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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Gone Fishing! - Totally Tilda DT Card

Hello lovely peeps,
I am loving this beautiful weather we have at the moment, glorious sunshine and barely a cloud in the sky & I have been on a crazy cleaning spree :)
My house smells lovely, the aromas change from room to room, bees wax polish, Sweet Pea disinfectant, bleach, citrus floor cleaner & Mr Muscle bathroom cleaner, yum lol.
Why the cleaning spree when the sun has been shining? I always clean like a lunatic when I'm stressed & I'm feeling slightly stressed, no make that very stressed! My baby girl & hubs set off this morning for their holiday in Barcelona with friends from the Harley club & as aeroplanes don't allow motorbikes on board they are on a boat & as some of you know I hate boats, boats terrify me & the thought of all those fish swimming about beneath them is enough to send me into complete meltdown lol..
First of all I had the motorbike trauma with me shouting at Jodie (not that she could hear me) to hold on to hubby as they roared off down the road on his beloved bike & the naughty girl had both arms up in the air waving at me smiling & laughing.
Right now they are on that boat & are five hours & twenty one minutes into their eighteen & a half hour boat journey to Santander :( Brittany Ferries is on my favourites list so I can track that darn boat while they will be on it & they both have strict instructions to wear life jackets at all times and to sleep in the life boat lol. Can you tell I hate boats & won't be sleeping tonight lol.
Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is

We are waving a sad goodbye to some of my lovely Tilda teamies as it's a new term & we also have some fabulous new teamies to welcome.
One of my new teamies is still a real shocker for me as my lovely friend Elaine who once upon a time wasn't a Tilda fan has been converted & is now a Tilderette so job done Elaine's nicely brainwashed lol.
On today's card I have finally got around to inking a couple more neglected Magnolia stamps, sweet little Tilda Gone Fishing and the Sea background from 2008 which I have changed & coloured it as a lake instead of the sea with grass around it as I thought grass would go better than sand on this card.
The copic colours I've used are -
Tilda - skin - E11, E00, E000, R12, hair - E44, E43, E41, top - C3, C1, C00, dungarees - B93, B91, BG10, boots -W4, W2, W00, basket - E53, E51, E50, fishing rod - B99, B95, B91 / R59, R39 / C1, C0
Reeds - E37, E35, E31 / YG99, YG95, YG91
Grass - YG67, YG63, YG61, YG23, 0 / G40, G43, G21, G82, YG63, YG01, 0
This little card is available in my Etsy shop if anyone is interested :)

Yesterday was our little Casey Violets (great niece) first birthday and that dear little maid has such a happy nature, she took the hoards of party guests all in her stride & there was a lot of us at her party.
Here she is with Auntie Jodie finding it hilarious me telling her to keep her hands off my camera lol.
 Time to put my feet up and have a hop around if I can manage to sit still, it's taken me all day to write my post as I keep getting up & cleaning things that don't need cleaning & tracking that flipping boat lol.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. WOW Mandy!!!! Your card is lovely and what a great idea to change the sea to a lake!!!! Hugs, Brigitte

  2. Gorgeous card,
    your niece is so sweet
    have a great new week and summer
    hugs Tamara

  3. I don't believe are not STILL Fab card Mandy as always and love the photos of little Casey, she is such a poppet.

    Now take that DVD of the Titanic out of your machine and watch St Trinians instead.......hugs Annette x

  4. Such a fabulous card Mandy, I love the scene you created and once again those flowers, stitching and paper choices are fantastic. What a cute little girl your great niece is. Such a happy smile.
    Suzi x

  5. Gorgeous card Mandy. Love the cute image and you have coloured her beautifully. Love the flowers and scrummy papers.
    Hugs Sharon x

  6. Hi Mandy i love the card it's stunning as always! and how cute is the little one?!!!

  7. Another stunning card Mandy. You always create such amazing cards that I run out of anything different to say! Love your colouring, papers, embellies, layout...
    I hope you were sitting down when you read the news? Yaaaayyyy I'm a Tildarette and you know it's all your fault Mrs!! You forced me to love them!

    I love boats! As long as they are big boats, and ferries are the best. But planes...OMG I am terrified of flying and that's one reason why I don't go on holiday much.

    Big hugs
    Elaine xxx

  8. Hi Mandy, this is fab, love the colours and the layout and the butterfly is super.
    Hugs Sue W.

  9. This is so striking Mandy. I was going to say pretty but since Tilda is a tomboy this time didn't know if she would like it ... hehe. Fantastic creation!

  10. Absolutely stunning card.

  11. The first clue I had that you might not be yourself was the color of this CUTE CUTE CUTE card... no pink in sight LOL. That's do any color extremely well :) AND I might add that your copic coloring is wonderful!!! Praying for you to wind down and have peace of mind today ♥ Lots and lots of love Sweetie xxx

  12. Hee hee, I can understand your stress, but I'm sure they'll both be fine and home before you know it! Gorgeous card, Mandy! Susie x (I know, haven't commented for sorry x)

  13. Mandy! Had to laugh at your comments about the bike and boat. Like you I hate boats. And it can be worrying when loved ones are away from home. Graham went hill walking in Switzerland with his 2 brothers and it was a nightmare for me as they had no phone signal for 9 days. I had visions of them all lying at the bottom of sone glacier. So I empathise with you hun :)
    Casey is beautiful and such a happy wee thing. Glad you enjoyed her party. Stunning card as usual

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  15. Gorgeous Mandy...I love the scene...brilliant...Hugz Gayle xx

  16. This is such a beautiful card hun xxx

  17. Wow what a beautifull card! Love the colours and ofcourse your colouring!
    Some great pics you're showing us, that little one has a great smile, especially love the 2nd !

  18. Stunning card Mandy, love it.
    Caz x

  19. Gorgeous card Mandy - so much pretty detailing. Hugs, Claire x

  20. Mandy, i love i love i love !!!!!!!!!!!
    so beautiful, love everything

  21. this is so beautiful! I love all of the awesome details and how soft it is.

  22. Wish I had some of your energy for cleaning cuz my house could stand a good going thru. The worrying about your kids NEVER ends. Mine are married with kids of their own & I STILL worry everytime they are out & about. Beutiful card Mandy & your coloring is out of this world ... Truly love the image & those wonderful flowers etc.
    Hugs, Janie

  23. Another stunning creation, Mandy! Brilliant colouring, gorgeous embellishments and wonderful 'Mandy' details, as only you do!
    Fabulous piccies of your great niece, Casey Violet on her first birthday, she is a darling! Hope your stress levels are returning to normal now! Hugs, Lisa x

  24. ooooooooooh Bridget here, so sorry hun got so much going on don't get that much of an opportunity to blog hop these days, but always watch your creations even if I do not shamefully comment. When I first saw this one I thought oh my how come you don't break your sewing machine, and oooooooo that is fabulous reminds me that when the husband is fishing I get to craft. A gorgeous card and beautiful floral array and apologise for my lack of commenting
    Bridget :(

  25. wouw wat een mooie kaart
    groetjes Anneke

  26. wouw wat een mooie kaart
    groetjes Anneke

  27. What a cute and sweet card. I love all the dimension.

  28. It this is just adorable. I was all set to purchase this cutie but someone else had beaten me to it x

  29. Hi, you have a Very Nice Blog. . .
    What about we follow each other? let me know :)

  30. Your creations are gorgeous, I'm very excited to be following you to see what other creations you have to inspire me. I love how you link the products you use too, very helpful! Have a sweet day~ Hugs

  31. I love this card and being a tomboy myself I think your card and details capture a tomboys personality completely! Thanks for sharing Casey's pictures...she is adorable.

  32. Another inspirational card Mandy, love your beautiful design with such perfect details and I adore how you've altered the background to compliment your awesome coloured Tilda!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  33. MANDY!!!!!!! I'm so glad you found me! Your comment made me smile yesterday :) lol dancing queen! It's been almost a year I don't know where the time has gone but I'll be doing my best to keep up! Everyone is so advanced now! Your cards are beautiful! Looking forward to catching up with all your craftiness again! Kirsty xx


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