Monday, 18 April 2016

Cluck Cluck Cluck !!

Hi,

We spent Saturday going to Arlington Bluebell Walk, i so love Bluebells and we love the fact that we can take Clio and then after we have done the walk, we can go for a cup of tea and cake, all provided by different charities, then yesterday Harrison was playing Rugby in a festival, while i had a play.

Today is mid month over at Penny Black And More and this month's Challenge is: 'Birthdays' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black 

Let's Create

Be Creative

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.  


Today's image is : Penny Black - 'Cluck Cluck Cluck !! / 2347K / 2002', the papers are pearlescent - Crafts House - 'Cupcakes', the sentiment die : Die-Versions - 'Happy Birthday Corner Concepts', the bauble die : Poppystamps Die - 'Party Lanterns', i've used my usual (wouldn't be without) : Die-namics - 'Fishtail Flags Stax', i've distressed the edges with : Tim Holtz - 'Worn Lipstick', the twine is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Really Reasonable Ribbon - where Challenge No ; 139 is 'Things With Wings And Ribbon Or Trim'

Creative Inspirations -where Challenge No: 249 is 'Your Favourite Things' - mine are Penny Black stamps, Shaped cards, Pretty papers, my Fishtail Banners

Animal Friends - where Challenge No: 37 is 'Birds'

Come And Get It - where Challenge No: 114 is 'Things With Wings'

Crafting For All Seasons  - where Challenge No: 124 is 'Bingo' - I went for the middle line : Die-cuts , Image, Buttons 

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

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Spring Air

Hi,

Gee what a busy Easter holidays, as well as all the activities Alan and I did with Harrison including - 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory', Science Museum, V & A Museum (2 days in London), snake hunting, a nature trail, ten pin bowling, walks with Clio, Easter Egg hunt, 'Gangsta Granny' (in Southampton), Harrison also managed to read 3 'Tom Gates' books - Alan and I also had colds and coughs, it was also my Birthday.


This is a smaller card than i would normally make, - I so adore this adorable image and i love how you can paper piece it and this time i made the boot flowery, the stamp is : Penny Black - 'Spring Air / 3346F / 2005', the papers are new : Maja Design - 'Enjoying Outdoors', the flowers are : Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is : The Ribbon Girls.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Allsorts  - where Challenge No: 358 is 'Purple Passion'

Penny Black Saturday - where the Challenge for April is 'April Showers'

Crafting Musketeers - where the April Challenge is 'Spring Is In The Air'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Paper Piece'

Crafty Cardmakers  - where Challenge No: 161 is 'Shaped Cards'

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

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Explorer

Hi,

Today is a very special day, as it's my lovely other half Alan's Birthday and poor him he is spending the day coaching the U9's, including Harrison at a Rugby Festival, later on we are going out for a Thai meal.

Today is also the start of the new Challenge over at Penny Black And More and this month fortunately for me (as it's also mine on Wednesday) is 'Birthday's', yipee nice and easy and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

Let's Create

Be Creative

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.


This is the card i made for Alan, i've had this stamp : Penny Black - 'Explorer / 40-212 / 2013', for a while, but i couldn't find suitable papers and brads, till i came across these : Bo Bunny - 'Detour', and i also treated my self to the fabby die : Tim Holtz - 'Globe', the unusual edge is : Penny Black - 'Stitched Edges Die / 51-136 / 2015', the passport die is : Cuttlebug - 'Disney Bon Voyage', there was a big Mickey face on it, so that was covered with a brad !!, the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Sentiment Tags'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Shopping Our Stash - where Challenge SOS 245 is 'Something for the Big or Biggest Boy'

Cardz 4 Guyz - where the Challenge is 'Something Begining With A' - I have chosen Atlas and Aeroplane

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

Make My Monday - where the Challenge is 'Going Round In Circles' - Mine are the Brads and Globe / Atlas

Thank you for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Friday, 25 March 2016

Oh Christmas Trees !!

Hi,

I promise not a bunny insight ;-). Today Harrison is going to a cookery class, while we walk Clio, tomorrow we are going bowling, then lunch with one of H's Rugby friends, then we are meeting up on Monday with another one, wishing you all a Happy Easter (seems weird saying that, when i'm showing you Christmas cards !!).

Today is my second month as Guest Designer on the fabby Maureen's Rudolph Days Challenge and this month Maureen is offering a choice of one of these lovely Memory Box dies as a prize this month :


or 


Remember the Challenge starts today and ends Thursday 31st March and all you have to do is make a Christmas card and join in the fun - now pop over and check out what Maureen and the rest of the Guest Design Team have come up with.


When i get a new image, i stamp them onto card, so hopefully i don't buy repeats, well these two were sitting side by side on my Xmas images and as one is old (1996) and the other is new (2009), i thought i would do a bit of a contrast - a vintage version with the old one and a modern version with the new one, using the same sketch and center embossing folder, both cards are 4 x 4 inch square.


The stamp is : Penny Black - 'Christmas Hedgehog / 971D / 1996', the snow is : Stampendous - 'Chunky White Embossing Enamel', the paper is : Basic Grey - 'Figgy Pudding', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Christmas Tags', the embossed trees : Cuttlebug - 'Winter Trees', the ribbon is from stash.


The stamp is : Penny Black - 'To Have And To Hug / 4009F / 2009', the snow is : Stampendous - 'Chunky White Embossing Enamel',  the paper is : First Edition - 'Stocking Fillers', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Christmas Tags', the embossed trees : Cuttlebug - 'Winter Trees', the ric rac is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - where Challenge CHNC No: 273 is 'Cute Or Anything Goes, As Long As It's Christmas'

ABC Christmas - where 'F Is For Frills Or No Frills'

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Cute'

Holly Jolly Christmas - where Challenge No; 68 is 'Use Your Stash' - all of the stash i've used on both cards is all old

Di / Pixie's Snippets Playground - where Di is up to Week No: 221 

Sparkles Christmas where Challenge No: 62 is 'An Old Fashioned Christmas' - I would like to enter the old / vintage style, first card

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

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

One Good Egg !!

Hi,

My weekend was very quiet, in comparison with Alan and Harrison, who both came home absolutely shattered from their Rugby weekend and wanting to go again, if they had their way, it would be this weekend !!


There are quite a few 'Easter' challenges around at the moment, plus Harrison wanted to send a card to his Grandma, i'm no good at egg images, so when i found these in my craft stash, i thought it was perfect: Spellbinders - 'Labels 10', the image is : Penny Black - 'One Good Egg !! / 1928F / 2000', the sentiment is : Inkadinkadoo - 'Happy Everything', the papers are : Doodlebug - 'Easter Doodles' and Pinwheel Stripe, the flowers in the middle, i bought in Michaels in Vancouver.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Allsorts  - where Challenge No; 355 is 'Easter'

Penny Black Saturday - where the March Challenge is 'Easter'

Sweet Stampin'  - where the Challenge is 'Easter'

Crafty Cardmakers - where Challenge No; 160 is 'Easter'

Cuttlebug Mania - where the Challenge is 'Happy Easter' - i've used Spellbinders - 'Labels 10' and Ovals for the image

The Ribbon Girls - where the March Challenge is 'Any Image'

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

Friday, 18 March 2016

Bunny Hop

Hi,

Well as promised, Harrison's team came second in their pool, only loosing out in the last 2 minutes - this weekend they are on a Rugby tour to Reading to watch 'London Irish' and play a couple of games, i'm crafting and having lunch with a friend.

Today we are up to the mid month point at Penny Black And More where the Challenge for March is 'Feature A Creature' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black

Crafty Ribbons

A Stamp From Me

Marianne Designs

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 another oldie : Penny Black - 'Bunny Hop / 1403K / 1999', the sentiment is a die : Penny Black - 'Doodles / 51-128', the papers are : First Edition - 'Spring Drop', the punched edge is : Martha Stewart - 'Doily Lace', the pearls are from stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Crafty Creations - where Challenge No: 311 is 'Spring Fever'

Pixie's Snippet Playgroud - where the lovely Di is up to Week No ;220

Cardz 4 Galz - where Challenge No: 18 is 'Cute And Cuddly'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Cute And Cuddly'

Creative Moments - where Challenge No: 89 is 'Anything Goes, With The Option of Spring Has Sprung'

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