Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Flying Hoopla

The magpie part of me just LOVES anything shiny and pretty and I've recently discovered bullion, a crinkly wire that catches the light beautifully as it moves.
So for this postcard for the new challenge at Stampotique hosted by the uber talented Corrie I made some bullion hoops for Agatha to fly through. The challenge is to paint your background, which I did, you can see the brush marks! Then using some white embossing powder and the wonderful text stamp completed the background. Then it was simply a case of stitching the top and bottom and giving Agatha her stars and fixing everything in place.
The stamps I used are: Agatha Heart  Agatha Star  and Journey Collage
I do hope you like my postcard, and just to let you know my last post did indeed jinx the weather, myself and Poppy got absolutely soaked this morning in a downpour of Biblical proportions!!
Wishing you a lovely dry day, Sam xxx

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Singing In The Rain . . .

I had the urge to share an ATC!
I made this a little while ago for a swap where the theme was Inspiration from a Song. Us Brits are obsessed with the weather so the song that popped in to my head was 'Singing in the Rain'. Such a classic!
The Stampotique stamps I used are: Typewriter Alpha. Raindrops. Screaming Bunny and Rain (I only used the brolly). 
We've not had much rain for a while :) :) :) hopefully I've not jinxed it!!
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Pun Fun!

'Tis Wednesday again which means one thing . . . A new challenge begins over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and this week our fabulous hostess is Kathi you can check out her fab blog here.
Kathi is inviting us to have lots of fun and include a pun in our creations, here's what Kathi has to say:
"E.E. Cummings said, "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." Puns and word play always make me smile. Really good puns make me laugh. Create a project that makes YOU smile, then share it with us! As always, have fun with this challenge!"
When I made this postcard my mojo had gone walk about but I really wanted it to be pun focused so something simple was needed. In the end I got a total mental block and my daughter found the pun for me on the interweb, phew. As soon as my daughter read the pun to me I immediately thought of this image in my head and so went with the flow...
The stamps I used are:
and Bushes
I certainly had a chuckle whilst making this and I hope it brings a smile to your face this January day.
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Mirror Mirror

Christmas has been and gone but if you fancy a bit of fun there are still some Panto's being shown, Snow White is a lovely panto, got to love the Seven Dwarfs!  Panto's and Fairytale's go hand in hand which was my inspiration for this months postcard for my Roc Nicholas' DT spot.
I used Roc's wonderful Bird Princess reversing the image for her reflection, adding glossy accents for a nice clean shiny mirror and some bling which ended up every where!
I wanted to use bright colours as January can feel a little gloomy, so I reached for my new Brusho's. I think I need more practice with the Brusho's to get the effect I want but loved the outcome of this.
All of Roc's stamps can be found at the Stampotique online store here
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Only Way Is Up . . .

. . . when you are a little rabbit with a balloon :)
This was inspired by the windy weather of the past couple of days, whilst walking Poppy her ears were flapping around and at one point I was quite worried she may get blown away ;)
It's has been absolutely ages since I last made a memory glass trinket, the stamps I used are:
All images were stamped on clear shrink plastic and coloured with Prismacolour pencils, superglued in place and then the glass box was constructed by super gluing together and then dipping in molten embossing powder with some beads for feet.
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

New Year Resolution??

2015 is already a week old and I thought I would start this year how I finished last year, with a postcard :)
Over at Stampotique this week Claudine is inviting us to make art in relation to our New Year Resolutions, do you make New Year Resolutions? Personally I don't bother but I do look forward to any new year with  much optimism, hoping it will bring only good things.
For my happy thinking postcard I used the very beautiful Nina, Daisy Daisy, Sun Design and Scalloped Lace Border.
I decided to be a little loose with this postcard and just go with the flow, I tried using watercolours which I may not do again lol, and a little sparkle always makes me happy :)
I hope your 2015 got off to a good start for you, if you are feeling lucky why don't you enter the Stampotique challenge, you may win $30/£18 to spend at Stampotique. Good Luck!
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year :)

I'm sure that most of you will agree with me when I say that 2014 seemed to just whizz past!!
I have had a lovely crafty year and just love my place on the Stampotique Design Team and Roc Nicholas's Design Team. My passion for 2014 has most definitely been postcards, just love them, a great size to work with and cheap to send anywhere in the world. My postcards and some of my atcs are literally all over the world, it gives me such a warm, fuzzy feeling.
Here is my last postcard for this year and the stamps I have used are:
Poppy and I would like to Thank Everyone who has taken the time to visit our blog this year and leave such lovely words of encouragement. Poppy is feeling much better now and she thanks you for your loving Get Well wishes, all that is left to say is,
Happy New Year! Wishing you a safe, happy, healthy and creative 2015 xxx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Santa Stop Here!

Santa Paws is on his way!
Here is a last minute Christmas card using my favourite Stampotique Doggy and Star.
Poppy and I wish you a very lovely Christmas time xxx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Santa Woof!

The big day is fast approaching and I'm sure Santa must be busy getting ready.
 Poppy has been poorly the past few days but she has been a VERY good girl all year long so with Poppy's expertise we made this easel ATC for her to put by our bed on Christmas Eve.
We thought it would be lovely to use my favourite doggy stamp and my favourite star stamp, they can be found here and here at Stampotique :)
We had great fun making the tree, I covered the tree in an old book page and cut little felt decorations, a glittery star, some material and of course Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without lots of bling.
Don't forget the month long challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog is still running, check here for details, you could win some rubbery goodness :)
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Monday, 15 December 2014

A Cheesey Kiss for Christmas

This is my December creation and contribution to the very wonderful Roc Nicholas Design Team. It started life as a this wood container for Camembert cheese, once empty which wasn't difficult to achieve, I glued down some peeled cardboard and painted with pink paint around the inside edges.
I added a little piece of cardboard for the bunnies to stand on and added some white paint, glitter and star sequins to give lots of festive bling.
All of Roc's brilliant stamp designs can be found at Stampotique, but if you click here it will take you straight to Screaming Bunny.
I used another Stampotique stamp called Mistletoe.
I would like to take this chance to announce that I am honoured to be remaining on the Roc Nicholas Design Team for 2015, you can check out Roc's blog here
On the outside of I used a die to decorate with glittery white card.
It's bringing a lovely sparkle to my kitchen for Christmas :)
Wishing you a lovely day, hoping all your Christmas preparations are going to plan!
Sam xxx