Thursday, 19 December 2019

A Trio of Christmas Cards ... at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Thanks for stopping by :)😊 

Today I'm over on That's Crafty's blog in my usual Thursday DT slot sharing a trio of Christmas cards. They are quick and easy to create and are all based on one design using just one Tim Holtz Layering stencil, one Tim Holtz stampset and some of Tim's distress inks. 


If you would like to find out more I have more details over on That's Crafty's Blog. I would love for you to join me over there
For the most direct route just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Saturday, 14 December 2019

'A Bt of Sparkle'... for PaperArtsy

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Happy Weekend! Hope you are all Enjoying! 😁

Tonight I would like to invite you to join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I'm honoured and privileged to be one of their Guest Bloggers for their current topic 'A Bit of Sparkle!'

I know Me? Sparkle? Yes, it's happening! Not too much though, just a bit! 
Of course I've had to stay true to my grungy girl heart so have sparkled up the grunge and created a Christmas bauble using some of PaperArtsy fabulous products.

Heres a quick look at the front of the bauble... 


a close up of the central feature - a 'star flower' with a bit of sparkly bling....


and the back of the bauble where the creativity continues.


I'd love for you to join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I am sharing more photos and details about my creativity.
To be redirected over just click HERE
Hope to see you soon

Amanda
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Thursday, 12 December 2019

Horoscope ...at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Thanks for stopping by :) 
Today I'm over on That's Crafty's blog sharing some creativity. 
This week I haven't had a great deal of creative time so the project I am sharing is quick and easy to create. It's an Art Panel that features products by That's Crafty and 13Arts. 


If you would like to find out more then you are very welcome to join me over at That's Crafty! 
For the most direct route there just click HERE
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
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Thursday, 5 December 2019

O Christmas Tree.... at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Thanks as always for stopping by.
Today I'm over on That's Crafty's blog sharing a couple of Christmas cards. Yes, I finally gave in to some seasonal creativity!! The cards feature paper pieced Christmas Trees created from stencilled gelli prints . Here's a sneak peak that I hope will tempt you to join me over on That's Crafty Blog. 


For the most direct route to the blog just click HERE
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
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Friday, 29 November 2019

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey, November 2019

Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Today over at A Vintage Journey it's Tag Friday! 
I'm sure many of you are familiar with our Tag Friday tradition but for those of you who aren't I'll explain.
When there are 5 Fridays in the month, the 5th Friday sees some of the Creative Guides create and share a tag. There are no rules or themes just a chance for us to follow our creative muse, go with the flow and create a tag however which way we choose.
You are also invited to join in with our 'Tag Friday' tradition and we hope you will share with us your tag creativity. 
I'm sure some of you will have made a tag or two this month in preparation for the festive season so why not join us? 
Tags must have been created during the month of November and you have a week from today to link them up.
If you are chosen as our winner you will receive a Pinworthy Winner's badge for your blog and your winning tag will feature in our November Challenge Winners Post and it will also be pinned to our Pinterest Board. 

I have missed the last few Tag Friday's so am happy to be contributing this time, especially as its the last Tag Friday post of 2019. 
I've created a mixed media long tag. My creativity was inspired by the sentiment 'Peace' one of the lovely stamps from Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous ChristmasTime 2 stampset. 


I've kept the colours pale, the detail subtle and decoration simple as I wanted the sentiment to 'shine' with everything else serving to enhance and compliment. 
So there's a layer of paper from a Tim Holtz paper pad (Abandoned) beneath layers of roughly applied gesso and PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic paints ( Cloud 9, Concrete, Antartica, Hint of Mint) 


There's also some crackling, some textured stenciling using a Tim Holtz layering stencil (Stripes) and some painty splatters.


A Tim Holtz Ideology Fluted Star coloured with alcohol ink was the ideal size to cover the tag hole and provide just enough decoration. 


Embossing the sentiment "Peace' with Seth Apter/ Emerald Creek Baked Velvets ( Eclipse) allowed it to truly 'shine'! Oh my!! 


Theres also some embossed snowflakes along the base of the tag that provide the ideal finishing touch. 


I'm really pleased with how this turned and its not often I say that about my own work! 
It's one of those pieces of creativity that you need to see in real life to fully appreciate! 


If you haven't already be sure to stop by A Vintage Journey to see a fabulous gallery of tags created by some of our Creative Guides.
Don't forget you can join in with us too. So get linking your tags up as we are really looking forward to seeing all your tag creativity.

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenge
Country View Crafts, November Challenge: Hand Stamped 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for all the lovely kind words you always leave for my art.
They are greatly appreciated as are all your visits and follows. 
Hope you all have a lovely weekend
Take Care 
and
keep on the 'happy side! 
Amanda
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Thursday, 28 November 2019

Strength ! at That's Crafty

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Thanks for checking in today - I always appreciate you taking the time to stop by 😘
Another Thursday rolls around so as usual I'm over at That's Crafty! sharing some of my latest creativity. 
This week I have created a card using only a few supplies - a stencil, some paints and a couple of pens! 
I guess sometimes that's just all you need! 


If you fancy stopping by That's Crafty's blog to read and see more you are more than welcome . 
For the quickest route there just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
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Thursday, 21 November 2019

Tag Art at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Just a quick post here today as my full post is over on That's Crafty's blog!  
This week I have created a tag using one of That's Crafty's long tags with some of the usual mixed media suspects: paints, inks, texture, crackle, stamps and stencils. 
Couldn't resist another butterfly aswell!



If you fancy stopping by to find out more just click HERE and you will be redirected over to That's Crafty's blog.  
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
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I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Country View Crafts November Challenge : Hand Stamped

Saturday, 16 November 2019

'Shaving Foam' for PaperArtsy.... 'Mixing it Up!'

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Thanks for stopping by!
As I mentioned in yesterdays post (if you missed it you can see it here) I am super happy and honoured to be on PaperArtsy's blog this weekend; last night and tonight as a Guest Blogger for their current Topic: 'Shaving Foam!'

The project I am sharing tonight is an 8x8 Art panel created with shaving foam and some of PaperArty's fabulous products - Fresco Finish paints, stamps and a stencil.




It would be lovely if you could join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I sharing more photos and details about how I created this. 
For the most direct route just click HERE
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
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Friday, 15 November 2019

'Shaving Foam' for PaperArtsy .....'Make a Note'

Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Thanks for stopping by this Friday evening. I really appreciate you taking the time to pop by. 
Hopefully you've all had a great week and are set to enjoy a wonderful weekend . 

I know for some the weekend kicks off on a Friday evening - not always the case for me but this week it is as I'm very privileged and honoured to be a Guest Blogger over on PaperArtsy's blog both tonight and tomorrow night sharing a couple of projects I have created for their current challenge 'Shaving Foam'. 

The project I am sharing tonight is both handy and useful - a notebook and pencil.
Both were created using shaving foam prints and feature some of PaperArtsy's fabulous products



It would be lovely if you could join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I am sharing more photos and details about the foamy fun I had. 
For the most direct route just click HERE
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Use Your Wings....at That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

Its Thursday so  its my day over on That's Crafty's blog
This week I'm sharing the project I created for That's Crafty's 3D Challenge feature that was in the June 2019 issue of Craft Stamper magazine
Some of the team created a 3D project using a That's Crafty's 4x6 inch MDF Chunkie.  Its size, design, quality and creative versatility is superb and it was a pleasure to create with and an honour to be asked to contribute to the 3D challenge feature. 
Thanks Laura and Graham at That's Crafty and Trish at Craft Stamper  for the opportunity . 

So heres a quick glance of my 4x6 MDF Chunkie



It would be lovely if you could join me over on  That's Crafty's blog where I am sharing more details and photos.
Just click HERE for the most direct route there . 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Shine Brightly.... at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Its good to be back ... 
Sorry I've been MIA for awhile! A few unforeseen and unexpected 'bumps in the road' have kept me away from my creative space recently but thankfully only temporarily and today you can find me over on That's Crafty's blog sharing some of my latest creativity. 
Here's a quick sneak peak of the project I'm sharing - A small and starry piece of 3d Art.  


I would love for you to join me.  Just click HERE to be whisked right on over and I'll be waiting to welcome you. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
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Thursday, 19 September 2019

Flutterby Butterflies... at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone

After a few weeks away form the creative desk I'm back on That's Crafty's blog
 today sharing a colourful, yet grungy Art Panel featuring both of the fabulous butterflies from PaperArtsy's Eclectica  Stamp set ETS026 designed by Tracy Scott.


If you would like to see and read more you are welcome to join me over on That's Crafty's blog 
For the quickest route there just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Monday, 9 September 2019

Inches and Twinchies for PaperArtsy

Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Hope you've all had a lovely day and are all set to enjoy a nice relaxing evening. 
Tonight, I'm super excited to be over on PaperArtsy blog as a Guest blogger sharing a couple of projects I have created for their current topic 'Inchies and Twinchies'.
Such a great topic that I really enjoyed creating for - I had so much fun! 
 Here's a quick look at the two projects I have created using some of PaperArtsy fabulous products 

A portrait photo panel

and a portrait photo cube.

It would be lovely if you could join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I am sharing more photos and details about the creativity and the inspiration behind the projects. 
For the most direct route just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon 
 Amanda
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Friday, 30 August 2019

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey, August 2019

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Today over at A Vintage Journey it's Tag Friday! 
I'm sure many of you are familiar with our Tag Friday tradition but for those of you who aren't let me explain. When there are 5 Fridays in the month, the 5th Friday sees some of the Creative Guides create and share a tag. There are no rules or themes just a chance for us to follow our creative muse, go with the flow and create a tag however which way we choose.
You  are also invited to join in with our Tag Friday tradition and hope you will share with us your tag creativity. 
To enter all you need to do is link one or as many tags that you have created this month. 
Entries must be submitted by midnight on the day the new challenge starts for the following month (Sept 6th) 
Jennie, our challenge host this month will chose one tag as our Pinworthy Tag and it will be pinned to our pinterest board and showcased in the following months Winners post.

For my tag I decided to finally use some of my 'unused' stash and I'm ashamed to say I have a lot!! 
I think I would have to create a fair few tags to use all that I have!! 
I hang my head in shame! 

So which of the many made the cut ? Well, the tag itself is one as its a Tim Holtz Etcetera tag that I bought when they were first released - a couple of years ago now I think it was. 
The other is a StencilGirl® products stencil that I treated myself to last year.  It's called 'Strength Face'  and is designed by Pam Carriker.  

I also drew from my well used stash: PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints (Concrete, Antarctica, Little Black Dress) DecoArt Modelling paste and a Tim Holtz layering stencil (Stripes). 
There's nothing complicated about the creativity it pretty much speaks for itself.  I'm sure my finished tag won't be to everyone's taste but I love the powerful dramatic image that both emotes and evokes. 
So here's are a  few photos of my tag 

'Moments'. 






If you haven't already be sure to stop by A Vintage Journey to see a fabulous gallery of tags created by very talented teamies. Don't forget you can join in with us too. So get linking your tags up as we are really looking forward to seeing all your tag creativity.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for all the lovely kind words you always leave for my art.   They are greatly appreciated as are all your visits and follows. 
Hope you all have a lovely weekend
Take Care 
and
keep on the 'happy side!
Amanda
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Thursday, 29 August 2019

Cherish ... at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone

Another Thursday , another sneak peak post as I'm over on That's Crafty's Blog today with my usual weekly DT project.
This week I've been creating cards again! 
One design, Two cards using a Gelli plate, PaperArtsy Stencils and PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints.


If you fancy seeing and reading more you are welcome to join me over on That's Crafty's blog
For  a quick redirect just click HERE.
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
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Thursday, 22 August 2019

Embrace the Seasons of Your Life ... at That's Crafty!

Hello Everyone and Welcome 

Thanks for checking in today. 😊 
As its Thursday I'm over on That's Crafty's blog sharing some of my creativity. This week I set out creating a journalling page and ended up with an Art Panel!! 
 I guess that's just the way it goes sometimes!
Here's a quick look at my journo page /Art panel that features one of That's Crafty! Stamp sets:
 Lynne's affirmations Set 7.


If you would like to see and read more then you are very welcome to stop by That's Crafty's blog.
 It would be lovely if you could join me.  
For the quickest route over  just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Thursday, 15 August 2019

Over the Moon ... at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Thanks for stopping by today 😊
I'm over on That's Crafty's blog today sharing some creativity- an 'Art Plaque' using a couple of That's Crafty surfaces and some recently released papers and stencils by 13Arts.


I would love for you to join me if you have time. 
For a real quick redirection just click HERE.
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Remember This ..... at That's Crafty!

Hello Everyone

Thanks for stopping by today!

As usual on a Thursday I am over on That's Crafty's blog sharing some of my latest DT creativity. 
Having shared quite a few cards of late I was in need of a bit of a change this week so have created a postcard size Art Panel using all the usual 'arty suspects' - paints, mediums, stamps, stencils and dies. 
Here a quick sneak peak 


If you would like to see the project in full and read about the creativity then please feel free to pop by That's Crafty blog
For the quickest route there just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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I would like to enter this into the following challenges: 
Country View Crafts, August Challenge: Texture. 

Sunday, 4 August 2019

'Eyes' ... for PaperArtsy

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are all set to enjoy a nice relaxing evening before the start of a new week! 
My Sunday eve sees me over on PaperArtsy Blog where I am super excited (as I always am) to be a Guest Blogger sharing a project I have created for their current topic:  
'Eye's' .
This was a topic I was instantly drawn to as I have and always have had a real fascination with 'Eye's.  They evoke so much feeling, emotion, inner depth ...and as the saying goes they truly are 'the windows to the soul!' 
You could strip away all the other features of a face and the eyes would still tell a story/ the story of the soul that lies within!

So for this topic I have used some of PaperArtsy fabulous products to create a multi layered Art Panel which holds within the layers of creativity a 'deep meaning'!  




It would be lovely if you could join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I am sharing more photos and details.  
For a direct route over there just click HERE
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Grunge Flower Cards ... at That's Crafty

HI Everyone 
and a 'Happy August' to you all! 😊

Hard to believe isn't it that today is the 1st August ?!!  
Its also Thursday so as usual I'm over on Thats Crafty's blog sharing some more card creativity using one of That's Crafty's recently released stampsets - 'Grunge Flowers Set 3' designed by Melina Dahl. 
Cards aren't something I usually create so I'm quite surprised to have found myself creating so many of late.  I feel a change a coming though...... 

Heres a quick glance at one of the cards


and if you would like to see both and find out more about the creativity then you are very welcome to pop by the blog.
For the quickest route there just click HERE. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Thursday, 25 July 2019

A Trio of Cards , A duo of stamps... at That's Crafty

Hi Everyone 

Thanks for stopping by. 😊
It's that time and day of the week again for me to be sharing some DT creativity over on That's Crafty's blog. 
I've created 3 cards using Distress Oxides, Watercolour Paints and a couple of the fabulous PaperArtsy 'mini' stamps designed by Seth Apter.  
The two stamps I have used - EM36 and EM40.- are from Seths first collection of mini's 
I'll share a photo of one of the cards here 


To see the other 2 cards and all 3 cards together you are very welcome to stop by That's Crafty Blog.  For the quickest route just click HERE .
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
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Friday, 19 July 2019

'Precious Metal' - A Guide to Creating my 'Simplify Life' Canvas

 Hi Everyone 

Thanks for stopping by. 
Today I'm over at A Vintage Journey where I am sharing details of how I created my 'Simplify Life' Canvas- my project for our current challenge 'Precious Metal'.



If you fancy stopping by just click HERE and you will be whisked right on over to the AVJ blog and I'll be there waiting to greet you. 
Hope you will be able to join me 
Look forward to seeing you real soon
 Amanda
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Thursday, 18 July 2019

Carved Leaves Card/s at That's Crafty

Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Hope you are all doing good and are enjoying a lovely week 😊 
I've been busy creating and writing blogposts which amongst others has included my weekly DT project and post for That's Crafty
This week I have created a couple of card's using Distress Oxides with one of That's Crafty's newer released stamp sets -'Carved Leaves Set 1' designed by Lynne Moncrieff. 
Heres a quick look at one of them 


If you would like to find out more about the creativity and see a few more photos of this card and the 'added extra' card then please feel free to stop by That's Crafty's blog.  
For the quickest route there just click HERE
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Sunshine Dreams ..... At That's Crafty

Hi Everyone and Welcome

It's my day today to share my latest DT creativity over on That's Crafty's blog which this week is a colourful piece of stencilled 'Art on the Round'.


You are very welcome to join me over at That's Crafty where there's more to see and read. 
 For the quickest and most direct route there just click HERE . 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Friday, 5 July 2019

'Precious Metal'- A Vintage Journey Challenge, July 2019

Hello Everyone and Welcome

Today we launch our latest challenge at A Vintage Journey and I will be the host this time with the challenge theme

Precious Metal
'For this challenge we would like to see some kind of 'precious metal' feature in your project. Think gold, silver, brass, copper aluminium, steel..... It could be in the form of embellishments, cardstock, gilding wax, foil, gold leaf, or rub- ons. Just remember to ensure you create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.' 

I have created a 'Precious Metal' Mixed Media canvas for this challenge entitled
'Simplify Life'
-kind of a visual creative 'note to self!'



As I will be sharing details of how I created my canvas on the Friday 19th July over at AVJ, I have just a brief account and a few photos to share with you today.
I featured a few different forms of 'precious metal' in my canvas:


Gold and silver metallic paint 


to create layers of fabulous texture and detail. 


Some metal ideology pieces: a philosophy tag and a piece of Vignette hardware,


a game spinner, metal ruler, typed token and a couple of long fasteners which embellish, enhance and provide the canvas's title.


There are also some touches of silver gilding wax


to accent some of the elements


and a 'weather rusted' metal piece of hardware that stars as the focal feature!
I think it may be a sink plug fitting of sorts? I found it on the street when I was clocking up some steps earlier this year, what I call my 'street swag/ boardwalk booty' and I think its just the perfect fit for my precious metal 'Simplify Life' canvas.


I hope I have offered some creative inspiration for our challenge. If you haven't already be sure to pop by A Vintage Journey where there is a fabulous collection of inspiring 'Precious Metal' projects created by some of our Creative Guides and be sure to pop by AVJ on the 19th for my Tutorial post. 
We hope you will join us in this challenge as we are really looking forward to seeing your creativity. 
As always there will be 3 Pinworthy winners chosen at the end of the challenge with each winner being awarded a Pinworthy winners badge to display on their blog and their project will be pinned to our Pinworthy Winners Pinterest board.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. 
Your visits, follows and comments are sincerely appreciated- very much so!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend
Hope its a creative one
Take care 
and 
'keep on the happy side'
Amanda
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