Sunday 29 April 2012


this week on SPA is a wonderful artist Martina. I love Martina and her work, she is so talented and a wonderful lady!
Here is my postcard for this week, I had to wait for the stickles to dry before I could scan it! Images are from Hidden Vintage

Mandy x

Saturday 28 April 2012

Sunshine on a Rainy Day

It's certainly been raining nearly every day here in Derby, England for the last couple of weeks! So an ATC with the theme of sunshine is definitely a winner! Here is my entry for Wicked Wednesday ATC, I've used images from Rucola on Deviant Scrap.
Mandy x

Friday 27 April 2012

A Pastel Palette

Over on Dilly Beans this week the theme is to use a pastel palette
Mandy x

Thursday 26 April 2012

Enjoy The Journey

Here's a card I made for That's Crafty ... you can see how it's made on the That's Crafty blog later today. At first with this, I wanted it to have the look of a travel journal but alas I stamped the hinges lob-sided so that card was put aside and I came up with this one. I totally love it, I adore this stamp from Lost Coast it's gorgeous, Lost Coast stamps are a must for stampers... they are quirky AND stamp brilliantly!

I'm off to my training course today to present a new chocolate bar concept! Have a good day and TFL
Mandy x

Sunday 22 April 2012

Aren't Mushrooms Weird?

Here's some mushrooms I've chopped up for our mushroom curry that we are having for tea. 

Here's a couple o wax collages I made this afternoon, I couldn't find my beeswax and so I've had to use candle wax... they smell nice but the wax soaks right through so maybe not such a great improvise. I've just had to nip onto Ebay to get some new beeswax.

 images from lisas altered art (top) and hidden vintage (bottom)
Mandy x

Once Upon A Time

Here is a card I've made that I'm entering into 'one Stitch at a time'  where the theme is Anything Goes
Images are from Hidden Vintage on Deviant Scrap

Mandy x

I have a gallery ....

on ThatsBloggingCrafty! check me out!


with Sunday Postcard Art! You can choose any Celebration you wish and come and join us.  Clearly with these 2 postcards I'm celebrating being wonky in the second postcard and writing le instead of la on the first but they are pretty :-)

See you over on SPA! ooohhh there's a 'prize' for the 6 faves this week from Crafty Individuals!
Mandy x

Saturday 21 April 2012

Here's one I made earlier

I've been doing a lot of cards, tags and hangings for That's Crafty... If you'd like to see how these are made please go and check them out here. I've made 3 of the things using one stamp plate. Tell me what you think. Also That's Crafty has a *new look* website for your perusal... go check it out! 
I'm hoping for some serious creative time this weekend, I've been out all week on a training course and I've had no 'me' time and therefore no *ART* time!
Mandy x

Friday 20 April 2012

Wendy Vecchi Altered Book

Recently, I attended a workshop to alter a run-of-the-mill pound book into a gorgeous altered book using Eco Paints and Wendy Vecchi STamps. I love this so much.
 Here are Petrie and Myrtle ~ Lily took these when the dogs started helping her with her journalling!

Mandy x

Saturday 14 April 2012


is our theme on Sunday Postcard Art , thanks to Deb from Rustycage 
Here's my entry.... made this evening whilst watching 24 hour party people... great film (thanks for the recommendation Chris, you may get it back one day!)
Ive used images from Lisas Altered Art.
Mandy x

I'm having a very busy....

Saturday! All dedicated to the new Creative Team I've joined on Deviant Scrap. It's called Hidden Vintage Studios and they have some really cute vintage images.
Images printed and cut out ready to go.
 ... have turned into this Rain postcard and...
 these ATC's amongst others.
 hope you get a chance to go over and take a look, there's lots of fun over there.
Mandy x

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Did this bunny get ripped in 4 weeks?

It certainly looks like it! This is my Easter Card from the girls, drawn by the oh-so-talented Queen of the Octopodes. I also got a scrummy Dairy Milk Egg to go with it.

I've had a great day today, interview this morning (positive yay!) girls have gone out to play (yay!) quiet time and finish my book time for me (yay!)

Mandy x

Saturday 7 April 2012

It's a Zetti Easter

over on SPA this week. Here's my postcard. I've used images from Deviant Scrap ~ Hidden Vintage Studios 

TFL and Happy Easter!
Mandy x

Friday 6 April 2012

Good Friday

Happy Days! Off to town to see the Hunger Games with Lily and Amber and then clothes shopping with Little A. I've had some brill news which I will be able to share with your shortly!

Here's my entry for DillyBeans this week... EASTER

and it's EASTER on The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge too 
Mandy x

Thursday 5 April 2012

Eggs, Nests and Hares oh my!

Here are some ATC's I've made along the Easter/Spring theme. I'd like to enter all 3 into the Easter challenge on Rainbow Lady's blog.
Mandy x

Wednesday 4 April 2012

My Beautiful Daughters

I just had to share this with you. Maybe I'm biased but this is breathtaking.

here's my other cutie beauty
Miz Lily and Little A are working together on an online newspaper. HIT THE TV

Snow? SNOW? S.N.O.W

It's madness I say, pure madness! I didn't realise just how much that Dutch saying of 'april does what it wants' was true!
Here's 3 tags I've made using vintage gents for the Oh la la challenge.
It's time to get ready to face the blizzard! lol
Mandy x

Tuesday 3 April 2012

April Does what It Wants

and I wish I could! lol I'm on a course at the moment on a Tuesday and a Wednesday for the next 10 weeks, which doesn't give me much creative time. Before I go I want to show you a card I've made for Thats Crafty using a paperartsy hotpick plate. I really love the colours on this.
and here's an ATC using the same Paperartsy plate of stamps.
Have a good day everyone!
Mandy x

Monday 2 April 2012

Secret Garden Card

Here's a sneak peak at a card I created for That's Crafty this week. This isn't the whole card just a little bit.If you'd like to see the full card and how it was made ~ see here!
Mandy x


to some friends of mine, Claire, Simon and their little boy Riley have been blessed with a new arrival. Safe and sound.Best Wishes and Love sent over to them in Barnsley.
Mandy x

Sunday 1 April 2012

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

you flicker
and you're beautiful
you glow inside my head
you hold me hypnotized
i'm mesmerised
your flames
the flames that kiss me dead

Oh I love The Cure! I forgot just how much. Been listening to them all afternoon and....
scanning many many MANY pieces of creative-ness!
Been drinking tea ~ had nearly a day without it and nearly didn't make it through! lol Lily had to run to her office to pick up the kettle there after ours went kaboom at home on Friday night.
and here's my two gorgeous babies ~ Myrtle and Petrie

Mandy x