Tuesday, 29 May 2012

A MALE CARD

HELLO EVERYONE QUICK POST TODAY AS MY FRIEND MARION IS COMING UP FOR A CUPPA AND A CATCH UP! IT'S BEEN A WHILE SO I MADE SOME MALE CARDS RECENTLY AS I HAVE A FEW BIRTHDAYS COMING UP, SO I MADE THIS FOR MY GREAT UNCLE WHO IS YOUNG AT HEART BEING 76 SO I USED A GREETING FARM STAMP CALLED MY GUY IAN AND PUT HIM ON MY MINDS EYE PAPER COVERED IN KITES WITH SOME BUTTONS AND BAKERS TWINE, THEY ALWAYS WORK WELL ON MALE CARDS,SO THIS CARD WAS FINISHED IN A JIFFY.
THANKS FOR POPPING BY I'M OFF TO POP THE KETTLE ON
HUGGS AMANDA

Saturday, 26 May 2012

MMCS CHALLENGE 58

Here is my entry into the challenge over at mymumscraftshopblog. We have a recipe to follow of 1 ribbon, 2 DSP and 3 flowers, it was too much fun and this card came together quite quickly.
I used
 one velvet ribbon
 two DSP graphic 45 once upon a springtime
and three flowers cut from MFT dies with a dew drop in the centre.
pop on over and have a go
huggs Amanda

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

SUPER SWEET!!!

Here is a cute card I actually made last week inbetween running around from pillar to post so it's no surprise i'm not 100 % at the moment,anyway the image is by CC Designs Strawberry Beatrice she reminds me of strawberry shortcake which i was obsessed with as a child LOL. I coloured her with spectrum noirs which i'm not happy with at the moment! Long story The papers are by Serif called a picnic in the park and the cardstock is Stampin Up cherry cobbler, The flowers are WOC and so is the bling. The sentiment is Amy R .Ok quick post today as looking at the screen is making my head hurt ouch!
huggs Amanda

Saturday, 19 May 2012

MY MUMS CRAFTSHOP CHALLENGE 57


Here is my entry for the challenge feeling blue/get well soon. I used The Greeting Farm 'Cheeky Nurse' as my image which I coloured with spectrum noir pens and then used the scrap pieces of card left over from my previous card, free dsp and adorable scorable, mirri card. the only things  I added were the WOC rose and Anitas spotty ribbon and gems from my stash. Pop on the link and have a go!
thanks for popping by
huggs Amanda.

Friday, 18 May 2012

SUGAR BOWL CHALLENGE 84

 Here is my entry for the sugarbowl challenge which is' free for all' so I used Rosie as my image and used my free dsp raspberry road designs luxury collection along with adorable scorable cardstock by Hunkydory. I coloured Rosie with Spectrum Noir pens and paper pieced her dress, all my embellishments are from my stash and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I really enjoyed this challenge so click on the link and have a go!

Thanks for popping by and happy crafting
huggs Amanda

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

HOMEMADE SMASH BOOK

This is my version of a smash book. I have just finished my k and co one and brought a larger version which I really didn't like, too few pages and paper bags that fall apart when a tag is placed in so I came up with own! it's 8 x 8 inches in size and has lots of white blank 350gsm card inside so I can make my own backgrounds. I covered the chipboard cover with free papers from my craft magazine, the bling was a gift from my friend Krista and the ribbon and twine from the ribbon girl,made a flower for the corner, and using ovals and lacey ovals nestie dies to frame Ruby from the greeting farm, I LOVE HER!, I seem to be on a yellow phase at the moment {just wishing for sunshine i think?} but I can't wait to fill this up with anything and everything, photos, sketches and stamped coloured images so I'm off to smash LOL
thanks for popping by
huggs Amanda

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

MY MUMS CRAFT SHOP CHALLENGE 56

Here is my entry for the challenge over at mymumscraftshopchallengeblog
their challenge is fairytales and as soon as my the new S.W.A.L.K stamps came out I knew I had to use this belle of the ball, and I dressed the card up with flowers and pearls and made it really girly! which I personally don't like much LOL [ i'm a pinkaphobic]! I paperpieced the dress and fan so i could make this challenge on time as this week seems to be flying by and i'm very busy with job interviews and workmen doing their saftey checks! can't you tell it's May.
I'm off to get ready for my interview now wish me luck!
huggs Amanda

Monday, 14 May 2012

A SASSY CARD!


HERE IS MY CARD FOR THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

bunny zoes anything goes challenge no.24

Wild Orchid crafts challenge week 50 anything goes

I used alot of WOC products on this card and a new CC Designs stamp from Bunny Zoe's shop LOVE IT! I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens and used spellbinders label 20  for the card base and layering. then from WOC I have used 25mm and 10mm roses, 30mm leaves,lace,seambinding,stick pin, metal flowers and butterflies and some blossoms.
thanks for popping by, click on the links above for more info and have a go too.
happy crafting
huggs Amanda

Friday, 11 May 2012

the things you can do with scraps!



I made two book marks and a small card out of the scraps I had left over this week. I cut my a4 cardstock down to 5 3/4 inches to make my card bases which leaves a strip. This strip I have turned into a book mark and the odd pieces of dsp fit really well so whoo hoo I say! The small card was left over as I cut one of my card bases wrong - whoops - so I cut the remainder down and got a 3 3/4 inch square card great for popping in surprise packages. So have a go and use up them scraps.
Thanks for poppin by
happy crafting
huggs Amanda

Thursday, 10 May 2012

TOTALLY GORJUSS CHALLENGE 130

Over at the TOTALLY GORJUSS CHALLENGE BLOG there challenge this week was a stetch so here is my entry.
dsp -  My Minds Eye- dolled up collection
flowers  - WOC
ribbon and dew drops the Ribbon girl
image digi from Saturated Canary coloured with spectrum noirs pens
scalloped borders -  MFT dies
sentiment - Papermania
oval and scalloped oval punches are by Stampin Up
This was a great stetch and very easy to follow pop on over and have a go
happy crafting
huggs Amanda

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Party Lucy by C.C. Designs

I am totally hooked on paper piecing LOL I can't stop here is Party Lucy. I coloured her skin and hair using noir pens and the rest??   yes you guessed it paper pieced! My scrap pile is going down very fast I'm loving this! have a go
Thanks for popping by
huggs Amanda

Monday, 7 May 2012

ANOTHER GORJUSS GIRL!

Here is 'Poppywood' another new Gorjuss girl stamp, isn't she sweet! I have paper pieced again using an asian theme dsp from dovecraft called far eastern it's very old but it worked for this card,This time for the hair I stamped on black paper and embossed it in white embossing powder and I love how it turned out! I then went mad with pink scraps as I have loads after a commisson I have recently completed.I threw on a few flowers to finish the card. I am finding that I can make quite a few cards in one sitting by paper piecing it takes less time than colouring and i love the effect!.
Thanks for popping by
huggs amanda

Sunday, 6 May 2012

A NEW GORJUSS GIRL!

Here is 'Fallen' one of the new Gorjuss girls released, I just had to have her. So as soon as my post arrived I stamped her out and left her hair white coloured her skin and stripes with noir pens, then paper pieced the dress and shoes using up scrap paper. I then raided my die cutting box, ribbon scraps and left over flowers, when you make some of the same and end up with one left over! very annoying but good for tags.My goal this weekend is to use all my scraps up and I've gained a few more as I had recently uncovered a box of free papers that arrive with my magazine subscriptions every month! oh heck
I have discovered scraps are great for paper piecing so I can see me doing a lot of that this weekend LOL.
thanks for popping by
huggs Amanda

Saturday, 5 May 2012

lili's little fairies challenge anything goes!

Here is my entry for the challenge over at lili's little fairies
It's 'anything goes' which is nice and easy yippee! so I made a gift bag with matching tag.
Stamped image is 'Daydream' from lotv coloured with noir pens. I have given her a bit of a haircut.
Cardstock hunkydory adorable scorable love it!
Ribbon and DSP are from Dovecraft a very old collection, I'm using those scraps up!
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, some 5mm Roses , Aster daisies with some Heather.

Pop on over and have a go!
happy crafting
huggs Amanda
JUST A QUICK POST AS I HAVE WON THE BLOG CANDY FROM
MYMUMSCRAFTSHOP WHOO HOO
POP ON OVER TO THEIR CHALLENGE BLOG HERE
AND KITTYS SHOP HERE
IT'S A GREAT SHOP WITH FABULOUS SERVICE AND A GREAT DESIGH TEAM!
HAPPY CRAFTING
HUGGS AMANDA

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Some Odd Eyed Girl Digi card

Hi all another SOEG digi card for you today and yes it's pink LOL i have lots of odd pieces of dsp left so they are now gathered in one place and being used up! so i have alot of pink LOL

This little cutie is Alice-mae oh too adorable. I have coloured using spectrum noir pens.
dsp- Dovecraft 'cupcakes' very old collection
ribbon- Maya Road chocolate stripe
flower- Prima with some twisted pink wild orchid crafts ribbon for centre
die cuts - from my best friend Marion!
pearls- Prima
flower button- my minds eye.

hope your having a crafty day i'm scrapbooking today in front of the computer with a cold remedy, warm blanket and a mountain of tissues! oh the joys of having a cold.
thanks for poppin by
 huggs amanda

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

RE-VAMPED NOTEBOOK

I brought several little notebooks a while ago they are always handy to have, and whilst hunting for some white cardstock I came across one and thought I haven't done this in a while so off I went and printed a Saturated Canary digi of  'frizzy jynx' her hair reminds me of doodling LOL and I used Echo Park 'Note to Self' dsp with some scraps of choc chip, old olive and really rust Stampin Up cardstock and a ribbon from my stash and ta da! I haven't coloured her for two reasons. One it looks really hard being so small and two I actually quite like just the line drawing.I have kept the cover quite flat so it can be carried around without taking up too much room.
thanks for poppin by
happy crafting
huggs Amanda