Saturday, 27 September 2008

Thinking of You!!

This card was one I made last weekend. yup.. have not really done anything since... Life just gets it the way!!!

I made this one with the Maggie Stamp that Tina sent me for my birthday!! Thanks Tina - I love it!! I made the card for my friend Emma whom I'm sure that most of you know... well I hear she is on the mend so hopefully she will be feeling great by the time this reaches her!! :)

Thinking of you my friend!!


Friday, 26 September 2008

Monday, 22 September 2008

Tilda and Co :: On a Budget

Here we go... short and sweet and cheap...

This is my card for Tilda and Co this week.



My pricelist
card - 5c
purple swirly paper - free (from Funky Fairies) - ink ~ 5c?
other card - max 20c

Total therefore is 30c AUD (closer to 10cEuro??)

*THANKS to Arline for the image*

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Happy Birthday and a Freebie

Today was my Gran's birthday! We went out to lunch for her birthday-- yummy meal! Nice company! She enjoyed it! So did we.. it was a glorious day!! :)

Here is the card I made for her...



I drew the girl on my tablet!! It's a learning curve and I need to use it more to get more practise to improve but I think she worked! :) The flowers and patterns were cut using my cuttlebug!! :)

I thought I'd include my little Dutch girl (Johanna) with Tulips as a freebie download... If you would like to use her please click on her to make her bigger and then save to your computer.

***All I ask is that you let me know when you use her and show me what you make :) ***

thanks for looking,

Sammi
xxx





Saturday, 20 September 2008

Blog candy alerts

Katharina has given her DT members some Whiff of Joy candy to give away on their blogs ... how exciting!!

Bev has some very scrummy candy on offer HERE.
Bev is giving away a Whiff of Joy :: Willow with Hot chocolate + more

Suzanne has some very yummy candy HERE.
Whiff of Joy :: Melinda hugging heart+ more

Thank you Jhet



A BIG THANKYOU to my new friend Jhet .. Just look at this lovely card she sent me for my birthday! :) I Love it! Thanks! :)

She also sent me a few images which I'm loving colouring.... including this little girl shown below.



You might remember that I made some prayer diaries for the girls in my Bible study group some time ago.... well the little girl whose house we go to was asking her mum why I made the book and wishing she had got one so I made her a special one... yes - she LOVES pink!! she was pretty pleased with her book when I gave it to her on Wednesday night!!

Here's a close up of the praying girl!!



thanks JHET!!

If you have not seen her blog before you should go visit... she makes some very lovely stuff!!

Dotties World :: Going for a song

Well... I've done it... I 'm getting back into the swing... slowly....My sister Nic is here for the weekend and so we've been doing a spot of crafting....

I did my card for this week's challenge...

Lou set a great one on Dottie's World this week and the DT have made some super Creations again!! What was her challenge you ask???

"It's quite an easy one this week, to celebrate my good mood I've gone for a music theme (I love to sing). All you have to do along with using a Charmed download, is incorporate the words of a song or the title of a song into your card but you're not allowed 'happy birthday' or 'congratulations' for your song, I know I said easy but that's a step too far along the easy road!"



I went with a Christmas themed card for my first attempt... pretty simple and inside I wrote "Let Earth Receive its King" ... It's pretty simple.. .I was not too keen on it and so I tried again...




I love this bathtime Dottie image... I coloured this one ages ago but it's the FIRST time I've used the image on a card! :) ... I used two different songs for this one... :)

Mmm... I'm not still not too happy with it....

Before I go - I'll leave you with pictures of the card and detachable bookmark which was my idea for last weeks challenge BUT was not made in time (I finished it off today) .... I stole this idea from Katharina - here!


Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Party bags

Here's a taster... but I'm not telling you what I put inside them - you'll have to wait for the postie... If you have not yet given me your address and you made a card for my comp please email me your address




This is what I spent my night doing.. as you can see I am still way behind my plans... :)

Monday, 15 September 2008

I'm getting back on track...

I'm back from my weekend away in the mountains...It was lovely in the mountains...although we definitely had that phenomenon of 4 seasons in one day!! It was overall a refreshing weekend..

On Friday night the 5 of us girls staying together had champagne and yummy cakes! Tea and chocolate and Mansfield Park!! mmmmm





The talks were on Colossians ... They were a great reminder to me to be more thankful!
I came away feeling refreshed and ready to continue persevering in the faith...I may write more on this later (ask me if you want any more info)!



Look at all those Women!!! This was taken during the singing time on the Sunday morning!

There is a WONDERFUL Stationery shop in Leura.. I've been told about it but never been there until yesterday! It is a lovely shop, lots of yummy stationery... but oh so expensive... however there were so many people in there - It's very popular... there is definitely a market out there for fine stationery!



*I'm still trying to catch up with you all... I will be there soon! *

Thursday, 11 September 2008

MIA

Life is busy... so busy and not much goes according to plan (well my plans anyway) ... so I have not been around much this week...

I'm going away on the weekend... for a Women's Conference in the Blue Mountains.. hopefully it will be good... going with some girls from church and the ladies speaking are really good so hopefully it will be good.. it's just that I am exhausted!!

I am sad.. this is the first week that I will not get the Dottie's World challenge done since it started... I started something but it will not be done in time now... Oh well maybe I'll finish it next week!

Well ... I'll be back Sunday and maybe I will have more time next week so hopefully will get round your blogs then!!

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

a homemade gift




I then added some stamps onto a few a pages and then...



I made this colouring book for a friend's daughter!!

ATC

The post box also contained the ATC that Lisa sent me for our SBS15 friendship swop.

She also send a very gorgeous matching card!! I LOVE THEM both - thanks Lisa!

More Birthday cards

the Post box was full again today!! more birthday mail!



This gorgeous card was sent to me by my SBS15 sister Lainy!! Thanks Lainy! I love it!!
(and some lovely stamped images and UK chocolate...mmmm)




this beautiful Dottie card was sent to me by my friends Jac and Ria!! Thank lovelies!! I LOVE this card... purple and sparkly and what a lovely little Dottie!! :) (and they popped in some gorgeous flowers and shapes.... how fun!!)

THANKS!! :)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Happy Birthday

It is my friend Amelia's birthday today!!! This is what I made for her..



I used my new and FIRST ever Hanna Stamps! I coloured in with the Copics.. I was having a few troubles with colours bleeding... I worked out that I have to use the waterbased ink..tick and the cardstock seems to make a HUGE difference! (They are fun though)!




I made covers for the chocolate we bought!! :)




As you can see I had to use the cuttlebug also!! I am in love with it!! :)

thanks for looking and sorry I have not been around all your blogs.... this week!! :)
Life has been pretty hectic! :)

I received an Intuos Graphics tablet for my birthday ... yippee.... So I am hoping to do a lot of drawing/ designs in the near future!

Sammi

Happy Father's Day



It's Father's Day here!! :) This is the card I sent to my Dad (Dottie's made a bit of a mess there - I am sure I have looked like that before! heehee

Happy Father's Day!!

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Adele's blog candy

Adele is giving away some blog candy!! Go see

Adele makes teh most incredible creations - it's worth a visit!! :)

Happy Birthday embossed for Tilda and Co

the challenge on Tilda and Co this week is:

"emboss this"

Perfect for my new cuttlebug... I also used the Copic pens on this Tilda.... I think that I need a lot more practise and reading etc etc.... BTW, the "prior pictures" (not shown) are not so good! :)

Blog candy prizes

Well - I'm just posting here to show you what the random lucky door prize winners get....



This pack of eyelets and tool and shapes as well as their choice of one of my digital download packs.

Just in case you did not watch the video the winners of the random luckdoor prize are: Ribenaruby and Andrea

and Christine is the winner of the main candy prize!
(please email me your addresses and let me know which download you would like!)

Dottie's World :: 115 days to Christmas

Well I'm a bit slow this week... It's been such a busy time.... But I just got my card for this weeks Dottie's World challenge done!!

the challenge was to just make something Christmassy - a card, tag, decoration; including one of the downloads of course!!

Check out the amazing work of the wonderful Design Team!! :)

Here is my Dottie and George Christmas card




I used my new cuttlebug (and the Christmas embossing folder I got today!) Thanks for the embellishment Arline :)

These are the lovely birthday cards I have received

I love pretty cards and I certainly received a whole bunch of yummy cards... here they are:


Thank you ARLINE. This card is so pretty and lovely!! and also a HUGE thanks for the very yummy presents!!


thanks Anna


Thanks Joana - I am going to have so much fun colouring in all those adorable images! :)


a huge thankyou to my darling husband, Guy


My Gran is a computer whiz.. look at this card she whipped up on her computer with a photo she took! :)


A huge Thank you to Belle and Emma (so cute!) I'm looking forward to meeting you both in real life one day!! :)


Thanks to Becky from my church :)


and Dave and Em! :)


My sister Nic!! Her cards are getting better all the time! I LOVE this one!! :) THANKS


My Nan sent me this lovely card


Nicky made this one for my parents to give me - I LOVE it too! Thanks Mum and Dad :)
Look at Tilda sitting there - isn't she cute!!


Lesley made this one for me :) Thanks!


an Original Louly Creation!! I am so chuffed! Thanks Louise I really LOVE this card... Dottie is so adorable and I LOVe the purple sparkly butterflies... the photo does not really do it justice!


Lea made me this wonderful sparkly Dottie card... how gorgeous is it!! :) and she also send me a little bag of yummy embellishments! THANKS LEA :)


The lovely Tina!! My good friend in Scotland sent me this card along with some very lovely images and the wonderful Maggie stamp... she's coming that Maggie - you'll see her soon! Thanks Teen! :)


My sister Sian - Thanks babe!


our good friends the Russells, Thanks - it's just gorgeous!!


Thanks to Bec for giving me some of her pink and purple crafty stash and this lovely notebook from www.nutandbee.com I Love it

I took a couple of photos of the wonderful gifts I received....


all laid out on the floor


the Cuttlebug.. whoo!!



Yay!! My first eva Copic markers!! :)