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