Sunday, 4 March 2012

A Mixed Lot..............

I didn't realise that it was Wednesday since i last made a i have missed yet more fantastic challenges. Luckily I have a few days off next week so hopefully i might be able to catch up.

Also I have created a new blog for my 'alternative creations' I would really love it if you took the time to take a little peek......its mostly sewing creations....that might be the reason why I've not made many cards lol.

I have also put some candy together to thank my followers as i have had over 10,000 hits which i will post tomorrow.

Now what do I have to show you today........

This little beauty is a gorgeous stamped and coloured image from Lili of the Valley called 'Milly Just For You' such a pretty image. I have used a butterfly die cute and then mounted that onto a circle diecut and a round doily. The BG paper which you can just see is from Pion Design From My Heart II Love Song it is absolutely gorgeous. I have used a variety of flowers and all are from Wild Orchid Crafts with the exception of the gardenia which i recycled. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

I would like to enter this creation into the folllowing challenges:
1. Lili of the Valley - Peaches and Cream
2. Crafty Catz - Punches and Dies
3. Mark's Finest Papers - Recycle


This gorgeous creation, i have made for my mother-in-law for mothers day.......i just love this gorgeous image from Mo Manning......'Sophie' cute. I have used some BG from my stash and layered onto bazill cardstock which i have distressed and inked with Tim Holtz Blue China distress ink. I have punched the border using a Fiskars border punch and have then added the BG paper and some guipure lace from Wild Orchid Crafts. The flowers and seam binding are also from WOC and i have then made a paper flower and distressed also with the same ink and added a gorgeous jewelled brad. The sentiment MUM is made from alphabet stickers.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:
1. Mo Digital Challenge - Anything Goes with Mo
2. Phindy's Place - Distressing
3. Crafty Ribbons - Celebrate your Mom
4. Crafty Emma's Challenge - Flower Frenzy
5. Craft Your Days Away - Mother's Day

And thank you over at Crafty Emma's as Mr Random chose my card as the winner from last week.


As spring is nearly upon us, i thought i would attempt to use some spring i have also followed a sketch and used Forever Friends diecut image and 'Just For You ' sentiment. The BG paper is Tea Party by Dovecraft. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and the little yellow buttons are Papermania.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:
1. Forever Friends Challenge - sketch
2. Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring
3.Delightful Challenges - Spring Colours
4. Pixie Dust Studios - Buttons
5. One Stop Craft - Button It


Last but by no means least, i couldn't miss out on a bit of Penny Black. This little creation is born out of inspiration from a Case It Challenge from Domi's creation over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge and this is my interpretation of that gorgeous card. I have used a flower shaped card and used a BG paper from my stash and some differing coloured rhinestones and a chocolate ribbon all from my stash. The sentiment is also from my stash.

'Best Wishes'

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:
2. Craft Us Crazy - Photo Inspiration
3. Totally Papercrafts - Song & Dance
4. Sketchy colours - Pink, blue and beige
5. Crafting When We Can - Animals

Many thanks for taking the time to look at my creations and for the lovely comments that you all leave.




Poppet said...

Great card Amanda, I love the idea that the little hedgehogs are dancing in the flowers. They look so happy dancing the day away.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

pinky said...

Beautiful selection of cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

Barbara Colbert said...

Great looking the recycled gardenia!!! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Linda said...

Those are come fun little hedgehogs dancing on that card. Love the bright colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week. Linda

Tracey Manderson said...

All wonderful cards! Well done. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges, good luck and hope to see you next time.

Gaynor said...

Wow stunning cards, I love the colours, thanks for joining our Mother's Day challenge at CYDA, Hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :) x

KraftyKoolKat said...

The are all stunning cards. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


Alina said...

beautiful cards, Amanda! ''Sophie'' is one of my favourite images too, thank you for joining us at Mo's Challenge!
hugs, Alina

Elaine L. said...

Great cards! I love what you've done with "Sophie"...great embellishments! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

carol said...

lovely cards, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Pat Garvin said...

Great cards. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

kath said...

you have been a busy bunny amanda...adorable mimi card...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Aunty Sue said...

brilliant card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

Berit Synnøve said...

Lovely cards !
Thanks for joining CYDA. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Berit

Cec said...

Wow lots of lovely creations. Thanks for sharing the distressed beauty you made for your Mother-in-Law and joining us at Phindy's Place.

Anne Kristine said...

Such a lovely card!
Love the image!
Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week - good luck!
Hugs Anne

Lyn said...

I just love the hedgehogs, and the shape of the card is so unusual. Thank you for joining us at CWWC

Donna said...

Fantastic card, so girly and I'm loving the fab flowers you have added! Congratulations on your win last week and thanks for playing along with us this week at CES :) Donna ♥ x

uksharon said...

What a great card for your Mum Amanda. Love that touch of pink works so well with the blue.
Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

J said...

Congrats on winning a prize for your previous LOTV card, well done you xxx J

cindy said...

They are all darling cards but my favorite is the ballerinas. Great work.

Janet said...

Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can. Janet. DT

Diane J said...

Lovely card - great interpretation of our sketch. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS Monthly Challenge. Good Luck. Diane (DT) x