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Thursday, 25 June 2009

Rubbernecker challenge

Over on Charisma Cardz this week is 'Rubbernecker week...anything goes'
so here's my entry.
one of my FAV papers, this is from the Enchanted range, made by Craftybitz. I buy from Craftwork cards...they have so many delish goodies there warned LOL There is a black polka dot ribbon handle but cant see against the black background. sure you can imagine!!


mandi xx

Challenge #57 Weddings

Over on Spoonful of Sugar challenge blog is for a Wedding theme. The DTs have made some super cards again this week
Here;s mine. My spec was white/lilac and silver. I've been doing this cake style for a while, I really enjoy doing it, looks great in most colours. Well I like it anyways hehehe

Have a good day, meant to be hot hot hot

mandi xx

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

ABC challenge

Over on ABC challenge this weeek is to create a card using just 2 colours. Base card colur and skin/hair excluded.
well I have made this white card with gold and pink, BUT, Im sure Im a bit too far removed from the no probs not to count me!
This is a stunning foiled card from Kanban, Ive added punched flowers, gems and liquid pearls. As with all my photography my cards do look better in the flesh than on a photo...well thats my story and Im sticking to it LOL
ps the smudge on the left hand side is on the camera lens not me card!
TFL mandi xxxx

Papertake challenge

Over on Papertake this week is a digi download, be it paper or image. Well I LURRV this paper from Tinker, its called Elisia. Its so stunning you hardly have to do anything to it.....can you sense the build up to a minimal effort card LOL I have added few gems and glittered bits n pieces, but it doesnt show up soz
Here goes...

TFL mandi xx

One Stop Challenge Numbers

Over on One Stop the challenge this week is 'numbers' so Im entering this card Ive been asked to make..
The friends met whilst on holiday in their parent caravans! I was a bit 'scratching of head', but, then Jolees came to the rescue LOL

You wil notice the FAB font on this card...its very kindly being given by our buddy Liz over on Pink Petticoat..thanks again Liz x x
TFL mandi xx

Tuesday, 23 June 2009


CAn anyone fathom this out.
i have my blogs I like to follow and have the list on my dashboard. This gets updated automatically if I follow a new one
i keep adding odd ones and they dont appear on me list!!!
Rachel for instance, she comes up as does everyone as they do a new post, but, she isnt on the flippin list...agitated as you can tel lol
So then when I want to look for her I cant cos she not on me list - DUH
Any suggestions please??

Gorgeous day, been swimming this morning, have a lovely afternoon all

mandi xx
ps Me copics have arrived so Im gonn ahve a bash YIKES!

Monday, 22 June 2009

Well Ive gone and done it........

..I've ordered some Copic Ciaos! and now Im scared YIKES
Been wanting to get some for a while, you know how it is!! Id made a few VERY subtle hints to steve and Mum that Id like them for my Birthday...but November is sooooo far away.. Well a girl cant wait that long eh! lol Then someone paid me some money back and well the rest is history as they say..... Good old Mummy [[Fanks Mum Im forever in your you well know ha ha] has leant me the money to get them, so as of tomorrow i will be able to colour with them. Hence my being scared.

Much thanks to all you lovely girlies that have put such in depth tutorials on your blogs, its all YOUR FAULTS ha ha

So lets say watch this space.........

Am considering another little investment in the near my new buddy julie to blame for that one
Ah well only live once eh!

Have a good evening
mandi xoxox

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Thought I would share this photo

As it's Father's Day I thought I would share this photo. It was taken in 1998 on our honeymoon on board the QE2. [Dads present to us, but, they HAD to come too lol] He was laughing so much as you can see. It always brings a smile to my face and makes such a special memory of dad so precious

Have a good day all
Hugs mandi xx

Saturday, 20 June 2009

And the winner is..........

...................................................... SUE
You have a super blog, I am now a follower of yours too, i will really enjoy popping over and admiring your cards

Email me your address hun and I will post the candy to you on Monday.
Thanks everyone for taking part and a BIG Thank you for all my new followers. I vow to not let you down and keep your interest LOL

Have a good day all
mandi xoxox

Friday, 19 June 2009


Hi everyone and a happy Friday to you all
Well i was determined to make at least one challenge card today. I think Ive sussed a lot of my problem. Card block problem that is LOL All the others will have to wait!
I look around at all your stunning work and super colouring and it just isnt me. Im a plain, minimal sorta gal and i feel so inadequate. But I thought today, OK so mine just be different...GET ON WITH IT lol so I have. There is a super sketch and cards to admire over on
Friday Sketchers
Cant get the purple to show up properly, it looks so blue, but its not

OK off to Marksies shortly
Have fun
TFL mandi xoxox

Thursday, 18 June 2009

An award

Long overdue...SORRY to my scoopy. i had drafted it, just not posted it..well I thought as much but it has vanished!
So without further to do and ungratefulness I am passing this award onto 3 new blog buddies...THANK YOU hun, I so dont deserve it specially right now with me lack of mojo, but you a sweetie anyways an dI luff ya loads

Pascale.....for your inspiration and lovely posts
Curt.......for your fantastic work, of which I admire greatly and your great wit! i constantly LOL when Im over at yours
Riet.....your work is amazing and you are such a lovely lady, so kind and answer every comment individually...thats so precious

OK thats me for a bit, been shopping UGH, made 2 cards and now to well I dunno really, something of my never ending list of jobs the damn fairies missed!

toodle pip

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Creative Card Crew Challenge 15

Black plus one! over here
OK so as you can see my plus one is lime green. Was gonna do pink, as per usual! but thought NO Mandi do another colour, do green you like here it is...Yes OK I had a moment...not sure what I was getting at really ha ha Just wish Id done pink now. One swirl is glittered to makit it look a bit arty farty, but, it hasn't shown up
Great combo it made my mind buzz..Thank you
Useless photo of course, another thing I didn't plan for and when you click to maximise it you will be horrified at the glitter mess, will tidy up with a brush once fully dry LOL

TFL mandi xx

Monday, 15 June 2009


i have 2 new stamps here[stamped and cleaned once] that I got from the Lucky dip from Funky kits and another i have never used [Sugar Nellie]....i know i will never use them so Im doing a draw for them

Can you spread the word, cos I not got many followers all say AHHH ha ha

I will draw it on 19th June Friday night at 9pm

Only small but im sure someone will like them. No rules, really just ask you to put a comment below or email me if you dont have a blog

mandi xx
ps...i will increase this mystery candy cos I feel mean....still be small but betetr and not so small LOL

Sunday, 14 June 2009

A bit worried... say the least
Cos i cannot find my mojo! I have made the odd card for orders, btu, since my hols I just cannot make a thing. i dunno what's wrong. Im trying walking away and leaving it, but whn i come back i faff around and make NOTHING. Ive been into the challenges with sketches, but still nothing!!
Will it last do you think? What am I to panicking...quietly!

Hope you all had a good day

mandi xoxox

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Just a card

Have amended this as I naffed up the challenge and didnt use the required image...DUH! Sorry have deleted on chal blog too

The picture is decoupaged, but, I cant get it to show up
Have a good day girlies...keep cool
mandi xoxox

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