Wednesday, 3 April 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - H & I are for?




Good morning everyone! 


Welcome to another ABC Christmas challenge


It's Lynda/Loopyloo is our fabulous host this challenge she has not hosted with us before but I have to say she has done a great job and has some lovely prizes too so take a trip over to the challenge and I hope you can join in the fun! 


We have two fabulous challenges for you to choose from or combine this month and they are: 

H for hang It Up 

and or 

I for Intricate 


There are two prizes up for grabs this month, and both include one die, and two stamp sets: 






I went for 'H is for Hang it Up' but to be fair its also intricate 


the bauble is glass, I have put white flower soft and some glamour dust inside with distressed snowflakes, die cut the text noel and cut a tag 
cut to holly leaves from felt as I haven't got a holly die (metal note buy little holly die) lol 
added some string, bells and buttons and a cute little tree charm. 





Challenges i am playing along with: 

Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes 


The Holly & the Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes 


Cute N' Crafty Christmas #10 - Anything Christmas or winter

Fab 'n' Funky #434 - Just add ink 


You have until Tuesday 30th April to link up your entries
can't wait to see your creations!


If you are on Instagram please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge


Friday, 8 March 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge E, F & G are for?




Good day everyone!

Wow as always timeflies I am running late once again but better late than never!

Thanks to everyone who played along last month...don't forget to check the the winners post to see if you were the lucky winner?


We have 3 fabulous challenges for you to choose from or combine this month and they are:-


E for Embellishments

F for Fabric

and 

G for Glitz

Carol our host has a little prize of two Hunkdory Christmas card packs
for the winner





Our amazing Design Team have some great inspiration for you this time so don't be shy leave them some comments and check out their work!


Here's mine F for Fabric!

You have until 31st March to link up your entries and I can't wait to see your creations!
If you are on instagram please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

ABC Christmas challenge C/D




February has come round quickly hasn't it!



I have some sad news firstly that our dear Lorraine (Lols)

has decided to step down from the team.. due to her health her poor hands are suffering
she has been with us from the very beginning and I so so appreciate everything she has done for us along the way! lols LOVE you to bits and will miss you on the team but look forward to staying friends :)



OK so it's now time for another ABC Christmas challenge wow yay!



This months challenge is hosted by our lovely Wilma

C/D  February 6th to 28th
Themes 

C - Candy

D - Decorations




we are now having some lovely prizes each month from the host
so this month Wilma has a fabulous prize we look forward to your creations so come and join the fun!


So then to my creations I have made 2 felt ornaments with the theme in mind


C for Candy, i thought you might like to see the work in progress too as I firstly draw or find a template or die.. in the case of both of these I saw an idea by googling and then set about drawing and cutting the pieces


Supplies I have used felt, embroidery threads, some fabulous glitter material,
christmas candy decoration and some ribbon scraps 




D for decorations


I thought I would join a couple of challenges so hope that my creations fit their themes:

Cardz 4 Guyz - Something Beginning with T - Tree on the car ornament - till Feb 11
The Holly and Ivy  - Anything Christmas Goes  - till Feb 10
The Crafters cafe - Fairy Tale OR I spy with my little Eye something beginning with F - Feathers, Feet, flippers - till Feb 14

happy Crafting whatever your making


Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Christmas presents 2018

I wanted to share these items that I made for this christmas
so you could see what I have been making while I have been quite on here..
I have not been card crafting as I lost the mojo for it... also lots my crochet mojo too
but I think that is because I have been using material instead.

The craft shop I worked at as many of you know closed down at the back end of 2017
I started working somewhere else but soon found it was not for me and
as I have always tried to be positive and tell people my son included

As one door closes another opens and sometimes where you least expect it...

My Zipper on my Boots broke and I went to the show menders who told me that Yes we can repair them... £20 per zip... as you can imagine I thought well I would have to get both done... OR NOT £40? may as well buy a new pair of boots...

but hang on its only the pull that's bust maybe the sewing shop will sell zipper pulls?

so off I go and sure enough they do they sell EVERYthing...
I kinda know the lady in there as when I was working in the craft shop we used to send people up to them sometimes even ringing to ask if they have certain items...

So anyway she asked how I am and I say ok but sad about the craft shop and the job i had been offered was not to my liking and she said

Oh!
Well why don't you come and work here?

I was like wait WHAT....... 😮😮😮

OHHHH YES PLEASE!!!!

So I have been working there since...
there is sooooo so much to learn yes I could sew and have a machine but wow
all the stock!

anyway I am getting there still so much to learn and remember but I think I am somewhere on the score sheet now...



so if you are still with me these are some of my makes...


















I make a couple of extra panettones  every year and gift 2 of them to people
 I think have been selfless or have acted selflessly during the year.
This is a friend Karen whom is always thinking of others and is always ready to help and puts everyone else before herself.. Thank you Karen for being you!




The Next one goes to a mutual friend of my husband and I.
My husband had a little mishap on his motorbike in the works carpark on black ice
and this friend had been helping my husband get to and from work and also car sharing while he recovers.


I think I have cracked the French macarons



My son is a  barista trainer and made me a lovely coffee to show off my macarons


I also tried my hand at Italian Macaroons this year
my Husband is Sardinian so I had a lot to live up to and he said I nailed them!
yay!






Crafting from the Heart - ANYTHING GOES - Felt ornaments Closes 20 Jan
Crazy for CAS -  ANIMAL - Otter Closes 31 Jan
Get Creative Challenges ANYTHING GOES - Felt and hairbands Closes 31 Jan

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - : Anything goes with a critter creation Closes 25 Jan
Pile It On + bonus theme 3rd week, Use theme + at least one other challenge -  Land Animals - dachshund Closes 2nd Feb


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Happy New Year (ABC Christmas Challenge)

Happy New year friends

I hope you have had a fabulous festive season?
Now to return to what we call normal...



Note to self... Actions speak louder than words.. live love and laugh more with those who care...

Happy 2019 to you all xxx



So then to the beginning of our tenth! trip through the alphabet ABC Christmas challenge wow!!

 If you can find time to join us this year if you have before then its welcome back but if you haven't them come on what are you waiting for!


This months challenge is hosted by our lovely Helen

A/B January 2nd to 31st 
Themes


A - Anything goes & B - Berries
we are going sponsor free this year but will be be having some lovely prizes each month from the host so Helen has Two little prizes yay!










So for my projects

A for Anything goes

A simple triangle tree on craft card with a little machine sewing and a stamped sentiment.

B for Berries

A felt ornament I have made for my dads card and felted Mistletoe berries
the background is made with embossing paste and a stencil.

I would like to play the following challenges with these cards


Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas  - Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Any Christmas or New Year - Closes 4 Jan

Winter Wonderland - End of year anything goes - Closes 3 Jan 

My Time to Craft  - Something New (I have not made felt ornaments before this is something new to me- Closes 10 Jan


Alphabet Challenge - T is for Tree (Tree card) Closes 4 Jan

CAS on Friday – CAS cards only - make a Christmas Card. Closes 9 Jan

Monday, 26 November 2018

Baby baby...

 Oh my I haven't been here for a long long time I have been super mega busy, working more and well I fell out of love of making paper crafts... However I have been sewing and crochet too! also a few cards that I really did need Baby Cards my youngest Step Son and wife had their 1st baby YAY! so as you can see I have been busy with making things for our New Granddaughter Aira :)


Thought I would play along with some challenges :)

Creative Fingers  - 154 - Nov - always anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - 225 - Anything goes






That's all for me today
Samantha :)

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Clean or Distress at ABC Christmas Challenge


This Months challenge at ABC Christmas challenge
runs from today the February 7th to 28th February

Our lovely host for this challenge is Wilma

The Themes
C – Clean
and or
D - Distress


and our fabulous sponsor is 
Lawn Fawn 
with a fabulous $25 gift certificate to www.lawnfawn.com for the challenge winner


For my card I have repeated a card I made a couple of years ago and used black/grey gems
and a different sentiment
so therefore my design I have made is C – Clean


Some challenges I would like to play are:


Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes


Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge -Anything Christmas Goes


Happy Crafting 
hugs me x