Sunday, 25 April 2021

Snowmen and Pointsettia


I hope you are all keeping well and that the future is looking rosier, has anybody had the vaccine yet ? I was 'Lucky' enough to have mine in February and the second one in April, as I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, so it's a double edge sword !!  

Whilst in lockdown, I had some spare time, so I decided to make my cards for this month's Challenge - to be honest I was fed up with packing !!, I'd like to report that we are in our new home, but unfortunately we are not, at the last minute the seller refused to exchange contracts, so therefore we broke the chain and have exchanged on our present home and will complete on 18th May, then after that I will technically be 'Homeless' (in the meantime we will be staying in hotels and cottages), we are looking at new houses, but to be honest they have all gone up in price since we first looked in October, but I'm sure something will turn up.

Today is the start of Rudolph Days Challenge and it starts today and ends on the 31st, it's a great Challenge, allowing you to get ahead for Christmas.

The cards I've made this time are both the same design, but look completely different :

Image : Penny Black - 'Snow Very Good Friends / 1996'
Papers : Doodlebug - 'Christmas Cheer' and 
and the plain one is : Lili Of The Valley - 'Solids / Bonnets and Bowties'
Circle Die : MFT - 'Merry Christmas Circle Frame'
Banners made using : Die-namics - 'Fishtail Flags'

Image : Penny Black - 'Pot O' Pointsettia / 188D / 1993'
Papers : Bo Bunny - 'Silver and Gold Collection'
Dies the same as above

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

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Reindeer Wishes And A Stag


Firstly I do apologise if you saw this post in January, as I have my moving head on, I got my months wrong !!.  

Surprise, surprise we haven't moved and right now, it's getting to me (our buyers solicitor is useless, well all 3 of them are / have been !!, they are on the 3rd if you hadn't already twigged)  I hope you are going to make a card for the lovely Maureen's Challenge Rudolph Days Christmas Challenge, especially as I find life so much easier, when it gets to Christmas. 

I thought it was about time I made a couple of Rudolph / Deer cards, so here they are : 

Image : Penny Black - 'Reindeer Warm - Ups / 1242H / 1998'
Papers : Dovecraft - 'Merry Magic'
Mittens : Memory Box - 'Precious Mittens'

Image, Sentiment and Plaque for Stag / Deer to sit on : Came free with a craft magazine, I think it was Cardmaking and Papercraft, but the set is called 'Majestic Moments'
Papers : Prima - 'North Country'
Embossing behind Deer / Stag : Sizzix - 'Flowers, Stars & Swirls Set'
Wooden Deers from stash

Keep well and safe and thanks for looking at my blog and thank you for any comments you leave too, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Merriest Wishes


I hope you are keeping well, it's been very busy in this house - we have sold our house (subject to contract) and are moving to Cornwall (son is already at school there), so we are frantically house hunting!! 

It's that time again, when today is the start of a new Christmas Challenge Rudolph Days Christmas Challenge and you have from today till 31st October to add your card and given we only have a 2 months left till the big day, it gives you a good excuse to make a card, to put away.

This months cards are using a Die and Stamp set I bought on a 2nd Craft Facebook site, which is a bit different for me to use, as I normally like to stamp and colour 

Not sure if photo shows but in real life, it's very sparkly, as I have used pearlescent papers on the embossing bit and the baubles
Die and Stamp set : 'Merriest Wishes' - Stampin' Up
Embossing : 'Baubles' -Sizzix 
Ribbon and Pearlescent papers from my stash 

Die set : 'Merriest Wishes' - Stampin' Up
Glitttery Designer Card : 'The Christmas Glitter Mat Stack' - DCWV
The Plain Glittery Card : 'Glitzy' - DCWV
Christmas Tree Border Die : 'Christmas Tree Ribbon' - Joanna Sheen 
Gold Pearlescent paper and ribbon from stash

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

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Santa's Hat and Sincere Wishes


I hope you are all ok ? and I can't believe this is Harrison's last weekend of school holidays and as of 2nd September, he will be going back, it will be the first time since Friday 13th March, but we are grateful, that he has been taught every day by his teachers, via Google Hangouts, to be honest I think the only thing he has missed is the sport, as he is sports mad 😃

Today is the start of a new Challenge at Rudolph Days Challenge, which starts today and ends 31st August and all you have to do, is make a Christmas card

Image : Penny Black - 'Santa's Hat / 4283K / 2012'
Fur round hat : Stampendous - 'Fuzzy Fun Flock'
Paper (an old pack) : DCWV - 'Rose Tinted Christmas'

This one is using the Harlequin design, the lovely Di shared on her blog and sometimes, I don't know about you, but I'm never shaw what to do with a large sentiment, so this design was absolutely perfect

Sentiment : Penny Black - 'Sincere Wishes / 2480H / 2002'
Papers (again a very old set ) : Dovecraft - 'Tis The Season'

Stay safe and well, and thanks for looking and for any comments, you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Bubble Bloom - Samantha


I hope you are keeping well ? 

I recently bought a stash of goodies on a Facebook crafty selling site and I've used one of the stamps today to make a thank you card for Harrison's Housemistress 

Image : Woodware - 'Bubble Bloom - Samantha' / which I thought was quite apt for me 😁
I've filled the bubbles with : Pearls - Love To Craft 'A Beautiful Life'
and Craftwork Crafts Card Candy - 'Iced Gems & Chocolate Drops'
Paper : LOTV Nitwits Collection - 'Country Meadow'
Sentiment : Tattered Lace dies - '29 Sentiments  to create over 50 greetings'

Stay well and safe, thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Morris Patchwork Elephant


I hope you are all doing well ? 

I have a friend who has just given birth to a baby boy and fortunately while 'Lockdown' was on, she kindly told me, what she was having, so I could make her a card, whilst I had time. 

I have done a couple of 'Harlequin' cards using leftover scraps, but with the scraps I had, I looked around Youtube for a different design and found this one Starburst / Sunburst design : - I must confess though that it completely did my head in, as I did it by hand, where apparently MFT do a die, that cuts each strip of paper perfectly, but my lovely friend Kelly didn't tell me about it until , after I had made it 😏

Image : Woodware - 'Morris Patwork Elephant / decoupaged' from 2005
Papers : a mixture of DCWV, K & Co 
Buttons from stash

Stay safe and well, thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x