Monday, 30 March 2015

Auto Hog

Hi,

Well i know i said i didn't think i would have time to make a card during the Easter hols - i then remembered i had no card for Alan, (from Harrison), as it's his birthday on Friday, so while the boys were doing a Rugby Festival yesterday (Harrison's team came 2nd), i made one.


I'm so proud of myself, as today i have used all scraps to make this card, the image is : Penny Black - 'Auto Hog / 4081K / 2010' - the image normally comes with a load of groceries flying out the back, but i thought it would make a better Man's card without them, the cloud paper is : My Mind's Eye - 'Lime Twist / Fly A Kite', grass is : Memory Box - 'Grassland Border', the clouds are : Whimsy Stamps - 'Cloud Die Set', the 'Happy Birthday sentiment is : Papermania - 'Clare Curd Signature Range', Dad is : Pink Gem Designs and the twine is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Stamping Sensations - where the March Challenge is 'One For The Guys' - my 2nd entry

Cardz For Guys - where Challenge No; 63 is 'Transport'

Creative Inspirations  - where Challenge No: 306 is 'Feathered Friends Or Animals'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'A Cut Above'

Pixie's Snippet Playground - where they are up to Challenge No: 170 - to use your snippets - the cloud paper was half a page, the black and green card was in my scraps / snippets box

Allsorts - where Challenge No; 304 is 'Feature A Creature'

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would kindly like to leave, would be most grateful, Luv Sam x

Friday, 27 March 2015

Waddle In The Puddle

Hi,

I'm just sneaking this card in before Easter Hols start for Harrison - when i won't have any spare time, especially as we are going to Yorkshire for 6 days.


I so loved making this card, as i love the papers and all the snowflakes - the image is : Penny Black - 'Waddle In The Puddle / 2745H / 2003', covered in Glamour Dust, the papers are : LOTV - 'Frosty Christmas', the embossed wording was a freebie with Simply Cards And Papercraft, the large snowflake is : Memory Box - 'New Castle Snowflake', the smaller ones are : Memory Box - 'Precious Snowflakes', the gems are : MeiFlower.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Blue Christmas'

ABC Christmas - where the Challenge is 'F for Frosty'

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 252 is 'Christmas'

Christmas Cards All Year Round - where March Challenge is 'Cute Critters'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Embossing either Wet or Dry' - I went for Dry with the sentiment - i hope this is enough

Rudolph Challenge - over at Mo's - where you enter a Christmas Card from 25th - end of the month

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

What A Spring !

Hi,

Well we had - or should i say Alan had an eventful Friday - he spent 5 hours in A&E with Harrison (i don't do hospitals - they totally freak me out and Alan is more calming in stressful situations) - Harrison had a suspected 'Appendicitis', but after loads of tests he was sent home and in the end they think it could have been a grumbling Appendix or because he had an infection 2 weeks ago, the gunk could have ended up there - he is absolutely fine now.


This card is for Alan's mum, as she is looking after H for a couple of days over Easter, the image is : Penny Black - 'What A Spring ! / 2557K / 2003', the papers are : Doodlebug - 'Easter Argyll and Easter Doodles', the sentiment is : 'Inkadinkadoo - 'Happy Everything', the die is : Memory Box - 'Spring Border'. I really must treat myself to a Centre Step Card, as it took me 3 attempts to make the base card - it's where i have to cut the sections, i don't seem to have enough strength in my wrist to do it once.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Spring Pinterest Inspiration'

Moving Along With The Times - where the Challenge is 'Tag You're It'

Alphabet Challenge  - where 'C is for Cute And Cuddly'

Crafty Cardmakers And More - where Challenge No: 135 is 'Spring Has Sprung'

Without Words - where the March Challenge is 'The Bunny Is Coming'

Cutie Pie - where Challenge No: 85 'Cute Cards With Fancy Folds'

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Blooming Wheelbarrow

Hi,

Today is the 18th and therefore it means we are up to mid month for Penny Black & More and the Challenge is 'Blossoms And Bows' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

All Occasion Dies

Crafty Ribbons

Sizzix

And one lucky person using a Penny Black image will be picked to be Guest Designer for next month, so pop over to Penny Black & More, check out the other amazing inspiration the very talented team have come up with and join in the fun - but please do remember you can use any image you like, except DIGI'S.


I was originally going to send this card to Alan's Mum for 'Mother's Day' - but i didn't get my butt into gear and finish it in time !! The image is another oldie : Penny Black - 'Blooming Wheelbarrow / 270H / 1997' and it took me ages to colour in, as i had to google Pansies, as i wanted to get the shading right, the papers are : LOTV - 'Country Meadow', the pearls are : Hobby House and the ribbon is from stash.

The Challenges I Would I Like To Enter Are :

Penny Black Friends - where the Challenge for March is 'Spring Blooms'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 302 is 'Flowers And Pearls'

Crafting Musketeers - where Challenge No: 23 is 'Ribbon And Pearls'

Top Tip Tuesday - where the Challenge is 'Buttons Or Bows' - i've used a Double Bow

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 251 is 'Spring Colours'

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Monday, 16 March 2015

Beehive Bear

Hi,

On Saturday the boys took me to a Forest School day, where we planted trees and toasted marshmalllows over a fire - it was great fun, but cold, especially when the sun wasn't out.  I hope all of you that are Mum's had a lovely day - i spent the day making this card, as Alan and Harrison were at a rugby festival and Harrison's team got second.


Today's image is an old one : Penny Black - 'Beehive Bear / 1071E / 1998', the base shape is : Go Kreate - 'Frilly Frames #10', the papers are : My Mind's Eye - 'Fine And Dandy True Blue' - i only normally use these papers, when i'm making a boy's card, but i loved the hexagon look, as it reminded me of honeycomb, the hexagon middle is : Die-namics - 'Hexagon', the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Tiny Wishes / Transparent Set', the ribbon is 'The Ribbon Girls', the bee is : Cheery Lynn - 'Tiny Things With Wings', the flowers are from my stash and the leaves are : Cheery Lynn - 'Fanciful Flourish'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Simon Say's  - where the Challenge is 'Things That Fly'

Sparkles Monthly - where Challenge No: 66 is 'Teddy Bears'

That's Crafty - where the Challenge is 'Wings N' Things'

Moving Along With The Times - where the Challenge is 'Three In A Row / Bingo' and i chose : Die, Flower/s, Ribbon or Lace

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Mum's The Word' - I've made a girly card

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Monday, 9 March 2015

Sail Boat

Hi,

Both 'Chappie' and 'The Second Best Marigold Hotel' movies were fabby and gee Richard Gere seems to improve with age ;-).  Harrison has been fighting a high temperature all weekend and he was looking a bit pale this morning, so we have kept him off today as a precaution, therefore as i type this, i'm having to listen to kids tv !!


The image is : LOTV - 'Sail Boat' and it's an image i so love as well as the papers : Maja Designs - 'Life By The Sea', the string is : Marianne Design - 'Card Maker's Rope', the sentiment is LOTV - 'Tags', the sail boat charm is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Cardz For Guyz - where the Challenge is 'Sailing'

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - where Challenge No: 65 is 'One For The Boys'

Stamping Sensations - where the March Challenge is 'One For The Guys'

Color Throwdown - where they are up to Colour Challenge : 'CTD332' 

Sweet Sketch - where they are up to Sketch 'SSW2 - 46'

The Ribbon Girls - where the Challenge is 'Any Image - Birthday'

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x