- 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.
Thursday, 25 February 2010
I have a box of chipboard pieces which I haven't looked at for ages and I found this super cute cherry in. I got a card/letter from a distant relative so I think I will use this for my reply as it is nice and bright.
I have no idea who the paper is from as it was in a mini paper stack I got ages ago but i thought the colours matched with the cherry.
I cut the circles with my cricuit - George and Basics.
I used my Friskars Tredding water punch for the border
Scrap white ribbon
The "Just Because" is from a mini dove stamp set which I cant remember the name of.
I think the little fruit cards are super cute at the minute - I've seen a few by Robyn "mypinkstamper"
I got some misters from Cosmic Shimmer I havent tried them out yet!!
I've wanted some for ages and I got these relatively cheap from Crafters Companion (local for me)
The colours are gorgeous the Aqua and meadow remind me of the colours of a Peacock's tail!
I wanted to make mini flowers and spray them with this mist and I didnt have any of the drier sheets I wanted to try this with. So was raking in the cupboard and look what I found - Adam's polishing clothes :-) they are made from same material as the drier sheets and they are bigger so can cut more flowers and I think this box was only £2 from Lidl
I think I will see if I can cut some flowers with this later today and upload the evidence later.
Monday, 22 February 2010
I have no idea who the paper is buy i got it from eBay a few years ago and I found it while I was clearing up.
So I printed 2 of the crosses out and embossed one with silver embossing powder and cut the cross out of the other one I coloured to give it a little depth.
My ever so honest soon to be hubby said he thinks it is a little morbid being all blacks and plums.
What do you guys think? Should I give him it or is it too dark?
All comments are welcome :-)
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Its my parents 28th Wedding anniversary today (Valentines Day - some may say aww sweet but to be honest I think its a little cheesy lol)
Birds in crafting at the minute are very hot and I think they are adorable.
My parents used to have love birds when I was little so I thought it appropriate to use this on their card.
I didn't have and chipboard birds so I searched online and the lovely Alex AKA Lola Nova had created a template for making a tote bag with this design on the front and as I am not an avid sewer I thought I'd change it up a bit.
If you would like to use the template please click here.
Guess what I used scraps on this project too as I have a box and a carrier bag full.
Apart from using the template I didn't do much, added some faux stitching, a rub on heart I had spare. LOL I have just noticed my birds dont have any eyes - oh well never mind - dont they say love blinds you?
I had a little issue with the stamping as you maybe able to tell. First off I stamped the "Love" in white but my white pad is starting to dry out and I don't have a re-inker (boohoo). The image wasn't very good so I stamped over in Black, it looks ok looks like it has a little white shadow back ground. I didn't have a stamp for the birds section so I cheated as I don't have very stylish hand writing (my writing looks alot like Verdana font!). I wanted script so I printed out the word in Abbeyline font and used tracing paper to get it onto my card. Then I wrote over with a white gel pen hey presto!
Sorry alot of writing and not alot of pictures on this blog.
Saturday, 13 February 2010
At the minute I am obsessed with these little 4x4" cards and Kraft Cards stock.
I have seen alot if different forms of paper flowers so I thought I'd give it ago.
This is what a came up with:
I think there quite cute but still haven't got the knack for distressing yet, plus I need to get some glimmer mist. I think once I have someone I will try and make some material flowers - I think the dryer sheets would be cool to make some with once sprayed with the glimmer mist.