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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Christmas Challenge Card

Just a flying visit to enter this Christmas card into my lovely buddies
Totally Papercrafts challenge this week Christmas

Also for lovely Tara's  St Luke's Charity Challenge Christmas

VERY traditonal for Mandi, but, I have done in loads of other colourways too!

I like to stamp off the page, or in the case around the back of the card. Just held the card base flat and re folded once stamped. These are Craftwork Cards. Superb quality.

Materials used:
Penny Black, Winter Bough
Stazon, Forest Green
Stampin Up Decorative Label Punch
Touches of Glamour Dust
Red gems

Feel free to contact me for Stampin Up products

Sarita inspired me to dig out this similar stamp. I'm a very poor relation in comparison!

Thanks for stopping by
mandi xx

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Less is More Week 43

It's Saturday and week 43 over on our "Less is More"
It's theme week and we have chosen 

This tree is a new aquisition, Penny Black Slapstick 'Twinkling Tree' I absolutely love it. You can go mad or colour it subtly. Obviously me being me opted for the first option!
I printed the sentiment on the computer in a turquoise in 'LD Shelley Print' font. i stamped using Versafine, Imperial Purple. I tried all different inks and because of the solid trunk only Versafine worked by far the best. The gems are a lovely turquoise, green and hot pink. I then filled the rest of the spots with opal White ~Liquid Pearls and Diamond Stickles. to finish off I dusted with Glamour Dust. It really is VERY sparkly!

We have a poll running this week and hope you will all give us your opinion.

I'm still knee deep in card making.
I'm also just in the throes of sub-contracting to a shop on the island with my wedding stationery. Exciting, yet very busy times

Have a good day and week
Thanks for stopping by and your comments, I value every one

mandi xx

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


As it;s Wednesday I thoguht Id post my desks....not to play along properly
but the shame!! lol

Sooooo busy is my excuse

 Yes that is TWO mugs lol

These were drying all over the room earlier!

Not asking anyone to visit me, just playing along for a change
mandi xx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas Card Challenge

Oh boy I'm so overloaded with work at the moment.
 Aren't we all I hear you say!
I had a bit of a slow start my brain justy would not work. But, managed to think of a few designs to knock out for my customer orders! 
I have to do lots of A5 cards for my clients, quite a lot of space to fill, which can be off putting.
I tend to narrow down the space a lot and work within that area. yoiu can always whack a wirl or something to tie in the 2 areaas.
anywa here is one of my designs for this year. One down, 29 to go for this particualr one.

The paper is Pink Petticoat. I quite like it being 'non- Christmassy'
the stamp is Art Impressions and I got mine for Sir Stampalot
What EXCELLENT sevice, orered yesterday, arrived todayl. Just how I like it!
The sentiment is computer generated and 'Honey Script' I matched the font colour to the gold in the paper strip.
the stamp is just stamped in Stampin Up Cherry Cobler, isn't it a lovely shade of deep red! Then a little glitter and a few pearls to finish.
I did glitter around the edge of the centre panel suing a zig marker. Its so easy and so effective, specially for Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by, off to carry on

mandi x

Saturday, 19 November 2011

"Less is More" Week 42

Good morning everyone
Well it's Saturday, it's 8 o'clock and it's a new challenge on our "Less is More"
I always think of It's Friday....It;'s 5 o'clock....It's Crackerjack lol
Apologies to foreign visitors or young ones, come to that
as you will have no idea what I'm talk about lol

Our theme week we have chosen
Here's what I have come up with

 For my first card I used a digi image form Stitchy Bear I saw it on one of our LIMettes blogs, Caro a while ago and had to have it Isn't it just adorable!
I dragged the digi onto a blank document, then added the sentiment to fit onto the right hand space. I used the tetx box method, we have expalined in the past. The font is Fontasia V2 here
I went over the 'Magical' with a zig glue pen and sprinkled with Glamour Dust for a sparkly effect. I also added gltter to the fairy wings. he top has a panel of swiss dots and a cute little fairy castle charm tied onto the ribbon.
For this silhouette I stamped a silhouette style stamp from Stampin Up, Ornate Flowers, in black onto Melon Mambo card stock. I lined up the small stamp by eye as there were only 3 of them and the set I have is a cling which you attach onto a acrylic block, making for easy lined up design. I trimmed one edge with a scallop edge punch, also Stampin Up and then attached to a black card base. It is an A6.....Approx 15cm x 10.5cm. The gems are in an orange shade, from Doodlebug.

Thanks for stopping by as always and for all your wonderful comments
They mean a lot

mandi xx

Saturday, 12 November 2011

'Less is More' Week 41

Hi everyone
It's Saturday and that means it's a new challenge over on our 
It;s theme week and this week we have chosen

I hadn't prepared and was stumped, until suddenly this little lot appeared lol
Not a 'real' leaf colour in sight ha ha

Hope you enjoy this week, 
Its good to be back with you again, thanks for stopping by

Have a good day 
mandi xx

Friday, 11 November 2011

'Tis me, I am home.......

I had THE best time, anniversary and birthday was very special.

Here are a couple of pics....note to self I MUST lose weight. 
3 stone.....I'm on  a mission as of NOW!

i am suffering a bit with 'land sickness' managed to get through the cruise with no sea or motion sickness, first time ever. But, now we are back my head is swimming...not much fun!

Thanks for stopping by,
See you tomorrow for LIM
mandi xx

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