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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Shabby Chic For You - Totally Tilda DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I scared myself yesterday!!! Hubby & I had the day to ourselves as Jode was working & Gareth was babysitting little Ollie so hub's suggested postponing taking my strong painkillers & popping into town for a KFC. Mmmm how could I refuse especially as it was my turn to cremate something for tea lol. I finished off my online shopping treat before heading for town, lots of Pion Papers, 2 x Magnolia stamps & some dies :) 
Trip into town just for KFC resulted in -
 KFC + 2 pairs of jeans, belt, slippers, perfume, & 4 x chic lit books (me), 2 x T-shirts, 1 x 3/4 length shorts (hubby), paint (kitchen - not planned but I liked the colour!), 24 piece dinner set + 2 extra dinner plates + 3 x dips bowls, jug, whisk (just because it was pink!), cat treats, 4 pints of milk, giant Cadburys buttons (I love them), recycling food caddy bags, bubble bath, deodorant, mixed baby leaf salad, oh and some choc chip muffins :) 
As we left Sainsburys & headed for the car I was a bit miffed that hubby wasn't holding my hand any more & it suddenly dawned on me that he was laden down with all these bags, a tin of pain, a big box of crockery, milk etc while I was toddling along beside him just carrying my handbag so I thought it best not to complain, good job he's strong lol. Driving home I had an OMG moment & scared myself, how much money had he let me spend £££££££££££££££££££££££ he's so irresponsible lol, I needed a lie down after my scare but I had a lovely time & thank goodness I paid cash so it won't scare me again seeing my unintended spree on my bank statement lol.
To top my day off I came home & sat on my door mat in the porch waiting for me was another Special Tilda ooooh lovely :) 
Are you all still with me after all that waffle, if so I'll get down to business.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnights challenge is

Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, she's a Special girlie & only available HERE
Medium - Copics
Papers - Raspberry Road
Flowers - Prima, Magnolia & Wild Orchid
Lace - The Ribbon Girl
Heart Doily - Royal Lace
Tools - MS Cherry Blossom PATP, Magnolia Doo Hickey swirls, heart & heart swirls, nesties, Cheery Lyn butterfly, white spray paint, Tim Holtz picket fence crackle paint.
Apologies for not knowing the Copic colours today I coloured the images a couple of months ago. As you can see I've gone really shabby chic on this card & distressed pretty much everything, I made this card when Ali & I had our craft day a couple of weeks ago & it was an experiment for us both to have a play with spray paint, tip - wear gloves as we ended up with white hands.
The pin is homemade, the cheesecloth is a pressie from a lovely friend and the sparkle is glamour dust paint
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Allsorts - 1 or more hearts, Craft Your Days Away - distressing, Crazy 4 Challenges - layer it on, Corrosive - I heart You, Magnolia Stamp Lovers - twine, The Drunken Stampers - use something new (stamp & heart die), The Poodles Parlour - Valentines/love, Simply Create Too - love is in the air, Stempelsonne - Valentine, Craft Us Crazy - Valentine/love, Moving Along With The Times - blooming marvellous, Inspire Me Fridays & Make It Monday - anything goes linky party
You'll be pleased to know after that very long post I'm done peeps, I'll be back for a blogging session soon, I'm just "popping" out to buy a crusty loaf & some suet as it's stew for dinner today :) I think I will just take a fiver with me and leave my purse at home lol. 
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Morning Mandy, OMG that was a's so lovely to have a blowout every now and then...from what I can

    Your card is just gorgeous and I love everything about it, so pretty....have a lovely day.xx

  2. :o)... I smiled reading trough all you have written... You are so Honest.... :o).. I loved to read about your shopping spree.. And I guess your hubby meant that you deserved it all!! :o)..
    Lovely Card.. And Great Tilda stamp... :o). I love your coloring and that Flower Embellishment is Gorgeous!!.. so is the Butterfly. And the Frames are Beautiful.. Great Distressing job! :o)
    Have a Great Weekend! :o)

  3. Hi Mandy, It sounds like you had a lovely day yesterday, and we all deserved an impromptu spend every now and again, I think I'm well over due for one, lol!!!
    Your card is stunning, and very special.
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  4. What a spree, you lucky lady! I hope you have caught up with your pain meds now and you aren't suffering too much.

    Adorable card all feminine and frothy. Beautiful image and smashing border. Another stunner Mandy.

    Edna x

  5. Morning baby girl gawd I would need a lie down after that spending spree..
    &&& I love to hear you waffle
    this super duper sweet Tilda creation looks adorable with all her paint splashes..honest love it.. soft gentle colour combo.

    smiles blogging mummy x

  6. Beautiful card and beautiful coloring♥

  7. i,m like that when i spend cash as it has already been 'accounted' for!

    Gorgeous make, loving the butterfly and tilda, do you put all your cards in box envelopes? do you post them like that? xx

  8. Such a white magical card Mandy!

  9. What a gorgeus card you have made and what a great story!!! I just see meself in your place ;) And about your hubby: he's soooo sweet! He didn't complane one moment :) What a lovely day you must have hihih!

    Hugs, Karin

  10. Mandy - this card is sooo pretty. Love the border punch and all you fabulous detail. Glad you enjoyed your shopping spree - sounds like you had a ball.

  11. Sounds like the trip was well worth while! What a lot of goodies you bagged! And an absolutely gorgeous sweet card with fabulous embellishment! Hugs, Lesley

  12. Wow..... so gorgeous. Your cards are always so perfect. I enjoy every moment looking your crafts. Thank You for that!

  13. Morning Mandy, So beautiful is your card! l especially love the layout and your colouring on Tilda! gorgeous flowers and lots of lovely detail .......stunning:) Sandra H

  14. Oh Mandy you waffle as much as you like I was enjoying your trip with you especially KFC, your card is stunning & so lovely I love it. Janet

  15. Gorgeous card Mandy
    xx Jan

  16. oh this is simply stunning Hun just love that tilda and its one super detailed layout too,hugs cherylx
    enjoy your stew hugs cherylxxxxx

  17. Oh Mandy your day sounded awesome. Good for you, you totally deserve it and what a fabulous hubby you have going along with you. My hubby kisses me goodbye and says have a great So treasure your hubby cause he's a total keeper. Gosh you bought alot!!!!

    Ok So onto your absolutely fabulously gorgeous card. I love the shabbyness such delicate and soft colors. Stunning as always sweetie. Have yourself a beautiful day.
    Hugs Bonnie

  18. Mandy sounds like you had great fun shopping, hope you are ok today and feeling brighter. Love the card the image is divine and such a pretty creation! Chanelle xxx

  19. What a sweet card! I love the image and colors. Sounds like you had a great day and sometimes you just need a shopping spree :p. Ejoy your gooedies! Hugs, Hanneke

  20. WOW!!Mandy.. What a great day you had, and such a patient hubby...I love shopping days like that,and me too...I go into panic mode when I've done late then.
    Gorgeous card, I love the soft feminine colours, gorgeous design.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  21. Hi ya hun
    lol did smile at your post, bless him what a good hubbie, glad you had good little erm big spend, lol
    Totally gorgeous card as always,awesome colouring, beautiful embelies & design, sue,x

  22. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!love the beautiful papers and cute tilda!

  23. This is awesome Mandy, Love how you framed the main card, that is so awesome, plus all of those gorgeous flowers.

  24. Whos a naughty girl then, I'm so gealous, lol love your gorgeous card hunny, can just see you covered with paint didn't get it in your curly hair did you lol, love your flowers, hugs Liz xx

  25. Mandy,your card is gorgeous.
    As for your spending spree it wasn't all for you,hubby got some something to!LOL
    Plus the dinner set was for everyone hey!
    Enjoy your evening,hugs Kelly.

  26. Ha your posting made me smile - Great card too hun
    Sarah x

  27. wow!!!gorgeous!!! Mandy! i really like it!

  28. Wow! This is stunningly beautiful, I love this tilda and the flowers are gorgeous, the border and the doilies look fantastic too
    Lindsay xx

  29. A stunning creation Mandy, love all the very pretty details and a beautifully coloured image hun. Glad you had a love day and a fab shopping spree.

    donna x

  30. Wow, what a gorgeous creation! Lovely colours, layout and all the sweet embellishments!
    Hugs x

  31. G'day Mandy, loved reading all your chatter and your hubby sounds just like mine...he loves to shop even for groceries lol.
    I always love looking at your cards, so beautiful.
    Cheers for now

  32. Fantastic card as always Mandy and wow what a shopping trip, sounds like the perfect day. Teresa xx

  33. Hi Mandy,

    wow- so cute. Very softly coloring paper.
    I love this card so much.

    Hugs Corana

  34. Cute and lovely card. Such great designs and the layers are so nice. Great job!

    ppc course

  35. FAB card Mandy XD! I love your coloring! Hugs, Betka :)

  36. OMG what a lovely card. I am once again thrilled.

  37. Oh WOW Mandy you card is absolutely gorgeous.

  38. Hi Mandy,
    You made a very lovely card.
    The flowers on the edges are my favorite to!

  39. Oh what a gorgeous card. I had a lovely craft spending spree myself yesterday too :o)
    Jackie xx

  40. Hi Mandy wow love those papers and your gorgeous flowers, but your image is stunning. hugs Shirleyxx

  41. This is so so sweet...and the flowers are beautiful!

  42. Oh wow Mandy, love this card, gorgeous image and colouring and as ever your attention to the details is fabulous. Lol at your kfc trip x

  43. Heehee, my hubby says every time I come out shopping with him we tend to spend much more money! I have no idea how that happens, heehee. Your card is really pretty, stunning as always. Lee xx

  44. Lol, oh Mandy what a great day you had, and I just had to smile while reading your post, you have certainly brightened my day, even more so when I set eyes on this beautiful, beautiful creation, that image of Tilda looks awesome, so does the colour and design, the daisy border, those flowers, wow, this is something special.
    Lorraine x

  45. Omg lol, ur mad, wish I was with you I love spending sprees, the unplanned are always the best lol, love the card hun, the distressing looks Fab, luv n hugz
    Kenzi xx

  46. Absolutely stunning this card is Mandy, the MS punch detail is just so pretty i do love this, all your detail is beautiful chum..
    WOW!! that was some KFC:) lol.. so glad you had a great spending spree, did!! you just get a crusty loaf ???
    Lots Hugs
    Sarah x

  47. Oh Mandy this is so fab and look what you have made me do I had to order her now and then some pion papers just jumped into my basket too! Hugs Rebekah xx

  48. Wow Mandy what a spectacular card again!!!! The colors are gorgeous and what a stunning design!!!! Wow your work is really amazing!!!!!

  49. Eine wunderbare Karte.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonne.
    LG Tina

  50. Gorgeous card, did you not know it is impossible to pop into town and only buy the item you went in for lol

  51. Very lovely, but isn't Tilda always lovely? Your card is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  52. Very pretty card Mandy.... love the L/O and all the embellishments :)
    Thank you for joining us at Corrosive Challenges :)

  53. Wow...eine tolle Karte...wunderschön gestaltet, ganz toll!
    Danke fürs Mitmachen bei der Stempelsonnen-Challenge.
    Viele Grüße

  54. wow mandy i love this card ,its so girly and sweet the shbby chic-ness [if that is a word!!]
    well done on your spending spree,i love doing that ...going to town and buying stuff you didn't plan on buying it does you good now and again
    tracey x

  55. WOW WOW WOW that was a some trip to KFC. Love how you got so much good for you!!!
    Love this card its so pretty what a delightful image and love all the clean white. Thanks for playing with us on MAWTT on our Blooming Marvelous challenge this week, Good Luck, Hazelxoxo

  56. Absolutely stunning...just gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Remember, to be in the running to win second prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  57. This is so beautiful, love the distressed edging and that border punch is so pretty x
    Wendy x

  58. So, so pretty. Love the beautiful colouring and those pretty flowers.
    Denise xx

  59. Totally Tilda-tactic Mandy so pretty and so much fab detail
    Hugs Susie xx

  60. oh wow what a stunner .. love the floral punched border
    Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT this week for my Blooming Marvellous challenge
    Lisa x

  61. Oh, so wonderful, it's a gorgeous card, amazing colorng! Thanks for playing with us at Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    XOXO Michi

  62. I love this one too!!

  63. It is beautiful, this is a very gentle card!

  64. STUNNING Mandy.. Saw this on MIM. Faye

  65. Beautiful work!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy during our Love Challenge!

  66. Beautiful feminine card.


  67. Wonderful!!!
    Thanks for joining us at stempelsonnenchallenge.
    Hugs stine

  68. A stunning card and I love the flower border of your card and gorgeous flowers.

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away in our distressed challenge.


  69. Sounds like you had a good shopping trip!
    Beautiful card - you've combined so many different elements! xx

  70. Ein ganz bezauberndes Kärtchen.

    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonnenchallenge


  71. absolutely fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at MSL for the twine challenge!


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