Triangle Box

Hi everyone

Something a little different from me today, I was messing around with some Easter Eggs I bought and knew I wanted to make a box for them.  Yes I’m a little late putting this up but it’s perfect for little gifts too!

I hope you enjoy this VIDEO (I know! First video in 3 years!) please do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Sam x


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Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’S Twine

Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’S Twine

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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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge No. 8!

My Project 6-001

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!

What an exciting month I’ve had! Two of my oldest (known the bride since I was 3!) friends got married, and I went to training in Telford with Stampin’ Up! Was so lovely to see my second family!

Today’s sketch was provided by the lovely Karen McDonald.

My Project 14-001

I will admit I struggled with this one but have attempted it! Was torn between several stamp sets, but decided to stick to Balloon Celebration because I LOVE it!!




For the four that needed highlighting as per the sketch I attached bakers twine and sequin trim, they are also mounted with dimensional foam pads.

I really hope you like today’s offering, don’t forget to carry on hopping along to Kathleen’s blog, she has something wonderful to share with you all!


Thanks for stopping by!

Sam xx

*Unless otherwise stated

My Project 5-001My Project 4-001

Supply list:


Balloon Celebration


Party Wishes


Bakers Twine Combo Pack


Basic Black Cardstock


It’s My Party Cardstock Pack


Crushed Curry Ink Pad


Melon Mambo Ink Pad

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining us on the first Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re a small group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators who fancied a new challenge to share with you all. 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!

So this is exciting! The first ever blog hop by our group! I really hope that you enjoy what you find on the blogs 🙂 Today I’m sharing the project I made with the sketch that I came up with, and that everyone is using as the inspiration for their projects.  My Project 3-001As I needed to start on my Christmas cards I decided to use these as the theme of my card.


I wanted to watercolour the background that the embossed snowflake was going on to so I used Lost Lagoon and Pool Party Ink with the aqua painter and spritzer to create the pattern.  I then stamped the Snowflake with Versamark and embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.


I was messing around with Silver Glimmer paper and the confetti star stamp and liked the impression that it gave so decided to use that as my over hang element.


I have a small sewing machine that I thought would be perfect for card craft, turns out it’s hopeless! So I dusted off my Nana’s 60+ year old sewing machine and stitched the vellum to the card stock (those on my Facebook will be looking closely now…!)


I hope you like the project I’ve shared as part of our blog hop today.  Use the buttons below to move around the hop, I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Sam xx

*Unless otherwise stated

My Project 5-001                                                                      My Project 4-001

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Hello! Golden greeting made by Sam’s Crafty Things using Stampin’ Up! Products

Wow! Where has the time gone?! I really did not realise that I had left you all for so long! Please forgive me!

My life is so mad at the moment, I started a college course in June and have not seen a weekend or a craft
project since! Well until last week that is….it was convention time!

I will share my convention photos on a future blog (typing on phone and just realised I’ve deleted them all off it after I uploaded to computer!)

I’ve come back from convention with my head swimming with ideas meaning I don’t know where to start! I definitely knew that Four Feathers was at the top of my list of new stamps to use so in my hour of craft time I allowed myself last night I made this…


I love how the gold heat embossing turned out on the vellum, funny how trends come round again! Heat embossing lost its appeal for a while for me but now I can’t get enough of it!



I Love the hello sentiment from the Hi There stamp set. Thought it would be the perfect sentiment for my return to blogging!!


I hope you like the cards, I think I’ll be making more!

If you are interested in joining my team and earning extra money or even just receiving the discount, tomorrow (today?! It is late whilst I write this!) 24th October is the last day you can sign up and receive a FREE pack of DSP every month for 6 months! I think it’s a great offer, have you seen the latest DSP?! It’s strokable it’s so pretty!!

Thank you for dropping by!

Sam xx

Card ingredients:
* Whisper White card stock
* Vellum
* Gold glimmer paper
* Clear Versa Mark Ink
* Baked Brown Sugar Ink pad
* Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
* Hi There stamp set
* Four Feathers bundle with matching thinlits
* Gold Bakers Twine
* 1/8 Ribbon in Gold
* Gold sequin trim
* Glue dots
* Doilies
* Gold Embossing Powder
* Big Shot
* Heat Gun
* Score Board

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