Thursday, 25 August 2016

Xmas Star

Hi,

I'm scheduling this, as right now we are enjoying out last full day in the Isle Of Wight and Clio's first holiday in a cottage - let's hope we have had some nice weather.


Today's stamp is one of those that i feel is better stamped and embossed, then coloured in : Penny Black - 'Xmas Star / 2190K / 2001', the background paper (has been pre - embossed with silver stars) is : Deco Time - 'Cardboard Patterns', the plain silver card has been embossed with : Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - 'Stars', the sentiment is : Woodware - 'JGCL548', the circular star (around the image) is : Memory Box - 'Starry Wreath'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Show Us Your Gold / Silver and Embossed

Sparkles Christmas - where Challenge No: 67 is 'Shaped Cards'

My Time To Craft - where Challenge No; 327 is 'Embossing - Heat or Dry' - i've done both

August's Rudolph Days - where Mo does a Xmas Challenge starting the 25th of every month.

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

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Birthday Dog

Hi,

Harrison is having a fabby summer hols, since my last post he has been to Knockhatch (an adventure fun day out) with one of his school friends (i took them), a sleepover at The Natural History Museum, called 'Dino Snores' with Alan, a Science Fun day (i dropped him off for that one), a day out in the woods and at our friends house - gee no wonder i'm shattered !!

Today is mid way point of our Challenge over at Penny Black And More  and this month it's
'Anything Goes' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

Crafty Ribbons

Crafts U Love 

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've made this card for Harrison's friend Chloe's Birthday, the image is : Penny Black - 'Birthday Dog/ 2078H / 2011', the sentiment is : Joy Crafts die - 'Happy Birthday/ 6002-0296', the banner shape behind the image is : Die-namics - 'Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax', the papers are : Bo Bunny - 'Sweet Tooth Collection', the punched edge is : Martha Stewart - 'Presents', the party hat and candles are - Sizzlits dies.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Dream Valley - where Challenge No: 138 is 'Pink'

Card Mania  - where Challenge No; 83 is 'Let's Party'

Penny Black Friends  - where August's Challenge is : 'Your Favourite Technique' - Mine are Different Shaped cards and Dies 

Sparkles  - where Challenge No; 83 is 'Lot's Of Layers'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Use Your Favourite Stamp' - I so love dogs, so it was easy and this image is perfect for both boys and girls

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is : 'Make For The Border'

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

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

A Tender Hug !

Hi,

Yesterday i took Harrison to do a couple of circus skill workshops - Aerial Silks and Trapeze, today we are off to The Weald And Downland museum with friends.




Today's card was made for Harrison's Cub Leaders to say 'Thank You' for organising and taking him to Camp 100, the image is : Penny Black - 'A Tender Hug ! / 3614F / 2006', the sentiment die is : Penny Black - 'Wishes / 51-036 / 2014', the papers are : LOTV - Country Meadow', the edges have all been distressed with : Tim Holtz - 'Spun Sugar', the ribbon is from my stash 

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

In The Pink - where they are up to Challenge No: 100 - 'It's their Birthday, so it's Anything Goes'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No: 424 and it was just what i was looking for

Crafty Ribbons  - where they are up to Challenge No: 163 - 'Anything Goes With Ribbon'

Stempelgarten  - where Challenge No; 52 is 'Flowers And Plants'

Fussy And Fancy - where Challenge No; 169 is 'A Walk In The Garden'

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

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Honey Bear

Hi,

Harrison had an amazing time at Cubs 100, doing activities including rifle shooting, death drop !!, caving, made a clock, zip wiring, mop hockey !! - in fact when he came back, he was a bit like a zombie for 3 days !!, on Thursday i took H and a friend to Arundel Wetlands and this week H is doing Circus skills on Tuesday, then days out with friends.


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

Penny Black 

Crafty Ribbons

Crafts U Love

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.


Today's image is : Penny Black - 'Honey Bear / 1333K / 1998' and for a change i have paper pieced his dungarees, the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Bee'u-t-iful / 1073E / 1998', the papers are : My Mind's Eye - 'Fine And Dandy / True Blue', the hexagon die is : MFT - 'Die-namics Hexagons', the corner die is : Memory Box - 'Honeycomb Corner', the bees die is : Cheery Lyn Designs - 'Tiny Things With Wings'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Animal Friends - where Challenge No: 41 for August is 'Summer'

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where August's Challenges is 'Your Favourite Technique' - mine are : Different Shaped cards and Dies

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 375 is 'Spots And Stripes'

Di's Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No: 241

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

Friday, 29 July 2016

Sledding Teddies

Hi,

I can't believe i have managed to make a card, even though it's the start of the school holidays - but to be honest we wanted Harrison to have a chill out week (we did go and see the 'BFG' at the cinema and it was really good), as today he joins 3000 other Cubs at Ardingly Showground for 4 days of lots of fun activities to celebrate Cubs 100.


The image is a very old : Penny Black - 'Sledding Teddies / 223J / 1994', the snow on the image is : Stampendous - 'Chunky White Embossing Enamel', the scrap papers are from : DCWV - 'The Winter Matstack', the sentiment is : LOTV, the snowflake banner is : Whiff Of Joy - 'D1346', decorated with : Dovecraft - 'Berry Blush Glitter Dots', that was part of the PB candy i won from Lorraine's, the snowflake with sentiment on it : Marianne Designs - 'LR0125', i've glittered the snowflakes with : Stampin' Up - 'Heat and Stick Powder, then Dazzling Diamonds'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

July's Rudolph Day's  - where you enter a Xmas card between 25th of the month and the end and the lovely Maureen runs it

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Outdoors'

Sparkles Christmas - where this month's Challenge is 'Snowflakes'

Sweet Sketch 2 - where they are up to Sketch No: 94 

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

Di's Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No: 239

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

Monday, 18 July 2016

Hedgy Flavour

Hi,

Gee what a scorcher and we took advantage of the weather on Saturday and had a 'Quintessentially English' day out - we first went to  Lordington Lavender, then had a pub lunch, then we went to a local Church fete, where H played croquet and crazy golf, then it was a cream tea.


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

Penny Black 

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 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 made this card about a month ago, when the weather wasn't so good, but it seems perfect for now !!, the image is : Penny Black - 'Hedgy Flavor / 2354F / 2002', the papers are : Dovecraft - 'Back To Basics', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Sentiment Tags', the corner die is : Joanna Sheen - 'Lace Corners 1', the ribbon and gems are from stash. The card design is a new one for me, but i love how it frames the image.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

The Ribbon Girls -where July's Challenge is : 'Anything Goes, as long as it's got ribbon'

Cutie Pie - where Challenge No: 101 is 'Polka Dots and Pastels' 

Di's Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No: 238

In The Pink - where Challenge No: 98 is 'All Or Nothing' 

Stempelgarten  - where Challenge No: 51 is 'Summer Holidays' 

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