Sunday, 7 February 2016

Snuggle

Hi,

It's a busy weekend in my house - yesterday Harrison went to RSPB Explorers, then i took him to his Cubs event for old Scouts of our unit to sign a scarf (we need 100, to celebrate 100 years of Cubs), today H was supposed to be in a rugby tournament, but unfortunately Alan is not well (he has been off sick since Tuesday afternoon and Monday we are going back to the doctors to sort out an x-ray on his hip, as it still hurts), so instead we are going to                                                 .

Today is the first Sunday in February and that means the start of Penny Black And More and this month the Challenge is 'Anything Goes with a stamp and die/s' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black 

Crafty Ribbons

Sizzix

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, 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 - 'Snuggle / 3343H / 2005', the die surrounding the image is : Spellbinders - 'Heart Circles', i treated myself to a couple of half price Tattered Lace dies : 'Circle Stepper and Diamond Fold Card' (which i used for the sentiment and the stitched heart), the long row of hearts is : Memory Box - 'Twirled Heart Border', the papers are : Carta Bella - 'Devoted'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are: 

Penny Black Saturday  - where February's Challenge is 'Red And / Or Hearts'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 344 is 'Hugs And Kisses'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Hearts'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'All You Need Is Love'

Stempelgarten - where Challenge No: 46 is 'Hearts'

Dies R Us  - where Challenge No: 42 is 'Love'

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

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Hare's To You !

Hi,

I seem to be the only person who hasn't lost any followers - i guess i shouldn't speak to soon, as it will probably happen now ;-) x


This card is for a very lovely person and the for me, it's a size i don't normally use 6 x 4 inches, the image and sentiment : Stampendous - 'Hoppy Moments Transparent Set', the papers (are very old) : Papermania - 'Spring Burst', the flower brads : Do Crafts, the ribbon : The Ribbon Girls.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Cute Cards Thursday - where Challenge No: 410 is 'Ladies Only'

Crafty Ribbons - where Challenge No: 142 is 'Fabulous Flowers With Ribbon'

Tuesday Morning Sketches  - where they are up to No: 336

Gruffies And Guests - where they are up to Challenge No: 25, which is 'Bingo' - I've gone for Flowers, Ribbon And Brads

Di's Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No; 214

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

Monday, 25 January 2016

Christmas At My Window

Hi,

I'm so excited i've been asked to be a Guest Designer on the fabby Maureen's Rudolph Days Challenge and she is offering such a fabby prize this month too :


Remember the Challenge starts today and ends Sunday 31st January 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 Guest Design Team, has come up with.


I want to start using some of my stamps, that all i do is avoid, as i'm not sure what to do with them !!, so i had a bit of a play and came up with this, stamp : Penny Black - 'Christmas At My Window / 4360K / 2013', the window seal  and snow at the bottom is : Glamour Dust, the sentiment (came free with a magazine) : Penny Black - 'Wonder Collection Transparent Set / 2014', the brick work (embossing folder) Marianne D - 'DF3403', the trellis : Memory Box - 'Tessatina Border', the holly : Marianne D - 'LR0244', berries : Doodlebug - 'Crushed Velvet / Ladybug Flock', the snow : Stampendous - 'Chunky White Embossing Enamel'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Stempelgarten  - where Challenge No: 45 is 'Winter Wonderland'

Moving Along With The Times - where Challenge No: 12 is 'Embossing (Wet Or Dry)

Animal Friends - where January's Challenge No :34 is 'Snow'

Stampin' Sensations - where January's Challenge 'Anything With A Die'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Create With Critters'

Pixie's Snippets Playground - where Di is up to 'Week No: 213'

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

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Cool Company

Hi,

Thanks for all your lovely comments about Harrison's photo - yesterday he made the front page and page 4 of local newspaper, so Alan and I are now living with a celebrity ;-) x It was so nice this week, when it was icy, as i left the car on the drive and walked Harrison to school over the riverbank, as the ground was so hard - now we are back to a dirty dog and son !!



There are a couple of Challenges around at the moment that are 'Snowmen' and as i so love them, i thought i would have a play, the stamp is one i haven't used for a while: Penny Black - 'Cool Company / 3743K / 2007', I've used : Stampendous 'the papers are : LOTV - 'Frosty Christmas', sentiment : LOTV, the snowflake border die : Penny Black - 'Snow Drops / 51-086 / 2014', the bigger snowflake with the sentiment on is : Memory Box - 'New Castle Snowflake', the smaller ones are : Marianne D - 'LR0125', the snowflake dies and sentiment have been covered with : Stampin' Up - 'Heat & Stick Powder, then Dazzling Diamonds'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge this week is : 'Something New' - mine is the Penny Black - Snow Drop Die

Cuttlebug Mania  - where the Challenge is : 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' - they would like to see 'Snowmen'

Kreativeinkauf Challenge  - where Challenge No: 35 is 'Snowman'

Cardz 4 Guyz - where Challenge No: 103 is 'Blue Is The Colour'

Sweet Sketch 2  - where they are up to Sketch No: 81 and it was just perfect for my snowman image

Sparkles Monthly - where Challenge No : 76 is 'January Blues'

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

Monday, 18 January 2016

Neighbours

Hi,

Gee what a week - Harrison was one of four to be picked from his troop to attend the launch of Cub 100 in West Sussex (Cubs are 100 years old this year) and Harrison been asked to collect 5 group / troop names by his Cub Leader and at the moment i've only got 3, so if anyone has a family member or friend who is a Beaver / Cub / Scout that would like to do a 'Badge Swap', please don't hesitate to contact me, as i so need some help, thank you in advance - the photo is of Harrison and a young lady from Selsey (i've taken the photo off of the West Sussex Scouts Facebook page)


Today we are up to our mid month post for our January Challenge - 'One For The Girls', over at Penny Black And More and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

Be Creative

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, 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 i have used for this card is : Penny Black - 'Neighbours / 3698K / 2007', but the eagle eyes ones of you will notice i've swaped the flower and stripe images around !!, the sentiment is : Penny Black Die : 'Celebrations / 51-028 / 2014', the patterned papers and plain ones are : LOTV - 'Bonnets And Bowties', I went round the edges of the paper with my Cutter Bug (but feel i need more practice with it) the ribbon is : Doodlebug - 'Boutique Trims / Bubblegum Assortment', the flower punch is : E K Success and the gems are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Penny Black Saturday - where the Challenge for January is : ' Anything Goes'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 346 is 'Girly And Sparkly'

The Ribbon Girls - where the January Challenge 'Any Image'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 342 is 'Floral'

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

Monday, 11 January 2016

Baby Hammock

Hi,

Thank you for all of Harrison's Birthday Wishes - he had a lovely meal on Saturday with friends, but on Sunday he was unable to go to Rugby, as the pitch was flooded and still is, and they are not sure when it will be ok again, maybe if it stopped raining that would help ;-)



My lovely friend Beverley and John became Grandparents for the 1st time just after Xmas and this is the card i made for them - the design is taken from 'Quick Cards, Christmas 2015' - Centre Swing Card. The image is : Penny Black - 'Baby Hammock / 2073J / 2001', the papers are leftovers but i think possible the writing one is DCWV ?, the corners are : Whimsy Stamps - 'Corner Die Set', the banner is : Memory Box - 'Simple Banner' the edging is : Martha Stewart Punch - 'Cherish', the ribbon is from: The Ribbon Girls and the pearls are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Cuttlebug Mania - where the Challenge is 'New Cuttlebug Mania Year'  - i used my Big Shot for this card and the details of the dies are above

Crafty Cardmakers - where Challenge No: 155 is 'New Home, Baby, Job etc'

Crafty Calendar - where January's Challenge  is 'New'

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 407 is 'Hey, What's New ?' - i've gone for New Baby and New type of card

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Something New'

Pixie's Snippets Playground  - where they are up to Challenge No: 211

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