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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Hi Everyone

I just want to share with you my sneak peek for my weekly post over at That's Crafty Blog
I have an ATC for you that I made as part of That's Crafty TV launch on Hochanda


For all the details just pop over HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 24 June 2016

It's Gone all Masculine at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
I hope you are all well. It's the start of another challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme for the next 2 weeks is
"Masculine"


For my piece of Masculine inspiration I have used one of the images from Tim Holtz Sideshow stamp set. Stamped in black archival over a piece of kraft card that I have applied and blended distress crayons on. I then tore the piece out. I then layered onto some torn corrugated cardboard which had had some expresso distress stains on and a touch of more crayon. A torn ticket which I stamped my sentiment on, die cut number strip, embossed card with distress ink added and then the final kraft background stamped with number stamp from the sideshow set. I added finally a punched heart which I covered with glossy accents and some splashes of red paint.
There is some more fabulous inspiration from the DT Here.
We would love it if you played along with us and as with our challenge, one lucky randomly drawn winner will win £20 to spend online at the That's Crafty Store.
Hopefully we will see you there.
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X




Tuesday, 21 June 2016

There is Nothing Like a Dream for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

I'd just like to share my latest post over at That's Crafty Blog. I have a canvas for you today.



Hope you like it, have a fabulous day
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Fill your life for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Hope you are all good this Tuesday. 
For my regular weekly post for That's Crafty Blog I have a card for you. I have used, once again, another of the new stamps from Carabelle Studio this time a fabulous butterfly designed by Birgit Koopsen.



you can be whisked away HERE to see all the details.
Hope you like it
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 10 June 2016

In The Pink over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi everyone
I hope that all of you in the UK are soaking up this fabulous weather we are currently having. 
Today we start another fortnightly challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme this time is 

IN THE PINK

So we need to see your projects that include pink in them, I must admit i'm a bit partial to splash of pink.


I've made a card leaving a lot of white space, but the space I've filled is pink. 
I've repeat stamped the small Carabelle lady stamp onto some card that I had used to mop up ink from my craft mat. I then punched them out using 3 shapes. Background is a Carabelle edge stamp and text is from Tim Holtz classic range. Sentiment on the card is a Unity stamp. 
To add a bit more interest and texture I have added torn washi tape and touches of pink star jewels (they are a bit difficult to see).


As always, there is some fabulous inspiration for you from my teamies which you can see 
Why not take a break from the sun and come and play along with us, you could be the lucky winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty massively stocked shop.

Hope we see you over there
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

If I Had A Flower for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I'm over at That's Crafty team blog today with a card using one of the new Carabelle studio stamp sets Flower Garden designed by Birgit Koopsen.


you'll find all the details HERE
Thanks and see you soon
Love 
Amanda X

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Rusty ATC's for That's Crafty Blog

Hi everyone
Today for my That's Crafty Blog DT make I'd like to share 2 ATC's with you. These are 2 of the ATC's that I made to support the TV launch of That's Crafty own brand products on Hochanda a couple of weeks ago. 



 



I hope you'll pop over for all the details  HERE 
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 27 May 2016

By The Sea at That's Crafty Challenge blog

Hi Everyone
I hope that you've all had a fabulous week. Today we have the start of another new challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme is

'By The Sea"

You can choose any sea or seaside related project.

I have chosen to go under the sea as my little piece of inspiration for you.


Background is splashes of aquatints and I have put some movement in by adding a piece of gauze that I have applied with matt medium and then coloured with distress crayons. I have then added circles using Seth Apter Robo ring die. I have added a little bubble stamping using one of the stamps from Leone Pujol Doodle drops set.
I have added some punched circles coming from the fish and added glossy accents to them.
Fish and sentiment is Carabelle Studio stamp 'Happy as a Fish'


I stamped the fish on a mop up piece of card and then just further coloured the tail with coloured pencils.
We would love it if you joined in with us this fortnight and you could be the winner of our usual prize of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty shop.
For more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team just pop along HERE
Have a fabulous weekend and see you soon
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

New Katzelkraft Stamps at That's Crafty

Hi everyone
Did you know that That's Crafty stock Katzelkraft Stamps and even better they have just received some of the fabulous new releases.
Using a couple of the new stamps I have a card for you over on the That's Crafty Blog



just pop over for all the details.
thanks for taking time to visit
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Love Hurts for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Just to let you know that as usual for a Tuesday I am over at That's Crafty and I've been play with Seth Apter dies





for all the details how I created it you just need to pop over HERE

Thanks for popping in I really appreciate it and your comments mean a lot to me.
See you soon
Love
Amanda X


Sunday, 15 May 2016

Meet Quirky Cat

Hi Everyone
More sunshine!! anyone would think it was summer here in the UK!! Before I pop off out to take advantage of this lovely weather I would just like to share with you another of my sewn characters. This time I introduce Miss Quirky Cat.


Miss Quirky Cat was made as a birthday gift for my very special crafty friend Donna, sadly Quirky cat takes after me and didn't get there in time, but with apologies made she now resides down south!.

She has been made using a mixture of new and vintage fabrics, bits of old clothes and old buttons. Construction is a mixture of machine and hand sewing. She stands over 12" high.


I love the one blue eye she has, this is a very old button that I would have loved to have seen what that was originally sewn on (I have a few more of them left)


Vintage lace trim and some bits of Tim Holtz fabric. I have aged the fabric using a combination of fabric ink pads.

I know she is happy as here she is with her new and bestest pal


Have a fabulous Sunday and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Friday, 13 May 2016

Friday 13th Part 1 at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
Are you superstitious? It's Friday13th today, a day when things can go terribly wrong!! 

Friday 13th Part 1 is our theme at That's Crafty Challenge Blog for the next 2 weeks. 

You can interpret this however you want, something scary as the film with the same name brought us or is it for you about superstitions, black cats, walking under ladders as is always with our challenge you are free to interpret the theme however or wherever your imagination takes you.
I have for my inspiration piece gone with the slightly scary, so without further ado I would like to introduce you to Vince, Voodoo Vince to give him his full name.


Vince stands about 9" high and has been made using calico which I stained with strongly brewed tea before sewing him. I draw the pattern out first and then cut the fabric out. He has been machine stitched and hand stitched together. His eye area has been stitched using free motion and his eyes are vintage buttons from my huge button collection. His mouth is some zip scraps and I have appliqued  on his his heart using the sewing machine.  My favourite part of him is his No. 13 medallion that hangs proudly around his neck. Of course no suitably dressed voodoo doll can be without his obligatory pins and he proudly sports 3 in his heart and 3 in his head.
The team have had some wonderful idea's for this fortnights theme which you can see HERE
We would love to see how you interpret this fortnights theme and if you enter our challenge you could be the lucky winner of £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.

Thanks for visiting I really appreciate you stopping by
Love
Amanda X