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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Boozy Beer Mats - Totally Tilda DT

Good morning peeps,
I can't believe I haven't posted on my blog for a whole week!
I wasn't able to join my lovely Simon Says Stamp or Paper Play girlie's this week as I've been in so much pain I have been unable to sit at my desk in my craft room and finish my DT projects.
I am getting really annoyed with myself now & how I am so limited in what I can do at the moment, so I'm a right grump lol. I had no idea how painful a slipped disc is, I haven't even hoovered or slept in my bed for 12 days now, the doctor said a memory foam mattress is a definite no no for sleeping on with a slipped disc so I did as she said and tried to sleep on the floor which was hell getting down on the floor and I must have looked like a beached whale trying to get up off the floor so haven't tried that again lol. I'm not missing hubby's snoring but I don't half miss my hoovering lol.
 Whinging over lets get down to business.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight the challenge is

Thankfully Jodie nabbed me some beer mats for this challenge when she did some bar work in the holidays so I had everything planned & die cut, stamped & coloured, embellies sorted etc all ready in a tray waiting to be put together and all I had to do was cut my designer paper and assemble while propped up on my sofa. There was going to be a fourth little mat attached but these 3 took a ridiculous amount of days to make & I couldn't manage to do anymore so it's stayed as a 3 beer mat wall hanging which I'm quite pleased with despite not looking forward to this challenge I really enjoyed making them lol.
As always those fabulous Tilda girlie's have some gorgeous inspiration for you, pop over and take a peek.
All images have been coloured with Copics, the flowers are a mix of Prima, Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid, all the edges have been distressed with Vintage Photo distressed ink, and the sparkle is Platinum & Stardust Stickles. I've used a Cropodile to set the eyelets, all images are cut out with nesties & the ribbons are from my stash.

 Ingredients for the top beer mat -
Tools - Magnolia Doo Hickeys, Tilda Lace, & Old Oak tree, Woodware mini butterfly punch, MS Frond leaf punch

Ingredients for the middle beer mat -
Ingredients for the bottom beer mat -
Magnolia mini scarecrow Tilda, Melissa Frances & Kraft paper, Prima lace, Homemade pin, Raffia & skeleton leaves from stash
Tools - Magnolia Doo Hickey, Tilda lace, Heart swirls, Marianne Creatables decorative elegance die

I'm entering my wall hanging in the following challenges -
 TOMIC - Fall & the sketch.
Crafts 4 Eternity - Autumn days
Crafty Purple Frog - Fall into Fall
Hanna & Friends - anything goes

A little reminder that there is one more week left to enter our
challenge at

One more thing before I go, while linking up my supplies I noticed there are big savings to be made on
as well as loads of other special offers in the STAMPTEMBER SPECIAL at

hop on over and grab some bargains if I leave you any lol.

OMG I have just realised I have not announced my candy winners, I'm so sorry peeps I totally forgot, I will check the entries and fire up & announce the winners tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. oh bless you hun, and it must have been so uncomfortable to write this long post, but beautifully done. and awesome use of the beer mats, just fabulous
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. oh wow hun this is just stunning oh the detail on this is just amazing ,really hope you feel better soon hun love hugs cherylxxx

  3. Oh my goodness... Mandy... this is a dream! really! It is so perfect, don't know what to say.... AWESOME!!!

    Hugs, Tanja

  4. Oh my God! Mandy this is stunning! What an absolute fantastic and loevly Magnolia/Tilda wall hanging! And poor you having so much pain with your back!! This is quite a torture!
    I wish you all my best!

  5. Perfect - especially love the one with the tree...look after yourself hun
    Sarah x

  6. I saw this early this morning Mandy on the totally tilda blog and loved it so much.It is beautiful.I`m so sorry to hear about your slipped disc too,you poor thing you are in the wars.Hope you get better soon.
    Try and take it easy,hugs Kelly.

  7. hiya sweetie
    this is amazingggggggggggggg hunni
    i just totaly love it sweetie
    i'm sorry to hear you have so much pain and can't sleep sweetie, but i know what your going true, i have 24 hours of pain, and sin's this week i have my scootmobile, so i can go out more
    i wish you all the best hunni
    and about the candy's, when you're in so much pain you forget things, no complaning here sweetie
    see you later sweetie
    have a great sunday hun
    hugs angelique

  8. This is just stunning Mandy, really beautiful, so many details of gorgeousness...
    Hope you improve soon..
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. So sorry to hear you are in sooooo much pain Mandy I mean it must be bad for you to put you miss your hoovering!!!! lol

    I'm so glad you are managing a little crafing even though this beautiful creation must have taken you ages as its just gorgeous and the detail is just perfect!

    Take care Love Chanelle xxx

  10. Hi Mandy, I am so sorry to hear you are in so much pain, sounds awful. I am in awe of your wall hanging and you've put so much love and effort into it. I adore your colouring of all three images and the borders and embellies are absolute perfection as always. Stunning! Get better soon, Hugs, Teresa x

  11. This is utterly stunning! I love all your little details x Hope your back is soon feeling better x Janet

  12. OMG!! ive never seen beer mats like it!!! You WOW me every time hunni...these are truly beautiful xxx

  13. This is totally gorgeous. Such pretty Tildas and wonderful detail.
    Hope you are feeling better very soon.
    Denise xx

  14. This Is So Beautiful!!... I love Them All!!

  15. Hiya Moo Moo
    So sorry to hear you are not a well bunny :-( Can you not try taking alcohol to ease the pain? :-)
    Gorgeous wall hanging. Love everything about it, especially the tree

  16. Mandy, these are absolutely beautiful! Hope you are feeling better. Tracey x

  17. WOW considering you are in so much pain and not up to crafting this wall hanging is absolutely AMAZING! I love all the elements on this, truly stunning. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Claire x

  18. Wow this is stunning Mandy! Sorry to hear you are suffering with so much pain ... hope it eases soon.

    Lisa x

  19. Oh my goodness!! This is the cutest thing I've seen!! I love it and I just pinned it on Pinterest =)

  20. Absolutely AMAZING!!! Mandy this is gorgeous, I love the raffia ribbon too a fabulous touch. Joey x

  21. Hi Mandy, wow hun that is such an aodrable hanger!! Just love it!! So many lovely details and your colouring is stunning as always. Hugs, Frea

  22. Wow, this is soo adorable! Love the bottom one, with scarecrow Tilda and the georgeus embellishments, but of course they are all soo pretty! Georgeus puncher too, and great fall colors. :)

  23. Awww Mandy hun, you sound at the end of your tether....hope it soon gets better for you...did't they used to put a board under the mattress for a slipped disc....

    Love this hanging, it's simply gorgeous, take care.xx

  24. Super! It's beautiful! Sasha

  25. Hi Mandy wow..........truly an amazing project:) Sandra H

  26. This is so amazingly cute... love the punched border, lace, flower arrangement and the beautiful colors! Gotta love those cute little sweeties too, they are so adorable and colored beautifully too! Love this!

  27. This is amazing! Very beautiful.


  28. OMG Mandy this is a masterpiece, what a work of art, just gonna hang around for a while and stare!

  29. Oh wow, what a gorgeous wall hanging, great colours :o)
    Jackie xx

  30. Oh Mandy this is stunning.

    Been thinking of how you are getting on and as I read that your having a diffult time.

    Take care of yourself.
    Kathleen x

  31. Mandy hunny wow wow wow, this is gorgeous, beautiful, I love it, your extras and embellies are fab,

    hope your feeling better soon hun, will mail you this week, bet you can't wait lol, hugs Liz xx

  32. This is just gorgeous.


  33. So sorry to hear you are in so much pain. Your hanging is wonderful, beautifully coloured. Elaine

  34. This belongs hanging in a museum! WOW! So many gorgeous details!!!!!!!!! Can't say enough about it!

  35. What a gorgeous wall hanging.

    Take care of your self and I hope you'll feel better soon.


  36. WOW, WOW, WOW......WHAT A DELIGHTFULLY STUNNING WORK OF ART!!!!!!! Very creative with the yummiest details! Love, love it!

  37. This is sooo gorgeous & love that you have used beer mats Lol. who would have know x

    I do hope your slipped disc gets to normal soon luv x

    hugs sally x

  38. Невероятная красота!!

  39. Oh Mandy, I am so sorry, poor you, sounds awful. Hope your disc sorts itself out and stops being mean to you. I absolutely love your hanging, the details is amazing. You are so clever x

  40. Oh my! This is beautiful! Spectacular!

  41. Oh sweetie big warm hugs for you. I am so sorry to hear your back is giving you such grief. I heard a slipped disk is very painful and I pray it subsides.
    I've missed seeing your creations but I know you must take care of yourself!!!!

    Your wall mat is gorgeous. I am drooling over each mat and the lovely embellies you added. The tree on the fist one is so stinking CUTE!!!!

    I hope you feel better soon.
    Hugs Bonnie

  42. Hi Mandy
    A really fabulous design, love your images too. So gorgeous.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  43. A great idea, and your implementation is beautiful. I'm very excited.

  44. Oh WOW this is amazing Mandy and each mat is gorgeous.

  45. Stunning wall hanging! Love all the attention to detail.
    Really hope your back feels better soon, try not to do too much, and the hoovering can wait :-)

  46. Wowwwww Mandy what fantastic creativity and inspiration, when I saw the theme for the challenge my mind went blank but now I am full of ideas, this is absolutely wonderful brilliantly designed the colours, flowers and Tilda's all look ACE.
    Lorraine x

  47. I am so sorry you are in such pain. I do hope it gets better soon.
    Your wall hanging is gorgeous. I love the raffia and flower arrangement on the bottom one.
    Nikki x

  48. Gorgeous creation Mandy!! Each mat looks fantastic with beautiful details!
    I'm sorry to hear you're in so much pain and I hope that you soon feel better again.
    hugs, Marlies

  49. So sorry you have been in so much pain. I had wondered where you were. You must be feeling better because this is gorgeous! I would never have guessed that to be beer coasters, lol. Glad to see you back!

  50. Sorry to hear you are in so much pain. I know how those slipped discs feel and they are not fun at all!! I'm surprised you were able to even get anything done. But those mats are stunning! Just an amazing job and while hurt! :D

    Hope you feel better soon!

    xx Tracey xx

  51. This so wonderful!!! Wow!!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Hanna and Friends.


  52. Hi hun
    how ya didlin?? wow this is one stunning creation,do hope you are feeling better soon hun, sue,x

  53. Amazing project Mandy!! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  54. Oh wow Mandy this is so beautiful!
    Thank tou for stopping by at my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.
    with the dies I find that you need to hook out the cut with a pokey tool. I used a cuttlebug at first but I have swapped to a big shot and find that this cuts better overall!HTH xx

  55. Wow! Mandy, your beermat hanger is absolutely gorgeous!! Hope your feeling better soon!

    Hugs Hazel xx

  56. amazing job!!!! pop on over to Delightful Challenges winners post , you won!!

  57. Ack Mandy Im so sorry you are suffering. I nearly left a message on your last post yesterday to check everything was ok with you, and then I didnt want you thinking I was being a nosey begger!! Your wall hanging is gorgeous, really and truly stunning. I really hope you get some relief soon. I can completely sympathise. Sending gentle hugs your way. Lee x

  58. OMG this is stunning Mandy! What a fabulous wall hanging, I love it! Sorry to hear you are having so much pain with your back, hope you will feel better soon!! .. and yes I was naughty ha ha :) Thank you for your nice comment on my card. Hugs xx Dora

  59. What an amazing project Mandy - I adore it and you have given me some great inspiration for Christmas hangings too ..... thank you so much for sharing. I know the shoulder and back are painful but (being selfish now ! lol) please don't stop crafting and sharing with us !!!!

    Hugs, Sandra xx

  60. Hi Oh my sounds so painful and annoying having a slip disc !! I was walking 4 miles home from work to try and lose weight lol and my back went I have never had so much pain in my life !! and was off for a week !! seems okay now so I can't imagine how awful it must be for you !! Really hope they can make it better for you . Wow this is just so incredible can't believe they were beermats ! I like the three of them so can't pick a favourite. So much work and so many pretty details !! so unique and best creation in blogland right now !!!! Kitty ;0)

  61. wow stunning Mandy! as usual!!!!

  62. Stunning! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

  63. Oh these are so pretty! Hope your back feels better soon! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  64. Dear Mandy,
    I'll be watching this blog closely. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site.
    Hugs from Marina from Germany
    I invited you gently to visit my creative Website:


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