Friday 29 June 2012

Wreck This Journal part deux

I am finding this journal so compulsive! I even took it on the train with me to Chesterfield yesterday.
I've done a few pages now. 
Mandy x

Altered Study Cards

I recently happened upon these Study Cards, that I had bought a while ago in my local stationers. They had been buried under many mounds of stash! 

If you would like to see just how my first little card turned out... head over to thatsbloggingcrafty 
I'm hoping to make many more of these soon. I do love the size.

Mandy x

Dilo En Espanol Blog Hop

Today marks the release of brand new Dilly Beans Stamps ~ they are available from Dilo En Espanol

Check out these amazing prizes! You can win by commenting on all the blogs... start here   
There is another blog hop tomorrow too!
if you have arrived from Candace's blog you are in the right place, If not and you would like to start at the beginning please click here

 I've used this stamp and made a card
 and this ATC fridge magnet 

Here is the order in case you get lost. 

Dilo En Español-

Thursday 28 June 2012

Art Bird

Here is a card that I've made for That's Crafty ~ see all the deets over on their blog here

Yesterday I received some lusciousness from Amy (Paper & Gluestix)
Some wonderful artwork and also a copy of WRECK THIS JOURNAL
I was messing around last night and this is my first page from the journal.
Mandy x

Monday 25 June 2012


the theme on Sunday Stampers this week is 'pockets' hmmm... i decided to make a tag which held an ATC. I've used Creative Studio's stamps and the Cosmic Shimmer Vintage sprays. These are the best photo's I could get because my camera batteries ran out on me. Pocket tag is photographed on one of my sea salt backgrounds ;-)

Mandy x

Sunday 24 June 2012


is our theme over at SPA this week... sorry it's late peeps... I had an early night and forgot to schedule the post for you all.
Here's my postcard, I've used rubberstamps that I got from That's Crafty ~ you can see how I made the card over here 

Gomez has had a kitten 
(only one and I'm a tad worried about her as she's still quite big ~ trip to the vet methinks)
 Myrtle's reaction

Petrie's reaction to the new kitty
 lol  TFL
Mandy x

Thursday 21 June 2012

Sirens of the Sea

 Here is my entry for the What if Wednesday (the house that stamps built) challenge blog
 3 atc's collaged and stamped by hand.

Mandy x

when life gives you lemons

make a giant tag! I've made this especially for the3muses theme of food/drink.
I've used images from ART TEA LIFE on Etsy, I'm a huge fan of Sandy's images. The butterfly is a Wendy Vecchi stamp.
All my work is collaged by hand.
Mandy x

Tuesday 19 June 2012

The Voice of the SEA

Here's a postcard I made especially for the Crazy Amigo Challenge blog ~ theme is Summer Colours.
mandy x


Here is an ATC I made for the swap I did with Deb, I'm entering it into the Macabre Monday theme of eerie elegance 
Mandy x

Monday 18 June 2012

Ocean... or when in England

we call it the SEASIDE... I just love that term... it's so English lol
Here's an ATC I made for a swap I did with my friend Deb... I'm entering it into the So Artful Challenge blog's theme of Ocean
Mandy x


There's a couple of sewing themes on challenges this week. On Take A Word this week, the theme is Sewing... here's a giant tag that I've made using some stamps from Creative Studios... you can see more about my giant tag here  and on One Stitch at a Time the theme is faux/real stitching

and 3 atc's 

Mandy x

Queenie has her own grand designs

Here's my piece for Happy Daze this week. There's a monthly challenge on the Happy Daze blog... where if you join in (using something that they sell in the shop) you are in with a chance to win £15 instore.
Here's my Grand Design for this sassy little queen bee.... you can see the rest of it on the Happy Daze blog.
Mandy x

Sunday 17 June 2012


On SPA this week the theme is something relating to SHAKESPEARE. I had to use this image from The Octopode Factory. It's delightful.  I'd also like to enter this into Hel's Sunday Stamper's theme of MEN

mandy x

Saturday 16 June 2012


Father's Day tomorrow in the UK. My dad is so very sadly not with us anymore. But in the spirit of things (no pun intended) I've made these cards for Scrapology's theme of Vintage which this month is being sponsored by the adorable Hels Sheridan. I've used some stamps from Creative Studios
Mandy x

Thursday 14 June 2012

.... as a sigh

Here's my entry into the 3 muses this week... where the prompt is... out of bounds... This is an ATC made with Sam Poole's Steampunk DReams stamp set. 
Mandy x


I am SOOO pleased with this tag I made... I've used stamps from That's Crafty. This tag started out life as a piece of scrap paper, one of the people at craft club was going to discard... yes DISCARD i say!)  I quickly got hold of it and said it was WAY too good to go in the bin. Of course, I got the usual head shakes... what is Mandy up to now and how wack I am. Well this is how it turned out! I'm entering it into  Craft your Passion where the theme is anything goes... if you'd like to see how I made the tag... please head over to the That's Crafty Blog

Mandy x

Monday 11 June 2012

Pretty in Pink

that is SO one of my most FAVE films EVER! great choice of theme for this week's Sunday Stamper.
My artful effort is a postcard, using some stamped images I cadged off someone yesterday at the craft club. They are by Creative Studios designed by Sam Poole... who *excitedly announces* has asked me to be on her DT. I have had my welcome package and I am STOKED.
anyhoo... here's my postcard for Sunday Stamper
Mandy x

Stay Free

... by The what I'm listening to atm. Great song
Yesterday, I made this altered book at a craft club that I go to. I don't know why but I always seem to choose this shade of turquoise to alter stuff. lol. It's not great as my living room wall is this shade of turquoise and so when I do altered frames/mirrors/tagging things I cannot put it on my wall as it blends in! lol

Mandy x

Riddle Me This

for Happy Daze this week... I made an Altered Zetti Shrine... I love this alot... the colours, texture everything!
Here is one of the pictures of it... the rest are on the Happy Daze blog 
I made this a few days ago and I was getting a bit worried I wouldn't get a decent pic of it, but thankfully, the weather was great yesterday and I managed to get a few shots outside in the natural light. it's 3-3d so I couldn't scan it.
I'm thinking of making it into a hanging, maybe with some beaded trim and some curly wire.

Please take a few mins to nip over to the Happy Daze blog and see the rest of the photo's

Mandy x

Sunday 10 June 2012

Under the Sea

The wonderful Amy is the host on SPA this week, she's chosen the theme of 'under the sea' here's my postcard... I've used images from Amy's etsy shop Paper & Gluestix.
mandy x

Friday 8 June 2012

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Jubilee with Gems

Here's my submission for the SSS theme of  Jubilee with crowns and/or gems.
Mandy x

Tuesday 5 June 2012

Sail Away for a year and a Day

On Digital Tuesday and Try it on Tuesday  the theme is anything goes.Here are some bits I've made using digital collage images from Hidden Vintage Studios on Deviantscrap. This is their brand new release... Little Mariners. Gotta love a nautical theme.
Mandy x