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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Mid-month tutorial

Morning all,

Just a heads-up that my tutorial for making these canvases has just gone live over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.


Hope to see you there!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Photo inspiration - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

It's new challenge time at Sweet Stampin', and this week we have a photo inspiration challenge for you.

We are using this gorgeous picture:



I decided to use the macaroons and some of the pretty colours, though I was having camera issues and the colours haven't come out at all like what they're supposed to! It's actually a mint/pastel pink combo, rather than the sage/orange-pink it appears to be, lol.



The macaroons were from a magazine freebie (as was the sentiment), and I masked and stamped it several times to get the stacked effect.
The teacups are a Tim Holtz Bigz die.

I hope you'll come play with us. just pick anything at all from the picture that inspires you, and join us!

Have a great weekend!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

July challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hello again, another post from me this morning.

It's my turn to host the challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month, and we have some gorgeous inspiration lined up for you. hope you'll go take a peek!

I did a trio of mixed media canvases, using lots of Craft Box supplies..




They're just under 6" each, and make a nice little set, I think. They'll be going up for sale at the craft fair we're having for the charity I volunteer for at the end of the month... fingers crossed we make lots of pennies, as it all goes to feed, clothe and educate orphans and young mothers in the Burmese refugee camps in Thailand.

If you check back on the 15th, I will have a tutorial for one of the canvases prepared for you.

I hope you'll come and join us!

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

July Challenge - Altered Eclectics

Morning all,

Post one of two here from me, first of all about the new challenge over at Altered Eclectics.

This month I decided to alter a giant MDF tag from Fernli designs.


There's some more gorgeous projects waiting for you over on the blog, so go take a peek, then come and play with us!

Back in just a moment with my next project...

Sammy-x

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Lots of layers - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

Those of you who know me, know I'm not hugely comfortable with CAS. Love the style, but when I do them myself, I always feel like there's stuff missing.
So when they theme at Sweet Stampin' is Lots of Layers, I can breathe a sign of relief and go to town layering all the pretties until my heart's content!

Hence, two cards from me this week:




Mostly a layering of gorgeous papers this time (I remember the days I wouldn't have been able to use them at all, because I wanted to keep them and stroke them! lol), with a Kenny K image in the first (did you hear they're closing!!? I may have stocked up on 30 digis, because they are perfect for those pesky teens!) and the second has a super scrummy Artemio ship stamp.

I hope you'll come and play with us this week!

Have a fantabulous weekend,

Sammy-x

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Monochrome - Sweet Stampin'

Psssstttt... there's a new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin'... This week we're looking for your monochrome creations.

I went - perhaps rather unsurprisingly - for the "many shades of brown" option.


This card was inspired by Chris, one of my fellow Sweeties, and uses one of my very favourite stamps.

Your turn... pick a colour and come play with us!

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

Thursday, 1 June 2017

June challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hello all, second post this morning!

It's time for a new challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, and I made another ATB (getting quite the collection now!). As the weather has been so lovely, I decided to go with a nautical theme.

I used a 3" ATB blank from Fernli Designs, and some beautiful papers from 7 Gypsies.


Instead of using card to mat the gorgeous 7 Gypsies ephemera, I used pieces of Hessian. I always think it has a natural look that goes great with a seaside theme!


As you're reading this, I should be back on the exact beach I found these seashells two years ago. Good thing I'll be able to replenish my stock!

That's it from me! I hope you'll come play with us this month!

Sammy-x