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Friday 17 August 2012

Inspiration Friday - La La Land GDT

Good morning peeps,
I really don't know what I'm doing today! I started writing my post and for some bizarre reason hit publish after only adding the card pic's and my usual layout headings in my post!!! Nothing a couple of matchsticks and a gallon of black coffee can't cure I hope lol.

Today is Inspiration Friday at
& the challenge this week is

This one almost had me running to hills as soon as I saw the theme as I just don't do yellow! I love custard, bananas, the sun, cheese, Daffodils and even SpongeBob SquarePants, but me using yellow on cards, nooooooooo. 
I blame my friend Ali as she drove me insane with all her yellow when we started crafting, she bought bright yellow flowers, ribbons, brads etc, basically anything she could get her hands on that was yellow, and I lost count of the times I yanked yellow ribbon or flowers out of her hand to stop her ruining her card with them as it just didn't go, so it seems that woman's scarred me for life as I tried making a yellow card once before and hated it as I just get flashbacks to Ali & all that yellow lol. 
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Papers - Prima & Basic Grey
Flowers - Wild Orchid & The Works
Seam Binding & bling - The Ribbon Girl
Pearls - Melissa Frances
Sentiment - Magnolia
The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E55, E53, E30, Panda & hat - N7, N5, N3, N1, N0 / RV52, RV000, clothes & boots - Y26, Y23, Y21 / W1, W0 / C5, C3, C1, C00, belt - YR24, YR21, YR20
The butterfly is coloured with a mix of all the above colours.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crop Stop - flowers, dots & bling, Delightful Challenges - punches & dies, Ruby's Rainbow - butterflies, Papertake - spots & stripes, Make It Monday - anything goes, Stamp & Create - stitching, Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - add some flowers, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
That's me done for today peeps, they'll be no more yellow from me for as long as possible lol.
Have a lovely weekend & thanks for stopping by


  1. What a beautifful card and a lovely stamp

  2. Absoloutely stunning card as always Mandy! Love the colours and all of the beautiful details!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sarah x

  3. I love this card Mandy.....and I LOVE yellow. Such a cute card. Lee x

  4. You must get over your hatred of Yellow Mandy!!! This card is gorgeous and I love the yellow - Maybe its the brighter yellows that are so scary to you. Such a sweet image and the layout is stunning.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  5. This is gorgeus, Mandy!


  6. Lol, I'l all for yellow! :D :DI love using yellow on my cards and other projects. :))
    Anyways, even if this challenge was a little bit out of your comfort zone, your creation is still gorgeous. :)
    Hugs! xx

  7. Such a cute card Mandy... FAb job, can't believe you were worried about usung yellow this is amazing. Jen x

  8. Beautiful Card Mandy! Love everything about it! The flowers, butterfly, image, your colouring, etc
    Pearl x

  9. Beautiful card and lovely image I am with you I struggle with yellow notmy favourite colour.Love your butterfly and your bow
    carol x

  10. Hi Mandy,
    you did an amazing job although you don't like yellow ;o)
    I really like this color combo, the layout and the sewing. The image is perfectly colored and I love the butterfly!
    Hugs, Anja

  11. I love this colour combo and you have made an absolutely stunning card with these colours hun..beautifully coloured image & fab details/layout..:)

    xx Hugs Lizzy xx :)

  12. Mandy this is gorgeous. The yellow really works well as you have a lot of white to tone it down and it is a lovely pale yellow too. Such a cute image and those flowers are yummy. I really love this card :0)
    Denise xx

  13. Hey girl, it's just tooooooooooo hot cause the YELLOW sun is shining that's why you were all confused this morning LOL!!!!!
    Your story made me SMILE, poor friend but you're right, bright yellow is so hard to use but the shade on your gorgeous card is just yummie!!

    xx Irene

  14. Yellow huh?It's called moving outta your comfort zone!

  15. OMGosh what a clever image---TOOOO CUTE!!!! Love the soft colors and your fabby sewing :)

  16. how pretty is that x beautiful work x

  17. Beautiful card. Love the colours and the fabulous bow.

  18. Stunning card Mandy. I love the sweet image, you have coloured her so beautifully and the detailing is fabulous. That butterfly is gorgeous too.


  19. Wat een prachtig mooi kaartje Mandy.
    Echt schitterend.
    Heb een heel fijn weekend.

    Gr Leny Hempen

  20. Gorgeous card!
    I love the ribbon, sewing and pearls, and stunning flowers. :)
    Wonderful colors and adorable image.

    Hugs, Anne.

  21. stunning card as always Mandy - and love the soft shades!
    Kim x

  22. wow stunning card Mandy! i love the colour!!

  23. Ohhhhhh, how sweet is this!!!! Such a super sweet image, colored to perfection! Loving the beautiful stitching and all the wonderful elements on this work of art!

  24. Wow! Love this card :O) You colored her fantastic!!!Hugs! Leah Ann

  25. Oh my, this is so cute. Gorgeous creation.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Yvon

  26. Gorgeous Mandy! I love all the details and textures, that image is adorable too :)

    Tags xx

  27. Hi Mandy, im back! maybe you will remember me maybe not! but ive just been spying your page and your cards are wonderful! your doing so well!

    hope your well kirsty x

  28. Gosh this is totally stunning xx

  29. Wow this is so pretty
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  30. Great card, I love the colorcombination. And I am completly falling in love for the butterfly.
    Hugs Aartje

  31. Love your colour combo Mandy. Your card is really pretty. Tinaxx

  32. For someone who doesn't like yellow you have created a very pretty card. The pale lemon colour is lovely & looks gorgeous with that cute image. Well done! :)

  33. ooooo WOW stunningly gorgeous!
    Love the image, flowers, layers, sewing coloring and edge punch/die ♥

  34. You make me laugh so sometimes, Mandy! I'm not really a yellow person when it comes to crafting either but I must admit that this card is just lovely! I think the very pale shade of yellow used added with the grey is a perfect combination and I am ALMOST ready to try it myself just to see if I can pull it off as well as you did! Bully for you, girl!

    Hugs, Anniebee xx

  35. This is gorgeous! I really like this color-combo and your coloring is beautiful.
    hugs, Jolanda

  36. What a beautiful card. Nice colors and a lovely stamp.

    hugs Astrid.

  37. Very very wonderful work
    Beautifully painted stamp
    Your work is very stunning

  38. Sweet sweet card! I so love the touch of yellow ♥

  39. Wish I had seen your card before I made my Panda Marci card tonight! This is stunning! I don't know why you don't like to use did a marvelous job! I think this stamp is a tough one to color in any color scheme, but you hit the mark!

  40. an amazing and fabulous card!

    wonderful colouring!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  41. Stunning card and colours Mandy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  42. Beautiful card Mandy! Love all the layers and the gorgeous flowers. The color combo looks so delicate and elegant. Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

  43. Mandy,
    this is so cute.
    thanks for sharing with Tammy Scapin Corner.

  44. Mandy this is so beautifully designed and the colours are perfect. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps to value of 20$.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

  45. WOW, Mandy, what incredible flowers! Love the butterfly and your coloring is fantastic. So glad you chose to play along in our "Add some flowers" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope you'll play again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  46. Wow, a stunning card, love the image and design and those fab flowers.
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy :)

  47. WOW, stunning card. Love the colours and the stitching is my fav, as well as the butterfly, and the beautifully coloured image...oh ya, I love it all.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week. hugs, Pat K.x

  48. Mandy, your card is amazing. I love every little detail! Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous card with us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  49. This is absolutely gorgeous and your coloring is just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  50. Mandy:
    Your cards are just beautiful I love this one you have posted it is so very soft in color and style A real girly girl type of card just gorgeous, I am becoming a follower and I hope you will come visit my blog as well.
    God Bless
    Your so very talented....

  51. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and detail work. Thanks for joining our CropStop Chosen 3 Challenge.

  52. Gorgeous! Love all the texture and sewing. Beautiful flowers too. SO glad you could join us this week at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  53. I'm not a big yellow fan either but this is just gorgeous Mandy, very soft and pretty with beautiful detail. Your colouring is stunning, just love that cute image x

  54. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow challenges for our * Butterflies * challenge

    Hope you will join us again
    Hugs Shaz x

  55. Wow this is a gorgeous card! You have such incredible details - I could gaze at this forever! So beautifully done and I'm so glad you chose to share this with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  56. Hi Mandy your card it totally AMAZING I love every little detail of it and your colours are so pretty together. This is a really cute image. Great job and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.

  57. A beautiful card

    Thankyou for joining in with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our Butterfly challenge

    Hope to see you again soon

    Ang x

  58. So beautiful Mandy.Love the touches of yellow.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow butterfly challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  59. I love those sweet colors and beautiful embossing. Your image is just the sweetest ever!!! Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

  60. Totally lush creation love the image and the colours are awesome too! hugs me xx

  61. Such a beautifully layered card. Love how clean and pretty this is! Thank you for joining us at Crop Stop Challenge Blog1

  62. simply everything about your fantastic card! thanks so much for playing the CropStop chosen 3 challenge! What a perfect card! :)


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Mandy xx

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