Monday, 18 May 2015

Shop & Tweet

Hi,

Gee i can't believe we are up to the 18th and H only has 1 week left at school too, till half term, plus it's mid month time at Penny Black And More and the Challenge is 'Dies And Punches' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black 

Crafts U Love

All Occasion Dies

Stix 2

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 haven't made an easel card for ages, but i felt this image was screaming out to be used in one - Penny Black - 'Shop And Tweet - 4257K - 2012' and i followed the lovely talented Coops / Nic - triple oval easel, the papers are : First Edition - 'Bird Song', the flower die : Memory Box - 'Lavish Branch', decorated with : Mei Flowers, the bow is : Sue Wilson - 'Finishing Touches - Dotty 3D Bow', the charm is from my stash, the sentiment is : Stampin' Up - 'Ovals All' and cut using the matching punches.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Crafting Musketeers - where Challenge No: 25 is 'Use A Die Cut'

Addicted To Stamps - where Challenge No: 104 is 'Spring Theme : Birds And / Or Eggs'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 311 is 'No Squares Allowed'

Crafty Calendar - where the May Challenges is 'Things With Wings'

Crafty Cardmakers  - where Challenge No: 139 is 'Shaped Cards'

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

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Cat On The Moon

Hi,


I'm sorry if i haven't got round to commenting this week, as i'm suffering with a head cold and it hurts my head is blocked up and hurts too much if i'm on the computer too long.  For those of you, who are my friends on Facebook, will know this already, but for those of you who are not - Alan and I were very proud parents on Friday night, when H got presented with his Chief Scout Bronze Award


Today's image - Penny Black - 'Cat On The Moon - 3207H - 2005',(the image is cut with my new - Die-namics - 'Stitched Circle') is one of those ones i've always wanted to use and not sure what to do with it, until i remembered the papers : Craft House - 'Allsorts', the die at the top is : Memory Box - 'Night Sky Border', the one at the bottom is : Marianne D - 'LR0134', I threaded the ribbon threw it, as well as the bow, the star die coming out of the image is : Memory Box - 'Beloved Stars'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 310 is 'Die Cuts, use more than 2' - I've used 5 different die cuts

The Ribbon Girls - where the May Challenge is 'Any Image / Shape Cards'

Cuttlebug Mania - where the Challenge is 'Ribbon' - I've threaded the ribbon through the Marianne D die at the bottom, as well as the bow 

Cutie Pie - where Challenge No: 87 is 'Layer It Up'

Crafty Ribbons  - where Challenge No: 119 is 'Animals'

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

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Gardening Girl

Hi,

It feels a really weird week - i think it's down to the Bank Holiday and no yoga (as it's usually on Mondays), no Strictly (our teacher is on holiday for 2 weeks) !! Today we have a guy coming round, so we can sort out our conservatory roof - we are having it changed to a soft tile one, then they put insulating in, then a false plasterboard ceiling - which will make it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter and we can have a more usable space and i can move my craft stuff in it.


Today's image is another oldie, that i have been itching to use : Penny Black - 'Gardening Girl / 589K/ 1996', the papers are : Basic Grey - 'Lemonade', the die is : Memory Box - 'Cosmo Border', that i bought ages ago, as i saw it on somebodies blog and as usual i needed it and have never used it !!, the paper flowers i've had for at least 5 years, the ribbon is from : The Ribbon Girls and the buttons are : Dovecraft - 'Back To Basics III'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Sparkles - where Challenge No: 67 is 'Ribbons And Buttons'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Squirrel's Challenge - where the lovely Squirrel is holding an 'Antiques Roadshow' - the oldies i've used are : the papers, flowers 5 years old, the stamp 19 years old (but i've had it about 4 years), the buttons 2 years old.

Crafty Ribbons - where Challenge No: 118 is 'Anything Goes With Ribbon'

Stamping Sensations  - where May's Challenge is 'Flower Power'

The Ribbon Girls - where their Monthly Challenge is for a 'Mother / Female'

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

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Rambling Rose

Hi,

 Well here in the UK it's a Bank Holiday Weekend, so i'm sure the weather won't be good !!, yesterday H went to try out Canoeing, Kayaking (both things he has never done before) and Raft Building with the Cubs. Today is a rest day and tomorrow we are going to the Weald and Downland Museum for a Food Festival.

Today is the first the start of a new challenge over at Penny Black And More and this month it's Dies And Punches and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :


Penny Black

All Occasion Dies 

Crafts U Love

Stix 2

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 and 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 so love Penny Black old stamps and this is another one - 'Rambling Rose / 359J / 1997', the papers are : LOTV - 'Perfect Petals', now for the dies and punches !! the one round the edge of the image is : Dienamics - 'Faux Crochet Border' - i followed the lovely Debby's Tutorial (thanks hun), the corner die is : Memory Box - 'Macarena Corner', the punched edge is : Martha Stewart - 'Floral Lace', the flowers are : E K Success , the ribbon is from : The Ribbon Girls and the blue pearls are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Cuttlebug Mania  - where the Challenge is 'We Love To Stamp' - the dies i've used are : Spellbinders Circles, Dienamics - Faux Crochet Border, Memory Box - Macarena Corner

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Card Mania - where Challenge No: 68 is 'Pearls And Swirls'

Penny Black Friends - where this Month's Challenge is 'Trees Or Nature'

Fussy And Fancy - where Challenge No; 138 is 'Lots Of Flowers'

Hiding In My Craft Room - where Challenge : 'HIMCR05NSD' is 'Die Cuts'

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

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Christmas Ornaments

Hi,

We had a delightful day on Saturday, with lots of sunshine,  walking round the woods that were covered in Bluebells and White Wood Anemones and afterwards we went to the cafe (that is run by a different charity every 2 days), where they even had a dairy free cake, yipee.
We were all glued to 'Britain's Got Talent' on Saturday, as one of the mums from Harrison's school was in - 'Lisa Sampson' the hula hoop lady, for all my overseas visitors here's the link :
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3055591/Lisa-Sampson-captivates-BGT-judges-athletic-hula-hoop-routine.html


Another photo, to try and show the stencil and embossing sparkle


First i stamped on my brown heat proof sheet : Tim Holtz - 'Milled Lavendar, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Stormy Sky', spritzed it and then got my 2 pieces of card and rubbed it into the ink - once dried i used stencil : Imagination Crafts - 'Snowflake Frenzy' with : Sparkle Medium - 'Diamond', with the other piece of card i stamped : A free clear stamp set from Simply Cards And Papercraft that goes with : Spellbinders - 'Heirloom Ornament', i stamped it then embossed with : WOW embossing powder - 'Metallic Silver' and cut it, and added Bakers Twine - which has a silver thread (i also have the gold thread one too) running through it - i got it from Ebay a company called 'Paper And Lace'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is : 'Twinkle, Twinkle (and all things sparkly'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 308 is 'Bring On The Bling'

Christmas Cards All Year Round  - where this month's Challenge is 'Christmas Ornaments'

ABC Christmas - where the Challenge is 'H for Happy Holidays / Christmas'

Rudolph Challenge  -that is run by Scrappy Mo - where you have to make a Christmas Card from 25th April - 30th

As You Like It - where the Challenge is 'Embossing - Dry or Wet' - my reason for choosing Wet is i love how you can make it glittery / sparkly

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

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Bashful Badger

Hi,

Thanks for all your lovely comments about my migraines and i'm glad to report, i have not had one since last Thursday - yipee, but i still don't know where the week has gone, i think the Spring air has got to me as i have been cleaning !! Today we are off to Arlington Bluebell Walk And Farm Trail, as it's so pretty there and when you have finished doing the walk charities do the teas and cake in the cafe.


I don't know about you, but i so love Badgers, but unfortunately for me Penny Black only did Badgers in the beginning (1997), so it has taken me a while to purchase this sweetie - 'Bashful Badger - 712J', i was looking for some papers that would compliment the image and i remembered these delightful ones : Bo Bunny - 'Isabella', the flower is : Tim Holtz - 'Tattered Florals', the lace is : The Ribbon Girls and the pearls are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - where SSW2 is up to Sketch No: 52

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 256 is 'Lace'

Bunny Zoe Crafts - where the April Challenge is 'A Recipe - Anything But Square - Pink, Lace and Pearls'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Cute As A Button' - i went for Cute

Deep Ocean - where Challenge No: 102 is 'Shaped Cards'

Die Cut Divas - where the Challenge this month is : 'In The Garden'

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