Thursday, 23 May 2013

more commissions and an MFT card for fun!





Here are a quartet of cards LOL 3 are 8 x 8 easel cards and one is A6 I brought the MFT stamp set 'Cutie Pie' last week and have been itching to play with it [mission accomplished!] I have used crafter's companion products for my easel cards because they are such great quality you can't go wrong! threw on some bling and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, I have still more to do and training and  job on the go so I'm off to drown myself in the bath, it's the only bit of peace and quiet I get nowadays!
thanks for poppin by
happy crafting!
huggs
Amanda

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

more cards LOL!






Another few cards my front room looks like a shop at the moment! Things are starting to slow down now. I am getting to grips with my  job as  a support worker and I am starting to get into a new routine, thank heavens for that! These cards I made for a friend who is so organised as I haven't even thought of fathers day and my dads birthday is June 2nd whoops! That will be another one added to the never ending list! oh joy!
thanks for stopping by
happy crafting
hugs 
Amanda

Sunday, 19 May 2013

M.I.A CARDS ARE COMING OUT OF MY EARS LOL!

It feels like an age since I have looked at Blogger but with training and starting my new job time just seems to be flying by so fast and my commission cards have not stopped coming so I have found an hour today to Blog and schedule some posts for the next week or so
So here goes




There will be more soon and hopefully I can get back into challenges once life has calmed down abit!
thanks for stopping by
happy crafting
huggs
Amanda

Monday, 6 May 2013

Commissioned cards! coming out of my ears LOL







Here are the cards I have made so far, there are a few I didn't get time to photograph and they are still loads half finished all over my front room! not good so whilst having a quick cuppa I thought I would share what I have managed to get done thank god it's bank holiday Monday! right off to finish the rest!
thanks for popping by
huggs Amanda

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A secret Garden..... my doesn't look like this LOL!


Hello sorry I have been M.I.A I have been going to training courses and job interviews and now I finally have a job so it's been a bit of a fiddle getting into a new routine.
But I have managed to blog today yippee! 
This card was made using Graphic 45's secret garden papers which I have fallen in love with and i need everything in the collection now LOL
The flowers are from wild orchid crafts.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts it's an old birthday set, which is cut using Spellbinders dies oval and Lacey ovals. The card base is Stampin Up Very Vanilla card stock which I cut out with the grand decorative labels one! and folded it in half. Popped on some pearls from my stash and some stickles glitter glue.
thanks for popping by hopefully now I will be back to blogging more often
enjoy the sunshine
huggs Amanda

Saturday, 20 April 2013

where does the time go?




It seems like yesterday that I blogged but no it was the 9th [whoops!] I have been so busy doing college courses and job interviews as well as the normal day to day things { I think I need a holiday}
But I did get chance in between commissions to play with my Greeting Farm stamps which you all know I love! I used Alice bean which is one of the limited editions this month, then I used A digi stamp called Jessica who I think looks like me in my new glasses LOL and lastly I used Anya blooms from the march release she is so great to colour with Copics and I am really pleased at how the hair the came out.
I hope you all have been having a crafty time I am off to finish commissions and then I am having a long bath with a nice cold drink!
Thanks for stoppping by
happy crafting
huggs Amanda

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

MINI EASEL CARDS


HERE ARE 3 MINI EASEL CARDS!




I BROUGHT THE CARD BLANKS FROM CRAFT WORK CARDS AS THEY CAME IN A SET WITH ENVELOPES. THEY ARE TOO CUTE SO I TURNED THEM INTO MOTHER'S DAY CARDS AND SOLD ALL 100 OF THEM! IT PAYS THE BILLS lol
I USED CRAFTER'S COMPANIONS 'ANGELICA AND FRIENDS' CARD KIT AND ALSO A GORJUSS GIRL STAMP AND SOME PRIMA FLOWERS WITH RIBBON AND GEMS FROM MY STASH.
BEEN REALLY BUSY OUT AND ABOUT GOING TO INTERVIEWS AND COURSES AND CATCHING UP WITH FRIENDS.THIS EASTER HOLIDAY SEEMS TO BE FLYING BY WHOO HOO
HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING A CRAFTY DAY
THANKS FOR POPPIN BY
HUGGS
AMANDA

Friday, 5 April 2013

A TRIO OF CARDS!

Here are three more commissioned cards for you
what do you think?

 



My Mojo seems to be ill too now I can't seem to get going and with more cards due I am getting a little worried. I am trying to keep my large cards clean and simply so they look good from a far?
Hope you are all having a crafty day
I'm off to raid my stash of craft magazines for inspiration
thanks for stopping by
huggs 
Amanda

Sunday, 31 March 2013

HAPPY EASTER!

Well the Easter holidays are in full swing and I have the lurgy again! I just can't shift my cough and cold {BOO}! So I have thrown myself into making my commissioned card orders, they have kept me sane! lol
so below are my cards, there are a few more to come but I will post them later this week.
I have had no chocolate today so I must be unwell!








I hope you all had a wonderful day with family or friends eating loads of chocolate!
thanks for popping by
I'm off for a hot blackcurrant and honey!
happy crafting
huggs Amanda

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

RUBY WEDDING CARD




I love making A4 easel cards BIG is better! I was asked to make a special ruby wedding card for a customer and here is what I came up with.
I used spellbinder dies and paper roses with ribbons and gems, it took me only 1 hour to make the card and matching envelope as the mojo was in full flow, I was scrap booking with doilies & large circle dies,which is why I think this card came about so quickly. It made a change to make a red card but I had lot's of fun staying in the warmth as it's freezing in Cornwall right now BBBRRRRRR
hope you having a crafty day and staying warm.
Thanks for stopping by
huggs
Amanda

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

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huggs amanda

A Some Odd Eyed girl card



Oh happy days are gone! quick post as I am having child not wanting to go to school issues again today GGGRRRRR! I made this card as a commission and went pink crazy! the digi is adorable she is called Alice-Mae and she's too cute! I coloured her with Copics and drenched her in glitter { oh why not!}
computer generated the sentiment, used some seam binding and a pearl flower centre for my bow!
the paper is Serafinas Primavera and to highlight the flowers I followed the pearl theme and put small ones for the centres.
well I am off to phone the school [that does nothing] oh joy
have a wonderful day!
thanks for stopping by
huggs Amanda

Sunday, 17 March 2013

A MAGNOLIA EASEL CARD

HELLO BLOGGERS
I HAVE NEVER MADE A LARGE MAGNOLIA CARD SO WHEN A LADY ASKED FOR A 21ST CARD I THOUGHT OH WHAT THE HAY LET'S GIVE IT AGO!
AND HERE IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH....



I USED FIRST EDITION ROSE GARDEN PAPERS WITH WOC SWEET BLOSSOMS & CHERRY BLOSSOMS.
I USED SO PEARLS, DOILY,RIBBON & LACE FROM MY STASH.
THE CORNERS ARE CUT WITH SPELLBINDERS SET BY SUE WILSON [ LOVE HER!] CALLED LATTICE MOTIFS.
THE SENTIMENT IS COMPUTER GENERATED AND THE BANNER IS FROM ELLE'S STUDIO HAPPY BIRTHDAY BANNERS.
I COLOURED MY STAMPED IMAGED WITH COPICS AND CUT HER OUT USING LARGE CIRCLES & LACEY CIRCLE DIES BY SPELLBINDERS.
I HAD A WHALE OF A TIME AND I'M LOVING MAKING BIG CARDS, 
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND HAVE A WONDERFUL CRAFTY DAY!
HUGGS 
AMANDA

Friday, 15 March 2013

Here comes 'Summer'........




Here is my newest addition to my Digi stamp files another fabulous saturated canary she is groovy and her name is 'summer 'and yes we need more sunshine .............. 
I have used First Edition spring papers with a doily and embellishments from my stash. I have coloured her with Copics,
Well my day was going along to well then  disaster struck me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my Grand Calibre's handle snapped off and can't be fixed! can you buy a new handle ????
no! and because I have had it for 22 months my warranty has expired thanks create and craft!
So not a happy bunny at the moment !!!!
if anyone knows where I can get a new handle or a new grand cheap please leave a comment.
thanks for stopping by
happy crafting
huggs
Amanda  [ wearing a very sad face]

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Gorjuss projects

                                                                      GIFT BAGS

                                                                           A MAGNET

                                                                      A COASTER

                                                       a 8X8 SCRAPBOOK PAGE

A A5 CARD


So I have been super busy with my Gorjuss goodies and battling a bad cold also [not good]
but the kits that I brought are filled with so many goodies that once you start playing you can't stop lol!
An afternoon with these  lovely girls was fab and I still have mountains of yummy goodies left.
Quick post today I'm off to a job interview [fingers crossed]
thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!
hugggs
Amanda

Monday, 11 March 2013

A Magnolia Card


I've been playing with some old goodies I have forgotten about and came up with this spring card!
Not sure if I like it or not???
perhaps some sunshine will cheer me up feeling a little low today my son is not to going to school, point blank bunking off! and it's really annoying that his school is doing nothing about it!
oh well hopefully tomorrow will be better.
thanks for stopping by
happy crafting
Amanda

Sunday, 10 March 2013

the ribbon girl blog giveaway!

Over at the ribbon girl blog they are having a giveaway for mother's day pop on the link below to find out how you could win the lovely goodies!
                                                                 theribbongirlblog

happy mother,s day!
huggs
Amanda