Wednesday 30 January 2013

For you... my love

I'm being a guest designer on Wicked Wednesday this week ;-) the theme is Gothic Valentine and we got to play with Bugaboo stamps. Here's my ATC

I'm entering this into one stitch at a time ~ use a digi

Mandy x

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Field Notes Journal

This week for That's Crafty I've used one of the mini notebooks from Asda and made a little field notes book. 
I've tried to be a tad artistic with this photo but my camera is useless. However, I have treated myself to a new one! 
and ..... a ta dah moment for me
I finished my very first large sized granny square blanket on Sunday night. here she is. 
I love it.
 Got two more to finish off now! lol

Mandy x

Monday 28 January 2013

Queen of all

This week I've made a wonky card for Happy Daze. I don't know how I do it but the whole card is straight except the main image! lol

Happy Monday!
Mandy x

Saturday 26 January 2013

Anyone for Coffee?

no thanks... I prefer TEA. I'm not a coffee drinker I must say but I have the occasional cup when I go out.
Marie is our host on SPA this week with the 'coffe time' theme.

I've used lisas altered art collage images for this one. All cut and paste with a handmade background.

 would be great if you could join us
Mandy x

Friday 25 January 2013

Valentine Pierrot

wow, what could be better than girly coloured pierrots?? There's a new kit from Hidden Vintage Studios

I'd like to enter my collaged tag into a couple of challenges.
one stitch at a time ~ love theme
the Pink Elephant ~ inpsiration photo

Mandy x

Be Yourself

This week on Dillybeans the prompt is to use a metal embellishment. hmmmm I don't generally use embellishments, I'd like to but they really don't look 'right' when I do. So here I've gone for the easy option. A flower brad.

I'm also entering this into Digital Tuesday's theme of fave colour combo. Love any colours as long as they are bright and cheery.

Happy Friday!

Mandy x

Monday 21 January 2013

Circus Dogs

My project for this week is a little arch I made using some Lost Coast Stamps.... if you want to see what else I used for this ~ check it out here
This is what I made last week... a recycled tab off a tissue box. check out the details and whats inside the envelope here  
Mandy x

Saturday 19 January 2013

Make a Wish

This week on SPA the theme is STARS. Here's my entry.... I've used some images from Lisas Altered Art.

come over and join us!
I'm entering this postcard into The Squirrel and The Fox ~ anything goes and also IT's all about vintage ~ wintery feeling
Mandy x

Sunday 13 January 2013

Vive la France

Yes! Les Miserables was released in the UK this week. I cannot wait to go and see it. Hopefully soon, depending on the strength of this darn cough that doesn't want to go :-(
And so.... the theme on SPA this week is Vive la France.... where we have a fab hostess Linda 

I love to make collage and I've decided to 'try' to collage every postcard I make for SPA this year. These images are from Lisas Altered Art.

Mandy x

Thursday 10 January 2013


Wow, not blogged for a week! I have been feeling incredibly ill with this flu-type bug going around, hopefully it is now leaving my temple of a body (haha) after 3 weeks. I tend to hibernate when I'm not well. I didn't even get to make my postcards for SPA this week and I had everything ready (bah!)


Here is a postcard (my first of 2013) featuring dear old Dr Watson from Sherlock fame. Sam has brought out a new Sherlock set of stamps. Must admit I have been inspired by the BBC series (ahem 3 episodes! what's that about???) really enjoyed the way it was filmed etc.

here's a catch up with our christmas photos 
 Miss Myrtle in her Elf costume
 Retro Boxing Day
 Jack playing Santa
 My ikkle babies
 Baked Goodness

Mandy x

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Today's Dreams

start with a tag made for Creative Studios [lol]

I'm still feeling lousy with cold.... over 2 weeks now and the girls have both come down with it too now. It's mucho fun at Octopode Towers atm. I'm hoping to avoid going to the doctors but this cough is a right barker now.

Am entering it into the Sunday Stamper this week is writing so I'm hoping the quote is classed as writing.

Have a good day!
Mandy x

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

I just saw something that I thought was a great way of thinking about the coming year. Today is the first blank page of a 365 page book, write a good one. Paraphrased from Brad Paisley.

Although I'm still ill with this darn cold/chest infection I've got my fingers crossed for a good year. I don't make resolutions but I'd like to have some goals that I want to reach.

I'm entering this into the crazy amigo challenge blog


Mandy x