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Thursday, 12 January 2012

A Special Magnolia With Stitches - Paper Play DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I've had a traumatic incident! I was attempting some colouring sat on the sofa when Diddy (cat) leaped right at me, so thinking he was just in one of his mad playful moods I told him off and told him to stop it, but he did it again, & again & again, he would not leave me alone. I must have been trying to fend him off for about half an hour before I spotted what the problem was, I only had a flipping locus on my top. OMG panic stations, I didn't know what to do so froze making a stupid whimpering noise before the brain finally kicked in & I swiped it off of me onto the rug & Diddly pounced & thankfully held the horrid creepy crawly under his paw until I got there with the tweezers. It must have jumped out onto me when I fed hubby's bearded dragons & I hadn't noticed, thank goodness for Diddly, if it had have crawled up into my wild curly hair I'd have been in real trouble trying to get it out lol.

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

For this challenge I inked up one of my beautiful Special Tilda's, although they are all special to me :)
Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, Special Edition Wonderful Winter Tilda, she's only available HERE
Medium - Copics
Paper - Raspberry Road
Lace, Pom Pom trim & Seam Binding - The Ribbon Girl
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Glitter - Glamour Dust & Martha Stewart

I have painted on lots of lovely snowtex which is a new to me, usually I use crackle paint for going shabby but I love the added texture snowtex gives so will definitely use this again.
The Copic colours I've used are - SKIN - E000, E00, E13, R20, R30, HAIR - E27, E31, E50, TOP C00, C0, C1, C3, HAT ETC - R81, R83, R85
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
TOMIC -monochromatic pink with a bow
Deep Ocean - Lots of white
Sketch & Stash - fabby sketch
Truly Scrumptious - shabby, pastels with paint
Magnolia Down Under - anything goes
That's me done for today peeps, I am off to catch up with as many of you as possible while I'm wide awake :)
Thanks for stopping by


  1. OMG I hate hate hate creepy crawlies esp when they get on me. We used to live on acreage in the hinterland of queensland and there were many there, among them were scorpions would you believe & spiders & snakes yuk yuk.
    Love your card by the way lol.

  2. Stunning card, fab image and great coloring. Great details!!

  3. Absolutle stunning, hun - love the pink and white! Susie x

  4. This is gorgeous Mandy. I love the soft feel of the pink & white prettiness and this is a super cute image coloured perfectly! Tracy xx

  5. Totally gorgeous card Mandy, the colours are so pretty and loved yourstory, made me laugh

  6. OMG I was reading your post in horror thinking you have locusts in Somerset eeek! So glad it was one of your own LOL!
    Stunning card by the way!

  7. WOW, Mandy, this is AMAZING!!!!! Such an incredible creation...loving your beautiful coloring, design and fabulous details!!!!

  8. This is so, so beautiful. Love the ribbon around the circle frame and all those utterly gorgeous embellishments and sweet, seet image. I can't stop looking at it - I am in awe - LOL.
    Hope you have recovered from your nasty encounter with the locust - I don't know what I would have done.
    Denise xx

  9. Wow Mand - amazing card..... wow..... love it. Creepy crawlies.... uch! Glad to see it hasn't affected your mojo!! LOL!

  10. Heehee, I can just image how crazy Diddy must have been trying to get at the locus! At least you caught on eventually! Your card is so beautiful Mandy, I love the bobble trim around the image. Lee x

  11. Good to hear that you Are alright, though. Usj.. Creepy!! When I saw that you had got your hands on this stamp! I just burst out and said.. OMG! How did you Get your hands on it. Please tell me where to buy it, if you know a place. I love the ribbon around the circle! Snow and coloring. Beautiful work!! And cute Details!!
    :o) Big Hug!!

  12. Oh such a beautiful card! Tilda is gorgeous and I love the bow. Gorgeous! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  13. What a gorgeous card. I love the Tilda and all your attention to detail. Stunning. Your story about the locust made me laugh - you were very brave to pick it up with the tweezers!! Thank God that Diddly spotted it and was there to help you!!
    Vicki x

  14. yuk locusts! gorgeous gorgeous card, loving tilda and the way you framed her! x

  15. WOW Mandy soooooo pretty, awww it's gorgeous.xx

  16. Such a stunning card Mandy, a very sweet little Tilda, beautifully coloured.
    Love your take on our sketch.
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
    lol Chrissie xx

  17. Hi there!
    OMG! What a beautiful card that you made to Tomic challenge this week.
    Lovely pink with a bow on.
    Beautiful designs and beautifully decorated.
    Wish you good luck now.
    hug Camilla

  18. oh how thoughtful of them, and so very considerate to ensure that they are saving the electric. You would think that by now I would have your address and that way I could send you little treats to make you feel better :) hint......
    and I don't think I could ever reach your standard of gorgeousness (not sure if that is a word but it will do anyway) I mean just look at this stunning, pretty, delicate and perfect creation, I need to read a dictionary to find some more complimentary words lol
    take care, blanket time :)
    Hugs Kate xx

  19. OMG Mandy, if I found a locust on me I would scream and be violently ill but then I am a real girly wimp ;-) I adore your card, gorgeous soft colours and your card design is so beautiful xxx

  20. Hi hunny, flippin heck hun only you! adorable to all creatures great and small lol, love your card, where the ** did you get the snow tex from, I was looking all over for that stuff!, oh no please don't say E-Bay!

    love your card, fab detail, and love the image, great texture lol,

    hugs Liz xx

  21. Eek at the locust, poor you! Your card is so gorgeous :o) Love the sweet image and all your fabby details.

    Your comment made me laugh! Don't know what's happening to me at the moment - I've gone a bit weird with the Tilda and flowers thing, but I'm enjoying myself so I'm going along with it lol! Hugs, Lisa x

  22. ohhhh this is scrummy, so pretty, thank you for joining us at SNS this week

  23. Hi ya hun
    lol see the cat was after his snack, lol.
    totally gorgeous card as always, awesome colour work & beautiful embelies, sue,x

  24. Stunning Mandy, I was looking forward to seeing what you created with this little lady and as usual it's a master piece
    Hugs Susie xx

  25. Oh WOW, WOW WOW absolutely love your card, full of such gorgeousness and a great take on the sketch too.... STUNNING :-)

    Thank you for joining us at SnS


  26. OMG!!!!! chum I would have freaked out too... with that locus, I have a phobia of anything with wings, and creepy crawly things, well done Diddly, now I'm over the shock of your encounter, lol..
    Your card is *****Absolutely Stunning Throughout***** and I so love pink this Tilda is beautiful and your coloring is amazing chum,
    Take care Hugs
    Sarah xx

  27. Stunning card Mandy. Just gorgeous!

    I hope you have recovered from your locust invasion! Ugh! I would just have sat there and screamed!!!!!!!!!!! LOUDLY

    Edna x

  28. Stunning card sweetie I love the pink frame and all the prettiness of this! Yuk to your locust incident I had lots of incidents like that when I was in Texas a few years back ugh yucky things! Hugs Rebekah xx

  29. Mandy all your cards are so beautiful and this is just gorgeous. Wow and big sigh!!

  30. Hi Mandy, Traumatic or not!! good on your cat you have a good friend there!! your card is fabulous Mandy, love the gorgeous image and your colouring is gorgeous as always:) Sandra H

  31. Magificent coloring! I laughed at your Diddly story, they don't miss a thing do they?

  32. very delicate and beautiful, I like

  33. What a beautiful and delicate design with great colors.
    I'm thrilled.

  34. Wonderful card and what a cute little Tilda ;) Well done, Sweetie

    Thanks for joining us at MDUC, Hugs Tanja

  35. Wonderful cute card Mandy.

  36. Lovely work Mandy! THanks for the link to buy this special Tilda - I've been looking for it everywhere!
    Thanks for playing at MDUC this week.
    Hugs Kylie

  37. absolutely spectacular card Mandy.
    Michaela xx

  38. OMGoodness Mandy I would of freaked out to if there was a bug on me of any kind!!! Thank goodness for Diddly!!! Your card is AWESOME~~I am speechless on this one :) Beauty beyond words!!
    Hugz and blessings

  39. Hi She is so beautiful I am loving the pinks your design and embellies always come here to get my mojo going !! Stunning ;0)

  40. Gorgeous card, love the cute image and your colouring is just perfect. Thank you for joining us over at Truly Scrumptious.
    Hugs, Anja


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