Saturday, 4 March 2017

Jems Monthly Blog Hop & Colour Challenge

Hello and welcome to The Craft Spa in the UK from Amanda Bates.

Time for the Team March Blog Hop today - so please join my lovely and very talented fellow team members and have an inspiring hop around... you won't be disappointed...
This month's blog hop theme is inspired by the gorgeous new Sale A Bration Glimmer Papers- you know the ones- the pack of 3 colours of shiny glimmery glittery gorgeousness that has virtually every demo (and customer) visibly drooling!

And available for free with a £45 order... what's not to love! Want to see more of the shine? Then click here to see them in video action
So the pack inspired a Colour Challenge for our theme... so I bring you Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum... oh what a shame... 3 of my current favourite colours!! Perfect for Easter makes... And I went with a glitter theme!

First up... the Easter Trug basket... I picked up these boxes when I dropped off an order yesterday!! Wonder if Heidi will now want them back!! We reckon they are from Hello Fresh or Gousto or takeaway deliveries - so please let me know if you recognise I would like some more!!
So a bit of up-cycling! Stamped a few Kraft card panels with the Hardwood stamp, cut to size and voila! Perfect...

Die cut a few Stylish Stems flowers and leaves using all 3 colours of the Glimmer paper and white or same colour cardstock.

Stamped the plant labels for the greeting using Thoughtful Banners (HAPPY) and Circle of Spring (easter) stamps - and then punched with the Classic Label punch ...
And a quick card to go with the basket... this HAPPY being from Perfectly Wrapped (this is the stamp I cut up into HAPPY and DAY!) and the stamped mat is a Stitched Shapes die cut square...
So that is it from me for today...

Time to pass you onto Karen Watt's Krafting K blog ...
OR Katy Harrison's The Stamping Shed blog if you are going in reverse  - or have missed one!
And as just requested - here is a list of all our participants and all their links...
6. Amanda Bates (You are here!)


  1. Omg that basket! And the card! Stunning!

  2. gorgeous projects and such a cute basket love it x

  3. Gorgeous. Clever paper crafting to make the basket x

  4. I love love how you have used the colours xx

  5. Would be a great May Basket, too. Would it be possible for you to list those on your Jems Hop on your blog so that broken links don't end the hop for me as they did today.

    1. Thank you for visiting us today Phyllis... Just added the full list... and I think this is the link you are wanting...

  6. Two beautiful projects Amanda. Love the basket, a great bit of upcycling!! Thanks for taking part.

  7. Love that upcycled basket! Super card too, great makes. xx

  8. Fab projects as usual ! x

  9. Great makes Amanda. Love these blog hops. kx

  10. Hi Amanda, the boxes are from Hello Fresh, I have a few I've been using for storage, but will now be making them into baskets. Thanks for the inspiration. Fab projects xx

    1. Thank you and thanks for confirming the source Carol... I knew someone would recognise them!


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