Friday, 30 March 2012

Imagination rules the world

on DillyBeans this week the theme is Skulls and Skellies. I've made 2 pieces for this theme. firstly a tag and then a card!
The card background was made using TH 'chipped sapphire' distress ink and TH stamps spills and spatters. The red background was made using TH 'worn lipstick' 'chipped sapphire' and 'fired brick' then the background stamp used is Creative Expressions ART collage (all items available from That's Crafty (there's also FREE p&p over £20.00)
ooohhh also exciting news! I won a prize on Wicked Wednesdays ATC Challenge! woohoo!
Mandy x

Tuesday, 27 March 2012


It's eggs for crazy amigo challenge this week. Here's a couple of collaged ATC's for it.
Mandy x

Monday, 26 March 2012

Rusty ole Barn

the theme on SPA this week is rusty ole barn! What a challenge and a half! lol It was Shannon's idea from SaturdayVille (what an amazing artist she is!) I admit that you can barely see my barn I did make this last week but didn't have chance to blog it til now.
the barn
Mandy x

Creativity Inspired!

WOW ! this weekend, I've even impressed myself ! My weekend with Anne was uber creative ~ we had a background making session to begin with ~ shaving foam with re-inkers, then re-inkers with water and then distress backgrounds. Made (ahem) a few!
I came home with
4 cards
10 tags
16 atcs
3 postcards
now i just have to scan/photograph them all.
These are 3 of the ATC's I made ~ beeswax collage. I'm entering them for this week's TMTA theme is EGGS
Mandy x

Friday, 23 March 2012

Let's have a party

the theme on DillyBeans this week is P A R T Y ~ here is my entry. I'd also like to enter it into the INSPIRE ME FRIDAY
I'm off for a creative weekend with Anne ~ see you when I get back!
Mandy x

Spring again....

this time it's for The Octopode Factory friday challenge. if you fancy winning a free digi then go and join in.Lily also has a fab lot of blog candy to giveaway here ~ RUBBERSTAMPS!
Hope you get a chance to join in
Mandy x

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Houses and Homes

Here is my entry for Rainbow Lady's challenge this week. I've used a handmade background and a Dylusions collage sheet.TFL
Mandy x

A Few of my Favourite Things?

Pixie Dust wants us to show some of our fave things. Here's a couple of mine
1. Tags
2. Turquoise
3. Pierrot
4. Collage
5. Stamping

and here they are all combined in one tag!
mandy x

Little Sea Star

The theme on Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge is babies... do you think this baby riding a fish will be ok?TFL
Mandy x

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Spring has Sprung

Today, is the first day of Spring! Happy Spring everyone!

here are 3 ATC's I've made that I would like to enter into

mandy x

Monday, 19 March 2012


is the theme on Take A Word this week, I've made 2 ATC's for this theme
Mandy x

TMTA ~ green

This week on TMTA the theme is Green... here is my ATCMandy x

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day

to all our mums in the UK.

here's the card I made for my mum. You can see how I made this card here

Of course my two girls came up trumps yet again. They got me a framed picture of the 'dishonourable phil' spencer. It is a joke in our house that as Kirsty is the honourable Kirsty that Phil must be dishonourable. So that's what we call him, never laughed so much when they presented this to me this morning in bed, he's taken pride of place on the wall now.

I got pancakes and tea in bed ~ yummy! and Little A didn't burn the house down! (A bonus)
I got the picture, a couple of gorgeous bracelets and a wonderful little plate.

Thanks girls! you are the best.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Happy St Patricks Day

this week over at SPA the theme is GREEN, here is my postcard for this week
Mandy x

Friday, 16 March 2012

Wish Upon A Star

I've made this tag for the theme on DillyBeans this week which is STAR and i'd also like to enter it into Patties Designs theme of TAGSTFL ~ love your comments!
Mandy x

Birthday Girl Kate

My mate, Kate is {bleep} years old today so I want to wish her a HB. I quite like how this card has turned out, as on Wednesday I sliced through my thumb and it's bandaged up and impossible to do anything, in fact I couldn't even get to grips with a pair of scissors yesterday!
I'd like to enter this into the Inspire me Friday anything goes!
Mandy x

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Bird ATC's

Every month I do an ATC swap with my mate Annie.... we take it in turn to choose images, this month it was Annie's turn to choose. I've yet to make Jan and Feb but I have done this months!
Mandy x

Sunday, 11 March 2012

original odd burd

our theme on SPA this week was chosen by Marie from ozstuffonline. Marie has chosen the theme of 'feathered friends' here is my original odd burd postcard.
thanks for looking
Mandy x

Friday, 9 March 2012


Here are a few ATC's I've made this week. All of them have been made using handmade backgrounds and images from lisasAltered Art.

I'd like to enter the these into
Mandy x

Y is for Yellow

I'm doing an alphabet swap with Amy and as usual I'm flagging behind. However, as I'm not working at the mo, I've managed to get up to date with my ATC's. Here is Y for Yellow. I'm entering it into the Fab n Funky Challenge as their theme is yellow. Main image is from LisasAlteredArt

I love Glitter

I'm hoping this tag is glittery enough. I know this is wackadoo but I've only recently discovered Stickles! i love the stuff. lolI've used one of the new digital images from SillyDillyBeans.

Mandy x

Queen of Tarts... oh I mean Hearts!

Here's my entry for TOFF this week... theme is Royalty.
this queen is also popping along to The Paper Shelter where the theme is Anything Goes!

Mandy x

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Getting Inky

Clever ole me, went out yesterday to see my friend, Claudia. I left my glasses at her house! aaaggh! it's about an hour's walk over there and I have my shopping coming today so.... no reading, no cutting out! What to do? I did a bit of tidying up and came across this old watercolour pad I've had for years, just a cheapie one from The Works.
So I set the tidying to the back of my mind and got inky with my spritzers
and I ended up with 13 backgrounds.
I'm having to get Little A to proof read this so it makes sense, as I cannot see a darn thing!
Mandy x
ps ~ i LOVE making backgrounds!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Encourage your Hopes

Here is a giant tag that I've made, I am loving these big tags! I added an old book page and painted the background randomly with Jenni Bowlin paint dabbers. (these are such gorgeous colours) Then I stamped the background with this Queen Kat stamp, and some Tim Holtz stamps to grunge it up abit. I also used a retro TH stamp for the main image.

I'd like to enter this tag into a couple of challenges

Mandy x

A host of Golden Daffodils

This week on SPA, we have celebrating St David's Day... a couple of days late as it's on 1st March but the daff's are out... I've got a plethora of them showing their yellow heads in my garden. I'd also like to enter this into The Stamp Man's theme of spring colours

The background is made using ink sprays and rock salt. The images are from The Octopode Factory on Etsy.
Mandy x

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Green & Black's

no not the chocolate unfortunately! lol It's the theme on Dillybeans this week.
I made a couple of pieces for this. A bookmark and a little hanging. Green is my fave colour in the world.
Mandy x