Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Carmens Veranda stamps arrive at That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Just a heads up, as it's Tuesday, to let you know I'm over at That's Crafty Blog using some of the newly arrived Carmens Veranda stamps that the shop is now stocking.
Here's just a sneak peek and I hope you'll pop over to see the entire piece HERE

You can find the range of Carmens Veranda stamps that the shop stocks HERE, I just love the quirkiness of them.
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Saturday, 4 July 2015

For My Dad at Katzelkraft

Hi everyone
Just to let you know that I am over at Katzelkraft blog today with a card I made for Fathers Day using another of the fabulous Katzelkraft collage stamps. This one's just perfect for the men in your life.

All the details can be found HERE on Katzelkrafts blog.

thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Friday, 3 July 2015

Wish Upon a Star at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
I don't know about you but this current weeks soaring temperatures have hampered my crafty outputs. So for this fortnights challenge over at 
That's Crafty Challenges I have created quite a clan & simple card to support our new challenge theme of
"Wish Upon a Star"
We are looking for any type of project that features "STARS" on it.

Using Carabelle studio stamps - Reach for the Stars & Punchanella background
and sentiment Kaisercraft.
Punchanella stamp was stamped using a selection of Ranger dye ink pads and the stars were stamped onto some leftover background I had, and then cut out and applied with 3D gel.
The DT team have come up with some great pieces to inspire you so just pop over HERE to see all their makes.
Remember if you play along with us you could be the randomly selected winner that gets to spend a £20 voucher in the That's Crafty Shop and there is loads of new stuff just arrived in the shop. 
I hope we see you over there
Amanda X

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Sneak Peak for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
and Phew!!!! how hot here in the UK at the moment, summer has arrived at last. As lovely as it is, it does render my craftroom a sauna as it is in the loft conversion and it is utterly unbearable to be in at the moment so not sure how much crafting will happen. I have managed to make my usual piece for my Tuesday slot over at That's Crafty blog and here's just a sneak peek

To see it all and for the details click HERE
Enjoy the sunshine
Amanda X

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Use a Stencil at Less is More

Hi Everyone
Just a quick post this morning before I go into work. This week at Less is More the theme for this week is use a stencil and leave lots of white space.

I have used a stencil as I stamp. I took the Mini Be in Love stencil by TCW and sprinkled on 3 colours of Bistre crystals and lightly misted with water. I then took a print of the stencil onto heavyweight white card. Sentiment is from Unity stamps.
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A Tag Card for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I am here as it's my day again on the That's Crafty Blog, these Tuesdays seem to come around quickly! For this Tuesday's make I have made a tag card using one of my favourite Dina stamps and some of the new Finnabair background stamps.
Here's just a sneak peek.

For all the details click HERE
Thanks for visiting
Amanda X

Friday, 19 June 2015

Housey Housey for That's Crafty Challenges

Hi everyone
We start this Friday with a new challenge at That's Crafty Challenges and our theme for this fortnight is 

So we would like to see your home/houses themed projects. The DT have come up with a variety of house themed projects for inspiration and here's mine. I have gone with quite a clean and simple card this time.

My main image is from the Lynne Perrella collection for Paperartsy LPC015
Which I have stamped over a piece of mixed media card that I have made applying distress ink pads to an acrylic block, misting with water, then stamping onto the card.
The stamps on my background I wanted to have a much softer feel so have all be stamped using versa magic chalk ink pads and are all from Carabelle Studio.
The sentiment is from Art Impressions Girlfriends stamp set Weigh In.
We would love it if you popped over HERE and joined in with us this fortnight. As always one lucky winner will win £20 to spend online at That's Crafty where you will be stuck for choice with what to spend it on.
Thanks for stopping by
and see you soon
Amanda X

Thursday, 18 June 2015

GDT for Stamps and Stencils Blog

Hi Everyone
I was delighted to be the winner of  last months challenge at Stamps and Stencils Blog with this piece Here. With that win I was invited to join them for a guest designer spot to support this months challenge which is 
I love this challenge blog as it requires you to use my two most favourite things together, Stamps and Stencils.
So here's my piece to support their current theme, my little matchbox book of the sea.

To see lots more photo's and details of how I made it just pop over Here for all the details.
Also if you love combining your stamps and stencils why not join in with this months challenge, you will find all the details HERE.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Looking Good for That's Crafty

Hi everyone
Just a quick post to let you know that I am over at That's Crafty this Tuesday and I have been playing with on of the fabulous Matus deMeng by Stencil Girl stencils again

Here's just a sneak peek

to see it all and how I made it click HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Masculine at Mixed Media World

Hi Everyone
Another month has gone by for us all at  Mixed Media World and we have had another fabulous response from you for our Vintage challenge and some really fabulous makes from everyone. It's now time to do it all again and our theme for this month is
This months theme has been chosen by my fabulously talented team mate Donna and is just in time for Fathers day for those of us in the UK.

For my piece for this months challenge I have gone for a nautical theme by altering a rat trap into a memo holder, ideal for leaving that "Gone Fishing" note

First thing to do when altering a rat/mouse trap is to remove all the parts, I have to add at this point that removing them is a lot easier than putting the bits you need back on when it's finished!!
I then stenciled the word Remember (left)  and the chevrons (right) with modeling paste.
I then painted the trap using Fresco finish paints South Pacific, Bora Bora and Irish Cream.
I then stamped all my images and applied embossing powder and heat embossed. then applied to the trap with matt multi medium. once that was dry I gave the whole piece several washes of Fresco finish paint in French Roast which is great for added the aged look as this colour is translucent.
I added the fishing net which is a piece from a roll of bandage coloured with the same paints watered down.
I then aged a Tim Holtz word band and nautical charm from my stash with the same colours.
Some shells finish the piece off.
stencils used are Stencil Girl - Dube and Tim Holtz - chevrons
Stamps are all from Paperartsy sets HP1111 & HP1306.
we would all love to see your Manly makes so why not come and join in with us this month HERE, there is, as always, some fabulous inspiration from my team mates.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Craft Stamper - Textures
Anything but Cute - Masculine
welove2create - anything Mixed Media

This is my 2nd post of the day, my first is to celebrate 100 posts at FSC, to see all the details of that post and a chance to win my posted make you can find all the details HERE

thanks as always for stopping by
Amanda x

Glitz & Glamour for Fashionable Stamping Challenges 100th Post

Welcome Everyone To FSC's 100th Posting
To celebrate our success and to say a huge thanks to each and everyone of you fashionable crafters for joining us each fortnight (many from the very first challenge) we are starting this auspicious occasion with a 'Blog Hop'.  There will be prizes on offer to go along with this weeks theme which could only be ...
'Glitz & Glamour'
Even though this will be our first Blog Hop lots of you will already be familiar with the concept.  If not here's how it works, click on the the name below and Hop to the next blog and leave them a comment.  You keep hopping until you have left all the Design Team a comment.
Leaving them a comment is important as each DT member will be doing a draw from comments on their blog's for the chance for you to win their fabulous inspirational make.  As well as one lucky winner receiving the €20 voucher to spend at our sponsor's store.
Below is the name of the DT member where you will Hop to and leave your comment (don't forget to leave one for me lol).  If you get lost you can always pop back to FSC and start over.
We have more news for you.

Starting from today FSC is changing to monthly.  Each challenge will now be starting the second Sunday of the month.

So without further ado my make for this milestone challenge, which I will be sending out to one of you, randomly chosen, that leaves a comment.

For me Glitz and Glamour makes me think of Hollywood in the days when it was all just so much more glamorous. To represent this I have made a tag using one of the very first wooden stamps I ever bought, "Movie Stars" by Stampington. I have stamped in black and then cut th stamp up to look like 3 seperate old photographs colouring it with Spectrum Noir pencils.
Other stamps include film strip stamps from Carablle and lost coast, the stars and lighting strips, which I have addd pearls to to look like the bulbs, are from Artistic outpost "Picture Star"
I have stenciled the word Hollywood, using Andy Skinner's Route 66 Stencil, with Wendy Vecchi's black paste and then rubbed Pebeo gold gilding wax over it.
I hope you like it and if you would like to win it all you have to do is just leave me a comment. 
I hope you will join in with us on our celebration challenge and follow our blog hop which from here starts with my talented team mate Yvonne just by clicking on her name above.
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Saturday, 13 June 2015

When Nothing Goes Right..........

Hi everyone
Hope that you've all had a scorching week as it's been fabulous weather here in the UK. Just a quick post from me to let you know that I am over at Katzelkraft design Team Blog today with this make and all the details on how I made it can be found there.

My make this Saturday also supports our current Challenge Theme which is "CIRCLES" to join in with this months challenge just click HERE. One lucky winner will be able to spend 15 euro's on some of the wonderful Katzelkraft stamps they have in the online store. You can see the fabulous range available HERE.
Hope you like it and as always thanks for visiting
Amanda X