Friday, 19 December 2008

Yes I am alive...............

...just, and have popped my head back up for a bit of air after falling of the face of the earth....things have just been crazy, exhausting, emotional, and just a little bit to much some days the last while. But I am getting there. I havent made a card in I dont know how long, but I have started weening myself slowly back to my desk by making little packets of reindeer food! The kids are all excited about santy coming, remember those days, I feel some nostalgia coming on! Maybe in the new year I will feel a bit better and brighter and even a little bit more creative, so until then, lots of festive hugs, mandyxx

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Paperplay Week 3

this was my take on this weeks challenge. I made this for my sister, its to hold all the little bits she has from the hospital after she had her little girl "Lizzie" who is now with the angels.

Tfl, mandyxx

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Late night makes

..............deep breath I made christmas cards last night, for any of you who know me knows that I dont do Christmas cards at all, and find it very hard to even do Christmas. But I sat myself down last night and got cracking, I actually enjoyed it, but I still dont like the cards I have done, dont know what it is about me and christmas craft stuff, just cant get it, though BASIC GREY WASSAIL is the exception lol!! .....that I love, but that is about it. So to make finish off the 5 cards I did get done, I also made a tilda card! Tfl, mandyxx

Saturday, 15 November 2008

todays pics

I spend most of today standing in a stream, and I loved it, a little gem of a walk only up the road, it was the most magical & peaceful place I have ever been, it is called the Holy Well, apparently famous, 2 appearences from the virgin mary, so they say. I only found out about it a while ago, people have come all over the world to visit. I dont know what is was about the place, I am not religious at all, but it was something else, there was something different about it, I can not describe it, it felt like it hugged you, I would have stayed standing in the stream picking up stones all day!...not a sound except running water, how lucky am I to have such an amazing gem of a location on my doorstep, took these pics with my mobile phone! tfl, mandyxx

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Week 2 Forever Friends Challenge

That time of the week again and the cute little bears come out to play! This week we had to use 3 papermania papers on our project, my papers are from the cupcake and exquiste pack, very pink! Tfl, mandyxx

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Its launched!

The new challenge blog Paperplay Challenges is up and running, a new challenge will be posted each thursday! Exciting! Here are my entries, dont forget to pop by!


Monday, 3 November 2008

Forever Friends Challenge

Here is my entry for the new Forever Friends weekly challenge blog, this is the first week, been looking forward to doing this! Great job ladies! Love these little bears, tfl, mandyxx

Tuesday, 28 October 2008


It has been so long since I made a tag, so I decided to sit down last night and make one, forgot how quick they are to make! Used some BG blush paper scraps that I had saved, a chipboard swirl, buttons, flowers and a vellum butterfly stamped and cut, calendar stamp is one I picked up from Crafteire at the Midlands monthly crop. Tfl, mandyxx

Monday, 27 October 2008

Blog candy...

I found the most wonderful blog, while blog hopping today, Juliets, she is one talented lady, she has such wonderful happy cards on her blog, go check out her colourful work here, she is also sharing some blog candy too. Happy bank holiday Monday, xx

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Monday, 20 October 2008

Wonderful day

I had the most wonderful day yesterday at the Midlands Craft Club monthly crop, first one I got to attend! We made a gorgeous mini book, using basic grey, Crafteire shop was there too to supply goodies for our stash addiction! Had a great giggle with all the girls and met some new people too, great day was had by all, thanks for organising it Sandie! These little bits and pieces FELL into my craft tote too before I left!

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Papertake weekly sketch

This is my take on last weeks sketch over on PTW, I have used DWCV paper and more embossing powder, gone made embossing things lately! TFL, mandyxx

Monday, 6 October 2008


I won, I won I won, I cant believe it, I actually won something, my halloween card (post below) won the card competition over on CardznScrapz! I am so happy and the wonderful prize is Wassail from Basic Grey, can you believe that!

Halloween - Boo!

This is the card I made for the Sept competition over on CardznScrapz, we had to use Basic grey, papermania or doodlebug products. This is what I came up with, mostly basic grey, I just cant help myself with that stuff lol!!! Love the colours, this got me in the mood for Halloween too, LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween, cant wait! TFL, mandyxx

Friday, 3 October 2008

CS Sketch Challenge

this is my take on a sketch challenge set over on Craft Supplies, thanks for arranging this Helen!

Monday, 29 September 2008

2 weeks.............

since I last posted, shame on me, things have been so crazy here and I havent been too well at all. Finding my feet now this week, and recovering from marathon card making sessions at my DoCrafts demos! So I am just a little bit all crafted out, a first LOL! I hope to get to make some LO's tomorrow, havent touched my September kit from scrap room yet, shame on me. But looking forward to having a play with it. Sorry I havent posted up anything, hope I havent bored you all off and that you pop back for some peeks, hugs, mandyxx

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

And the winner is..................................

Kate!...............congratulations! I will get your goodies out in the post to you first thing in the morning!!! Thank you everyone who popped by! mandyxx

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Blog Candy!

Decided it was time I offered a little blog candy as a thank you to all of those who visit my blog!! All you have to do is leave me a little comment and I will pick a winner from a pot on Tuesday 16th!! Prize is 2 6x6 packs of K&Co paper, 2 rubber stamps and some cupcakes from my etsy store! Good luck everyone! mandyxx

Monday, 8 September 2008

sad weekend

yes its my cats again, they give me so much pleasure but when something happens, it devastates me, I need to stop loving them so much, because it hurts when they are gone. It has been a horrible weekend, on friday I should have checked under my car when I went to pick sophie up from school, its was bucketing down, and one of my ickle kitties, "Willow" had taken shelter under my wheel arch, think you can all guess what happened next, it was one of the worst moments of my life, I went into auto pilot, picked him up and moved him, didnt want sophie to see that when we came home. I havent been able to tell the kids, I took them out for icecream on saurday and philip buried him under a tree in the garden, beside our other putty cats. Deep breath more was to come..... philip found our funny boy "George Eile", dead on the road this morning, he had been hit with a car. Just cant take anymore of this, its too cruel.