Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Blog candy winners

Good afternoon... Just realised I did not post a winner of my bog candy .. oops ... I was so thrilled with the response and thus decided to give a couple of extra prizes... without any more waffling...
The winners (thanks to Random.org for choosing for me) are:

Big Prize (as pictured) goes to:
#25 Queen B

extra SURPRISE prizes
#2 - Moni and #5 - Leanne

Girls please email me on sammi (at) betbeder (dot) com with your smail mail addy :)

ALSO I have a little prize from my Bbysitters club posting... Alicia and Rachel please email me also :D

I will be back tonight with my next Sweet November preview ... meanwhile if you would like to watch some of my Copic tutorials you can see the latest ones I uploaded today on my store blog HERE!!

Sweet November preview :: Bloom

It's TIME to take a walk to the Sweet November forest ... This month some gorgeous little forest peeps are popping up to say hello... TODAY "Bloom" is showing her sweet little face...

Here's a close up look at Bloom :)

She has been coloured with Copics: E000, E00, E11, E25, E27, R81, R83, R85, B12, B14, B00
and I was not satisfied with just one card with this BLOOMing Beauty.. so I made another too...

For my second bloom card I paperpieced her blossom and then shaded with RV00, Other Copics used: E000, E01, E11, RV00, RV11, RV13, E15, E18, B93, B97,
B000+ B0000 + 0 for the sky and lots of Gs and YGs for the grass

I bet that you want to know when you can get your crafty little mitts on Bloom and her friends?? Well...The release day at All That Scraps is Thursday, February 2 at 10:00 pm ct

NOW.... make sure you check out Nancy and Marion's blogs to see some more of the beautiful Bloom and of course don't forget to go and leave some love for the lovely, talented Amy who creates these beauties - where you can enter to win a gorgeous little prize pack!!

Monday, 30 January 2012

I'm a February Sweet November gal!!!

Yay!!! I can tell you now that I am a Guest Designer for February with Sweet November... YAY!

I just LOVE Amy's gorgeous line of stamps and was so stoked when she asked me to be a guest for her! yippee!!! :D It's a real honour to be featured on her blog today and to get a chance to help promote some gorgeous sweet images... tee hee!!

Click here to see the existing Sweet November Stamps ... but pop back tomorrow for a preview of the NEW stamps for February!!!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

PIxie Goes to the Zoo

Good evening! Tonight a new challenge is LIVE at the Studio challenge blog.. Pixie would like us all to go see some Animals hehe ... the Challenge is....

~Let's Go to the Zoo!~
this week, we are challenging you to make a card or project with an animal on it somewhere...

I have used Courage the Lion for my card this week...

Check out the animals the Pixies found HERE!

Australia Day

Good morning :) For my overseas friends Australia Day is THE official national day of Australia and commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788 :) IT is a PUBLIC HOLIDAY ... YAY!! People celebrate in ALL kinds of ways - music festivals, flag raising, citizenship ceremonies, races, BBQs, Beach .. the list goes on!! We are not doing much.. I have such fond memories of childhood celebrations - cooking and eating damper.. a family tradition ... some years great and others a bit damper-ish .... mm maybe I should try some gluten-free damper tomorrow ... mmm maybe haha!

I find myself having to THANK God ... I do LOVE living in this beautiful country - I feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful place to live!!

Well ... I've been practising my sketching AGAIN ... and I'm quite happy with my latest results... I have done some Aussie themed images... specially for Australia Day!! :D and have decided to give all who ask an aussie day pressie... lol... yup... a freebie digi! Just email me with your choice of image from the Beach scene above!! :D

Oh and in honour of Australia Day and those Men and Women over the years that give up living in this great place - so that we can stay safe ... I also have done another "extra fast - speed video" - colouring Digger Marci, a gorgeous "aussie" digger... by Irina Blount from La-La Land Crafts :) You can see it here

Sunday, 22 January 2012

TGF meets The Baby Sitters Club

Good morning! Yesterday was the customer chit chat at The Greeting Farm... well actually it was on Splitcoast Stampers.. but in the forum for TGF ;) It was fun to chatter with people, thou rather confusing at times! LOL!

So there were also some challenges - creating cards based on your favourite book, favourtie book turned movie and favourite children's book. After discussions in the "chat" on The Babysitters Club... which I admit was a favourite series of mine and I thought I had them all until I checked on wiki and realised that they kept going way after my reading time.. I must have only had about 40 or so?!?! will have to see if they are still at Mum and Dad's lol!

So I had a lot of fun finding all my Miss Anyas and mixing and matching them until I created the 5 position holders main girls in the club (don't worry there is a My Guy Ian reserved for Logan hehe)

So... Do you remember the books? Do you remember the girls?? My favourite was Mary Anne (but Claudia was a very close second) hahahah! Well if you remember and can name my Miss Anya lookalikes correctly I might just have to find you a little prize! :D

more of an aerial view to show the full figures and the sentiments from the Onesies sets :D

Took me a long time to decide on which bodies, heads to use and then a little extra alterations.. cutting and adding hair... coloured with Copics and I was done! :D I made a step card to show them off properly :D First Step card I've made... but I think I will be making MORE of them.. so simple yet so effective! :D

Have a lovely Sunday!!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

a speed video - Colouring Gwen

Heya, Just popping on to share a video I just made of me Copic Colouring "Crushin Gwen" from Some Odd Girl.... just playing with my video and imovie so that I can do MORE Copic Tutorials :D Oh and don't worry I don't colour THAT fast (although its been said I do colour too fast) ... I sped it up to 500% to save time.. showing the fastforward of the colouring process - which I've seen done by others!

Crushin Gwen

Hello! I'm a bad blogger... lol... need to get more organised again to have a post every day as I would like to hehe... well we'll see! I am sharing a card with you today I've made with one of the new SOG Valentines stamps!! :D In case you did not notice... I am just LOVING SOG stamps at the moment .. they are a delight to colour!!

This is Crushin Gwen...

I've coloured her with Copics of course and gone for a simple layout... The Heart tag/ Embellishment was in the pack of goodies that I won from the SOG Holiday hop last year! YAY! ... I fabby bag of pretty embellies... still deciding how best to use them - some seem too pretty to put on cards hehe!

Do you want to win some SOME ODD GIRL stamps??? You could be in luck as I am giving some away in my Blog Birthday candy (scroll down)!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Love in the Studio

It's a LOVELY time ... with the NEW release "LOVE Struck" now in the STUDIO! There are some quite delightful images... and Here are some more examples of them on projects. You can find the complete collection HERE!

Heart Garden
Pixie Valentines

Catching your Heart

Hop on over to the Pixie blog for more samples of these lovely images and hop on over to the Studio ... OOOH and the new challenge just went live and it is ...
Put Your Heart into It!
Make a card/project using hearts...in the image, on the patterned paper, or even a heart shaped embellishment. The possibilities are endless!

Love to see you entering!!! :)

Thursday, 12 January 2012

4th Birthday blog candy

so as promised this morning HERE is my 4th Blog Birthday blog candy .... :D

To be in the draw to win there are a number of ways you can get your name entered :D you can do one, some all or none (whatever you like - lol)

1. please leave a comment below ... and
2. PLEASE sign up as a follower - if you want to that is lol!! :)
3. Post this piccy with a link to my blog on your own blog/ sidebar
4. Sign up as a follower on my store blog - HERE

COME back 30 Jan to see who is the winner of my celebratory blog candy :D

What's in the Candy?
3 Some Odd Girl Stamps - Sweet Thinkin Mae, Gifty Gwen, Dancing Mae (my favs),
Copicendium 1 & 2,
3 Spicas,
Some paper, ribbon, airbrushed doileys & chipboard :D

"Stuff By Sammi" is 4 TODAY!!!

Well on the 12 Jan 2008 I did my FIRST blog post on this blog... and boy has it been a fun and growth filled journey from there to here! I have LOVED meeting new friends and learning new techniques and finding new crafty addictions through this world of craft/ stamping blogging.

HUGE THANKS to everyone who I have met in this lovely land of blog for your love and friendship and encouraging comments!! :)

I have decided to celebrate this milestone with a beautiful bunch of candy.. I will come and post it tonight... TODAY I am running a COPIC party for our soon to be 11yr old God daughter! :)

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Help needed :: Spesch STAMPS sale

the beautiful Tracey is needing your help .... I have taken this from her Spesch Stamps blog...

"As we have come in to Christmas and the New Year my little girl Miss 4yr old has needed some major dental work done. Due to her age she needs to go in to hospital to get the procedure done. Unfortunately Christmas has killed us and we are trying to get together $2k so we can get her procedures done. Due to this I am asking for your help".

In order to raise some money for this procedure Tracey has decided to sell all existing Spesch rubber stamps for $4 and all clear stamps for $3. WOW bargain and for a great cause!!

See the Spesch Stamps blog for MORE info and how to order your stamps to help out!!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

a Pixie Preview :: Cupid Wings

Good evening... before I head off to bed I am just popping online quickly to share with you a SNEAKY peek at one of the soon to be released "LOVE STRUCK" images from Pixie Dust Studio.

This Gorgeous image is Cupid Wings and she will be available in the Pixie Studio in 2 days time! yipee!! :D

Pop back tomorrow for another Pixie preview!! :D

Monday, 9 January 2012

yesterdays sketch...

So far so good in my "sketch a day" .... I will have to do todays soon lol!! Anyway.. here is yesterdays .... I have turned her into a digi with a few minor changes (using my neglected Wacom)

I've decided to use my Mad for Markers Copic journal for my sketching practice ....

I was quite happy with this image "Eva" ... she's perfect for here as Aussies think about "Back to School" soon ... I thought I would give her as a freebie to anyone who would like her.. just email me here and I'll email her to you as a jpg or png file :D

thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, 7 January 2012

some sketching

1st rough sketch...

inking her up... I decided to ditch the wings...

and then Copic'ed ... I am reasonably happy with the face and hair... but the body needs a lot more work on proportions and posture!! Anyway.. will try again another day hehe

This morning I tried some sketching again... Here are some rough Instagram shots of my work in progress... I still need to PRACTICE drawing a lot more before I am happy with the end result!!!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

PIxie's Monochromatic challenge

Hellloooo!!! It's that time of the week again.. a NEW Pixie challenge... whoo!! Firstly tho ... some Pixie news :)

We would love to WELCOME...
Theresa of The Scrapbook Queen as our newest Pixie!!!


a very WELCOME BACK to...
Taylor of The Quiet Moments Who will also be our new Pixie Dust Challenge Captain!!!


and now... on to the NEW challenge ... PIXIE wants you to
create a MONOCHROMATIC card/project!

I decided to go greyscale for mine....

And guess what .. there are some gorgeous new images coming soon!!

Monday, 2 January 2012

new challenge at M4M :: New colours

Good morning, Hope you are all going well and recovered from late nights to see in the new YEAR! :D I'm still tired from my late night .. must be getting old lol!

Anyway... just popping on the post my card using Surfer Kody from Some Odd Girl Stamps ...
you can read all the colours used over on the M4M challenge blog HERE. The paper used is Echo Park :)

Oh and I thought I would share these as I had so much fun and have some more fun ideas plotting too... Kristy is having a bit of fun this month... getting people to post on facebook with some "paper child" creations... you can google Paper Child to see what it is ... but you might also be able to guess from my pictures below.. 1st up after colouring Bookish Tia I sat her in front of a pile of books on top of our bookcase ...

and then yesterday when we left for church I took along Dressy Mae.. looking for a good place to put her.. and when we got to church I decided that she would look great in front of the building :D She was better dressed for church than me in my 3/4 pants - tee hee!!!

Why not join the Some Odd Girl facebook group to see what everyone does and to share your "SOG Paper Child creations" :D They are addictive to make and I can't wait to do some more! :D

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!

Good morning!!! Hope you all had/ have a wonderful time bringing in the New Year! xxx

I'm looking forward to this year.. wondering what it will bring! We'll see I guess!! :D
I thought I would share with you my letter to myself journal page that I created for TGF's final Heart Journaling week...

I used a Dr Seuss quote I found very appropriate and the images I've used are:
1. Saturated Canary and 2. Miss Anya Me ... created from about 5 different Miss Anya stamps :)

Hope you have a fabby New Year, what are your goals and dreams for this year... think I might go write some up now! :D