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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

More Candy - Happy Birthday To Me & My First Smash Book Page

Hello peeps,
We had such a wonderful day yesterday, we babysat little Ollie while his daddy Rob & Uncle Gareth decorated the nursery ready for the baby girl's arrival. He was so good all day, he is always such a happy little man he had us in fits of laughter all day, no prizes for guessing who got thoroughly spoilt lol.

The reason for my post today is it's my birthday & I am so lucky to have so many wonderful and generous blogging friends who have spoilt me rotten, and I want to say a massive thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the beautiful cards and gifts, you really have made my day.
Today has been really lovely with friends coming round and loads of phone calls, I've been trying to get on my computer to email and thank everyone but it's been bedlam here and I can't believe the day has gone so quickly but I will get around to thanking you all personally asap.

I thought as it's a special day for me I would share a little extra candy consisting of one of my favourite new crafty products, a Retro Blue SMASH book
If you fancy having a go at "SMASHIN''" or already SMASH and want the chance of winning another book all you have to do is leave me a comment to let me know you want to enter the draw, easy peasy lol.
*K&Company RETRO BLUE Smash Folio 30-615007
I have my very first Smash Book page to share today and I have started with my pretty pink book. After much looking at the books wondering what on earth I was going to do with them I had ideas galore but hadn't done any until I saw in the CMC Smash Book group Suzanne had set a challenge with some prompts which was just perfect for me as it kind of gave me a goal to aim for following the theme of "what I love about Spring & or my favourite thing to do in Spring....."  The group is free and anyone is welcome to join in.
Sorry the piccy's aren't the best but if you want to see them better click on the pic.
Naturally I had to get chocolate & Ollie on my page lol, and I just love the sound of the "frogs chorus" although Gareth hates it as they really do get quite loud and his bedroom window is at the back of our house only a few feet from the pond. I just remind him he did choose to move back home & they never bothered me when I had his bedroom as my craft room lol.
I'm sure you all know already this gorgeous girl is called Wash Day and is by Krista Smith, I am loving  colouring Krista's sweet images at the moment, now I just need to find time to make cards with them.
You have one week to enter the draw to win a SMASH book so I will close this mini candy next Tuesday evening.
Thanks you again my lovely friends for helping to make my day so special
                                          

84 comments:

  1. Hi Mandy,

    Happy Birthday!!!! Of course I want to participate of this special candy, I don´t have an smash yet...
    It is so nice come to the blog and see your job, the way you color the stamps is wonderfull.

    xx

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
    may all your wishes comes true :)
    hugs
    céline
    ps wonderful page

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  3. Hi sweetie,
    so glad you had a lovely day. What is this "smash" you are raving about?????? Never heard of it before - do tell!!
    I'd love to win a Smash book - whatever the hell it is!!!!! LOL
    Happy Birthday again lovely.
    big hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  4. I would love the chance to win.. your page looks great!!! thanks for sharing and the chance to win.. Happy Birthday!!!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  5. Happy birthday, I really want to win. I live in Brazil, if you need to pay the freight just say okay? If I win of course! Rs.

    Kisses and much happiness.

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  6. Happy, happy B-day to you Mandy. Hope you had a beautiful day, but reading your blogpost i'm sure it was.
    Love your smashbook page, it's gorgeous. Love to have one of my own so i could put anything that i like in it, like my two kids and all that they are doing all day.
    Big hugs, Yvon

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  7. My e-mail: ana@anabananna.com.br

    Kisses.

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  8. Happy Birthday Mandy, so glad to hear you have had such a lovely day. I love your smash page, its fab.
    I have this book so I wont be entering the candy and it is best going to someone who doesn't have it but thank you for offering your lovely candy to a lucky crafter.
    Enjoy what is left of your birthday.
    Hugs,
    Becky x

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  9. Happy Birthday to you, congrats.
    Your smashbook is beautyful.
    Hugs Aartje

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♥♥♥
    Hope you have had a wonderful day with lots of cakes and cupcakes ♥♥

    You smash so pretty ♥ Love how you colored the SC girl ♥ And would love to have a chance to win this cute blue smash book ♥

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  11. Mandy,happy birthday Hun!
    I would love to be entered into your candy.I must say I didn't know quite what you had to do,untill I saw a quick you tube video. Your page looks totally fab! What a cutie oldie is,no wonder you love to look after him!
    Enjoy the rest of your evening.
    Hugs,Kelly x

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  12. Happy birtday Mandy! And congrats to "the little girls" I have never see or make a Smash but when I see yours it looks fantastic! I love to play along!! Hugs, Karin

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  13. Hi Mandy, Happy Happy Birthday! I am so glad your day was full of fun, love and laughter. Every day should be, but Birthday's most of all.

    You continue to amaze me with your candy you have up on offer, such a generous and special spirit you have.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a fabulous smash book. I haven't seen them in the shops over here yet and am dying to try one for my Granddaughter as my scrapping is very hit and miss!

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  14. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day.
    You're first smash book page looks really wonderful, beautiful coloring of the image.
    It's really sweet of you to give away one of those cool smash books, really love to enter in the draw.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  15. Happy Birthday Mrs, I didn't know or I would have sent you a card too (not that I know where to post it!) Hope you had a lovely day, I've just ordered my first Smash Book, don't know what to do with itbut everyone was getting them lol and I didn't want to miss out!
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  16. Dear Mandy!

    Happy Birthday to you! You are really sweet ;)

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  17. Oh...Mandy, how thoughtful of you. What a great candy! I am going to check out the website and cross my fingers too. Love your first page. Looks like fun. Hugs

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  18. oh Hunny happy birthday,gosh sounds like you had a lovely time,and just love your book Hun its just so beautiful,one of my fav digital images you have used I have this but still not had time to play with it,
    Would love to have one of these books,Hun seen them in blog land,and think they are just brilliant,bless your heart Hun,hugs Cherylxxxx

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  19. Happy birthday. Your page came so great. Im trying to smash but i havent done any pages that i really like yet.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Gabbi

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  20. Happy Birthday :)
    Yes, I did know it was a special day today and I meant to email you this morning...I am sorry, I got stuck in payroll year end and lost the day somehow.

    I haven't yet had a go at smash-ing though I keep mulling the idea over..but please don't enter my name...I don't comment anywhere near enough!
    Enjoy the rest of your evening.

    Hugs Elaine xx

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  21. Happy birthday. I'm glad you had a lovely day. Your page is fab. I love the pics.
    Nikki x

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  22. Happy birthday, Mandy. I'm loving my pink smash book, but haven't yet plucked up the courage to show anyone any of the pages (although, actually, there are a lot of pages "under construction"!!). Love your gorgeous page. Susie x

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  23. Huge Birthday wishes, Mandy! Glad to hear you had a lovely day and received so many happy returns! Love your smash book page - I've seen a couple now and might just have to have a go...something else to add to the list!?! Thanks for sharing and I'd love to be in with a chance to win your birthday candy. Enjoy what's left of your special day, Lisa x

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  24. Hi Mandy - firstly 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY'. Don't they come around too quickly. Secondly, oh yes I would love the chance of winning the 'smash book candy'. Something I've just discovered and can't wait to try. It's busy here, Michelle is expecting a baby in June and after having two boys we are now expecting a little girl....how excited am I. So out come the knitting needles again! We still admire the wedding card you sent - yes it's still on the mantle piece after nearly one year! Hope you've enjoyed your special day. Take care. Jeanette

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  25. Hello my lovely, happy birthday to you! I'm glad you have had a wonderful day. Well done for starting on your smash book, that's a great first page. Have a great week! Tracey xxx

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  26. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mandy!
    phew just made it!

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  27. oh wow love your page its fab and Happy birthday huni also i would be honoured to be entered to win this fab smash book not got one of these so thanks sweetie xx

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  28. Hi Mandy. Popped over to wish you a very happy birthday. Thank you for offering us all a chance of a 'present' to celebrate your special day too. The page you have made looks great.
    Tine :)

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  29. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mandy sorry my wishes are a bit on the late side but still in time though!!!
    It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and your Smash book is just beautiful, this is the first I have heard of these must find out more :)
    sending you big Birthday Hugs chum...
    Hugs Sarah x

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  30. first of all, Happy Birthday to you! :)
    next, I love your beautiful page with Krista's pretty image. how wonderful!
    I so love my Smash book. I am using it for my cancer journey, but have so many ideas for other ones..... they are so neat with possibilities for everything! :)

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  31. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    I would love to win this.

    I love your Smash page. Your SC image is soo cute. TFS.

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  32. Happy birthday! I must say I have been interested in the smash things for a while now but have a fear of waking up and having glued so much stuff in it its glued shut! I love your page, its great how even a journal of thoughts is so well laid out!

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  33. Happy Birthday Mandy!!! Hope you get spoilt for the rest of the week too!
    I would love to win a Smash book so thank you for the chance to win some!
    I'm going to have a look at the smash blog to see what they have got to offer and I want to see if I can make one for myself in the mean time hugs Karen x

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  34. Happy birthday, Mandy!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Your smashbook page is very nice!

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  35. First of all... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    I would be very happy if I would win this candy. But if I will not I wish you all best anyway ;-)

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  36. Happy Birthday Mandy, our birthdays last all week, hope yours does to. Gorgeous Smash Book page, must give this a go, would love to take part in your candy, take careX:)

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  37. Happy Birthday and What a Sweet page in your book :)
    and thanks for the chance
    hugs Nikki

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  38. Happy Birthday! Hope you have the most amazing day! Thanks for the chance to win A SMASh book! I love what everyone does with these but I am yet to get one!!! So my fingers are crossed!! HUgsxx

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  39. Happy birthday! I would love to win the smash book. My daughter and I could fight over it.

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  40. Happy birthday! I am so happy for you today. I am glad you are being spoiled.

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  41. Happy Birthday Mandy! Love your awesome smash page..and that image is coloured beautifully! I would LOVE to win a smash book! I don't even know if we have these over in Australia yet? :D

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  42. С днем Рождения!!! Желаю вам много идей и фантазий для ваших робот! Счастливо повеселится!

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  43. many many happy returns of the day :)

    thanks for chance to win as well

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  44. Oh happy happy birthday sweetie... i hope a family filled blessed day!!!!
    love the cute page what a great way to use ur smash book!
    i so would love a chance at some yummy blog candy!!! and just love k&co's smash books !!!
    hugs Kimmie

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  45. Dear Mandy,

    I congratulate you on birthday later and hope you had a very special day with your family and friends.

    I would love to win a SMASH BOOK. Thanks a lot for this great chance to win.

    Many hugs
    Kati

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  46. Happy happy birthday!!! I wish you all the best - lots and lots of happiness and magical moments. :D
    Your smash book page is great! Perfect stamped images (I esp. like that cute little birdie on top <3) and great pictures.
    Hugs! xx

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  47. happy birthday, Mandy! visiting your beautiful blog is my daily routine.. i super love your creations, they are sooo beautiful and lovely.. i admire your creativity and colouring.. may you have more blessings to come and good health as well.

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  48. Happy Birthday!
    Hope to win this awesome Smash book :)

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  49. I'm day late to wish you a Happy Birthday, but as we say in Estonia "Hilinenud õnnesoovid, kõige rohkem õnne toogu!" (Late congratulations, will bring most happiness) :) Seems that you had great day :)
    Your Smash page looks adorable. I have never done smash booking. I'm surtenly want do that in June as travel journal :) The book you're so kindly offer would be perfect 'cause blue is my favorite color :)
    Enjoy rest of your b-day week.
    Eret xx

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  50. Happy birthday!
    Of cours i want smash book((: Its so hard to buy in Tashkent!!!!

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  51. Love the first page of your new smash book! I've just done the front page to mine too - you can find it on my blog if you want a look. Can't wait to see what else you produce. I've got the smashing bug!

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  52. OOOOH I'm soo sorry that I missed your B-Day but I think today is acceptable to say CONGRATULATIONS and many happy, healthy and creative years to come???

    Hug, Irene

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  53. Happy birthday! It sounds like you've had a wonderful day.

    Isn't Smashing a BLAST?? I just love it! If you're on Facebook, there's a group on there that's called Smash*aholics. The group has grown super fast. I think there's about 900 members now. Everyone posts pictures of their pages, and Smash covers, and all sorts of great ideas. I bet you would love it. I spend WAY too much time there each day! Krista Smith from the Saturated Canary is a member of the group too, and even made two different "Smash girls" for a blog hop they did a while back. You should stop by and say hi!

    Thanks for the chance at a great Smash book...the blue one is awesome!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  54. Glad you had a lovely birthday :-)

    I have an empty smash book and need to do something with it ,,, I will have to join this group too :-) Gorgeous page :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  55. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many compliments for all your beautiful works!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

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  56. Just beautiful,lovely colors!
    Hugs,
    Sonia.
    (Finally I managed to add the photo at follower icon)

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  57. Hi Mandy

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, have a fabulous day and you smash book pages look fabulous
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  58. Feliz cumpleaños, Mandy,y porsupuesto quiero participar en este candy

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  59. Happy Birthday! I wish you all the best and that your dreams come true.
    Your smash book entry looks so fantastic.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs, Uta

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  60. Hi Mandy,
    first of all: HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY! I really like your 1st Smash Book page because I love Magnolia Stamps and Saturated Canary Digis. I never done this popular smashing thing before - think I just should give it try, maybe I could start it by winning your sweet candy? Thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs, Anja

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  61. ✿ Happy Birthday, dear Mandy!✿
    May all your wishes come true!

    Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous smash book! x

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  62. Hi Mandy,Happy Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win a great Smash book,it looks adorable.
    Hugs, Helena

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  63. Your page looks "smashing"! and a Happy b-day to you!

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  64. Hi Mandy, I've been seeing these smashbooks all over the place. Yours looks lovely so I really appreciate the chance to win one! Hugs, Frea

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  65. Happy Birthday and I would love a chance to win a SMASH book! Thanks!!

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  66. Big happy birthday wishes for yesterday Mandy, so glad you had a wonderful day and was spoilt with lovely cards and pressies xxx

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  67. Sounded like you had a great birthday. A fab page. I haven't quite gt my mind round these yet! Elaine

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  68. Sounded like you had a great birthday. A fab page. I haven't quite gt my mind round these yet! Elaine

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  69. Happy Birthday hope you had a smashing day and your still celebrating:)x

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  70. oh she's gorgeous! love the grass! I'm not really into scrapping/smashing but I do like seeing everyone else's!! And once again, Happy Birthday! x

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  71. Happy Belated Birthday Mandy, What a great time. Love my grandchildren. Thank you for the spot to check on inspiration for Smash Books. I need the ideas for mine. Love yours.

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  72. happy belated birthday! I think i'm late in reading htis post! I'm quite intimidated with the smash process...and I thank you for the opportunity to do one ;) it's something that I have had my eye on for a bit of time already. I scrapbook and make cards... I love all that relates to all kinda crafts ;)))

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  73. Happy birthday sweetie..
    Did u get the card n prezzie, hope so, love the smash page I still don't no what do, I got the little one and didn't realise so there's not much to fit on, one photo and its full,never mind..
    Would love the chance to win a big un..lol
    Fab colouring luv that image too hun, well hope u had a Fab day and was really spoilt,huge hugz
    Kenzie xx

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  74. I hope you are having a fabulous birthday celebration. Your smashbook creations are beautiful! I love looking at everything you create; you are so talented. I love scrapbooking so I'm sure I would enjoy doing up one of these books.
    Hugs

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  75. Sounds like you had a great day Mandy.
    Love your page, it's fantastic.
    Anne x

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  76. uhhhh, a SMASH book.... Would love to win it. Have just bought my 1st SMASH book ever, though I haven't started yet. But I will defo give it a try soon... Looks so cool with all the bits and pieces. Actually I've also ordered a Fuji polaroid cam, so I can make some smaller pics to add. Can't wait to get it in my hands. Then I'll start SMASHING !!!! :O)
    Thanks for getting the chance to win it.
    Hugs Laila

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  77. Happy birthday! Hope it was a fabulous day! I haven't tried making a smash book, but it would be great to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  78. I would love to win a Smash book! Thanks for the inspiration and ideas!

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  79. happy birthday!!! I get here by looking a Candy and I'm sure I will stay to look forward your beautiful projects. I would like to win of course, too. Sorry for my english::)

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  80. Oh my goodness Mandy I am so sorry I didnt wish you a happy birthday! Poor Blogland has been neglected lately with one thing and another, Im so sorry. Im so glad you had a great birthday. Ohhhh a smash book, I would love to be entered please. This is right up my street. What a gorgeous page too. Lee x

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  81. Happy Birthday Mandy... Hope you had a great day.... your page is just fabulous, Hugs May x x x

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  82. Happy Birthday!!! I wish you a funny and happy day!! xoxo

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Mandy xx

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