Sunday, 18 September 2016

Zoophabet

Hi,

Well it's been nice to be able to chill out, now H has gone back to school and last weekend we went back to Gloucester to get our shoes that Alan and I left behind at the beginning of August !!

Today is mid way point of Penny Black And More and the Challenge is 'Anything Goes With A Sentiment'  and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

Marianne D

Sizzix

Me

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 card was made for one of Harrison's friends, the images are from the transparent set : Penny Black - 'Zoophabet / 30-015' (the hat had a flower on it, but because it was for a boy, that's why i have added a star brad), the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Vertical Sentiments', cut with : Die-namics - 'Fishtail Flags Stax', the papers were bought in a pack, with no name on them, but to me they look a bit like DCWV, what do you think ?

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Penny Black Saturday - where September's Challenge is 'Nature'

Di's Snippets Playground  - where the lovely Di is up to Week No: 247

Stempelgarten  - where Challenge No ; 53 is 'Anything Goes'

Stamping Sensations - where September's Challenge is 'One For The Boys'

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

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Gardening Bunnies

Hi,

We had a lovely time on our holiday in the Isle Of Wight and as promised here are a couple of photos :


Clio running out of the sea, she absolutely loved it  


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

Penny Black 

Marianne D

Sizzix 

Me 

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 don't do many CAS cards, but i felt this suited it perfectly the image is : Penny Black - 'Gardening Bunnies / 1088K / 1998', the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'True Friends / 3852E / 2008', the paper is : Dovecraft - 'Curiosity Corner', the curve is : Spellbinders - 'A2 Curved Borders One', the twine is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Di's Snippet's Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No; 245 

Darnell's NBUS Challenge  - where Darnell is up to her 7th Challenge - mine never before used schtuff is the image and sentiment - i bought the image from ebay (because it was a PB) and have never got round to using it !!

Penny Black Saturday - where September's Challenge is 'Nature'

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

That's Crafty - where Challenge No: 9 is 'All Square'

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

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.

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 256 is 'Christmas In August'

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