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

Monday, 23 May 2016

Hide - Out

Hi,

On Saturday, i took Harrison for a talk and book signing session from Cressida Cowell, the 'How To Train Your Dragon' author and it turns out she is also the illustrator too - sorry Harrison's photo is a little out of focus, but i was rushing !!



Here is the card i have made :


Today's image is : Penny Black - 'Hide-Out / 3215J / 2005', the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Sentiments / 30-025 Transparent Set', the papers are : Echo Park - 'Dots And Stripes', the punched edge in the middle is : Martha Stewart - 'Presents' and the my favourite die for men : Die-namics - 'Fishtail Flags Stax'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Allsorts - where they are celebrating their 7th Birthday and Challenge No; 364 is 'Happy Birthday'

Penny Black Saturday - where the May Challenge is 'Masculine' 

Fussy And Fancy - where Challenge No: 164 is 'Die And / Or Punches'

Crafty Creations - where Challenge No: 315 is 'Monochromatic'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 251 is 'Shape It Up'

Sparkles Forum - where Challenge No: 80 is 'Animal Magic'

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

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

And All My Friends

Hi,

I'm scheduling today's post, as Alan doesn't start his new job till 7th June, we have gone shopping this morning at Gunwharf Quay in Portsmouth (it's a shopping outlet). Now, as promised photos of my son Harrison's achievements at the weekend.


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

Penny Black

Crafts U Love

Crafty Ribbons

A Stamp From Me

And one lucky person using a Penny Black image will be picked to be Guest Designer for next month, sop 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 made this card for my best friends daughter, who lives in Australia, but as she looks at my facebook page, i've taken a photo of it, without the number !!. The image is : Penny Black - 'And All My Friends / 3966K / 2009', it was cut using : Spellbinders - 'Romantic Rectangles', the papers are : Bo Bunny - 'Sweet Tooth', the ribbon is : DCWV - 'Love Adhesive Ribbon', the sentiment is : Woodware - 'Circular Greetings' and the number is : Craft Emotions Die - 'Number'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Stemplegarten  - where Challenge No: 49 is 'Animals'

Alphabet Challenge - where 'F is for Furry Animals'

Fussy And Fancy - where Challenge No: 163 is 'Birthday's'

Pixies Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No: 229

The Ribbon Girls - where May's Challenge is 'Any Image' 

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

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Prank Call

Hi,

It's all go in this house - last weekend we had to get up at 5am to take H to RSPB Explorers for 'Dawn Chorus', to say we were all a bit spaced, then on Sunday H did a scavenger hunt with Cubs, he is sailing today and tomorrow is the Rugby end of season trophy / certificate presentation. Plus the big news from this house is Alan has resigned from his job and starts his new one on 7th June - i'm not posting this card on my Facebook page till then, as i've hidden it from him.


Today's image is : Penny Black - 'Prank Call /1682K /2000', cut with : Spellbinders - 'Labels 8', the papers are : LOTV - 'Country Gent', the bottom section has been cut using : Spellbinders - 'A2 Curved Borders One', the edging going down is : Stampin' Up punch - 'Scalloped Edge', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Set 7 Circular Sentiments - For You', mobile phone charm is from my stash, the image and sentiment has been distressed with : Tim Holtz - 'Tea Dye and Old Paper'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Moving Along With The Times - where Challenge No: 20 is 'Man or Boy' - i've chosen is Man

Stamps And Fun = Creativity  - where Challenge No: 278 is 'Male Project'

As You Like It - where the Challenge is ; 'Favourite - Designer Paper or Embossed' - mine is always Designer Papers, as i love patterns and colours

Little Red Wagon - where the Challene is 'Let's Hear It For The Boys'

Daring Cardmakers - where the Challenge is 'Good Luck'

Penny Black Saturday - where May's Challenge is 'Masculine'

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

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Circus Act

Hi,

My bank holiday weekend got off to a bang on Friday night, when i went to see 'An Audience With Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite' in Eastbourne, then on Saturday i went to a second hand craft sale and got a few bargains, will show you next time i post and today we are off to Singleton for their 'Food Festival.

Today is the first Sunday in the month, so therefore it's the new Challenge over at Penny Black And More, where this month it's 'Anything Goes With A Stamp' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

Crafts U Love

Crafty Ribbons 

A Stamp From Me


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.



Alan asked me to make a Thank You card for the U9's Rugby manager from the coaches, personally i would have picked a more girly image for her, but i did my best to jazz / glitter it up !, the image is : Penny Black - 'Circus Act - 2084K -2001', the paper is : LOTV - 'On A High Note', the ribbon is an old Stampin' Up one, the banner is : Whiff Of Joy - 'Banner Border Die', the letters on the banner : Craft Emotions - 'Uppercase Alphabet', I've glittered the paper, collar on the dog, the letters on the banner with : Duvo Glitter Drops - 'White Blizzard', the card shape is : Tattered Lace - 'Stepper Die'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

As You Like It - where the Challenge is 'Favourite Animal And Why' - mine is 'Dog', as i love walking my 4 paws and wet nose, having fun / playing with her and when i'm down, she always cheers me up.

DLArt  - where Challenge No: 179 is 'Mother's Day or Thankful'

Crafting For All Seasons - where Challenge No: 125 is 'Add A Banner'

Deep Ocean - where Challenge No: 127 is 'Dot And / Or Stripes'

Dream Valley - where Challenge No: 130 is 'Feature A Creature'

The Ribbon Girls - where the May Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

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

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