My Couture Creations Design Team Projects for September

Hi Happy Arty Days Fans!

Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been creating this month 
with the fabulous embossing folders & dies from Couture Creations!

First up, a sweet Thankyou card......

Such an elegant lil card to show your appreciation!
Sooooo pretty!

My second creation, is this Paris inspired Canvas art,  'Dream Big'  ...

So much gorgeousness going on here! Love it!
Features my 3 fave brands, Couture Creations (dies & embossing folders), Kaisercraft (papers & collectables) & Imaginarium Designs (chipboard)!
Just perfect together!

If you'd like to see the tutorials on how to make either of these creations, 

Thankyou for your comments & for stopping by today,

til next time,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

My Kaisercraft Design Team Projects: September

Hi everyone!  
Thanks for stopping by to see what I've created with
 the incredible new collections at Kaisercraft! 

First up, some Christmas joy with fabulous new Basecoat Christmas collection.
If you love the Basecoat collections - then you're going to go crazy for this Christmas paper!!!!
Seriously rocks! Yes, I said it, this paper rocks!!!!!
Here are my creations,,,,,,,

"Wish, Believe, Joy" layout

"I Believe in Santa Claus" layout

And of course, we can't have Christmas without some cards........

Gorgeous collection! 
Has such a classic feel despite being so contemporary!
Love it!

But, if you prefer a more elegant & timeless Christmas collection, 
you might prefer the stunning Yuletide collection......

"Merry Christmas" layout

An elegant Christmas card....

More card lovelies....

"Altered Tin with Concertina Mini Album'

Look how cute it is when you open the tin.....

& a lil gift wrapping inspo too! 

Love this classic Christmas collection!

The final collection I can share with you today is the very adorable,
Teddy Bear's Picnic.
This collection is too cute for words!
Vintage bears & suitcases - love it!
Here are my creations......

"Special" layout

Too cute!!!

"Friend" card

"Love" card

Mini Canvas, "Favourite"

Such a sweet collection!

And there you have it! 
My Kaisercraft Design Team Creations for September!
Hope they've inspired you to get creating!

Thankyou for stopping by 
& for all your wonderful comments!

'til next time,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Scrap & Play Challenge #10

Hi Happy Arty Days Fans,

Welcome back for a peak at what I've been creating for

Here's what the new challenge looks like........

Feature a top ten list on your creation - fun task!
Here's what I created..................

"Ten Things About YOU!" layout

Love that gorgeous lil boy! He's too cute and hilarious for words!
This page is created from the light hearted and happy,
 I LOVE this paper range - it is so easy to create with! 
The collectables and stickers include those fantastic die cut feathers,
 and arrows, - making creating super quick! 
That cute owl is a Wooden Flourish from Kaisercraft too!
Love it!

Hope my page inspired you to enter the challenge! 
Can't wait to see what you create :)

Thanks for visiting, 

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo 

CMS Challenge #70

Hi Happy Arty Days Fans!

Welcome back for another super fun colour challenge
over @ Color Me Scrappy!

Here's what Challenge #70 looks like.......

A gorgeous colour palette &
 the extra challenge is to include 'Signs of Fall' (Autumn).

Here's my take on the challenge..............

Isn't she the cutest lying in all those yellow Autumn leaves?!!
I love this photo - and the memories behind it. 
It was so  much fun to scrap it!

This entire page is created from the fabulous, 
Such fantastic patterned papers and collectables in this range!
Warm browns, cool greens, greys and black....Just perfect for this challenge
Loving it! 

Hope you liked my take on this challenge! 
To see what my fellow DT members created, 
& to link up your own entries, 

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Paper Wings Productions: September Blog Hop

Hi Creative Stampers,

Thanks for hopping over to see my creation for the

Paper Wings Productions Monthly Blog Hop!

If you haven't already noticed, we're having a bit of a purple patch!!! :)
Purple, lavender, lilac, mauve - such a beautiful, feminine colour to create with!

If you've arrived here from Zoey's blog, then you're in the right place!
If not, please click here to start the hop!

One lucky winner will get a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store. 

For a chance to win all you need to do is:

  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • go back to the Paper Wings blog and leave us a comment here telling us you completed the hop

To increase your chances of winning you can like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday September 9th, 2014 here on this blog.

Here's my pretty  - 'lovely' - card that I created using my fave PWP stamp set, Nouveau.......

Soooooo gorgeously girly! 
(& lots of inky, messy fun here too!)

Here's the Nouveau Stamp Set you'll want to get your hands on......

Love this Stamp Set! So divine & really versatile!!!

Want to know how I created this lil number? 

It's super easy!

Start by clear, heat-embossing the Nouveau stamp in the centre of the card. 
Spritz, paint and splatter a few different shades of purple watercolour & allow to dry.
Heat treat the clear embossed image until it literally 'melts away' and intensifies the purple colouring.
Stamp the border trim stamp in black ink - above and below the main image.
Ink the card edges and then embellish with purple cotton thread, blooms, metal leaves & sentiment.
Voila! Told you it was easy-peasy!
But it looks so lovely!

Thankyou so much for joining us today!

Please be sure to leave a comment &
 now it's time to send you over to Carmen's blog for more purple inspiration!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***
Amanda (You are here)

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo

Paper Wings Productions: September Challenge!

Hi everyone!
Thanks for stopping by to see my take on the 
September Challenge over at 

This month's challenge is to use ribbon, trim, twine etc and include a stamp of course! ;)
I also wanted to showcase the fabulous
September Mixed Media Nesting Kit - All Dressed up!
So here's my creation......

A cute lil 'happy' card! 
That fantastic clear embossed, swirly background stamp also comes with the kit!!!
Yes, everything you see here, is from the kit! (Cool, huh?) 
So many creating possibilities! ♥

Please visit The Aviary here to see my fellow DT members crafty creations
 & to link up your own entries! 
Can't wait to see your projects,
Thanks for stopping by, till next time

Happy Arty Days! 
Amanda xo

All Dressed Up!

Hi everyone!  
Thanks for taking time to stop by 
and see what I've created with 
Here's my creation.......

It uses the Tim Holtz collectables folio,  Nob Hill clip art, Um Wow! Chipboard & My Mind's Eye Market Street paper and dies. 
To see more of this stunning project, 
take a peak inside 
& see all this mixed media kit in it's glory, click here.

Thank you for all your kind comments, 
Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Scrap & Play: Challenge 9

Hi everyone!
Thanx for stopping by for a lil look at my take on
Challenge #9 over at Scrap and Play! 

Here's what the new challenge looks like.....

School Supplies inspired! 

Here's what I created. ...
Love how this page turned out!
Such a lovely school photo & 
a fabulously fun school-themed background to show it off!
Geek is indeed the new CHIC!!!

Let's take a closer look..........

The lined papers, handwriting & journal card are all from Studio Calico's 'Best Of' collection.
The washi tapes are both from Typo &
those fabulous title stickers '2 Cool 4 School' & Stain stamps are Kaisercraft.

Such a fun challenge! Hope you liked my take on it! :)
Why don't you give this challenge a go? 
I'd love to see what you're creating & there's a fabulous prize up for grabs too!
Visit Scrap & Play to get started now!

Thanks for visiting,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

CMS Challenge #69

Hi everyone! 
Welcome back for another fabulously inspiring colour challenge from
Here's what challenge #69 looks like.....................
Yes, it's back to school time!
Apart from using that gorgeous colour combo, 
the added challenge is to use some lined paper in your creation.
Here's what I came up with..........

Okay, so it isn't a back to school page but,
 it does feature those fabulous colours and lined paper!

Isn't she lovely?!!!
This page is a real mix up of all my left overs -
 you'll spy Basic Grey, Prima Marketing Inc, Studio Calico, Kaisercraft, Franchville
& even a few odd buttons too!

Hope you liked my take on the challenge!
 To see what my fellow DT members created,
or to join in on the scraptastic fun, click here to visit CMS

Thanks for visiting,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo