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


Fluffles said...

Welcome back Sam, bet you were getting crafty withdrawal symptoms! Love your LIM card, it's a pretty stamp. Jx

tilly said...

Hi Sam
Pleased you had a good holiday, this is a beautiful card.... did you know your name has been drawn as a winner in a challenge last week ????? sorry, I can't remember the challenge though
Tilly x

Kathyk said...

Your card is lovely - I love your dry embossing and your image is just fab.

Welcome back from your vacation too - some fab stops on the way, I see


Debgem said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday - welcome home - it's a bit grey and cold!!

Your card is really elegant!!

Judie aka Craftymess said...

Oh I hope you had the bestest time, this is gorjuss hun, well done and thanks for playin with us at Crafty Cardmakers

Judie xx

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Suze Bain said...

A very pretty card, the flower stamp is lovely. x

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fab! Perfect CAS card!

Thanks for playing along with Penny Black Saturday

hugs ali x

Jo said...

This is lovely, a really pretty card. Jo

Vicky said...

Welcome back hunni....missed your cards hun and this is stunning Sam...even tho' you are out of your comfort zone lol!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

nessy said...

such a pretty card ~simply stunning!!
vanessa xx

Claire x said...

Great to have you back Sam. This is a lovely CAS card. Hugs, Claire x

DesignerDiva said...

YOur card is so pretty and delicate, the embossing is perfect!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie for this challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie

Chrissie said...

We're off on a cruise soon, not Ventura this time... we went on her in the Caribbean some time ago, I love the image you used and the embossing is lovely!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mrs.B said...

This is a grea LIM card. Glad you had a good time.
Avril x

kay said...

glad you are all back and settled from your holds,card is fab,x

Zoechaos said...

Very pretty card. XOXO Zoe

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thought you must have been on holiday. Glad you had a fab time. Great CAS card, lovely image. I have a litle stamp candy. Marianne x

Rita said...

Such a pretty card and I love the stamp too. Hugs Rita xx

Mandi said...

FAB card, think it could have worked on its own too withut the border embossing IMHO
Moncao is my fav place in the whole world!
Thank you very much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card, I love the image
Beryl x

coops said...

stunning cas card sam.i love the beautiful image and fab embossing ;D

xx coops xx

kath said...

stunning card the embossed borders and gorgeous image...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday... hugs kath xxx

Margaret said...

Wow lovely cruise.
Your card is great and I love that stamp must put it on my wish list.

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card Sam.

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card, such a pretty stamp! Sounds like a fab holiday :o) Lisa x

Simply a Bug Lover said...

Lovely card. Sue x

Susan said...

A very pretty card!!

Jules said...

Welcome home Sam .. .. hope you had a wonderful time away visiting all of those lovely places.

I see you have returned full of inspiration for crafting as this creation is a little beauty!!

Love what you have done here.

Love Jules xx

Viv said...

Beautiful card, well done :O) Viv xx

annies place said...

Really pretty CAS card, nice to have you back.
Ann x

jenny said...

Beautiful CAS card Sam, love the embossing and pretty floral image.
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny x

Jacqueline said...

Very Elegant - love the embossing.
Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids.
Hugs. Jacqueline

Lee said...

Really pretty card.x

Lin said...

Sam, sounds like you had a fabulous time.

Love your beautiful embossed creation.

Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx

Fluffles said...

You came in the top 5 with Crafty Cardmakers with this one - well done! Jx