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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Tilda's Flying High - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I've been such a busy girl the past few days, and OMG yesterday was soooooo traumatic!!!!!!!
The husband has got a new baby, a Bearded Dragon, he isn't very old so needs feeding 3 times a day & as everyone else was at work or out I had to be the one to feed him. Now salad & fruit is no problem except for I probably ate more of it than I gave to him, but I had to feed him LIVE Crickets, Meal Worms & something else which looked so disgusting I wouldn't even take the lid off the tub & made him do without. There is no way I was going to pick up those Crickets with my bare hands like hubbs does so I spent ages cringing & shrieking poised with my craft tweezers & a shoe in case any escaped, & that was before I'd even taken the lid off the tub lol. I'm not kidding it took me well over an hour to feed him 1 Cricket & a few Meal Worms, yep I'm a wuss lol. As well as being traumatised by those insects I'm also very concerned about where my massive Christmas tree will go as we've now got a 4ft tank in the lounge for the dragon I think I'm going to have to downsize & I do love my huge tree sob sob, lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week the challenge is

This week my lovely teamies & I are showcasing My Minds Eye or Jillibeans paper, the perfect excuse for me to play with my new papers.
For my multifold I've made a tent card which I've not tried before, thankfully it was nice and easy to make.

If you haven't seen my previous post there is a thank you from my lovely teamie Jo for the votes she had in the contest she'd entered, our girl only went and won yaaaayyyy. Thanks soooooo much for your votes xxx
Medium - Copics
Lace & Flowers - Prima

I've die cut the large snowflake using a Cuttlebug die and then stuck Twinklets Diamond Dust on it for that lovely sparkle, popped a MS Artic snowflake on top & added an American Crafts brad.

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spree for the lucky winner.
Don't forget to keep an eye on the STORE BLOG for a chance of winning a fabby giveaway
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Just Magnolia - anything goes, Simply Magnolia - anything goes, Magnolia Mania - sparkle, Christmas Inspirations - glitter, Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - new / different fold (tent card), Fairy Tale - flowers & lace, Sweet Stampin' - anything but birthday, Stamptacular - the sky's the limit, Magnolia Down Under -  frame it, Creative Inspirations - 3- vintage, ribbon & flowers, Sparkles Forum - punch it
I just have to show you this piccy!
I've discovered the reason birds have stopped coming to our bird table, and the reason is ..........
Diddly lol.

I am hoping life will get back to normal over the next couple of days. I've had some problems that needed dealing with and I've been trying to get ahead with DT cards as hubby is on holiday next week & that usually means more time for blogging as he nags me sit and rest my shoulder while he's watching flipping cricket on TV, & did you know it's only a few more days until the start of the rugby world cup yaaaaayyyyyyy lol.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. woow what a gorgeous card!
    greetings, Mandy

  2. Good Morning Mandy, this is an adorable tilda card. love the snowflake and all the glitter. the pic of the birdtable says it all, sunbathing and supper all in one, hugs heidi x

  3. Stunning card Mandy.
    I love those papers and I always love all the little added extra details on your's a really gorgeous Christmas card.

    Mmmm Diddly looks very at home on the bird table! I have two kitties so I know very well how mischievous they can be!

    Elaine xx

  4. What an awesome card Mandy!! It looks great how you let Tilda fly above those houses, ssoooo pretty!!

    gr. arjette.

  5. Wow I just adore this card Mandy the colours are stunning and love your design and added details.
    Just love your chatter you are so funny :-)
    Hugs Linda

  6. Wow this is absolutely beautiful. Looks really beautiful. Lee xx

  7. Wow Mandy, such a Stunning card, love the scene behind Tilda and the beautiful paper and details. Lol at your cat on the bird table and at you feeding your new pet, eeekkk I wouldn't let a dragon come and live in our house so you are braver than me ;-) x

  8. Gorgeous tent card Mandy.......lovely details!
    Also love the image of your 'family' at the top...and that photo of the cat in the birdhouse is so funny!!!
    xxx Margreet

  9. gorgeous card, love the way you attached here to the aperture with a scene behind it! x

  10. I love this card Mandy, its right up my street! That must be one of the very few Tilda images that I didn't buy and now I've seen this beautiful card I wish I had!

    Hugs Laurie x

  11. Again stunning work my dear! Love the tend-card-shape and the cute little Tilda. And all those embellishments! *-* Wow!

    Diddly is such a cute one! :) I love him! *gg*

    Thanks for joining us at FTC!

  12. Oh I built up a picture in my mind of you trying to feed that lizard and couldn't help laughing LOL.
    A gorgeous card and I'm not surprised the birds have emigrated :o)
    Jackie xx

  13. Mandy what an adorable card, love that the Tilda is flying and your sweet little scene in the gorgeous for words...hugs

  14. Oh my goood! This is so stunning!
    Fantastic colors and great embellishments and layout!

  15. Hi Mandy
    A gorgeous and beautiful card
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  16. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) Perfect Tilda to use for a tent card ,, she really is flying ,, though I bet it hurt when you skewered her head !!:-) Love the background too ,, so perfect in every way :-)

    Love the photo of Diddly ,, really made me laugh lol, he is just there lying in wait for lunch !!!

    Lols x x x

  17. oh wow hun this is just stunning your detail is always first class,and just love that tilda,and the layout is amazing bless you too hun for playing in our final challenge at creative inspiration,s and your kind words you left too,hugs cherylxxxxx

  18. OMW, what a super lay-out, just GORGEOUS. Loved your story about the dragon, i can imagine you din't like to feet him, eeeeuw.
    Hugs, Yvon

  19. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope you will join again soon.

  20. Gorgeous card Mandy. Love the new papers and the scenery.
    Ok Mandy I'll be miles away incase the Beared Dragon excaped. lol. I'm away to the Scottish Borders for a wee break.

    Kathleen x

  21. Hi Mandy wow this is stunning!!!! oh i do love your cards!

  22. This is just a stunning card! gorgeous image with great detailed layout, words cannot discribe its true beauty:) Sandra H

  23. Mandy another gorgeous card.
    I think my nephew has a bearded dragon,i can honestly say i wouldn`t want to feed it either!
    I can sympathize with the downsizing of your xmas tree too.We had a move round,new sofa and no room for our big tree.So had to get a smaller one!!!!It`s ok better than nothing i suppose.Have a good day.

  24. Hi Mandy, I adore this card, it's so gorgeous, love the papers and sweet embellies to.......

    Your so brave to have fed the way could I have tackled would have to wait for the hubby I'm afraid, so well done

  25. Mandy Mandy Mandy this is brilliant, I love how she is flying over the buildings and your colouring, oh my wow! Gorgeousness wow! Thanks for joining in at Magnolia Down Under!

  26. What a gorgeous card, it's very beautiful
    hugs Linda

  27. Hi Mandy, your card is absolutely adorable, I softer backway with the darker at the background helps like Tilda looks like she is floating beautifully. That BnW is one if one of my first from my time but I still gift it an airing at the time.
    Heather xx

  28. Hi Mandy,
    i adore your card, and this one is not an exception!
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  29. Hello your card is stunning.
    The image is beautifully colored and I like the colors.

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  30. Hi Hunny, wow finally got here, love your creation hun, the houses look fab behind the hole lol, lovely colouring and fab papers, you been spending again lol,

    hope your ok, will e mail you soon, glad I don't have to feed the dragon it wouldn't be well fed if I had to do it I can tell you, fish maybe though lol hugs Liz xx

  31. A gorgeous card. I love the scene behind Tilda.
    Diddly definitely looks very comfortable.
    Nikki x

  32. Your card is a real winter dream! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! Oh, I have to show your photo to my cat. Belief it or not, she is very afraid of birds :o) xx Bianca

  33. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love this image, fab colours too,thanks for joining us at JM/HS hugs pops x x x

  34. Ohlala, this is fantastic!! Love the hanging Tilda, what a great idea. lots of wonderful details, ME LIKE :)

    Thanks for joinig our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week.
    Hugs, Nina.

  35. This is so superb Mandy I love how Tilda is flying over the snow topped houses so festive! Hugs Rebekah xx PS I think I would have been just as bad with the creepy crawlies lol!

  36. Oh my gosh, Mandy this is gorgeous! I love the element of having her 'hanging' so that she appears to be over the town, and as always, the perfect amount of sparkle :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  37. Wow Mandy, absolutely gorgeous card! I adore the image, your colouring is amazing, and how cool - flying over the houses! Reminds me of Peter Pan! I adore it!
    And you are such a nice wife - I could NOT take care of a lizard like you are!

  38. Gorgeous card,Mandy! Paper and coloring is fantastic! Thank you for playing in our final challenge at Creative Inspirations!

  39. I just love your flying Tilda Mandy..beautiful colouring and the papers.Gorgeous...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  40. the dragon alone scares me, to think of feeding it with those horrible insects gives me the shivers uuuhhh.
    You card is gorgeous! I love the how she's hanging over the houses!
    hugs, Marlies

  41. Oh this is stunning Mandy, such fabulous details and love the houses behind Tilda what a brilliant finishing touch.
    Love the bird table pic did make me chuckle.

  42. Love Love LOVE this! And the background with the houses is perfect too! Gorgeous job!
    Thanx soo much for joining us at MDUC this week.

  43. hey Mandy, hope you are well. What a stunning card, love those snowflakes and Tilda is so pretty!!

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  44. I'm speekless, your card is a masterpiece. I love the layout, the lovely details and the cute angel.

  45. This is gorgeous Mandy - I love the scene you have created. Don't blame being squeamish about the live food, either - can't think of many people who could do that! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  46. WOW! I'm so glad you joined us this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

  47. Just so gorgeous hun...

    thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck...!

    hugs Vicky xx

  48. The card is simply perfect!

  49. Hi Mandy!! Your card is just stunning!! I love the scene behind Tilda and she is percious flying through the town!! What a fantastic idea. I love the glittering snowflake too. So pretty!! I hope you are having a great day!
    xoxo, Christine

  50. Gorgeous card! I love the flying tilda - beautiful :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  51. Oh my goodness Mandy, how on earth do you sit and look at a dragon (I was going to add a bit but then I don't think you will speak to me again !!!) hehehe !!! I don't know how you will feed it, it would have to starve in this house, I couldn't bring myself to do it either !

    Your card is stunning. I adore Tilda flying above the houses, so clever. Gorgeous MME papers too, stunning.

    Have fun !


    Jo xxxx

  52. Oh Mandy you have made me laugh, while reading your 'traumatic' time feeding the new addition to your family I could just picture it, sorry for laughing so much, rofl. However, I am not laughing at your card but drooling at it's beauty Tilda flying is fantastic, the design and colours are just perfect.
    Lorraine x

  53. wow a wonderful card

    thanks so much for entering at MMC



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