Sunday, 2 August 2015

Star - Inspired

Hi,

As today is the first Sunday of the month, that means a new Challenge over at Penny Black & More and this month it's 'Summer Flowers' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black 

All Occasion Dies

Crafts U Love 

Marianne D

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 And 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 must confess this was not my favourite Challenge, as it was out of my comfort zone - I firstly stamped : Penny Black - 'Star - Inspried / 4156K / 2011' (i've added brown beads to the centre)  in brown ink and embossed it with : WOW - 'Clear Embossing Powder', then i used : Tim Holtz - 'Bundled Sage' and inked up the card, i then inked up : Penny Black - 'Letter Background / 1999L / 2010' with : Tim Holtz - 'Shabby Shutters' and stamped all over, the sentiment is : Woodware - 'Tiny Phrases'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :


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

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

RIP Whisper

Hi,

Besides my Penny Black At Allsorts DT cards, i'm not sure if i'm going to be able to make a card until September -

Last night we had to make the difficult decision to let Whisper go to Doggy Heaven ( she didn't want her breakfast, then around 5pm last night i noticed Whisper's back legs had swollen to double the size) - the vet offered to take her into the hospital, but we decided she would only get stressed and we always said we wouldn't let her die alone - so after 11 years and 1 month (she was a rescue dog), we said our goodbyes - it are all feeling incredibly numb at the moment and of course every time i log on, it will remind me of her.

11 years is a long time, she came with us, when Alan and I moved into this house, so this is the first time there has been no Whisper and the house seems so empty and doesn't feel like a home at the moment - we are going away in a couple of weeks to Alaska, so that will help.





RIP My Baby Girl Whisper x

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Mighty Wishes!

Hi,

This week has been a bit a roller coaster -  H came home with his school report and it was really good, he got Excellent for Maths, Science and Games (oooo what a surprise !!), the disappointing thing for H though was they are asked to pick 2 friends and he didn't get either of them in his new class !! I've also had a tooth extraction this week, so i've been a bit all over the place !!

Today we are up to mid month at Penny Black And More and the Challenge is 'Anything Goes With A Sentiment' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black

All Occasion Dies

PPR Papercrafts

Whimsy Stamps

Marianne D

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 And 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 don't normally enter competition's, but as Crafts U Love are a sponsor of Penny Black And More, plus it's a great shop too, they are celebrating their 9th Birthday next weekend.  The image is : Penny Black - 'Mighty Wishes! / 2074J / 2001', the papers are : Dovecraft - 'Tea House', the sentiment is : Woodware - 'Circular Greetings', the number in the middle is : Sizzix - 'Fruit Smoothies', the scallop die at the top is : Joy Crafts, the banner is : La La Land Crafts - 'Heart Banner', the ribbon is from : The Ribbon Girls and the pearls are from : The Hobby House.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Stempelgarten  - where Challenge No: 39 is 'Happy Birthday'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Don't Be Square'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Get In Shape'

Creative Inspirations  - where Challenge No: 322 is 'Let's Colour'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 320 is 'Banners Or Flags' - i thought i had better enter this challenge, as my fabby buddy Susan has set it and i'll never hear the end of it, if i don't - he he he ;-) x

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

Friday, 10 July 2015

Team Effort

Hi,

Our weekend away, was really good - we cycled on Friday at Bedgebury Pinetum, on Saturday as the temperature was 28C we decided to go to Ashford Outlet Mall and on Sunday we cycled along the canal in Hythe - we would have gone further but the rain came down really heavy !!, i have had new patio doors put into the conservatory, as the old ones had let water in !!, this weekend Alan will be painting, in readiness for the carpet to be fitted next week.


There is a story behind this stamp - i recently purchased 2 PB stamps from Ebay and when the parcel arrived it contained 4 stamps, which confused me a little, till i read the note and it said that because i was a good buyer and that i had used the lady before, she had included 2 more stamps for me, unfortunately they were 2 i already had (and this is one of them). so instead i have offered them to Brenda as a prize on Penny Black And More, as they are brand new. The stamp is : Penny Black - 'Team Effort /3980K/2009', the sentiment is : Hero Arts - 'Small Greetings', even the circle it sits on is from the paper pack,  the papers are old and were free from a magazine ; My Mind's Eye - 'Pretty Please Spring Papers', the flower is : Tim Holtz - 'Tattered Floral Garland' and the sparkly brad is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Bear With Me - meaning use a Bear image'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Furry Friends'

Sweet Sketch 2 - where they are up to Sketch No: 60

Penny Black Saturday  - where the Challenge for July is 'Friendships'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 321 is 'Girlie'

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

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Cherry Jubilee

Hi,

I'm scheduling this post as Harrison had an inset day on Friday and we took our bikes to Kent, where we had a day at Bedgebury Pinetum, a day in Hythe and today we have cycled round Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

Today is the start of a new Challenge at Penny Black And More and this month it's 'Anything Goes With A Sentiment' and as usual we have some great sponsors :

Penny Black 

All Occasion Dies

PPR Papercrafts

Marianne D

Whimsy Stamps

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 And 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.


Although i have this image on a transparent set, i alway thought it was too small : Penny Black - 'Cherry Jubilee / 1686K / 2000', the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Micey Day (Transparent Set) 30-028', the papers are : Doodlebug - 'Fruit Stand', the die is : Memory Box - 'Corner Bow', the pearls, ribbon, lace and cherry charm is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Fab N' Funky  - where Challenge No: 266 is 'Birthday's'

The Ribbon Girls - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Take Your Pick' - I went for Red and Pearls

Aud Sentiments  - where Challenge No: 135 is 'Animal(s) and a Sentiment'

Crafty Ribbons - where Challenge No: 122 'Anything Goes With Ribbon'

Cuttlebug Mania - where the Challenge is 'Sentimental Journey'

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

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Gift Of Giving

Hi,

I can't believe it's been a week, since i last posted, but behind the scenes i've been beavering away making DT cards, for when Harrison finishes school in 4 weeks time !!, he has also been off sick this week for 2 days - he threw up first thing Monday morning, but was not allowed back in for 48 hours. New roof on conservatory is looking good, plasterer came in yesterday and Alan will be painting it at the weekend, once that is done i will take some photo's.


I thought it was about time i used the gorgeous : LOTV - 'Snow Princess Papers', the image is : Penny Black - 'Gift Of Giving / 4098K / 2009' and it's been cut with : Die-namics - 'Pierced Rectangles', i've used lots of Glamour Dust for the snow, coat and hat, the trees are covered on the edges with Glamour Dust : Marianne D - 'LR0136', the snowflake edge : Memory Box - 'Frostyville Border', the ribbon is : The Ribbon Girls, the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Christmas Tags', the gem is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Bingo' - I went for : Purple, Die-Cuts and Trees

The Ribbon Girls - where the Colour Challenge is 'Lilac' 

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Trio-tastic' - i used 3 dies - Tree, Snowflake Border and Stitched Rectangle (the image is on), 3 different papers - 2 for the card and 1 for the paper piecing

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - where Challenge No: 49 is 'Ribbon or Lace'

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 265 is : 'Christmas'

Scrappy Mo's June's Rudolph Challenge - where you have to enter a Christmas Card between 25th - 30th

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