Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Hello Land of Blog!

A great big hello to you if you are reading this - I'm back!
I took a year off blogging and boy did it go fast and so much has happened since my last post.
I've been busy creating for Craft Stamper magazine - warning - lots of photographic evidence;

Then a couple of months ago, much to my amazement, I was invited by That's Crafty here in the UK to create samples to be on the home shopping channel - Hochanda. More photos;

Much to my amazement once more and the prompt to begin blogging again, is that I'm fortunate to be also on the That's Craft Challenge Blog design team. There is a new challenge theme every month and this month the theme is 'A Stitch In Time'. Believe me it is quite a challenge for me, I'm hopeless with a needle and thread. Really hopeless so please join the challenge and show me how to do it!

Here's my creation;

It's on one of the wonderful That's Crafty MDF Chunkies, this is an ATC sized Chunckie and of course I've used lots of stamps. In case you are wondering about the challenge theme, I've used thread for the mouse's whiskers and in the center of the flower there is a single cross stitch. The stamps are all That's Crafty Stamps and the mushrooms are too :)
Please click here to check out the challenge details and here for the That's Crafty website.

Products I used for my ATC Chunkie are as follows, just click on them and you'll go straight to them :)

Thank you for bearing with me on such a long post, please do check out the That's Crafty challenge and see my team mates AMAZING creations too.

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


  1. So lovely to find you blogging again Sam and love all those sneak peeks of your makes and of course your gorgeous challenge inspiration.
    Here's to more blogging from you now too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. It's so good to have you back in blogland Sam, and your makes are still as magical as ever! Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  3. Hey Sam! Wonderful to have you on board! ALL of your creations above are fab! <3 xx

  4. Hello Samantha,
    So adorable is your mouse chunkie , love everything pink and rosa, and so sweet with the wings . Also love how you used the affirmation , too ,for a second stamp, to create the "ghost" stamp .
    A wonderful creation.
    Hugs Dorthe, x

  5. Congrats on your That's Craft Challenge gig Sam ! You deserve it !
    Corrie xxx

  6. Haha Sam, how good to read you again!! Although I guess it requires a bit of effort lol :) But it allows me (and us) to glimpse all these fantastic makes you have done in the past monts for Craft Stamper!! Big congratulations!!!!!
    Just a bit sad, I haven't seen them in details as I didn't renew my subscription yet boohoo.
    That's being said, I love your last creation for That's Crafty. This little mouse is so cute!! Great ATC. And well done for the thread and needle, I have the same problem as you teehee :D
    Hugs xxx

  7. Fantastic projects Sam <3
    So beautiful, you're back *mwah*
    xx Arwen

  8. Good to see you on here Sam.... My happy happy place *Sigh*
    Lots of lovely sneaky peeks all in one post and i'm loving it!
    Welcome to the That's Crafty Challenge Team we are blessed to have you onboard.
    Your sweet little Chunkie creation is adorable. No need for a needle or thread some mark making faux stitchery will do just fine with lots of fun along the way!
    Big Crafty Hugs Tracey xx

  9. Congratulations and kudos to rising to the top of the creative ladder! You are now associated with big names and rightly so! I am happy for you and for you sharing your talent with others of us who are still learning!

  10. What a beautiful project! I love all the detail you created especially those sparkly whiskers that you stitched for your cute mouse - perfect 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊


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