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Wednesday 18 May 2016

Fun With Felt! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
I am running a little late today so I will get straight down to business!
It's Wednesday which means -
& this week our challenge is
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
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. 

 This week my lovely teamies & I are featuring our own gorgeous 
   goodies on our cards. You don't have to use them to enter our challenge but we'd love to see them if you do.
For this challenge I have used Simon's lovely Plush Charmed Heart wafer dies from the lovely Spring Plush release along with various coloured felt.

Don't worry & think you can't use these dies as you aren't great at sewing as these dies do pretty much all the work for you :) You just need to thread your needle and sew along the die cut holes so all the stitches are perfectly neat & even.
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 

Simon Says Stamp

The white hanging heart was inspired by my lovely Emma Bridgewater pottery heart baker.
I die cut two hearts in white felt & also one in white card which I sandwiched between the felt hearts before sewing to make it more sturdy, & I added a seed bead to each stitch before adhering the hearts.

My pink heart is padded as I wanted to make it into a pin cushion & I've die cut several of the embellishment dies which are in this set before using a blanket stitch to edge this little heart. 

I also have a card to share with you today which I created for a custom order.
I created a wedding card for this couple last year and my customer was so pleased with it that he wanted a special handmade card for their first wedding anniversary as well.
I've used one of Simon's lovely butterflies on this card along with the anniversary sentiment, & their names were computer generated.
The techniques I used on this card were punching, die cutting & embossing & I gently inked my paper edges with distress ink for that pretty tinge of blue.

Apologies the photos aren't the best I struggled to take these as quickly as possible when I hurt my back.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes with a bow,  Not Just Cards - anything goes.Our Crafty Corner - anything goes, The Paper Nest Dolls - anything goes,  Creative Moments - anything goes, Inspiration Destination - anything goes, The Paper Shelter - charming, The Crafty Addicts - anything goes/add a sentiment, Cuttlebug Mania - May Flowers, Crafting For All Seasons - embossing, Crafty Creations - monochromatic, Fab 'n' Funky - no design papers, Little Red Wagon - blooming fun, The Sisterhood Of Crafters - no design paper.
That's me finished for today, thanks for stopping by


  1. I love the pin cushion idea Mandy! these would make fabulous little gift ideas!! LOVE them :-)
    Gorgeous card too, I am sure Nick and Donna will love it! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. That adorable heart with tiny hearts is so cute, Mandy - love your inspiration for it! And WOW for that anniversary card, too!

  3. Beautifully coloured adorable cards Mandy, lovely designa for the gorgeous colouring of the adorable images and lovely Wedding cards for the beautiful colouring with super details!!

    Heather xx

  4. The felt hearts are so soft and beautiful, Mandy! Your wedding card is absolutely pretty. Love all the details.
    Gayatri xx

  5. Mandy, everything you create is pure magic. I feel as though I've said that before... probably countless times, but I cannot help it. Every visit to your sparkly blog feels magical, filling my heart with inspiration. All of your projects are gorgeous and I am not surprised your customer wanted a special custom anniversary card. He's a smart cookie and knows to give his love the absolutely best in all things, which naturally includes custom cards by your sweet self. :o) Thank you for being a ray of sunshine in my days!

    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Stunning, Mandy! Love how you decorated these!! :D

  7. Just STUNNING Mandy! What a beautiful work of art! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘NO DESIGNER PAPER’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. A beautiful card Mandy, love the design and soft delicate tones. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Moments.

  9. Very beautiful Mandy! Thank you for joining the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Donna (DT)

  10. Ooh I LOVE Emma Bridgewater. Gorgeous inspiration and I can totally see that in your lovely felt hearts. Your card is delish and oh so perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for playing along with Fab 'n' Funky this week in our 'No Designer Papers' challenge. Perfect entry. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  11. What a gorgeous card you've made! So elegant. Love the white and soft blue.
    And the beautiful little glass shaped charm at the bottem.

    Thanks for joinig the PaperShelter challenge!

    Hugs, Monique Dt TPS

  12. Cant believe I missed this post, love those hearts they are really pretty and your card is just WOW ! It is stunning, I love the white on white with just a hint of colour and I am absolutely in LOVE with that gorgeous ribbon and the matching stickpin :)
    Hugs, Kaz x

  13. Wow what a stunning card, love the colours.Thanks for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, hope you will join us again and good luck. Jean DT XX

  14. What beautiful projects mandy them all
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BOwZ and good luck
    Tracey X

  15. Beautiful Hearts and card. Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Nest Dolls Challenge.
    Cindy DT

  16. Fabulous card design, love the bps and charm. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  17. The card is so pretty! Loving the white and spots, so elegant! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
    Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

  18. Stunning card Mandy and how cute the felt makes!

  19. Absolutely gorgeous, love it!
    Wendy xx


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