Saturday, 30 July 2011

It's My Party

I went to M & S on thursday night for a nose round Per Una, as i had some vouchers to use - i found a dress i rather liked, it was £55 reduced to £35, then i saw a black S on the label and i asked the assistant what it meant and she said it could not be brought back as it was at a rock bottom price, but i didn't think £35 was !!, so i held on to it, but found another dress i liked which was £39.50, but they didn't have it in my size, so went to the ordering desk, the dress was only available to order in long, so i didn't bother as i'm short !!, whilst there i asked the girl about the reduced dress, she checked the price and it was actually £19, which i thought that's better, then she said hang on a minute,  i'll just check and went out the back - when she came back she said it was actually £6 and with that i nearly fell over with shock - of course after i had paid for it !!! and here it is :

Now for more important things !!, my card for today - I have used for a change a 'Happy Hopper' stamp that i was lucky enough to buy in America at a Hobby Lobby, just over 2 years ago for $3.23 and i've never used it, but when i saw House Mouse  were celebrating 100 Challenges and a blog hop, i thought i would use it to join in and i also love using buttons and corners and i don't seem to use them enough, so it gave me a good excuse to. I used Glitter Glue on the hat, the candles and frosting - not sure if photo has picked it up.

Todays Challenges and Card :
House Mouse  - where their 100th Challenge is 'Buttons, Bows and Bling'
Totally Papercrafts  - where Challenge No: 77 is 'Bling It Up'

Oldie But A Goodie - where Challenge No: 24 is a 'Sketch'

Top Tip Tuesday - where Challenge No: 44 is 'Make It Girlie'

Truly Scrumptious - where Challenge No: 62 is 'Buttons and Bows'

Wags N Whiskers - where Challenge No: 59 is 'Buttons and Bows'

Image - House Mouse / Happy Hopper - 'It's My Party'
Papers - Dovecraft - 'Tea House'
Punched Edge - MS - Cherish
Corners - Sizzix - 'Architectual Accent #4'
Gems - Papermania
Bling - Glitter Glue - 'Ice Crystal'
Buttons and Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Wendy said...

WOW!Sam your dress is gorgeous and what a bargain,love your card too.
Wendy xx

Christine said...

Ohhh Sam I love a good bargain & what a bargain you got with your dress..LOL well done you..
Your awesome Hoppy image is so sweet & he's really enjoying his cake..gorgeous colours great take on the chall theme..

thanks for sharing on our 100th celebration HM & Friends blog hop chall.

smiles Christine xx

ps great corners love to know what the die is??

Kat said...

Great card, love that cute image and nice fresh colour combo. Thanks for joining the HM&F 100th challenge and blog hop.

Kat x

BTW I love your bargain dress.

Claire x said...

Absolute bargain Sam - don't you just love when that happens!? Great card too - lovin' the colours and sweet image. Thanks for playing along with Oldie But A Goodie this week. Hugs, Claire x

Vicky said...

Wow Sam...what a bargain hun and the dress is so gorgeous...! and so is your the image and great dp's too..

thanks for joining us at tpc...and good luck..!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

kay said...

what a fab bargain with your new dress,have fun wearing it,and its a great card,x

Chrissy said...

A lovely the poppies, very summery...and a great bargain...dont you LOVE a bargain...
Fabulous card too, love those little guys.Very pretty in pink.

Tracy said...

A Cute and pretty creation. Thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sue said...

Aw, so cute, see your little mouse got into the cake!! Love the color combo you used. Your coloring is beautiful and the buttons and corners are great touches. Thanks for joining the 100th challenge and blog hop at House mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good Luck with the prize draws.


Bernie said...

Wow Great deal on a lovely dress!!! I think I'd have paid for that dress and ran out of the door before she had a chance to change her mind again.

Love your card! So sweet. Love the coloring, the sparkle and the papers. All just perfect.
Blessings Bernie

coops said...

gorgeous card sam.your colour combo is stunning and i love the image :D
love your new dress and what a bargain :D

xx coops xx

Lorraine A said...

Very cute card :-) I love this image and the colours and fab buttons are lovely :-)

Gorgeous dress too ,, what a bargain !! I will have to go to the online store and see if they have any left !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lee said...

Ooooh my goodness that really was a fab bargain well done.ADORE your card,fantastic colours,love the image.xx

Gill McCall said...

what a fantastic card. thanks for joining us at HM&F.
Gill GDT for July

Jennifer said...

Love your fab new dress and card. Both are gorgeous colours. xx Jenny xx

ahlers5 said...

Such a cute card! Love the buttons. Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers.

Natascha said...

Your card is really great. Love this cuties and your awesome layout. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse Monday Challenge and Blog Hop! Good Luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Anonymous said...

Cute H&M card love this image so cute, must dig mine out! great bargain too!
Thanks for playing along with us on the
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge
hugs Samantha 

sara said...

really sweet love that cute image and your colours thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x x x

DesignerDiva said...

Super card , fab take on Francesca's sketch and I love the buttons, thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But a Goodie

Hugs Laurie x

Jules said...

That is one bargain of a dress Sam .. .. they must make a fortune when they sell them full price!!!

Loving your card. Very bright and beautiful. Great layout and gorgeous papers.

Love Jules xx

tilly said...

wow what a bargin dress, I can just see you in that the colours on this HM card and your buttons

Francesca said...

Such a gorgeous take on my Sketch

Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A goodie Challenge and good luck !


Michele said...

This is such a wonderful card. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x