Thursday, 14 October 2021

Great Things Take Time!

 Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Its that day of the week again when you can find me over on That's Crafty's blog sharing some creativity which today is a small square mixed media art panel. 

It has layers of colour and detail, some texture and a focal time piece on which rests one of my favourites - a butterfly!  Everyone loves butterflies, right? 


If you would like to see more photos and read more about my inky fun with Tim Holtz distress reinkers and a selection of other products you are very welcome to  come join me on the blog. 
A quick click HERE will get you there in no time. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Limited Edition 1 and 2

 Hi Everyone, 

It's my day over on That's Crafty's blog and I am sharing 2 cards featuring 'penned patterns' that I've designed and created using some of That's Crafty! round dinky stencils. 
 
Something a little different for me you may think but truth be told designing and creating my own 'patterns' (mainly freehand/ freestyle, sometimes with stencils) is something I've enjoyed doing BTS for many years.

This is card 1 featuring my first pattern design.....


 .....and this is Card 2 featuring my second pattern design 


There's more to see and read over on the blog and it would be lovely to have you pop by 
Just click HERE for a quick transfer over 
I'll be there to welcome you 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 30 September 2021

There is Beauty in Simplicity

 Hi Everyone

I'm over on That's Crafty's blog today in my regular weekly spot sharing some of my recent creativity. 

Over the last couple of weeks I have created projects using some of Tim Holtz fabulous Stampers Anonymous stamps and Ranger distress mediums so I have continued along those lines with the mixed media card I share today. 

 However, in contrast to my last couple of projects ( here and here) that had a real distressed look with layers and texture my card today has a much more contemporary stylised vibe to it. 

I love the versatility of Tim's stamp designs and distress products as they lend themselves to many a creative style.



There's more to see and read over on the blog so I hope you will come join me over there. 
Just click HERE and you are on your way. 
Hope to see soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 23 September 2021

I Dare You!

 Hi Guys, 

It's my regular day of the week over on That's Crafty's blog today where I'm sharing some creativity.

After having fun creating my 'Grave Digger' art panel that I shared here and here last week I continued along a similar line off creativity for todays make which is a mixed media 'Halloween' card using Tim Holtz fab Stampers Anonymous stamps, distress mediums and ideology.   

The card has layers of inky colour, detail, stamping and a golden mica stain glow surrounding the focal feature - a striking embossed skull that I think , for me has to be up there when it comes to fave stamp images. 


There's more to see and read over on the blog so hope you'll come join me. 
For a quick no fuss re-route just click HERE 
Look forward to seeing you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 16 September 2021

The Grave Digger

 Hi Everyone 

Just another short post here today to give you the heads up that I'm over on That's Crafty's blog in my usual Thursday spot sharing my latest make 'The Grave Digger'. 

It's a mixed media art panel that I guess would be considered to be a 'Halloween' themed piece. Sure, its ideal for that occasion but I know it'll be displayed in my creative space year round along with my 'Skellie Heads' (see here) that I created 5 years ago now. 

I really enjoyed creating this one using some of Tim Holtz fab products - both old and new but all faves! 

Let me introduce you to 'The Grave Digger'


 

If you'd like to read more about my creativity, see more pics then you are welcome to come join me over on the blog . Just click HERE  for a quick and simple transfer over there. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Mr Blue

Hi Everyone, 

I'm over on That's Crafty's blog today in my regular weekly dt spot sharing some creativity so it's just another short post here to invite you to come join me. 

This last week I've been having fun again with some of Tim Holtz products and have created a mixed media art panel that features stamps from Tims Stampers Anonymous 'Inquisitive' stamp set along with  three or four of the distress mediums. 

The 'star of the show' is Mr Blue- a man of maths and all things related. 

 



If you would like to find out more Mr Blue and I would love for you to accept the invite and come see us over on the blog. 
Just click HERE and you'll be there in no time at all. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda (& Mr Blue) 
x

Thursday, 2 September 2021

'Happy Birthday to You'

 Hi Everyone 
and 
Happy September! 

Wow where does the time go?? ⏰

Another Thursday too so I'm over on That's Crafty's blog in my usual dt spot sharing some creativity. 

Unfortunately, a few unforseen life curve balls this last week left me with very limited creative time so todays make is very much an example of something you could create if ever you find yourself short of time. 

It a bright, cheery and colourful birthday card that saw me teaming up an AALL & Create Washi tape with some of my much loved Tim Holtz distress inks and the 'Happy Birthday' saying from Tim's Stampers Anonymous 'Bold Saying' (CMS433) stampset. 

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

There's more to see and read over on the blog so if you fancy popping by just click HERE for a  quick re-route. 

Would love for you to join me so hope to see you soon
Amanda 
x

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

My Favourite Colour for PaperArtsy

 Hi Everyone, 

Tonight I would like to invite you to join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I am honoured and humbled (as I always am) to be a Guest Blogger for their current topic: My Favourite Colour.

I've been in my 'happy' place creating for this topic as not only was I working with my favorite colour (ok colours) I was also using Seth Apters stamps. 
Wahoo! 

So here's my 'UNITY' art block- the result of lots of paint layers , detail stamping, a touch of stenciling and some embossing.  


I'll take you on a quick tour around
 The upper left area


Upper right area


Lower left area


Lower right area


That all come together in 'UNITY'


The art block is wall mountable or free standing and as I'm really happy with how it turned out it's gained a place on my studio wall! 


I would love for you to accept my invitation (no R.S.V.P necessary) and come join me over on PaperArtsy's blog. 
For a super speedy re-route just click HERE 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 
x

Thursday, 26 August 2021

Guess Who?

 Hi Everyone, 

Just a short post here today ( yet again)  to  invite you to join me over on That's Crafty's blog where I'm sharing my latest mixed media art panel . 

I've been having fun creating with some of Tim Holtz fab products this week so the panel features Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous 'Inquisitive' stamp set along with some of his distress colours including Prize Ribbon, the newest addition to the distress colour family released the other month.


No R.S.V.P needed to my invite just click HERE if you'd like to see more pics and read more about my creativity.
Hope you to see you soon 
Amanda
x

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Shine Brightly!

 Hi Guys 

At the risk of sounding like a stuck record, its the same old story again today letting you know I'm over on That's Crafty's blog sharing my DT make for this week. 

It's an an art panel that features some silhouette florals set against a glowing hot backdrop - all thanks  to Tim Holtz distress inks and oxides and a fabulous Donna Downey stencil. 

Here's a quick look 


I'd love for you to join me over on the blog where I'm sharing more about the creativity and a few close up pics too . 
For a quick re route just click HERE
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 

Thursday, 12 August 2021

Where Flowers Bloom.....

Hi Everyone 

Just a quick post here today to invite you to join me over on That's Crafty's blog where I'm in my usual weekly dt spot sharing some creativity. 

Last week I shared a  'flower' themed card on the blog and today that theme continues and again it's a card I've created and again I've used the same stencils as last week as they were still lying around my desk!!!! 
Note to self - clear up after yourself !!!

The flower that features on todays card IS different though and it's a beauty (imho)- a Carabelle Studio's stamp 'Daisy" designed by Ana Bondu. 

Here's a quick look 


No RSVP needed to my invite just click HERE if you fancy seeing and reading more. 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 

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 Patience'


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