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