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Friday, 1 February 2013

Frame It - La La Land GDT Card

Hello lovely peeps, 
I am so not happy with the husband! I've had a traumatic morning trying to feed his bearded dragons their salad. I always make hubs hand feed them their live food so there aren't any locust or crickets hopping around their home so that when he is at work & I need to feed them there are no creepy crawlies in there as I really don't like those horrid creatures. This morning I put my hand in the dragons Vavarium to take out the salad bowls to feed them & I was just about to pick Millie the smaller dragon up & had the fright of my life when a large locust jumped over my hand. I was trying to convince myself the dragons would be fine without salad this morning but my conscience got the better of me & so it was a case of marigolds on, sleeves tucked in, beady eyes on the locusts & very slowly edging my hand in to reach the bowls while all the time quietly cursing the husband lol. I can't cope with going through that again at tea time so if Millie & Merlin haven't eaten those locusts by then I think I'll be quickly opening the door, forget the bowls & throw the salad in and shutting the door again very quickly lol.

Today is
Inspiration Friday at La La Land for this weeks
challenge :)
The image I've used on today's card is super cute little Sweet Friends Marci & I have used the Filigree Corner Die on the corners of my frame. I made the frame by simply using a rectangle of card & cutting an aperture using my largest rectangle nestie. I then covered it with a couple of layers of Picket Fence crackle paint and when dry added the Filigree corners which I painted using Pewter crackle paint.
The Copic colours I've used are -
skin -E11, E00, E000, R20, hair - E44, E43, E41, clothes - B95, B93, B91 /  W4, W2, W0.
Panda - N9, N7, N5 / C1, C0, C00 / RV55, RV10.

The papers I've used are from a Papermania pad called Lucy Cromwell, The feathers were from Etsy, Blue twirly branch is from Magnolia, white twirly from The Ribbon Girl & the little bows I have had for ages & I think were from a craft show.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Inspire Me Friday - anything goes
Gareth has just come home for a bath before work which I thought was strange as from 2am this morning he started house sitting for our friends who have gone to Australia for a month, but the penny has just dropped! Of course if he comes home for a bath or shower he'll leave his dirty washing for good old mum to do, he's not daft that lad lol.
Have a lovely weekend & thanks for stopping by

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  1. Oh Mandy this is so cute. I love this little cutie and she looks fantastic in your beautiful frame. Gorgeous selection of embellies too, just love your twisted stems.
    Big Hugs

  2. Gorgeous framed card and oooooooh Mandy, you're brave cause everything you describe (including the animals that needed feeding) makes my skin crawl lol!!!!!!!

    xx Irene

  3. OMG Mandy...your soo brave, not a chance I could do that...screammmmmm...just the thought..oh brave

    Your card is soo gorgeous, very pretty as always...enjoy your week-end and make your hubby buy you something nice for the trauma you

  4. Mandy, this is so cute, love the image, your colouring is fantastic, and love all the detail and fabulous stitching!!!

  5. Mandy this is just so pretty and I love the picture frame on the wall.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  6. Hi Mandy, hope you've recovered from your locust ordeal!
    Fab card, love the frame and pretty embellishments! The image is so sweet and coloured brilliantly and I always love your stitching detail! Hugs, Lisa x

  7. Fabulous card my dear,wonderful image and lovely colors^_^
    Have a beautiful weekend^_^
    Big hug,

  8. Gorgeous card,
    love it-image is super,
    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Tamara

  9. Absolutely stunning card Mandy your colouring is so beautiful. Lol with you and those dragons ;-)

  10. oh my Mandy i totally love ! fab idea the frame around stamp.
    amazing coloring!

  11. Gosh Mandy this is stunning xx

  12. Hi Mandy
    A stunning and beautiful card gorgeous colour's and design have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  13. Wow, what a beautiful card! I love the spirals and flowers. I would never think of using those embellishments together but it's amazing! The corners are a nice touch it all!!!!!

  14. Wow amazing card, the frame is fantastic, corners brilliant, all of if perfect, well done...

  15. Love this framed card! The branches and feathers are such a gorgeous addition to the card!

  16. Absolutely stunning card. The colours are beautiful.

  17. Gorgeous card, very pretty colours & such a cute image
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  18. pmsl Mandy you painted some picture there, marigolds and all.
    Smashing card as always, love the little frame, it sets the sweet image off beautifully
    Anne x

  19. OMG Mandy!!!! It's so wonderful the way you made the frame around her!!!! Love how you coloured her and the gorgeous flowers! Hugs, Brigitte

  20. awww mandy i love this!!! what a great idea about the frame.... i have actually just bought some of this! i love the gorgeous layout :)

  21. This is so pretty Mandy, love the frame aroud the cute mage and fabulous colouring and details..gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  22. Wow Mandy this is so beautiful! I adore it!

    Gina x

  23. Really gorgeous Mandy - love the framing. Talk about being devoted!!! You merit a really yummy valentines. Nicola x

  24. Beautiful, I love your work Mandy.
    Becky xx

  25. Oh how lovely! The frame is beautiful, and so are your gorgeous soft colours!

    love Mags B x

  26. wow. this card is fabulous. Love how you created that frame and love all the wonderful little details.

  27. Hi Mandy just found your blog wow what stunning creations you have made no wonder you have so many followers well you have 1 more now
    Jacki xx


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