Saturday, 13 November 2010



This is a rather long post - as it also includes photos of my goodies i bought at the NEC !!!

Why is it sometimes you see a sketch and the DT's take on a sketch and think 'Wow' that looks good, i'm make a card using it - now i know why some people are in DT teams for these challenges and i'm not !!!, as this card nearly ended up in the bin at least 3 times !!!, so in future if i see a sketch that is really for a scrapbook page - then i will leave well alone !!!, as it is i had to make an  8 x 8 card to fit all the elements in, oh well i guess that's what Challenges are all about.

This card by the way is being sent to Joy at SOS, for our troops to send back home for Mothers Day.

Right onto the Card and Challenges :

Cuttlebug Spot - are taking part in a blog hop this weekend and the idea is you go along picking up bits of each blogs to make a card / scrapbook page - Cuttlebug want you to emboss /show texture - i've used 'Roses' CB folder

Sassy Lil Sketches - this is the bit i found the hardest incorporating everying from this fabby Sketch

Scrapfit - use 3 of something - I've chosen 3 roses, 3 different coloured card for sentiment and embossed section

Crop Suey  - where they want you to use ink, paint, mist or all 3 - i chose Twinkling H20's paints and Tim Holtz Distressing Inks

Scrap Tiffany - want you to add some lace - mine was won in Helens blog candy.

The other challenges i'm entering that are not in the blog hop are :

My Time To Craft - where Challenge No: 114 is 'Rapsody Of Roses'

Images - Penny Black - 'Hugs'  & 'Critter Party' both from Transparent Sets
Papers - Papermania - 'Rose Garden'
Embossed Section - Cuttlebug Folder - 'Roses'
Leaves - Sizzix - 'Flowers, Branches & Leaves'
Tags - Stampin Up - 'Punch Jewelry Tag'
Stamped Letter on Tags - EK Success - 'Image Tree - Antique Alphabet'
Distressed Lace, Edges, Images, Tags - Tim Holtz - 'Spun Sugar'

Right as promised photos of my goodies from the NEC :

The only thing I was disappointed not to get was the new LOTV sentiment stamps, as they had sold out by Saturday and as i refuse to pay postage, as their address is only 20 mins for Father In Laws house - i guess i will be looking for some other ones !!, mind you they aren't the only ones Craftwork Cards are 5 mins from Father In Laws house also and again you have to pay postage !!!

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Fluffles said...

Wow Sam, you did very well on your haul of goodies, some lovely new additions to the craft table there. Love the rose card too & the embossed backing squares, lovely work, Jx

shell said...

Hiya Sam i love the roses, looks like you had a good time at the nec, we had a ball on the friday, shame we went on differant days. i went a bit mad at the lotv stall ha ha could have gone really mad but managed to contain my self.
Shell xx ps i have a blog candy going if your interested..

annies place said...

Love your card I understand how you feel too, same thing often happens to me, it's all sorted in your head, but getting it to work well that's another story.
Looks like you had a good time spending too.
I stupidly ordered yesterday from LOTV & forgot to get the calendar stamp I will not pay the p&p again, never mind I don't know anyone living near, will wait till the march show.
Take care & enjoy all your new goodies Ann x

jenny said...

Beautiful pretty card Sam, love how you painted the images, the sparkle looks fab :)

Love all your new goodies too!! Especially the PB stamps :)

Jenny xx

xGemmax said...

Yummy goodies Sam and your card is gorgeous :o)
hugs and xxx

Liz, said...

Hi, gorgeous card. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new goodies!

Liz x

coops said...

gorgeous card sam.the images are fab and love the soft colours and papers and wow lots of yummy new goodies hun :D

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Hi Sam

Sometimes I think a sketch can be a help .. .. but like you I sometimes find them a hinderance too. You have to just be picky and just choose the ones you like .. .. unlike the DT members that have to stick with it LOL!!!

I love the look of all your new goodies .. .. when can I come round to play?

Have a lovely Sunday.

Love Jules xx

Cherie Averill said...

I'm sorry to hear you had such a hard time with the sketch! We do have card sketches once a month on the 14th (one posted today!). I hope you check them out! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sticking with it!

meluv2scrap said...

What a wonderful card. Thanks for hopping along with us. Kelly @ scrapFIT

made by fifi said...

fab card - you did well at the NEC too by the look of it -thank you for joining in the MTTC challenge x

~~Mia~~ said...

great card!!!! love how you used the banner for the sentiment :)

thanks for hopping and playing!

mia @ cropsuey