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Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Good morning all!

New challenge time at The Paper Shelter,  and this week we're looking for creations in festive colours!

I decided to use another vintage image for this challenge, this time the fabulous Unforgettable Moment.



I paired her with some traditional papers, and of course it isn't Christmas without a little bling!


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, 19 November 2022

Happy Birthday to Sweet Stampin!

 Morning all,

13 may be unlucky for some, but when it comes to crafty challenge blogs, being 13 years old is quite the achievement! So come and help Sweet Stampin' celebrate 13 years of crafty goodness, by sharing your birthday themed crafty projects with us!

For my card, I have a commission for a 60th birthday to share (Sweet stamping' isn't quite there yet! but who knows...).



The brief was girly and sparkly, and I think I managed to achieve that with feminine colours/designs and silver glitter card to mat and accent.

Now it's over to you guys. we're looking forward to celebrating our birthday with you all!

Have a fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Show me some Bling! - The Paper Shelter

 Morning all,

Time to get out your gems and sparkles, and show us some bling over at The Paper shelter. 

I used some sparkly gems on my Christmas card, featuring the Christmas Decorations digi. If you like the retro style of the digi, it's also available in the Christmas ladies bundle, which has a few more vintage/retro style images inside. I love this set, and have used the images several times each already.


I paired her up with some Christmas papers, and added a gold ribbon for some extra sparkle.


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, 26 October 2022

Fantasy - The paper shelter

 Morning all!

Another week, another challenge over at The Paper Shelter, and this week we have a fun theme for you, which is fantasy!

There are oh so many fantasy images on The Paper Shelter's website, but eventually I settled on the Newborn Baby Dragon digi for my card.


Isn't he the cutest? I thought he made a great birthday card for a youngster, and I even found some bling that looks a bit like a dragon scale if you squint a little, lol.

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, 22 October 2022

Halloween - Sweet Stampin'

 Good morning all,

It's that time of year again, and time for the Hallowe'en challenge over at Sweet Stampin'.

For my card, I had a lot of fun playing with last year's Tim Holtz supplies...


The text stamps were perfect for adding a little interest to the background, and I just love, love, love that skull! (In fact, I've just now had an idea for a Marvel-related card... Must dig out my red Promarkers! ;) )

Now it's your turn. Come share your spooky (or spooky-cute) makes with us over at Sweet Stampin', we'd love to see them!

Have a fantabulous day,

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

alter it! - The Paper Shelter

 Morning all!

This week's challenge is a fun one. We're looking for you to take an image and alter it in some way. for my card, I decided to take the funky Cool Skater, and crop the image, so as just to have the girl looking over her shoulder to make a very CAS card.



The light wasn't great when I took the picture, but the card is a lovely turquoise, and I coloured her to match, then added a sentiment to finish the card. It's not often I go this CAS (to be honest, white space scares me, lol!), but it's good to go outside your comfort zone from time to time, I think.


 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, 28 September 2022

Buttons and/or bows - The Paper Shelter

 Morning all! 

Yep, time again for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter, and I for one really enjoyed this week's theme of buttons and/or bows.

Because Christmas is approaching rather faster than I'd like, I used the fab It's Cold Out There for my card, along with some pretty Maja Design papers, and a handful of embellishments in complementary colours (if you look carefully, there's a button on the tulle flower!). I really love blue/white/kraft as a colour combination, especially for Christmas!


 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, 24 September 2022

Christmas in September - Sweet Stampin'

 Morning all,

Yes, it's that time again. the time were some of us (ok, definitely me, don't know about you guys...) look at their stack of cards ready for Christmas and realise that instead of the towering stack we were expecting, there are only two... Oops!

So if you're anything like me and would like to do something about that, this week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is for you, as the theme is Christmas in September!



For my card I used a digi from The Paper Shelter and some papers that came as a magazine freebie about a decade ago (when I still got magazines, lol) and had some fun matching and layering.

Over to you guys!

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Waterwise - The Paper Shelter

Morning all!

New challenge time over at The Paper Shelter, and this week the theme is waterwise. So come along and share your seaside, river, rainy day creations with us! :)

I decided to play with Fun over the Waves for this one, because it looks like she's having so much fun!


I'm rather jealous of her actually!


 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, 31 August 2022

Autumn Colours - The Paper Shelter

 Morning all,

It's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter, and this time we're looking for your creations featuring autumn colours. I always love this theme, because I love working with those colours!

I chose the lovely Autumn Breeze and paired her with some autumnal papers. some die-cut leaves and a sentiment finished off the card.



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, 27 August 2022

Food or Drink - Sweet Stampin'

 Morning all,

New challenge time over at Sweet Stampin', and this week we're looking for food or drink on your creations.

I just so happened to have had a commission for an 18th birthday card (with the obligatory pint), which worked perfectly.


I love the Kenny K digi (really miss them!), and it was the perfect image to use for the card.


Now it's over to you guys! Come play with us and show us what tasty creations you've come up with.

Have a fantabulous weekend,

Sammy-x

Saturday, 30 July 2022

Vintage, shabby chic or distressed - Sweet Stampin'

 Morning all,

It's time for one of my favourite themes over at Sweet Stampin' right now. We're looking for your shabby chic, vintage or distressed creations. I made a card that ended up having a little of all of them...


I've always had a bit of a weakness for bookprint papers, and when they're all vintagey and distressed like this, even more so. And I thought rose gold pearls complemented them nicely, even if the one in the bottom right corner came out orange (!?) through a trick of the light.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone creates for this one!

Have a fantabulous weekend,

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

The Paper Shelter - Summer Break Challenge

 Good morning all!

It's time for our annual summer break challenge over at The Paper Shelter. this is a month-long anything goes challenge, so you have plenty of time to join in the fun!

I decided to run with the idea of summer, and made a card with the super sweet  A soda Under the Sun, and paired her with some seaside-themed Maja Design papers.


She looks like she's definitely enjoying her summer break!


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, 6 July 2022

Going Digital - The Paper Shelter

Morning all!

Great news for all you digi-lovers out there... This week's theme over at The Paper Shelter is Going Digital, which means there's no excuse not to break out a digi stamp and come and play with us! (and put yourself in the running for that awesome $30 gift card!)

I used the super cute I Won (I really, really love her dress!) and had a play with a colour combo I don't use often. The result is bright and cheerful, and have I mentioned I love her dress?



 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

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Use Numbers - Sweet Stampin'

 My apologies blogland, I completely forgot to schedule my card, so I'm a little late to share the current Sweet Stampin' challenge theme of Use Numbers with you guys, although don't worry, there's plenty of time to join in still!

My contribution to the theme is something a little different from my usual, and involved some heart and circle dies and a whole heap of glitter card! Some equally glittery die-cut numbers and a stamped birthday sentiment finish off the design.

It's hard to tell from the picture, but rather than my usual go-to of 14x14cm, this one is a whopping 20x20cm! I had to go buy bigger envelopes! lol.

Now it's over to you guys! We're looking forward to seeing your makes!

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Things with wings - The Paper Shelter

 Morning all,

The new challenge at The Paper Shelter this week is the very versatile Things with Wings. I took the opportunity to get started on my Christmas cards!

To do this, I used the adorable  A Christmas Campfire 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

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Flower Power - The Paper Shelter

Morning all,

It's a crowdpleaser challenge this week at The Paper Shelter, as the theme is Flower Power!

As always it's the perfect excuse for me to go the shabby chic route with pastels and lace, flowers and distressed edges. so much fun! 

This time I used the Lovely Umbrella digi, which I just love!


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, 4 June 2022

3 of a kind - Sweet Stampin'

 Morning all,

The new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this fortnight is a fun one. We're looking for 3 of a kind. So, let us see your creations with three of something on them!

I made a birthday card for a friend, which features three pretty white gems in the corner.


So now it's your turn! We're looking forward to see in triplicate this challenge, so don't forget to come share with us!

Have a fantabulous weekend,

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Embellishments - The Paper Shelter

Morning all!

New challenge time over at The Paper Shelter, and this week we're looking for your creations that have embellishments

Anyone who's been around my blog at all knows I love embellishments, and there are so many that I was spoiled for choice! But rather than do my usual and go all-out shabby chic with tons of flowers and lace, I instead made this card with the adorable Circus digi, which I embellished with die-cuts and pearls.


I really love these papers, especially the striped one. I love that one so much I'd consider having it as wallpaper in my bedroom! ;)


 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, 21 May 2022

Inspired by a fairy tale - Sweet Stampin'

 Morning all!

I know it's not my team's week over at Sweet Stampin', but I couldn't resist joining in this week, as the theme is the very fun inspired by a fairy tale

I had a really adorable image from The Paper shelter that was perfect for this challenge!


Isn't she fab!? I just love her steampunky outfit.

Over to you guys! I'm hoping this will be a popular one, because I can't wait to see what people make!

Have a fantabulous weekend,

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

A shaped card - The Paper Shelter

 Morning all,

It's new challenge time over at The Paper Shelter, and this week's theme is perfect for helping you get out of your go-to card shapes (providing said shapes are rectangles or squares, lol), as we're looking for your shaped cards!

I decided it had been a while since I'd done a stepped card, so I coloured in the gorgeous Hindu Princess and made just that.



I die-cut some flowers from papers from the same pad as the background papers (I love these colours with that digi! Vibrant colours are definitely a real winner paired with her, I think), and added a little bling to them too. A sentiment to finish it off, et voila! 

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, 7 May 2022

Book print, sheet music and maps - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all!

Sometimes it's fun to use something besides a flowery designer paper for a card, no? At Sweet Stampin' we think so, so this week we're looking for your creations that feature book print, sheet music or maps!

(and yes of course you can use designer paper or stamps featuring those too!)

As using any of the above three is something I love to do, I have a stock of old sheet music, book paper and even an old atlas to use in my creations (an upside of volunteering for a charity is rescuing things like these from ending up in a landfill somewhere when they prove unloved in the shop!). Of course, because I love all three, I also had some difficulty choosing which to use, so in the end I went with all three!


So I used a page from an old book as the background, and had some fun with inks and texture paste. I then made a butterfly out of a layer of sheet music, book paper and finally old map paper to give it some dimension. (It was hard to get all the layers in one picture, but they're there!) A matching glass button, some twine and a sentiment, and my card was done.

And now it's your turn! Come share your bookish/musical/mappy creations with us. we'd love to see them!

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

A Birthday Card - The Paper Shelter

Morning all!

New challenge time over at The Paper Shelter, and this week is probably one of the easiest themes of all, so you've no excuse not to join in! We're looking for Birthday Cards!

I decided to make a card with the gorgeous Coffee break digi, which I'd been looking for an excuse to use for a while...


I teamed her with some pretty papers, funky sentiments and I made a take-away coffee cup with snippets of the paper and card and a star gem to finish it off.

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, 13 April 2022

Easter - The Paper Shelter

 Morning all!

It's time for our easter challenge over at The Paper Shelter! Which was a great excuse to play with the adorable My Bunny Pal, and some Easter themed papers I've had for the better part of a decade! lol.


Isn't he just adorable!? And it certainly feels good to get through a little more of that old stash in the process.

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

 

Sunday, 10 April 2022

Spring/Easter with moodboard - Sweet Stampin'

 Good afternoon bloggers!

Sorry I'm late with this. I wasn't paying attention when I filled challenge dates in my diary, and put it on the wrong week. Oops! 

The current challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is an Easter/spring challenge, and comes with a gorgeous mood board made by our lovely Wends:


Between the colours and the flowers, I immediately thought of the French Country collection by Graphic 45, so I dug out the paper pad and made this for my mum for this mother's day just gone.


I do so adore sunflowers, and luckily my mum loved it too :)

So now it's over to you guys. Is there anything in that mood board that has your creative cogs whirring? If so, don't forget to come and share the results with us over at Sweet Stampin'.

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Girl Power! - The Paper Shelter

Morning all,

New challenge time over at The Paper Shelter, and this week we're all about Girl Power! 

I decided to combine the fab She's Adorable with some Maya Design papers, and came up with this:


I die-cut some flowers from the same paper, and added some lace and bling for a soft, feminine touch

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