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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Candy and Happy Birthday...NOW CLOSED

to me!! lol

Oh I have been thoroughly spoilt
My sideboard is crammed with cards and I've had some yummy pressies

Having a facial at 9.30 [at home] and then off shopping
Popping for a meal tonight [unexpected]

OK so I have a little candy on offer
Will draw the winner 30th November
**** NOW CLOSED ****
There are Making Memories glitters [12]
A pack of photo paper [great to brayer]
2 pacs LLB lush papers
Few Forever Friends stamps
Couple ink pads
Mulberry roses

Will post anywhere in the world
Don't ask you to follow, but if you will spread the word that's great

Have a good day all



Thank you everyone
for your Birthday wishes and for entering my candy

The winner is...

** Please contact me with your address **

I didn't use random org I asked hubby to tell me a number between 1-159

9 he says!
So well done hunni I hope you like the parcel when it arrives

Im a big fat misery today as I have tonsillitis symptoms
and NO TONSILS anymore!
Work that out lol

Jeep warm, freezin here today but no snow still

mandi xx

Monday, 29 November 2010

Challenge card

Over on Crafty Creations this week the theme is

So here is my entry, plain and simple...maybe I should stop saying that cos I don't do anything else LOL

Bit of a pants picture but it was either this or me reflected in the baubles hehee
and its far more dimensional than it looks...may even delete it!

Thanks for looking
No snow here, bloomin cold though

mandi xx

Sunday, 28 November 2010

My DT card

for Keep it Simple this week, where the theme is very simply

So here is mine, a Stampin Up ornament stamped image punched out with the co-ordinating punch
This is a FAB set, I just love it. Have made about 35 christmas cards with this design already
So easy, but effective, I hope you agree

Hope you join us and I look forward to seeing what you come up with
Juts remember

Keep it simple!

Keep warm
mandi xx

Saturday, 27 November 2010

One card 2 challenges

Two challenges

Clean and Simple - Sketch 118


Simon Says Let it Snow

Plain and simple as per!
i just bought that icicle die and discovered when you cut it out the other bit is exactly the same, so you get 2 in one cut YAY!!

Thanks for looking

mandi x

Challenge card

Over on Totally Papercrafts this week the theme is

Well that is right uo my street as i never do traditional Christmas lol

VERY simple, but again that's me!

Used my Stampin up Ornament set and the ever so brill punch that fits the
stamped image to perfection!
[Have corrected the wonky gem!!!]

Hope you aren't all deep in snow, we are ok here, had a couple of flurries but that's about it

Warm hugs
mandi xx

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Challenge card

Over on Papertake this week is the theme

to use a die or punched out item on your card
Well mine is my fabby teddy bear die for a gorgeous little girl who is one at the weekend

It is a bit larger than normal this is an 8"x8" base, but, easy to fill up when you have a big teddy lol

Thanks for popping to see me,
i hope you are keeping warm on this chilly day

mandi xx


Hello everyone and a

Well Christmas has finally started to arrive here in my craft room!
Been very busy making samples for approval. they will be chosen this week
and I will knock them up over this coming weekend

First picture is my desk, second is the card samples and
the third is my Belle, she was giving me a funny look as I laid out the cards for them to dry

[Erm cough cough.... NEVER any room on desk to lay out cards to

OK I admit to taking the pics yesterday afternoon for the better light as it is pitch black here at 6am!

Before I go I want to thank you for all your lovely comments, I do love visiting you
and having a snoop. I apologise for not making it to as many as I wanted last week,
but, I had big problems with commenting for some reason.
Hopefully that was just a glitch last week

Have a good week all

Lots Love
mandi xx

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Challenge card

Hi everyone
Im back from my special charity do last night
Had a FAB evening
shoes killed em tootsies by the end hehe no pain no gain eh ha ha
Had a photo took as we went in but not seen where to view it yet
So dunno, maybe I broke thecamera LOL

My card today is my DT entry over on
Keep it Simple

The challenge this week is

I hope you would like to play along with us, you can interpret the theme anyway you wish
Just keeping the design as simple as you can!
Easy eh!! lol

Mine is a Penny Black stamp called Christmas Park
I only just bought it, even though its been out a while

Look forward to seeing your entries

Off to watch Strictly, X Factor and Jungle woopee lol

mandi xx

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Yummy yummy scrummy

My new shoes arrived as planned, I was practically sat at the gate waiting hehe
Oh they are delish! I LOVE them
even though I will be a giant in them lol

Im off to a charity ball and Im wearing a long black dress with a white satin bolero [shrug]
Hence the black and white shoes!

You likey?
Know one girlie that will...not a million miles away from the Isle of Widget......


Challenge card

Hello everyone
Blimey it's a dark one today!!
Im on the look out for a delivery this mornign as I have shoes arriving yaaay
My BIGGEST passion!!
theya re for SAturday..yikes hope they get here lol
Will post a pioccy when [ever the optimist] they arrive!

Onto my card

Creative Inspirations
this week is

So my snowflakes fit the bill I hope

The set is Stampin Up Snowflakes Serenade
Oh how I love this set, would look fabulous any way it is stamped!
I have thrown a bit of glitter here n there and added a gem in the centre of the pink snowflake
Yes 2 minute card but that's me LOL

Thanks for popping over to see me

Lots Love

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Hello everyone and thank you for popping over to my 'desk' this week


Thank you for all your comments last week

As you can see my desk is my floor lol
Thought Id show you how my floor often looks ha ha
This is the aftermath of a wedding order I finished yesterday afternoon
and got off in the post to my couple As you can see the bubble from the packing of it!
Oh you can see me Betty Boop slippers hehehe

This picture is of the drawers under my left hand desk, they house my card and some paper
All colour coded
Short and sweet again, cos I know we don't all have time to read heaps of writing!

Love mandi xx

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Challenge card

Morning everyone

Its our new challenge today over on

Keep it Simple

our theme today is

As always you can interpret this any way you wish, but, we;d love you to
Keep it Simple!
For my card I certainly did lol

Wonderland for me instantly conjures up winter which of course means Christmas
So here it is

My card is just Sizzix Lollipop letters, then XCut holly and snowflake punches
I have glittered the letters for a bit of extra Christmas-ness lol

Thanks for looking, really hope you will play along with us this week
We have a super prize generously donated by
Funky Kits
BIG Thank you to them!

Have a lovely Sunday

Lots Love
mandi xx

Friday, 12 November 2010

Challenge card

Hi everyone
Blimey isnt it windy still!
Sure the island has blown bit more South, not that its any warmer hehe

Onto my card
Over on Totally Papercrafts this week
the lovely girlies have let me sponsor them.
If you haven't been over there before, please do they are a great bunch and super talented!

The theme today is

Excuse the pants picture, my camera and every room in the house didn't like my colours hehe]
And the smudge is on the camera!!!

For my card I used
Black and Rich Razzleberry a super rich purpley fruit colour!
I stamped the beautiful flourish design from
Set 116984 Style Beautiful
and the
Bauble Punch 119847
I have just punched 5 shapes and folded them, then stuck together to form a 3d decoration
But it also has a corresponding stamp set to get even more creative than I have!
Delightful Decorations 116517

As an extra special offer
I am offering anyone placing an order with me for SU products i will enter them into a draw and the lucky winner will receive the bauble punch worth £15.50

Please email me direct if you are interested

OK so that's it from me today, may be back later if not it will be Sunday for our new
challenge at Keep it SImple

Keep warm

Lots Love
mandi xx

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Hello again everyone and a
THANK YOU for visiting me last week
and for leaving me such lovely comments!
Sincere apologies as I didn't make it to as many as I intended last week
Unlike our lovely Elizabeth....she will have Bless her
On that note, you did make me laugh hunni, saying about me giving presents on
MY Birthday hehe MWAH

Well I have a tidy desk! Im in the process of making an order of wedding invitations and knocking up a couple of samples for a new enquiry so have to be tidy for that!

I thought I would show you my rubber stamp drawers
I have 2 of them , labelled into categories of
Flowers, Backgrounds, Kids, Christmas, Animals, butterflies..
you get the picture! lol

At least you can see a bit of my oh so messy floor :)

I should add that the drawers are usually closed, I opened for the pic!!

Short n sweet from me today sorry about that
Looking forward to my morning snoop around the world!

Happy WOYWW all
Lots Love
mandi xxxx

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Keep it Simple DT card

Hello everyone
Gloomy ol day out there, but, then it is November so shouln't complain eh!

My card today is for over on

Keep it Simple
this week the challenge is

As you can see my shape is a wedding cake.
i do this design a lot for wedding cards, adapting to match the colour scheme
But decided to actually cut out the cake tiers to make the whole card the shape of the cake!
Simples! as they say hehe

Thanks for popping to see me, it;s great to see you

Have a lovely sunday

Lots Love
mandi xx

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Challenge Card

Hi everyone hope you;re all having a good saturday
Ive been out for few bots of shopping and to order a new bed for Mum
Been looking at them on the internet, good prices but they don't deliver to the IOW...I tell ya you'd think we lived in outer Mongolia at times LOL
anyways our local shop here [the sleigh one in the second picture] not 5 miles away, had the exact thing for 100 quid cheaper than we'd seen it!!! Mum is well chuffed!

Ok, onto me card
its for Papertake this week


Cards for Men [albeit mine is a little man]

Well my card is for a little lad turning 4 in December called William!
I saw this jungle kit over on
Creative Cottage
and just had to use it
[Pop over to have a looksie on Creative Cottage, the shop is jam packed with fabulous
digi kits and papers, at affordable prices]

Aren't they the cutest characters!
Best thing for me NO COLOURING whoopee hehe
Ive printed the lion and zebra straight onto my easy with the images you can throw them around as you wish :) I then cut out there heads off OUCH and made a little springy thing so they look like the are bobbing about holding the bunting That's why they seem crooked...honest! lol
Ive done the 'four' onto my new purchase from
this bunting die..Oooh Im so in love with it!
Can see me using it again and again

OK well that;s all from me for now Off to put more washing in!

Have a good weekend
Lots Love
mandi xx

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


Hi everyone
Thanks for popping over to my desk again for WOYWW
and for all your comments last week

Thanks to me Scoopy for linking me desk today
My alarm is playing up GGRRR

Here it is....mess again! lol

Had a bit of a celebrating few days Wedding Anni on Halloween
and Birthday yesterday so not tons of creating done!

There is a SU order waiting to be placed and a couple of wedding samples I have to
make for a new bride to be! My order book as I just took an order last night
The basket of goodies is my candy Im offering...please feel free to enter
the post is at the top of my blog
There is a little pic of the black and white invitations as many
of you were wondering what they were like

Very quirky and contemporary inside!

Can you see my new little jars!!!
Was in out local little DIY shop and spotted these and were cheap so
bought loads, as ya do!
Aren't they just LUSH!!!

So that's it for today, Im looking forward to having a nosey around
the world of crafty desks again


Lots Love

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