Friday, November 7, 2014

Whimsy Stamps DT Call

Good Evening,

Well it's been a while since I've posted anything here 
but I have just been so busy with work, family life that
 I haven't had the energy or mojo to craft :(
 only for my commissioned orders I would have thought 
that I had given up on crafting altogether 
but I can tell you now that's not the case and I am back and raring to go again. 

What a perfect time to get back into crafting 
as I was browsing some blogs recently 
and seen that Whimsy Stamps are holding a DT Call :)
 I have seen so many inspiring cards recently featuring Whimsy Stamps 
so I decided to buy a new digi stamp from Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet
who designs for Whimsy Stamps and color it up just for this DT Call
 I decided to go for "Rosetta" and she is absolutely gorgeous.

I am not part of any Design Teams at the moment.
I have had the pleasure of being on 3 DT Teams and loved every minute of them 
I have had to think out of the box, use materials etc 
that I never would have thought of using and found new loves for stamping
 and coloring because of these teams. 
I would love to join the Whimsy Design Team 
as I would love to get the opportunity to work with their stamps 
and other products and give myself some motivation
 to create different styles of cards etc.

Here is my Card


Backing Papers - My Mind's Eye Pretty Please Spring Paper Pad
White & Brown Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
Digi Stamp from Wee Stamps by Silvia Zet - Rosetta
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ornate Corner - Wild Orchid Crafts
White Gel Pen - Sakura
Glitter - Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles - Angel Whispers 
Copics - YR23, E57, E59, YR02, YR04, YR07, E53, E51, E50, C-3, C-2, C-1,
RV42, YG11, BG34, YG17,YG67, R17, R14, R20

Thanks for looking and for any comments I recieve they really mean a lot.

I will be back with 2 haul videos really soon and some more cards 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Video - Lili of the Valley Christmas Haul

Hi All,
So today I am trying something new I have a haul video to show you
I have seen a lot of haul videos on YouTube and found them so inspiring
that I decided to make one.

Products Featured were all purchased at Lili of the Valley
Thanks for stopping by and watching my video 
I would love to know what you think
 and of course any feedback, comments, ideas etc would be much appreciated
Hugs Mandy xxx

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Good Morning,

It's my day over at Exploring Cricut & More
 and today I have made a card featuring this gorgeous Ferris Wheel Svg 
from Miss Kate Cuttables isn't it sweet :)

Ferris Wheel SVG cutting file for scrapbooking svg cut files for cricut cut files free cut files cute svg cuts

So here is the card I made 


White, Red, Blue, Green & Tan Cardstock - The Papermill Direct
Orange & Yellow Cardstock - Stash
Backing Paper - DCWV The Boyhood Stack
Glitter - Doodlebug Sugar Coating in Swimming Pool
Sentiment - Stash
Buttons - Stash
Green Gem - Paperchase

I hope you enjoyed this card I loved making it :)

Thanks for looking 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Monday, August 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Challenge

Good Morning,

Today we have another challenge over at Exploring Cricut & More
 and this week it's Happy Birthday 

You can create a card, layout or paper craft project with a Birthday theme
 but you must add something Sparkle or Glitter somewhere.
You can use any die cutting machine :) 
You have until Saturday 30th August 10pm EST to link your project.

I chose to make another box card using a SVG file from

The file I used was this one called Summer Box Cards 
and I chose to make the Birthday Balloon Box.

Summer Box Cards SVG Kit 

Here is my Birthday Balloon Box Card

Backing Papers - Dovecraft Mixed Selection 
Embossed Dots Cardstock - Kanban
Base Card - Stash
Mirror Card - Stash
Black Twine - Wild Orchid Crafts
I used Ranger Glossy Accents on the Balloon
 then covered them in Doodlebug Sugar Coating Glitter 
Happy Birthday Clear Sticker - Stash 
Stix 2 Foam Pads 
Embellishment Attic Glue 

I had so much fun making this would love to know if any of you have made any of these box cards :)
would love to see your interpretation so please leave me a link to your blog as I would love to visit.

Hugs Mandy 

Oh and don't forget to check back tomorrow for my project with Exploring Cricut & More.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Piano Box Card

Good Morning,

It's my day to share a project with Exploring Cricut and More.
I am bit late in joining the box card train lol but I recently purchased some box card svgs from svgcuts.com and I love them. 

Today's project is featuring the Piano Box card from the 
Summer Box card file and you get these 5 fab box cards in the set.

Summer Box Cards SVG Kit

Here is my Piano Box Card perfect for myself and music lovers alike :):)

Front on View

View from the Top

 Back View with a little place for a sentiment so cute!!

The card folds flat so you can put it in an envelope which is fab!!!


White Cardstock - The Papermill Direct
Black & Pink Cardstock - Stash
Black Embossed Dots Card - Kanban
Sparkly Yellow Card - Stash
Rose BP - Lili of the Valley & NitWit Collections Always & Forever
Ranger Stickles on the flowers - Cotton Candy
Embellishment Attic Glue 

Thanks for looking and for the lovely comments 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Monday, August 11, 2014

Back to School Challenge

Good Morning,

Today we have a new challenge starting over at 
and that is Back To School!!

I chose to use this super cute svg from Miss Kate Cuttables 
it was a freebie image some time ago 
and is perfect for this weeks challenge 
it's called Bookworm 

Bookworm SVG cutting file for scrapbooking free svg cuts free svg cut files cute cut files for cricut

I also used the stars from another Miss Kate Cuttables Svg File called 
Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time SVG scrapbook title princes svg cut file princess svg files for cutting machines

So here is my card 


White Hammered Cardstock - The Papermill Direct
Black Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
All other Cardstock - Stash
Bp- DCWV The Year Round Stash
Glitter - Doodlebug Sugar Coating in Limeade
Back To School Sentiment - Font from Cricut Design Space using Midnight Black Pen
Quickie Glue Pen on writing
Stix2 foam pads
Green Gems - Paperchase 

Thanks for looking I hope you join in with our Back to School Challenge 
and don't forget to pop back tomorrow
 for my DT Project for Exploring Cricut & More 

Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Buttons & Bows

Good Morning 

Sorry it's been over a week since I posted but I 
had some personal things to contend with
 but I am back well right now I am in a Spa with my Sister 
been there since Tuesday
 and will be arriving home later today so hope blogger has been nice 
and has scheduled this post for me :) 
I'm also off to see Avenue Q tonight 
can't wait have seen it twice already but bringing my Sister tonight 
and she hasn't seen it yet.

Well anyway enough waffle it's a new challenge over at 
and the theme is Buttons & Bows.

For my card I used one of my new Scruffy Little Cat Stamps
 love them so much this one is called Niamh and she is fab!!!!


White Hammered Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
Tan Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
Aqua Paper - Stash 
Spotty BP & Heart BP - Crafters Companion Scruffy Little Cat 6x6 Pad 
Stamp & Sentiment  - Crafters Companion Scruffy Little Cat Set -Niamh
Pearl Heart Embellishment - Crafty Angels Shop
Ribbon & Bow - Stash
Buttons - Stash
White Sakura Gel Pen used on her eye - Stash
Glitter on her eyelids - Doodlebug Design Sugar Coating in Lily White 
RV42, W-1, E33,W-3,R32,R02,E57,E59,E21,R17,BV25,BG23,BG34,G99

Thanks for looking hope to see some gorgeous projects being entered into our challenge remember you have 2 weeks!!

Hugs Mandy xxx