Thursday, 31 March 2011

Cool Company


The most fantastic bit about the clocks going forward is the fact that i can eat my dinner, then take Whisper out and get back before it gets dark,yipee - which means i'm not chasing my tail all the time and if son and i don't want to come home a bit later we can, as we are not rushing home now to walk Whisper !!

As 2 of my favourite challenges this week are based around 'Recycling' - it gave me a chance to use up an old lolly stick !! (as we are emptying freezer at the moment, in readiness for a new one, once kitchen has been installed in a couple of weeks) - i've used it as the arm (covered in snowflake paper), so you can pull it up to reveal the sentiment - photo will explain better.  It also gave me a good excuse to make another Christmas card, as i'm a little behind at the moment, on my plan to make 1 card a week !!

Todays Card and Challenges :

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where Challenge No: 144 is 'Recycling' - a used lolly stick

Basic Grey Challenges  - where Challenge No: 40 is 'Something Recycled' - papers used 'Figgy' - a used lolly stick

Secret Crafter  - where Challenge No: 127 is 'Christmas In Spring'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - where CHNC Challenge No: 13 is 'Another Square Card'

Penny Black Blog - Embossing

Image - Penny Black - 'Cool Company'
Sentiment and Heat Embossed Snowflakes in White - Penny Black - Taken From Transparent Set 'Crystalline'
Papers - Basic Grey - 'Figgy' (6x6 pack)
Ribbon, Snow Brad all from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Hazel said...

What a great way to use that lolly stick - lovely fun card. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 13 - hope to see you again soon - next challenge is being sponsored so there will be a randomly picked prize winner. x

susiestacey said...

Great card and l love the lolly stick idea x Susan x

Claire x said...

What a great card Sam and its good to see some Christmas cards too! Hugs, Claire x

Bea said...

What a cut card :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


Liz's creative corner said...

Wow love the use of your recycled item, fab images to, thanks for joining into our recycled challenge at basic grey, hugs Liz xx

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is such an adorable Christmas card, and such lovely design and layout

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 127 Christmas In Spring

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Vicky said...

Fabulous creation hun...fabby image and great design too...

and I love the light evening too..woohoo..

hugs Vicky xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Sam :o) Love the cute snowmen and your pull out sentiment is such a great idea! Lisa x

annies place said...

Clever you & fab idea with the lolly stick.
I love the lighter nights too, get more done in the garden
Ann x

coops said...

brilliant card the image and winter scene and genius use of the lolly stick :D

xx coops xx

tilly said...

How cute is the little sentiment hidden away lol
love the card Tilly

Lee said...

Fantastic card.xx

Jennifer said...

Really gorgeous Sam! xx Jenny xx

Joey said...

Hiya Sam

I think the way you have used the lollystick is pure genuis! fab card
Thanks for joining us at PBSC

Joey xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cute card Sam, love the hidden sentiment.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Very Christmassy!

Thanks for joining our "Christmas in Spring" challenge at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Violets Corner said...

What a great idea, love the way you hid the sentiment and reused the lollipop stick.