Monday, 25 April 2022

The Light Brigade


I hope you are keeping well ? Well since I last posted we have been busy doing our garden and upcycling a bedside table (i'll try and get the photos off of my phone to upload) and being busy in our garden - clearing brambles and ivy and planting new plants (we are no gardeners, but we are giving it a go).

Today is the start of Rudolph Days Challenge and you have until the 30th to upload your Christmas card, don't forget to leave a comment on the Challenge and you will be in with a chance to win a fabby prize.

My card started off with the backing paper that was 5 x 5.5 inches (I think it's Stampin Up), which I cut down by 0.5 inches, I love the brass / copper sparkle.

Image ; Penny Black - 'The Light Brigade / 3916K / 2008'
Sentiment : Art Impressions - 'SC0799', the set with the lady and jumper 
Embossed Strips : Papermania - 'Christmas Borders', bought them years ago for 75p
Paper - I think Stampin Up, but a friend of mine, whose into Stamping Up in a big way, doesn't recognise it ??, but you may

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

Friday, 25 February 2022

Xmas Pilgrims and A Snowy Scene


I hope you are all ok ? Well I didn't think it was going to take me 10 months, before I posted again !!, but finding another house to buy in Cornwall proved harder than we first thought - in fact we were technically homeless for 6 months, till we finally moved into our wonderful new home on 11th November and to be honest it's the best of the ones, we viewed - we are now 7 miles from Newquay and 8 miles from Wadebridge on the North coast in a fabulous little market town and our biggest project to deal with is the garden, as it's 30 meters long and up a hill, but hopefully that should be sorted by Easter.

I will always be eternally grateful to Maureen who bared with me for the last 10 months and kept me on her fabby team, so here are a couple of cards for this month's Rudolph Days Challenge, which starts today and finishes on the 28th (a very short month, this time), so you will need to be quick :

Image : Penny Black - 'Xmas Pilgrims / 3543K / 2006'
Sentiment : My Favourite Things - 'Deck The Howls / CS-348'
Papers : Bazzill Basics Paper - 'Countdown To Christmas'
Punched Edge : E K Success
Tree Gems - The Paper Studio - bought in America about 5 years ago
Ribbon is from my stash
Sketch used is one that Jules with a heart designs

I started this card about 8 years ago, when I did a class at The Glitter Pot (that does not exist anymore) and I never got round to finishing it, so my new years resolution is to try and finish some of the half completed projects 😂

Thanks for looking and all comments are much appreciated too, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Snowmen and Pointsettia


I hope you are all keeping well and that the future is looking rosier, has anybody had the vaccine yet ? I was 'Lucky' enough to have mine in February and the second one in April, as I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, so it's a double edge sword !!  

Whilst in lockdown, I had some spare time, so I decided to make my cards for this month's Challenge - to be honest I was fed up with packing !!, I'd like to report that we are in our new home, but unfortunately we are not, at the last minute the seller refused to exchange contracts, so therefore we broke the chain and have exchanged on our present home and will complete on 18th May, then after that I will technically be 'Homeless' (in the meantime we will be staying in hotels and cottages), we are looking at new houses, but to be honest they have all gone up in price since we first looked in October, but I'm sure something will turn up.

Today is the start of Rudolph Days Challenge and it starts today and ends on the 31st, it's a great Challenge, allowing you to get ahead for Christmas.

The cards I've made this time are both the same design, but look completely different :

Image : Penny Black - 'Snow Very Good Friends / 1996'
Papers : Doodlebug - 'Christmas Cheer' and 
and the plain one is : Lili Of The Valley - 'Solids / Bonnets and Bowties'
Circle Die : MFT - 'Merry Christmas Circle Frame'
Banners made using : Die-namics - 'Fishtail Flags'

Image : Penny Black - 'Pot O' Pointsettia / 188D / 1993'
Papers : Bo Bunny - 'Silver and Gold Collection'
Dies the same as above

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

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Reindeer Wishes And A Stag


Firstly I do apologise if you saw this post in January, as I have my moving head on, I got my months wrong !!.  

Surprise, surprise we haven't moved and right now, it's getting to me (our buyers solicitor is useless, well all 3 of them are / have been !!, they are on the 3rd if you hadn't already twigged)  I hope you are going to make a card for the lovely Maureen's Challenge Rudolph Days Christmas Challenge, especially as I find life so much easier, when it gets to Christmas. 

I thought it was about time I made a couple of Rudolph / Deer cards, so here they are : 

Image : Penny Black - 'Reindeer Warm - Ups / 1242H / 1998'
Papers : Dovecraft - 'Merry Magic'
Mittens : Memory Box - 'Precious Mittens'

Image, Sentiment and Plaque for Stag / Deer to sit on : Came free with a craft magazine, I think it was Cardmaking and Papercraft, but the set is called 'Majestic Moments'
Papers : Prima - 'North Country'
Embossing behind Deer / Stag : Sizzix - 'Flowers, Stars & Swirls Set'
Wooden Deers from stash

Keep well and safe and thanks for looking at my blog and thank you for any comments you leave too, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Merriest Wishes


I hope you are keeping well, it's been very busy in this house - we have sold our house (subject to contract) and are moving to Cornwall (son is already at school there), so we are frantically house hunting!! 

It's that time again, when today is the start of a new Christmas Challenge Rudolph Days Christmas Challenge and you have from today till 31st October to add your card and given we only have a 2 months left till the big day, it gives you a good excuse to make a card, to put away.

This months cards are using a Die and Stamp set I bought on a 2nd Craft Facebook site, which is a bit different for me to use, as I normally like to stamp and colour 

Not sure if photo shows but in real life, it's very sparkly, as I have used pearlescent papers on the embossing bit and the baubles
Die and Stamp set : 'Merriest Wishes' - Stampin' Up
Embossing : 'Baubles' -Sizzix 
Ribbon and Pearlescent papers from my stash 

Die set : 'Merriest Wishes' - Stampin' Up
Glitttery Designer Card : 'The Christmas Glitter Mat Stack' - DCWV
The Plain Glittery Card : 'Glitzy' - DCWV
Christmas Tree Border Die : 'Christmas Tree Ribbon' - Joanna Sheen 
Gold Pearlescent paper and ribbon from stash

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

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Santa's Hat and Sincere Wishes


I hope you are all ok ? and I can't believe this is Harrison's last weekend of school holidays and as of 2nd September, he will be going back, it will be the first time since Friday 13th March, but we are grateful, that he has been taught every day by his teachers, via Google Hangouts, to be honest I think the only thing he has missed is the sport, as he is sports mad 😃

Today is the start of a new Challenge at Rudolph Days Challenge, which starts today and ends 31st August and all you have to do, is make a Christmas card

Image : Penny Black - 'Santa's Hat / 4283K / 2012'
Fur round hat : Stampendous - 'Fuzzy Fun Flock'
Paper (an old pack) : DCWV - 'Rose Tinted Christmas'

This one is using the Harlequin design, the lovely Di shared on her blog and sometimes, I don't know about you, but I'm never shaw what to do with a large sentiment, so this design was absolutely perfect

Sentiment : Penny Black - 'Sincere Wishes / 2480H / 2002'
Papers (again a very old set ) : Dovecraft - 'Tis The Season'

Stay safe and well, and thanks for looking and for any comments, you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x