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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 here to see the full thing
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

Friday, 25 November 2016

All Grungy at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone

It's time for a new challenge fortnight at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme for the next 2 weeks is
"All Grungy"
I missed joining in with the team for our last challenge due to work commitments and even though I am struggling at the moment to find much crafty time I had to find time to play along with this one as it's one of my favourite themes.


I have been playing in my small Dylusions journal, something I must do more of. I have created a grungy double spread piece.
My background started off on pages I had used to clean my brayer off on. I then drew the large heart and roughly painted it using red Dylusions paint but allowed some of the background to show through. I then brayered black Dylusions paint over the other parts of the page. 
It was then a case of adding distress crayons and blending until I liked the result. then there is stamping in ink and white heat embossing.
Wing stamps are Carabelle, grungy hearts in the heart are Impression Obsession. All text are Seth Apter Stamps.
Spatters and credit card paint markings finish it off.
If you'd love to see the teams grungy makes you can see them all Here.
We would love it if you joined us this fortnight and if you do you could be the lucky winner of a £20 voucher to spend at That's Crafty online store.
thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Madeline

Hi Everyone

I'm over at  That's Crafty Blog today, and this is what I've been up to for this weeks post




hope you'll pop over for all the details HERE
thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Sunday, 20 November 2016

A bit of Stampotique mix & match

Hi Everyone
I just stole a couple of hours out of this afternoon to make a quick card to join in with the current challenge over at Stampotique Designer Challenge Blog, the current theme is to use a human stamp and put an animal head stamp on it. 


I have combined the body of 'Underwhere' with the head of 'Reindeer' and written my own quote to go with it which I have typed out. I have to admit Idid make myself chuckle. I have used 'Stringed Lights' in the background.
All has been coloured with coloured pencils.
Right I need to go and do what I should really be doing.
Thanks for popping in
Love
Amanda X

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Trying to Love Distress Crayons

Hi Everyone





With the weather today being absolutely shocking here in the UK it was definitely a staying in day. I caught a little of Hochanda TV where there was a demo using distress crayons directly onto untreated MDF and I quite liked the result. I have had some distress crayons since they were first launched and I think it would be fair to say that I haven't bonded with them, we do tend to stick with our favourite mediums, well I do. Anyway I thought I would give it a go and created on a small MDF upright from That's Crafty.







I have to say that I loved the end result of the distress crayons. I just randomly scribbled 4 colours around the MDF and then with a slightly damp finger just blended the colour around the MDF until I was happy with the result. 
The advantages of using the distress crayons is that they leave a beautiful smooth surface (no brush marks) for stamping directly onto to.











I had also earlier started sorting through all my stamps, discovering some lost favourites which then detracted from me continuing to sort any more. I am trying to push myself to sort out ones that I no longer want and try and sell them, but I find that really hard so I was glad to be distracted. Please tell me its not just me that can't bare to part with any even though I don't use them or am I showing the beginnings of hoarding tendencies? 
My MDF make uses some old Sam Poole, Tim Holtz and Teesha Moore stamps along with some Crafters Companion ones that had never seen an ink pad. 
I also added some details with a chrome pen (new in at That's Crafty)  which doesn't really show up but I have edged the MDF and drawn around my heat embossed words with them. They really look like chrome as opposed to silver, you can see it better if you click on the photo's.

Here you can see both sides together.

I hope that you have all had a lovely Saturday, and if like me need to feel the love with distress crayons give this ago as I am on my way to changing my opinion and ordering some more of the new colours.

I would also like to enter this into this month Craft Stamper Challenge Blog where the theme is "Anything Goes" as long as it includes stamping

Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X



Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Art Sisters

Hi Everyone
Today I had a lovely catch up on the phone with my bestest crafty cousin (as we call ourselves). I have met, online, some fabulous people through both blogland and crafty social media but my crafty cousin will be a friend for life, just sad that we live so many miles apart but we are at least in the same country and have met up, which I am sure we will do again, you know who you are.
I recently bought myself a black Dylusions art journal so I thought I would break it open and do a piece that celebrates that friendship. 
I have recently been inspired by the very talented Nika in Wonderland her art work is absolutely fantastic, whilst I am not in her league at all I have taken inspiration from her work. 


Main stencil is Stencil Girl - Finding your Tribe
Lots of acrylic paint and prima alchemy paints, Stampendous and Carabelle Studio stamps.
Hope you like it 
Love
Amanda X



Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Diva for That's Crafty

Hi everyone

As it's Tuesday I am over at That's Crafty Blog with a piece that you may have seen before.


This piece featured in the debut edition of 'Mixed Up' a new digital mixed media magazine. I featured  a picture of this piece on my blog to coincide with that launch. However for those of you that haven't read the magazine I have shared the details over on That's Crafty Blog as it is made using one of the That's Crafty acrylic stacks.
I hope you'll pop over HERE and check it out.
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Spread Your Wings for That's Crafty

Hi everyone

I have a card for you today over on That's Crafty Blog



I hope you'll pop over and check out all the details HERE
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Live Free for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Just to let you know that I am over at That's Crafty Blog playing with one of the newly released Carabelle stamps designed by Birgit Koopsen




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

Friday, 28 October 2016

Friday 13th Part 2 at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
We have a new challenge starting today over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and it's 
Friday 13th Part 2 (we did part 1 earlier in the year)
So anything scary which should also tie in with it being Halloween in a few days. 


Stamps used are:- 'Chilling' by Stampendous and 'Charlie the Zombie' by Prickley Pear.
Background has been created using distress inks, sentiment is a Tim Holtz Chitchat sticker.
For more inspiration you can check out what my team mates have created along with all the details of our new challenge HERE
Remember one randomly drawn entry will win a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
Hopefully we will see you over there
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

It's Nearly Halloween for That's Crafty Blog

Hi Everyone
I'd love it if you have the time, to pop over to That's Crafty Blog for all the details





Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X