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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30th Birthday Celebration using Stampin’ Up! Products

Hi everyone!

Today is my friend Kayley’s 30th birthday.  She had a wonderful party on Saturday where there was a lot of dancing and Prosecco! Needless to say Sunday was a wash out!!

I wanted to do something a bit special for her as it’s a big birthday so decided to do a matching set of card, bottle bag, and gift card holder.

Apologies for the lack of cropping in my photos! I was trying to do too many things at once.

The bottle box was inspired by Linda Parker’s tutorial (a fellow Pootler!) but I adjusted the measurements to fit the Prosecco bottle in.

I love the Balloon Celebration stamp set from the Spring/Summer catalogue, especially with the matching punch.  It’s such a simple yet effective set that I really think works with this project.  The Number of Years set with Framelits is just perfect for these big events as well, can definitely see me getting more use from it!

IMG_0756I hope you like the set I’ve shared with you today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam xx

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Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge 2!

My Project 6-001

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’s sketch it courtesy of Amy (see previous blog).  Think she wanted to challenge us by adding angles!  Also a MASSIVE Happy Birthday to Amy, who celebrated her big day earlier this week!

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It took me a really short time to decide what I wanted to do as I knew I needed to make a card to send to our niece who has recently started University to study Art Photography.  We have recently discovered that we both have a mutual obsession with stationery so I promised her some ‘care packages’; I have some really nice things to send her, along with this card 🙂

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I love the Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set, it’s so versatile.  Love how the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set influences so many others and means we get more options of splatter! (which is always fun to use!)

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The Greetings Thinlet Dies called out to me from the Catalogue as soon as I saw them but it took me a while to purchase them and use.  So glad that I did now though! They cut so lovely with the glimmer paper and look even lovelier in reality!

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Now the glitter heat and stick took me a while to like.  After re-inking my Versamark though and getting a few tips from my Stampin’ Up! Family I am getting to grips with it.  If you’re experiencing difficulties with it make sure you’re not heating for too long as this stuff goes from sticky glue to set glue in seconds!

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You can’t really see it in the picture about but I used a Wink of Stella Clear Pen on some of the ‘splatter’ to add a bit more sparkle.

I really hope you’ve liked my project today and that you enjoy the rest of the incredible projects on the hop.

Thanks for ‘hopping’ by! 🙂

Sam x

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Night time in a new home. Created by Sam’s Crafting Things using Stampin’ Up! Products

Hi everyone!

Wow week over already! Hope your days have been kind this week.  I much admit I am exhausted, and typing this wishing I had matchsticks to hold eyes open!!

Following on from last weeks card, I was asked to make change of address cards and a New Home card to match.

I wanted to use the same idea but decided to go for night time instead of day.

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I wanted to add a starlight effect to the background so combined a bit of embossing with stars from the star punch.

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I was worried that the moon would not look effective but I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.  I dabbed the sponged rather than blending it which has given it the nice crater like appearance.

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I decided to keep the tags a bit more simple, with the ‘moon’ being created by Island Indigo Cardstock, and a 3D effect made by using Stampin’ Dimensional’s

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To get the colours right on word, I used the Stampin’ Up! RGB codes and printed in high quality to ensure the best match.


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I hope you like this project, would love to hear your opinions so please do leave a comment 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Sam xx

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Christmas Tag-A-Bags created by Sam’s Crafty Things, using Stampin’ Up! Products

Hi everyone!

I know! Two posts in one week, here’s hoping I’m starting to manage my college work a little better….!

I can’t reveal too much about the goodies within today’s project as they’re Christmas presents for my family (my craft room smells gorgeous though!), but I thought I could share the gift wrapping that I have done to put them in.

The Tag-A-Bags have sadly been an overlooked purchase in my craft stash, not sure why as they are BRILLIANT! I followed this tutorial to create the expanding bag rather than use them flat as they come.

As you can see two are similar, and one’s different, this was to help me remember who they are to go to! So two are for one person hence the similarities!

IMG_2043The Burlap ribbon has been another over looked item in my craft collection, I think because I associate it so much with Christmas or Wreaths, but I’m so glad I tested it against the bag.  Think that the burlap looks stunning with the crumb cake card stock and gold trim.

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I had a bit of a play around with the doilies and thought they worked well with this project as well, what do you think?

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A tip we were shown at convention was colouring the gold trim with the blendabilities to achieve a multitude of colours; it is now one of my favourite things to do! The gold trim here has been coloured with the Cherry Cobbler Blendy – it’s so pretty!

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The confetti stars punch has been used on the flap on the bag and on the tag.  This punch is so cute! Think my Christmas cards are mainly going to be sequins and stars at this rate!

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I’d love to hear what you think of today’s project.  Please do feel free to leave a comment here, or on my Facebook page.  Don’t forget, you only have until Tuesday to sign up for the incredible starter kit at 25% off, that’s £74.25 instead of £99 and still receiving £130 worth of kit! Bargain!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sam x

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  • Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock
  • Tag-A-Bag Chevron Bags
  • Gold bakers twine
  • Gold sequin trim
  • Endless Wishes stamp set
  • Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad
  • Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities
  • Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon
  • Paper Doilies
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Confetti Stars Punch
  • Scalloped Tag Topper

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