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Thursday 21 May 2015


Hello lovely peeps,
I have just a quick post to share tonight & am sending my apologies for leaving my little blog idle  this past week.
Some of you will already know that my beautiful mum passed away last Thursday at the age of 65, leaving us all very shocked and heartbroken.
My mum was my number one fan and kept every handmade item I created for her, even my feeble attempts at card making when I started this hobby we love. Mum always read my blog & was so proud of me designing for the wonderful Simon Says Stamp.
I know if my mum could she would be telling me to dry my tears, publish some blog posts, get out my copics and make something beautiful :)
I will be back with you all soon

Gareth, Mum & Jodie

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Little Cupcakes & Tilda With Heart Phone - Simon Says Stamp DT

Hello lovely peeps!
It's been a funny old week here, lots to take in and adjustments to be made as one of my babies is going to be leaving muma & flying the nest! They are both all grown up (26 & 22) & I'm just not good at cutting those apron strings, I kind of like my babies, most of the time lol.

Today I have two cards to share in two different styles! One is CAS & the other is more ummm, Mandy style lol.
It's Wednesday which means ..........    

& this week our challenge is
Inspiration Colour Swatch

Isn’t this ‘Sweet Treats’ Color Combination lovely !
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

We are showcasing our very own SIMON SAYS STAMP EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.

Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 

Today's DT card features some of Simon Says Stamps cute little cupcakes stamps and dies from the Love Labeled stamp & dies set. I have used all the colours in the colour swatch on this little card & I also took inspiration from the cupcake picture theme. 
I think I'm finally getting the hang of CAS as I didn't sit agonising for ages worrying it looked too plain & wanting to put "just a few" flowers on it lol.
I have used Simon Says Stamp Mint, Cotton Candy & Surf Blue card stock and Doll Pink & Audrey Blue ink pads to stamp with (all linked at the end)
The copic colours I've used are -
RV55, RV52, RV10 / E33, E31, E30 / BG13, BG10, BG000
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 

Simon Says Stamp
  I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Loves Rubber Stamps - add a sentiment, Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes, Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes, Not Just Cards - anything goes, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - use SSS brand products, Sparkle N Sprinkle - anything goes with glitter,

My second card today features one of Magnolia new Tilda's from the World Wide Web collection and she is cute little Tilda With Heart Phone.
 I've raided my stash to make this card and have used some old Magnolia papers which I seem to be hoarding as I have loads :)
The flowers are also from my stash & a mix of Magnolia, Kort & Godt, Prima & Wild Orchid & naturally my favouite Leanna butterfly has fluttered onto this card.
 The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R12,  hair - E44, E43, E41, clothes - C3, C1, C00 / B23, B21, B000, shoes - B24, B23, B21

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
City Crafter - flowers,  Deep Ocean - flowers, Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything goes with flowers, Scrap Creations - anything goes, Card Mania - pearls & swirls, Craft-Dee Bowz - anything goes with a hand tied bow, Crafting From The Heart - anything goes, Craft Your Passion - anything goes, Cutie Pie - layer it up, Get Creative - for the ladies / Mothers Day, Love To Scrap - stitching,
There is just one more thing before I go and that's to announce the winner of my stickpins giveaway which is -

Congrats Nicola, please email me ( your full postal address and I will pop your pins in the post.
That's me finished for today peeps, thanks for stopping by

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