Things for Sale

I have put some stamps for sale on my 'Things for Sale' page. Feel free to go and have a look and if there is anything that takes your fancy drop me an email at: amanda.patterson@ntlworld.comxx


Saturday, 29 January 2011

Two challenge cards in a day!

This card is also for two challenges :-) I feel like a pro now lol.
The first is the Lili of the Valley challenge 'Anything but square' quite a challenge for me that was for sure as I have been rather stuck on square cards for a while!

The second is Passion for promarkers challenge 'Let it shine'. You had to include gems and sparkle etc and of course use Promarkers.
The papers are Papermania Hampsted 'A warm welcome'. The stamp is LOTV 'glamorous gardening' and the sentiment is from the Papermania Birdsong collection.
The stamp was coloured using the following Promarkers:

Caramel, Spice, Terracotta, Meadow green, Pear green, Lime zest, Olive green, Oatmeal, China blue, Powder blue, Pastel pink, Dusky pink and Blush.

The edges of the stamp coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink.

I added pearls and flowers from my stash and coloured her necklace with glitter pen.

First challenges!

Afternoon folks...I have decided to be really brave and have a go at some challenges! It is rather exciting and I thoroughly enjoyed making this card. It is going into two challenges (get me eh!), The Colour Create challenge which ends on february 10th. The challenge was to be in Lemon, Green and White with the option of using a charm.

It is also going into The Sketch n Stash challenge. This finishes tomorrow evening so I hope I am just in time. There was a sketch to follow and you had to use some new or neglected stash (I used both!).
It is on a 6*6" card. The papers are by Dovecrafts Back to Basics & Daisy and Dandelion Picnic Patch, both of which are rather neglected stash :-(
The stamp and sentiment are my new Papermania birdsong stamps. I love them already!

I used a Martha Stewart Doily edger punch and cut cirles on my mum's Cuttlebug ;-)

The stamp was coloured with the following Promarkers: Buttercup, Lemon, Lime Zest, Tulip Yellow, Vanilla, Meadow green, Lemon, Ivory, Satin, Leaf green and Pear green. I added gems from my stash to the tree flowers.

I also added flowers, button, ribbon, brad and charm from my stash.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Birthday Princess

Well I am on a roll and very pleased to be managing to post regularly, long may it last! It is a bit of a shame that I don't get many visitors but I am extremely grateful to those that do pop by and leave me comments, Thank you!

This card is for my box, so not for anyone in particular but for 'just incase' .

It is a 6"*6" card covered in paper from my stash (I really MUST leave the covers on them so I know what make they are!) I think it was Daisy and Dandelion paper.

I then added a layer of another pale blue paper, Birthday ribbon (bought from Hobbycraft) and some lace.

I coloured my Tilda Princess with Promarkers:
Sandstone, Cocoa and caramel
Pastel pink, Dusky pink and Blush
Powder blue and Blender
I brushed the edge with Denim blue distress ink
Added some gems and layered on blue card.

The sentiment is from my Debbi Moore Birthday collection which I again brushed with distress ink and layered on card.

These were added to the card and some little flowers from my stash, all bought from The Works.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Crafty Fox blog Candy

Crafty Fox is offering this lovely ribbon candy until the 24th January! Check out her lovely blog, especially her baby cards.

Looking ahead!

I made this card for my sister's birthday in March, how organised am I?? We are off to America for four and a bit weeks and we go on her birthday so I thought I had better get myself sorted.
I used my mum's Cricut to cut out the letters for sister. I would really love a Cricut but unfortunately it is just a dream :-(

I then used my new LOTV stamp 'Best friends' and coloured it with Promarkers:
Pale pink
Rose pink
Leaf green
Dusky pink

I added ribbon, pearls, brads from my stash and the papers are K&Company Amy Butler Designer paper.
I dusted the edge of the stamp with Shabby Shutters Distress ink.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

A 70's theme

A friend has recently invited me to her 70's themed 50th birthday party. Unfortunately I can't go but I made this card as a Thank you/ Birthday card for her.

I used the free stamp that I got with my DoCrafts magazine this month and a stamped image from my Debbi Moore Birthday collection. The papers are from my stash so I am afraid I am not sure what make they are. I cut the 'Thank You' on my mum's Cricut. Then added a flower and brad from my stash.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Busy Bee!

Well I had a productive day at my mum's last Saturday and as promised I am here blogging :-))

This is my first offering:

Pretty Princess!

This is a 6" * 6" card

I then used Basics Pastel papers, ribbons, lace, brad, gems and flowers from my stash.

The sentiment is from the Debbi Moore Birthday set which I mounted on card and then dusted the edge with Victorian Velvet distress ink.

The Stamp is Princess Tilda. I used the following Promarkers to colour her:

Hair: Chestnut, Sandstone and cocoa

Skin: Pastel Pink, Dusky pink and Blush

Dress: Blossom, antique pink and blender

Petticoat: Blender and Dusky pink

Shoes: Powder blue

Distressed around the edges with Victorian Velvet

A super Promarker tutorial!

This tutorial is really easy to follow and the lady is very talented at shading etc. Pop over to her blog and take a look, simply click on the image below.

Monday, 3 January 2011

A Happy New Year

Wishing you all a happy new year and may it be a healthy one. Over the past few years I have come to realise that good health is a real treasure and not something to be taken for granted.

My hubby is poorly at the moment with flu and has been in bed for three days, which anyone who knows him will tell you is totally unheard of! He has even told work he is not well enough to travel back tomorrow and as a contractor it is never known for him to call in sick. So here is hoping he is soon on the mend and that all those that are under the weather at the moment are soon feeling brighter.

I am looking forward to getting back to a bit of normality after all those festivities so tonight is my first night back at running club. Then I am hoping once everyone is back at work that I will be able to get some crafting done.

I promise to try much harder at keeping up with your blogs and keeping mine a little more interesting too.

Happy 2011 to you all!

Christmas Cards

Although really rather too late to post these I thought I would show a few of the Christmas cards I made. I apologise for my tardiness in posting them. It seems this blog lark keeps escaping me. So I promise to try harder this year to post more regularly.