Friday, 27 January 2012

Get your freak on!

I'm going to get MY freak on this weekend, as I'm visiting my friend Anne ooop north. Can't wait to get messy with paint and inks.

I've got my freak on this week with Dillybeans Challenge of 'freaked'! come over and join us.

i'd also like to enter this into the digital tuesday's red, white and black challenge!
Mandy x

Cats n Dogs

On TOFF this week, the theme is Cats n Dogs. I went for the classic. we are all mad here along with the cheshire cat from the octopode factory alice collection.

come over and play with us!
Mandy x

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Happy Anniversary

I made this for a friend and mine and her hubster. Hope they like it. I'm entering it for the 'moving along with the times' challenge of 'flowers'TFL
Mandy x

Scottish themed

ATC's ~ made for Rainbowladyschallenge.... this really stumped me but I persevered and came up with these 2.
Mandy x

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Snow Snow Snow

I made this card today, I've decided I'm not a grand card maker. it's here so I'm entering it into a couple of challenges.

Mandy x

baby, it's cold outside

... is the theme on Clear it out challenge. here's my entry using an images from The Octopode Factory. this is also for Stampin with the Dragon... theme is anything goes.TFL
Mandy x

Got the Blues?

winter blues is the theme on Shopping our STash. I've used images from SillyDillyBeans

Mandy x


the theme on CAC this week is NUMBERS. Here's my ATC for this challenge!

Mandy x

Monday, 23 January 2012

Vintage Valentines

Made a few vintage Valentine ATC's. Backgrounds are handmade and stamped, then collaged.

Entering these for
Creative Stamp Friends ~ antique/old fashioned
Incy Wincy Designs ~ anything but a card
The Pink Elephant ~ photo inspiration

Mandy x


Why is it a cup of tea tastes much nicer from a cup and saucer?

Yummy cakes I made yesterday.
Banana bread, Coconut Cake and Cranberry n Dark Chocolate cookies.

I love a circus theme so I couldn't pass up taking part in this week's TMTA. I got creative straight away and have made two atcs to enter into the challenge!

Mandy x

Friday, 20 January 2012

My Heart is Blue for YOU

over on Dillybeans this week, the prompt is Have the Blues. I didn't want to go down the BLUE route so I decided to use lyrics to convey the 'blueness' I did add a few blue hearts of course. I'm also entering this into one stitch at a time challenge for 'anything goes'

mandy x

Baking, Tapestry and Dogs plus a nosy cat

Yesterday, I managed to go out for a few hours, I did go to the local shop the other day but didn't feel great but I ventured into town with Lily and met up with Amber, we did a bit of thrifting. and... I've been after a small tapestry since before christmas and I thought I would treat myself to one. Can't wait to start it.
love these colours
Little A has been having a bake-off this week or so it seems, first she made these lovely gingerbread biscuits and then some lemon biscuits. Yummy... this is the book she used. no pix of the lemon bickies as they were gobbled up before the light of day.
Here's my babies.... still going stir crazy.... next week I'm going to start walking them again regular, just round the block to begin with.
Gomez wondering what's it all about.... or just being plain nosy!

Mandy x

Take me to the Emerald City.....

wizards will give us lemonade

This week on TOFF... the theme is Somewhere Over the Rainbow... and here is my hanging piece. I'm also entering this for the whimsical wednesday's prompt of 'anything goes!' and the crafty purple frog also have the theme of anything goes.

come and join in

mandy x

Monday, 16 January 2012

S is for Sewing

here's my ATC for the TMTA theme this week.

Mandy x

Sunday, 15 January 2012


I actually used Violas on my postcard ~ oooppps! lol

if you'd like to play along at Sunday Postcard Art come over and visit us here

Mandy x

Saturday, 14 January 2012


good news ~ my stitches have been removed... bad news ~ i have an infection in the wound site so I STILL have to rest so I'm spending the afternoon with Doris Day and Calamity Jane. This was always my fave musical when I was a child. On DillyBeans Challenge this week the theme is FROSTY... this guy is definitely having a bad hair day! background is handmade with spritzers and masks.
Have a fun Saturday!
Mandy x

Monday, 9 January 2012

There are good people....

in my life.... I have to give a grand shout out to Anne, one of my two best friends, who came to visit me this past weekend, although she did make me work my butt off on some atcs! All my friends from Katz & co have been caring and kind... just had a phone call from Sue offering to take me out of the house for an hour or go do shopping. All my internet friends are super dooper kind asking me if I'm ok. I'm so glad I have friends.

Another day of colouring, today with tea and profiteroles for lunch, yummy but sickly I must say! lol. I just wish I could DO something, first time I've been at home for any length of time for over a year and I can do NOTHING, it's actually driving me a bit crackers but the stitches come out on Friday! yay... still another week of rest following that though. I'm running out of True Blood to watch!Poor dogs are getting fed up too, I can't even pick them up.
Myrtle, the defender of the pencils. oh look I've got spotty pj's on! lol
Lastly, I learnt a new word this weekend... spice apparently it means 'sweets' oop north. lol

Mandy x

Sunday, 8 January 2012

This week's TOFF challenge is GLITTER. I've used Lily's Queen of Hearts image on a giant playing card that Amy sent to me. Unfortunately, scanning doesn't pick up glitter so well. here is my piece for TOFF
mandy x

Swirls, Twirls and Curls

we are kicking off a year of postcards on SPA with a flouishy theme.

if you get a chance, come over and play with us... here

mandy x

Friday, 6 January 2012

What's in store today?

for me it's porridge for breakfast, a lovely cup of tea, colouring in, watching some TrueBlood and maybe a bit of reading of my new book.

and i've made this card for the Dilly Beans Challenge of Winter Wonderland! come and check it out.

mandy x

Monday, 2 January 2012

Thankful Every day

for my two beautiful daughters. We went out for a meal together on Thursday, last meal of the condemned woman! lol Surgery went well, I'm getting more mobile now and can sit at the computer for short bits of time. These are some of the flowers the girlies got me.
Mandy x

Meet Raoul

Lily altered this baby doll for me for christmas... his name is Raoul. he's amazing!

Mandy x

Sunday, 1 January 2012


Wanted to wish all my friends online a very HAPPY new Year.

I've been in hospital having an operation and this is the first chance I've had of going online. I know a few of you have emailed me about Sunday Postcard Art... I will get back to you asap. Thanks for all my new years wishes and I will be back online shortly, as soon as I can sit up long enough to make something!

this postcard is for lilys challenge of celebrations... go and join in!

happy new year
mandy x