Monday, 22 June 2009

Before I forget....

once again - I don't know where my head is at at the moment - the lovely Kate from Catos Crafty Corner has given me two awards. I will have to have a little think about this as I can't really chicken out and just give it to all of you again, so watch this space and I'll allocate them some time this week.

Take care everyone

Sam x

Friday, 19 June 2009


Almost forgot all about the two lovely awards that Rozzy has given me so I'd better post about it before I forget who gave them to me. Bless her, she had so many to give out that she'd listed all our names and told us to choose whichever two we wanted.

These are the two I chose as I don't have them yet. who to give them to......I think I'll give them to you - the lovely followers of my blog who always leave me such wonderful comments. Please feel free to take them for your blog if you don't already have them.

Take care all and have a lovely weekend.

Sam x

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Sweet 16

It's my eldest daughters birthday tomorrow and I've made this card for her. I hope she likes it.

Take care

Sam x

Wow is it really a week?!

Gosh I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted on here. Oh well I've got plenty to show you all.

I just can't get enough of these Clare Curd male stamps at the minute so I made just a few as birthday cards to go with the Fathers Day cards that I'd made previously.

Hope you like them.

Sam x

Thursday, 11 June 2009

The Crafty Pad challenge - sketch

Hello all, I was gonna say afternoon but I've just realised it's early evening.

I got my new stamp from The Crafty Pad
today and decided to use it for this weeks challenge and yes, I am leaving it a little late this time but I just haven't had the time if you see what I mean.

Anyway the challenge was a lovely easy sketch - well easy as far as I'm concerned as I know that not everyone likes sketches.

I used Dovecraft Fantasy papers and that is where I took my colours from. If you really skint you may see the tiny, tiny pink hearts in the bottom right hand (as you look at it) corner.

Right I'm off to go and put this into the challenge before I have to go and do dinner.

Take care everyone

Sam x

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Just a quick one

Evening all, just popped in to say thanks to Jo/Trimgym as she's been dishing out the awards that she has been amassing recently and she's given one to me.

As usual my head ain't on straight at the moment so I'll sleep on this tonight and I'll do my very best to give this out tomorrow - but don't hold me to it!!!

Take care everyone and I'll catch you soon.

Sam x
Okay tomorrow here and here is the first lucky recipient
Please do go and check out his blog - it really does have the most gorgeous, cute, sweet, lovable, mischievious cartoon artwork I have ever seen - I love this blog, GO NOW!!!!
Okay thats one down - 4 to go. NAH .... I'll do it tomorrow heheehe.
Sam x
Okay here's the rest of them
Okay then thats these ones done - onto the others that need to be given out now.
Sam x

New awards

Hi all. Just found out that I have been given another two awards. This time from the lovely Caro of Caro's creations
please do go and check out her blog .... I think it's fab.

Only problem is now I have to give them out hehehehe.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Matching Musical Dragonfly Card & Candle

Hi all.

Made these today. The candle took the longest as the wire kept breaking on me.

All I've done is - with the same image - is stamp and emboss with clear embossing powder on tissue paper for the candle and cut close to the image and adhere the tissue paper with the help of the heat gun and some greaseproof paper and on card for the card. I also stamped the image twice onto shrink plastic. I also cut these close to the image and punched holes with my crop-o-dile so that I could thread them onto some wire with some beads as further decoration for the candle as I felt the image didn't show up as well as it could.

Hope you like them.

Sam x

Monday, 8 June 2009

A few more Fathers Day cards

Thought I'd upload these while I was here. I've got a couple of birthday cards too but I don't really want the recipients seeing them before the BIG day so they won't get put on until the weekend I'm afraid.

Have a lovely evening and I'll catch up with you all soon.

Sam x

Smirk mobile charms

Just thought I'd have a play with the old shrink plastic - I love that stuff almost as much as embossing powder - and my Smirk stamps as they've been just a little neglected lately and this is what I came out with at the end of playtime.

Sam x

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Almost forgot......

For all you crazy cats out there - there is a DT call at Double Dutch
erm - obviously for a new DT member. I don't expect I'll get chosen but it's fun to have a go anyway.

You only live once after all.

Have a lovely evening all and take care.

Sam x

C.R.A.F.T. challenge card

Afternoon peeps. Hope you are all well.

Just thought I'd enter the challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. this week as I needed to get Fathers Day cards made so it was as good an excuse as any to have a play with the Claire Curd stamps I bought recently.
Anyway more about the challenge - they've labelled it as 2 challenges in 1 as they've asked for a Fathers Day card combined with a colour combo of Brown and Blue. I got a little carried away and made two instead. These have both been stamped multiple times onto different paper and then paper pieced to give the desired effect.

If you look at the close up of the fisherman near his feet I've even put some water down with Anitas 3D clear gloss finish.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Take care

Sam x

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Retro Rose & Venaissance Cards & Candles

Afternoon peeps. I soooooo love these LLB ranges. I stamped and coloured in these images last night and made the cards and finished the candles off this morning as I had a later than usual start at work today.

Hope to get some more bits made today, but they are a secret for now. I also want to do the challenge at C.R.A.F.T. as it's a Fathers Day card combined with a colour combo of blue and brown.

Rightio then I'm off to get my dinner ready now and then some more playing is the order of the day.

Take care everyone

Sam x

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Two challenges in one!

Evening everyone. I just don't seem to have enough time at the moment to do as many of the challenges as I want to do, so I've cheated for today anyway.
I'm entering this card for the challenge over at The Crafty Pad,

- which is a sketch challenge and also for the challenge over at Creative Inspirations,

- which is where the colours came into it as they are Brown and Blue.
Okay, I'm now off to enter this into the respective challenges so have a lovely evening whats left of it and I'll catch you all soon.


Sam x