Saturday, 14 April 2012


Good afternoon! Well I had a lovely surpirse this morning when I popped over to check this week's Pink Gem Designs challenge and saw that I'd won the prize of 4 Digi's of my choice for last week's challenge :)))

I've been routing through my old Basic Grey 6x6 paper pads(I have ALOT!lol) and decided that it was time to use them after just getting them out for years just to look at then put them back because I could'nt bare to cut into them lol

Products uesd; Bella with balloons from Wild Rose Studio, Promarkers and Fleximarkers, Craftwork cards circle sentiment, Papermania sentiment, Basic Grey GYPSY 6x6 paper pad, Papermania buttons, Maya Road ribbon, Square nestability and Handstitching.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges...

Basic Grey challenge - Spring colours!

Secret Crafter - A MAN'S CARD

Allsorts challenge - Button and Threads

Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Before I go I just wanted to share my card that is in this months issue of Papercraft Essentials on page 9. I used the fab free Cute Companions stamps and papers that came with a previous issue. It's such a nice feeling seeing your cards in a magazine :)

Is'nt she a cutie! :)
Well that's all from me...I'm off to check out what you've all been upto,have a lovely day! xx


Gemma said...

Congrats on your win sweetie..well deserved!!

Your cards are gorgeous Amanda, love the Dp's you have used..they are great & your images are sooo darn cute!

hugs and xxx

Pat K said...

Super cute cards Amanda - can't tell which one I like best - they are both adorable! Congrats on your win and I'm your newest follower. Can't wait to see more of your lovely work. Thx.

Donna Mosley said...

These are both so gorgeous Amanda, wonderfully coloured and embellished. Well done on cutting into your dp's too hun. I'm just the same. :o)

Donna x

heidy said...

Wow Amanda love the colours and that image is so cute!
Congrats on being published!
Well done!
Hugs Heidy

Creations by Shirl said...

Congrats Amanda - yippee!
love both of your cards, they are just adorable.. perfect shade of colours and the layouts are just awesome...
Have a super crafty weekend...

Jo Channon said...

Hi Amanda,
Well done of your win last week. Both your cards are lovely, great colours to cheer up everyone with the weather being a bit hit and miss! Thankyou for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week Jo x

Doreen said...

Congratulations on your win,love these cards,fabulous papers and

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card hun, love this cute little elephant character and the papers are fab. Well done on your magazine card too, it's so pretty... ooh and congrats on your win :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Vicky said...

They are both so gorgeous Amanda...and well done also on your win...and being published too hun woohooooo!! well deserved sweetie..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

kay said...

congrats on being in the mag and winning,good week for you,your cards are fabulous,x

Daniele said...

two gorgeous cards Amanda

katy said...

Hi Amanda :)
thank you so much for your message earlier..made me smile.
two gorgeous cards here ! and congrats on your card being in a mag..what a buzz :)
Enjoy the weekend
Hugs Katy xx


Hi Amanda
Both cards are gorgeous and beautiful and congratulations on your win
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Amanda, two absolutely gorgeous cards! So cute, both of them. Congrats of your win and your card being shown in a mag!! Well done. Luv & Hugs, Trish x

coops said...

so stunning amanda.gorgeous image and i love your fab zesty colours :D
huge congrats on being published hun, the card is so pretty :D

xx coops xx

Marianne said...

Two beautiful sweet cards. I love these soft colors. Congratulations with the publishing of one of your cards.
Hugs Marianne

Cindy Haffner said...


brenda said...

Two super cards Amanda and fabulous stitching on both.

Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

B x

Hazel said...

Hi Amanda

Whoop Whoop - well done you on both your win and for being published - CONGRATULATIONS and well deserved i might add.

I love both cards - I know what you mean about A LOT of Basic Grey paper - that was a good reason for me to go digi!

Thanks for popping by and leaving me a lovely comment.

Ill be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip

Hazel xx

Jackie said...

Congratulations on you win. Two gorgeous cards, I especially love the first one :o)
Jackie xx

Delphine said...

They are both totally adorable! Love the colours of your first card! Have a lovely Sunday! Hugs Delphine xx

Anonymous said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards Amanda; so well coordinated and fab layouts.

Congrats on your win and your mag feature - very well deserved!

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely creation and a great masculine card, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Shirley-anne said...

Love your style .Beautiful cards . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Wendy Fraser said...

Such gorgeous cards, I love Basic Grey too. xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Congratulations on having your card printed.

Both your cards are wonderful..

Those papers on your first card are so bright and love the image and colouring.

Hugs Kelly

Loz said...

Beautiful cards Amanda.. Thanks for being my 100th follower..Lots of hugs Loz

Mary J said...

Both so lovely Amanda! The first is so cute and I must remember to use up my BGs too!!! The second is soft and sweet!

Anonymous said...

I love it!

Franz♥ said...

What a gorgeous card for man, so cute!

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Jules said...

Hi Amanda

Two gorgeous cards .. .. super neat as always!

Well done on your challenge win and great news to have your work in Papercraft Essentials.

Happy times!!

Love Jules xx

Lee said...

Both your cards are Gorgeous in every way.I adore that lil elepant n the colours are fab.Hugs xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Wow what a super cute card i love the Citrus colour combo and that sweet image great combination

Thanks for joining in our buttons and threads challenge this week at Allsorts!

Emma xxx

why not join us on facebook?!/pages/Allsorts-Blog-Challenge/251780891537227

Mummylade said...

that's a wonderful colour combination! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the prize draw!

darcy48 said...

Hi Amanda love your card the elephant is cute and I love the lovely colours you have used hugs Arlinex

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Many congrats on your win and for being published with your gorgeous card.

Love your card for our challenge this week !

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges !


Jo x

Angélique said...

Gorgeous creations! I know how you feel about the BG papers... they are adorable to look at *lol*
Thanks for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges, hope to see you again!