Tuesday, 19 January 2010


I'm away on holidays at the moment staying in a cottage on the east coast of Tasmania. We did the same last year and it was beautiful....only so far this time - the weather hasnt been that agreeable, so a little scrapping has been done!! Poor dh couldnt come so he had to stay home and work. However despite the weather both Hannah and Paige have still managed to swim each day and finished up freezing!! We drove down on Sunday in driving rain and hail with lightning forks everywhere - it was a horror trip that took forever!! Anyway, the worse that is happening, is that we are just kicking back and enjoying each others company along with socialising with the friends already holidaying too. I sooooo apologise for not getting to blogs and leaving comments because my prepaid internet stick thing swallows buckets of money with the amount of downloading I'd have to do....but as soon as I can I will catch up!!!! Promise!
Boy oh boy, STM has had a surge of participants since starting to offer weekly prizes!!
The song this week is adorable!! You can check it all out here
These are my dear little finches 'Scrappy' and 'Booky'
Very appropriate names!! (grin)
This is a new Japanese challenge I've come across and thought I have a go as the criteria was fab!
Use a popped up element - I've used butterflies on extensions
Check or tartan - check (gingham) yellow ribbon
Scraplift an old LO - you'll find it here 'Chill'
Oh and I won both Challenge 29&30 for TWISTED SKETCHES!!!!
What a fabulous surprise!!!
Hopefully I'll be able to pop in to see you all soon!!!


sarah said...

first off, a big congrats on the win! yay! :)

and goodness, sounds like a crazy trip.... stay safe in those storms.

and your LOs look scrumptious. your details always inspire me! :)


Ruth Philps said...

Congratulations Mandy on winning two challenges!!

Enjoy the rest of your holidays.. xxx

Unknown said...

Congrts with your winning challenges and the new lay-outs are beautiful work girl.
bye bye,Lean.

Darien said...

WOW! Amazing pages!!!!! Love them!!!!! And Congratulations!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww mandy!!! these are GORGEOUS!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that a lot of us on STM used little birds!! LOL!!!! Have fun on your vacation! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Vel said...

Oh wow, how beautiful! I love the dimensional flourishes.

Jocelyn said...

Love these sweet friend...such great details and I adore the dimension!~!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my..awesome work..such eye candy!
Love it Mandy!
Congrats on the win and enjoy your vacation!

Amy said...

Love the picture of the birds. Such a fabulous layout. Holy moly be careful in that crazy weather. Hope you have better luck with the weather but inside relaxing sounds great too. Hugs, Amy

Gladie said...

Oh my - your LOs are just more and more stunning - love, these!!! The butterflies are awsome!!! Happy holidays, hope the weather gets better for you soon - and congrats for wiining both!!! :)))

Rhayne said...

Congratz :o) I've jsut started following along over there but haven't worked up any layouts on their sketches yet. I'm a slow starter!

Talia Lynette said...

I love your work!!
Very inspirational

Deb said...

oooo I luv Scrappy and Booky....they are soooo cute. Gorgeous LO's Mandy. ooooo and I luv those butterflies too.

Unknown said...

Happy holidays!! Congrats on the wins and my goodness that last layout made my heart sing!!!

Julie said...

re both just devine i love them. congrats on the win you are on a roll at the moment.

jacque4u2c said...

Just stunning! I just love all the detail and elements that you used. Enjoy your vacation with the girls - sorry your hubby could not come.

yui said...

It's soooooo cool!!!
I love your LO :)

Peggy said...

Congrats on winning Twisted Sketches Mandy, you know how I feel about that, you deserve it time and time again!!!!

I love the STM LO, all that red just makes it pop and I really like your journaling directly on the page. And I have to ask, since that background paper is so yummy, did you buy it like that, or did you work on it?? And if you did, please please please tell me how, I would love to be able to create a background like that!!!

I love that "cool" LO as well, the way you've arranged those butterflies, wow, you're a genius!!!

Enjoy the rest of your holiday my friend, here's hoping the weather will improve!

xxx Peggy