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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Your favourite stamp - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

A super easy challenge for you all over at Sweet Stampin'... this week we'd like for you to use your favourite stamp.

The hardest part is going to be choosing which stamp that is!

My favourites for over a year now, have been a series of three stamps from Inklylicious. You've no doubt seen them used on my blog many times since then.

I made a card with one of them


Definitely one of my favourites, though I'm rather in love with her sisters too!

Your turn. Have fun going through your favourites to choose one, and don't forget to come share the results with us.

I'm playing along with the Rubber Dance "your favourite stamp" challenge this week, because the fates collided and said it must be so! ;)

Have a great weekend!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Heat embossing - Sweet Stampin'

Good morning all,

It's Saturday, and you know what that means... Yep, new challenge time over at Sweet Stampin'! this week, our theme is heat embossing.


For my card I re-visited the industrial/chalkboard technique that I loved so much when Sir Tim used it in his 12 tags.
I found it translates pretty well to cards too. especially when said card is for hubby, who is an engineer (couldn't resist the fab embossing folder!) and loves his beer.


I heat embossed the stamp onto black card with white powder, and lightly went over parts of it with a piece of chalk to give it that dusty look that chalkboards often have.
A little bit of black twine finishes it off.


And there it is. Now it's your turn. I hope you'll come play with us this week!

Have an awesomesauce weekend!

Sammy-x

Friday, 1 September 2017

September challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Good morning all!

September already! Just a few more days and my offspring will be back to school, and I will be getting some well-deserved peace and quiet. Which will hopefully lead to lots of crafting!

Of course, september also means new challenge time over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, where as always anything altered art or mixed media goes!

Now you may remember me mentioning recently that we were having a craft fair at work to raise money for our charity? I'm happy to report it was a resounding success! I sold almost all of my altered art and mixed media, and a load of cards besides, and we ended up taking well over £200!

One of the items I sold started off as a worn out little trinket box, which had certainly seen better days...


I had a play with a Tattered Angels paint system, and some goodies from Craft Box , and turned it into this:


I adore the filigrees Anna often puts in the Craft Box boxes. One of my favourite things to do is to cut them in half to get different shapes!


I hope this inspires you to come and have a play with us!

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

September challenge - altered eclectics

Good morning blogland!

It's time for a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics, and the DT have been busy making all sorts of lovely things for your inspiration.

This month I played with an MDF ATC from Fernli Designs, as I wanted to make a little thank you something for a lovely crafty lady.


Apart from the lace and the Tim Holtz sentiment everything I used to embellish it is from Craft Box. I love the little glass gemstones. Because they're clear, they're a great way to add a little interest, without making it too "busy".

I hope you'll come and play with us!

Have a great day!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Doodling - Sweet Stampin'

Good morning stampers!

It's new challenge time at Sweet Stampin', and I have to admit... it's the one I dread! Yep, time for our Doodling challenge.

As you probably all know by now, I'm not a doodler. I really, really have no idea what to do, and never like how things come out. I even usually use stamps to do faux stitching on projects!

But luckily for me, my daughter is quite the opposite, and she came to the rescue by doing a zentangle heart for me to pop on a card.


Isn't she clever?

Now I know some of you are expert doodlers, so I hope you'll have a go and come play with us this week. you know you want to...

Have a great weekend!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Summer fun - Sweet Stampin'

** Apologies for the late post again. I seem to be having problems with scheduled posts not going live at the moment. waiting for a reply from the Blogger team!**


Good morning all! It's Saturday again, so time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin'
This week's challenge may seem like a bit of wishful thinking, at least to those of us in the UK, as the theme this week is Summer fun.

When I think of summer fun, I think of the seaside, and this led me to think of pirates, which resulted in this card below:


I hope you'll come join me and the rest of the Sweeties this week, and share your summery creations with us (because, frankly, it's all the summer we're going to get, it seems...)

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

August challenge - Rhedd's Creative spirit

Hello again all,

And of course August means time for a new challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit too!

I had some fun making a configurations box...



Most of the goodies in this configurations box came in the lovely monthly boxes sent out by Craft box.


Yes, that's a car from a Monopoly game, painted gold!



The wagon wheel I bought from a stall selling dolls house items. I thought it was perfect for a project like this.



One of my favourite things was coming up with different things to put inside the vials...

I hope I've inspired to you make something of your own and then come share it with us!

Have a fantastic day!

Sammy-x