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Sunday, 17 April 2011

A Giant Cupcake & Tilda's A Shepherd - Addicted To Stamps DT Card

Good Morning peeps,
Thank you so much for the beautiful Birthday cards & gifts I've received from some lovely blogging friends, I will be doing the rounds later to thank you all.

I had one of those fabby days yesterday where I got loads of things done in my craft room, not card making but cleaning, tidying and sorting which I know isn't everyones cup of tea but being a neat freak I love doing lol.

Today is new challenge day at
and this fortnight we have a fabby sketch for you by our lovely Nadell.
We were thrilled to have a whopping 92 entries for our very first challenge, we'd love to have you join us again this challenge. We are going to be having a top 3 so now all the entries are in the DT are busy trying to decide who is their favourite, not easy I can tell you.

Before I share my card with you I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to my lovely new teamie Bea who is obviously fabulous being born on the same day as moi lol.

Ingredients -
Sentiment - Magnolia
Flowers - Magnolia, Prima, Kort & Gort & stash
Tools - Woodware mini butterfly punch, Nesties, Martha Stewart vintage floral punch around the page

 I've added some gorgeous gathered lace behind the nesties for a bit of added texture, and distressed the paper edges with Picket Fence crackle paint.
It was so nice having such lovely weather to be able to photograph my card outside, the picture is always much clearer but for some reason it never seems to show up the sparkle but as you well know by now it's definitely there lol.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Stamp Magic - Easter, Magnolia Down Under - Easter, Stampin For The Weekend - Easter, CRAFT- Easter, Delightful Challenges - Easter, Totally Papercrafts - Spring, Top Tip Tuesday - Spring has sprung, 7 Kids College Fund - Easter/Spring, Flutterby Wednesday - soft pastels, Little Red Wagon - Easter, Penny's - Easter, Die Cut Dreams - Easter, Craft Your Days Away - Easter, Tellens Place - Easter, Creative Inspirations - Easter

Jodie has made her first ever birthday cake for me, aww. She used a giant cupcake mould and it took forever to cook, or maybe that was just me being impatient as the smell was tormenting me and I wanted it lol. Out came the recipe books and she was even daft enough to ask me the queen of packet mixes for advice! Naturally I sent her off to ask hubby as I didn't have a clue, my skills in the kitchen consist of cleaning it, and as far as what goes on in that oven it's safer for everyone that it's none of my business lol.

Before I go I want to say a big thank you to all of you lovely peeps who left such sweet comments on my niece Gemma's card, she loved reading them, and if you missed it scroll down a little bit more to the next post and take a peek it's beautiful.
That's me done peeps, I've loads of you to catch up with so I'd best get a move on.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Awwwww, your card is absolutely beautiful Mandy, I love everything about it and as for the cake, make sure you save me a slice please, it is stunning! Hope you have a fabulous birthday full of treats and surprises xxx

  2. oh wow wow and wow hun,that card is just gorgeous,the detail you always add is just stunning,you need to give me some lessons,hun and as for your cake hun oh my,how talented is Jodie,gosh it certainly runs in the family hun as that is one,yummy,scrummy,lush beautiful cake hun,so tell her from me,my birthday is,17th October ha ha no honest hun,tell her this is just brilliant,oh could eat a piece of that,right now,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  3. Happy birthday Mandy have a fabulous day and don't make yourself sick eating too much of that sticky cake, hope all theicing isn't to hide something either, lol only joking I'm sure Jodie did a fab job so well done her. Fab card too hun so pretty and delicate with all those embellies.

    Have a fab day and hugs from Andrew and me.

  4. Happy Birthday Mandy.

    Love that Easter Tilda, such a pretty image, and you've used my favourite MS punch too!!!

    Lots of Love


  5. Hi Mandy
    A gorgeous and beautiful card and 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY have a fabulous day,
    hugs Dianne xx :)

  6. Happy Birthday Hunny, hope it's a good n for ya ...have a wonderful day. Jodie did a great job on the yummy cake it looks delicious.....mmmmmmmm :D
    your card is stunning too hun, Luv the sweet Tilda...fab colours & lush flowers, Good luck in the challenges.

    xx Lizzy xx :)

  7. Wow, its so pretty n the image is so cute.

  8. OMG...That cake looks fantastic...yummy or tell your Jodie it looks fab, hope you had a good day hun...

    Your card is sooooo gorgeous Mandy, I love all the embellies, so fab...xxxx

  9. stunning you really must share how you get those lovely fancy edges truly such a delicate feel to the cards, and sorry I may have missed a few posts had to go away to work for a few days :(

    on catch up
    Hugs Kate xx

  10. Hi hun
    as ever totally stunning card, awesome colour work gorgeous embelies, luv the pretty edge, oh now that cakes looks scrummy,well done Jodie, sue,x

  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX the cake looks fab!!!!!!!
    and stunning card Mandy!.Have a great day hun! x

  12. What a cute card
    hugs linda

  13. Happy Birthday To you!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Your card is fantastic!! Gorgeous soft colours, and beautiful flower arrangement! I love the edge!
    hugs, Marlies

  14. Happy Birthday Mandy, glad you had a lovely day.
    What a gorgeous card, so pretty. I am so in love with that punch that it is now top of my list of things to buy as soon as hubby is back at work.
    Max x

  15. Happy birthday!!!!! Hope you have a fab day :-) The card is gorgeous - love the image. Sooo pretty! And that cupcake looks yummy :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  16. Happy Birthday Mandy, have a brilliant day and hope you get spoilt rotten, the cake looks delish, love the card as always, and your niece's card is lovely def taking after Auntie Mandy.
    Bigs Hugs
    Chris x

  17. Happy Birthday, I hope you have a fantastic day.

    The cake Jodie made looks abosulutely stunning, send her my compliments.

    Your card is a sweety.


  18. Wow this is absolutely beautiful!!!! You did an excellent job she is so very cute!!!! Oh and I love that cake too!!!!

  19. A gorgeous card. I love all the embellishments. The cake looks so yummy. I hope you have a fab birthday.

    Nikki x

  20. What a gorgeous card and that cakes looks scrumptious :o)
    Jackie xx

  21. Hi Mandy
    Belated birthday wishes, hope you got lots of yummy goodies and that cake looks absolutley scrumptious!! :)
    This card is so beautifully delicate, love Tilda with her little lamb, gorgeous soft colours and beautiful embellishments too!
    Take care :)

  22. AWESOME creation baby girl each one you create knocks me for your cake tastes as good as it looks...have THE best day sweetie catch up soon.

    blogging mummy XXXXXXXXX

  23. This is such a lovely and cute card.

    Hugs, Margo.

  24. Oh.... this card is simply GORGEOUS!!! I adore the flower arrangement, your image is fabulous and love,love the lace around the nesties!!!! Hope your birthday was wonderful!!! The cupcake cake is awesome!!!!!!!!

  25. First things first Happy birthday Mandy,my how that cake is gorgeous and yummy well done jodie!
    Your card is beautiful and i love how you do the punch around the page,it looks so classy.Do you do it straight on the card or have you done it on a blank bit then attached it to the front of the card.The measurements always seem alot bigger than my card blanks.Enjoy your birthday have a great day,hugs Kelly.

  26. Well the talented Jodie certainly takes after her father doesn't Fabulous cake. The card is great as always although I do feel sorry for that poor sheep being dragged along by Tilda............
    Happy Birthday Mandymoo, Hugs Annette x

  27. Wow this card is adorable Mandy and your cake looks yummy you lucky girl !!
    Happy Birthday darling , hope you have a fab day (don't know why but I thought it was yesterday !! must be me age I keep having these senior moments !! ha ha ) enjoy you day
    Hugs Susie xx

  28. Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Mandy, happy birthday to you!! That was me singing to you! Your cake looks yummy so well done Jodie - hope you manage to get all the way thru it without getting in too much of a mess!! Fab card too by the way - so sorry I missed sending you a card. Neck been playing up a bit past few days but hey ho just get on with it Sheila!! Happy Bday hun, Sheila:)X

  29. Hi Mandy, Happy Birthday it looks as if you are going to have to go on a slimming program if you eat all that gorgeous cake, well done the cook who made that.
    Your card is stunning I love what youve done around the image it looks so very pretty. with hugs Shirleyxxx
    And well done Gemma her card is fabulous.

    Hope you will have the best one ever!
    Jodie really made great cake for you!
    Well done!


    What a cute card you have done!

    Have a nice day!

  32. Just want to eat the cupcake, your card is lovely the subtle colors are great.

  33. Happy Birthday Mandy!!!!

    Oh you are soooo talented!!! This card is stunning! I love all the beautiful embellishments! I adore this amazing piece of art from you!
    Hugs Janine

  34. This is a superb card Mandy, hope you are having a wonderful birthday!
    Hugs Teresa xx

    Hope you have had a fantastic day.
    Gorgeous card and cupcake.

    Hugs Hazel xx

  36. Awww, such a sweet card!! And oh my, that cake looks DELICIOUS! *drool*


  37. What a fabulous card Mandy and that cake is just delicious looking.

  38. Happy Birthday Mandy, hope you've had a great day. Love this amazing creation, very beautiful details as always. Wowzers! thats a cupcake, looks delicious, Jodie did a wonderful job with it.

    Donna x

  39. Happy Birthday Mandy!! Same day as my wedding anniversary! Your cake looks delicious, and so does your card :) I love that sweet image and the PATP? is just gorgeous!! Have a great day ♥

  40. OMG your card is GORGEOUS and WOW your colouring AMAZING......I love everything about this card!!! And that cake WOW it looks AMAZING,now I feel like some
    Hugs xx

  41. Happy Birthday Mandy.
    The cake is beautiful!!

  42. Uhooi,,,
    Card that you created really nice and cute,,

  43. Oh WOW this is gorgeous Mandy. Hope you had a fabulous birthday.

  44. Hello Mandy. What a beautiful Easter card. Lovely image and your colours and design are beautiful. Lots of lovely detail. Have a lovely day. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Placve and good luck.
    Sandra xx

  45. Mandy this is lovely, hope you enjoy your birthday. Judy x

  46. This card is really beautiful :o)

    Thanks for joinin gus at Creative Inspirations this time


  47. Hi Hunny, wow gorgeous card hunny, love the lace and of course you gorgeous image,

    where's my piece of cake!

    hope your still enjoying your cleaning and tidying up, can't find anything in my craft room, lol

    hugs Liz xx

  48. Gorgeous card - great layout, yummy cake

  49. ooh your card is fantastic, love that cute tilda image, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFT. x carol

  50. Hope you had a fab birthday Mandy! That crd is so sweet and wow that cake is awesome she did a fab job, bet it tasted great too! Thanks for sharing with us at SFTW! hugs Rebekah xx

  51. A super sweet card. Love the colouring, soft colours and the edging. Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week

  52. Hey.
    What a beautiful card. Just perfect for our theme. Many thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenges this week.

  53. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANDY!!! May you have a wonderful year and many many more! Yayyy!

    Well well well!!! Your card is absolutely AMAZING woman! I am sitting here and taking in all the delicious eye treats! (yea, the cake too .. lol)! But your card is just .. wow wow and WOW! I love that bordered edge, your beautiful flower cluster, the lace, those wee little butterflies .. EVERYTHING is just wonderful!!!

    Big Birthday Hugs,

  54. Very gorgeous Tilda. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  55. Happy Birthday!

    Your card is gorgeous! I love all the details you included.


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  56. Oh wow! Your card is so very wonderfull! I love the gentle colours and all the little details you have add! Thank you for joining us at Stempel Magie! xx Bianca

  57. OMG - the edging and image and wow fab cake... Thanks for joining us here at TPC this week - and Good Luck
    Sarah x

  58. What a beautiful card! Love all the details and the border edges! Thanks for joining us at Penny's! :-) Amy

  59. This is such a wonderful creation. Thank you so much for participating in the DCD Easter challenge with it!

  60. Hope you had a fabulous birthday Mandy, it's my turn next month, but my Son's today. God where does the time go? Did you do anything nice? Wow Jodie did a fabulous job for her first cake, and her first one for her Mum, that is sweet, lo. You sound very impatient but I'm sure the wait was worth it. Hugs Tracy x

  61. Mandy, what a delightful card - you always make Tilda in such a magnificent way and I love the embellies, especially those flowers! Yummy, that cake looks delicious! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place for our "Easter" challenge. ;~)

  62. Hi Mandy hun,
    I hope you shared that cake out - it looks so scrummy, bless her! Your card is - as always - stunning. Your layout, embellies, colouring and of course - glitter always look fabulous!! I so wish I could make my Tilda cards look half as good as yours. Truly beatiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cut Dreams this time. Good luck.
    Dawn, Susie and the Dream Team xx

  63. What a gorgeous Easter card - love the sweet lace border. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Easter holiday and thanx for joining us at MDUC this week.

  64.!!! This is gorgeous!!!
    Sooo many lovely details!
    Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
    Hugs Anne Kristine

  65. First of all I want to apologise for being so late with it (I had problems with Internet connection recently) but anyway... it's better late than never...


    What I want to wish you is strong health, joy, a lot of happy bright days. I wish you always be surrounded with your nearest and dearest, who will always be your hope and support!

    And of course I wanted to say a couple of words about the card ))) It's very sweet. The little lamb is so cute, and the bouquet of flowers looks very festive

  66. Lovely card thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  67. Stunning card,Stunning yummy cake hope it tastes as good as it looked

  68. Oh Mandy...this is just delicious eye candy!!! GORGEOUS!!! Love those soft colors and your coloring is AMAZING!! Hope you had a lovely birthday!!


  69. Wow!! Mandy, what can I say that hasn't been said already hon. This is one beautiful card, I love all the sweet details. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Suzi x

  70. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  71. Gorgeous card, lovely image and soft colours! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx


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