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Saturday, 29 October 2011

"Less is More" Week 39

Well where has that week gone!
My ever increasing list is all now ticked off, just all our packing to do today. 
The moment hubby opened his eyes, he wanted his case a kid!

He bought some new shirts, took them out the packets to try on. 
"These will need an iron, kid" ..............Ya think LOL
He is King of stating the bloomin obvious!

Our challenge this week is 
and we have THE fabulous Vicky as guest designer this week.

Full detials on LIM blog

My inspiration was my toes!
Cool eh!

I am SO sorry I have neglected you this week, had so much to get sorted, both with my business and the dreaded washing, ironing and hw. A woman's life huh!
Hope you enjoy this challenge as much as we did.

** I have to offer another apology as I am unable to enter a card for next week. Life and work took over and gone are the days when Chrissie and I are weeks ahead...thanks to our faithful LIMettes for keeping us so busy! I am sorry to let you all down **

Saturday, 22 October 2011

"Less is More" Week 38

Good morning on this very chilly one in Shanklin!
So dislike these cold, often went dark mornings.
However, this time next week I will soon be off on my cruise. Next Sunday 30th to be exact! Officially on countdown now!
We are off on the QM2 down to the Canaries, stopping off in Madeira on the way and Lisbon and Vigo on the return home. Back 10th November. 
Mum's friend is house sitting, looking after Belle and Charlie, that will be fun for her ha ha
Whilst we are away it is our wedding anniversary 31st October, yes Halloween and then my birthday is the 2nd November. Tomorrow I'm at a Wedding fare and it would have been my lovely Dad's birthday, he'd have been 82, bless him. 

OK, so FINALLY onto my card...I did have a lot to say - apologies

"Less is More" 
How easy! You really didn't seem to like our cocktail week. Was such a shame, Chrissie and I enjoyed thinking about it...says a lot more for us than we think..HIC!!

PTI Gracious VAses stamped in Versamark ink cubes 
Turquiose and Boysenberry. 
Stampin Up Top Note Die
Pink Petticoat Fairy Dots [polka dot] paper

Thanks for stopping by and all your wonderful comments
Have a great day
mandi xx

Monday, 17 October 2011

Monday Card

It's a chilly one here today, but, have heard talk of another heatwave at the end of bizarre. OK it's nice but not right really huh!

I'm frantically getting my workload down before my holiday on 30th October.
I'm finally getting there!! whooo hoo 
Thank you for all your concern, so sweet of you

Quick card, good old piece of paper and a few punches.
Think the paper is a really old Papermania one

It fits this challenge
Stamping with Brenda - CAS Sunday Challenge Think Pink

Thanks for stopping by
mandi xx

Saturday, 15 October 2011

"Less is More" Week 37

Gosh what a week!
I'm horrendously late with my LIM cards and also didn't manage to comment on all the entries
I'm truly sorry.

Our theme this week is 

Ful details on the blog

I know this second one is kinda vile, but I'm strangely drawn to it. Couldn't use it for anyone. 
It's a 'catwalk' one! lol

** What I mean about this card is, it's not me, I don't do these garish colours together usually and I was surprised I liked it! lol Didn't for one minute think anyone else would, so THANK YOU **

Thanks for stopping by, off to carry on with my wedding order.
Have fun with the challenge
mandi xx

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Challenge Card

What a  glorious day it is here, well it looks like it from inside my craft room lol
Still hard at it, but, can see a light at the end of the tunnel now!

I had to make a large 8x8 [not my favourite] card
Pastels and bling spec!
I'm not a fan of large cards, but once you throw a few pieces of paper on the space seems smaller!

Papers are all Pink Petticoat I love the mix of patterns. I matched the 'Ashleigh' by dragging the Pistachio paper into Paint and using the dropper, click it on the colour you want to match,. Select Colors, Edit Colors, Define custom then reveals the matching Red/Green/Blue mix you need to give that perfect match.
 Liz has just put some FAB Christmas sentiments and papers on. Do have a look!

Anything Goes Blog - Diecuts/Punches [The 40 were on Cricut, Daisy and the scallop edge are punches]
Thanks for stopping by
Have a good one
mandi xx

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Wedding Fare Today

Good morning

I'm at a wedding fare today over in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight

I'm all packed and ready, did some extra prep yesterday.
I have another on the 23rd October so will be ready for that too!

I got my banner from Vistaprint, cool eh!

Have a good day, be round to see you tonight

mandi xx

In situ....
I actually got an appointment from a potential customer today.
Whilst I've got lots of business in the past from fares, it's not usually on the day a sI offer a bespoke service.
I'm tired but chuffed! /thanks for comments

Saturday, 8 October 2011

"Less is More" Week 36

Good morning
Bit gloomy here this morning, think our Indian summer has gone!

Sorry I've been so AWOL, but I have a large day stationery wedding order to complete by next weekend, that's without other card orders and us girlies' unpaid jobs LOL

OK so enough of all that
Our challenge over on   "Less is More"
this week is ONE LAYER and

For my card I folded a piece of A4 paper and hand drew half  a heart, which I cut out. Opening the paper to reveal a full heart, I placed it over the folded 6x6 card and secured with some sticky bits from a Post it note. Using a few retired SU stamps and an Anita's daisy stamp  I randomly stamped within the heart aperture.
Using these SU colours
Basic Black, [new]Pool Party, [new] Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo.
The little black gems were added to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely comments about my gorgeous little Grandson, aww he's a little poppet.

Have a great day/weekend/week
mandi xx

Thursday, 6 October 2011

A Quick Hello

I'm not having the best of days, work wise
So much to do and the time is running out!
Mainly my wedding business

Just when I was all red faced and stressed, I get this updated piccy of my Grandson, Joe 

Aww the world is a wonderful place with him in it
He is 15 weeks old now 

See you Satuday for LIM

mandi xx

Saturday, 1 October 2011

"Less is More" Week 35

Good morning eveyrone
What fantastic weather we are having!

Over on Less is more this week it's the first of the month and Colour Week
We have chosen

This fabulous motif stamp is Viva Decor, Baroque Set. I'd never heard of this set until our lovely LIMette Viv used it here.
I LOVE it! [I got mine on good ol' eBay]
I used this shape as I felt it replicated the shape of the eye. As the stamp is clear one and doesn't take dye ink overly well. I stamped with a couple of Versamark ink pads first [They are pigment inks, with softer pads and I find adhere to clear stamps better] Sage and Bamboo, then inked with Stampin up Pear Pizazz to finish. It gives for a slightly mottled effect.
 The sentiment, I printed first from the computer in Young Love font. I played around for ages on placement. So have scraps of this design everywhere! Of course, my obligatory bling in the centre! Oh to have eyes the colour of the gem!

Paper Play White + one
ABC anything Goes

Here are my eyes........
Oh the wrinkles! LOL

We are sponsored this month by

There is a FAB £20 voucher offered to our winner for October.
Bit different, we thought!

Can't wait to see what you all create.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your FAB comments. See you through the week

mandi xx

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