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Monday, 26 March 2012

Experimenting & Mini Candy Winner

Hello lovely peeps,
What the blogging heck is going on now? Blogger & I are so not friends, I haven't been able to upload on my blog & visiting some blogs has been a nightmare as I keep getting service unavailable & an error code, is it just me peeps or is blogger being naughty for everyone? 

I am loving this beautiful weather we are having, we've made a start on sorting the garden out but have spent pretty much all weekend shopping! Hubby is one of those unusual men who loves to shop so we've ended up buying decking, a gazebo, blinds for the kitchen, plants, a set of 3 new telephones so I will have one in my craft room again, not that I even like the phone but hubby wants a phone in my craft room as he can never get hold of me as I can never find my mobile, paint for the porch, a camera, 2 new computer mice, wallpaper & paint etc ready to decorate Jodie's bedroom as she insists she isn't going to be leaving home, ever! I think that is sooooo selfish of her as she's got a lovely big bedroom which would be a perfect craft room lol. 

Today I have something very different for me to share! Jodie will be 21 next year & she's asked if I can make her a scrapbook which had me in a bit of a panic as I've never attempted a scrapbook before. 
I made my first attempt on Thursday when Ali & I had our craft day, & it wasn't easy as while I was making it I had to quickly & discretely pop in my craft room & hide the Star Doo Hickey which is part of my candy & keep an eye on that naughty Ali to make sure she didn't find it as she wanted to use it & intended to then put it back in the packet, which would have meant whoever wins my candy would have a second hand Doo Hickey, & there was no way I was going to let her so this lead to our usual shouting match, well craft day just wouldn't be right if we didn't have a yell at each other lol. That's you named & shamed Mrs Irish, now go hang your head in shame you cheeky mare & go buy your own Doo Hickey lol.
Ingredients -
Paper - Loolah, Creative Imaginations
Flowers - Prima 
Lace Flower & lace  Heart - The Craftz Boutique
Pearls - Zava Creative flourish & Melissa Frances
Sentiment - Dusty Attic & computer generated
Ladybirds - Woodware
Tools - Magnolia Doo Hickey Heart Swirl, Marianne Creatables branch leaf, MS Doily Lace edge punch, sewing machine
 I'm entering my LO (how weird not to say card!) in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Lasting Memories - how do you layer up! Dilo En Espanol - anything goes, Paper Crafting Journey - pretty pastels, Divas By Design - distressing, Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes

The winner of my mini candy is - 
Please email me your full name & postal addy- moominstacey@live.co.uk and I will pop the sweet little Tilda in the post to you :)
That's me done peeps, I have a massive list of emails I need to reply to, I think I need a secretary lol.
Thanks for stopping by

60 comments:

  1. oh Hun,this is one,stunning,layout,those papers,are amazing,and so is your detail Hun ,beautiful photo too,sweetie just love it,I have not noticed any problems with blogger since i loaded, Google chrome onto my computer its been,fine ever since,touch wood,hugs Cherylxx

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  2. Gorgeous layout!! HUgsxx

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  3. Goooooooooooooooorgeous sweetie ♥♥♥♥♥

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  4. wow love your spending :) and as for not doing scrap layouts, think you are a natural gorgeous presentation and lovely embellies with a super image
    Hugs Kate xx

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  5. Beautiful scrap page Mandy and love the colours you have used, fantastic papers and those flowers match perfectly, love it.
    Hugs Linda

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  6. Ohhh baby girl if this is the your 1st its totally amazing Jodie will so love you when she sees this..as this sentment says BEAUTIFUL & yes Jodie is being very selfish not leaving home LOVE my craft room but love my DD Alison tons more..have a nice day in the sunshine..

    smiles blogging mummy x

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  7. Far too long since I visited but wow, can't believe this is your first layout. Absolutely stunning. Gorgeous photo and the embellies set it off perfectly.

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  8. the layout is beautiful...just so perfect with all the lovely flowers and of course the little beauty in the photo....!!
    Heaney xx

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  9. Wow Mandy, what a lovely LO you posted on MIM! Love the flowers and swirls and pearls! so pretty, well done! Hugs, Hanneke

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  10. Like you, I'm about to start my very first scrapbook and I'm pretty nervous! If I can create anything half as good as this, I'll be very pleased indeed!

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  11. totally gorgeous - both of them!

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  12. This scrapbook page is gorgeous! Well done!

    Tags xx

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  13. Beautiful layout, love the flowers and pearls, the lase is lovely, and such a perfect mix of styles.

    Hugs, Anne.

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  14. Beautiful LO Mandy. Lovely pic. Beautiful colours.
    Kathleen x

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  15. Waw I am the winner. Thank you so much I am off to e-mail you. And fab new project, love it. Hugs,moni

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  16. Wow! This is absolutely stunning, Mandy! If this is anything to go by, the finished result will be amazing and I'm sure Jodie will love it! Gorgeous choice of paper and embellishments...truly wonderful! Lisa x

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  17. It's a really trully pretty LO!

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  18. Gorgeous!!!! How special that your daughter wants a scrapbook, usually it's us Moms who push them on our kids!!! LOL! Your first page is beyond beautiful! She will have a true treasure when you're done! I need to get back to scrapping, cardmaking has taken over!!!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  19. A gorgeous layout. I love the paper and the swirls are wonderful. I have had service unavailable on some blogs, but just refreshed and they came back again.
    Nikki x

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  20. hiya sweetie
    this is gorgeous sweetie
    great LO and the flowers are super
    thanks for the chance sweetie
    moni congrats hun, and enjoy it
    hugs angelique

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  21. Oh Mandy I have been crying with laughter here, you are naughty you know...lol...

    This is stunning, sure it will end up the best scapebook ever..xx

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  22. Gorgeous! Saw it on MIM.

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  23. Oh Sweetheart this is just gorgeous!! you have really done Jodie proud. I started out wanting to do scrapbooking but never did get round to doing it lol!!
    I'm also having problems today with blogger, keeps coming up with error messages, I wonder if the little blogger is having a tantrum lol!! and I'm on google chrome already!
    Hope all goes well soon.
    Big hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  24. Hi Mandy, i've noticed that if I click on the link to the item, I am getting the unavailable etc 0n some blogs, but if I click the link to the blog it's okay!
    What a gorgeous page, it is soooooooooo beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

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  25. You say you've never done it before Mandy my word its fantastic just adore the detail and the picture is just perfect! Love Chanelle xx

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  26. Stunning LO Mandy. Popped over from MIM, so pleased I did. Carolxx

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  27. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at lasting memories

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  28. it's absolutely stunning, I love it!

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  29. This is a stunning layout. Beautiful flowers and such beautiful detail to this. Thanks for joining us over at Lasting Memories

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  30. Hi hun
    sounds like you are going to be busy with all your buys. Your scrapbook page it beautiful hun, hope blogger soon sorts himself out, sue,x

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  31. Wow gorgeous layout

    Hugs
    Jayne
    x

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  32. This is absolutely stunning, wow, am sure she loves it!!
    Have the same prob on blogs, the horrible white page jumps up, have found that might be because of their comment settings, i changed mine to the pop-up box, like yours and mine where solved, maybe that is where big prob is, ya think??
    lotsa luv

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  33. This is stunning l like it lots Mandy and congratulations to the candy winner:)x

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  34. Great layout - love the blooms & pearls x
    Thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey this fortnight & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  35. Beautiful layout Mandy! fabulous detail Perfect, and also congrats to Moni on her candy win, Hugs May x x x x

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  36. Fantastic Lo Mandy can't believe this isn't your thing! Such a pretty photo too! Thanks also for entering at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

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  37. wow... beautiful LO!! all the layers of paper and flowers... and the flourishes!!!! love it!!
    thanks for joining us at lasting memories and I hope to see you next week! good luck in the draw
    Kimberly - dt

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  38. This is beautiful Mandy! I love the mix of embellished flowers with the flowers on the papers. Wonderful layout! Spied this at MIM. :-)

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  39. This is so gorgeous and love all the details and layers. So many beautiful embellishments that really make the gorgeous pic stand out. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week.

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  40. I too am making a scrapbook for my daughter, Stephanie...... she will be 21 this September. It is a lovely job as going through old pics is lovely, taking me back to when my girls were small. Good luck with yours, you have lots of time to prepare it.

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  41. Brilliant, stunning and gorgeous Mandy, don't think scrapbooking is going to be a problem.
    luv
    Debby

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  42. This is So precious. I know blogger has been crazy this week.I Saw your project on MIM.
    Hugs

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  43. Blogger has been 'off' lately for sure!!

    This is just stunning. Your album is going to be just as stunning from what we see here. Absolutely gorgeous. Love all the flowers, bling - all of it! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!!

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  44. whata beautiful layout .. so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

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  45. Great Lo, lovely colors end beautiful flowers.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  46. OhW, it's stunning!

    Marie-Anne

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  47. Oh how beautiful Mandy, she will love it to bits. I love the swirls and flowers. Gorgeous design.

    Hugs Ali x

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  48. Mandy what a beautiful creation you have shared-- the sprinkling of flowers is so very spring!! Yes blogger is acting funny and preventing me from commenting on many blogs today!
    Saw your link on MIM
    Cheers
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  49. Sure is beautiful!!!! Thanks for joining in with the Anything Goes fun with Scrapbook Sisters! Hope to see you again next challenge,Julie.x

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  50. omg... this LO is just stunning!!! absolutely stunning!!!!

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  51. Absolutely Stunning SB/Page Mandy, and what a beautiful daughter you have too.. love the layers and as ever all your gorgeous flower and swirls detail not forgetting your glitter!!! it's gorgeous chum you would never know this was your first SB/ page chum..
    Sorry it's been a while since my last visit, so catching chum, hope you are doing a lot better with your shoulder.
    Hugs Sarah x

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  52. Mandy I love this page - terrific layout. I enjoyed your blog and work so much that I just had to become a follower. See you again soon!
    Stamping Shanni

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  53. Hi Mandy! Your layout is BEAUTIFUL! :) And isn´t it nice to go outside the comfortzone now and then?! Your daughter will love this! The photo is gorgeous and the details fits so perfect together! hugs Sandra

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  54. Yep and she's on strike! give her more pay you scrooge you lol, tell her too I should be first on the list as I'm four e-mails behind!!! yes count them now!

    love your LO hun, gorgeous piccie and lovely detail,

    I'm fed up of blogger too, the quick edit links are missing till you faff, it keeps throwing me back on my own blog when I'm trying to leave a comment and all while I'm sat patiently waiting for an e-mail "no make that impatiently"!! he he,

    If I win your gorgeous candy Ali can use my tag once just the once mind! he he,

    hopefully wishing for a reply, going grey waiting mind! lol, hugs Liz xx

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  55. This is stunning Mandy, love the soft colours and the layout and of course the super beautiful pic of your daughter x

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  56. Simply stunning! I love the flowers and textures. The soft colors are lovely.


    I am popping by from MIM.

    ~Cheryl~
    **Check out my March Blog Candy**

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  57. Lol, oh Mandy it really sounds as if you are such a fun person to craft with I have so enjoyed reading this post, the LO of Jodie is excellent and so very beautifully designed it is pure perfection.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  58. Wow Mandy, what a really beautiful LO! Gorgeous!
    Martina

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  59. So much detail to look at. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    TFS
    Paul
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

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Mandy xx

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