Saturday, January 28, 2012


Morning All,

Why is it that the weekdays seem to drag and the weekends fly by have loads to do and not enough time to get everything done :(
Well anyway here's my card for today lol I have used this gorgeous lil girl called Cupcake Brigitta she is a Digi Stamp from CC Designs isn't she cute!!!

Here's a close up as you can see I used my Glossy Accents on the cupcake bases, the cherry and her eyes and I have added glitter to the cupcakes,her dress, socks and wings.

Cardstock from the Papermill
Papers from the new Papermania Capsule Collection
Flower also from the Papermania Capsule Collection Big Bloomers
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Spellbinder Dies
Ribbon Anita's Wide Organza Pink
Digi Stamp from CC Designs Cupcake Brigitta
Pearl Pins I got from Ebay
Swirls Die Cut on my Cuttlebug
White Brad from Stash
Glitter is from Sugar coating from Doodlebug Design 
The 3 colors are Cupcake Glitter, Bubblegum Glitter & Lily White Glitter
Personal Impressions Dew Drops 

Challenges -Challenge #3 Pretty In Pink Challenge #92 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Hugs Mandy xxxx

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Morning All,

I decided to try something different today so I made a bookmark
 I haven't made one before and I'm not sure if I like how it turned out but sure I had ago at least lol :)
Over at the Challenge this week is to use the colors of your National Flag
I'm from Ireland so my colors are Green, White & Orange

I think it's hard to see the Stickls on her dress and star but they are very sparkly in real life :)

White cardstock from the Papermill
Papers from the Paper Pizazz Birthday Pad
Ribbon from American Crafts Elements Reel 
Martha Stewart Poppy Corner and Border Punch
Ice Stickles in Silver Ice

Anything Goes
 Challenge 1 Floral
 Anything But A Card Challenge

Thanks For Looking 

Hugs Mandy xxxx

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stroke of Genius

Evening All,

A quick card to show you tonight. A few weeks ago I won a $10 gift voucher to use in the Digi Doodle shop so I bought 4 stamps and I have made a card with one of them this is Stroke of Genius I think he is so versatile as I'm always asked to make cards for golfers.

Brown cardstock from the Papermill
Check paper is from the Kanban Male Background CD
Spellbinder Dies
Digi Stamp Stroke of Genius from the Digi Doodle Shop
Brown card candy
Blue spotty ribbon from stash
Glossy accents on Golf Ball
G05,E37,YG41,G07,W-1,C-5,W-7,B23,B12,E33,W-5,E35,C-1,B24,W-3C-7,G21,C-3,E51,E00 -Challenge #91 Blues & Browns -Happy Highlites (glossy accents on golf ball) -week 3 ribbon every which way Challenge #2 clean and simple

Thanks for looking

Hugs Mandy xxx

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Look what the Postman Brought!

Good Morning All,

Just thought I would pop on and show you what the Postman brought the this morning. 
My Martha Stewart punches that I won for Lili's Little Fairies 1st Challenge :)
 Thanks Jacqui for also sending me this gorgeous little card its so cute :):) 
Can't wait to make something up with them :) 

Hugs Mandy xxxx

Monday, January 23, 2012

Criss Cross Card

Evening All,

Wow that weekend flew by can't believe it's Monday again :( I had so many commissioned orders over the weekend and a few places to go so I didn't get a chance to post my card :( I have a few mins now before my walk so here it is.  

This is my 1st time making a Criss Cross Card don't know why I have waited so long to make one I love them so handy and really quick to make. 

Violet and Purple Cardstock from the Papermill
BP is part of the Daisy and Dandelion Collection
Martha Stewart Flower Corner, Border and Butterfly Punch
Lili of the Valley Little Ballerina Stanp
Flower, Ribbon, Gem Brads and Heart Gems from Stash
Copics - E57,E37,E33,E35,E51,E53,V06,V000,V12,V15,V17,C1

Challenges - Challenge 3 Lavender & Lace - Buttons, Bows, Blings and Blooms -'12 - week-3-ribbons every which way

Thanks for looking 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New stamps to love !!

Evening all ,
Didn't think I would get time to post this tonight but got housework done quicker then expected :) Off for my walk in a few so thought I would pop on and post this quickly.
 I came across Sugar Nellie stamps last year and I have to say they are fab I bought 2 of the simply adorable range of digi's last year and never got round to making anything with them so I decided  yesterday that is what I would do. I love the simply adorable girls and they are fab to colour. This one is Hope isn't she fab :)

White card from the Papermill
Dp's from Kanban The Cambridge Paper Collection Pad
Nest abilities cut with Cuttlebug
Sugar Nellie Digi Stamp - Hope
With Love printed from computer
Butterflies from stash
Ice Stickles in Grape Ice
Gemstones from stash
Copics - 
BG49, BG23, BG10, E21, E33, E57, E37, E35, E31, V09, V06, E55,E53,E51,E00,RV42

Challenges Challenge 75 - Erika's Sketch  Challenge 39 - Here Come The Girls

Thanks for looking 

Hugs Mandy xxx

B&W New Style

Evening All,

I have decided that I really love Magnolia stamps but unfortunately at the moment money is tight so I have to make do with what I have which isn't very many (5) lol Well so many of you lovely bloggers make absolutely fab cards using the stamps and when I seen that the Magnolia Down Under Challenge was Black and White I was intrigued lol I have never tried to color any image in b&w so I said I'd give it ago not 2 sure about it but as it's only a 1st try I can only get better as they say lol !!

White and Black card from the Papermill
The dp's are DCVW The Paper Stack Black & White Prints
X Cut Oval Cutter
Magnolia Stamp Tilda with Armful of Tulips
Diecut Swirls cut on my Cuttlebug
White Card Candy 
W-5, W-3, W-1

Challenges Challenge #129 Black & White Image Pick your fav paper sundaes challenge - mine is #84 Magnolias

Thanks for looking

Hugs Mandy xxx

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mini Bear Sports Car !

Good Evening,

I meant to post this card yesterday but got held up in work and was so tired when I got home that I never got round to it :( I did get on for a few mins and found that I had won the 1st place prize on lotv's 1st challenge and I won a set of Martha Stewart punches :) and I also got 1st prize on the digi doodle shop best challenge and won a $10 dollar gift card for their website :) So on to my card I was trying to get the hang of shading with my copics but  not quite sure I did that lol. The 2nd challenge for 2012 on lotv is to use your favorite stamp I don't have very many lotv stamps and have only stamped 1 or 2 of what I have so I decided out of them all that I like this one the best :) 

Cardstock from the papermill
Embossed Grey Bobble Dot Card from Kanban
BP from the Smirk for him 6x6 paper pad
Martha Stewart corner punch
LOTV Stamp Mini Bear
Glass like dots from Personal Impressions
You can't really see in the pic but I applied Glossy Accents to the headlights and his nose 
Copics : C-1,C-3,C-5,C-7, W-1,W-3,W-5,BG10,BG34,BG49,E31,E33,E35,E37,E50

Challenges - Challenge #90 Embossing

Thanks for looking 
Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, January 12, 2012

3rd Birthday

Good Morning all and what a chilly morning it is here :(

Well it's Charisma Cardz 3rd Birthday today :)  Happy 3rd Birthday !!! I am going to try and participate in as many challenges this year with Charisma Cardz as their Design Team are fab and really help with inspiration when needed :) The added option for the challenge was to add the number 3!! I also thought I would try my luck at getting at chance to be a DT for the paper shelter I have never been on a design team before and I have to say it sounds fab so thought why not give it ago lol 

Red  & Pink card stock from the paper mill
Backing paper from the Born to Shop Bubbles range
Flowers are Anita's large paper rose buds in red and pink
Magnolia Stamp 
Martha Stewart Large and Small Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart Poppy Border Punch 
Gems, Ribbon and Glittery no 3 from Stash
Copics - 
RV95, RV21, RV23, RV34, RV42,R59, R29, R37, R46, R05,E29, E57, E31, E11, E08,  E35, E00, E51

-Pink,White & Red Challenge
-Challenge #128 Anything Goes
- Week #138 Anything Goes
-Challenge #1 - Happy 3rd Birthday Charisma
-Dt Call

Thanks for looking have a lovely day

Hugs Mandy xxx

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Year New Me !!

Good Evening All,

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!! 
The Christmas period before and after has been hectic and I didn't find any time to make any cards other then my commissioned ones :( but as the title post says I am going to try my best to blog and make as many cards as I can over 2012 fingers crossed lol :) Well anyway onto my 1st card for 2012 here it is. I know pic quality isn't great but I can't find my camera so had to take it with phone and light in craft room isn't that great :(

My new Liliofthevalley baby stamp 
Circles all cut with my new Circle Dies
Tonic flower punches 
The butterflies and gems are from my stash
Copic Colors : C-1,R20,RV000,RV10,RV21,E51 &E00

Challenges -Challenge #45 - Anything Goes - Challenge #89 -New Beginnings  Cupcake 174 -Something New

Thanks for stopping by 

Hugs Mandy xxx