Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Fishing !


I know long time no card !!, to be honest before the half term i was really busy - H had a friend round for tea (the first time, since he's started school) and his mum and little brother had to come too - so i had to completely clear my dining room table of craft stuff and so it was not as easy to just make a card.  I went back to see my Rheumatoid Consultant who promptly gave me 3 more different drugs to take - including steroids, so  i wasn't overly impressed !!, they are a short term thing and hopefully i'll be off them by the end of July.  Then last week, as it was half term we rented a cottage in Gloucester - where despite the weather had a good time - H got to meet Adam Henson - the farmer off of Countryfile, as we went to his Cotswold Farm Park, he got to go to the woods where they film 'Merlin' (Puzzlewood)  and he was a 'Dragon Lord' at Warwick Castle's - Merlin Dragon Tower.

As i love doing Men's cards ( i love the non fanciness about them) and with Father's Day on Sunday, i thought i would ease myself in gently with a stamp and paper pad that i've had for a while but don't use very often, add a charm, sentiment and some twine and i had a card.

Todays Card and Challenges :

Charisma Cardz - where Challenge No: 22 is 'Travel'

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where Challenge No: 205 is 'Red, White and Blue'

Cupcake Craft - where Challenge No: 196 is 'Red, White and Blue'

C.R.A.F.T - where Challenge No: 158 is 'Male Card'

Cute Card Thursday - where Challenge No: 220 is 'Water, Water Everywhere'

Creative Inspirations - where Challenge No: 166 is 'Card For A Male'

I apologise the quality of the photo, only the camera that i have only had 6 months i have managed to dent the metal bit round the lens, so now the bottom shutter won't close and Canon won't repair it under warranty  and want to charge me £199 to repair it - the amount i paid for camera in first place, so i will now be buying a new camera and not a 'Canon' one !!!

Image - Penny Black - 'Fishing !'
Papers - The English Paper Company - 'All Aboard'
Sentiment - LOTV
Twine and Charm - from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


amanda stokes said...

Hi Sam,
Good to see you back! I will keep your offer in mind if i'm ever lucky enough to visit The Glitter Pot again :)
Gorgeous card,fab image and papers x

Shelly said...

What a super card for our Red, White & Blue challenge Sam! I just love the hedgehog image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake, Shelly x

Cat's sCrap said...

Adorable card. Lovely colours. Beautiful papers. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
Don't miss out on the regular freebies at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images and the current challenge there. Hope to see you there as well!

Jo and Tigerlover.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Sam, Its nice to have you back with us in blog land, glad to hear you had a good break, and don't let that doctor leave you on the steroids to long,
Your card is fabulous I like the image, the colour combo and the fish charm.
Kevin xx

coops said...

stunning male card sam.really love your colours and fab image ;D

xx coops xx

Claire said...

Hi Sam, this is a fabulous card, love the image and great papers too. Hugs, Claire x

Teresa said...

Brilliant card Sam.
Hugs Teresa xx

Aunty Sue said...

Hi sam so love this stamp and a wonderful card hope you are keeping well and thanks for sharing at Creative inspirations

susiestacey said...

Hi Sam. great card love the stamp take care x Susan x

Little K Smith said...

Aaaww a fab card Sam, adore the little hedgies and great papers too :)

kay said...

hi sam,good to see you again,life has a habit of getting in the way,fabby card by the way and glad you had a good time at the new craft shop,must visit it myself one day,x

Jules said...

Hi Sam

The perfect papers for your image and I love the little fish charm!!

My friend has recently been put onto steroids by her rheumatologist. She wasn't impressed either .. .. but she cannot believe the difference they have made to the pain. So it could be worth it Sam. I hope so.

Take care.

Love Jules xx

Allison said...

lovely travel themed
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

kath said...

gorgeous card sam and boo hoo to Canon...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Glitter Monkey said...

What a gorgeous "man" card. Love the stripes. Thank you for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lynn ♥

Deb said...

such a cute card, so love it!

Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Faye said...

Luuuuuurve the papers you've used. :) You've rocked our colour combo... thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. xx

tilly said...

love these papers Sam, you are so good with cards for the boys.... but you do get the practice lol