Delayed DT post – Cute N Crafty DT

Published July 15, 2019 by littleamanda7609

Here is another post that I didn’t get around to doing because of my health and it would have been my first for the Cute N Crafty DT.  I’ll just show you my finished make and tell you what I used.

We were given an image from My Besties and worked around that.  I coloured the image using Dreamees watercolour pencils. The MDF is by Dreamees and the paper is from a pad by Tim Holtz.  The ribbon is from stash and the poinsettias are made using a Dreamees CD which was printed onto Vellum and assembled.  The Stamens are also from a selection by Dreamees.  Hatpins are from stash.

Thank you once again for your understanding with the blog post delay




Delayed DT post – Through the Craft Room Door Design Team

Published July 15, 2019 by littleamanda7609

So this should have aired last Tuesday when our DT posted on the main website but due to serious health concerns I haven’t really been able to get stuff done.  I’d love to say it is all sorted but it isn’t, however, I have plenty of craft to do and other bits and pieces and I will be back posting regularly. I unfortunately had to miss one DT post completely but they understand and I’ll be on the next one.
I won’t bore you with what I did to create this but all the products used ,except the bees (Dreamees) , are by Crafters Companion, with papers and ribbon from my stash.  However I wanted to share my make and I’ll be back soon with some more posts.

I’d like to thank the DTs for their love and understanding and to all my wonderful friends, who have been there.



Cute N’ Crafty Christmas DT Challenge 15

Published June 27, 2019 by littleamanda7609

Hello and today I am sharing my first DT design for the Cute N Crafty Christmas.  I am so proud to have been accepted as a DT member of this team and it will mean Christmas all year round!!!  I know it sounds mad but just ask a crafter when they start thinking of Christmas!!!

This month the DT are using images from Hetty Clare but to enter our challenge you can use any Christmas design that you like and maybe it will inspire you to start thinking of making some Christmas cards.  Submit your design at Cute N Crafty Christmas, the DT are looking forward to seeing all your makes this month.

So here is my DT submission this month using the Christmas Carolers design by Hetty Clare

I kept this design fairly simple and used my Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils for the whole image.  Once the design was finished I mounted the design on some metallic effect card which I found in my stash.  I took an 8×8 inch card and used a sheet from a Tim Holtz Christmas Paper Pad.  I liked the wood effect on it.  I didn’t want to put a Christmas message or sentiment on the card so I raided my flower box (I have a box of ready made flowers) and found these Poinsettias which have been made using a Dreamees CD.  The centres are some beads from a necklace I sourced at a charity shop.  Sometimes the beads from these necklaces work much better than some pearls or gems that I have in my stash.

So thank you for stopping by and I hope you have some inspiration to make some Christmas cards of your own.

I’ll see you soon.



Through the Craft Room Door DT challenge sponsored by Gecko Gals

Published June 24, 2019 by littleamanda7609

Hello there and welcome to another challenge for the A team over at  Through the Craft Room Door  sponsored this week by the team at Gecko Gals who have kindly donated a $25.00 store voucher to the winner of the challenge.  As always its an anything goes challenge so why don’t you share your makes with us and be in the draw for the voucher.  You could even be one of our top 3 makes of the week!!!  So pop

Gecko Galz is a digital craft products shop that was started by a group of paper artist and designers who wanted products that they could not find anywhere else. They wanted to bring their love of paper arts and altered art works to others and inspire them with beautiful papers, stamps and ephemera. The idea of Gecko Galz came to fruition in 2012 when they opened their shop on Etsy and since then have offered hundreds of products, ideas and classes to others

So here is my make for this week.



I chose to use the Deco Spring Collection as I love Art Deco and I knew that I could do something with the images.  I wanted to keep the image the main focus of the card I made and therefore for once have limited my use of flowers and other embellishments.

For the card I have used a set of dies by Tattered Lace – Art Deco Card Shape Oval.  The dies fitted the image perfectly and the set enabled me to make a card base.  I took a piece of cardstock from my stash, folded it in half and used the die, with a slight overlap to make the card base.  I then cut as single piece of card to lay onto the card base and to use as my mount for the image.  Then I used some black card and used the card base die to lay on top and then I could mount the image.

I love the colours of the image so I went through my stash and came up with the nearest colour I could to a part of the image.  I then used the die to cut out the Art Deco frame.  The oval in the middle fitted the design so I used the base die to draw pencil line and cut it out and I mounted it on the piece that came out of the die.  I placed the image in the centre and that was it, card finished.  It did need something so I chose some coordinating ribbon and made a ribbon for the top. To add some slight dimension I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops on the ribbon and in the corners.  I then felt that it was enough.

So I hope you have got some ideas of your own and are going to submit your make over at Through the Craft Room Door

Here are the products that I used for this card.

Image – Deco Spring by Deco Galz

Card Die – Tattered Lace Art Deco Card Shape Oval

All card, paper and ribbon from my personal stash

Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic – Ebony Black


I am entering this card into the following challenges

PammiesInkyPinkies – Anything Goes

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog – Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude – Anything Goes





Through the Craft Room Door- DT posting – Sponsored by Babycakesdnd

Published June 11, 2019 by littleamanda7609

Hello everyone and welcome to my contribution to this weeks’ DT over at where this week we have been given images to use by Babycakesdnd

So here we are with my project and I have used a fair number of different items which I will list for you later. The MDf circle was one which had glitter on already and was just there so but it looked scruffy so I took some ribbon from my stasha and wound it round. The image I coloured and cut out and mounted it over the MDF. It looked like it needed something to give it a punch and I looked through some new cardstock and found some glittercard and a lovely 12×12 paper which had already been cut and I cut these to size and placed on the back. The flowers I had premade, I have a box of pre made flowers which I delve into for projects as they are all different colours and can just be used when needed. I added some hatpins and the MDF sentiment.



Fairy Gal by Babycakesdnd

I really hope that you like what I have created and pop over to the blog to see what my DT group have created. And don’t forget this is an anything goes challenge and we would love to see what you can make, enter it as we do have a prize for you.

I used:

MDF circle, MDF sentiment, flowers (from a CD), stamens,glitter card all by Dreamees

Paper – Glitter Lace Cardstock by Ki Memories – Pop Culture Flower Child Pinata

Coloures pens all by Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Noir Sparkle and also Sakura Jelly Roll Pens

Ribbon and hatpins from my crafty stash

I would like this to be entered into the following challenges Anything Goes/optional theme the cats whiskers Anything Goes Creative Moments – Anything Goes

TTCRD – Design Team A posting – sponsored by Stamplorations

Published June 4, 2019 by littleamanda7609

Firstly an apology, I had scheduled a post to appear last Tuesday as I knew I wasn’t going to have a chance to post one nearer the time.  Cut to today when I discover that I had scheduled for the wrong month!  Oh boy, I do apologise.  Anyway I have re written my blog post and here it is, yes a week late and in future I’ll be double checking the dates on my scheduled posting….

Our sponsor this week has been Stamplorations owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Sherry Russ. “We offer clear stamps, stencils, thin metal dies, and coloring pages for stampers, card makers, scrapbookers, mixed media artists, and all other kinds of crafters. All of our products are proudly made in the USA. Our clear stamps are made from the finest photopolymer resin. Through our stamp line, we hope to encourage crafters of all ages and experience levels to “Stamp with all your ART!”. New products are added every month.” and for this challenge there is a prize for a $15 gift code to spend in store.

Design team A were given a choice of digi stamps to choose from and I chose Cupcakes, blooms and coffee.

Here is my final make and what products I used.


Digi stamp from Stamplorations – Cupcakes, blooms and coffee.

Images coloured in using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Lattice Art Board, Flower Stamps, Pearls on Artboard, MDF sentiment all by  Dreamees 

Ink used on Flower Stamps – Distress Oxides (Bundled Sage, Victorian, Velvet, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn)

Paint on Lattice Board – Maya Gold in Avocado by Viva Decor

Giolding Wax on Sentiment and Artboard – Empire Gold by Pebeo

Hatpins from a selection from personal stash


Thank you for stopping by and I’ll be back for definite next Tuesday with more from Design Team A.  Over at Through the Craft Room Door  we would love you to join in with this challenge (you can still add your makes until next week) and also the challenges our Team B have for you this week. You’ll be in with a chance of winning the $15 gift code if you do.



Other challenges I am entering this design in are as follows:-

Anything Goes Craft Challenge at Polkadoodles

Anything Goes – The Crafty Addicts

Anything Goes – Crafting From the Heart

Anything Goes – Not Just Cards Challenges

Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge Week starting May 14th

Published May 16, 2019 by littleamanda7609

So for me this is a lovely post to make, my first as a design team member and my first for Through The Craft Room Door.

So our challenge this week is generously sponsored by The Paper Shelter and the lucky winner receives 3 images from the store. Go take a look at the designs on the stamps and you will see they are cute and are available in pre coloured and image only(have fun with colouring your own in).  The image that I am using is called Three Wishes.  I used the version of the digital stamp that enabled me to colour the image myself.

For the design I used my Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils as well as Dreamees fineliners to colour the genie in.  The backing paper and sentiment come from a brand called Recollections which I believe is only available in the United States and the paper pad is called Constellations.  I had the sentiment from here as well.  The image and sentiment have been mounted onto the card and I have used some small MDF stars from Dreamees just to add some dimension to the design.

I hope you like my design and don’t forget our weekly challenges on Through the Craft Room Door are anything goes and we would love to see your design.  Don’t forget you could be the lucky winner of 3 images from our sponsor The Paper Shelter




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