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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Best Witches & Sweet Christmas, Addicted To Stamps DT & One For Fun

Good morning peeps,
I have been tearing my hair out with frustration with computer issues and have spent the last few days trying to sort them out. Bizarrely my computer was saying my in built disc drive was missing & I needed to upload a new Internet security & antivirus programme as mine expired but it wouldn't read the disc due to the RW having gone missing!!!!! I tried installing the software through an external disc drive so I could come online but it was having none of it so I have been trying to track back & find out if any updates may have affected it so I've been uninstalling & reinstalling updates & just had a bright idea of trying Microsofts MR Fix It as I've used it before & it's brilliant & would you believe it sorted out in about 2 minutes flat so thanks to Mr Fix It I'm good to go again, why oh why didn't I think of trying that first, I wonder if he can fix backs & shoulders too lol.
It's worth remembering that one peeps, it's free to use & will definitely be the first place I try when things go wrong in future.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is

Ingredients -
Image - Sugar Nellie ( another of the stamps the lovely Elaine bought me for my birthday, thanks hun x)
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia, Basic Grey & free download
Flowers - Prima, Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid
Sentiment - Computer generated
Pearls - Hero Arts
Pin & Twirly thingy - homemade
Tools - MS Cherry Blossom PATP, Nesties, Spellbinder fancy tags, Marianne Creatables Decorative Elegance, Magnolia Heart Swirls

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Stamp With Fun - sketch, Cupcake Craft - Halloween, Magical Monday - use 3 punches, Creative Card Crew - spooky fun, Everybody Art - Halloween, Scrap Creations - Halloween, Crafty Calendar - spooky, Hanna & Friends - Halloween, Alphabet - S = soon be Halloween, Card Makin' Mamas - Halloween, Cutie Stampers - Halloween, Fussy & Fancy - Halloween / Fall, The Poodles Parlour - Halloween, Basic Grey - Halloween / Fall, Challenge Up Your Life - Halloween, Craft Your Days Away - Halloween colours, One Stop Craft - Halloween


 For my second card which I intended blogging a couple of days ago but couldn't, I have used a gorgeous little Tilda for the Magnolia Sweet Christmas Collection 2011 and they really are sooooo sweet. This little cutie was in the Autumn Stamp Club & all the new Tilda's I'd ordered arrived yesterday so I really am spoilt for choice & don't know which to ink up first lol.
Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, new from the Sweet Christmas Collection
Medium - Copics
Paper - Pink Paislee

I want to say a HUGE thank you to the really lovely and super talented Camilla who kindy sent me a lovely gift of this gorgeous Magnolia sentiment stamp which I have wanted for ages but haven't been able to find and Camilla found it for me on her recent trip to the Magnolia shop in Boras, thanks sooooooo much hunny xx

I'm entering my little card in the following challenges -
TOMIC - use a sitting Tilda & at least one Doo Hickey
Just Magnolia - distressing
Hjertebodens Julleblog - 3 Christmas cards each month and this is my third so far, the others can be seen HERE & HERE


Today is my baby boys 23rd birthday, aww happy birthday Gareth, he's working 8am-8.30pm today poor babby. I must pop out and buy him a cake as hubby was going to pick one up but him and Jodie have gone off for the day on a big motorbike run to Wales called Hoggin' The Bridge, it's in aid of charity & a couple of thousand Harley's from around the country & various other motorbikes are expected to take part. Jodie just rang to say they've arrived & have gone to buy a hot chocolate but is worried about how they will find hubby's bike again as there are so many parked up.
 Last night they were in a procession of 66 Harley bikes which opened Taunton Carnival which they really enjoyed so they've had a busy weekend out & about on the bike.
As I've the day to myself I am going to be inking up a new Tilda or two, after I've fed the dragons of course, crickets & tweezers here I come lol.
Thanks for stopping by

60 comments:

  1. Hi They are both stunning the first bright modern and cute but spooky. The second is so pretty in the pinks and creams and that text stamp is so wonderful. This one is a winner ! My favourite card in blogland at the moment ! You are a lucky lady enjoy colouring all these newbies can't wait to see !! Oh how fast do they grow up !! and your daughter sounds like she is having a ball can you imagine all these men in leathers yummy lol. Kitty ;0)

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  2. Thought - wow Mand bit different for you- fantastic but not a maggie...then surprise surprise...there she is....both cards are totally stunning as always...
    Hugs
    Sarah x

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  3. Both your cards are gorgeous Mandy! I love the colours on your halloween card, the image realy stands out and also a gorgeous flower arrangement!
    the second has beautiful details and a super cute Tilda!
    Congratulations on your sons birthday! Have a nice day!
    hugs, Marlies

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  4. 2 beautiful cards Mandy and oh so diff, gorgeous embellies, enjoy your day crafting.
    Chris x

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  5. Wowwww Mandy these are absolutely awesome, the striking colour combo of that first card really 'pops', the design is spooktacular, the second is so soft and serene that image of Tilda is gorgeous, love them both.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  6. very beautiful! cards. Happy birthday to your son.

    Luanne
    http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wow wow wowie Mandy, love these cards. The way you coloured that cauldron is excellent, and Tilda on your 2nd card is so adorable!! Love the colours you used there. Hugs, Frea

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  8. Stunning cards! Love all the purple on the first one, and the embellishments are so georgeus!
    The other card is so soft and beautiful, and I love the snowflake border and paper roll. :)

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  9. loving the halloween card, fabulous colouring and embellishments, perfect!

    your second card is gorgeous too, love the colours and snowflakes, both different but fabulous x

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  10. Two stunning cards Mandy.
    The colours on the Best Witches cards are simply amazing..I love those purples! And your embellishments are always a real work of art.

    Love your Tilda card too, totally opposite with the delicate pastel shades but equally as gorgeous.

    Hugs Elaine xx

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  11. Wow both your cards are just amazing:) Sandra H

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  12. Such beautiful cards Mandy. I love the colours on your spooky card, your layout is fab and your flowers stunning. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar. Jo x

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  13. Many I absolutly love your Halloween card!! The colouring is amazing!!!! And your cute Christmas card is so beautiful as well!
    Hugs,
    Martina

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  14. Both are gorgeous hun, but especially love the deep purples on the first one
    Hugs Kate xx

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  15. Hi Mandy hun, hope your well. Two absolutely beautiful cards but am in love with the colour combo on your Sassy card, awesome!
    Hugs Tracy x

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  16. Ohhhh Mandy, both your cards are awesome!!!! I really love those digi's from your Halloween card!!! Lovely colors you used for that one!

    gr. arjette.

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  17. Wow, is right!! Your cards are stunning. Both of them are a work of art! Beautifully done!!! Thanks for sharing both of them with us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

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  18. Wow Mandy two stunning cards love them both and your images are just fabulous as are your card designs. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  19. gosh hun these are beautiful thought I had come to the wrong blog too start with he he really adore the first card hun those colors are stunning,really eye catching hugs cherylxxxx

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  20. WOW!! this is two gorgues card and a lots of beutyful details :O)

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  21. Two stunning cards Mandy hun, love the colourwork on the top card, the image is fab. Joey x

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  22. Two gorgeous cards! And the colours you have used in the first one - love it!!! Have a nice day! Hugs Kjersti

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  23. Hi Mandy, what a stunning card. I love the gorgeous image and your papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  24. Gorgeous cards hun, love your Halloween card, the colours and image are perfect, love your Christmas card too, gorgeous pink, give the deets of the colours please lol, love this tilda used her three times already, a first for me lol,

    hope your feeling better, where is my e-mail though!!!!!!!!!!! lol, hugs Liz xx

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  25. Hi Mandy, what a wonderful Halloween card. I love the image and stunning details. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  26. Hi Mandy, what a gorgeous cards, they are so stunning, love them both, glad you got your pc sorted, hate when that happens, feel so cut off from the world....whatever did we do before...lol...xxxx

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  27. Hi! Super Halloween project... great spooky colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Shelly ;)

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  28. Wow Mandy, these cards are gorgeous! Love them both but the first one is really stunning.. the colours are so bold. xxx

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  29. Hi Mandy,
    WOW WOW WOW!!!! What a Fabulous Halloween Creation!!! Love the image, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

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  30. Wow! Both cards are absolutely STUNNING! Beautiful detail on both. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

    Genevieve DT

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  31. Hey Mandy, happy birthday to your son. Your cards are really gorgeous. Lee xx

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  32. Gosh Mandy what wonderful creations! I so love that Halloween card the image is to die for, one of Kristas fab stunners! I love the colours too so deep and what a soft pretty card for the 2nd just great! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  33. Such beautiful cards Mandy! I love your colouring and wonderful designs. Thanks for joining us at TOMIC this time. Chris and the TOMIC team. :)

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  34. Oh how absolutely gorgeous cards Mandy, the halloween one what stunning colours and the Tilda so cute.
    luv
    Debby

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  35. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA & Alphabet hope you can join us again soon, good luck x

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  36. Both stunning cards Mandy. Love the colours of the halloween card and the twirly thing.
    Kathleen x

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  37. Hi Mandy your card is absolutley stunning, I love your colours and this lovely image of Tilda, I adore your embossing and your lovely punch work. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

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  38. Both cards are absolutely stunning hun..love em both!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  39. Oh WOW Mandy ! Your crads are gorgeous but that halloween card is down right stunning girl !!!!!!!! I love your work (as you already know) but, you have surpassed yourself this time !!!!! Have a great day crafting and happy birthday to Gareth.

    Luv and hugs, sandra xx

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  40. Your coloring is amazing, beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey at Scrap-Creations this week.

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  41. Wow Mandy I love both cards and the Halloween one you've entered for Fussy and Fancy is particularly gorgeous! So many wonderful details and your colouring is exquisite!
    Thanks for entering our Fall/Halloween challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

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  42. Stunning cards Mandy, love the colouring of the top card, it's amazing xxx

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  43. Stunning halloween card, as is you other card, love your colouring.

    Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our Halloween Colours challenge.

    Hugs

    Joanne xx

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  44. WOW This is a syunning card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at TOMIC!
    xoxo
    Lucy

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  45. wowza...what a great take on the sketch chickie..and your card...whoa...just stunningly beautiful! i'm so lovin all your little details..and the color tones...so yummy!

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  46. Gorgeous cards! Love the black and purple on the first. That twizzley thing is fab! And your second card is so sweet :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  47. These are both beautiful cards, and so happy for you that have this lovely Tilda stamp at last.
    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs, Ellen

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  48. Fabulous cards!! Great take on the 3 punches challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Magical Monday Challenge! We have another fun one this week - Halloween. We hope you can play along again!
    By the way, I have a Weekly Candy on my store's blog if you would like to enter!!
    ~Lacey
    www.stampandcreate.com
    Magical Monday Challenge DT
    http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/product-spotlight-summer.html

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  49. wow both cards simply stunning

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  50. Wowza, these two cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!! What more can I say, I love 'em!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Linda

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  51. Absolutely gorgeous take on this week's sketch! I love all of the details you added! Perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  52. Wow Mandy this is gorgeous! I can see why you'd search all over for this image - so sweet. I love the tones of white on your card with all the embellishments it looks so rich and elegant. Thanks for playing along at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

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  53. Great cards, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

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  54. Wow...eine mega tolle Hexenkarte. Super toll!
    Danke fürs Mitmachen bei der Cutie Stampers Challenge.
    Viele Grüße
    Bastelfalter

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  55. wow so very nice cards. Very cute.

    Thanks for joy with Cutie Stampers.

    hugs Jane

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  56. WOW WOW WOW Mandy ! This is ABSOLUTELY stunning. :-))) A wonderful card for a Halloween challenge. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Challenge up your life. Hope to see you next time.
    Francine

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  57. Your witch is really lovely.
    Thamks for playing with us at CS.
    LG MIchelle

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  58. Love love love this card that you have done for our challenge over at Poodles thanks for playing along with us I love these colours you have picked
    Jacki xx

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  59. Wow, what a glamorous, trendy witch! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Alphabet Challenge Blog! Becky/DT

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Thanks so much for hopping over to visit & taking the time to leave a comment
Mandy xx

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