Saturday, 25 April 2015

Bashful Badger

Hi,

Thanks for all your lovely comments about my migraines and i'm glad to report, i have not had one since last Thursday - yipee, but i still don't know where the week has gone, i think the Spring air has got to me as i have been cleaning !! Today we are off to Arlington Bluebell Walk And Farm Trail, as it's so pretty there and when you have finished doing the walk charities do the teas and cake in the cafe.


I don't know about you, but i so love Badgers, but unfortunately for me Penny Black only did Badgers in the beginning (1997), so it has taken me a while to purchase this sweetie - 'Bashful Badger - 712J', i was looking for some papers that would compliment the image and i remembered these delightful ones : Bo Bunny - 'Isabella', the flower is : Tim Holtz - 'Tattered Florals', the lace is : The Ribbon Girls and the pearls are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - where SSW2 is up to Sketch No: 52

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 256 is 'Lace'

Bunny Zoe Crafts - where the April Challenge is 'A Recipe - Anything But Square - Pink, Lace and Pearls'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Cute As A Button' - i went for Cute

Deep Ocean - where Challenge No: 102 is 'Shaped Cards'

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

Saturday, 18 April 2015

...... Your Birthday

Hi,

I've been struggling recently with lots of migraines and a severe rash on my neck (some of you may have seen it on facebook) - well i'm glad to report, that i'm feeling a lot better and my kinesiologist has put me on some different food enzymes.

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

Penny Black

All Occasion Dies

Yours Or Mine Papercraft

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 & 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.


Today's image is : Penny Black - '..... Your Birthday / 3974K / 2009', the papers are very old : Making Memories - 'Cosmopolitan', the punched edge is : Martha Stewart - 'Embossed Zigzag', the twine is : Dovecraft - 'Curiosity Corner', the sentiment is : Papermania - 'Clare Curd's Signature Range' and the buttons are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Penny Black Saturday - where the Challenge for April is 'Easter And / Or Chocolate Brown'

Cutie Pies - where Challenge No: 86 is 'All About The Boys'

Dream Valley  - where Challenge No: 104 is 'Get Kraft/ Use Kraft Card'

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 255 is 'Masculine'

ABC  - where they are up to 'H for Happy Birthday'

Top Tip Tuesday - where the Challenge is '3 Of Something' - I've gone for 3 Buttons and 3 Different DP's 

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

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Teddy Flower

Hi,

Gee H's Easter hols have flown by, probably because we were in Yorkshire for 6 days, where i met up with my lovely crafting buddy Susan and her adorable dog Toby (who licked me loads) - Grandma had H for 2 nights, while Alan and I stayed in a fabby dog friendly B+B and went to Whitby for the day.  I was supposed to go to Ally Pally on Saturday, but unfortunately i woke up with a migraine and was unable to go - i was so gutted as i was hoping to meet up with Marianne and Lynsey.


The image is : LOTV - 'Teddy Flower', the papers are : LOTV - 'Perfect Pair', the sentiment is : Woodware - 'Circular Greetings' - with a butterfly from the image, stamped in the middle, the butterfly dies are : Cheery Lynn - 'Exotic Buttefly Small', the gems are from stash (they are all the same colour, it's just where the light hits) and the ribbon is from : The Ribbon Girls

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

In The Pink - where the Challenge is 'Celebration Time'

Stamping Sensations - where April's Challenge is 'In The Pink'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Week No: 356

Stempelgarten - where Challenge No: 36 is 'Butterfly And / Or Dragonfly'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 308 is 'A Trio Of .......' - i've gone for 3 butterfly dies, 3 dies on each and 3 stamped butterflies.

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 306 is 'Bingo' - i've gone for : Ribbon, Sentiment and Gems

Pixies Snippets Playground - where they are up to Week No: 172

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

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Sunshine

Hi,

Firstly i would just like to wish all of a very Happy Easter and as you know i'm in Yorkshire, so hopefully Mr Blogger won't play up, as i've had to schedule this as Alan's mum has had Harrison(for the first time in 4 years !!) for 2 nights, so we (including Whisper) have been staying in a B+B, as Friday was Alan's Birthday and mine is tomorrow.

Therefore as today is the first Sunday that means a new challenge over at Penny Black And More and this month it's 'Birthday's' and as usual this month we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black

All Occasion Dies

PPR Papercrafts

Marianne Designs

And one lucky person using a Penny Black image will be picked to be our 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.


I think it was a brilliant idea when the lovely Mo Manning allowed Penny Black to add them to rubber stamps, today's image is : Penny Black - 'Sunshine (slapstick)/ 40-303 / 2014' and i have paper pieced her - the pink paper, is a very old - Docrafts one and the other papers are : Penny Black - 'Painted Blooms', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Tags', the ribbon is : The Ribbon Girls and the charm is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

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

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Take Your Pick' - i went for the Product Theme - Oval / Spellbinders Floral Oval Die

7 Kids College Fund - where Challenge No: 122 is 'Anything Goes - with the option of using green'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Happy Birthday'

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

Monday, 30 March 2015

Auto Hog

Hi,

Well i know i said i didn't think i would have time to make a card during the Easter hols - i then remembered i had no card for Alan, (from Harrison), as it's his birthday on Friday, so while the boys were doing a Rugby Festival yesterday (Harrison's team came 2nd), i made one.


I'm so proud of myself, as today i have used all scraps to make this card, the image is : Penny Black - 'Auto Hog / 4081K / 2010' - the image normally comes with a load of groceries flying out the back, but i thought it would make a better Man's card without them, the cloud paper is : My Mind's Eye - 'Lime Twist / Fly A Kite', grass is : Memory Box - 'Grassland Border', the clouds are : Whimsy Stamps - 'Cloud Die Set', the 'Happy Birthday sentiment is : Papermania - 'Clare Curd Signature Range', Dad is : Pink Gem Designs and the twine is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Stamping Sensations - where the March Challenge is 'One For The Guys' - my 2nd entry

Cardz For Guys - where Challenge No; 63 is 'Transport'

Creative Inspirations  - where Challenge No: 306 is 'Feathered Friends Or Animals'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'A Cut Above'

Pixie's Snippet Playground - where they are up to Challenge No: 170 - to use your snippets - the cloud paper was half a page, the black and green card was in my scraps / snippets box

Allsorts - where Challenge No; 304 is 'Feature A Creature'

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

Friday, 27 March 2015

Waddle In The Puddle

Hi,

I'm just sneaking this card in before Easter Hols start for Harrison - when i won't have any spare time, especially as we are going to Yorkshire for 6 days.


I so loved making this card, as i love the papers and all the snowflakes - the image is : Penny Black - 'Waddle In The Puddle / 2745H / 2003', covered in Glamour Dust, the papers are : LOTV - 'Frosty Christmas', the embossed wording was a freebie with Simply Cards And Papercraft, the large snowflake is : Memory Box - 'New Castle Snowflake', the smaller ones are : Memory Box - 'Precious Snowflakes', the gems are : MeiFlower.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

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

ABC Christmas - where the Challenge is 'F for Frosty'

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 252 is 'Christmas'

Christmas Cards All Year Round - where March Challenge is 'Cute Critters'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Embossing either Wet or Dry' - I went for Dry with the sentiment - i hope this is enough

Rudolph Challenge - over at Mo's - where you enter a Christmas Card from 25th - end of the month

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