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Monday, 3 December 2012

Sitting Pretty - Totally Tilda DT, Mini Candy Winner & Santas Galore!

Hello peeps,
We've had a busy weekend here, hubby and Jodie went on the Santa run with the bike club on Saturday while I was busy fighting with Christmas decorations, yes fighting with the flipping things lol. Hubbs fetched it all out of the loft for me to put the tree up while he was off playing Santa, so I waved them off at 8.30am & couldn't wait to get started so I unpacked loads of bags & box's & had my little piles of various coloured baubles, stars, icicles, lights etc & basically trashed the front room doing it. Then I unpacked the tree & had a major panic, no flipping tree stand!!! Poor Gareth was sent up and down the loft ladder to hunt for the stand that many times he was seriously fed up & eventually I had the brainwave of using the old Christmas tree stand if it fitted which thankfully it did, problem sorted :)
Back downstairs I discovered Jester (puppy) & Diddly (cat) had been having a wonderful time with the baubles and lights & I no longer had my neat little piles ready to decorate I had a complete mess & a few crunched up baubles, marvellous lol. After untangling all the lights, strings of beads & retrieving the baubles etc that were scattered all around the lounge and kitchen it was now 1.30pm and I had achieved basically nothing lol. By the time hubby & Jode arrived home at 5.30pm I was staggering about feeling drunk on my painkillers & I had managed to get the lounge tree and the little tree in the kitchen up & just about straighten out the house so it no longer looked like a bomb had gone off in it lol.
Yesterday was spent shopping & then hubbs had a migraine & went to bed so we still haven't put all the decorations up, maybe by Christmas Eve we will have it all sorted lol.

Today oops no yesterday was new challenge day at
TOTALLY TILDA
& this fortnight our challenge is
SITTING PRETTY
so we would love to see your Tilda's who are sitting down :)
When I saw Magnolia were bringing out a Nativity Collection I didn't think I would like them very much but I  do, I think they are all adorable.
The Copic colours I've used are -
 Tilda With Holy Baby - skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, hair - E44, E43, E41, dress - B32, B000, B0000 / C1, C0, C00
Tilda With Little Dove - skin E11, E00, E000, R20, hair - E25, E31, E50, dress - C1, C0, C00, wings - C1, C00, B0000, BG0000
baby - skin E11, E00, E000, R20, hair - E43, E41, E40
Holy House - E25, E35, E55 / E41, E42, E43 / W4, W2, W00 / E27, E25, E21 sorry I must have stopped writing them down!
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Inspire Me Friday - anything goes
The winner of my mini candy Santa stamp is
Danielle - Au-dela des images
Congrats hunny, please email me with your full name and postal addy - moominstacey@live.co.uk and I will get Santa posted off to you :)

My fellow Pinterest addicts will have seen the Stamptember pin board and I am so very happy to say that it's back, well not Stamptember obviously but a PIN IT TO WIN IT HOLIDAY CONTEST 
yaaaaayyyyyy
I love, love, love Pinterest and I have just passed the 300 followers mark woo hoo :)

Before I go I thought I'd leave you with a Santa or two & my little Rudolph who was very excited as her and hubby were filmed riding through Bristol & were on the news, guess who had to rewind the news many times lol.
Approx 450 motorbikes joined the Santa run taking Christmas presents & donations to The Childrens Hospice South West & had a very cold but brilliant day, stopping off at Weston-Super-Mare for a hot chocolate on route.
Jodie & hubbs said they have never known so many bored looking people in cars & pedestrians smile, beep their horns & wave as the rode past, then again it's not every day hundreds of Santa, Reindeer, fairys etc ride around on motorbikes lol.
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36 comments:

  1. Wow Mandy your card is so gorgeous, those Tilda's are coloured beautifully, the flowers and bow are awesome and your finishing touches are perfect - love it all!
    Sounds like the Christmas trimmings were giving you the runaround (with the help of a couple of fur babies!) and love the piccies!
    Have a great week
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  2. WOW, totally sensational!!!!! Love your card and gorgeous colouring!!!! the flowers are amazing and you have a special talent with bows! Hugs, Brigitte

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  3. Wow Mandy your card is so gorgeous, those Tilda's are coloured beautifully, the flowers and bow are awesome and your finishing touches are perfect - love it all!
    Sounds like the Christmas trimmings were giving you the runaround (with the help of a couple of fur babies!) and love the piccies!
    Have a great week
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  4. Hi hun, what a fabulous card, so, so beautiful!!.. also wanted to let you know I showcased your Santa card on my blog for MIM.... I could be here all day browsing your beautiful cards lol!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  5. They sure are sitting very pretty on your stunning card Mandy!!

    xx Irene

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  6. Wow! Amazing! Great card! I admire your colouring talent! :D

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  7. Hi Mandy
    A stunning and beautiful card love the scene and gorgeous colour's
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  8. Beautiful card Mandy, a total triumph. Love the photos too, wish I could have seen it in real life.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  9. Mandy, your card is extraordinary! The scene you created with both tildas is peaceful and graceful, the feeling goes straight to my heart. Wonderful coloring, fabulous flower arrangement, will certainly be cherished by whoever receives it.
    And... woot woot, I am the lucky winner of your mini candy. thank you so much, it makes my day, e-mail to follow. Hugs from Montreal. xoxo

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  10. what a stunning card love the stamps adorable and layout is as always stunning

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  11. I love your card Mandy the image is coloured beautifully and the layout is stunning. Caroline xxx

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  12. Wowser this is a beautiful card. I love the Tildas and the colouring is beautiful.

    Hugs
    Gina x

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  13. Mandy, your nativity scene is exquisite! Love everything about it, especially your expert coloring of the sweet images! Fabulous design and details...love the sentiment (must get that....last time I looked, it was sold out)!
    Thanks for sharing those awesome pictures.

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  14. This is Fabulous Mandy...Loz

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  15. Ooohhh woowwww you made such a gorgeous card, it's awesome!!!!

    gr. arjette.

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  16. Oooh Mandy your card is just sooooo A-Dorable!! I love it to pieces. Your fabulous colouring, beautiful flowers and gorgeous bow!!
    hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  17. Hi mandy,
    your card is amazing! love everything about it
    hugs
    céline

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  18. Another gorgeous card Mandy with fabulous embellishments. Those flowers are just so stunning. Would you mind telling me where you bought them.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  19. Such a magnificent card,Mandy!! Lovely pictures too. Hugs, Nicole

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  20. Ha ha hunny sounds like fun, the road trip of course not you having the hee bee jeebies over the tree base and your so unclean house!lol,

    hope your ok and your shoulders not giving you too much jip!
    have fun, hugs Liz xx

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  21. Oh flippin heck forgot to say your card is gorgeous!!!!!! lol hugs Liz xx

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  22. Fabulous card:) So sweet and delicate as always:) Beautiful stamps and fabulous colouring:)
    Big hug dear friend,
    Sonia

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  23. Amazing as ususal love your creations hugs Denise xx

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  24. This is fabulous! I like the colors you used! Great design and image! xx

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  25. Gorgeous! Makes me want the collection of these cuties. Hope you get your decorations up soon!!

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  26. Beautiful Coloring.. and ..WOW.. Great masking job with the stamps.. I am not to fond of these stamps either.. But you made them look Amazing.. Gorgeous Coloring too. just look how you have colored the brick stones.. and wood... WOW.. Gorgeous Flower arrangement to.. and Beautiful sewed.. love that little corner embellie :o) Great Card!
    Hope you have managed to finish the decorations.. I don´t decorate that much.. As we are so much away from home.. But i do use red curtains and lots of red tea-lights during Christmas..
    Well just came home from a 3 hour drive.. quite exhausted.. And had not less than 3x2 Moose in front of my car. .. Phew.. Lucky I had the feeling.. seeing the brake marks from other cars.. and also saw them entering the road in time.. But they did not want to move either.. I had a Big one walking to me.. and I almost screamed.. out loud... Blinking with the car lights.. it stopped.. But WOW. I AM SCARED OF MOOSE!!! :O)

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  27. OMG!!! Mandy. I've been looking at your blog and your work is totally amazing. I must have a go at colouring Tilda sometime. Thank you for your lovely comment on the Simon says challenge.

    Truly inspirational.

    Crafty hugs
    Donna xx

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  28. Hi Mandy what a gorgeous card, I love the nativity design and your colouring and layout is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  29. Magnificent creation as ever, with a totally wowzers floral arrangement! Jen xx

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  30. Wonderful scene you built with the Nativity Collection! Your creations just leave me in utter amazement! It looks like the Santa and Reindeer bike ride was tons of fun:)

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  31. wow, your card scene is stunning! (no surprises there!) great photos, I love the reindeer bike!! x

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  32. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    {Doing Life – 400 Follower Give Away}

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  33. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #9, #12, #30, # 87, # 126, #127, #128, #157, #172, #173 and #176.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  34. Saw this on MIM and just had to take a closer look! So fabulous! Glad I came by!

    Hugs,
    Becky G

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  35. Wow Mandy, I love this image and your gorgeous card! The colors are so pretty and love the sprinkles of glitter everywhere. I {heart} this card big time! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

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Mandy xx

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