Monday, 20 June 2011

Water Lily Skiing


Well today at the moment looks a little brighter - but i wonder how long it will last !!!

Ooo how i love my Penny Blacks but when I have to choose a stamp / image, when the challenge is so open like the Penny Black Saturday Friends challenge of 'Pesky Critters', i get all panicky, as i never know what to pick, then whilst checking other challenges i found a couple for 'Butterflies' and decided on 'Water Lily Skiing' - also it gave me a chance to play with the fabby new papers i bought in 'Crafty Emma's' sale by DCWV, which are aptly named 'The Blossoms & Butterflies Stack' and although these are 2 colours i wouldn't normally put together, i'm pleased with how it has turned out.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where Challenge No: 156 (their 3 year Anniversary, Congratulations Girls) is 'Pesky Critters'

Stampavie and More  - where Challenge No: 145 is 'Butterflies'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge this week is 'Bingo' - I chose the bottom line - Shape, Ribbon and Sentiment

The Stamp Man - where Challenge No: 25 is 'Butterflies and Dragonflies'

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - where they are up to Sketch No: 106

Stamp Something - where the Challenge is 'Something With Pretty Papers'

One Stitch At A Time - where Challenge No: 67 is 'Things With Wings'

Image - Penny Black - 'Water Lily Skiing'
Papers - DCWV - 'The Blossoms & Butterflies Stack'
Sentiment - Paula Pascal - 'All Year Round'
Ribbon - Stampin Up
Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz - 'Broken China'

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Fluffles said...

Lovely colours here Sam, the blue & brown go so well together. Jx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this image but don;t have it so love to see it being used and it looks gorgeous with those papers. Fab card. Marianne x

mulberry station said...

How Cute!! I love the butterfly popped and coming off the circle frame. Your image is adorable. I love your choice of papers too. Thanks for sharing your darling card.
Nancy SSW-DT

Wishcraft said...

Great card Sam. Sweet image and stunning papers! Lisa x

PS. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

kay said...

fab colour combination sam,great card,x

Mrs.B said...

Great card Sam, love the blue and brown colour combo.
Avril x

Josephine said...

Wow, this is so cute! Love the colours.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Kathie said...

Hi Sam, I love Penny Black images as well this one is so cute. Just love that Water Lily, great design papers the silver shows up perfectly on your photo and lovely design papers. Awesome job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck. Please come and join us again.
Kathie SSW-DT

coops said...

gorgeous cards sam.i love the fab colour combo and great image and design :D

xx coops xx

Genevieve said...

Awh so cute! Great colour combo & I love all the little butterflies. Thanks so much for playing along this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

TaraG said...

Oh Such a sweet card! LOVE the image and the great colour combo and the elements you picked for the Bingo Challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Arlana said...

Cute Penny Black image. Lovin your fun colors and sweet butterfly. Have a sweet week. Arlana@SSW!!!

Jules said...

Hi Sam

Sorry, I am a little late in catching up with the world!!

Loving your card. Great image and fabby backing papers.

You asked where I got the bling from for my wedding stationery. It was from a place called The Handcrafted Card Company. You just need to go to their craft store and you will find lots of lovely goodies.

Love Jules xx

The Stamper's Touch said...

So much sweetness in this card!!! Love that stamp and the popped up butterfly!!!! Gorgeous papers too. Thanks for joining us at SSW.


Jeannie said...

This is beautiful and cute all rolled into one! That butterfly paper is just perfect with this image! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

kath said...

adorable card the colour combo....thanks for joining in our birthday blog hop fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

jenny said...

Cute card Sam! Perfect for our challenge....thanks for joining in the fun at our Birthday Celebrations over at PBSC x

Jenny x

Sharon Basel said...

Wow this is beautiful! I love how your papers are so perfectly coordinated with the image. Great take on the sketch too. Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card the image,really cute,great colours.Thanks for leaving me a lovely comment,much appreciated,have become a follower on your fabulous blog.
Wendy xx

Renee said...

What an incredible card. Thanx for joining is this week at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.
Renee DT

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous sweet card Sam, great choice of PB image.

sparklingblackrose said...

Really lovely! Thank you so much for joining us at One Stitch at a Time challenges and hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT xxx p.s I have candy!

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous cute card :-) Love the sweet mouse. Thanks for joining in the PBSC third birthday challenge and good luck!
Pauline x

Kay Carley said...

Love this with all the butterfly detail. xx

tilly said...

beautiful card and papers Sam,
Tilly x

Welkom bij Happy Stamper said...

hi there,

sooooo i realy love you're blog, i also like penny black, they are sooo sweet :)

i become a follower from you're lovely blog.

hope to see you at my blog as well.


Anne H. said...

Such a lovely card!
An adorable image and beautiful colors, great take on the butterfly-theme.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.

Mandy said...

Hi Sam,
Sorry it's taken so long to get back to see you,life again getting in the way....Fabulous card,I love the image and your colour combo is lovely....
Mandy x

Clarky J said...

Gorgeous card what a sweet image x
Thanks for joining in the stamp man challenge x Janet

Lee said...

Oh WOW.A Beautiful card.This is one of me fav stamps.Love the colours too.xx