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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, 15 May 2011

Relaxing weekend!

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. I have been doing over time all this week and I think I work 53 hours in total normally only do 37.5 so I have been very tired and ratty and mostly taking it out on Adam - opps!
So was defo glad when the weekend was here and boo its Sunday night I am back at work at 7.30 tomorrow. So wish I could win the lottery then never work again and sit and craft all day :-) How totally awesome would that be!!! Never gonna happen but I can dream!!

Last night I was up till the early hours of the morning scrapbooking. I duno why I do it do nothing all day then it comes to 7/8 pm then I get a sudden burst of inspiration and I am there crafting till easily 2.30am! Anyone else a night owl when it comes to crafting?

I made 4 8x8 scrapbook pages and some yummie cookies

All the pages were for Amelia's scrapbook as I am trying to finish this one off so I can start her new one.

Red Polka Dot and a Ledger Paper from a DCWV paper stack not sure of the name but my friend Andrea across the road gave me them - Thanks Hun :-) its great having a fellow crafter in my street not only do I pinch sugar, her cake mixer (when mine died) she also lets me raid her craft stash when I babysit for her - Best Friend eva!!

No idea what the photo sizes are they were 4 x 6" photos and cut into a square (I think they may have been 10 x 10 cms). The "Girl" Chipboard is the Audrey collection by Mia Road and coloured Black.
Chipboard arrow and lips are from a huge chipboard can I got from WallMart like 4/5 years ago. I did alot of hand writing on this page but wasnt sure it really made sence as it was late and I couldnt really think straight.

My brother build Amelia a big sandbox and a play area in their backgarden for her birthday and these are of her sitting in it! Shame with UK Weather its never really warm and her birthday was in March so she had to have her coat on hehe!

I was soo pleased with this embelishment I made it was a sandcastle using actual sand paper.

Template for this and the inspiration is here only difference I gave my castle two towers - only the best castle for my baby niece :-) There are lots of different templates if you google sandcastle template. I just thought this would be the easiest to cut out of the sandpaper - it was alot easier than I thought sharpened my scissors too but wasnt very good for my rotorary trimmer.
Couldnt find a decent template for the bucket and spade so they are printed from clip art and cut out.

This Easter page was inspired by a page Kristina Werner did on the Basic Inspiration Class No. 1

Papers used are First Edition - Hideaway 6x6 which I got a sample pack from Ebay for only £1.99 I think I might start and do this get the 6x6 sample pack from ebay as some are only £1 and if I like them I can buy the big pads. Chipard letters are Basic Grey not sure of the name of this pack as I lost the insert to box.

This is patterned paper which I printed from google as I wanted it to look like paint splats.
Used plain coloured paper to double mount the photo up.

Absoultley loved this sentiment "I am not messy, I am creative" I just added the last line as it is true :-)

Finally... sorry ive bored you but look at how yummie these cookies are!!

Cornflake cookies recipe.

  • 125g butter, chopped, at room temperature
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 2 cups cornflakes, Crushed (I used crunchy Nut)

  • Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease and line 2 large oven trays.
  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla, then fold flour in.
  • Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and roll into crushed cornflakes. Arrange on trays about 4cm apart.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Cool on tray for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Love to all
Hope you have a great week x


Sabr said...

great pages! looks like you have been super busy as well!

SueB said...

Wow! Sam, these are just fab!!! How good are you?! So many wonderful layouts, and scrummy cookies too, thanks for the yummy recipe, must give that one a go. Sorry to hear about all the overtime, hope you get more "you" time very soon. Keep up all your wonderful crating Sam, everything is beautiful, and love your Youtube vids too!
Suzie xxxx :)