Tuesday, 17 April 2012



Well what a B*****Y awful day, so i'm going to hibernate, i've put the heating on, so it takes the dampness away and i'm just going to play and maybe, if pushed do some housework !!

As there were quite a few Men's challenges around i thought i would put this stamp to good use, plus I will be sending it to my FIL for Father's Day, as the little cat poking his head over the top of the chair reminds me of H, annoying his Grandad while he's trying to concentrate !!! The papers are about 5 years old, bought from the craft shop in my village (which has been shut down, now for over a year) and i've only used them once before and i don't know why, as they are great colours.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Penny Black Saturday - where Challenge No: 197 is 'Spots And Stripes'

CES  - where Challenge No: 81 is 'Paper Piece It' - Paper pieced the chair

The Secret Crafter - where Challenge No: 181 is 'A Man's Card'

Crafty Ann's - where Challenge No: 62 is 'It's A Man's Thing'

Sketch And Stash - where Kevin has come up with a fabby Sketch for No:85 - my old stash - the stamp, papers, buttons and ribbon.

Sparkles - where Challenge No: 31 is 'Men Only' (ends 14th May)

Crafty Catz - where Challenge No: 128 is 'Animals'

Everybody Art - where Challenge No:189 is 'A Man's Card'

Image - Penny Black - 'Bibliophile'
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers - Card Art Papercrafts
Ribbon - Stampin Up
Buttons from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


tilly said...

what a super card, love the papers and the sweet image

Janette said...

Your card is gorgeous, very cute, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Claire said...

Fab card Sam, love the image and papers. Hugs, Claire x

brenda said...

Your card is delightful Sam and lovely paper piecing. It would also fit our theme over at Penny Black and More.

B x

Cards by Alison said...

Your card is lovely like the layout and the image used. Alison xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Sam, I like the image and the papers, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, Good luck.
Kevin xx

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely creation and a great masculine card, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the spots and stripes.......

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely card Sam, such a cute image. Sue x

Fluffles said...

Great stamp & card. Oh I do love paper piecing, Jx

jackiescrafts said...

This is a great card I love that image
Thank you for joining in at SMC this time
Jackie x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sam, love the cute image and fab paper piecing.
Wendy xx

Francesca said...

Brilliant Man's card
Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday Challenge and good luck!


coops said...

gorgeous card sam.i love the fab image and your papers are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww a gorgeous card Sam, I love this sweet PB image, fab papers and paper piecing and a great layout too :)

susiestacey said...

Great card Sam love the layout. Did my card and bits arrive last week ?? x Susan x


Super Card love the image. I am now following your blog

* Shaz * said...

Brilliant card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles for our " Men Only " challenge

Hope you will join us again soon
Good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your card.

Jules said...

Hi Sam

A great card .. .. love your image.

I think days when the weather is bad outside make for much more successful projects .. .. well it does for me anyway.

Love your paper piecing and layout.

Love Jules xx

Mrs Wonka said...

Hiya Sam,

What a FAB card, I'm loving the spotty chair!

Mrs Wonka x

kath said...

love your take on the challenge sam and the weather is awful here too...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

Aunty Sue said...

fab card Sam and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz this week

Lee said...

I'v got this stamp,soooo cute.I Love the paper piecing really cool.Great card.Hugs xxx

jenny said...

Fabulous card Sam......love the paper piecing.
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Your FIL will love this Sam, it's a fabulous card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x