Thursday, December 23, 2010

Just Magnolia

My beautiful friend gave me this gorgeous Magnolia stamp for Christmas yesterday, I love it. I have followed Mina's sketch at Just Magnolia and I'm really happy with the way this card turned out. I have now done another in pink tones but this gold one is my favourite. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas x Amanda

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mojo Monday

Well only four more sleeps until Santa comes and my house is getting very loud,excited and busy. My mum has arrived to stay for a week and a bit and the beautiful sunshine is back so it's getting hard to sit and craft, but I told myself I need to make at least one card a day and hopefully post daily so luckily everyone except me had a rest after a very busy night and morning. This is my card for Mojo Monday they have a great sketch to follow. I just received this digi from Pixie Dust Studios so I decided to make this card for nobody in particular. I also purchased some twilight digis from there but I'm still working out the best way to colour them so stay tuned. Enjoy the rest of your day, X Amanda

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Aussie Cards for Sale

My beautiful and extremely talented friend Alicia opening has opened an on-line card shop and is looking for designers she can buy cards off to sell in her store.
You can show Alicia your beautiful creations you would like to sell at Alicia Time to Create
I would like to share some of my cards I will be showing Alicia to see if I can become a designer for Aussie Cards for Sale.

Mad For Markers

WEll this is my first Mad for Markers challenge, thank you Alicia for letting me know about this challenge blog. I have coloured in a Kenny K digi moviestar the first one in reds and then I have done one in pinks and one in purples. I did not write down the colours I used as I did these before I knew of this challenge but now I know what to do for the next challenge. THanks for looking, x Amanda.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Inspirational Card Sketches

This is my card for ICS . Another Kenny K digi, I am having alot of fun with these. I have done this card in green tones, my eldest daughters favourite colour but have coloured another two in red and in black. I was going to try to make a circle of card look like a cd but then thought I'd have fun and stick a real cd on. It is silver but when I scanned it came out rainbow which is pretty cool I think. Hope you like my card, I'm off to make some more, xAmanda.

One for the Kids- Cute Card Thursday

One for the kids for Cute Card thursday . Another great digi image from Kenny K. I can not wait to make some more cards with their digis but I need to go and do my chores and a bit of Christmas wrapping, shopping and preparation first. My girls loved this digi and they also chose a girl with a guitar, a girl with an ipod and a movie star. Have a great day, x Amanda

Colour Create Plum and White

I have joined in at Colour Create's Challenge which is plum and white. I got this image from Kenny K digis, her name is Luscious Linda. I am going to try and colour another one of her today in reds or blues. My daughter chose this image and I thought I don't think so but when looking at the card gallery at Kenny K's she looks really good. There are so many great digis out there, people are so talented. xAmanda

Friday, December 17, 2010

Papertake Weekly

Over at Papertake Weekly you need to make a birthday card for somebody with a birthday around Christmas. My husband's birthday is three days after and we usually don't do much at all for him. I wouldn't like to have my birthday so close to Christmas that's for sure. I made this card for him but will probably make a few more before his birthday and then decide. I am new to copic markers and am loving colouring in with them, they are quite addictive so any excuse to make new cards will do. THanks for looking, Amanda xx

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stamp Something

I have made this card for my friends daughter, gorgeous little Martina. I have nearly finished all of my Christmas cards which is very late I usually have them all out and sent by now. I have entered this card in Stamp Something's Digi Challenge. I can not remember where this image was from but it is very cute, I will have to go for a search and edit this post later to tell you what it is. Well off to make dinner and probably a birthday card for my husband who is out for dinner tonight. xAmanda

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge

It's a Sparkly Christmas at Digital Tuesday Challenge and I needed to create a small card/gift card for my husbands secret santa present. The person he has to give to is a 30 year old female so I decided this reindeer games digi would be good. I added a little sparkle to her nose and champagne and a couple of red sparkly brads. Thanks for having a look, Amanda.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MOjo Monday Sketch and Card Patterns sketch

I only purchased this cute little guy Francis this morning from Digistamp Boutique, isn't he cute. My daughter loves penguins and her favourite colour is green so I thought I'd practise with greens on these cards before I make something special for her. I have followed Mojo Mondays sketch on this first card.

And I have used the same digi and colour combo on this second card for Card Patterns sketch. I love Stampin up's green galore and taken by teal but both have been taken out of the new catalogue, such a shame. I am making cards this morning to keep myself calm as I'm off to see Bon Jovi in Brisbane tonight and am getting very excited. x Amanda

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Anything goes at Creative Card Crew

Wow I am having alot of fun making bonbons, I have entered them in Creative Card Crew anything goes challenge. The pink ones are for the sister and green and red for brothers, I still haven't decided whwt to put in the male ones yet but have a few different ideas. Amanda

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Baby it's cold outside

At Digital Tuesday Challenge it is Baby it's cold outside, which is great because I decided to make Christmas bon bons this year and these two friendly snow men are for my nephews. I have found an easy way to make bons bons now and I am very excited as I can personalise everybodys. For the children I am putting flashing Christmas badges and Magical Elves chocolates and for the grown ups lindt balls, christmas ear rings and christmas wine glass rings. Hope you like them I have different ones to post tomorrow.

Colour Throwdown/Mojo Monday

I made this card for the Colour Throwdown challenge red/pear/choc chip or kraft these are not the exact colours but closest I had to work with at the time, also Mojo Monday sketch challenge. All card, ribbon and stamp from Stampin UP.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Stampin for the weekend/Papertake weekly

I made this card for Stampin for the weekend recipe challenge but as I wrote down the recipe I also drew the sketch from Kates beautiful card thinking it was a sketch to follow as well. I love the colours turquoise and purple together so I have also entered in Papertake Weekly challenge blue and green not to be seen. THanks for looking, Amanda

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Colour Create Challenge

I have made this card with the colour scheme over at Colour Create, beautiful robin egg blue, foamy sea green and cream. I have used all stampin up products except for the clourung in I used copics. I have also made some smaller versions of these cards and I am hoping to sell them in a pack of 3 for $5 in the staffroom. My friend and work colleague is spending some of the Christmas holidays at an orphanage in EAst Timor so I will give her the money from any card packs sold, fingers crossed.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mojo Monday

Well I am loving my holidays, making sure I get some craft time in everyday. I have made a boy birthday card today because I found some new papers at spotlight. I have been dissapointed lately with the lack of variety in papers at the local craft shops so I was pleased to find alot of new ones last visit. I have followed the sketch at Mojo MOnday, I might try making the round version of it tonight for my nephews first birthday card. Today I am off to MOvieworld with six children so I am definately going to need some craft time to wind down tonight. Enjoy your day. Amanda

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Colour Throwdown and Sketch Saturday

Wow, I really like these colours together, Mellow Moss, Choc Chip and Blush Blossom. This is the colour challenge at Color Throwdown and I think they look quite pretty together. I also followed the sketch at Sketch Saturday . I only just got these stamps, Upsy Daisy from Stampin Up so you'll probably see my next few cards with the same stamp. All of the card and ribbons are from Stampin Up aswell, my stampin up friend Lucinda will be so happy.

Today Iam going out to lunch with some good friends to celebrate one of their birthdays,I love holidays.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Truly SCrumptious Sketch

Hooray school holidays and we are staying home, time to catch up on some crafting. I love this sketch at Truly Scrumptious, the extra option was strawberries and cream which I didn't do because I needed to do a congratulations card first. I found these love heart papers in silver and gold so I made one of each. I really like this sketch it isn't too complicated and I am planning to make a few different cards today following this sketch. I am so happy to have some craft time again I will have to go bake some cakes and cookies to keep my children happy too. Enjoy your holidays. Amanda

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Card Patterns

Well I think I can say I am back into a routine where there is time for a bit of crafting a few evenings a week, I needed to have a big clean up of my craft area so it didn't look like such a challenge each time I started to make something. I have entered this card in the card patterns sketch, a friend at work is due very soon and not sure if she is having a girl or boy so I have made a girl one very similar. I have used all stampin up except for the digi image which I think is so cute. Have a look at this sketch at Card Patterns and have a great day.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

triple challenge

Well I started following the fab sketch at Sketch Saturday first for this card and when blog hopping I found it could be entered in a few different challenges including Stamp something who have a recipe of designer paper, buttons and ribbons, and also Cute Card Thursday have a Ribbontastic challenge happening over there. It was a fun card to make, my first Easter card as I just purchased these stamps from Stampin Up, I am new to the roller stamps and I think I am going to be a bit addicted for a while. Hope you enjoy these challenges as much as I did, Have a happy, wet Tuesday.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

crafts 4 eternity

Well I'm just about to drop my daughter off at a sleepover for her friends 10th birthday, they are staying at a resort in Surfers Paradise which has waterslides and kids fun centre. Wow I wonder if they realise how lucky they are or because on the Gold Coast they are surrounded by theme parks with annual passes, a zillion shopping malls with every shop imaginable, beautiful beaches and parks and anything else you could think of, do they just think everywhere is the same. I have made this card for her friend and have followed the sketch at crafts 4 eternity I liked this sketch a lot the only problem is I ran out of staples so I couldn't add this to the recipe. THis was a fun card to make I like pink and black together.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Colour Create

I went to a craft get together yesterday for the first time this year it was very nice but one of our beautiful craft friends have moved interstate and it is not quite the same without her. Love you Alicia xx. The girls there were making Valentines cards for their husbands which I don't usually do but I joined in aswell. I also made a card eah for my daughters which are the ones pictured. I have used brown, pink and off white to enter in Colour Creates challenge The one on the right has got a little extra colour as my daughter didn't put it down all morning it has extra chocolate muffin on it. That's why I should scan before I give it away, a habit I got into over Christmas, I would create for a challenge but give the card away without posting it oh well. Hope you have had a lovely romantic valentines day. xAmanda

In the name of love

Ok, I don't know how this post is going to end up looking as I have photos all over the place. I scan my creations which doesn't give the best quality pics either because the book is so thick. Anyway enough about that. I have created these love books for the two loves of my life, my daughters. When I was creating things at Christmas everything I made they wanted one of so I wanted to make them a little something special. I was going to make them for them for Christmas but it got too busy and I put them aside and although I don't usually do Valentines Day it gave me the encouragement to get them finished for my girls. I am very happy I did as their response was just beautiful, I am very blessed to have two fabulous girls.

As I have not posted anything for so long, I thought I would enter in Cute Card Thursdays In the name of love challenge. Hope you had a romantic day.