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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Meow

The beautiful pencil case that I use for work is just about bursting at the seams.

A girl can never have enough stationary products on her person at any one time!

A bigger, better, faster, stronger storage solution is needed!

I bought some gorgeous cat material from a fantastic shop in Matlock, Heirs & Graces HERE and ran up one of Debbie Shores designs, which can be found HERE

What do you think?




I do love the cats faces, the cutey with the pink bow tie does not look amused! My favourite is the stripey jumper fella, a real cat burglar.

Take care
Sam

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Personalised cards

I love making personalised cards for people.

Imagine the thrill of receiving a card with your name on it, with a message that is personal to you on the inside.

Its a great way to show someone how much they mean to you.

Today I was able to create something special for someone to send to another.


The little guys are called House mouse and they get up to all sorts of tricks.
Here they are having a great time on someone's computer.




The insert was made from the same group of images, which can be found on the House Mouse triple cd. I imported the images onto serif craft artist which then allowed me to personalise the front with a name and the inside with a unique greeting.


What would you like to say to the ones you love with a card?

Send me a message to see what can be created

Take care
Sam


Saturday, 2 July 2016

Decorating

So we recently redecorated our living room.

As lovers of the old faithful magnolia and white I was able to inject some colour with our furniture.
First to get a make over was our coffee table.

What started as an all over cream table with dark wood top certainly catches the eye now.

The colours I used are both from Homebase and called: Village Green & Blackberry Burst

The table cloth was made from material I bought in Dunelm Mills and its called Berridale Plum
I also plan to make some cushion covers with the same material.

New d├ęcor gives me an opportunity to play with new art work. Keen to create my own thing I went in search of the right size canvas. The right size doesn't exist however I did happen across this framed picture in The Range, House Rules
The shape and size is perfect for my wall and it was in the sale!

First step was to cover the pre printed design and frame with a couple of coats of gesso, I use Galleria

The frame was then painted brilliant white and I covered the inside of the frame with Johnstone's Seashell satin paint.

Using  Serif Craft Artist software Pretty birds were placed on backgrounds to match my new colour scheme.


I am really pleased with the final look. An added bonus being, I can update my five individual pictures as I like.

Take care
Sam