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Sunday, 1 October 2017

October challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hello again everyone,

It's time for our October challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit! As always, anything altered art or mixed media goes (no cards please!)

I'm very fond of my make for this month, and it's going up on the wall right next to another steampunk canvas I did a little while ago!


The picture doesn't show it very well, but the background is a bronze tone (A 13 Arts paint I got in a Craft Box mixed media box) , while the different elements are all highlighted with gold (from my Rustoleum gold leafing pen. I am in love with that thing!).


The penny farthing is a gorgeous piece from Fernli Designs, as are about half of the gears. the other half and the rest of the embellishments are from Craft Box. I am hopelessly in love with the clock stencil in the background (got that from craft Box too), and a little bit of Distress ink really made it pop!


I had so much fun doing this canvas, and just love the way it came out. hubby loves it too, so it's definitely going up in our living room!



I hope you'll check out the gorgeous work done by me fellow teamies, and then come and play with us!

Have a most fantabulous day!

Sammy-x

challenges: 

I'd like to enter this canvas in the current challenge at A Vintage Journey.

I'd also like to enter the heavy metal challenge at Simon Says Stamp 

October challenge - Altered Eclectics

Morning all!

Time for our October challenge over at Altered Eclectics!

I did a canvas, which is a little different from my usual...


I decided I really needed to do something with some of the 250000 buttons I have, especially the ones that aren't nice enough to use on a card or anything where they'll be too visible... so I decided to use them here, paint over them, and then highlight with silver (for which I used a Rustoleum silver leafing pen). apart from the buttons, all the embellishments came from Craft Box. Did you know that aside from the normal box (charms, papers, embellishments and more), Craft Box now also do a mixed media box? I've had all three of them so far, and they're packed with awesome stuff, like the brilliant art stones I used here.

So, that's mine, now do yourselves a favour and go take a peek at what the rest of the team have made! after that, why not come and play with us?

Back in just a minute with another post, but until then, hope you're enjoying your day!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Autumn - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all!

Another Saturday, another challenge over at Sweet Stampin'. And this week we're looking for your autumn creations.

I fear I'm turning into a bit of a broken record, because just about every one of my autumn makes usually involves a lot of red and one or more of the Tim Holtz blueprint stamps.

This time is no exception...


Had some fun with my Distress inks and some stencils, and of course a Tim Holtz sentiment sticker to finish it off.

I hope you'll come and join us, we look forward to seeing your makes!

Have a great weekend!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Your favourite stamp - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

A super easy challenge for you all over at Sweet Stampin'... this week we'd like for you to use your favourite stamp.

The hardest part is going to be choosing which stamp that is!

My favourites for over a year now, have been a series of three stamps from Inklylicious. You've no doubt seen them used on my blog many times since then.

I made a card with one of them


Definitely one of my favourites, though I'm rather in love with her sisters too!

Your turn. Have fun going through your favourites to choose one, and don't forget to come share the results with us.

I'm playing along with the Rubber Dance "your favourite stamp" challenge this week, because the fates collided and said it must be so! ;)

Have a great weekend!

Sammy-x

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Heat embossing - Sweet Stampin'

Good morning all,

It's Saturday, and you know what that means... Yep, new challenge time over at Sweet Stampin'! this week, our theme is heat embossing.


For my card I re-visited the industrial/chalkboard technique that I loved so much when Sir Tim used it in his 12 tags.
I found it translates pretty well to cards too. especially when said card is for hubby, who is an engineer (couldn't resist the fab embossing folder!) and loves his beer.


I heat embossed the stamp onto black card with white powder, and lightly went over parts of it with a piece of chalk to give it that dusty look that chalkboards often have.
A little bit of black twine finishes it off.


And there it is. Now it's your turn. I hope you'll come play with us this week!

Have an awesomesauce weekend!

Sammy-x

Friday, 1 September 2017

September challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Good morning all!

September already! Just a few more days and my offspring will be back to school, and I will be getting some well-deserved peace and quiet. Which will hopefully lead to lots of crafting!

Of course, september also means new challenge time over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, where as always anything altered art or mixed media goes!

Now you may remember me mentioning recently that we were having a craft fair at work to raise money for our charity? I'm happy to report it was a resounding success! I sold almost all of my altered art and mixed media, and a load of cards besides, and we ended up taking well over £200!

One of the items I sold started off as a worn out little trinket box, which had certainly seen better days...


I had a play with a Tattered Angels paint system, and some goodies from Craft Box , and turned it into this:


I adore the filigrees Anna often puts in the Craft Box boxes. One of my favourite things to do is to cut them in half to get different shapes!


I hope this inspires you to come and have a play with us!

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Sammy-x

September challenge - altered eclectics

Good morning blogland!

It's time for a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics, and the DT have been busy making all sorts of lovely things for your inspiration.

This month I played with an MDF ATC from Fernli Designs, as I wanted to make a little thank you something for a lovely crafty lady.


Apart from the lace and the Tim Holtz sentiment everything I used to embellish it is from Craft Box. I love the little glass gemstones. Because they're clear, they're a great way to add a little interest, without making it too "busy".

I hope you'll come and play with us!

Have a great day!

Sammy-x