Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I dunno ;)

Afternoon All,

Sorry I didn't get round to posting this card yesterday
 time just got away with me :)
Today's card is featuring the gorgeous I Dunno Redux Digi Stamp
 from Mo's Digital Pencil 
I really do love Mo's stamps they are all fab and she is a brilliant designer.

White, Pink & Yellow Card - Papermill
Bp - Nitwits Collection 
Green Ribbon - Joy Crafts
Dragonfly Gems - Stash
Glitter on flower and skirt - Rainbow Lites Craft Glitter
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

http://stempelsonne.blogspot.co.uk/ #67 Free Choice of Subject

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

Hugs Mandy xxx

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Evening All, 

I have been so bad this week I have spent so much money
 and my credit card is just about to give up lol
I had purchased a set of the new LOTV mini masterpieces the day they were released
 and they arrived last week and I couldn't believe how fabulous they were
 I had to go and order another 3 sets and it just so happened
 that the day I was buying them 
was also the day the new Christmas stamps were released
 so I had to go and buy some of them as well
 I eventually narrowed it down to 3 lol can't wait for them to arrive
 I also really needed some Copic refills so I have just finished placing my order 
from Simon Says I also got a set of nesties and some stickles
 and a set of Martha Stewart Punches I just can't help myself someone stop me!!!
 Oh and I also managed to find a dealer who had the car I wanted 
so I have to go collect it on Thursday I'm so excited as I'm getting 
a Parrot Bluetooth installed and a reversing camera thingy lol 

So anyways onto my card lol
I have made this card for my Sister's Friend who will be 18 next week.
I have used one of the fab freebies that Krista from Saturated Canary 
was offering not too long ago 
I really do love Krista all her stamps are adorable
 and such great value and she gives away quite a few freebies too
 which is always nice lol
So this is 'Fancy' I love her hair :)

White, pink card  -Papermill
Bp - Kanban Frou Frou 6x6 pad
Black Ribbon - Stash
Ice Stickles - Crystal Ice
Liquid Pearls - Petal Pink
Pearl Bow - Ebay
Dew Drops in Pink & Clear - Personal Impressions
Foam Pads - Stix 2
Punch around the page - Martha Stewart Punch

http://saturatedcanarychallenge.blogspot.ie/ Challenge #22 Black, White + 1
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.ie/ Challenge 45 Happy Birthday 

Thanks for looking 
I hope to be back tomorrow with another card fingers crossed :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Challenge #102 Christmas is July optional Sketch

Morning All,

So it's Saturday and that means a new challenge over at 
2Sisters this is the final week of our
 Christmas in July month 
so the optional theme this week is a sketch 

I love sketches as sometimes I can't think of a way to place bp's etc
 so I find they help and also challenge you to try new shapes, layouts etc :)

We are being sponsored by the fab Digi Garden 
who have supplied us with some gorgeous digi stamps 
this one is called Snowbear isn't he cute :)

White card - Papermill
Bp - Die Cuts With A View Paper Pad
Ribbon - Stash
Brads - Stash
Martha Stewart Holly Punch Around the Page 
X-cut oval cutter

Thanks for looking and for all the lovely comments :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Challenge #118 Stripes

Afternoon All,

Really where does the time go can't believe it's nearly August already
 where did the rest of July go ??
I guess when your so busy the days just seem to blend into one lol

Well anyways it's a new challenge over at Digi Doodle Shop today 
and our theme is Stripes 
I have used the fab Sweet Smell digi on my card today 

White & Pink card - Papermill
Bp - Stash
Ribbon - Stash
Floral Punch Around the Page - Martha Stewart Punch
Flower Gems - Stash

Pop on over to the challenge blog and see all the fab cards made by my teamies 
can't wait to see all your stripey cards :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Challenge #101

Morning all,

I nearly didn't get this post done. 
I had to attend a funeral yesterday of a young girl who was 11, 
she went to go to the school I worked in 
and was blind and in a wheelchair and 
 had no use of her legs but she was such an angel
 and had such a good spirit about her and from the 1st moment you met her
 you know you wouldn't forget her, 
well unfortunately she passed away on tuesday night 
she had a seizure and was taken to hospital and never recovered,
 the really sad thing was she had just moved to a new house
 a few weeks ago with all new fittings for her wheelchair, lifts, harnesses etc
 and a swimming pool as she loved swimming
 but she never got the chance to swim in it :( 
She will truly be missed R.I.P Jade xxxx

Onto this weeks card since it's saturday
it means another challenge over at 2Sisters
It's the 3rd week of our Christmas in July theme
and the optional theme this week is 
Use an image of an animal 

We are being sponsored by Meljens this week 
and have been given some fab digi's to work with 
 I have chosen the fab Prancer digi 

Make sure to pop on over to the challenge 
I can't wait to see all your lovely cards :)

White, red card - Papermill
Green Card and Bp - Stash
Holly Punch - Martha Stewart
Snowflake - cut on my e-clips
Greeting- Papermania Strictly Christmas Glitter Sentiments
Tree Gems- Stash
Glitter - Decoart Gold

Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments :)

Hugs Mandy xxxx

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Week 28 Favoutite Animal

Morning All,

Can't believe it's Thursday again where has the time gone ??
 So since it's Thursday it's time for a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz!!!
So our theme this week is favourite animal.

My favourite animal is a Dog :) 
but myself and my Sister haven't been able 
to convince my Mam to let us get one :(
 we do have a cat though who was abandoned 
and decided to take refuge in our shed but then winter came
 and the poor thing was getting thinner and thinner
 so 3 years later he is still here 
and is now a proud member of our family. 
I have never really liked cats and sometimes 
I don't like our one especially when he bites and scratches 
but thank god he doesn't do it
 that often just shows how neglected he was.

Here is a quick pic of him he loves sitting up like a person lol
He also loves sleeping at the end of beds
 during the day wrapped up in a blanket 
can't find the pic at the moment but will post when I do.

Anyway onto the reason for this post as I said I love dogs 
but when I saw that the fab Krista over at Saturated Canary 
was giving this image as a freebie for 2 days only 
I just had to color her and her lil kitty up 
this is Layla she is so adorable isn't she :)


White card - Papermill
Orange Card - Stash
Ribbon - Stash
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Gems - Kanban
Lemon Ice - Ice Stickles 

Make sure you pop on over to our challenge 
to see the fab prizes being offered by our sponsors 
and of course to see my fab teamies cards.
Look forward to seeing all your favourite animal cards 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Strawberry Girl

Morning All,

Sorry I didn't get round to posting this card yesterday.
I went down to the car dealers to see about upgrading my car
 to a bigger model as my Nana who lives with us and is 93 and now 
needs a wheelchair to get around. So I wanted to get my car but in a bigger version.
So I rang the dealers and he said he had the car I wanted 
I went right down and when I got there the guy I was talking to
 was with someone so after I waited for 45 mins
 he came over and old me he had just sold it 
to the guy before me I couldn't believe it :(:( 
Talk about bad luck lol

Well anyways today's card is featuring 
the gorgeous Strawberry Girl stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil.


White, Red & Yellow Card - Papermill
Bp - Tumble Tizzy Cd Rom
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Border & Butterly Punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon - Stash
Gems - Stash 


Thanks for looking
 Hugs Mandy xxx

Monday, July 16, 2012


Morning All,

I've had a busy morning but have found a bit of time 
to make two cards one I will show you now and the other 
I will post later as waiting on the glue to dry :)

So the 1st card I have made using a gorgeous stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil
this is Kalei isn't she adorable:)  
There is a GDT call going on over at Mo's Digital Challenge Blog
and the challenge this week is Dancing & Singing.


White, pink & yellow card - Papermill
Bp - Stash
Ribbon - Won in a challenge
Music Notes - Stash
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Heart Gems - Stash

http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.ie/ Challenge #143 Dancing & Singing

Thanks for looking 
and thanks so much for all the fab comments
 I have received recently they mean so so much 

Hugs Mandy xxxx

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cheers Dude!!

Afternoon All,

Wow 2 post in one day I must be sick lol !!
I couldn't believe I nearly missed the big birthday celebrations 
going on over at Kenny K's Krafty Krew
 the prizes they are offering are amazing 
and it finishes today so I had to rustle up this card.


Blue & White card- Papermill
Backing Paper - Cloud9Designs Baby Boy Plaid
Sentiment- Tulip Elements
Border Punch- Martha Stewart
Card Candy Blue - Craftwork Cards
Numbers Peel Off's - Anita's 
Foam Pads - Stix 2
Glitter - Diamond Sparkles Fairie Kisses

http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.ie - Challenge #102 Big Birthday's 
http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.ie/ Cupcake 200 Number Cruncher
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.ie/ Let's Hear it for the Boys
http://cardsformen.blogspot.ie/ Challenge 14 Happy Birthday 
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.se/Challenge #34 Card for someone special

Thanks for looking 
Hugs Mandy xx

2Sisters DT card Challenge #100

Morning All,

Where have the past few days gone I received my new storage tower 
from Viking today but when I opened it 2 out of 3 of the towers
were all broken and cracked I was so annoyed 
and when I rang them up about it I found the girl to be quite rude 
she kept saying to me could I not use them anyway :(:( 
I was like what!!! they are broken and they weren't cheap
 so I finally convinced her to send me out new ones
 and collect the old ones and she said they would ring me back on Monday
 to organize collection but they might not be able to deliver
 the replacement for 10 days !!!
 Oh I was so angry today and then to top it all off 
I remembered that I hadn't made my card for today 
it completely slipped my mind  well anyway rant over 

So since it's Saturday it means that we have a new challenge 
 and the theme throughout July is Christmas 
so this week the optional twist is 
(with the exception of your image)

We are being sponsored by the fab DigiDoodleShop this week
 and they have been kind enough to give each of us
 a Digi stamp to work with so the one I received was
 Snow Bunnies it's such a perfect stamp for this challenge.
The only thing is I found it was really hard to photograph :(
I really have to fine my camera charger
I have had to take my pictures on my I-Phone 
but I can't seem to get a good picture 

White card from the Papermill
Holly border punch from Martha Stewart
Sparkly Dots paper from stash
White ribbon & white brads from Stash
Embellishment Attic Glitter in Frost
Decoart Glamour Dust in Crystal

Look forward to seeing you over at our Challenge 
and I just wanted to say thanks for all the lovely comments
 on my last few cards they have really meant so much 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, July 12, 2012

DDS #116 Summertime

Afternoon all,

Where has the last week gone can't believe it's Thursday already 
I got some new storage for my different cards and papers 
and ended up sorting through most of my craft room 
which looks like a bomb hit it 
I might post some photos when I have finished the room lol

So today is thursday and that means it's a new challenge
and this week the theme is 
 I have used this gorgeous stamp and it's called Sharing Ice Cream :)
 Summer always reminds me of ice cream
 so when I saw this stamp I just had to use it.

White, brown cardstock from the Papermill
Dp from a pad of papers that I lost the cover off :(
Starfish and Seashell clear stickers from stash
Martha Stewart border punch
Paper Cellar raffia lace
Craftwork cards card candy in brown and orange
Stix 2 foam pads
YR31, YR23, YR15, Y35, Y38, YR16, RV42, E11, 
C-0, YR00 E000, R11, G00, G000, G02

Look forward to seeing all your fab summer cards 
for this weeks challenge so make sure you pop over to the challenge blog 
and see what fab prizes are on offer this week,
and also to remind you all that there is 10% off
 all stamps through the month of July :) 

Thanks for looking 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Saturday, July 7, 2012

New DT news and challenge

Morning all,

Well today I can finally let you know
 that I am a proud new Design Team member over at 2Sisters Challenges :) 
I was so excited when I was told I got chosen along with some other new girls :)
So for the next 4 weeks we will be doing Christmas in July.
Today I have made a Christmas bookmark using this gorgeous Bauble stamp
Each week there will be an optional  twist along with the challenge 
so this week the twist is to not use red or green 
It was harder then I thought as every paper
 I pulled out from my hidden away Christmas box 
was all red & green and I had almost given up 
when I spotted this Purple and Blue snowflake paper thank God lol 
Sorry that the picture is crap the lighting in my room is awful and this is the best picture I could get but at least you can see the sparkle on the baubles lol.

Papers from stash
Snowflake ribbon from Hot off the Press
Snowflake eyelet from We are Memory Keepers
Glamour Dust in Crystal
Silver Glitter from Stash

Make sure you pop on over to out challenge blog to see our sponsors and the fab prizes they are offering and while you're there you can see the fab projects made by my teamies

Thanks for looking and I really appreciate all your lovely comments

Hugs Mandy xx

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Week 26 Charisma Cardz Sketch Challenge DT card

Morning All,

Again I'm sorry that I haven't been around much I've finished work for the summer 
and will be starting my new job in a Montessori at the end of August
 so I have to do a few courses over summer
 for that and also go back to part time college
 so i'm trying to sort all that out.
 I am also minding a 6 year old every Wednesday and Thursday 
over the summer from about 8 -5 which means
 I have to schedule my posts for those days :(

So anyway the reason I am writing this post is 
because it's a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz 
and the theme is A Sketch which was chosen by Carissa,
 I have to say I struggled a bit with this challenge
 as I still can't seem to find the energy or mojo for card making at the moment :(
And yes I know it's an awful photo the light 
was either too bright or too dark when I took it 
and this was the best out of them all.
Pop on over to the challenge blog
 to see all the fab prizes up for grabs
and also to see my fab teamies cards :)

Digi Stamp from Pink Cat Studio - Retro Cat
White & Purple Cardstock - Papermill
Pink Bobble Cardstock - Kanban
Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
Martha Stewart border punch
Backing Paper - Nitwits Collection 
Purple Pearl Bow - Ebay
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Glossy Accents on her glasses
Liquid Pearls around image and on Butterflies Pink & Purple
White gel pen for dots on scarf and top
pink gems from stash 

Thanks for looking 
Hugs Mandy xxx