Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Hedge & Ducklings

Hi,

I hope you all had a good Easter ?, Sunday was quiet, as it chucked it down with rain for most of the day - so the boys ate their Chocolate Eggs, as i have a Cow's Milk Allergy - i managed to find myself a Mallow Bunny in Asda, that is yummy. We did go out Good Friday to Arlington (near Eastbourne) Bluebell Walk, WOW  the bluebells were stunning and on Saturday we went to Leeds Castle, where Harrison did a Nature Trail, had his photo  taken with a knight in shinning armour and saw a puppet show.

Oh dear shame on me, i don't think i've ever used this image : Penny Black - 'Hedge & Ducklings - 2870K', the papers are : First Edition - 'Hideaway', punched edge is : MS - 'Lace Doily', the corner die is : MB - 'Pierson Corner', decorated with pearls from my stash, the ribbon is from : 'The Ribbon Girls' and i even found a Youtube video, to show me, how to make a double bow and it was easy, the brads are : Doodlebug - 'Boutique Brads / Bumblebee Assortment'.


The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

The Ribbon Girls - where they have a colour Challenge 'Yellow / Lemon'

Allsorts  - where Challenge No: 255 is 'Birds And Feathers'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No: 306

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'White Plus One' - i've gone for Yellow

A Little Bit Crafty - where the Challenge is 'Birds And Bees'

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

Friday, 18 April 2014

Bouquet Bear - Penny Black And More

Hi,

Well we have reached the mid point of the month at Penny Black And More and that means more inspiration for our Challenge 'Blossoms And Blooms' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :


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 of the very talented team have come up with and join in the fun - but please do remember you use any image you like, except Digi's.


Today's stamp is from 1996 and it's 'Bouquet Bear - 470D' and i'm sorry it's almost a copy of a card i did a couple of weeks ago (but i so loved the sketch and i also thought it was about time i used this cutie too), but with the Harrison on school hols, it's been difficult trying to find time for me to craft!!, the papers are : LOTV - 'Promises', the flower ribbon is from a very very old Anita's sticky ribbons pack, the plain ribbon is from : 'The Ribbon Girls', and i got the hollow flower pearls from ebay.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Allsorts  - where Challenge No: 254 is 'Spring Blossoms'

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 212 is 'Flower Power'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Flowers'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Animal Antics'

Stamp And Create - where the Challenge is 'Spring Flowers'

The ABC Challenge - where 'J is for Just As You Like It'

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

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

All Wrapped Up

Hi,

Sorry have been missing for a couple of days !!, been to Yorkshire, to continue the Birthday celebrations :-), Alan and i went to see Vincent and Flavia in 'Dance Till Dawn' - we had a box, gee i felt like royalty, we also had a quick visit to the LOTV shop, where i bought a couple of items that i really needed !!, we took H to 'Stockeld Park', where he rode on a Segway with Alan and the boys went to the Castleford v St Helens Rugby League game and of course some retail therapy at 'Xscape / Junction 32' !!

Today's stamp is one i already had, LOTV - 'All Wrapped Up', and the pom pom is covered in : Stickles - 'Star Dust',  the papers and white card are all pearlescent, but not sure if photo really shows that ? : Craft House - 'Winter Wonderland', the snowflake circle is : Memory Box - 'Frostyville Wreath' decorated with pink gems from : MeiFlower, the fabby stripey ribbon is from: The Ribbon Girls and the charm is from my stash.



The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

The Ribbon Girls - where the April Challenge is Lovely Lily 'Anything Goes'

Totally Gorjuss - where Challenge No: 231 is 'Charming !'

Winter Wonderland  - where the Challenge is 'I'm Dreaming Of A Pink Christmas ......'

Crafty Hazelnut - where Challenge 'CHNC No: 172 is 'Make It Square Or Include A Square In Your Creation'

Sketch And Stash - where they are up to Sketch No: 137

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Glitter, Glitter Everywhere'

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

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Astronaut

Hi,

Thanks for the wonderful birthday wishes you all sent me and especially thank you to Brenda, Tracy Mouse, Janice, Susan, Tilly/ Christine, Ann and Wendy - who so kindly sent me cards.  Gary Barlow was brilliant, don't know why the critics only gave it 4/5 - i would have given it 10/5 !!, I took my friend Celia (as she had H overnight), her children and H to lunch on Monday at ASK, then on to 'The Muppet Movie', to say thank you.

H has been invited to another party, so i needed to make a card for him - the image is : LOTV - 'Astronaut', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Tags', the paper is : Reminisce - '3..2..1.. Blast Off !', the embossing folder is : Cuttlebug - 'Stars', the star edging is: Marianne D - 'LR0134', the ribbon is from a very old : Papermania - 'Spots and Check Blue', the ribbon has been threaded through a star cut with: Quickkutz - 'Belt Loop (Cookie Cutter Die), and the star die going down the side is: Joanna Sheen - 'Starburst', the star brad is from stash.



The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

LOTV - Ideas To Inspire Challenge - where they are celebrating their 10th Birthday and the Challenge is 'Happy 10th Birthday'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 253 is 'No Flowers'

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 315 is 'All Boy'

Crafting When We Can - where Challenge No: 66 is 'For A Child'

Ooh La La Creations - where Challenge No: 153 is 'For A Child'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No: 304

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

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sweet Talk - Penny Black And More

Hi,

I can't believe we are up to the first Sunday in April, and therefore it's time for Penny Black And More and the Challenge this month is 'Blossoms And Blooms' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :




Buttons For Brains

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 in the fun - but please do remember you can use any image you like, except Digi's.


And A View From The Side :


Today's stamp is one i've had for a while and never got round to using, Penny Black - 'Sweet Talk - 1442J' and i decided she would look good on a centre step card, and i've used : Marianne D - 'Rose Anja Border - LR0212' at the bottom, the papers are : Papermania - 'Rose Garden', the die used on the side bit is : Memory Box - 'Hollyhock Stem', decorated with roses from : Wild Orchid Crafts, the corner die is: Memory Box - 'Macarena Corner', the gems are from : Papermania

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Cutie Pies - where Challenge No: 66 is 'Dies And Punches'

Totally Papercrafts  - where Challenge No: 213 is 'Pastel Colours'

Simply Create Too - where Challenge No: 58 is 'Easter or Bunnies' - i've gone for the bunny

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Stampin' For The Weekend - where the Challenge is 'Spring Colours'

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