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ABOUT ME.......

Hello to anyone that has kindly taken the time to visit my Blog.

I am new to all this - Blogs, crafting, tutorials, but they are all things I aspire to become the best I can be at.

I am mum to two beautiful girls, one nearly 18 years old and a one year old!! I work for a transport company and now do just two days a week to be a stay at home mum the rest of the time for my youngest daughter. I have a wonderful husband and we have many animals that are all a huge part of the family.

Just over a year ago i spotted details on the Cricut and thought oooo i could use one of those, I then started to investigate into different cutting machines before spending my hard earned cash and decided a Silhouette Cameo was the machine for me. 
Now up until this point I wasn't crafting, but it was something I wanted to get into as I wanted to try and reclaim some of the wonderful imagination I had when I was a child. 
I also loved the idea of being able to produce beautiful cards made with lots of love and care for friends and family.

I didn't start using it straight away, but once I started I became hooked and am trying my hand at just about anything.
I don't proclaim to be the worlds best at any of it and in fact i am such a newbie to all of this and I realise there is soooo much to learn.

But I thought that if I could do things for the first time and in some cases get some impressive results, then why not share this. It will hopefully inspire any new crafters to give it a go, it will give people a chance to comment on my work and give me some much needed feedback (my daughter and husband just says every things fantastic, but they would say that to even my worst creation, bless them) and who knows it may even give a new insight or idea to even the most seasoned crafter as I have quickly realised there are many different ways to do the same thing. 

I have already added my first photo tutorial, bit long winded (I will work on cutting these down) and my first video tutorial - I wasn't very pleased with the video as I had to sync the sound on later, but I wanted to upload it to youtube, just to get the feel of how youtube works etc and too my surprise people started watching it and have subscribed to my channel!! So I have decided not to take it down, however I would hope my next one will be a great improvement.

I will be adding more tutorials as I go along. These tutorials will be anything from making ribbon or paper flowers, tying different types of bows, different effects and finishes, Stamps and colouring them, stamping techniques and how to use the many features on a Silhouette cutting machine (that can also be applied to similar cutting machines).

I love investigating into things and trying different variations, so you may find reviews on different methods popping up on the site.

I'm very much an 'I want to make everything from scratch' kind of girl (including embellishments)

If I can do it, you can too......

Thanks for visiting

Just an update, my wonderful husband has decided to convert our summer house (which was used for snakes until recently) into a fab craft room for me! Watch this space :)



  1. Hi Sam,
    Everything you said in "about me" was like looking in a mirror. I love your card and appreciate the work that went into creating it. I too have just started paper crafting (at least in public)and am having a shocking time trying to get around the computor side of things. The camera never does the card justice but I was so happy that I actually got a picture onto the site for Mojo Monday as I'm sure a previous copy has gone all over the world but I can't find it.(at least I hope this was my card and not a picture of my husband asleep watching TV)
    Congratulations on your video, I am just about to go watch it.
    Have a great day
    Jane Stewart

    1. Hi Jane,
      Thank you so much for your kind words, it's nice to know someone actually wanted to take the time to read the 'about me' page :)
      Your comment really made me chuckle about hoping it was your card not your husband asleep that made it around the world...hehe..
      The video is nothing to write home about, lol, but for a first attempt I'm just glad something is happening in it, although I think I may have managed to download something dodgy when getting the programme I used to record it, as since then my computer does very random things!! :(
      Your humming bird card (I'm not hot on my birds, so apologies if I've called it by the wrong name)is beautiful and very elegant. Can I ask what you coloured it with?
      Also do you have a blog or page that I can perhaps save and keep in touch with what your upto craft wise through? It would be great to have someone of similar startings to learn from and be encouraged by

  2. Good morning Sam,
    hope you feel good and everything is going right.Some time ago I surfed across the net and found your fantastic blog! So many things could be learned here and I love it,particulary things about the Letra Set! I´m so interest,because I love sewing and I´m choosing for the best way coloring fabrics.It isn´t easy to find the right ones - the market offers are so big with so many different pens/markers.
    In this special technic I´m a newbie,first I colored with Aquarellics(simple watercolor pens).Long time later when I saved enough money,I buyed a set of Distress Markers.A set with so beautiful colors,coloring with them is funny.
    It has taken much time becoming better in coloring stamped images,because first time they so often bleeded out,that made me sad and a little bit angry :o) - So untiring I tryed and tryed it once again,until I became better.
    You must know I love handcrafting works,like sewing,knitting,crochet and embrodering work and of course stamping and coloring images,making cards.Since many years I´m be retired,so I´ve much time (if I feel good/each day like a surpize) doing things I like.
    On my blog you can see all that work,which I made.
    I enjoy(ed) everything you post about the Letra Set/Promarker.Never used alcohol inks,because I´m a little bit afraid for using them.
    Don´t know if they were the right medium for me,I´m so unsure about this.
    Your video and blog posts are so interessting and very helpful,thank you so much for this!
    Today I´ll choose my second chance in your gorgeous Blog Candy,first time I had no luck :o(
    Sorry,if my English isn´t so good,but I tryred to give my best ;o)
    Wish you a good and happy crafting new week,
    hugs die waldfee,Sylvie


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