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Saturday 15 December 2012

I'm back -My Favourite Things Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Hello lovely peeps,
I am sooooooo happy to be back in our little land of blog :)
I've had major laptop issues which fingers crossed are fixed now, it was torture not being able to pop in & have a hop around or get on Pinterest.
A massive thank you to my Simon Says Stamp teamies who kindly covered my DT comments for me & also to my lovely friend Liz who passed messages on to my DT teamies for me xx
I would love to say that while I couldn't get online I got Christmas organised but sadly that would be a whopping great lie lol, instead I spent hours trying to solve the problems with my laptop graphics jumping around the screen & talking to the people on the technical helpline & I may have sworn at the darn thing once or twice lol. This flipping pink thing is only 8 months old and has been nothing but trouble since I bought it, lesson most definitely learnt never buy a laptop just because you like the colour lol.
So far I have only written 2 Christmas cards & I'm hanging my head in shame as I've had to buy some Christmas cards as I have nowhere near enough handmade one's to send, I will probably be up until the early hours again buying the few last Christmas presents which I can only get on line & keeping fingers & toes crossed that they arrive in time for the big day :)

 Wednesday was new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is a
stamp, tool, product?

My favourites are = Magnolia stamps (no surprises there lol), Martha Stewart punches &  Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight microfine glitter for that pretty sparkle.
To my surprise I absolutely love the Nativity Collection & couldn't wait to stamp up & colour a few more.
The Copic Colours I've used are -
Edwin as Wiseman - skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, hair - C9, C7, C5, C3, clothes & crown - YR23, YR21, YR20/ V28, V25, V22 / C1, C0, shoes - W2, W1, W00, box - N5, N3, N1, N0
Tilda as Wiseman - skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, hair - E44, E43, E41, clothes - YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91 / R89, R59, R39 / C1, C0, bottle - YR23, YR21, YR20
Holy Tilda with lamb - skin as above - hair - E25, E31, E50, clothes - W4, W2, W0 / E53, E51, E50, shoes - W2, W1, W00, stick - E57, E55, E53
Tilda with Holy baby - skin as above - hair - E44, E43, E41, clothes - E53, E51, E51 / C1, C0,  C00
     Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a fabby $50 is store spending spree

Simon Says Stamp
Don't forget to visit the SIMON SAYS STAMP STORE BLOG  peeps for inspiration, candy and lots of  lovely new or featured products.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Inspire Me Friday - anything goes, Challenges For Everybody - anything goes, Lovely hAnglar & Sweet Magnolia - Christmas, Pile It On - pile on the embellies, Crafty Hazelnuts - anything goes Christmas/birthday, Sparkles Forum - anything goes, Card Makin' Mamas - Happy Holidays,Stemplesonnen - anything goes with a stamp, Aud's Sentiments - seasonal sentiment,  Copic Marker Europe - Christmas card, Craft Us Crazy - Christmas / Winter, Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas, Paper Play - you're a star,  Simply Create - linky party #14, ABC Christmas - your favourite punch/die ( Martha Stewart frond leaf punch), Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - anything goes, Crafts & Me - no blues allowed
You can still claim 20% discount off Magnolia products up until Christmas Day, just enter the code 12TILDA at the checkout to claim this fabby discount, please note the code is case sensitive :) 
  I cannot believe how much I need to catch up on 900 + emails as well as DT comms etc, think they'll be no sleep for me for a couple of days lol.
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  1. Gorgeous card Mandy. Beautiful nativity scene, Amazing coloring as always. I really love it. Hugs, Ivonne

  2. Good luck on your catching up, lol!!!! Love your card, the colouring is amazing as usual and the details are just fantastic! Hugs, Brigitte

  3. Mandy this is just so stunning. And you have brought this gorgeous little scene to life so beautifully with your colouring.
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  4. Mandy this is gorgeous the image is beautifully coloured and the design and layout is beautiful. Nice to see you back in the land of blog. Caroline xxx

  5. WOW Stunning card Mandy someones gonna be so lucky to get this!!!!.Im glad you got sorted out!

  6. A G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S creation, Mandy!
    Beautifully colored images...showcased to perfection!

  7. Mandy, this is stunning hunny!!!!! Absolutely fabulous and gorgeous. Big Hugs, Nicole

  8. Terrific card my dearest creative an enchantment for my eyes^_^
    Stunning work^_^

  9. fabulous card mandy love those images and your paper choice is superb too ..perfect card hugs sassyxxx

  10. OH! Mandy, I love your card. I am surprised also, as I did not think I would love this collection, too traditional for me. but I have to admit I adore it. Especially when I have such beauty on my screen, I love the scene you created. wonderful coloring, showcased to perfection. Fabulous. Hugs.

  11. Oh Mandy, Your card is stunning what a lovely Tilda family and your colouring is stunning beautiful layout too and lots of lovely elements totally beauty! xx

  12. Wowzer awesome creation baby have made one amazing cute nativity scene with these uber cute of the tree for this

    smiles mummy Tildarette x

  13. bonsoir
    bravo pour votre carte ; elle est sublime !
    bon week end.

  14. Soooooooooooo pleased to have you back baby girl, I have missed you sooooo much. Glad to see all your time hasn't been wasted though - this is TDF!!!!! Blooming gorgeous sweetie!!!!
    Dawn xxxxxxx

  15. Beautiful card,love your coloring..I am excited just starting a

  16. Hi Mandy, this is sooo beautiful. I love the scene you have created and those stamps are fabby. Your colouring as always is just perfect. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and Santa is good to you.
    Hugs Sue W.

  17. What a work of art!!! Thank you for inspiring me!

  18. Gorgeous card Mandy, you have made a fabulous nativity scene. Debs xx

  19. Hello Mandy. This is STUNNING.. Love the Magnolia images..Loz

  20. Wow what a scene darling always amaze me with something wonderful.
    Hugs Susie xx

  21. Mandy this is amazing! Incredible amount of time and work you've put in this card and all of your nativity characters are gorgeous! An absolutely festive and wondrous card you've created here. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

  22. Gorgeous card Mandy, I love your scene and it must have been quite difficult to arrange, love your colouring and the whole layout. hugs Shirleyxx

  23. Hi hun, glad to see you back in the land of blog lol, love your card hun, so beautiful, the images are gorgeous, wish I'd bought some now lol, will catch up soon hunny, hug Liz xx

  24. Welcome back Mandy, you must have had a really bad time...! Your card is amazing, a gorgeous nativity scene, so beautiful colored!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  25. WOW Mandy...what a gorgeous creation. Seriously if I got a card like that for Christmas I'd be doing the happy dance for days. STUNNING.

    So glad I came in for a closer look on MIM. hugs,x

  26. Hi mate, gorgeous card! Your colouring is awesome and you always put so much detail in, it really is beautiful. Hope you are getting sorted for christmas, not long now! Have a great week. Tracey x

  27. HI Mandy

    Wow, absolutely stunning card!! I am running slightly late with my commenting this week, but just had to drop bye to say how much I love your card. Your attention to detail really sets your work apart!

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

    Michelle :o)

  28. Oh Wow das ist ja ein Traum von Karte.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Tina

  29. Wow! Was für ein wundervolles Werk! So süß!

    Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Dreja

  30. Wow. Love, love, love this.
    Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments this fortnight.
    Hugs TC x

  31. Wonderful card - love it - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 103 - hope to see you again soon. x

  32. Stunning, great image and beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing with us at challenges 4 everybody hugs Trisha x

  33. This is an incredible scene Mandy! My daughter has a cool pink laptop too, I hope hers hangs in there. The good news is at least your computer LOOKED GREAT no matter what it did. LOL. I'm glad you got it fixed, though, so you could post this lovely creation.

  34. Hoi Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia lover
    What A great card you have made Lovely colors and a sweet image! Thanks you for joining us at the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog hope to see you next time
    hugs Ria
    come and check out my blog and become a follower

  35. Sehr schöne Karte hast Du da gewerkelt
    Danke das Du bei der Stempelsonne dabei bist.

  36. Fabulous!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge & Pile It On!
    Merry Christmas!
    Helen x

  37. Such a beautiful scene, you make the most amazing scenes with your Tildas xxx

  38. Mandy, your beautifully colored nativity scene looks fabulous on this wonderfully layered and embellished Christmas card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Why So Blue? = No Blues Allowed!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  39. Wow, what a gorgous card, love all the details and coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at CMM. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

  40. love that image thanks for joining us at Pile it on - hope to see you this week for our new challenge black/White +one :) Kimberly


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