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Sunday 30 October 2011

My First Book-card - Addicted To Stamps DT Card

Good morning peeps,
It's been a busy few days for me, hubby had a knee operation in a hospital that isn't local to us but as the waiting time was months shorter than our local hospital it was worth the travelling to hopefully stop him suffering so much, old age is cruel, apparently lol.
He seems to be doing well considering, and even though he's hobbling on crutches, all bandaged up & in pain he still didn't want to risk eating my cooking last night so cooked us a lovely curry, thank god he used to be a chef or we'd have all starved long ago lol.

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

My DT card is my very first book-card which I made especially for a blogging friend as I wanted to pop some little goodies inside it for her
Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, Tilda with Winter Flowers
Medium - Copics
Lace & Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You (thanks Blondie xx)
Flowers - Prima & Wild Orchid, Kort & Godt
Pearls - Melissa Frances
Pin - homemade

I have distressed my paper edges and added lots of Picket Fence crackle paint to pretty much everything and added some diamond stickles for some lovely sparkle, and some cheesecloth to add to the soft and shabby look.
I love how several of the Magnolia Sweet Christmas Dreams stamps can be used for different occasions which is good as I just want to keep playing with them as they are so adorable but I need to make some birthday cards too as Jodie wanted one to give to her friend yesterday & I only had 2 birthday cards "in stock" for her to choose from, so now I'm down to one single birthday card to spare, shocking lol.
On the inside of the card I made a pocket and added a large tag made with Go Kreate dies to write my greeting on, & inside the box I stamped the gorgeous Magnolia Love Letter directly onto the Magnolia Lace Flower paper.

If anyone wants to make a book-card Tina has a fab tutorial which I followed but changed the dimensions as I wanted my card to be square instead of rectangle as shown in Tina's tutorial

Finally here is the back cover
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -

TOMIC - bingo (left row down, metal embellies, ribbon & bows, Magnolia papers),
 Totally Papercrafts - glitter it,
Crafty Ribbons - bingo (left row down, glitter, punches/dies, lace)
Stamptacular - borders & frames

Before I go I wanted to say a mahoosive thank you to our lovely Steph from Simon Says Stamp for featuring this little card of mine in the Simon Says Stamp advert on the back cover of Magnolia Ink, it's a huge honour to be a cover girl for the second time, thanks soooo much Steph xxx
Don't forget to enter your promotional code from the advert next time you shop peeps to get a free gift with your order
That's it from me peeps, later today I am hoping to put together a couple of quick tutorials that have been requested and spend some time blog hopping & catching up with my masses of emails.
If you haven't entered my candy and would like to it ends tomorrow so pop your name in Mr Linky.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Oh Mandy this is absolutely stunning. I love it.
    Congratulations on being a cover girl.
    Kathleen x

  2. Oh wow Oh wow...gotta be your best 2 pieces of work yet hun - totally stunning - Congrats on the mag cover - wow - what an honour.............
    Enjoy your day
    Sarah x

  3. Mandy,your cards are amazing!so very beautiful.

  4. wow i love your bookcard. beautiful

  5. Your bookcard looks awsom! Wonderful done, I like al the little details.

    hugs, Nanda

  6. Oh, this card is so adorable! A wonderful image perfectly colored and so beautiful details.

  7. Hi Mandy
    A stunning and beautiful card your friend will love this
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  8. Hiya Mandy,
    WOW what a stupendous card. I couldn't stop looking at it there was so much detail. I so wish I could create a beautiful card like that. I tend to want to get a card finished pretty quickly hence not as much detail on some of mine. Hopefully your recipient will keep and treasure that forever!

  9. Hi Mandy,
    Oh My..... your book card is absolutly amazing, so pink.... i love it. wonderful colouring as usual.
    the second card is so beautiful too.

  10. Stunning or what Mandy, I love all the details and friend will be over the moon to receive it.

    Hugs Ali x

    PS Hope your hubby recovers quickly - we don't want you fading away.

  11. oh wow hun stunning as always the detail on this is just fantastic love the colors and all the embellishments,hope hubby,starts to feel much better soon hugs cherylxx

  12. firstly hope hubby is on the mend, gorgeous card as always such detail and so gorgeous and I am sure your crafting friend will love it (I still have mine on display) and well done you on your advert publish of course would expect nothing more from your exquisite work
    Hugs Bridget xx

  13. Mandy,this is just stunning,just Wow.Your Friend will adore this book card,Hope your hubby gets better soon. Big Congrats on being a cover girl again.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs Sue xx

  14. Wow your book card is so beautiful Mandy, love your colouring and fabulous floral detail.
    Nicola -x-

  15. Stunning creation Mandy. Hugs, Claire x

  16. Yea a cover girl - you naughty thing!! Congrats for this and what a card too today!! She is stunning. Loving your handmade by thingy on the back - its perfect fro your one off cards if you can call them that - they are works of art Mandy! Enjoy Sunday! Sheila:)X

  17. WOWZER sugary sweet Tilda creation baby in hell am I supposed to colour my Tilda's when you produce THE most amazing creations?? awesome embellies am drooling all over it..slurp many congrats on your publication..

    smiles blogging mummy

  18. Mandy your cards are gorgeous! I hope your hubby heals quickly. Have a wonderful weekend.


  19. A gorgeous bookcard Mandy! I love the colours and all the beautiful details!!! Great Colouring!!
    Congrats on being a cover girl!
    hugs, Marlies

  20. wow that is gorgeous, love all the embellishments and attention to detail!

  21. Oh wow, this is just out off this world. So gorgeous.
    Hugs, Yvon

  22. Hi Wow it is amazing, perfect Tilda and yes she is so adaptable done in dreamy colours. I love all the techniques! you have used! and how you have dressed it up . Wow being a cover girl !! Go girl ! Have a great Sunday Kitty ;0)

  23. It is always such a treat visiting your awesome much inspiration to be found here!
    I adore your phenomenal book card many stunning details!!! I also love your second card...stunning work!

  24. Wow, your card is so amazing!
    I love the colors, and the way you have filled the card with georgeus embellishments and details. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  25. Ohw, it's an amzing bookcard! I love it.

    Congratulations with being featured with your card in the Simon Says Stamp advert on the back cover of Magnolia Ink. You deserved it, because it's a gorgeous card.

    I hope your hubbies knee will be heeled soon, so he feels better again.


  26. Mandy wow!!! stunning gorgeous, beautiful!!! i have tried to comment before but it wouldn't let me.I come back and tried again as i just had to have another look!
    Your a very talented lady Mandy love your blog!

  27. Another gorgeous card Mandy!!! ps have you seen my candy? hurry though it ends on Halloween!

  28. Oh Wow.........Just amazing Mandy:) Sandra H

  29. Mandy dear this is AMAZING!!!!!! All the detail is PERFECT!!! I am gonna have to try this out:) Just getting back to blogging as I had surgery 4 days ago and quite sore--messed up my knee. All better now I hope:)
    Oh and hey girl~~CONGRATS on cover girl entry :D
    Love and blessings
    Mary lou

  30. Stunning Mandy the flowers and colours are gorgeous, that Tilda in the first one is so pretty.
    Chris x

  31. Goregeous box card Mandy :-) I am sure whoever receives this will treasure it ,, such a lovely gift :-)
    Congratulations on being a cover girl ,, very well deserved xx

    I hope hubby feels better soon, it sounds like he's doing OK if he feels like cooking ... :-) x

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  32. Congratulations. What a gorgeous first, it's so pretty :o)
    Jackie xx

  33. This is Stunning!! Both of the cards and box.. The Top one is Outstanding!!.. I Absolutely LOVE your embellishing!!.. Stunning work.. All the details.. in your Embellishing is Beautiful.. I love it.. So much to look at.. And all pages of the box is Beautiful..
    You have outdone yourself with this box... STUNNING!!! :o)

  34. Absolutely stunning creations. Sue x

  35. Hi Mandy , sorry I haven't visited your blog before as we are DT-collegues now. It has been quit busy.... Your bookcard is amazing !! So beautiful.... Big compliment. From now on I will visit you more often.

  36. Hi Mandy, Everyone else ahs already said it hun.....this is stunning, so beautiful.xx

  37. Wow wow wow, hun lucky girl who ever she is, this is gorgeous, love everything,

    hope Ians ok and not driving you nuts!!! lol, thanks for letting me know about you know what he he, don't tell me your scratching your head now lol,

    write to me when you have time and gotten to the bottom of the pile where my e-mail probably is he he, speak soon, hugs Liz xx

  38. Congratulations Mandy - and wow, wow, wow, thsi is truly gorgeous, I am totally blown away. Thsi is something that can bet treasured for many years, it's beautiful, Hugs, Teresa x

  39. Hi hun
    hope hubbie is soon up & about & feeling better, totally gorgeous card as always, awesome colouring,beautiful embelies & design, sue,x

  40. Mandy,totally gorgeous.I`ve seen a tut on teddybo thursday,which haven`t had time to make yet.I so hope it turns out as good as yours.
    I hope Hubby`s knee is better soon.

  41. You have really outdone yourself with this stunning creation, Mandy! I have seen other cards made in this style but none as beautiful as yours. Congrats on having your card featured on the Magnolia Inks ad too! I dare say you're on a roll right now!

  42. Oooohhh Mandy, both your cards are soooooooo beautifull!!!!

    gr. arjette.

  43. Stunning cards Mandy, no surprise that your work will be on the cover again, it is just gorgeous. Your colouring is amazing, so much depth and the details on your cards is beautiful. Hope your OH recovers from his op quickly xxx

  44. wow Mandy this is a complete work of art its absolutely Gorgeous Honey K xx

  45. O wow Mandy, these are absolutely stunning, love the bouquet of flowers on the first one, the pink is so pretty and congrats on having your card featured in the magazine. That is so exciting :)

  46. I was dying to come and see your first attempt at anything.. and wow! well worth the wait for your first book card! this is so pretty! that floral explosion is gorgeous xx

  47. Hi Mandy! This book is gorgeous! I love all the flowers and flourish you used to make your perfectly colored image stand out! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy

  48. Wow, awesome cards! I love how you dress your cards!
    Trish Munro

  49. Очень красивая работа! Просто чудо!

  50. Hi Mandy, your new creations are so fantastic, I'm speekless.

  51. wow mandy ,what a beautiful book card,so many stunning details,its breathtaking
    tracey x

  52. Gorgeous book card - love all the girlie pink.
    Denise xx

  53. A card is beautiful
    August presents a great all
    I really like your work and I like them to admire

  54. Congratulations on being featured in the mag Mandy!

    The card is stunning, I like every bit of it, but especially the lovely flower decoration, it's brilliant!

    Warm hugs

  55. Your book is stunning! I love the colour and the embellishments finish it off beautifully. I love it!

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

  56. OMG do we pink card is out of this world!! absolutely stunning hunni xxx

  57. Wow Mandy two stunning cards. I love the colours you choose for your cards. I just love Magnolia stamps. Hugs Jenny xx

  58. Wow Mandy, this is absolutely gorgeous! So many stunning details, I love it :o)

    Re the paper ban - it's still on, and my reminder is still there... getting desperate for new paper now though lol - haven't bought any since the end of May. Can't wait until January! Lisa x

  59. OMG WOW this is totally AMAZING and detailed to perfection.......just love it!!! Congrats on being featured in the magazine.....well done!!
    Hugs xx

  60. Wow, what a fab card, so beautiful and thanks for the link and many congrats on being a cover girl for the second time


    Lisa x

  61. Oh my giddy aunt! Mandy! This is spectacular. Honestly, its truly beautiful. My word, I cannot believe after a knee operation your hubby still insisted on cooking! Now thats a determined man. Surely your cooking cant be that bad Mandy? Or is it just a chef thing and no ones cooking comes up to par? heehee. Glad he's home and doing well. Your box card is a work of art. Lee x

  62. Absolutely stunning card Mandy and a really special keepsake too...your detail is amazing especially how you have arranged your flowers, not seen anything as beautiful on my blog travels :) Donna x

  63. Mandy these are stunning... even the back of your cards are beautiful!
    Crafty Hugs,

  64. OMG Mandy this is brilliant, an outstanding book card, the detail is amazing all that beauty is mouthwatering, I am in awe of your creativity, this is something that is so very special and will be treasured for a long time I am sure.
    Lorraine x

  65. Hi baby girl!
    Poor Ian, fancy making him cook on crutches - much rather use gas meself!! ROFLL>
    Fantabulous card hunni, love your pink creations - all those flowers and leaves and embellies - just gorgeous.
    big hugs
    Dawn xx

  66. Ooops, forgeot to say thanks for sharing your project in our Bingo challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time. Hope to see you again next time.
    Dawn x

  67. WOW - your card is absolutely adorable, one of the most well-elaborated Magnolia-cards I have seen! Thanks fot participating in our challenge at Crafty Ribbons with your project!

    La Vikinga

  68. Oh I just love your style; so full of detail and everything just goes so well together. I have to try doing this book card now. It is just out of this world gorgeous!


  69. fantastic book-card!:) I will be want write more, but my english is not good, I'm sorry.....but I very like your card!:)


  70. OHHHH Mandy!!!! Your book card is totally amazing!! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!:))) You are so lovely, and so much work you have put in to it!
    I am so proud to have one of your stunning projects in my home, it is my treasure;)
    Big hugs, Camilla

  71. I sooooooooo love this!!! The only thing I can say is "wow". Hugs! xx


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