Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Have A Heart

Valentines Day is almost upon us and I shall be enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with Poppy!
I turned a plain white ceramic tile into something pretty for this weeks challenge at Stampotique which is hosted by Coby.
I began by painting it this lovely beach glass colour. When that was dry I painted with PVA and whilst that was wet I painted with white paint and as it dried it created a crackle effect. A favourite technique of mine I hadn't done in while. I stamped the hearts and heat embossed with white powder on tissue paper and glued in place again using PVA glue.
I stamped the fairy on white card and coloured using Prismacolour pencils. The owl was stamped on shrink plastic and again coloured with Prismacolour pencils.
The stamps I used are:
All of the challenge details can be found here and Coby's lovely blog is here.
Wishing you a lovely day. Sam xxx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Mardi Gras . . .

. . . is the theme this week at Stampotique and our lovely hostess is Kathi.
I didn't know a thing about Mardi Gras so it was a case of Google to the rescue. 
The colours for Mardi Gras are purple yellow and green with lots of masks and harlequins. February 9th is Mardi Gras day so only 5 days to go! and it means Fat Tuesday!! Well every day is a fat day for me lol.
I made this postcard using the fabulous Angel Squared stamp coloured using Prismacolour pencils. I hand drew his mask and dry embossed the background using distress inks for the colour. I die cut the harlequins and added some coordinated sequins for some party bling.
Wishing you a lovely day. Sam xxx

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Little houses

I love to make little things to hang around my home and make it pretty and I have missed playing with wood and wire recently and wanted a quick project to make so I revisited something I made a little while ago but this time using the Tumbleweed Houses stamp set by Susan K. Weckesser.
I started by piercing some holes through my little piece of wood using an awl and threading the wire through. I then simply stamped and coloured the houses using Derwent water colour pencils and glued in place by leaving a little tab on the bottom of the houses when cutting. I think they are super cute houses with glittery roofs and shiny little windows. They can be found here at Unity.
Hope you are having a lovely day and keeping warm and dry. Sam xxx

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Two Much Fun . . .

. . . is the theme this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and our hostess is Valerie.

I have a confession to make that I thought the theme was just 'Two' so I used a tree twice so this cute little bunny could have a hammock for this card. Saying that I'm sure he's having fun!
I began by painting the four colours and then knocking them back a little using some white gesso and the dry brush technique. I then stamped the stars for a bit of contrast and stamped and cut out the tree twice. I was brave and drew the hammock! The bunny was also stamped and cut out as was the text.
The stamps I used are:
and the bunny is part of Lots of Gifts 
It's been particularly difficult lately to take really good photos as the sky has been so grey :( there is some glitter to finish this and some paint splats to finish but they are not showing very well. 
Bring on Spring!!!
 Wishing you a lovely day. Sam xxx

Monday, 25 January 2016

Love Boat

 I'm almost certain that when I was a little girl there was a programme on the tele called Love Boat? Mmm not sure but there's something about boats that is quite romantic except for 'man overboard' moments!!
The Tag Of Love theme continues for the Susan K. Weckesser design team. So here's my interpretation.
All the details of this sweet tag can be found right here.
Wishing you a lovely day. Sam xxx

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

In the Pink . . . and Red!

Here's my slightly wonky card for this weeks Stampotique challenge!
Our lovely hostess for this week is Sue and she is inviting us to use just red and pinks on our creations.
I decided to try my Brusho's again after not getting the results I wanted last time. Alas it didn't happen for me again but I still like this finished effect. I think perhaps I sprinkled too much!
The stamp I used is Daniel's Large Tree Topper
 and I added some red sequins for a little bling.
Photographing items has been quite tricky the past couple of weeks due to the dull and grey skies but I hope you get the idea. Poppy and I are very much looking forward to Spring!
All of the challenge details can be found right here and don't forget that by entering you are in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend at the Stampotique online store to the value of $30 approx £21!!!
Wishing you a lovely day. Sam xxx

Friday, 15 January 2016

Paper Clip People

My lovely daughter gave me a beautiful pink Websters Pages Planner for Christmas. I'm not actually using it as a planner as I still prefer bits of paper spread everywhere on my desk so I can see everything all at once. I'm scared to use a planner in case I don't turn a page and miss something really important. My paper everywhere method has never let me down lol.
 However I am really enjoying making accessories for my planner. You may remember the dashboard from a couple of posts ago. . . well here are my little paper clip planner people.
As it is my turn for Roc's design team today I used 3 of Roc's funky Stampotique stamps. The full range of Roc's stamps can be found right here. Roc's fantastic blog can be found here.
Simply stamp the stamps on shrink plastic. Shrink and colour. I used Prismacolour pencils. Attach to paper clips using a glue gun. Trust me a glue gun is the ONLY way they will stay on the paper clips!!
I hope you are planning a lovely day. Sam xxx

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a blob!

I so loved the tree I made on last week's card that I thought I would make another and I just love this Chinese proverb: 'The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now'.
All of the colouring for this card was done using Derwent watercolour pencils. They are a joy to use and the blobs are great fun to make. Which leads me nicely to this weeks Stampotique challenge theme which is 'Colour Blobs' and our hostess is lovely Arwen. All of the challenge details can be found right here.
The stamps I used are:
Wishing you a lovely day. Sam xxx

Monday, 11 January 2016

A Tag of Love

Here's my first make for Susan K.Weckessers Design Team for 2016 and for January the theme is Tags Of Love. All the details for my tag can be found right here. Being romantic doesn't come naturally to me lol so this was quite a challenge!
Wishing you a fabby day, Sam xxx

Saturday, 9 January 2016

I like my coffee with animals!

It's is absolutely persistently precipitating again so a perfect opportunity to stay inside and play with yummy bright colours.
Can you remember my post from earlier this week where I used Magda's cute colouring pages and I mentioned they are addictive? Well I've had another play with them. Again I coloured the page using Prismacolour pencils.
 I started with some white mount board. It has a lovely smooth surface and is great for sticking things to like my paper confetti for lots of texture.
I used some of Magda's Stampotique stamps: Nina and Agatha's Cup. I stamped the cup on shrink plastic and coloured with Prismacolours.
I had great fun with Magda's colouring page and stamps and you can find Magda's blog with all the linky bits right here.
Hopefully the sun will be shining tomorrow!!
Wishing you a fabby day. Sam xxx