Friday, February 12, 2016

Left of Center Challenges #117

Left of Center Challenge 

is having a 

sponsored by

Here is my example using copics and chalk pencil. The little blings are courtesy of  DCWV

Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PLUM REPTILIAN CLUTCH

Whats todays inspiration??
PLUM REPTILIAN CLUTCH
Why none other than a purse made of clay! 

I made this purse using the paper purse pattern that's literally everywhere on the net..The animal skin clay pocket was in fact the funnest (is that a word?) You never know these days how the dictionary seems to change with the more slang that gets spoken. Makins clay was used for 98% of the purses construction as the bottom feet are in fact some metal purse feet found at Joanns. 
Plum Clutch by Amanda Phillips©08/06/15
I hope you feel inspired!



                                                                 And yes...it is usable!
                                 With a good spray sealer your purse closet can go any way you want! ")

Friday, January 29, 2016

Blue Suede Flower Necklace


This is my 
Blue Suede Flower Necklace

using
MAKINS CLAY 


 Using ©Makins Clay Deluxe Extruder set with Disc# 5 and #3. I made these large cords I love Makins for this ..it is so flexible after it cures. Perfect for any piece you need to move with you.




Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rag Quilt Winter

Happy Tuesday!

I wanted to share with you what I have been doing while I have been sick. Like most of us right now huh??? Crazy winter so far and dangerous for some! "Sending Prayers and Blessing for all of you. 

Now as you know I am seriously dead sick if I am not making something. Laying on the couch makes me feel frustrated and like I have wasted good crafting time. 
Early this winter Joann's had a 70% OFF of their flannel fabric line. Can you believe the pricing? Well anywho, as a girl that can not pass up a sale. I bought a TON!!! Enough to make 1 LG. child mermaid tail Blankie/Cozy and count em with me people, 4 Queen sized rag quilts!!! That is A LOT of cutting sewing and above all clipping!
Now I made 3 and all those along with the mermaid tail went out as gifts for christmas...So finally, and because if I didn't do it now, it would set wishing I would pay attention to it in some corner some where...I made mine and my hubbies. It turned out great! 
We love it and here is the best part.While I set/ lay on the couch clipping ,sneezing,snuffling and all around whining about my fever, hubby set at the other end of the couch and clipped with me ") 
The man is a saint!
So not all is lost and the blankie is wonderfully warm!


and just because she is so cute!

Christmas Morning 2015

Monday, January 18, 2016

Pannier #3

Welcome
This is my 
PANNIER#3
©AmandaPhillips10/15/15 

Today I am so excited to share with you my creation made with 

Makins Clay
 and a full assortment of bobbles, gadgets and assorted bows")
I had so much fun with this! It measures around 13" high and 10 " wide.
When I was a young girl my Grandmother dressed bisque and porcelain dolls from all over the world. I might have mentioned this before. The one time I saw her make a miniature pannier (cage skirt) I was hooked! I loved the meticulous work that it took to gather all the little pieces together into a coherent wearable garment. I tried to gather this memory in my piece today.
I hope you enjoy!





I wish you luck in your art world. and do hope you enjoy the inspiration. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Bottles of Hope

Hello

Today I get to share with you my version of 

The Bottles Of Hope program.

Cancer is a nasty bugger that truly has affected so very many and often closer than many of us think. My sister has been our most recent family survivor and I can honestly say watching her go through what she has was to say the least inspiring.
Here is to all her hopes and wishes .

I made this lovely bottle using 

(details on how to make this at the above link)

Details about bottles of hope


Please enjoy and I HOPE you feel inspired.






Monday, December 28, 2015

Gecko Galz Freebie

Good Morning....

I hope you are finding your month to be Joyous and Wonderful!

Today I will feature my final and last Gecko Galz post. I have decided to remain a supporter but have committed to other obligations that will no longer allow me the time to do everything I want. So it is with a sad good bye that I must leave this amazing design team and move forward.
Thank you Lee Anne Seed for the amazing and generous opportunity and a loving farewell to my fellow design team members . I love and admire you all.

So with out further ado...

Todays example is a wonderful 



Freebie

Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Makins Clay Frame KIT

WOW!

Makins Clay Frame Kit # 35304

How much fun was this??? 
Well I had a ball!!!


Our assignment if we chose to accept it was to stretch the boundaries of our wonderful 
Makins Clay Frame Kits
EEK! 

Which was not hard because the ideas were popping out of my noggin pretty fast to the point where eventually I had a serious traffic jam..Alas...it had to be Christmas and it had to be Gnomes..

Pop on over to see the
detailed pictures and instructions and please share with me all that you could feel inspired to do .

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 4, 2015

It's A Mini Dolly ?

WELCOME!!!

I am so excited! today I get to share my little wee dollies. 
Now when they were born in the summer I was not sure what they were...
Gnome...Elf...Gelfling??? Then Hubby came in and called them Fraggles") What ever species they derive they are created with love.

They measure 2 -1/2" and 2" if you don't include that crazy fun hair ")

I truly just molded and shaped little arms,legs bodies and ears ..no rules. I used makins clay in peach and every type of torn muslin and lace to create clothing. The little wee one has on a glove finger sack.
Actual Size


I hope you enjoy and have a 
Very Happy Holiday Season!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Gecko Galz

Around the world challenge and kit 
over at 


I loved doing this frame card...So Russian ") 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Gecko Galz Freebie

Good Black Friday Morning!

I hope your shopping is all done and the feet are soothed into some yummy warm slippers whilst you are enjoying my freebie and some relaxed coloring time! 

I had one of my little elves do this for me and she did pretty well ")

Freebie

Enjoy!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Basically Bare Grateful Banner

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


I hope you have the very best holiday shared with loved ones and great food!


 What a treat to be able to make fun food for all to enjoy and start the holidays with the smell of cider and oranges permeating the house. 

Today to share this Grateful Holiday season I have created a fun banner with our amazing
 Large banner embellishments 
and some fun papers from DCWV and ribbon


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tassled In Clay Necklace

Tassled In Clay Necklace

I love this technique! It's easy and fun and all those seed beads that we all have "everywhere" can be used up into something beautiful and usable.

For more details please meander on over to 

You could even make this into a really pretty gift.
ENJOY!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Santa's Christmas Wish List

GOOD MORNING!!!


Today I get to show off some holiday happiness with 


I am featured over there showing all the fun and how to's to make your own holiday 
Santa Christmas Wish List 


This little booklet was truly easy and fun and will last FOREVER!
You can add more pages over the years and save the ones from previous years in your christmas mayhem layouts!

Here's to Gearing up for a AWESOME Holiday Experience!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Funky Findings Album

Good Morning!

I hope you have had your morning coffee and feel bright and bushy tailed!

I am featuring a traveling FUNKY album over at Basically Bare today. I hope you mosey over and take a look, and feel inspired!

I used some K&Company designer paper by Kelly Panicci and lots of random doodads from the mystery boxes") 

and the

Funky Findings Album from 


Come check it out!

Friday, November 6, 2015

JUST STEAMPUNK #7 2015!!!

HELLO!!!

I am so EXCITED, THRILLED,ELATED!!!

I have officially received my complimentary copy 
Just Steampunk Volume #7
Featuring 5 of my pieces!!! EEK!



In the Dolls and Animals section I am page #49


And again in the Home Decor section I am page # 75!!

I have made these pieces over the years and love that they along with me :) have been honored to become part of the Scott Publications Family.
Have a Great Weekend!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Gecko Galz

November Challenges over at the 


Can you believe it? November already! Yikes. 
So head on over enter your fabulous creations and win some amazing products!


Monday, November 2, 2015

Journal Journey Page #4

Today is the last page for this album I will feature that came with the original kit. 
I might in the future make others "who knows"!...life is crazy like that ")
Please go over to the 
to see further details to this final page?


#4

#3


#2
#1

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Gecko Galz Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the eighth destination of
Gecko Galz 5th Annual Blog Hop

If you started here you might want to go back and start at the beginning at the GeckoGalz blog so you won’t miss anything!  
We have 14 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz exclusive blog hop collage sheets, that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to grab, the one here is
"VINTAGE BEAUTIFUL".

 




Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat. 
So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!



We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
·        Second prize is a $50 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $25 shopping spree!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, a new paper pack each quarter and a kit club pack each quarter!
 This is a $150 value! Plus you get a prize pack from some of our favorite sponsors worth $150!
 Read on to learn how you can win!

First of all, you will need to visit all 14 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 14 words (one on each blog site except the home site) and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz.
This enters you in the contest. On November 2nd we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the 
between the 29 of October and the 1st of November and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 





Your Secret Word is;
WITH
Now that you have it go to the next blog on the list below







Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness

I shared this on October 12th 2010. Just wanted to do a throw back in support of breast cancer awareness. So many women including my sister are battling this devastating disease. I received second place and donated the bra to a auction raised $272.00 for the cause. 
 Save the Ta's Ta's sponsored by Curves of Savannah.Yeah I was so excited to be able to make this to help raise awareness. Breast Cancer is one of the leading killers of women and men alike in America. I literally took weeks trying to figure out what i was gonna do to a bra.....There are so many "suggestive" options ;) Then it hit me..I am currently in my (blue) art phase so therefore it must be something blue and colorful, what better than the ocean. I made all the anemones , star fish , barnacles, clams,seaweed my self by either sewing something weird or cutting cardboard and covering it with stickles. Oh and the net ..I made the net like a little macrame project then coffee dyed it. Not to shabby if I say so myself.