Tuesday 26 February 2013

Ice Skating

is the theme on Crazy Amigo Challenge this week. Needless to say I had to go a-looking for a couple of images for these ATC's. I have a large collection of collage images but alas ice skating wasn't part of it.
It's been great to have some time off today to make a few little ATC's. I've enjoyed it.
Mandy x

Little bit of ....

VINTAGE. Gotta love vintage and it's the theme on Fun with ATC's this time! So I made 3 :-p I want to give Rosie a big shout out as she sent me in this direction after I saw her wonderful entry.

Mandy x

Dancin' through the dark

Here's my second entry into the SILHOUETTES theme on SPA. If you'd like to know just how I made the background for this postcard head over here all the deets are there.

I'm also going to enter the Sunday Stamper with this, although I have collaged a bit ;-p I have stamped the background and stamped the word 'adore'

Happy Tuesday
Mandy x

Saturday 23 February 2013

Beauty in repose

This week's theme on SPA is chosen by Deb ~ she's made a fab postcard to inspire us all so check her blog out.

Really pleased with my postcard this week. I love to collage and as I've made a resolution to collage every week even if it's only for SPA it is a pleasure to create.

Mandy x

Friday 22 February 2013

A trip out to .....

Leicester.... yesterday. I thought there would be a lot more fabric/haberdashers around but alas there was not.
I did see a cute little vintage collection of bits n bobs in John Lewis. 
(no endorsing just enjoying)
 and they do have a large selection of wool (albeit expensive)
anyways, we left from this....
and came home  to this (power outage!) 

I was peeling veg to candlelight.

Here is an ATC I've made.... Dillybeans is pink and red themed this week and Digital Tuesday is white and pink... hoping to get away with this little creation.

TFL and reading my ramble
Mandy x

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Colour me Bright

I love colour!

Here is my project for Creative Studio's this week ~ it's a concertina'd street of houses :-)
and... here's the beginnings of my BIG blanket ~ have made the squares and began to crochet them together yesterday...really pleased with it!

Mandy x

A little bit of what you fancy....

Having a Wednesday catch-up today ;-)

Tea, Walnut bread with cherry conserve and a bit of hooking

Cake baking. I baked and Amber iced
I did some potting at the weekend... these primulas look lovely here 
but aren't looking great today  :-(
First snowdrops... these aren't officially snowdrops but I can't remember the names!
What's on my table? 
Diego looking sassy on my perch

TFL ~ have a great Wednesday!
Mandy x

Nesting Nymphs

A set of ATC's using the new digi kit from Hidden Vintage Studios. I love collage and vintage

I'm entering these into the 'anything goes' challenge of Vintage/shabby chic

Mandy x

Thinking of You

Here's a card I've made using one of the classics from Stampers Anonymous.

I'm entering it into the Paper Minutes challenge where the theme is FACES

If you'd like to see how I made this card... check out THIS blogpost

Mandy x

Saturday 16 February 2013

Key to my Heart

is our theme this week on SPA. Kersten is our hostess and she made a stunning sample... check our challenge blog here

Here's my entry.... using Lisas Altered Art images

Mandy x

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Do all things in LOVE

Firstly, eat what you love (within reason) it was pancake day yesterday.... here's our stack
 Next make things in love.... here is some hanging hearts I've made for Creative Studios
 Make lush colourful giant granny squares to make a blanket
 gorgeous Amber
 My two eldest, Lily and Petrie and DVD LOve
 Stamped Valentines card I made for That's Crafty
 Thank you for looking and a Happy Valentines Day for tomorrow to you all.
Mandy x

Monday 11 February 2013

Love, Love, Love

Here's my puppy love piece for Happy Daze this week... I'd also like to enter it into Sunday Stamper where the theme is 'endless love'

Also, for Simon says stamp and show ~ get messy (with inks and spritzers)
one stitch at a time is anything goes!

Mandy x

Sunday 10 February 2013

Gothic Valentine

This week's SPA is gothic valentine. I have set myself a challenge of using ALL lisasalteredart image on my postcards for sunday this year. Thought I would struggle with this. But Donna gothed this lady up for me nicely so I could use it.

come over and join us or just have a nosey at everyones postcards here 

Mandy x

Thursday 7 February 2013

Valentine Season

so.... it's Valentine's Day in a week, I'm guessing it's going to be Valentine season on blogs.

There's a new kit over at Deviantscrap by Hidden Vintage Studios ~ I love the kitsch look of this kit and I've made a postcards using the images. So retro-y cute

I'm entering these into
Take time for you ~ valentine/love
pink elephant ~ photo inspiration
everybody art ~ hearts
crazy amigos ~ hearts

Mandy x

Wednesday 6 February 2013

221b Baker Street

This week for Sam I've made a house representing the house on baker street ;-)
Check out the post here for more photo's

entering this into paper minutes for Quotes
Sarah Hurley wants you to make anything but a card

Mandy x

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Curiosity made the pigs wings grow

Here is the olde curiosity shoppe all sorts of things happen. What's happened here is.... 3 ATC's :-)

I made these using items from 'that's crafty' and would like to enter (if a flying pig counts as an animal) into Sunday Stamper and one stitch at a time ~ no squares

Mandy x

Saturday 2 February 2013

P is for Pierrot

Our theme over on SPA this week has been chosen by the lovely Sherry and it is CIRCLES.

Here's my entry....  all handmade.

Mandy x