Tuesday, 21 August 2012

A smile is a curve that.....................................

It's my sisters birthday today and this is the card I have made for her. All the family are going out for a meal tonight at my favourite restaurant so I am really looking forward to it and it gives me an excuse to dress up a bit. It will be nice to get out of my scruffs for a while as I have spent the last few days sorting the garage and the garden out, with several visits to the tip inbetween. How cleansing is it to get rid off all the rubbish that we hold on to?
Anyway back to my card.
I have made the card using Stampotique rubber stamp Karin and they have been colured using distress inks - Squeezed Lemonade, worn lipstick, peacock feathers and vintage photo.

Canvas Corp cardstock pad

This is how the background paper started off, I then coloured it with
distress inks squeezed lemonade,worn lipstick & peacock feathers. I then added further dimension by adding newsprint candi coloured with the same coloured distress inks into some of the swirls.
Behind this I have embossed cordinations pink cardstock with a cuttlebug swirly embossing folder.
I stamped the sentiments  with versamark and heat embossed with Ruby Blush Blaze Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder (loving that pink). I stamped stampotique ink splat stamp onto book paper and punched out hearts to form a border. The whole card has been matted and layered using black cardstock and more of the pink cordinations which have had the edges sanded.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
anything goes challenge where the challenge is make your own background
chocolate coffee cards  where the challenge is embossing
craft your days away     this is their final challenge which is anything goes
fashionable stamping challenges where the challenge is Ice Cream Colours
no matter which challenges   Where this is their very first challenge with the theme anything Goes
and finally
simon says stamp and show where the challenge is No Rules.

Thanks for visiting my blog I really appreciate it.
Amanda X

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Chick Production Line............

For those of you that follow my blog you will probably be aware that other than crafting my other passion is Jetskiing. Most of my summer is usually spent on the water with some great friends, I say usually as the weather has really put paid to my time out this summer. As you can imagine this is quite a male dominated sport but there is a group of us that "do it for the girls" lol. We get called "the jetski chicks" so I thought I would celebrate our title with a matching Tshirt for us all. Call in my Silhouette Cameo........ I treated myself recently and all I can say is that I love this machine. I have had a cricut expression for a couple of years now but never really bonded with it, I cannot say the same about the silhouette, I just can't stop playing with it. I have plans to vinyl decor, rhinestone & Tshirt transfer to within an inch of my life, given half the chance, watch this space!!! For me it is just so much more flexible than my cricut expression.
Anyway the tshirts

 These Tshirts have be made using silhouette Tshirt transfer paper (light fabric), my first attempt. The great thing about tshirt transfer on the Silhouette is that it cuts just the image out so you get a really neat finish of just the image, no blank space.The image is from the silhoutte store and I have added the text on, the fact that you can use any text you have on your PC is for me a huge plus in the silhouette V's cricut war. The girls don't know that I have made these so I will hopefully get chance to give them out over the weekend. I'll have to post a picture of us all wearing them!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend
Amanda X

Monday, 13 August 2012

Making use of a Freebie!

Well what a let down today is following the end of the Olympics, I have got quite emotional throughout the last few weeks, we couldn't have wished for them to go any better. Well done Team GB roll on Rio!!
Anyway it does allow me to get back to a bit of crafting, and I have made a card using a Teddy Bo & Co rubber stamp set that came free with Simply Cards & Papercraft some months ago.
Image has been coloured with Copics
Base card and matting Kraft card
Papers V&A Hanoverian linen paper pack, distressed on the edges with a little vintage photo DI.
Sewing machine
Nesties - Circle, scallop circle. decorative edge circle
Cosmic shimmer pearl glue to add the pearls
Stars - Studio Calico wooden embellishments
pink bakers twine finished with pink button.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
crafty anns challenge blog challenge-71 Circles on your project.

Thanks and be back soon
Amanda X