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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

I'll Never be Rich for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I am over at That's Crafty Blog today and I have been playing with some of the newly released stamps from Carabelle Studio.
Here's just a teaser

I hope you'll pop over HERE to see it all.
thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 12 May 2017

Back to Black at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
It's the start of another new challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and our new theme is
'BACK TO BLACK' 
(your project needs to use a lot of black)
Myself and the rest of the design team have created a variety of inspiration for you, here's mine.


This piece started as a 6" x 6" MDF square (one of That's Crafty substrates)
I gave it a covering of black gesso and then stencilled through Andy Skinners 'Code Breaker' stencil with texture paste. I then painted over it with black Dylusions paint. I sanded the numbers back slightly when dry.
My centre piece is one of the new dies designed by Seth Apter 'Broken Maze'. Cut several times to give it depth. I have stamped over it with white ink using a formula stamp.
The centre is some pieces I have rusted myself. I have used one of Tim's paper dolls as my central character and many pieces of Idea-ology have been added.

 I have also added some die cut letters to add the formula.  You can see here the bits that I have added.
I have also added addition words using my old type writer, just to add a bit of fun

Hopefully you will play along with us all in out 'Back to Black' challenge and you could be the winner of a £20 That's Crafty gift voucher to spend in their online shop.
For some fabulous inspiration from my team mates and all the details just pop over HERE
thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Take Time To....... for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

Just to let you know that I am, as is usual on a Tuesday, over at That's Crafty Blog creating on one of That's Crafty MDF substrates.




to read all the 'How To' details just click HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Stampotique Play

Hi Everyone
I had a birthday card to make this week so decided to make it using some Stampotique stamps as I don't get to ink these up as much as I would like these days.


As you can see I've left this one clean and simple and let the stamps speak for themselves. 
I have used Dog cube, Barkabe, Towering gifts and Happy, Happy, Happy. The Happy Birthday banner has been stamped onto the card whilst I have stamped and fussy cut all the other stamps and added with 3D gel. I have used the bottom of the towering gifts stamp (masking off everything else with a post it) to stamp onto the background to give the parcels some grounding. 
All have been coloured using Dina Wakely crayons and a waterbrush. 


I just love these woofy guys.
Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Creative Play for Mixed Up Digital Magazine

Hi Everyone

I would like to share with you today a piece that I produced for last Decembers edition of the fabulous digital magazine "Mixed Up".
The following piece was part of the 'Creative Play' feature where the magazine showcased Oak House Studio Pure inks. 






I have created my piece using a That's Crafty MDF upright using lots of crackle paste through stencils and obviously coloured using Oak House Studio inks.

You will find
 all the details about Mixed Up magazine and how to subscribe HERE and this appeared in December 2016 edition.
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Find a Way for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Hope that you all had a fabulous Bank Holiday weekend. 
This week I have a tag for you and I have been playing with the fabulous Distress Oxides.

All the details can be found on That's Crafty blog



thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 28 April 2017

Bright Colours for That's Crafty Challenge blog

Hi Everyone
It's the start of another challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and for our latest challenge we want to see 
'Bright Colours'
Here's a little piece of inspiration for you


To create this I first stamped the circles, which is one of the A4 stamps from Carabelle Studio, I then masked them off and created the background using Ranger dye ink pads transferring the ink to the mini circle gelli plate.
I then stencilled the woman and the background details. 
Finally added the absolutely fabulous die cut from Die-namics.
 You'll find more inspiration and all the details HERE
If you decide to play along with us you will automatically be in with a chance to win a £20 That's Crafty voucher to spend online.
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

If You Can for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I hope that you all had a fabulous Easter weekend. 
I'm over at That's Crafty Blog today 


I'd love it if you'd pop over HERE for all the details
Thanks so much for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Monday, 17 April 2017

Oxides meet the Colonel

Hi Everyone
I hope you are all enjoying the Easter Weekend. 
Like everyone out there at the moment I am loving Tim's new Oxide inks and used a background I had using them for the base of a card for my Dads birthday.


I have used the Fabulous 'Colonel' stamp from Bee Crafty (great for male cards), masked him off and stencilled the clock, by That's Crafty, behind him using vintage photo distress ink. Sentiment is from Rubber Dance stamps. His glass I covered in decoart liquid glass so it does look like a glass just that the photo doesn't show it up. 
To get a little texture into my background before applying the Oxides I first did some mark making onto the card using masking fluid and bubble wrap and a plastic cap for the rings. Once the masking liquid was dry I applied the oxides by picking up the colours from my craft mat using faded jeans,  fossilized amber and vintage photo. 


Once you removed the masking fluid you can see the pattern, which I then cut to the size I needed.
I've even had to download the labels from Rangers site, you'll find the labels Here


Roll on the rest of the colours.
Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 14 April 2017

Guesting at Craft Stamper Blog

Hi Everyone
 I was lucky enough to have been chosen as the winner of Craft Stampers 'Take it, Make it' challenge for February. As such I have been invited to share a guest make to support this months 
'Anything Goes Stamping Challenge"


This has given me the chance to ink up for the first time one of the latest stamps from Brett Weldele and these stamps come from his '1980's Volume 1' set. 
This has been built up by stamping the 'Super' stamp then masking it off, then the girl and she was then masked off. All the stencilling was then done on the background creating a graphic equaliser look blending distress inks. I then stamped the 'halftone stars' from Waltzingmouse stamps and then the word 'Retro' twice, The final sentiment is from Indigoblu. Once this was all dry I removed the masking to reveal all the layers and then coloured the main image with prisma colour pencils.

You will find all the details HERE about playing along with craft Stampers challenge this month. 
This is my 2nd post of the day and it's only 9 o'clock! Previous post was to launch the latest challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog HERE
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Easter weekend
Love
Amanda x

'Outnumbered' - New Challenge at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
We start this Easter bank holiday weekend with a new challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog. Our theme for the next 2 weeks is

'OUTNUMBERED'
we are looking for projects where numbers are the main focus. 
For my little piece of inspiration for you I have a birthday card


I have layered numbers on numbers for this one. Background has been made first with swooshing the card through spritzed distress oxides. I have then stamped a layer of numbers using Tim's Numeric Numbers large stamp set again using a selection of different colours of the oxides, I then slightly misted the stamping to soften and oxidise the stamping. I then stamped another layers of numbers this time using distress paints in the same colours I had used in the oxides, this time I have stamped using Tim's new foam stamps, the numbers are from the Idea-ology Lower block cling set. My final addition of numbers were to finally add some remnant rubs. 
The Happy Birthday sentiment is again using Tim's foam stamps but I have mixed the lower and upper sets and stamped using black soot distress paint. I have then added additional stamped text which is from Unity stamps.

As always we would love it if you played along with us this fortnight and you could be the lucky winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
For all the details and to see what fabulous inspiration the team have come up with, just pop over HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X




Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Scribbly Faces for That's Crafty Blog

Hi Everyone
I am over at That's Crafty Blog and I've gone a bit scribbly



For all the details just pop over HERE

thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X