InspireINK blog hop!

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Hi everyone!

Happy New Year! The start of the year has been crazy busy for me and I’ve not had chance to do any crafting! I’ve had to force myself to have an evening in the craft room to get the project ready for the new and improved blog hop! You may remember that I said the format of the Simply Sketched Saturday challenge would be changing, well here we are! I’ve had fun creating the new graphics and introducing new members to the group, as well as continuing on with many familiar faces!

The theme this month was Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine.  What can I say, glitter is not just for Christmas!

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I had this idea in my head when I saw the Myths and Magic DSP and knew I wanted to create a game with it. The first idea I had was to create the card game “snap!”.

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The images are so cute! Someone said to me that they were in the style of the Disney Sleeping Beauty film, and I have to agree!

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I had to make sure the backs were identical so there’s no cheating!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog hop today, your next stop is the lovely Jill Chapman.

 

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Flamingo Thank You using Stampin’ Up! Products

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share with you this cute thank you card I made for a special friend of mine.

I recently went up to stay with her for the weekend and she always makes me feel so welcome so I wanted to show my gratitude.

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How adorable are those Flamingo’s! or as my friends daughter calls them, ‘Mingo’s’!

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I cut out one Flamingo, a water image, and a grass image, and stuck them to the cards using Dimensionals to create the 3D effect. I then topped the water image with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to create the glossy shine to the water.

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I wanted to make the inside of the card match the outside, and the sentiment, I think, matches my friends personality!

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Apologies for my absence of late, I’ve been really struggling to get into the crafting mindset and have numerous projects in my office that I’ve started but not found the inspiration to finish.  I’m very lucky though that my boyfriend is encouraging and is inspiring me to be more creative, so hopefully the crafters’ block will pass quickly!

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…

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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…

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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!

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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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Pootlers Design Team December 2016 week 5 –Miss You!

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Hi everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that Father Christmas bought you everything you wanted 😉

After last weeks project I wanted to make something clean and simple, I couldn’t resist throwing in a bit of ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ and a bit of bling!

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I do love how this is such a delicate card but still has an impact with the bright colours.

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The sentiment seemed appropriate as this is my last week with the Design Team, the next group will take over from next Thursday, be sure to watch out for them 🙂

I wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year! I’m hoping that 2017 brings lots of happiness and fun.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam x

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Pootlers Design Team December 2016 week 4 –Succulent Terrarium

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Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope you’re now beginning to wind down ready for the festivities? Or if you’re in a panic that things aren’t ready, sit down, have a cup of tea and a deep breath… my project should help relax you today as it’s based on the increasingly popular succulent terrarium’s that I’ve seen popping up over Pinterest and the garden centres.

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This was the first idea I had when I received the stamp set and I have to admit I’m slightly giddy over how it’s turned out! It’s now hanging up in my craft room as a reminder that I can craft when my mojo is slacking!

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The hardest part was getting the ‘soil’ to stick inside the bauble but after a bit of a fight with a glue gun (and using the stars left by the confetti punch to hide my mistakes!) they finally stuck down 🙂

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I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, enjoy your time with family and friends.  If you’re working, thank you for your service, especially those in the Emergency Services and hospitals across the country, and world.  I shall be spending Christmas with my family, it’s my first single Christmas for many years so it will be strange but at least I can craft guilt free on Boxing Day! 😉

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam x

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