Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Chalked Card

Good afternoon all. Here is a card I did again using elements out the the Craft Work Cards goody bag as previously mentioned. I used shimmery pastel chalks to colour the border, add some green pearl card, a flower and gem. Very simple but fresh.

Sam xx

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Dianne's Blog Candy

Hi all go and visit Dianne's lovely blog
She is going to celebrate the 4Th July by giving away some gorgeous blog candy.

Sam x

Pink Gem Website

Hi all go and have a look at Janets website. Her stamps are totally gorgeous.

Sam xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Distressed Card

Good afternoon all.
Here is my card for the challenge at my local class. The theme this week was 'Distressed'. The stamped images are made up from different stamps from Whiff of Joy
Coloured with a mixture of Whisper pens watered down and cosmic shimmers. The black card stock is Core'dinations Black Magic Potion No:9. I screwed it up then used sanding block to reveal the coloured core. Mulberry paper was dampened round the edges then torn. Then just added some ribbon and buttons form stash.

Have a lovely afternoon.

Sam xx

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Free backing papers!!

Good afternoon all.
I had to share this with you. Christine has been very clever and designed her own backing papers for you to download!! Whats more there are FREE!!!!
So what are you waiting for?? Off you pop and go and visit Christine over on her lovely blog which is here


Sam xx

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Purple Card

Hello again. I have made this for a friends daughters birthday. The stamp is called 'Giggling Milly' from Spiral Whispers
Card and papers from stash. Finished with flower and brad both from Poppicrafts.


Sam x

Guest DT on Charisma Cardz

Good afternoon all. I was lucky enough to be picked to be a guest designer on Charisma Cardz
this week. The theme is Pink and Brown and you can enter up until Wednesday the 10th June 8pm. I used products from the Chocolate themed goody bag from Craft Work Cards
They truly are scrummy but non fattening!!

The weather has turned wet today so off to do some cards.

Sam x

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Birthday Card

Hi all hope your enjoying your bank holiday weekend! I thought it was about time I started blogging again!
So here is a card!
It is a Penny Black Stamp called Well-Wishers, Coloured in with whisper pens that have been watered down and painted on. Also used some shimmery watercolours. I then matted and layered the image. Paper is from stash.

Sam xx

Monday, 18 May 2009

Race for life stamp

Morning all,
Well this is my first post for a while so apologies for that.
Can I let you all now about a great stamp that Debz over at The Crafty Pad
£1 for every stamp sold will go to Cancer Research.
Well done Debz.

Sam xx

Friday, 17 April 2009


Hi all, I am so sorry that I have not been on for a while. I was busy with work and away a lot from home.
Also my lovely Nana passed away so have had my mind on other things!
I will put some cards up over the weekend and then I will be away until the 4Th May.

Happy Carding


Sam xx

Friday, 27 March 2009

Another Win!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well this week is amazing! I have won another challenge!!
Thanks to Crafty Muse for choosing my card as this weeks winner.
Am too stunned to write anything else!

Sam xx

Happy Day

Hello all.
I have just redeemed my prize at Jessica Lynn, am so excited and can not wait til the stamps are delivered. Once they are here i will show you all which ones i chose.

Sam xx

Thursday, 26 March 2009

I Won!!!!!

I am sooooo excited. I won this weeks challenge on Charisma Cardz.
My prize is:

Jessica Lynn Original Is a company run by Jessica herself! providing original hand drawn stamps! at very low low prices!
She has very kindly donated a $30 Gift certificate to this weeks winner!

First time I have ever won a challenge.

Sam xx

Monday, 23 March 2009

40th Anniversary Card

Evening all. I have felt really awful all day with a terrible headache. However I had to get this card done. I have used the Forever Friends decoupage 'With Love' kit. Ribbon is from stash. The sentiment has been done on the computer then matted onto red card.


Sam xx

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Blog Candy

Jen has some great candy up for grabs, pop over for a look.

Sam xx

The Pink Elephant Challenge #6-Buttons

Good afternoon all, cold and grey here today!

So to brighten the day I have made this card for the Pink Elephant challenge.

Paper is from Dove Crafts new 'Wild Blossom' pack.
Decoupaged the butterflies for dimension.
Added buttons and seed beads from stash.
Computer printed sentiment.

Hope you all enjoy.

Sam xx

Easter Egg Scarmble

Hello all head over to The Pink Elephant
they are having a Easter themed weekend with tutorials and blog hoping fun. You have until Midnight tonight EST or 04.00am tomorrow on GMT.

Good Luck.


Cute Card Thursday Challenge 52-Recipe

Happy Mothers day to you all.
Well here is another challenge card: this time it is for Cute Card Thursday:
Card has been coloured with chalk.
DCWV floral stack paper has been ripped at the edges and gone over with a whisper pen to cover some of the white.
Other paper is from stash.
Image is from Pink Petticoat image stamps 'Too Tweet', coloured using cosmic shimmers.
Brads, flower and ribbon from stash.


Sam xx

Friday, 20 March 2009

House Mouse

Another one!
This is for Charisma Cardz Challenge #11
I have used a House Mouse stamp coloured with Cosmic Shimmers and whisper Pens watered down.
Backing paper is DCWV Floral prints stack.
Other paper and card are from stash.
Finished with a sentiment and 3 buttons.

Happy Crafting

Sam xx

Penny Black-In a Nutshell

Here is another one:
This is for Crafty Muse challenge-Change of Season
The paper is from Pamela Woods-Golden Aloha
Stamp is coloured with Cosmic shimmers and whisper pens watered down.
Card, ribbon and brads from stash.
Flowers are Blooms to Go-Jasmine.

Hoping you like this cheerful Spring Card.

Sam xx

Penny Black Hug

Well as promised I have a productive afternoon. Here is 1 of the cards.
It qualifies for 2 challenge blogs.
1: CPS107
2:Challenge 31 on Cupcake Craft.

I have used Penny Black Stamp from the 'Hugs' Collection, coloured with cosmic shimmers and whisper pens watered down.
Pink card from Me and My Big Ideas.
Card from stash.
Flowers are Blooms to go-Kiera
and a couple of seed beads.

Hope you like it.

Sam xx


Well i have not been on here for nearly 2 weeks !! I have not felt very well, then had to spend time away for work!
However am back now and keen to get some cards made, so watch this space!!
The weather here in Derbyshire is sunny and bright and makes your heart sing when it is like this. I am loving seeing all the new born lambs gamboling in the fields.
Happy Spring to you all.

Sam xx

Friday, 6 March 2009

Challenge Card

Hi all, I have managed to make a card that will fit 3 challenges today?
They are:
1: Charisma Cardz Challenge No 9
2: Crafty
Muse: Mums and Girlfriends
3: Cupcake Craft Challenge No:29

The Backing Paper is from K&Co Daffodil Pad.
The stamped image is Penny Black from 'Hugs' set, coloured in with cosmic shimmers and whisper pens that have been watered down.
Flowers, brads, seed pearls and hearts are from stash.


Sam xx

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Card Postioning Systems challenge 105

Hi this my entry for CPS105.
Papers are Papermania Secret Garden
Buttons form stash
Chocolate Drops
Embellishment from stash
finished with gold glitter.

Sam xx

Candy Alerts

Hello everyone.
There are some great candy up for grabs on these sites:
Kath is celebrating her 1st year of blogging and as a great stash of goodies to give away. Ends 10th March.
Lim also is celebrating here 1st anniversary and she 3 prizes up for grabs. Ends 7th March.

Sam xx

Cupcake Craft Challenges No 28 Sketch

Here is my card for Cupcake Craft Challenges
Backing papers are from Pink Petticoat Sweet Cupcakes
Card from stash
Cupcake also from the same Pink Petticoat collection
3 adhesive gems

Sam xx

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Blog Candy

The lovely Gayle has some super blog candy up for grabs. Hop over to her super blog for a look.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 49 : Animal magic

This is my card for Cute Card Thursdays Challenge
The stamp is 'Pringle' sugar nellie, coloured in using Prisma pencils.
The backing paper is K&Company 'Classic K McKenna' pack.
The swirls are courtesy of 'Cardmaker' on Trimcraft Forum.
Finished with brads, silk flower and buttons.


Sam xx
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Friday, 27 February 2009

Blog Candy

Hi all Jude has some lovely blog candy up for grabs to celebrate her first year. Closing date is 25Th March.

Sam xx

Funky Fairys Challenge #5 Swirls

Evening all here is my entry for Funky Fairys Challenge.
I used:

Funky Fairy's Seeing Spots Vol 1
Funky Fairy's free download form their Inspirational Blog, finished with blue glitter
Pearl paper from stash
Swirls cut on Big Shot


Charisma Cardz Challenge No: 8 Animals

Evening all this is my entry for this weeks challenge over on Charisma Cardz.
I used:
Laura Ashley Backing Paper
Crinkly paper from stash
Stamp from Dimension Forth coloured with Cosmic Shimmers
Iced Gem embellishments


Soooo Pleased!

My new gorgeous black and pink Big Shot has arrived:)

So am off to have a play so should have some new cards up later!!!

Have a good day.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge No: 7

Hello all this is my card I submitted for Charisma Cardz Challenge, which is titled 'Hugs and Cuddles'.
I chose to use:
Forever Friends 'With all my love' Decoupage pack
Papermania 'Love' border strips
Papermania 'red' Adhesive stones
Die cut Swirl

Hope you like it.

Sam xxx

Afternoon all. Hop over to Debz blog
She has 1 of her lovely 'Faith' stamps up for grabs. Closes on 7h March.
Good Luck.

Sam xx

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Sizzix Dies

Well I am a silly billy. I got some bargain dies in the Ellison sale and have just tried to cut with 1 of them but it does not fit in my old Sizzix as it is too big. So now I will have to buy the new Big Shot!!! Oh well every cloud has a silver lining lol:)

Sam x

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Funky Fairys Challenge #3 Faux Stitching

Hi this is my entry for the challenge which can be found at http://funkyfairyschallengeblog.blogspot.com

6x6 paper from Papermania 'Simply Elegant' pad
Image from Pink Petticoat 'Purrfect' download
Card from stash
buttons form stash
finished with organza bow

Hoping you like it.

Sam xx

Challenge No: 5

Hello here is my entry for Challenge No: 5 on http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com
The recipe is:
6x6 Laura Ashley Traditional paper
2 x Paper flowers
Penny Black 'In Bloom' Greeting with 2 pink seed beads
backed onto pink pearl card, then blue crinkly paper
finished with blue organza bow.

Hope you like it.

Sam xx

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Pink Petticoat Easter Card.

Hi all hope your not snowed in. Just thought I would share this Easter card with you. Yes I know its a little early!! It is a Pink Petticoat 'Little Chicks' image coloured in using sparkly water colours. Chicks background paper and a tag.

Sam xxx

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Candy up for grabs.

Hello all jump over to the lovely Carlz blog http://carlzcardz.blogspot.com as she has some lovely blog candy to give away to celebrate her 2nd wedding anniversary. Aaahhhhhhhhhhhh

Sam xx
Afternoon all from a very snowy Derbyshire. This is a card I made for my little next door neighbour. The paper is from Dovecraft 'Birthday' pack. The image was coloured using sparkly watercolours, the number 3 is a peel off which has been coloured with permanent marker. The little tag is from a sheet of words from The Range, held in place with a little pink ribbon. I hope you like it?

Sam xx

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Hi this is my entry for the challenge on http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com
The theme is black and white pus another colour.

Sam xx

Friday, 30 January 2009

Design Team Call

Hi all, the lovely girls on www.funkyfairyschallengeblog.blogspot.com are on the look out for new design team members. Check out there blog for details.

Sam xx

Happy 2009

Hello all. Happy 2009!! Sorry for not having blogged for ages but have been so busy in my personal life.
I will now be a good girl and blog at least 1-2 times a week from now on.
Best wishes
Sam x

House Mouse

This is a card made with House Mouse Stamp.
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