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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Tilda as Lucia - Simon Says Stamp DT Card & Mini Candy Winner

Good morning peeps,
I had one of those days yesterday where I couldn't stay awake for very long. I tried catching up with some emails & blogging but Zzzzzz, I went all the way to America shopping in my favourite crafty store & somewhere among the Prima flowers it happened again Zzzzzz, I know America's a long way to pop in an afternoon but I was enjoying filling my cart up lol. I woke up being hit by Georgie (cat) very confused as it was dark except for the light in the dragons tank and I wondered what on earth was going on , it took a while to realise Georgie was bopping me wanting his tea, what a waste of a day, a big fat nothing achieved. I had planned to spend time in my craft room while hubby was at work but after I had slept pretty much most of the day away I was too tired to do anything, how does that work for goodness sake! I hear of other people who feel refreshed after a good sleep, well not me I just want more lol. Give me back my insomnia any day at least I get loads done lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week it's that old favourite

My lovely teamies & I are showcasing ECHO PARK papers this week.
Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, Tilda as Lucia (poor neglected little soul had never seen ink, my bad)
Medium - Copics 
Flowers - Magnolia & handmade

 The Copic colours I've used are, skin - E000, E00, EO1, E11, R20, hair - E27, E31, E50, dress - C3, C1, C00, sash - R89, R59, R39,candle - YR61, Y32, E40, E42, headband - G94, G82 & white gel pen
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spree

Don't forget to keep an eye on the STORE BLOG for a chance to see the new goodies in store, inspiration and give aways galore :)
OMG have you seen the Tim Holtz distress marker pens that will be in store soon, I just know I am going to "need" them lol.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Magnolia Down Under - inspired by my National flag (red, white & blue), Deep Ocean - sparkling/glitter, Cards & More - bingo (top row), Heart Song Inspirations - red & white &/or ribbon, Make It Monday - anything goes, Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Nadell's sketch, Cupcake Inspirations - inspirational piccy, Sentimental Sundays - die cuts, Card Makin' Mamas - something old (stamp & papers), Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - glitter, Fussy & Fancy - let it snow, Inspire Me Fridays - link-up party
Have any of you noticed I'm a big girl now? I can just about use a sewing machine now yaaaayyyyyyy, I can only do straightish lines but that's good enough for me for now, one day I may get really brave and attempt circles and possibly even ovals lol. 

I've just remembered my mini candy so rather than write down names of everyone who wanted to be entered which would take ages, I entered the comments number into Random.Org and typically after counting to almost the bottom of the comments list the lady who's number came up hadn't asked to be entered so I clicked it again and this time it picked -
number 17

Congrats hunny, please email me your full name and postal addy and I will pop your stamp in the post to you.

There are a few days left to enter my blog hits candy if you would like to and haven't already :)
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Super cute card! The image is really so beautiful) And your colouring is great as always!))))
    Many congratulations to the winner!!! Very lucky girl!

  2. What a gorgeous card, I love it :o)
    Oh I hate it when I nod off because I can't get my act together once I wake up again either.....hugs
    Jackie xx

  3. Your card is a beauty Mandy so no lack of sleep visible on this one, lol!!!!

    Hug, Irene

  4. Beautiful card!! Love your coloring!!

  5. Beautiful!! This Tilda is adorable! And I looove your Embellishing!! Those flowers are Amazing! And this arrangement of flowers looks stunning together!
    You just have some of those days! I guess you just neded some sleep! During wintertime it is just how it is!
    We have arrived at 78 degrees North! ( Svalbard) where we will see the sun about 8. March. It has been fine for about 3 months!
    An my boyfriend and I has moved from one appartment to another!! (this is his work place) a lot of work! Bot almost finished now.
    Big Hug!

  6. the sewing! ha ha
    Cheers, Elaine
    by the way, is your watermark custom made or did you do it yourself?

  7. Hi Mandy
    What a gorgeous card and your stitching is great, your a bit like me I can just about do straight line also :)lol...
    Ahh' these meds are really knocking you out chum, here's hoping they stop making you so sleepy soon,
    Conrats!! to the winner!! too...
    you take care
    Lots Hugs
    Sarah x

  8. Gorgeous card Mandy....lovely details....what a waste of time to sleep your day away....but I think you needed it!!!
    xxx Margreet

  9. Wonderful card and that DP is lovely! Love the flowers as well. Hugs, Hanneke

  10. First of all Thank you so much. I am really delighted to have won the stamp and secondly this is another beautiful card. I Love the colour and all the detail. I wish I could make these flowers. My attempts are woeful. Thank you again.

  11. Hi Mandy, Another of your amazing creations so beautifully coloured with lots of lovely backgrouds to it truly amazing:) Sandra H

  12. Another stunner of a card Mandy. I love every little detail. Great stitching as well.
    Michaela xx

  13. Gorgeous card Mandy your card design is stunning, love your colouring to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  14. A gorgeous card. I love the flowers.
    Nikki x

  15. Sounds like you got a lot of shopping done while snoozing lol I hate when I get the sleepy's and don't get anything done either.

    Today's card looks like you've been very busy, it's stunning and those papers wow gorgeous!
    Have a great day
    Hugs Bonnie

  16. Oh Mandy this is gorgeous, so sweet again hun....

    Hate falling asleep, never feel refreshed and always wonder did I miss anything while I was

  17. hiya sweetie
    i just love your card hunni
    the flowers with the die you made are super. beter then mine, i have to practice more, LOL
    thanks for the chance sweetie
    and congrats to marie-jouise
    hugs angelique

  18. Another beauty!! Great minds I guess...we have been coloring the same images lately. I LOVE TILDA!!!!

  19. Mandy, it's an other fab card! love the big ribbon and your paper roll flowers!

  20. love reading your posts and so sorry that your trip to America was so boring lol xx what a shame can imagine where you were shopping too. Hope that things improve for you soon, love love love your creation all those gorgeous flowers, your little twirly thingy and that beautiful bow
    hugs Kate xx

  21. Hi hun
    totally gorgeous card as always, awesome colouring, beautiful embelies & design, hope you had a better day 2day, sue,x

  22. Gorgeous card Mandy Love that Tilda hugs Rebekah xx

  23. Such a stunning card, I love this Tilda and the papers are gorgeous, I must have them! xxx

  24. Love your card Mandy, the image is adorable and love the colours, the papers are delish.
    Hugs Linda

  25. Hey M andy,another gorgeous card Hun.
    I just love ho you do the folds of her dress,even on white.
    It's always best laid plans,they never seem to work out!
    Take care,there's always tomorrow!
    Hugs Kelly x

  26. Gorgeous card Mandy, so beautifully embellished

  27. I so love this card, its gorge, I love the flowers you made to hun,mine never look like that lol, A huge Congrats to the candy winner,
    Luv n Hugz
    Kenzie xx

  28. This is so beautiful! I love all the dies, the flowers and bow and colors, its all stunning.

    Hugs, Anne.

  29. Hi Mandy
    this card is beautiful, I love the flower with pearls.

  30. Mandy your card is just wonderful and I love these papers! Sorry to hear you had a bad day yesterday hope things start to get back to normal for you soon and you can enjoy your shopping again!!! lol Love Chanelle xx

  31. Hi Mandy, this is absolutely stunning hun. Love the very scrummy papers and beautifully coloured Tilda, fab stitching, so effective. I hate falling asleep, always feel rubbish after.

    Donna x

  32. This is GORGEOUS!!!! I love all the flowers & sparkle! So pretty!!!!

  33. Your card is just beautiful... I am so glad you took out this Tilda and dusted her off, she is sooooo adorable!
    Crafty Hugs,

  34. Oh Mandy, if only our crafty dreams did come true, eh? We'd all be in crafty heaven, lol. This card is really beautiful. And congratulations to the very lucky Marie-Louise too. Lee x

  35. Very pretty! Love all the flowers, and that bow! thanks for playing along with CMM!

  36. gorgeous card, great layout and coloration. I love the Echo-Park-papers very much.

  37. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at cards and more.
    Hugs Stine

  38. So cute Mandy and gorgeous too.
    I understand the tiredness, it happens to me, I guess its your body saying its had enough and needs a break.

  39. I am laughing so hard here... if I was a first time visitor to your blog I would wondering what I stumbled on.... LOL! "Georgie bopping me!", "dragons tank" ... hilarious.... LOL! Hope today is better.

    ADORE what you created - amazing card. Hugs, Dee

  40. Hi Mandy.thanks for email hun.LOL can just imagine Georgie bopping you my mog does the same when we don't respond to his wishes.Do hope you will feel better soon,with those painkillers.

    LOVE this Beautiful card.Gentle

  41. hi Mandy,
    it's me again, thanks for playing at fussy and fancy this week

  42. Your cards are always so pretty to admire, but I really love that white snowflake under the flower and the white tree under the roses. That bg paper really compliments the snowflake border too. Beautiful work. :)

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  43. Wow what a stunning card & i love your flowers..they lush!!

    Thanks for playing along at CCCC & good luck!!
    hugs and xxx

  44. Heavenly creation Mandy that image of Tilda looks gorgeous so does the fantastic design and colours, I love those flowers and bow.
    Lorraine x

  45. Really pretty! I love that bow and your Tilda looks fantastic
    Lindsay xx

  46. Just gorgeous! Am loving all your rolled roses.
    Thanx so much for joining us this week at MDUC

  47. Hi Mandy! WOW...5 cats??? I like your card. SO much texture!!! Thank you for playing with us at CCCC.


  48. Wonderful card with full of details. love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at sentimental sundays.

  49. Wow, another fab creation, Mandy!! I really love the paper piecing and the rolled flowers with pearls are gorgeous!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  50. Beautiful! nice Tilda image, colors and gorjuss flowers. TFS with us at Cupcake Inspirations.
    Zulma DT

  51. Hi

    Absolutely gorgeous Tilda Christmas card. Your flower arrangement is so beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  52. Wow Mandy,your card looks so gorgeous,really fantastic. Thanks for playing us at SFC.
    Many greetings

  53. Beautiful card! Really pretty :-) Love the flowers! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  54. Ein herrliches Kärtchen ist das geworden, danke fürs Mitmachen bei Cards und More.


  55. What a fabulous card! Love the glitter and sparkling thing you have going on here. :) And the colours are beautiful, and so is your colouring.

  56. Ganz toll gestaltet, wunder-wunderschön.
    Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Cards und More.
    Viele Grüße

  57. Wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at cards und more.


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