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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

Saturday, 9 July 2011


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Windows Live Writer is the BEST!

See post below

Open-mouthed smile


Sam x


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A lovely friend of mine told me this week about Windows Live Writer, that I can connect to my Blogger account and use to write my blogs….. Well here goes.  At first glance it was easy to set up, and I can see the lovely blog header as I am typing this, and it is as if I am typing in Microsoft word e.g. I have the same headers and can view text and sizing….. and it spells checks as I go…. HMM seems to good at the moment!

Okay so let have a go at adding a photo….
Yep easy to resize and centre it just like a word document… i am liking it… Mog also approves!
Change colour??
Let’s see
All looks good to me…

Now – lets see what happens when I publish!
Here goes….. Surprised smile