Saturday, December 28, 2013

Angel Singing Carols

Good Afternoon 

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. 
Every year I join my Best Friend and her family
 on the Eve of Christmas Day
 for drinks and we play just dance on the Wii 
and have a general catch up and this year 
my best friend got engaged in November
and she asked me to be her Bridesmaid :) 

So anyways onto my card 
I absolutely love Make It Crafty 
and they are having a DT Call 
so I just had to try out for it
& over at 2 Sisters Challenge they are also having a DT Call!!!

Here is the card I made :)


Angel Singing Carols - Digi Stamp from Make it Crafty 
Red & White Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
Backing Paper - Do Crafts Papermania at Christmas by Lucy Cromwell
Bow - Do Crafts Papermania at Christmas by Lucy Cromwell
Snowflakes - I made on my Sissix Eclips 
Blue Gemstones - Papermania
Crystal Glitter - Glamour Dust
E25, E29, E15, YR31, YR23, YR20, 
E50, E02, RV13, B000, BG000, B02

Challenges - Challenge #67 Something Old
 (Snowflakes I made 2 years ago)
 (Last Christmas Card of the Year) - Challenge 301 Anything Goes

Thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments I receive :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Challenge #49 Anything Goes

Good Morning All,

Sorry I haven't been around much  I haven't been well 
and am just finished recovering but seem to be getting back to my old self :) 

It's a new challenge at Charisma Cardz this week 

and our theme is Anything Goes

 so a nice easy one for you and it's also a 2 week challenge
 so lots of time to create something over the Christmas Holidays :)

I made this card a while back 
and unfortunately didn't write down all the supplies I used 

Well I just wanted to wish all of you a 
Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!!!!

Thanks for all the support over the past year 
looking forward to a new year new me lol 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Challenge #45 - Vintage

Good Morning

Sorry I am late with this post a lot going on this week and couldn't get near the computer. It also dosen't help when the internet connection keeps going in the middle of writing my post and uploading the photo :(

So it's another challenge at Charisma Cardz 
 the theme this week is

I will say that I struggled to think of ideas for this challenge
 and then I seen this gorgeous topper from Lili Of The Valley in my craft box
 and thought it would be perfect :)

Thanks for looking :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Challenge #43 Anything But Cards

Good Morning and Happy Halloween!!!

It's another challenge over at Charisma Cardz and the theme this week is 
Anything But Cards
As it's Halloween today I chose to make a pizza box Halloween Style :)

Well that's all from me at the moment have lots and lots to get done today 

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy Halloween whatever you are doing for it :)

Hugs Mandy

Friday, October 18, 2013

Week #41 Greed/Food

Hello All,

Well I am sorry I meant to post my previous Charisma Cardz Challenge card on here 2 weeks ago but I just couldn't get the time to post it I have been crazy busy with college work etc so it is another challenge at Charsima Cardz and I am one day late as this was meant to post yesterday but my internet connection let me down once again so anyways here is my card. 

I don't have the list of what colors etc I used sorry :(:(

Thanks for looking and I am looking forward to having a week off for Halloween so I can catch up with DT challenges etc :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Challenge #37 Favorite Colour Combo

Good Morning All,

It's a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and the theme this week is 
Favourite Color Combo

I chose Pink and Light Blue as I love this colour combo at the moment 

Digi Stamp - Linda Spring from Stamp Fairy
Paper Pad - Lili of the Vallry & Nitwit Collections 8x8 Bonnets and Bowties
White, Pink & Blue Cardstock - The Papermill Direct
Butttons - Stash
Ribbon - Stash
Sentiment came with a Saturated Canary Digi Stamp Called 
Find the Silver Lining Digi Stamp 
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Gemstones - Stash
E21, YG03,YG63,BG01,BG000,RV02,R81,RV04,E25,E29


 Challenge #60 Good Bye Summer
 Make it Sparkle
 Challenge #77 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking 

Lots of Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Challenge #35 Fancy Flourishes

Good Morning,

Been so busy getting back into the swing of things with work 
and starting my 2nd section of Montessori Teaching online this week 
so in college all day Saturday and Sunday I will be dead by next week lol

As it's Thursday it's time for a new challenge over at Charsima Cardz

The theme this week is Fancy Flourishes and I can't wait to see what you all come up with 

 I have made a clean and simple card using a digi stamp 
called Superhero Billy from the Pink Cat Studio
I also paper pieced his gloves and mask for a different effect


White and Black Cardstock - The Papermill Direct
Bp - Digi Stamp Boutique Download 
Fancy Flourishes - Stash
Dew Drops - Personal Impressions
Cool Grey 4,1, Ice Grey 2,3, Grass, Mustard, Chestnut, Blush, Oatmeal, Cinnamon, Poppy

I will hopefully be back tonight or tommorow with a new card or two lol

Hugs Mandy xxx

Friday, August 23, 2013

Challenge #33 more than one fold

Good morning everyone, 

Well today's the day I am 24 :( 
another year older lol or as my 18 year old sister said to me 
you really are now officially an aul one lol she is so nice to me.
 I have scheduled this post as I am away at a gorgeous Elemis Spa at the moment but will be back late tonight so hope blogger has been nice and posted this for me :)  

So it's our new challenge at Charisma cardz and this week the theme is 
More than one fold 

I decided to do a milk box carton that I made with the help of my fab hougie board
and it was easy peasy to make 

We were also being sponsored by saturated canary and we got to choose a digi to work with and I chose the very cute Jelly Bug :) I just love her <3


White cardstock - The Papermill Direct
BP -  Papermania Lucy Cromwell 12x12 Paper Pad
Dew Drops - Personal Impressions
Bull Dog Clip - Marks and Spencers Stationary Set
Sentiment - Tulip Elements Do Crafts


C-0, B00, B02, B24, TV000, RV02, RV06, R22, BV02,
YG11, YG17, E37, E35, E33, E31, YR000, 0, B32

Thanks for looking and for all the lovely comments I receive :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Make it Crafty DT Call

Good Evening,

Well I have been a fan of Make It Crafty Digi Stamps for a long time
 and as you  may know recently I took part in a really special new release
 with some MIC fans on Facebook and we got to color up some fab images
 from the new Alice and Wonderland Collection. 
 I had so much fun taking part in the release and now
 MIC are having a DT call and I just knew I had to enter. 

So here is my card I have used a fab digi stamp called Frenchie Leon
 and I have had him in my digi stamp collection for quite awhile 
and never seemed to get round to coloring him up
 so what better time to print him out and get him colored up :) 

The colors I used aren't colors that I would have thought of using but I had just bought some new paper pads from DCWV and when I saw this one I knew I wanted to use it. 


White, Brown & Blue Cardstock from the Papermill
Bp - DCWV The Boyhood Stack
Buttons - Stash
Stars I cut on my Eclips Machine 
Dawn Bibby clear glaze on the top of ice cream
Glitter pen on bottom of ice cream
White Gel pen from Sakura


Challenges Challenge 282 Button Up Week 220 Use your new Stash (New Paper pad)

Thanks for looking join me again on Thursday for out new challenge at Charisma Cardz and it will also be my Birthday!! I will be the grand old age of 

I am trying to organise a bit of candy to give away so stay tuned for that
 I will be at a Spa from Tuesday and will be back online on Friday 

So till then have a lovely week :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Friday, August 9, 2013

Challenge #31 Stitching Faux or Real

Good Morning Everyone,

If you were looking for this post yesterday I am so sorry I meant to schedule it and forgot
 then I was childminding yesterday and ended up staying the night
as the Mam got called in for the night shift :( 
So I am home now and have come straight on to write my post.

The theme for our challenge this week at Charisma Cardz is 
Stitching Faux or Real

So here is my card 


White, Purple and Aqua Card - The Papermill
Bp - LOTV Nitwits Collections Promises 8x8 Pad
LOTV Topper - I baked a cake
LOTV Stamp - Calenders 
Stitched border stamp - Stash
Artemio Scalloped Circle Punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Purple Bow - Stash
Flowers - WOC
Gems- Papermania

Challenges Challenge #155 Anything Goes Week 218 Photo Inspiration (Sweets Colors) Birthday Card Challenge Challenge 281 Die-ing to Punch

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented on my Alice in Wonderland cards I didn't expect that many people to comment so it really made my week and I so delighted that I could take part in the special release :)

Hugs Mandy xxxx

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Make it Crafty Tea Party!!!

Good Morning  everyone, 

Well here we go I am so excited to share my news with you all
 I have been dying to tell you but we had to keep it a secret. 

Get comfy and grab a cuppa and some biscuits lol and get ready for some fun!!!

Here We Go!!

Welcome to the very special Make it Crafty Tea Party!

Today, I'm joining the fun 

with a collection of Make it Crafty fans from around the world,

serving you a delicious array of crafty delights
 to celebrate not only the magical release of ‘Alice in Wonderland’
but also Make it Crafty’s THIRD Birthday!!

What better way to celebrate than a tea party full of Make it Crafty fans?

As you chase the white rabbit down holes, 

through small doors, 

around corners and more…
keep your eye out for hidden letters, 
collecting them along the way.
Simply decipher the ‘question’ and then enter the answer at the end of the hop
 for a chance to win the grand prize!

It wouldn't be a fun tea party without hidden prizes along the way,

so make sure you comment

 as you chase the rabbit for a chance to win more prizes!

Hopefully you've found your way through the door from Zoe,

but if you've just fallen down the hole then you might want to start back at Zoe.


The guests were given the option to play with 6 images from the new collection

 and I chose to get creative with two images...

Sweet Alice and Alice & Rabbit 

This is Sweet Alice 

I chose to make a scene with her and have teamed her up with  
one of the Make it Crafty digi stamps which I had bought a while ago
 and shame to say not got round to using it yet so this was the perfect opportunity
and that stamp is called  Cobblestone Path 

This is also the 1st time I have done a sky background 
and I think it came out ok ? What do you think ? 

I have used Copics as my coloring medium and here is the list of colors I used 
B00, BG000, B02,  B24, B23 ,B28, G21, G99, YG63 ,0,
C-7,C-5,C-3,C-1 ,B60, E21, E29 ,E25, W-0, W-1, Y28, R20, Y35, Y06, Y08,
BV08, E000, E50, Y21, E53, Y38

I chose not to use any Background Papers as I wanted the focus of this card
 to be on the gorgeous digi stamp
so my base card and blue card is from the Papermill
 and I have used a Martha Stewart Border Punch to give a little bit of embellishment. 

For my 2nd card I chose to use Alice & White Rabbit 

I have used Copics again here is the list
E57, E51, YR02, YR04, C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-5, C-7, W-0, W-1, W-2, W-3, 
B00, B02, B05, R11, E000, E02, E53, E50

My backing card, Blue card and Brown card are from the Papermill,
Background Paper is by Starlight Design Blok 5
Ribbon is from my stash and I have made the Chocolate Box Bow 
The pearl brad in the middle of the bow is from Papermania
The Corner Flourishes and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The Butterfly and touches of glitter are from my Stash 

Here is a close up of the stamp you might be able to see the glitter more clearly 

The fun doesn't stop here and if you head through this door you’ll find your way to Sally

I have had so much fun with these two gorgeous images 
and can't wait to see all of the new release collection,

So what are you waiting for keep hopping 
and you will see lot's of the fab new releases along the way.

If any of you get stuck here is the full list of all the blogs

MiC Store Blog

Thanks for stopping by Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Challenge #29 Make your Own Embellishments

Good Morning All,

It's Thursday already ?? 
My summer break really is flying by. 
Today's theme for our challenge at Charisma Cardz
is to make your own embellishments.

I have made a chocolate box bow and some flowers from a xcut punch


White and Brown Card - The Papermill
LOTV  Die Cut Sheet - Milly on Branch 
Bp - Papermania Lucy Cromwell 12x12 pad designstax
Flowers made using two x-cut punches
Ribbon - Stash 
Chocolate box bow handmade 
Brad - Stash
Gems - Stash
Liquid Pearls - Petal Pink
Glitter Stash 
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch 

Challenges - Die-ing for a punch  

Thanks  for looking I will be back with an exciting post next Thursday 
so make sure you come back and see what I have been up to :)

Hugs Mandy xxxx

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tiddly Inks Design Team Call

Good Evening Everyone,

So I was on Facebook this morning and seen that Tiddly Inks is having a Design Team Call so I thought I would try my hand at making and entering a card.

 I have used Wryn Beach Babe isn't she sweet!! 


White and Orange Card - The Papermill
Pink and Turqoise Card - Stash
Bp - Stash
Lace- Stash I got a load of lace and ribbons in sale from QVC
Chipboard Letters - Stash
Flowers and Gems - Stash
Glitter - Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles in Angel Whispers


E21, E11, E50, E15, E18, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR00, R11, 
V05, V06, V09, RV29, RV34, YG06, YG09, YR23, Y35, 100


Thanks for looking and for all the lovely comments I receive
 hope to be back soon with another card :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pint Sized Love

Good Evening All,

Yay I have had a little time to play this evening 
so have made this card using one of my new Saturated Canary Digi's
 and she is called Pint Sized Love.


White and Brown Card - The Papermill
Bp's - K and Company K-OLOGY 6x6 Hannah Paper Pad
Ribbon - Stash I handmade the Chocolate Box Bow
Flower - Wild Orchid Crafts ( I got for free last time I placed an order)
Sparkly Button - Papermania Pastel Collection
Gemstone - Stash
Dew Drops - Personal Impressions
Liquid Pearls - From Ranger in Gold
Stix 2 Foam Pads
Sentiment - From Nettyscards 
Glitter - Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles in Angel Whispers
White Sakura Jelly Roll Pen
YR02, YR04, R02, R05, G85, G82, E11, E21, E15,E25,W-5,W-3,W-1,YR31,Y28,Y21,YR000,YR00,E000,YR23

Challenges Something old,new,borrowed or blue (new stamp) week 215 Fur and Feathers 

Thanks for looking and for all the lovely comments I receive I hope to be back soon with another card or 2 lol :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Challenge #27 - No Designer Papers

Good Afternoon Everyone,

It's Thursday again and that means another challenge at 
This week's challenge is 
No Designer Papers
I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

For my card I have used a stamp from one of our sponsors Pink Cat Studio called 
Betty Bunny Piggy Back she is so cute :)

A simple CAS card from me today.

White Hammered Card - The Papermill 
Pink Sparkly Card - Forever Friends Set
Flowers - Stash
Dew Drops - Personal Impressions
Colored in with Promarkers 


Thanks for looking and for the lovely comments I receive they mean a lot 
I hope to be back soon with another card or two lol

Hugs Mandy xxx