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Saturday, 31 January 2009

2 Challenges for this card.....

FAB sketch and DT cards, goes without saying really. Ive used my gorjus Dexter Bear. Ive combined the Charisma challenge for the colours to do the sketch. The DT creations are GREAT over there too As the theme was black and white and one other colour...well pink everytime for me lol I kept him plain, have glittered him in the shadow areas, the edge of the matt is glittered as is it on the sentiment. Thansk for a fab sketch...I messed up so have jiggled the 2 strips...sorry TFL mandi xx OH when I was planning this card in my head I decided I'd try the faux stitching look round the edges as it goes with Dex's jumper...whoops glittered n forgot DUH!
Sketch Saturday here
Charisma Chal here

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Papertake Challenge for this week

Well Ive had a bash at the Papetake weekly challenge here

Another FAB sketh byt the equally FAB Dawny. I dont like the greeting at all, its only fixed on lightly cos Im gonna change it...but to what I dont knwo yet lol, TFL mandi xoxox
Ive used...
Docrafts stamp, Bittersweet papers from Basic Grey and the flowers are Hydrangeas by Prima

Mojo Monday challenge

Fab sketch over on Mojo Monday Here is my take on it. I have to say it was mega quick as I have to get it in the post today! [you knwo how it is eh lol] A pack of 3d embellies I found are just right for my iccle cousin Grace. Its so plain though, got out of the habit of plain backgrounds, dunno why this one sneaked in lol TFL mandi xoxox

An Award and....

I have to give 10 honest facts about myself..Oh dear, this has taken some thought! I then have to pass it onto 7 peeps...sorry guys LOL My agenda for today is to make some cards for challenges, been making but only for orders so have a bit of time today for myself so will have a bash...well thats the plan! Pouring here today Have a good day stay dry mandi xoxox

1] I have absolutely ZERO confidence, in myself or anything I do! Am getting slightly better in my 'creations' but not much lol
2} I try to please too many people resulting in getting myself in a pickle
3} I wear my heart n my sleeve and can be a bit over sensitive
4} I am able to say what I think....not to the point of rudeness [I hope] but I would much rather be honest and up fornt
5} Im 5'8" wish I wasnt so tall as I LOVE shoes and have loads of high ones so I become a GIANT ha ha
6} LOVE animals.....would love a small holding, with a cow, couple of sheep, a horse, chickens but for now my 2 doggies are enough....OH and Charlie my African Grey parrot
7)Blimey arent these bor-ring!!! I value my friendships and I strive to be a good one back..I hope I am!!
8) I am a the point I don't know when to shut up at times which makes me cringe, but, still my mouth seems to open LOL
9) Did I say I LOVE shoes ha ha I have over 80 pairs
10) Finally I havent left the best til last, cos right now I cant think of one ROFL erm.....I LOVE pink...especially with orange!

Now, I see a lot of my buddys have been given this so I will give that a bit of thought later too.....sorry x

Sunday, 25 January 2009


Morning everyone, Ive been tagged by Joey to post a photo form my puter of the 6th photo in my 6th folder....well David Bailey I am not but! lol Here is of course one of my dogs, Belle PHEW! as I do have a few hidieous ones of meself Id had to have cheated...cheated who said that LOL. TFL Have a good day mandi xoxo PS...the bright stuff in the pic is...SUNSHINE!!!!! remember that English girlies lol

Friday, 23 January 2009

I had a brilliant find today!

Was looking in a few storage boxes for somethign this morning and came across somethign very exciting...a set of Promarkers..I know!!!!!!!! Cant hardly believe it myself lol I purchased form Letraset in a 'bundle' at NEC quite a few years back now. Never used the of knwo hw it is eh girlies ha ha So I have been instructed by the Scoopyliscious one she eants a creation on my blog this afto...mad fool LOL Hope you all keeping warm n dry mandi xoxo

Thursday, 22 January 2009

An Award!

Ive been given this award from the lovely Scoopy [Sue to her friends hehe]Bless her im chuffed to bits...THANK YOU hun. So I shall now pass it onto 5 peeps I have recently 'found' in this wonderful world of blogging! Thanks to all of you though cos you are ALL such a huge inspiration mandi xoxo

Jill here cos you are so hilarious, interesting and talented, eventhough you say its well hidden lol xoxo

Ali here Your cards are so beautiful xoxo

Terrie here Cos your work is amazing! xoxo

Mercy here only just discovered your incredible blog...with such breath taking cards xoxo

Kelly here Fantastic
work I spent ages looking at your cards xoxo

Thansk agian all of you and everyone else mandi xx

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Not for a challenge

...after using those Papermania Spring Burst papers yesterday I thought Id use them for another card today. I did consider adding a bit more but Im a blank space fan, so haven't LOL Sorry it's a bit boring for you all to see another one, but, you dont have to look...Close your eyes NOW ha ha ha Chilly here I am, started a cold Deep joy! Sniff n hugs me xxxx

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Cup Cake Challenge for this week

Over here is this weeks challenge sketch. Looks nice and simple but once you start layering it is so effective. Not added a sentiment as Im not sure what I'll use it for...or may even leave it plain. Hope you like mine TFL Hugs xx

Papermania Spring Burst papers in purpel, lime and white shades. a Penny Black 'Blowy flower' as I call them but its called 'Lace flower' by them! Ive used various flower punches, then shaped them so that they are slightly 3d. I added elements of glamour dust here n there cos I dont seem to beable to do a card without it lol

Papertake Challenge 'Shape up'

Over here there is this weeks use 3 shapes on your card. Well I've had this idea floating around in my head for a while, now it hasn't turned out as good as I pictured, but, I thought I won't waste all the bling and throw it! So my 3 shapes...Square, Heart, Circle...Hope you like it TFL Hugs mandi xx

Anna Griffin paper, sentiment form puter, the swirl I drew from a Crafters Workshop stencil, all the rest is from my stash!

Monday, 19 January 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge

Well Im glad to say I do feel Im getting my 'whatever' Id lost back!!! lol At least Ive made 2 cards today...whoopeedoo! So its for here Must say its a great sketch, I love the pink they draw them in lol Great DT cards, I have been looking at them so much, they are gorgeous..
Well here's mine anyways..OH cripes the glitter looks is orange to match honest!!

K&Co Young girl paper, the stamp I don't know cos she doesnt have a name,,,,AWW but I love her and use her lots. Fancied a nestis frame instead of a full circle, not sure it's dead perfect but maybe no one will notice lol I used my Doodlebug fabby glitters and the tiny square I drew the lines with my own hand ha ha ha TFL xx

Sketch and Stash Challenge #2

Fab sketch this morning over on here. FB DT cadrs of course, such a lovely sketch to follow. Hope you like my take on it TFL hugs mandi xx

My ingredients...
Rubber Stampede 'Magic of you' rubber stamp, stamped in black Stazon, Dovecraft fairy paper...cant think what the stack is called [Ive chosen this stack cos eventhough I love it Ive enevr used it!],Glamour dust of course lol, then sentiment I just printed on the puter

Friday, 16 January 2009

Spoonful of Sugar challenge

This week it's Paper Piercing here over on the FAB Spoonful of Sugar challenge
I do love that technique as it enables a perfect match for any background paper etc.

Th bit that i got excited over is when I cut out the trousers, I thought WHEY HEY they look like a Ive left it ha ha Hope you like it too TFL hugs mandi xx

Stuff used...
Enchanted paper from Craftwork cards, Doodlebug beetle black swiss dots PP Lola Rose image [LOVE those girlies]] Prima flowers and bling gems

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Card for Grandfather

Well here is my card for 'our honoury guest' Tina from high hopes, Grandfather
I have sent it, hope it reaches there in time. Thank you Tina, for letting us share in your Grandfather's Birthday......Hugs xx

Monday, 12 January 2009

My Challenge for........

Friday Sketchers challenge site here
Well I've not had much inspo this start of 2009, seem to beable to faff for /england, but, hey things can only get better LOL The slightly skew wiff charm is stright now btw! ha ha
So here is my card for the Friday Sketch challenge. Fabulous sketch by Kristine as are the DT cards...Thanks guys! Hope you like mine Hugs xx** Since the photo I have glittered the moon, always do but forgot before I took piccy **

Stuff I used.....Basic Grey papers Sultry.....Crafty Bitz charms.....Prima flowers....greeting just done on computer and the stamp is [one of me favs] Rubber Stampede 'moonlight fairy'

Sunday, 11 January 2009


Aww me mate Scoopy has given me an award for my blog..I dont really deserve it cos Ive been so slap dash in making cards since Christmas.....despite good intentions. What is it about making a NY resolution to ......blah blah blah we all know we wont stick to it LOL. Anyways Thanks hun, right back at cha!
I nominate to give my award to [although you ALL deserve it]

Super inspo
Kim FABBY cards
Tabatha Not just because you did a shoe card LOL
Michelle For the beautiful subtle colouring
I so enjoy popping over to your many hours do we all spend blog hopping..well Im not counting Hugs xx

Thursday, 8 January 2009

New Baby card

Nothing exciting, but, I made this just now and thought Id put it on my blog, to show I am doing something ha ha The skirt part of the dress has a layer of vellum over it and the little flower and perfect pearl dots which Ive glittered of course!xx

Blog candy alert

Kim over on her blog here is offering a chance to win a fabby lot of candy, until the 31st Jan 2009. Thanks Kim, it looks lush...Good luck everyone xx

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Cupcake challenge GLITTER

Well the fact Im always covered n glitter I just couldn't resist entering this weeks challenge over on Cupcake challenge site here
I can't really photograph that great but Ive paper piecered the dress stamp from DCWV All Dressed up Paper and glittered it! Thanks for looking xx

Couple of Quick cards

Blimey it's cold today! Went to Morrisons first thing and my little car said it was -0.5 degrees bbbrrrrr Still we are much luckier than other parts of the country that are knee deep in snow! Well here are a couple of mega quick cards. Im getting back in the swing of non Crimbo cards for my general 'stock' I'll add a few more as I make them....I hope lol Keep warm Hugs xxxx
Products used......
Top piccy..Basic Grey 'Offbeat' and the stamp is Penny Black, i call them blowy flowers hehe
The other piccy is again BG but 'Eva' then a Stampendous daisy that I have stamped to death cos I love it!

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Blog candy from Rach

Rach is offering some FAB candy here, Thank you Rach, you are very generous. the candy offer is running until 10th January..Good Luck everyone!
I absolutely love popping onto your blog, your cards are an inspiration, albeit totally out of my league! Hugs xx

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year you all. I hope it is a happy and healthy not to mention creative one for you all
Loadsaluv mandi xx

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