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Hey all my name is Samantha, I'm 32 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.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Easter Tag Swap

Me and my friend Nicole (AKA Nasn00 on YouTube) decided to do a Tag Swap as we have both never made one before. Since Easter is coming up we thought this was a fitting theme and we both went with that.

I have been super swamp with work lately and my dieting hasnt been going well I have only lost 3 pound in about 4 weeks, but being truthful with you I have not had the willpower to try!! So I have been vetitating most nights afterwork then Nicole posted her vid of her finished tag and I hadnt even started EKK!

So this is what I made last night.


I am still not sure about it, it is easter colours/flowers and butterflys the bunny I was going to put on looked far too big!!





Thursday, 18 March 2010

Dedication for Somer Thompson

Sarah aka "kaczsk" did a call out on YouTube to pull the scrapbooking community together to create a mini-album page in dedication to Somer Thompson.

You can read about Somer's story at http://www.rememberingsomer.com/

It is a very sad story, I dont have children so I can only imagine how hard it has been for Diena (Somer's Mam) So I think this is a lovely idea to help Diena scrap and celebrate her daughters life.

I did a quick video on my YouTube so you can take a look.


Side one

Cloud 9 Simple thoughts - Girl Rubber Stamps
Side Two

Somer's favourite colour was purple so I went with this for the theme. I didnt have much choice with patterned paper as I only had 2-3 in as purple isnt one of my fav colours for crafting.

Card for Diena

Thanks for looking. Hopefully Diena will like them.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Easter Layout

I am still working on the scrapbook for Layla (the baby my parents are fostering). I have one more Christmas page to do for her and I am up to date, but with the printer not working I cant print the photos out to get the layout right. I thought I would do her next page which will be Easter. We always get photos of the kids with thier chocolate eggs and egg hunting in the garden. I am such a big kid I hide the cream eggs around the garden and make them go find them before they can have them. LOL evil I know but my parents did it with me! The age of my adopted brothers and sisters now 12 and over they are getting a bit too old but if they want the chocolate they have to find them first LOL!!


This is a 12x12 layout inspired by desdichaedo from youtube (Life on the {Scrap}beach) she is a fab crafter and I love her scrapbook tutorials, you should all subscribe!! She did a super cute Easter Egg page and this got me thinking about Easter pages for Layla and Amelia.


I used:
S.E.I Penelope's Potpourri - Tiny Tulips
S.E.I Aunt Gerti's Garden - Green Thumb
Random Scraps for the eggs (drawn freehand so not perfect egg shape)
Some Chipboard pieces
Green ribbon
Flowers (not sure make)
Title cut on cricut (George & Basics)

Looking at it now its finished I should of really inked the edges of the eggs to make them stand out a little. Never mind they are stuck down now.


This rabbit is cut from a baby scrapbook page I got free with a scrapbook, I hated the paper but the rabbit was cute. I think I will do a paper pieced lamb on Amelia's page as I dont have another rabbit, plus I found this cute template.

Thanks for looking.

Birthday Cards

So I said in my last post I would finish and upload the last page of Amelia's photo shoot scrapbook page but my printer has decided to act up and I can't print the last 4 photos off... Argh! I hate my printer!!

I have 2 birthdays coming up so I used paper from kits I had available from my last big haul in Nov (from America)

My friend Andrea across the road from me (she also is a crafter) it's her 30th Birthday on Saturday coming so I am buying her a mini haul and this is the card I have made her.



I used:
White Plain Card Stock for base
S.E.I Aunt Gerti's Garden - Pretty Posies
S.E.I Aunt Gerti's Garden - Polka Dot Frame
Prima Flowers
Mallow Blaze and Meadow Lush Mister by Cosmic Shimmer

It is also her Daughter Llani's 4th birthday a few days later so I made her card while I was in the mood.


I have no idea who makes this paper I bought it from a local craft shop in town ages ago and it was too cute to use but since the printer wasnt working I had to use it.
This is a big chipboard 4 covered in S.E.I Aunt Gerti's Garden - Sun kissed (pink) and I used a card sticker tab from S.E.I Penelope's Potpourri.

Both pretty plain cards but cute I think :-)
Take Care all, thanks for looking.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

2 Page Scrapbook Layout

As mentioned in a previous blog I had some more photos of my baby niece Amelia from when my brother took her for a professional photo sitting back in July 2009.
I finally got round to doing a 2 page layout. I have one more page to do which I will post pretty soon.



This is a 2 page 8x8 layout.
I used:



I printed the photos together on the computer and put a pink/brown in the back ground so it wouldnt have a big white stripe down the middle. I stamped the month and year on the S.E.I Tab.

I mounted the Label on brown cardstock and popped this up with 3D foam tape. The flower is just different size circles cut with my scallop scissors which had troubles cutting in circles so they are not perfect but unless I used a die or my cricut they wont be. I also tried out my new Mallow Blaze Mister on the cream card on the flower and inked the edges in brown, roughed them up a little and added a button.

I will try and get the final page of Amelia's photo sitting done this weekend.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Take Care x