Thursday, November 3, 2011

Just a quick post

Evening all just wanted to pop on reali quick. I was checking the challenges that I entered my last card into and couldn't believe it wen I saw my name as the facebook winner for charismacardz I didn't expect my name to be on the screen but was reali happy wen I saw it. Well that's all for tonight will hopefully be blogging again soon with some more cards.

Hugs Mandy xxx

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sorry !!

Afternoon evryone,

I'm sorry that what I said in my last post didn't happen. I went to bed as soon as I came home from work after that post as I had a very high temp was frezzing one min then roastin the next I come down with this bad case of the flu every couple of months dont know why but when I get the flu I have it for at least a month thank go this time it hasn't lasted that long and I am feeling alot better. I have also been trying to help the girl I baybysit for a house as hers was flooded in the crazy floods we had her last week her son is in a wheelchair so she has to get one that is accessible for him so hopefully she gets one soon. Im also off for a week over halloween but have  60 wedding thank you cards to do for a girl I know and also loads of christmas commisissions so prob wont't get another card on till after then but fingers crossed I mitght lol. Well anyway I do have a card to show you all that I managed to make this morning.


Papermania christmas papers
Martha Stewart Holly border punch
Papermania green glitter
Snowflakes from stash
Merry Christmas die cut topper from stash
Sorry but I forgor to note the copic colors I used :(

Challenges : Challenge #43- Anything Goes

Thanks for looking see u soon 

Hugs mandy xxx

Monday, October 17, 2011


Hey everyone,

Sorry i've been M.I.A for the last few weeks i've had so much work to do in work and at home and have had alot of comissioned orders over the past few weeks which left me with no time for crafting :(:( Well I did get a lil time last night to color one of my liliofthevalley stamps so hopefull I can make it up into a card after work and get it uploaded fingers crossed :) I also ordered some bits and pieces from lilliofthevalley and create and craft and some arrived this morning so will try get some piccies.

Enjoy the afternoon and hopefull i'll be back with another post tonite :)
Hugs Mandy xxx

Monday, September 26, 2011

Aqua, White & Glitter


I was so excited when i seen the challenge over at LOTV this week as I have really wanted to use my new stamps and haven't found the time due to work but I sat myself down last night and said im gonna take an hour to make a card so that's exactly what I did lol. I really love working with the lotv stamps they are all so adorable.

Aqua cardstock from papermill
Design papers from the me to you range
Matha stewart border punch
Lotv stamp 
Spellbinder die
Flower embellishments from stash
Handmade diamonte swirls 
Copic colors- BG10,BG15,E33,E35,E37,E51,E53,E00,RV23

Challenges - Challenge 113- Aqua, White & Glitter - Challenge  #88- Anything Goes - Challenge #32 anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and as always  your lovely comments are always appreciated

Hugs Mandy xxx

Friday, September 9, 2011

2 posts in one week !!

Good Evening,

Well as the title states this is my 2nd post this week 
I am trying my best to post on my blog as much as I can.
I had some time yesterday to make a quick card up.

Copic colors - E51,E00,E53,E31,RV21,RV04,RV06,RV02,R05,R37,R35,R32,YR31,Y21,W-1,W-3,W-5
Paper and embossed card are from my stash
 Swirls cut from my Cuttlebug
Flowers from stash
Glitter is Glamour Dust
Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad
Tilda with wand stamp
Little droplets from my stash

Challenges  -Challenge #30 Embossing - Challenge 75 Circles  - Challenge #36- Inspired by a song ( When u wish upon a star)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to reality !

Evening all,

Well yes I seem to say this alot but sorry I haven't posted in awhile. Since I got back from Madrid the days have all flown by and were already into september :( Well at the end of August I celebrated my 22nd Birthday feel so old now !! I have the most wonderful Mam and Sister for my birthday my Mam bought me my 1st ever Copic Ciao markers as I have been going on about them for months lol well she onli went and bought me the 72pk set A and the 72pk set B :) Thanks Mam. My Sister bought me 10 lovely stamps from Liliofthevalley as I was going on about them too lol So thanks to my little Sis Nicola :) I unfortunately due to going back to work and starting back with keyboard and piano lessons that I give haven't been able to use my stamps yet but I will very soon I hope. Well anyways onto the card I made today. As you will see I have been playing with my Copics I reali haven't got the hang of them yet but practice makes perfect so be nice lol :)

Make it crafty digi stamp- summer breeze.
Copic Ciao markers - E00, E51, E33, E35, E37, RV42, B97, B93, B95, YG03, YGO6.
Martha Stewart Punch
Random card and paper from stash.
Computer generated sentiment.
Flowers and gems from stash.

 The pics really are not great sorry about that it's so dark out and the lights in here are really bright will have to take them in the daytime.

Challenges: Challenge #29 Anything Goes - Week 119 Green & Blue 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Friday, August 12, 2011

Cards, Boxes and Holiday !!!

Hey All,

Sorry I haven't posted in a lil while i have been so busy with my comissioned orders and we had ordered new windows and doors which still havent arrived :(:( and also my Mam and I got new beds which arrived this morning yay but I will onli get 1 sleep in mine as im headin away on my hols tommorow yay I'm so excited I will be 1 of 1000 Irish youths who will be travelling to Madrid for World Youth Week to join the 300,000 that will be there lol it's gonna be amazing I hope :) It's not startin till monday but myself and the other 2 girls im goin with are heading over tommorow so will have 2 days before it starts to go and explore Madrid and we also have a day after the events finish to recuperate lol so all in all iim headin away for 10days :) Well anyway I haven't had time to enter any challenges so I thought I would show u a few bits I made for commission and for family.

So 1st up is a comissioned card and box for a 60th  birthday I used the gorgeous digi stamp from karens doodles I made the box up with my hougie board

So these 3 images are of an explosion box which I made up for my Godmother who will be 50 next sunday and I won't be home till late that nite so I made them up before hand incase my Mam wants to give them to her so this one is from my mam,sister and nana I have never made one before and found it quite fun and I think it turned out well as u can see I used the digi from karens doodles again thought it went well with the theme lol

Ok this one is from me to my godmother she is so good to me and has realli been there for me when I need her so I wanted to make something nice for her so made her an easel box card with drawer it took me ages to work out the measurements to make it big enough to hold 3 bags of honora pearls u can just see them in the bottom pic can't wait for her to see what I made lol

Ok so last pic lol sorry if im boring u this is a box my sister made she is 16 and this is her 1st easel box card she made fro her friend's birthday I think she did really good and it came out really well she put a lil bracelet inside the drawer which her other friend made and her friend was so delighted with it.

Well that's it I'll be back on 23rd aug so will pop on someday after and rejoin in on challenges

cya soon hugs mandy xx

oh and as always comments are very much appreciated xxx

Friday, July 29, 2011

New Stamps!!

Hi all,

Well it's a horrible day in Dublin today it's lashing rain and is really cold but it means that I can sit here and play with my new stamps that I got from postie yesterday. I ordered 5 magnolia stamps from ebay as I have been looking at work from all u fab people out there and finally ordered some to play with I got Tilda with armful of tulips, Beautiful Tilda, Whellbarrow, Flying Tilda and Spellcaster Tilda and they are really gorgeous I hope to make many cards with them and save up my money to buy more :) I have made 2 cards so far so here's the 1st one 
This is Tilda with armful of tulips isn't she pretty :) I have colored her in with promarkers, the spotty paper is papermania happy birthda to you range, the green vine paper is one I got in a bumper pack or paper, the purple matting card is from the papermanis capsule collection in soothing heather, the ribbon and buttons are from hot of the press embellish-abilities pack, the gems are from papermania also and the purple flower is from a paperchase. 

I'm entering her into the following challenges:  Challenge #24 anything goes  Challenge#69 anything goes  week #141 recipe challenge. 
1.ribbon/lace 2. patterned papers. 3 buttons  Challenge#152 Garden  Challenge 7 summer is here  CYDA Challenge #25 summertime '11 week 30- in the garden

The 2nd card is this one 
I have used Spellcaster Tilda she is just so cute lol I have colored her in with promarkers, the dp's are from the me to you collection, the lil pink hearts are from a forever friends kit, the lil flowers are from just pots funky flowers that I got in the papermill ages ago, the lil gems in the centre of flowers are papermania and the lil butterfly is  from a pack from paperchase and i have used my new spellbinders die labels 10 to cut the shape out and i put a bit of Glamour dust on her wand & the lil sparkles around her .

I'm entering this into the following challenges: Challenge #5 "All things nice"(girly)  Challenge 90 punch or die
(I always use raised pads on images or embellishments )

Hugs mandy xxx

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Crap weather

Hey all,

Well the weather here in Dublin is crap lol it's clammy with grey skies and overall just a dull day and i'm not really in the mood to do anything but I have some orders to finish so better get cracking lol. Last night as I was browsing the net I came across makeitcrafty's blog which I have neglected to really follow like I should have done but when I seen what they had to offer Oh my you really have to check out there 1st Birthday candy and the challenges that are going on at the moment and there are some lil prizes along the way for comments etc so make sure you get in down there :) So as I was browsing I became a subscriber by email to there newsletter and as a treat I got this gorgeous free digi so I decided to enter there challenge and they have 5 dif categories on at the moment so I chose number 5.create a project with Make it Crafty images and coloured with Blue, Mustard/Yellow and Brown (Make it Crafty Logo colours!) 
so heres my card I really need to find a better way to photograph them so you can see the detail more clearly any tips ?? I have used white, brown, light purple cs from papermill, paper is from a big stack lost the name of it sorry :(, the swirls are a di i cut from my cuttlebug, the paper flowers are a from a pack i got on qvc, the corner punch is martha stewart and the image you can get free when u sign up the newsletter from so as they gave me a free image I thought for the challenge I would use her to show my appreciation her name is "Zoe Celebrates" and she is just adorable.

tnks for looking and as always any comments are much appreciated 

Challenges :  no.5
create a project with Make it Crafty images and coloured with Blue, Mustard/Yellow and Brown (Make it Crafty Logo colours!) week 111 free and easy july

Hugs mandy xxx

Monday, July 11, 2011

It's about time !!

Hi all,

well I'm sure you were wondering where I was gone all this time. I would love to say I was away doing something nice but no I was at home with no Internet for almost a month :(:( I have finally got back online and just in time it seems as there are some fab blog hops on at the moment I have just finished the 1st Birthday Blog-Hop over at the dt makes were just fab!. I am now going to pop on ova to Kenny K's blog for the Blog Hop but before I go I have a little make to show you all this is my very 1st Box with easel card top of course it is not my own design I seen a lovely one over at and just tweaked the measurements and placement of drawers to fit my design. I used a kenny k digi stamp colored with promarkers,which I cut out with my nesties, the paper is from a forever friends paper pack and the card stock is from the papermill, the punched out flower border and butterfly are from martha stewart and the flower, little button brads on the drawers and butterfly charm are from my really old stash so don't know where they came from and finally the rhinestones are from the papermania range.

So here is my 1st easel treat box I'm going to put some yankee tealights in the drawers and give it to my bessie friend as a lil pressie :) 

 Challenges I'm entering :
Hugs Mandy xxx

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pink and sparkly

Morning all just home from work and said I would post up a new card I was working on last night so here it is. This is a gorgeous digi stamp from karensdoodles she has such wonderful digis I love them all lol.
I have colored her with promarkers and added sparkle to her wings, wand, headpiece, dress and shoes :)
I have hand pierced the paper all around the edges of the papers and punched the flowers down the side of the light pink paper. the butterflies are a martha stewart punch around the page punch, the flowers and ribbon were part of a set I bought awhile ago don't know where I got them though lol

 Close up of the image not sure if you can see the glitter that well
Im entering my card into the following challenges - Birthdays - #26 may challenge - Birthday/Party - challenge 40 - use a digi - Recipe #19 challenge. 1. flower 2. ribbon 3. bling - week 20 sparkle galore - challenge #20 Birthdays is pink - sparkle and shine - Challenge #82 Birthday card for a girl - Happy B-Day - Goin Digital - Challenge 12 Girls Birthday - CraftyCatzChallenge no 83 Anything goes - Challenge 2 One for the girls!

Hugs Mandy xxx

Monday, May 23, 2011

good and bad day lol

Evening all well today the weather here in Dublin was crazy the winds were so wild they have taken down trees and braches and wheelie bins were all over the roads :( But there was a good side today well sort of we had the President of the U.S.A President Obama visit us today in Dublin it was really nice to see him even if it was only on the tv lol I couldn't get in to see him and michelle as I was in work that was the downside as I got stuck in traffic for over an hout on the bus in to work and then couldn't get out of town so ended up getting a taxi home :(.
Well anyway onto my card
I have recently come across Kenny K and his fab digi stamps and just had to purchase some of course lol so here she is this is Miss Thang! It's quite hard to see the glitter around the edges of the papers, the background paper is embossed with butterflies and flowers, the butterflies are martha stewart punch with silver gems and the flowers and from my stash box don't know where I got them :(

I'm entering her into the following challenges - #46 wow (white on white) - week #20 sparkle galore - Sparkle and shine - challenge #59 - embossing - CYDA challenge #20 - white + one

Thanks for stopping by

mandy xxx

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Check this out

So I was browsing through some blogs and I came across this fab giveaway at you have to check this out she is giving away a Cricut Machine yes u heard me right lol all the details of how to enter are on her blog and it's so easy so pop on over and enter I know I will.

Thanks mandy xxx

Time Flies

Can't believe how quick the days and weeks are going by. I have been quite busy with work but have managed to make up a card hopefully will get to make more soon :)

I love this little image she is from karendoodles and just reminds me of fun and summer

I'm entering her into the following challenges - Challenge #152 Anything Goes - Bloom & Grow Challenge - Worldplayweekendchallenge #2 CHILD - use ribbon or twine - Challenge#52 Here come the girls. use a girly image - Bold and Bright  - May Flowers #119 use flower, patterned paper and a ribbon Challenge #142 -Summer

Mandy xxx

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fab Blog Candy

Hey Guys I just had to give a lil post about the Fab Blog Candy that Deb Mitchell is giving away to one lucky person you can check it out on her blog here or click on the candy she is so lovely to have such a fab giveaway so make sure u pop on over cause if your not in u can't win lol I will have everything crossed as I would love to win it :) make sure to leave her a comment too.
That's all for tonight

Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Morning :)

Hey good morning or should I say nearly afternoon lol Im just putting on the lunch before I have to go back to work and said I would pop on and post up my other Ally & Beeble card so here it is!

It's been coloured with promarkers, the papers are from a random stack that I don't know the name of and I have added a lil bit of card candy in the top and some gems in the bottom thanks for lookin :)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges - May Challenge "Magical Worlds" - Something with wings challenge

Thanks Hugs Mandy xxx

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ran out of time

Hey im in the middle of posting my Ally and Beeble card but I have to go teach keyboard now :( so I'll have to post it up tommorow as im off to bingo straight after lessons lol 

chat tommorow have a nice nite everyone

Hugs mandy xxxx

I'm Back :)

Hey all well i'm still a bit under the weather but have been feeling much better the last couple of days just a persistent cough and running nose but i'll live lol.Well as I was browsing the net I came across a fab site i'm sure most of you know about here is the link the ladies on it are lovely and the work they produce is absolutely fabulous!!! so make sure you pop over to them and take a look if you haven't already. They also have a new challenge blog which you can find here so make sure to pop in here too and play along with the challenge they have the cutest lil fairies i've ever seen. As I was on the site I was looking through the pages and seen one that said put your name here and win a prize well I did just that and I got to pick one of the faerie images it was sssoooo hard but I fell in love with Ally & Beeble it's such a cute digi so I really wanted to make something up so I made two cards and here they are hope you like them. The pictures didnt come out too great so you will have to use you imagination lol



So this is my autumnal Ally and Beeble lol I coloured them with promarkers, the flower petals have glossy accents on them, the wings are sprinkled with irridescent glitter and the laybird also has some black glitter on its spots and head. The papers and card are scraps that I found in my stash drawer lol and have used the poppy martha stewart punch and the butterfly punch with some sparkly gems.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges Designed to Delight Digital Stamps Flutterby Fairy Challenge 40 Butterflies/ things with wings Challenge 47 "free for all" Challenge #56 anything goes Challenge #89 anything goes

Mandy xxx

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Hi all I really have to appologise for not posting in quite awhile. I have a few things going on at home at the moment that are finally starting to sort themselves out. Im off for the easter holidays for 2 weeks and so far i've spent nearly a week and a half in bed with the flu and now have a highly contagious viral infection so am not allowed out of house :( i'm very annoyed as I promised a friend that we would walk the 26k marathon in October and were meant to be training for it and im not even allowed outside so fingers crossed I will be better soon and can start training. I've also been doing up an order for wedding save the date cards which i'm nearly finished thankfully and will get started on the designs for the actual invites and thank you cards.

Will definately be posting very soon

Hugs mandy xx

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Firstly I want to say Happy Paddy's Day I'm just back from town having been at the St. Patrick's Day parade here in Dublin. I have to say it was a great day and then we went to Eddie Rocket's for our dinner :) I can't believe it's been nearly a month since I have posted on here. I have been so busy the past month that I haven't been able to get near the computer and my internet has been acting up :(:(. Well I will have a little bit of free time this weekend so hopefully I will post some cards and enter some competitions :) I have been making some wedding invitations for a friend so that's where most of my time and effort has gone to I will get some pictures up as soon as I'm finished.

In my last post I mentioned I had made a cake for my friends's Sister's 18th Birthday well I think for my 1st attempt at any kind of cake it came out reasonably good and as I was at the party I had people comin up all nite saying how good it looked and tasted so here is a picture and your comments are greatly appreciated thanks mandy xx

Monday, February 21, 2011

How time flies !!

Can't believe how quick the days go by I feel like I haven't posted in ages which is true over a week now :(:( I have been busy making my commissioned cards and as I'm off for the week as I work in a special needs school I'm hoping to make up some cards and enter some competitions :) I have been making up some flat pack dressers for my Sisters room as she is away skiing this week with her school and I have totally cleared her room out and made it all sparkly and clean hope she appreciates it :) and then it's my best friends Sister's  18th birthday on Friday and I was asked to make the cake so I'm making her a vanilla sponge with pink butter cream and jam filling in the shape of a Chanel handbag with roses and makeup around the base so fingers crossed it turns out okay and that it's edible lol I will take a pic and post it up along with her card that I have yet to make and my friend is 23 on Thursday so I have to make her a nice card and since she loves wine and handbags I got her a gorgeous wine glass etched with handbags I'll see if I can get a pic to show you.
Well that's all for tonight nite xx mandy xxx

Monday, February 7, 2011

1st follower

Well what an eventful few days it's been the pizza I made on Saturday was such a success that I made 4 more tonight and have frozen 2 for during the week :) Thank you to fluffnstuff for being my 1st follower :) hopefully you wont be the last lol I have another busy week ahead but will try my best to make up some cards and post more often hugs mandy xxx

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Afternoon all this past week has been hectic in work so I didn't even get a chance to post anything or make any cards other then my commisioned ones :(:( So I got up early this morning helped to clean the house, change beds etc lol and my friend Brona gave me a gorgeous recipe for a ww pizza that's only 18 pro points for the whole thing :) so I have just finished making the dough and will let it rise for the next 3 hours or so I can't wait to make it up and eat it :) well anyways onto the cards I made in the last few minutes.

 I'm entering this farmyard card into the  following challenges

Im entering this one into
Thanks for all the lovely comments I have recieved over the past week or so keep them coming and i'll pop over to your blog too and leave a lil message hugs mandy xx

Monday, January 31, 2011

Busy Weekend

Hi all I thought I would have got to make some cards over the weekend but I had so much on my Mam had to bring her car to the NCT test on Saturday so I had to go with her, then she wanted to go food shopping in M&S and we ended up going for lunch then and having a look around the shops bought nothing :( Saturday evening I spent making my orders for the many people who order cards from me in my area and then I went over to my friends we made gorgeous pizza mmm :) and watched Black Swan it was a strange but very good film. Sunday I spent making the rest of my orders and baking gorgeous sugar cookies with my Sister. I just logged into my email this morning and found that the 1st card that I entered into Meljen's pink and red competition had come in the top 5 so here is my badge Im so happy I never though I would be picked for anything so thank you Meljen :) 

My Badge yay !!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Some new cards

Evening all. It's been such a busy day in work today again :(:( but I did manage to get these 3 cards made so it wasn't too bad a day lol. I have used 3 gorgeous digi stamps and im going to enter them into some challenges
you can see below what challenges I have entered I had a lot of fun making these so I hope you like them :) hugs Mandy xxx show us the colors of your country! challenge #20 Angels & Fairies #50 Add a heart

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My 1st Challenge Card :)

Well what a cold and damp day it has been here in Dublin and im only just finishing work so I can't wait to sit down and put my feet up and watch a bit of telly :). I have made my 1st challenge card today yay !! It's a card that I have just designed in the last half an hour and I am goin to enter it in Meljen's Designs Challenge #42 Pink & Red and aslo in Ooh La La's 3 of a kind competition. For my card I coloured Meljen's Freebie bear with promarkers, the paper is from papermania but not sure what range :(. I used an x-cut heart border punch & some just pots funky flowers with some sparly gem centers. Well that's all for tonight hope to make some more cards in the weeks ahead and enter some more fab competitions. All comments welcome thanks. Mandy xxx

Monday, January 24, 2011


Hi all I'm a newcomer to the world of blogging so go gently on me please :) I have finally plucked up the courage to start one of these so any comments, hints & tips would be greatly appreciated thanks xx