Sunday, 2 January 2011

Birthday Bear


Well i can't believe it, i've hit the dizzy heights - this is my 100th Posting !!!

My peace was disturbed last night when a certain 3 year old and OH came home !! and little one was so excited as he had been to Headingly to see 'Leeds vs Gloucester' (Rugby Union) and Leeds won fortunately, as my OH's brother in laws son plays for them and he took son on the pitch to meet the players.

Todays card is a bit different for me, in the fact that i have used a LOTV image (that i received in a blog candy win), and it's a cutie (will definetly have to go and purchase it) - i've tried a new method for me 'Paper Distressing' - i've had the Tim Holtz tool for a couple of months and have never been braver enough to use it, until now and i like the effect - intially i was also a bit worried that i might have over distressed the image with inks, as there was a section of Tea Dye, that seemed a bit darker than the rest, but after adding Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet, it now seems to tone in with the colour of the flowers on the paper, what do you think ?

Right onto the Card and Challenges :

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - where Sketch No: 82 is another super one

Lili Of The Valley - where Challenge No: 78 is 'New Beginning's' - i've opted for new technique 'Paper Distressing and a new image for me to use

Incy Wincy - where Challenge No: 74 is 'Distressing' - I've used papers and inks

Moving Along With The Times - where Challenge No: 79 is 'Birthdays and Circles'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Time to Party / Celebrate'

Image - Lili Of The Valley
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Nook & Pantry'
Ribbon - Stampin Up

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Claire x said...

Lovely card and sweet image - its great to try a new technique. Hugs, Claire x

Pami said...

A fabulous card, I love the distressing and the image is so cute! Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Happy New Year. Pami x

annies place said...

Lovely card Sam & congrats on the 100th posting, the distressing looks great, something new for 2011.
Thanks again for the gorgeous card.
Ann x

Nikki said...

What a Sweet card it's fab with all those extra details :)
Thanks for joining in at Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

mulberry station said...

What a great card and the distressing is perfect! Love your adorable image! happy New Year and thanks for joining us this week!

Jacki Randolph said...

awwww, this is super cute! What a sweet image , beautifully colored. Looks great with the distress edges and your beautiful lace.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Rica said...

A fabulous card Sam, and well done on your first attempt at distressing - my 'first attempts' usually end up in the bin. Gorgeous colours and papers and I just love that scrumptious lace.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

coops said...

stunning card sam.adorable image and i love your distressed papers :D

xx coops xx

tilly said...

OOO Sam you have done a fab job of distressing this card, and love your new image, happy birthday to Harrrison as well
Tilly x

Tracey Brossart said...

So very cute, love the DP!

Tracey xx :D

Jeannie said...

Very cute little bear and a great job with this week's sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Sharon Basel said...

Gorgeous card. I absolutely love the distressing - you've knocked it out of the park on that for sure! This card has a wonderful vintage feel to it. And that image is totally adorable too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
All the best,

The Stamper's Touch said...

Ahhhh, how sweet!! I really must get myself some LOTV stamps, they are so darling! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


Deanne @ Three Trees said...

How adorable!! I just love your papers and distressing. Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Deanne :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely Card, thanks for playing along on MAWTT, Hope you have a great 2011

Dena said...

Your card is so sweet! I love that image!
Thank you for joining the Lili of the Valley Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

Lee said...

I am a big Gloucester Rugby Fan,as i am a Gloucester girl lol.I love your card.super cute image.Great papers n layout.xx