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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

Friday, 10 November 2017

Stencil It! at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
We have the start of a new challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme for the next 2 weeks is
'STENCIL IT' 
projects that use at least one stencil.


For my piece of inspiration to start the challenge off I have layered up many stencils. My background was a combination of distress oxides and inks. Onto that I then stencilled using a couple of That's Crafty Dinky stencils using distress inks. The next layer I then stamped the flowers, That's Crafty stamp and archival ink pad. I then stencilled the brown using a Patti Parrish stencil, this time using Dylusions paint, I then stencilled in orange Dylusions paint the light beam stencil from Crafters Companion.  I added some additional detail to the background by stamping the phrases from Dina Wakely. The word FAB has been die cut from an old alphabet sizzix set I have, it has been coloured using sparkle pens. The main image is one of the, new to That's Crafty, Sin City stamps "retro 70's style woman", coloured with coloured pencils.
We would love you to play along with us all and share with us your stencilled projects.
You could also be the winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
For more stunning inspiration from the team and all the details just pop over HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X



Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Good Vibes for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I'm over at That's Crafty blog today with a clean & simple make for my regular Tuesday post


I'd love for you to pop over HERE for all the details
Have a fab day and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Happy Halloween for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Well today is Halloween and also my day over on That's Crafty Blog so it probably comes as no surprise that I am sharing a Halloween make. I have to say that this one is probably my favourite of this years spooky makes from me. 




I hope you'll pop over Here for all the details
Have a fabulously spooky day
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 27 October 2017

Floral Fancy at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
We have the start of another challenge starting today and our theme for the next two weeks is
"FLORAL FANCY"
so we would love it if you played along with us sharing your project that includes flowers HERE.
For my piece of inspiration I have made a double page spread in the smaller of my journals.


The background was just random paint colours that I then stencilled over using Paperartsy floral masks and black archival ink. I then stencilled through with green paint the peacock feathers as foliage. Onto a separate piece of card I stamped the large flower stamp, designed by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle Studio. It was coloured with alcohol pens and sparkle pens (which sadly don't show up)
I then had a go at writing my own lettering, I don't particularly like my lettering but I like the saying I wrote "Flowers are nature's way of spreading glitter".
A bit more stencilling with paint through Tim's dot fade stencil finishes off the pages.
There is more fabulous inspiration for you from the rest of the team HERE
Remember if you play along with us, one lucky entry will be randomly drawn to win a £20 gift voucher to spend at That's Crafty online shop.
To play just pop over HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X



Thursday, 26 October 2017

Game Over

Hi Everyone
I'm enjoying a day off just playing for a few hours in my art journal. 


I decided to complete a page in my Dylusions journal that I had previously prepared using left over paint. I had also picked up the visible image skull stencil this week on my travels so wanted to play with it. I coloured around it over the painty page with black archival ink, my go to for adding black as it gives such a sharp outline to your stencilling. 


The background has Dylusions alphabet stencils but all the gaming termanology that has been stencilled on is either a Brett Weldele or Hunkdory stencil and I have used Dina Wakley paint.
I have made the word life using the level up statement and typed my words out to say what I wanted to say on the page.


Just a bit of a fun make but I'm really enjoying starting to use my journals more.
Hope you are having a great day and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X