Saturday, 10 July 2010


Hi all, againg, i really have cought my crafting bug again. phew. i decieved to have a look back at the scrapbook layouts i had missed so i am going to catch up as im wanting to have my first scrap book filled with just the pages i have done from the group on craftbubble. that way i can see if i have improved over the year lol. well i have done a few pages already as you can see below, so it was aprils challenge which was to include some hidden journaling or pictures, i chose to have some hidden pictures as i havent got the knack of journaling yet lol so i had a good rumage through my photographes and stash and came up with this lol
as you can see its yet more pictures from disneyland, this was taken sept 06. this was my first time going to disneyland but it was the second time i had been to paris on a school trip lol. ive kept the rest of the layout quite plain so that nothing gets masked by the other photographes.
and heres where they are hidden. in a flap under the origonal photograph. the pictures are of all my classmates that were on the trip and the second is of me and my pal abu. the guy seen me going to take a picture of him and he just walked up nd put his arm round, lets just say i threw my camera at my friend like it was on fire, cracking picture, fab memories!
I hope you like
sammy xxxx

Christmas in july

well folks long time no see. ive been so mega busy lately that me crafring had taken the back seat. well this is my first saturday that ive had off in months so my crafty bits were pulled out from under the bed. over on craftbubble this weeks challenge was to make something christmasy, i guess thats something to do with the heatwave down south.... all i can say is its far from summer here. i have a river running past my window right now. Anyway heres my creation =)

Sammy xxx

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

LGS 27th March

Good morning all, this weeks challenge on craftbubble was to follow the sketch and the rather wicked theme of boys and buttons lol.

For this weeks challenge i have used my Scottish lofty stamp and gave him a nice grey kilt. the background papers are all from the new papermania collection "it's a mans world" and the buttons are also papermania. For the sentiment I have used a navy blue peeloff to tye in with the blue theme with the papers and buttons.
Off to make some more challenge cards
Speak soon
Sammy xxxx

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Passion for Promarkers

Good Morning all, heres my entry for this weeks challenge. No colour theme this week, but the theme is spring with an animal. well did I not have the perfect stamp and papers for the job.
This stamp is from wild rose studio which i got at the secc craft fair, as soon as a seen it it reminded me straight away of my puppy cheri
For the puppy i used burnt orange and tan for her fur and tulip yellow and leaf green for the tulips.
The papers are a mixture of my minds eye and papermania
Speak soon
Sammy xxx

Monday, 22 March 2010

Lets Get Stamping 20th march

Hello again
Heres this weeks sketch challenge. this week we had a recipe which was to use buttons brads and bows =) now with easter just around the corner i thought this little guy from lili of the valley was perfect with his little basket of chickies

Speak Soon
Sammy xxxx

I love Promarkers

Hello all!
Heres my challenge entry for this week. This weeks theme was to use no backing papers! That was hard lol. So what I have done is I have embossed cupcake designs and used pink and purple embossing powder to tie in with the rest of the card.
I have used one of my birthday D&D stamps and coloured him in black for his coat, cocktail pink for his party hat and purple for the patch on his tummy
Sammy xxxx

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Passion For Promarkers

Hello again, well heres my entry for this weeks challenge. There was no colour combo or theme this week, we just had to folow the sketch. With easter just around the corner I thought i better get a jump start on my easter cards lol.

Ive coloured the image with tulip yellow and mango for the ducks bodys, beak and feet, the grass is bright green and for the flower I used bluebell.
For the base card I used straw yellow chalk then used a sample of spring papers and yellow ribbon and bow
Well best be off
Sammy xxxx

LGS 13th March

Good Evening all, well i have had such a busy weekend that ive only just got the photograph taken for this weeks sketch.
This weekend was the first weekend ive been off from work on challenge day but i couldnt get crafting as i was in Edinburgh at my boyfriends as we were going to see the Scotland v England game at Murrayfield on saturday evening and then it was my sisters 18th on sunday as well as being mothers day.
Anyway i managed to get my card done yesterday... so here it is.
This weeks theme was our favourite things, so with paddys day being tomorow i thought this little guy would be perfect. One of my favourite holidays was to Dublin a few years back, just my mum and I. The light on my camera hasen't picked up my brads properly, they are gold to match the pennies in his pot of gold.

Well ive just to take a picture of my next card so i shall be back in a moment lol
Sammy xxxx

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Passion for Promarkers

Hello again, heres my entry for this weeks passion for promarkers. No theme this week but the colours we had to use were mango and bright green, thank god joanna sheen has such a fast delivery as i didnt have either colour lol. The papers are k&co and the sentiment is stamped in pumkin dewdrops
Speak soon
Sammy xxxx

I love Promarkers

Hello all, heres my entry for this weeks i love promarkers Challenge. This weeks challenge was to follow the sketch as usual but to have embossing in it.
I used dry embossing on the srip across the middle using d'vine swirls embossing folder with my cutllebug and i used wet embossing on the image and the sentiment. I stamped my image then embossed her with black embossing powder with my heat tool, then coloures her in with my promarkers. With the sentiment i embosed it with bright pink embossing powder.
The papers are a mixture of k&co and my minds eye
Speak soon
Sammy xxxx

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Lets Get Stamping 6th March

Good Evening all, Ive finaly managed to get this weeks card done. Im always last to get it completed cos i work all weekend lol.
The papers are part of my k&co paper stack, the image is one of Wild Rose Studios milton & co stamps, i thought he was perfect for mothers day... so me hopes me mammy likes him lol.

I also made this card as a congratulations card using the same sketch again with my k&co papers but this time my i used my forever friends stamp. Both images were coloured using my promarkers and both have distressing around the edges with my dew drop ink pads.

Sammy xxxx

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Is it windy out?

Good Morning all, here is my entry for Lets get Stamping group on craftbubble. This weeks theme was to use all things digital. so i have used an image by dustin pike and i have used word to make up the sentiment.
I have coloured this little chap in mustard for his fur,raw siena for his mane, tan for his tummy and carnation pink for his tongue. His kite was coloured in poppy and azure and the grass under his feet is leaf green..
I will also be entering him in for this weeks passion for promarkers challenge as this weeks theme is back to nature, and you can get more nature than the king on the jungle now can you lol.

Speak soon
Sammy xxxx

Monday, 1 March 2010

A Scrappy Day

Hi all, Ive had a very practical day today, i had to wait on a guy comming to upgrade our electricity meter so i had the whole morning to sit arround and do nuthing lol so.... I cought up with some scrapbooking. I finished off this layout for the Scrap Addicts group on craft bubble. As an added extra for this months challenge we had an extra black and white theme so i made a page for my pups 1st birthday =)

My second layout i done today was for Marchs layout on the same group. This months there was no theme just the layout, so i got to go wild lol. I have just recieved my new stash from qvc so i got to rip it open and have a play and this is what i came up with lol. I found lots of baby pictures of myself in my photo box so i thought they would be perfect and heres the final result.

And my final layout that i done was just me playing about. When i was looking for my pictures for my march layout i came accross lots of pictures from when i went to paris with my school when i was in 5th year. We spent the week doing all the site seeing and shopping you could imagine ...and spent the whole day in disneyland! well here it is

Speak soon
Sammy xxxx

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Passion For Promarkers

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge. The theme for this week was Tulip Yellow, Baby Pink and had to have stitching in it. As soon as i seen the colours i jumped up and down as i had the perfect image for it.... then i seen the stitching element. ive never done it before and i dont have a pokey tool so i couldnt pierce the card so i improvised... i have to say im not that impressed with it, but here it is

Sammy xxx

Monday Mania

Here is my entry for this weeks Monday Mania, this weeks theme was monochrome with a twist, the twist being you could use any colour, i chose to use shades of browns to give a sepia feel. Firstly I stamped and coloured my Stella stamp in browns and then cut her out and stucker her to a vintage brown paperstock from K&Co then finnished off with the "sweet" sentiment in the same brown ink as the image, and then some blobs of copper glitter glue

Speak soon
Sammy xxxx

Monday, 22 February 2010

LGS 20th Feb

Hi all, here is my entry for this weeks sketch on craftbubble, this weeks theme was animals. I had a really crafty day so i made 2 cards lol
the first is using the little mice from the crafters companion summer collection. First i stamped the rain drops onto the backing card with the image masking to make the rain behind her, i then stamped anc coloured her in with watercolours. The papers are from my K&Co papers then the sentiment and buterfly embelishment were added.

The second card I made uses tartan papers that I have kicking about my craft box which tie in perfectly with my Scottish Lofty stamps, just followed the same layout as above

Speak soon
Sammy xxx

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

I Love Promarkers Challenge 2

Hi all heres my take on this weeks challenge. This weeks theme is spring so i have used papermanias retail therapy stamps as everyone knows when spring comes around everyone need a new wardrobe =)
Well here it is =)
Speak soon
Sammy xxxx

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Lets Get Stamping 13th Feb

Well this weeks one was a tuffy! We wernt aloud to use a stamp as the main image lol. so i had to have a long hard think about this one. but heres what i came up with. I went for the vintage floral look. the embelishment is 8 love hearts punched out and shaped with some glitter glue in the center
Sammy xxxx

Passion for ProMarkers

Hey all this weeks theme was buttons and bows so i was in my element with my putton stash and my bow maker lol. Ive coloured the image with promarkers obv lol on top of paper cellar 6x6
So what you think?
Speak soon
Sammy xxxx

Thursday, 11 February 2010

I love promarkers challenge 1

Here is my entry or the i love promarkers challenge. the theme was to use pink and brown so i thought this stamped image would work perfectly. What do u think???
Sammy xxxx


Good morning folks, had quite a crafty morning so far. Its Graemes mum and dads anniversary on monday so heres the card ive made for them. The image is one of The Greeting Farms digis called Anya Valentine but i thought it would go perfectly as an anniversary card. I chalked the card with brick red versa magic then stuck some of the free papers that were in Februarys issue of cardmaking and papercraft. I coloured the image with promarkers... i still havent perfected the shadding yet lol, then just added the sentement and a few blobs of red glitter glue et voila! 
Speak soon
Sammy xxxx

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Monday Mania

Here is my entry for Club Anya and Friends. It is prince Ian digi stamp coloured with promarkers ( i know i still need to work on my shading with his hair) then i have matted the image onto silver mirr board (that came out of a perfume gift set i got for my christmas (how good am i recycling lol) then onto an a6 card that ive chalked with versa magic and then the image stamped at the bottom. I found this card quite easy to make even though you werent aloud to use red or pink, im quite chuffed with this one =)
Sammy xxx

Monday, 8 February 2010

LGS 6th Feb

Well here is my entry for this weeks sketch, not my best, was alot harder then i thought it would be. I think my cards still look a little basic, i am trying to hang off till the secc craft fair to see it i can get some embossing folders and embelishments on the cheep lol but its not till the first week in march! argh!!! This weeks twist was wings, hense the angel theme. The stamp has been embosed with jet black powder and then mounted onto my base card

I have also made this card for my sister to give to her photographer as a thanks for the photos shes gave her for her folio. Im not involved in anymore shoots which im gutted about lol as i loved doing the shoot out at Glasgow Uni (my display picture) which was 1930's glamour. Her next shoot is on sunday which is a vintage underwear shoot, she managed to find a model that would do it for her and found the basque etc for the shoot, her final shoot next wednesday is vintage ballroom, so shes got one of our friends to do this one so she will have her hair in a fancy up do and shes got a full lenght evening gown, very art deco looking.
Anyway about the card, i have just stamped the images onto the card then gave the words a halo with my promarkers then went over the lines of the wings with diamond stickles. I think this makes the card look alot softer then the one above even though the same stamps were used.

I shall no doubt be back on later or tomorow morning as Graeme has asked me to make his dad a birthday card and an aniversary card eek! I have found the perfect stamp for the aniversary card but have no clue what to do for his birthday card lol, this should be fun lol

Speak soon
Sammy xxxx

Friday, 5 February 2010

All creatures great and small

Hi all ive decided to have a go at the passion for ProMarkers Challenge so heres my entry =) a cute little puppy cuddling his teddy with lots of little puppies along the bottom done in shrink plastic=)

Sammy xxxx

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Scrap Addicts

Here is my February layout, as this is the month of lurve i have chosen a flushed pink paper and some smushy pictures of me and Graeme
Still no word on me exam yet! Argh!!!!
Oh but i got new promarkers this morning so im going to be able to practice my shading lol

Sammy xxx

Saturday, 30 January 2010

LGS Sketchie Challenge 30,Jan

Here is my take on this weeks sketchie. This one is just using scraps of papers to layer them up and to use a household stationary item... in my case staples lol. not that imaginative i know but i didnt have any paperclips and saftey pins wouldnt go lol
Meh, i like it =P
Sammy xxxx

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Crappy day... but a crafty stash

Hey all, well today I had my final maths exam for the semester so its now up to the "maths gods" as to wether I continue on with my teaching degree or if I have to leave and do something else. Ha no pressure eh lol. Didnt think it went that good but meh just need to wait and see.
Well my postie cheered me up though by bringing me all these goodies!!!
This kit contains :

1 dovecraft heart paper punch
1 leeho 2in1 glue marker
1 decoart craft twinkles
1 a la mode sweet glitter glue set
1 pair of zig zag scissors
1 clear storage box
1 scrapbook storage box filled with paper elements
snowman ribbon
smirk ribbon
2 packs of border papers
 monochrome 6x6 paper stack
19 sheets of variouse peel offs
2 sheets of chipboard elements
2 rub on sheets
1 sheet of sentiments clear stamps
10 invite toppers
1 pack of beads
1 pack of crystal flowers
1 foam elements sheet
1 packet of scrapbook adhesives
papermania rich green paper stack
foam sheets for scrapbooking in 4 sizes, 6 colours each
tie dye foam a4 sheets
1 forever friends "surprise" stamp
1 flower stamp
1 "your great" stamp
1 pack of daisy papers in lots of colours
1 pack of 50 tall cards and envelopes
1 pack of c6 hammered cards and envelopes

phew thats alot of crafting goodies =P

I hope I will be able to sleep teehee
Night Night
Sammy xxx

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Hello and welcome

Hi all and welcome to my blog. This is my first posting so I thought I would take some time to tell you a bit about me and what I do. I' curently at university doing a maths degree so my crafting is a welcome distraction from number crunching. I first took up cross stitching as a kid at school but only got back into it during the summer of 2009, since then I have joined the online crafting comunity through craftbubble (link below) and i have attendend a craft fair which got me involved in card making, and more recently scrapbooking. I will post my pictures of my cards that I have made so far this year. My new years resolution this year is to do more for charity so I am making cards for DoCrafts Craft for Life campain in aid of Cancer research.

Anyway speak soon
Sammy xxx