Friday, November 7, 2014

Whimsy Stamps DT Call

Good Evening,

Well it's been a while since I've posted anything here 
but I have just been so busy with work, family life that
 I haven't had the energy or mojo to craft :(
 only for my commissioned orders I would have thought 
that I had given up on crafting altogether 
but I can tell you now that's not the case and I am back and raring to go again. 

What a perfect time to get back into crafting 
as I was browsing some blogs recently 
and seen that Whimsy Stamps are holding a DT Call :)
 I have seen so many inspiring cards recently featuring Whimsy Stamps 
so I decided to buy a new digi stamp from Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet
who designs for Whimsy Stamps and color it up just for this DT Call
 I decided to go for "Rosetta" and she is absolutely gorgeous.

I am not part of any Design Teams at the moment.
I have had the pleasure of being on 3 DT Teams and loved every minute of them 
I have had to think out of the box, use materials etc 
that I never would have thought of using and found new loves for stamping
 and coloring because of these teams. 
I would love to join the Whimsy Design Team 
as I would love to get the opportunity to work with their stamps 
and other products and give myself some motivation
 to create different styles of cards etc.

Here is my Card


Backing Papers - My Mind's Eye Pretty Please Spring Paper Pad
White & Brown Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
Digi Stamp from Wee Stamps by Silvia Zet - Rosetta
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ornate Corner - Wild Orchid Crafts
White Gel Pen - Sakura
Glitter - Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles - Angel Whispers 
Copics - YR23, E57, E59, YR02, YR04, YR07, E53, E51, E50, C-3, C-2, C-1,
RV42, YG11, BG34, YG17,YG67, R17, R14, R20

Thanks for looking and for any comments I recieve they really mean a lot.

I will be back with 2 haul videos really soon and some more cards 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Video - Lili of the Valley Christmas Haul

Hi All,
So today I am trying something new I have a haul video to show you
I have seen a lot of haul videos on YouTube and found them so inspiring
that I decided to make one.

Products Featured were all purchased at Lili of the Valley
Thanks for stopping by and watching my video 
I would love to know what you think
 and of course any feedback, comments, ideas etc would be much appreciated
Hugs Mandy xxx

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Good Morning,

It's my day over at Exploring Cricut & More
 and today I have made a card featuring this gorgeous Ferris Wheel Svg 
from Miss Kate Cuttables isn't it sweet :)

Ferris Wheel SVG cutting file for scrapbooking svg cut files for cricut cut files free cut files cute svg cuts

So here is the card I made 


White, Red, Blue, Green & Tan Cardstock - The Papermill Direct
Orange & Yellow Cardstock - Stash
Backing Paper - DCWV The Boyhood Stack
Glitter - Doodlebug Sugar Coating in Swimming Pool
Sentiment - Stash
Buttons - Stash
Green Gem - Paperchase

I hope you enjoyed this card I loved making it :)

Thanks for looking 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Monday, August 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Challenge

Good Morning,

Today we have another challenge over at Exploring Cricut & More
 and this week it's Happy Birthday 

You can create a card, layout or paper craft project with a Birthday theme
 but you must add something Sparkle or Glitter somewhere.
You can use any die cutting machine :) 
You have until Saturday 30th August 10pm EST to link your project.

I chose to make another box card using a SVG file from

The file I used was this one called Summer Box Cards 
and I chose to make the Birthday Balloon Box.

Summer Box Cards SVG Kit 

Here is my Birthday Balloon Box Card

Backing Papers - Dovecraft Mixed Selection 
Embossed Dots Cardstock - Kanban
Base Card - Stash
Mirror Card - Stash
Black Twine - Wild Orchid Crafts
I used Ranger Glossy Accents on the Balloon
 then covered them in Doodlebug Sugar Coating Glitter 
Happy Birthday Clear Sticker - Stash 
Stix 2 Foam Pads 
Embellishment Attic Glue 

I had so much fun making this would love to know if any of you have made any of these box cards :)
would love to see your interpretation so please leave me a link to your blog as I would love to visit.

Hugs Mandy 

Oh and don't forget to check back tomorrow for my project with Exploring Cricut & More.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Piano Box Card

Good Morning,

It's my day to share a project with Exploring Cricut and More.
I am bit late in joining the box card train lol but I recently purchased some box card svgs from svgcuts.com and I love them. 

Today's project is featuring the Piano Box card from the 
Summer Box card file and you get these 5 fab box cards in the set.

Summer Box Cards SVG Kit

Here is my Piano Box Card perfect for myself and music lovers alike :):)

Front on View

View from the Top

 Back View with a little place for a sentiment so cute!!

The card folds flat so you can put it in an envelope which is fab!!!


White Cardstock - The Papermill Direct
Black & Pink Cardstock - Stash
Black Embossed Dots Card - Kanban
Sparkly Yellow Card - Stash
Rose BP - Lili of the Valley & NitWit Collections Always & Forever
Ranger Stickles on the flowers - Cotton Candy
Embellishment Attic Glue 

Thanks for looking and for the lovely comments 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Monday, August 11, 2014

Back to School Challenge

Good Morning,

Today we have a new challenge starting over at 
and that is Back To School!!

I chose to use this super cute svg from Miss Kate Cuttables 
it was a freebie image some time ago 
and is perfect for this weeks challenge 
it's called Bookworm 

Bookworm SVG cutting file for scrapbooking free svg cuts free svg cut files cute cut files for cricut

I also used the stars from another Miss Kate Cuttables Svg File called 
Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time SVG scrapbook title princes svg cut file princess svg files for cutting machines

So here is my card 


White Hammered Cardstock - The Papermill Direct
Black Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
All other Cardstock - Stash
Bp- DCWV The Year Round Stash
Glitter - Doodlebug Sugar Coating in Limeade
Back To School Sentiment - Font from Cricut Design Space using Midnight Black Pen
Quickie Glue Pen on writing
Stix2 foam pads
Green Gems - Paperchase 

Thanks for looking I hope you join in with our Back to School Challenge 
and don't forget to pop back tomorrow
 for my DT Project for Exploring Cricut & More 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Buttons & Bows

Good Morning 

Sorry it's been over a week since I posted but I 
had some personal things to contend with
 but I am back well right now I am in a Spa with my Sister 
been there since Tuesday
 and will be arriving home later today so hope blogger has been nice 
and has scheduled this post for me :) 
I'm also off to see Avenue Q tonight 
can't wait have seen it twice already but bringing my Sister tonight 
and she hasn't seen it yet.

Well anyway enough waffle it's a new challenge over at 
and the theme is Buttons & Bows.

For my card I used one of my new Scruffy Little Cat Stamps
 love them so much this one is called Niamh and she is fab!!!!


White Hammered Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
Tan Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
Aqua Paper - Stash 
Spotty BP & Heart BP - Crafters Companion Scruffy Little Cat 6x6 Pad 
Stamp & Sentiment  - Crafters Companion Scruffy Little Cat Set -Niamh
Pearl Heart Embellishment - Crafty Angels Shop
Ribbon & Bow - Stash
Buttons - Stash
White Sakura Gel Pen used on her eye - Stash
Glitter on her eyelids - Doodlebug Design Sugar Coating in Lily White 
RV42, W-1, E33,W-3,R32,R02,E57,E59,E21,R17,BV25,BG23,BG34,G99

Thanks for looking hope to see some gorgeous projects being entered into our challenge remember you have 2 weeks!!

Hugs Mandy xxx

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

What a Cutie!

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday to you all :)

It's time to share a project for Exploring Cricut and More and I have made a card 
which I loved making I think it's just so cute :)

So for my card I used the Happy Jelly Fish SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables 
this was a daily freebie a little while a go 

Happy Jellyfish SVG cutting files for scrapbooking fish svg cut file for cricut cute svg cuts cute cut files cricut

 Then I used the Large Circle from the Dance your Heart Out SVG

Dance Your Heart Out SVG dance svg files dance cut files for scrapbooking dance svg cuts

and then from I used Baby Moon & Star 

which can be found in the free design section
 and from this one I only used the scalloped circle.

So here is my card


White Hammered Cardstock - The Papermill Direct
Brown Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
Waves Backing Paper - DCWV The Year Round Stack 
Jelly Fish Face Cardstock - DCWV The Metallic Stack in Silverleaf
The rest the card was from my stash 
White Gel Pen - Sakura
Used on the circle - Die'sire Embossalicious Grande Dots 8x8 Folder
Pink Dew Drops - Personal Impressions 
Edging around the white circle - Promarker Pen in Walnut
Stix 2 Foam Pads
Collall Tacky Glue 

Well that's all from me today hope to be back again during the week with another project 
make sure you enter our challenge over at Exploring Cricut and More :)

Thanks for stopping by 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Monday, July 14, 2014

New Challenge at Exploring Cricut and More

Good Morning,

I mentioned in my last post that I am now a part of 

Today we have a new challenge and it's called
 "Crafter's Choice" or " Anything Goes".
You can create a card, layout or paper craft using any die cut machine 
but this week we want to see you use at least two die cuts!

Link up your projects by 19th July 2014 10:00pm EST
and make sure to pop on over and see what the Design Team have made.

Well onto my card I have used two fab SVG'S that I got over at Miss Kate Cuttables
She has gorgeous SVG'S and releases a freebie everyday 
so make sure to check her out if you haven't seen her work yet.

For my card I used two different SVG files 


White Hammered Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
Textured Cardstock with Adhesive - Quic Kutz in Garen, Tropical & Manhattan
Yellow & Green Cardstock - Stash 
Glitter Glue - Dovecraft in Crystal used on the Antenna's and Wings
Glossy Accents - Ranger used on the eyes
Gemstones - Papermania 
Foam Pads - Stix 2 

Challenges Challenge #173 Wedding or Anniversary 

I loved making this card and using my new Cricut Explore and I hope you will join in with us
 for our Anythng Goes Challenge 

Thanks for looking and for any comments I receive they mean so much 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Challenge #15 Anything Goes & Little Bit of News!

Good Morning,

I am actually on time with this post today yay!!

It's a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz  and the theme is Anything Goes :)
A nice easy challenge theme our fortnightly challenge.

I have had this card made for quite a while 
and couldn't find it under the mess on my desk lol

Onto my little bit of news I have now joined the Design Team for Exploring Cricut & More :)
I recently purchased the new Cricut Explore so when I seen on Facebook that Diane was looking for some new DT members I said what a perfect time to try out. 
I was supposed to join on Sunday 29th June but I was actually away in Taize, France for the week so now that I am back I can share my news with you all :) 
I will be showcasing my work next tuesday so keep an eye out for it then :) 


Backing Paper is from my stash 
Mint Green cardstock from The Papermill Direct 
Digi Stamp from Make It Crafty - Tress Dancing 
Colored with my Copic Ciao's Can't find color sheet :(
Pearl Dots - Papermania 

Thanks for looking and here are a few pics of my trip to Taize, France. 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Challenge #13 Sparkle & Shine (Glitter)

Ok I am offically sick of my vodafone wireless connection and the fact that when I do have connection blogger shuts me out :(:( 

This post was meant to go live on thursday but as usual that didn't happen :(:( 
So here it is over at Charisma Cardz we have a new challeneg which is Sparkle and Shine (Glitter)
An easy one yeah ???

I used a digi stamp from one of our sponsors Bugaboo Stamps and I love this stamp :)


White and pink cardstock - The Papermill Direct
Purple cardstock - Stash
Bp - Stash
Digi Stamp - Bugaboo Stamps
Colored in with copic ciao markers
Glitter - Doodlebug Glitter
Glossy Accents on shoe 
Dew Drops - Personal Impressions 

Thanks for looking 

Hugs Mandy xxx 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Challenge #9 Purple & Blue

Good Afternoon,

Sorry I am late as usual with this post :( 
To cut a long story short I am in the middle of getting an extension 
on the back of our house and as my craft room is at the bottom of the garden
 I haven't been able to access it until now so haven't been in my craft room
 for over a week :( and now as I sit here I have no mojo whatsoever
to make or color anything it makes me sad lol 

So anyways over at Charisma Cardz we have a new challenge which is
Blue & Purple an easy one right?

Can't wait to see what you create and don't remember we are now a fortnightly challenge blog so even more time to partake in our challenges.

So here's what I made 


White Hammered Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
Blue Cartock - The Papermill Direct 
Bp  Lili of the Valley & NitWits Collections Bonnets & Bowties 8x8 pad
Topper - Lili of the Valley Art Pad Set 24 English Charm 
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart 
Purple & Blue Gemstones - Papermania 

Thanks for looking and hope to be back on form soon 
and making more and posting lots :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Charisma meets DCC Anything Goes Challenge/Blog Hop

Welcome to the Charisma Cardz Meets Die Cut Crazy Special Challenge & Blog Hop.
 Our Wonderful design team have this week teamed up with the wonderful Magazine Die cut Crazy  to bring you some wonderful inspiration from the world of Die Cutting
 and also a fab packed April Edition which is available for download
 on all IOS Apple Devices via the Newstand & in PDF format from the website!
 Our designers have made some wonderful Easter and Spring projects 
to inspire your own  crafting with your die cuts. 

This week at Charisma we have an ‘ANYTHING GOES’ Challenge
 where you can join in by linking or emailing charisma with your cards/designs 
and of course as always there are some fabulous prizes to be won 
which the winners will be announced next week on the blog
 and featured in next months issue of Die Cut Crazy.

As well as this we have a fabulous blog hop show casing all the designers
 which you should have a look around! 
And for each comment you leave at each stop 
we’ll be drawing some random winners for prizes!

If you just joined our hop, 
be sure and go back to the Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog
 to start from the beginning!

So here is what I made for the Challenge 

List of Materials 

Hammered White Cardstock – The Papermill Direct
Green Sparkly Cardstock – The Papermill Direct
Backing Paper – Die Cuts With A View The Year Round Stack
Die Cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities Mega Dies - Labels 17
Image Topper – Lili Of The Valley Art Pad Set 3 Wild Flowers
Yellow Ribbon – Stash
Punch – Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch Garden Trellis
Punch – Artemio 2” Deckle Edge Punch
Happy Easter Topper – Freebie from
Glitter – Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles in Butterfly Trails
X cut Guillotine
Grand Calibur
Double Sided Tape
Stix 2 Foam Pads
Create and Craft Silicone Glue

How I made the Card

1.       I started off by taking an a4 sheet of card and scoring it in half. I then cut it to a 6x6 card using my guillotine. I then cut down a piece of the green sparkly card to mat onto my card and then I cut a piece of the backing paper to mat onto the green sparkly card. I attached all of these to the card with some double sided tape.

2.      I then punched out a border with the Garden Trellis Punch and attached this in the middle of the card with some double sided tape in the middle. I cut a piece of the yellow ribbon and stuck that to the middle of the Garden Trellis punch out. I then made a chocolate box bow with the remainder of the ribbon by cutting it onto 3 piece and taking the longest piece and sticking the ends to themselves and I did the same with the next piece which is slightly shorter and then finally I took the smallest piece and wrapped it around the middle of the two pieces I stuck all of these together using some silicone glue.

3.      I then cut out my topper with the labels 17 Die and added some glitter to the embossed edge. I attached this to my card using some Foam Pads.

4.      I then printed out the Happy Easter Sentiment and cut it out with some scissors. I placed this on to the punched deckle edge topper that I punched out.

 Thanks for stopping by the Charisma Cardz Meets
 Die Cut Crazy Magazine Blog Hop & Challenge . 
I hope my project inspires you to create your own Spring/Easter project.  
Please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.
Next up in the hop is Sarah -
 If you just joined the hop, here is a list of designers so you don't miss any

Emma Pountney –
Dianne Grayson – (will be posted on
Anna Bradshaw -
Stacey – www.

Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing what you make for this challenge :)

Hugs Mandy xxxx