Friday, 30 January 2009


And the inside which uses up left over's from the front...

Morning ladie's!It is bloody freezing today...the worst combo of weather WET and WINDY!!!Anyway so what do you think of my card?This is the type of card i used to make before i discovered stamping!!!Before i discovered the wonderful world of stamnping the focal point on my card's would be something i made with the bigshot if you check my early posts you will see.I still do love my bigshot and there's so many things you can do with dies.

So this is made using the gorgeous new Basic Grey Bittersweet paper's with a hand stitched border around the outer square,Sizzix decorative accent die,hobbycraft heart punch,PM eyelets,Poppicraft blooms,PM pearl brad,sheer ribbon from stash and tag sentiment is stamps away.Well thanks for stopping by and having a look.It means alot.hugs amanda xx

Thursday, 29 January 2009


And the inside...

Morning!Here is my card for this week's CUTE CARD THURSDAY challenge.I have used one of my lovely Tilda's coloured with whisper's pen's,the paper's are K&co wedding collection are'nt they yummy.I have hand stitched a border around the background piece.The corner swirl is a cuttlebug die and i have added a heart gem to the centre of it.The flower is made up of a poppicrafts bloom,cuttlebug flower die and laura ashley fabric brad.Lace is from local craft shop and sentiment is studio g.Thanks for looking.hope you all hae a fab day.It's dull wet and miserable here-sorry about the rubbish pic's.hugs amanda xx

Wednesday, 28 January 2009


And the inside...

Well i managed to make one card tonight spent too much time blog hopping and seeing all your fab creations.Anyway i bought this image a while ago because i just think she's fab!And thought she went fab with these K&co paper's i bought the other day.I cut the imageout and mounted it onto the card with 3d foam pads.The paper's are K&co wedding collection,i have hand stitched a zig zag border around the centre square.I have also used doodlebug frills,PM brads,Craftwork cards sentiment inked with a versa magic inkpad.I have posted this tonight just for you Caryn lol.Thanks for looking.hugs amanda xx


I have been given an award and tagged by the lovely sarah over at sparkle card's.The rules are you have to go to the 6th folder on your pc and pick the 6th picture and explain it. This is a pic of my youngest son luke who loves spiderman ...can you tell?lolThis was a family day out at West Park and we all had a fab day.The boy in the background is my eldest son kian lol.I now have to tag six other people but i think everyone i visit has already been tagged lol.thanks for stopping by.hugs amanda xx
Well i'm off to make some card's have a good evening.xx

Tuesday, 27 January 2009


And the inside...

Yes it's Tilda AGAIN lol!So sorry but when she arrived i just could'nt wait to play so i stamped her out a few times and coloured them all...she is just such a dream to colour which is great when your rubbish like me!Anyway this card is for PAPERTAKE WEEKLY which is a fab sketch by the even fabbier Dawny P,if you've not visited her blog please do she's brill!Always gives me a giggle!

I have used DCWV spring stack paper's,PM heart shapes which i embossed with a cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder and inked the edges with Aegean blue versa magic ink,i added some lace to two of the corner's,flower's are from the range and peel-ff sentiment.I'm not sure about this one?What do you think?thanks for looking!xx


and the inside...

Here is my card for the A SPOON FULL OF SUGAR challenge and this week the theme is 'love'.I have used my lovely Tilda again lol coloured with whispers pens ,the paper's are DCWV springstack,i have distressed the edge with my Heidi swapp distressing tool but you can't see it very well in the pic and i have handstiched a border.The ribbon,heart gem and heart shape which i have also distressed are all PM,Flower is from poppicrafts and sentiment is PB.Ive added eyelets in each corner just because i love using my cropodile lol.well i hope you like and thanks for looking.xxenjoy your evening.xx

Monday, 26 January 2009


And another i hear you say lol.I know i don't where they're coming from lol.I'm making the most of not being to do anything shame it can't be like that all the time...oh well we can dream can't we?

This card is for the FRIDAY SKETCHER'S challenge which this week is a fab sketch been my fave sketch to do today really loved how everything came together on this card...doesn't happen very often for me lol.I have used A Good Book from Sugarnellie absolutely love colouring her in,paper's are DCWV spring stack,sizzix swirl die,provocraft cardstock,prima flower's,PM brad,sizzix circle's and buckle's die's,scallop circle nestie's and peel-off sentiment oh and some sheer ribbon from stash...think that's it lol.thanks for looking really appreciate your comments.hugs amanda xx


the inside...

Hi me again!well i'm getting through all these challenges surely but slowly lol.This card is for PB challenge which this week's theme is to include a frame on your card.I decided to frame my image which is an adoreable little hedgie!Paper's are DCWV,jelly tots from craftwork cards,x-cut retro flower punch, PM gingham ribbon and stamps away sentiment.Hope you likey and thanks for looking.xx

'SMIRK' 18

Here is the inside using the left over paper and one of the layer's from the decoupage.

Well i bought some of the new 'smirk' range last week and i love playing with's just so fun and playful.I love this image it reminds me of me when i used to go out on the tiles at 18 gosh that seem's like such a long time ago now oh how i'd love to be 18 again!lol
Anyway onto the card...I have used decoupage image and backing paper's from 'smirk' range,PM ribbon and PM alpha mania stickers.thanks for looking!hugs amanda xx


Morning all!Well i've got the work men in again today so no cleaning for me...yay!So i'm having to ocupy myself by making some card's...gosh it's a hard life lol.So here is my entry for the JUST CHRISTMAS AND BIRTHDAY CARDS CHALLENGE which is a fab sketch this week really enjoyed it.I'm not so keen on the card though a bit too bright and busy me thinks???

I have used an alota stamp coloured with whispers pens,paper is american crafts,cardstock and are from hobbycraft,jelly tots from craftwork card's,retro flower punch,sizzix circle die,scallop circle nestabilities and peel-off sentiment.

And here is the inside which follows the theme of the outside.

Well thanks for looking and i hope you all have a fab day whatever you're doing.hugs amanda xx

Sunday, 25 January 2009


Hello everyone!Over on the charisma cardz challenge blog the theme this week is 'love' and this is the first time i've entered this challenge as have'nt had time for any challenge's over the past few weeks so when i saw this challenge this image sprung straight to'nt she gorgeous?i absolutely love this image...i'd prob say she's one of my fave's as she's a dream to colour too! I have used a Tilda image(obviously lol)coloured with my trusty whisper's pen's,PM scrumptious paper's,lace from stash,prima flower's,PM brads,DCWV brown cardstock,felt flower cut with a cutlebug die and PB sentiment.

And here is the inside using up some of the left over's and matching notelet matted onto brown cardstock.thanks for looking hugs amanda xx

Thursday, 22 January 2009


Evening everyone!well i hope you're all enjoying your's?I mojo has returned and i have been a busy bee,made another 3 card's tonight will post them tommorrow as got to wait for glue to dry before can take pics.Anyway onto these card's...
This first card was made using a gorgeous sarah kay stamp which i coloured with whispers pens,the paper's are papermania,craftwork card's sentiment,x-cut retro flower punch,craftwork card's jelly tots,brown dmc thread,dovecraft brown sheer ribbon.I added a doodled border to frame the image.
This is the inside...i have used matching paper's and notelet,felt flower cut with a cuttlebug die,x-cut flower punch and jelly tot centre.I inked all the edgeds with brown versa color ink.

The second was made using the new 'SMIRK' paper's and stamps.I really do love this range it's just so fun,however many of the paper's are like this and don't leave much room for you to make your mark and as the girls are just so cute i did'nt want to cover them up so i hand stitched a border to add a frame and some interest.I kept the card simple as i think the paper is busy enough.I used one of the images from the stamp sets and coloured her with whispers pens,i handstitched another border...i can't seem to make card's without stitching lately lol.I added some gems to add a bit of sparkle and finished it with a craftwork card's sentiment which i inked with a pink versa color inkpad.

I have picked up a couple of awards which i havent got round to posting yet so i'd just like to say thankyou to michelle and lyndsey for thinking of means alot.thanks for looking.hugs amanda xx


Hi everyone well i have my craft room back so have managed to make a few card's and here's a couple using my new leanne ellis stamp with PM paper's.

This one feature's the new 'SMIRK' stamp's and paper's.

Hope you like and thanks for looking have a couple more to upload later so i'll be back lol.xx

Monday, 19 January 2009


Afternoon everyone!Well i fianlly managed to make a card last night.I have'nt been able to make none for a while as we're having some work done in the house so ive had to pack my craft stuff away as they need to get the fllor boards up in my craft would have to be my craft room would' place of peace and quiet where i can escape into my own little world for a couple of hour's oh well should'nt be too much longer now i hope???Well because ive been feeling down because the house looks like a bombsite at the mo and i can't do any crafting my lovely OH took me to the range yesterday for a bit of retail therapy and boy did i come out smiling.I picked me up the stamps and paper's from the new 'smirk' range from trimcraft.They are sooo cute!The paper's are fab and glittered too!A girl can never have too much glitter eh?lol

Well enough rambling and onto the card...well i used the new 'smirk' paper's ofcourse and inked the edges with a versa color pad,flower's from the range,lace from craft shop,peel off sentiment and whipper snapper kaitlyn stamp coloured with whispers pens.Hope you like and thanks for looking!

I have also received this Marie Antoinette award from the lovely caryn (Glitter me silly).Thankyou soo much caryn it means alot to hear my card's are of inspiration to you.xx

Tuesday, 6 January 2009


Rosie is my cousin's daughter and she turns 2 in feb and my nan asked me to make a card for her,as you may have noticed there is no sentiment on this yet and that is because my nan can be quite fussy lol so i had to make a few cards up for her to pick from... she is most definitely loving my new cards as i havent been stamping long these style of cards are new to my nan and she was very impressed.Anyway onto the card I have used my lovely Leah stamp by whipper snapper just love these stamps...sooo cute!I have used a mixture of basic grey paper's,some papermania die-cut flowers and added jelly tots to the centre's,ribbon is from hobbycraftand I hand stitched a border.thanks for looking.hope you all have a lovely mojo's gone so any tips on how to get it back would be much appreciated! : ( xx

Saturday, 3 January 2009


Hi this is my card for this weeks basic grey challenge which is a fab sketch!I have used new year tilda coloured with whispers,basic grey paper's mixture of offbeat and urban prarie,dcwv cardstock,stamps away sentiment and sheer blue ribbon from stash think it's dovecraft but not 100%.thanks for looking.xx

Friday, 2 January 2009


And this the inside.xx

Yes another card from me tonight lol.I don't know what's got into mojo is going mental!!!I won't get to excited though cuz no doubt it will leave me again for a while like it always does!I sell my card's so i thought i'd get a new batch made up seeing as it's a new year en all!So this is a baby card,i love these forever friend's paper's...the bunny image is actually cut from one of the'nt she a cutie?I have used PM ribbon,studio g sentiment and jelly tots.hope you like and thanks for looking!xx


The bottom picture is the inside of the card.I have taken a leaf out of joey's book and decided this year i'm going to decorate the inside's too because i have soooo many scraps left and just can't bear to throw them away, so what better way to use them up than giving the recipient a nice surprise when they open the card too?

Hello!I'm loving this stamp at the mo so i've made another card with it ready for when i get asked for valentine's card's.Eventhough i should be making birthday card's because it's my mum and brother's birthday's this month.And my nan has asked me to make some card's too!think i'd better get cracking don't you?Well the image is sarah kay coloured with whispers,i have hand stitched a border and mounted the image onto blue dcwv cardstock,the paper's are basic grey 'eva' and 'offbeat',sentiment is penny black,lace is from local craft shop and pink heart gems were free with mag.hope you all like?and thanks for looking.xx

Thursday, 1 January 2009


Here is my card for the ROSES ON PAPER challenge this week which is a sketch.I have used stylish Tilda coloured with whispers,dcwv cardstock embossed with cuttlebug swiss dots and sizzix dots texture plate,pink paper was free with a mag,flower's were made using an x-cut flower punch and jelly dots were added to the centres,lace is from my local craft shop and is finished with a peel-off sentiment.thanks for looking.hope you're all enjoying your first evening of this chilly new year.keep warm and happy crafting.xx


There is a fab sketch by Tiets this week over on THE SUGAR BOWL which is a fab new challenge blog.I have used my lovely new luvvie stamp...isnt she a cutie?I coloured her in with whispers,i have used basic grey 'eva' paper's...just love these paper's can't stop using them at the moment lol.DCWV cardstock,lace from local craft shop,peel-off and heart gems free with a mag.hope you like and thanks for looking.please scroll down and check out the other cards i posted today.thanks.xx


Evening everyone,well ive been trying to catch up with some challenges and have managed to do another two today!This one is for PTW which is a fabulous sketch by Dawny.Really enjoyed working with this sketch.I have used A good book-sugarnellie coloured with whispers,papermania paper's,lace from local craft shop,dmc thread,mcgill oval punch and dcwv cardstock.I have hand stiched the border.hope you like and thanks for looking.xx


Well it's the first day of a new year,hope you're all having a good one.I'm enjoying the last few days with the family before it's back to the old routine...BOOOOOO!lolI managed to get another two card's done last night while laughing my head off at meet the focker's.Here's the first which ive made using sketch 32 from the FRIDAY SKETCHER'S CHALLENGE BLOG which is a fab sketch will def be using this one again me thinks.So onto the card i have used my lovely new sugar nellie stamp-A GOOD BOOK coloured with whispers,basic grey EVA paper's,peel-off,lace from craft shop and hand stiched the borderHope you like and thanks for looking.xx