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Sunday, 30 November 2008

It's Sunday

and its cold BRRR Well today I have ironing and cards on my agenda. I hope to have a bash at a couple of challenges too. I do love to take part, but, have been a bit busy lately to concentrate properly. I've added a blog hit counter this morning...aww bless I look like billy no mates ha ha It wil be great to watch it grow...wlel hopefully lol Have a great day all and thanks for stopping by xxxx

Friday, 28 November 2008

White on white with a hint of pink



Well I just couldn't resist doing this challenge today. The spec...white on white with a hint of pink..music to me ears as i LOVE LOVE LOVE white on white. I do a range in my Wedding designs white on white and have to say they it is my favourite 'colour' scheme! So here goes then, hope you like it. Im sure the photo wasnt good enough, it is quite sparkly here..well so am I after all that glitter LOL TFL mandi xxxx
[sorry all Ive really done is die cut and punch and glitr]
CHALLENGE HERE

Blog Candy


Mornign all from a dismal and wet Shanklin. I am about to go out but had to post this FAB candy being given by Bev...THANKS Bev.....here

There is more Candy from Joanne...HERE Thank you Joanne xx
And some from Val too...HERE Thanks to you too Val xx

Ila has a super candy on offer too...take a look here THANKS Ila xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Four Christmas cards today





Im on a roll ha ha After wasting about 5 attempts yesterday I have flown through them this morning...doesn't that drive you mad! It does me. Anyway here they are, they look bit better here I think mandi xx

Monday, 24 November 2008

DUH

Im getting nowhere fast here, Ive fathomed how to link to a challenge but I cant seem to get the link path to the challenge from my card.....bet its so stupid, well ok so am I lol xx

Dawny's Sketch "3


Enchanted Occasions: Dawny's Sketch "3

My card for the a FAB sketch by Dawny! Here, Now OK I dont think this is going to appeal to many if any lol But its really me and I thought Id be brave...yikes ha ha
The pink and green paper is DaisyD the fush pink is doodlebug velvet paper as is the spotted bw paper. The fnt on the greeting is Fabulous 50's, one I use a lot cos I really think it's 'cool' tfl [sorry if Ive hurt your eyes] xxxx


I have been tagged by Joey so I have to now rack my brains to supply 7 'interesting' facts about myself...well Im gonna fail miserably lol But here goes......

1) I married Steve in 1998, we spent our honeymoon on the QE2, visitng New York, Bermuda and the Carribean.
2) I have been making cards since early 2003 and ever since really developed into a business. It has grown ever since and now keeps me really busy, especially this time of the year....eh girls!
3) I enjoy reality shows!! [and proud of it ha ha] Big Brother, Celebrity Get me out of Here, etc
4) My favourite colour is pink!
5) I never learnt to type, as many of you that have read my blog will already know lol
6) I wear my heart on my sleeve, am sensitive, kind, considerate for others. Im a BIGworrier! I always try to look on the bright side and normally have a smile on my face! A joker...sometimes to my downfall!
7) Does this have to be the bestest...? lol erm...I LOVE shoes and have about 100 pairs, no less than that maybe 80/90

Thanks Joey for tagging me xx

Sunday, 23 November 2008


Oh WOW Thank you to Sue from http://scoopysstuff.blogspot.com/ for this award. Im so chuffed. This blogging has captured my attention since I joined this month. It's Thanks to Joey for 'making' me do a blog, never thoguth I woudl in a million years. Although to be fair I didnt really know what one was lol Thanks again Sue, your a great crafter and a great friend too xx

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Friday sketchers challenge


This is for a challenge, as below. I hoep I haven't deviated too much from the challenge sketch. Its a bit of a pink and flower overload...but hey I had fun LOL TFL mandi xx
Friday Sketchers challenge

Friday, 21 November 2008

Friday fun n games!

I decided to upload a slideshow, without much success. When I looked at the blog I actually had THREE on there ha ha. So sorted that out, had me slideshow up and running, but, only about 8 cards on there. I tried to add more, but, it just made more slideshows...gawd knows what Im doing..or not doing as the case may be lol Have a good Friday all, Im head down and grafting today xx

Pink Petticoat 17th Birthday


This is the fabulous pink petticoat, image and papers. HOTP brown background and prima flowers

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Christmas Wedding card





This is a boxed Wedding card i did for a client last year, they got married Christmas week and the brief was..glitter! Made my day hehe

Had to make a new baby card for an order. Know it isnt very ingenius but thought Id add it on here TFL xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Round the bend challenge

Here's my quick entry for the Round the Bend challenge. Forever Friends stiker, Doodlebug papers and circles
http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Hi everyone...I think I've sorted 2 things on my blog today! published some comments that were waiting approval, which I didn't realsie were there ha ha [apologies for that] I've also disabled the verfication word thingy, that is most frustrating isnt it. Hope I've done right, can soon change things around agan eh! Thanks for all the lovely comments, I'm so chuffed and rather humble comparing myself to all you fabulous bloggers! Have a good day xxxx

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Christmas and Birthday sketch challenge

Done for this weeks challenge on http://christmasandbirthdaycards.blogspot.com/ Stamp it 'Audrey' stamp and Doodlebug papers, prima flowers and a sizzlit scribble swirl
Had to do 3 wedding cards today, boxed. 2 were for the same couple. Here's a new design I thought of, which is handy cos Ive been doign the same one for ages lol Its daisies punched out fronm vellum and glittered strips Thanks for looking xx

Monday, 17 November 2008

Aww Im so chuffed to have been given an award from my lovely Scoopy...Thank you hun xx
I am passing it to....
http://artfullyila.blogspot.com/ for fabulous cards
http://curlygirlyme.blogspot.com/what a talented artist you are Kerry
http://littleprincesscards.blogspot.com/ your cards are exceptional Sarita
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/ for having such great sketches and my first yaaay
http://www.pinkpetticoat.blogspot.com/ for such inspirational designs..you#re a star Liz!

My first sketch challenge

..ooo Ive got butterflies lol Don't even know if I've done it right as I've not got a coloured in image. Used Basic Grey Scarlett's letter papers, then a Stampendous flower stamp WHOOPS I've done the wrong week...ah well never mind, hope it's ok to leave it here....can someone tell me?

Friday, 14 November 2008

E-X-CITED

Well triple excited really as my Martha Stewart punch has arrived. Left Illianois Tuesday this week..how mad is that lol Also got me extrenmded swirl so Im gonna play play play this afto
im home all day today as my Mini is being serviced, they are picking it up any minute! Got a few preps to do for my last Wedding Fare of the season tomorrow. Not much to do but always have a little tweak for ach one...as ya do!

Thursday, 13 November 2008







Finally made a few Crimbo cards this week...long way to go but at least its a start!
Hi everyone Been a gloomy old day here, chilly too. Had my nails done today. They are my own but would break without the gel on them so I go every 3 weeks. Made 3 cards for an order today and did some washing.......Life on the edge as always lol

Wednesday, 12 November 2008


DCWV, petloo daisy folded in half and a metal embelishment

All dressed up papers by DCWV, Sizzix shoe die and well just thrown together then!

DCWV All Dressed up papers again..I have loads of DCWV lol Then a bit of ripping n glittering and a metal embellishment thingy

OH its those papers again! and a buckle/slider and petaloo flower folded in half

Pink Petticoat [Love those PP designs] image, various flowers then the new Blk/whi christmas papers from Anita's




Aww felt a bit sad yesterday watching the QE2 leaving Southampton for Dubai. We've been lucky enough to have spent some fabulous times on her, including our honeymoon. The last holiday on her was this June, Mum and I went up to Norway which was absolutely amazing. Got some very special memories of our times onboard, of which I will treasure always.
Its the morning after the night before....night of the disasterous card party! 15 people were invited and 2 turned up LOL Kelly [silver jewellery maker] and I went loaded with jewellery and cards and laid it out all 'nice' and 2 people came! we were so deflated. Still i did get a lead for possibly a wedding invitation order so maybe all is not lost lol Kelly bless her made 3 sales, mind you once we gave the raffle prize we didnt actually leave the house on an 'up' ha ha
Off to Tesco today...deep joy. Did warn you my blogging ws gonna be interesting..........

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Well Im here, in the blogging world, but, I have to say I dont know why! Oh yes I do me ol' matey Joey convinced me its where I need to be, so here i am. Dont think for one minute my life is interesting enough to write anything, but, I will have a bash lol Not attempting cards yet, Im not brave enough!
Have a good day to anyone mad enough to look in hehe
mandi x

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