Hello lovely peeps,
Apologies for being such a bad blogger, I'm having the usual shoulder problems when I type my hand is going blue and I'm getting pins and needles galore so it is taking me ages to type with one finger.
Yesterday was the first good day I'd had in a little while and I was so pleased I managed to drive and take a Poppy cross up to the creamatorium for my dad as he always took part in the Rememberance Day parade & I will always make sure he has a Poppy for today.
We also did a little bit of Christmas shopping, Ollie is so going to love me but I'm not sure his mummy and daddy will, let's just say his present is noisy lol.
I also decided to buy a black microwave as I thought it would look nice with my black marble in the kitchen and it does, it looks lovely, I just need to learn how to operate it now! I am seriously confused by it so thought I'd let hubby suss it out, but after a few beeps of him pressing buttons, shaking his head & turning pages he passed the instruction manual to me, said "good luck" and went back in the lounge & left me to it. I'm still trying to get my head around it having 4 different defrost settings so it could turn out to be one of those useless items that looks nice but nobody uses just like the smoothie maker, the food processor, the electric knife, the slow cooker, all of which hubby "needed" & they have probably only been used once lol.
Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is
Need any inspiration, hop over and see what my lovely teamies have created they are such talented girlies.
In case you haven't already seen this little cutie she is the free stamp in Magnolia Ink & I think she's adorable.
The copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E44, E43, E41, dress - R20, R00, R000 / C1, C0 / E53, E51, E50, tights - E41, E40, shoes - W4, W2, W0, puppy - C5, C3, C1, basket - E43, 41, E40
The papers I've used are digi papers from Mindy's Etsy shop, the flowers are mainly Kort & Godt, all other goodies are either linked at the bottom of my post or from my stash.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Cute Card Thursday - sketch, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, One Stop Craft - anything goes
I also have a little candy to share today which is another Whiff Of Joy surprise bag containing 5 Whiff Of joy stamps which I had forgotten about buying as well as various other candy items I just discovered all sat in a basket in my craft room just waiting for me to get my bum in gear and get organised lol.
All you need to do if you want to win this little bag of stamps is let me know in a comment on this post and I will close this little candy next Sunday :)
This gorgeous Special Edition Santa Lucia Tilda lots of people have been asking about as she seems late hitting the shops but she is now in stock at SIMON SAYS STAMP, go get her girls lol.
I'm going to have a cuppa, put my feet up and have a lazy day today I think as a drunken Jodie woke me up stupidy early after I'd only had a couple of hours sleep on her return from A&E due to tearing the ligaments in her ankle & it's so swollen so she's hobbling on crutches and her foot is starting to develop some very impressive bruising. It's her own fault I've warned her about the dangers of "moving floors" after a wine or two lol.
Thanks for stopping by
Thanks for stopping by
my goodness, your card is so beautiful! can't believe you created it with such difficulty in your shoulder. I have torn ligaments and rotator cuff and there is no way I could ever make something so lovely. ;)ReplyDelete
hope you can figure out your microwave soon.... thanks for a chance at such a fun prize!
Oh Mandy what a stunning card!! i love your attention to detail on every card you make!.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win fabulous candy too!!!!
Ciao Mandy, splenda al tua card.....fantastico il timbro..adoro la colorazione bellissimi anche i decori....ReplyDelete
Ciao da Ale
P.s Lo sai che a Verona la tradizione di Santa Lucia e' molto sentita......per la mia bimba e' la Santa più importante che ci sia infatti attende con ansia il suo arrivo....
Another darling little card Mandy, lovely colouring and just the most perfect embellishments!! Poor Jodie, she just never seems to learn does she?? LOL Mind you..... did we?? ROFL!
Glad you have been able to get out and about a bit hunni, it must get so frustrating for you! Wish I was closer then I could take you out all over the place! LOL Mind you I think we'd only ever be able to go anywhere once - unless we went back to apologise! PMSL
Take care sweetie
An exquisite creation, Mandy! Tilda is so colored beautifully and surrounded by such lovely embellishments!ReplyDelete
Happy Sunday dearest Mandy:)ReplyDelete
Another gorgeous card with an adorable image and fabulous embellishments:)
I love the soft colors :)
Thanks a lot for the chance to win a big candy:)
Haha Mandy, sounds like your daughter has similar nights out to me...I've outgrown those of course now...I swear lol.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card, I love your style, it's so distinctive and beautiful!
Thanks for the chance to win candy too :)
OH! la la...Mandy, your card is totally awesome. Now, you have convinced me I need that stamp LOL such a darling image. Love your wonderful flower cluster, and the lovely sewing around image and layers, such a precious detail. Colorring of Miss tilda is most beautiful! take care of your hands/shoulders. you are all forgotten, have a lovely sunday. Hugs from Montreal.ReplyDelete
Your card is gorgeous as always Mandy, the DT did a great job again with this adorable Tilda! So sorry abou your hand, take care sweetie!! The new microwave sounds like a pain lol but I'm rubbish with all equipments and Chinese instruction (even in Dutch or English it good be Chinese as far as I'm concerned whahaaa!!).ReplyDelete
Te candy sounds yummie, thanks!!
What a wonderful card. I hope you will feel beter soon. Hugs MarjaReplyDelete
How cute puppy and Tilda, your work is great like always. I love your surprise candy bag. Thanks for the chance to win your candy. Hope I win. Have a nice Sunday. Tamara
Hi Mandy! You make a beautiful card with the cute free stamp! I have her too but i am looking for a little time to spend at my hobby cardmaking.ReplyDelete
Your card is so beautiful! All of the flowers are gorgeous and I love the giant snowflake :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for a chance to enter for this fabby prize.
Fiona L x
Your card Tilda with puppie is great, I like all your creations. I love them all. Candy again? Oooo njami I love surprise so I hope I am going to win your njami candy.
With love Tamara
WOW what an amazing card you have made......ReplyDelete
And I will of course join your candy, allways nice with a surprise in the mailbox :)
Have a woderful sunday...
Your card is absolutely gorgeous Mandy. I love all the beautiful elements and your flower arrangement is so beautiful. Thanks for the chance at winning the candy too. Someone is going to be really lucky.ReplyDelete
I love surprises....thank you for the chance to win!!!ReplyDelete
wow Mandy...this is stunning!! I love the floral arrangement...it's amazing!! Awesome colouring and I love that giant snowflake!!ReplyDelete
Such a pretty card as usual. Thank you for the chance to win some Whiff Of Joy stamps. Hugs Christine xReplyDelete
Sweetie once again your card is a stunner ...your details as always are delish.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win your candy ..so kind of you :)
Enjoy your relaxing day ...
xx Hugs Lizzy xx :)
I hope you will feel better soon. Your card is stunning!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the chance to win those surprised stamps :)
Gorgeous card. The stamp is absolutely adorable and embellishments are just se perefct.ReplyDelete
I wish I would have so many stuff that I forgot them to use :D Sweet candy. Thank you for the chance ;)
beautiful card as always and with your shoulder problems its gorgeous love the stamp it sso cute and teh colours are lovely loving teh spotty ribbon too... good luck with the microwave im sure you will crack it !...ReplyDelete
p.s thanks for the chance to win the goody bag i'd love to win nothing beats a surprise bag and a crafty one is even better... good luck everyone x
Poor you having trouble with your shoulder, hope you get some ease soon.ReplyDelete
Your card is lovely and the colouring in gorgeous.
Very generous gift Mandy would love to win it, look after yourself, kate x
such a pretty creation, all the beautiful decorations and cutie miss tilda too! thanks for joining us at CCT this week.ReplyDelete
hugs, annie x
This is gorgeous Mandy the image is adorable and you have coloured her beautifully. The design, layout and colours are beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous candy. Hugs Caroline xxxReplyDelete
Gorgeous card-as always:)ReplyDelete
I`d looove to win this little bag with stamps, you`re so generous and kind:)
Hey Mandy~~so sad to read that you are being so challenged again and again--dern....I do keep praying for you my friend!!! As we know we will do what we can and understand.ReplyDelete
Your card is delish and I have to say I think you are rubbing off on me----soon to post is a card using the RTP punches----just adore how you showcase them!!!!
What a dreamy, sweet image--ADORABLE!!!!!!!
Great card as usual!!!
Hey hope you figure out the Microwave LOL__I been there:)
Your card is absolutely gorgeous Mandy! I love the papers and all the fab details!! Succes with the microwave and I do hope the pain in your shoulder gets a bit better again! hugs, MarliesReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning card Mandy. Love the combination of rolled roses and mulberry flowers. So pretty and lots of detail.ReplyDelete
Hope your shoulder improves soon.
Hugs, Janine xx
Lovely card Mandy! Thanks for a chance to win great candy! Greetings from Belgium, AnneliesReplyDelete
Stunning card Mandy, fab image and your embellishments are just gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the chance to win this fab candy.
Oh to be that young again! Get well soon Jodie, even it if was self inflicted, it still hurts. Sorry to hear you've been poorly yourself. Stay strong.ReplyDelete
As usual Mandy your card is gorgeous, loads of lush detail.
Thank you for offering up this surprise bag of WOJ stamps, that's so exciting! Count me in for the draw sweetie.
Kasey ~ in Oz
Sorry to hear your shoulder is giving you so much trouble, your card is sooo stunning as always and thank you so much for the chance of winning such lush candy!ReplyDelete
Hugs xx Cara xx
bonsoir, votre carte est sublime, comme toujours, je suis sous le charme quand je passe ici.ReplyDelete
Je tente ma chance pour le candy...
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous as always.ReplyDelete
Hope your shoulder improves soon.
Hugs Sharon. x
I just LOVE your work!! This card is beautiful..all the details you add are simply perfect!!! Thanks for all the inspiration (and thanks for the chance to win some WOJ stamps...love them).ReplyDelete
oh and good luck with the microwave!
Each of your cards is a stunner. And this one is no exception. Fab work!ReplyDelete
Also,thank you for the chance to win that surprise goodie bag. :)
Wow, beautiful card Mandy and ooh I love surprises lol!!! Sorry to hear about your shoulder trouble, hope it mends quickly. XOX LucyReplyDelete
Love your gorgeous, adorable card Mandy.ReplyDelete
Hi Mandy. Sorry you so afflicted with pain etc, hope rest today helps. Your posts v entertaining! Card super-gorgeous! Thanks for chance to win fabby candy. Laughin at 'movin floors'! Happy microwaving - Nicola xReplyDelete
Such a stunning card Mandy, it really is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Another beautiful creation, \mandy! Love your soft pastel shades and gorgeous colouring - that little Tilda is just adorable! Hope you get some more good days and thanks for the chance to win a lovely surprise candy! Lisa xReplyDelete
Wow Mandy what a gorgeous card! So many wonderful details. The image is adorable too! I am sorry to hear about the troubles with your hand, I hope it will feel better! I would love the chance to win some stamps, thanks! Hugs, HannekeReplyDelete
Beautiful as always is your creation Mandy and thank you for a chance to take part in your goodie bag candy take care xxReplyDelete
What a gorgeous card, great flower arrangement.ReplyDelete
Your card is awesome Mandy, soooo beautiful!!! Funny how we used the same stamp! Your coloring is soooo beautiful!!!!ReplyDelete
Good luck with your shoulder, hope it goes well!!
What a beautiful card - really love your coloring and the tuch of pearls and little flakes in the picture.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win some surprise candy :o)
WOW Mandy!!! Your card is out of this world!!! I can't believe your doing such amazing work when you only have part of your mobility! Love your card!!! Hugs, BrigitteReplyDelete
Sorry about your shoulder Mandy :( Probably all the bending over to make all these beautiful cards that did it! This one is so sweet and delicate. I love the mini pearls in her hair.ReplyDelete
I hope you feel better soon. Thanks also for a chance to win some fab candy too!
I am convinced your cards would be considered the actual "gift" to anyone you gave them to. They are just gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win goodies too!ReplyDelete
beautiful card love the edge punch the gorgeous colouring and your wonderful array of embellies so special and an opportunity to win some mystery goodies too, how exciting, and love the little bag it fits in :)ReplyDelete
Hugs Kate x
Amazing card. Like all your card are. I really love it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win some surprise candy.
oh, I love surprises and cross my fingers for winning this great candy. Thanks for the chance.
Gorgeous card as always Mandy, that's one cute image! I love the colours you've used, especially the brown and peach combination. Hope you've managed to sort out the microwave, they're are so many "must have" gadgets in our house I could give Argos a run for their money lol Hope Jodie's not in too much pain...those moving floors are always a pain...have a friend who seemed to suffer from them, but her excuse was that she wanted a closer look at the carpet! lol Thanks for offering these little surprise stamps, look forward to seeing who's lucky enough to win! xxReplyDelete
What a wonderful card.ReplyDelete
Thanks for then chances to winn
Hope you feel better soon! It is amazing you can create such lovely pieces in pain. She in pain! She is just so pretty. Lovely way to honor your father as well. I have never seen a Poppy Cross, but will look into it for my brother. I have only seen the small bountinere poppies. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
Stunning card and love the embellishments we too have a much needed slow cooker-used once to date //sandwich maker really handy -in back of one of the cupboards//food processor-still in box in shed think it was used twice !!!good luck with microwaveReplyDelete
Mandy, Your card is so beautiful! I love the soft, muted plum color for her dress. You are one talented lady and I can't thank you enough for sharing your passion with the rest of us! And your blog candy is looking pretty enticing! :)ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous love the image and card your work is amazing, thanks for the chance to win a lovely surprise. Hugs Denise xxReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Mandy, as everything you create! That Tilda image is sooo cute, I can't wait to color it. Thanks for the chance to win a fab candy. Hugs, IvonneReplyDelete
Hi Mandy, I hope your shoulder gets better!ReplyDelete
I love your card, it's so cute!
Thanks for the chance to win that surprise bag!
Hugs from Spain
Beautiful Detailed Card.. the stamp is adorable.. Going to the shops today.. to try to get a hold on this stamp and also the Magazine :o). And you have colored her Beautifully.... Gorgeous Flower arrangement.. And that snow crystal is Just Perfect for this.. and I love the way you have decorated it with the stamp in the middle..ReplyDelete
I hope your shoulder gets better, I don't know how you can create such works of art when you have such pain. Thankyou for the chance to win the WOJ stamps. cheers LindaReplyDelete
Hi Mandy, awww this is sooo lovely, your colouring is amazing and love the fab detail.ReplyDelete
Hope your shoulder improves hun.
Kids, I have two that come home at stupid o clock and no key, no joke eh!
Hugs Sue W.
Your card is so lovely!! Thanks for the chance to win some candy!ReplyDelete
Absolutely adorable card and new Tilda Mandy!! Thank you for the chance to win the stamps!!ReplyDelete
Hugs Hazel xx
This is STUNNING Mandy..LozReplyDelete
When I commented on your wonderful card I forgot to say that i love for a chance to win the surprise bag. I love the whiff of joy stamps.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance hun and I hope yous shoulder gets better really quick.
Oh wow Mandy your card is stunning I love the different size snowflakes and the fabulous stamp and your color tones are fab!!!ReplyDelete
Hugs Mandy xxx
PS dear mandy~~I would love a chance at your WOJ surprise bag :)ReplyDelete
Your card is so lovely.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win the candy.
You have all that you do going on in your life, and yet you still magic THE ultimate cards, you my little Internet buddie are soooo talented (too talented !!!! Lol) ... I reckon Jodie only tore the ligaments hoping for a firemans lift ;-) xxReplyDelete
Love your beautiful soft color card.ReplyDelete
Your coloring and layout so gorgeous