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Sunday, 29 May 2011

A Wedding & A Sleepy Gardener - Addicted To Stamps & Do It With Digis DT Cards

Good morning peeps,
I am so sorry for being such a bad blogger, I've spent the last few days busy doing nothing and totally resting my shoulder. I couldn't even be bothered to do any colouring & I haven't even been doing my usual Anthea Turner clean freak malarkey, I've turned into a slob lol. Hubby has had a few days off & he's done all the cooking which has been lovely, I do love a nice meal and when I cook it's nothing like a nice meal trust me lol. Anyway I am starting to feel more like my old self and not popping as many painkillers as I have been and the urge to get my beloved hoover out has returned which is always a good sign lol.

Today is new challenge day at
and this fortnight we are playing
Pop over to the challenge blog to take a peek at the bingo grid.

I wanted to make a beach themed wedding card for Michelle the daughter of my blogging buddy Jeanette , or mother of the bride I should say as she's very proud to have a title lol.
Ingredients -
Papers - Magnolia
Sentiment - Paper Make Up
Flowers - Prima, Wild Orchid & stash
Fancy Corner (distressed with picket fence crackle paint) - e-crafts
OMG I've just realised I haven't added any butterflies which isn't like me lol

Especially for you ladies that like to see the sparkle here is a close up of the flowers sparkling in the sunshine.
I've made the fancy pin using a Whiff Of Joy pin head and adding Blue Moon bead pearls.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
7 Kids College Fund - fab sketch & beach theme, Crazy 4 Challenges - favourite vacation spot (beach), Simply Create - special day /event, Fun With Shapes & More - sparkle, Stamp Something - something sentimental, Colour Create - white, cream, brown, Craft Us Crazy - love / remembrance, Crafty Sentiments - special occasions, Top Tip Tuesday - 2 or more stamps, 2 Sisters - anything goes

I was just about to do the usual & begin thanking you for visiting and I had an awful thought that I missed posting a DT card while I was floating around on painkillers.
Lynne & girlie's I'm so sorry I'm a doped up air head, and you are all too lovely to nudge me and remind me.
So on Thursday a new challenge started at
& the challenge this fortnight in case you haven't already found it is -

Man cards are always a challenge for me, I hardly ever enjoy making them and sit there longingly looking at flowers and wanting to sparkle them up and pop them on but I know most men don't appreciate them on cards for some strange and stupid reason, after all many of them grow them in their gardens.
Ingredients -
Image - from sponsor Di's Digis
Papers - GCD Studio, Ella Blue

Create 4 Fun - fab sketch,  Penny's - here comes summer, Cooking It Up With Katie - swirls, sunny & sentiment, Aud's Sentiments - card for a male, Charisma - boy oh boy, Cutie Stampers - buttons, Polka Doodles - male theme
Before I go our lovely Lynne has a bank holiday special offer in her fabby new shop of free UK P&P.
Click the pic take you shopping :)

I have made up my mind I AM going to play with my copics today, I've loads of lovely new copic sketch pens from Simon Says Stamp, & I keep intending to have a play but never get round to it so today is the day! 
I need to take it easy for a couple more days & be really careful with the shoulder as I am going to be meeting a blogging buddy for the first time on Wednesday as she is on holiday about 20 miles away from where I live & there's no way I want to get on the back of hubby's Harley so I need to be fit to drive and meet up :)
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Hi Mandy,
    both cards are again so stunning. I love your coloration very much.

  2. Hi sweetie! I'm sorry because I haven't been around much lately. I just started a new job a couple of days ago and all of the sudden I had much less free time. Gosh, how I missed blog hopping (nah, I'm not addicted lol :P).

    Fab cards as always hun. You have a great eye for details. I love how you put everything together. Brilliant!

    I hope everything will be fine with your shoulder in no time.

  3. Wow these are fabulous Mandy, love your punching around the page. So sorry to hear your shoulder is still hurting. Hope you will be better soon. xx

  4. Both cards are wonderful. I like the softness from the first card, it is really a beachy feeling. And the second card is really a man card.

    Hugs, Nanda

  5. Hi Mandy
    Both cards are gorgeous,glad you are feeling a little better,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  6. both cards are brilliant. Love the pearls and blooms on the first one and the amazing papers in the second!

  7. hiya sweetie
    what a lovely cards
    the first one is my favorite
    have a great weekend hunni
    hugs angelique

  8. Wowww these are really stunning cards Mandy! Looks great!!
    Hugs Kristel

  9. Both your cards are gorgeous Mandy! Have a great weekend and take care of your shoulder!
    hugs, Marlies

  10. Gorgeous cards Mandi, Love them,
    Claire x

  11. oh hun these are just stunning,the detail on the wedding one,is just brilliant love the punch around the pages,gorgeous hun hope your shoulder gets better soon hun hugs cheryl xxxx

  12. Hi Mandy, Both cards are brilliant, the wedding card is stunning though, so pretty....hope your shoulder is feeling better now hun, take care.xxxxxxxxxx

  13. two gorgeous cards as always and hope you are feeling a little better and not as floaty. So pleased those copics are going to be coming out to play and cannot wait to see your creative genious
    Hugs Kate xx

  14. 2 stunning cards, love the sweet wedding card.

  15. Woooow Mandy!
    Your cards are sooo beautiful.
    Love them everythime i visit your blog.

    Hugs mariska

  16. Wow... beautiful cards!!! :)

  17. Hi Mandy, wow what stunning cards!!!!

  18. Two stunning cards Mandy - keep taking it easy it's obviously doing the trick!

    Love Lynda xxx

  19. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Your cards are awesome. The beach card is stunning and i love your manly card too. Hope you have fun with your new friend and looking forward to seeing your new creations

    Hugs julie

  20. Wowee Mandy two stunning cards beautiful especially your Magnolia one is what a gorgeous card to give to a newly married couple. with hugs Shirleyxxx

  21. Two gorgeous cards Mandy, love the tilda one especially with the beautiful flowers. hugs Donna x

  22. Wwooww Mandy,
    both your cards are soooo gorgeous!!!!!!!

    gr. arjette.

  23. So gorgeus, Mandy!!!!!!!


  24. Hey hun,.

    so wonderful! I love your creations-I think you already know this *loL*

    HUgs, Tanja

  25. Gorgeous cards! I love your colouring :-) Hope your shoulder is feeling a little better. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  26. Oh Mandy, what a gorgeous card! I love your coloring! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  27. Wow hunny, stunning cards,

    why are you not meeting me!!!!! the cheek lol, why when a few years ago we used to stay near Taunton did I not know you then lol,

    glad your arms feeling better, I've felt like I had jet lag when I haven't flown, but feel ok now, speak soon, will mail you,

    have fun, hugs Liz xx

  28. Lovely card for Polka Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  29. Hey Mandy so glad you are back in the land of living ... was getting worried that you hadn't blogged but guessed it was your shoulder :( hope you are feeling better hun ... take care, big hugs Lynne xxxx
    PS thanks for the advert hehe :)

  30. Wow these are 2 fabulous cards. I love your wedding card, it's perfect for a beachy wedding. Debs xx

  31. I am so in love with that beach themed card, oh my that is gorgeous!

  32. Wow, ein wunderschönes Kärtchen. Tolle Farbzusammenstellung. Klasse!
    Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Curtie Stampers.
    Viele Grüße
    Susanne, der Bastelfalter

  33. Beautiful!! Both of them! I love the wedding stamp!

  34. Gosh - this wedding card is scrummy - I love it! x

  35. Two gorgeous cards Mandy :o)
    Sometimes it's good to have a few days off everything and relax!
    Jackie xx

  36. How an nice card you made. Thank you for playing with us at the Cutie Stampers.
    Greetings Michelle

  37. Such gorgeous cards Mandy, I love the wedding card, beautiful colouring and details and your male card is fab, love the image and colours. Hope you are still resting your shoulder and not speeding round your house with the hoover xxx

  38. Stunning!

    Thank you for taking part in USE 2 OR MORE STAMPS challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

    So happy you've joined us!


  39. Both are fabulous cards Mandy but really love the wedding one! Teresa xx

  40. Oh wow Mandy your cards are utterly gorgeous sweetie!
    Take care and hope you will be feeling much better soon!
    kim x

  41. wooooow wonderful Cards! Very nice!

    Thanks for joy with Cutie Stampers!

    hugs Jane

  42. AnonymousMay 30, 2011

    Great cards! love them both and love the sleepy gardener thhehehe :0) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha

  43. Mandy: Wow! You did so many amazing work! Love all the perfect embellishments.:)
    Thanks for sharing it. ~darling Ho~SC-DT, 2SC-DT

  44. Two beautiful cards, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

  45. Your wedding card is stunning I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

  46. Hi.
    What beautiful cards. Love the images. They are both absolutely gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges and Good Luck.

  47. Both cards are absolutely adorable! Love them! :^)

  48. Hi Mandy - I did drop you and email to thank you Michelle & Blue's wedding card. I can't tell you enough how beautiful the card is and how grateful I am for you making an effort when I know you've been in so much pain. You are so talented. Thanks thanks thanks again Jeanette (Mother of the Bride (tee hee))!!

  49. Mandy, what a gorgeous card you have made here which will be treasured by the recipients. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  50. Fabulous cards, thanks or taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

  51. Just gorgeous cards both and love all the embellies. Thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodles Male theme challenge and good luck!

  52. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining in with the Polkadoodle challenge - hope to see you again next time!


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