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