Thursday, 10 May 2012

I made Top 3 @ F.S.C.

what a lovely surprise to get home, sign onto my blog to find out that I have made the Top 3 at Fashionable Stamping challenge with the birthday card that I made for my dad. The challenge was embossing and I am so chuffed to have had my card picked I will have to ring my dad to let him know.
You can see the card I made on this post
Well this is just a quick post as I have to now feed the dogs and the chickens and get dinner on the go. I was up this morning at 5am as I had to attend a meeting at 8am so am feeling a bit tired so probably no crafting tonight but a slouch infront of the TV nodding off to Britian's Got Talent (cant think of anything better to nod off too!)
see you all soon
Amanda X

Wednesday, 9 May 2012


Hi Everyone
Well I am trying to get organised so that I get my Whats on your workdesk wednesday post up on my blog in time so that it is still wednesday when I do it. So it's tuesday evening and I will write my post and save it, to hopefully post it on my blog before I leave for work at 7am, I am not filled with confidence as I am usually running late, but at least it is a plan, just might not be a good one..... time will tell.
Anyway yesterday I did a bit of crafty shopping, even though I didn't intend to buy stamps I purchased 2 of Andy Skinners stamp sets "Slideshow" & "Circus" I actually went to get some pan pastels to see what all the fuss is about, I bought a selection of 4 colours to try so will let you know on that one once I have given them a good play with. They are just stacked up on my desk at the moment.

I haven't made a tag for awhile so decided to use the Circus stamps and throw a quick tag together.
I used distress stains to make the background, the rest have all been stamped from the stamp set using distress inks, the elephants with black archival ink and coloured with distress ink. I then punched out the stars and added a touch of bling.

Thanks for looking and I will hopefully get around to visiting many of your desks as I love to see what everybody is upto.
Amanda x

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Crafts and Me Challenge 82 Fav colour combo

Hope you are all enjoying this bank holiday weekend so far, here in the north west of England it hasn't rained!! Yet..... but there is time yet lol. Having had a busy day at work today I am going to settle down for a chill out evening in front of the TV, a bit of "Britains got Talent" that mostly shows that Britain hasn't.... Anyway before I settle down for the evening thought I would post my entry into this week
 challenge over at crafts and Me Challenge Blog where the challenge is your favorite colour combo. My favorite colour combo at the moment is black and cream with a splash of any other colour, but at the moment I seem to be drawn to orange, so my latest card created for a birthday uses that colour combo.

My card features wild Tilda, it's been ages since I have coloured up a Tilda stamp. I have recently bought myself, as a little treat, both 72 boxes of copics following from making a bit of money selling stuff on ebay. I am still getting used to using these pens but I love them and I am quite pleased with my colouring on these, everyone has to start somewhere...
Papers are DCWV I think (I have had them ages).
Thanks for looking
Have a good weekend
Amanda X