will email you straight away!!..
    Lucky Me!!
    And I love your card Mandy!.. The layers of paper is Gorgeous.. And that snowflake is Stunning.. Great Detail with the stamping on the edge..-lower corner. Great Card!
    Hope everything is fixed with your water leak. And that you have gotten everything in order in your kitchen again!! :o)

  45. Oh, that´s so very beautifull and cute! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  46. What a terrible few days you have had, but at least you can escape and make such wonderful things.

    Thanks for joining in with all the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  47. Mandy your card is gorgeous, love the punched border and you know I love the DooHickey's! Sorry to hear about your "waterfall", I hope it is all fixed and cleaned now. Did they have to tear out the patio? Bummer! I have to call, our waterheater (on the 2nd floor) is leaking and looks rusted... I better call and get it fixed or I could have a waterfall too! Not a good time of the year for repairs! Sorry hon!
    Crafty Hugs,

  48. Oh Mandy that is gorgeous, beautiful colour choice and a stunning card layout. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  49. Fab card love the colours and the image. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x

  50. Another gorgeous card Mandy...Lovely colours and layout...Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on craft...
    Mandy x

  51. Absolutely stunning card hun...
    Thanks for playing along at sketch n stash & good luck :D
    hugs and xxx

  52. This is gorgeous Mandy, so many fabulous details! Hope your water feature is under control now hun! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

  53. This is gorgeous and I love the image. I do hope you've managed to keep your cats from spreading the mud!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Let it Snow' Challenge.
    Don't forget if you link a Top Tip you could win our Top Tipper prize too! See TTT for how.

    Hope to see you again next week :)

    Carol x

  54. Hi Mandy, me again, wanted to thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Good luck xx

  55. What a beautiful Christmas card. Nice stamp. So sweet.

    Hugs Astrid.

  56. Lovely card! That image is really sweet. Saw it on MIM. Hugs, Hanneke

  57. Hi Mandy, Stunning creation, just perfect for our challenge at The Cutie Pies!! Thank you for sharing with us and good luck!!
    Hazel xx

  58. OMG~~Adorable!!! Love MF papers and like how you added the postage stamp to corner--I always want to try but not sure:)

  59. Hi hun
    as ever a totally gorgeous card,awesome colouring, beautiful detail, sue,x

  60. Great card, Love all of it simply stunning, Thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week , Hazelxox

  61. This is both beautiful and fun such a wonderful mixture, the design of the card itself looks amazing that image is terrific I love it.
    Lorraine x

  62. wonderful creation, thanks for enjoying us at Cards und More, hugs, Patty

  63. Hi Mandy,
    This is gorgeous. ove this is image. The colour scheme is lovely & your interpretation of our sketch is fab. Thanks for joining us at Sketch & Stash.
    Andie xx


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