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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Less is More Week 13 - Lucky Dip

Hello everyone
What a wonderful wedding it was yesterday, such a fantastic couple. Perfect! I thoroughly enjoyed watching, in fact I was glued!
Certainly put the 'great' into Great Britain yesterday!
Ok, so onto my card for our start of week 13! What a super week we had again last week.
Our 'lucky dip' week is the first of it's kind, as April is a 5 week month..
So by way of a HUGE Thank you to our wonderful LIMettes out theme is just that
Congratulations to every one of you for making 'Less is More" the success it is


 Thanks so much for stopping by
Have a good week
mandi x

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Challenge card

Over on Totally Papercrafts this week their challenge is Weddings
Her is a little set I have done a few times, it;s where  my butterfly card last week was inspired from

Glorious day again here
Family roast today as Danny N Jess are going  back home tonight :(

Really excited about the Royal  wedding tomorrow, hope it stays dry for them
Thanks for popping by
mandi xx

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Less is More Week 12 - Off Centre

Good morning and a happy St George's day
We are patriotic in this house, particularly as it;s hubby's Birthday today! Last one of the 40's so Im sure he will make the most of that lol

OK so what a FAB week we had during 'Acetate' week! Think it;s safe to say the 'A' word now it;s over!
This week is much easier
                                                 Off Centre

The butterflies are cut and embossed with a new die from Stampin Up 'Beautiful Wings' at only £10.50 Please get on touch if you;d like one, Im placing an order net week.
i also made the one next to it, the hexagonals being the feature of the off centre

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Easter
mandi xx

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Amberink Recap

Morning everyone
Well I've throughly enjoyed carrying the torch for Amberink.
But it is now time to say goodbye and will be passing my torch to a new super talented
girlie tomorrow!
I am passing my torch to the lovely Annie
Annie is super talented and will do a sterling job for Amberink
I must say a big thanks again to my Scoopy for passing her torch to me...thanks hun
Good uck Annie, can;t wait to see what you create!

Amber and Pam wrote the most fantastic write up about us all....[Can't quite believe this is me!!]

Our flaming pink torch is being carried high and proud by the simply enchanting, Mandi Moore.
  Mandi is simply hilarious, simply talented, simply a vision of motivating force ;) Mandi likes things clean and well... simple. The tea mugs in her Isle of Wight home all face the same direction and her favorite foods, chips (fries to us Americans) and chocolate are appreciated one at a time but never together. Growing up Mandi dreamed of being a maid! Can we say that she was destined to be a queen of clean? As one of the two driving forces behind the simply brilliant, brand new, A-listed, top-rated, incredible 'Less is More' challenge blog, Mandi (with friend Chrissie) has her finger on the pulse of what is simply classy. She's inciteing a movement!
We are so excited to have this classy girl carrying that bright pink flame! Take a stroll by Mandi's sparkling blog, where she works her magic, runs her stationary and wedding card business, and inspires us by living what she preaches. You're sure to be enchanted!

Her are my recap of cards I've made using their super products
I will continue to use Ambers digis, they are FAB

Off to the dentist today for the last half of the root canal treatment!!
Have a good better than mine lol
mandi xx

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Challenges Card

Good morning everyojne
A lovely one at that!
Had to make a wedding card for the groom to give his bride. I did their invitations, that has swiss dots on them, very simple and classic, so kept the theme for his card. the Martha Stewart little squares border punch I thought looked nice with the swiss dots.

Am entering into these challenges
Sugar Creek Hollow Monochromatic
There She Goes Monochromatic Magic

Thanks for stopping by as always
mandi xx

Monday, 18 April 2011

Challenge Card

Oh what a beautiful day here in sunny Shanklin
I've had a nightmare though!Un-planned had to take hubby somewhere this morning so wasted a precious hour on... nothing!! Had some invitations to make, so once I was back on schedule I showed them to my lovely friend Chrissie. Eagle-eyed as ever she spotted a typo....OMG she is  my hero!!
So disaster avoided and almost done!

Here is my challenge card for Totally Gorjuss this week
it;s No Patterned Paper well i sure haven't, considering I haven't much else either LOL
I printed the Princess on acetate and created a wrap over a plain white A6 tent style card
The Crown is a Cuttlebug cut and emboss i got in a sale from
Cutting Edge Crafts Isn't it LUSH The word is lined up better than it looks, the acetate is a little static and has gripped a little high, its ok in real life

Thanks for stopping by
Have a good day
mandi xx

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Less is More Week 11

We are starting another great week on 
Our challenge this week is Acetate

We had another bumper week last week, everyones support is fantastic!
Thanks for stopping by
mandi xx

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Challenges Card

Hello and good mornign 
Firstly, my tooth is fine now YAY Thanks for all your get better wishes

OK so my card today is my last for my Torch Bearing duties for Amberink [sad face]
I've so enjoyed being part of the FAB team
 Amber is THE msot fantastic artist and I will continue to use her products in the future

My card, is a fun one, speaks for itself, I've made it massive so you can read the writing hehe
Coloured with Promarkers...check me out!!!! rubbish grass sorry [don't look at that bit lol]
Pink Elephant TPE97 Easter
Spoonful of Sugar All Creatures Great and Small
Ooh La La Happy Easter
Thanks for popping by, have a great day
mandi xx

Monday, 11 April 2011

Challenges Card

Hello everyone
Been up since sill yo;clock nursing this toothache still
oh I'm a miserable ikkle bunny again! lol
OK so I had to make a wedding card, tried to not think about the pain
my design I've done lots but I've changed the 'cake' bit
Im entering into 2 challenges, details below

Im entering into 4 challenges, 2 new ones for me

Card Cupids Two Colours
Outlawz Must be CAS olour blue, 2 punches, plain cardstock
One Stop Crafts monochrome
Crafty Emma monochromatic
I don;t think I will actually qualify for Outlawz, so please disregard me if i haven't not a problem

Right off to the dentist in a bit
Bye for now, thanks for popping by
mandi xx

** Tooth update **
Was absess, pretty bad he said, so had root canal treatment there n then!! Will only hurt today he assures me. then came the bill OUCH!!! Even more next week when he finishes the job.......
no shoes for me for a while ha ha
Thanks for all messages of concern  

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Challenge Card

Hello everyone what a beautifully sunny Sunday!
Im feeling so sorry for myself as I have raging toothache
One of my front crowns has been giving me gyp and this afternoon is RAGING!!
Know where i will be off to tomorrow
I've had a terrible ulcer all week, so I'm fed up with my mouth now LOL
OK so onto my card
this is for the fabulous new challenge blog started by Tara and it;s in aid of a hospice
Well you can read all about it here
their first challenge runs for a month it is
Tara, if this isn't floral enough delete me :)
There is some super inspo from the fabby girls that are the DT so hope you will pay it a visit and better still take part
I've used StampIn Up new embossing folder Manhattan Flower, which I ran through my Big Shot and then trimmed to the width I wanted and cut around the edges. The 'love is a retired set Wonderful Words, stamped in Cherry Cobbler. The bottom left is a piece of cherry cobbler card to balance the red of the sentiment.
i have used this kinda style before for an invitation, I may adapt it again.

im sendng this to my cousin for their Ruby Anniversary, she doesn't like frills n spills so she should like it!
Thanks for popping by
mandi xx

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Less is More Week 10

Hello and a very good morning on this
Week 10 YIKES for Less is More
where have those weeks gone? I know they have been the most incredible fun,,,,thank you to all participants and followers....hoping someone of the other followers will join in one day 
OK so our challenge is our regular One Layer Card
and this time we have chosen
Oh boy I struggled! I was having a bit of a 'moment' could not get my brain into thinking what to do. so stupid, but I had a crafters block!
I wrote to my buddy Chrissie in a panic
She says, well its just making the sentiment the focal point and then I heard those immortal words
"You can still have your bling"
Sorted!! lol

Right so I don't have many 'wordy' stamps so I'm afraid I've used the computer
again to generate my card. I used the Young Love font here
I used text boxes for exact placement. The 'M' of Marriage is quite a bit larger than 'arriage' to create a focal point. Try it if you use this method! I then set the 'M' to outline and glittered with my Quickie glue pen.
'is everlasting' I wanted completely plain and used Century Gothic
'Love' again is young Love which I placed low enough to make the heart. To get the shape exact I cut my Sizzix Hearts and used the cut out bit as a template. Punched the tiny daisies and stuck in the heart shape. I placed the centre one first and gradually added one side then the other for exactly  matching sides. Luckily they reached the bottom one together...skill ha ha
This alternative was my first attempt,  I think the pearls look a bit wrong somehow, but thought I'd show you anyway! As you can see my one Layer is still just that, with a few additions, probably bordering on too many!
Hope you like them anyway...Good Luck I think you're gonna need it this week!

Thanks for popping by
mandi xx

Friday, 8 April 2011

Audrey Stamp

Iv ebeen asked about my stamp I used for my Less is More card this week
One lady Valerie, Im unable to contact so thought I'd post it here

She is called Audrey and made by an Australian company
They used to be sold by Phrazzle, but to my knowledge they changed their name
Kangaroo Crafts or something
Sorry no help

The Stamp It is a link, you can buy direct I do know as I bought one for a friend once
Hope this helps
mandi xx

Challenge card

Hello everyone and a happy Friday to you!

Quick post from me to enter my card into 2 challenges today
Made using a FABBY new kit from our lovely Tracy from The Creative Cottage
Released today!
Don't know if you can tell, but, I've used liquid pearls around the edge of the black mask
The swirls are gems and liquid pearls

Im enetring into
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes but with the addition of Something New
Claudia Monochromatic
Creative Craft Friends Swirls
Lexi's Creation Monochromatic

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day
mandi xx

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Challenge card

Hello everyone
Beautiful morning here, what a scorcher it was yesterday, for April!
Her is my card for Digi Tuesday
Using Creative Cottage kit Easter Joy
as you can see I just used an element, the chick 
When I took the picture my camera said 'blink detected' aww little chicky didn't like the flash lol

Thanks for stopping by, loads to do so need to get a wiggle on
have a great one!
mandi xx

Sunday, 3 April 2011

One Card 3 Challenges

Hi everyone
What a beautiful day it is here on this Mother's Day
I've been out with my Mum this morning to Marksies for our lunch and to order a new cooker!
Hubby is on the mainland at his Sons So it's just Mum n Daughter day today :)
OK waffle over, onto my card!
the digi is from the talented Amberink called Wee Bee
It's so cute, unusual for me to make this kinda card, so it was good to be challenged
All pretty self explanatory I think!
I made the striped heart from strips of black and yellow card, stuck them onto a piece of white, then die cut the heart once dry

Stamp Something  - April Digi Day
Digis With Attitude - Anything Goes #20
Have a lovely day all
Thanks for popping by
mandi xx

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Less is More Week 9

Gosh, we are already on week 9, how time flies when you;re having fun!
Last week was our biggest week, we had 277 entries, how amazing is that!
OK so our chalenge this week is
As it;'s a new month, we are starting a new sponsor
New Holland Publishing
Details on our sidebar
As you can see I couldn't make up my mind again!
This stamp is by Stamp It 'Audrey' Ive ahd her for years and I love her! When we decided on the theme I instantly knew what I wanted to do as /I like to colour her shoes in red!

 Card Details:

I am so boring as I've used the Scriptina font again, but, for me, nothing works better with this stamp
Stamp-It 'Audrey'
The other font is a standard plain one called Century Gothic
I stamped Audrey and 'coloured'  with Promarkers, Satin for the skin and Poppy for the shoes
Mounted one on red and one on black and added my rhinestone spacer.

I didn't have a large enough red gem so I cut a black circle of card, stuck in the base of the spacer, then stuck the smaller red gem to that!

My cards are 'DL' - Double Length' as last week 8" tall x 4" wide
Hope you like my samples
Thanks for popping by
mandi xx 

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