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Friday, 30 May 2014

Fussy & Fancy Challenge & My Winner of the Blog Hop

Hi there its time for the Fussy and Fancy Challenge once again, the theme is Outdoors.  But before I get started on that I would like to announce my winner from our F&F Blog Hop.  - and the Winner Is

Vinita Jain who lives in Delhi - Congratulations Vinita
Could you please contact me by email or on my private messaging on Face Book, with your address.  My email address is  I have also joined your "Circles" if that makes it easier for you. 

So we are definitely going Global, how exciting - Vinita has won a Clarity Stamp Stencil and the Tag that I entered as my DT piece in our Fussy & Fancy Block Hop.
So for this Fussy and Fancy Challenge the theme is Outdoors. Well this was perfect, I had been really keen to use this stencil, I have so many ideas for it, some weird some wonderful some inventive - ha ha easy to say all that isn't it, I haven't actually seen if any of these ideas are achievable yet, I am sure I will find a way I just need to jot them down before I forget them.

On this occasion I just wanted to do a simple fun scene, the birds are flying, "Take One" the boy appears behind them "Take Two" the Birds fly high in the sky and you see the boy being lifted right up up and away "Take Three"!! Mmmmm this kind of talk might be why some people call me a little mad???  But that is exactly what was in my head when I was making this card. 

The Live Life wording I did from the Clarity Stamp new Wheelie Stencils, its so versatile.
So there you have it, Live Life in the outdoors and go along with whatever comes your way if it looks like fun. 

Sorry there is no tutorial on this one, I have been very busy since I got back from France and had kids with headaches and stomach Bugs Before the school holidays at which point I have two kids at home 3 days later for the holidays and I have Headaches and stomach Bug, whilst trying to keep on top of everything, like my En-Suite I am having fitted for which I had one day to pick my tiles for and just a few days to pick all other fittings as it had already been gutted whilst I was in France, my Brother In Law who is fitting it, is away on holiday next week. But the shower enclosure had to be taken back out because it is too dangerous, all that heavy glass held on one tiny bit of aluminium?,  with a Snap your fingers off door hinge, and a broken sink and tiles too heavy for our naff little walls??? AND BREATHE!  I have a lot less to worry about than a lot of people I know so I won't complain eh! I told my Bro In Law to shut the door, go on holiday and forget about it!!

So anyway back to the Challenge!!
Please do nip along to the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog and take a look at the lovely work that the rest of the Design Team have made for your inspiration, and go on, have a little play in your craft room, on your desk wherever it is you craft and enter our Challenge.
Sam xxx


  1. Love this, Sam .....I now NEED the filmstrip stencil very the way the boy is almost falling through the strip a real eyecatcher xx Annie

  2. Great design Sam, and yes such a versatile stencil. I hope you are feeling better and that all goes well with your tiles....have a good weekend....x

  3. This card is just WONDERFUL Sam!! You are also amazing with techniques...have a great weekend Sam!!

  4. i really love waht you have created with the stencil. brilliant idea xx

  5. Thank you so much Sam! I am so excited after seeing my name that I won a beautiful Clarity Stencil and your awesome tag!!! And welcome to my blog land too:).
    The stunning card that you have made in the film strip style, I really like it!!

  6. Love the film strip idea of your card and your stencilling is great!

    Hugs, Vannessa x


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Teesside, United Kingdom
I am proud to be on the Design Team for Claritystamp & for the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog and the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog. I have always had an interest in Arts & Crafts and studied for six years and gained certificates in Arts & Crafts, Interior Design, and Soft Furnishings, I even did a Painter & Decorator course. I was originally taught everything I know by my Mam and I now have a passion/obsession for crafts as I develop my techniques. I archived my Goal and have now worked as a demonstrator too.