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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

I Dare You

Hi Everyone

As it's Tuesday I'm over at That's Crafty Blog with this piece using some of Andy Skinners new stamps


For all the details of what I used and how I made it just pop over to That's Crafty blog HERE

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 13 January 2017

Gold & Silver at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
It's time to start another challenge year over at That's Crafty Challenges and for our first challenge of 2017 we are making an opulent start as our theme for the next fortnight is
GOLD & SILVER
you must use both on your chosen project.
Here's my take on theme


Using a That's Crafty 8"x8" MDF panel I covered it with pieces of batik fabric which I glued using matt medium. I then stencilled through several That's Crafty Dinky stencils using Dina Wakley gold and silver acrylic paints. 
I then stamped the elephant. This is a 2 part stamp from Stampendous and includes a foam and a rubber stamp. I first stamped the solid foam stamp of the elephant using funky fushia Dylusions paint and then over the top stamped the detailed rubber stamp using versamark and heat embossed using gold embossing powder. 
I then did a little more stamping an embossing in pink using some asian style stamps from my stash.
My sentiment is one of Tim Holtz Chit Chat sayings.
Finally I added some gold trim, some beads and adhesive stones.

Why not start the year with the chance of winning a £20 online voucher to spend at That's Crafty. All you need to do is join in with us this fortnight, follow the theme, and then you could be our randomly drawn winner, 
You will find all the details HERE and also all the fabulous makes from my team mates giving you loads of inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Groovilicious for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

A bit of a fun card for you this week for my regular Tuesday post over at That's Crafty Blog.



I hope you'll pop over HERE for all the details.
Have a fabulous day
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Look on the Bright Side for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
and a Happy New year to you all. 
My first post of 2017 is for my regular Tuesday spot over at That's Crafty team blog.



For all the details I'd love it if you would pop over HERE

Have a great day and I'll see you soon
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Happy Everything for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Not long now...............
This is my last post for 2016 over at That's Crafty blog


You can pop over HERE for all the details
Amanda X

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Happy Onesie Day!

Hi Everyone
Christmas card making wouldn't be complete without a little touch of Stampotique, so I had to play along with the current Christmas themed challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog.


Using 'Holly Wally' on this card. 
Background has been created using distress crayons over a piece of gesso covered card and then embossed using Tim Holtz December folder. To highlight the embossed area I use a dried up stazon ink pad. Holly Wally has been coloured using pencils and sentiment created using my old typewriter. 
Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Last Push!

Hi Everyone

I'm on my last push now to finish the Christmas cards that I need to make and then back to crafty normality. I'm looking to banish the remnants left of my desk of anything festive and move on! Gosh that makes me sound really Bah Humbug, lol!!

Another clean and simple one from me.


The fabulous stag and Owl are from Carabelle studio and I've just Christmas'd them up using a santa hat stamp from Katzelkraft and hung stamped baulbles from his antlers. Background trees are a Tim Holtz stamp and a few star sequins and stamped sentiment from Dina Wakley. 

Have a fabulous day
Love 
Amanda X

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

PEACE at Christmas in a non traditional style

Hi Everyone
Today, as it has been my day off, I have shut myself away in my craftroom and tackled a few more Christmas Cards. This one is a little non traditional but I just wanted to use this little chap as he makes me smile.


I coloured some white card using liquitex paint markers in the colours of Peace. I then die cut Tim Holtz mini globe die to use as a Christmas bauble. The little chap is from Katzelkraft stamp set Les Jungles. I have replaced his headgear on the stamp with the Santa hat, also from Katzelkraft.
Star background is from Carabelle and coloured with distress inks. The Peace stamp is from my stash and again coloured with distress inks, the remainder of the sentiment is part of a Dina Wakely stamp as I masked off the word peace from it and replaced as you can see.
He does make me smile so hopefully he does for you.
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A bit of Christmas for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Somebody please tell me that it isn't Christmas in less than 2 weeks! For my post over at That's Crafty blog this week I would like to share with you some quick Christmas card making.


I hope you'll pop over for the details HERE.
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 9 December 2016

Flower Power for 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

FLOWER POWER


I have chosen to use one of the recently released Prima Princesses stamps, this one is Claire. Stamped and then sprinkled with Paperartsy infusions and lightly spritzed with water. I then used the infusions as water colour paints to add a little more colour to add some details. To then add further details I have finished with a little coloured pencil. 


sentiment is stamped from Paperartsy Bloom set.
We would love it if you played along with us this fortnight and you could also, by doing so, win a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
You will find all the details and some fabulous inspiration from my team mates HERE
Thanks for popping in
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Follow The Light for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Just want to let you know that I am over at That's Crafty Blog with the 2nd of my makes for the recent show on Hochanda.
This one features one of the new MDF hanging pieces.


I hope you'll pop over for all the details
Thanks and see you soon
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Splat for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

For my regular Tuesday spot over at That's Crafty Blog I have one of the pieces I made for the launch of some new designs of acrylic stands that were launched on Hochanda last Thursday.


for all the details you just need to pop over HERE
Thanks for popping by
Love
Amanda X