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.