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Monday, 31 January 2011

New Challenge Blog

** This post will stay at the top until we go live **


My lovely, talented friend Chrissie and I have decided to start our own challenge blog
We have created the blog but still have some tweaking to do, but, the foundations are there!


We are both extremely passionate about clean & simple card design so we thought we would 
join forces and run our own! BIG GRIN

We spent the day together putting the blog together oh we had such fun..
thanks hun!

OK so if you would pop and have a looksie and follow us that would be FAB
We go live 
Saturday 5th February so not too long to wait!

Thanks in advance
mandi xx

Friday, 28 January 2011

DT Challenge card

Oer on Totally Papercrafts this week it's


Chosen by our lovely Joey
Easy she says!!
that's cos she is Queen of the kiddies cards and a brilliant colourer
Go check out the other DT cards, they are, as always
Just FAB!

Sorry my piccy looks a bit flat, i tried editing it and it all went wrong lol

So cold here again
Have a good Friday
Keep warm

mandi xx

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Challenge card and an award

Over on Do you stack up their challenge this week is


I joined in with this challenge for the first time last week and love their 
picture theme this week and instantly knew what papers to use!
Isn't it funny how that happens. Other times I sit n faff for hours lol


This is the kind of card I love making
I think I've said it before I consider myself a paper crafter
 rather than a stamper or anything special

OK so onto this lovely award given to me my my lovely buddy and partner in crime
Chrissie. Thank you so much, your lovely words I'm truly chuffed!

I am passing to.......because your blogs are such inspiration I adore your style!
[yes right back at cha! For everything you create, to your warm personality 
and most of all a new but special friend
Thank you for agreeing to join me to create Less is More couldn't have done it without you
And as I haven;t passed an award onto my 2 special buddies for ages Im giving to you both too
Despite our styles being miles apart I do envy your skills and thank you for being my friends!
Scoopy Your personality shines through and is an inspiration. You think you are 'wubbish' but you are SO NOT!!  Without your nagging Id never get anywhere!! MWAH hun
and without Joey Id not be here at all!! thank you hun
Oscars over hehehe
I am meant to tell you things about me but I dont have anything to tell really
Could share that Im a little OCD with tins facing the front in the fridge/cupboard
Me mugs, I have 4 colours of the same design and they HAVE to be in the right order....
don't they Scoopy!!!!!!!!! ROFL
and I will NOT have the TV set on an odd number volume
there are a lot of other odd number things but you get they gist!
Oh and those green scourers they are big to hold so I cut in half
But there has been the occasion where Mum gets to them and....tears them!!!! 
Shudder CRINGE twitch!!
OK thats it from me Have a good one, chilly here

mandi xx

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Creative Cottage Challenge card

The Challenge this fortnight over on 
The Creative Cottage challenge Blog is

Here is my feeble effort
Oh I go to pieces if its not a oblong or square ROFL

Go check out the other DT cards, they are fabulous

Thanks for popping over
mandi xx

Challenge card

Over on Pink Petticoat today Liz has released a fab new kit 
I bought them as soon as I saw them and almost instantly printed 4 sheets out
They are gorgeous!
Every single one of them go together and there are 24 of them so there are endless combinations, all will look as fabulous as each other

It fits the challenge this week over on Do you Stack Up



Thanks for popping to see me

have a great Saturday
mandi xx



Friday, 21 January 2011

Totally Papercrsfts DT card

Hi everyone and a very good morning
Good cos it's Friday YAAY

the theme this wee on Totally Papercrafts was chosen by our lovely Scoopy


So cool and so easy so please do play along

I had to make a Golden Wedding card wit flowers...UGH!
Normal same old style for me


Have a good day, thanks for popping to see me

mandi xx

Friday, 14 January 2011

DT card

Hi everyone
Good morning

Over on 

this week our theme is an easy one
Happy Birthday

Here is mine


Go check out the other DT girls cards, they are FAB -U - LUSS as always

Have a good Friday 
mandi xx

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

No card just news

Hi everyone

I've suddenly hit the new year with a wallop and have lots of cards to make,
 a batch of wedding invites and also frantically trying to prep prep for my new website...

My 2 bit of news are that I have a smashing blogging buddy 
coming to see me on Thursday BIG GRIN
and the reason for this meet up
 is for a very exciting little project we have in mind so a the saying goes...

WATCH THIS SPACE!!

OK lovely n sunny here today and definitely milder, hope it is for you too
Thanks for popping over to see me

Be back soon, off to do a bit more 

mandi xx

Friday, 7 January 2011

Totally Challenge Card

Hello everyone on his wet morning here in Shanklin
Well today is my first DT card for the 

I was so chuffed to be asked to join them and have been itching to get started!
Unfortunately my mojo got thrown out with all the Christmas rubbish lol

Still things can only get better as they say!!!


I used Stampin up Simply Said set for the flowers, the sentiment is just from the computer
Thanks for popping to see me
Have a lovely day

mandi xx

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Happy New Year

Everyone...finally you all say!!!

I have totally and utterly lost the plot ha ha
Iv not blogged, not visited and worst of all NOT CRAFTED since before Christmas
My DT positions have crept up on me, Im thinking I got til next week DUH
Shame on me!
You know how it is you get so frantic to finish everything before hand, you chill and my head is still in the chilling place. and do you think I can put anything to ether..the answer would be a
BIG FAT NO NO

I have a niggling worry that is absorbing the little bit of brain power I have
~hopefully tomorrow will put that worry out the way!!
[not in my nature to whinge...sorry]

I had a wonderful Christmas, totally spoilt as usual
a super white gold necklace form Mum and a HUGE surprise from Steve 
[apart from the shoes he entusted me to buy with his bank card before hand hehe]

Drum roll.....

A Take That ticket SCCCRRRREEEEAAAMMMM!!!

Well I did and snivelled was so excited and surtprised!

Onto the other reason for my posting
I have been given a lovely award from my MUCH talented buddy Chrissie
Thanks muchly hun


I have to tell you three things that set me apart from everyone else....yikes thats a hard one!
I guess I am going to say

Im 5'8 tall so always always taller than everyone [specially in my heels]
I used to own a bright orange Lotus Elise car
I was invited to have lunch on the new Queen Elizabeth
[maiden voyage today]


So that's it from me 
i promise to blog some cards Friday which will mean I have actually managed a bit of production from this waste of room space lol

Thanks for popping to see me, hope all your new years have started happily

Lots Love
mandi xx

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