Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Seeing Red

A new challenge begins today at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog, the theme is: Seeing Red, (all of the challenge details can be found here). 
I decided to be quite gentle with red for my lolly stick creation and couldn't resist using one of February's new stamps - the brolly - I can see this being one very versatile stamp ;)

The stamps I used are:

Thanks for visiting my little blog - I'm off to eat some more lollies :) 
Have a lovely day, Sam xxx

Monday, 13 February 2017

Love Bug

Here's an ATC I almost forgot to share!
There are a couple of days left to enter week 2 of the 'Love Bug' challenge over at Stampotique, all the details can be found right here.

I used just three stamps:
Quasimoto 3 (the love bug)

Wishing you a love filled day, Sam xxx

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Just in case .......

....... you didn't know yet..... there are some new stamps at Stampotique!!
They can all be found right here!

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Some space!

It's week 2 for the 'use your favourite stamp' challenge at Stampotique, (all the challenge details can be found by clicking right here).

It is incredibly difficult to choose just one favourite but for a while I was asking Stampotique HQ for a rocket stamp and here it is :) I love it! 
For this postcard I used the rocket ship stamp but also: design cube, bubbles and Starfish Cube 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog, wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A Winter Wonderland

As a young girl I used to love collecting things and keeping them in little glass boxes which inspired this weeks creation for the latest Stampotique challenge; 'Favourite Stamp', (all the details can be found right here). With so many awesome stamps to choose from it's so difficult to pick just one - so I didn't! I did however choose my favourite newest stamp which is this wonderful cityscape.  At it's original size it measures 5in x 3in approx., but when stamped on shrink plastic it becomes a petite 2in x 3/4in.

I cut the glass to fit the scene, in my head I can hear my late husband saying: 'measure twice- cut once!' and I used silver embossing powder on the edges for faux soldering, mica flakes created a winter wonderland and finally some silver beads made perfect feet.

The stamps I used are:
and Trees

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Anything Goes!

A card I made for the 'Anything Goes' challenge on the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog - all of the challenge details can be found right here.

The stamps I used are:
Whimsical Cube (for the sun)
 and Design Cube (for the stars)

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Friday, 6 January 2017

Woofy New Year!

2017!!! Oh my days, my Nan was right when she said that the older you get the quicker time goes by.
As the new year begins I feel very grateful for some of the people in my life, but particularly grateful for Poppy, she is always there for me, through happy and sad times. I love her and I know she loves me.
I spotted this sentiment/quote on t'internet a couple of weeks ago and couldn't resist painting this little canvas. I now read it thinking perhaps I should have added 'Or not!'.

The project didn't end up quite as I had planned because I sadly lost quite a lot of details whilst adding layers, not quite sure how I managed that! 
There is a new challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog - all the details can be found right here. The theme is 'Anything Goes', so a great opportunity to have some fun!
The Stampotique stamps I used are:
and Paw

Poppy and I wish you a wonderful, happy, healthy and very creative 2017 xxx

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Happy Christmas!

Poppy and I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas!

(We decorated some lolly sticks and used wonderful Stampotique Holly Wally to celebrate).

I would like to say a big 'THANK YOU!' to each and everyone who has taken the time to visit my little blog and leave some love, many of you are now firm friends and I treasure each of you. 
So here's to 2017 - may it bring lots of rubbery goodness, good health and happiness - chin chin.

Best wishes, Sam xxx

Thursday, 15 December 2016

An Elf Is For Life..... Not Just Christmas

It's my turn today for the Roc Nicholas design team and I had a great time making this fun postcard using two of Rocs stamps: the brilliant Party Dog and Unleash Yourself   

I began by making the background using distress inks and stamping the Christmas tree
which I coloured also using distress inks and made the baubles shine with some glossy accents. The text was also stamped directly on to the postcard and simply coloured in, omitting the 's' from 'self' to make 'elf'. Party dog was stamped on white card and coloured using Prismacolour pencils, glossy accents gave him a shiny nose, glasses and his jingle bell on his hat.

All of Rocs wonderful stamp designs can be found at the Stampotique online store right here

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Dear Santa....

It's the second week at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog with the theme of 'Naughty or Nice'.  All of the details for this challenge can be found here.
 I'm really not sure if I'm going to be on the naughty or nice list this year, but I've had a lot of fun!

One of the great things about Christmas for me is ....... empty boxes ..... I just love an empty cardboard box, yep I'm very easily pleased! So I hope I can inspire you to enjoy some unloved cardboard.
I began by peeling off some of the thin, outer, paper layer to expose the corrugated bit. Some white paint, some silver embossing powder, some wonderful Stampotique images and a little shimmer and shine makes this cute Christmas decoration.

The stamps I used are:

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx