Friday, 24 July 2015

Working too hard

Just a quick note my job as a carer has become very life consuming right now with fellow staff on holiday and leaving due to management not much time to create but I'm thinking of my pay day and all the extra goodies I can buy lol see there's always a silver lining to every cloud!
Hope you all are getting creative and inspired!
See you all very soon
Big crafty huggs
Amanda

Thursday, 28 May 2015

AN APPLE A DAY

I HAVE BEEN PLAYING WITH MY SILHOUETTE MACHINE AGAIN LOL AND IT WAS THE PERFECT PROJECT TO SHOW OFF ANOTHER GORJUSS GIRL

DEAR APPLE




AGAIN THE IMAGES ARE FROM THE A4 DECOUPAGE PACK
I'M HAVING LOTS OF CRAFTY FUN THIS WEEK
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY
HAPPY CRAFTING
HUGS
AMANDA

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A PIECE OF GORJUSS ART!



I JUST LOVE THE GORJUSS GIRLS
WHEN NEW GIRLS ARE ANNOUNCED I GET SO EXCITED AND NOW MY FAVOURITE GIRL IS AVAILABLE TO CRAFT WITH I AM OVER THE MOON!

HERE IS 'DEAR ALICE' SHE IS THE SPITTING IMAGE OF ME AT 16 BUT I HAVE BROWN HAIR NOT PURPLE
I LOVE MUSIC AND I AM ALWAYS LISTENING TO IT ESPECIALLY WHEN I CRAFT.

I PICKED UP A CHEAP PICTURE FRAME I PLAN ON PAINTING IT BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES TO MATCH THEIR SOCKS
I AM THINKING OF DOING A WHOLE COLLECTION OF THE GIRLS BECAUSE THEY ARE JUST TOO CUTE!


THE IMAGE AND PAPERS ARE FROM THE A4 DECOUPAGE KIT
AND THE STAMPED SAYING IS FROM AN OLD COSMO CRICKET SET.

HOPE YOU LIKE IT
HAVE A WONDERFUL CRAFTY DAY
HUGS
AMANDA

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A LITTLE BAG OF CUTENESS



I HAD TO MAKE A QUICK BAG OF SWEETS FOR A FRIENDS SON WHO WAS TAKEN INTO HOSPITAL,
HE LOVES CRAFTING WITH ME AND FELL IN LOVE WITH DOCRAFT'S TATTY DAYDREAMS COLLECTION
THIS IS TATTY'S YOUNGER BROTHER TIMMY!
SO I THOUGHT  THIS WAS PERFECT!
THE DUCK CLIP WHICH I BROUGHT FROM A CHEAP SHOP WAS LEFT OVER FROM MAKING EASTER BASKETS AND MY FRIENDS SON LOVES DUCKS.
WENT TO SEE HIM TODAY AND HE LOVED IT [COULD OF BEEN THE CHOCOLATE INSIDE TOO] HE IS COMING HOME AT THE END OF THE WEEK AND WE HAVE MADE A CRAFTY DATE ALREADY!






HOPE YOU ALL HAD A LOVELY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND MEMORIAL DAY!
THANKS FOR POPPING BY
HAPPY CRAFTING
HUGS
AMANDA

MIRABELLE



HELLO I'M BACK AGAIN WITH THIS TIME A TRIM-CRAFT COLLECTION MIRABELLE,
I'M TRYING TO USE UP ALL MY OLD COLLECTIONS SO I CAN BUY NEW ONES LOL
I CREATED A CARD BLANK AND THEN USED DECOUPAGE PIECES FROM THE COLLECTION.
THESE CARDS ARE VERY QUICK AND EASY TO DO SO IF YOU NEED A FAST CARD IT'S GREAT TO HAVE THESE ON STANDBY.
AS YOU CAN SEE MY DESK IS A MESS
I DON'T GET TO CRAFT AS MUCH AS I USE TO SO I TRY TO GET LOTS DONE IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.





HOPE YOU LIKE IT!
HAPPY CRAFTING
HUGS
AMANDA

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

A BIT OF SHERRI BALDY


SO SOMETIMES YOU DON'T JUST HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO COLOUR OR LIKE ME YOU PICKED UP THE WRONG ONE AND DIDN'T NOTICE UNTIL YOU HAD STUCK IN DOWN LOL
I TOOK SOME WEBSTER PAGES  SPRING THEMED PAPERS AND SOME  STAMPIN UP DAFFODIL DELIGHT CARD STOCK WITH SOME LEMON SEAM BINDING AND MADE A 6X6 CARD FOR MY STASH
BUT I DARE NOT COLOUR HER IN NOW COS YOU KNOW I WILL MAKE A MISTAKE!!!





I DID WONDER WHY THIS CARD WAS SO QUICK TO MAKE LOL

POSTIE HAS JUST BEEN
SO NOW I'M OFF TO CLEAN MY DESK AS MY NEW GORJUSS STUFF HAS ARRIVED AND I NEED TO PLAY WITH IT NOW!!!
                                                               HAPPY CRAFTING
                                                                         HUGS
                                                                       AMANDA

Sunday, 10 May 2015

AN ANYA CARD



SO I HAVE HAD THIS IMAGE SAT ON MY DESK FOREVER AND I NEEDED TO MAKE SOME CARDS JUST TO HAVE ON HAND SO I WILL NOT PUT ANY SENTIMENTS ON THEM YET
I LOVE THE GREETING FARM STAMPS THEY'RE JUST TOO CUTE AND SEEING AS SPRING IS HERE...
SO I GRABBED MME FLOWERY PAPER AND MY SUE WILSON LATTICE DIES SOME PUMPKIN PIE 1/4 INCH RIBBON AND MATCHING CARD STOCK FROM STAMPIN UP!
THE PEARLS ARE FROM MY STASH AND ARE PROPERLY FROM THE WORKS
I COLOURED HER IN USING SPECTRUM NOIRS
I HAVEN'T COLOURED IN A WHILE IT WAS LOVELY BUT I REALLY NEED TO KEEP UP ON MY PRACTICE  COLOURING!









HOPE YOU ARE HAVING SOME CRAFTY FUN
I'M OFF TO MAKE MORE CARDS
HAPPY CRAFTING
HUGS 
AMANDA

Thursday, 7 May 2015

BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





I WAS ASKED TO MAKE A CARD FOR A BINGO LADY WHO WAS TURNING 21!
SO TO GOOGLE I WENT ALL MY BINGO STAMPS HAVE OLDER LADIES SO I NEEDED TO FIND A YOUNG LADY AND THIS IS WHAT I FOUND...






I FOUND SOME BINGO PAPER IN MY STASH FROM FANCY PANTS! AND RED IS A  POPULAR BINGO PEN COLOUR SO I WENT WITH IT
THE BINGO LETTERS ARE CUT USING TIM HOLTZ VINTAGE MARKET LETTERS DIE
AND THE 21 STICKERS ARE PEEL OFFS AM I THE ONLY ONE WITH BOXES OF THESE THINGS I JUST FIND THEM WAY CHEAPER THAN THICKERS!
THE GEMS ARE FROM MY STASH AND THE SENTIMENT IS MADE ON THE PC
THIS IS AN 8X8 EASEL CARD WITH MATCHING 3D ENVELOPE
HOPE YOU LIKE

HAPPY CRAFTING
HUGS
AMANDA 

Monday, 4 May 2015

Two weeks of crafting yippee


I HAVE HAD 2 WEEKS TO JUST RELAX AND GET BACK INTO MY CRAFTING MOJO YIPPEE
SO I HAD SOME COMMISSION CARDS TO GET COMPLETED AND I ONLY JUST GOT THEM DONE IN TIME  [PHEW!!]
FIRST WAS SPIDERMAN I MADE THIS FOR A FRIEND AND DIDN'T CHARGE HER AS THAT WOULD BE A BIG NO NO ON COPYRIGHT!!!
BILLY LOVED IT!


THEN I HAD A WEDDING CARD ONE OF MANY  THE LIST IS OUTTA CONTROL!!!
THE INSTRUCTIONS WERE QUITE SPECIFIC FOR THIS CARD AND I FOUND IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DO AND I DON'T KNOW WHY THE PHOTO IS FUZZY???
FOR ALL MY WEDDING CARDS I MAKE SURE 3 THINGS ARE ON IT
FLOWERS
RIBBON
GEMS OR PEARLS
YOU CAN'T GO WRONG OH MY BRIDE AND GROOM ARE NEW DIES BY MARIANNE
I JUST LOVE HER DIES
THE BUTTERFLIES ARE ALL MARTHA STEWART PUNCHES


I MAKE ALL MY CARD BASES FROM CRAFTER'S COMPANION CENTURA PEARL CARD STOCK AND THE 3D ENVELOPES I USE CARD STOCK FROM ANNE-MARIE DESIGNS AS SHE DOES THE 14 AND 16 INCH SIZES.

SO I'M OFF TO PLAY MORE LOL
HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING SOME CRAFTY FUN
HUGGS
AMANDA

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

oh no frozen has hit the house!

My niece Tally loves frozen so it was only a matter of time before I was asked to make a card for a friend of hers so I went and brought a colouring book and cut the cover up and gave Tally the pages to colour! here is what I came up with an 8x8 easel card....






I think it came out OK!
I used some silver mirror card and gems from my stash added a bit of glitter glue to make the snow sparkle and ta-da
hope your having a crafty day
happy crafting
hugs
Amanda

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

HOWDY BIRTHDAY GAL

     



             IT WAS A FRIENDS BIRTHDAY OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND
                                                SHE IS COWGIRL MAD!!!!
 SO OUT CAME THE GREETING FARM ANYA STAMPS AND THE PINK GINGAM PAPERS


KEPT IT PLAIN AND SIMPLE COS MY GAL RIDES LIKE THAT!
LOVE THE CHOCOLATE CHIP  RIBBON BY STAMPIN UP
PAPERS ARE FROM MY FRIEND MARION AND THE SENTIMENT IS FROM AMY R'S
 BIG BIRTHDAY SENTIMENTS SETS BY CC DESIGNS
COLOURED USING SPECTRUM NOIR PENS [ MY FAVOURITE]

LOVED MAKING THIS CARD
HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING A CRAFTY DAY
HAPPY CRAFTING
HUGGS
AMANDA

Sunday, 12 April 2015

AN EASTER CARD

DIDN'T MAKE MANY  EASTER CARDS THIS YEAR BUT I HAD TO MAKE ONE WITH MY PAPER SMOOCHES BUNNY FROM THE LITTLE LOVIN SET [ found the packaging lol]


I CUT THE LIBRARY POCKET OUT ON MY SILHOUETTE! GO ME
IN YELLOW BASSIL CARD STOCK
I USED WEBSTER PAGES PAPERS FROM THE NEW BEGINNINGS COLLECTION
WITH LACE FROM MY STASH
RIBBON IS GROS GRAIN FROM STAMPIN UP
THE HEARTS WERE CUT OFF SOME GLOVES  I FOUND AT A CHARITY SHOP
THE ROSE IS 15MM FROM WILD ORCHID CRAFTS

I HAD SO MUCH FUN MAKING THIS CARD I THINK I HAVE FOUND MY MOJO AGAIN
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY
HAPPY CRAFTING
HUGGS
AMANDA

Friday, 10 April 2015

AN EASTER ORNAMENT


   TAKE A PAPER FLAN CASE AND TURN IT INTO AN ORNAMENT IT'S SO EASY!

 MADE A BOW USING MFT DIE- NAMICS DIE OUT OF FELT AND TOPPED WITH A 10MM ROSE FROM WILD ORCHID CRAFTS TOOK THE SAME STAMPS THAT OUR ON MY DESK RIGHT NOW PAPER SMOOCHES LOVE THEM! I USED GLOSSY ACCENTS ON THE EYES AND TEETH OF THE BUNNY IT'S JUST TOO CUTE!
THE FLAN CASES I BROUGHT FROM A 100 PENCE SHOP LOL
JUST NEED TO POKE A HOLE AND THREAD SOME TWINE TI A LOOP AND I CAN HANG IT IN MY ROOM.
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY
HOPE YOUR HAVING A CRAFTY DAY`!
HUGGS 
AMANDA

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Easter projects

HI ALL SO I HAVE BEEN BUSY MAKING EASTER PROJECTS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, I MADE SEVERAL BAGS AND BOXES FILLED WITH CHOCOLATE TREATS AND JELLY BEANS


I HAD SOME LEFT OVER PAPER BAGS FROM XMAS SO I STAMPED ALL OVER THEM WITH A BUNNY STAMP FROM PAPER SMOOCHES AND THE EASTER WISHES IS A VERY OLD STAMPIN UP STAMP
THE TAG I MADE USING A CIRCLE OF KRAFT CARD STOCK STAMPED WITH MORE PAPER SMOOCHES STAMPED ALL OVER
I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF RE ORGANIZING MY CRAFT ROOM SO I HAVE THINGS EVERYWHERE LOL


THIS LITTLE BOX IS A CUPCAKE BOX I PICKED UP AT A LOCAL CHEAP SHOP
I PUT JELLY SWEETS INTO A TREAT BAG LEFT OVER FROM XMAS AND PLACED IT INSIDE OF THE BOX
I HAVE FOUND SO MUCH STUFF I FORGOT I HAD THAT I'M DETERMINED TO USE IT UP OR TO DONATE IT TO A LOCAL CHILDREN'S CRAFT GROUP I HAVE FOUND.

SO I'M OFF TO DISCOVER WHAT ELSE I HAVE AND TO ORGANIZE 
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND A SEARCH PARTY!
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR BLOG DETAILS IN A COMMENT SO I CAN VISIT YOU!
CRAFTY HUGGS
AMANDA

Friday, 13 March 2015

Operation Silhouette weekender!

Well it's been in the box for 18 months so I best get it out and play, over that time I have been stalking Youtube for ways to use it and projects, I've also upgraded to the designer edition and brought some files to play with so far so good.
Below is picture evidence that I have indeed taken it out of the box and switched it on LOL






I am cutting out a bunny box wish me luck!
thanks for popping by
happy crafting
hugs
Amanda

Thursday, 12 March 2015

More Cards

Here are 4 more cards I have had commissioned for my mums bingo friends.
I don't make many now since moving but this time next year we will be looking to move back so not long to go then I  can get  back into my craft fairs I miss talking to all my friends! and for those of you who know me well I can talk for England no problem LOL







I have had A bit of crafter's block lately so I have trying other crafts to get inspiration!
so I'm off to finish my Easter projects
happy crafting
thanks for popping by
hugs
Amanda

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

I'm in love with my Webster pages planner

Oh my I love my teal planner I think I may have become addicted it was only a matter of time as I'm completely obsessed with stationary already!




so I had to go to HEMA and order some goodies to go into my new planner
[that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! lol]




The only issue I have is the roller stamps are not great the ink doesn't come through very well and one has already fallen apart! but everything else is fabulous!!!

so I am off to make Easter cards today
hope you're all having some crafty fun
thanks for stopping by
huggs
Amanda

Monday, 9 March 2015

more cards

Yes more cards I have been super busy which is good for the bank account but not my health I have been feeling drained and not very energetic LOL








Loved making them so much fun!
so I'm off to make more lol

thanks for popping by
happy crafting
hugs
Amanda

Sunday, 22 February 2015

My Crazy Life

Hi all
I'm so busy at the moment making commissioned cards and training for my job! I keep forgetting to blog [bad Amanda].
so here are some of the cards I have been doing please feel free to ask any questions











I will show more as soon as they are finished wish me luck!
thanks for pooping by 
happy crafting
huggs
Amanda

Monday, 5 January 2015

Getting back to normal?

Hi everyone so I am trying to get back into the swing of crafting
Feels like ages since I made a card so here goes !

I used paper smooches spectrum set coloured with spectrum noir pens.
Kept this really simply, one layer of cloud paper from my stash and the sentiment is from ccdesigns/ Amy R big birthday set which is my new favourite and you could've seeing a lot of it lol!!!
Sorry about the bad pic but downstairs in the craft room is so dark and the weather is awful today hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Hope you have a crafty day
Hugs
Amanda

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2015 I have been waiting for this year it get started.
This year I am going to art journal in my smash book at least once a month. It's something I have wanted to do for a while so I have taken my purple smash book

And started to decorate the inside cover to get the inspiration going

I used my new paper smooches set called incognito
It's fabulous!
So here is my first page

Can't wait to do more!
Hope you all have a wonderful crafty 2015!
Hugs
Amanda