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Wednesday 28 March 2012

Spring Is In The Air - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good morning peeps,
It looks like it's going to be another beautiful day today :)
 I'm in need of resting my shoulder so it looks like a day at home & keeping out of mischief for me today, then again who needs to leave home to find mischief lol.

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

My lovely teamies & I are showcasing some gorgeous My Favourite Things products this week. 
I most definitely did not switch on my brain before making my DT card as when I went to upload it in the DT blog I realised there was not one MFT product on it, so I headed back into my craft room to make another. 
Take two! Card finished & in the process of uploading in the DT blog, searching in store to link products I couldn't understand why I couldn't find my dies in store, I had only gone & used Memory Box dies arrrrgh, easy mistake girls, well they are the same colour lol.
Just in case there was ever any doubt I am officially an air head lol, but I managed to get it right on my third attempt, well almost I thought the leaf branches were MFT dies but they are CC Designs duh, note to self - label dies lol.
Ingredients - 
Medium - Copics
Ribbon - May Arts
Twine - Hemptique
Charm - Symbolise

The Copic colours I've used are - Tilda - skin E11,E00,E000,R30,R20, hair E44,E42,E41, dungarees - B95 B93,B91,N3,N1, boots & hat - E35,E33,E31,E30, top RV95, RV93, RV91, sheep - W7,W6,W4,W2,W00, tree - E27,E25,E23,G43,G40, rabbit - C5,C3,C1,C00, grass - E44,YG97,YG95,YG93
 As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a mahoosive $50 in store spending spree in the 
Don't forget to keep an eye on the store blog peeps for lots of lovely inspiration, featured products & lots of chances to win lovely candy :)
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Creative Card Crew - Spring, Deep Ocean - more than one stamp, Paper & Such Design - Spring, Top Tip Tuesday - Easter/animals, Kreative Stamp Friends - Spring, Lollipop Crafts - anything goes, Make It Monday - anything goes, Squigglefly - anything goes, Stamps & Fun = Creativity - make your own flowers, The Pink Elephant - butterflies, Totally Stampalicious - critters, 2 Sisters - Spring is in the air, Colour Me Creative Copic - anything goes, Crafty Calendar - March Spring clean (older stamps), Sketch Saturday - sketch, Sweet Stampin' - anything goes, Gingerloft - Happy Birthday, Sentimental Sundays - Easter/Spring, The Crafty Pad - some bunny loves you, Crafty Ann's - Easter/Spring, Crafty Catz - Spring, Fairy Fun Fridays - Spring, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Simply Create Too - Spring
 As the weather is so lovely at the moment we decided to make the most of it & spent the afternoon with our precious little man (great nephew) Ollie yesterday. Jodie took him swimming & we met her & Ollie later in the beautiful park close to the town centre.
That little fella just melts my heart, then again so does his daddy my nephew Rob :)
I love this piccy, every time he got to the bottom of the slide he said "WOW" & I snapped him just as he was saying it :)
Getting tired so stopped for a rest with hubby, I'm not sure which one needed to rest most lol.
Just time for an ice-cream before shutting those tired little eyes, awww, we love him sooooooo much.
 Thanks for stopping by


  1. Lovely happy card! Great colors and love all those flowers. Hugs, Hanneke

  2. Very beautiful and spring card!! Love it!!

  3. Your card is gorgeous Mandy, love the spring theme scene and your nephew is a real cutie to!!

  4. You made me laugh about the dies you used but which ever ones they are that card is fab! The image, colours, your colouring, the flowers and of course the dies are fantastic! A beautiful picture of spring! Glad you enjoyed your day with Ollie, my Olly has already broken up for Easter so we are heading out into the sunshine. Take care my lovely! Tracey x

  5. Sweet little fella Mandy and your card is gorgeous! Love the story because that's what I do.. can't tell you how many times I've taken my photo and don't notice a pearl has fallen off until it's been posted. Anyway, great colouring and I really like those little rolled flowers - going to have to check them out.

  6. Gorgeous card Mandy, love those little flowers (haven't tried these yet) and that wee sheep is beautiful.

  7. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) such a cute image and the whole design is fabulous ! I love the rolled roses and whole scene ,, very pretty :-)

    lovely photo's too ,,, awww :-)

    Lols x x x

  8. Beautiful little scene with perfect colouring .Love those flowers too .Thanks for sharing card and precious family photos too on Make it Monday .

  9. Beautiful Mandy. Hugs Tracy x

  10. Gorgeous in every way Mandy!
    your coloring is always stunning hun and those little flowers just make me smile!

    Ollie is as cute as can be, lovely photos!!
    hugs & blessings

  11. Mandy, Great card - love the scene you created. And isn't your wee great-nephew a stunner (hubby not getting a look in he he). Very tiring I expect but great that you can hand him back - one thing I AM looking forward to when Lynne gives birth! Sheila:)X

  12. Gorgeous little boy Mandy and gorgeous card, love the rolled flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  13. Gorgeous card Mandy, but they always are hun...

    Love the pics to, what a gorgeous little fella, so cute.xx

  14. Stunning card Mandy and lol at you and your die mix up! Love the pics of tthe lil man, he looks like he's having a great time in the sunshine x

  15. Awww just gorgeous, love the sweet image and the fun roses at the top :D ... and photos are adorable, reminds me of when my kids where the same age. I used to take them to the swings he he :D xxx

  16. What a gorgeous card... Beautiful coloring... LOVE the pics on the slide... What a ill" cutie...

  17. Great card thanks so much for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  18. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww giz a lick of your ice cream :)

    love this sweet creation lovely shaping and gorgeous colouring but fabulous pin wheel flowers
    Hugs Kate xx

  19. Mandy you card is so cute! I love the row of rolled flowers at the top! I enjoyed the pictures of your little boy too. He is such a cutie! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  20. A gorgeous card. I love the little scene.
    Nikki x

  21. What a fabulous card Mandy, and such great pics of your great nephew.
    Hugs Elaine

  22. Lol Mandy I have to have all my dies in their envelopes or I would have no idea what belonged to who! I love your card so cute and pretty and as for that adorable little great nephew he is just so cute!! Hugs Rebekah xx

  23. Lovely card thank you for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin. debbiexx

  24. Wonderful scene - it's like the lamb is saying - " who is this and why is he here!" Or do you call this a sheep. Your flowers are gorgeous as is the rest of your card. Beautiful work!!

  25. Gorgeous card Mandy and the photos are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

  26. Mandy, your card is just too cute! I love that little scene!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  27. Stunning card with gorgeous details! And what a sweet little guy too! It really is a treat to experience the world through their eyes and see the wonder and excitement in those little things all over again. Enjoy!

    Hugs, Dawn

  28. Might not be your first attempt Mandy, but its amazing as always,your colouring is Gorgeous and so it that adorable little boy. No wonder he melts your heart xxxxxx
    Hugs Mau
    ps thanks for offer of help...I think my time on blog settings was was Pacific time...I wish!I am hoping it will post my DT card in the morning as I am not here :O. I will shout if its still wrong xx

  29. Beautiful card as always Mandy.

  30. Beautiful card. I love all of the stamps you used and that grass looks like you could walk on it. Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

  31. Hi Stacey - lovely card - just popping in to say hello - and that little fella is gorgeous!! Mary G x

  32. sorry - should have said Mandy not Stacey - well it is only 06.59 in the morning! Mary G x

  33. pmsl regardless the dies used this is stunning! Love the image and the whole card! really gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad :))

  34. Your card is gorgeous Mandy !! Just love the scene you have made!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

  35. Gorgeous card, your coloring is fantastic.

  36. Fabulous card Mandy, thank you for sharing it and the lovely photos with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  37. Mandy this is just adorable just love the scene and those flowers are just wow!!! Need that die!!

    Just adore the picture of the Little Man hes just irresistible and such happy memories for you to keep!!

    Love Chanelle xxx

  38. beautiful card! Your colouring is amazing! thanks for playing along with us at TTT with our easter/animals challenge! good Luck and hope to see you again soon xx

  39. OOOOOOh what an adorable little boy, who wouldn't LOVE him!!!!!!
    Your card is like a happy little picture, love all the roses at the top and the image is soooooooo sweet!!!

    Hugs, Irene

  40. Absolutely beautiful card! Love the scene and the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious!

  41. Aaaah, adorable photos of an adorable cutie. Love your card too. Take care of that shoulder and mind yourself.

    Hugs, Dee

  42. This is gorgeous! I love your coloring and the lovely row of flowers.

    I am popping by from MIM.

    **Check out my March Blog Candy**

  43. Just adorable! LOVE all the details! Great coloring too.

    Thanks for joining us at CMC!


  44. Thanks for joining in our Squigglefly Challenge- what a great card!

  45. Hi Mandy thank you for your comments yesterday and for alerting me to the fact that my picture was all blue, it seems that there is yet another problem with blogger and some photos on blogs are not showing up. |However, these beauties are, love that you are sharing some of your quality time with your gorgeous little nephew he is sooo cute. My heart has been stolen by Tilda she looks amazing the colours, little scene and those flowers look beautiful this is like being in heaven I am sure, I love it.
    Lorraine x

  46. A super gorgeous card Mandy! And such lovely pic of your great nephew too! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week and good luck!
    Lizy DT x

  47. WOW!!!!!!!! Stunning layout Mandy, love the roses in the perfect springy colors and the papers are, how can I not smile with all the super sweet pics of a treasured little munchkin on this post?? :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  48. Mandy: wonderful Spring card--love the embellishments. Thank you for entering Simply Create Too's Challenge #9--"It's Spring???" Don't forget: Our new challenge begins tomorrow [Friday]. P.S. your great-nephew is so handsome!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  49. Hi Mandy!
    This card is sooo beautiful and full of details. I just love the coloring and the embellishments! Nice job!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Pad!

    Venus :-)

  50. Thank you so very much for Joining us Crafty Catz with absolutely adorable creation its just perfect for our challenge,

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

  51. Very beautiful card
    Wonderfully painted stamp
    I really like.

  52. OOO gosh this is simply stunning, Mandy!
    Unbelievably adorable card, stunningly colored, artfully executed works of art

  53. Beautiful card love it :)
    Hugzz Valxx

  54. Wow OH wow!!! Absolutely beautiful!! You have really rocked this sketch girly! I'm drooling over here!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

  55. Oh Mandy what a stunning and beautiful card, I love your scene and your colouring.
    Your great nephew is gorgeous and he looks such a happy chappy and certainly enjoyed his trip to the park especially as it finished with that icecream what little boy could not be happy. hugs Shirleyxxx

  56. This is so adorable! I love the flowers and butterflies - especially the butterfly charm! I also love the twine and ribbon! Thank you for playing with us at Gingerloft! Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C (Gingerloft DT)

  57. Gorjuss stamps lovely card

    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft this time.
    Good luck

    Tracey DT

  58. Stunning beautiful card, your colouring is fabulous!!! what a super cute little great nephew, he's so lovely, lots of fun at the playground!!! he has such a happy little gorgeous face x x x Hugs May x x x x

  59. just so cute!! love the 3d flowers and your coloring
    xoxo BA

  60. hi hun
    hope your shoulder is feeling better, totally gorgeous card as always, awesoem colouring, luv the flowers, aww adorable piccies, looks like a fun time, have lovely weekend hun, sue,x

  61. What a beautiful card Mandy and he is just the cutest little lad xxx

  62. Love the photos of Ollie, gorgeous.

    Your card is beautiful, lovely colours and great layout.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

    Jo :)

  63. Stunning Card Mandy!
    Love all the colored flowers you made on top!!!
    and off course the absolutely gorgeous stamp you used and colored beautifully!!!


  64. Such a Gorgeous card, love all the detail & pretty spring shades.

    Your Nephew looks sooo sweet x

    hugs sally x

  65. Beautiful card, layout and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Please join us again next week.

  66. Gorgeous card Mandy and these piccies of your Nephew are so cute, memories of mine being that age come flying back. Hugs Teresa xx

  67. Hi Mandy, love your card, really do, but I can't decide which pictures I find cuter, I think the little guy wins LOL!! Hugs, Frea

  68. What a sweet birthday card! I just love the line of flowers and pearls at the top! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

  69. Adorable birthday card!! Thank you so much for playing along with this weeks challenge over at The Pink Elephant.

  70. Wow, such a beautiful and sweet card.
    I love it.


  71. This is absolutely amazing!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Paper and Such!

    Crafty Hugs!


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