Thursday, 5 August 2021

Hello Friend

 Hi Guys 

Another Thursday rolls around so as per I'm over on That's Crafty's blog  in my usual weekly spot sharing some creativity.

It's another mixed media card from me this week that features a stenciled silhouette flower and butterflies against a multicoloured background. 

Fancy a quick look: 



I hope it will tempt you to come join me over on the blog where there's more to see and read. 
For a real quick reroute just click HERE  
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Friday, 30 July 2021

Happy Birthday to You....

 Hi Everyone 

It's been far too long since I posted something here on my blog that isn't a quick dt redirect post so my hope and aim moving forward is to try and post more often some of the 'things, makes and creates' that come from any 'self' creative time I have. 

Today seems like as good a time as any to make a start so here goes .....  

I've recently been having fun creating with some of Tim Holtz products both new and not so new. You may have seen the card I shared here and here last week and the postcard I shared yesterday here and here that featured a couple of  Tim's new Stampers Anonymous stampsets: 'Inquisitive' and /or 'Observations'.

The tag I'm sharing today features Tim's new Stampers Anonymous 'Bold Sayings' (CMS433) stampset, along with the new layering stencil: 'Nature'(THS154) and the new distress colour 'Prize Ribbon'.  

Now, I may be a little 'blue biased' (it's one of my fave colours in all it's many guises) but 'Prize Ribbon' is rather lush and I have a good feeling we are gonna become inky friends. 

Dare I stick my neck out and say I reckon it would team up with pretty much every other distress colour in the family ???  I'm sure gonna be trying to see! 

On this occasion it's a Prize Ribbon and Crackling Campfire distress spray stain combo with the odd speckle of Salvaged Patina distress oxide spray. 

 
Now, I thought I'd taken a pic of the inky background before I added to it but after scouring my camera for 'said' photo it seems I didn't so apologies for falling short there. 

Hopefully though the few photos I do have to share will demonstrate the richness and depth of the colours both individually in their own right and together as a fabulous combo. 
They also show the Salvaged Patina Oxide speckles.  
When using inks I almost always use Oxides to speckle/ splatter as their properties allow them to sit on top of the inks already laid down rather than be absorbed into them. 


I chose to use the 'Happy Birthday' Bold Saying stamp. It a great size for a #8 tag and 'the fit' allowed it to be the focal feature. 
Embossing the saying with white powder gave it the 'spotlight' against the richer background tones and 
I love how the Salvaged Patina Oxide speckles still made themselves known through the embossing and how they shifted colour slightly to a light blue.  


Tim's new 'Nature' layering stencil design, again embossed in white worked a treat to fill in the space above and below the 'bold saying'.


A couple of Tim's Stampers Anonymous 'Tiny Text' stamps embossed in white on black card personalised the 'bold saying' and indeed the tag.


It's all ready now to give to a special friend, either attached to a gift or instead of a card. 

 

Well, that's a wrap for today I think so thank you so much for your company today. 
I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to stop by. 
Look forward to seeing you again soon but until then hope you all keep on creating! 
Have a lovely weekend .
 Take Care 
and 
keep n the happy side 
Amanda 

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Whats Up? You Good?

 Hey Everyone, 

It'm over on That's Crafty's blog today and I'm following on from last weeks make (that can be see here and here) having more fun creating with some of Tim Holtz products, namely the newly released Stampers Anonymous stamp set: 'Inquisistive' and the ever so delicious new colour addition to the distress family: 'Prize Ribbon'. 

This time instead of a card I have created a postcard...... 


To find out more, why not come join the 'Gents' and I over on That's Crafty's blog. 
For a quick reroute just click HERE
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

I'd like to enter this into the following challenge: 

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Creativity Takes Courage....

 Hi Everyone, 

As usual on a Thursday I'm over on That's Crafty's blog sharing some creativity. 

For todays post I have created a card using some of Tim Holtz fabulous products, namely his distress spray stains and Stampers Anonymous stamps including some from the very latest release.

Generally, I have a tendency to go grungy/ vintage when I use Tim's products but I thought I'd veer away from that this time and try a kinda cool, contemporary design that would include some open space, brighter colours and bold black imagery.  


Let me introduce you to Cedrick 

 
He and I  would love for you to join us over on the blog where we're sharing our creativity story. 
 Feel free to click HERE and you will be with us in super quick time. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda (& Cedrick) 
x

I would to enter this into the following challenge: 

Thursday, 15 July 2021

O-X-O

Hi Everyone. 

 Having enjoyed creating with small image stamps recently for my posts over on That's Crafty's blog I decided that for todays make I would continue along that line but rather than use small 'image' stamps this time I would use small 'detail' stamps. 
I wanted to use them to create my own unique focal design that I could embellish in my own way. 

 Here's a quick look at the panel I created.... 


As its got a kinda cool contemporary artsy vibe I'll treat you to an 'artsy' shot too ... 

 
Would love for you to come join me over on the blog where there's more to see and read. 
For a quick  transfer just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Adopt the Pace of Nature for PaperArtsy.

 Hi Everyone and Welcome, 

This evening I''m so honoured and privileged to be over on PaperArtsy blog sharing a mixed media art panel I have created for their current topic: Natures Treasures!

If you know me and and my creativity you will know it's no secret I'm a big Seth Apter fan so I was super happy to have the opportunity to create with some of  Seths new release PaperArtsy stamps.

Lucky, lucky me!! 

Teaming them with PaperArtsy Grunge Paste, Infusions and Frescos made for lots of creative fun and one very happy Amanda.  

Here's a photo of my 'Natures Treasures' Art panel which courtesy of one of Alison Bombers New release PaperArtsy stamps I've called: 

'Adopt the Pace of Nature, her Secret is Silence'


If you'd like to find out more about the creative fun I had and see more pics you are welcome to join me over on the blog. 
It would be lovely to have you stop by and share your company. 
For a super speedy re- route just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Secrets...

 HI Everyone 

It's been a while since I created something with a grungy vibe for my Thursday weekly DT post over  on That's Crafty's blog and if you know me then you'll  know I'm a grungy girl at heart. 
So, today's project is a mixed media art panel that I've created using some of Seth Apters fabulous products.  It is on the grungy side but it also has a subtle pearly sheen and a colourful touch of sparkle. 

Bet you never thought you'd hear / read 'grungy', 'pearly' and 'sparkle' in the same sentence?? 

Heres a quick peek: 


Hope it will tempt you to come join me over on the blog
If it does just click HERE to be redirected swiftly and safely . 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Creative People Shine....

 Hi Everyone 

For my That's Crafty DT make this week I have continued on from recent weeks with my 'small stamp image' creativity and I'm sharing a mixed media card over on their blog today. 


If you would like to find out more you are welcome to come join me. 
Just click HERE and you'll be swiftly redirected. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x   

I'd like to add this to the following challenge: 
 I monoprinted the two background panels using a stencil  

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Friendship

 Hi Everyone  , 

Just a  quick 'heads up' post to let you know I'm over on That's Crafty's blog today sharing a  'Friendship' card.

Along with colour, detail and texture the card features 3 'Friendship Flowers' that I've created using a couple of the small image stamps included in one of Lynne Moncrieffs That's Crafty! Affirmations stampsets. 

I think sometimes the small image stamps that are included on a larger stamp set can all too often get overlooked or forgotten about especially if they could be considered to be the 'added extras' but they really can be little gems as the ones I used on my .Friendship. card proved to be.


I would love for you to join me over on Thats' Crafty's blog so if you fancy popping by to find out more  just click HERE and you will be redirected . 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Forever

 Hi Everyone, 

Thursday again,  so that means I'm over on That's Crafty blog in my regular spot sharing some creativity. For today project I've created a 'Forever Heart'. ....



 Products from That's Crafty, 13arts, PaperArtsy, AAll & Create and Tim Holtz were used in the making and if you would like to find out more, see more pics please feel free to come join me over on the blog 
If you click HERE you are almost there. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Find Strength in the Storms of Life

Hi Everyone,

In contrast to the project I created last week for my  Thursday DT post over on That's Crafty's blog (shared here and here) this weeks is far more sombre. 

Its a mixed media 'affirmations' card that I've created using one of Lynne Moncrieffs That's Crafty! 'Affirmations stamp sets along with PaperArtsy Infusions and a few other added extras.  

Here's a quick look at the card .....

 
If you 'd like to find out more about the creativity and see some close up pics please feel free to pop by That's Crafty's blog. 
For a real quick 're route' just click HERE 

Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Use Your Wings....

 Hi Everyone, 

Thanks for stopping by today. I always appreciate your visits, follows and any comments you wish to leave 😊 
I 'd like to invite you to join me over on That's Crafty's blog where I'm sharing my latest DT project. 
You might want to bring your sunshades though as I've 'cranked' up the colour this time and created a bright and bold mixed media art panel which I think has a real positive, happy vibe thanks to all the colours and the focal butterfly. 

Hope you'll accept my invitation (no RSVP needed) and come see for yourself, let me know what you think?  Just click HERE and you'll be there in a sec . 
See you soon
Amanda 
x    

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Just Because ...

 Hi Everyone 

It's another Thursday, another blog post from myself over on That's Crafty blog. 
For today I've created a mixed media panel that I've used to make a handmade card. 
The panel could also be used as a journal entry, a book cover, a piece of wall art, maybe set within a larger surround and framed so lots of options.


If you would like to see more pics and read about my creativity then please feel free to join me over on the blog. 
If you just click HERE you will be redirected and I'll be there waiting to welcome you 😊
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 20 May 2021

When Nothing is Sure.......

 Hi Guys , 

Thanks for stopping by - your visits and any comments you wish to leave are always appreciated :) 

Yet again, its not going to be a long post here today just a quick heads up  to let you know that my full post is over on That's Crafty blog so just a quick photo of the mixed media card I am sharing over there that I've created using Tim Holtz distress oxides and ink and AAll & Creates stamps, stencil and washi.   

I hope to post more regularly here on my blog in the coming weeks.  I have a few things to share and ideas for more so hope you'll keep a look out and keep checking in. 

Until then you are welcome to  come join me today over on That's Crafty's blog 
For a quick re- route just click HERE.
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Time after Time

Hi Everyone, 

Today I'm over on That's Crafty's blog sharing my latest DT make, which this time is a long slim mixed media card. 
I decided to keep things simple with this one so used minimal supplies (for me) -  just one stamp, one stencil, one distress ink, one permanent ink and a few dye sprays.
 
Here's a quick peak of the card: 


There's more photos and details about my creativity over on the blog so please feel free to come join me. 
For a quick re- route just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon
Amanda 
x  

Thursday, 6 May 2021

All You Need is Love

 Hi Everyone, 

I'm over on That's Crafty's blog today sharing my latest DT project which this week is another mini mixed media art panel that I've created using some of the same products I created with last week, namely That's Crafty! surfaces and 13 Arts papers.  
Well, they were still on the table so why not, hey? 


 There's more to see and read on the blog HERE so why not come join me over there. 
It'd be great to have your company so hope to see you soon. 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Two Hour Time Limit

 Hi Everyone, 

Today, I'm over on That's Crafty's blog , in my usual Thursday week spot sharing a small piece of mixed media art that I've created using That's Crafty! Surfaces, newly released 13Arts papers and Tim Holtz Ideology.


I'd love for you to come join me over on the blog to see and read more about my creativity so please feel free to pop by anytime. 
For the quickest route over to the post just click HERE.
Hope to see you soon   
Amanda
x

Thursday, 22 April 2021

'Make Family Memories Together'

Hi Everyone, 

This is just a short post to invite you to join me over on That's Crafty's blog where I'm sharing a mixed media tag that I've created using That's Crafty! surfaces and some of Tim Holtz products. 

The tag has a rustic feel and textural interest - some created with mediums, some created with just water and card. 



No need to rsvp to my invite just head on over to the blog if you'd like to find out more. 
 Click HERE and you'll be there in a flash 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Flight of the Heart

 Hi Everyone,

As its Thursday you can find me sharing some of my creativity over on That's Crafty's blog
You're welcome to come join me over there to see  and read about the art panel I have created using a few of the usual 'mixed media suspects' including texture mediums, dye ink sprays, inks, paint, emboss powder, stamps and stencils (ok, maybe I should have said 'lots') from a mashup of companies and designers.   


If you do fancy popping by just click HERE and you will be whisked over to the blog.
I t would be lovely to share your company 
so 
hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Embrace

 Hi Everyone, 

I'm over on That's Crafty's blog today in my usual Thursday slot sharing some creativity. 

This week I have created a 4x4 mixed media art panel that I've created working with a minimal palette of PaperArtsy fresco finish acrylic paints and some of Seth Apter Products including his PaperArtsy stamp designs.  It has layers , texture and detail and is named 'Embrace'. 



If you'd like to see and read more you are more than welcome to come join me over on the blog. 
Just click HERE and you'll be there in super quick time. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Its Always the Small Parts......

 Hi Everyone, 

Today I'm over on That's Crafty's blog sharing a mixed media tag thats grungy and rusty but also a touch vintage thanks to a young chap called Samuel Everston who worked as a Trainee Manager in a mechanics workshop and was known to be a bit of a 'thinker'. 

 I've worked with a 'mash up' of products from various companies and designers including That's Crafty!, Stamperia, PaperArtsy, Ranger, DecoArt, Tim Holtz and Seth Apter. 

Heres a quick look at my tag.... 


.....and as its Easter  I'll also share a couple of closeups of the rusty grunginess 



Of course as always there's more to see and read on the blog so please feel free to pop by 
For a quick redirection click HERE 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Wings of Love!

Hi Everyone,

I don't know about you but I'm loving alot of the new released products that have been hitting our art/craft shops the world over recently. So much so that I succumb to bagging myself a few, some of which are the new AALL and Create washi tapes designed by Bipasha BK.
These, along with a beautiful PaperArtsy stamp designed by Sara Naumann are what I've used to create my 4x4 Art panel/art card that I am sharing today over on That's Crafty's blog.



I would love for you to come join me so if you fancy popping by just click HERE.
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
x

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Cabinet Creativity!

Hi Guys, 

Just my usual weekly redirection post here today as my full post is over on That's Crafty's blog

Over  the last month or so That"s Crafty! have added some new storage to their fabulous MDF range so  today I am sharing one of their ATC cabinets designed by Rachel Harries that I have altered in my own 'grungy' way. using some of Seth Apters fab products. 
Heres a few photos....



Hope they will tempt you to come join me over on the blog where there's more to see and read about my creativity. 
Just click HERE and you're almost there
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Lift Each Other Up!

 Hi Everyone, 

It's my usual weekly redirection post here today inviting you to join me over on That's Crafty's blog  where I'm sharing some creativity. 

This week I decided to pare things back and use only inks and stamps to create an art card that features three colourful quirky birds showing how easy and indeed how important it is to 

Lift Each Other Up... 

Think they've got it off to fine art , don't you? 

Hope you'll accept my invite and come see us over on the blog
Just click HERE and you'll be there in seconds. 
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
x

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Find Your Fire....

Hi Everyone, 

Just a quick heads up to let you know I'm over on That's Crafty's blog today sharing a mixed media art panel that I've created using some of  PaperArtsy Eclectica (ESA) stamps designed by Seth Apter.

Here's a quick sneak peak.... 


If you''d like to find out more you are welcome to come join me- just click HERE to be whisked right on over . 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x  

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Create Love ...

 Hi Everyone, 

Hope you are all enjoying your week and staying safe and well! 😊

As its Thursday I'm over on That's Crafty's blog in my usual weekly spot and this week I am sharing a card I have created using some of the new/ newer products to the creative market. Those products are  some of Tim Holtz new distress colours in inks, oxides and sprays and one of AALL and Creates  brand new stamp sets designed by Tracy Evans. 

Here's a few photos of the card....



If you would like to see and read more then please feel free to come join me over on the blog. 
If you click HERE you will be redirected quickly and safely (no face covering required ;))
Hope to see you soon, 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Fill your life with colour!

 Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today.  Really appreciate 

 As today is my regular day over on Thats' Crafty blog this post is not going to be long or detailed - just a few words and a photo of the fun and colourful card I have created and am sharing over on the blog. 


Fancy meeting this 'dressed to impressed' quirky bird who's living his life in colour? 
Just click HERE to come join us 
Hope to see you soon
Amanda 
(and my colourful friend) 

Thursday, 11 February 2021

'What Time Is Love?"

 Hi Everyone 

Hope you are all doing good and keeping safe and well? 

Today, Im over on That's Crafty's blog in my regular DT spot sharing a mixed media Art Panel that I've created using That's Crafty! Tim Holtz and DecoArt products. 

Here's the story.... 
 ....A good friend of mine recently reminded me of the band 'KLF', who hit the music scene in the late 80's and apparently were the biggest selling singles band in the world in 1991! Well, one of their tracks "What Time is Love' has been playing on a loop in my head ever since! 
 
So, I thought I'd let it be the spark for my creativity and this is the result....

I'd love for you to come join me over on the blog where  there's more to see and read so if you fancy popping by just click HERE to be redirected.

Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Heart and Soul

Hi Everyone 

Hope you are all doing good and keeping safe and well 😊

Just a quick  post here  today to give you the heads up that  I'm over on That's Crafty's blog in my usual weekly spot sharing my latest piece of creativity which is a mixed media tag. 

I used all the usual arty suspects: mdf and white greyboard surfaces, paints, texture paste, stamps and stencils to create detail, texture, layers and dimension. 

A cracked heart sealed with a loving 'kiss' seemed like the ideal focal feature for my somewhat 'feminine' colour palette.

 
I'd love for you to come join me so if you fancy it just click HERE to be redirected. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
x

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges: 

Thursday, 28 January 2021

A New Desk Tidy!

 Hi There Everyone 

As usual with it being Thursday I'm over on That's Crafty's blog.  

I have a 'useful' project to share with you today that I have created using some of That's Crafty's fabulous MDF surfaces and stamps. 

The project itself is a desk tidy that could be used to hold brushes crayons, pens or crafting tools to keep them close to hand while you are creating. 
Alternately, it could be used to keep any 'bits and bobs' nice and tidy in one place that maybe lying around the home. 
 

If you would like to find out how I created my desk tidy please come join me over on the blog. 
For a smooth and speedy redirection be sure to click HERE
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Moon Burst ...

 Hi Everyone 

Just a short post today to let you know I'm over on That's Crafty's blog in my usual Thursday slot sharing some  of my latest creativity. 

The project I am sharing today is a layered mixed media art panel that was born from some leftover pieces I had lying around my desk from last weeks project ( see here) and some time 'well spent' gel printing. I say 'well spent' as I was pleased with all the prints I pulled, which all too often isn't the case! 

So here it is....

 There's more to see and read over on the blog so if you fancy joining me just 
click HERE for a smooth and speedy redirection. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Choose to Shine....

 Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Today I'm over on That's Crafty's blog sharing a mixed media art panel that I've created using products from several companies and designers: That's Crafty!, PaperArtsy, Prima, Ranger, Spellbinders, SethApter, Dina Wakley, Tim Holtz and Finnabair. Quite a mash up, right? 

Heres a couple of pics that I hope will tempt you to come join me over on the blog.



For a quick redirection just click HERE
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Thx at That's Crafty!

 Hi Everyone 

Happy New Year! to one and all 

Here in the UK we are back in Lockdown so maybe not the ideal or chosen way to kick off the New Year but with every negative there's a positive, right and that means that for us who are fortunate to enjoy creativity we can look to fill the 'lockdown hours' engaging in what we enjoy. 

So I've been back in my art space creating my latest DT project for That's Crafty! which I'm sharing today over on the blog . I've created a trio of Thank you cards in my usual mixed media grungy style using  a mix of That's Crafty!, PaperArtsy, Carabelle Studio and AAll and Create Products. 

Always room for a good 'mash up' in my creative world!  

Here's  a peek of 1 of the 3 cards I am sharing over on the blog today....


If you would like to see and read more about the creativity behind this card and the other 2 come join me.  
If you click HERE you can be transported over swiftly and safely. 
Really hope to see you soon 
Amanda