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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Tilda With Kraft - Totally Tilda DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I sat all chilled out in the lounge last night uploading my photo's and & starting to write my post, cursing now & again as the internet connection was playing up, then Gareth came home & rushed into the lounge asking "Are you alright muma?" With that my laptop went flying as I leaped off the sofa & started racing around like a lunatic unplugging everything electrical while he stood there giggling. You see there are ways of asking "Are you alright muma?" and then there's the way he asks & his eyebrows are raised and he has a little smile on his lips which means only one thing, it's flipping thundering!!! 
Yes I'm a big baby lol. I would stand my ground when being physically attacked by an over 6ft tall male resident, but one little flash of lightening in the sky and that's me turned to a quivering wreck lol. So blog post abandoned I then annoyed hubby until I finally dropped off to sleep well into the early hours by jumping out my skin everytime there were flashes of lightening or rumbles & cracks of thunder lol. 
When I staggered out of bed this morning not looking my best it has to be said lol, my first thought was not to apologise to a tired & grumpy looking husband lol, it was do we still have internet & can I finish my blog post as a storm usually knocks it out, which it did but thankfully not for as long this time :)

This fortnights challenge at 
Don't forget peeps there is a DT call at Totally Tilda for the next 6 month term, so all you Maggie lovers pop over and take a peek :)

I have been trying to ink up my Tilda's I have so far neglected and are still sat waiting for their packets to be opened, but when I saw this gorgeous background stamp I just knew the perfect Tilda for it so good intentions abandoned here is my card
Ingredients -
Images - Magnolia Tilda Celebrates Mid Summer, & Kaisercrafts - The Lake House
Medium - Copics
Papers - Crafty Individuals & Kraft cardstock
Flowers - Kort & Godt, Wild Orchid & Hooked On Crafts
Birds - Studio Calico
Lace - stash
Pins - homemade
Pearls - Hero Arts
Sparkle - Crystal Glamour Dust
Tools - MS Eyelet Lace PATP, Magnolia Doo Hickey heart swirls, Cheery Lynn butterfly
The Copic colours I've used are -
Tilda - skin E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E57, E55, E53, dress - RV63, RV52, RV00, RV000, fountain - W6, W4, W2, W0, flowers - R85, R83, R81 / RV10, RV000, RV0000
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Challenge Up Your Life - everything goes, Amusing Challenges - Summer, Craft A Scene - the great outdoors, Dream Valley - die cuts & punches, Lovely hAnglar & Sweet Magnolia - flowers, Pile It On - bingo (bottom row, glitter, pearls & sewing), The Ribbon Girl - bingo (pearls, bow, lace), One Stop Craft - Summer holiday, Just Magnolia - pearls & swirls, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
The next couple of days are going to be pretty stressful as I'll be sat in court on Monday & Tuesday with Jodie as she has been called as a witness for the prosecution to a nasty fight she saw up town one night a few months ago which left one of the men in hospital for a few weeks. She has to give evidence again in September & October as counter allegations have been made, that is of course providing the cases don't get adjurned again, which I think is so wrong as it causes more stress for the witnesses when this happens.
Anyway hopefully I will have my blogversary candy sorted & posted in the next couple of days.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. the stamp combo is magnificent!!

  2. Wow!! Mandy, this is absolutely beautiful, I love your masking, and the pretty design of your card. Stunning work.
    Suzi x
    ps I run and hide too at the sound of Thunder. Terrifies me.

  3. wow gorgeous card hun, beautiful images they go so well together, love those flowers too, hope all goes ok for tomorrow, hugs Liz xx

    ps come and live down here always so cold and raining we don't get thunder lol xx

  4. this is totally beautiful...stunning and just sooooo very pretty love the stamp..well love everything hunnie its gorgeous hugs sassyxxxx

  5. Totally breathtaking card Mandy!
    The masking is fabulous and the details are perfect, as always.
    Really stunning!!
    Cinzia xxx

  6. Oh Mandy you do make me laugh. Stunning card and the fountain is amazing - I think everywhere will sell out after seeing your card.

    Take care hun hugs Ali x

  7. Gorgeous card Mandy. I love a good thunderstorm but hope its better for you today. xx

  8. OOOOH Mandy you did it again, its absolutely gorgeous!!!!
    Good luck tomorrow and fingers X-ed no more thunder tonight!!

    xx Irene

  9. Wow, your card is a dream! Love the scene you have created and the colours are great.

  10. This is gorgeous Mandy. I think it's my fav one you have done so far.. I love it xx

  11. This is so beautiful Mandy, the image of Tilda is so adorable and that background stamp is totally stunning and flows with the birds, butterflies,flowers,pearls and stitching its just so so beautiful no neglect here, xx



  13. just sooo beautiful! I could hang this on my wall and look at it for hours!
    Jacqui x

  14. Gorgeous card Mandy. I love both images and the way you put them together looks fabulous. Gorgeous flowers and ribbon. I love it. Hugs, Ivonne

    PS. Good luck to you and Jodie.

  15. so gorgeous Mandy! I love all the pretty details!!
    hugs & blessings

  16. Oh Mandy big hugs hunny, my son is exactly the same! Your card is just stunning, gorgeous image and your attention to detail is amazing! Joey x

  17. Beautiful work Mandy. Love the stamp combo and everything else.
    Caz x

  18. Ooohhh you and I are so different, I love a good storm - so long as my loved ones are safely at home that is. Your card is just amazing, gorgeous images and colouring and such beautiful details. Good luck to Jodie xxx

  19. Hi Mandy,
    your card is absolutely beautiful and the two stamps harmonize perfectly. I also love your coloring, the kraft cardstock, the flower arrangement and the wooden birds - simply everything. Thank you so much for your inspiration.
    Hugs, Anja

  20. This is so lovely. It's just beautifully elegant. Hugs, Robin

  21. Beautiful Mandy....:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  22. You are not alone being scared of the thunder and lightening.. I am scared of that too.. :o)
    I Looooove the Background.. And it is so Perfect with the Tilda Stamp.. And the flowers is Amazing.. so is the Flower arrangement. WOW that is Beautiful..
    I am in fact a bet curious about how you put it all together, and fasten it on the card.. ..
    Your flower arrangements always looks Beautiful.. :o)

  23. This is gorgeus, Mandy!


  24. This is stunning Mandy! Wow, it is card perfection! Laura x

  25. Beautifully Stunning...joann sassy raggedy

  26. Holy smokes, Mindy, this is phenomenal!!!!!!! Your design work is drop-dead gorgeous...WOW, WOW, WOW!

  27. Stunning card Mandy, just beautiful, love the colours and images, beautiful papers...gorgeous work.
    I just hide in the wardrobe when storms come, they cant get me in

    luv CHRISSYxx

  28. Mandy, gorgeous as ever Hun
    The background stamp is lovely
    Hope you get a better night sleep tonight
    Hugs Bex xx

  29. Wow wow wow, what a fabulous card Mandy. Just love this image, layout and colouring.
    Love Sharon. x

  30. OMG!! This is STUNNING Mandy..Loz

  31. OH MY GOODNESS!! Mandy... Your cards are breathtaking.. I love all the pink on this one.. You do such a good job on coloring.. I have a few copics but I never knew coloring was so hard to do LOL I used to as a kid but ya.. Not as easy as I thought.

    Thanks for your wonderful comment on my Simple moments... Very much appreciate it.

  32. Oh-my-GOSH! Mandy .. wow wow wow .. this is absolutely GORRRRGEOUS!!! The entire scene that you've created .. simply takes my breath away! And those flowers going up the fountain .. BRILLIANT!!! Gosh, lemme go drool over this more!! hehe!!!

    ps .. wishing you all quick and easy court days so it can be over with.

    Big Hugs,

  33. Sorry I had to laugh, my daughter is just as bad when it thunders! Wonderful cards since my last visit. I am now busy trying to play catchup after being glued to the Olympics :o)
    Jackie xx

  34. Love your gorgeous card Mandy.

  35. Gorgeous card Mandy, those stamps work so well together. Fab embellishments too, especially the little pearls around the edge. My mum used to be like you when it was Thunder and Lightning, I'm the total opposite...I love to sit at the window and watch!! (wouldn't want to be out in it mind!). Hope all goes well at court and there is no more adjournment! xx

  36. Absolutely stunning what else is there to say
    carol x

  37. Oh my word!!!!! this is simply stunning Mandy!!!

  38. Hi Mandy!
    this is one of the loveliest cards I have seen in a long time. The fountain is perfect for this Tilda. I love your use of Kraft card and your flowers are arranged beautifully. I love the pretty lace ribbon to finish it off. Super.
    hugs maz

  39. Very lovely work
    it is wonderfully made
    and very nicely painted stamp
    I am very delighted with your work

  40. wow, beautifully made​​, your hair color is a feast for the eyes, very very great, great color combo

  41. hi mandy, oh this is your usual gorgeous creation, soooooo beautiful.xx

  42. This is just beautiful. I like all the stitching and the coloring of the image is just beautiful. thanks for shareing with us at Pile It On this week.

  43. Ook van Jou blog moet Je wel volger worden Mandy.
    Wat heb Ik genoten van het bekijken van Je prachtige kaarten.
    Deze volger zal Je blog geregeld bezoeken.

    Gr Leny Hempen

  44. OMG... Mandy your card is absolutely GORGEOUS - I love just everything I can see on it !!!
    Thanks indeed for joining our Pearls and Swirls Challenge this week at Just Magnolia !!!
    Big Hugs,

  45. Wowzer cute Tilda creation you never cease to amaze me with your awesome stunning creations..great design & colours..fab take on the KRAFT chall

    smiles mummy Tildarette xx

  46. Wow!
    Absolutely stunning card!


  47. wunderbare Karte, gefällt mir sehr gut. Besten Dank für Mitspielen bei CUYL und viel Glück

  48. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On "Bingo Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    PIO DT
    Jenn Zeeb

  49. Stunning card, there's so many gorgeous details to look at! I love how you've used the stamps together - they look great! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week!

  50. Lovely images put together into a very nice scene with all your added flowers and embellies. Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  51. What a glorious card! That background is perfect for this Tilda - gorgeous work. :) Thank you for playing along with my summer theme at Amusing Challenges - I'm finally back from vacation and able to visit!!


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