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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Sparkle and glitz - Happy birthday to Sweet Stampin'!

Hello all,

I know it's not my week, but I'm butting in on Team Abi's week as well, as it's Sweet Stampin's 9th birthday! How impressive is that?!

So I had to celebrate along with the rest of the Sweeties of course, and I made this card to go along with out Sparkle and glitz challenge theme.


I played with a Crafter's Companion stamp (not hugely impressed with the quality of the rubber, same as the last one I tried. Is that a problem with Crafter's companion, or am I just super unlucky?), and some gorgeous Maja Designs papers.

And I promise there is sparkle!


Now I hope you're in a celebratory mood, and will come and join us in celebrating 9 years of staming and fun!

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 10 November 2018

white-on-white - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

Time for another challenge over at Sweet Stampin', and today's challenge is one that so many of you are so good at, but strikes fear into my heart at the mere thought... White-on-white.

I went for a simple embossed background, and embossed butterfly on a plain square, finished off with a LotV sentiment stamped in grey, rather than black. I tried both, and the subtleness of the grey fit so much better than the stark black.


Now it's over to you! W-o-W cards can be so very beautiful, so I can't wait to see what you're all going to share with us!

Have a fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

Thursday, 1 November 2018

November challenge - Altered Eclectics

Hello again!

Post number two today, to let you know we're starting a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics for November.

For my project, I rescued a book cover from work. The inner pages were coming loose, so it was getting thrown away, but the cover itself was a beautifully sturdy one, so I brought it home and turned it into my very first ever junk journal!


I threw literally a bit of everything in there, and used some gorgeous printables from Ephemera's Vintage Garden for the signature covers.






This was so much fun to do, I'm definitely going to have to rescue a few more book covers in the near future!

Now it's your turn. hope you'll come and join in with the fun this month.

Have a fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

November challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Morning all,

November already, eek! And I for one am not ready! With both offspring's birthdays coming up still before Christmas, there is so much to do, and no time at all to do it in!

Especially as we decided we wanted to have a steampunk Christmas this year. Which means making a LOT of decorations. So, for my DT project for Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month, I have a handful of decorations ready to go on the tree.

I started with a couple of sparkly white reindeer that I found at work, and decided to give them a steampunk makeover...


I also altered an MDF tree from Fernli designs, and painted a whole heap of gears with metallic paint, which will be going in the tree instead of baubles. (methinks I'm going to need some more!)


Other things that'll be hanging in the tree? Penny farthing charms, lots more MDF christmas shapes, and a couple of real pocket watches!
No tinsel for us, but plenty of gold bead chains.

Well, that's it from me for now, but I'll hope you'll go take a peek at my fellow teamies' creations, and then come and share your altered art/mixed media creations with us!

Be right back!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Humour - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

Time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin', and this week we're having a bit of a giggle with our humour theme!

For some reason when I think humour, I always think Bugaboo, so I dug out one of thir digis to have a play with.


Just one paper design in the background seemed more than sufficient, and after colouring with Promarkers, all it needed was some glossy Accents on both the glasses she is wearing, and the ones containing the wine.




I decorated the inside to match too.

Do you have any funny stamps? Maybe a sentiment or two that make you chuckle? dig them out and come play with us this week, as you can never have enough laughs in your life!

Have a fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Halloween - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all!

Time for another challenge at Sweet Stampin', and this week we're looking for your Halloween creations.

I went for something a little different this time, and made a set of Artist Trading Coins.


I used Distress inks, Oxide inks and Tim Holtz stamps and chit chat stickers for these. A couple of little touches with a red gel pen (check out the bat's eyes!) finished them off.

Now it's your turn! Have a play with your spookiest stamps, and come join us over at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Have a fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

Monday, 1 October 2018

October challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hello again!

Back with my second post today, this time with some inspiration for the new challenge starting at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, and this month it is my turn to host the challenge.

I played with another 8x8 inch piece of MDF, only this one is only 6mm thick, so less backbreaking to lug around if needed, lol!


I'm not going to go into any detail right now, but will be back with a link to my tutorial on the 15th!

See you then!

Have a fantabulous day!

Sammy-x