Tuesday, December 29, 2009

happy snappies and a sneak peek...
















Hope everyone had an awesome chrissy, because nI sure did...here are some shots of the eve and the day and a sneak peek of January's challenge over at ARTastic...go check it out HERE...
ok...well that's it for now...take care...
Mandyxxx

Monday, December 14, 2009

Page 4, 3rd row, second last

This is where you will find my photo on canons photo chain...I would love to be voted in as the next photo in this chain and you can help me....Just go to canons photo chain...HERO CHAIN...main page...join up and go to the 4th page, 3rd row and second last photo....click on it after you have joined up and you can vote for it...I would love your help and it sure would be greatly appreciated....

On the weekend my bowls life took over...We were off to Raymond Terrace for the state finals playoff with with my team of seven and many gorgeous supporters...well......we WON!!!! How cool is that?????

Will post some photos for you all to see toninght...we even got a gold medal around our neck....it was fantastic...

Anyhows, got so many busy days ahead ...must go...until next time...take care
Mndy
xxx

Friday, December 11, 2009

I need your vote!!!!PLEaSE????

Good morning...what busy week this has been.....no scrapping though. This week I made a dvd slideshow for the bowlers at my club. It took 21 hours ll up, but i still hve some tweeking to do on it...I am happy with it so it was worth all the effort.

I also have put a photo in the canon photo chain. You can find it HERE ...all you need to do is...
1. Join canon its as esy as your email and password for yourself
2. Click on the HERO CHAIN...my link should take you to my page I am on.
It's on page 4
second row
last image
3.When you click on it my name should come up.
4. Then you just click on...VOTE FOR THIS...
It is at the bottom of the image.
If you have laptop you may not see vote for this image...you need to click on to full screen on your computer to do it....just press F11 on your computer and you should see where to vote then...\LOL


confusing I know, but I will really appreciate it...
Next, this weekend I am off to Raymond Terrace for a bowls final...I am very excited and really hope i bowl well and that our team wins...WOOP WOOP!!!!!
Well...that's it from me....I am in for another busy day packing etc....
I'll have some scrapping to show you very soon...
Take care
Mandyxxx

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I NEED YOUR HELP


One of my photos has been accepted as a submission for the CANON photochain. There are about 125 so far, but in a few days it will come down to voting...you need to become a member of canon..its s easy as your email and a password. Here is the photo I have entered...Many are from amazing places around the world...mine is in suburbia from my fron t door....thought i would DAG down the entries...lol...here is what I have put in....

please vote for me when the time comes..it would be greatly appreciated...xxx

I'll let you know when...
Mandy
xxx

OUT THE FRONT















Here is a page i did of Jess...it was when she was about 3, out the front of our very first house we bought. It was small but we loved it...for a little while...lol..then we had 2 more kids...lol...oh well....










Don't forget to head on over to MAD ABOUT SCRAPPIN n check out the card challenge....a prize and all!!!!










My entry looks like this...





Don't forget that ARTastic has their challenge up for December.....here is the inspiration....



nd here is my page...you must have an earing on it...look how big mine is!!!!how embarrassing...lol...






















I also made a card...used the colours in the painting...
We;ll...that's it from me..
Take care until next time
Mandy
xxx

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Brothers In Arms


Here is another I have managed to get done today!!!!the glue hasn't even dried yet...lol....thanks for stopping by and having a little look,

Mandy

xxx

Connor and some saturday shots
















Hi there...here is a quick post to show you a page





and some shots I took yesterday of the kids....





take care





Mandy





xxx

Thursday, November 19, 2009

ll the things i love


has gorgeous stamp up for grabs...you can find it HERE...

here is what you can win

take care
Mandyxxx

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Couple more Chrissy Cards




Good evening everyone...felt like making a few chrissy cards this afternoon...made one for an up and coming ARTastic dt thing,check them out HERE , which I can't show you...sorry....but here are two I can show you...
The first one is using some beautiful eskimo kisses basic grey papers and sticker elements, and some gorgeous charms...if anyone wants some just give a hey ho!!!glad to send a few your way...I wish I could remember where I got the stamp...from the US or UK...and the other is coloured with promarkers and waterpainted over the top...I wasn't going to use this image as I thought...A BLUE SNOWMAN...WHAT THE!!!!! but then i thought why not...hee hee hee!!!
Okies...well thats it for now...OOPS...almost forgot, don't forget to head on over to mad about scrappin...leanne is hnding out a prize for a card...thats all you have to make....go check her out HERE...
well...hope you all have a peaceful Sunday night...take care my friends...until next time
Mandy
xxx


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Well I can tell you all now.....


I am so excited and proud to announce that I am one of the new Design Team members for ARTASTIC...go check them out HERE...if you are an art lover, and lets face it, not many of us aren't, you are going to love love love this challenge site.


Well...justthought I'd share my happy news...go over and check it.

Take care

Mandy

XXX

Thursday, November 12, 2009

SOME EXCITING NEWS...STAY POSTED!!!

Well...it's as it says...can't tell you yet!!!But it will be soon...YIPPEE!!!!!!
Wish I had something to show you...will do in a few days...

Take Care
Mandy
xxx

Monday, November 9, 2009

LOL...ALL FIXED

Its fixed...

I am having trouble...

Hppy mondy morning everyone...Can anyone help me. I am having trouble with my blog. The followers and blogs I like to visit list is not coming up...I have no idea what is happening....can you just leave a comment if you know how to fix it...it would be greatly appreciated...
Take care
Mandy
xxx

Sunday, November 8, 2009

ARTastic Blog Challenge



The glue hasn't even dried yet!!!!lol...I had a bowls match today which, if our teams won, we get to go to a special State playoff...WE MADE IT...Well...anyway...when I got home I was all inspired and got my hands onto some ribbon and some beautiful basic grey lemonade papers....LOVE IT...We had to be inspired by the painting ...Tadema 'A Greek Woman'....and here is my entry...I was pretty happy with it. although I did have much bigger plans with folds of material etc...I think I am going to try another one...we'll see how we go...Go check out Shazza's blog...HERE...If you love art you will adore this site...and the gorgeous pages done by the girls...yummy...

Here is the painting...what do you think????


anyhow..take care until next time...Mandy...xxx

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Card For Mad About Scrappin.....


Ok...here it is...my card for mad about scrappin blog challenge...



Take care and thanks for looking...

Mandy

xxx

MAD ABOUT SCRAPPIN CARD CHALLENGE

Good morning girls...just a quick mone to let you know that MAD ABOUT SCRAPPIN is having a challenge...heres what Leanne said...


Welcome to Week 1 of our Card Challenge. Each fortnight we will be putting up a new Card Challenge. At the end of the month we will be drawing a winner and that person will win a $15.00 voucher to be spent in our store.
Entries must be emailed to me by the 15th of November when our next card challenge will go up. Email to winnie78@optusnet.com.au

So...get over therte and have a look...I plan on doing this card today...Will post it later...

Take care and have a great day,
Mandy
xxx

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Heartbreaking Story

Girls...please go and check this out...It's heartbreaking, but we have a chance to make a girl have a little ray of light in her very sad life at the moment.

http://spreadthelove-forjaimie.blogspot.com/

You need to scroll down to the bottom of the blog to get the story...

Take care
Mndy
xxx

Monday, November 2, 2009

All Gone

Thanks to all the girls that put their hand up for some of my little flowers and charms...can't wait to send them to you and see what you do with them....I have gotten in tough with you all via email or your blogs and asked you to email me your address so I can post them off....

Happy Monday everyone...Its a busy week for me...car rego today and shopping with a friend to help her pick clothes for a fashion parade,
elbourne cup bowls day tomorrow. Maddie has her Sports carnival Wednesday, Thursaday night I am in another bowls comp with my bil...friday i have bowls. saturday will definitely be catch up on housework day.....and Sunday I am off to Double Bay for another bowls comp...If we win 1 out of the 3 games our team will make it to a big playoff for the state...I think thats preety cool...
Anyhows, not much scrapping talk...lol..see there is a life outside of scrapping...lol...
Take Care
Lots of it
Mandy
xxx

Friday, October 30, 2009

A Little Something to give away...
























Hi there everyone...a few posts ago you may have seen some of my little flowers I made on 3 of my pages...well...as I said I was going to give some awy...I wouldn't quite call it a rac, just a little something...so here they all are...Just leave a comment if you want one and put the nomber down that you would like...I put some little charms to go as welll..only a couple, but I think they are gorgeous!!!You can use them on cards ao your pages....Ok..here they are...can't co ordinate the numbers, so just say if you want the 1st 2nd...etc...I will try not to mix it up..lol...I'll give you my email and get your addy off you if you want one, you'll be able to see in the comments which have been asked for...if any at all..lol...
Ok..well, that's it from me...have a fantastic weekend..
Take care
Lots of it
Mandyxxx

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Page and About getting Published....


Well...I feel my mojo is back at long last...you all might think otherwise...lol...here is my latest...a birthday page of Jacob this my...turning 8....


I have also been doing some dt stuff for Leanne over at MAD ABOUT SCRAPPIN...Leannes kits are so gorgeous and they are such good value...ALWAYS...wish I could show you, but you'll get to see them eventually...

Also... my goal for this year was to get a page...any page...published...I exceeded my wildest dreams, already having one published in Scrapbooking memories...another one will be in the next issue...11. 10 and onother one with a date...14.11 in an issue of Creating keepsakes Australia....I have also had another 2 for Creat6ing Keepsakes Australia...yet to be advised of dates.....and the lovely Kim from Scrapbook Creations has told me she loves my work and has kept one aside for future reference.....it is so wonderful and encouraging to have your work accepted....so I encourage you all to submit...I did go through a stage where I was a little disaapointed, but soon got over that...lol...

Well thats enough from me...

Take Care

Mandyxxx

Friday, October 23, 2009

Little Handmade Flowers...








Well...I have seen these flowers around and thought I have so many pretty bits of material I have to have a go at making these...here are 3 pages I did using these...oops...still have no real computer...this has taken me half a day to put up...lol...and I can't get rid of the double up of the page...sorry...hope you like them, I was pretty happy with how they turned out...these pges are me!!!!I still have no email either...will be giving away a few sets of these flowers soon if anyone wants some...made some chrissy colour ones...will put a post up soon as my lappy and email are running...
well...thats it for now...have a great weekend...xxx




Thursday, October 22, 2009

ARGHHH!!!!

ARGHHHHH!!!!!I am mostly off line...I am using our old computer which takes about 2 days to get it to stay on...It's a long story...my lappy has a problem with the power connevtion...plus the kids and I have had a revolting flu...but i have managed to get some pages done using my flowers I made and can't wait to show you them...have to wait for lappy to get better ....sorry!!!lol...okies..better go before this computer decides to shut down itself...take care ...
Mandyxxx

Friday, October 16, 2009

Candy...most amazing...


So here is some delicious candy over at Bev's blog...her cards are gorgeous....and the candy on offer is always worth a look,...go check it out HERE... look at it...I told you it was awesome...


I have been playing with some material and have made some little flower type things...no photo yet, but will show you as soon as I can...Take care...Mandy.xxx

Friday, October 2, 2009

Out of the hat Scrap is turning 1


Well..here it is....a fantastic candy giveaway, donated to out of the hat by Leanne, from MAD ABOUT SCRAPPIN...of which I am on the dt...Love working with Leanne, she's so easy going....so check out her blog...I have the link permanantly on my side bar...and check out the challenge blog Out of the Hat Scrap...they have fun challenges, and as I said, an awesome giveaway.... Go check it out....Take care
Mandyxxx

My ARTASTC Entry


Well...I felt inspired by Starry Night, by Vincent van Gogh...I think I am happy with it....Not a pretty page, just "quirky" I think....
Until next time..take care
Mandy
xxx
PS Check out the blog, you can find it on the link in my last entry...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

ARTASTIC WINNER

I am so excited.....check out...ARTASTIC...you have to check out what painting is their inspiration this month...STARRY NIGHT by Vincent van Gogh...this is my all time favourite painting in the univers....love impressionism, but just love the theme and the beauty and the colours...love it all!!!anyhows, go check it out...oh, and I ws the winner of the art quiz...lucky me.....make this one blog that you use for inspiration...seriously, did i tell you how much i love it...lol....

Until next time...Mandyxxx

Friday, September 18, 2009

Couple more cards...




Here are a couple more cards I have made....thanks for looking...Mandyxxx


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chrissy card...


Here is a little card I made...I love nativity scenes...love them.., so I thought I'd make a few cards using this little stamp...thanks for looking...Mandyxx


Mojo monday Card.....


Hi there...I haven't been doing much scrapping, just alot of buyiny...lol...I am into stamps and trying to get a bit better at using them and making cards... I am using some overseas sites to inspire me at the moment...MOJO MONDAY....has a weekly comp and this is the first time i have entered, not a great card, but experimenting is half the fun, think i need to use more pp on my cards...they look a bit plain...I am learning, so hopefully soon I'll be making gorgeous cards....
Until next time...take care
Mandyxxx

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

check this lady out...

Nilla does gorgeous cards..i am into them at the moment...she is giving away some blog candy...check it out here...
lots of it...xxx

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Scrapbooking Memories


Hi there...here is a little blurb about scrapbooking memories magazine. Each year they do a fundraising issue for breast cancer...pretty generous I reckon!!!!It's a disease that touches so many peoples lives...take a little read of this, and better still...buy the mag in october!!!!
Well...that's it for now...take care until next time...Mandy...xxx

Monday, August 31, 2009

More Candy


I don't know if any of you have seen the Elisabeth bell range of stamps...but they are absolutely adorable...I want them all...lol....here I s a link to a giveaway...go check it out...right here...xxx

candy...



Here you will find a gorgeous blog and a fabulous give away...love these stamps...take care Mandy...xxx



stepanies candy...


Julies open window also has some really yummy candy to give away...check it out here....and here it is!!!!Just click on her name and it will take you to it...

Linda's Crafty Creations has a giveaway as well...you can find her here...check it out!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Stamp Give-away

All the things I love...Bev...is giving away a gorgeous magnolia stamp...she does each saturday...go check it out HERE...the stamp is so cute.

Until next time..take care...Mandyxxx..

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge Blog


Here is my entry for the basic grey challenge blog...you needed to use yellow brown and pink...I found this very challenging to be honest....card number 2...lol...take care

Mandyxxx

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Card


So...here is my attempt at cardmaking....I realise I have to paint a whole lot better...lol...but, I am just starting so I am sure I'll get the knack of it...May give this to my sister who has her birthday on sunday...she'll like it i think...I am entering this in a comp over at cute card thursday...thankfully it is a random draw and not done on skill....well...thats it from me for now...until next time take care

Mandyxxx

Monday, August 24, 2009

more sweets...


well...lucky i have found lots of blog candy coz I have lost my mojo in a big way...think I need about two weeks worth of non stop sleep....meybe then I'll find it...lol...until then, here is some sweet candy from Julie's blog....

look at it...very nice indeed...until next time..take care...Mandyxxx

Saturday, August 22, 2009

raks galore

well..have just popped into amandas blog and she has a friend Marisa who is giving away the gorgeous rak....check it out to the right...

More Candy

Handstamped by Lacey is a gorgeous blog and she is giving away some awesome candy...check it out HERE...cheers Mandy

Stamp up for grabs

Bev's Blog is simply devine...she works with Simon Says Stamps which sell the most amazing stamps...they give away a stamp each saturday.....go HERE to check it out....

Wanted...Guest Designer At Mad About Scrappin

Yes...you heard right...here is an opportunity for you to become a guest designer for MAD ABOUT SCRAPPIN...just follow the link and read all the details...

I have been very busy with sick kids lately and very over it...they are finally on their way to recovery....so scrapbooking here I come...I can't wait.....

I have also been very inspired by some beautiful cards on blogs I have come across...as a result I am going to give it a little go...I have been busy ordering stamps from overseas and on ebay and also got some netabilities...wow...they are just devine and so easy to use...I have a lovely water colour set to use...I am waiting for my stamps to arrive...there are so many gorgeous ones out there...think i need to get a job to pay for all the things I want to get.

I got my first check from scrapbooking memories too...how excited was I!!!!!

I have also had another acceptance, this time with a set issue, the only trouble is this one is the one that scrapbooking memories said they wanted to consider...so...if any of you have a ny suggestions about this one...can you please let me know...

Ok...it's saturday morning and I really need to get moving...have a great weekend everyone...
Mandy
xxxz

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

side tracked...

I aqm totally side tracked by checking out other peoples blogs and keep coming across gorgeous candy...here is the latest.....

HERE It's called the crafty den...



Go check it out!!!!





and yet more blog candy........

flutterbyz crafty haven



and more i do believe


live it scrap it NILLA


layin rubber ink....


Okies...tha'ts about it from me for now...lol..i am candied out...he he he...
until next time take care...xxx

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Non stop blog candy....


I am discovering blog candy all over the place which is awesome...here is the latest I have discovered and here is the link....right...HERE...there are some really beautifulm card sites out there and I have just been on ebay getting some nestabilities and trying to find some gorgeous stamps in australia shops to buy...if you know of any can you let me know...just leave it in my comments...that would be greatly appreciated....I am after cute little girls and cute little animals to water colour ...so...until next time...take care
Mandy
xxx