Thursday, 18 September 2014

Clearly In Love

Hi,

We are up to the mid month point for Penny Black And More and the Challenge is 'Autumn Colours' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black

Crafty Ribbons

PRP Papercrafts

Flonz Crafts

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. 


This is a different type of card for me - but i needed to do something very CAS, as it was for a friend, who's Dad had passed away (i don't do Sympathy cards) the image is quite small as it is taken from a Transparent Penny Black Set - 'Clearly In Love - 30-009' and i also coloured it with (for a change) : Tim Holtz - Distressed Inks - Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and i cut the image into 4 with: Spellbinders - 'Fleur De Lis Squares', then i coloured the rose in on another image and glossy accented it to put on top, the sentiment is Penny Black - 'Salutations - 30-014', the papers are : Kaisercraft - 'Peachy Keen Collection', the pearls are : The Hobby House.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Bearly Mine - where September's Challenge is 'Autumn Colours' - Orange, Yellow, Green And Brown

Alphabet Challenge - where 'P is for Pretty Petals'

Oldie But A Goodie - where the Challenge is 'Autumn'

Simply Create Too - where Challenge No: 70 is 'Fall / Autumn'

Corrosive Challenge - where Challenge No: 208 is 'Autumn / Fall'

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

Monday, 15 September 2014

Riding My Bike

Hi,

The 'Hundred Mile Journey' starring Helen Mirren, was fabby and on Saturday we went to some friend's of ours 30th Wedding Anniversary Do. we all went to the blessing, but it was only me, who went to the evening do, as Alan wasn't feeling up to it, as he had cleared the garage out during the day and had over done it.

I needed a card for my friend Karen's son,whose birthday is in a couple of months, and the image i chose was : LOTV - 'Riding My Bike', i have distressed some clouds, but not sure if they show up very well, the papers are : LOTV - 'Candles And Cake', the sentiment is : Woodware - 'Circular Greetings', the Number 7 is : Sizzix - 'Fruit Smoothie', the ribbon is : Papermania, the bicycle buttons are from my stash.


The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

LOTV Ideas To Inspire - where the Challenge this month is 'Pretty Papers !'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Spots And Stripes'

Without Words - where the September Challenge is : 'It's A Celebration'

Sweet Sketch 2  - where they are up to Sketch No: 27

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

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Circus Act

Hi,

Thanks for all the get well messages, i'm feeling lots better now, but i was gutted as i missed going to see 'Lee Mack',on Saturday, my friend went and said it was brilliant, I didn't do yoga on Tuesday as my whole body was aching. On Friday i'm hoping to go and see the new Helen Mirren movie 'The Hundred Mile Journey', if my friend can get a babysitter.

Today's card is using an image, i always steer away from, as it's so long !! : Penny Black - 'Circus Act / 2084K', i decided it would look best on a centre step card, the papers are : Basic Grey - 'Max &Whiskers', the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Bon Mot / 3683F', the punched edge is : E K Success - 'Paw Print', the ribbon is from stash.


The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Divas By Design - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Fussy And Fancy  - where Challenge No: 122 is 'More Than One Fold'

The Ribbon Girls - where the Challenge is 'Add Ribbon'

Crafty Catz - where Challenge No: 245 is 'One For The Boys'

Penny Black Saturday -where the September Challenge is 'Brown, Blue & White'

Clear It Out - where the Challenge is 'Fancy Folds' - my old stash is the paper, punch, sentiment and ribbon

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

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Gathering

Hi,

You will have to forgive me for not getting round to you all, but just when i thought i had loads of time on my hands with H going back to school - Alan decided to share his cold with me and i'm now feeling 'Ruff' to say the least !!

Today is the first Sunday of September and that means a new Challenger at Penny Black And More   and this month it's 'Autumn Colours'  and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

Crafty Ribbons

PPR Papercrafts

FlonzCrafts

And one lucky person using a Penny Black image will be picked to 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. 


This is an image i bought in a sale and i thought it fitted in perfectly with Autumn Colours : Penny Black - 'Gathering (slapstick) 40-264', the papers are very old : Papermania - 'Jesse Edwards Hampstead', the buttons are from stash and the tree die and sticks at the bottom of the image is : Memory Box - 'Twiggy Tree'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Papertake Weekly  - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Stempelgarten - where Challenge No: 29 is 'Autumn'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'The Great Outdoors'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Stamp It And Blog Hop'

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

Monday, 25 August 2014

Snow Buddies

Hi,

It's a horrible rainy day here in Sussex, at least it's the first one we've had since the school hols started. I've been really busy with H - he's done bike rides, sports days, fun days at the leisure centre, swimming, tennis, ten pin bowling we've visited Parham House and Wakehurst Place and Alan has taken him to see the Castleford Tigers in the Semi's and Final of the Challenge Cup.   Alan and I managed to get tickets on Friday night to see 'One Man & 2 Guv'nors' and if you get the chance go, as we haven't haven't laughed so much in ages.

I thought it was about time i made a Christmas Card, and i've used : LOTV - 'Snow Buddies', the papers are : DCWV - 'The Winter Matstack' (from years ago), the snowflake edge around the image is : Memory Box - 'Frostyville Wreath' and it has been glamour dusted, along with the edge of the image, the snowflakes are : Marianne Design - 'LR0125', and along with the sentiment : Cuddly Buddly - 'Christmas Greetings', they have been covered in : Stampin Up - Heat And Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds, the ribbon is from : The Ribbon Girls, and the pearls are from my stash.


The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

LOTV - Ideas To Inspire  - where the Challenge this months is  'Christmas In August'

Divas By Design - where the Challenge is 'Pretty Pearls'

Sweet Sketch 2 - where they are up to Sketch - 'SSW2 - 25' and it's super as it was just perfect to use up my DCWV mat stack.

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes For Christmas'

Sparkles Christmas  - where Challenge No: 43 is 'Snowflakes'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas -where the Challenge CHNC191 is 'Merry And Bright'

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

Monday, 18 August 2014

Pink-Toes

Hi,

Today we are up to mid mouth for Penny Black & More, where the Challenge this month is 'Anything Goes' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black

Crafts U Love

Flonz Crafts

Ace Envelopes

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, 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've made this card for one of Harrison's friends who is 7 tomorrow and we are off to enjoy a fun day of bowling and play. Today's image is : Penny Black - 'Pink - Toes / 2369J / 2002' and i've paper pieced her ballet dress, the papers are very glittery, but i'm not sure if photo shows that : Best Creation - 'Ballet Princess', the punched edge is : Martha Stewart - 'Cherish', the circle is made up of 3 corners and put together : Memory Box - 'Crochet Corner', the ribbon is from : The Ribbon Girls and the gems are from : Mei Flower.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

In The Pink - where they are up to their 50th Challenge (which means it's their 2nd Birthday) and it's : 'Anything Goes As Long As It's Pink'

Stempelgarten - where the Challenge No: 28 is 'Paper Piecing'

Simply Create Too - where Challenge No: 68 is 'Monochromatic Madness'

Crafty Little Fairies - where the August Challenge is : 'Cute And Cuddly'

Creative Moments - where Challenge No: 49 is : 'Anything / Animals'

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