Friday 30 September 2016

All of a Sparkle at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
It's time for another new challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty challenge blog and our theme for the coming fortnight is 
Here's a little bit of inspiration for it from me

I have used an assortment of glitters and gems to add sparkle and texture to the flowers which are a Carabelle studio stamp 'Pavots Rigolos', the character is from the set 'Zinouk des petites notes' My background is a piece I've used to clean off paint from my brayer onto. I have die cut the word bloom and added some glittery sparkle to each individual letter.

It's really difficult to capture the sparkle on a photo but hopefully this close up shows it a little better.
We would love it if you played along with us this fortnight and there is loads more sparkly inspiration from my team mates HERE
As always with our challenge, one randomly chosen entry will win a £20 online voucher to spend at That's Crafty.
So what are you waiting for? get your sparkle on!!!
thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon
Amanda X

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Fragile for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

I am over at That's Crafty today with a Seth Apter inspired wall hung panel.

For all the details on how I made it you just need to pop over to That's Crafty blog HERE

Thanks and I'll see you soon
Amanda X

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Karma for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

Just to let you know that I am over at That's Crafty Team Blog

I hope you'll pop over for all the details. 
For the rest of the day I will be packing as I'm flying off to Spain and I can't wait!!
See you soon
Amanda X

Friday 16 September 2016

Christmas in September for That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi everyone
For our new challenge theme over at That's Crafty Challenges it's all gone a bit festive as our theme for the next two weeks is


As you can see I have gone with a non traditional styled card and I have been playing with some of Seth Apter's fabulous products to create it. There is a lot of sparkle and foils on it but try as I might I just cant get the camera to pick it up.
The background was a piece that I had used to clean paint off my brayer, to it I then added some gilding flakes that I embedded onto the surface with gel medium.  I then ran it through Seths embossing folder - Grid Iron. Next I roughly applied some tacky glue over sections of it and rubbed on foils in bright pink and gold, sadly on the photo these don't show up to well. I randomly stamped some Christmas words.
With some of the left over card I die cut Seth's Robo Star die and painted over then all with spectrum noir crystal clear sparkle pen. I cut it all again in black card that I had flicked gold paint onto to add some outline definition once added to the background. I tied on, with black cotton, the smaller of the star so it swings from the larger star. I twisted some thin wire around the bottom and added some sequin stars. A Tim Holtz's Christmas chit chat sticker finishes it off.

Hopefully this close up shows the foils and sparkle a little, and it is only a little, better.
Now we would love to see your Christmas in September makes and if you choose to play along with us you could be the lucky winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
You will find some fabulous Christmas inspiration from my team mates and all the details HERE
See you all soon
Amanda X

Tuesday 13 September 2016

That's Crafty Launches Own Brand Stamp Range

Hi everyone
Well we have an exciting week ahead on That's Crafty Blog as that's Crafty have launched a brand new range of own brand stamps today, and as if that wasn't exciting enough they have all been drawn and designed by my team mate and very special crafty friend Donna Gray. How cool is that?
All week the That's Crafty design team will be showcasing what they have made using a selection of these stamps. 
I have made a couple of cards where I have combined some of Donna's new stamps with some stamps from my stash.

for all the details please pop over HERE 
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Tuesday 6 September 2016

You're How Old? for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Just a quick post to let you know I'm over at That's Crafty Blog and I've been playing with those "Crazy Dogs" by Tim Holtz.
For all the details I hope you'll pop over Here

thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Friday 2 September 2016

All Square at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
It's time for the start of another challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme for this coming fortnight is
"All Square"
Here's my little piece of inspiration for you

I have used the following Paperartsy stamps:- Kim Dellow EKD03 & EKD02, Emma Godfrey EE017 and I have stamped them into small squares that I masked off and coloured with coloured pencils, I have then added all my squares using stitched lines. I stamped the birds onto some gelli print scraps, cut out, and added the the card. All has been created for an 8" x 8" square card blank.
For even more inspiration the team have made some fabulous samples and well worth checking out HERE
We would love to see you join in this fortnight and share with us your square themed, square shaped projects. Remember one randomly chosen winner will receive a £20 voucher to spend at That's Crafty online store. 
You will find all the details HERE
Thanks for visiting
Amanda X