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Sunday 26 May 2013

Tilda & Vintage Violet - The Ribbon Girl GDT & Addicted To Stamps DT Cards

Good morning lovely peeps,
I have a long post today as I have two cards to share, one of sweet Tilda & one of Vintage Violet so I'll get straight down to the important stuff.
Firstly the lovely Mary from the Ribbon Girl invited me to be a Guest Designer for The Ribbon Girls Magnolia Only Challenge, thanks so much for inviting me over to play Mary :)
I most definitely picked the right month to be a GDT as this months's challenge is
Ooooh my favourite lol.
The copic colours I've used are -
skni - E11, E01, E000, E000, R12, hair - E44, E43, E41, wrap - W4, W2, W00, stars - YR24, YR21
The papers I've used are Pion, the sentiment is by Paper Make Up & hopefully I have linked everything else in Inlinkz and not forgotten anything!
 Here's a few close up's of those lovely sparkly embellies.
I tried to add my goodies from The Ribbon Girl in Inlinz but for some reason it doesn't want to play nice so here's what I used -
Sparkly button, Memo Pins, Beaded White Stamen, Pearl & Diamante embellishment, Diamante snowflake stickpin,  Kort & Godt ivory roses & Crysanth, Cream Lace
There are two fabby prizes up for grabs, a £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl & also 1 x Magnolia stamp from Magnolia Sweden.
I haven't entered challenges for ages, occasionally I link them but never seem to get around to actually entering them so I'm attempting to make more effort and get my blogging back on track!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Hazelnuts - show some white, Our Creative Corner - anything goes, Card Makin' Mamas - use a rubber stamp, Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes, Tilda's Town - Christmas, Totally Papercrafts - buttons, Winter Wonderland - all tied up, Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon, Crimbo Crackers - cute, Cute Card Thursday - tie it up, Stampavie & More - ribbon, Whimsy Inspiration - anything goes

Next up I have my DT card for 
& this challenge it's eyes down as we are playing 
I thought I would colour up one of my many neglected Saturated Canary digis for a change and I have used the super cute Vintage Violet.
I've used the middle row across - lace, flowers and sentiment. 
The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E21, E00, E000, R12, hair - E19, E17, E15, E11, clothes & boots - RV93, RV91, V000 / R85, R83, R81 / W4, W2, W00 / C3, C1, C00
The papers I've used on this card are Maja Design & the cute handbag charm is from my stash.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Allsorts - birthday, Crafty Calendar - blooms and blossoms, Di's Digi Designs - winged things,  Sweet Stampin'- doilies and dies, Alphabet Challenge - H is for happy, Digi Haven - butterfly, Inspire Me Friday - anything goes, Happy Campers - lace, Creative Belli - flowers, The Paper Shelter - charming, Everybody Art - flowers
 I have used some of Simon Says Stamps gorgeous new Summer release exclusive products. I was like a kid on Christmas morning when I open up the box to see so many pretty dies and cute stamps especially as I really wanted a pretty butterfly in this release and I got it, actually there are four, thanks so much Heidi x

The lovely green cut out leaves are also one of Simon's new exclusive dies and the sentiment is another new product in the exclusives range & in all honesty I love them all and you will be seeing more of them from me very soon.

Sorry for picture overload in this post peeps & I still have one more I want to share as today is the first time I have blogged since the horrific murder of one of our brave soldiers Lee Rigby on Wednesday. 
I am sure like everyone else I stared at the TV in horror, not quite believing what I had just seen & heard. I've displayed the Support Our Soldiers (SOS) ribbon & Help For Hero's badges in my sidebar for as long as I've had my blog showing my support for friends & family either serving or who have served in the British forces.
Jodie's friend Zack is currently on tour in Afghanistan & he was so upset & angry when Jode spoke to him on Wednesday night, Zack said the mood in camp went from upbeat & optimistic to one he hopes he will never experience again so they really need our support now more than ever. 
There is a collection in Lee Rigby's name for Help For Hero's if anyone wishes to donate to this worthwhile cause.
Rest in peace brave soldier.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Gorgeous cards Mandy, love the sparkle!!
    Have a great weekend!!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

  2. Goodness Mandy, you have been busy, such lovely cards. I couldn't pick a favourite if my life depended on it, love them both! Hugs Frea

  3. Wow Mandy. Both your cards are absolutely stunning.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  4. Awesome creations Mandy with beautiful designs. I just love the softness of the designs and colouring.
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  5. WOW WOW WOW!!! Both of your cards are MAGNIFICENT! I love the soft tones and gorgeous colouring! What a horrendous thing to do, I'm sending love and prayers to the family of Lee. Hugs, Brigitte

  6. OMG first and secon gorgeous,
    hugs Tamara

  7. Hallo,
    deine Karten sind mit soviel liebe Gestaltet einfach zauberhaft,so eine tolle Karte hätte ich gerne mal in meinen Händen,
    liebe Grüße Ulrike

  8. Hello Mandy,

    Wow this is so beautiful love your cards.

    Hugs Marrie

  9. Wow both of your card are absolutely stunning Mandy and the attention to detail shines through both creations all of the embellis are beautiful as are both images and coloured to perfection ......a beautiful post and so nice to include Help For Hero's l'm supporting them all the way xx

  10. Gooorgeous cards Mandy, they are simply stunning as usual. Great to have you at TRG.

  11. Both cards are beautiful Mandy, hugs Mary x

  12. Oh Golly, these are STUNNING and soooo pretty Mandy. Love your style! Nicola x

  13. Gorgeous cards, Mandy. I love the shape of the first one and the flower arrangement on the second is fabulous.
    Nikki x

  14. Two adorable card!

  15. Great cards Mandy! So you! Love all the embellishing you did and of course your coloring, it is amazing as always.

  16. Both your cards are gorgeous Mandy! Lovely colours and fab embellies! hugs, Marlies

  17. Absolutely fabulous, both cards are so pretty :o)
    Jackie xx

  18. I can sooo much relate to your feelings about the horrific murder of Lee Rigby!
    My brother in law serves as an officer in the U.S.Airforce and has served his country and many people/ civillians all over the world.
    Makes you wonder why no one stepped in to help the poor soldier!
    Maybe one person couldn't have done it, but there were so many people out there at that very moment and I just kept wondering if all those people would have acted as one man, maybe, just maybe the soldier could have been saved!
    I feel so sorry for his family too!

    Your cards are FAB as always!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Bye from the Netherlands,


  19. Both creations are so very beautiful! Loving the floral arrangement and those beautiful pins!
    xx Tracey xx

  20. Both cards are absolutely beautiful, Mandy! I love all your adorable details!
    Hugs, Anja

  21. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland Mandy
    with your gorgeous card.

    Pam x

  22. Totally gorgeous dripping with beauty both of these pieces and beautiful bows tied with perfection, thanks for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  23. A fab bright and cheerful Birthday card Mandy.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Birthday celebrations at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  24. Stunning cards Mandy, love all the beautiful details. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our special 4th Birthday challenge x

  25. Two stunning cards, the detail you get on there is amazing! I love them both!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  26. Absolutely deliciously gorgeous, Mandy - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 126 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x

  27. Gorgeous cards, your Magnolia card is perfect for our Christmas Challenge at Tilda's Town. Thanks for joining us
    hugs Louise

  28. Beautiful card
    Thank you so much for joining us at Alphabet challenges
    Hope to see you again

    hugs Shaz x

  29. Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  30. Hi Mandy, what a gorgeous card, I love your flower spray and your colouring is just fabulous, a stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxx

  31. Sorry my previous comment was done in error so please delete! Huge apolgies!
    Gorgeous card! Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sahring with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

  32. What a beautiful card and great creative use of flowers! Thank you for joining in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  33. Both cards are absolutely gorgeous Mandy...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  34. How pretty is this! I just love both cards- thank you so much for playing along at the Paper Shelter this week hugs Judith x

  35. Love your card.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenges.


  36. A cute make! Love the flower embellies!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  37. Fabulous cards! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x

  38. Adorable little angel card - love your white on white (or ivory on ivory!) embellishing - beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  39. WOW Mandy, both cards are absolutely stunning! Such sweet image and your embellishments are gorgeous, I love them both! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
    Hugs, Tammy

  40. Very pretty. Thanks for playing at Digi Haven.

  41. Superb Christmas card Mandy, gorgeous Tilda and I love your other card too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Tilda's Town Christmas Challenge this week. Hugs Teresa

  42. Wow Mandy these are bThankyou for joining in with the Allsorts 4th Birthday Challenge. I hope that you can pop by again. Jo xoth stunning pieces of work.

  43. Your cards are stunning as always Mandy!!
    I looooove the first one.. It's just perfect..
    Thanks for joining us in this weeek's Tilda's Town challenge..
    Hugs, Tina

  44. Beautiful cards, simply stunning! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,




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