Thursday, May 31, 2012


Afternoon All,

So today we have a new challenge over at Digi Doodle Shop and it's to use Bunting,
 I have actually never put bunting on my cards before but as it's so on trend
 I just had to give it a go and since I recently purchased the gorgeous Pennants Die from Whiff of Joy
 I thought it would be the perfect time to try it out. 
I love the way it turned out.
I have also used the fab  Emily Hug A Heart Digi Stamp isn't she just a cutie !!! 
 I have also made this card for a very special cause
 I recently took part in a Whimsy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop
and as I was hopping along I came across Patricia's Blog.
 If you pop on over you can find out more information but to cut along story short 
Patricia's Cousin was diagnosed with Aggressive Breast Cancer
 and had to have both breasts removed. 
So as a special surprise for Susan Patricia has asked if fellow crafter's 
would like to send her a card.
 I think this is a great idea and hopefully will brighten up Susan's days. 
So I have made this card for her hope she likes it :)
If you would like to send Susan a card visit Patricia's Blog where you will find
her email address and more details. 
I will be sending my card off to her shortly :)

So enough chat here is my card for this weeks Bunting Challenge 

Digidoodleshop Digi Stamp Emily Hug A Heart
Cardstock from the Papermill
Dp's from the First Edition 12x12 Spring Drop Paper Pad
Whiff of Joy Pennants Die
Wild Orchid Crafts Plum Divine Bakers Twine
Martha Stewart Floral Border Punch
Wild Orchid Flowers
Anita's Peel Off Alphabet Stickers Colored in Purple
Joy Crafts Orange Ribbon
Diamontes from stash
Stickles in Lilac 
White Gelly Roll Pen

Challenges Challenge 37 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking and hope to see you over at our Bunting Challenge 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Teepee card

Morning All,

I have been looking at some different card shape tutorials 
as am trying to step out of the box and try new things 
so today's card is a Teepee card and they are so easy to make 
I looked at a few tutorials on different blogs 
so won't be linking up where I got the details as I didn't write them down lol
 just type in Teepee card into search bar and you will find lot's of inspiration :)
I bought a few new stamps from Lili of the Valley so today's card is using
 the cute Never Too Old For Cupcake stamp which also comes with the fab sentiment :)
I still haven't got the hang of taking pictures properly in some you couldn't see the sparkle
 and in some it was so bright it hurt my eyes so this was the best one lol

Never Too Old For Cupcake Stamp from Lili of the Valley
White, Pink, Yellow Cardstock from the Papermill
Design Papers from the Nitwits Collection
Swirls Diecut Die on the Cuttlebug
Pearls from Create and Craft
Wild Orchids Flowers
Ice Stickles- Cherry Ice, Lemon Ice & Crystal Ice
Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
Soft Peach, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Cocktail Pink, Baby Pink, Pale Pink, 
Tan, Blush, Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Pastel Yellow

Challenges Challenge #37 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking and for all the fab comments and HELLO to my new followers 
I will be back tomorrow with my DT card for Digidoodleshop.

Hugs Mandy xxx

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Afternoon All,

Well this week's weather has been so nice 
it's been in the 20's most days this week :) 
it's so nice to see the sun here 
thought it had disappeared completely lol. 
I've been real busy with work this week
 so haven't had much time to play
 but did get a few mins last night to make
 my Mam's birthday cards better late then never 
as her birthday is today lol 
We are supposed to be going out for lunch tomorrow :) 
I also had time to whip up this 
quick bookmark using one of the fab stamps
 from Krista over at Saturated Canary 
this is Jenny isn't she just fab!!!

Pink and white card from the Papermill
Nitwits Collection Bp's Butterfly Kisses(heartsgreen)
Die cut Swirls with Flourish Die on Cuttlebug
Ribbon from Stash
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen White
Diamonte Gems & Pearl Green Bow from Stash
Stix 2 Dimensional Pads
Antique Pink, Salmon Pink, Cocktail Pink, 
Apple, Meadow Green, Leaf Green, Tea Green,
 Cornflower, Denim Blue, Pastel Blue, 
Saffron, Vanilla, Blush, Soft Peach, 
Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Chestnut.

Challenge #18 Bookmarks
Challenge 36 Fabulous Flourishes
 Challenge #26 Swirls
 Cupcake 193 Book Lover
Challenge 218 Pink & Green
Challenge #20 No Flowers Allowed

Thanks for looking
and for all the lovely comments
 they mean so much to me.

Hugs Mandy xxx

Friday, May 18, 2012

In the Pink with CAS

Morning All,

Well today I have tried to do a clean and simple card
 I found it hard not to put more embellishments and layers when I first started making the card up
 but as I kept going I found it easier to  just find a few pieces that looked good together
 well I think I have achieved a clean and simple card
 and will definitely be trying to do more in the future.
As you know I love Kenny K stamps and this girl is no exception this is Kitty Katastrophe she is fab!
this is also the first time I have tried coloring pink hair 
and I will be trying again with other colors and trying to build up a technique lol

Digi Stamp from Kenny K- Kitty Katastrophe 
Black,White & Pink Cardstock from the Papermill
Computer Generated Sentiment
Gems from Stash
Self Adhesive Ribbon from Stash
Sakura Gelly Roll pen in white for Highlighting

Challenges Challenge #93 No Designer Paper's Challenge 35 - Tickled Pink Challenge #91 Make it Girly Challenge #25 What a wonderful Woman Challenge 192 Simply no Design papers Birthdays 

Thanks for all the lovely comments I really do love reading them and thanks for looking
Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Special Delivery

Good Afternoon,

Can't believe it's Thursday already the weekend is nearly here :):) 
So as it's Thursday that means it's time for a new challenge over at Digidoodleshop 
 This week's theme is Work Related :)
 I decided to use the fab Special Delivery stamp
 I think he is so versatile and can be used for male and female cards depending on the color scheme.
I decided to paper piece his Apron and add some shading with my Copics.

White and Purple Cardstock from the Papermill
Bp's from the Kanban Female Background CD
Martha Stewart Circle Cutter & Cupcake Punch
Flowers from Stash
Diamontes from Papermania
Ric Rac Ribbon from Stash
Glitter in Gold from Deco Art Glamour Dust

Challenges Challenge 217 A touch of sparkle

Hope you join in with the challenge this week
Hugs Mandy xxxx

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Scooter Boy

Morning all, 

Today's card is featuring one of my new Lili of the Valley stamps which i got yesterday
 this is Scooter Boy and he is from the new just released set of stamps
 how cute is he I can see so many uses for him already.

White, Blue and Orange cardstock from the Papermill
BP's  and the Matching Brads are from the Papermania For Him Colossal Paper Pack
Sentiment is a freebie download that I got from Michelle Roo's Blog (thank you)
Ribbon is from Stash
Spellbinder Eyelet Circle Die
Stickles Glitter in Platinum around the Die
Blue and Orange Dew Drops from Personal Impressions
Glossy Accents on the Wheels and the Dogs Nose

Challenges Challenge 34 One For The Boys

Thanks for looking 
Hugs Mandy xxx

Monday, May 14, 2012

Time for Cupcake ?

Evening All,

Was having a bad case of the Monday blues :(
but came home from work today to see the postie had brought me my goodies 
from Liliofthevalley and Wild Orchid Crafts
 so started to cheer up and found an hour or two to make up 2 cards 
so I have one to share tonight and another for tomorrow. 
I am trying my best to find time to make blog more and make cards 
other then my commissioned ones.
So tonight I have used the gorgeous Birthday Fairy Lee from Mo's Digital Pencil Too 
such a cutie and wouldn't mind a bite of her cupcake right now lol!

White. Pink & Yellow Cardstock from the Papermill
Digi Stamp Birthday Fairy Lee from Mo's Digital Pencil Too
Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
Nitwits Pinkyswear Background Paper Collection
Brads, heart doily and ribbon from Stash
Pearl Bow from Ebay
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts I used 
White with Pink Center Wild Roses 30mm & Pink Sweet Heart Blossoms
Diamond Sparkles in Butterfly Trails on the Cupcake
Diamond Sparkles in Fairie Kisses on the wings and dress

Challenges Challenge #18 Pink and Girlie! 216 Food or Drink! Challenge 91 Make it Girlie 

Thanks for looking and of course a big thanks for all the comments on my last cards 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Sunday, May 13, 2012

It was all yellow :0

Morning All,

Iv'e been so sick again this week have the flu :( 
and I find when i'm unwell I  really don't get to give my all to my cards :(. 
The only perk of being unwell is that I bought loads of goodies online
 I purchased some of liliofthevalleys fab stamps 
and some flowers, twine and decorative corners from Wild Orchid Crafts 
and I also called up to Kildare last week to visit a craft shop
 and spent a fortune but it has made me feel much better
 so I can't wait for the postie to arrive next week with all my goodies.
So I have gone with a simple type card today in a new shape for me I've done an oval card.
Iv'e used lying Tilda from my set of new stamps that I got awhile ago and haven't used yet.

Magnolia Stamp - Lying Tilda
White and Yellow cardstock from the Papermill
Bp from the Meadow Lark Collection by Prima 6x6 Pad (New Stash)
X cut oval cutter
Papermania Boutique Capsule Collection Yellow Ribbon
Deco Art Glamour Art Glitter in Yellow Gold
Yellow Flowers from Stash
Yellow Pearls from Kanban

Challenges week #10 Monotone/chrome #49 Bingo ( Yellow, Pearls, Shaped Card)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bit of a pink theme!

Morning all,
Well I wonder if you have noticed that my last cards have had a bit of a pink theme well it wasn't done intentionally they just all seemed to scream color me and decorate me with pink lol 
Well today is no exception I made this card up last week and almost forgot to post it :(
This is the gorgeously cute Nevaeh from Saturated Canary isn't she adorable!!

Digi Stamp Nevaeh from Saturated Canary 
White, brown cardstock from the Papermill
Bp Frou Frou paper pad from Kanban
Pink ribbon from Joy Crafts
Spellbinders decorative oval die
Martha Stewart Flower, Butterfly and Floral Border Punch
Pink and Green Gems form Stash
Computer Generated Sentiment
Ice Stickles - Icicle and Patina

Challenges Challenge #16-Happy Birthday Challenge 144-Spots and Dots Challenge #9 -Punches/Die Cuts

Thanks for looking and a big thank you for all the lovely comments I've received on the last few cards
 and a big HELLO to my new followers 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Delores D'ammage

Good Morning,

Recently I won two Kenny K images of my choice so here is one of my chosen digis 
this is Delores D'ammage how cool is she I loved coloring her in.
 As usual pic quality isn't fab lol.


Digi Image Delores D'ammage from KennyK
White,pink & black cardstock from the papermill
Bp from the Nitwits Grinnbeartoo Collection
Martha Stewart Border & Butterfly punch
Anitas large paper rosebuds in pink
Pearls in pink and black from stash
Sakura gelly roll pen in white for highlies

Challenges Challenge #17 Pink & Black Challenge 31- for a special lady Challenge 143 Mother's Day or Girlie Challenge #78 Anything Goes Challenge #8 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking 
Hugs Mandy xx

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Games Over

Afternoon all,

Well it's that time again it's a new challenge over at  digidoodleshop  and the theme is an easy one this week it's  Anthing Goes :) I have a hard time making cards for boys :(:( but when I saw this guy I just had to make him into a card so today I have used Games Over (click on the name to bring you to the shop) I have also used the ticket tag sentiment which is FREE to download and comes with some more fun sentiments.
How fab is he I had so much fun making him. He seems very patriotic to England I think lol I love visiting London whenever I can so I don't mind using there colors lol  Of course I just couldn't resist adding some diamontes as they are my fav embellishment at the moment :) So we hope you can join us for our anything goes challenge and if you get the chance pop over and give my teamies some love I know there cards will be fab!!

Digi Stamp - Games over
White, Blue & Red cardstock from the papermill
Backing Paper is printed from the Kanban Stamp Background Cd
Stars punched with my Big red star punch don't know the name of it :(
Silver square diamantes from stash 
Hand drawn stitching around image and stars
Black inkpad used to distress edges
stix 2 3&1 mm foam pads
Spectrum Noirs for skin 

Challenges favorite embellishment Challenge #24 use punches/dies 190 best of British photo inspiration

Thanks for looking 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Little Ballerina

Afternoon all,

Well what a week it's been I have had so many commissioned orders and more to come I am overwhelmed with orders but haven't got enough time in the day to do them all :(:( I only just got round to making this quick card for the Lili's little Fairies challenge cutting it fine right ? lol I also won a surprise pack of goodies from Wild Orchid Crafts on the last Lili of the valley Blog hop and got some gorgeous flowers, lace and pins I have used the flowers on this card :)
I have to say the card looks better in real life the colors look a bit strange in the pic but haven't got much light today :(

Liliofthevalley stamp Little Ballerina
White, Pink and Brown Cardstock from the Papermill
Bp from the Nitwits Collection Grinnbeartoo I used Tickling and Rose heart pink
Xcut oval cutter
Floral martha stewart border punch
Spellbinder decorative oval die
Liquid pearls in Petal Pink
Glitter Glamour Dust in Crystal
Computer Generated Sentiment
Wild Orchid Crafts Bbay Pink Mulberry Paper Blossom Flowers
Edges of card and paper Distressed with Aged Mahogany Ink Pad
E93,RV000, RV21,RV02,RV23,C-1,C-3,E33,E35,E37
Spectrum Noirs TN2 and FS6 

Challenges Week 180 Recipe Challenge

Will be back tomorrow with another card 

Hugs Mandy xxxx