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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Pinkilicious - Simon Says Stamp DT & Smash Book Candy Winner

Good morning peeps,
OMG we've had thunder and lightening & more is forecast today & I hate it. I have been in some pretty scary situations and coped but one rumble of thunder or a flash of lightening & that's me reduced to a quivering wreck hiding in the cupboard with my welly boots on, those rubber soles may just save my life you know lol. 

My poor debit card took one heck of a battering yesterday as I bought myself a nice new pink 8GB laptop which is being delivered today as it wasn't in stock in store. It had £220 off so instead of thinking about what I've spent I think it's best to look on it as I've saved looooooads of money lol. My little laptop hasn't been right since I dropped it on the floor when I nodded off blogging, I have to wiggle the charger connector around to get it to charge & sometimes I can't get it to make the connection to charge & then it shuts down on me, the repair & new motherboard it needs costs almost as much as I paid for it so just isn't worth it. I knew nothing at all about computers when I bought my laptop & have only just realised it only has 2GB memory, no wonder it kept telling me I need to buy more RAM lol. 
As well as a nice new pink laptop the new Magnolia's went on pre-order, sigh, need I say more lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week it's

My lovely teamies & I were all kindly given a set of Paper Smooches to play with & I was very happy when I opened the packet and saw I'd been sent Sugar Rush as they are just perfect for me.
Originally when I looked at the stamps I thought as they are what I'd call "clean & simple" images I'd make a CAS card, which I did in about 20 minutes, & 5 minutes later it was in the bin! I love some of the CAS cards I see but they just aren't me. I always feel like I haven't made enough effort with a CAS card as they are so quick to make, & I dare say the people who always make CAS cards probably look at my cards in horror at my mass of embellies lol, but thank goodness we aren't all the same as blogging would probably get a bit boring.
I decided that these cute little stamps would have to work "Mandy style" & I am actually pleased with the result! 
Blimey I'm waffling a lot today, sorry peeps, here's my card - 
Ingredients -
Image & Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sugar Rush
Medium - Copics
Flowers - Prima & stash
Pin - home made
As always our super generous Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a mahoosive $50 in store spending spree in the fabulous
Don't forget to check out the STORE BLOG peeps, as always there is loads of candy on offer as well as lots of lovely inspiration & new products to see
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Sketchy Colors - sketch, Deep Ocean - use punches / dies, Die Cuttin Divas - pins, pearls & punches, Creative Stamp Friends - bingo (middle down, charm, lace, flowers), Lexi's Creations - punches & dies, The Crazy Challenge - feminine/girly, The Shabby Tea Room - inspired by the colours in photo + lace and flowers, Stampin Sister In Christ - soft pastels, The Squirrel & The Fox - food, Card Makin Mamas - make it girlie, Make It Monday - anything goes, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Now for the winner of my extra birthday candy, I hope you're impressed I haven't forgotten it this time lol.
 The person who has won this this lovely retro blue SMASH BOOK 
is commenter number 14

Congrats hunny, please email me your full name & postal addy and I will pop your prize in the post asap.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed we don't get another storm as I need to transfer everything I want from this laptop to a memory stick ready to be loaded onto my new pink laptop, did I mention it's pink lol, and there's no way I'd use anything electrical with nasty weather around, welly boots or no welly boots!
Thanks for stopping by


  1. So cute ♥♥ Have a sweet day ♥

  2. So yummy creation. LOve the cuppy cakes.
    Congrts Kasey.


  3. Mandy.....Thank you so much! I'm so excited especially as I'm actually working on two smashbook pages now and I was going to use an artist's sketch pad!

    I'll wait for the postman now!

    Thank you


    Kasey ~ in Oz

  4. Wonderful card, love those little cupcakes :o)
    Jackie xx

  5. Oh! have made me smile with this post..I LOVE your cards and these three little cupcakes look stunning with all there lace and frills and that flower spray really is the cherry on the top..(excuse the pun lol!) Don't change I love "Mandy Style"...
    Big hugs,

  6. oo'er a pink lappy. right up your street Mandy lol
    Gorgeous card as always
    Anne x

  7. Loving this card - what no Magnolias? but delicious cupcakes instead! Had to laugh at the pic in my head of you in your wellies in the house crafting Mandy!! Take care in the bad weather hun, Sheila:)X

  8. Sweetie, your card is stunning! Love the lace, and the flowers are beautiful. Adorable image.

    Hugs, Anne.

  9. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) I love how you made it 'Mandy' style :-)so very pretty and girly ,,, fabulous :-) It reminds me of a 50's ice cream parlour ,,,, not that I actually remember them ,,, lol :-)

    Lols x x x

    Congratulations to your Smash book winner too :-)

  10. I love your 'Mandy style' card! The lacy frill is fab.
    Enjoy your new pink laptop.
    Nikki x

  11. Mandy this is just stunning as usual :) Love all of the details. Congrats to Kasey too! :D

  12. Gorgeous card Mandy. Most of the time I make CAS cards and struggle to get out of that comfort zone. It's why I like your cards so much - very different from what I make but also very inspiring.
    Seeing your creations pushes me to try a bit more, to try a different style and not get stuck in that CAS mould. As you say thankfully we are different or else it would be so boring looking at the same style again and again hugs Karen x

  13. Gorgeous card Mandy. Most of the time I make CAS cards and struggle to get out of that comfort zone. It's why I like your cards so much - very different from what I make but also very inspiring.
    Seeing your creations pushes me to try a bit more, to try a different style and not get stuck in that CAS mould. As you say thankfully we are different or else it would be so boring looking at the same style again and again hugs Karen x

  14. Ha, ha, Mandy - your way with words always makes me laugh! I have a definite image of you stuffed in the cupboard under the stairs with your welly boots on!! ROFL!

    I love your Mandy style take on this card...heck, I love all your cards, because they're Mandy style! Pretty embellishments as ever and cake - what else need be said?! (Me and little man have just made a lemon drizzle cake - might post a pick for everyone to drool over later!) The waffling must be many words does Blogger let you comment?! Thanks for sharing your lovely creations, Lisa X

  15. What a pretty card.

    Congrats to the winner.

  16. Gorgeous card, love all the pink and the lovely lace....

  17. Very pretty card and pink :)
    Love the spray of flowers. Enjoy your new laptop.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  18. Congrats Kasey in Oz! Love your yummy card Mandy!

  19. Beautiful card Mandy and not a Tilda in sight, lol ;-) I love how you've embellished the card, it's stunning. Got a piccie of you in my head sitting with your pink lappie, technology but the girly way xxx

  20. Your card is soooo cute Mandy, it's gorgeous!!!! Lovely soft colors!!

    gr. arjette.

  21. Wow! Gorgeous, just looking at this beauty gives me a sugar rush! I love the soft pinks and lace combination :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  22. Beautiful card; very feminine. Thanks for joining the DCD challenge this week.--pat N.

  23. gorgeous Mandy!!! love the lacy ruffles!

  24. Mandy, I'll take one of those sweet cup cakes. Very sweet card...joann sassy raggedy

  25. Love how you've used the stamps to make a Mandy style card its gorgeous.

  26. Oh this is such a cute card Mel! I love it and all the lace at the bottom is fab ;-) You are making me laugh thinking of you in your wellies with the storm outside.....
    Jen x

  27. Gorgeous card Mandy, and congrats on thew new laptop. I take it you like pink!!
    Caz x

  28. Wow, gorgeous card Mandy. I love all your pretty punched details and yes, it has your Mandy style ! CAS cards always take me a lot longer than ones with embellies - mine felt so wrong this week and took me ages ! You wouldn't believe it !

    Enjoy your new pink lappy !


    Jo x

  29. Hello Many. Oh my goodness, this is stunning. Pretty delicate colours, lovely image, but all the added textures, lace and wonderful use of punches and dies, gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  30. What a beautiful card Mandy and I love the Design and your use of stamps :-)
    Thanx for sharing at The Crazy Challenge this week and good luck.
    Hugs from Karin

  31. Hi Mandy, dont worry about CAS, you have to do your own style and it wouldnt a Mandy if you didnt make such stunning creations and this one is for sure. hugs Shirleyxxx

  32. So pretty! I love the soft colors and lovely accents.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 205)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  33. Wow!!! Your card is gorgeous!
    Lovely details ♥
    Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week - good luck!
    Hugs Anne

  34. Oh my gosh, love the cupcakes. Beautiful border punch. Thanks for joining us over at DCD.


  35. Just love your creations, totally inspiring, if it wasnt in the middle of the night I would get all my stamps and laces out to make something :)

  36. Awwww! This is so cute! I love it :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  37. Congrats on the new laptop, no nodding off while blogging on this one! This is a beautiful card and if this is "Mandy style" then I'm a fan.
    Thank you for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our "food" challenge. I hope to see you there again soon.

  38. Really beautiful, I love the lace, the intricate die cuts and the gorgeous flowers
    Lindsay xx

  39. love the ice cream cones!! very cute!! i love your blog! i'm a new follower! thanks for sharing!


  40. Great job, love you're card.
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.

  41. Hi Mandy this is totally FAB and so delicious looking, not only do those cakes look edible and tasty the die cuts and design is amazing.
    Lorraine x

  42. Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Carson's Creations

  43. What a very fun card with the cupcakes.

    Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations

    Tracey DT

  44. Such a delicate sweet card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us in The Shabby Tea Room this week!


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Mandy xx

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