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Friday, 20 February 2009

12,000 hits and a bit of Crafting

Goodness I have been busy this week. We have been re-decorating the downstairs of our home and the Hall Stairs and landing. Everything has been upside down for about 5 weeks, we haven't watched ANY television during this time which has been quite amazing. I have been so much more productive. We are on the final stretch, carpets are starting to be fitted next weekend and it's looking really nice.

I've not had very much time for crafting this week so it was lovely to be able to unwind and make a few cards last night. One card I cannot show until tomorrow. I've got something REALLY exciting happening, but it's a secret and I can't say anything until tomorrow.

My blog has just hit 12,000 on it's counter. How on earth did that happen so quickly ? I know some of it will be me posting etc, but that has risen so quickly. I can only guess it is people visiting my blog because I have posted cards on sketch challenges.

This card was made using the Mojo 74 sketch and I wanted to use some embossed acetate to fit in with the challenge over on the Cuttlebug blog.

The pink square started it off, this was from a DCWV pad which is colorblocked and I loved the swirls in the paper. I used a square or acetate and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder. The other papers and 'ribbon' are Papermania Sweet Nothings, I do love that spotty paper. It looks fab when you ink the edges.

The butterflies are glittered chipboard shapes from DCWV and I added a small bow and some wire antenna from my stash.


Sarn said...

You tease! I am dying to know what your secret card is! x

Jean said...

Very cute card, hope all goes well with the house and your done soon.

Mrs J said...

Mandy, this is beautiful! Gorgeous colours and beautifully embossed acetate! Glad you found the chance to play along this week at, and I hope the decorating is finished soon!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Cassie said...

this is GORGEOUS!! love every smidge of it! congrats on your 12K hits - that's awesome!!
thanks for joining us on the cuttlebug challenge this week. totally honored that you chose us out of all the challenges with your limited time this week! good luck on finishing the remodel - i bet it'll be beautiful when it's done!
hope you can join us next week too as i'd love to see what you create!

Allison said...

great card for the challenge, fab colours
thanks for joining us this week

Beth aka BR-T said...

This card is too cool, I love the vivid colors and butterflies! BR-T

Lea L. said...

Such a pretty card! Loving the shade of pink and the embossing that you added! Great job with Be Inspired #20...thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!


Meda said...

Lovely card!
Thank you for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog


Maggie Lamarre said...

Thank you so much for playing with us :)
Your card will be featured on the 26th at