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Wednesday, 15 September 2021

 Morning all!

New challenge time over at The Paper Shelter, and this week it's all about the animals!

I thought it a great opportunity to have a play with the adorable My favorite vet/pet digi.


Such an adorable puppy, no? This digi was so lovely to colour!

So now it's your turn! Come and play with us over at The Paper Shelter, and you could win an amazing $30 gift voucher if you use an image from The Paper Shelter. And if you enter with a different brand image, you can still win three TPS digis of your choice (which you can then use to enter the next challenge, and so be eligible for the $30 voucher!).

 




Hope you have a fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

 

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Colours of Autumn - Sweet Stampin'

 Morning all,

It's new challenge time over at Sweet Stampin', and the theme is colours of autumn.

This worked out perfectly for me, as I wanted to use some papers with autumn colours (and rugby balls, lol) to make a birthday card for my wee brother. So I teamed them up with a fab LotV stamp, and made a card for my rugby-playing brother.


It even looks a little like he did as a youngster (only the hair is less curly than his, lol). Of course, he'll probably never forgive me for making the ball red instead of the obviously superior blue, but it needed to fit the colour scheme! ;)

So now it's over to you guys. Create us an autumn-hued make, and come share it over at the Sweet Stampin' blog. I always love this theme, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!

Have an awesomesauce day!

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Back to School! - The Paper Shelter

 Good morning!

Time for another new challenge over at The Paper Shelter, and the theme this week is one parents everywhere count down the days to... Back to school

My son finished his A-levels, got the spectacular results he needed, and should have gone on to study computer science at Leeds uni this year, but there was a system glitch with UCAS, and by the time we could even speak to someone about it, his course was already full up (it's one of the top 10 in the country, so places went super fast!). so he's got an extra year to wait, and in the meantime is going to do a 1-year engineering course at a local college, to keep him busy and keep the ball rolling academically. After almost 2 years of no schooling, it'll probably be better this way as it'll get him used to structured learning again before starting uni! (unfortunately my son's school was one of the ones that failed utterly to provide anything besides attendance taking with the online learning during the pandemic. He did it all himself, with a handful of sessions with a paid online tutor for maths, but I suspect that won't stop the school taking credit for his As!

Oof, sorry, that was a little bit of a digression there, but suffice to say, we're all looking forward to back to school time!

To celebrate, I decided to play with The Enchanted Professor, which was one of the first digis that caught my eye when I discovered The Paper Shelter. But then, any digi with a book in it is going to get my vote! lol.



I located some school-themed paper too, which I thought matched up rather nicely, and allowed me to play with a pretty teal colour-scheme.


So now it's your turn! Come and play with us over at The Paper Shelter, and you could win an amazing $30 gift voucher if you use an image from The Paper Shelter. And if you enter with a different brand image, you can still win three TPS digis of your choice (which you can then use to enter the next challenge, and so be eligible for the $30 voucher!).

 




Hope you have a fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

 

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Anything but a card - The Paper Shelter

 Morning all,

New challenge time over at The Paper Shelter, and this week we're looking for anything but a card

Now you all know me, I love this particular theme, and usually will break out the mixed media/altered art supplies for it, but unfortunately we're currently re-decorating our house, and putting in new bathroom etc. in order to sell and move when we're done, and most of my craft supplies are packed up!

So I have done with a simple gift tag, using the beautiful Exotic Enchantment digi.



So now it's your turn! Come and play with us over at The Paper Shelter, and you could win an amazing $30 gift voucher if you use an image from The Paper Shelter. And if you enter with a different brand image, you can still win three TPS digis of your choice (which you can then use to enter the next challenge, and so be eligible for the $30 voucher!).

 




Hope you have a fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

 

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Feature an animal - Sweet Stampin'

 Good morning blogland!

The new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is one I often struggle with... Feature an animal

I very much prefer colouring humans, so I tend to avoid animals, but every now and then a stamp comes along that grabs me anyway, like this gorgeous Holy Night digi from The Paper shelter. I mean... could you resist that gorgeous deer? I certainly couldn't!


So, over to you guys. Is there an animal that just melts your heart? why not make a card with one and come share it with us!

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Summer Break challenge - The Paper Shelter

Morning all!

It's time for our summer break challenge over at The Paper Shelter, where the theme is a very easy anything goes, so you've no excuse for not joining in! ;)

 In an ideal, non-pandemic world, a summer break would mean travel, but unfortunately that's still not really an option. I for one won't be travelling until things are "back to normal". I don't want to "waste" a holiday with all the restrictions and such that are happening on and off all over the world. If I'm going to visit Paris, I want to climb the Eiffel Tower, visit the Louvre and eat at all the delicious cafes and restaurants. Not spend the trip stuck in a hotel room because they've put extra restrictions in place again suddenly! Call me odd, lol.

So, with that in mind, I figured I would enjoy the romance of a trip to Paris in spirit, by colouring the gorgeous Si Belle and pairing her with some pretty Parisian papers.



So now it's your turn! Come and play with us over at The Paper Shelter, and you could win an amazing $30 gift voucher if you use an image from The Paper Shelter. And if you enter with a different brand image, you can still win three TPS digis of your choice (which you can then use to enter the next challenge, and so be eligible for the $30 voucher!).

 




Hope you have a fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

 

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Create your own background - Sweet Stampin'

 Morning all,

Time for a new challenge over at  Sweet Stampin', and this time the theme is make your own background

Good news for those of us that like to get inky, because it's a perfect excuse to break them out and get messy! I made some bookmarks (when I say some, I mean I made around 50!!!), which I leave a few at a time in our local Little Free Library.


I have to admit, the pandemic has really upped my reading considerably. I usually read around 80-100 books a year, but since the start of 2020 I've taken to audio books in a big way as reading print is more-or-less out of the question when you get NO time to yourself ever (at least for me it is, lol). And my total for 2020 was 304 books! 2021 so far looks to probably surpass that!

And I know that I still won't be able to read all the books I want to even if I live to be 200, lol.

Anyway, enough waffle. time for you guys to come share your pretty backgrounds with us!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Sammy-x