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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

November tutorial - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Morning all,

It's my turn to host the mid-month tutorial over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.

My tutorial for this plaque should be going live right about now:


Hope to see you there!

Have a great day!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Babies - Sweet Stampin'

Hi all,

Saturday again, which means a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin', and this week we're looking for your baby themed projects.

I dug out a LotV stamp and papers, and played with them:


Such a cute stamp, isn't it? The sentiment is also LotV, and it was a great excuse to use a few cute buttons.

Over to you, we're looking forward to seeing your baby themed creations!

Have an awesomesauce weekend!

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November challenge - Altered Eclectics

And hello again!

My second post this morning, because we also have a new challenge starting over at Altered Eclectics! (I'm trying very hard not to think of the fact that it's November already, because I'm sooooooo not ready for it to be!)

I had a wee play with a small MDF "canvas". It's just under 12cm square, and really lovely to work on.

Many, many Craft Box goodies were used, as well as a Tim Holtz sentiment, and a butterfly brooch rescued from an unceremonious dumping in the bin at work!



I'm going out tomorrow to try to find new light bulbs, because they only seem to sell very yellow ones locally, and they're not conducive to crisp, white photo taking! Wish I could use LED bulbs, because the light tends to be very clean, but they also give me a terrible headache. Oh well, can't win 'em all ;)

Well, that's it from me for today. There's lots more gorgeous goodies waiting over on the DT blog however, so please do go take a peek.

Have a most fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

November challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Gooooood morning everyone!

It's November, and my turn to host the challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit! This means that besides the project I have prepared for this month, I have also got a mid-month tutorial lined up for you. Come on back on the 15th, and you'll see how I made this:


The "this" in question is one of the loooovely mdf plaques from Inkylicious. I may or may not have picked up a few at a craft fair recently...

For more details, check the blog at Rhedd's on the 15th. in the meantime, please do go take a peek at what my fellow teamies have made, and then come and play with us. Remember anything altered art or mixed media goes, but no cards please!

Back in a moment with another post...

Sammy-x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Bears - Sweet Stampin'

Good morning bloggers!

It's new challenge time at Sweet stampin', and our challenge this week is bears.
This can of course only mean one thing! you guessed it; James!

And it's also a good excuse to get cracking on those Christmas cards!


James is of course paired with LotV papers, and there's a Tim Holtz sentiment in there too... I tried to keep the card as flat as possible, as our local post office has closed, so it's a real struggle to post things that don't go in a regular envelope!

That's it from me. Go see what my fellow Sweeties have prepared, and then why not come and play?

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

Sunday, 1 October 2017

October challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hello again everyone,

It's time for our October challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit! As always, anything altered art or mixed media goes (no cards please!)

I'm very fond of my make for this month, and it's going up on the wall right next to another steampunk canvas I did a little while ago!


The picture doesn't show it very well, but the background is a bronze tone (A 13 Arts paint I got in a Craft Box mixed media box) , while the different elements are all highlighted with gold (from my Rustoleum gold leafing pen. I am in love with that thing!).


The penny farthing is a gorgeous piece from Fernli Designs, as are about half of the gears. the other half and the rest of the embellishments are from Craft Box. I am hopelessly in love with the clock stencil in the background (got that from craft Box too), and a little bit of Distress ink really made it pop!


I had so much fun doing this canvas, and just love the way it came out. hubby loves it too, so it's definitely going up in our living room!



I hope you'll check out the gorgeous work done by me fellow teamies, and then come and play with us!

Have a most fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

challenges: 

I'd like to enter this canvas in the current challenge at A Vintage Journey.

I'd also like to enter the heavy metal challenge at Simon Says Stamp 

October challenge - Altered Eclectics

Morning all!

Time for our October challenge over at Altered Eclectics!

I did a canvas, which is a little different from my usual...


I decided I really needed to do something with some of the 250000 buttons I have, especially the ones that aren't nice enough to use on a card or anything where they'll be too visible... so I decided to use them here, paint over them, and then highlight with silver (for which I used a Rustoleum silver leafing pen). apart from the buttons, all the embellishments came from Craft Box. Did you know that aside from the normal box (charms, papers, embellishments and more), Craft Box now also do a mixed media box? I've had all three of them so far, and they're packed with awesome stuff, like the brilliant art stones I used here.

So, that's mine, now do yourselves a favour and go take a peek at what the rest of the team have made! after that, why not come and play with us?

Back in just a minute with another post, but until then, hope you're enjoying your day!

Sammy-x