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Sunday, 4 September 2011


Hello peeps,
As I missed my DT post last Sunday for Totally Tilda due to being ill, today I have combined two DT posts which I've not done before, oh how lazy am I lol. I am feeling so much better but still don't have a lot of energy, I expect I need extra chocolate to give me a boost lol.

My DT challenges are
As always my lovely teamies have created some beautiful projects, please pop over and take a peek

I originally decided to just make the bookmark but hadn't realised how quick & easy they are to make so I carried on and decorated a notebook too.
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Paper - GCD Studio, Ella Blue
Flower - Prima
Brad - Whiff of Joy
Ingredients not previously listed -
Pearls - Melissa Frances & string of pearls from local craft shop
Lace - The Ribbon Girl

I've also used the Tim Holtz Vintage Market alphabet die on my notebook and cut the letters out using Kraft cardstock. All the distressing I have done using Vintage Photo distressed ink, and to crimp the Kraft paper I've used a Papermania paper crimper

The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the zig zag leaves are a Marianne Creatables die.
The little keys charm I bought ages ago from a local shop and forgot I had and I've added a Magnolia Heart Keyhole stamp just above the charm.
On the inside back cover I've added a sweet Cross Stitched Tilda and used the brown flowery paper on both of the inside covers which is also from the Ella Blue pad.
On the back cover I've added a Magnolia Apple stamp and I've also added it to the inside of the front cover, along with stardust stickles for some lovely sparkle

I'm entering my school projects in the following challenges -
TOMIC  - Back To School, Totally Papercrafts - not a card, Hanna & Friends - brown + 1, If The Shoe Fits - back to school, Simply Create - Here comes the bus
Now for the winners of my fancy pins as selected by hubby -
Please email me your full addy's ladies and I will pop your prizes in the post.
There will be more little pin giveaways very soon.
I need to spend about 3 days solid catching up with you all now I think lol.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Good morning Mandy and hope you found the chocolate and are feeling oh so much better :) As I adore GCD Studio papers these Ella Blue are gorgeous, which reminds me a I am running low on my flocked papers (must go get some more, once you stroking sorry once you start using them you just have to carry on)love the little book mark and perfectly matched with the gorgeous notebook, so very pretty and as always so much detail, look after yourself
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some more new candy if you are interested :)

  2. Gorgeous notebook and bookmark Mandy,lovely images and colourings.
    Hope your energy comes chocolate...mmmm....I'm chomping on Cadbury Old Gold peppermint at the moment...starting to feel sick..I've eaten too
    Get well soon..
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. These are beautiful Mandy, well done you, they're gorgeous. Hope you have a lovely Sunday, hugs Teresa xx

  4. Hi Mandy !!! aw, I LOVE this soooo much !!!
    everything here I love it! especially that book mark, inspired me a lots
    Thank you for sharing a gorgeous creation


  5. Hi Mandy, Wow! what beautiful creations and such details, Love the little keys too! Beautiful colouring as always...Hugs, Teresa x

  6. Hey Sweety, this looks so awesome!!! I love the great embellies you used.

    Hugs, Tanja

  7. oh wow hun these are just gorgeous gosh just love the detail on that book hun its brilliant,hugs cherylxxxx

  8. hiya sweetie
    the book and bookmark are just stunning sweetie
    i just love it so much, well done hunni
    and i see my name is not correct speld, but i came on my blog, whoo hoooo i've won thanks to your hubby and to you sweetie
    i will send a email to you
    congrats to judie as well
    have a great sunday to all
    hugs angelique

  9. Its very beautiful!

    Greetings, Jaimy

  10. Hi Mandy, wow i love them you always make gorgeous things!!!!

  11. woow Mandy this is so wonderful!
    i love it
    greetings, Mandy

  12. Hi Mandy, These are adorable, awww so gorgeous, love 'em both.....glad your feeling abit better sweetie, take care.xx

  13. Gorgeous creations Mandy, lots of beautiful details! I love the Tim Holtz vintage letters, I'll have to add them to my long long list of things I want :)
    Have a nice Sunday
    hugs, Marlies

  14. Hi Mandy,
    so nice to see you back to your fabulous creative self hunni. I love these little creations - they're so you! Loving those zig zag leaves - gorgeous.
    Dawn x

  15. These are beautiful, Mandy! I love the colors. Now, I want to go back to school : )


  16. Stunning Mandy sorry to hear you werent feeling the best,
    Chris x

  17. Hi Mandy wow both the corner mark and your notepad are stunning, the colour choice is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxx

  18. You did a spectacular job on the notebook and bookmark...totally awesome in every way!!!!!!
    Your work is AMAZING!

  19. Oh these are adorable! I have got to try one of those bookmarks.

  20. Wow fabulous creation dear.

  21. Mandy these are beautiful great bookmark and notebook truly wonderful and many congratulations to the winner of the pins well done!!:) Sandra H

  22. Wonderful creations Mandy. I've been wanting to make one of these sets for a dear friend of mine for Christmas that loves journaling and she would love this one. "Hugs" Carol

  23. Oh Mandy,
    What a very sweet card, love all the extra details. TFS.
    PS: Thank hubby for drawing my name in the mini pin drawing.

  24. What an amazing set, so pretty and such a good gift too. Really beautiful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  25. Oh wow Mandy, these are gorgeous, you clever lady. Love the blues and browns and all the beautiful Tildas. Hope you are feeling much better now xxx

  26. Both the bookmark and notebook are adorable! I need to make some bookmarks for all the readers in my life. You have inspired me to do just that! Love all your work and as a subscriber I see everything you post even if I don't come to your blog and comment. Thanks for all the inspiration.


  27. Hi hun
    wow two gorgeous creations, awesome colouring as always, sue,x

  28. These are fab hun! I love your creations - they all turn out perfectly. Hugs!

  29. I am glad you are feeling loads better.

    Your projects are fab. I love the notebook.
    Nikki x

  30. OOohh Mandy, this is both soooo beautifull!!! Love all the details you made, gorgeous!!!

    gr. arjette.

  31. Hi Mandy, these are so gorgeous hun, I love the cute little Tilda's and pretty details. Glad you're feeling better hun.

    Donna x

  32. Wow Mandy, gorgeous journal and bookmark, love em both!

    Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous creations with us at Siimply Create.

    xoxo Marjo

  33. Wow!
    Such a fabulous creation!
    So happy that you have joined us at TOMIC!
    kim x

  34. Hey Mandy! How are you, it;s been a while! I have finally had a reak to do a blog post, lol. I love you entry to the blog, very nice as always!!! Hope to hear from ya soon!


  35. How gorgeous are these! Just fabulous, hun! I hope you're feeling back to normal!

    luv, Mags x

  36. Oh wow Mandy, these are so beautiful. Lee x

  37. Oh WOW Mandy this is gorgeous, pretty colours and sweet Tildas.

  38. They are both just gorgrgeaus and would make a lovely gift :o)
    Jackie xx

  39. WOW Mandy these are fab,love the images and the papers are gorgeous.
    Hope your back to your old self soon.
    Take care Kelly.

  40. Oh how gorgeous Mandy!! Love your coloring, colors, and images!! Perfect back to school projects!! What great gifts! Hope you feel better soon!

  41. Oh my word Mandy this project is stunning I love each of those beautiful Tilda's and what a super bookmark and note book, the colours and that flower display look wonderful.
    Lorraine x

  42. Mandy what a beautiful notebook & bookmark! I love them! Your coloring is excellent - I just got back into Tilda's again and simply love the images you used. Thanks for playing with us over at "The Shoe".

  43. Hi hun
    opsie, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  44. Gorgeous notebook and bookmark set! I love the colours and the fab lettering :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  45. Totally GORGEOUS and so beautifully detailed!!! I hope you are feeling much better now and thankyou so much for all your help and will wishes for Lyndall's benefit night!!
    Big Hugs Cheryl xx

  46. So gorgeous! Your colouring is always perfect. So many wonderful details to take in, from front to back cover! Hope your energy is back! Hugs

  47. Amazing, absolutely stunning. Love it.


  48. Hello Mandy!.. Long time no See... Sorry about that... Haven´t been blogging for a long time...

    Your Note book is Fantastic!!.. Absolutely Lovely!!... Looove the colours you have used.. And the flower Embellishment is Stunning... Love the way you have used the Marianne creatable die.... It is Beautiful...

    Great Colouring too... and the Bow made of lots of "floss" ?.... What a great idea... Looks Great... I want to do that too..
    :o)... Big Long time no see Hug from me! :o)

  49. Wow Mandy, these are stunning, love all the details and fabulous colouring xxx

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  51. Sweet card!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week.


  52. Stunning projects. :-)
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create.
    Ike xx
    SC DT

  53. Wow - so pretty! Thanks for entering the simply Create Challenge - hope you can join us again next time!


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