Friday, November 29, 2013

Early Christmas

This weeks challenge at Stampotique, which is hosted by Nellie, is all about Christmas.

Stamps used:
Merry Christmas (retired stamp)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

An Early Christmas

It's 'Early Christmas' this week at Stampotique challenge blog and our hostess is Nellie!
I have a confession to make . . . I don't really like Christmas very much but I did enjoy decorating this printer tray! For some reason I do love pink and blue together for Christmas creations. It started off completely naked like this:
I began by preparing the base with some card and painting all the window layers before gluing in place. Then it was just a case of having fun with bedazzles and star confetti and of course some Stampotique stamps, maybe I could like this Christmas malarkey after all, lol!
Here's a quirky close up so you can see the depth better and the little hook I made using some wire for the ornament. I've come to the conclusion that glitter and shiny things must be the most difficult to photograph!
I do hope you like my first ever printer tray completed?
Have a wonderful day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SDC126: Splat!


Today we are challenging you to use a SPLAT! of paint somewhere on your design.  We all love to get messy once in awhile and this week is your perfect opportunity to throw on some grubby clothes and splatter that paint all over your creation.
Hop on over to Stamptique Challenge Blog and play.
Can't wait to see the splotches!
Be well.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In Creases . . .

. . . I came across a Diamond Fold card a few weeks and just had to have a play!!!

Here's how to make a Diamond Fold card: 
Draw a vertical pencil line through the centre of a horizontal piece of paper/card cut to 12"(30.5cm) x 3.75" (9.5cm). Fold the bottom two edges upwards to meet the pencil line. Unfold. Repeat with the top edges (folding downwards). This gives you two folded crosses. To the right and left of the pair of crosses, fold to create the side panels. Compress the sides inwards to form 'hills and valleys' and in doing so, the diamond card.

I then painted my card with contrasting Martha Stewart paints and the stamps I used are: Stacked Love, 5 Petaled Flower, Design Cube and HazelHeart.
I do hope you like my card,
wishing you a wonderful day, Sam xxx

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Guest Designer: Debi McManus

We are excited to announce our last guest designer for 2013, Debi McManus.

I'm Debi and I'm thrilled to be here with you for the month of November.
Covered in paint (wearing my husband's shirt) hands stained from ink; I am a mixed media artist, a teacher, a wife, a mom blessed with two kids as well as a nut bar Chihuahua. I love using these unique and quirky stamps, they always bring a smile to my face.

You can contact me at or visit my blog at
Hugs Debi