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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Tag It! Simon Says Stamp DT

Hello lovely peeps!
I have resigned myself to the fact that I am The Grinch this year due to my severe lack of Christmas spirit lol.
We are one week closer to the big day & I still haven't bought any presents or written any cards not to mention my lack of handmade cards that I should have created! I have however decorated the house as even though I'm not feeling my usual Christmas love, hubs loves Christmas as usual & has been itching to put the trees up.

 It's Wednesday which means ..........    

& this week our challenge is
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
We are showcasing
 products on our creations 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. 

I have created a tag for today's DT project using a Prima tag as my base & although I'm not usually an inky girl I did create the background by stamping some of Simon's lovely exclusive own brand stamps into my card stock in Versamark Watermark ink, and then embossing with clear embossing powder before using a variety of distressed inks blended over my images.

The lovely ice skates are from a Tim Holtz BigZ die which I have die cut and then coloured with my copics, and of course added a little sparkle to the blades.
The copic colours I've used are -
W6, W4, W2, W0 / C3, C1, C00, B0000
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 

Simon Says Stamp
The little acorns were collected by hubs while out walking Jester across the fields & have been dried and glued back in their caps, and the pretty flowers are by Prima.
I've used Simon's gorgeous Falling Snow & Falling Stars stencils with embossing paste & wanted the stars & snowflakes to stand out really well so I gently went over the paste with a white gel pen once dry.
I'm entering my tag in the following challenges -
 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - anything goes, The Sisters Of Craft - anything goes

My Etsy Shop
I'm off work on holiday this week so I am hoping to catch up on some much needed sleep & force myself to brave the Christmas shopping at last!
That's me finished for today peeps!
Thanks for stopping by


  1. this is wonderful!
    love it!

  2. Gorgeous tag Mandy, the colours and all the details are so pretty, fabulous layering and sparkle :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Love this Mandy - those ice skates are fabulous xxx

  4. What a truly delightful tag! Love the color combo and awesome layers, Mandy! Beautiful vintage style inspiration. <3

  5. This is yummy, Mandy! I didn't get the Christmas spirit until we went to a performance of the Messiah last week, and that did it for me. Love that panel of text and the doily underneath all your pretty embellies!

  6. hi Mandy! this tag is loaded with goodness, I adore the skates and the layers....fFAB! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  7. A gorgeous tag Mandy, I love the skates - a super background colours with such fabulous layers and details!!

    Heather xx

  8. WOW! How do you find the right colours and elements to layer? Everything on this tag is so pretty, the correct colours, shading and the correct elements. Perfect. LOVE them all.
    Gayatri xx

  9. Wow, your tag looks really fantastic.

  10. Beautiful tag, the background and all details are gorgeous!

  11. Terrific tag Mandy. Don't fret about all the merriment - you are entitled to a lttle easing off this year. Nicola x

  12. Gorgeous card Mandy! Expertly layered and I absolutely love the skates!

  13. Gorgeous! I love the joys feel of your TH inspired tag, with all those fun layers. Thanks for your visit and blessings!


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