Thursday, 17 November 2011

Furry Present !


I was signed off by Physio on Monday, yipee - but she has put me on something called SOS, which means if knee starts to blow up again or starts to hurt, then i'm too ring her straight away and she'll sorted me out with an appointment, - i'll be on this till the beginning of January.  Therefore Tuesday i was able to drive for the first time in 5 weeks and as i live in a village, with a bus service once an hour !!! you can understand my frustration, at not being able to get around.

I decided to use a stamp that i bought from a fellow crafter who doesn't have the time to craft anymore, so this is a new one for me to use, and i've mounted it all on pearlescent gold card.  I've stamped round the edge of the image with my PB 'Snow Scroll' in a gold ink and have used my ever faithful DCWV papers and my MS punch.  The gold ric rac is very old Docrafts stuck on a sheet ribbon.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Penny Black Saturday - where Challenge No: 177 is 'Gold & Presents'

Totally Gorjuss - where Challenge No: 106 is 'Christmas Traditions' - I've gone for present giving

Sketch & Stash - where they are up to Sketch No: 74

Christmas Stampin All Year Long - where the Challenge is : 'Never Been Inked'

Penny Black At Allsorts - where the Challenge is 'All Creatures Great And Small' - My 2nd Entry

Image - Penny Black - 'Furry Presents !'
Scroll Round Image - Penny Black - 'Snow Scroll'
Papers - DCWV - 'Christmas Wishes / the Christmas Multi Stack'
Punched Edge - MS - 'Presents'
Ribbon - Docrafts sticky ribbon
Gold Candy Dots - Craftwork Cards

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

The Park Bench Affair


Well i have a couple of hours peace and quiet, as OH has taken son to a party, so i thought whilst they were out i would upload my latest offering.  I have got the Physio tomorrow, so hopefully she will sign me off, so that i can drive for the first time in 5 weeks on Tuesday, as i am desperate for a haircut and when i say desperate i really do mean it !!!

With regards to the name of today's stamp, boy they do come up with silly names for them sometimes !!!. this card is based around the challenge at Die Cut Dreams, as it's a recipe and the colour Red. I think i may have to go and buy some more of these fabby papers though, as i'm a real lover of proper Red for Love / Valentines cards, and the majority of manufacturers like other colours.

Today's Card and Challenges :

Die Cut Dreams - where Challenge No: 102 is a Recipe - 2 Brads - Flowery brads in the centre of 2 of the flowers / 3 Gems - Heart Gems / 4 Flowers

Simon Say's Stamp - where this weeks Challenge is a 'Photo Inspiration' of a field of poppies

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 129 is 'Black, White & One Other Colour' - I chose Red

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 190 is 'Red For Remembrance'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No: 181 and i have turned it round by 90 degrees

Image - Penny Black - 'The Park Bench Affair'
Papers - Bo Bunny - 'Crush'
Sentiment - Woodware - 'Tiny Phrases'
Punched Flowers - E K Success - 
Heart Gems - Club Green
Black & White Flower Brads from stash

Thanks For Looking, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Snowman Melt Your Heart


I wasn't going to make another Christmas card quite so soon, but as there were several Christmas Challenges around and as i managed to get this very unusual stamp ( the date on it is 1998) from a well known auction site and yes when i saw it, it did 'Melt My Heart', it did also suit the sketch very well and what a great way to use some of my brads.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Midnight Madness - where they are up to Sketch MMSC 129 and i went for the fancy one

Bah Humbug - where Challenge No: 43 is 'Snowmen'

Divas By Design - where Challenge No: 14 is 'Use Metal' - i've used Brads

Paper Sundaes - where Challenge No: 94 is 'Rectangles'

Cards For Men - where Challenge No: 23 is 'It's Nearly Christmas'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'First Christmas'

Top Tip Tuesday - where Challenge No: 59 is 'Anything Christmas Goes'

Penny Black Friends - where Challenge No: 176 is 'Christmas, Snowflakes / Snow & Silver' - silver surrounding card, ric rac and brad

Image - Penny Black - 'Snowman Melt Your Heart' - 1267L
Papers - Doodlebug - 'Winter Ribbon Stripe'
Ribbon and Brads from stash

I wasn't going to, but the lovely Sue suggested i add this card into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge as well, so i have.

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Cheesecake Dreams


Well i'm back to walking 4 year old son to school and back, OH has decided i should take Whisper too ( I think it's because he's fed up with doing it), i'm still using 1 crutch as i'm scared that the children & parents will knock into me.

For todays card i've made another Valentines cards to send out to the troops as i thought i had 10, but i actually only had 9 !!, i've used a stamp that i've had for about 18 months, but was made in 2000. I found some fabby BG papers that have not been used yet and fortunately for me, one of them was text, so i'm able to enter Cupcake Craft and i finised it off with some heart buttons and lush blue ribbon. I also used for the first time my Cutterbee, but i think i'm going to have to practise with it, to get my faux stitching up to standard.

Today's Card and Challenges :

Cupcake Craft - where Challenge No: 167 is 'Textalicious'

Basic Grey - where Challenge No: 56 is 'Anything Goes' - I've used 'Hopscotch'

Oldie But A Goodie - where the Challenge is 'Buttons & Bows'

Totally Papercrafts - where Challenge No: 91 is 'Stitch It'

Penny Black & More At Allsorts - where the Challenge is 'All Creatures Great And Small'

Sweet Stop - where they are up to Sketch 'SSS133'

Image - Penny Black - 'Cheesecake Dream'
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You 
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Hopscotch'
Ribbon - American Crafts
Buttons from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Xmas Crafts


Yesterday OH and 4 year old son went to Wembley to watch the Rugby League Double Header - Wales V New Zealand and England V Australia - and son was supporting the OZ's, he says because of Aunty Bren and Laurie (my best friend and her daughter who live in Sydney), but OH says it's because they were surrounded by young good looking Australian girls !!

Todays image is another Cat - my mate Janice keeps thinking i'm becoming a cat lover, but no that's not the case, just the fact that there are far more Cat PB's then there are Dog ones !!! I stamped the image in black, but for the snowflake i stamped in versamark and then embossed with silver and highlighted it with 'Crystal' Stickles.  I decided i wanted to make my own background, so i found some holographic silver paper and used CB 'Snowflakes' and for the white card used my PB 'Snow Scroll' and embossed with silver. For the snowflake i've covered it in Stampin Up heat & stick powder and dazzling diamonds.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Penny Black Friends - where Challenge No: 176 is 'Christmas, Silver & Snowflakes'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Make Your Card Sparkle'

Top Tip Tuesday - where Challenge No: 58 is 'Make Your Own Background'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 136 is 'Lashings Of Sparkle'

Delightful Challenges - where the Challenge is 'A Very Sparkly Christmas'

Truly Scrumptious - where Challenge No: 69 is 'Bingo' - I've gone for : Glitter, Glimmer / Punch, Die Cuts - Snowflake and Frame (Labels 8), Ribbon

Crafty Hazelnuts - where Challenge CHNC45 is 'Bright Colours And / Or Sparkle - I went for Sparkle

Image - Penny Black - 'Xmas Crafts'
Heat Embossed With Silver - Penny Black - 'Snow Scroll'
Embossed Hollographic Silver Paper - Cuttlebug - 'Snowflakes'
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Snowflake - Spellbinder - 'Snowflake Wonder'
Snowflake covered in Stampin Up - Heat & Stick Powder, then Dazzling Diamonds
Ribbon - Tescos
Brad in Snowflake from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Fly With Me


Well tonight my OH and I are going on a very rare night out, to see 'Charlie Boorman', which should be fun - the guy who went round the world on his motorbike with Ewan McGregor.

Todays card is using a fun stamp, that i got in The Glitter Pot summer sale and thought it would be great for boys / mens cards, i've combined it with the equally super My Minds Eye papers, some buttons and my very versatile for mens cards MS Zigzag punch - i did follow a sketch, but i'm too late to enter the challenge!!

Todays Card And Challenges :

Cards For Men - where Challenge No: 22 is 'Animals'

Stamp With Fun - where Challenge No: 135 is 'Buttons'

Simon Says Stamp - where this weeks Challenge is 'Buttons'

Papertake Weekly - where this weeks Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

One Stop Craft - where Challenge No: 155 is 'No Sentiment'

Moving Along With The Times - where Challenge No: 122 is 'No Girls Allowed'

Image - Penny Black - 'Fly With Me'
Papers - My Minds Eye - 'Fly A Kite'
Punched Edge - MS - 'Zigzag'
Buttons - Papermania
Ribbon - Stampin Up

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x