Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Autumn Love

Last weekend I had a messy, creative kind of day with a couple of friends and in amongst the distress ink and chocolate chip cookies we made these
We used some offcuts of mountboard as a base and inked them with distress inks, added a bit of stamping and used the Tim Holtz dies to cut out either flowers or leaves. My friend Karolyn now wants to make one for each season although Sarah took hers in a whole different direction with a floral theme.

Our crafting then took a Christmassy turn with the creation of some Christmas wreaths.
.....and if that has got you in a Christmassy creative mood then you should definitely consider signing up for the 12 Days Workshop at The Copy and Paste Project I signed up last year and spent many a happy hour creating. There are 12 main tutorials to create handmade gifts plus lots of extras and there is no need to go out and buy lots of new supplies you probably have just what you need right there in your stash pile.

Here are a few things I made......

This bookmark card I made for a friend's birthday because remember............ a handmade gift isn't just for Christmas......

8 comments:

Wrightboysmum said...

Crafy weekends are good for the soul. I hope there was wine and laughter as well. Love the projects.

Julie Kirk said...

Oooh I don't remember seeing your bracelet! Nice job!! And the necklace and the card are lovely too.

Thanks for the mention. xx

Sandra said...

Sounds like a really lovely weekend - and very productive. Dare I click on the link? LOL ... I'll blame you if I get well and truely hooked :)

Sian said...

She must have clicked on the link because she's still talking about it today..

Great stuff Amanda :)

alexa said...

Love the words 'distress ink' and 'chocolate chip' in the same sentence! Those wreaths are very striking ... And there were lots of lovely projects I just didn't get round to doing in the class - you've reminded me I need to do something about that ...

Anonymous said...

I had a fantastic day thank you so much and the cookies were awesome love Karolyn xxxxx

michelle said...

Had a lovely catch up with you and all your wonderful creativity .... loving your work :) M x

Sarah said...

I wish I could do all my crafting at your house Amanda! Everything you make looks beautiful. I don't know how you make everything look so lovely every time! Can I have lessons please? x x x