Saturday 28 July 2012

July nearly gone..........

Well another summer (lol) month has nearly gone by here in the UK and July has been a poor month in terms of posts for me. I can usually put that down to the fact that I have spent all my spare time out in the sunshine, on the water, jet skiing, but sadly that (due to our dreadful weather) is not the case. I just haven't had any crafting mojo this month, simple as that. I am not working this weekend and still can't get myself motivated, some of that I think can be put down to getting up yesterday at 5.30am for work and staying up till 1am Saturday morning watching the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, which I thought was absolutely fantastic. Well done Danny Boyle, what a year we have had for showing off, lol.

Whilst I am just lounging on the sofa, and to show that I haven't fallen off the planet, I thought I would post a couple of cards I made for my two nieces birthdays recently. Both are quite removed from my usual style, but they are for a 5 and 8 year old.

A dabble into decoupage CD crafting courtesy of Linda Ravenscroft. I have to admit that I found the whole cutting out process very therapeutic. I have highlighted the water in her hands and on the petals with glossy accents. I have also added diamond stickles tot he wings and around the edges of the card and fairy topper.
The 8 has been cut several times on my cricut and decoupaged for depth with a touch of bling added.
Tag has been die cut. Happy Birthday sentiment came free with a magazine.

and the second card using craft artist professional, again cutting the number, this time a 5, several times with my cricut to again add dimension finished with some bling. I have matted and layered my craft artist project several times and happy birthday sentiment is with cork scrabble tiles,
sometimes I really enjoy creating something different from what I normally do, it's good to try new things.
Hopefully see you all soon with a fully workable Mojo.
Love Amanda x

Wednesday 18 July 2012

A Day Out!

It's been a few weeks since I last posted as I just haven't had any spare time. Don't ask me what I have been doing because I don't know, time has just gone. But with a day off work today, and the usual British summer weather, rain....... it had to be a crafty day as I was getting withdrawl symptons.
I have made a birthday card for a friend of mine using one of the new "Girlfriend Stamps" - Picture perfect, I just love this range of stamps and nearly have them all now in my collection (a few more to go).

I am entering this card into simon says stamp and show where the theme this week is "No Rules"
Try it on a Tuesday where the theme is "So very British"

Art Impressions Girlfriends - Picture Perfect

Close Up of the Girlfriends
I have also decorated the inside of the card

Made with
Art Impressions Girlfriend Stamp Set - Picture Perfect coloured with Distress Markers
Sentiment "Were still Hot" part of girlfriend stamp set
card blank 8"x8" Papermania cream
Papers - Portabella Road papermania
Kraft card and Red card from my stash
London scene postcard - Kanban Steampunk collection
London Underground printed from internet onto 160gsm cream card
Day out ticket stamp Crafty Individuals
Postcard Stamp - Portabella Road Papermania
Birthday Wishes sentiment Whimsey Stamps
Tim Holtz film strip ribbon
Tim Holtz alterations film strip die
Tim Holtz Alterations vintage camera die
Wooden camera embellishments Studio Calico
Sizzix Bigz film strip (inside card) 
Finished with a little vintage photo distress ink

Thanks and see you all soon
Amanda X