Sunday, 30 June 2013

A last fling

Thought I would mark the passing of one of my favourite Stampin'Up stamp sets "Just Believe" with this card in Whisper White card stock and Indigo Island ink and ribbon.

Have a great day.  Mandy

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Another busy day

Last evening I made half a dozen thank you cards  using the new Stampin'Up card stock "Smoky Slate with Marina Mist embossed card and ribbon (retired)
I really need to find some time to look at how I take my photos as this card looks far better "in the flesh"!!

We have been at the house today grouting the new bathroom tiles...what a tedious job!
Enjoy your day tomorrow.  Mandyx

Tuesday, 25 June 2013


I have been doing a lot of clearing out just lately and have found cards I made a long time ago. I used to make the odd card for friends and relations but isn't it strange how we move on without really noticing it?  I have more than 50 cards I am sending to the Charity shop, but I have kept one or two for old times sake!
                              It was all about 'peel-offs' ..................................and decoupage !

And then I was introduced to Stampin'Up...............................
                                                                      ...................and I was hooked on stamping!!!

Enjoy the lovely sunny weather and / or the tennis!!               Happy crafting.    Mandyx

Monday, 24 June 2013

More butterflies!

Our second card at last week's workshop, made using the Stampin'Up Papillon Potpourri, was cased from the very talented Julie Kettlewell. (Julie's Japes) They turned out very well!


Although the first two look green they were actually Sahara Sand, with Midnight Muse and Gumball Green inks....put it down to the photographer!!! (Me)                       

You have just 1 week left to get any items on the Retiring Products Lists  

     June is rushing along and before we know it July will be here!  Once July arrives we will no longer be able to order any products on the retiring list, so double check now and email me if there is a special item you have overlooked. 

I shall put in my last order for this month on Friday 28th June.

Thanks for stopping by.  Mandy

Friday, 21 June 2013

Papillon Potpourri continued.

Another lovely card made using the Stampin'Up  Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and some retired DSP on Pacific Point card stock.  It could be made using any DSP as long as the card stock and ink were coordinated.

Have a great weekend.  Mandy

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Papillon Potpourri

Two classes today based on the Stampin'Up stamp set, 'Papillon Potpourri'.  Everyone chose their own colours for one of the designs which produced a variety of lovely cards.
Shirley chose a bright paper.
Rita chose a lovely subdued blue.

This was Janice's choice.

Unfortunately all these papers are now retired but you will soon see a fantastic range of colours and designs in the new Stampin'Up! annual catalogue.  If you would like one please email me.

Thanks. Mandyx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Zoe's challenge!

At training on Friday, Zoe set us a challenge....Make 4 cards and decorate a box using the five new In-Colour inks and card stock,  the new Stampin' Up Mosaic Madness Bundle (stamp set and co-ordinating punch), one metre of ribbon and some large rhinestones.  Here is my effort.....I am quite pleased with the cards but the box is definitely a late Friday night model !!  Haven't seen everyone else's yet!

Have been at the house all day getting it ready for sale. Here are before and after photos of the garden.

Getting rid of the pond.

Not yet perfect, but we are getting there!

Happy crafting. (Hope you have more time than me at the moment!) Mandy

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Long may it last!

I have spent the morning very productively!!!  A few days ago I was gifted a two drawer filing cabinet from a young man on Freecycle.....what a brilliant organisation!  
So this morning I have bought 50 files for £20 and sorted all my Stampin'Up card stock into them.  
So for just £20 my card stock is immediately accessible and stored safely away.
                          I am sure you will agree that it looks most impressive.

The only problem is that I now have to find somewhere to put the filing cabinet!!!
I hope your day is equally  productive and satisfying.

Happy crafting.  Mandy

Monday, 17 June 2013


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It is such a long time since I have written anything on my blog, for which I apologise.

Last month, we had two all day classes at a cost of £16 per person.  All participants received the Stampin'Up Bright Blossoms Stamp Set and materials to make five cards.

An example of two of the cards we made is on the right, along with the decorated envelopes.

Hope to update the page more regularly now I have some free time!!!

Happy Crafting, Mandy