Thursday, 2 July 2020

Funky Flower for That's Crafty!

Hi Guys 

Happy July! 

As its a Thursday you can find me over on That's Crafty's blog in my usual weekly spot sharing my latest DT project. 
In total contrast to last weeks 'Grungy Cogs' art on the round (see here) this week I've created a colourful and funky art panel/ art card. It features one of That's Crafty's 'Funky Flowers' along with stamps, stencils and some of Tim Holtz Alcohol inks and related products.
There are more details over on the blog if you fancy  popping by . Just click HERE to be redirected.
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
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Thursday, 25 June 2020

Grungy Rusty Cogs for That's Crafty!

Hi Guys 

If you like a bit of grunge and rust in your art then be sure to pop by That's Crafty's blog today where I am sharing a piece of 'Art on the Round' that features a grungy rusty focal feature that I've designed and created using That's Crafty! greyboard cogs, gears and bits and pieces! 



Tempted by what you see to join me on the blog?
Then just click  HERE to be redirected.
Hope to see you soon! 
Amanda
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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Contented Spirit ... for That's Crafty!

Hi There 

It's that time of the week again when you can find me over on That's Crafty's blog sharing some creativity. 

I've been creating with one of That's Crafty's recently released stampsets (Arty Wings) this week along with another recently released stamp from Aall and Create (Splattered Numbers) designed by Tracy Evans . There's also some of the usual mixed media suspects thrown into the mix: inks, paints and texture paints in one guise or another. 
Heres a quick look at the layered and textured 'Art Board' I have created ...


If you  would like to 'read all about it' and see a few close up pics then be sure to join me over on the blog. 
Would love if you could join me over there.
 If you click HERE you will be redirected swiftly and safely 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Thursday, 11 June 2020

'Recycled Packaging' for PaperArtsy

Hi Everyone 

It's a busy day today here on my blog as this is my second post of the day. If you missed my first post this morning and would like to view it you can find it here

Now for this evenings post and as always I'm happy and honoured to be a Guest Blogger over on PaperArtsy's blog sharing a project I have created for their current topic: 'Recycled Packaging'. 

I won't say much about my project here as there's more to see and read over on PaperArtsy's blog but I'll show you a few photos of just one of my 'Trio of framed Tribal Chiefs' that I have created using PaperArtsy's new release (May 2020) stamps from their Eclectica collection designed by Gwen Lafleur along with PaperArtsy's Fresco Finish Acrylic paints and not forgetting of course the required recycled packaging. 



I would love for you to join me over on PaperArtsy's blog to see and read more so please feel free to click HERE to be redirected swiftly and safely . 
Hope to see you soon 

Amanda

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If there be Light.... for That's Crafty!

Hello Everyone

Hope you are all doing ok, keeping well and staying safe 😷

Today I'm over on That's Crafty's blog in my regular DT slot sharing some creativity.
I have created an Art panel for this weeks post that  features some  of That's Crafty new Craftyboard lightbulbs, Tim Holtz stamps, stencils and distress inks all radiating a positive glow of light! A quote taken from PaperArtsy Eclectica stamp collection ESA02 designed by Alison Bomber seemed (to me) to be the perfect fit and finishing touch.


If you would like to see and read more you are very welcome to hop on over to the blog.  Just click HERE and you will be redirected in seconds both swiftly and safely.  
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Thursday, 4 June 2020

Fly High, Fly Free at That's Crafty!

Hi There,  

Happy June everyone! 
 Its hard to believe we are half way through 2020 and quite unbelievable what kind of year it's been so far and probably will be for some months to come !! 
Do hope you are all staying safe and well and you are 'keeping on' creating? 

As its Thursday I'm over on That's Crafty's blog in my regular DT spot sharing some creativity. Today it's a card that I have created using some of Thats Crafty's multi surface paints with stamps and stencils from PaperArtsy. The stamps I've used are designed by Tracy Scott and the stencil designed by Jo Firth Young , both super talented artists and designers . 

Here's a quick look at the card I have created


I do hope you will be able to join me over on the blog to see and read more. 
For the quickest route over just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
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Thursday, 28 May 2020

Geometric Ice at That's Crafty!

Hi There

Hope you are all doing ok and staying safe .

Today I'm over on That's Crafty's blog sharing my latest DT project which is an Art Panel that I think would make a great notebook cover given its cool contemporary geometric design. It features an AALL and Create stencil designed by Olga Heldwein, some of Seth Apters Izink Ice by Aladine US/UK and some of That's Crafty fabulous Greyboard surfaces.


If you fancy stopping by to find out more just click HERE and you will be transported over to the blog swiftly and safely .
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
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Thursday, 21 May 2020

Happy Birthday! at That's Crafty!

Hi There

Hope you are staying safe and well!

Today I'm over on That's Crafty's blog in my regular weekly spot sharing a birthday card I have created for a very special friend.  It features That's Crafty's 'Flowers and Bubbles' stamp designed by Melina Dahl along with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic paints.  Special friends deserve 'flowers and bubbles' (at the very least) on their birthday, right? 


If you would like to see and read more you are welcome to join me on the blog. 
Just click HERE to be redirected 
Hope to see you Soon 
Amanda 
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Thursday, 14 May 2020

If they Were to Fly Away at That's Crafty!

Hi There 
Hope you are keeping well and staying safe 

Its that's time of the week again when I can be found over on That's Crafty 's blog sharing my latest DT project which today is a distressed mixed media tag featuring a grungy coloured butterfly . 

Heres a sneaky peek....


If you fancy joining me over on the blog to see and read more just click HERE to be swiftly and safely redirected . 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Thursday, 7 May 2020

Professor 57 at That's Crafty!

HI Everyone and Welcome

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Today I'm over on That's Crafty's blog sharing  my latest DT project . This week I have been creating with some of Seth Apters Izink fabulous dye sprays from Aladine UK/US and some of Rangers texture mediums to create a grungy mixed media tag featuring one of my favourite Tim Holtz stampsets: 'The Professor 2'. 


If you fancy stopping by the blog to see and read more about my creativity you are very welcome. Just click HERE to be transported swiftly and safely over . 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
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I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
The Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge, May 2020. 

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Popping Pink for PaperArtsy

Hi and Welcome everyone 

Its a busy old day here at ink-a-pink as this is my second post of the day. This morning I shared a project I created here and this evening I would like to invite you to join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I am super honoured and privileged to be a Guest blogger sharing a project I have created for their current topic: 'Popping Pink'. 

I won't say much about my project here as all the details are over on PaperArtsy's blog but here's a few photos of my 'Popping Pink' project using some of PaperArtsy's fabulous products: Infusions and Eclectica stamps designed by Alison Bomber and Seth Apter and a mini stamp designed by Tracy Scott. 





It would be lovely if you could join me over on PaperArtsy's blog to see and read more about my 'Popping Pink' 'Box of Quote' project
Just click HERE to be transported swiftly and safely over. 
Hope to see you soon
Amanda 
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Creative Freedom at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone 

Hope you are keeping safe and well! 

Another Thursday sees me sharing another DT project over on That's Crafty's blog today. This week I decided to set myself a bit of a challenge and heres a quick look at the Art Panel / Art card that I created within the challenge guidelines I set myself.


If you would like to find out about both my challenge and my creativity you are very welcome to join me over on the 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 challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Not A Card 

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Timeless at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone 

Thanks for stopping by today  
Hope you are staying safe and well. 

Today I'm over on That's Crafty blog in my regular weekly spot sharing my latest DT project : a mixed media Art panel/ Art Card . 
Here's a quick sneaky peak 


If you fancy stopping by the blog to find our more just click HERE and you will be swiftly transported over . 
Hope you will be able to join me 
Amanda 
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Thursday, 16 April 2020

Bee! at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all keeping safe and well!

It's that time of the week again when I'm over on That's Crafty! blog sharing my latest DT project. Today I am sharing a card I have created using products from That's Crafty! PaperArtsy and 
Seth Apter/ Aladine. 
I hope it may add a golden 'buzz' to your day! 😉


If you would like to find out more about my creativity and a see a few close up pics you are welcome to pop by That's Crafty's blog anytime . 
If you click HERE you will be swiftly transported over. 
Hope you will be able to join me 
Amanda 
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Thursday, 9 April 2020

A desk tidy with 'Ice' at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone 

Hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Its my day over on That's Crafty's blog to share my weekly DT project! 
Fresh from making a gelli print paintbrush desk tidy (see here) using a That's Crafty! ATB I was really keen to make another that I would use to hold my pens. 

For this one I used a smaller That's Crafty! ATB and covered it's sides with panels cut from a masterboard I created using Seth Apter/ Aladines new and ever so fabulous Izink Ice! 


Heres a little info about Izink Ice:

It is a translucent gel glaze with a glossy finish. It can be use in a number of ways to create varying effects and finished results. It can be spread smoothly to create a softly coloured translucent glaze, it can be applied more thickly in layers to create a textural finish, it can also be brayered, used on a gel plate, used with a stencil.....

Be sure to stop by Seth's website to find out more about Izink Ice along with all his other fantastic products. You might want to spend some time virtually browsing his gallery of amazing art while you're there too. 

So here's a quick look at my 'Ice' desk tidy


rich in texture, colour and detail


If you fancy seeing some more close up's and reading about my 'Ice' creativity you are welcome to stop by That's Crafty's blog.
 Just click HERE and you will be transported over safely. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add Some Texture. 

Friday, 3 April 2020

Gelli Time- A Vintage Journey, April 2020 Challenge

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Hope you are all safe and well? 

Today we launch our new challenge over at A Vintage Journey and this time lovely Julia is our host. Her theme is

Gelli Time
'Yes, get those Gel plates out and have a play! Printing and mark taking are unique and somewhat addictive when you start, so let us see what you create and how you use your prints in your project. Just remember to create in one of our preferred styles: vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.'

I don't profess to be a well seasoned Gelli plater but I always have fun playing so I am more than happy to be contributing a project for Julia's challenge.
I worked with a few of my favourite paints, mediums, stamps and stencils and of course my gel plate so there was no shortage of 'happy' here in my art space. 

Heres my project: a Gel printed project - a grungy mixed media ATB Desk Tidy


As you can see its currently keeping some of my paintbrushes (both new and used) tidy but knowing me that may change in time.

Now unfortunately I got so involved in the creativity that I failed to capture any process shots! I know, 'my bad' but I can give you a narrated tour around the desk tidy.


I covered all the sides of a That's Crafty 4x4 mdd ATB with a stenciled gel print. The prints were created with a gel plate, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints (Snowflake, Midnight, Byzantium) and StencilGirl ®products 4x4 stencils designed by Seth Apter.


Even though I used the same colours throughout there were variations in tone on each of the prints- That's the joy and fun surprise of gel printing!


Another great joy to a grungy girl like me is when you create areas like this ↓


Oh they do make me happy! 
Even happier when they are surrounded by some grungy crackle! 


Some text stamping with one of my fave Seth Apter Stamps by I.O, white splatters and loose black doodling added more detail and interest to the stencilled prints


And a Tim Holtz big chat sticker added some interrelated words 


HOPE




DESIRE




WISH




ACCEPT



Words that convey some of what I am feeling during these uncertain and concerning times. Maybe you can relate?

I had a great time creating with my gel plate and am pleased to now have a desk tidy for my brushes. Thanks Julia for the challenge ! 

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I have offered some inspiration.
If you haven't already, be sure to pop by A Vintage Journey to see the inspired projects created by some of our talented Creative Guides. 

We hope you will be able to join in this challenge as we always look forward to seeing your creativity. As aways at the end of the challenge there will be 3 Pinworthy Winners chosen and each winner will be awarded a Pinworthy badge and their winning project will be pinned to our Pinterest Board. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. 
Your visits, comments and follows mean alot and are greatly appreciated. 
Stay safe and well, Guys 
Take care 
Amanda 
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Thursday, 2 April 2020

Don't Swim , Don't Swim......at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone

Thanks for popping by today! Always love and appreciate you visiting.
Hope you are staying safe and keeping well!

I'm over on That's Crafty's blog today in my usual DT spot sharing some creativity which this week is a journal page featuring some of Carabelle Studios 'Well dressed Fish' designed by Kate Crane. 
In keeping with these current 'crazy' times they are practising their social distancing ......



Want to see how well they are doing? 
Then please feel free to pop by the blog to find out. 
Just click HERE for the quickest, safest route over. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Thursday, 26 March 2020

Look on The Bright Side at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you are all keeping safe and well! 

Today I'm over on That's Crafty's blog sharing a small piece of mixed media 'Art on the Round'. I hope it will add a dose of colour and a few words of encouragement to your day! 


It would be lovely if you could join me over on That's Crafty's blog (in a safe  socially distancing environment) to see and read more.
 To be redirected over to the blog just click HERE. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
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Thursday, 19 March 2020

'Love at First Bite'.... at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone 

Thanks for stopping by today 
Hope you are all keeping safe and well and looking out for each other! 

Its that time of the week again when you can find me over on That's Crafty's blog sharing my latest DT project. 
This week, given the worry and concern of the health pandemic I decided to create a 'light hearted, fun' tag that I hope will bring a smile to your day. 
It features Carabelle Studio's recently released stampset 'Well Dressed Fish' designed by the lovely, talented Kate Crane along with lots of bubbles ! 

Heres a quick sneaky peak 


To see and read more please feel free to pop by the blog HERE
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Thursday, 12 March 2020

Embrace the Journey! at That's Crafty

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Thanks for stopping by.😊
Today I'm over on That's Crafty's blog sharing my weekly DT project.
After recently enjoying creating and blogging a Tim Holtz inspired tag featuring Tims' Professor 2 stamp set (which you can see HERE) I was all fired up and super keen to create another project using the same stamp set. 
This time I have created a Mixed Media Art panel that features not one but two Professors (Tim and Mario maybe?)

This stamp set is one of my faves from Tim's Feb 2020 release from Stampers Anonymous, infact I think it makes my top 10 list of all the stamps Tim has ever released! 

Heres a quick glance of my 'Professor 2 Embrace The Journey' Art panel 


and I'll treat you to a cheeky selfie too!  


To find out more you are very welcome to join me over on That's Crafty's blog
Just click HERE to be redirected over.
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
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I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: 'A Bit of Green' 
( I have used a number of Distress Oxides for the background including Bundled Sage and Ice Spruce; colours which I think would fit  into the "green'colour family)
The Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge: March 2020 
Country View Crafts March 2020 Challenge: The Eyes have It!  
(The Professors' Goggles)
Creative Artiste #58 Challenge: Anything Mixed Media Goes 

Sunday, 8 March 2020

'Celebration Time Come On'- A Vintage Journey March 2020 Challenge.

Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Hope you are all doing good and enjoying a lovely weekend
Our new challenge is now live over at A Vintage Journey and as we are celebrating our 6th Birthday the theme is 

'CelebrationTime Come On '. 
Our lovely Brenda is out host and here's what she has to say (and sing) 

'Yes! let's celebrate our 6th Birthday.
Do you remember the words from the Kool and the Gang song?
'There's a party goin' on right here
A celebration to last through the years
So bring your good times, and your laughter too
We gonna celebrate your party with you.
Come on now (Celebration)
Let's all celebrate and have a good time
(Celebration) We gonna celebrate and have a good time!'

Ok ... so over to you to show us what you are celebrating in your art and craft work at the moment. Don't forget to link us into your blog post and if it's not really obvious share with us how your project relates to the challenge theme. Just remember to create your project in one of our preferred styles: vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

The celebrations have already started over at AVJ so I'm rocking up 'fashionably late' with my Celebration contribution. 

When AVJ first started out 6 years ago (here) it was a challenge blog for vintage, shabby chic and mixed media artists. It focused on the style, techniques, products and ideas of Tim Holtz and as it was my discovery of Tims distress inks that got me back creating after a long time away I thought I would celebrate AVJ's roots and indeed my own creative blogging roots with a 'Tim Holtz' inspired project: 
 a mixed media tag with a grungy vibe! 
Well,  I am a 'grungy' girl at heart after all so it seemed only right for me to celebrate the grunge! 


Now I had a real 'party' with Tims mediums and distress colours to create the background using Distress Stains, Distress Paints and Distress Spray stains in Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Walnut Stain.... 

I added some detail stamping using a couple of Tims background stamps: 'Craze' and 'Newsprint' .Both these stamps thought their birthdays had come all at once as it was their debut stamping even though I have had them since they were first released! I know, my bad! (hangs head in shame) 


There's some crackled stenciling using Tim's first ever layering stencil (TH001) with Ranger Crackle Paste. Some blended distress crayon in Ground Espresso and Black Soot helped grunge up the additional crackle that found its way around the sides of the tag. 


The focal feature is 'The Professor' himself. He's taken from Tim's new release Professor 2 stamp set. Again, he's joining the party of being inked and stamped for the first time (like the background stamps) but luckier than them he hasn't had to wait so long !! 


His head is haloed with a framed distressed dial. The dial is from Tim's 'Professor' stamp set and the textured frame is a die cut treated to some grit paste and distress paint. Some glossy accents added a touch of 'cool' to the Professors' goggle lenses giving him '2020' vision! 


Some extra distressed stamped pieces and some of Tims ideology helped to embellish and accessorise. A grungy girls equivalent to party glitter and bling!  


There's a couple of stamped labels, a metal ruler, some nail heads and a couple of arrows, along with an altered wooden enforcement ring to dress up the tag hole. 


So that's my Tim Holtz inspired tag for our 'Celebration' challenge . 
Happy 6th Birthday! AVJ.
Thank you for having me on board for 4 and 1/4 of those years.
I'm one lucky grungy girl for sure! 


I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I have offered some creative inspiration for our 'Celebration' Challenge . 
If you haven't already be sure to pop by A Vintage Journey where theres a fabulous gallery of Inspirational projects created by some of our talented Creative Guides. 

We hope you will be able to join us in the challenge as we always look forward to seeing your creativity. Just create a project that shows us what you are celebrating in your art and craft work, tell us what that is and link your project to the challenge here
As always at the end of the challenge there will be 3 pinworthy winners chosen and each winner will be awarded a pinworthy badge and their winning project will be pinned to our Pinterest board. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today/ tonight 
Your visits, comments and follows are sincerely appreciated. 
Wishing you all a wonderfully creative week ahead 
Take Care 
and 
keep on the happy side
Amanda
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I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge , March 2020
Country View Crafts, March 2020: The Eyes have it!
( The Professors goggles)
Creative Artiste #58 Challenge: Anything Mixed Media Goes 

Friday, 28 February 2020

Creative Card Making at A Vintage Journey

Hi Everyone and Welcome . 

Thanks for stopping by today. Its another busy end to the week here at ink-a- pink as today I'm back with a quick post to invite you join me over at A Vintage Journey where I am sharing a card I have created for our monthly 'Creative Card Making' feature/ post. 

This regular AVJ feature began last March (2018) when we restructured our timetable and the general idea is that on the 4th Friday of every month a Creative Guide will share ideas for making a card. There are no rules other than the finished card has to be in keeping with our preferred genres - vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

This month I am the creative guide taking my turn to host this feature . The card I have created has a colourful, mixed media/ art journalling vibe and features one of my new art mediums: Seth Apters Izink 'Ice' from Aladine. 

Here's a few quick peaks of the card....




If you would like to find out more I hope you will accept my invitation and pop by A Vintage Journey's blog where I will be waiting to greet you. 
For the most direct route just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
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I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Country View Crafts: February 2020: Splatters, Splashes and Drips
(paint splatters) 

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Tagged Hearts... at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone

Another Thursday rolls around so that means I'm over on That's Crafty's blog with my usual weekly DT post.
This week I am sharing a grungy mixed media tag that I have created using some of That's Crafty's fabulous surfaces, both MDF and White Greyboard.


If you would like to find out more 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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Saturday, 22 February 2020

On This Tag .... Time for some Infusions for PaperArtsy

Hello Everyone and Welcome

Happy Weekend! Hope you are all enjoying! 

This evening I would like to invite you to join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I am honoured and priviledged to be a Guest Blogger for their topic: On This Tag.
I have created a 'tagged journal page' that saw me breaking the seals on some of my little bottles of PaperArtsy 'Infusions'
I've used them with PaperArtsy Stamps, primarily one from their Hot Picks Collection (HP1502).


Here's a few close up photos:


The infusions worked their magic to create a page background full of colour, detail and texture .


They also created a tag with a much cleaner and crisp finish!


The Hot Picks stamp collection had some real mileage as it provided the focal feature of the tag


aswell as all the elements and accents on and around the tag. 

 

I would love for you to accept my invitation and join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where there's more to see and read. 
To be redirected over just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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