Sunday, 1 March 2015

Daffodil Bear

Hi,

I fell up the stairs yesterday morning (yes i know i'm a Muppet), i'm ok, but i wasn't up to driving and walking round RHS Wisley, so instead we went to Zizzi's for lunch and then to the cinema to see 'Shaun The Sheep Movie' and it was so much fun.

Today is the first Sunday of the month and that means a new Challenge at Penny Black And More and this month it's Blossoms And Bows and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black

All Occasion Dies

Crafty Ribbons

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 & 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 is St David's Day in the UK and he is patron saint of Wales (not that i am Welsh), but there flower is the Daffodil, so i thought it would be appropriate to use this adorable old image : Penny Black - 'Daffodil Bear / 472D/ 1996', mounted on : Marianne Designs - 'Circle & Flower / CR1248', surrounded by : Hobby House Pearls - 'Green To Go', the papers are very old : K & Co, the sentiment is : Penny Black Creative Dies - Celebrations / 51-028' (that i managed to get at Xmas from Oyster Stamps, when they had 20% off, the flowers are from : Mulberry Crafts - whose P+P is so reasonable and i would not hesitate to use them again, the leaves are : Cheery Lynn Designs - 'Fanciful Flourish', the ribbon is from stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Tie A Bow'

Crafty Catz - where Challenge No: 268 is 'Use Your Dies And / Or Punches'

Simon Says Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Card Mania - where Challenge No: 66 is 'Spring'

The Ribbon Girls - where their March Card Challenge is : 'Add Flowers'

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

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Warm Wishes Reindeer

Hi,

Oooo what a busy week we had for half term - the sawing down of trees was interesting espeially when H started using one, with a volunteer (gee they were braver than me). On Saturday i met up with a friend in Southampton and we went to see 'The Bodyguard', which was absolutely brilliant - we saw it with Zoe Birkett, instead of Alexandra Burke (as she doesn't do matinees !!).


I so love the older Penny Blacks and this one is no exemption : PB - 'Warm Wishes Reindeer / 337H / 1997', highlighted with glamour dust, I have so admired the way the lovely Sue uses the : Die-namics - 'Stitched Rounded Rectangles', that when she left a post on facebook, that it was free P+P at Dies To Die For, i just had to go and treat myself ;-), the papers are a set that i bought about 18 months ago and never used !! : Prima - 'North Country', the snowflakes are : MB - 'Precious Snowflakes', covered in glitter, the pearls are : Hobby House - 'Chocolate Heaven'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Take Your Pick' - I chose Sketch No: 85 and i've used kraft

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Krafty Creations'

Fab 'N Funky - where Challenge No: 248 is 'Christmas - Let's See Some Snowflakes'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas  where Challenge CHNC 217 is 'Christmas Creatures'

ABC Christmas - where 'D is for Die-cuts'

Rudolph Day - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

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

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Nature's Friends

Hi,

Alan and I had an absolutely fabby time at 'Phoenix Nights' starring Peter Kay and rest of the team, we are now back at home and H is at holiday club today, tomorrow we are going to a Nature Reserve to do den building and fun outdoor things, then Friday is 'Shaun The Sheep'.

We are up to our mid month post over at Penny Black And More this month it's 'Anything Goes, Except A Digi' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

All Occasion Dies

Crafts U Love

Kraftyhands

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, we do accept Digi's.

 

I recently did a class at The Glitter Pot and whilst there we made 2 cards and as there was some time at the end, we were allowed to play and i made this : I firstly Distressed the card using : Tim Holtz - 'Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Festive Berries', i then masked half of : Penny Black - 'Woodland Wonder / 40-356', and stamped it, then masked off of the half and stamped again, then masked off both sides and stamped a bit more across the bottom, the deer and birds are from : Penny Black - 'Nature's Friends / 30-261', the sentiment is : Woodware - 'Tiny Phrases'. I'm so glad i did the class as i so admire our lovely DT coordinator Brenda, but i was just a little apprehensive about making scenes.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Stamping Sensations - where February's Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

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

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Party Pup

Hi,

Harrison's day at after school club got swapped to yesterday, so it enabled me to have a little play, before half term starts - today we are driving to Yorkshire for a couple of days, as Alan and I have managed to get tickets to see Peter Kay in 'Phoenix Nights' at the Manchester Arena on Sunday night, which i'm really looking forward to, as i think he is so funny.

I haven't used this image before, it's a Christmas image, but i've seen it used for Birthday cards, so i thought it would be ideal for one of H's friends : LOTV - 'Party Pup', the shape is : Go Kreate - 'Frilly 10', the papers are : LOTV - 'Candles & Cake', the banners are : Die- namics - 'Fishtail Flags Stax', the sentiment is : Die - Versions - 'Happy Birthday Corner Concept' (that i bought in the Crafts U Love sale), the twine is : Dovecraft - 'Curiosity Corner', the button is a : Sizzix Die - 'Buttons #7'


The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Cardz 4 Guyz - where Challenge No: 57 is 'Puppy Love'

The Ribbon Girls - where they want you to use a 'LOTV image and a Charm'

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 246 is 'Charm Us'

Crafty Catz - where Challenge No: 266 is 'One For The Boys'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'All Creatures Great And Small'

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

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Hearts Away

Hi,

We had a fabby time at Cirque Du Soleil - Kooza on Saturday and we had a box on the 2nd tier directly opposite the stage, so we couldn't have picked better seats, if we had tried - although during a couple of the stunts my heart was in my mouth !!

There are a lot of 'Heart' Challenges at the moment, and as I already have a Valentines card from last year for Alan, I thought I would make a Wedding card for one of Alan's work colleagues, who is getting married later in the year, the image is : Penny Black - 'Hearts Away / 3609H / 2006', mounted on : Spellbinders - 'Heart Circles', the papers are : Echo Park - 'Truly Yours', the sentiment is : Woodware - 'Tiny Phrases', mounted on : Cheery Lynn Designs - 'Horizon Fishtail Banners', the gems are : Country Companions - 'Lover's Lane', the ribbon is from my stash

 
A closer look at the spotty paper, that has words on it
 
 
 
The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :
 
Penny Black Friends - where February's Challenge is 'Hearts All Around'
 
Allsorts - where Challenge No: 297 is 'Love Is All Around'
 
Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Hearts And Flowers'
 
Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No : 347
 
Fussy And Fancy - where Challenge No: 132 is 'Love Is All Around'
 
Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Add A Heart'
 
Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Buzz In The Air !

Hi,

On Saturday we are off to The Royal Albert Hall to see Cirque Du Soleil - 'Kooza', it's a belated Birthday present for Harrison and we are all looking forward to it, as we are huge Cirque Du Soleil fans.  I was supposed to upload this morning, but for some reason my laptop wasn't having any of it - now my Superhero Alan (well that's what he told he was !!) has fixed it ;-) x


Today's image is : Penny Black - 'Buzz In The Air ! / 2615H / 2003', the frame is : Marianne D - 'Circle And Flower / CR1278' the papers are : First Edition - 'Spring Drop', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Mini Tags', the flowers are from : Wild Orchid Crafts, the gems are from stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Allsorts  - where Challenge No: 296 is 'Flower Power'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Week 346 - and I chose Sketch No: 272

Craft Dee Bowz -where the February Challenge CBC22  is 'Anything Goes With A Bow

My Time To Craft - where Challenge No: 277 is 'Bugs And Insects'

Moving Along With the Times  - where the Challenge is 'Pastel Colours'

Papertake Weekly  - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

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