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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Uptown Girl & Like Your Style - Simon Says Stamp Artist Group

Hello peeps, 
 Everybody is back home again, the wash basket went from empty to overflowing within minutes, I discovered a sink full of washing up had magically appeared overnight, Jester had a letter in the post this morning so Jode was in a bad mood as the dog had a letter & she didn't, life as we know it is back to normal, sigh lol.

I have two little cards to share tonight, I have made my first card with a Stamping Bella's Uptown Girl stamp, I love these cute images and will definitely be inking up more of these, and I am also featuring some of Simon Says Stamps Exclusive products on my cards.
I have used Simon Says Stamps Fresh Daisies die on this card but instead of doing what I usually do & die cutting coloured card I die cut X-Press Copic card & I have coloured the pretty die cuts in the same colours as Ava's dress & I think they look more effective coloured.
As you know I love my embellies & I sat for ages with lots of various pretty, sparkly embellies, butterfly punches etc looking at me just waiting to be used but not looking right for this card & eventually I put them all away telling myself "step away from the card Mandy" lol.

The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R12, hair - E44, E43, E41,dress - BV04, BV02, BV000 / RV99, RV95, RV93, cake - C3, CI, C00 / E55, E53, E51 / V01, V000, V0000, roses - R85, R83, R81, presents - C4, C2, C00 / V01, V000, V0000 / R85, R83, R81
I'm entering my card in the following challenge - 
Make It Monday - anything goes

My second card today is a Sympathy card for one of Jodie's friends. I found this one quite difficult to get right as Jodie didn't want it to be religious or a traditional Sympathy card, she wanted it to be elegant, colourful, & feminine & it had to be a pretty card eeke lol.
 On this card I have used the large flowers from the Simon Says Stamps Exclusive Like Your Style stamp set & a "Thinking of You" sentiment rather than a Sympathy from the Folded Banner Sayings die & stamps set.
 The Copic colours I've used are -
flowers - R27, R24, R22, R20, leaves - G94, G43, G40
That's me finished for tonight peeps, I'm off for a hop around some blogs before bedtime.
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  1. Hi Mandy,
    I love both of your cards,
    the Uptown girl one is simply stunning,
    and I love your colour combo, and your embelishments, totally wonderful,
    and the thinking of you card is stunning too,
    and simply delightful,
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

  2. Both beautiful cards Mandy!!
    Hazel xx

  3. Gosh these cards are so gorgeous. Especially the uptown girl card. Stunning.

  4. Two beautiful cards Mandy.Lovely details on both of your cards.
    Realy great cards, I love the colors ,especially the uptown girl.
    Gr Elly

  5. I love your uptown girl card Mandy its stunning. The sympathy card is gorgeous too - and so difficult to make!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  6. Gorgeous cards Mandy, I especially like the first one with those pretty purple flowers! Hugs FREa

  7. Gorgeous cards ,the uptown girl is so adorable ,love the image & daisie die x

  8. OMG Mandy!!!! They are both spectacular!!!!! I specially love the uptown girl and her magnificent dress!!!! What a clever way with you colouring the die cut! Hugs Brigitte

  9. Oh Mandy, I ADORE that 2nd card! What a beautiful use of that pretty flower stamp.
    And the blue on the first card.....SWOON!

  10. Two gorgeous cards!I love Stamping Bella stamps!

  11. Hi Mandy, Both cards are seriously gorgeous, uptown girl looks amazing.....
    Have a nice week-end.xx

  12. oh that birthday card is to-die-for pretty all in lavender !

  13. ooooh love them both mandy but your stamping bella one is STUNNING! Her dress is so beautiful i just keep peeking at it :) gorgeous work!! xx

  14. Hello dear~~Hope you doing well......I have had a challenging week--sick but HAD to work:) Made it!!! Now for visiting~~~your cards are sensational!! Love the colored die cut daises on the bella card~~Wonderful!!!! Sympathy card is very endearing!!

  15. Absolutely wonderful cards^_^
    Lovely image in the first and gorgeous embellishments for both^_^
    Have a beautiful weekend,

  16. WAUW this is fantastic. I'mgone flow your blog.
    Hugs Sas

  17. Love your cards. Lovely fresh and spring like. Elaine

  18. Wow, these are so beautiful. The way you've colord her dress, to perfection. And what a cute stamp.
    Hugs, Yvon

  19. Stunning pair of cards Many, I love your images and your card design. hugs Shirleyx

  20. Very beautiful cards! It's funny I just put the same uptown girl on my blog today! I love them too!
    Helene from Quebec!

  21. Beautiful cards Mandy! I really like the Stamping Bella images, and you have colored her dress sooo beautiful!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  22. wow, both of these are STUNNING!

  23. So pretty as always. That first one reminds me of a friend of mine. All dolled up and elegant. Loving the SSS daisies on that too. The second one is lovely as I love the sss flowers on that and the great color you made them against the white.

  24. Beautiful cards, love the paper on the first one and the blue details.
    Gorgeous white style on the second one. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  25. So much awesomeness! We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

  26. Both fabulous cards, love the ruched ribbon and flowers on the first one and the die cuts on the second one are beautiful
    Lindsay xx


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