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

Monday, 14 November 2016

Merry Puppy

Hi,

Sorry if i didn't get round to you last week, but i was struggling with a head cold and cough, fortunately it has now disappeared, so i can have the flu jab today - but it usually aggravates my joints, so i'm sure by Wednesday, i'll be taking Ibuprofen !!


This is the card i've made for Alan, hope he likes it. The image is one that i recently acquired, it was one that i've wanted for a while : Penny Black - 'Merry Puppy / 2518H / 2002', the papers are really old !! : DCWV - 'The Christmas Stack', the banners are : Die-namics - 'Fishtail Flags', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Circular Sentiments - Christmas', the pearls are : Hobby House and the brad are from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Stempelgarten  - where Challenge No: 55 is 'Bingo' and i went for the middle line of  ' Dies, Pearls and Brads'

Addicted To Stamps - where Challenge No : 135 is 'Banners / Flags / Pennants'

Allsorts  - where Challenge No : 389 is 'Feature A Creature'

Crafty Creations  - where Challenge No: 328 is 'An Animal'

Cuttlebug Mania - where the Challenge is 'Tic Tac Toe' - i've gone for - 'Animal, Dies, Sentiment'

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

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Snowy Night

Hi,

I have a little confession to make, in my last post i said i was away for a few days, well we were actually away for just over 2 weeks, in  - Japan (Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kobe, Okinawa, Nagasaki), China (Shanghai), Taiwan (Taipei) and Hong Kong, here are just a couple of photos from our amazing holiday -

Himeji Castle 

Bamboo Forest, Kyoto

'The Bund', Shanghai

As today is the first Sunday in November, it's the start of a new Challenge over at Penny Black And More and this month it's 'Anything Christmas With Stamping' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too : 

Penny Black 

Crafts U Love

Crafty Ribbons 

And one lucky person 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.



The image is : Penny Black - 'Snowy Nights / 1567L / 1999', i stamped it with Versafine, then added sparkle embossing powder, for added sparkle i've put - Glamour Dust at the bottom and round the snow sign, the paper is : Basic Grey - 'Nordic Holiday', the die is : Memory Box - 'Frostyville Border', covered in Stampin' Up - Heat and stick powder, then dazzling diamonds, the ribbon is from my stash.

The Challenges I would like to enter are : 

Fussy And Fancy Friday  - where Challenge No: 176 is 'Ice And Snow With Lots Of Texture'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Add Ribbon or Lace or Christmas Flowers'

Crafty Ribbons  - where Challenge No: 174 is 'Anything Goes with  Ribbon or Lace'

Snippets Playground - where the lovely Di is up to Week No: 254 

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Glitter And Sparkle'

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

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Hello Friend

Hi,

I'm scheduling this post, as i'm away for a couple of days for half term, the Challenge this month at Penny Black And More is an 'Autumn Colour Palette' :


as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black 

Stamp Addicts 

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 for 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.

The inspiration behind today's card, is my take on an article by the lovely Julie, i saw in last month's Quick Cards Made Easy magazine, it was how to make easel shaker cards. The images are : Penny Black - 'Mushroom Hedgehog / 1034E / 1998' and 'Guess What ? (well half of it) / 1449K / 2000', the sentiments is : Penny Black - 'Hello Friend / 30-069 / 2011', the papers are : First Edition - 'New Leaf', the shaker bit was cut using : Tonic - 'Square Layering Dies', the leaves are : Whimsy Stamps - 'Leaf Trio Die Set' and the mushroom border is : Joy Crafts - '6002/0317'

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