Monday, 27 November 2017

Sweaty Betty, ooops Chicks and Holiday Hugs


I am such a 'Muppet' i had made 2 cards for this month's Maureen's Rudolph Days Challenge , which runs until the 30th and yet I still forgot to post them, ooops, (I do have a good excuse though, will tell you in the new year, as i don't want to tempt fate !!), I would just like to thanks my fellow teamie Jenny, who has been paired with on alternate months and the lovely Maureen for having me along this year and it's given me a chance to get ahead too - well without further a do, here they are :

The first is an image I coloured, when i did a colouring course with the very talented Faye, but at the time i didn't colour in the headbands or weights, as i knew exactly which papers I wanted to put with it :

Image : Stamping Bella - 'Sweaty Chicks', although i like to call them 'Sweaty Betty's' after the designer leisure company, as i met a lady walking her dog, round the corner from me, whose daughter designs for them !!

Papers : DCWV - 'Rose Tinted Christmas Multi Stack

Sentiment : Penny Black - 'Festive Snippets'

Ribbon and Gems from my stash.

The second one is using an image I have always loved (it's the original wooden stamp too) and it also made me use a different combination of reds that i would normally use !

Image : Penny Black - 'Holiday Hugs / 942F / 1996'

Papers : Prima - 'North Country Collection'

Sentiment : not sure 

Right bye for now, as i'm off to sort out son, in the meantime have a good Christmas and New Year and see you all in 2018, Luv Sam x

Monday, 25 September 2017

Puppy Post


Gee i can't believe it's September already and H has started his last year at primary school - although it's a bit tough doing the commute back to where we used to live, as we couldn't get him into a school near our new house !! In August we went to Norway Fjords, here are a couple of photo's :

Today's card has been made for Maureen's Rudolph Day's Challenge, which starts today and finishes 30th September and all you have to do is make a Xmas card - the image : LOTV - 'Puppy Post', (that i bought at a 2nd Hand sale in a set - 'Set 4 - Merry Christmas'), the shape : Go Kreate - 'Frilly #4', the papers are : Stampin' Up - 'Candy Cane Lane', the snowflake die at the top : Tutti Designs - 'Ice Crystal Arch', and the snowflake : Memory Box - 'New Castle Snowflake', are also covered in : Glamour Dust, the ribbon from Matalan (clothes and household shop in UK).

Thanks for looking and for any comments, you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Santa Club


Today Harrison finishes school until 4th September, we have alot planned for him including a tennis camp, sleepovers and training with the Harlequins Rugby Team.

Since my last post, i have moved house and i thought you would like to see my new craft room (this was taken, after we had first moved in, so a bit messy) :

Today is the start of Maureen's Rudolph Day's Challenge, where you have to make a Christmas card from today until the 31st and it's a great way to get ahead.

The image is Penny Black - 'Santa Club / 1230K / 1998' and it's been coloured in with Copics, the papers are : Bo Bunny - 'Silver And Gold Collection', the sentiment is : LOTV, the brad was originally silver and i covered it in gold embossing powder and heat it.

Thanks for looking and for any comments, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Ride Of Your Life


Having meet up with the lovely Lisa on Filey beach, during a recent trip to North Yorkshire, she persuaded me, i should post on here.

I put this car on my Facebook page last week, so some of you may have seen it already, as i made it for Harrison to give Alan :

Coloured with Copics and these are the ones i used :

I saw this card design in Quick Cards magazine a couple of months ago and i just knew i had to do it:

The image is : House Mouse/ Joanna Sheen - 'Ride Of Your Life'
Dies to make card : Die -namics - 'Stitch Round Square Frame'
Embossed Section - Cuttlebug - 'Clockworks'
Distressed with : Tim Holtz Distress Ink - 'Old Paper'
Die round edge : Memory Box - 'Gearworks Border'
Sentiment (Heat Embossed) - Inkwell Stamps - 'Clearly The Best'

Thanks for looking and i hope you like it, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 25 May 2017



I hope you are all ok, if not then sending you wishes. I went to a second hand craft sale on Saturday and whilst there somebody was selling this stamp, how weird ;-) x

If you want to view the other cards i have made since my last post, please check out :, it would be lovely to see over there.

Today is the start of the lovely Maureen's Challenge Rudolph Days - where you have to make a Christmas card, it starts today and ends on the 31st May, it's a great way of getting ahead.

The image is : Penny Black - 'Reindeers / 2217J / 2001' - coloured with Copics, the papers and banner are : Craftwork Cards - 'Christmas Post', the embossing section is : Sizzix - 'Gifts, Ornaments and Snowflake Set', the glittered brad is from my stash.

I hope you can join in this fabby Challenge, Luv Sam x

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Christmas Dreams


Firstly, thank you for all your wonderful comments of support -  after careful consideration, i have decided not to shut down my blog, but i am only going to post on here any cards i've made for Challenges, where i have been asked to be on the Design Team, otherwise you can view any future cards here :

Today's card has been made for the lovely Maureen's Challenge : Rudolph Day's Challenge

Last month I went on a Copic colouring class with the super talented Faye Wynn Jones, bless her she is a saint and so patient too, this is the first ever image i have coloured with copics, on my own (not in a class).

The image is : Penny Black - 'Christmas Dreams / 1509F', have a touch of wink of stella on the holly berries
The papers are : LOTV - 'Classic Christmas'
The frame is : Sweet Dixie - 'Festive Floral Frames'
The ribbon is from the 'The Works' and has sparkle running through it 
Shimmer Dome Stickers - Docrafts / Papermania

Don't forget to have fun and join in with Maureen's fabby Challenge, i mean we all need Xmas cards, so why not start early,

Luv Sam x