Stampin’ Up! Mermaid birthday wishes

Hi everyone!

Well it’s officially mad crafting season! As per usual I’m running way behind and realised last night that my evenings are limited for the next few weeks, cue mad panic!

It’s my partners daughter’s birthday today and he wanted a special card making for her. I couldn’t think what teenage girls would like, but figured that mermaids would be a good guess…!

There is a small sneak peek from the Spring / Summer catalogue going on with this card too, *hint – background*! I’m in love!

My Wink of Stella had run out so was shocked when I used my new one how sparkly it is!  It’s been a while! I shall be stocking up from now on, daren’t run that risk again!  I love the effect it has on the mermaid tail.

I made the ‘netting’ by cutting a piece of the Copper Trim in half and spreading out.  I then attached to the card, crunching it up where needed.

I couldn’t miss the inside either so I used Stampin’ Write Markers to create the multicoloured sentiment and small mermaid.

I really hope the recipient loves it.

If you haven’t already heard, this week is the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza where you can pick up amazing products at reduced prices.  Hurry! You don’t want to miss out, just click on my ‘shop now’ button and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam x

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Saturday Simply Sketched Challenge; June 2017

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Hi everyone!

We decided to mix it up a bit this month and go for a colour challenge rather than a sketch, and the lovey Hannah gave us these to play around with…


I love that Hannah has pushed us out of our comfort zone with this one.  I knew straight away which stamp set I wanted to use, especially with Bushing Bride featuring…


Aren’t these pigs just the cutest! We saw them in Convention back in April and lets just say there was nearly a scuffle when it came to Prize Patrol!



I hope you like my project today.  Please do continue along the hop by clicking Previous to go to Sally, or forward to go to Angelina.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam xx

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The Creative Flow – Foxy Winter Wishes!

15037240_10209733097277490_1526821120512193101_n.jpgThank you for joining us on our Creative Flow Blog Hop. Each month we are set a challenge to creatively stretch our imaginations. The products we have used are all available in the current Annual and/or seasonal Stampin’ Up!® catalogues. To hop along, please use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping.

Wow what a challenge Jerim set us this time! The theme was “create something winter themed but not Christmas”.  I thought it would be fairly straight forward but with Christmas having been so recent I could not shift my head away from thinking about it!After a searching through my stamp sets and punches I finally found some inspiration with the ‘Foxy Friends’ stamp set


I love the wreath effect on this, wish I’d thought of it for some Christmas cards but I have a few ideas brewing for it now!



I hope you’ve liked my contribution to the hop, use the buttons to hop forward to Anne or back to Keila.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam x



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Stampin’ Up! Onstage Local Swaps

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Last weekend was my favourite Stampin’ Up! Event of the year (well it’s twice a year so theoretically the second of my favourite events!) I love getting together with my Stampin’ Up! family and spending some quality time together.

This year it tied in with my friend, and fellow demo’s, birthday (happy birthday Amy!) so we decided to make a full weekend of it.  The Friday night we went for a meal (below pic), Saturday was a full day of Stampin’ Up! training and crafting and sneak peeks (Oh my the Spring/Summer catalogue is AMAZING!) and finally on the Sunday we went for a Spa Day which was fabulous!


As you will have seen from my previous posts, part of the SU events involves swapping our crafty makes.  I fancied making something different for my swap this time around and used a non SU product (oops!) to get the finished tag.



I love that with the Foxy Friends stamp set you can create different animals! Love this little reindeer, I can see him being a key feature in my Christmas cards!


This is all of them ready to go!


I hope you like my little tags, I had a lot of fun handing them out and hearing everyone’s reactions to them.

If you think that these events are something you’d like to take part in, why not have a look at joining my team? For £99 you get £130 worth of products!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam xx

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge No.6!

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Hi everyone!

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Today we’re using the sketch created by Debbie, who has had to leave the blog hop for a little while, but I’m sure she’ll be back soon.  Sending positive vibes her way.


So today is my birthday!! (21 again!) and what better way to celebrate it than with crafting!

I fell in love with the Mint Macaroon / Silver combo over Christmas and it just seemed perfect for this project.

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I was worried that I was repeating my previous project in using the butterfly framelits again, but I think this shows you something different and just how versatile it is!

I hope you enjoys today’s hop, simply click next to go to Cat, or back to go to Amy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam x

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