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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Christmas Door - Addicted To Stamps DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I was having a very "bracing" drive into town at 8am to drop my poorly boy off to work even though he should really be snuggled in the warm. It's so cold & we have thick fog here I could barely see to the end of my car bonnet but there's still loads of people driving around with no lights on, idiots lol. 
Jodie is having a wonderful time in Egypt, she had a bit of a shock jumping in the pool to try & cool off not realising it was the cold salt water pool so that really did cool her off lol. Jode's told me not to panic as she may not be able to ring today as they are at sea! I'm hoping she means sailing & won't get any signal & not that she's going deep sea diving which I know she is doing one day this week but she won't tell me which day until after she's done it to stop me worrying!

 Today is new challenge day at
 & this fortnight our challenge is
For those who aren't sure what "Kraft" is it's the brown card I have used to mat my papers & have punched the photo corners with, there's an example HERE.
Today I have a more "grown up" card, instead of my usual tonne of embellies & cute images I have used the Christmas Door which is one of the incredibly talented Mo Manning's images. I absolutely love this image, it reminds me our old front door of the cottage we used to live in when we lived right out in the countryside in the middle of nowhere, beautiful place but I hated not having street lights & pavements lol.
The papers are by Maja Designs & Creative Imaginations corrugated card stock.
The Copic colours I've used are -
door - W4, W2, W1, W00, wreath -YG99, YG97, YG93, YG63, spade - C5, C3, C1, C00 / E25, E31, E50, doormat - E35, E33, E31, E30
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Inspire Me Friday - anything goes
 I was thinking about having a potter in the garden but as it's so cold I think playing with my Simon Says Stamp card kit sounds a much better idea :) I'd never survive in the bitterly cold temperatures some of you girls live in, I'd be the crazy woman wearing as many layers of clothes as possible, tucking hot water bottles inside them, hat, gloves, scarf, and wrapping myself in a double duvet just to open the front door lol.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Hi hun
    hope your lad is soon feeling better, your posts always make me smile, totally gorgeous card, i luv the door image, stunning work as always hun, sue,x

  2. Beautiful card Mandy. I love the image you used and all your gorgeous details. Loving the corrugated card, lovely touch.

    Sounds like Jody is having a fun time in Egypt !


    Jo x

  3. Mandy, this is wonderful! Different but so great!

    Hugs, Tanja

  4. Love this Mandy. It's brill sweetie
    Anne x

  5. OMG Mandy!!!! This looks like a painting! Your colouring of this image is SPECTACULAR!!!!!!! WOW!!! Hugs, Brigitte

  6. WOW !If there were an X factor for cards , this would have it .
    Stunning design .Love the image and colouring .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  7. Oh my word Mandy......l think kraft card is gorgeous and so lovely to work with you have created a work of art here with all of the lovely embellishments truly stunning x

  8. Oh wow, the door looks so real. Unbelievable.... I love it.

  9. A beautiful card Mandy! Very elegant and a fab image! hugs, Marlies

  10. Just gorgeous. Love the soft colors and elegance.

  11. MAGIC!! So warm and enchanted, my heart jumps to cold days in Christmas time. And I love, LOVE, the way you colored... you're great!


  12. Wow Mandy this is amazing!! Sooooo gorgeous. Hugs, Nicole

  13. A wonderful card. I love the ribbon.
    Nikki x

  14. Wow, Mandy, what a stunning card. The image is fab, so strong, and the grey/white/kraft with a pop of green colour scheme is so effective. Love it all (and I get what you're saying about living in the middle of the country too!!).

    Julie x

  15. Sooo pretty Mandy! Love the soft neutral colors and the great image and fun snowflakes. Glad to here she is having a great time. It is a 3 day weekend here, so I am happy and plan to spend tomorrow (Mon) in my stamp room! Can't wait!

  16. This is fabulous Mandy!! Love the colours, especially, they suit the rustic nature of the door perfectly! Juliex

  17. Absolutely beautiful card! I've seen this stamp made up several times, but never as brilliantly as this!

  18. wow Mandy, this is just gorgeous. Your coloring is fabulous.

  19. What a stunning card, I love the textures and the stitching :o)
    Jackie xx

  20. Wonderful, gorgeous card Mandy.

  21. Mandy this is one of the most beautiful colored doors ever. I love your card and it is perfect in every way. I love that your sharing with us how your daughter is having a great time exploring things in Egypt, as a mom from a similar event I can feel your love. I felt so much better when mine came home. It will be -25 below Farenheit Tuesday night here in my USA State of Minnesota! I hate living here, but this is where we are parked for now. It is so cold in the winter and hurts to go out. I am with you on this one. I find it amusing that no matter how cold it gets here, June comes and all the annoying bugs come out, how do they survive!
    Have a great day,

  22. I love this fantastic image very wintry looking,love the BP and the gorgeous bow
    carol x

  23. Wow!!! Mandy, this is just gorgeous, stunning, beautiful!! Your coloring is fabulous. I just love it. Hugs, Tess

  24. So much texture on this--LOVE it! The coloring is perfect for this white door--did I mention I love it? Hehe!


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