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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Bling Bling! - Simon Says Stamp DT & Mini Candy Winner

Hello lovely peeps,
The weather here today is vile! We've got heavy rain & gale force winds and I'm sooooooo happy that I have a day off today & I can snuggle on the sofa with my tens machine and heat pillow on my poor shoulder. I love being at home on days like this :) My Christmas tree lights are twinkling, I'm warm & cozy, so very tired & fighting the urge to close my eyes as I have a huge pile of unopened parcels in need of sorting and wrapping & a pile of cards needing writing & posting. Guess who's worked way too many hours this past week but I am determined today I am finally going to get myself organised for Christmas :)

On to today's cards, I say cards as I have a few to share & -
& this week our challenge is
 i.e anything sparkly goes, glitter, gems, stickles, glimmer sprays and paints etc :-)

As it will be Christmas Day next Wednesday this challenge will continue for 2 whole weeks and will finish on New Years Day. SO there will be 2 $50 vouchers to give away !! Woo Hoo !! 

My lovely teamies & I are featuring Simon Says Stamps gorgeous exclusive products on our cards this week, if you have some we'd love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to enter our challenge.

On this little card I have sprayed some white paint and then I used the gorgeous Falling Snow stencil with glitter snow paste to give a really snowy effect. I cut the cute Layered Tree with Simon's Woodgrain cardstock, & as always you can find all the links are at the end of my post :)

I'm entering my card in the following challenge -
Make It Monday - anything goes

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with  2 x $50 vouchers for the fabulous 
Simon Says Stamp
Don't forget to visit the new SIMON SAYS STAMP STORE BLOG  for lots of fabulous inspiration, candy, and lots of  lovely new or featured products.
I've been playing with lots of Simon's gorgeous exclusive goodies and here is a few more "flat cards" I've created to try and keep down postage costs. I'm so glad I did create some flat cards as Royal Mail have already had far too much of my wages lol.
I love the kraft & white combination this year & the Falling Snow stencil is a firm favourite of mine as you can see :)
 Ho Ho Ho stencil & Maryanne Snowflake
Falling Snow stencil & Layered Tree with Woodgrain cardstock.
 Falling Snow stencil & Merry Christmas die with Penny Blacks Fantasy Tree.
Last but not least the beautiful Eliza & Kate snowflakes.

As promised I have selected a winner for my mini candy with the help of Random.Org, and the winner is
* Tamara*
Congrats hunny, please email me your name and full postal address including the country you live in and I will pop your pins in the post :)
That's it for me for today lovely peeps, it's time I tackled this present and card mountain & another two parcels have arrived while I've been typing my post so I'm sat here looking at a very large box wondering what on earth I've bought because I can't remember lol.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Very lovely Christmas cards...especially the pink ones are looking soooooo cute! :)


  2. P.S. Congrats to Tamara! :)

  3. WOW, Mandy! You made a lot of cards! They are all beautiful! :)

  4. Gorgeous cards Mandy ,,, my goodness you have been busy !! :-) all of them are fabulous :-)

    I have been making mine as flat as possible too but they are still all in the 2nd level postage ,, next year one layer flat ones ,,, haha :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. so wonderful cards !! love the pink ones

  6. Wowzer! I can't stop looking at these gorgeous cards! Just added to my wishlist the falling snow stencil, too. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  7. What an amazing and stunning collection of cards!! Each one has such special interest, but the first one reminds me of a snowglobe with snow flying all around! Beautiful!!!

  8. Your cards are stunning i do love that snow flake stencil and its on my growing wish list as is the snowflake dies ! and get the idea! hugs Andrea x

  9. Beautiful card Mandy, a gorgeous design and fabulous colour scheme - your elements are stunning!!

    Heather xx

  10. Just love that first pink confection, and of course, all the others, too! Such special cards, Mandy!

  11. O Mandy thank you so much!!!!
    Hugs to all

  12. Gorgeous cards, Mandy! I love the snowy backgrounds that you used! :)

    Merry Christmas!
    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Love your gorgeous snowy cards Mandy

  14. Wow Many what a gorgeous collection of cards!! All so creative, love all of them. The snowy texture and wonderful designs you created for each are wonderful but the first pink one is my favorite!!

  15. Hi Mandy....long time overdue visit!!! Been spending quality time with all 3 grandkids...yes 3 in one year is super amazing even tho one is 6 years old but new to us and love him so!!!!! Took some time to say Merry Christmas to my dear friends:)). I absolutely LOVE all your pretty cards!!! You have inspired me so this past year and I am excited to see more in 2014:)))
    Hope you also find happiness each day even tho you face challenges. God bless!!!
    Mary lou

  16. Happy for you Tamara!!!

    Wonderful Die cuts.. I love dies.. and These are wonderful dies used!!! And those snowflakes are stunning!! the flat cards are the best to send in the mail.!! I make a few of those also.. And it doesn´t take so much time either!!
    Merry Christmas Mandy!! Hope you all get a wonderful Christmas!! Big hugs from me! :o)

  17. Your cards are all so beautiful. I really like how you have misted and created snow.

  18. Awesome cards! You have some great toys to play with! I enjoy Simon Says Stamp challenges. Congrats to your lucky winner of the mini candy! Happy Holidays to you!

  19. Hi Mandy, what a gorgeous selection of cards, just love them all!!!! all the best to you and yours!!!!


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