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Friday, 22 July 2016

I Just Had to ................

Hi Again
2nd post of the day for me, which wasn't planned, but I just got home from a couple of day working away and Tim's Crazy Dogs were sitting there just waiting to be opened and inked up. So I just had to.


Whilst I love the birds and the cats, being a dog person I think that these are my favourites by far and this guy just has an abundance of adorable attitude!!
Coloured with Prisma colour pencils and all other stamps are from Wplus9 - So 80's set.
To visit my earlier post where I launched the new, Birds of a Feather, challenge fortnight for That's Crafty click HERE
Hope you like him
Love
Amanda X


Birds of a Feather for That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi everyone
Our new challenge fortnight launched this morning at 8am and I'm a little late with my post due to having been working away and unable to schedule my post due to no internet. So better late than never.
Our theme over at That's Crafty Challenges for this coming fortnight is

BIRDS OF A FEATHER.


I have taken quite a quirky approach on this one using the Lost Coast stamp - 'Cracked Old Crow' which is how I am feeling at the moment having spent 2 nights in a hotel having had very little sleep. There is nothing quite like your own bed is there?
Anyway I have stamped the crow onto a gelli printed background and coloured with pencils.  I have actually scanned in the original gelli print and printed it out which allows me to not only keep prints that I have made that I like but it also gives me a lovely smooth surface to stamp and colour onto. 
I have stamped some further detail onto the background onto it to add a bit more interest. I then stamped on my sentiment and finished off with some torn washi tape.
Hopefully you will join in with us on this challenge and by doing so you could be the lucky winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty, you'll find all the details HERE.
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

A Bit of Dina for That's Crafty

Hi everyone

Just to let you know that I am over at That's Crafty Blog today. 



I hope you can pop over Here for all the details
Have a fabulous day
Love
Amanda X

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Repetition at LIM Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I have a quick card to share with you this morning as I am joining in with this weeks challenge over at Less Is More challenge blog, it's been ages since I have played along at this one.

The theme this week is 'Repetition' 


The thought of my design came to me whilst I was looking through my stamps for something else and rediscovered this 'Boots' stamp from the Deep Red Rubber Company. Sentiment is from Tim Holtz. Simply stamped 3 times in black and lightly coloured with different coloured pencils. 

Have a fab Sunday
Love
Amanda X

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Make A Wish

Hi Everyone
I have managed a little crafty play that isn't as DT work, a first for a long time. I have just treated myself to some of the new stamps designed by Trish Latimer and available from her Etsy shop HERE and couldn't resist having a little play. I had a birthday card to make for another of my nieces who turned 12 yesterday and used one of the new stamps to make a birthday card. I chose to use Wordgirl 4. 


Background started as a gelli print miss print and then I inked up a star stencil with matching colours of distress ink, spritzed lightly with water and then used as a stamp over the gelli print. I coloured the centre star with coloured pencils and once I had added some random stamping machine stitched around the heart and then around the background.


The wordgirl has then been coloured with water colours and pencils, cut out and added to the background. I've used some alphabet stickers to add the Happy Birthday sentiment. 
She loved the card or maybe it was the money that I had put inside!
Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate it
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

To Dream for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
As it's Tuesday I am sharing my latest make over at That's Crafty team blog. I have a first outing with one of the fabulous female stamps from Carabelle Studio. I'd love it if you popped over Here for all the details


I would also like to enter this into this months Challenge over at Craft Stamper Challenge Blog where it's an 'Anything Goes' themed month


Thanks for calling in
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 8 July 2016

Feminine at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
Hope things are good for you.
It's that time, a new challenge fortnight is starting over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme is
FEMININE.
You are free to interpret the theme how ever you want and create anything you want as long as it follows our theme.

I have a little piece of inspiration for you


I have a card for you made using mop up pieces. My main image is from the Everything is Art stamp set EEA01 from Paperartsy. I love this image which has become one of my favourite of the year so far. I have teamed her up with some Tim Holtz stamps from both his Ledger Script & Creative Muse stamp sets. I have built the card up on several layers using 3D gel to give the card dimension. Sentiment is from one of Tim's Chit Chat sticker books.

If you need further inspiration the design team have created some wonderful pieces which you can check out HERE.

Want to win £20 to spend at That's Crafty online store? You could be the randomly chosen winner and it's really easy just enter your feminine piece HERE and it could be you!!

Hopefully I'll see you playing along
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Alice for That's Crafty

Hi everyone

I'm really struggling at the moment, due to work pressures, to get much crafty time but I will always find time to make something for my weekly post over at That's Crafty Blog. Here's my make for this week.




For all the details I'd love you to pop over HERE

Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Let Time for That's Crafty

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