Sunday, January 30, 2011

Just magnolia going dotty

Hello, over at Just magnolia the challenge is to go dotty so I have embossed dots in my background card. I only just bought this Magnolia stamp she is a Christmas one so she was very cheap from my local craft shop. I like her because she could be used for other occassions aswell. Thanks for looking, x Amanda

Card Patterns Sketch 100 and C4E polka dots

Card Patterns are up to their 100th sketch this challenge. I have used my new LOTV stamp for the first time with this sketch, I think she is so cute. I am also playing along with Crafts for Eternity challenge use polka dots. These polka dot papers are some that I have had a while so I'm not sure where I got them from. Enjoy playing along. x Amanda

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Creative Card Crew for men

Create a card for men is the challenge at Creative Card Crew this week. I have used this harley image from stitchy bear and the girl is from Kenny K. I am trying to create some male cards as they seem more difficult to make than female. I have started using a few Kenny K images for these only for my daughters to ask why they are not wearing any clothes. I find it a little hard to explain to them that males may prefer this to the teddy bear and cute magnolias that I make, lol. x Amanda

Friday Sketchers Sketch

I got this cute little magnolia image stamped by my friend, he is rather cute. I have followed the sketch at Friday Sketches. I think I was meant to use flowers onm the sketch but they didn't seem to match so I used fish. Thanks x Amanda

Cute CardThursday Recipe

Cute Card Thursday have a recipe Challenge for us this week. They have made a 1,2,3 recipe but they have made it quite flexible as we can choose our 1,2,3. Mine is 1 ribbon, 2 images and 3 flowers. To play along go to Cute Card Thursday and have a go. x Amanda

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A spoonfull of sugar

A spoonfull of sugar challenge is blue and green. I love this fairy and I used my two favourite colours in card stock,taken by teal, which my darling friend Lucinda gave me because I can not get it anymore and Tempting Turquoise. x Amanda

Paper Play

My friend Carol asked if I could do a card for her brother in law. He likes bikes and I just won a random prize at the Digital Tuesday challenge so I chose this Harley from Stitchy Bear. The girls are from Kenny K, I was inspired to use these after seeing Sarah- Louise's awesome card she made with a series of these girls on it. I saw her card last week but could not remember where so I searched so many blogs this morning looking for it. It is fantastic, check it out here. As a bonus I was looking at Alicias blog where I read the PaperPlay Challenge and realised I could enter this card. THanks for looking, xAmanda

Friday, January 21, 2011

ICS challenge

Ok I tried to be a little different with this ICS challenge I followed the sketch and tried to create another boy card. THis is my attempt at making the sketch look like a DS. My girls thought it was pretty cool and knew what it was straight away but I don't know, What do you think? x Amanda

mojo monday sketch

Still trying to balance my hallmark warehouse out with some male cards. These are quite simple and I followed the sketch at Mojo Monday. All cardstock, papers and image are from Stampin Up. x Amanda

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

card patterns

I have followed a sketch at Card Patterns for this sketch except my image is supposed to be on a circle, but I stamped this beautiful bubble blower at a friends house and I couldn't do a circle around her because I stamped her in the corner of a sheet. She is pretty. Thanks for looking at my card. x Amanda

just magnolia

Over at Just Magnolia they have My Favourite Things. I love this mermaid, I have borrowed from my friend Lucinda. This mermaid and the beach Magnolias are my favourites. I have also used my favourite card taken by teal, I love this colour and this is my very last sheet :(. Stampin Up no longer have it in the catalogue so I'll have to go on ebay or an American site to see if I can get anymore.I've also used crystal effects which is beginning to be one of my favourite things and it makes her look amd feel like a real mermaid. Enjoy playing along x Amanda

Monday, January 17, 2011

Winter Wonderland Paws for thought

This is my card for Winter Wonderland challenge, Paws for thought. You can have anything on your card as long as it has paws, I probably should of googled to see if a hedgehog has paws. x Amanda

Cute Card thursday

Cute Card Thursdaychallenge monochrome, only use one colour.She is a very sweet magnolia stamp.

Color Throwdown

Wow, I love this colour combo at Color Throwdown it is expresso,melon mambo and sky blue. The colours look fantastic together. I also love this new stamp I bought, her name is Francesca, from Kraftin Kimmie. Have a try at this colour combo you will be really pleased with how they look together. x Amanda

Friday, January 14, 2011

mad for markers Australia Day challenge

Good morning, I have made this card for the Mad for Markers Challenge . THe challenge is Australia Day so it can be red/blue /white or green and gold. I had a craft day with friends WEdnesday and I stamped this Magnolia of Tilda with apples while I was there, she is quite cute. I used my copics to colour her in. I would really like some advice on colours to use for skin as I start with raw silk,then add milky white and eggshell but sometimes the raw silk looks too dark. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Amanda xx

Thursday, January 13, 2011

All white

I really enjoyed this challenge at Digital Tuesday Challenge I think it was really different and the cards they have done are fantastic. It is quite a challenge when you can not add designer papers or colours. I made a engagement/wedding card, not very original I know with a white theme but I am still amazed at the talent and the creations people can think up out there. Anyway you can't really see it in the photo or scan but I have added a little glitter to the champagne and then coated the glasses in crystal effects,which totally impressed my daughter who thinks I am ammazing for being able to do that. I am really happy with this card and would of never thought of using only white. Have a try. x Amanda


Hello, this is the sketch I have followed at Mojo Monday I haven't used this nemo die
before so here he is. I can not believe how many things I have got and not used before. These holidays I have had a chance to look at and make sure I use everything I've got at least once. Well that was my plan anyway. Thanks for looking at my card x Amanda

crafts for eternity


This is a new magnolia stamp for my collection, the kitchen ones are my second favourite after the beach ones. I have followed this sketch at Crafts for Eternity I really like the layout. I also played around with this sketch making a baby girl card so I will add it to post too although I think it needs something else added to the baby one, any ideas? Finally we have some sunshine here, Queensland Australia, which is fantastic news for our flooding state. Have a great day x Amanda.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

new and Blue and Buttons

Ok so this scan is a little bit blury sorry but technology and I are just not getting along at the moment, I can not get my camera to download and my phone camera just doesn't want to connect to the computer either. Not to mention I just managed to freeze my paypal account and credit card in the one hit while trying to shop on line, lol. There is a button challenge at Just Magnolia and a new and blue challenge at Stampin for the Weekend, so I have combined both. I have been going through my papers and trying to use up some of my older pieces and some of my scrap pieces, which I really need to do. Hope you enjoy these challenges. Amanda

winter wonderland

Winter Wonderland is going Dotty this challenge. I haven't used this digi of Lola for a while so I thought I'd revive her. My paper and card is all from stampin up and the ribbon from the local craft shop. If you want to play along with this fun dotty challenge, you can link here . Have a great day x Amanda

Monday, January 10, 2011

Color Throwdown

Ok so the colour combo at Color Throwdown is Artichoke, Baja and Coral. At the start I wasn't too sure about these colours together and I'm still not. I found it a difficult colour challenge. The Designer Team make it look so easy with their beautiful creations, you should take a look or if you are up for the challenge check out Color Throwdown. x Amanda

Cute Card Thursday

eman Cute Card Thursday has an Out with the Old Challenge I have used my old robot paper
scraps and my old really rust cardboard which probably wouls sit in the box for another year if it wasn't for this challenge. I used a sizzix die for the spaxeman and ship, although I haven't used it before I bought it quite a while ago off ebay, a habit I seem to get into after a couple of quiet wines. I actually thought they were robots when I started making this card and realised after I cut the rocket they were spacemen, so I tried to make a moon looking thing. Have fun bringing all your old papers back to life.x Amanda

Sunday, January 9, 2011

sketch Saturday

I made this card this morning following Sketch Saturday's sketch. I really like this sketch and will probably make some more cards following this sketch. I have made another male card which I'm happy about but I just came back from the cinemas after watching Tangled and feel like doing girly, princessy things, I'll see if I can resist the urge and stay on track. Hope you enjoy working with this sketch. Enjoy x Amanda

Stamp Something

It's time to start playing around with male birthday cards, we have so many males in our family.My husband has six brothers, I only have one but then there is nephews, uncles and friends to send as well. I've entered this card in the Stamp Something challenge which is to use a digi image. x Amanda

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Truly Scrumptious Sketch

Good morning, I have played along with Truly Scrumptious for this card sketch. I have made a valentines card with this gorgeous little prickly guy, he is so cute. I haven't used choc chip for a while and forgot how much I like it with red so no doubt my next cards will have choc chip in them. I will be putting this card in our card box at work, I hope people want to buy some Valentines cards out of it this year or I am going to have to find quite a few more people to love, lol.
Enjoy your day, another rainy one on the Gold Coast. x Amanda

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

ICS sketch

This is my card for the ICS challenge you can see the sketch here . I love this fairy but I can not remember where she is from. I went on a lovely picnic today and when the girls were riding their bikes around the lake I sat and coloured her in. Enjoy playing along with the sketch. x Amanda

Orchid Challenge Sketch

This is my Magnolia stamp that Santa brought me, I love her she is so cool I think I need to buy all the surf ones. I have followed the Orchid Challenge sketch which I linked to from Alicia's blog. I seem to using a lot of this colour lately I think it's daffodil delight, it is a very cheery colour. Enjoy playing along with this sketch. xAmanda

Bearly Mine Challenge

Good Morning, I should say afternoon really as I've been up already this morning for so long I'm almost ready to go back to bed.I am so excited about this challenge as it is the very first Bearly Mine Challenge. This is one of the first blogs I started following. Donnas cards are just beautiful and I love watching her blog to see her gorgeous creations.I had fun making this card as I had already coloured the image a while ago I just needed to put it together. If you would like to follow the sketch and join the challenge here it the link . Enjoy your Day. x Amanda

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Just Magnolia - Stamp Something

I made this pricess card today for Just Magnolia Anything Goes and Stamp something ,something with glitter.I still love this Magnolia Stamp I got for Christmas, I think she is adorable and I have used my Cinderella pumpkin coach embossing folder. I didn't really know how to finish it off so I added a few stars, any flowers or ribbon Itried just didn't seemm to finish it properly. Hope you like her, x Amanda

mojo monday

This is my new favourite stamp set, Make a Monster. It is so much fun and my daughters love it. You can order this from Lucinda. I have followed the sketch at Mojo Monday which was also a lot of fun to work with, Enjoy.

Cute Card Thursday- Thank you card

Make a thank you card is the challenge at Cute Card Thursday and this is the one I have made. My friend Lucinda and I found a local craft shop that we can buy Magnolia stamps from so we don't have to wait for postage, this has re-aquainted (re- obsessed) us with Magnolia stamps again. I coloured her with copics, which is also a new obsession for me, how good are copics, I just want to colour in all the time. I had back to back kids swimming at the local pool yesterday so I took my copics and images to colour while I was waiting, I wonder what people were thinking to see a grown up sitting there colouring in. Have a great day, x Amanda

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch

I followed the sketch at Mojo MOnday for this card, I have not used this digi for a long time, I think it may have been the first one I purchased. THe stamps are from Stampin Up, again I have not used these stamps for a long time. It was raining here today so I made bright summery cards to stay happy. x Amanda

Colour Create Challenge

Hi, I had fun with the colour create challenge today. The challenge is red/white and pink, so I made a Valentines card. THe stamps are from Stampin Up which I think are a fun set to play with. Have fun playing along, x Amanda