Friday, 2 March 2018

Featured day at Gecko Galz

March's challenge is Springtime in Paris, so in carrying on with that tagline I made 3 atc's - ,

The first & last papers come from 'Tres Chic Atc Backs', the middle from 'Marie's Garden', the decoupaged Eiffel Tower topper came from the design sheet from the last post, the words came out of an old Dictionary. The end atc with the glass cabochon is my favourite, a definite keeper in my 'crafty treasure' box. 

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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Springtime in Paris

Over on the Gecko Galz blog, the challenge for March is 'Springtime in Paris'. Feel free to join in and have a play - there is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from the Gecko Galz but it can also be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!! The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree!

So today, I've made an A5 card - I was going to do a 'stand-up' card but decided it should be a proper folded card, I might make a cream box for it to go in rather than use an envelope.

I used a paper from the Parisian Dreams Paper Pack, printed it out twice, one for the background and one to use as decoupage, although I only decoupaged the bigger Eiffel Tower image, I did cut out the smaller one, but didn't use it as the flowers were going to be covering a part of it.

The flowers and the embellishments came from Craft Box - I love the little vintage cabouchon - must try and get some more of these, I used another in another project..... posting tomorrow.

The sentiment I found whilst tidying up my desk so I could get a space to work..... normal sized desk - actual work space the size of an A4 paper *lol*

Amanda x

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Little girl frame

One of my friends had a little baby girl and I wanted to make a little gift for her, this is the practice sample - I forgot to take a photo of the finished gift.

Originally I was going to put the meaning of her name, but as its got a Religious connotation and my friend is anything but, I decided to put her date of birth and weight.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Butterfly Wheel is C

Over at Butterfly Blog, a new format for the fortnightly challenge has begun with three colours & three themes, its upto the player to choose!

this weeks letter is C and I picked Butterfly with Cornflower Blue and Corners - with a bit of crimson  and cream thrown in! The backing paper which was a magazine freebie has cornflower blue and cream flowers on it. I used a piece of co-ordinating cream paper cut to fit the corner to contrast the card. Then die cut two butterflies, one to match cornflower blue and the other to match the darker blue ink. Lastly added a few red gems to highlight the crimson in the backing paper.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Post me a card

Not been in my Debbi Moore stash drawer for ages, so I thought I'd make a quick card using some bits n bobs from one of the magazines. There was a butterfly already on the post card but I used a matching but bigger embellishment to cover it. Also not used a doily for a while, so just had to add one. Last of my flowered ric rac as well, just have to remember where I got it from!

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Tee for one??

Feeling flush in The Range and went on a mini shopping spree - ie wasn't an 'essential' buy - spotted this Hunkdory Little Book of Toppers for Men, all the images are vintage so couldn't resist!!

Backed the image onto a newspaper sheet and some blue card, and coloured 2 Candi with pastel yellow promarker to blend in. Perfect for my dad who loves watching golf........ till he falls asleep!!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Its a wrap..... again

Just love this wrapping paper, not much of it left now - the end of the roll is nigh!!
Certainly putting it to good use, and not throwing it away. Might just be able to squeeze something else out if it.
Cheery paper combined with a cheery sentiment - says what it does on the tin!!