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Email : samwri1984@hotmail.co.uk

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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.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Creating my Mr. Darcy Layout

Hi All my PC is acting up so wont be able to make any videos for a little bit.

Just wanted to share a layout I made last night.

 Paper is by October Afternoon - Farm House collection

 I used alot of random old embellishments and Wild Orchid flowers. I made the 2 hat pins and the Key and locket were dies which a friend sent me in a RAK a while ago. I have no idea where the Cameo came from I round it in my Grandma's jewelry box when she passed away - not sure if it fell off a broach or something.

The Image of the man and woman is from a vintage decoupage picture by Search Press but I only used the base image and coloured her dress in egg shell blue and when dry covered the full image in Tim Holtz old paper.
The Pride and Prejudice book is a sticker from October Afternoon - Farm House collection
I also used some old ancient lace and pearl bead trim.

The journalling reads if you are interested:
I love books and reading is one of my favorite past times. It started when I was little and then died out until I was about 16. We were in Florida my dad had gone out to a car show with my brother. Me and Mam were chilling out in the villa, I am a nosey person by nature and love rummaging in cupboards even if they are not mine. I found a book called Daughters of the Moon by Susan Sallis and fell in love with this author and her writing I could not put the book down for the rest of the holiday. I am ashamed to say it but I wasn't finished the book before we were due to fly home so I took it! I know thief right but its the only thing I've took which wasn't mine and it was the best thing I'd ever done as it sparked my reading frenzy off again. I had to have and read everyone of Susan Sallis' books and this was the only author I could read until ...My Mam's friend borrowed her a book to read called Orphan Child by Catherine King and I was then converted to another amazing author. Me and Mam went on a novel reading frenzy then she deserted me when she got a Kindle! I love books and I can happily spend hours in a library. I love how quiet and calm it is, and the smell and feel of books. I refuse to convert! I tried to try my hand at writing when I was about 18 but I didn't get past a page of writing I don't think I had enough life experiences and the era and city I was trying to write about I knew nothing about it! So that was binned. I have since started to write my own novel again now I am older and a few more experiences under my belt and knowledge that I cant just write about somewhere/something I don't know about without researching first. I wanted to write about something I know ... being Sunderland my hometown, something I love ... the era of 1900 and where I am the main character and I create my own Mr. Darcy! Really my life has not been that eventful so my story is going to have alot of exaggeration and fiction to it, my Mam didn't call me Jackanory when I was little for nothing.

Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comments are much appreciated
Sam xxx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Cards

Just wanted to share some cards I made tonight.

 This first one I used Paper by DCWV Retro Prints I have had this paper since I started card making many many years ago and the pattern on the mug of the image made me dig it out.

The image is

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls - Clarissa & Camile Share A Cafe


 I used my Whisper and Pro Markers to colour this.

The next 2 cards a cards for Darcy and Amelia's Nursery Teachers as they graduate this week as they start Infant School in September. I didnt really have any school paper so I used a mixture of paper and printed digi papers.

Stamps:
My Favourite Things
 - Pure Innocence Apple for You
- Pure Innocence Book in Hand
- Clearly Sentimental about Teaching

Chipboard "Thank You" from Studio G

Papers:
October Afternoon - 9-5 - Meeting Minutes
Fancy Pants - Off to School - Apples

Printed Papers: (not sure where I downloaded them from images below - They were free if anyone knows who let me know so I can link back to them)
Graph Paper
Writing Tablet




Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx 

Friday, 13 July 2012

Sam's Scrapbook Process : Bounce A'Lean 2

Hi All

Another Studio Calico gallery inspiration by Shimelle Laine as always her layouts are awesome!! This one made me do a layout tonight.

It's not 100% scraplift but this is what I came up with.







Paper by Colorbök
I used free banners and for the life of me I can not remember where I got them from I will share below if you know who they are please let me know so I can link back to correct person who made them.




Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Random Cards Made

Just uploaded a quick video of some cards I have made tonight.

Link for the paper dolls

Stamps used:
Stamping Bella -Lulu Loves Poppies
Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls Vicotria And Juliette   
Stamping Bella - Uptown Girl Claudia Has A Candy

Papers are mostly scraps as I am trying to use them all up as the box of scraps is getting bigger and bigger.

 

Sorry that this is so short and sweet and no photos. Its late and I am off to bed.

Take Care all
xxx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Sam's Scrapbook Process : Bounce A'Lean

Hi All

Been in a bit of a scrapbooking rut and not wanted to do any crafting lately.

I came across the Studio Calico gallery and was inspired by Shimelle Laine as always her layouts are awesome!! This one made me do a layout tonight.

It's not 100% scraplift but this is what I came up with.





Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx