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Friday, 18 May 2012

Pink and Green again……

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Not really sure why I keep teaming up these 2 colours but I do like it!
This was a birthday card that I made for the lovely Jenny, with a digi stamp from one of my favourite artists ever – Krista Smith - I don’t think that I will ever tire of her stamps, they are the greatest! If you have not seen her digi’s yet, you must visit her blog - and in the near future she will have a new website for us to purchase her lovely’s from!
Sam  xoxo
Items used on this card were:
Card/paper stock:
5x7 white card base, Green paper from XX pad, pink and green card
Image: Saturated Canary – Poppy the circus girl
Embellishments: pink
flower from EBay, silver glamour dust, gems from stash
LOTV and another unknown
Mediums: Promarkers and Prima Pencils
Tools used:
Stampin up circle punch

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Very pink birthday Ciara

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Hi all

This was a commission for a lady at work, whose granddaughter would be 2 this month. Ciara is a girlie girl, so had to be pink, with her name and age and lots of sparkle…. I think I did well here!


The image is the lovely LOTV and I loved colouring in this one, what a sweet pea.

Grandma loved the card, and hopefully in a few years Ciara will do so too, but mummy has put this away for now to keep safe :o)


Sam xoxo

Items used on this card were:
Card/paper stock:
6x6 white card base, pink paper from XX pad, bird paper, pink die cut
Embellishments: Number 2 die cut from
Dies to die for, gems from Meiflower, butterflies from Stampin up
Computer generated
Mediums: Promarkers
Tools used: Heart edged Nestie, Big Shot machine,
Stampin up scallop oval and circle punch

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Gonna miss hanging around with you

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This is a card made for a lovely lady, who was moving to another part of our team, so she was not leaving us, but would not be sitting with us every day, so I thought that this was a perfect tribute.


The lovely bright photo was PUURFECT for what I wanted, and the rest of the card was decorated with stamping and die cuts. This is a biggie for me 8x8, but it needed to be so we could all write a little something.

She did love the card, and to be honest we do still see her most weeks, at meetings and stuff, but we wanted her to know that she would be missed loads!


Sam xoxo

Items used on this card were:
Card/paper stock:8x8 white card stock, pink and lilac card
Image: Google
Embellishments: gems from stash
Sentiment: Printed from computer

Tools used: Sizzix stars, Big Shot machine, memory box vine

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Happy Birthday Purple Butterfly

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Hi all

Whist in a purple mood, I found this lovely paper and had to use it, however it was a lonely piece so I am not able to tell you where it is from. This card will go into my box at work for my colleagues to purchase when they need that urgent card! A few more in different colours needed I think.


This card was CASE’d from the lovely Michelle’s Blog here; I love Michelle cards and visit every day to see her work, thank you Michelle for your inspiration.


Sam xoxo

Items used on this card were:
Card/paper stock:
6x6 white card base, Unknown purple flower paper, purple card scrap and white glitter card scrap
Embellishments: butterfly is Memory Box, and pearls from stash
Sentiment: Paula Pascal Stamps (I think)

Tools used: Sizzix Eclips machine, black ink

Monday, 14 May 2012

To our mum

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Hi all

When I saw these lovely digi’s from Pink Gem, I knew that I would have to buy them! And she has also done a version with Mom – I love it! and on top of that we even get coloured in version, so we can do quickie cards when we need to.

This is what I made with my first one, and I have another one to follow in a few days!


My aim with this was to do it for a boy or girl or both to give to mummy, hence why pink and blue is the theme!


Sam xoxo

Items used on this card were:
Card/paper stock: 6x6
white card base, paper from XX pad, pink and blue card
Pink Gem – Mum Owls
Embellishments: pink and blue
flowers from Wild Orchid, and butterfly from Eclips, gems from stash
Craftwork Cards
Tools used:
Sizzix Eclips

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Birthday Princess

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Hello all

Here is a card that I was asked to make for a lady’s niece at work. The description was purple and princess….. I think I did that :o)


I used a easel card, as I had some many elements that I wanted to use, I had to give myself as much space as I could!

My friend loved it and said she was going to write on it so carefully as she didn’t want to spoil it! aww :o) I really did enjoy making this card, and I am sure I may be able to do another later in the year as I have 5 nieces myself, although they seem to be more into dvd’s and make up than fairy princesses!

I would like to enter this into the new challenge ‘ALL THAT GLITTERS’ over at J & C Creations, which is one of my local craft stores in Maidstone, Kent. My mum is law is also on their design team, so I want to wish them well with their new challenges and I PROMISE I will enter every month! :o) I think I have enough glitter…. Paper, carriage, butterfly wings and the crowns – let me know if more is needed lol.


Sam xoxo

Items used on this card were:
Card/paper stock:
6x6 white card base, purple flower paper in glitter and non-glittered from Boofle pad from The Range, purple card is bazzill
Image: Princess, horse and carriage, frog and Castle dies cuts
Embellishments: butterflies, flowers, gems and glamour dust
Craftwork cards
Tools used: Sizzix Eclips machine, Stampin up oval scallop punch, scorpal

Wednesday, 9 May 2012


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This little card happened from left overs, 2 little green strips of card, a die cut mat which was too small for what I needed, and a butterfly that has been sitting around for about a week.

However I do like the card and it is quite LIM for me!


Items used on this card were:
Card/paper stock:
6x6 white Kanban card base, pink flower paper from first edition pad, white glitter card, pink foiled card from Oyster stamps
Embellishments: butterfly cut with Sizzix Eclips, flowers with NS punch. Gems from stash
Craftwork cards
Tools used: Sizzix Eclips, Nestabilities, Big Shot machine, NS punch


Sam xoxo

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Birthday blues and birds

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I don’t know if I will ever be able to give this card away, it has to be one of my favourite of all time, and the original idea was nothing like this lol

The ‘fans’ as they now are, was a circle and the Tilda was sitting on the circle, but it just would not work, and then the accident happened, where the ink pad fell on the folded circle, so I had to cut it up….. and I am so happy for that little accident.


Items used on this card were:
Card/paper stock:
6x6 cream card base, pink dotty paper from Bird Song first edition pad, bird paper, blue folded paper is DCVW, cream die cut
Image: Tilda
Embellishments: gold peel off wrapped around fans
Craftwork cards
Mediums: Promarkers
Tools used: Oval Nestabilities, Big Shot machine, Scorpal, Stampin up circle punch


Sam xoxo

Monday, 7 May 2012

Forever Friends Birthday

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Hi All

Here is a lovely decoupage that I have had for years…. and finally got made into a card.

I really like this card, but then I love the bears!


Items used on this card were:
Card/paper stock: 6x6 cream card base, pink pearled card, flower border from Hot Diggity Dog paper Pack
and pink dotty paper from Bird Song first edition pad
Forever Friends Decoupage
Embellishments: clear gems from
Meiflower and butterfly from docrafts papermania pack
Craftwork cards
Tools used: Scallop Nestabilities, Big Shot machine


Sam xoxo

Sunday, 6 May 2012


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Hi all

Here is a lovely card that I made from a birthday card that was received by me. I love how the brown and bright pink colours work together.

This card was a tall card about 25cm, but I decided that I wanted a square card, so I cut the main body and then cut out the flower and layers them where they was duplicate pattern, then fixed this on to a black 6x6 card base, with a white matt. The gems really tied it all together.


Items used on this card were:
Card stock: Kanban black 6x6, Kanban White
Embellishments: Black and pink gems from
Sentiment: recycled from the card also
Tools used: just my scissors and guillotine

See you soon


Sam xoxo

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Is anybody out there……

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HELLO ALL – I am shouting to see if any of my followers are still here…….

I have been absent quite a while from my blog I know, but I have been crafting, and do have a large number of cards to show you all, so these posts will be short and sweet, but I am going to get ahead and start using the scheduler to at least show you guys some of my creations.

This first card – I have to say that I love it.

My mum in law and I went to a crafting workshop about 3 weeks ago at Oyster Stamps, where the lovely Paul Church showed us some techniques with Clarity stamps. I didn’t make this card at the event, but the very next day, whilst the ideas and mojo were still with me.

We had a fab day and signed up for the next one before we left which is on the 2.6.12 and the 3.6.12 – I think the Sunday still has spaces.


Items used on this card were:
Card stock: Kanban white, Stampin up Green, Bazzil Green
Clarity Stamp – small leafy swirl
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flower in pink and cerise, rolled flower in green, lovely big diamond gen from eBay
Craftwork cards
Mediums used: Brilliance dew drop ink – Pearlescent Orchid

Tools used: Stampin up Oval scallop punch for backing of sentiment, Sizzix Eclips machine for butterfly (designed by me!) and rolled flower

I hope to see you guys soon, and will definitely be doing some blog hopping this weekend :o)


Sam xoxo

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Happy Birthday Nick

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Hi all

I have a little card to share that I made for my Father in Law’s birthday which was 14th February.


Items used on this card were:
Image: LOTVArmchair Bear
Sentiment: very very old! I think it was bought from mad about cards

Coloured with: Promarkers and Prisma’s

Tools used: Eyelet Nestie

I love this colour combo and will definitely be getting a few more of these in my box.


Sam xoxo

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Saturated Canary Valentine

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Hi all

Well we have got about 6inches of snow here in West Malling. Kent which looks like it is slowly melting…. I do love it, but have started worrying about getting to work and meetings tomorrow as I really hate driving in the snow!  Fingers crossed it will all be gone.

I was looking through some blogs this morning and saw Saturated Canary Challenge Blog had a Red, Pink and White challenge and I had the perfect card that I made last week, sitting on my shelf ready for photos! So here she is.


Items used on this card were:
Image: Saturated Canary Digi – Nevaeh
Sentiment: Computer generated
Papers: Snippets so have no idea sorry!
Coloured with: Promarkers and Prisma’s

Embellishments: Doily from Hobbycraft, Elegant Scrollwork Die cut swirl from Memory box, flowers from wild orchid, felt heart  cut with Memory box die and Supaclip’s in rich red hold my lady in place, gems added for the bling!

A couple of close ups



I would like to enter this into the challenge and hope that some of you like my card… and leave me a little hello

Hugs and kisses

Sam xoxo

Sunday, 22 January 2012

My little space

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Afternoon friends

I promised that I would take some photos and share my craft area with you all…. so beware photo overload ahead!

I don't know about you but I am forever re-arranging things and finding new storage ideas, so I wanted to share a few with you today also.

Most of my units in my craft area are from Ikea –  SO here we go


My craft area.  My dining room table provides the base, however I think it has only been used for its original purpose once since we have lived here!  The LARGE unit on the table is Ikea and this is my new purchase.  My husband calls it the Command Centre….lol.  As you can see in the middle is my laptop, and various hand creams and tissues and I have a wireless keyboard so that I can move it out of the way when crafting.  The blue and black drawers are from Tesco direct about a year ago, and I have 4 sets – 2 each side.  The only other thing on my desktop is my spinney pen holder which is great and holds so much.


So on to the cupboards


The left cupboard holds my snippets of paper all sorted in colours and stored in A5 boxes, and the 2 drawers here hold my white card in the bottom and my colours Stampin up card in the top one.  I also have a box of stuff I am working that sits nicely on top of the card.


Here is one of my boxes of snippets…. not much room left in the pink one Surprised smile


On to the right side cupboard and this one now holds all of my 6x6 papers.  I spent lots of time when I was off at Christmas, snipping my papers that I had started into 6x6 or 5x5 and then I am able to grab them quickly when needed…. I still have a little room left in this cupboard for a few more pads I think Confused smile


The top drawer at the right holds all my tools so glue gun, heat gun, dymo, crimper, paper cutter to name a few.


The bottom right drawer is my colour inspiration! It is full of wild orchid flowers…. all shapes, sizes and colours. I love to open this draw and stare!


This little pod is the most used – it hold my really useful box of promarkers and spectrum noir pens, which is easily turned the right way up before opening, but allows me to store them on their sides.  The magazine holders holds my pre folded card stock, cutting board and then just next to this is my X-cut guillotine which is fab.  On top my wet wipes and kitchen roll….. of course!

Then in the pod next to that is my first craft storage purchase, a little set of 5 drawers from Rymans.  I would love some more of these but they don't seem to sell them any more and the ones they do sell are not as sturdy.

Here is what I keep in the drawers – firstly my dew drops, mementos and other small ink pads.


Then a selection of my most used ink pads


Then all my adhesive pads, stamping blocks etc


Finally my Glues and random stuff!


This is a lovely memo holder that I bought at the range when shopping for Christmas presents….. you have to treat yourself don't ya!  This is hung on the right end of my unit and I use it for when my cards are drying and waiting to be sealed up.  This is a lovely birthday card from my friend Louise, she know all about my kitties obsession!  It was my birthday yesterday and I was 38…. tut ah well at least still in my 30’s just.


On top of the unit and the main reason for buying something like this, is so that I can get my printer off the table and my big shot off the floor – and also my daylight lamp now sits right above me which is fab and even better for taking photos so her is hoping that they will start to get better with practice!


Okay…. now if you are totally bored I apologies – but it if you are like me, once you have seen the start you want to see where everything else goes…. so if you are ready – in the blue drawers we go


Right side first – top drawer….. GEMS! yes hundreds of them, but always need more lol and my pencil sharper lives there too.


Then we have glitters, spray and shines, chalk mist and glimmer mists, glamour dusts and mini misters…


Then we have stickles, embossing powders, chalks, stamp cleaners and a few small stencils


This drawer has Stampin up ink pads, distress inks pad, Adirondack ink pads, and then brushes and sponges and daubers for distressing


The bottom 2 drawer contain envelopes and plastic wallets for packaging.

Behind that the second lot of blue drawers contain

IMG_7260…..cardIMG_7261….cardIMG_7263….cardIMG_7264….card and papersIMG_7265….card and papersIMG_7266….and flowers!

I store my primas in these plastic A5 folders from Tesco's, as I love that I can see the different styles and colours at a glance which helps to choose!


Ready for the left side??


Firstly all my other adhesives…. OCD? yes i do lol


Now my favourite drawers…… Punches!


And more punches….


Random drawer with Big and Juicies, LOTV squares, jewellery that I have bought for crafting, pins staples


More punches and some A5 card


More punches……

And the back set of drawers….


Card x 6 drawers…..  (hmm…. yes I do have quite a bit of card…..)

Lastly on my desk is my spinney pen holder… you NEED one of these lol


This holds all my Prisma pencils, my Koh-i-noor pencils, my gels pens, my paint brushes, scissors,  poky tools, glue pens, ruler, hammer, tweezers and then if you look they have these really cute little drawers at he bottom which I use for punched out shapes, brads, post its – etc. I LOVE it.

Okay I am nearly there…. I do have one more craft area to share which is my unit with my stamps and 12x12 papers and other stuff…. but I think you will have left me by now, so will post the pics and if you want to know what anything is please ask.


Stampin upi DVD cases, pink box of random ribbons, then 3 x ribbon boxes – shelf 2 – blue CD holders with CD cases with clear stamps and random stuff in boxes


CD cases numbered and stamped in book so ease of viewing


Ribbons – (no i don't have enough)


More stamps and random boxes including beads and bits and bobs.. Oh some more flowers too!


12 x 12 papers and more random boxes


Card stock and envelopes, wooden stamps in boxes, more 12x 12 card, stickers, peels offs, transfers and card candy.

My dies are stored here (also from Tesco's) which is normally on my desk as I use them all the time


And just finally I wanted to share my view from my craft desk.  I am so lucky that my hubby has let me take over our dining space, which is joined on to the lounge, so not only do I get to craft in my living room, I get to spend time with my hubby who spends most of his time shooting people on the TV…. (Call of Duty 26 i think…) hey ho! Smile


So there you are…. welcome to my home.

Hugs Sam x