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Hey all my name is Samantha, I'm 33 from England. Engaged. I have been handcrafting cards since I can remember from making mothers day cards at nursery to selling them to friends and family now. I love seeing the reactions on peoples faces when you make a unique handcrafted card just for them. I have also been a keen scrapbooker/photographer since I was about 5 when my parents started to foster and I always kept a scrapbook for each child we cared for - which goes with them to their new families so they don’t forget any precious memories of their childhood.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Toilet Roll Mini Tag Album

Hi All

I have seen the videos on YouTube of people making mini tag ablums using toilet roll tubes so I thought I would give it a go yesterday.
This is what I came up with. I think its quite cute. I will put photos of my neice in and give to my nan as a little pressent.

I used:
4 toilet roll tubes
1 album ring
Nanna's Nursery paper
Flowers cut from my George and Basic Cricut Cartridge
Embossed images from my Cuttlebug
Ribbon Scraps

Quick video of the full album. Sorry video quality is rubish and you can hear the washing machine and the dog in the back ground.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Valentines Day Cards

I have been asked to make some cards for SOS-Support Our Troops.
I dont actually know anyone in service at present although my grandparents were in Army, RAF and WAAF and my little brother is looking to enrole in the RAF once he finishes his college studies. These men and women are risking their lives for us so we need to give all the support we can give them!

These are the cards I have made:

The are simple 4x4 cards. I tried to use similar elements in all to create a little set.

I used plain white card, Kraft card and red mirror card on all 4. I used my tredding water punch and white gel pen for faux stitching.

I didnt have Love You stamp so I used 2 clear stamps from Cloud Nine and masked off the parts I didnt need to make the Love You sentiment on this one.

I used some chipboard pieces I got from a big tub I got from Walmart about 2 years ago. $25 for a tub I thought was a alot of money but there are thousands of pieces and I have only used about 10 pieces (now I think about it defo getting value for money)The rub-ons where no brand from our local £Shop there are alot of rub-ons on the same sheet but had troubles getting them to stick to card (finally got them to).This sweetheart if from Me and My Big Ideas embelishment pack I got from Michael about 2 Years ago so not sure if they still make them.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Wallet Shaped Card

Hi All
I received some junk mail today and after having a quick filter through it I came across a flyer shaped like a wallet with pockets inside... this gave me an idea for a card for my dad's up coming birthday.

I used:
DCWV - All About the Boys Stack
K&Co Marcella Occasions Clear Stamps
Joanna Sheen Past Times Rubber Stamps for Flourish and Key.
If you want the template drop me a message.
Take Care All.

Monday, 4 January 2010

New Years Resolution #3

Number 3 of my New Years resolution is to be more organised.
As you saw in one of my posts in December I was very late in starting my Christmas Cards.

So I thought I'd make a start now while all my Christmas craft stuff is still out on my desk.

I saw this spinner card on another crafting idol of mine (Debbie Olson) and thought it was really cute. I gave it a go but my tunnel for my spinner isn't cut straight as I cut with craft knife and I didn't use a ruler so my own fault really. If you would like to follow the same tutorial i used please click on here .

I tried with a gingerbread man I had but he was too heavy and just kept flopping to the side. So I used a little bag of gingerbread. I got this embellishment from a multi pack I got from the £Shop (bargin!!)

Paper is used are from DCWV Holiday Collection - The Christmas Stack 2009 and Kraft Card stock.
I used white peal off stickers for the "Sweet"
I stamped the wishes and used white embossing powder.

I also made a Santa themed one using My Minds Eye Sweet Dreams - Holiday Collection.
I really wish I had a Santa themed sentiment for this one but I don't so had to use " Have a Merry One" (by StudioG)

Finished both with faux white stitching as something was missing and I don't have a sewing machine to do the real stitching like Debbie did in hers.

2 cards down I don't know how many to go :-)
My next mission is to master the Easel Card and Slider card for my next Christmas cards.

Take Care All x

New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year All!! OMG it is 2010!

My New Year Resolutions
#1 Weight Loss
#2 Get Pregnant
#3 Be more Organised
#4 Start to plan Wedding - aiming for Summer 2011

What are yours??

So I started my diet today :-( not good as I didn't get any sleep last night either and I am horrible without either (so my work colleagues tell me). I mention diet and they all say "Oh No! keep away from Sam" and they just throw random bits a fruit at me hehe!

Seriously thou I am haha, I love my food but I really want a baby more!! This is my new years resolution to loose weight so the Doctors will give me IVF (I've got PCOS - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). Me and my fiance have been trying on and off for about 5 years with no luck!

I have started seeing a dietitian and get weighed each month and she has put me on Xenical (Orlistat) weight loss tablets the side affects aren't the best but they seem to be working. I lost a little bit before Christmas started and then tins of Roses and Quality Streets started to work their way into my office. Major sucker for Chocolate or anything with Sugar in!

Anyone know where I can buy some will power?

So I got out of bed 6am this morning even though I hadn't been asleep walked the dog for half an hour then went to work. I work in an office on computers (HP) I never really take a break so I don't leave my desk for 7.5 ish hours. I really need to get a step counter thing and walk about the office a bit more. Humm I might do that! Finished work walked the dog again for another half hour came in and did 50 sit ups LOL!! I haven't done sit ups in ages and my stomach is killing me! I might try and do another 50 before bed.

I bought a Cross Trainer last year I used it like 5 times - its now in the cupboard. I think I will ask Adam to get it out for me and I will alternate between sit ups and 20 mins on there each night until I can gradually do more.

Today I weight 15 Stone = 210lbs
My BMI is 33.9 the Doctor will not treat me until my BMI is under 30!

My aim is to cut out as much "Crap" as I can and eat alot more fruit/veg

Wish me luck!!