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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas & got to spend time relaxing with your loved ones.
I am still full of this horrible cold that is doing the rounds & had a lovely Christmas Day but was also very happy to see everyone leave by 7 pm as I was desperate for a hot bath & snuggle in my pj's.

It's Wednesday which means -
& this week our challenge is
Anything Goes
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. 

My fabulous teamies & I are featuring
Lindy's Stamp Gang logo

 goodies on our cards this week. You don't have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we'd love to see them.

This week I have chosen to feature the Lindy's Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz which I have spritzed over the whole card for that lovely silver shimmer.
I started creating this card a couple of weeks ago but what with Christmas & being ill never got around to finishing it so I changed my plan & created it really simply as the last thing I wanted to do was force my aching body to sit at my desk & finish making this card, but I managed it, eventually!

After having the pretty Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die for a few years & not using it I am getting my money's worth this year & have used it again :) 
 I coloured the Poinsettia using a selection of pink distress inks & then die cut it a second time and inked some additional large Poinsettia leaves with pinks & grey inks to build it up more.
I die cut SSS's Believe & glittered it, & also die cut a few of the pretty Maryanne snowflakes. I used Simon's Falling Stars stencil over the whole background before adding the embellishments & then added a few pearls to finish.

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
 Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Shopping Our Stash - Winter Wonderland, Sunny Day Crafting - anything goes, Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes, Unicorn - add glitter, Crafty Boots - Winter Wonderland, Incy Wincy - non traditional Christmas colours, Stamps & Fun - Christmas, The Crazy Challenge - anything goes, 613 Avenue Create - anything goes, Addicted To Stamps - snowflakes, {PIN}inspirational - photo inspiration

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


  1. Gorgeous card Mandy, the whole design of this is so pretty :-) love the way you made the poinsettia, absolutely stunning!

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, hope 2017 is a great one :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. Gorgeous card!
    Happy New Year!
    lots of hugs

  3. Stunning design, Mandy! Love the patterns and design :)

    Happy New Year!
    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. I really love this frosty pink Christmas card, thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Lorraine DT

  5. Hello Mandy, thank you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Unicorn Challenge. The card has been beautifully constructed and I just the colours. Hope you will be feeling better soon. Jennifer DT member x

  6. Such a gorgeous card, love the poinsettia! Thank you for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting!
    ~DT Sherry x

  7. wow fabulous

  8. Stunning card Mandy. I love the paper you have used for your poinsettia, it gives a great splash of colour to your otherwise white card. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Boots Winter Wonerland Challenge.


  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. This is gorgeously sweet Mandy. I hope your cold is improving. May 2017 be a Happy and Healthy year for you and yours. Nicola x

  11. Very pretty
    Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting x

  12. Mandy, this is absolutely gorgeous. Your work sprinkles my heart with sunshiny happiness.. it always has. :) I hope you are feeling better, my friend. I am thankful for you and wish you everything beautiful in the year ahead. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  13. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes ,Ellen

  14. so sparkly, love the large poinsettia.

  15. A pretty card - thanks for joining in with the Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Sarah DT -

  16. Hi Mandy, hope you're feeling better. I was sick before & during Christmas too ~ it came on so fast but it is taking its sweet time in leaving!!! Hugs to you! I LOVE the poinsettia card! I don't know what you had planned when you started it but I can't imagine it being any more beautiful than it is now. Thanks for sharing it with us all.

  17. What a great card. I could have sworn I commented on this card but don't see it anywhere. I love the flower and the design of this card. Great job. Thank you so much for joining us this week at our ATG challenge. And we hope you will come back again next week to play along.
    Linda DT TTCRD

  18. Oh my goodness--I've never seen a more beautiful poinsettia! I could just sit & stare at this card, Mandy! Your work always inspires me!

  19. This card is so beautiful. Your poinsettia is so pretty...loving the colours yu used on it.
    I like the design of this card too.

  20. Stunning make , thanks for playing at {PIN}spirational Challenge Lisa DT

  21. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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