Thursday, 17 December 2009

and the winner is..........

I would like to thank you all for taking part! thank you so much!

using random org........

the lucky winner is........ No 30 -  "scraphappy4067"

could you please forward your name and address to me at so I can get your prize off to you!  
merry christmas xx

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Candy time!



It is about time I got myself organised enough to give away some blog candy! I have put together a few bits and pieces that I use all the time, very vintage/distress themed, made up of papers, old book pages, ribbon, lace, pins, liquid pearls, vintage ephemara, pearls, brown ink (for distressing!!!) candy dots, stamp, flowers, tags, book rings.

This candy will be open to all until Wednesday 16th December and I will ship worldwide.

All you have to do to enter, is to become a follower of my blog, kindly pop a link on your blog side bar to spread the word and then pop back to add your name in the comments section below!

Hugs Mandyxx

Friday, 11 December 2009

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Lace & Distressing Crafty Creations

crafty creations time of week!  this weeks  challenge was set by myself, do pop over to check out and to see the lovely prize up for grabs this week too!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

crafty creations challenge, week 43, cracked glass

this week over on crafty creations we got to playing with a cracked glass effect on our project...loved this, and now cant stop!  so do pop over for a some inpiration from use the design team and join us to be entered in with the chance to win some yummy digi stamps!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

a week of creations

.....this is a photo saturated post, its of the few bits and pieces I have made over the last week and a half...the little green crochet pouch thing is for an ipod......I am having a craft identity crisis at the moment, unsure of what I am creating in a desperate attempt to make sure that they are unique to me and not just the usual stamped image, patterened paper and copic marker fad....dont get me wrong on this please, there are some beautiful works of art using these products everywhere, its just me who is not getting it at the moment...and that been my crisis, it could all change again next week lol!


Sunday, 15 November 2009

lovely award

I received this award from the lovely sandra, thank you hun xx

Here are the rules of this award

1. You can only use ONE word!!! ........I failed at this, I did try!!
2. Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. HAVE FUN!!! are the questions....

1. Where is your cell phone? IN SOFA....somewhere!

2. Your hair? DARK

3. Your mother? THEY BROKE THE MOULD

4. Your father? ILL

5. Your fave food? CHOCOLATE

6. Your dream last night? EDWARD

7. Your fave drink? RED WINE

8. Your dream/goal? MY OWN SHOP

9. What room are you in? LIVING ROOM

10. Your hobby?CRAFTS

11. Your fear?SPIDERS

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? DONT KNOW YET

13. Where you were last night?HOME

14. Something that you aren't? RICH

15. Muffins? YUMMY

16. Wish List Item? PUNCHES

17. Where did you grow up? DUBLIN

18. Last thing you did? CROCHET

19. What are you wearing?JAMMIES

20. Your TV?ON

21. Your Pets? CATS/DOG

22. Friends? LOVED

23. Your Life? CHAOS

24. Your Mood? FLUSTERED

25. Missing Someone? MY SISTERS

26. Vehicle? 2003

27. Something your not wearing? BRA!

28. Your fave store? CATH KIDSON

29. Your fave colour? GREEN

30. Last time you laughed? WEEK AGO

31. Last time you cried? TUESDAY

32. Your best friend? SPECIAL

33. One place that I go to over and over? THE LOO!

34. One person who emails regularly? FACEBOOK NOTIFICTIONS!

35. Fave place to eat? EDDIE ROCKETS

And now I'm passing this to:

neasa, saskia, deena, juls, marie........................hope you enjoy the questions girls! xx

Monday, 9 November 2009

weekend card

hi all, hope everyone had a lovely weekend, I have my crafty angels card to share with you, this week was my turn on the dt to set the challenge, I choose my new favourite colour combination, blue-red-white, love this.  so here she is:

Thursday, 5 November 2009

The Sugar Bowl Week 23 - Judys Sketch

..... I adore this challenge blog!  so its happy time of the week again for me so I got playing following the sketch provided, which was really lovely to work with!  I also got to play with my new Melissa Frances goodies, double yippeeeee!!!

so here she is....hugs xx


Monday, 2 November 2009

November all ready

...just cant believe that...and now the christmas madness will begin, not my favourite time of year....the shock...I know I know I can hear you all gasp lol!

I have 3 projects to share with you, one is a card for my design team position on crafty angels, using a lovely sketch by kate, and then I made a card and christmas card last week too. 

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

the sugar bowl challenge

....this weeks Sugar Bowl challenge is a yummy sketch by Kathy and you must have some lace on your project too.
well this just screamed at me, sugar nellie stamp and lace together...happy days, two all of my all time favourites!

Monday, 26 October 2009

bank holiday monday delights

2 creative items to share with you today, one is a frame I altered and made up for my bathroom using white paint, laura ashley fabric, felt and buttons, just love buttons, cant get enough of them! and a slice of cake for this weeks crafty angels now to get going on a LO, it is a nice quite lazy bank holiday monday, the weather is really bad, so some tea and crafting is in order! bye for now, hugs xx

Sunday, 25 October 2009

my favourite picture

from the last one of my sister on her wedding day....I adore this picture of her, she is so happy....such a calm a serene day, this picture says it all.....

Monday, 19 October 2009

craft marathon

well it is for me, I have be making like a mad woman the last few days, it all came in one big burst, fingers crossed my mojo will hang around for a little while because I have still loads to do!

will start off with this weeks Crafty Angels challenge, Black & White, set by Laura.

Stash Recipe:

Crate Paper "crate avenue collection, Karen Foster burst brads, gorjuss girl stamp, stickles, black ribbon and papermania black gems. Image coloured with watercolour pencils and background with walnut distress ink.

next up is a birthday card, I have gone mad for blue and red together, definately a favourite now!

Stash Recipe:

October Afternoon Cherry Hill papers, blue and blue gingham ribbon, pin is by fancy pants, letters are pink paislee, bird stamp by imaginese and bubble stamp by pink paislee, gems by papermania.

this card is one of sophies school friends who turned a big 6 on friday. very girly!

stash recipe:

Papermania bluehill papers. white card, studio g stamp, buttons, lace, papermania gems, liquid pearls.

and finally this is a LO I made for a friend birthday

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Crafty Creations & Paperplay

this week challenge over on Crafty Creations is "blue" so I made these little atcs.

stash recipe: papermania atc card packs, laura ashley tradional papers, imaginese bird stamp, we are the memory makers stamp and white lace.

all the girls where over last night for a crafting night and cake eating session, I should have been getting on with my paperplay challenge for today but it was just not happening for me last night, could not get it to come together on time, so after some house cleaning and soup making this morning I sat down and got it finished! this weeks challenge was for you to use your favourite embellishments.

stash recipe: white pearlescent black card stock, basic grey porceline paper pack, martha steward punch, papermania punch, tattered rose distress ink pad, basic grey brad, stickles, magnolia stamped image, watercolour pencils, key charm and white organza ribbon.

have a lovely day!

hugs mandyxx

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Crafty Angels Week

this is my entry for Crafty Angels Challenge blog this week, I made this little birdie house, just adore these little things, have them everywhere!!

This weeks theme is "buttons and bling" I loved this one! Papers, corecard, stamp are available from the Crafty Angels shop!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Hugs Mandyxx

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

card mix

this is one made for "a just because I wanted to" reason lol!

ADORE these papers, my new favourites!

and this card is for my challenge over on Crafty Creations this week, pop over and check out this weeks challenge!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Oooppsss forgot this one

Altered Frame, originally uploaded by Crafty Angel.

forgot to add this one to the other post! Made this the other day to display a dress belong to my daughter Sophie, I just adore this dress and couldnt part with it away or storing it. So I decided to distress a wooden frame, added ribbon, rubons and some pearls. I also added some lace to the dress too! think I have remembered everything now! nite nite xx