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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Santa's Naughty Or Nice List - Addicted To Stamps DT Card & Mini Candy Giveaway

Good morning peeps,
Sorry I've not been around much the past few days I'm struggling with my shoulder pain due to having to do loads of extra driving to taxi hubby around to hospital & doctors appointments virtually every day. His leg is all padded & bandaged up again & he's been put back on crutches due to the post operative infection in it so his beloved motorbike is all tucked up back in the garage again not that he should have been riding it yet, stupid man lol.

I am escaping for a couple of hours or so today, Ali is picking me up and we are heading to a craft show, obviously I am only buying "absolute essentials" to cheer myself up lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight we have one of my favourite challenges

Ingredients -
Image - Karen's Doodles
Medium - Copics, all the E50's
Papers - Pion, Magnolia & stash
Lace - Prima
Pearls - Hero Arts & Wild Orchid
Sparkle - crystal glamour dust & Copic Spica Twinkling Stars
Flowers - Wild Orchid

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch, 2 Sisters - anything goes, Crafty Catz - use a digi image, Floweret - Christmas, Jellypark - non traditional Christmas colours, Stempelsonnen - Santa Claus, Totally Papercrafts - Victorian, Crimbo Crackers - make it sparkle,

Today is Remembrance Sunday in the UK, or "Poppy Sunday" as I used to call it when I was little
Before I go I have a Moonlight Wishes Lili Of The Valley stamp to give away if anyone would like it. I went slightly wild and bought so many which will probably remain uninked due to my severe Magnolia addiction lol, so I thought rather than let it sit neglected in one of my stamp baskets I'd offer it as a little weekend candy as I've been such a bad blogger the past few days.
If you'd like it just leave a comment letting me know and I'll get hubby to pick out a winner

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Beautiful card Mandy. xx

  2. Gorgeous card Mandy, I love the way you've coloured the image to give it such a vintage feel. Hope your shoulder and your husband's leg get better soon!


  3. Hi aw hope you get lots of lovely treats today and a rest ! Hope hubby does too ! Gorgeous creation love this image is so different love the soft colours and the die around him is so exquisite ! Flowers rock too ! Kitty :D

  4. Good morning Mandy. Your card is absolutely beautiful! I am so sorry to hear about your shoulder pain and I hope you and your hubby recover soon. Thank you for the chance to win the gorgeous LOTV. Hope your having a great weekend.


  5. A gorgeous card. I love the image.
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  6. Hiya Mandy, what a beautiful card. I adore this image and the vintage colouring is something I wish I could perfect. I hope you have a great time at the show and let us know what you get up to there. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your hubby.

  7. You are not a bad blogger!! I love seeing what you create no matter how long between creations or posts!!! Thanks for a chance to win this sweet stamp!! Hugsxx

  8. Your card is so beautiful!
    I love those colors.
    and your coloring is stunning!
    Thanks for the chance to win this cute stamp :)

  9. Ciao mandy!

    beutiful card, love the image and especcially the border! your coloring is MAGICAL too!!
    great work as alaways!!!

    hugs xx

  10. Wow what a stunning card!!!! Love the image and the coloring!!!!! Fabulous!!!!!

  11. Beautiful card Mandy, love the soft colours. Sorry to hear you are having so many problems at the moment, enjoy your time out. Great little LOTV stamp would like to take part.

    Pam x

  12. Hi Mandy, another stunning creation and love the vintage tones and your memorable little cinnamon twirl, totally gorgeous as always
    Hugs Kate xx

  13. hiya sweetie
    sorry to hear about your hubby's leg
    i do hope it's going to be ok
    best wishes for him, and thinking about you both sweetie
    your card is so gorgeous hunni, the color combo is perfect en the image is so great u used hun.
    thank you so much for a chance to win this cute stamp sweetie, have a fun time today
    hugs angelique

  14. Stunning card,Mandy!Love the soft colours and all the fab details!x

  15. Hi Mandy. Oh dear, poor hubby is now suffering because of the love of his motor bike eh? And now you are suffering too! My goodness, between the pair of you there is a good pair of legs and arms somewhere! lol. Hope you shoulder gets better soon, keep taking anti-inflammatory tablets and tell hubby to park his butt and not to move until the infection is gone! What are the chances?!! I love your card, that image is really beautiful. Its my first time ever seeing this image, its so lovely. Gorgeous card as always. I will love a chance to win the beautiful stamp please. Bye for now, hope you get your shoulder rested. Lee xx

  16. Wow and double Wow, gorgeous card and the image is coloured to perfection! Love the boarder around your card too!

  17. Hi Mandy, we used to call it Poppy Day when i was little, watched the memorial service at the Cenotaph this morning blubbering away...
    love the image on your card today, who doesn't love Santa, hope i'm on his good list lol.

    the LOTV stamp is so cute, it's so kind of you to offer it as candy.

    have a great day at the craft show

    hugs Troy xx

  18. That is a really beautiful card Mandy! Looks gorgeous in these colours!
    Hugs Kristel

  19. what a gorgeous card!! I love that prima lace, and love how you colored the stamp!!!!!

    I'd love a shot at the stamp! Hugs, and thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Hi Mandy
    Gorgeous card! Love it!
    Michaela xx

  21. Wow lovely creation dear.


  22. Hi Mandy - what a fantastic card - I really love the image and the colouring - How to you make that beautiful border? Hope neither of you are suffering too much and that you had a great time a the craft show. Jeanette

  23. love te punch you have used on your card. Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely stamp lili of the valley stams are my fav.

  24. What a spectacularly colored vintage image....adore the snowflake border! The crochet border is stunning and the flowers are beautiful.

  25. Hi Mandy, you're such a sweetheart for sharing this lovely stamp with us. I think it's adorable!
    I love your card, I especially like the colours, that creamy colour and soft beige go so well together!! By the way, I have some candy on my blog as well, pop on over and join in the fun! Hugs, Frea

  26. Oh this is a beauty Mandy, I love the vintage look of this Father Christmas and love those sparkly flowers. Have a lovely Sunday, Hugs, Teresa x

  27. What a great card you have here Mandy; I am loving the vintage feel of the colors with the lace and all of those pearls. Just awesome!

    That LOTV stamp is super cute too! Thanks for the chance to win it.

    Hope you get some rest and feel better soon:0)
    Oh and good luck buying only essentials at the craft show:0)


  28. Beautiful card, the image is so pretty and you have so many beautiful details....

    ...and of course I would like the stamp... :)


  29. A gorgeous card Mandy! I love the image, gorgeous colouring, it realy stands out and all the pearls and lace are beautiful! I hope your shoulder isn't causing you too much pain. Take care of yourself!
    I love all LOTV images and I haven't got that one yet so I would love to join in with your weekend candy.
    hugs, Marlies

  30. Such a gorgeous card. Love the postmark stamp - it just reinforces the main image perfectly.

    You're right, letting that stamp go unlinked would be criminal. It's far too cute to go neglected. Thanks for offering the candy.

  31. I love the image and punch you have used around your card, is that a stick of cinammon to add to the Christmassy effect? I just love Christmas!
    Thanks for the chance to win your mini candy!
    Have a good night,
    Sparkly Moo x

  32. Oh your christmas candy is so beautiful. I like this sanat stamp. It is so wonderful.

    Thanks for your little weekend candy.

    Hugs, Uta

  33. Hi Mandy, your card is gorgeous and you have certainly mastered the copics, wish I could do the same with the inks!!! I would love the moonlight wishes stamp by the way so please count me in and thanks for the chance to win it. Hope hubbys leg gets better soon, you could always suggest the bus if he doesn't do as he is told this time!! You just care of yourself too. Hugs Jo x

  34. Hi hun
    totally gorgeous card as always, hope ya shoulder soon feels better n hubbies leg soon improves. Hope you had good little spend up, sue,x

  35. What a wonderful card Mandy such a traditional xmas image I love it hugs Rebekah xx

  36. Hi Hun, so that's where you were at a craft show and with out me shouldn't be allowed lol, did you spend much! truth time now! lol

    love your card hun, fab colours and image, and what not a maggie and you with a Maggie addiction like me too lol,

    hope both of you are feeling better soon, and tell that man to rest up he needs to shop for my doilies soon lol, only teasing hun!!!! hugs Liz xx

  37. Hiya Mandy,
    Another fabulous card, I love looking at your cards as they have so much detail. The doily and paper fits so well with this image. Beautiful.

    I would love to be in the running for the gorgeous 'Moonlight Wishes' stamp please.

    Cheers for now

  38. Hi Mandy, Gorgeous card, fabulous image and I love the papers and fab embellies......

    If it's ok can I put my name on the wish list for the looks so gorgeous. Thanks so

  39. Hi Mandy this is just so beautiful!!:) Sandra H

  40. Hi Mandy,
    First of all, your card is gorgeous, what a beautiful stamp and so beautiful colord.
    What a cute candy you got there, thanks so much for the chance.
    And i wish you and your hubby a speedy recovery.
    Hugs, Yvon

  41. Well being the first one is not so lucky but I love this Lili of the Valley image so am tossing my hat in the ring. I love your work and look each time you post. I am so sorry you have a sore shoulder. Take it easy on yourself

  42. So sorry to hear that your hubby's leg is still bad and that your shoulder is hurting. I hope everything will get better soon! Your card is so adorable, very sweet and soft colors. That stamp is so adorable, would love to ink her up! Hugs and all the well whishes, Hanneke

  43. Woowww Mandy, your card is soooooo beautifull!!! Love the image you used and how you colored it, it's gorgeous!!!!
    I would love to win this LOTV stamp, thanks for the chance to win!!

    gr. arjette.

  44. What a beautiful Christmas card. Lovely stamp and nice colors.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win. LOTV is so sweet.

    Hugs Astrid.

  45. Hey Mandy!! Love your card and that Santa stamp is awesome!! I just finished cleaning up my room and organizing my stamps!! So I'm going to start on Christmas cards!! Hope I can make wonderful cards like yours!!

  46. hi huni i absolutely love your card its stunning and thanks for the chance of winning your candy too its such a cutie xx

  47. A beautiful card Mandy, I love the vintage Santa and very yummy embellies.

    Donna x

  48. This is so wonderful, I looove the colors and glitter of the flowers. :)

  49. Your card is just beautiful, would love your stamp, thanks for the chance to win it.

  50. Gorgeous card, love the colours. Thanks for the chance to win the stamp. Hugs Christine x

  51. This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the Punch around the page punches. The doily and lace combined with the punch make the whole card look lacey. The pearls match so well with the coloured image and the lovely flowers. The sparkle sets the whole thing off. I would absolutely love to win the Moonlight Wishes stamp. It is such a sweet image and my fingers are already itching to colour it!

  52. I love the vintage feel to your gorgeous card Mandy.the detail work is beautiful. Hope your husband and you get feeling better soon. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  53. Eine wundervolle Karte! Tolles Motiv und super Gestaltung!

    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Dreja

  54. Such a beautiful card! Hope your shoulder and your hubby's leg both improve soon! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  55. OMGosh this is one awesome creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image and just perfectly coloured, its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Use a Digi Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  56. Fab card and thanks for joining CRAFTY CATZ this week

  57. Wonderful! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  58. lovely card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  59. that is such a wonderful image! I love the Santa!
    thank you for joining our non-traditional Christmas colors challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

  60. I don't think I've ever called Santa beautiful before, but he sure is here! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  61. This is gorgeous! I love the stamp on your card and it's wonderful in the sepia tones. Your card is very elegant and vintage looking with the lace doily, the beautiful and warm colors and the snowflake punch around the edges. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Hugs, Sharon :)

    Would love a chance to win that wonderful LOTV stamp too.

  62. Hi Mandy your card is gorgeous, I love it. Great colours your design paper and your wonderful embellishments are the most perfect finishing touch to your card. Great job and thanks for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  63. Mandy this one is beautiful. Brown's and beige's are my favourites and you've done a great job of colouring him up (even with a bad shoulder!). xx

  64. Hi Mandy, love your card and the image is so beautiful as is your colouring!!
    Hazel xx
    ps I have Christmas candy

  65. Hi Mandy,

    it's a lovely x-mas card.

    Many hugs to you and your hubby

  66. Mandy, I love this in the sepia tones and what a fabulous Santa. Love the postmark and that border die is beautiful with your card. Hope you had fun shopping. I may need some therapy, too! Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

    Patti SSW/DT

  67. Oh no sweetheart~~so sad about your hubby :( Infections are no fun. Sorry for your pain too~~what a bummer:( But on good note lovely santa card --sooo soo gorgeous!! Hope you had fun at show~~definitely will make you feel better for awhile :) Thanks for chance at LOTV stamp--so dern sweet!!!
    Praying for health in your home hun!!!
    Smiles across the miles

  68. What a beautiful card, love the lace and the glittery flowers. Hope you're both feeling well again very soon. And i would love a chance on the great stamp.

  69. Wow! This is gorgeous!!!!! I love all of your embellies and the image!!!!

  70. Eine Traumhafte Karte ist das. Wunderschön.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Tina

  71. Oh it's a realy realy fantastic christas card ... so gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Stempelsonnenchallenge!
    XOXO Michi

  72. Hi Mandy sorry to hear about your hubby was he a naughty boy, lol. I do hope that the infection clears soon. I am totally loving this absolutely beautiful card, wow, the colours, design and image are outstanding.
    Lorraine x

  73. Wow....ein wunderschönes Kärtchen, ganz toll gestaltet, wow!
    Danke fürs Mitmachen bei der Stempelsonnen-Challenge.
    Viele Grüße

  74. Fantastic santa card! I would love to win that LOTV stamp...thanks for a chance! :)

  75. Wonderful non Christmas colours! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

  76. awwwwwwwwww Mandy this is adorable, love it!!!
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts challenge too hun and good luck
    Anne x

  77. Really amazing coloring!!!!!And lovely card I love all of the details!
    And the LOTV is so sweet!Thanks for the chance!


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