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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Calendar's & Bingo - Totally Tilda & Addicted To Stamps DT

Hello peeps,
I am absolutely flipping shattered! Today is the first day of hubby's 8 day holiday & would you believe he wanted to "browse" around town before hitting the supermarket grocery shopping, who in their right mind browses around the shops in  town a week before Christmas when they don't need to buy presents? To totally finish me off after"browsing" around the shops & lunch in town I'd just parked up outside Morrison's after already doing Sainsbury's & he asks "what day do you want to go shopping at the end of the week for anything we run out of or forget to buy"!!! He knew from the look I gave him I wanted to harm him right there & then regardless of how many witnesses there were lol. This man is insane, all of my friends say their hubby's detest shopping & do anything they can to avoid it where as mine would go every day if I let him lol. To save my sanity, & him from harm if anyone has more Christmas shopping to do & wants the company of someone who loves shopping, happily carries all the bags / boxes & even opens the doors for you as he's very well trained, please feel free to borrow him between now Christmas, I need him back for Christmas though as being an ex-chef he always cooks an amazing Christmas dinner lol. 

Today is new challenge day at
& our challenge is

This challenge we would love to see a calendar or calendar page with our favourite girlie Tilda on :)
Our challenge will last 4 weeks as our lovely Susie has given us DT girls some much appreciated time off with our families over Christmas, as much as I love my DT's Christmas is always such a busy time it's so nice not having lots of DT commenting to try & fit in as well, thanks so much hunny xx
 For my creation I decided to make a Christmas scene calendar page using a Papermania bare basics kraft calendar I bought about 2 years ago intending to decorate a page a month but until now was just another item sat in a draw in my craft room that I hadn't got around to starting.
The calendar page was a free printable I found on Pinterest, the gorgeous stamp in the centre of the page is my favourite Magnolia Christmas stamp & it says Happy Christmas in various languages & was a gift from the lovely & super talented Camilla, anything else that isn't listed at the bottom of my post is from my stash.
 The Copic colours I've used are -
Tilda, skin - E11, E00, E000, R12, hair - E44, E43, E41, scarf & mittens - E74, E71, E70 / C1,C00, clothes & boots - W4, W2, W0, W00 / C1, C0, C00
Church - C5, C3, C1, C00 / YR24, YR21, YR20 / E44, E43, E41
Snow - B0000, C0, C00
Tree - E44, E43, E41 / B0000, C1, C00
I'm entering my calendar in the following challenges -
Come & Get It - anything Christmas, Craft A Scene - Winter Scene, Dream Valley - Christmas, Magnolia Down Under - Christmas, The Squirrel & The Fox - Christmas, Di's Digis - Christmas but not a card, Anything But A Card - anything but a card, Card & Scrap - anything goes, Ladybug Crafts - Christmas / Winter, Sparkles Forum - anything goes, Delicious Doodles - anything but a card, Pause Dream Enjoy - snow, Stempelsonnen - anything goes with a stamp, Tilda's Town - freezin' season, CRAFT - Winter, Craft Us Crazy - Christmas / Winter, Marvelous Magnolia - anything but a card, Creative Moments - anything but  a card

I have a second DT project to share today as due to laptop problems I couldn't join my lovely ADDICTED TO STAMPS teamies last Sunday for the BINGO challenge and would you believe that Mrs OTT on the embellies here has opted for the middle row down including CAS!
A huge thank you to everyone who kindly emailed me with info about dog digis and offers of images they had created, I can't remember if I got around to thanking everyone personally before my laptop conked out on me but thank you so much.
One lady suggested Whimsy as having good animal images which reminded me I had a few Whimsy digis saved on a memory stick from my old laptop and in among them was this cute dog which I loved colouring and was perfect for a man's card :)
The Copic colours I've used are -
Fur & eyes - E37, E35, E33, E31, sign - E25, E31, E50 / W2, W1, W00

The scrabble tiles were another free printable I found on Pinterest from
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Challenges For Everybody - anything goes, Totally Gorjuss - for someone special, ATC'S & Cards With Attitude - anything goes, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Simply Create - linky party #14
That's me done for today peeps, late in the evening I know but I got here in the end :)
If you haven't spotted my surprise candy giveaway yet and would like to enter just click the piccy to take you to the post/
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  1. These are both great cards. The second one is so adorable!
    You are doing a great job of turning out cards when it is such a busy season Good for you!
    The calendar card is such a great idea and coloured so beautifully. Love the subtle look of it.

    You husband makes me smile. Mine is the same...Every year he leaves his gifts for his mates till the last minute. Around the time that he starts to think about them, he usually asks me if I have got anything yet for his good friends Mum who is in a nursing home and his daughter who is 19!!!

    Then he wants to head out to the shops in the nightmare of last minute shoppers. It is a 20 minute circling nightmare just trying to get a parking spot at the mall! All the really nice things are picked over and the shoppers are kind of cranky!
    I would rather stay home and send him out alone to shop, but somehow he thinks that is no fun!!!

  2. OMG Mandy!!!!! These are both amazing!!!! I LOVE your colouring, it's always perfect!!!! I can't believe you used E70s for her mitts and scarf, it looks like the most soft pink! The dog is so sweet, love your man card! Thanks for joining us this week at Marvelous Magnolia. Hugs, Brigitte

  3. Beautiful calendar. Tilda looks great and just love the stitching. Perfect.

  4. I love your calendar and the fun birthday card! That dog had me chuckling. I am sure those lucky enough to receive them will be so happy. Your hubby sounds like a hoot...A man that likes shopping is a gem. My hubby does all his online. His computer is his store. So funny.

  5. Hi Mandy, Love this Tilda, I can see why you love her, and your colouring is perfect. Love the calender page.
    Love the dog too, a great image for a man's card.
    Forget the shopping lol, I'd rather come to Christmas dinner!!
    My hubby is the original Bah Humbug, but I force him to enjoy it.
    Hope you have the bestest Christmas with your family hun and manage a rest.
    Hugs Sue W.

  6. Mandy these are stunning the calender is gorgeous and the card is absolutely fabulous. Caroline xxx

  7. Wonderful calendar, this Tilda is sooo beautiful.
    Also the doggy card is fantastic.

  8. My word what amazing projects, they are beautiful, your colouring is just fantastic, kate x

  9. Oh what a gorgeous calendar and fabulous card too.

  10. The dog looks stunning, and your calendar looks really brilliant!! I just love it. You coloured sooooo beautiful!! Big hugs, Nicole

  11. Thats dog is such a cutie..

    And that calender is gorgeous.. Would look fab on my desk (heehee)

    I dont know if you are lucky or not to have a hubby that loves shopping in the christmas madness lol..

    Have a great christmas Mandy

    Hugs Kelly

  12. Wow Mandy, your calendar is awesome - I want one lol! The colouring is out of this world on your perfect Tilda Christmas scene and the attention to detail is amazing!
    Love your cute doggy card too, the colouring again is inspirational and those letter tiles are fab!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  13. Wowzer cute Tilda calendar baby girl if I tried till I crocked I would never get to your standard of amazing the pretty scene you created & use of the kraft card.. Oh you whimsy dog image am sure I have that in a stamp

    smiles mummy Tildarette x

  14. Fabulous calendar and gorgeous image dearest Mandy:)
    Wonderful card the second with a funny image:))
    Your WOJ surprise bag arrived This morning, Thanks a lot, I found pretty stamps, Thanks again:)

  15. Love them both. The colouring on the dog is amazing!

    Gina x

  16. Fanrasric card but love the calendar-my husband is just the same when I have stuff to do he is always nattering about going to Town,Asda or morrissons he would go everyday too drives me mental
    carol x

  17. Both lush creations. what a busy and talented bee you are- lol! :) Jen xx

  18. Both are very,very,BEAUTIFUL!!
    Thank you for joining us at PDE "SNOW" Challenge.
    Have a wonderful day,
    PDE DT

  19. This is a lovely scene Mandy wrapped in a wonderful calendar project. Really nice to see other than a card. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  20. Ganz bezaubernde Werke sind das.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Tina

  21. Wunderschöne Werke!

    Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Dreja

  22. Pretty lovely creations. I love these.


  23. beautiful project! how you created the winter scene with the magnolia stamps is gorgeous.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  24. What a fab calendar Mandy! Really gorgeous, love this cute Tilda and all the embellishments!

    ...and your card? Too funny and perfectly realized, your colouring is just stunning!

    Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town this week :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  25. Love your calendar Page Mandy! Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox

  26. A beauThanks for playing with us at Come and Get It, and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Yeartiful Tilda for your calendar, lovely card for your dad, now about the husband, Not sure what you can do about that, other than to ignore him and tell him to go shopping on his own. lol.

  27. What a good way to use your scene on a calendar. Thank you for sharing it with us on Craft A Scene this month. xxx Maggie

  28. WOW! Your calendar is GORGEOUS!

  29. as usual Mandy i'm totally fan of your work! this calendar page is wonderful ! love the combo and all the gorgeous details you've added here and there. love the gorgeous scene too
    and thanks for playing with us at tilda's town this week
    ps have a wonderful christmas

  30. Gorgeous! Absolutely stunning! I just love love LOVE it...especially that little pile of snowballs! I knew Tilda was ornery!
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Tilda's Town! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
    Rene :D

  31. Hi Mandy, Happy Christmas! What a beautiful calendar, love the Tilda scene you have stamped and coloured beautifully.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight for Challenge #6 Anything But A Card. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again for the next challenge Karen(P) C.M. DT

  32. oh wow these are both Lovely creation thanks for playing along with us at CRAFT, Have a lovely Christmas x carol

  33. WOW...what an adorable your calendar...fab colouring and design :0)))

    Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Magnolia ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  34. hvor er den dog smuk.

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring

  35. OH.. I am so glad I am finished shopping for Christmas presents.. I hate car parking at these days.. You´ll never know how you will find you car afterwards.. -In one piece or what??.. .. Your Calendar and Card is Beautiful.. FAB FAB Coloring.. and I loooove that church.. why didn´t I buy that one..??..

  36. Stunning scene!~Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!~hugs Deanna

  37. Your calendar is amazing Mandy!! Your colouring is breathtaking as always!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town this week!!
    Hugs, Tina

  38. Absolutely amazing, Mandy! There is so much detail in your projects-- just gorgeous!

  39. Wow das ist sowas von toll!!!
    Absolut traumhaft coloriert
    Danke das Du bei der Stempelsonne dabei bist.

  40. WOW!!! These are stunning Mandy. I love the dog card, such a fabulous image and great colours.
    Your calendar page is so beautiful. The image is gorgeous and the detailing is wonderful.

    Thank you for taking part in the Ladybug Crafts Challenge this month and Happy Christmas!


  41. Super sweet calendar, lovely design & details!

    Thanks for joining us for the Challenge at Come And Get It, good luck!

    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-
    ¸.•´ .•´¨¨))
    ((¸¸.•´ ..•´Shell in Alaska♥
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  42. OMG Mandy, your husband sounds just like my friend Kathya's husband and you sound just like her, LOL!! That's so funny!! Well dear, your card and calendar are just gorgeous. Love them both! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year! Hugs, Ivonne

  43. Wonderful! fabulous!!!! thanks for playing with Creative Moments this week and good luck!

  44. Wow just stunning Mandy! Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges, hope to see you again soon! Have a fabulous New Year! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have new candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)

  45. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Anything goes * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  46. I love coming to visit your blog your creations are truly inspiring!

    Thanks for joining the sparkles girls this month over at sparkles forum challenges


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