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Friday, 27 February 2009

Had a bit of a find today.....

Was chatting on the phone with me mate Scoopy. We were talking craft per!! ha ha She has recently per-chased some fabby Prismacolor pencils. We were discussing if I needed them! Well suddenly she says, they used to be called Karisma...something in my mind went 'DING' and I scooted over to my drawers and low and behold what I got about 50of........Karisma pencils..How cool is that ROFL
The story....
My GORGE [as of NOW] hubby, Steve bought me these pencils back in the dark ages...about 1992! Well Id never really even sharpened them. These have somehow lasted 3 house moves and across they came to the Isle of Wiget with me.....
Needless to say they are now beautifully sharpened and in pride of place on my desk!
Rang Steve told him he is officially THE bestest hubby in the whole world ha ha
Have a good night all...will try use them after the weekend as I got a hectic one
mandi xoxox

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Blog to visit

For any of you that haven't already visited my buddy Lisa needs to NOW lol
Lisa is a FAB card maker, not to mention all her other talents..
She is a newer bloggger, so needs ore friends LOL

Pop over and say Hi, you wont be disappointed

mandi xx

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

2 awards

2 awards one apology...cos me buddy Scoopy passed me this heart award a few days ago and I havent had chance to accept it..very rude of me sorry hun and THANK YOU xx If any of you havent popped over to Scoopys blog then you MUST she is sooooo modest and yet her work is fabulous!

The other is from Terrie...WOW Terrie Thank you too hun, your blog is sooper dooper, I LOVE popping over there, so for you to say my blog is lovely makesme feel very humble! You gave me TWO awards..sorry misread! BIG THANKS xx

I dont actually deserve anything right now as Im rather slacking on the card front cough cough sorry but I'm starting to enter the wedding fare season and its taking up my time atm...on that note can I just ask that any of you that pop over here please acceot either of these awards for yourself...or both Cos you are a very special part of my blog life THANK YOU
Have a good evening all
mandi xoxox

Thursday, 19 February 2009

An award

Aww my iccle Finland Jill friend has given me an says Friend and it has a heart so I presume she lubs me No getting it out of it now babe, its in writing LOL FANKS hun..right back at cha!
I am now calling you the 'LINK QUEEN' [or not, but who need em eh Babe]

I know I have to pass this on but Im about to skidaddle so I pass it on later

Have a good evening all mandi xoxox

Im slacking.....

...on challenges this week!! I am doing the first Wedding fare of the season today so have been prepping for that. Can't believe it's come round already, the last one was back in November...where does the time go? I am keeping up to date with all your amazing projects so dont think Ive disappeared...
Spring is certainly round the corner I feel...
Have a good day all mandi xoxox

Saturday, 14 February 2009

2 cards 2 challenges

My Time to Craft GOLD here
Spoonful of Sugar Doodledo here

I had to make 2 cards, for 2 friends, sisters...same Birthday but 4 years aoart. they have very different tastes. One Oriental partcular the buddha and the other more 'Goth'
They fit 2 challenges even though these are DEF no skill cards...even peel offs have made an apperance, something I never use nowadays.

Hope you're all having a good day
TFL mandi xoxox

Special 'LOVE' award today for 2 special people

My 'newer' but special friend Joey.
It's Thanks to Joey...yes I do mean that lol that I have found my way into Blogland and I can't thank her enough. So by way of a teeny tiny Thank you I give you this LOVE award. your blog is amazing, your 'ramblings' are a great read and I love visiting and admiring your incredible work everyday.....
So from the bottom of my heart..THANK YOU

me xoxox

My second nomination..ha ha I sound like Im on Big Brother LOL goes to my very special Scoopy! who has become an extremely special person to me, albeit our friendship has only really been going strong for about a year. you brighten my days and have changed my life! I cherish every moment of our friendship and I know that we will stay friends FOREVER..

So please accept this award for your hilarious blog and stunning cards

Luff ya hun

me xoxox

PS...SLOP over for another year at least ROFL going back to me usual 'kind' wit now!

Wednesday, 11 February 2009


Sometimes Im sure Im on another planet!
I also made this Anniversary card am adding this to the ABC challenge here
for the theme 'Anniversary'
Same design as Ive done before,but bigger scale and boxed

TFL mandi xx

Artzy Girlz challenge

Ive had to make a quick Anniversary card and am going to take advantage and enter it into Arty Girlz 'Flowers' here
Im almost certain this paper is K&Co in one of those bumper kits QVC sell and then I used my Sizzix Decorative swirl and various punches
TFL WISH I could take better photos!! boo hoo
Have a good day all mandi xoxox

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Forever Friends challenge

I have to make a few Valentine's cards and what better to put on them than the Forever Friends bears...they are so cute! I teamed him up with Doodlebug papers. TFL mandi xx

Monday, 9 February 2009

Another challenge

Over here is another fab design and DT cards. I needed to do a teenage card and used the rather lush new downloads from Charmed Crafts here
I do think I may add TEENAGER tomorrow, I prefer things to be not as symetrical as this so i may add it vertically up the left hadn side. Will cut it out and try it tomrrow. If I do I'll amend the piccy...can you sleep with the excitement ROFL mandi xoxox


Whoo hoo Ive been given an award from the ever so talented Susie over here. Susie designs some totally FABULOUS dies, go check out her blog for more info. She is soooo multi talented
Thanks again Susie xx

Im passing the award to...

Debs...your blog is so inspirational
Viv your cards are FAB hun
Jill cos you are so clever...nto to mention ALIVE lol
Lisa Im new to your blog but not your are amazing!
Scoopy cos you are funny and talented...not nec in that order lol

FAB new WOJ stanps

...AND the best bit is the lovely Katrina is offering a set of the new stamps! How cool is that! pop over to her FAB blog here to read more

Thursday Sugarbowl challenge

Over here on Sugarbowl challenge the spec is to create a love themed much luurrrv in the air atm...dunno why LOL Anyways here is mine..

I paper pierced Dexter's jumper to match the paper strip behind him. I took a HUGE plunge and did faux stitching round the chuffed with myself LOL I know its VERY crudely done compared to the lovely sticthing you ladies do but hey ho its a start...may see some real stitching one day hehehe

Thursday Dutch Dare challenge

Over on the FAB Dutch Dare challenge site here this week os to create a Love themed card using no red or pink!! how could they haha Well I had to do exactly that for a fella to give his 'yellow mad' Fiancee so here is it.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

My minimal Friday sketch challenge

Hi everyone, there's a fab sketch over on Friday Sketchers. The spec was to follow the basic layout then add as many embellies as tyou wanted...well I am a white space minimal gal so I sorta just did the basic layout. Had done it in pink/org/ black but I thought Blimey none of you will like it...well you probably wont like this ha ha OH PS...the 'eyelash' bit at the bottom of the purple and pink is more curled now...looks naff on the photo

Thursday, 5 February 2009

BOO HOO no internet for me

We have a problem with our phone line and it cant be fixed til Monday so I've got VERY limited acess and Im sulking! Just thoguht I'd say hi anyways
Keep warm all xxxx

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Friday sketch number#37

Well our snow has alomst gone..boohoo! Looked so pretty this morning and was such fun running round the garden with my doggies...who I have to say was looking at their Mummy rather oddly LOL OK so here is my effort for Friday Sketchers. FAB sketch and DT cards
Basic Gret Euphoria papers, SU Upsy Daisy stamp and odd gems and embellishments. I opted out of putting contrast gems on the stamp, I wanted them to blend rather than stand out

mandi xoxox

Monday, 2 February 2009

Few cards for a snowy day

Well actually it hasn't been that bad here. Has snowed on and off since 2pm but not settled on the paths or roads. Had to pop out twice to deliver cards and boy oh boy it's frrrrreeeezin! We are forecast snow for tomrrow..well who isn't! so see if we do. I know it messes everything up but I do love the snow it is so pretty. Well here are 3 cards Ive doen today. The Martini glass one is a quick one for my friend. Her surname is cool is that! We tell her boyfriend if he wants to marry her HE has to change his name not her LOL Well I'd marry her to be called pink ROFL Keep warm me girlies TFL mandi xoxox

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