Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Charlie

Hi,

Sorry if i haven't been around, but last Monday the painter came in and said he could do our bedroom and computer room this Monday, so Alan and i said 'Yes', then when he left we went 'Oh S**t' we are going to have to clear 11 and a half years of rubbish in a week !!, to say we have been ruthless, is an understatement.

Today we are mid point of the Penny Black And More Challenge for January, which is 'Anything Goes' and the sponsors are :

Penny Black

Crafty Ribbon 

Tattered Lace

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 have been invited to a joint 40th Birthday party at the end of the month and this is the first card i've made, the image is : Penny Black - 'Charlie / 40-307 / 2014', the shape is : Tattered Lace -  'Side Stepper Die',the papers are : Basic Grey - 'Basics Kraft Paper Pad', the film strip is : Spellbinders - 'Film Strip / S3-026HL', there is Happy Birthday vellum behind the film strip and the 40 is : Sizzix - 'Fruit Smoothie'.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

 Deep Ocean - where Challenge No: 146 is 'Anything New' - mine is the image and film strip

Stamping Sensations  - where January's Challenge is 'Coffee And Cream'

Dream Valley - where Challenge No: 147 is 'Something New' - mine is the image and film strip

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where January's Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Darnell's NBUS Challenge  - where Challenge No; 8 is celebrating Darnell's 46th Wedding Anniversary, 5th Birthday Blogoversary - my never used items are : the image, the film strip die and the vellum (as it was a complete A4 sheet !!)

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

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Hello Dear

Hi,

May I just start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2017 - it's a big one for me this year as I will be 50 in April and I aim to celebrate it in style, with lots of events planned and a house move too !!

We have a new Challenge for you today as it's the first Sunday of the month over at Penny Black And More and it's an easy one 'Anything Goes' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

Crafty Ribbon

Tattered Lace

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 for my lovely PB team mate Susan, who has recently moved house and i wanted to use some of the things she loves ;-), image : Penny Black - 'Hello Dear / 40-062 / 2011', i used : Spellbinders - 'Labels One', sentiment : LOTV - 'Set 7 Circular Sentiments - For You', papers : LOTV - 'Pastel Dreams', corner die : Joy Crafts - '6002/0261', the punched edge : MS - 'Floral Lace', the ribbon is : The Ribbon Girls, the pearls are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Pixie's Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di, is up to Week No 262

Allsorts  - where Challenge No: 396 is 'Something New' - I went for New Home card and new Joy die too

My Time To Craft - where Challenge No: 337 is 'Something New'

The Ribbon Girls - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes, as long as their is ribbon or lace'

Tuesday Morning Sketches - where Challenge No; 383 is 'Anything Goes'

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

Sunday, 18 December 2016

My Bengal

Hi,

I'm hoping Mr Blogger is going to be nice to me, as right now we are having fun at Longleat Safari Park watching 'The Festival Of Light' and yesterday we were in Salisbury for the Christmas markets.

Today we are at the mid way point at Penny Black And More and this month the Challenge is - 'Black, White And One Other Colour' - today i went for Orange and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

Marianne Designs

Crafty Ribbons

A Stamp From Me

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've made this card for Harrison, as it's his Birthday on 3rd January and he supports 'Castleford Tigers', so i found this image in my collection, but i masked off the caterpillars : Penny Black - 'My Bengal / 3834H / 2008'. which i stamped and embossed on to vellum, the papers are : Stampin' Up, the punched edge is : E K Success - 'Paw Print', the ribbon is from stash, and the sentiment is : Penny Black - 'Wishes / 51-036 / 2014'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Crafty Creations - where Challenge No: 300 is 'Masculine'

Animal Friends - where Challenge No ; 45 / December is 'Everything / Anything Goes'

The Ribbon Girls - where December's Challenge is 'Any Image' - use ribbon

Challenge Up Your Life - where Challenge No: 56 is 'Vellum' - i've stamped my image on to vellum 

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

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Xmas Wait

Hi,

Yesterday we went for lunch and to see 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them', as Harrison was desperate to see it and today i'm off to do some crafting with my lovely friend Cary, who is doing some fundraising for 'Mind'. Clio managed last week to pick up a mild form of kennel cough, so is now taking anti - inflammatory's and has to do lead walks away from other dogs ;-(

Today is the start of the new Challenge at Penny Black And More and this month, it's 'Black, White And One Other Colour', as you can see i went for 'Red' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black

Marianne Designs

Crafty Ribbons

A Stamp From Me

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.



Today's image is : Penny Black - 'Xmas Wait! / 3281H / 2005', the trim round his hat and the pom pom is covered in Glamour Dust, the papers are : Bazzill Basics Paper - 'Countdown To Christmas', the ribbon is from Matalan (it's flocked), the stocking die is : Crafts Too - 'Stocking Surprise' and i've put fun flock on the top and covered the boot in glitter, the curved border is : Spellbinders - 'A2 Curved Borders One', the penguins were cut from a die (don't which one) by a kind friend and i've just added liquid pearls for the eyes.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Crafty Ribbons  - where Challenge No: 178 is 'Christmas / must include ribbon

Christmas Cuties -where the Challenge is : 'Anything Goes, As Long As It's Cute'

Addicted To Stamps - where Challenge No: 137 is 'Christmas'

Penny Black Saturday - where the Challenge is 'Winter or Christmas'

My Time To Craft - where Challenge No: 335 is 'Christmas Animals'

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

Monday, 28 November 2016

Frosty's Wish

Hi

On Saturday we went to a Christmas Market with our friend Celia and her children, yesterday the boys did rugby training and afterwards H went to a friends for a play. This week is the lull before the storm !!, so i'm taking full advantage of it, by doing some crafting ;-)


Today's image is : Penny Black - 'Frosty's Wish / 40-419 / 2015' and i thought he was crying out for a bit of paper piecing, for the pearls, i used : Viva Decor - 'Perlen-Pen', the top row of snowflakes are : Whimsy Stamps - 'Snowflake Border', the bottom snowflakes are : MS punch, the single snowflake is : Marianne D - 'LR0125' - all covered in glamour dust, the sentiment is : LOTV, the papers are : Bo Bunny - 'Snowflake Collection', the ribbon is : Papermania - 'Spot and Stripes -Blue' 

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Cardz 4 Guyz - where Challenge No: 147 is 'Snowmen'

The Ribbon Girls - where November's Challenge is 'Any Image, as long as it's got ribbon / lace'

Allsorts  - where Challenge No: 391 is 'Anything Christmas'

Sweet Stampin'  - where the Challenges is 'Got The Blues'

Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Challenge - where you have to upload a Christmas Card from 25th of the month, till the end

Addicted To Stamps - where Challenge No ; 136 is 'Dies and Punches'

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated. Right i'm now off to buy some shoes, as they have 30% off, as it's Cyber Monday !!, Luv Sam x

Friday, 18 November 2016

Pinecones and Poinsettias

Hi,

Glad to report, bar shoulder, flu jab doesn't seem to have affected me that much, thank goodness.

Today is mid point at Penny Black And More and the Challenge is 'Anything Christmas With Stamping' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black 

Crafts U Love

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.



Following Marianne's Ebay bargain - i thought i would show mine, this group of stamps were in 2 lots and i got the whole lot for £27 (including postage) and i was only after 'Wishlist' (the mouse with the list !!)

This card is for Alan's Dad, as he doesn't do cute or bows. I've used 2 of my bargain stamps today : Penny Black - 'Pinecones and Poinsettias / 1281L / 1998', the sentiment : Penny Black - 'Christmas Wishes / 949E / 1996' and was embossed with : WOW - 'Gold Embossing Powder', the scrap of gold paper is : Bo Bunny - 'Silver And Gold Collection'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Stamping Sensations - where the Challenge is 'Christmas Greetings'

Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No : 255

ABC Christmas - where they are up to 'W is for Wishes'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Poinsettias or Snow Falling' 

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