Monday, 18 July 2016

Hedgy Flavour

Hi,

Gee what a scorcher and we took advantage of the weather on Saturday and had a 'Quintessentially English' day out - we first went to  Lordington Lavender, then had a pub lunch, then we went to a local Church fete, where H played croquet and crazy golf, then it was a cream tea.


Today we are up to mid month at Penny Black And More and the Challenge is 'Anything Goes With A Stamp' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black 

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 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.


I made this card about a month ago, when the weather wasn't so good, but it seems perfect for now !!, the image is : Penny Black - 'Hedgy Flavor / 2354F / 2002', the papers are : Dovecraft - 'Back To Basics', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Sentiment Tags', the corner die is : Joanna Sheen - 'Lace Corners 1', the ribbon and gems are from stash. The card design is a new one for me, but i love how it frames the image.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

The Ribbon Girls -where July's Challenge is : 'Anything Goes, as long as it's got ribbon'

Cutie Pie - where Challenge No: 101 is 'Polka Dots and Pastels' 

Di's Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No: 238

In The Pink - where Challenge No: 98 is 'All Or Nothing' 

Stempelgarten  - where Challenge No: 51 is 'Summer Holidays' 

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

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Woodland Wonder

Hi,

We have been very busy at the moment, last weekend we went to Sparks In The Park in Horsham, where local charities and clubs showcase themselves and Harrison found a Canoeing group and can't wait to go, so tonight he will being having a trial. I thought i would take advantage of Harrison still at school for another 7 days, by having a play.


I'm not sure if i'll make another one layer card, as you don't want to know how many i made !! - even this one is not perfect, the woodland is : Penny Black - 'Woodland Wonder / 40-356 /2014', the animals are : Penny Black - 'Nature's Friends / 30-261 / 2014', the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Critter Party / 30-013 / 2008', the distress inks : Tim Holtz - 'Stormy Sky / Salty Ocean / Wilted Violet / Dusty Concord'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Create A Scene'

Moving Along With The Times -where Challenge No: 24 is 'No Designer Paper'

Penny Black Saturday  - where July's Challenge is 'One Layer Cards'

Allsorts  - where Challenge No: 371 is 'One For The Boys' - I've made this for Alan's Dad

Di's Snippets Playground - where Di is up to week No : 237

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

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Across The Threshold

Hi,

I'm scheduling today's post, as we are currently cycling (with Clio, she has a dog carrier, that goes on the back of Alan's bike) in the New Forest, as Harrison has an inset day at school tomorrow.

Today is the first Sunday in July and that means a new Challenge at Penny Black And More  and this month, it's 'Anything Goes With A Stamp' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black 

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 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.


Alan and I were invited to an ex-colleague of Alan's wedding last month and this is the card i made for it, taking in their colour combination, the image is : Penny Black - 'Across The Threshold / 257H / 1997', which has been highlighted with : Duvo - 'Glitter Drops' (but i'm not sure if it shows up very well), the papers are : DCWV - 'Wedding Mat Stack', the 'I Do' ribbon is : K I Memories, the plain one is from stash, the sentiment is : LOTV, the hanging hearts : Memory Box - 'Precious Hearts', the die behind the flowers is : Memory Box - 'Elegant Scrollwork', the punched heart edge is : Martha Stewart - 'Valentine Heart', the flowers are from : Wild Orchid Crafts, the heart pearls were from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Animal Friends  - where Challenge No: 40 is 'Dies And / Or Punches - must use an animal'

The Ribbon Girls - where July's Challenge is 'Anything Goes, as long as you use ribbon'

Stamping Sensations - where the July Challenge is 'Anything Goes With A Stamp And Ribbons'

Deep Ocean - where Challenge No: 132 is 'Colours Of Summer'

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

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Party Puppy

Hi,

Alan and I's weekend was blissfully quiet and Harrison had a good time camping for the first time, but he came back very very tired, so he went to bed very early on Sunday.


The image is : Penny Black - 'Party Puppy / 1095E / 2001', the papers are : LOTV / Nitwits - 'Candles And Cake', the balloon die is : Sizzlits - 'Balloon', the Happy Birthday die is : Penny Black - 'Celebrations / 51-028 / 2014'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Show Us Your Shapes'

Penny Black Saturday - where June's Challenge is 'Birthday And Blog Hop'

Stamping Sensations  - where June's Challenge is 'Feature A Creature'

Kreativeinkauf  - where they are to Challenge No: 40 and it's a 'Sketch' - i've flipped it 

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

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Thoughtfulness - Pansy

Hi,

Alan and I are child free this weekend, Harrison has gone off, for his first Cub camp under canvas and as i still haven't bought a hoover yet, i will be crafting tomorrow, yipee and tomorrow night we are off to see Samantha Barks - she was 'Eponine' in 'Les Miserables' the movie and in my opinion should have got the Oscar instead of  Anne Hathaway.

Today we are up to our mid month at Penny Black And More  and this months Challenge is 'Flower Power' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black 

Sizzix

Stamp Addicts

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 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.    



I learnt to do this technique in a recent crafting class and  is very diffferent for me !!, the image is: Penny Black - 'Thoughtfulness - Pansy / 740K / 1997', was coloured using : Distress Inks - 'Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Stormy Sky, Old Paper, Milled Lavender and Wilted Violet', i then stamped the image on vellum and heat embossed : Stamp Stuff - 'Crystal' and then stuck it on top of the coloured image.  The background was made by : wiping some Distress Ink - 'Wilted Violet' on my mat and adding Imagination Crafts - 'Clear Stencil Medium' and then spreading over a stencil by Jaime Echt and finished off with some ribbon from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Stamps And Stencils - where June's  Challenge is 'Floral Frenzy'

Sparkle And Sprinkle - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes, as long as use Embossing Powder' 

Addicted To Stamps - where Challenge No: 128 is 'Flowers'

Di's Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No ; 233

Fussy And Fancy Friday - where Challenge No: 166 is 'Say It With Flowers'

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

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

A Wish For All Tme

Hi,

We seem to be jinxed in this house, since we have come home from our holiday -

1) TV remote control no longer works - so everytime we have to switch it off / on or adjust the volume, we have to get up and do it !!

2) Hoover motor blew up and am off to buy a new one tomorrow at John Lewis, looks like we are going for a Miele one

3) a new jar of mayonnaise fell out of the cupboard - glass and mayonnaise everywhere and no hoover to pick up the little of glass either !!


Below is a better photo of the embossing on the image and on the blue paper too


The shape of this card is a 'Front Step' and it was shown in the Quick Cards magazine last July and i've been meaning to make it for ages.  The image is : Penny Black - 'A Wish For All Time / 3907J / 2008' - i've embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder, while the image is stamped normally. The papers are : Basic Grey - 'Nordic Christmas', the blue paper is embossed with : Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - 'Swirls', the die is : Cheery Lynn - 'Fanciful Flourish', the silver ribbon and blue pearls are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Winter Wonderland - where they are celebrating their 7th Birthday and the Challenge is 'Ribbon And A Bow'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 367 is 'Fancy Ribbon And Bow'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - where CHNC No : 285 is 'Silver'

Simon Say's Stamp - where this week's Challenge is 'Animal Magic'

Fab N' Funky - where the Challenge is 'Shaped Cards' - if the shape is not different enough, please delete me

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