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Saturday, 30 April 2011

White Christmas x 2 & Last Chance To Enter Candy

Good evening peeps,
Did you all enjoy the Royal Wedding? I did only intend having a look at Kate's dress & making a start on some DT cards but we all ended up watching it all & thoroughly enjoying it, even Gareth who was at work watching it said how amazing it was to see. Jodie did make us cry with laughter when the commentator said they would be going to Clarence House, Jodie piped up "who's Karen" thinking he'd said Karen's House lol.

Today I have two cards to share, one I made a couple of weeks ago but hadn't got round to blogging, and this first one I managed to knock up today as hubby's gone off for his first cricket match of the season. I estimate in about 4 hours time I'll be hearing those familiar words "never again, I'm getting too old for this" as he hobbles around rubbing is joints lol.

 I've made these cards for the Hjertbodens Juleblogg, I'm trying to keep up with making the 3 Christmas cards a month for the challenge but what with all my DT work it's easier said than done

The first card I made for the challenge I made early in the month and is HERE

Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia,
Medium - distressed inks,
Papers - Basic Grey,
Flowers - Magnolia, Kort & Gort, Wild Orchid & The Works
Sparkle - crystal glamour dust
anything else from stash
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Just Magnolia - recipe, Basic Grey - so charming, The Sweet Stop - fab sketch, Totally Papercrafts - glitter, Moving Along With The Times - anything goes, The Crazy Challenge - use 3 different DP, Top Tip Tuesday - squares, Incy Wincy - buttons & bows, Simon Says Stamp & Show - buttons


My second card today is a cutie hAnglar, and for anyone who doesn't know you can now buy direct from the hAnglar & stAnglar website and their service is always brilliant, the kits I've ordered have always arrived in approx 3-5 days.


Ingredients -
Image - hAnglar
Medium - distressed inks
Papers - Raspberry Road
Flowers - Kort & Gort & Wild Orchid
Snowflakes - MS punch
Fancy Corner - e-crafts, painted with picket fence distressed crackle paint

I do like popping cinnamon sticks on my crimbo cards and decided to try adding a slice of dried orange too which I think works even if it is unusual, & I've distressed the paper edges with picket fence crackle paint

I'm entering this little card in the following challenges -
Lovely hAnglar Only - favourite stamp (not sure if it is now as 3 new kits arrived this morning lol), Crafts 4 Eternity - anything goes, Delightful Challenges - distressing, Stamptacular - pile it on, Craft Your Passion - layers, Sentimental Sundays - lets get punchy

I'm off to water my very dry garden, it looks and feels like we are going to get a storm, it's so warm and all those little thunder flies are about, but just in case it blows over I need to treat my poor plants to a drink.

I will be closing my birthday candy later this evening so if you haven't entered and are a follower of my blog and want to enter leave me a comment on the top post and I'll enter your name in the draw.

Thanks for stopping by

61 comments:

  1. Oh, very nice whithe cards!!! Love them)
    hugs. Larisa. xx

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  2. How a dress can be an inspiration.
    But she wore also such a beautiful dress!
    And your cards are also very beautiful. Like them!

    Hugs mariska

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  3. Aww wow these are beautiful, love all the white and the punch around the page.. I must try that one of these days. Thank you for the inspiration..
    Hugs xx

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  4. Both cards are stunning, I especially like the hanglar.

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  5. 2 absolutely stunning cards Mandy as always.
    Pop over to my blog, i have some candy too.

    Hugs Hazel xx

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  6. What a great cards
    hugs linda

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  7. Gorgeous cards Mandy. Yes, I was the same as you, only watching the wedding to see the dress, god knows how many hours later there I was hooked, loved every minute! Sue x

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  8. oh mandy hun these are just pure magic,just love those iamges,and the deatil as always is just stunning,loved the wedding,oh how,magical was it,hugs cheryl xxxx

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  9. Beautiful cards. Love the soft muted colours. Bet they smell nice too.

    Gill X

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  10. Wow Mandy
    Both cards are stunning as always,
    Hugs Dianne xx :o)

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  11. Hi Mandy
    These are both so beautiful, I started earlier in the year with me crimbo cards and got about 3 done and that's been it! :D Lovin' the embellishments, especially the orange and cinnamon!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)
    Kelly.x

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  12. Oh how cute. Very lovely cards :P

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  13. 2 beautiful cards Mandy I love the xmas one stunning detail.
    Chris x

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  14. Hi Mandy, sounds like you had a lovely day watching the wedding. Love these ver beautiful cards, as always a treat for the eyes. Thanks for the hAngler & stAngler link. I now have a huge wishlist. lol!

    Donna x

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  15. Oh wow Mandy they are both stunning, by the way Happy Birthday to. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  16. Oh Mandy, these are so beautiful! I love how you added cinnamon sticks (I LOVE the smell and taste of cinnamon)and the orange slice on the card. What a great idea! Have a wonderful evening!

    Hugs!

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  17. Absolutely stunning Mandy, thank you so much for the link to hAnglar, I've just placed my first order. Can't wait to get them at a decent price. You are an Angel.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  18. Mandy they are absolutely beautiful, your cards always give me so much inspiration! I'm off to make a white card now lol. Have a wonderful birthday *hugs* Sal x

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  19. These are gorgeous Mandy with the white on white and a touch of color. Visiting here is always such an inspiration. Thanks for being you and for sharing! "Hugs" Carol

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  20. Hi Mandy!
    those cards are absolutly amazing, i have a preference for the first one but they are so wonderful
    hugs
    céline

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  21. Both just gorgeous! Love the crispness of them both!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & CYP this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

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  22. Hi Mandy,
    These cards are just breath taking! I saw a peek of the dress before I had to leave to take my son to college. Beautiful wedding indeed! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  23. Two beautiful cards Mandy, your blog is such a treat to visit!! Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.
    Pinky

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  24. HI , it's me again, thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    hugs
    céline SSC DT

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  25. Oooh we doooo love a wedding and this one was the best, pure fairytale with two young people who share the same sense of humour.
    Sorry not been to see you Mandymoo but have been up to my eyes in paint and children......
    Your cards are beautiful and loving the great images and all the wonderful flowers you add. Enjoy the bank holiday and hope your dear hubby hasn't suffered too many bruises........
    Annette x PS Remember Leg before Wicket is oh so bad... always stand behind the wicket then you won't get hurt..........lol

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  26. Two beautiful cards Mandy, I wish I'd started my Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Pami's Anything Goes challenge this week and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

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  27. Such gorgeous cards Mandy, well they always are, so pretty.xx

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  28. oh, these are just gorgeous! i love the all white look! I'm terrible and have not made one Christmas card let alone 3 per month!!! I sympathise with your DH.. I'm always hobbling around like a 90 yearold after a game of netball!! Have a lovely weekend ♥

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  29. more gorgeous cards, love the cinammon sticks and orange!will keep an eye out for the tutorial ;)

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  30. Beautiful work here, lots of sweet, lovely details to keep my eyes busy! Thanks for sharing!
    And thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello! : )

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  31. These are beautiful!

    Jen

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  32. Just absolutely beautiful, there's a lot to be said for white cards/images/embellies.

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  33. These are both just adorable and so pretty I think the Tilda one just wins it for me but then that little Tilda steals my heart every time :D

    Hugs
    Amy xx

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  34. Oh Mandy these are stunning hun. Love the white with hint of colour - so elegant!
    I loved the Royal Wedding - had a fab day watching it all day!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    {{Debs}} xx

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  35. thanks for the heads up on the SSS challenge.. Hayley is so excited!! Am so thrilled for her to buy some goodies just for herself... though I do hope she'll share with me lol!! ♥

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  36. Gorgeous!! Both of them!! I so love the whites!! You are just a master at these, Mandy, Bravo!!!
    They are just magnificant!
    Hugs,
    teri

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  37. Hi Mandy - two stunning cards, love both the images and I do love white cards, especially at Christmas but find it difficult to match the white - you've acheived it brilliantly with all your beautiful details.

    So glad you could join us at Basic Grey,
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  38. Two very beautiful cards Mandy :o)
    Jackie xx

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  39. Two really beautiful cards Mandy. Like you I wanted to see the dress but end up watching the rest. lol. Very enjoyable day.
    Kathleen x

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  40. Wowzers hun send some of your creativity my way, these are drop dead gorgeous!

    love the slice of orange, and so Mandy!

    your hAnglar is so gorgeous too, will have to see after my hols he he,

    gorgeous colouring too hun, have a lovely rest of the weekend will write soon, hugs Liz xx

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  41. Your cards are fantastic. The Christmas card is my favourite one.

    Marie-Anne

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  42. This is gorgeous! I love all the elements you've included. They all work together wonderfully!

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  43. These are GORGEOUS Mandy, Awesome colors and coloring and beautiful details. Yes I watched some of the wedding :) .

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  44. WOW hun both cards are absolutely stunning, luv the wht on wht with just that splash of colour and all the added details look amazing ....as usual....perfecto!

    The Royal wedding was luvly wasn't it hun? she looked so beautiful and he sooooo handsom and they looked so happy ....bless.

    "Karen's house" lol

    xx Lizzy xx :)

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  45. Oh WOW Mandy ..... truly beautiful Christmas cards and that hAnglar is amazing !!!!

    Hugs, sandra xx

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  46. Lovely cards love the punched edge thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Jenny x

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  47. Both gorgeous cards, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
    Ruth x

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  48. Two absolute beauties! Love your punched borders, pretty colouring and perfect embellishment! Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular last week! I'm sorry I'm a little late stopping by - we had lots of gorgeous entries and I lost my internet connection! Hope to see you again this week! Hugs, Lesley

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  49. Beautiful card, Mandy! Thank you for playing along in our "Show us Your Layers" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

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  50. What sweet cards!

    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog!

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  51. Stunning cards Mandy, love all the white and the images are gorgeous xxx

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  52. an absolute beauty!

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  53. Beautiful cards! Your comment about your hubby and cricket made me laugh. My guy just started up with soccer again and has been limping around, feeling sorry for himself 'cause it hurts in places he's not used to hurting! LOL! Thanks for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. :)

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  54. OMG!!! Wowsers this is beautiful!!!

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  55. Fantastical! cards! love them both, thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha :0)

    PS If you love doing Christmas cards maybe you would like to come play with us at ABC Christmas Challenge too some time :0)

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  56. Oh Mandy.Your cards are always so Beautiful hun.xxx

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  57. Lovely cards and colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs
    Valxx

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  58. fabulous cards! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

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  59. Beautiful cards!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Sweet Stop!

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  60. Wow these are gorgeous so many details in both cards. Amazing cards!

    Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia and hAngler this week!

    Hugs, Mindy

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  61. Your cards are absolutely stunning! Wooooow!!!

    Thanks for playing with us at "lovely hÄnglar only",

    hugs,
    Marina

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Mandy xx

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