Monday, 2 January 2012

First Challenge Entry of the New Year

Hope you all have had a lovely start to the New Year, I have because I have managed to kick start my crafting new years resolution of "enter more blog challenges". I got lots of crafty christmas gifts so thought I would set about playing with them and entering into the  following challenges:-
fashionable stamping challenges where the theme is Anything goes with your new stash
Simon Says Stamp where the theme is something old something new
The Artistic Stamper where the theme is VINTAGE

The new are the stamps that I have used I love Paris - Stampendous cling and main image is from Kanban which I have coloured with prisma coloured pencils.
The old is Graphic 45 Curtain Call 8x8 pad that I love and have had for ages.
The Vintage is the era and the look (plenty of vintage photo distress ink)
The swirls are cut with a Marianne die and flowers, ribbons and feathers are from my stash.

thanks for looking


  1. What a great the light/dark effect! Gorgeous in every way ....

    greetings, Alie :-)

  2. A brilliant card, I love it.


  3. This card looks AMAZING Amanda! I love Paris to, I have lots of stamps and I have some Graphic 45 stuff to about Paris. FAB card!!

    Love from The Netherlands,

  4. Gorgeous vintage card, beautiful details as well. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time.

  5. Gorgeous! love the colour choice so perfect for the theme. XOXO Zoe

  6. Oh my why haven't I seen your blog before Amanda such an elegant card and I so adore the Paris theme. I can see you are a stamping fan as well.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

    PS have become a follower so I don't miss anymore of your delicious creations.

  7. Amanda......Thanks bunches for joining this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show....I have to say...the feathers make the card!! Job well done!!

  8. What a scrummy Vintage look :)
    Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month.
    xoxo Sioux

  9. Hi Amanda! I love your piece for this week's challenge. Love your use of the G45 papers on this! Your vintage lady in the die cut is awesome and I love how you've added the black feathers and roses! To me...she looks like a Parisian show girl!! Well done! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  10. Amanda this is a gorgeous vintage card I love your combination of stamped images and papers.
    So glad you entered at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, hope to see you again.
    P.S. I too have become a follower!

  11. Beautiful piece!!!! Love your choice of stamps and the colors are gorgeous!

    ....and thanks for joining us at FSC,
    I think i've got a favorite already!!

    Happy New Year!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  12. A fantastic creation, wonderful new stamps. Love the colors.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  13. What a lovely card...beautifully presented. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join me as well. All the best for 2012. Hugs, Gayle

  14. I love this! Everything about it, the color, the design and the embellishments! Brilliant! Great work!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous, love every element on this card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

  16. That´s so amazing! What a gorgeous card! I love the Vintage feeling!

  17. Gorgeous card, beautiful stamping and I love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at FSC and good luck
    Claire xx

  18. Gorgeous! and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge :)

  19. Love the vintage feel in this gorgeous card! The feather touch is perfect! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!


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