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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Simon Says Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp DT

 Hello lovely peeps, 
I'm running a little late today as I've been at my mums house giving her a computer lesson! Bless her heart she hasn't even used her laptop for 2 years as she's scared to click on anything in case she beaks it, it doesn't seem long ago I was the same & was sat with my instructions from Gareth & Jode on how to switch it on & play Solitaire lol.

Thanks so much to the ladies who took the time to email me & let me know my emailed post appear to have gone wonky, I have subscribed to my posts now so when this post is emailed I will be able to have a look and hopefully sort the problem out :)

Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is Simon Says -

My lovely teamies & I are featuring Penny Black this week & as I realised how quickly January has flown by I thought I'd best make a start on my aim of making 3 Christmas cards each month so I have used my all time favourite Penny Black's Fantasy Tree & have made a Christmas card.
This little card drove me mad as I think I left my mojo in bed all weekend! It was one of those cards which nothing looked right on, there was lots of sighing going on whilst sat looking at it, and it looked nothing like this in my head! In the photo the image background looks really yellow but it is in fact inked using Antique Linen which does have a "yellow tinge" to it but isn't anywhere near as yellow as it's coming out in my photo.
I've stamped the image using Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using Hero Arts embossing powder & then I added lots of lovely sparkle :)
     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 challenge - 
Make It Monday - anything goes, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
That's me done for today peeps and we have sunshine woo hoo, it seems so long ago we last had any the trouble is my lounge window looks terrible & in need of a good clean again now from that nosey puppy always looking out of it lol. He is that much of a nosey neighbour I keep a bottle of glass cleaner & a cloth in the lounge now as pretty much every time I walk in & out of the room I end up spraying & cleaning the glass, bless him I say through gritted teeth lol.
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  1. Oooh Mandy this is so beautiful. I love the lightness of your soft colouring and the design.
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  2. Wow! This is so beautiful! That tree just looks amazing!!!

  3. Stunning card Mandy!! Absolutely amazing!!!


  4. A beautiful card, so light and elegant.

  5. What a fabulous card my dear Mandy^_^
    Gorgeous details and beautiful image ^_^
    Have a sweet afternoon^_^

  6. This is such a lovely card. Not your typical Christmas colors but love it. Yes, the first pic looks yellow but the others one are probably more true to what it looks like...they aren't as yellow....very pretty!!

  7. I don't think I've ever seen this image before. But I think it's awesome and I can totally understand why you like it so much!
    I like how you created a Christmas card in non traditional colours. It's stunning! Hugs! xx

  8. Simply gorgeous and perfect as always hun...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  9. Wow Mandy this is simply stunning. Such a beautiful layout and fabulous attention to detail.
    Big Hugs

  10. In one word Gorgeous!

    Hugs Thea

  11. I too love the lightness and softness of this card Mandy. One of the gentlest cards I've seen. Stunning work my friend. Nicola x

  12. This is more than beautiful!!!

  13. ohhhhhhhhhhhh love, love, love this one Mandy. Bright, fresh and beautiful
    Anne x

  14. Oh do I love this card, so soft and pretty and the tree is gorgeous. I need to pin this one, I'm sure you will see it soon. lol
    Love it!

  15. Awwwwww.......Gorgeous card and image absolutely stunning x

  16. Good for your mom! My mom always says she is afraid to touch anything when she calls up about the computer too!
    Your card is lovely. I love that it is using non traditional holiday colors (yellow and white!) Love how soft it looks.

  17. Magic! I would have no idea where to put all the embellies, but you do it just right, Mandy!

  18. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) One of my fave PB stamps and the colours and sparkle are fab :-)

    Lols x x x

  19. Wow Mandy this is stunning, I love how you have created such a wonderful soft, delicate look to that image and the design, this is stupendous.
    lorraine x

  20. WOW stunning card and gorgeous image love the punched border and layout and all the embellishments very elegant and feminine
    carol x

  21. This is just stunning. The tree is gorgeous and the papers and embellishments are just divine.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  22. This is a very pretty card, I saw it at MIM. Jean x

  23. Gorgeous card, love the beautiful tree image and all the fab details.

  24. Wow this is lush. What a fab crimbo card <3 Jen xx

  25. This is just absolutely stunning Mandy. Hugs xNx

  26. A beautiful card Mady, such wonderful colours and gorgeous details.

    Heather xx

  27. Wow!! Absolutely stunning and so intricate, Mandy! I love the shading around the tree :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  28. Gorgeous card Mandy, not seen the image before, I love it. Beautiful details as always xxx

  29. Mandy, I was at the Simon Says blog and had to drop by to say that I am smitten by your Fantasy Tree! Love the technique, but more, I especially love the sunny yellows you have chosen! What a cheery card! It's beautiful!

  30. Love the white and yellow combo and the lace detail is beautiful!

  31. Beautiful card. I love your embossing and how you combined the colors and added this gorgeous flowers.

    I saw you at Make It Monday. Thanks for inspiration.

    p.s. my projects is 202 if you would like to stop by my blog too.

  32. Beautiful card, love all your layers & the Penny Black tree. Thx for stopping in at my blog today, Shirleyx

  33. Love, love, love this! Such a pretty colour palette, and that tree looks simply sensational! The pale primrose roses are so delicate and subtle - just gorgeous!
    Alison x


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