Monday 29 April 2013

Keeping busy

I've been trying to keep busy but it's been hard. I just keep thinking of poor little Diego.

This started as a 'keep busy' project for Sunday Stamper.... use Blue.  Which then turned into my project for Happy Daze and I've just seen the theme on Simon Says Stamp and Show is travel which I think because of the words I can use this piece for that too :-)

Sunday Stamper
Simon Says Stamp and show
Happy Daze

Thanks to everyone who expressed their condolences ~ I really appreciate it xxx

mandy x

Sunday 28 April 2013


On Friday evening, we had a knock at the door, our little baby boy kitty Diego had been knocked down and killed, right outside our house.
To say the least, we are all devastated. We had watched and helped Gomez give birth to him and we had cared for him since her was born.
He was such a sassy little thing. Very cheeky but such a soppy boy. He followed our ginger cat around so much, he wanted to be just like him.
Only 15 minutes before this happened I was watching him play in the garden.
Poor Diego, he will be missed greatly. I'll miss my crochet buddy, he always sat next to me.

Mandy x

Mail Art/postage stamps

is the theme on SPA this week.... chosen by a new host for us.... Rein.

Here's mine, it's a cut and paste collage, images from Lisas Altered Art,

Mandy x

Monday 22 April 2013


Here is my tag for Happy Daze this week. You can see how I made it over here.

I'm entering it into the Simon Says Stamp and Show ~ use colour. I've used quite a selection of paints and stains on this tag. It began with Shaded Lilac and progressed from there.

I've used a few Artistic Oupost sets and would like to enter it into April's referral program
Mandy x

Sunday 21 April 2013

Tape it!

SPA has been taken over this week by tape... any and all tape. I chose to use washi tape. I love those little spools of lush paper tape.
My first thought was to make a rosette using the washi (a la Hels Sheridan) alas it wouldn't work for me! lol So I just slapped some on my mixed media postcards.
I'm still managing to use ALL lisas altered art collage images so far this year. (it was a challenge to myself to use only LAA for ALL my postcards this year ~ so far so good) and I'm dead chuffed with myself. I don't usually last this long lol

Mandy x

Friday 19 April 2013

BEE Happy

Seems Spring has finally reached our shores. I've seen a few bees around the past few days. they are huge and seem quite dopey. I don't mind bees so much but wasps. S.c.a.r.e.y.

Dillybeans this week is FLOWERS.... here's my entry
 On Wicked Wednesday the theme is black, white plus one colour. guess what colour I chose?

I'm entering both of these into Digital Tuesday ~ SPRINGTIME and TOFF ~ Flowers

Mandy x

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Tuesday Chinwag

Wow, how come time goes so fast? Having a lovely hot cup of tea so I thought it was time for a little catchup on my blog. ..... hmmm

Firstly, some art  I've made this tag for That's Crafty ~ you can see how it's made over on their blog. Crazy Amigos want us to make backgrounds this week so I'm entering this tag for the challenge.

An altered jigsaw for Happy Daze ~ used distress paints for the background. ♥ them! so blendable
 Hidden Vintage Studios have a new kit out on Deviantscrap called Swing into Spring. I'd like to enter this into one stitch at a time bright theme
 On Sunday Stamper Hels wants us to embrace paint.... each of these pieces has paint AND stamping on them.
Finally, an exciting new project Lily and I are embarking on! More on this soon

Happy Tuesday!
Mandy x

Sunday 14 April 2013

Ready for Takeoff

Terri Kahrs has joined as host on SPA this week.... here is my postcard

TFL and thanks to Terri for hosting

Happy Sunday
Mandy x

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Artiste Journal

Here is the card I made for That's Crafty this week.

Mandy x

Monday 8 April 2013

Paris in Springtime

Finally, we are getting a little springtime weather!

For Happy Daze, this week I made an altered coaster.

I'm entering this into the Sunday Stamper this week as the theme is square and aha my coaster is also square!

Mandy x

Sunday 7 April 2013

Hey baby, I'm your Telephone Man

Vintage telephone is the theme this week. Victoria was inspired, in part, by the song Telephone Man. I have to hold my head up and admit... this single playing record was my first ever purchase in the music dept. yes sad I know.
Here's my postcard :-)

Mandy x

Monday 1 April 2013

Sweet day

for some! It's a bank holiday in the UK today but alas there's no rest for me. I'm about to head off to the twilight zone.

Firstly though, I wanted to show you my 'creation' for Happy Daze. I say creation as I've not decided if it's a card or a hanging yet.

 and sharing some Easter love
Mandy x