Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Cats & Dogs

I'm entering this card that I made for Amber into the challenge blog *moving along with the times* I made this card for Little A because a. she loves cats and b. i love Amber.

and really what is a post about animal art without a few photo's of the real thing?
Gomez & Austin
Gomez & Petrie
Mandy x

Gingerbread Houses

This year I've made a couple of houses, including an advent house, a gingerbread box house and a real gingerbread house.
I'd like to enter these into the Saturday Challenge where the theme is anything goes.

Mandy x

Winter Wishes

here's my entry to one stop craft challenge!

Mandy x

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

the gangs all here

christmas in photo's from our house to yours

Little A
Amber is a book-fiend ~ she's already read a book from Christmas Day.
Miz Lils decided to dress up as a mime for Christmas
Amber's new Christmas lippy
Think Lily may be pleased with this prezzie!
Classic Lily
Myrtle does not like to dress up! She was grumpy all day til we took her Santa costume off.My niece is in the background stroking her.
Petrie's Little Grinch impression! Nothing fazes this laid back boy.
Mandy x

Monday, 26 December 2011

open theme on spa

The theme on SPA this week is OPEN ~ i made this postcard for a friend of mine. actually i spelt claws wrong, it's supposed to be sandy claws not claus (i was informed by one's daughter)

and there's a sale on lily's etsy..... 15% off

Mandy x

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas Eve

everyone, what do you have in store today? for me it is wrapping a few last prezzies, icing a gingerbread house with my little A, popping in to see friends (very quickly) then................ relax (bliss!)
Mandy x

more Christmas?

here's a couple more of my cards, entering for the blog-a-doodle christmas time theme

you can see the rest of my christmas cards here

Mandy x

Christmas Time

mistletoe and wine.... on Try it on Tuesday the theme is Anything Goes... and here it is christmas!

Here's a couple of Christmas cards I've made this year, using Allison Strine's collage sheets.

Mandy x

Anything goes....

except cards! how about bookmarks? these are for the anything goes challenge

I've used images from The Octopode Factory.

Mandy x

Monday, 19 December 2011

Winter Wonderland

over on TOFF this week.... here's a couple of cards i've made using a couple of different snowmen that are on ETsy.

thanks for looking

mandy x

Santa Baby.....

.... hurry down the chimney

here's my entry for DillyBeans this week ~ the theme is Santa Baby....

It's a vintage christmas

over on SPA this week. I took some of the images from The Octopode Factory and coloured them sepia... i love how this card has turned out.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for joining in with spa over the past years... it's been fab! and here's to a new year full of artful postcards!

Mandy x

Sunday, 11 December 2011


is this week's theme on SPA. I had my sample ready to go last week but I felt full of cold yesterday so I went to bed early and forgot to draft the post to launch at midnight.

Mandy x

Friday, 9 December 2011

What's in your Toybox?

The theme on Lily's challenge blog this week is TOYBOX. here's my card for this. I love this bear digi, it's so cute!Mandy x

Twisted Christmas

this week on the dillybeans challenge blog the theme is twisted christmas, i love this zombie elf from Megan.TFL
Mandy x

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

and.... breathe!

Yes, I've had an incredibly crazy stressful week! Last Tuesday, my mum had a fall and has broken her wrist. She's still in hospital and cannot return home until she has spent some time in a rehab place. So, I spent two whole days in hospital with her whilst everything was being plastered etc, they had to re-do the plaster 3 times, ouch! We have an extra doggie in the house now, a very naughty little girl who doesn't do anything she's told!
Then it was Lily's craft fair at the weekend, so it was crazy running around, getting no sleep for days and then doing the fair. Sunday I had to go up to hospital again (it's a hour's bus ride away from my house) then............................. breathe. yesterday, i had some time to myself and at last some creative time. Today, I'm back on the merry-go-round.

Here's a card I made my mum yesterday to cheer her up a bit.
Mandy x

Beary Christmas

Here's my entry for the Crafty Emma Store challenge (must include a bear)

Mandy x

Snow Time!

It's snow time over on Sweet Stampin' this week and also on one stop craft

I've made a couple of snowy bookmarks

Mandy x

Christmas Sparkle

On Emerald Fairies this week the theme is christmas in non-traditional colours. Here's my card for this challenge!

Mandy x

Friday, 2 December 2011


is the theme for the Dilly Beans challenge this week. Here's my tag. I love using these images from Megan. FAb!TFL
Mandy x

Thursday, 1 December 2011


go and check out the freebie over on DillyBeans Challenge blog Here's my sample for this exciting giveaway!TFL
Mandy x