Monday, 26 March 2012

What A Spring !


What fabby weather we are having, we had a barbecue on Saturday at a friends, and it was great.  I've finally got the results from my MRI scan, it turns out i have 'inflamation on the lining of my knee', and i'm being referred to a 'Rheumatology' consultant - only problem is, if i went NHS, the wait is another 3/4 months, so i have made the decision to go private, as my fingers and feet are so swollen, and the appointment is tomorrow, will let you know what happens.

I bought this stamp last year from America and it came without a colour front, as it's so old, but i had to have it, as i had seen a few people use it and fell in love with it. I've teamed it up with the fabby 'First Edition - Spring Drop' papers that i spied in The Range the other week, while i was looking for things to decorate H's Easter crown !!, it's also their first outing out for the 'Fleur de lis' Nesties, that i managed to get in a sale.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Sweet Sketch - where they are up to Sketch No: 146 - I'm so pleased that you have relaxed the rules, as i so love your sketches and i have missed being able to use them, as i'm unable to colour digi images in with my Twinkling H20's

Simon Says Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Bingo' - I chose Bottom Line - Charms, Punches / Die Cuts (used both), Ribbon

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Eyes Down Looking In' - I chose the top 2 lines :
Gems, Die Cuts, Flowers and Ribbon, Free, Punched Shapes

Penny Black Saturday - where Challenge No: 194 is 'Easter Eggstravaganza'

Papersundaes - where Challenge No: 113 is 'Spring Blossoms'

Penny Black At Allsorts - where March's Challenge is 'Springtime' and this is my 2nd entry

Image - Penny Black - 'What A Spring !'
Papers - First Edition - 'Spring Drop'
Nesties - Fleur de Lis
Punched Flowers - Fiskars
Ribbon, Charm and Gems (in flowers) from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Sam, lovely soft colours and the tiny yellow bird is so cute! Beautiful card.

Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More Challenge, good luck;-))m

tilly said...

I hope all goes well for you tomorrow.
A super new stamp and love the new die

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam, I like the sweet image, the papers and the charm, good luck for tomorrow.
Kevin xx

Cards by Alison said...

Such a pretty card love the image. Alison xxx

kay said...

aorable card sam,good luck at the hospital tomorrow,x

brenda said...

Ins't the weather lovely Sam, the same here as well.

Your card is so sweet and such pretty pastel colours.

Thanks so much for joining our Springtime theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the great prizes on offer.

B x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sam :-)the image is adorable, the little chick is just so happy and the colours and design are perfect :-)

Thanks for joining us on the PTW and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Annette said...

Beautiful card sam i love the colours x

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Sam, such a sweet spring image and pretty colours too. Good luck with your appointment, hope it goes well xx Lisa x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun...

big hugs Vicky xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely card and thank you for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge. Mary G x

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is gorgeous Sam, lovely soft pretty colours and an adorable image too!
Good luck for tomorrow :)

susiestacey said...

Hi Sam, gorgeous card love the image and the colours match your paper beautifully. Hope you are soon sorted with the inflamation and that it settles down, sounds very painful, take care x Susan x

Heide said...

Oh...I just love PB images. I can see why you pick this one up. It is super cute. What lovely soft colors. So glad you could join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

auhhh, this really is a cute image. I can see why you wanted to get it. It is adorable. I love your colors scheme and beautiful papers. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

So happy and so sweet and that little charm is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Sharon Basel said...

This is such a lovely card Sam. The image is darling and your soft pastel papers are dreamy and perfect for a Spring card. Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Sharon DT

coops said...

beautiful card sam.i love your delicate colours and gorgeous sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

Kathie said...

Oh Sam this is such a cute Penny Black stamp. I love the colours you've used on your card and your pretty design papers. A perfect spring card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

sara said...

really sweet card love the image thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x x

Patti P. said...

What beautiful spring colors and love this image!! The charm is my fave part after your gorgeous coloring. Hope you find out what is going on. I see a Rheumatologist as well and hope they get to the bottom of this. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibro and my left hand is swollen at the moment although I have been doing really well for the last several months. Best wishes.
Thanks for sharing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Patti SSW/DT

The Stamper's Touch said...

Awwwww, what a sweetie of a card!!! Perfect for Easter. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Genevieve said...

Gorgeous card & sweet image, perfect spring card. Thanks so much for sharing with us @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Sam, hope they work out whats the problem soon.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Jules said...

Hi Sam

This is super cute.

Love the delicate colours you have worked with.

I hope all went well with your rheumatology appointment and they can help you.

Love Jules xx

kath said...

adorable card sam...thanks for joining the Penny Black Saturday Easter Eggstravaganza..hugs kath xxx

Pauline C said...

Totally cute Sam - this is my favourite Easter stamp (used it on my card this week too!) - love what you ahve done wtih it. Thanks for joining in this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Pauline x

Lee said...

Stunning card,i LOVE this image.Big Hugs xxx