Monday, 27 December 2010

Happy Christmas!!

Sorry I've not posted much recently, my health has been very low, and I've trying to save the little bit I've had to survive Christmas! I just thought I'd do a small post to let you all know I am still here!
Have you all had a nice Christmas? I hope so! Mine has been lovely :-) Just relaxing lots with my partner Roxi, watching movies and Doctor Who!

I have some pictures of a few things I have recently made so will put them up soon with a longer post! :-)

I hope the new year brings me a few more followers ;-)

Much love, Sam xx

Friday, 3 December 2010


I thought I'd share with you a few of my photography pictures. Ever since being little I have always loved photography and took pictures of everything. The hardest thing about getting so ill was having to step back a little from taking pictures so I could focus on getting better. My illness has caused me to lose a lot of eyesight leaving me partially sighted, but i still take pictures whenever I can! When I get better my dream is to be a professional photographer. I love nature, scenery and macro shots, I also like to take a lot of 'alternate perception' photo's. I usually see things people don't, or things that they ignore. I find beauty in things people find horrible. I also like to take pictures of natural situations that people are in, rather than them smiling at the camera.
So here are a few of my pictures, I hope you like them!

Please leave a comment, I would love your feedback!

Much love, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Blue Robin Christmas Card

We got back from visiting the gift fair in Birmingham on Saturday, and I've just recovered enough to make another Christmas card :-)

                And here it is!


The card follows a blue theme and I have distressed the edges of the paper by tearing, rolling then inking. I got this lovely sketch from 'Cute Card Thursday' (See below).The outside is inked with brown and a little silver and the inner papers are inked with blue.

The robin is an image from my new Honey and Hugs stamps and is coloured with promarkers and copic markers. I decided this image looks better without shading. The paper is from my stash and so is the bow, sentiment and ribbon.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
Scrap Creations - Blue and White/or Silver
A Spoonfull Of Sugar - Anything Goes
Promarker Challenge - Old and New (Old papers and sentiment, new stamp)
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Anything Chrismassy/Winter

Thank you for taking the time to read :-) Please feel free to follow me! My one follower is looking lonely ;-)

Much love, Sam xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Christmas is Getting Closer!

With only 38 days left until Christmas I decided to start making my Christmas cards! Its later than I normally start but my health has held me back this year. Never the less I still plan to have all cards made and sent by the end of the first week of December! Hopefully I'm not being too optimistic...
Anyway, here is the card I made last night:

I used Stamps and paper from the Honey and Hugs collection and coloured them in with Copic markers and Promarkers. I added subtle shading to the deer and presents, and accentuated the eye and dots on her scarf with a white gel pen. I added Sakura clear glaze to the dots on her scarf and the dots on her back. Green and silver glitter was used for baubles on the tree, and I inked the 'Happy Christmas' words with a red ink pad to help them stand out a bit more.

Here is a closer image of the deer and tree.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
crazy 4 challenges - Christmas
polly craft challenge blog - Glittery Christmas
ooh-la-la-creations challenges - Reindeer
cute card thursday - Anything Goes
sketch saturday- Sketch
the secret crafter saturday challenge - Sparkle and Shine
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
copic creations - Shading

Thanks for looking, Sam xxx

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Busy busy busy! (and Emma's birthday present)

Hello! Sorry for the very very late second post!

Happy belated Halloween and Bonfire Night! :)

Well since my last post (has it really been that long?) I have been to Wales for 3 weeks (woo!) My Mum owns a caravan there so we went to stay for a while! I did much resting and much shopping! The weather was mostly cold and rainy, but we had some sun. We didn't get chance to go to a firework display so no lovely photo's of that, but I do have some photo's of my sisters birthday present I crocheted :)

It was meant to look like her dog, Dodger, but it doesn't much... However she loved it all the same! The card I was making ended up turning into a picture which I framed for her:

I drew her myself based on a stamp I liked, but since I didnt own the stamp I found it on the internet and copied it the best I could. She is coloured in with promarkers and copics :)
What do you think?

Thanks for reading! Much love, Sam x

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Here we go....

Well I've finally made my very own craft blog!
Here's a little bit about me: I am 22 and from Lancashire. I am obsessed with photography but due to illness I cannot take as many pictures as I would like. I have had M.E for almost 9 years now. It is a debilitating illness that leaves you feeling very weak and tired all the time. Imagine feeling over 100 years old and you will be close to knowing what I (and many other sufferers) have to live with every day. I have it very severely so most days I cant even get out of bed. Saying this though I stay very positive and have an amazing partner who cares for me and supports me (literally!).
The main things I will probably be posting will be my crochet since it is easier than other things, but you should find a variety depending on my mood and energy! I hope you enjoy looking at my blog, please feel free to say hello! :)

Much love, Sam x