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

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 :

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

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Join - In ?

Hi,

This weekend is H's school summer fete - it's a weird one as we open 11-4, then again 6-10, we went to the evening do last year - but call me a prude / old fashioned seeing parents with children drunk, is not my idea of a fun evening, don't get me wrong i like a drink - but one of us always stays sober, as we are usually driving.

Today is the mid month point for Penny Black And More where the Challenge is 'Wings - Real or Fantasy' and as usual we have some fabby prizes too :

Penny Black

All Occasion Dies

Kraftyhands 

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, 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 cutie image, is such a great fun summer image : Penny Black - 'Join - In ? / 2880K / 2004', i'm enjoying creating a scene at the moment for my stamps, using my cloud die and distressed ink - 'Tumbled Glass', the papers are a really old Stampin Up collection, but i'm sorry i don't know the name of it (the orange paper in the centre of the flowers is a different collection), the circles are cut with my : Tonic Scallops, the flowers are : EK Sucess, the bee and ladybird is : Cheery Lynn Designs - 'Tiny Things With Wings', the buttons, pearls and ribbon are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Your Favourite Product / Or Technique' - my favourite product is Penny Black and technique, i'm loving at the moment is making scenes / clouds

Papertake Weekly  - where the Challenge is : 'Ooh So Pretty'

Live And Love Crafts  - where Challenge No: 36 is 'In The Garden'

Ooh La La Creations  - where Challenge No: 182 is 'Here Comes Summer'

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

Monday, 15 June 2015

Born Wild !

Hi,

We have had a busy weekend - yesterday we went to Tilgate Park in Crawley for an end of Rugby season get together, where the boys did Go Ape, played their last ever game of Tag Rugby (as from September, it goes to contact) and an award / certificate ceremony and today we have been emptying out our conservatory, as the new roof is being put in from Wednesday, so lets hope for nice weather.


Initally i was going to give Alan the other Father's Day card i made - till i remembered i didn't have one for his Dad !!, so i had to make Alan another one - please excuse the colour of the motorbike (but it's the colour of Alan's motor bike that he rides to work) - the image is: Penny Black - 'Born Wild !', it was cut with : Die-namics - 'Rounded Rectangles', the paper is: Doodlebug - 'For The Boys', the orange embossed section behind the image is : Cuttlebug - 'Clockworks', the sentiment is: Inkadinkadoo - 'Happy Everything', the gears in the corner is: Memory Box - 'Gearworks Border', cut cut up, the twine is from The Ribbon Girls

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Crazy 4 Challenges  - where Challenge No: 'C4C290 is Masculine'

The Ribbon Girls - where June's any image Challenge is : 'Masculine'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Something For The Boys'

Dream Valley - where Challenge No: 108 is 'Father's Day'

Crafting For All Seasons - where Challenge No; 104 is 'For The Boy's'

Crafty Cardmakers - where Challenge No: 141 is 'For A Man Or Boy'

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

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Musical Angel - Penny Black & More

Hi,

We are enjoying a child free weekend - yesterday H went to a museum with Cubs, where he met Cubs from all over the District, whilst Alan & I enjoyed a fabby Thai lunch, followed by the new Pierce Brosnan movie 'Survivor', today H is off to a Go Ape party, he is being taken there and back - result, so i will be walking Whisper, then starting a new card, whilst Alan will be taking his motorbike out.

Today is the first Sunday in June, so that means a new Challenge over at Penny Black And More and this month's theme is : 'Wings - Fantasy or Fiction' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black 

All Occasion Dies 

Sizzix

Kraftyhands

And one lucky person using a Penny Black image will be picked to be Guest Designer for next month, so pop over tovPenny 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 think this is the oldest stamp i have : Penny Black - 'Musical Angel - 798D - 1996' and because she is only        . i thought i would use one of the: Whichcraft shaped cards - 'Scallop Circle Step Card', which i was lucky enough to win in a blog challenge last year, it's covered with : LOTV - 'On A High Note', sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Tiny Wishes Transparent Set / 30-026/ 2009', the die is : Memory Box - 'Virtuoso Music', the brad started off black - so i covered it in white embossing powder, then coloured it pink, the twine and charm are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Crafty Calendar - where the June Challenge is 'Fancy Folds'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Something Old And New' - the old is the stamp, charm, brad and the new is the LOTV papers, that i simply couldn't resist

Deep Ocean  - where Challenge No: 105 is 'Add A Charm'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 316 is 'For A Friend'

Aud Sentiments - where Challenge No: 133 is 'Bingo' - i've gone for the middle line : Pattern Paper, Rubber Stamp, Paper Punch - the sentiment has been cut with a Stampin' Up oval punch 

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

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Lazy Afternoon

Hi,

I'm scheduling this post, as i will be taking H to school on our bikes (as the weather is supposed to be nice), then i will have to come back and walk Whisper round the field.  We have a child free weekend - as on Saturday H is spending the day at Amberley Museum with Cubs and on Sunday he is being taken to Go Ape for a Birthday party, so Alan and I are having lunch on Saturday, then off to watch the new Pierce Brosnan  movie 'The Survivor'.


I've made this card for Alan for 'Father's Day', although he will laugh when he sees the image, as with an 8 year old son and me, there is no chance of him getting  a 'Lazy Afternoon' ;-). The image is : LOTV - 'Lazy Afternoon', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Greetings Postmark', the papers are : First Edition - 'New Leaf', the ribbon is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Father's Day Or Special Man'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Week No ; 363 and it's your choice - I've gone for Sketch No; 258

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Make It Masculine'

Without Words - where June's Challenge is 'Summer Holidays' - i hope chilling out on your holidays counts, if not then please delete me

Fussy And Fancy - where Challenge No: 140 is 'Summer Fun' - this is Alan my partners idea of heaven / fun in the sunshine

Crafting Musketeers - where Challenge No: 26 is 'Shades Of Summer'

Crafty Ribbons - where Challenge No: 20 is 'Men And Ribbon'

Thanks for looking and for leaving me any comments, would be most grateful, Luv Sam x