Thursday, 15 November 2012



My Rheumatologist Consultant cancelled on me last Friday, for my appointment with him on Tuesday, so i guess now i won't see him till January - which will be 6 months since i last saw him.  H has got to go into school tomorrow wearing 'Spots' for Children In Need and as he doesn't have any spotty things to wear, so i've stuck loads of spots on an old t-shirt for him - also school sent him home with tasks to do and one of them was to make something using a recipe, so H has made a Carrot Cake, to sell at the Children In Need Cake Stall.

This card is going to be sent to Alan's Dad, and as he's not a cutesy kind of guy, so i decided to dig out 'Fantasy' (as it's so great for men) and have a play with my embossing powders too.  The papers are 'LOTV - Kraft Christmas', the sentiment is 'Cuddly Buddly', the scallop edge, round the papers is done using a Stampin Up punch and corner set - although the long piece, down the middle nearly didn't happen, as it took me 3 attemps to get it right !!

Today's Card And Challenges :

Crafty Hazelnut - where Challenge No: 98 is 'For A Man or Boy'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No: 233

The Stamp Man - where November's Challenge is 'Emboss It'

Craft Room - where the Challenge is 'Punches And Dies'

Crafty Cardmakers - where Challenge No: 79 is 'More Than 1 Punch / And Or Die Cut'

Image - Penny Black - 'Fantasy' - versamarked then embossed
Papers - LOTV - 'Kraft Christmas'
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly
Ribbon and Pearls from stash
Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Cards by Alison said...

Such a great card for men they are so hard to make cards for, but just love how you have done this. Alison xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous winter tree, set against fabulous papers. Love it!
Lorraine x

Fluffles said...

I love that stamp & those Kraft papers - never realised they sold paper till last week! Great card too. Hope H enjoys his CiN Day, it's normally a good fun day at school that one. Jx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sam.
Sue x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous sweetie...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Sam.
Wendy xx

Debs said...

This is gorgeous Sam - love the embossing and the pearls just finish it off perfectly.
Sorry to hear your appointment has been cancelled :o(
Sounds like H will have a blast tomorrow :o)
Take care hun
Debs xx

Hazel said...

Alan's dad is going to love this card (I certainly do) - fantasy is one of my favourite PB stamps - I come back to it again and again and it can be used for so many looks according to inks, embossing etc - super card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 98 - hope to see you again soon. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Sam, I love the tree and the papers
Kevin xx

kay said...

super male card Sam,do hope you get a appointment sooner rather than later and are managing the pain at the moment,x

J said...

I really love your colour combination, and the tree embossed with white is super effective.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


debby4000 said...

Oh those papers are perfect with the beautiful tree.

brenda said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sam, love the Penny Black tree and it looks so effective in white and Kraft.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

Chan BBChan said...

What A great card you have made and the wonderful design.

Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


tilly said...

Alans Dad will love this, it's a fab tree and it all came together in the end, hope H sells all his cake

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sam and love those papers x Susan x

downrightcrafty said...

stunning love all the layers of the same colour such a fabulous creation
Hugs Kate xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Sam.
Absolutely gorgeous,fabulous card, love the one colour palette!
Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Punches and Die-cuts Challenge, good luck;-))m

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Sam, thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

coops said...

so gorgeous sam.stunning colours and design and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Jack said...

OOh I love your card, stunning. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Wishcraft said...

Love these papers and the tree is fabulous. Gorgeous card Sam :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Kay Carley said...

What a beautiful, stylish looking card Sam :) xxx

craft-roomjulia said...

This is so very stylish, I just love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

Esther said...

This is such an elegant beautiful Christmas card..Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room...Esther xx