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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

June Challenge - Altered Eclectics

Morning all,

I can't believe it's June already! at least we've been having some gorgeous weather here in Leeds for a change, lol.

It's also new challenge day over at Altered Eclectics. I decided it was about time I corralled all my paintbrushes in one place, rather than having them scattered in several places, so I grabbed a pen pot blank from the MDF man, and made this:



The paint I used is actually bronze and quite shimmery, and the bits that look white are a sparkly blue pigment, but I had some trouble capturing that on camera.



The heart was die-cut from a piece of board, then painted and covered in crackle medium. I embedded the butterfly - which I had distressed previously - into the medium while it was still wet, so it appears to be coming out of the heart.
The "Create art" sentiment is Snipart, which I got from Craft Box.

That's it for my first post of the morning. I'll be back in a minute with the next. Don't forget to come and join us this month!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Something old - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

It's challenge time over at Sweet Stampin', and this week the theme is Use some very old stash.

So dig out your old, neglected stash, and play along with us!

I made a card using my second-oldest paper pad (Dovecraft Garden Party) and some punches I've had since Adam was a lad and I never use...


And the heart gems? Another very early buy (from the pound shop). The sentiment I think was a magazine freebie, and therefore also pretty old, as I unsubscribed from them all a couple of years ago!

Over to you!

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Shabby chic - Sweet Stampin' DT

Morning all,

Time for one of my favourite themes at Sweet Stampin' this week. Shabby chic!

I had a play with a pretty vintage image and lots of other goodies...


I made a flower out of Foamiran, and stamped the layers before putting them together. I really like the added interest it gives. The sentiment is from Unity (I believe!) and of course I had to add some of my favourite shabby bark hearts from Live & Love Crafts. (Whom I miss dearly, and will miss even more when the hearts run out! lol)
I may have gone a little overboard with the perfect pearls, but it just seemed to fit here.

Your turn! come play with us and show of your scrummy shabby creations!

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

Monday, 1 May 2017

May challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hi all,

Another altered art challenge goes live this morning, this one over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

For this challenge I had a play with an mdf palette from Fernli Designs.


Most of the elements I used to decorate are from Craft Box, with a little Tim Holtz and a cabochon from The Works thrown in too. The circular item with the rose picture on, more-or-less in the middle of the palette, is actually a broach that I rescued from being thrown in the bin at work. Likewise the #71 game token came from an incomplete board game I was more than happy to rescue and find use for too!

This was my first palette, but enjoyed it so much, I think I will make a few more soon... We're taking part in a craft fair at work in August, to raise extra money for our charity, and this will be one of the pieces I'm putting up to sell. Wish us luck!

That's it from me for today, hope you'll come play with us.

Have an awesomesauce day!

Sammy-x