Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Just popping in to say
MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone
 and a happy 2015
May it be a very crafty year!!!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Revamping some tea light holders

I purchased these 3 gold tealight holders last year at the pound shop and put them in a safe place lol so when I moved I found them { better late than never} so I cut some felt circles out and hot glued them to the bottoms and took apart some fabric poinsettia flowers and hot glued them on. For the flower centres I melted some glittery gold pony beads in the oven and hot glued them on as well. I am going to give these to my dad's partner Shirley for Xmas.
Handmade with love is the best present!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are ready for Christmas!
Happy crafting
Huggs
Amanda

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Ok these could be the last of my Christmas cards?

So these are for my mum and I can tell you this because she doesn't do computers or the internet.


Hope you are getting all those long lists checked off mine is getting shorter yippee!
Happy crafting
Hugs
Amanda

More cards

Here are two more cards just a couple left to do and sewing like mad lol

These two are for my niece and dad & Shirley 
Hope you are all having some crafty fun 
Hugs
Amanda

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Tree found!!!

Here is my little tree for this year got rid of the 5 footer and apparently all the decorations too when moving whoops! Just need to buy lights and small decorations as the ones I made are too big! Good news is a 99p shop has opened in the town and I will be raiding it!
Wish me luck

Christmas cards

Really got to get my butt in motion and get my cards done along with my sewing projects can't believe how close Christmas is coming and fast before we  know it it will be over for another year! So here is the cards I have done so far


Sunday, 30 November 2014

Where's my tree?

So I have spent most of the day looking for the Xmas box which has all the decorations and tree we'll I have found a bag a treasured baubles but the tree no! Tinsel no! Xmas banner no! Lights no! I have a feeling I have mistakenly threw them out during my move!!!!!! Just picture a look or horror and that is me right now!
But I made a couple of stockings 


These were kits I got from Wilkos in the  sale in January very quick and simple!
Right off tree hunting again wish me luck! Happy crafting
Hugs
Amanda 


Saturday, 29 November 2014

Felt bauble decorations

I've been sewing again!
Here are my two bauble felt tree decorations. I am making my own this year I gave away are the plastic ones in my new year spring clean and set myself the task if making my own why? Did I do this well in January it sounded doable well now it seems like a mountain to climb! But I will get as many as I can done even if I'm sewing Xmas eve and hangin them on the tree as I go!


I am thinking of using Xmas dies to cut the felt as it might make it quicker will let you know how that goes.
Hope you are all warm and crafting away
Huggs
Amanda

Friday, 28 November 2014

Christmas decorations

I made some felt owls
They were so much fun to make and really quick! I used an owl template from Google and cut all the pieces out of scraps
Any idea on names?


See you for more tomorrow!
Happy Christmas crafting or are we fed up yet I know I'm getting there! Lol
Hugs 
Amanda

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas decorations


Found this in my local cheap shop love it! I have made most of my decorations this year and will starting sharing them with you but this little cutie caught my eye and I had to have it!
So my next few blogs will be decorations and family Xmas cards!
Hope all my Anerican friends are having a wonderful thanksgiving with family and friends!
Happy crafting
Huggs
Amanda 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

A shaker card

So it's dark wet an windy in Cornwall today so made a shaker card to get me moving about lol this is holiday Anya too cute I used glitter gell pens to colour her in for a change and put Martha Stewart glitter stars inside the circle shaker I had forgotten how much fun shaker cards were lol I used a shaped card from my stash and embossed it using crafters companion elegance 6x6 folder wrapped some stampin Up real red grosgrain ribbon around and also made a bow and stuck a couple of green gems on too! Finished it using some peel offs I found in the bottom of my craft tote! Don't know how long they have been there lol
I used spellbinders circle dies to make the shaker and insert shapes.
Hope you like it
Happy crafting
Huggs
Amanda

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Back with more Christmas cards

Hi all so after all the drama of my PC it was my monitor that was faulty so I am uploading from my phone wish me luck! So here are the last if my commissions that I can show I still have to make family and my own and how long is left ? And my son turns 15 on December 10th so there's a cake to make too help.... I made these card using my trusty hunky dory craftinator pack I love how this makes making cards so easy ! Hopefully you can see this fingers crossed lol hope you are all having some crafty fun today I'm off to catch up with my YouTube videos and have a cuppa!
Happy crafting
Huggs
Amanda

Monday, 17 November 2014

internet gremlins again!!!

I HATE GREMLINS THEY ARE ATTACKING MY COMPUTER AND NEED TO GO ON HOLIDAY! AAAHHHH
NORMAL SERVICE WILL RESUME ONCE BT HAVE COME OUT AND FIXED MY INTERNET CABLE OH JOY!
SEE YOU ALL SOON
HAPPY CRAFTING 
HUGGS 
AMANDA
SENT FROM PHONE
I HOPE THIS WORKS
ALL MY PICS OF MY CARDS ARE ON MY PC TYPICAL!

Friday, 31 October 2014

SPOOKY SALUTATIONS




    HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!!


HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A SPOOK TASTIC EVENING!
SEE YOU ALL ON MONDAY
HUGGS
AMANDA



Thursday, 30 October 2014

A WEDDING CARD!


HURRAY A BREAK FROM CHRISTMAS CARDS A BREATHE OF FRESH AIR!
A LAST MINUTE CARD SO I REALLY DID THROW THIS TOGETHER IT TOOK AN HOUR AS THE LADY WAITED WHILST IT WAS MADE LUCKY I MADE CAKE!
IF I HAD MORE TIME I WOULD OF GLITTERED AND USING GLOSSY ACCENTS ON SOME PARTS AND USED LARGER HANDMADE FLOWERS.
IT'S A4 AND I USE CENTURA CARD FOR ALL MY BASES AND ENVELOPES.
THE RIBBON AND GEMS ARE FROM EBAY AND THE ROSES ARE FROM MULLBERRY CRAFTS AS I HAVE THEY ARE CHEAPER THAN WILD ORCHID CRAFTS.




OK SO I'M OFF TO DO MORE CHRISTMAS CARDS OH JOY AND YES I STILL HAVE TO DO MINE BUT I HAVE GOT NEARLY ALL MY SEWING DONE YIPPEE!!!
HAPPY CRAFTING
HUGGS
AMANDA

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MORE CARDS THEY ARE COMING OUT OF MY EARS AND I STILL HAVEN'T GOT MINE DONE YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



OMG I AM HOPING TO GET SOME SEWING DONE THIS WEEK I HAVE LOTS OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS TO MAKE!
I KNOW WE GOT AN EXTRA HOUR BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE IT WENT LOL
MORE HUNKY DORY TOPPERS AND SATIN RIBBON, PEARLS,BRADS AND YES PONY BEADS LOL
OK OFF TO DO MORE LOL
HUGS
AMANDA
IS ANYONE ELSE GETTING FED UP OF CHRISTMAS CARDS YET?

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Another card

OK SO I AM TRYING TO GET ALL MY CARDS DONE BUT TIME SEEMS TO BE AGAINST ME ANYONE ELSE FEELING THE PRESSURE....




SO I HAVE USED MY TRUSTY HUNKY DORY KITS WHICH ARE GREAT SO NOT TOO MUCH THINKING IS NEEDED ON MY PART LOL AND I HAVE GOT TO USE ALL MY CHRISTMAS DIE CUTS WHICH I PRE CUT USING MY SCRAPS. THE DOTS ARE MORE MELTED PONY BEADS, RIBBON IS STAMPIN UP AND FLOWERS ARE WILD ORCHID CRAFTS.
OK SO I AM OFF TO DO MORE
MY CRAFT DESK LOOKS LIKE A PILE OF CARD STOCK I SWEAR MY TABLE IS UNDER THERE SOMEWHERE LOL
HAPPY CRAFTING
HUGGS
AMANDA

Friday, 24 October 2014

I LOVE OWLS


SO I AM PARTING WITH AN OWL CARD!
YES IT'S TRUE 
I MADE A 8X8 EASEL CARD FOR A CUSTOMER
I HAVE BEEN BEAVERING AWAY MAKING CARDS AND SEWING!!!! SOME CHRISTMAS PRESSIES THAT TIME IS FLYING BY....


SO I AM NOW PLAYING CATCH UP ON SHOWING YOU MY PROJECTS
, I USED FIRST EDITION NORDIC CHRISTMAS PAPERS WITH CENTURA CARD STOCK WITH SOME RIBBON AND GEMS FROM MY STASH AND WASHI TAPE FOR THE STRIPY BORDERS.THE TREE DIES ARE SOME I BROUGHT OFF EBAY, I GOT A BAG OF MIXED XMAS ITEMS TO USE AND THEN IT SAVES ME ON BUYING LOTS OF DIES WHICH I MIGHT END UP NOT USING. THE OWL TOPPERS ARE BY HUNKY DORY WHICH WERE IN THE OWL VAULT BUT I MUST AND  AM GOING TO USE UP WHAT I HAVE!THE 25 ARE PEEL OFF STICKERS IN A BOTTLE CAP AND THEY ARE COVERING IN GLOSSY ACCENTS AND I ALSO SPRINKLED SOME GLITTER ON TOP BEFORE IT DRIED.
I HAVE BEEN NAUGHTY AND ORDERED THE NEW BIG SCORE FROM CRAFTER'S COMPANION THIS MORNING AS PART OF THEIR BIRTHDAY WEEK CELEBRATIONS!
OPPS OH WELL 
CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO ARRIVE TOO EXCITED
THANKS FOR POPPING BY
HAPPY CRAFTING
I AM OFF FOR A CUPPA AND TO LOOK AT MY NEW DEBBIE SHORE HALF YARD HOME BOOK!!!!
HUGGS
AMANDA

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

More Christmas!

CHRISTMAS IS GETTING HERE TOO FAST FOR MY LIKING WHILST DOING COMMISSIONED CARDS I AM NOW STARTING TO PANIC THAT MY OWN CARDS WON'T BE DONE IN TIME [SOUNDS FAMILIAR]



SO I BROKE OUT MY HUNKY DORY KITS LIKE I DO EVERY YEAR NOW AND MADE  MORE 8 X 8 EASEL CARDS
IS IT ME OR ARE ROBINS BIG THIS YEAR? THEY SEEM TO BE  EVERYWHERE AND MOST OF MY LADIES DON'T WANT THEM ON THEIR CARDS  SO I HAVE DECIDED THAT I WILL MAKE THE REMAINDER UP AND GIVE THEM TO CHARITY AND IT SEEMS A WASTE TO HAVE THEM SIT IN A BOX ANOTHER YEAR.



THIS CARD USING FIRST EDITION 'SILENT NIGHT' PAPERS WHICH I AM GOING TO PUT IN THE PAPER VAULT LOL, SOME WILD ORCHID CRAFT RIBBON AND POINSETTIA FLOWERS. THE CENTRES ARE MELTED PONY BEADS [I'M ADDICTED] THE CHARM AND GEMS FROM MY STASH AND I TRIED THE NEW 3D FOAM SNOWFLAKES THEY ARE RUBBISH!!!!! THEY DON'T COME OFF THE BACKING VERY WELL ARE DON'T KEEP THEIR SHAPE SO FIDDLY AND TOO EXPENSIVE! I COULD OF CUT MY OWN OUT OF FOAM AND GLITTERED THEM EASIER THAN FIGHTING WITH THESE PESKY BUGGERS!
AS ALWAYS MY BASE CARD STOCK IS CENTURA PEARL BY CRAFTER'S COMPANION.
THANKS FOR POPPING BY
HAPPY CRAFTING
HUGGS
AMANDA

Monday, 20 October 2014

HAPPY MONDAY!!!

So it's Monday or Moan-day in my house lol no one likes Mondays but with only a week left at school before half term and Halloween, Christmas feels like only a moment away and I have so much left to do! I even have a planner this year just for Christmas as I am sewing a lot of my presents this year [aaahhh]
So here is the first in my 8x8 easel cards for you...



I try to keep these cards clean and uncluttered or to me they look like a mess and that I have thrown things onto the card!
I make my envelopes using Crafter's Companions A3 envelope board and 16 x 16 inch card stock from Anne Marie designs, she has a lovely range of colours in lots of sizes at a great price.
-Gems, ribbon, flowers and holly leaves are from wild orchid crafts.
-Toppers and backing paper are by Hunky Dory 
-snowflakes and charm are from a selection I got off Ebay.
-The pearl dots in the centre of the flowers are melted pony beads off Ebay.


Thanks for popping by
hope you are all more organized than me this year
happy crafting
Huggs 
Amanda

Friday, 17 October 2014

It's really getting to close to Christmas!

Here are the final A5 cards of my first Christmas card commissions.


By the time this is shown on my Blog my lovely customer will have received her order.
fingers crossed she likes them!
next week will be 8x8 easel boxed cards
thanks for stopping by
happy Christmas crafting
Huggs
 Amanda

Thursday, 16 October 2014

MORE A5 CHRISTMAS CARDS

Here are more of my commissioned cards for Christmas...


It's amazing how this kit covers every request I get for my cards and I always make up the left overs and donate them to care homes/hospitals in my local area.
Thanks for stopping by
Happy crafting
Huggs
Amanda

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

MORE CHRISTMAS CARDS

Here are some more A5 cards using the Hunky Dory kit I love it! it covers all ages and if you are new to card making it is so easy to make fabulous cards!






I will be showing my boxed 8x8 easel cards next week which are my most requested card!
thanks for stopping by
happy crafting
Huggs 
Amanda

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

OK TAKE TWO !!!

Hi everyone well my posts didn't go up last week oh well I have been busy making Christmas cards for my customers and so I wanted to share them with you so here goes I have made them using the Hunky Dory craftinator bundle along with the matching inserts as this makes the process so much quicker and I think it looks for finished but I will be stamping my own cards this year so lets dive in.




They are A5 in size with C5 envelopes and I keep all of my made cards in cello bags to keep them one dust free but also to keep them from being bumped or damaged.
I will share more tomorrow fingers crossed the scheduling works as I start my volunteering tomorrow,
thanks for stopping by please feel free to leave a comment or your Blog details so I can pop over and see your fabulous work!
happy crafting
Huggs
Amanda
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Friday, 3 October 2014

LITTLE TREATS

HALLOWEEN


I LOVE LITTLE TREAT BAGS GREAT FOR USING UP SCRAPS AND GREAT TO MAKE A FEW OF IN ONE GO
I USED PAPER SMOOCHES STAMPS AND ECHO PARK GHOST TOWN SCRAPS TO MAKE LITTLE TAGS TO  DECORATE SMALL PAPER BAGS


THE STICKERS I HAD LEFT OVER I MADE INTO MORE TAGS TO GO ON MORE BAGS OR TO STICK ON BARS OF CHOCOLATE WRAPPED IN SPOOKY PAPER.
I THINK I AM ALL HALLOWED OUT FOR A MINUTE AND I HAVE SOME CHRISTMAS COMMISSION CARDS THAT NEED TO BE DONE, SO FINGERS CROSSED ALL GOES WELL AND I CAN SHARE THEM WITH YOU NEXT WEEK.THANKS FOR STOPPING BY
HAPPY CRAFTING
AMANDA

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

BATTY RETURNS

                                                       HERE'S BATTY BAG I LOVE HIM!
I HAD A PIECE OF GHOST TOWN PAPER LEFT OVER AND MADE A QUICK BAG AS I JUST LOVE THE STICKER OF THE WITCHES HALF BODY IT MADE ME CHUCKLE [AND RIGHT NOW I NEED ALL THE LAUGHTER I CAN GET AS LIFE WITH MY SON IS GETTER TO BE TOUGH AT THE MOMENT] I POPPED THE STICKER ONTO A 3 INCH CIRCLE AND PLACED A SPELLBINDER SCALLOPED CIRCLE DIE BEHIND. IT ALSO ACTS AS A CLOSURE AS A VELCRO DOT IS HIDDEN BEHIND.



I ALSO BROUGHT THIS PUMPKIN BAG TO PUT TREATS IN THIS YEAR, IT'S MADE OF FELT AND I LOVE IT!
THANKS FOR POPPING BY HAPPY CRAFTING
HUGGS
AMANDA

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

MORE HALLOWEEN!!!

                                          
                             HALLOWEEN 



HERE'S MY LITTLE BATTY BAG WITH A TREAT HOLDER I MADE USING ECHO PARK GHOST TOWN MINI THEME KIT.
THE OWL IS MADE USING A  STAMPIN UP PUNCH [HE'S SO CUTE] AND OF COURSE  HE HAD TO HAVE GOOGLY  EYES!


 I HAD TO MAKE A CARD USING MY OWL-OWEEN PAPERS BY JILLYBEAN THIS PAGE WITH THE OWLS IN THE TREE WAS HOOTING AT ME LOL THE BATS ARE SEQUINS I BROUGHT OFF EBAY, THE SENTIMENT IS FROM PAPER SMOOCHES HALLOWEENIE SET PUNCHED OUT WITH A STAMPIN UP PUNCH WHOSE NAME I CAN'T REMEMBER? MY MIND HAS GONE BLANK OPPS BRAIN FART!

SO AFTER THE GREMLINS YESTERDAY I GOT TO BLOG TODAY  HOORAY!FINGERS CROSSED FOR TOMORROW,
HAPPY CRAFTING AND THANKS FOR HOPPING BY
HUGGS
AMANDA