Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Merry Monday #143 Challenge

Hey There!
I am so excited to be entering a card in again for another really fun Merry Monday Challenge.
When I first saw the theme for this weeks challenge, I regretted using the image that I had for Merry Monday #141, but I came across a stamp in my collection that worked equally as well.  If you are coming to my blog either from the challenge page or elsewhere please show me some love in the comment section.  I would love to hear what you think of the card.

Here is the photo for the theme for the challenge. 

I am going to do just this!

I decided to attempt to encompass both parts of the challenge, create a card with a music theme and Christmas carollers.
In the past I have been known to go a little crazy with my cards, however for this week I really wanted to keep the card simple, clean and wanted the image to be the focal point because its so stinken cute.

Here it is...
The image itself...

Here's a side view of the card to show the dimensions...

And finally...Here is the front of the card...

I will do my best to link to all the supplies that I used for this card, however not all products may be still available as they are from my stash, and some the source is unknown.

Letraset Promarkers - used for colouring the image
Music note paper - Recollection (Michaels Brand) - 99517
Red Paper - from my scraps of paper
Clear Glitter - on the penguin's hats and the snow on the ground.
Peel Off Stickers - for the words "Merry Christmas"
Bakers Twine - used for the bow around the image
Die Cut - used for cutting out the image, and its surrounding shape
Rubber Cement - used to aid in the background technique
Distress Ink - used to colour the background of the image'

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #294

Hey Everyone!  
2 posts in a week, this is certainly progress, and I am finding it easier and easier to do.  I stumbled across another challenge several weeks back and wanted to play along, but didn't have a lot of time.  With work being slow after the holidays and some time to myself, I decided that the inspirational picture for this challenge was just to cute not to play along with.

Here it is...

When I first saw this Inspiration picture, I thought to myself, I have to for sure do something for valentines day, and as I sat down and was colouring the image that I finally picked (had help picking the image for this card), the card took on a life of its own, and wanted to be a Birthday card, so that's what it is.

If any of you want to play in the future I suggest heading over to Cupcake Inspiration Blog to join in the fun :)

I took inspiration of the "cupcake" as well as used the colours here, and added in a ribbon because of the little ribbon laying across the picture.

Here it is...
The image itself...

Here's a side view of the card to show the dimension...

And here is the front...

I will post a list of the supplies used tomorrow, as it is fairly late tonight, and I should get to sleep so that I can get up for work tomorrow.

I am so grateful to have had this chance to play along with the fantastic design team at Cupcake Inspirations as well as all the other fabulous ladies who also joined in the fun.

Definitely going to try to ensure that this becomes a weekly thing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Merry Monday #142 Challenge

Hey Everyone!  
I hope that you are all having a fantastic week so far.  
Last week I had so much fun playing along with the Merry Monday Challenge that I decided to play along again this week.
That's pretty good.  2 weeks in a row.  My question to myself is why the heck didn't I do this before, because it is way to much fun!

The Challenge this week is to create a card with a house.

I have a lot of stamps which are houses that could have all be totally perfect for this challenge, however the moment that I saw the challenge there was a stamp that popped into my head, and I just couldn't resist using it.  Although it is not your traditional type of house it is a "house".

Just like last week I want to continue to build a stash of Christmas cards, so I created 2 of the same card.  The wording of the cards are done in slightly different colours, but for the most part they are identical.
I hope that you all enjoy my card.

Here's the close up of the image that I used for my card.

Here's the card from a front view.

Here's a side view of the card.
(This view allows you to better see the dimensions)

Here's a shot of the 2 cards.

I will do my best to link to all the supplies that I used for this card, however not all of the products may still be available as they are from my stash.


Sweet Christmas - used for the gingerbread house and the wording
Bakers Twine - used along the bottom of the card
Distress Ink - used to water colour
Clear Glitter - used on the roof top, the chimney and the 2 hearts
Pink Paper - pink paper with glittery snowflakes (cannot find a source to link)
Circle Pattern Paper - used for the top strip along the top.
Blue Paper - from my scraps, not sure its original source

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Merry Monday #141 Challenge

Today I want to share with you a card that I've made for a challenge that Im entering.  

This Christmas I found it a little sad when I did not give out one hand made card, because I made cards for other people to pass out and didn't have any on hand for myself to hand out.  This year will be different, I will start early and build a stash throughout the year that way I have no excuses to not hand out ones Ive made.  

I stumbled across a blog that Challenges me to do just this.
Every Monday they post a theme, colour scheme, inspiration photo, or technique/embellishment or sketch that is required on the card, and the rest is up to you to choose.  I am so lucky to have stumbled across this blog because it's going to encourage me to get cards done and give me a deadline, and a friendly competition at the same time. 

Once a week I will be posting a Christmas card here that I have entered for the challenge, and thats just one of the things that you can expect from me in the new year.  

I don't have to much time today to share with you how I went about Creating this card, however I will do my best to link to the supplies used at the bottom.  Some of the supplies used were from my scrap box so I may not have a link for it.

Here is the front of the card...

Here is a view of the card from the side

To take this one step further, I have decided that for every card that I enter for this challenge I will make doubles.  That way I have more cards on hand.

Supplies Used

Singin So Beautiful - Stamping Bella Image 
Letraset Promarkers - used for colouring the images
Bakers Twine - used for the bow.
Clear Glitter - on the cats hats
Stickles - little bells on the cat's collar
Peel Off Sticker - Silver Merry Christmas Wording

Die cut snowflakes and pieces of paper were in my scrap box so I am unsure of where they can be located - SORRY :(

I hope you all enjoyed this card, and I cannot wait to come back with another one.

Heres the Challenge that this is for...

Monday, January 5, 2015


Another Year has begun and that means new hopes, new dreams, new possibilities, new friendships, new romances, new milestones, etc.  2015 is the year that can be all yours.  You can make it be what you want to be, accomplish what you want to accomplish, and make your dreams a reality.

Here at Amanda Fluri Designs it means a year to focus on card making, new techniques, compete in some cool contests and challenges, some give aways from Amanda Fluri Designs, as well as the chance to work alongside some pretty awesome customers and design some beautiful invites, cards, etc for their upcoming weddings.  I cannot wait to share 2015 with all of you.

Amanda Fluri Designs is also in the process of making a website so there will be some pretty cool things to come with that as well!!

With the New Year under way, it is my mission to get on here more often and make sure to keep you guys informed about all the things that are happening and continuing to provide you with inspiration!

Happy 2015!