Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Party Puppy

Hi,

Alan and I's weekend was blissfully quiet and Harrison had a good time camping for the first time, but he came back very very tired, so he went to bed very early on Sunday.


The image is : Penny Black - 'Party Puppy / 1095E / 2001', the papers are : LOTV / Nitwits - 'Candles And Cake', the balloon die is : Sizzlits - 'Balloon', the Happy Birthday die is : Penny Black - 'Celebrations / 51-028 / 2014'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Show Us Your Shapes'

Penny Black Saturday - where June's Challenge is 'Birthday And Blog Hop'

Stamping Sensations  - where June's Challenge is 'Feature A Creature'

Kreativeinkauf  - where they are to Challenge No: 40 and it's a 'Sketch' - i've flipped it 

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

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Thoughtfulness - Pansy

Hi,

Alan and I are child free this weekend, Harrison has gone off, for his first Cub camp under canvas and as i still haven't bought a hoover yet, i will be crafting tomorrow, yipee and tomorrow night we are off to see Samantha Barks - she was 'Eponine' in 'Les Miserables' the movie and in my opinion should have got the Oscar instead of  Anne Hathaway.

Today we are up to our mid month at Penny Black And More  and this months Challenge is 'Flower Power' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black 

Sizzix

Stamp Addicts

Crafty Ribbons

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 learnt to do this technique in a recent crafting class and  is very diffferent for me !!, the image is: Penny Black - 'Thoughtfulness - Pansy / 740K / 1997', was coloured using : Distress Inks - 'Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Stormy Sky, Old Paper, Milled Lavender and Wilted Violet', i then stamped the image on vellum and heat embossed : Stamp Stuff - 'Crystal' and then stuck it on top of the coloured image.  The background was made by : wiping some Distress Ink - 'Wilted Violet' on my mat and adding Imagination Crafts - 'Clear Stencil Medium' and then spreading over a stencil by Jaime Echt and finished off with some ribbon from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Stamps And Stencils - where June's  Challenge is 'Floral Frenzy'

Sparkle And Sprinkle - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes, as long as use Embossing Powder' 

Addicted To Stamps - where Challenge No: 128 is 'Flowers'

Di's Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No ; 233

Fussy And Fancy Friday - where Challenge No: 166 is 'Say It With Flowers'

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

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

A Wish For All Tme

Hi,

We seem to be jinxed in this house, since we have come home from our holiday -

1) TV remote control no longer works - so everytime we have to switch it off / on or adjust the volume, we have to get up and do it !!

2) Hoover motor blew up and am off to buy a new one tomorrow at John Lewis, looks like we are going for a Miele one

3) a new jar of mayonnaise fell out of the cupboard - glass and mayonnaise everywhere and no hoover to pick up the little of glass either !!


Below is a better photo of the embossing on the image and on the blue paper too


The shape of this card is a 'Front Step' and it was shown in the Quick Cards magazine last July and i've been meaning to make it for ages.  The image is : Penny Black - 'A Wish For All Time / 3907J / 2008' - i've embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder, while the image is stamped normally. The papers are : Basic Grey - 'Nordic Christmas', the blue paper is embossed with : Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - 'Swirls', the die is : Cheery Lynn - 'Fanciful Flourish', the silver ribbon and blue pearls are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Winter Wonderland - where they are celebrating their 7th Birthday and the Challenge is 'Ribbon And A Bow'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 367 is 'Fancy Ribbon And Bow'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - where CHNC No : 285 is 'Silver'

Simon Say's Stamp - where this week's Challenge is 'Animal Magic'

Fab N' Funky - where the Challenge is 'Shaped Cards' - if the shape is not different enough, please delete me

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

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Hedge-Word

Hi,

We had an absolutely brilliant holiday, cruising round the Mediterranean with Celebrity Reflection and the sun never stopped shinning, although at times it was a bit too hot for sight seeing - 35C in Athens !!, i've included a couple of photos (although i will have to add the Rome and Athens ones, when i managed to download them from the ipad !!).


Alan and I doing 'The Godfather' tour in Sicily 


Us standing at the top of an active volcano in Santorini (it was a hike of 600 metres to the top), afterwards we went for a swim in a hot spring (that was cool), which was very welcoming


By the windmills in Mykonos


I started stamping and colouring this image before i went on holiday : Penny Black - 'Hedge-Word / 4060K / 2010', for those of you that are familiar with this stamp - it normally say's 'Birthday', but i covered that up and added 'Fathers', papers are really old : DCWV - 'Black And White Prints Paper Stack', the brads and ribbon is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are: 

Cardz 4 Guys - where Challenge No : 123 is 'Father's Day'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Fathers Day / For A Guy'

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - where they are up to Sketch No; 91

Crafty Catz - where Challenge No: 328 is 'Animal Magic'

Crazy 4 Challenge - where the are up to Challenge 'C4C340', which is 'Masculine'

Stempelgarten  - where Challenge No; 50 is 'For A Man'

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

Sunday, 5 June 2016

...It's Amore

Hi,

I'm scheduling this, as i don't get back from my holiday till tomorrow, so let's hope Mr Blogger is being nice to me !!

This month's Challenge at Penny Black And More is 'Flower Power' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black 

Sizzix

Stamp Addicts 

Crafty Ribbons

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.


The image is : Penny Black - '....It's Amore / 2295K / 2001', the sky was done using : Whimsy Stamps - 'Cloud Die Set' and Tim Holtz Distress Ink - 'Tumbled Glass', the sentiment is : Penny Black - '....Wishes / 3657C / 2007' and distressed with 'Victorian Velvet', the papers (patterned and plain) are : LOTV - 'Always And Forever', the paper has been embossed with : Cuttlebug - 'Roses' and the die at the bottom is : Die-namics - 'Faux Crochet Border', the flower / leaves die is : Memory Box - 'Lavish Border', the roses are : Wild Orchid Crafts, the lace is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 366 is 'The Great Outdoors'

The Crazy Challenge  - where 'C4C339' is 'Make It Floral'

Addicted to Stamps - where Challenge No: 128 is 'Flowers'

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

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Star Struck

Hi,

Today is my last of my Guest Designer slots over at Maureen's Rudolph's Day Challenge and it's a shame as i'm going to miss it and a big thanks to the lovely Maureen for asking me, it's been a pleasure.



the photo below shows the star embossing better



I recently went to 'Crafts U Love' for a demo by 'Karen Burniston' and when 'Crafts U Love' had this fabby die in their 'Friday Specials', i couldn't resist it : Elizabeth Craft Designs - '771 Accordion Fancy Label', the only thing is i also decided i needed the frames !! : '976 Star Fancy Frame Edges', i used the cut outs from the frames to decorate the image : Penny Black - 'Star Struck / 4195K / 2011',i've embossed all of of the red card with : Cuttlebug - 'Stars', the sentiment is : Presscut - 'Merry Christmas #2'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Pixie's Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No: 230  

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas  - where Challenge No: 282 is 'Cute Or Anything Christmas'

Sparkles Forum Christmas  - where Challenge No: 64 is 'Christmas Cuties'

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

Cuttlebug Mania - where the Challenge is 'Embossing' - i have embossed all of the red card with : Cuttlebug - 'Stars'

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