Sunday, 29 December 2013

Happy New Year

This week's SPA is hosted by the talented and wonderful Sandie. The theme is Anything Goes, mainly as it's a crazy time between Christmas and New Year.

At the beginning of this year, I challenged myself to make ALL my SPA postcards with Lisas Altered Art images.... did I manage it? Yes I'm so pleased to say yes I did. First time I've ever finished a challenge to myself lol

Here's my postcard for this week... featuring Lisas Altered Art images. (just because the challenge is over doesn't mean I won't be using them ~ I will, as I love the images)

Wishing you all a Happy New Year

Mandy x

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Gotta Love....

an anything goes challenge during Christmas week! That's our theme on Tagalong this week. Hosted by the hugely stamptastic Sandie

Here's mine....

Back to work tomorrow :-S
Mandy x

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas

I'd like to wish all my followers, friends and passers-by a very happy holiday season. 

This weeks Tagalong is Retro Christmas and here is mine. I've used this cute little deer. 

Mandy x

Monday, 23 December 2013

Sweet Little Dreamer

I've finished work til after Christmas so I'm hoping for a crafting spree ;-) Having a baking day today.

Here's my Tiny Angel postcard for SPA this week.

Thanks for looking
Mandy x

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Tiny Angel

Love these snow angel pictures and so I've used it for this week's Tagalong which is 'tiny angel'

Thanks for looking
Mandy x

Monday, 16 December 2013

It's a Blue Christmas

it certainly will be for us here at Octopode Towers. Not sure what we will even be doing as Mum usually comes over and much of the day is based around her. Maybe I'll even stay in my pj's.

The theme over on Lunagirl this fortnight is BLUE CHRISTMAS. come over and join in! You are in with a chance to win $10 to spend online in their shop :-)

Mandy x

Snow is Falling....

well, not literally (not yet anyway)

Seems I've not blogged for ages! Life is getting in the way at the moment. I'm hoping life will be more on an even keel after Christmas.

Carol is hosting on SPA this week and the theme is Snowmen. Here's mine.... using LisasalteredArt images.

Mandy x

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Seasons Greetings

This time on CraftyHands the theme is Seasons Greetings/winter theme

I chose to do Seasons Greetings for my sample for the challenge. I brought these images from Tumble Fish Studio last year and have never used them. I just love these Victorian Santas. They are so festive.

Mandy x

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Frosty the Snowman

woo it's blowing a gale here today! Nearly got blown over whilst I was walking the dogs.

This week, Carol is joining us on Tagalong with the theme of FROSTY the SNOWMAN

Here's my entry

why not come over and join us on TAGALONG

Mandy x

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Using old Stash

I've been asked to join the Rhedd & Rosie challenge blog DT, and this is the first challenge I've made something as a DT for them. The prompt is USE OLD STASH. As we all know, us crafters usually have 'old' stash hanging around somewhere. For this challenge, old stash = a year or so old
I got my dates completely mixed up and I had a few hours to come up with something. Had a quick look through my hostess trolley full of bits n bobs, found a die cut tag and some christmas scrapbook paper. I don't usually use papers, but these are around as I'm using them up for my craft club at school. So I used that on the background of the tag, added some gold paper that I came across... I've had this for years and never even opened the package. Very pleased with myself with this make as it took me about 20 mins all in all
Head over to Rhedd & Rosie to join in. There's a sweet prize to win too
Mandy x