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Tuesday 30 April 2013

Simon Says Stamp Exclusives & A Little More Candy Anyone?

Hello peeps,
I have been busy in my craft room today sorting through the stamps I am putting up for sale & I finished off a DT card & was still in the mood to play but didn't have time to colour another image so I've made a quick card featuring some of the lovely Simon Says Stamp exclusive products without an image! Not like me I know but I thought I'd tackle one of those difficult to make sympathy cards as I don't have any in my stash and it's a sad fact of life that we need them.
I really should try CAS cards more often, I could probably make four or five like this in the time it takes me to make one card in my usual OTT style lol.
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes

Before I go pins anyone?
I've been making loads of my pins the last couple of weeks & have one packet to give away to someone who leaves a comment on this post. There is no need to post piccy's in sidebars or links or anything like that it's just a little random candy I thought I'd offer, just say the word "pins" in your comment so I know you would like them and that's all you need to do :)
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday 28 April 2013

Gorjuss Hugs & More Bees! - Addicted To Stamps & Simon Artist Group DT's

Hello  lovely peeps,
Yes I'm back again, apologies for overloading you in one day, if you missed my followers candy scroll down one post :)

Thanks so much for all your get well wishes, the antibiotics must be doing their job as I am starting to feel better just really tired and wiped out which to my way of thinking means I must need chocolate lol.
Writing my post has been a bit of a nightmare due to having power cuts for some reason, & then I've been having a lovely catch up & a giggle with my baby sis Tracey and my niece Gemma who are visiting from Plymouth, I always miss my little sis like mad when she goes back home & I keep calling Jodie Tracey by mistake lol.

Today is new challenge day at 
& this fortnight our challenge is 
I have fallen in love with the Gorjuss Girls all over again, I can't get over how much bigger the newer release stamps are compared to the older girlies.
The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E21, E00, E000, R12, hair - N9, N7, N5, dress - W4, W2, W0, tights & gloves - E27, E25, E23 / E53, E51, E50, teddy - E33, E31, E30, R12

The papers are Maja Design Vintage Summer, the metal butterfly is from Wild Orchid, the gorgeous big pearl bling is from The Ribbon Girl & the little stamps in the corner & inside are from a Simon Says Stamp Exclusive stamp set which is in inlinkz :)
This little card will be going in my Etsy shop later if anyone is interested.

I have been a busy girl & thought as I was feeling a little better I'd best start & tackle an Etsy order a customer had placed :) 
My Bee card using Simon Says Stamps cute exclusive Bee stamp set went into my little Etsy shop & a customer requested a total of 6 of the same card. I don't duplicate cards as I always think that spoils the beauty of handmade cards, they are one of a kind when I make them so I agreed to make them similar but not identical. I kept the card design the same and just varied the lace, colour of pearls, the yellow papers and where and how many bee's & flowers I used & also made each insert a little different. They are all  now on their way to America, so fingers crossed she likes them!
 Even after going almost cross eyed & seeing bees in my sleep I still love them lol.
The colour difference in natural daylight & artificial daylight even from a daylight bulb always amazes me. The first photo above with all six cards lined up I had to take indoors as it was too windy to even bother attempting a line up outside, keeping one card under control for a photo shoot was hard enough lol, all the other photos are taken in my garden & in my opinion you can't beat natural daylight.
The copic colours I've used are -
Y35, Y32, Y21 / C1. C0, C00 / N9, N7, N5
Yaaayyyy I'm all caught up :) I keep hitting save so I don't lose my post just in case the power goes off again but I've made it to the end with the power staying on thankfully.
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