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

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Star-Inspired

Hi,

Gee have i really been back over a week from our A-M-AZING holiday - the ship was super (and not too big), crew so helpful and friendly - the pastry chef made me the most devine dairy free desserts, the ports were great, although weather was not brilliant until we got to Bergen, but we didn't really care as we were having such a great time - so much so that we have booked another cruise for next year :-).

I have a few flower stamps and i seem to avoid them in favour of my cute animals !, so thought i would change that and use : Penny Black - 'Star-Inspired / 4156K', decorated with pearls : Hobby House - 'Liking Lilac', have made the shape using : Tonic - 'Layered Circles' the papers are : LOTV - 'Promises' (and if you have noticed my favourite), ribbon is from : The Ribbon Girls, the sentiment is : Woodware - 'Tiny Phrases' and the frame for the sentiment is : Cheery Lynn Designs - 'Horizon Fishtail Banners', that i first saw on the lovely Sarah's blog - although buying them was a feat in itself !! - i was doing a Kay Carley class at The Glitter Pot on Saturday, with my crafty friend Louise, saw the dies and thought i'm sure they are the ones i want, so texted the lovely Janice who confirmed they were the ones, thanks hun.


The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where the August Challenge is 'Floral Fantasy'

Sweet Stampin' - where they have a 'Photo Inspiration' - i've gone for the colours purple and green

Papertake Weekly  - where the Challenge is 'Spots And Dots'

Crafty Creations - where Challenge No: 269 is 'Flower Power'

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

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Chef Bear - B - Q

Hi,

I know we are a day early, but several of the DT are currently on holiday - including me, today i'm visiting 'Bergen in Norway' (as we are on a cruise),  and we will be back in the country on Monday.

Right i must get on today is the start of the Penny Black & More  and this month the Challenge 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 , 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.


Before i went away we have very hot temperatures, and this is when i was making this card !!, the image is : Penny Black - 'Chef Bear - B - Q / 1110K / 1998', and it was cut using : Die-namics - 'Pierced Rectangles', the papers are : Best Creation - 'Barbecque and 4 out of 20 of them glitter', the banner is : Memory Box - 'Simple Banner' and the buttons i got from ebay (although i nearly didn't, as the seller was messing around).

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

My Time To Craft - where Challenge No: 254 is 'Use Kraft'

Crazy 4 Challenges - where Challenge No: 247 / August is 'Bunting !! (or Banners !)

Animal Friends - where Challenge No: 17 / August is 'Summer'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 270 is 'Favourite Things' - mine are Penny Black stamps, designer papers, my Die-namics pierced rectangles
Thank you for any comments you would kindly like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Monday, 21 July 2014

It's My Party

Hi,

Well i'm pleased to report Harrison seems happy with his new teacher and they have also transferred all of year 2 from his class (bar 3 girls) into his new class, so he is over the moon, as he is with lots of his friends. This is my last card for a couple of weeks, as H breaks up on Wednesday and we go on a cruise to Iceland and Norway on Thursday and i'm so looking forward to it, as the temperature drops by at least 8 degress, yipee, more manageable for sightseeing.

I decided on this image for my best mate (in Oz's daughter), who will be 19, as she was a little trying, whilst growing up, - she's got her act together now and is working on a cattle ranch in Queensland and H keeps asking when we are going out to see her !!.  The image is : LOTV - 'It's My Party', the papers are LOTV - 'Promises', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Circular Greetings', the ribbon is : The Ribbon Girls, the sparkles are from : The Works (20 for 99p, in 2 shades of purple), the buttons are from my stash.


The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Lili Of The Valley - Ideas To Inspire - where July's Challenge is : 'Take Two' - well i've actually used 3 - papers, stamp and sentiment

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Buttons, Bows and Bling'

Delightful Challenges - where the Challenge is 'Buttons, Buttons'

Fussy And Fancy - where Challenge No: 118 is 'It's All About Girls'

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

Friday, 18 July 2014

Bug Journey

Hi,

We are up to mid month at Penny Black & More  and the Challenge for July is 'Dies And Punches' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black

Marianne Design

Nicecrane Designs

Craft Bag

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 & 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 one of the oldest Penny Blacks i have : 'Bug Journey / 498E / 1996', the papers are old too !! : 'K & Co - 'Tulip Pad (6x6), i decided to make a shape card and i've used : Go Kreate - Large Frames / Frilly #9', the gate is : Marianne Design - 'LR0205', Ladybird die is : Cheery Lynn Designs - 'Tiny Things With Wings/ B266', the pearls are : The Hobby House.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Charisma Cardz  -where Challenge No: 15 is 'Anything Goes'

Deep Ocean - where Challenge No: 82 is 'Lots Of Layers'

Let's Craft And Create - where Challenge 94 is 'Shaped Cards'

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