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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Keyhole Album for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

That's Crafty recently launched, on Hochanda TV, a new range of MDF/acrylic albums. I'd just like to share with you the album I altered for that TV launch.


As a little sneak peek here is the front of my album, to see all the acrylic pages inside I'd love it if you popped over to the That's Crafty team blog HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Polka Dots over at Stampotique Challenge

Hi Everyone
Well rain stopped play today! it's been absolutely shocking, weather wise, here in the North West it just hasn't stopped raining. So after frightening the floors with the hoover that was enough of that housework malarky I decided to have some crafty play time.
 It has been absolutely ages since I have played along with the Stampotique Designers Challenge, my beloved Stampotique wooden friends have been gathering dust, work, life and other crafty commitments have prevented me having much spare time, that is until today!!! I also wanted to make a card for my sisters birthday tomorrow so this was the perfect excuse.


The theme over at Stampotique Designers Challenge is 'Polka Dots'. Mine come in the form of stenciled dots and a touch of dotty washi tape. Background has been created by using Leanie Pujol die 'in a spin' cut from the background card and then cutting it again on a background scrap that I had stamped the "Bla Bla Bla" stamp all over. I then glued the white cut back into the card and using the waste from the coloured card pieced it all back in. I have used 'Relaxin' and coloured her with pencils, cut out and applied the card with 3D foam. 


Sentiment is from Dylusions. Matted onto black card and then onto a card blank.
It's been really good to ink Stampotique stamps up lets hope next time isn't as long.
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X




Friday, 19 August 2016

'Get Cracking' at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
Today see's the start of a new challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme for the next 2 weeks is

'GET CRACKING'


The 'Get Cracking' part of my make is I have used decoart crackle medium through a stencil onto That's Crafty greyboard and then coloured with brusho crystals misted with water (when the crackle medium was dry) I then die cut the seahorse using Tim Holtz 'Sand & Sea die'. As you can see I have gone for a very clean and simple look so that the seahorse is clearly the star of the piece. To create the background for the seahorse I have used Sizzix framelits - Snap Happy and also Leonie Pujol - Bark Texture die which makes great seaweed when cut using a scrap of Dylusion sprayed background I had.
Finally I added the Tim Holtz 'Crazy Talk' stamp set.


For more inspiration why not check out the fabulous makes from the team HERE
So why not come and join us and share your 'Get Cracking' make with us. As always one randomly chosen entry will receive a £20 voucher to spend online, trust me you'll be stuck for choice.
I hope to see you over there playing along with us this fortnight
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Experimenting on Acrylic for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
For my regular Tuesday post over at That's Crafty Team blog today I have been playing with an acrylic ATC.


For all the details on how I created this ATC and the techniques I have been experimenting with I'd love it if you'd pop over HERE
Have a fabulous day
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

sketched faces for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

Just to let you know I'm over at That's Crafty Team blog. Following on from last Tuesday when I used Dina Wakleys new Boxed Faces stamps I have again used another of her stamp sets, this time uses the Sketched Faces set.
I got a bit carried away and made 4 cards and have included a tutorial on how I created my backgrounds. I'd love it if you'd pop over for all the details HERE


I am also entering them into Augusts challenge over at Craft Stampers Take It Make It where the theme is "Stencils and Masks"

I hope you like them 
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 5 August 2016

It's All Zesty & Zingy at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
Today is the start of a new challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty challenge blog and our theme for the next 2 weeks is to make any type of crafty project using
"Zesty Zingy Colours"
My little piece of inspiration for our challenge uses the new stamp set EKD03 designed by Kim Dellow for Paperartsy.


For my zesty zingy colours I have combined orange, limes and yellows.
I first stamped one of the images onto my card and masked it off with Pebeo gum. The background colour is a stencil that I have sprinkled Lindys Stamp Gang pigment powders onto and then spritzed with water, I then laid the stencil onto the card capturing any seepage with kitchen roll, I think this is one of my favourite effects, at the moment anyway.
I then stamped the 3 flowers first onto a gelli print and again on white card as I needed to paper pierce over the flower heads. The centre of the heads have been cut out from a 3rd stamping and added on using foam mount for some dimension. 
Before adding them to the card I added a torn piece of gelli printed card and stamped the 3 flower image again and then layered on my separate flowers. the little lion sitting on one of the flowers was stamped, coloured and cut out. All colouring is with Prismacolour pencils. 
Sentiment is one of the kids quotes from Inkadinkado.
For more fabulous inspiration there is a variety of fabulous makes from the rest of the DT HERE.

As with every challenge one randomly chosen entry into our challenge will win a fabulous £20 voucher to spend at That's Crafty online Store (and there are loads of new goodies just arrived)

So if you are in the mood for getting zingy you can link up your entry HERE

Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X



Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Dina's Boxed Faces for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

How much new crafty stash is being released at the moment? You will find all the new stash that has arrived at That's Crafty HERE
 One of the recently released ranges is a new collection of stamps from Dina Wakley, of whom I am a huge fan. 
So for my regular Tuesday spot over at That's Crafty Blog I am sharing a card I made using Dina's Boxed Faces set (well one of the faces there are 3 on the set).
You can pop over HERE for all the details



Hope you like it 
Love
Amanda X


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Acrylic Stacked House for That's Crafty

Hi everyone

That's Crafty were again on Hochanda yesterday with 3 fabulous shows. The shows featured some new shaped acrylic stacks and acrylic shaped albums and MDF and acrylic triptychs.  As part of the DT we all got to play with some of these products to support the TV launch. 
Today over at That's Crafty blog I am sharing one of the pieces I made for the TV launch.


This is the acrylic house stack. To find out all the details and how I layered it all up just pop over here
and if you missed the shows you can watch them on Hochanda catch up HERE just go to Monday 25th July and you will find all 3 shows. Lauren Hatwell does some fabulous demo's on working with acrylic as a substrate.
thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

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