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Sunday, 14 January 2018

And You Reckon...........

Hi Everyone
I hope you're having a lovely weekend. I have spent most of the weekend continuing with puppy training and having big adventures in the great outdoors. Actually those adventures were really standing in a muddy field absolutely frozen to the core trying to teach Halo, said puppy, to come back to me!! Thankfully she just followed Bruce, my other dog, everywhere and as he comes back so did Halo, so sort of a result. As Halo thinks chewing my crafty stash is really good fun I have only managed a quick card this weekend but it has given me the chance to ink up some of the monsters from another Katzelkraft stamp set that has been sitting waiting to be used from before Christmas.


Aren't those monsters fab? 
I used Tonic Jigsaw die for the 3 pieces and then stamped and masked my monsters from Katzelkraft's 'Les Monstres des Carpates' set (available in the UK from That's Crafty HERE)
Coloured with coloured pencils and watercolour background. 


The sentiment I stamped out using a little alphabet stamp set I have. 
Aren't these monsters so fabulous?
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon
Love
Amanda X



Saturday, 13 January 2018

She Always Believed..........

Hi Everyone

I hope you all have a lovely weekend ahead planned, I'm not working this weekend and have absolutely nothing planned, bliss!!! I have recently got a new puppy and she isn't having any of this crafty business going on, it's not for creating art with it's for chewing......... I have been buying plastic boxes, like there is going to be a world shortage of them, just so I can get everything out of the way. Sadly I have failed............ I have however managed to make this small canvas but it was painful!!


Making this little canvas also allowed me to ink up, for the first time, this fabulous new stamp from Katzelkraft - Windy Day. The sentiment is from a Paperartsy stamp set.


Background of the canvas is just Decoart Phthalo turquoise heavily applied at one side and then misted with water so it runs over the remainder of the canvas.
Image was stamped, coloured with pencils and cut out, added to the canvas with matt gel grounding her on a piece of torn washi tape, the sentiment was added the same.


as I couldn't cut out the rain drops on the stamp I added the same look by flicking on some of the paint.

Hopefully I might get into my craftroom this weekend but I have a puppy ruling my world at the moment!

Meet Halo the puppy stealing my heart along with stealing my craft supplies!!

Have a great weekend and thanks, as always, for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Express Yourself for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
This is my first Tuesday of the year for That's Crafty and sadly this will also be my final post on the blog. I have had to make the difficult decision to step down from the team due to current work pressures. 


So if you'd like to see my last piece you will find it Here
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Monday, 1 January 2018

Art is Life - Here's to 2018

Hi Everyone
I hope that you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year and are looking forward to all that 2018 has on offer. 
Like everyone I am looking forward to another creative year especially to see all the new products coming our way that we will all just need so much. Having said that I have many favourite stamps from days gone by and none more than 'Lonely Girl' by Dina Wakley, which started my Dina Wakley collection off. So I start the year using something old and have had a quick play creating a tag.


Quick background using Dina's paints watered down, Lonely Girl stamp and some from some of Dina's other stamp sets, the hearts I have machined stitched onto the tag.
My art is a big chunk of my life and remains my perfect way to unwind and that won't change for 2018 even though I might take it in new directions.
Here's to an arty filled year to you all
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Don't be Pushed..... for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
For my final That's Crafty post for 2017 I am sharing with you another of the samples I made for the recent One Day Special Shows on Hochanda.




For all the details just pop over HERE.

I am unlikely to post again before Christmas so I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your continued support on my blog. There's not as many of us out there these days so that makes your comments even more appreciated.
Have a good one!
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Mandala for That's Crafty

Hi everyone
I'm sharing with you today, over at That's Crafty Blog, one of my pieces that appeared on Hochanda last week to support the launch of another fabulous range of stencils, paints and mediums.


for all the details just pop across HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 8 December 2017

'Tis the Season for That's Crafty challenges

Hi Everyone
Christmas will soon be here and we would love you to share your Christmas themed projects with us over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog as our challenge theme for the next 2 weeks is 

'Tis the Season'


I have been frantically batch making Christmas cards, because yes I always leave it to the last minute.
I have been gelli printing using a mandala stencil which is one of the fabulous new stencils from That's Crafty.  This stencil is one of the stencils that will be part of the That's Crafty One Day Special that launches on Hochanda tonight, Friday 8th December, at 6pm. The Hochanda deal will end at 6pm the following day or whilst stock last, which ever comes first, so be sure to tune in.
I have then stamped the snowflakes from Tim Holtz both in black and white heat embossed with a little gem in the centre of the white ones.I then added the wonderful Winter words from Alison Bombers EAB05 set by Paperartsy. A Tim Holtz Chat Sticker finishes each one off.
Here's just a couple of them to give a closer look


If you would like to join in with us this fortnight you could be the lucky winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
You will find all the details to play along HERE
thanks For stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The Start of the Christmas Rush for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Arghhhhhhh December!!! where did that come from???
please join me over at That's Crafty Blog as I start the run up to Christmas
Here's just a sneak peek



You will find all the details HERE 
Amanda X

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Cold Hands, Warm Heart for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I'm over at that's Crafty Blog today and my piece might be quite apt for this week as I heard that snow is forecast!


To read all my project details just pop over HERE

thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Friday, 24 November 2017

Green with Envy over at That's Crafty Challenge blog

Hi Everyone
Another challenge fortnight at That's Crafty Challenge Blog has come around again and for our latest theme we have chosen
"GREEN WITH ENVY"
so we are looking for your projects where green is the most dominant colour. Now I have to confess that we all have our go to colours and green isn't one of mine, I don't dislike green I just find that it's a colour I don't really use. I do however associate it with Christmas so I have made my first Christmas card of 2017 for out challenge


It gave me a chance to play with Tim Holtz Christmas foam stamps and Christmas foam alphabet.
all paints are Paperartsy fresco colours and all stamping with the foam stamps done using the stamping platform as it allows you to keep the bauble stamp in the same position while you layer up the paint layers. I have also edged the words with a gold pen. 


We would love it if you played along with us this fortnight and remember as with every challenge, one lucky entry will win £20 to spend in that's Crafty online store.
For all the details and even more inspiration from the design team just pop over HERE
Also from 9am today, 24th November, That's Crafty starts its BLACK FRIDAY SALE which runs until 9am Monday 27th November, new items will be added over the 3 days so keep checking the website and grab yourself a bargain!
thanks for stopping by 
Love
Amanda x

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Journal for That's Crafty

Hi
It's my turn today to share some art over at That's Crafty Blog
and I have been journal making





for all the details just pop over HERE
thanks for stopping by
love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A Forgotten Piece for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I'm over at That's Crafty Blog today with my regular Tuesday make. 
I'd love it if you'd pop over to check out the details.


Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X