Monday 31 December 2012


I would just like to wish you all a Happy New Year. May 2013 be filled with crafty inspiration for you all.
Amanda x

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Sunday 30 December 2012

New Toy

Hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and with new year just round the corner I hope that 2013 brings you wonderful things. I must have been a really good girl this year as Santa brought me an IPad 3 and I am now using this post as a practice for blogging on it. I have taken the photo with it (could have done with a bit of editing) and blogging through Wordpress. If you are reading this I have managed it!!

This was a Christmas card I didn't get round to posting before the event, it features Snow Queen by Indigoblu, sentiment is by clarity stamps. Background has been created with distress inks and water splashes and snowflake punch outs add a touch of embellishment.
Have a wonderful New Year and see you all in 2013.
Amanda x

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Friday 21 December 2012

Anything Goes at crafts4eternity This week.

Well I am sure that by now we are all christmased out, I know I am lol. So it's great to have an anything goes challenge this week. I have made a card with not a hint of christmas, more like spring (it wont be long).
So if you are also in an anything goes mood why not share your project with us over at Crafts4eternity this week. One randomly chosen winner will receive 3 digital images from crafty sentiments designs.

I have made my background with Pan Pastels, this is only the 2nd time I have really played with them, so I am still practicing my techniques. Main image is from Paperartsy and has been stamped with blach archival ink and the sentiment, I think, is from creative Expressions.All has been mat and layered on black silk card stock.
I hope you enjoy my touch of spring, and we will hopefully see you over at this weeks challenge at Crafts4eternity
Thanks for looking
Amanda X

Thursday 20 December 2012

Nearly There......

Well I am nearly there with my christmas cards for this year. I have spent today up and down the motorway, which I don't recommend at both this time of the year and the fact that it has been driving rain all day here, nothing new there then!!!! Here is a simple card I have made, I am at that "Less is More stage" of my card Christmas card making, it's that or give up lol!!!
All stamps are courtesy of Stampotique, I have added pearls to the mistletoe stamp which has been coloured with copics. The ribbon is seam binding which I have coloured with Lime dylusions spray.Mat and layered on black silk card, and a touch of lime glitter card for a little festive bling!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
simon says stamp challenge  where the theme is Anything Christmassy
Try it on a Tuesday where they have a pick 4 from a  lucky dip list. I have chosen:-
Stamped Image
thanks for looking at my blog
Love Amanda x

Wednesday 19 December 2012


I haven't taken part in this wonderful gathering of work desks for many weeks, but in order to wish you all a very Happy Christmas felt that this week was a must. You can join in along at Julia's wonderful sharing of crafty spaces HERE.
I don't make loads of christmas cards, I just don't have the time, but I do make for selected family and friends, they wouldn't forgive me if I didn't (being a card maker sometimes has a down side, lol). My desk just shows the final bits and pieces for my last christmas card of 2012. Then just need to tidy up my craftroom to hopefully add my many new crafty bits from Father Christmas, just hope that he got my list!!!

As this is my last day off before xmas day I have load to do, so I would finally like to wish you all a very merry lovely Christmas.
Thanks for visiting
Amanda x

Monday 17 December 2012

What's your Favourite?

Hope that you are all finding the run up to christmas not too stressful, I am.......  but I usually get there in the end. Anyway a few hours in my craft room (when I should really be doing other things helps) I feel more relaxed. Over at simon says stamps challenge the challenge is to share your favourites and my current favourites are dylusion sprays, distress inks,paint splats and the fabulous Stampotique stamps. I don't make loads of christmas cards but some of those I have made this year all feature Stampotique christmas characters. this card shows "Tree Topper". Sentiment is a Dylusions christmas stamp.

Stampotique tree topper

Anyway thanks for visiting my blog
Amanda X

Sunday 16 December 2012

Don't get your tinsel in a tangle!!

Just a quick post this sunday morning before I head off to work."Don't get your tinsel in a tangle" when I saw this stamp by Stampendous it made me smile so had to buy it. I have teamed the sentiment up with the great Stampotique stamps "Oh tree", 1" ornament cube and "stringed lights" which I added to the tree by masking several times. Background has been created using Dylusions sprays and water. I have matted first onto black matt card and then again using black glitter card to add a touch of festive bling to the card.

Stampotique Oh Tree

I am entering this card into the latest challenge at Allsorts Challenge Blog where the challenge is "Oh Christmas tree" with the simple rules of show a christmas tree on your project.

Thanks for looking and I hope that you all have a better day than me, lol.
Amanda x

Friday 14 December 2012

Bling-Tastic at Crafts4eternity

The challenge this week at Crafts4eternity  is "Bling-tastic" and the rules are simple, use any sort of bling on your project be it glitter, gems etc. I have recently had to make a card for a golden wedding anniversary, so I had to clean anyway all traces of ink and paint (now that took a while) and set to with something quite away from my current choice of projects. Actually I quite enjoyed doing something a bit different for a change. It has quite a bit of bling on it, and the fact it is white and gold is quite blingy in itself. So with a bit of die cutting, butterflies are those purple dies and I can't remember who makes them and my silhouette to cut the sentiment (3 times and that was a nightmare to layer up)I made something a little out of my current style (you do have to cater for your recipients).

Inside of the card was cut with my silhouette and a nestibilities

So why not come over to Crafts4eternity and show us your Bling-tastic project for this weeks challenge.
Prizes this week include:-
1. Stamping All Day - 3 downloads
2. The Digi Garden - 5 digi stamps
Hopefully we will see you over there.
Amanda x
PS back to making Christmas cards now, I am glad that I don't make that many!!

Friday 7 December 2012

Christmas Wishes

It's friday again, and I just dont know where this week has gone, December always flies by and I find everything just gets very last minute. I love christmas but dont enjoy the lead up to it, Anyway with it being friday it's time for our latest challenge over at Crafts4eternity and this weeks challenge, continuing the christmas theme (thankfully as these are the only christmas cards I have made so far) is Christmas wishes, making something festive using all or any combination of the 4 colours. Here is my design team entry

Indigoblu Funky circles tree
 My main tree image is Indigoblu Funky circles tree stamped with versamark on Kraft card and heat embossed in red and decorated with vintage buttons (I found some tiny weeny ones). Side panels made by stamping as I did the tree. Merry Christmas stamp is from my stash. Sides and sentiment have been matted onto gold mirri card all have been edge with vintage photo D.I.Backing paper is Graphic 45 again matted onto mirri card.

It is a funky stamp that I have given a vintage twist

So why not come and join us at Crafts4eternity and show us your christmas wishes
Thanks for looking and as always I really welcome and appreciate your comments.

Friday 30 November 2012

Christmas Chaos

It's time for this week challenge over at Crafts4eternity and our theme this week is Christmas Chaos, which is ANY christmas themed project. The top 3 will be able to pick 3 digi stamps from the Crafts4eternity store. I think I might have taken the word Chaos too literally, lol, as I have thrown so much onto my card for my design team example!
I have used:-
Distress stains and inks
Pearl pearlescent liquid acrylic paint
white acrylic paint brushed on and stamped with
Tim Holtz grunge snowflakes stamps
Tim Holts rock candy glitter on large snowflake
Tim Holtz mini snowflake rosette strip die
Spellbinders 2011 snowflake pendant
small snowflake punch
Let it Snow stamp Stampendous
sheet music andLili of the Valley Krafty Christmas papers cut into strips.

So why not show us your Christmas Chaos and join us for this weeks challenge HERE.
Thanks for looking
Amanda X

Thursday 29 November 2012

Ever so Blue....

Just a quick post of a card I made several weeks ago for a blog challenge where the challenge was make your own tape, I never actually got around to entering my card so it has just been hanging around so I thought I might as well pop it onto my blog anyway.
My own tape that I made is just regular decorators masking tape that I have coloured with distress stain and then stamped on. Card backgrounds are made using both Dylusions and ranger sprays. Stamps I have used are Graphic 45.I have added white gel pen to add highlights to the images.
Thanks for looking

Friday 23 November 2012


This weeks challenge at Crafts4eternity is "Midnight Magic" and we would love to see your projects with a night time theme. This week the challenge is being sponsored by Pink Gems Designs
Pink Gem Designs are offering one randomly chosen winner 4 Digital Stamps!
So why not pop over and join in this weeks challenge?

Here is my design team offering

Who comes at midnight? Santa does, well only if you have been good. I have used a Crafty Individuals stamp of Santa over the roof tops and the Believe stamp is from my stash (brand unknown). The background has been made using Distress Stains picket fence and faded jeans and then stamped with archival cobalt. Mat and layered on silver mirri card and a dark blue shade of card. I have blinged up the image with tiny jems and finally added some wooden calico stars that have also been coloured with faded jeans distress stains and perfect pearls.

So why not come along and join us this week.

I am also entering this card in this weeks challenge over at Daring Cardmakers where the theme is "Twinkle Twinkle"

thanks for looking
Amanda x

Friday 16 November 2012

Marvellous Music Challenge at Crafts4eternity

The theme for this weeks challenge over at Crafts4eternity is "marvellous music". the challenge is to create a project that has been inspired by or uses music related embellishments etc. This is my DT piece for that challenge.

I have used my favourite stamp of the moment which is "Twinkie" by Stampotique and stamped and heat embossed in black, I just love that little guy he is so expressive. I have created the background by printing some brick paper from Craft Artist, brushing a little gesso on it  then added the graffiti using promarkers and the promarker airbrush system randomly writing on the wall. Happy birthday sentiment and GettoBlaster stamp is from creative expressions Urban beats setand also stamped and heat embossed in black. The remaining sentiment has been created and stamped using a small alphabet set I have and stamped in black archival ink.
Why not come and join us over at Crafts4eternity and show us your music inspired creations. I look forward to seeing you over there.
I am also entering this card into fashionable stamping challenge where the theme is also music inspired.
Amanda x

Friday 9 November 2012

Crafts4Eternity - My first design team entry

I am so pleased to have been invited to join the design team of crafts4eternity blog challenge. This is a weekly challenge blog run by the lovely Michele who owns  crafts4eternity craft shop based in Weston-Super-Mare or you can purchase online by clicking the link. All new challenges commence on friday at 8a.m. GMT. I join the team at challenge 97# Terrific Tags - Your challenge is to make something using a tag. Here is my very first design team offering....

Its a tag that I have displayed in an altered box lid and then added rusty wire to turn it into a wall hanging.
firstly the box was covered in torn book paper then coloured using a mixture of dylusion sprays, distress stains, distress inks and gesso. The tag was then coloured with all the inks left on my craft mat. Then with a dry brush I have painted gesso on the tag to give me a clear space to add my image which is from the fabulous Dina Wakley collection. Machine stitching and a wooden heart which has been stamped with a little of the main image in crimson archival ink finish the tag off. I have added some ripped corrugated card coloured in the same way for texture and painted some chicken wire with gesso to add more texture. Barcode and dotty srtip stamp are from urban beats & urban life by creative expressions. The sentiment is from the empowered words collection by Unity Stamp Company which again I have stamped in crimsom archival ink, cut up, and mounted onto black card, I have toned down the white card with distress ink. The ribbon is from Graphic 45 and the little bit of vintage lace from my stash.
Hope you like it and I have inspired you to join along with us this week at crafts4eternity with your tag creations.
thanks and hopefully see you over there
I am also entering into this weeks challenge over at crafts and me challenges where the challenge is to use RED on your project.
Amanda x

Saturday 3 November 2012

No Remorse

I am off work today, hurray!! after what has been a very long week!!  I need to do loads around the house but I am not going to bother at all. I am going to spend my day losing myself in crafty blissness. But before I do that I just want to enter this piece, I recently made as a gift for a friend of mine, in a couple of Anything Goes Challenges.

It's Anything Goes month over at The Artistic Stamper and the fortnightly challenge at Anything Goes Challenge Blog

Stampotique - Twinkie

This started life as a plain white frame and a cardboard lid. I covered the lid with dictionary paper (which you cant see now, then gesso, then added a selection of acrylic paints and liquid acrylics to complete my background. Then added a selection of embellishments including a love heart which I inked to make the lettering stand out more, some washi tape. Main image is Twinkie by Stampotique. As a backing to mount my lid on I stamped all over with Bla,Bla,Bla stamp - Stampotique. I then painted the white frame in black acrylic paint and when dry sanded it back to distress. I added the Bla,Bla,Bla stamp again to the frame by stamping on tissue paper and sealing onto the frame with ranger glue and seal.

My final touch was a large bottle top, painted with black acrylic paint then excess wiped off to distress it. Stamped and heat embossed in black another Stampotique quote. then filled with glossy accents and left to set (took 2 days) before adding to my picture.

There is a story around the composition that I wont bore you with, but my friend loved it, and it now hangs proudly in her kitchen.

If you are also having a crafty day have a good one.
Amanda x

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Nearly Halloween

With the onset of  Halloween tomorrow I can say goodbye to what has been probably the most unluckiest month I have had (and the most expensive) anything that could of gone wrong has gone wrong and the final straw was a blocked drain that could only be sorted by digging up my tiled, concrete kitchen floor. My catalogue of catastrophes are now sorted so I wont be sorry to see October end. With my luck I will probably turn into a pumpkin tomorrow. Needless to say all this upheval has impacted on my crafty time, which is normally quite limited to say the least. Anyway I have ended the month with a Halloween tag, which I am entering into the following challenges:-
crafts4eternity where the challenge is Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins
fashionable stamping challenges where the theme is Halloween or use Halloween colours and
 Try it on a Tuesday also with Halloween challenge

I have had this skull stamp for a while so thought it fit the theme.

All have been coloured using Dylusions sprays, I have then used a water brush to remove the colour from the teeth to make them stand out. Added some Tim Holtz bits, extra bits from my stash including the netting from a bag of oranges, and some faux spiders web

Have a wonderful Halloween
Amanda XX

Friday 5 October 2012

Autumn is Here

Well it's a dreadful friday evening tonight, nothing new there then! So away to my craft room I went. I have recently bought the new Tim Holts"mini blue print" stamps so set about removing them from the packet and having a play. The set includes 4 Xmas, 4 Halloween and 4 autumn so with a couple of challenges currently set around leaves I thought I would have a play with the latter 4. The 2 challenges concerned, if you fancy making something with a leafy look are crafts 4 eternity where the theme is "lots of leaves" and simon says stamp and show where the theme is Leaf-spiration. I am entering this card into both challenges,

I firstly cut my jigsaw using the cuttlebug puzzle die, then holding it together with masking tape, stamped the 4 seperate mini blue print stamps with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then embossed the word autumn through the middle with a stamp from my collection. I then coloured over the top with a selection of distress inks using the resist technique so the stamped inage just popped out.All the jigsaw pieces were then seperated and I inked the edge of each individual puzzle piece with walnut stain to make each puzzle piece stand out, then matted it onto scrunched up Tim Holtz Glassine paper (it is suposed to replicate a drying leaf) then matted again on white card edged in walnutstain distress ink. I then mounted it all on a kraft card base and added a bit of garden twine, hey presto card done.
I am probably going to be busy with other things this weekend as last weekend I listed many items on Ebay, including some old crafty stash I have never used, and it all ends tomorrow and sunday, so I think my weekend will consist of parcel after parcel and sadly sending not recieving (the worst part of Ebaying).
Anyway hope that you all have a lovely, rain free, weekend.
See you soon
Amanda X

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Standing in the Shadows of Love

Hi and I bet you are singing along already. Standing in the Shadows of Love...... a classic soul song from the wonderful Four Tops and my inspiration for this card that I am entering into this weeks challenge over at Allsorts Challenge Blog where the challenge is "inspired by a song". This is quite a simple card for me with white space!!

The story within my card is about someone (as the image could be male or female) who is in love with someone, yet that someone doesn't know and is totally unaware. They are on a journey of self discovery in order to find the courage to declare their love. Oooohh that's a bit deep.....................
Main image stamp is from Paperartsy.Heart stamp, film ribbon, tissue tap and chit chat sticker all from Tim Holtz. I have also added machine stitching to add some texture. I even impressed myself that I could thread my sewing machine up without referring to the instruction booklet. Now I'm sure that doesn't sound like much of an achievement, but believe me it is to me........................
Thanks for looking
Amanda X

Friday 21 September 2012

I've taken the plunge...........

I have for quite a while now considered starting my own art journal, having been inspired by the many wonderful pages out there. So today I took the plunge and I have completed my first ever art journal page. I don't know if it is good, bad or indifferent but I do know know that I have really enjoyed completing it. I am an avid doodler leaving my great works of art in meeting rooms all over the place. I think this might just end up being outlet for my doodling ramblings. I am sure, like many other things I have done or do, evolve in a journey all of its own, but I quess that is the whole point of it. Anyway, so here it is, my first ever art journal page.
I have used Dylusion sprays, stencil dotted flower and stamps word love & Inbetweenies A lot of additional black pen and white pen, dictionary pages and cut outs from magazine.
Thanks for looking and I would really appreciate your comments.
Amanda X

Wednesday 19 September 2012


and welcome to my craft room courtesy of Julie's masterpiece blog Stamping Ground where we all get together every wednesday to show each other what we are upto, in a crafty way.
This week I am continuing my playing with Dylusions sprays and have used the backgrounds I made to make a card.
All this mess to make just one card, I even spread out onto my other desks which aren't in the photo. I totally bow down to any crafter that can make something without making a mess. I do tidy up though before I start something else (well usually).
And here is the card that came from that carnage....

Also a close up so you can see the effect that these inks create
I have used a brayer to stamp a mirror image so I get to make a full face and in particular a left and right eye. The stamp is 'Diffusion' by Hampton Art, one of the first stamps that I ever bought and don't know why I haven't used it much before? I think the text stamp is from Crafty Individuals.
I struggled to comment on many of your wonderful creations last week, even though I did look at as much as I could. I will try harder this week.......
thanks for looking
Amanda X

Wednesday 12 September 2012


It's been several weeks since I last joined in the fun over at Julia's wonderful Blog "Stamping Ground" where the crafting world shares its craft spaces with each other and what they are currently upto. I am currently upto making an inky mess, I actually cleaned up my desk before I took the photo's this week as even I couldn't stand it lol. Last week I visit my local craft shop "The Stampers Gallery" in Tarleton, owned by the lovely Sue, who happened to have just taken stock of Dylusions Sprays, stencils and Stamps. I had been looking at this wonderful range by Dyan Reaveley on the internet so in my continued effort to support my local craft shop decided to put my money in the till and purchased the full set of 12 sprays, a couple of stamp sets and a stencil. (I have since bought more stamps). So I set about creating my inky mess.
So I set about making some inky backgrounds using Dylusions ink sprays squeezed orange, Fresh Lime and crushed grape. They are for the backgrounds for some Halloween themed projects I will be making soon. They are really me having a good play including playing with stencils and seeing how water reacts with them. Water creates a fantastic effect as these are water colour sprays no pigment. You do however go through loads and loads of kitchen rolls. I also made a couple of tags, one with dylusions stamps. The great thing about them being water colour is that you can stamp with Archival ink and then using a waterbrush remove the colour from within the image (more kitchen roll) and then colour using the  dylusions sprays as paint. I have made a couple of tags just to practise some techniques and I can honestly say I am hooked on dylusion sprays.
Anyway I look forward to seeing what you all have been upto
Love Amanda

Friday 7 September 2012


Morning and I am glad to say I am having a day off today after what has been a very long week at work, phew! and relax.......  I have to nip out this morning but other than that my plan is to lose myself in my craftroom later on and have a play, alternatively known as making a right inky mess lol. This week I have had to make 2 cards for blokey birthdays, why is it male cards are so much more challenging? The first of those cards is in my previous post and I am now posting the second which is a 40th birthday card. It will be delivered a little late as his wife has whisked him away to Italy for a surprise weekend at the Grand Prix, what a great surprise gift, I wish I could have seen his face when he found out. Happy 40th Birthday Chris.
Anyway my card
Stampotique Smile
Background  made with Ranger spray inks and Distress inks and plenty of swooshing about. I have ripped and stuck dictionary paper inked with vintage photo to the bottom.
Random stamping with text splats stamp which I dont know where its from. tim Holtz numbers stamp. snow cap dabber ink splats with Stampotique stamp. Mat and layered several times with black and Kraft card.
Stampotique Smile image stamped and cut out coloured with DI's, addedthe grungeboard crown which was covered with dictionary paper and coloured with vintage photo DI and a bit of crown bling. Tim Holtz wooden bingo number. Self adhesive gloss letter tiles which I found in my stash. "Fabulous" sentiment has been cut with my silhouette cameo from kraft card and inked with vintage photo and black soot DI.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
allsorts challenge Blog. where the challenge is "anything but square" (and I always make square cards) So this is rectangle
simon says stamp and show. where the challenge is "Read all about it" using text on your project.

thanks for looking and see you soon
Amanda X

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Silence is Golden

This is a quick post as it is nearly midnight and I am in bed with my laptop when really I should have set my alarm and flicked my light off as I have an early start tomorrow. I also notice that my Blogger interface will be changing in a few days, I have put off the inevitable as it took me ages to understand this version which I am still learning!!!! so am not looking forward to those changes. So, if I disappear off the face of the blogging world for a while you will understand why!!

Anyway onto my card, the dreaded Card for a male.......... and I have a few more that I need to inspire myself for coming up. The card I have made takes you back to the golden age of silent movies and made me think of the song "Silence is Golden" which fits in perfectly with this weeks challenge over at sweet stampin challenge blog where the challenge is to be inspired by a song or a film.
Octopode Factory Charlie Chaplin
the main image is Charlie Chaplin from the Octopode Factory which I have coloured with black soot distress ink and the paper has been aged with vintage photo distress ink.
Papers are Graphic 45 Curtain Call using both 12x12 and 8x8. I have die cut sentiment "Lights,Camera, Action", film camera and film frame for my image using my Silhouette Cameo. I have punched out the stars. There is also a little Tim Holtz film ribbon and a stamped Whimsey ticket (attached to camera). I have also decorated the inside of this card. The inside film strip is a sizzix die. Cardbase is kraft cardwith plain black card for matting.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:-
no matter which challenges where this months theme is diecuts and/or punches, this card includes both
and crafts and me challenges where the challenge ends shortly for their theme of birthdays.
Anyway I'll say goodnight and see you soon
Amanda X

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