Sunday, 10 July 2016

New Signature range release by Sara Davies, tonight.

Hi all, I am here to share my samples with you that I have made for the new Signature range by Sara from Crafter's Companion.
This range is called Traditional Christmas and although it seems too early to be talking about Christmas, I know loads of crafters have already started on their Christmas makes.
This is a fab range with lots of yummy dies and a couple of embossing folders, plus a fab 6 x 6 paper pad and some beautiful foiled papers.

So here are my samples;

This festive greeting die is so useful and I love it layered to make the drop shadow effect.

These use the Christmas Bells panel die and I love it in both colourways.

The Entwined Holly panel is beautiful and I have use the Holly Corner embossing folder to emboss the edges.

This is the Festive Tree folder but look at the fab foiled backing papers - so yummy :)

The Guardian Angel die is lovely and although I am not much of a mirror card girl, the Luxury Mirror card that is available in the set cuts brilliantly and looks amazing.  The white card at the back is from the foiled card pack and you can just see the shine on it.

I adore the Away in a Manger die set which has lots of little dies so you can make up your scenes.

This range is great fun to work with and I have loved playing with the dies and papers.
The range launches tonight on HOCHANDA at 8pm so don't forget to tune in :)

I hope you love the new Signature range as much as I do :)


Thursday, 7 July 2016

12 months already!

Back after a break :)

Hi all - I am back after a rather lengthy break of 12 months due to health problems, thinking about life and changing things about.  As you can see my blog has changed to Sam Healey Designs along with my lovely new hummingbird logo.

I am making lots of things and have an Etsy store still and a new website at Sam Healey Designs :)
I have lots of things I want to do and I will share as things commence or change.

I am still on the Die'sire design team for Crafter's Companion and so today I thought I would share a couple of the samples I have made for recent launches

These were from the hobby Edge'ables that launched last week on Hochanda - they are really different and great fun to work with :)

There was also a fab Downton Abbey launch with two new create a card dies;

These are fabulous, I love them both but I especially love the Downton Vintage Castle - just beautiful and loads you can do with it.  These were launched on Hochanda but they are available from the  Crafter's Companion website too.

Well, I shall away as I have more samples to make and lots of other things to do too but I shall be back soon.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


Morning all (or afternoon).
Well July is upon us and I am feeling a bit odd because I am 40 at the end of the month.  Being 40 doesn't bother me too much other than the fact that there is lots I want to do and my health prevents me from doing it.  Every year for the last couple I've said 'this is going to be the year I make it happen' but then things happen and the next year rolls around.  I really have got ambitions that I would love to come to fruition by the time I'm 41 but I just won't say anything too loudly in case the fates are listening - they are liable to throw another obstacle in front of me if they get wind of my plans LOL.
Anyway, enough of my whinging and back to more important things, such as crafting.
It is the first of the month so there is a new challenge up at Ladybug Crafts , which this month is:
Special Birthdays
I haven't made anything specific as I have been busy with some design team work, but thought I would share a couple of older projects featuring some of the Crafter's Companion embossing folders, create a card dies and quilling flower dies.
There is so much you can do to make so many different looks.
I just love this large milk carton style box and I don't know if it's the sunshine, but I am loving bright colours right now, especially orange :)
This is a more subtly coloured piece with a cupcake theme going on - I still love my Crafter's Companion embossing boards which is where I got the large cupcake in the centre from.  Really easy to emboss and then cut out - so may dies around now, but I still love a bit of cutting out.

This is one of the A6 Create a Card dies, Shining Star.  So simple and quick to do - fab if you've forgotten a birthday and you need something quick.

This is another Create a Card A6 die - Butterflies this time, but layered on some pretty paper and the leaf vein textures folder provides the backing.  The bow is a die too from Crafter's Companion but from their first Christmas range - still useful :)
I hope you like these cards and that you will pop over to the challenge blog and join in :)

Monday, 1 June 2015

Last little peek

Hello again - back so soon :)
I just wanted to share my last sample for the Scruffy Little Kitten range launching today (Monday) by Crafter's Companion on Create and Craft :)
This little girl is Hallie and she's such a sweetie!

I have coloured her with Spectrum Noir blendable pencils (colours below).
The papers are from the CD and I added some Core'dinations card and some Petaloo mulberry flowers from my stash.
I love her and I hope you do too :)
Pencils used;
Skin - 085, 088, 091, 004, 009
Hair - 014, 016, 085, 088
Dress, bow and shoes - 030, 036, 041, 011, 044, 057
Butterflies - 011, 044, 057, 030, 036, 041, 065, 066, 068, 103
Shadow - 113

Ladybug challenge - do it with dies :)

Good morning (or afternoon, or evening :) )
I'm back with my card for the Ladybug Crafts challenge for June.
This month the theme is to use your dies.  I love my dies and I am lucky enough to be on the Crafter's Companion Die'sire design team so I thought I'd share a card I made using their Spring dies.
This uses the beautiful window die, the pennant bunting and the wildflower trio.  I used the dry stone wall embossing folder on kraft card for the background.  I just love teal, brown and cream as a colour combination and I was pretty happy with this card :)
Don't forget to pop along and join in the challenge

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Another Sneaky peek :)

Hi all :)
Well I am back with another sneak peek from the new Crafter's Companion Scruffy Little Kitten range that is launching tomorrow on Create and Craft .
I love this little lady;

I have coloured her with Spectrum Noir markers and blendable pencils.
The papers are from the new CD.
This is a list of the pens/pencils used;
Skin - TN2, TN3, FS4, CR3, 088, 085, 004, 009
Hair - EB1, EB5, EB8, GB10, 088, 098, 100
Bath - IG2, IG3, HB1, 079, 081, 114, 116, 118

Friday, 29 May 2015

Scruffy Little Kitten launch

Hi all - well today is the first sneaky peek of the new Scruffy Little Kitten designs by Crafter's Companion that will launch on Create and Craft on Monday :)
This is my first sample as a part of the Spectrum Noir TV sample team.
This card uses the stamp - All Things Grow with Love
I have coloured him in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

I have used sepia tones (pen colours listed below) and so used kraft and brown card to layer up a card and added some hessian and string too to make a card suitable for a boy.
The papers I used are from the Scruffy Little Kitten CD.
I hope you like my card :)
Spectrum Noir pens used for image;
Skin - TN1, TN2, TN3, FS2
Hair - EB1, EB4, EB5, TN3, TN5, TN7
Dungarees - BG5, BG7, EB3, EB5, EB7, EB8
T Shirt - TN6, TN7, TN8, TN9
Watering Can - BG5, BG7, EB2, EB5, EB7, EB8
Boots - TN6, TN7, TN8, TN9, Blender
Leaves - GB8, GB9, GB10
Butterflies - TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4
Shadow - GB8, EB1, EB2, EB3, Blender