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Saturday, 17 March 2012

The Little Ballerina

Hello peeps,
Happy St Patricks Day to all my Irish friends :)
I've had a very, very traumatic incident! I was feeding hubby's bearded dragons & Diddly pounced on the tub with the crickets in and knocked it right over and the flipping things were jumping and running everywhere. There was no way I could catch them all as they scuttled off under the sofa and unit the dragons tank is on. Ali came round for coffee & while I was sat on the floor keeping my beady eye out for the escapees & chatting I could feel something tickling my leg so shot up off the floor &  one had gone up my jeans leg, Ali said she hasn't seen me move that quick in years lol. With the help of the cats & Henry hoover we've caught several & all the furniture has been pulled out but I am so paranoid about them I can't relax in the lounge at all as I'm constantly on the look out for the flipping things slipper at the ready lol.

 I've inked up another new Maggie for my mum's Mothers Day Card, I wonder if my mum will have a flashback to me prancing around in my red tutu knobbly knees on full view lol. I think this sweet girly is a definite fav from the new collection, I love her curly hair which is weird considering I hate mine lol.
 Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, Medium - Copics, Tim Holtz picket fence crackle paint, Victorian velvet distressed ink,  Papers - Magnolia, Flowers - Wild Orchid & Kort & Godt, Sentiment - Cats Life Press, Lace - The Ribbon Girl, Butterflies - Cheery Lynn & Woodware, Sparkle - crystal glamour dust paint, Pearls - Melissa Frances, Pin - homemade
Tools - MS Cherry Blossom PATP, Magnolia Doo Hickey swirl & heart swirls, MS frond punch, Tim Holtz tiny attacher & nesties.

Copic colours used - skin E13, E11, E00, R30, R21, hair - E44, E42, E41, clothes & shoes - RV95, RV, 93, RV91, C00 / C1, C0, C00
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Stamptacular - sketch, 4 Crafty Chicks - chicks rule, Crafty Purple Frog - pink & girly, Delightful Challenges - someone special, Moving Along With The Times - special lady, Fairy Fun Fridays - distress it, Inspire Me Fridays - link up party, My Mums Craft Shop - mum's the word, Ruby's Rainbow - lace, Papertake - mum/girls, Bunny Zoe's - shabby chic/vintage, Crafty Boots - glitter, Lexi's Creations - Mothers Day, Simon Says Stamp & Show - anything goes, Make It Monday - anything goes
I'm going to try and catch up with a few emails before the rugby starts and it's the game I don't like today, England v Ireland as I support both so I've had strict instructions that I am not allowed to cheer for Ireland, not even once!
Thanks for stopping by

75 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous, pretty card! Love this image too. I would be on the look-out for those lovelies too..do you know how many excaped?

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  2. Awww Stunning Mandy! i love this card this Tilda is one of my all time faves too!! soo cute! although I was an Irish dancing girl rather than ballet!! please may I ask where those raggy daisies (that sounds horrible, but you know what I mean! Lol!) are from!!
    hugs
    Jacqui xx

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  3. Hi Mandy, well l hope you have managed to find them all l wouldn't like to be sitting there knowing there could be more......Gorgeous card again and the image is stunning have a lovely st pat's day :) x

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  4. Hi Mandy,
    Ugh that sounds awful sweetie. Rather you than me!!!!
    Gorgeous card hun, I haven't inked this one up yet but I might just have to after seeing this beauty. Just fabulous.
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  5. OMW is there ever a dull moment in your life????????It would freak me out completely but luckily it did not effect your stunning creativity, it's a gorgeous card Mandy!!!

    Hugs, Irene

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  6. Amazingly beautiful. Jeanette

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  7. wow stunning Mandy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Mandy this is totally gorgeous. I'm glad you were able to sit still enough to put this beauty together. I hope you have managed to catch all those wee crickets!

    Edna x

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  9. So so pretty Mandy, your attention to detail is always so amazing, love your card. Carolxx

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  10. Hiya Mandy, she's perfect, lovely image perfectly coloured-I adore the glitter effect on her dress and shoes, and the papers and flowers are just gorgeous!

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  11. I'm sorry Mandy but that made me laugh thinking of you running about with a cricket up your jeans! lol

    Your card is adorable! I love that new stamp too.

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  12. Gorgeous card, so delicate and pretty.

    Thank you for sharing it with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

    PS Sorry to read about your escapees, I know how you feel, I am much the same when I spot a creepy crawly!

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  13. Hi Mandy, Sorry it's been a while since I visited to comment. I see your fabulous creations each post though.

    This is simply gorgeous, love the colouring and bling!

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  14. Fantastic card love the border Mandy ,I love it hugs Elaine

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  15. Haha reminds me of the time the cat brought as frog in and it hid....I couldn't sleep, then it crawled out the following evening and hubby was able to put it outside! Hope you manage to find them all. Love your card, that is one cute image, gorgeous colours and embellies as always xx

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  16. WOW...SUPER DE DUPER!!! Love the card!!!
    Karen

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  17. Such a sweet, sweet card! Hugs! xx

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  18. Hi Mandy!!!! What can I say this is just breathtaking!!!!I just love the pink and white!!!!! Such softness !!!! Wow Mandy a real work of art again!!!!! Wow!!!!

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  19. Gorgeous card Mandy....I love the pink tones and everything fits together so prettily.
    Thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge this week.....and keep a lookout for any little critters!!!

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  20. Oh my word Mandy I don't think I could pick those up,let alone having them crawl up my leg!!!
    Your card is stunning as ever and I'm sure your mum will love it.
    Happy mothers day to you for tomorrow!
    Take care Kelly.

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  21. Hi Mandy! OMG, I hope you were able to catch all the crickets!! Your card is gorgeous, as always, the colors are so delicate, so beautiful. I LOVE the image and your coloured it perfectly. Fabulous card! Hugs, Ivonne

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  22. Beautiful card Mandy love all the little details. I hope you've managed to catch all those crickets. You'll have to listen out for them chirping, oh and watch out for the giant spiders that'll be feasting on them lol. Debs xx

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  23. The loveliest coloring EVER... so so so pretty. I just love seeing your work!

    Rina

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  24. Totally stunning card - but your post made me laugh - thanks..omg I would have freaked...brilliant
    Sarah xx

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  25. Stunning in every detail Mandy.
    Hope you don't find any more crickets in places they shouldn't be :o)
    Lovely to see you join us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  26. Wow, what a great story, it made me laugh. My brother in law has two bearded dragons but luckely no escaping from crickets, on till now. (lol)
    Your card is absolut beautiful, i love this Tilda, she's gorgeous.
    Have a great sunday.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  27. OMG this is really cute. I love the punched edges and the design with the flower arrangement and lace makes it gorgeous. I really love the light shabby look with the stitching, butterfly and swirl. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

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  28. A gorgeous card Mandy! All the lovely embellishments and beautiful colored image:) I sure wouldn't be able to sit down for a second with those animals around...:)
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  29. OMG...this is lovely, thanks for sharing with us, and playing at 4 Crafty Chicks...awesome!

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  30. Bridget says urgh!!!!! creepy crawly things all over the room OMG elastic bands for the bottom of your trousers hun :)

    This is totally adorable so very pretty and I am sure your mum will be thrilled with it
    Hugs Kate xx

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  31. Oohhh boy, you got me scared!! I thought you really had an accident!!!! pppffff glad to see it were only bugs.....
    Your card is awesome, sooooo pretty!!!!!

    gr. arjette.

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  32. OMG Mandy, I would be moving out! (and taking my crafting stuff with me, ha.
    Your card hun, where do I start, absolutely fabulous, I have to have that Tilda she is sooo cute. Your colouring is awesome and your layout as always is wonderful.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  33. oh hun this is one stunning card Hun,your detail is as ever first class,god I am glad I was not there Hun I would have passed out hugs Cherylxx

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  34. A stunning card, great colour choice choice and NEED the sweet image
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  35. WOW this is just SPECTACULAR!! Such an elegant card, so soft, love the image and the papers! The flourishes are amazing! Just a stunning creation, a true work of art!
    Came over from MIM
    Nat -x-

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  36. Hi Mandy, I'm back again, this time from the 4CCC Chicks Rule challenge where I am guest designer this month and next.

    Love your work as always!

    Thanks for joining us.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer 4CCC

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  37. Oh Mandy what a story! lol Great card! Really like the glitter!

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  38. Wow, what a wonderful card, i love the glitter!

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  39. Beautiful card Mandy, I am sure your Mum will love it. I do hope you have managed to catch all those little blighter's!

    Pam x

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  40. Sorry Mandy, I had to laugh and the thought of you trying to catch the little blighters LOL.
    Wonderful card, so pretty and I love the edging :o)
    Jackie xx

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  41. Hi Mandy, I am once again thrilled by your beautiful card.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  42. Adorable .. just Adorable.. Tilda is so Cute. . I love her tutu dress.. Great coloring of Tilda and her Dress.. The dress looks like a Dream for a little girl..
    The flower arrangement is Beautiful.. Stunning Flowers and homemade pin.. :o).. I have just used one of mine , that I got from you... And it looks so good I think... I found out that I could not save them forever... :o)..
    Have a Great Weekend!!.. Big Hug.. :o)

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  43. Gorgeous creation, love the soft colours & the embellishments you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges & MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  44. Unpleasant incident Mandy but funny (sorry :O))! I hope you have managed to catch all crickets!
    This is FAB card I like colors and detail. Have a nice weekend, hugs :)Betka(:

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  45. Such a sweet card , soft colours beautiful image and flowers to die for .. Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

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  46. It's a true beauty! Mandy, your colouring is absolutely breathtaking.Your image and sentiment are totally adorable, and your papers and embellishments so so pretty!
    Well done you!

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  47. Stunning card. I love that Tilda, and the flowers are gorgeous. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

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  48. Lol your post has given me a giggle, Very funny, I think your card is adorable, I have this stamp and I am in love with her, Happy mother's Day, thank you for joining our challenge at MMCS, good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT xx

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  49. A gorgeous card!! I love the cute little ballerina!! Hope you have found all the hobbible creepy things again! hugs, Marlies

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  50. what a gorgeous work of art!
    love it!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  51. A very cute card with lovely delicate colours ... Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

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  52. Beautiful card Mandy, love all the detailing. Thanks for playing along with MAWTT this week. Hugs, Claire x

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  53. I'm only rolling about on the floor laughing because I remember the chaos that one grasshopper caused when it got in the front door when Vince was a kitten! Not sure which of the two was jumping the highest. Hope you find all the little blighters. Absolutely gorgeously pretty card hun, love all the details and the soft, feminine feel, totally brilliant. Hugs Sxx

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  54. A gorgeous card. I love Tilda in her ballet outfit.
    Nikki x

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  55. Lol Mandy at those crickets on the loose! I think I would be freaking out too though! Your cards is so pretty and she is such a cutie! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  56. This is so pretty and girly its gorgeous xxxx

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  57. Gorgeous!
    Great colors and details.
    I love this cute little Tilda.

    Hugs
    Paola ♥

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  58. Hi Mandy, This is such a beautiful card, wonderful colouring as always & I love the flowers and embellies, it looks gorgeous! Hugs, Teresa x

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  59. Wow, Mandy, you have made me fall in love with this stamp. Wish I could color it as well as you!! It's stunning!! Love those flowers too as well as the flower border. I think I have some shopping to do!
    xoxo, Christine

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  60. This little ballerina is ca-ute and your card is simply stunning! Everything about it is just perfect. Fab work as always! :D Hugs! xx

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  61. Absolutely full of WOW FACTOR! This is so gorgeous. Love every inch of it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  62. Awww this is adorable, love to see how you put the flowers together, it is such and inspiration, love it so much :D xx

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  63. Wow! This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

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  64. this is ever so pretty, i love each and every element to your make and the dusted pink edge is just a wonderful finishing touch to pull it all together

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

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  65. Wow the card is gorgeous i adore it so very pretty and a fab image,going on to the crickets hope you have got them all what a horrid experience.
    Valxx

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  66. Wow! Your card is absolutely stunning! So soft and girly! Love it!

    Thank you for playing along in our Pink and Girly challenge over at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog!

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  67. Holy smokes!!! This is absolutely breathtaking! I just can`t stop looking at it, lol. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

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  68. This is so beautiful! I love how everything on your cards 'belongs'. This image is one I've been wanting and now that I've seen your card... I want it even more!

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  69. What a stunning card Mandy, I love the beautiful soft colours and all the detail. xxx Mau

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  70. Oh Mandy you always make me laugh. Gorgeous card as always hun, just beautiful.


    Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe. I also have Candy on my blog if you want to hop over HERE.

    Hugs Tracy x


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  71. A gorgeous card

    Thankyou for joining us at RRC - hope to see you again soon

    Ang

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  72. This is such a beautiful card. Simply Stunning. I saw it on MIM and just had to say how much I liked it Jan :)x

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  73. I love the way you draw the colors on that girl!

    greetz,

    Marjolein

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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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