Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Candy Cane Perch


Life seems to be slowly getting back to normal (well whatever normal is with a 4 year old boy !!) - everybody seemed to enjoy the party and their party bags ( i don't do plastic toot and rubbish, so i gave each child a 'Snail and The Whale'  activity books - another book by The Gruffalo author),  son also got some very nice presents.  All his friends seem to be into pirates, so i will have to scout round for a suitable image, as i have some Karen Foster papers already !!!

Sorry my first Christmas Card for 2011. I bought todays image just before Xmas, when The Glitter Pot had it for half price - i originally wanted the stamp with the bear pulling a tree, but when son saw this he decided mummy should buy it and to stop him from creating i bought it and now i'm really pleased i did.  The punch is also new, but the papers and ribbon i've had for ages, as the papers look vintage, i also decided to distress them.

Right onto todays Card and Challenges :

Basic Grey Challenges - where Challenge No: 35 is 'Dots and Spots'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Let's Go Dotty'

ABC Christmas Challenge  - where 'A is for Anything'

Sweet Stop Sketches - where SSS90 is another fabby sketch

Incy Wincy Designs - where Challenge No: 76 is 'Go Dotty'

Christmas Cards All Year Round - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Image - Penny Black - 'Candy Cane Perch'
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Figgy Pudding'
Punched Holly - Martha Stewart
Distressed Image - Tim Holtz - 'Aged Mahogany'
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Vixx handmade cards said...

Hiya Sam!

Lovely card hun and your son has good taste too! Gorgeous image and fab punch and I'm pleased the party went well:o)

Hugs Vicky xx

kay said...

hi sam,its a super card and you will be organised for xmas if you keep making them :)
glad you survived the party with your son,x

downrightcrafty said...

oh gorgeous creation and lots of dots thank you so much for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx

Anonymous said...

Cute card! love the holly matting layer too!
Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge! hope you continue to play throughout the year too! hugs Samantha :0)

coops said...

gorgeous card sam.i love your colours and papers and fab image :D

xx coops xx

Dot said...

What a sweet card in some lovely colors. Thank you for sharing this with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time!
Dorte x

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card, those papers are fab. By the way, there's still something on my blog for you ;o)

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Sam.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fantasti card, just love the bear, he is so beautifully coloured.

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week and good luck !


Jo xxxx

dolcreations said...

This is awesome.I love how you did the image! Pretty wintery colours!

nessy said...

gorgeous card ~ such a sweet bear, beautifully coloured!
vanessa xx

TaraG said...

Ahhhh love this card! What a sweet image and you coloured it beautifully! I love the Figgy Pudding papers you picked Perfect for our Spots and Dost challenge!
Thanks so much for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

So sweet. Love the holly and your paper choices!!

tilly said...

I think your Son made a good choice there, a lovely stamp and papers
Tilly x

Lee said...

awww he is so cute.Well done to your son.A gorgeous card.x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sam:-) the image is adorable and the colours and papers are perfect :-)

Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)

Lols x x x