Wednesday 29 August 2012

Back to School

Here are some collaged/stamped ATC's I've made for a swap I'm doing on VPI yahoo group. I'm entering these into the Crazy Amigos Challenge and Lollipop crafts.  Both have school themes :-D

I love working with vintage images
mandy x

Monday 27 August 2012

Legs Eleven

Been having a play around with lots of inks, paints and my collection of Zetti stamps. I think this is one of my fave collections of stamps. They are so quirky. All the stamps and the inks and masks and paints are available at Happy Daze  ~ some of my artwork adorns the home page over there too ;-)
I'm entering the top ATC into Simon Says stamp and Show ~ the theme is summer distress colours!

Have a great Monday.
Mandy x

Sunday 26 August 2012

Holy Cow, Batman!

I missed out on making my postcard last week, due to computer problems and a lack of ink for the printer.
This week on SPA the theme was chosen by me, Comic Book Heroes. For me, this meant some kind of superhero... I have gone for classic Batman.

Mandy x

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Create Art

Yesterday, I had the day to myself... the girls had gone off for the day to Alton Towers.... Yes! I was all set to get collaging and creative. I spent over an hour sorting out images to collage and then I managed to print one sheet before my printer ran out of ink.
Not to despair I thought, I will get out my backgrounds and my stamps (well Deb's in this case! lol) and see if I could come up with something for Sam's blog.
This is what I made... I am LOVING these stamps ~ so versatile and handy to use with STEAMPUNK also! feeling some steampunk coming on! lol
Mandy x

What a way to Travel

Here is a new tag I've made for That's Crafty .... you can see the deets here 
I'd like to enter it into a couple of challenges too.... Simon Says Stamp and Show is no rules; Ooh la la is All at Sea and Crazy Amigo's is Travel

Mandy x

Monday 20 August 2012

I've been AWOL

I'm been quite poorly with a bad stomach bug but I'm back and I'm hoping to get lots of blogging done.

I have been trying to get a few things made....
for this week's TOFF theme of circles
 My Happy Daze piece for this week...which you can also see here
 and my BRIGHT COLOURS card for the DillyBeans Challenge this week.
Mandy x

Sunday 12 August 2012

Yo Ho HO

it's a Pirates Life for me.... inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland Paris. My postcard is for the Sunday Postcard Art theme of TRAVEL
Mandy x

Wednesday 8 August 2012

Art Doll Alert

here's Phyllis ~ I made her for Creative Studios. I think Phyllis looks spiffing in her new clockwork dress. I'm sure other dresses could be made for Phyllis or maybe one of her friends.
See full details here

Phyllis is a stand alone art doll atm.
I'm entering it into the try it on tuesday anything goes challenge and craftyourpassion also has an anything goes theme
Mandy x

Tuesday 7 August 2012

L♥ve Hallowe'en

I just love it, Hallowe'en is such a glorious time of year! And Hidden Vintage Studio's on Deviantscrap also think so! They are releasing some 'micro kits' which are super great value for money for the next 13 weeks! 

This week there are 2 micro kits that have been released! 
I've used the kit to make this ATC (all cut and paste btw)
which I've used to make this ATC (also cut and paste ~ I don't do digital)
Mandy x

If I had wings.....

Here's a circle card that I've made using a Lost Coast stamp... I love the girls they have as rubberstamps. You can see how I made this card here.  (I've added a little digi frame to it for effect (thanks Deb!)

Other things I've been up to ~ yesterday Amber and I were messing around with a Gizmo and made these wire beads, I think they are way cool!

Sorted out one of our DVD shelves.
 and most importantly, the girls heading out to Nottingham and giving their mum a huge break and day off to get inky :-)
Mandy x

Monday 6 August 2012


I think I've only ever played bingo a few times and I could never keep up... it was so fast! Do people still call house when they win? lol
this ART Doll is having fun playing bingo
All stamps are available from Happy Daze

Mandy x

Sunday 5 August 2012


Here is my entry for this weeks sunday postcard art theme which was chosen by Kristin and the theme is QUIRKY! 
Mandy x

Thursday 2 August 2012

Creative Studio's

Over the past week I've done a few projects for Sam @ Creative Studios.

 Sam's got a super 20% off sale on at the mo... go check it out!

Mandy x