Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Warm & Cold


Well it's a funny sort of day here today, as 1 minute it's raining and the next it's sunny, how weird is that !! It was our villages Country Fair yesterday and i was going to take son to the story telling and puppet show, but he decided as he had so much excitement (and also really tired) on Sunday at the Rugby, that he decided he wanted to have a rest day, helping his Dad to finish painting the kitchen !!

As promised todays card is very different in colour from the last few cards i've made !!! I decided i would use my Lacey Circle Nesties (that i treated myself too, for my birthday) and a cutie of an image i've used a Cuttlebug embossing folders and i embossed on to co-ordination card, that i lightly sanded afterwards. I'm no Scottish expert, and i'm sure my lovely friends Ann and Janice will put me wise otherwise if i'm wrong - but i'm sure with the criss cross ribbon over the blue, it looks like the St Andrews Flag ???

Todays Card and Challenges are :

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Blue And White' and their 2nd Birthday

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - where CHNC No: 22 is 'Use Some Ribbon'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 113 is 'Christmas In May

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Week No: 157 and their 3rd Birthday

Christmas Card Challenge  - where Challenge No: 26 is 'Snowflakes'

Image - Penny Black - 'Warm & Cold'
Papers - DCWV - 'Christmas Stack'
Nesties - 'Lacey Circle'
Sentiment - Dovecraft
Embossed Folder - Cuttlebug - 'Snowflakes'
Punched Edge - Martha Stewart - 'Icicles'
Snow - Flower Soft - 'Polar White'
Ribbon from Stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Star Ballerina


I hope you are all enjoying your Bank Holiday Weekend ?, i am, yesterday i did my first ever Zumba class and boy do my sides ache today !!!, OH and son have gone to Twickenham to watch England V The Barbarians, so Whisper and i are home alone playing and watching the F1 from Monaco - it feels really weird watching it, as whilst we were on the cruise we got to walk the circuit (as they had been starting to set it up) and also 6 years ago OH and I were there watching it for real - oh to be back there today . . . . .

I promise this is the last 'Pink' card for a while !!, but as there are lots of challenges at the moment that are either 'Girly' or 'Pink', it seemed a shame not to join in !!, also i needed a card for son's best friends birthday and as she does ballet and also has 2 rabbits (though they are not white, they are black!!, but the thought was there), i thought it would be ideal.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where Challenge No: 153 is 'One For The Girlies'

Totally Papercrafts - where Challenge No: 68 is 'Pink and Girlie'

Simon Says Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Stars and Stripes'

Stampavie and More  - where Challenge No: 143 is 'Pink'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is: 'Pale, Pretty Pastels'

Sweet Stop Sketches - where they are up to Sketch 'SSS110' - i've roated it, fabby sketch as the stamp is rather large

By The Cute And Girly - where May's Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Image - Penny Black - 'Star Ballerina'
Papers - My Minds Eye - 'Tickled Pink / Fine and Dandy'
Punched Star Strip - Woodware Punch
Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz - 'Spun Sugar'
Star Gems from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Merry Wishes

Well what a weird day, we have had today 1 minute it's chucking it down with rain and the next it's lovely and sunny !!! Well i'm so pleased Mr Blogger has sorted himself out and i'm now able to leave comments and log out, as my OH was none too impressed about it, as he say's that's why the computer is then so slow !!

At the moment and i don't know why there seems to be a little pattern forming ----- 'PINK' and i don't know why !!, well today's is about a little piggy !!, when i saw that Winter Wonderland's Challenge (thanks for picking me in your top 3, last week too) this week was to do with the letter 'P' a few people seemed to be going for Penguins and i did think i would to start with, then i remembered this little cutie.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Winter Wonderland - where this weeks Challenge is 'Give Us A P Please ----' - i went for Pig, Pink and Punch

Phindy's Place - where Challenge No: 56 is 'Christmas In May'

Your Next Stamp Challenge - where YNSC No: 43 is a 'Sketch'

My Time To Craft - where Challenge No: 142 is 'Use A Die Cut'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - where CHNC No: 21 is 'Let's See Some Scallops'

Easy Craft Projects Challenge  - where ECP No: 38 is 'Pretty Pastel Colours'

Image - Penny Black - 'Merry Wishes'
Papers - K & Co - 'Swell Noel'
Snow - Flowersoft - 'Polar White'
Scalloped Edge - Stampin Up Punch
Ribbon and Brads from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Cupcake Glory

This is going to be a quick post today, as it's already 3.30pm and i still haven't done any hoovering or dusting yet !!!. OK i can't work this out - i'm logged into my blog,  but my front cover is not showing all the titles and i'm also unable to leave comments on some blogs !!!, weird or what, and i can't log out either - anyone having the same problem ?

After the last card i made, which was very masculine, i decided today i would make a really girly, sparkly card using some papers and cuttlebug folder that i recently purchased and an image, that i much prefer without the balloons !! I have gone round the edges of the Bazzill Bling, with Stickles. Ooo don't you just love cupcake / muffins - i do, it's just a shame i can't eat them as i'm allergic to eggs.

Todays Card and Challenges

Penny Black Saturday Friends  - where Challenge No: 152 is 'Fussy and Fancy'

Simon Say's Stamp - where this weeks Challenge is 'Sparkle and Shine'

One Stitch At A Time - where Challenge No: 63 is 'Bling It On'

Stamptacular Sunday - where Challenge No: 112 is 'Bear Necessities'

Corrosive - where Challenge No: 117 is 'Cupcakes'

Moving Along With The Times - where Challenge No: 99 is a 'Sketch'

Oldie But A Goodie - where Challenge No: 19 is 'Teddy Bears Picnic'

Image - Penny Black - 'Cupcake Glory'
Papers - Dovecraft - ''Piece Of Cake'
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - 'Cupcakes'
Sentiment - Hero Arts - 'Small Greetings'
Stickles used - 'Cinnamon, Orange Peel and Crystal'
Candy Dots - Craftwork Cards

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Monday, 23 May 2011

Pieces Of Quiet


On Saturday we met up with son's best friend and her family and we went to see 'Shaun The Sheeps Big Show' - wow if any of you have a young family like me or have grandchildren take them, as it was absolutely brilliant, at some points i laughed so much i cried - it was basically adults dressed in animal outfits dancing to well know music - including Saturday Night Fever, Bolero (Torvill and Deans take on it) and Dirty Dancing, and believe you me i will never look at these famous songs the same again !!!

For today card i chose an image i've had a while and never got round to using it and i've decided after a year of blogging (look out for some blog candy coming) and 135 Wooden and Slapstick (and that doesn't include Christmas or Transparent Sets) Penny Blacks, i've decided to put myself forward to be on the Design Team for Penny Black At Allsorts, i don't know if i'm good enough, but at least i thought i would give it a go. I decided to paper piece his trousers with some left over paper from the second circle and i've used my 'Go Kreate' Scalloped / Plain Circles as they are bigger than the Nesties.

Todays Card and Challenges
Penny Black At Allsorts - where May's Challenge is 'Shape Up'

Totally Papercrafts - where Challenge No: 67 is 'Don't Be Square'

Wags N Whiskers - where Challenge No: 54 is 'Circles'

ABC Challenge  - where 'U Is For Unusual Fold'

Ooh La La Creations - where Challenge No: 80 is 'Fancy Folds'

Paper Sundaes - where Challenge No: 70 is 'Pop It Up'

Image - Penny Black - 'Pieces Of Quiet'
Papers - My Minds Eye - 'True Blue / Fine and Dandy'
Sentiment - Paula Pascal
Large Scallop and the next 2 circles cut using - 'Go Kreate' cutters
Stars cut using - Spellbinders Nesties
Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz - 'Tea Dye'

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Christmas Peek - A - Bear


Wow, i turned on my computer yesterday to find so many lovely people had left me comments for my first CAS card, thank you so much, it's very much appreciated.

Well i think i've finally caught up with the washing (well i must confess i did do 2 loads on the ship, well you have to really, when you have a 4 year old) and we came back to reality with a bump yesterday !!, firstly 4 year old locked himself in the bathroom at 8.20am - so OH had to take the door handles off, all before he took son to pre-school and went to work himself, then last night was a meeting to get the pack, so son can go to school in September, i didn't go, as we couldn't get a babysitter - but OH said he got some strange looks from people, as they thought he was a single parent !!!

The stamp i've used for todays card i treated myself too at Christmas from the lovely Dick at PB Stamps ( gee for a PB lover like me, his website is seriously dangerous !!!) and it's one of the very early stamps that PB produced as it's number is : 321F. I decided i would also get my Tim Holtz distressing tool and ink pad out too, as the papers have a faded look to them and i thought it would add to it.

Todays Card and Challenges :

ABC Christmas Challenge - where 'J is for Joy Folded Cards'

Winter Wonderland - where this weeks Challenge is 'Christmas Presents'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - where CHNC Challenge No: 20 is 'Don't get stressed about distressing - another card'

Crafty Calendar - where May's Challenge is 'Teddy Bears'

Christmas Inspirations - where Challenge No: 25 is 'Make A Christmas Card For A Child' - this one is going to one of my 4 year olds friends.

Creative Craft Challenges - where the Challenge is 'Vintage and / or Distressed' - i went for distressed

Image - Penny Black - 'Christmas Peek-A-Bear'
Magic Sentiment - Three Bugs In A Rug - 'Tis The Season'
Present / Sentiment inside - Penny Black - 'Evermore' from the collection 'This And Every Year'
Papers - Bo Bunny - 'Holiday Cheer'
Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz - 'Victorian Velvet'

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x

Monday, 16 May 2011

Day - Dreams


Well i'm back - yipee, my internet problems were in fact that i have been cruising round the Med for 2 weeks and P&O wanted to charge me a ridiculous amount to log on, so sorry and i missed you all so much.
 We went to Barcelona, Monaco, Rome and Valencia - which were all fabby, Cadiz and Gibralter i could take or leave and we didn't get off the ship in Florence, as we went there last year. The cruise was good, but the childrens facilities on board (besides the kids club, which is holding it together), left a little to be desired even though the 'Ventura' is supposed to be a family friendly ship !!!!

Todays card is so out of my comfort zone and something i have not tried before, but i thought i would give it a whirl and i like what i have come up with, but it is my second attempt and i've used smooth card, where normally i would use Papermill Linen card, as i thought it would a better effect. I've also used a much neglected stamp that i have had for about 18 months, i bought it as i had used it to make a card at The Glitter Pot and i've never used it since.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Penny Black Saturday Friends - were Challenge No: 151 is 'Clean and Simple'
Less Is More - where Week No: 15 is 'One Layer - Embossing'
Oldie But A Goodie - where Challenge No: 18 is 'Flowers'

Card Cupids - where the Challenge is 'No Patterned Papers'

Crafty Cardmakers - where Challenge No: 46 is 'Embossing'

Image - Penny Black - 'Day -Dreams'
Sentiment - Penny Black - 'Slutations' Transparent Set
Embossed Strip - Cuttlebug - 'Frills'

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x