Thursday, 27 November 2014

Party Time Robot

Hi,

H has another party this weekend and it's a Go - Kart one, that he loves, then Sunday is Rugby training and hopefully we will find the time to put the Christmas Tree up, as once we hit December, it gets a bit crazy at weekends for us.

To make a change from Christmas cards and as H has a few birthdays coming up, it gave me a chance to make a boys card and when i saw Bunny Zoe's Crafts had a sale on and the: High Hopes - 'Gears Border' stamp was only £1.80, which i stamped up with Versamark and embossed with : WOW Embossing Powder - 'Metallic Silver', it also gave me a good excuse to dig out : High Hopes - 'Party Time Robot', the dry embossing is : Cuttlebug - 'Clockworks', the sentiment is : High Hopes - 'Transmitting Birthday Wishes', the corners are : Whimsy Stamps - 'Corner Die Set', the gear charms and ribbon are from my stash.


The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Allsorts  - where Challenge No: 286 is 'No Designer Papers'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Take Your Pick' - i've used Sketch No: 77, i've used the colour Blue and Ribbon

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'It's Our Birthday' and to include the word 'Birthday'

Crafty Creations - where Challenge No: 277 is 'Embossing'

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

Delightful Challenges - where the Challenge is 'It's A Kids World' - make a card suitable for a child - this one is for one of my 7 year old school friends

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

Friday, 21 November 2014

Winter Fun

Hi,

Alan has been working from home most of the week, as he is feeling a little weak, i'm trying to persuade him to go to the doctors, but you know what men are like - it's like dragging Whisper to a bucket of clean water, she suddenly turns into a 'Donkey' ;-). We are off to see Benedict Cumberbach in 'The Imitation Game' tonight and my friend Celia is looking afer H.

I hope this is CAS enough, as i really struggle with it, the image was not meant to be decoupage, but I had a slight accident and poured water over the card, managing to avoid the image, how i don't know, so i had to cut it out !!. Today's stamp is one i managed to buy from the PB supplier in my village (unfortunately i've not bought many from him, as i had a lot of what he had already) : Penny Black - 'Winter Fun / 1546K / 1999', for the fur on the jacket i've used : Flowersoft - 'Ultra Fine White', for the holly berries are highlighted : Tim Holtz - 'Distress Stickles / Barn Door', and the snow is : Stampendous Frantage - 'Chunky White', the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Each Friend / 3261F / 2006', the paper is : Imaginisce - 'Polar Expressions', the twine is from : The Ribbon Girls - 'Cherry Red'.


The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Without Words - where the November Challenge is 'Preparing For Christmas'

A Little Bit Crafty - where the November Challenge is : 'Clean And Simple'

The Ribbon Girls - where the November Colour Challenge is : 'Red'

Squirrel's Snow-vember  - where the Challenge is 'Snowman'

Divas By Design - where the Challenge is 'Snow'

Penny Black Saturday - where the November Challenge is 'All Wrapped Up' - 3rd Entry

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

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Snowman Hide-N-Seek

Hi,

We are up to the mid month of the Challenge over at Penny Black And More and this month it's 'Anything Goes' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black 

Crafts U Love 

Classy Crafts 

Flonz Crafts

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 rememeber you can use any image you like, except Digi's.


I recently did a class with the amazing talented Kay Carley and this is my interpretation of what we made : Penny Black - 'Snowman Hide-N-Seek / 1280J / 1998', the stencil template : Imagination Crafts - 'The Clearing', i did the trees in : Imagination Crafts - 'Sparkle Medium / Silver' and the moon was done in : 'Sparkle Medium / Diamond', i then distressed it in : Tim Holtz - 'Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire and Milled Lavender', the frantage was done with : Stampendous - 'Chunky White'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Squirrel's Snow-vember  - where the lovely Squirrel is running a Snowman Challenge and as i love them so much - the hardest thing was deciding which one to use !!

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge this month is 'Snow People'

Christmas Cards All Year Round - where November's Challenge is 'No Designer Papers'

Penny Black Saturday - where November's Challenge is 'All Wrapped Up'

Stamping Sensations - where November's Challenge is 'Simply Christmas'

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

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Feathered Friends

Hi,

I'm quickly uploading this, as i'm off for a massage at 12.30 and i haven't had since July, gee life has so got in the way !!, at the weekend we are off to a Christmas Market at 'The Weald And Downland Museum' and H has rugby training on Sunday.

I bought this stamp in a bundle of 4 stamps, i wanted the PB stamp, but when it arrived along with another LOTV i thought it was really sweet and couldn't wait to use it : LOTV - 'Feathered Friends', i've used my new Stampendous Frantage - 'Chunky White' on it, do you think i've used too much ?, the papers are : My Mind's Eye - 'Wonderful Winter - Glittered', the ribbon is : The Ribbon Girls - '23mm Pale Blue Organza', the sentiment is : Cuddly Buddly - 'Christmas Greetings', the snowflake dies are : Marianne D - 'LR0125' and in the centre are : Dovecraft - 'Snowflake Brads', the charm is from my stash.


The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

The Ribbon Girls - where the November Lili Challenge is 'Christams'

A Creative Romance - where the Challenge is 'Winter Warmers'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is '2 Or 4 Legs'

Crafty Cardmakers - where Challenge No: 127 is 'Use A Charm'

LOTV - Ideas To Inspire  - where November's Challenge is 'Merry Christmas'

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

Monday, 10 November 2014

Whiskers And Fur

Hi,

Sorry if i haven't been around the last couple of days, as i banged my head on a radiator drier last Wednesday, then the telephone fell on my head on Friday and after 3 days of taking Migraine tablets, as my head was pounding, Alan said put a packet of frozen peas on it, as he thought it was mild concussion, so after a day of peas on my head, i feel so much better.

Today's card is for another one of H's school friends, who has a party at the end of the month and he has a cat : Penny Black - 'Whiskers And Fur / 2883J', the papers are : Making Memories - 'Cheeky Collection - Emery', the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Purrfect Day Transparent Set / 30-027', the corner die is : Whimsy Stamps - 'Corner Die Set', the ribbon and buttons are from stash.


The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Robyn's Fetish - where Challenge No: 237 is 'Cats'

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 346 is 'Stripes'

Sweet Sketch 2 - where they are up to Sketch 'No: 33' and it was just perfect for this stamp

Stempelgarten  - where Challenge No: 31 is 'All Kinds Of Animals'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 288 is 'Either And Easel Card Or Add Some Striped Paper' - I chose the Striped Paper

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

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

An Eggnog

Hi,

We were away last week for half term in Dubrovnik, Croatia and it was superb and so worth the 3 year wait !!, anyway here are a couple of photos :


We took a cable car to get to the top of Mount Srdj, it was 4pm, hence the blanket round me and please note, no cake for me, as they didn't do a dairy free one


H on the boat on our way over to Lokrum


Us doing the city wall walk and we are about 100 feet above the city


Today's card is using a stamp i bought in a sale : Penny Black - 'An Eggnog / 4005H', the papers are: Echo Park - 'Season's Greetings', the holly die is : Marianne D - 'LR0244', the corner holly die is : Cottage Cutz -'Elegant Holly Corner' and they have both been decorated with : Papermania - 'Adhesive Shimmer Stones' and Stampendous Frantage - 'Chunky White', the ribbon is from stash and the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Christmas Tags'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

The Ribbon Girls - where the November Card Challenge is 'Christmas'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Shaped Cards'

Penny Black Saturday - where November's Challenge is 'All Wrapped Up'

Card Mania - where Challenge No: 59 is 'Use Your Dies'

Creative Card Crew - where Challenge No: 74 is 'Christmas Joy'

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