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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Anything Goes! - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
I can't decide if it's cold today or if I am cold because I'm tired but I've given in & put the heating back on to warm the house up even though it's almost July!

I spent a very long day at Southmead Hospital in Bristol yesterday as one of my sisters needed an operation & the specialist consultants are based there so we had to get up at 4.30am to set off & check in by 7am! I knew her surgery was going to take approximately 4 hours so I stamped some images, packed my copics & flask of coffee as I thought I would do some colouring to occupy my mind while she had surgery. Bad idea! I didn't get one image coloured as I had parked in their multi storey car park & chose a space where I had lots of natural daylight so in theory it would have been a perfect place to sit and colour! Wrong! I hadn't even thought about the movement of parked cars every time a car drives past & my car was literally rocking & I was being bounced around inside making colouring incredibly difficult & I wished I'd taken a book to read instead lol.
Thankfully my sisters surgery went well although it will be many weeks before she makes a full recovery, but looking on the bright side she's now looking forward to the Summer off work to recuperate when she leaves hospital :)

It's Wednesday which means -
& this week our challenge is
Anything Goes!
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 some fabulous
   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.
Today's card was created for my friend Ali who's birthday was yesterday, & Ali loves the Art Impression images so I knew this one would be perfect for her.  

I have again used Simon's beautiful Hydrangea petals dies and this time paired them with my lovely MS punched Hydrangea flowers.
 The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R30, hair - C3, C1, BV000, B0000, dress - BG34, BG23, BG10 / N5, N3, earrings - N5, N3, N1, tights - E33, E31, E30, balloon - BV01, BV11, BV000

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 -
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 Crafty Addicts - anything goes.

I'm about to update my Etsy store as my last lot of cards were snapped up so quickly that I've had a few messages from lovely people asking for more.

That's me finished for today, thanks for stopping by


  1. Great coloring, and those flowers are beautiful! (And I just love that sentiment... perhaps because I've had a few too many 29th birthdays myself.) :-)

  2. Hi Mindy! For the record...I see nothing wrong with continually celebrating one's 29th birthday. I finally switched to celebrating anniversaries of my 39th birthday (so it would be a tad more believable...LOL) I love the color scheme you chose...her blue hair goes perfectly with her dress. Hee hee hee. Thank you for having me as the spotlight designer this month at SSS! Hugs,

  3. Gorgeous, Mandy! This image and sentiment always made me giggle :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Gorgeous card Mandy, I love the image, how fab is she!! the colours and whole design are beautiful and I love the flower embellies, very lovely :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. Hello my lovely sweet friend. sorry I've not been by in a while - life got in my way a bit. I love this card, such a fabulous image and your colour choices are, as always just perfect! Will try and get round to an email soon. lol Glad your sister's surgery went well, I wish her a speedy and full recovery. Big hugs darlin! xxxxxx

  6. Awesome fun card! Hope your sister recovers quickly. Enjoy the rest of the week! :)

  7. What a fantastic sentiment, and of course, a gorgeous card, as always, Mandy!

  8. sooo pretty Mandy, I am luvin the polka dotted dress!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  9. This is so fun Mandy - I LOVE the way you coloured her!

    Caryn xxx

  10. Mandy, What a fun card! I just love your little gal... and her polka-dotted dress. :)

  11. I cannot stop laughing..this is way TOO cute!! Such a fun card!
    Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July!
    Crafting with Creative M

  12. Oh I bet your friend just loved this card, Mandy! AI is right up the road from me--fun seeing people all over the world use their images! Hope your sister has a complete recovery.


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