Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Well following on from my earlier post on WOYWW 141 hosted be the lovely Julia, sitting on my desk was a selection of coloured in characters 2 of which I have now made into a card. This is another card for a collection I am making to give as a birthday present in March.

The theme this week at Passion for Promarkers is Distressed. All papers have been distressed round the edges, and I have decided not to ink them so they leave a white edge as the colours I have chosen are quite dark. Each layer has then been machine stitched round the edges quite randomly.
The images have been coloured in using a mixture of flexmarkers and promarkers (just loving those flexmarkers and I need more colours). Card has then been finished off with ribbon and buttons.

Close up of character colouring
Whilst blog hopping today on this weeks WOYWW I discovered this challenge blog,Crafts and Me Challenges, where this weeks challenge is also Distressing, so I am entering into this challenge blog for the first time with this card.
Thanks for looking and commenting if you do.
Amanda x  

A Room with a view - WOYWW 141


Well what a lovely morning it is today, the sun is streaming through the windows, I have had to nip out first thing this morning and I needed sunglasses! As it is such a lovely morning I thought that it was a good morning to take a photo of the view I get from my craft room to include in my WOYWW 141 post this week. My house has a loft conversion (one of the reasons we bought the house) and one of the 2 bedrooms created by this is my craft room, (I have my eye on the second as well as it is only a guest bedroom, and who needs guests? lol) so being on the 2nd floor of the house the view is the best.

I have been doing some stamping and colouring as I am making a collection of Art Impressions "Girlfriend" cards as a gift. The other characters I got from Create & Craft can't remember the brand.
I am also in the process of reorganising my craftroom, again!

A new pile of A4 boxes, currently empty, but will be filled and put away by the end of the day, hopefully along with all the other clutter that needs sorting.
The other side of the room, where I have 2 more desks is where I do all my stamping and colouring, this side of my room is where my printers are, and my cricut and sewing machine (for the record I can't sew I only use it on my paper projects).

Thanks for visiting, hopefully I will have visited yours.
Amanda xx

Thursday, 9 February 2012

"Eye Heart U"

It's been a long day at work today, one of those thank goodness that's over. What better therapy than a bit of crafting, so I set about making this years valentines card for my partner. Against my usual style I set about a more simple look than I would normally make just some stamping, texture and minimal embellishment (one old button that I found in a drawer on sunday). Whilst I got urges to add a lot more I think I showed great restrain, mainly as time is against me and I wanted to watch "Inside Men" at 9pm. I am not a huge TV watcher, but this is a "must watch".
Stamps used are :-
Tim holtz - Urban Chic
Wendy Vecchi - an Eye For Art
And a random alphabet stamp
all are stamped in Red magic versa magic (I love the chalk ink effect)
I have added a heart charm urban chic heart stamp which fits perfectly over the heart
finished of with some ribbons for texture

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

thanks as always for looking.
Amanda X

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Sketch n Stash challenge 80

Today has been the first day I could get into my craftroom as I have had a busy week or so, and I have been organising ribbons (see previous post) but I always feel quite cleansed when I get something in order. Anyway my other crafty task was my entry for this weeks Sketch n stash challenge where they have given you a free choice sketch from their catalogue. I have chosed sketch no. 17

The main background paper I have made using alcohol inks, other papers are Graphic 45 Springtime.
Main image sweetpea stamp coloured with prismcolor pencils. The wings have been stickled with diamond stickles (difficult to see on the photo) and the hearts have been highlighted with glossy accents. Flowers are from my stash and the sentiment is Tim Holtz.
 I just love stamping as it is legitimate colouring in for grown ups......

I am also entering this card into Allsorts Challenge Blog where the theme is free and easy Feb Pt. 1

Thanks for looking
Happy crafting
Amanda x


It's week 140 at Stamping Ground WOYWW
At last I get back into my craftroom it seems ages since I have been playing, but instead of playing I got organising. My ribbons have been in a right mess for ages, I usually buy by the metre so they have all ended up stuffed in a drawer and really difficult to see what I have. I remember seeing on a blog, (unfortunately I cant give that person the recognition, if it was you thanks for the idea) all ribbons organised hanging of non slip trouser hangers. I went off this morning and bought said non slip trouser hangers, stuck 2 together with my hot glue gun, and set about sorting my ribbons and "hey presto" I can now see what I have as it hangs off the back of my craftroom door. I need more black ribbon though.
My main desk just has the remnants of my latest card which I will post later, and of course the obligatory cup of tea, I can't craft without tea............
thanks for looking