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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, 15 November 2015

The Gypsy & The Witch | Smash Book - November - Magical Mythos

Good Evening All

Another month has passed and another installment of The Gypsy & The Witch which is a Creative Journaling Journey.


Please join us here monthly on the 15th for a different theme each month as "The Gypsy and The Witch"- Create a Journaling Journey Together by Spreading a Message of Love and Positivity

This month's theme is "Magical Mythos"

I love Mermaids and watching documentaries where they are trying to prove their existence but they never look like the Little Mermaid from Disney!




As you know I am rubbish at drawing. I found 2 images on google and merged together to make my mermaid. Or you could just use a free colouring images but I wasn't a fan of the top half of the image so used image drawn by Eaglefriend.

I used paint for the background but used markers for Mermaid and the shells as the detail was too small to paint.

I found a quote online which reads - "Mermaid Myth #2 Mermaids are already full of confidence and do not require the validation of their reflection. To the Mermaid, a mirror is simply a portal from which to draw magical abilities."




If you search on YouTube for The Gypsy & The Witch to watch videos uploaded today for this event.

Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Sam's Scrapbook Process : Day of the Dead

So today hasn't been the best as we said final farewells to my Nan who passed away last Friday and between then and today has been the longest week waiting for the funeral!

The day went as well as expected but when I came home I just wanted to distract myself so sat in craftroom and with fresh photos of my Nieces from Halloween sitting on desk I thought I would scrap them.

The first layout is Amelia dressed as a Corpse Bride dragging her groom to the alter which will be me and Adam if he doesn't get his finger out and let me book our wedding only been waiting 11 years :-) Her face painting is very Day of the Dead so that's where initial inspiration came from. If I was very brave and not a chicken I'd get a sugar skull tattoo ... shhh don't tell mam lol! 31 year old and not allowed a tattoo!




The digital kit I used was the Day of the Dead doodles by Kate Hadfield
The sugar skull is just from google and glitter and gem letter stickers from the poundshop.



Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx

Thursday, 15 October 2015

#Painty - Pop Up Art Studio



Any of my crafty friends down Birmingham/Stoke or that neck of the woods? Want to join a paint group or looking to help instruct people in your area how to paint?

My good friend Craig Gilman is running awesome pop up painting sessions for any event or private group sessions.

- Kids parties (clearly he has more patience than me!), 
- Fundraising,
- Church Groups,
- Corporate Events if looking for team building fun,
- or even girly night in (can only imagine what some of my paintings would turn out like after a few bevies lol!)


These sessions can be for beginners to more experienced painters. All supplies are provided so you dont have to bring anything with you and in about 2 hours Craig or one of his other artists will guide you, step-by-step from blank canvas through to your own masterpiece to take home!

If you are interested please contact Craig


If you know any creative people in this area please share this information with them :-) 


Cancer Research Awareness Smash Book Page | #thinkpinkart


I will be joining in the Creative Arts Collaboration again this month and the hashtag is #thinkpinkart so anyone who wants to show your support for Cancer Awareness please join in and share our virtual art festival!

I personally and my family have not been affected by Breast Cancer but my Gran is currently suffering from Bowel Cancer but has decided not to fight or have treatment - her choice we cant force her!

I have made a Smash Book page






Remember search Youtube, Google and twitter for #thinkpinkart October 15th through to 18th.

 
Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx

The Gypsy & The Witch | Smash Book - October - The Witching Hour



Good Evening All

I have joined another YouTube art group called The Gypsy & The Witch which is a Creative Journaling Journey who was started by 2 amazing ladies Rita Marie "The Gypsy" and Cali Black "The Witch"! 

Please join us here monthly on the 15th for a different theme each month as "The Gypsy and The Witch"- Create a Journaling Journey Together by Spreading a Message of Love and Positivity

This month's theme is "The Witching Hour"



As you know I am rubbish at drawing. The image is Diva Witch and Cat Digital Stamp which I have altered as you can tell the image looks quite different and I changed the cats face as original one was too cartooned for me!



I used paint for the background but used markers for witch, her broom and the cat as the detail was too small to paint.

I stamped the quote which are lyrics from a song called The Witching Hour by rock band Venom. Quote reads - "Come hear, the moon is calling!"




If you search on YouTube for The Gypsy & The Witch to watch videos uploaded today for this event.

Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Creative Arts Collaboration Cancer Research Theme Promo | Oct 15-18

Good evening you lovely people 

Quick post with a promo video for the October Creative Arts Collaboration 

Theme : Cancer Research

15 - 16- 17 - 18 October


Hashtag still to be agreed




So if you are looking for some inspiration to make something for someone you know or just want to help support the charity please keep an eye on my posts/videos for the hashtag to search YouTube, google, twitter and where ever else you can search a hashtag.

Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx

Saturday, 3 October 2015

The Gypsy & The Witch | October Promo

Good Afternoon

I have joined another YouTube art group called The Gypsy & The Witch which is a Creative Journaling Journey who was started by 2 amazing ladies Rita Marie "The Gypsy" and Cali Black "The Witch"! 

Please join us here monthly on the 15th for a different theme each month as "The Gypsy and The Witch"- Create a Journaling Journey Together by Spreading a Message of Love and Positivity.



Go search on YouTube for The Gypsy & The Witch.


Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Coffin Treat Boxes | #lovefallart



Good Afternoon

Here is my fourth and final contribution to the #lovefallart Creative Arts Collaboration on YouTube.

Halloween Coffin Trick or Treat Boxes.
 

Coffin Template

I used tags from google if you search halloween free tags there are pages and pages.



Remember search google, twitter and Youtube for #lovefallart if you are needing any fall inspiration.

Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Thanksgiving Card Set | #lovefallart




Good Afternoon

Here is my Third contribution to the #lovefallart Creative Arts Collaboration on YouTube.

I used free digital images from a Thanksgiving Kit from paperglitter.com




Sentiments if you want them

This is just another card I made the other night but took me ages to make as had to stamp and cut all the leaves out!





Hopefully tomorrow I will get my Halloween treat boxes made for my final contribution. 

Remember search google, twitter and Youtube for #lovefallart Sep 17th through to 20th.

Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx

Friday, 18 September 2015

Fall Paper Wreath | #lovefallart


Good Evening,

Here is my second contribution to the #lovefallart Creative Arts Collaboration on YouTube.

Its all recycled material from my house or parents I did not buy 1 thing new to make this!



The whole process took me around 4-5 hours across 2 days to make!

I used old plastic carrier bags, brown paper bags, Wire coat hanger, Hospital stockings from operation, Burlap ribbon and bits and pieces pinched from parents house! 




I love how it all turned out. I didnt put ribbon exactly in the middle so hangs to the side a little but am going to get Adam to bend the coat hanger hook a bit more so it hangs straight.




Stay tuned for this weekend's project we are going a little more spooky in preparation for October!

Remember search google, twitter and Youtube for #lovefallart Sep 17th through to 20th.

 

Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Fall Banner | #lovefallart




I will be joining in the Creative Arts Collaboration again this month and the hashtag is #lovefallart so anyone who loves Fall/Autumn/Halloween and art is going to need to tune in for this months virtual art festival!

Autumn is my favourite time and Halloween has got to be one of my favourite holidays! 

Favourite Autumn Colours:
Reds/Oranges/Browns/Kakhi 

Favourite Autumn Textures:
Wool/Dried Leaves/Burlap

I made a Christmas banner last year I think it was and I loved it! Even though Autumn my favourite time I never really put any decor to show it like I do at Christmas. Halloween is a big thing in my parents house and people from all over come to see thier house all done up for Halloween. Not many people participate in the festivities around there so their house does stick out like sore thumb!

Here is my friend a made in 2006 and he is still dragged out every year!



ANYWAY......
I made a Fall banner for my craft room.

DCWV - Doodling' Around Paper Stack
Vintage Music Paper - Titles Falling Leaves
Brown/Yellow/Orange/Red Felt
Boarder Punch
Wool thread




Stay tuned for tomorrow's project!

Remember search google, twitter and Youtube for #lovefallart Sep 17th through to 20th.


Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Creative Arts Collaboration Fall Theme Promo | Sept 17-20

Good evening you lovely people 

Quick post with a promo video for the September Creative Arts Collaboration 

Fall Theme - Another of my favs!

17 - 18- 19 - 20 September 

Hashtag still to be agreed



So if you are looking for some Fall/Autumn inspiration next weekend please keep an eye on my posts/videos for the hashtag to search YouTube, google, twitter and where ever else you can search a hashtag.

Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx

Monday, 31 August 2015

"KennyK Digital Downloads" August 2015 YTLH©

Hey all

If you go over to You tube you can follow along with the YouTube Layout Hop.


Inspiration came from page Inkie Quill made:





Here is the page I have made:





For my layout I used the Retro Selfie  digital image which I feel in love with as soon as I saw as I am addicted to taking selfies and retro pin-ups! I will let you into a little secret I tried to do my hair like this and was going to try and take some retro selfies myself but I will just say I hate my hair as it never co-operates! So these are some daft selfies I took while board at work on my own!

I used the photobooth app on bighugelabs.com for my photo booth strips. The Polaroid images were just off google.




I also made some cards with some of the other digital images.


Retro Selfie





Breast Cancer Fighter


I used this image for a friend at work who was big in going to the gym and she was leaving to start a new job.


I was going for a comic real on these cards and I added the text boxes myself on paint. I absolutely love these ones and they make awesome male birthday cards! I think I may have to purchase the others in same collection.

Theme for this month is using digital images from one of our sponsors KennyKdownloads






Hope you guys like each and every video and please leave a comment on every video to be eligible to WIN a prize from our Sponsors.


Sponsors:
KennyKdownloads

Craft Artist

Line Up:

Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Mixed Media Art : War Nurse

Was doing some research for my family tree tonight and was filling in some blanks for my Great Aunt Mary who is 91 and an amazing woman!  

We had a family reunion July gone and she was awarded an Life Time Achievement Award for being the founder and her involvement in School Nurses International  (History of this amazing Organization is in the link if your interested).



At the reunion we got to talking about Mary's brother David who passed a few years ago who was an artist as are alot of the Wright family members - clearly plaint runs in our blood :-)



David did alot of mixed media painting and used family photos in some of his artwork so I had the urge to try some out tonight.

I really don't know how but my inspiration came from this image I saw on google. Looks nothing light it but the rays in background got me thinking spotlights and the thinking bubble I dont know how but made me think of the Barrage balloons.


WW2 inspired mixed media. St.Paul's Cathedral surviving the blitz, spotlights lighting sky looking for planes and my Great Aunt Mary in her nurse uniform during this time.

I am not very good at painting but like to practice. Hopefully Aunt Mary will not mind me using her photo in this.






Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments left xx
Its much appreciated.
Sam xx