Wednesday, 27 February 2013

A trio of easels

I had a commission to make the same lady 3 cards, the notes were loves the garden, birds and flowers. So here is what I came up with using first edition papers , fabric flowers, pearls, bling and ribbons. They took 3 hours to make from start to finish and I also made box envelopes for them to go into.
hope you like them.
Thanks for stopping by today, feel free to leave a comment and your blog details so I can come by to visit.
happy crafting!
huggs Amanda

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

ok girls rule!

 Crafter's Companion Angelica and friends digi image
 Manga digi stamp
 Angelica and friends digi image
 Polka Doodles Pretty Sweet  digi image
 Polka Doodles Pretty Sweet digi image
Crafter's Companion Toreads stamp' Flora'

The cards above are all going to be tutorials on my Youtube channel
pop on my name above to go to my channel a few are already up and the rest will be by the weekend as I have alot of job interviews this week [fingers crossed].
thanks for stopping by, have a crafty day
huggs Amanda

Monday, 25 February 2013


Lots of boys cards
                                                     THE GREETING FARM OLIVER

                                             CC DESIGNS PHILLIP WITH CUPCAKE

                                                      THE GREETING FARM TANK

                                                          SOIG TOBY WITH CAKE

                                PRETTY TUFF POLKA DOODLES DIGI TUFF ON BIKE

 I used Cosmo Cricket papers and left over card scraps with twine and bottle caps from my stash.
late post today been glued to the Oscars all morning!
have a wonderful evening

Sunday, 24 February 2013

handmade vellum pockets!

Here is two [so far] of the vellum pockets I have been making. These two are going off to the USA as part of a birthday surprise for a Youtube friend!

I have used American Crafts Dear Lizzy spotted vellum to make the pockets and then bits and pieces from the stash box which is overflowing!!! the top image is Butterfly Anya from The Greeting Farm {love it!} and the next image is from Saturated Canary AKA Krista Smith is called Smashybob! coloured with Copics.
hope my friend loves them along the rest of the box of goodies! so off to the post office It will be going  next week. { yes it's going to cost a fortune to post but my friend is well worth it!}
Thanks for popping by, happy crafting and keep warm!
huggs Amanda

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

inky chicks challenge 4 card

   Here is my entry for the challenge over on the 
                                                                   inky chicks blog 

 I have used a Saturated Canary  Digi stamp called  ' Penny '
the flower is from a build a flower set by Papermania and the butterflies and sentiment is from clearly besotted stamps, the flower die is Pippa from memory box.
All my pearls are from the ribbon girl and so is my purple satin ribbon,
my background paper is from the cd rom Angelica and friends by Crafters companion.
I have used spellbinders grand labels four to make the shape and the layers of my card.

thanks for popping by don't forget to pop on over to the challenge and have a go!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

A 8x8 easel card

Here is a commissioned card I was asked to do and  my note was elegant and classic looking! I think I hit it just right using first edition spring drop papers and Centura white pearl card stock, my Spellbinders label one Grand Nesties dies and some Prima flowers along with Creative expression white organza roses. Also added a bit of bling from my bling drawer and some Stampin up pear pizazz twill ribbon and a flower center made with a pearl and ribbon slider.
It doesn't take me as long to make these cards now as I seem to be selling quite a few as commissions.
Thanks for stopping by have a lovely Sunday evening I'm off to make tea!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

A couple of commissions

I have been running around trying to finish things! you know the things that you start and then life gets in the way or should I say virus! and then I found out my son is being bullied at school again by the same boy as before, now I say school it's more like a drop in centre!!! the problem seems to much for them so I have contacted my local council to sort the problem out much to my son's teachers dismay! oh well sort the problem out then!
oh right rant over
I made these cards for my mums friends at bingo along with others but do you think I can find the photos???? don't you just hate it when that happens! My mum took them over to bingo last week and they were delighted so I must be doing something right LOL

I have been naughty and shopped a lot this week so beans on toast for tea tonight LOL I have purchased Hunkdory potd on ideal world and I grabbed Crafters Companion 4 day deal last week, I have pre-ordered some more spellbinders and saturated canary stamps! and some Sheena Douglas stamps somebody needs to stop me now LOL
well I hope you have all received some lovely valentines cards,flowers and chocolates!
have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by
huggs Amanda

Sunday, 10 February 2013

some odd cards

found these pics of cards I did a while ago and forgot to blog



I wonder if I had a good scout around my hard drive want other little gems I will discover?
thanks for popping by

Saturday, 9 February 2013


Well my man flu turned into a virus doing the rounds right now and it took me off my feet for a week! so not much of anything got done LOL but I have some cards to share with you

crafting can be very relaxing when ill but when you don't have the strength to get to the craft desk it can be annoying to say the least! so I am off to play and finish up my commissions as I am now way behind.
hope you are all having a crafty day and well!

Sunday, 3 February 2013


Sometimes when I have made cards I think how odd they look when put together?
                                     A pure innocence stamp with Ellies studio embellishments
                                                 A Hunky Dory card kit card
                                          a some odd eyed girl stamp with dcwv papers
A cc designs stamp with dcwv papers
all very different but all made up using scraps of what i had left over!
another quick post today as still trying to shake off my man flu but instead of being in bed I am up and about doing all the things I usually do It will not get me down I will carry on making my cards!LOL
thanks for popping by
huggs Amanda

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Male cards

Quick post today as feeling not too well I have man flu the doctor told me and I can't have the jab until I get over it! so I'm off to the sofa to watch create and craft tv.