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 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

Thursday, 1 February 2018

AYLI challenge and it's my Favourite thing!

Its time for a new challenge at As You Like It

The sponsor of this challenge is

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite stitching (faux or real) (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Well I always love real sewing on cards but but but......

I started a new job a few months ago because my job in the craft shop
came to an end as the owner had to close due to lack of trade :(

So I now work in a sewing shop Just Sew the materials are amazing and 
after sewing on cards for years It was such a lovely thing to pop in for a zipper tab replacement for my boots and be offered a job with them as the knew the craft shop was going

Anyway I am digressing! 

My creation is my first make from scratch
Here is my first ever cushion I made using my sewing machine, I have never sewn a project from scratch so I am so proud of the result.

Here's a couple of close ups

and Seb our Grandson hopefully will love this for years to come.

I am playing along with Crafty Creations challenge their
theme this time is  Always Anything Goes

Hope you can come and play along with the challenge
Happy Crafting 

hugs me 

Friday, 5 January 2018

Google, Gmail and a Right mess up!


I shall try to explain a best I can without rambling on to long...

My new Job ( In a local sewing shop) is going Great and I am reallllllly enjoying it!
Life is throwing a lot of curve balls at me and my family but we plob on but I have very little time to craft cards or crochet at the moment as I am learning the new job and all it entails including learning all about the materials and more sewing skills including how to read patterns so I can learn more and help myself and the customers.

OK ok so 

My other big ARGH annoying news is 

We decided to change our email service provider and also cancel having a landline phone as we dont use the landline phone and we are paying quite a lot over the odds for the pleasure...

So I set about the supposedly simple task of  making a Gmail email account via Google

But...... they buggered up my account and made me an email I was not happy with....
and I could not change it I have been trying for 3 days straight and I then phoned Google and they say it cannot be changed and all I could do was delete it... 

Problem is If I delete it I will also lose all my youtube data and worse still my blog
but I was also concerned it would delete the challenge blogs I am attached to also....

So my only way around that was to un join the main challenge and DT blogs and then make a new blog for myself, I found that I could save my Data from my blog to my pc and make a new blog and re load it... it saved posts and comments GREAT I thought... copying the things I wanted from Utube and made a new Gmail address...

Yay I thought
But Oh no!
Its not that bloody simple is it... FGS

BIG BIG Issue.... ALL and I mean ALL of my photos have broken links 
including all the ones I loaded on the DT and Challenge blogs.... I have reloaded a handful of my own but I don't feel I can devote any time to reload them all :(

Ok so in a NUTSHELL!
I have to start again here so
happy crafting all and sorry there are only 2 main posts on my blog
but I am going to load a few photos as I go along :)
so if you have seen a photo I have posted before sorry!
but there are some photos I LOVE to share :)

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Marshmallows anyone?

Hey everyone WOW we are at the last challenge of 2017 for ABC Christmas challenge WOW where has the year gone?

Happy Happy Christmas planning and preparation and hopefully enjoyment to you all!

I am a funny old thing I am not bothered about the presents

I just want to cook and bake...
But for now its time for the challenge

Being the last challenge of the year the challenge is going to run

from Wednesday 6th December to Sunday 31st December

We have 2 fun themes for this challenge

Y for Yummy and Z for Zentangle

The Sponsors

A cute little prize from me yay!
Whiff of Joy henry Hot chocolate

The we have to more awesome sponsors too

Prize - £10.00 Voucher


For my creation I have made a little keyring charm 

using the inspiration of Y is for Yummy

who doesn't love a yummy hot chocolate? anytime of the year

but I have stitched a little snowflake onto the cup to make it christmasy

Happy Crafting everyone

and I hope you can come and join in the challenge

hugs me x

Thursday, 2 November 2017


Its time for a new challenge at As You Like It

The sponsor of this challenge is

Crafty Ribbons

and the theme this fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 

Your Favourite:  Xmas or Non-Xmas (& why).

You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

I love making things and I love Christmas but as most of the teamies 

have made christmas cards I thought I would take the opportunity to have some crochet fun, I made a crochet Guardians of the Galaxy character GROOT

I made this Groot for my son as he had moved to his Uni studio flat.

I have made him so he is bendable

 so he is posable

Hope you like him and hope you come and join in the challenge

heres a challenge I am playing along with this time


hugs me