Sunday, February 28, 2010

Deb's Creations Blog Hop

This starts t 9.00 tomorrow morning...ie Monday 1st March



Welcome to the DEB’S CREATIONS ONLINE SHOP GRAND OPENING BLOG HOP!





The Design Team Members have created some really gorgeous cards just for this event & for your viewing pleasure along the way!





If you are joining me from http://youandmeplustwo.blogspot.com/





then you are in the right place. If you have stumbled on our GRAND OPENING, you’ll want to Hop on over to





http://www.vicmbeescards.blogspot.com/








for the start of the Hop!











This stamp is one of the gorgeous wags 'n' whiskers stampscalled ...hey chickie...
just perfect for easter ithink...
Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog today.

Your next stop is

http://ourlittlesliceofparadise.blogspot.com/2010/03/debs-creations-blog-hop.html


so be sure to check out what she has in store for you! I would love for you to leave a comment & become a follower to be in the draw to win DEB’S awesome BLOG CANDY!!!

Be sure to complete the HOP & stop at

http://atouchofdeb.blogspot.com/

& comment- where you will be given a number beside your name to go into the BLOG CANDY DRAW- to be drawn by the Random Number Generator on her blog.

HAPPY HOPPING LADIES

Lots of it

Mandy
xxx

Thursday, February 25, 2010

my "a" story...

some of you already know, but here is my sad tale...a few months back my "a" button on my keypad started to get a bit dodgy and you had to press a bit harder to make it work...well...now its totally broken off, no fixies, boo hoo....do you have any idea how many words have "a" in them??? LOTS...so now when ever i have to write a i have to copy and paste it...so very annoying and very tricky when you type somuch...grrrrr...
so , please really appreciate when i write a little hello on your blog, coz seriously, i am really ready to throw this darn computer out the window...it keeps shutting down on me as well....i was just finishing off a post with an award, you know all the copying and pasting that requires...onto the last one in fact and...yes...it shut down...grrrr
so...i have had my whinge...
thanks for letting me vent, it helps...lol...
let me leave you with this link...
its one of my fav blogs to get happy on...
no comps or anything, they wouldn't even know i am doing this...lol...
http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com/helpmeronda/
this girl is soooo darn arty, and the is so down to earth...just soooo lovely....go check it out...look back a bit too...her work kicks butt...

until next time, take care
mandy... xxx

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Registration open now...


Go head on over to scrap with v...the cybercrop has its sign up on in the forum...

it's a very cool theme...



follow this link and it will take you to the sign up....

can't wait to see you there..

ps..it has kids challenges too....

until next time

lots of it

mandy

xxx

Monday, February 22, 2010

want to win a prizepack???

Over at deb's creations she is having a grand opening an all you have to do to be in the running is put your name down over at THIS LINK...

go on...you know you want to...and its sooo easy...you don't even need to post it on your blog...just put your name down....the big opening of the online shop is march 1....woohoooo!!!!

until next time...take care
mandy
xx

Sunday, February 21, 2010

You're going to be a mummy...


here is a little card i did for my niece who is having a baby in may...i am very excited for her...she had a little baby shower yesterday and here is the card i made her to go with the present....

nothing else to show you...sorry...but soon i will...i would like to say a big thankyou...to all the lovely people that take the time to visit my blog vnd those of you who leave comments....
xxxooo...thank you...oooxxx
until next time
lots of it
mandy
xxx

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hey Chickie




I am pretty new to the whole stamping thing and card making...but i have to tell you i love giving my loved ones handmade cards for their special occassions...it doesn't matter how simple they may be, they are always met with ohhhh...isn't that gorgeous...etc...you know what i mean i am sure...


well...over at debs creations you can find these gorgeous stamps....they are wags 'n whiskers...this one is called hey chickie...


i coloured her in with my pro markers, i used some beautiful papers from making memories from scrap with v shop, i used my cuttle bug and other bits and bobs...pretty sure it was kaisercraft pearls in a row...
until next time
lots of it
mandy
xxx

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

woohoooo....

Well...i think some of you may know i wanted to get a page published in scrapbook creations this year...well...its not officu=ial, and they still may reject it, but i got an email asking for my here comes the sun....not only did they want it, but sm wanted it too...sm also wanted to look at my page pavement art....i loved doing this one...so glad someone wanted it...
well,,, thats it for now....
no pages...but thanks deb for the lovely stamp...go check her shop out...just follow the link on my side bar...will be ripping into that beauty tonight....
hugs til next time
Mandy
xxx

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day...and a new page...







Hi there...happy valentines day to you all...for the first time ever i gave my kids a treat and a handmade card by me...they were all so happy...i can see this becoming a tradition....






I also did a page for the cybercrop at mad last night...this was lis'as challenge...something you love, ribbon, scalloped paper and rubons...

until next time
lots of it
mandy
xxx



Saturday, February 13, 2010

3 for the day...a record...lol...


Here is a challenge i did for kraft it up...just a bit of a close up...



take care



Mandy



xxx

I Have been busy.
















This is the second post for the day...





I have been busy...did these three cards for Deb's Creations and did this water baby page for Scrap with V....you can directly go to these two wonderful places via the links on my sidebar.....










The cards are for my kidlets for valentines day...










Until next time...take care





Mandy





xxx

The Artistic Mother


Go check out Shona's book...her blog is awesome too...its on my favs listed as an artful life...its sooo inspiring....she has a book giveaway at the moment....follow the link on my sidebar with the photo of the book and in march you can find it here...or go to amazon and order it there....

until next time...

take care

Mandy

xxx

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sunny page....







Another challenge over at scrap with v...well 2 challenges...had very tricky criteria with the sunny page and a few rules with the card..lots of ribbon for one...this card has a bookmark with it...oops...forgot the blind challenge as well...do you like my handmade flower thing???lol...











ok...well that's it for today...






did a page for next months challenge at artastc too..but can't show you that yet...lol






until next time...






lots of it












Mandy






xxx

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Butterflies







Well...all day it has taken, but i think it's worth it and so does Maddie....last night saw my first cybercrop over at scrapping with v and this is the first challenge...posted by Wendy...must use polka dots, must reuse packaging of your supplies, incorperaate something that flies and frame your photo...






The black polka dot butterfly is the backing of the prima say it in studs, from the lovely Amanda I also used the transprency from a sticker, the dots and frame are obvious as is the flying thing...I trhought I'd tke it outside the box so to speak and make a pretty co ordinating butterfly garland...it looks adorable in her bedroom...



I know one of my scrappy friends will love this...hope she gets on over and has a little look...






Well...thaats it for now...off to do another challenge..



lots of it



Mandy



xxx

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I AM EXCITED...


My very first cc as dt...lol...

woohooooooooooooooooooooooo


So, come and join me and a gorgeous group of ladies, have some fun , I think I may stock up on some good coffee and chocolte so I can stay up late...hee hee hee...

A little ps...my computer is on a mega go slow t the moment, some pages are taking 5 minutes to load so please forgive me for not checking your blogs...promise I will when I am back and running properly...you know I love to visit you all!!!

Looking forward to catching up with you all tomorrow night...woo hoooo!!!!!!

Until then

Lots of it

Mandy

xxx

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Madeleine...


Madeleine is a miracle...when she was 8 weeks old she developed rsv bronchiolitis and was put on life support...we were asked if we wanted to have her christened in hospital and told to bring in the family to say goodbye...you can see in the first photo she was a very sick little girl...she was in total organ failure and had oxygen levels of 56% and carbon dioxide poisoning and sepsis...TOTAL body poisoning through infection.


She was on life support for two whole weeks, going through 3 different sorts of ventilators, the third being the one that ultimately and miraculously saved her life.


A very stressful period in my life, as Jacob was also on life support at the same time...I'll tell his story when I do his page...


So, here is a page I did to celebrate her strength, her joy. her love and my love for her...


Hope you like it...she sure did...lol


Until next time

Lots of it

Mandy

xxx