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Sunday, 25 December 2011

May Your Day Be Special - Addicted To Stamps DT

Hello peeps & Happy Christmas to you all,
The last 2 days in my house have been soooooooo busy, 6 new Magnolia stamps arrived on Friday morning & I still haven't even got around to inking them up which shows it's been a mad house lol.
Ali & I popped to church for our usual Carols around the crib sing song on Christmas Eve & they only had a real donkey that they were attempting to get into the church which had me in a bit of a panic as I love them but need to pop antihistamines & inhalers before I can go near a horse/donkey as I'm alergic to them & it amused Ali no end & she was willing that donkey to come in, it's wonderful to have such a supportive friend lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is
 e.g - NewYear, Home, Baby etc

I haven't had time to finish the card I had planned on using so instead I am sharing a creation I made for an ex DT teamie as it fits the New Year theme. To be honest I freaked out when I saw the name that was picked for me to make something for as the her style couldn't be more different from mine so I did try & keep it as plain as possible & I didn't even use glitter, lace, or roses, it's all wrong I tell you, I just hope she doesn't hate it too much lol.
Ingredients -
Image & Sentiment - Magnolia
Medium - Copics
Paper - K & Co, a gift from lovely Mummy x
Calendar - Anita's
Tools - MS PATP, Woodware mini butterfly punch, Magnolia Doo Hickey heart swirls, EK Success mini flower punch

 Yesterday my lovely Simon Says Stamp teamie Debby invited everyone to share their 5 favourite Christmas cards of 2011, as I didn't make it to blogland yesterday I will share mine today
I'm going to whizz through these now and predictably there is a Tilda or 4 among them lol.
I am really critical about my own cards and for once this little card just kind of fell into place I was actually pleased with it when I eventually decided which embeilles to add lol.

I really enjoyed making this little card with Herb on & I made this with my lovely Auntie Jenny & Uncle Pete in mind

 This little gift bag & book card took hours to make, Jodie loved them so to me that's time well spent

This little Tilda book card went off down the motorway to my baby sis and was another I really enjoyed making, then again give me any Magnolia stamp to play with and I'm happy lol
Finally this little card is was for a lovely lady and one Gareth asked me to make, little Tilda is adorable & oooooh just look at all those scrummy embellies lol.

Thant's me done peeps, I'm off to have a play with my new Copic sketch pens my lovely mommy bought me :)
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Hi Mandy Hun.
    Wow, how on earth could anybody not like that card, even without the obligatory glitter it is stunning. I love the five cards you chose but have to say I know of one that is better than all of those and it is sitting on my windowsill right now!! MWAH!!
    Hope the donkey didn't affect you too badly, naughty Ali!!!!!
    Have a lovely day sweetie.
    Big Christmas hugs
    Dawn xxxxx

  2. Your Calendar is Beautiful.. I love the blue color.. And the stamp is so cute.. I love the flower she is holding. And why on earth should she not be happy with your calendar.. It is Beautiful. :o).. And the swirl and small flowers are Stunning!!.

    love all of your Christmas Cards ... And always fun to visit and read what you have written.. donkey or not! :o)

  3. Hi Mandy , great card for our challenge !! And what a beautiful top 5 this is.... Merry Christmas !! Christa.

  4. Hi Mandy!
    happy christmas!!!!
    wonderful calendar, love the combo and your coloring is amazing as usual
    fab choose for your top 5

  5. Wow Mandy...your creations are all so beautiful every time again. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. I also want to wish you and your family very nice Christmas days and a wonderful 2012.

    Greetings Henny.

  6. Gorgeous cards Mandy, I love your style. Hope you're having a wonderful day xxx

  7. Mandy,your calendar is beautiful.Gorgeous image and lovely colours and embellies too! I have to say I do love all your cards,but the 5 you have picked out are beautiful.I hope you and your family have had a great day and have a wonderful new year too!

  8. Hi Mandy
    I think you did a great job with the creation for your ex DT teamie. It is a very useful one as well. I am loving the little calendar. How cute! It was a probably difficult choice picking your favourite 5 Christmas cards, wasn't it? Cards to be proud of indeed!
    Michaela xx

  9. Beautiful Calender, Mandy! I check your Blog Once or twice a week! My Favorites of the Cards are The one on your Header And the Purple Stickles one you used to have on your Header. However, You do such lovely work on your cards. It must of been very difficult to choose! LOL!

  10. The new designs are really great. Magic cards do you have conjured up again.

  11. Awwww Mandy I think they are all just wonderful, love your style so much...
    Hope you've enjoyed your

  12. Woooww all your cards are awesome!!!!!

    gr. arjette.

  13. Hi Mandy, your cards are stunning:) Sandra H

  14. Oh my goodness Mandy, these are all beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas day. Ive sat on the sofa today just vegetating as Ive eaten so much......though it doesnt stop me nibbling on choccies, lol. Lee x

  15. Oh these are gorgeous Mandy, what fabulous choices.
    Thanks for joining My Favourite Five Christmas Cards this year.

  16. Hi hunny, what happened to my text! to busy with your donkey eh! lol

    love your card hun, I've not inked my stamps up either lol, oh no have I lost my mojo!

    oh well speak soon, or not lol, hugs Liz xx

  17. Can't imagine anyone hating that card, it's to beautiful for that.

  18. They are all stunning Mandy. Tis always a pleasure to stop by your blog!

  19. These are all fabulous Mandy! Your coloring is awsome and I love all the pretty embellishments you use! :o)

  20. gorgeous cards, hope you had a lovely Christmas x

  21. Love the calendar page Mandy and all your cards are so stunning I would find it so hard to choose a top 5 hope you had a wonderful xmas hun hugs Rebekah xxx

  22. Hi Mandy, don't now how you managed to pick your five favourites, I wouldn't have been able to choose they are all absolutely gorgeous...
    Hugz Kath...

  23. Hello, I discovered your blog today and I am amazed before as much talent, softness, creativity; I would have a great pleasure to browse each day.
    I would like to wish you my best wishes for the year 2012.
    See you again

  24. Wowzer Mandy these are all so beautiful that first one has stolen my heart, and your selection are fantastic, truly awesome.
    Lorraine x

  25. These are all so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

    Wishing you a year of health, happiness and creativity! Happy New Year!

    (Stop by my blog for your chance at Whimsy & Stars Studio blog candy!)


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