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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Another Christmas Card… or two

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Afternoon all

I love this card, but don’t think that I will be able to make too many like this as it does take ages to punch out the little snowflakes – but is really easy to put together and I have to say – I do like the effect!  I have case’d this from a you tube video HERE from a lovely ladies called Pinky! I added a few random snowflakes in the background, but this does also look great on a pure white background.



My next card is a forever friends.  I think I got this little fella in a bag of bits from my mother in law – who too is a card maker and has a new blog HERE.


The paper was a scrappy bit so really have no idea where from Sad smile.  The flower and sentiment from Craftwork Cards with lots of lovely green beads in the centre for some texture.

Thank you for dropping by


Sam xoxox

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Blinging Christmas Card

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Evening all

I have been really busy getting my Christmas cards together, and then this morning a little packet of goodies arrived and I could not wait to play!

I have also been having a play with ‘my craft studio’ and put together this text box case’d from a Stamping up stamp Jolly Jingles which I would love, but I cant make the roller wheelies work for me, so I thought I would have a go at making my own and I love it…. can see a few more designs like this being in production Smile


The ‘bling’ is actually a sheet of mesh and is not really gems, but it looks great!  I purchased this from a lady on Esty called Jennings644, who has some lovely things.

Right back to it… still lots of cards to be made and only 11 weeks to Christmas eve!


Sam xoxox

Monday, 3 October 2011


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Evening to you all

Just a quick post today to let you all know that the lovely Loops has the most fantastic candy as she has reached an amazing 10,000 hits on her blog in less that 3 MONTHS!  But then when you look at her blog, you will certainly know why!

Loops is the queen of crafty flowers and makes wonderful creations that inspire even little me to have a go! have a look at her latest flower – I LOVE the colours – and I NEED these!

So you have until 21st October to enter Loops Lovely Candy, and even though I am telling you all, and lowering my chances of winning lol, I have to make sure that you are all aware of this blog because it would be so mean of me not to share! Smile

SO here are the goodies to date

However a few more have also been added to you better go and check out the more detailed photos on this lovely ladies site here

A wee bit of CraftyLoops

Loops I know you said post on my side bar – but I think your wonderful generosity and super sweet candy needed a post of it own – but please let me know if this is not in the rules as I certainly don't want to miss out Smile


Sam xoxo

Friday, 23 September 2011

Less is More 1000 card challenge Part 6

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Hee Hee!

Yep one more to add to the mix!

Submission 6 – I have wanted to emboss this wording stamp for ages and tonight I finally had a go and WOW I love it.  Stamped with Brown VersaColour and then embossed with Enchanted Gold ‘Heat it up’ powder it has left the most lovely chocolate/orange/golden colour font.  The papers are from First Edition Festive Treats and I think I will be making a few more of this one!


Thank you Chrissie and Mandy for pushing me into starting my Christmas cards, but also to everyone for making this challenge so enjoyable and for your wonderful comments!

Hugs Sam x

Less is More 1000 card challenge Part 5

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Come on girls my last card was number 734… and still 3hr and 21 mins to post!

Submission 5 - This is a little card with a cute little sentiment!  Tree stamp is Penny Black again.


Okay I do have one more but I don't think that it is CAS enough, so I am going to do another one now! lol obsessed??

Hugs Sam x

Less is More 1000 card challenge Part 4

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Okay I am back with another couple…. Sorry for the lack of wording yesterday but I had spent nearly a hour playing with my photo’s, putting in links, telling a few jokes ha ha ha and Bl**dy Blogger decided to crash! I know I should know better! but I was tired and didn't know if I would get time to blog them today!

So a bit of background for anyone who has missed it

Less is More is at week 33 challenge and as they have had over 1000 followers the lovely ladies Chrissie and Mandy decided to challenge us BIG style and see if we could make over 1000 cards! well girls how much do we LOVE this challenge! Anything goes as long as it remains CAS….. so

Submission 4 – a recycled card – lovely blue papers from Dovecraft Let it snow pack and the Circle snowflake from last years Christmas card.  The lovely little snowflake stamps are from one of the Fizzy moon sets…. I know that this will be used over and over!


Back in 5 with another for ya!

Hugs Sam xxx

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Less is More 1000 card challenge Part 3

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Part 3

Submission3 – snag em stamp with embossing snowflakes and seam binding.


Will do more tomorrow!



Less is More 1000 card challenge Part 2

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Part 2

Submission 2 – bubble tree coloured with copics


Less is More 1000 card challenge Part 1

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Part 1

Submission 1 – using my Stampin up inks and Penny Black wreath stamp


Saturday, 17 September 2011

Sweet Cupcake!

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Just a quick visit to post a card that I made for a friend’s birthday.  These images from Bird’s Cards who has some of the most amazing freebies on her site that she has created! I also CASE’d her card with the lovely colour combo Smile


My papers are from First Edition pad….. can’t remember which pad though sorry guys!  Punch is EK and boy is it big! needs a drawer on it’s own but I love it and perfect for added jewel and pearls to really bling a card up!

Coloured with promarkers and tons and tons of glitter!

Thanks for dropping by!


Sam x

Friday, 16 September 2011

Missing in Action or just a TERRIBLE BLOGGER!!

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Yes I am the worst blogger, I know, no excuses I am just terrible!
Do I get forgiven for showing you this wicked card?  Please Please say yes!
The moment I saw this BLOG I knew that I would need to buy the wonderful images, so I bought 3 one day and 2 the day after and I know that I will be back for more!  You must go and visit 
I printed out 4 – Penny, Peggy Sue, Nevaeh and wedding day – and here is the lovely Penny in Blue!  The papers are g.c.d Studios,  The Lydia Collection which I picked up for £2.00!!! the other week from ECAP and the image is coloured with Promarkers, Flexi's and Spec’s as I was having a real good colouring sessions this week!
I tried to emboss around the edge, but my pen was not really up to the job and got a bit of a mess, so wont be trying this for a while, but I could not bear to ‘bin’ this image, so I used the ‘dotty technique’ that I have seen on lovely Coops Blog, to try and hide some of the damage!
I will get around to checking out some blogs this weekend, as nothing planned how lovely is that – oh well washing, ironing and hoovering don’t count do they!
Sam x

Monday, 25 July 2011

Another baby card

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Yes the last one of the baby cards that I made to welcome Aaron John to this wonderful crafty world!


Image already coloured from The Clip Art Fairy
Papers from Forever Friends Pad
Sentiment from Computer
Button, fabric heart and gems from stash


How cute is he!


I do love making baby cards….. but they all seems to be boys at the moment! Kelly if you are reading this it better be a girl!



Sam x

Sunday, 24 July 2011

a little cheating….

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Hello all

I needed a super quick card to get in the post last week, and came up with this one.  The cheating is because it was a lovely birthday card that I received last year but without any of the colouring, gems or glitter as that has all been added by me!

The orange and bright pink work lovely together and will definitely try this combination again.


Here is a close up of the butterfly


I will be back later as I have loads of cards to show you this week, and I am finally getting my self up to date…… but please don’t mention Christmas…. I haven’t even started yet!


Sam x

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Less is More Week 24–Circles

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Well the weekend has finished already… and what did I do?? 15 cards and about 30 of the rosette flowers ‘yippee’ I have been very productive for a change lol

I want to put one of my cards in the for LIM challenge this week where the theme is circles… and must be multiple

Here goes……


Do you think I have enough circles?  Be right back

Some fantastic cards on this weeks challenge and will pop round and see the rest of you soon too!

Thank you for dropping by


Sam x

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Pink and Blue LOTV Challenge

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Well this is the first time I have entered a LOTV challenge, and I really have no idea why as I LOVED doing this card… I just wished I had more time so that I could play along with more.


Image from LOTV - Milly just for you
Papers from First Edition and scraps
Coloured with ProMarkers and Prismas
Sentiment from Paula Pascal
Dies from Magnolia DooHickey and Nestabilities Eyelet circles and tags
Gems from stash


Close up of image – I used my new Promarker nibs to colour the butterfly and wow how easy does that make it!

I finally got my prismas also, so was able to play with them…. and I love them, so easy to get a much better image.


Here is one of the lovely flowers I have been making. 

Don’t look too closely as you might see the snowflake design on the paper! lol

Never mind my niece wont care as this is for her birthday.

Thank you for stopping by
Sam x In love

Friday, 15 July 2011


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Hi everyone

I have had lots of fun yesterday with some paper, a score board and some glue….. no change there then!

What do you think?


By taking a 12inch by 2.5inch piece of paper and scoring, then folding at ever 1/4 inch, then joining and that's it! easy as pie!  The one at the back needs a nice big button on, but I cant find the right colour at the moment!


This one it the firmest and was made from vellum, which folded really easy.


These two are smaller and made with just a 6inch piece but when you try and join it, it does not quite fit, but if you then snip every other fold, you get this lovely variation!  Not sure if you can see in the photo but on one I snipped the valley and the other the peak – i love them both.



So come one – show me your attempts – mine next ones will be much better as my new glue gun arrived today and that means i will have to give it a try this weekend.

Thanks for dropping in


Sam x

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Greek Wedding….

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Good afternoon all

A wedding card to show you today, made for a friend of mine for her Greek friends.  I really really enjoyed making this one and spending hours edging all the flowers and leaves in gold pen. 


The paper was a download, so sorry I am not sure where from Sad smile  and the flowers a mixture of die cuts from nesties and punches.


Close up of the flowers.


and a side view showing Martha Stewart heart punch on a insert inside.

Thank you for dropping by


Sam x

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Another baby boy….

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Card of course! I do love babies but only when I can give them back to their mummy and I can go home to my cats and my crafts!  I really don’t know how you mummies find time to do crafting with those little bundles of sweetness!


This is a lovely LOTV stamp which I have coloured with koh-i-noor pencils.  The sentiment is Papermania and has been stamped twice to give a shadow effect.  Looking now I may have to add some gems…..!

Thank you for stopping by and catch you soon


Sam x

Monday, 11 July 2011

LOTV Masterclass inspired card

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I am as surprised as you are to see another card from me today…. and I even scheduled this one, so fingers crossed!


This is a LOTV die cut which again are cheating as they are already coloured, but I love them for these quick cards.

The lovely papers are what I got from the masterclass – as I did not make the card up on the day as I preferred to do some more colouring practice!  I am sure that Bev said that they were from Nitwits collections.  The flowers are of course as always from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment from Craftwork cards.


Here is a close up of the lovely image


The lovely flowers – I think the little beads on wire are from hobbycraft


And lastly the arty shot! lol

Thank you for looking and hopefully I will be able to leave some comments this week on your blogs too!

Hugs Rolling on the floor laughing

Sam xxx

Sunday, 10 July 2011

A Card!

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I know I know how shocking I have been, but life has just been so busy and I would much rather look at your lovely blogs and cards rather that sit and talk to myself as I write lol

I have a few cards that I have made over the last few weeks, and though it time that I shared one with you

Here is my baby card


This is a lovely baby boy image from cuddly buddly and the rest just printed from the computer.  My bunting was also just drawn in word and letters added!  The paper is from a Forever Friend set I think…. not 100% on that!


Close up of the bunting


And that lovely cheeky chappie!  The image comes already coloured, so a little bit of cheating here!

Ladies - I know I spoke about the Windows Live Writer yesterday, but if any of you are having issues about using blogger to write your posts or add photos  - please give it a go, I am sure that you will love it!

Hugs Be right back

Sam xxx