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 -
Image & Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sugar Rush
Medium - Copics
Pearls - Melissa Frances
Flowers - Prima & stash
Lace - Simplicity trim line lace
Charm - Pewter charms
Sparkle - Donna Salazar Sugar Shimmer
Pin - home made
Tools - MS 3 in 1 butterfly punch, Magnolia Doo Hickey heart swirl & heart flower lace, Spellbinders floral ovals & classic large ovals, sewing machine
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!
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