Sunday, 11 December 2011

christmas tag

I am a bad blogger the last while, real life is as mental as ever and making things has just had to be put on the shelf for a bit, I hope now when everything is sorted and ready  for christmas I will have some time to play with my stuff!!  here is a little tag that I made a few weeks ago, betty, karen and myself had a play date and were determined to actually make and start something instead of sitting there chatting and eating cake :)  
we created similar tags, all done with the same technique of debossing and paint scrapping in anticipation and excitement of tim's 12 tags of christmas starting.
todays crafting mission is to try and actually make a card after we get all the rest of the christmas decorations up..........hope it  happens!

Monday, 21 November 2011

grunge album

hello!! hope you are all well, here is the grunge paper & envelope album I created along with the girls of crafting ireland who held their first online ustream class saturday night, I had a brilliant time joining in.  I didn't get all my album finished on the night so I spend this morning sewing and gluing to finish.  hopefully the girls will do more classes soon, just loved it!!  hugs xx




Saturday, 22 October 2011

spooky halloween ittybitty house

halloween play................my favorite, just love this holiday and love the crafting goodies that go along with it even more!!! boo! xx




first s'cbgm - the all about me book entry

hello all, this is the first of my pages for the book all about me.  I started this book last year and hadn't done anything to it since, I really needed a push and some motivation and this group did just that, thanks ladies.  rather than creating pages on me and I decided to do them on what I like, which is still technically me!!.  so here is my first official group page and number 4 in my book, looking forward to adding to her every month and seeing all your work too, hope your staying warm and dry during this horrible weather!

my first page is another favorite/pretty....."wings"


 here is the cover from last year :)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

obskure tag

tag playing this week :) also have worked on another wooden piece, but I want to add a few more bits and pieces first before I take its pic :)  hope you are all well, have had yet another mental few weeks, maybe in a few weeks time I will be able to share with you what has been going on!! hope you are all well, big hugs mandyxx




Monday, 3 October 2011

gbce class card & shopping stash haul!!

home from a wonderful weekend, still aching from laughing!!! I did two classes, one been a gorjuss of course and other my altered dress form :)  I have included a pic of new purchases too!!!  can not wait to have a play with them, hope you are all well, sorry I have been a bad blogger last while, fingies and toes crossed I can fix that xx


 (coloured with distress ink pads)



Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Sunday, 21 August 2011

hotpink hoopla shimelle tutorial layout

I finally got to join the lovely shimelle and create a layout.....I have been trying for weeks to find some time to play along with her, so I finally sat my crafty bottom down this morning.  
the title/name of this layout had me sucked in straight away "hotpink hoopla", what a gorgeous word!!!  
I knew what photo I wanted to use once I saw the hot pink, its one of sophie ready for her first dance show, I was out the day of show and I wasn't here to do her makeup, all the little girls had to have loads of bright colours on so the lights would not drain them out on stage............so the job fell to daddy........his poor little heart when I broke the news!!!! wish I was there to see the makeup application!!! but in tropper style the boy did good left alone with all things alien to him and he proudly painted her face!!! definitely one to be scrapbooked!!! so thats the story behind the page.  
I mostly played with sassafrass and cratepaper patterned paper and got to finally use the last of those love elsie stickers I have been hoarding too!!! title alphas are by doodlebug and I punched the bottom strip using my new favorite punch from docrafts, the ribbon  hole punch, how I lived without it before I will never now, I am in LOVE!!! have a scrappy sunday xx





Saturday, 20 August 2011

gorjuss addiction

..............yes I am off again!!! gorjuss have released more stamps, cling mount clear stamps, and well I just couldn't help myself!!! they are just to me and cute to be left, I ADORE them!!  got some play time in yesterday and made this little card with the "hand me up to dry" set, she is sooooooooo cute!!!
hope you have a good weekend xxx




Thursday, 18 August 2011

boy grunge, bling and a little bit of stash shopping thrown in..............

james birthday card, a bling distress geegaw for my keys and some of the purchases that I had to have after visiting the lovely kerry & kim in an síopa buí, spiddal, co.galway on tuesday! have a great week, still unpacking and getting through housework and washing here!! xxx









Sunday, 7 August 2011

Thursday, 21 July 2011

another stampotique........

becoming a bit addicted I am!!.............this is karin, ain't she just gorgeous in a wacky kinda way :)




ingredients: I don't know what the brand of this paper is I used with the black accents, its from my stash, the other pink paper is from papermania tulip collection, lace from stash, felt from queen&co. coloured using caran d'ache water soluable crayons, derwent inktense pencils, distress ink pads and brown pitt pen.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

stampotique challenge card

I got to do a challenge card yay!!!!!!!!!!..............how long has it been?? forever me thinks!!! enjoyed colouring in this fabby moth lady :)  this is for stampotique designers challenge, flower power.



ingredients: caran d'ache watersoluable crayons, derwent inktense pencils & distress ink pads, papermania kraft card, k&co & tim holtz papers.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

can you guess.......

???? well can ya??? do you know what this if for?? and not its not a christmas log like my son suggested!!!!  





I was inspired by a lovely you tube video I saw, I will be back with link later, cant not remember the ladies details!!! I loved it so I thought , I am going to give this a go and decorate it mandy style and this is it, loved making it, there will be more as I want one for my desk so I can hold my stamped images in it!  this one I gave to my lovely mother in law for her birthday :)  ok, time for sleep, night night bloggers xxx