Thursday, 28 March 2013


Good afternoon! 

I'm back with another card for you, its a really simple one but showcases a hot new technique excellently! 

So what's the trendy new technique? Chalkboard effect! 

Those of you really young ones might not even know what a chalkboard is - in a world of computerised boards or dry erase boards, anyway, for anyone that has seen a chalkboard you'll know there's always a cloud of white powdery dust encircling it! 

Stamp Set: Amazing Family
Ink: Versa Mark, White Craft
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black
Embossing: White Emboss Powder
Ribbon: Basic Gray/Basic Black Two Tone
Extras: Essentials Paper Piercing Pack

So to make a chalk board technique you want to emboss your image in white onto black just as you normally would and then leave to cool for a moment. Then taking a sponge with a litle white craft ink on it dab, sponge, and swirl it on lightly to create your chalkboard "cloud". And voila, you're done! 

Hope you enjoyed! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Amanda xx

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Oh the weather outside...

Hi guys! 

OH my goodness, can you believe its been almost a month since my last post!?! I am so sorry about that!! I've been sick for the past I don't know how long - at least 3 weeks - but it seems a whole lot longer than that!! Yes, my body finally succombed and cane down with the lurgy, and then just as I was getting better I got sick with another virus - I spent almost an entire week in bed asleep! Gracious me!! Anyway, I seem to be on the road to recovery now and am swapped with a ton of wedding stationary things for a couple of customers - it is a lot of fun but its a lot of work too! 

Anyway, I'm sorry I've been absent, but I'm here and hopefully I'll be about to blog a bit more...

We are experiencing horrid weather - snow in March - come on, its MARCH!!! Anyway I have a couple weather inspired cards for your enjoyment!

Stamp Set: Rain or Shine
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Basic Grey, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Punch: Itty Bitty
Ribbon: Melon Mambo Striped Organdy
Big Shot: Needlepoint TIEF
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Rhinestone

This was the make and take I had for my open house to launch the new Spring-Summer catalogue. Isn't it fun!? I am just LOVING the stamping off technique which basically involves stamping an image several times without reinking to get different shades of one colour - here I did it with the heart rain drops.  The little knotted piece of ribbon is such a great way to add a little ribbon to a card and a awesome way to use up any scraps! 

Stamp Set: Rain or Shine
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Basic Grey, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Grey

This card is inspired by one of the patterns in the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP which is just covered in loads of little umbrellas. I had so much fun making this one! 

I hope you enjoyed these creations, I have lots more to follow!! 

Have a great weekend!

Amanda x