Friday 30 November 2012

Cats, Dogs and other things

phew these past few week's at Octopode Towers has been crazy. Firstly, Petrie was really poorly he didn't eat for days on end, we even did the unmentionable and bought cooked chicken... he still wouldn't eat. BUT after a quick dose of antibiotics he's on the mend.
Then this week, the kittens went in to be neutered on Wednesday.... yay now I'm thinking they can go outside :-) and yesterday Gomez had her little op so she wouldn't have any more kitties. I think 4 is quite enough! lol We are all so soppy here we couldn't give any animals away!

This week DillyBeans theme is 'pop dots' so I used 3d foam 
on this little chica on her head and wings
I'm entering this card for digital tuesday's girly theme

Here's my ATC for Creative Studio's this week
using the Steampunk Christmas set  

Mandy x

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Bookmark This Page

This week I've made a bookmark for That's Crafty... I really enjoy making bookmarks 

I'd like to enter this into the stamps and fun blog challenge

Mandy x

Monday 26 November 2012

Butterfly Girl

I've made this card for Happy Daze... I've actually made 2 versions of it... which you can see here

I'm going to enter this into Hels challenge of 'vintage' ~ over here
and one stitch at a time's theme is ribbon (the lilac stripe is a ribbon)

Mandy x

Saturday 24 November 2012

SPA ~ Rainy Days

When Donna and I discussed themes for Sunday Postcard Art a few weeks ago, little did we know just how apt this week's theme would be. It's done nothing but rain here where I am ALL week. I walk everywhere so I'm not too keen on the rain! It's far too wet. But I have made 2 postcards...

Images from Hidden Vintage Studios.

Images from Lisas altered Art and Hidden vintage studios.

Thanks for looking,
Mandy x

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Winter is drawing in

It's an awful day out there, wish I didn't have to go out in it.

I've made these two stamped ATC's for That's Crafty this week....

the first one I'd like to enter into the Crazy Amigos challenge of Colours of Winter

Mandy x

Meet Gulliver

He's one of the little animals I made yesterday using some felt from Creative Studios....

check out the Creative Studios blog for other felt ideas ~ my pattern for Gulliver came from one of my good friends Amy. I must admit I am very fussy about quality of felt and this felt from Sam is definitely great and the colours are lush! I love to use felt as there's no fraying and you don't even have to sew it... you can glue it ;-)

Mandy x

Friday 16 November 2012

Friday Catch-up

Wow ... super busy week.... haven't had a chance to blog anything yet that I've made this week.... so here goes!
A hanging shrine for Happy Daze
JOY card for That's Crafty
 a hanging tag for Creative Studios

Mandy x


Here is a card I made for Dillybeans and Simon Says Stamps this week the theme is thank you.

Mandy x

Sunday 11 November 2012

Festival of Lights

This week we are celebrating Diwali on SPA ~ the Hindu festival of lights.... here is my postcard... made with a picture of Ganesh, some sprays, masks stamps and colouring.

I'm adding this Remembrance card, I made it a while ago for my dad, who I miss very much every day
Mandy x

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Spectacle of the Whimsical

Here is my entry for Sunday Postcard Art... I'm late I know. I had made it on Sunday then time just ran away with me. I've used digi's from The Octopode Factory

My creation for Happy Daze this week.... 
this pic is taken with instagram ~ I'll try to get a better one today.... 
It's a mini notebook.

and finally here are a couple of mini tags for my study card tag book. 
I've made these for That's Crafty.
Strangely I had to scan them twice... this is the second scan....

 this is the first scan... when I scanned them at the same time. 
How digi do these look?

I'd lke to enter these tags into these challenges

Mandy x