Sunday, 14 October 2018


so as most of you know I have been on holiday soaking up the sun. Normally when this happens I miss out on a DT kit but this time Samantha Kingdon kindly sent me a kit anyway and so I thought I'd do a how to video to show how wonderful her products are and how to use them.

This time I chose the snowflake frame and the snowflakes to make this layout/canvas
Here is a bit of detail but if you scroll to the bottom you will find my how to video and links to Sam's shop and facebook page.

loving that crackle. If you have any questions please post them in the comments and if you watch this in Youtube please subscribe to my little channel. NO music added as I know sometimes it can be annoying but feel free to hum along while you watch. Enjoy xx

Sams Website  HERE
Facebook page  HERE
You can buy the papers in my new shop :  The Kit Cafe

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

In my defence...

Last of the four projects for SamanthaK Design Team and my favourite. It was nice to get a selection that I could use for a boy page.  
I loved the quote. So apt for this photo of my grandson.
I used a cut out photo and drew around it three times on black card and cut them out. The "boom" and "pow" and little explosions finished it off.
So to finish here is a picture of all three projects. 
A link to SamanthaK's shop is on yesterdays post. xx

Sunday, 30 September 2018


I am back from my holidays hence the break in blogging so I had better get cracking. So much to do and so little time.
This was the third project I made for SamanthaK. I was so chuffed that this release came with bottles, labels and science pieces as I had this picture of my granddaughter that I was desperate to use.
The wonderful thing about good quality mdf is that it takes most mediums without using any base coat like gesso. For this layout I used Matt acrylic paints. The background paper is beautiful and only needed a few lines and detail added with a white pen.
It never ceases to amaze me how intricate the wording is. So pretty.
and the periodic table elements carved into the little tiles was genius as they are just fine enough to take a different colour to the tile itself.
I made one more layout with this kit which I will share tomorrow and don't forget, you can buy all of SamanthaK amazing products HERE

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Secret Box

Oh this is so very clever. A lockable box for secrets and surprises. 
I have used the mdf bottles wording labels and the locking box for my project.
and added some of the Tim Holtz people inside however this could be easily used to hide a secret journal away from prying eyes lol.
I did use texture around the spine of the book just to show that it is possible and that the book still bends. All I would say is keep checking as the texture drys.
I used texture paste and a needle to scrape the edges of the book to make it look like book pages. I think decorating these book boxes is going to become a passion lol.

You can find Samantha's MDF and other items HERE and of course on the SamanthaK site. 
These boxes were a sell out on the show but they will be available again in Sams shop so I'll keep you posted. More to come xx

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

So excited

I am starting a new chapter and it is so exciting. I have been asked to join SamanthaK Design Team allowing me to get back to scrapbooking. I was sad to leave Pretty Gets Gritty as they are a great bunch of talented ladies but it was time for a change. So.....

SamanthaK's show is on Hochanda TV on Saturday at 3pm. There are loads of new goodies which I know will just fly off the shelves. I am going to share each of my projects in the lead up to the launch.

My first project is a herb box
Made from the small box but using the grill piece on top to hold the tags in place.
The little herbs and wording are all MDF and available in the show.
and I used large beads as feet for the box painted to match the colours used for the herbs.
I really enjoyed making this and it looks so pretty. I am going to have to make another one for myself. 

You can find Samantha's MDF and other items HERE and of course on the SamanthaK site. (To find the products on the show on Saturday go to the schedule and look for Sat at 3pm and the new items will appear there soon) More tomorrow xx